Edward J. Doherty

Dec 12, 2019 by

Published December 13, 2019 MARSHFIELD — Edward J. Doherty, of Marshfield, formerly of Peabody and Melrose, passed away November 28, 2019, surrounded by family. Beloved husband of 67 years to the late Ruth “Jean” (Canole) Doherty. Treasuring his everlasting memory are his children: Kathleen Melaragni of Naperville, Illinois; Colleen McDonnell and her husband Thomas of Braintree; Edward J. Doherty Jr. and his wife Beth of Londonderry, N.H. and Patrice Parry and her husband Kevin of Marshfield. He also leaves his grandchildren: Caitlin and Kevin Melaragni, Cameron and John McDonnell, Lauren and Katherine Doherty and Douglas and Neal Parry. He was the son of the late Edward and Katherine Doherty; brother of the late Elaine Richard and the late Marjorie Murano. Ed is also survived by several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Visiting...

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M. Celeste Lynch, 91

Dec 12, 2019 by

Published December 13, 2019 LONDONDERRY, N.H. — M. Celeste (Bourque) Lynch, 91, died at the All American Assisted Living in Londonderry, N.H. on December 5, 2019. She was born in Belleville, Nova Scotia on September 6, 1928 the youngest of four siblings; Nelson, Mary Elizabeth, William and Marie Celeste. Celeste attended elementary school in a one room school house then went to parochial school before graduating Yarmouth Academy and onto the Yarmouth Hospital School of Nursing where she received her nursing degree. She worked at Yarmouth Hospital for a year before moving to the United States. Celeste moved to Melrose at the age of 23 and worked in the labor and delivery room at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 40 years. After five years of living in the U.S. she received her Massachusetts RN Degree and...

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Wanda Orlowski, 98

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Published December 13, 2019 MELROSE — Wanda (Bugajski) Orlowski, 98, of Melrose, died peacefully on December 2, 2019 at the age of 98. Wanda was born in Valier, Ill. on February 9, 1921 to the late Andrew and Stella (Zenko) Bugajski.   Wanda graduated from Valier High School and Illinois State University. She went to work as a high school business teacher in Christopher, Ill. She taught Morse Code at the start of WWII. During this time, she met Zygmunt (Zig) Orlowski. When Zig, his brother Matt, and her brother Henry left to serve in WWII, Wanda left teaching to help Zig’s parents in their family business, Sawicki Grocery, in West Frankfort, Ill. Wanda and Zig were married at St. John’s Catholic Church on Jan. 8, 1946 and settled into raising a family and their...

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Brodeur issues Capital Improvement Program report...

Dec 12, 2019 by

Published December 13, 2019 MELROSE — On Thursday, December 12, Mayor Paul Brodeur announced the release of the Capital Improvement Program Report, which outlines an extensive list of 66 capital investment needs across the entire city. In creating the report, the Capital Improvement Committee singled out 14 projects that they categorized as the most urgent: • City Hall generator • Beebe School renovations • Central Fire Station rear apparatus floor • Self-contained breathing apparatus • Front-line fire apparatus • Library renovation • Public Safety Building • Memorial Hall envelope repairs • School security improvements • Salt Shed replacement • Middle School security • Roof replacements – Phase I (immediate repairs) • Melrose High School bathrooms/third floor – Phase I planning • Lebanon/Sylvan drainage replacement The report recommends that the Mayor’s administration develop a funding plan...

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Fund donations continue to rise...

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Published December 13, 2019 MELROSE — Donations have begun to arrive in the Mayor’s Office for the Melrose Emergency Fund’s holiday fundraiser. At press time, they amounted to over $5,000. “I am amazed and touched by the generosity of the people of Melrose,” said Mayor Paul Brodeur. “The Emergency Fund is unique, and it’s part of what makes Melrose special. Melrose may be a small city, but it has a big heart.” The purpose of the Emergency Fund is to provide one-time help to Melrose residents experiencing financial emergencies. Most of the help the fund provides is basic needs—food, fuel, and utilities. The fund depends entirely on donations from the public, and every penny goes to direct aid to Melrose residents. There is no overhead, because city staff administer the fund as part of...

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First snowstorm is no problem

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Published December 13, 2019 This is another in a series of “Around Town” articles. MELROSE — Last week’s snowstorm was the first of the season and the first wintry challenge for Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur’s new administration. The city’s response was virtually flawless. So, kudos to our new mayor and the Department of Public Works (DPW) for a job well done. “Although this most recent storm may have turned out to be minor, whenever there’s weather, it’s important that we do everything we can to get it right,” said Mayor Brodeur. “And our DPW certainly came through.” According to Richard Stinson, interim Melrose DPW Director, his department covered over 200 miles of road with 150 pieces equipment clearing the way. City Councilor Mike Zwirko agreed. “The city did a very good job of pre-treating...

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