Veterans helping those in need

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Melrose-Wakefield-Saugus Veteran Services District will be accepting donations for those in need during this holiday season. Donations will go to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans and to Rosie’s Place. Those living in these locations are in need of basic “everyday” items. Through our offices we would like to gather as many of the following new, unopened products for men and women. • Combs/brushes • Deodorants • Soap • Shaving cream • Razors – men’s and women’s • Unscented lotion • Shampoo • Conditioner • Dry shampoo • Baby power • Toothpaste • Tooth brushes • Mouthwash (alcohol free) • Dental floss • Lip balm • Nail clippers • Tampons/pads • Crossword books • Cribbage boards • Playing cards • Dominoes All donations can...

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Melrose Station supports ‘Greenlight a Vet’ project...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Residence at Melrose Station (www.residencemelrosestation.com) located at 158 Essex St., announces that the community will be participating in “Greenlight A Vet,” a campaign created by Walmart to create visible national support for U.S. veterans by having businesses and households display a green colored light. The Residence at Melrose Station is collaborating with CAREtenders Visiting Nurse Association on the campaign and providing free green light bulbs to the public. Those who would like to participate are invited to pick up a free green light bulb at The Residence at Melrose Station from October 23 through November 10 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  The green bulb is then to be used, preferably outside, in place of an existing regular light bulb for...

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MAAV walk, vigil Sunday

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Alliance Against Violence invites the entire community to its 22nd Annual Walk and Candlelight Vigil starting at the Veterans Middle School Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. Plan on coming a little early to get settled. The weather looks great, and organizers hope everyone can join them for what promises to be a fantastic day. The walk and vigil are important events meant to shine a light on domestic and dating violence, and to bring home the necessity of ending them. MAAV works to break the cycle of domestic violence through community awareness, resources and support for victims, training for professionals, and education and prevention programs for youth. You can find out more at http://www.maav.org This is one of the organization’s signature events of the year. Stop...

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Annette C. Kirkland, 81

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — Annette C. (Nickerson) Kirkland, of Melrose, died at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem on October 10, 2017 at the age of 81. Annette was born and raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge High School. She resided in Cambridge until 1966, in Somerville for five years and Melrose since 1971. Mrs. Kirkland worked as a Shipper for Automatic Radio and at Tympanium Corporation for over 25 years. She loved taking long rides with her husband Fred and enjoyed traveling to Florida and Montreal, Canada. Annette like doing word search puzzles, watching Days of Our Lives and Perry Mason and loved her weekly phone calls with her brother Barney in Colorado. She especially enjoyed the times spent with her family. She...

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Mary Ellen Sturrock, 91

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — Mary Ellen (Sexton) Sturrock, 91, of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Beloved wife for 66 years of the late Hugh M Sturrock. Loving and devoted mother of Jeanne Mahoney and her husband Richard, Hugh Sturrock, Sheila Sturrock and pre-deceased by Maureen Gibbs. Cherished grandmother of Caitlin Gibbs, Kristin Cataldo and her husband Joseph, Timothy Mahoney and great grandmother of Joseph Cataldo. Sister of Eileen Lester and her husband Tom and John Sexton. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Chelsea, Mary is the daughter of the late John and Ellen Sexton. She was a graduate of Chelsea High School and an employee of New England Telephone for over 25 years. She was also...

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Antonetta M. Mancuso, 93

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 20, 2017 edition EAST BOSTON — Antonetta M. (Rossi) Mancuso, 93, of East Boston, formerly of Melrose, died at the Don Orione Home in East Boston on October 14, 2017.   Antonetta was born in Boston, raised in East Boston and attended East Boston schools. She resided in East Boston for most of her life and in Melrose for 14 years. Antonetta worked as a talented seamstress for the Nurses Uniforms Manufacturing Co. in Boston and enjoyed going to Foxwoods Casino, cooking, crosswords puzzles, and the Boston Red Sox.  She loved spending time in Florida, was a very social person and her family was the most important part of her life. Antonetta was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Mancuso for 24 years. Loving mother of Anthony J. Mancuso...

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