Elaine Socha, 81

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Published July 10, 2020 CHELSEA — Elaine Socha, 81, of Chelsea, died on July 1, 2020. Elaine was born in Chelsea on July 15, 1938 to the late Edward and Blanche (Balon) Socha. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School.   Elaine continued her education at Tufts University where she earned a bachelor’s degree. After college she moved to California, living in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 1983, she moved back to the east coast, residing in the North End, Revere, and Swampscott. Elaine loved the opera and the arts, and always enjoyed a good book. She was an avid traveler and a U.S. figure skating enthusiast and would travel locally and internationally to attend the events.   Elaine was the loving sister of Stephen Socha of Melrose, William Socha of...

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James E. Dunne, 82

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Published July 10, 2020 MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. — On June 20, 2020 James “Jim” Edward Dunne, 82, of Moultonborough, N.H. (formerly of Melrose, Mass.) passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side. He was born and raised in East Boston. Jim is survived by his beloved wife Geraldine “Gerry” for 59 years, his son Jim Dunne and wife Tammy of Mancelona, Mich., daughters (his little darlins) Karen and husband Roman Agresti of Everett, Kristen and husband Serafin Lima of Somerville, Kerri and husband Daniel Soares of Saugus. He has six grandchildren: Brianna, Abigail, Jimmy, Joseph, Jonathan and Sofia; one great-grandchild: Adrianna. He is also survived by his brother John and wife Carol of Reading and his late sisters, Joyce Koulouvaris and Marie Newman; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim lived a...

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Angela Albano, 83

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Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — Angela Albano, 83, resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at her home.  Born on December 5, 1936 in Boston, Angela is one of three children of the late Walter and Julia (Ripamonte) Albano. After graduating from Somerville High School, Angela attended MassArt in Boston. In later years, while living in Southern California she also attended The University of California Irvine where she studied Linguistics. Angela was a highly accomplished Accent Reduction Specialist and ESL Instructor. She is lovingly remembered by the thousands of students and dear friends all over the world that she taught and mentored over her 50-year career. Angela is the devoted mother of Elizabeth McLintock-Perea and her wife Emily McLintock-Perea of New York, N.Y....

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Peter B. Galvin Jr., 48

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Published July 10, 2020 STONEHAM — Peter B. Galvin Jr., 48, died suddenly at Winchester Hospital on June 29, 2020. Peter was born in Melrose, on September 18, 1971 to Suzanne Cataldo and Peter Galvin. He was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1989. Mr. Galvin lived in Melrose for many years, Medford for several years and the past seven years in Stoneham.   He worked as a facilities manager throughout his career and had worked at Cambridge Isotope Laboratories for the past five years. Peter loved to go fishing and hiking in the White Mountains, and was a huge Boston sports fan. Mr. Galvin was also an animal lover and adored his black labrador retriever mix “Beau.”   Peter was the cherished father of Tyler J. Galvin of Chelmsford. Loving...

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Eleanor B. Hamer

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Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — Eleanor B. Hamer died June 4, 2020 after living graciously with dementia for 12 years. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1925 to Bella and Samuel Wolf. She married Howard Hamer in September, 1946 and settled in Long Branch, N.J. where they raised their three children. In the early 1960s Eleanor fulfilled a life long dream to attend college and in 1968 graduated from Monmouth College (now University) with a degree in early childhood education. She taught fifth grade in the Ocean Township school system until her retirement in 1986. Eleanor loved nature, especially walking the boardwalk along the ocean with her friends and family. Ellie loved New York City, Ocean Grove and President Obama. She was a great friend, enjoyed the challenge of playing bridge, and...

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Joseph A. Venuti Jr., 81

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Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — Joseph A. Venuti Jr., 81, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 surrounded by his four children.   Joseph was born on Tuesday, February 14, 1939, to the late Joseph and Jennie (Polito) Venuti. He was raised in East Boston where he attended Sacred Heart Grammar school then Boston Trade High School for boys. Married in 1962, he and his wife Joan initially settled in East Boston, starting their family before purchasing a home and moving to Melrose in 1969. He enjoyed cars, boats, and tinkering with anything mechanical or electronic. As a young man, he enjoyed drag racing, winning the New England Hot Rod Council championship in 1960. He had a passion for saltwater aquariums, which was both a hobby and a business – owning a tropical fish import...

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