Andrew T. Savage, 38

Mar 21, 2019 by

Published March 22, 2019 MELROSE — Andrew T. “Andy” Savage, 38, a Melrose resident, passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Andrew was born in Winchester on May 17, 1980, one of two sons of Thomas Savage and the late Kathlene “Kathy” (McLaughlin) Savage. Raised in Georgetown, he graduated from Georgetown High School, and from the University of New Hampshire, Class of 2004. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon where he made great friendships during college that continue to this day. In 2009, he met the love of his life, Beth Wickenhiser, and they were engaged in March of 2011 on the island of St. John, USVI. They eloped to Martha’s Vineyard and were married on the back patio of the Beach Plum...

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Ann L. Farrell, 87

Mar 21, 2019 by

Published March 22, 2019 MELROSE — Ann L. (Talieri) Farrell, 87, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 8, 2019. Ann was born in Boston on May 19, 1931 to the late Lawrence and Helen (Charleton) Talieri. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and has been a lifelong resident. Ann was a homemaker who was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church, was very active member with the church and was a volunteer at St. Mary’s Church. Ann was an avid reader, enjoyed playing Scrabble and bingo at the Fuller House in Melrose and looked forward to her monthly trips to Foxwoods to play Bingo. Mrs. Farrell was the beloved wife of the late Frank L. Farrell. Loving mother of Dennis J. Farrell and his wife Janet of Melrose, Sheila...

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Richard A. Doherty, 85

Mar 21, 2019 by

Published March 22, 2019 CHARLESTOWN — Richard A. “Ditso” Doherty, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at his home in Charlestown. He was 85 years of age.  Richie was born in Boston on December 4, 1933, a son of the late Joseph M. Doherty and Loretta (Ebsary) Doherty. He grew up in Charlestown where he was educated in the Boston Public School System. Richie enlisted into the United States Navy on June 30, 1951 and served his country faithfully and with courage during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on September 30, 1954 with the rank of Boatswains Mate. Richie worked for Revere Sugar Refinery in Charlestown for 20 years before working for the City of Boston as a Building Inspector for 10 years. He was...

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Martha A. Fitzpatrick, 72

Mar 21, 2019 by

Published March 22, 2019 MELROSE — Martha A. (Dieter) Fitzpatrick, 72, died Thursday, March 14, 2019 at The Kaplan Hospice House surrounded by her husband and daughters. A lifelong resident of Melrose, Martha was the daughter of David and Margaret (McGilley) Dieter. She attended St. Mary’s Grammar and St. Mary’s High School. She graduated from Lawrence Memorial Nursing School in Medford in 1967. After living briefly in San Francisco, Ohio and South Carolina, Martha settled back in Melrose where she raised her family until her passing. Martha was a registered nurse at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for close to 40 years before her retirement to enjoy her family. Martha and her husband Larry would have celebrated 45 years together this coming April. Her greatest joy was being Mom to her daughters, Michelle and Julie. She was...

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Daniel J. Madden, 86

Mar 21, 2019 by

Published March 22, 2019 SOMERVILLE — Daniel J. Madden, 86, of Somerville, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Dan has lived in Union Square in Somerville his entire life. In fact, he has spent all but seven years of his life on the same street. He is a 1950 graduate of St. Clement High School. He married Catherine “Sis” Buttery in 1952 and was devoted to her for 61 years. Along with Sis, they created a loving home, raising five sons, and then welcoming three daughters-in-law, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His home has always been a joyous, loving and fun home where children, extended family, and friends would gather for music and laughter. He is the son of Dan and Monica Madden who came to the States...

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Frank N. Dente, 91

Mar 21, 2019 by

Published March 22, 2019 EAST BOSTON — Mr. Frank N. Dente, 91, a longtime resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester. Frank was born in East Boston on November 10, 1927. Raised in East Boston during the Great Depression, Frank graduated from East Boston High School and entered the United States Navy at age 17. He served as a Seaman, 2nd Class during WWII, and was honorably discharged before serving 10 years in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He was married at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church to Patricia Powers, and they remained in East Boston to raise a family of four children. Frank was a hard working, self-employed and proud barber for many years. He started in East Boston, worked in...

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