Jennifer Andre, 49

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Published March 15, 2019 MASHPEE – Jennifer Beth Andre, 49, of Mashpee, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly at the Cape Cod Hospital on March, 1, 2019. Jennifer was born on Oct. 26, 1969 in Melrose. She was a beautiful baby and loving child. Jenny led an eventful life. She traveled throughout the U.S. and visited the U.K. She enjoyed music, art, and had a wonderful sense of humor. Her artistic sensibilities have been passed on to her adored daughter, Jessica Marie. She moved to Cape Cod in August 1995, where she had since resided, and is much missed. Jennifer was the loving mother of Jessica Andre of Shutesbury. Devoted daughter of Marlene (Bell) Andre Coffey and husband Patrick of Osterville. Cherished daughter of the late Leonard R. Andre. Sister of Dawn Adamovich of Fla....

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Meiling Hong, 91

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Published March 15, 2019 MALDEN — Meiling (Wong) Hong, 91, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading.   Meiling was born in Boston in 1928, one of nine children of the late Wong Jee and Woo Suen Gail. While visiting the Hoiping district of China in the mid- 1930’s with her parents, all U.S. citizens, Meiling and her family were kept from returning home to the United States due to the onset of World War II and the Japanese occupation. At the end of the war, Meiling and her family were finally able to return to the U.S. in 1946, and resided in Roslindale and Chinatown through the early 1950’s. On January 22, 1956, she was married to Robert C. Hong...

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William A. Reale Jr., 55

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Published March 15, 2019 MELROSE — William A. Reale Jr., 55, longtime Melrose resident, passed away from a sudden illness on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.  Bill was born on December 26, 1963 in Malden, one of four children of the late William A. and Ann M. (Shea) Reale. He grew up in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1981. While in school, he developed a love and passion for baseball and his love of sports continued throughout his life. After high school, he attended Salem State University, graduating in 1985. While at Cerretani’s grocery store in Melrose, Bill met Lisa J. Cerasuolo. It was love at first sight and they knew they were soulmates. They later discovered that they were baptized at the same church, on the same day,...

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No override would impact school sports, other areas...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 15, 2019 MELROSE — The painting of a bleak landscape without money raised through an override of Proposition 2 1/2 continued this week before the School Committee, as members heard that freshman sports would be eliminated, three junior varsity coaching posts would be axed, software and technology spending would be slashed 20 percent, and both the middle school and the high school’s Learning Commons would close for the day once the final bell sounded, among other things. As educators continue to roll our their budget plans for the coming academic year — one with the passage of a Prop. 2 1/2 override and the other without — some very tough decisions become clear. Tuesday night, it was time to go over the impact on athletics, co-curricular programs and instructional materials and supplies. Voters head to the polls...

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Polymnia brings Haydn’s ‘Creation’ to life...

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Published March 15, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — For those who like music spiced with a bit of history – or vice versa – last Saturday’s Polymnia Choral Society production of Franz Josef Haydn’s The Creation was a doubly rewarding experience. The sanctuary of Wakefield’s First Parish Congregational Church was a fitting venue in which to experience Haydn’s oratorio depicting the miracle of the world’s creation. It the words of Polymnia member Eileen Worthley, “With its sublime arias, joyous choruses, energetic arpeggios, and rollicking fugues, it is altogether a jubilant work of praise to the glory of the Creator.” Under the direction of conductor Murray Kidd, the concert featured three professional guest soloists, including Wakefield tenor Joseph Holmes, baritone Philip Lima and soprano Dana Lynne Varga, who sang the Creation story in the roles of...

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‘An Irish Celebration’ at Memorial Hall Saturday...

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Published March 15, 2019 MELROSE — Brendan Carroll is throwing an Irish party at Memorial Hall and everyone is invited. On Saturday, March 16, at 3 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m., the longtime Melrose resident, County Tipperary native and noted tenor will co-host “An Irish Celebration” along with The Friends of Memorial Hall.  Brendan, whose wife is from Dublin, has produced and performed several shows in Melrose and around the New England, including the Victorian Fair and Rotary events. He has performed as a soloist and as project manager for the Polymnia’s performance of “Letters from Ireland’ last year on St. Patrick’s Day. “An Irish Celebration” will highlight music, song and dance from the Emerald Isle. Brendan would like to get over 1,000 people at the two performances “This is a big undertaking but...

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