William S. Kennedy Sr., 85

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 16, 2018 MELROSE — William S. “Bill” Kennedy, Sr., 85, lifelong Melrose resident, died peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton. Bill was born in Medford on July 13, 1933, one of two children of the late Stanford and Grace M. (Bratten) Kennedy. He was raised in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1951. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving as a radioman during the Korean War. Forever patriotic, Bill proudly wore his U.S. flag and bald eagle hat nearly every day. Bill’s working career was dedicated to Polaroid Company where he worked as a machinist for many years. On April 27, 1974, Bill was married to Alice Gaylord, and settled in Melrose to raise a family of three...

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John T. Anno

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 16, 2018 LYNNFIELD — John T. Anno, of Lynnfield, died at the Meadow Green Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waltham on Nov. 8, 2018. John was born in Melrose, raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1965. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Boston University, Class of 1969 and his masters degree from Boston State College, Class of 1973. John resided in Lynnfield for the past 40 years and worked as a school teacher for the Saugus Middle School for 35 years before his retirement. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed fishing, carpentry, antiquing and traveling to Italy, London, Turkey and the British Isles. John loved the Boston Red Sox, hockey, animals and family vacations at Lake Winnipesaukee. He thoroughly enjoyed his...

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Warren Clark, 68

Nov 8, 2018 by

Published November 9, 2018 MELROSE — Warren Chase Clark,68,  lifelong resident of Melrose, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 26, 2018. Warren was born in Melrose on February 9, 1950, one of four children of Elinor B. (Bickford) Clark, and the late Glenn G. Clark. Warren grew up in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School. He went on to work for the City of Melrose Department of Public Works, and was also an aircraft fueler at Boston Logan Airport. Warren had a passion for aviation all his life, he loved aircraft of all types, and enjoyed traveling, especially to airshows in France and England. A gentleman with a warm heart, he will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Warren is the beloved son of Elinor B. Clark of Melrose, and the late...

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Shirley A. Anastas, 79

Nov 8, 2018 by

Published November 9, 2018 PEABODY — Shirley A. (Holmes) Anastas, 79, of Peabody and former longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Brooksby Village on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Shirley was born on January 26, 1939 in Boston, one of five children of the late John L. Holmes and Ruth B. (Mackay) Holmes. She was raised and educated in Brighton and graduated from Westbrook Jr. College in Maine. Shirley was married to Andy Anastas on October 3, 1964 and they settled in Melrose. A kind and loving mother, she stayed home to raise her three daughters and son before returning to work. As close family friends from Lynde Avenue in Melrose, Shirley enjoyed socializing and working with the McLaughlin family from McLaughlin Insurance Agency in Melrose where she worked for over 20 years....

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Tomas Rosado

Nov 8, 2018 by

Published November 9, 2018 WAKEFIELD — Tomas Rosado passed away in Wakefield on November 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Tomas was the beloved husband of Ninoska (Mendez) Rosado. Loving father of Maryorie Grande and her husband James of Wakefield and Ninoska Rosado-Arsenault and her husband Paul of Melrose. Cherished grandfather of Louis J. Grande, Nicholas J. Grande, Robert T. Arsenault and Eric P. Arsenault. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends.   Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Wednesday, November 7. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home was on Thursday, November 8, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield. Interment at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited...

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Claire M. Frattallone, 71

Nov 8, 2018 by

Published November 9, 2018 MELROSE — Claire M. (Lindkvist) (Rice) Frattallone, 71, of Melrose, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Nov. 1, 2018. Claire was born in Boston, raised in Reading and attended Reading schools. She resided in Melrose for many years and worked as a nursing assistant for the Greenwood Nursing Home in Wakefield for several years. Claire enjoyed working with her father at the family business, Rice Tire Company, in Peabody, where they worked together for many years. She enjoyed her coffee from Dunkin Donuts, shopping and going to thrift stores. Claire was an amazing cook and always enjoyed taking care of people. Claire was the loving mother of Elexis (Lougee) Ruffini of Pa. and Elizabeth Frattallone of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Ava Claire. Caring sister of Carol Lindkvist of N.H....

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