Melrose Obituaries

Paul L. Abare, 69

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Published August 7, 2020 MELROSE — Paul Louis Abare, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 while vacationing with his family in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Brown) Abare for 46 years. Paul is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law: Julie and Ryan Schmitt of Melrose,  and Katherine Abare of Melrose. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Matthew, and Grace Schmitt. Paul was born in Malden, the son of the late Sidney Abare and Phyills (Winsor) Abare. He...

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Anne T. Butler, 96

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Published August 7, 2020 MELROSE — Anne T. (Doherty) Butler, 96, a longtime resident of Melrose, and more recently of Wells, Maine, died on Wednesday July 29, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Wells, following a brief illness. She led a full life. Anne T. Doherty was born in Dorchester on April 27, 1924. She grew up in Dorchester, where she attended St. Margaret’s High School, won an international contest for bookkeeping, and graduated in 1942. Anne attended New England Business School (Boston Clerical) for the Conrad-Chandler course of...

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Joan F. Grover

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Published August 7, 2020 WAKEFIELD — Joan F. (Manganaro) Grover of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose, passed away surrounded by her loving family at home on August 1, 2020. Born in Everett, on December 6, 1931 to John and Caroline Manganaro, she was a resident of Melrose for 78 years forming lifelong friendships in her family home on Rockwood Street before moving to Wakefield 10 years ago. She enjoyed playing cards, entertaining the neighborhood and feeding everyone, hungry or not. Her passion was cooking and feeding people and she excelled...

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Constance Baumgartner, 88

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Published August 7, 2020 AMESBURY — Constance “Connie” Baumgartner, 88, longtime resident of Amesbury, and formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 with her family by her side. Born in Boston on October 5, 1931, Connie was one of four children of the late Tom and Antonia (nee Famolare) Console. She grew up in Boston and got married to the late Philip Baumgartner in 1955. Settling in East Boston, they started their family. She worked as a lunch monitor at the Curtis Guild Elementary School....

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Gerald J. Frazier, 92

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Published July 31, 2020 MELROSE — Gerald J. Frazier, 92, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Sunrise at Lynnfield, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Gerald was born in Somerville on January 2, 1928, the last remaining of 10 children of the late Edward C. Frazier and Mary R. (Peers) Frazier. Raised and educated in Medford, Gerald served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was honorably discharged and forever remained proud of his service. Gerald worked as an automobile mechanic for Ford Motor Co....

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Bernice A. Galvin, 94

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Published July 31, 2020 MELROSE — Bernice A. “Bunny” Galvin, 94, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Under hospice care for her last days, she was fortunate to have family members visit and spend precious time together.   Born on November 23, 1925 in Boston, Bernice was one of two daughters of the late Bertha and Lt. Col. Adolf Belcovsky. Raised and educated in Dorchester. Bunny married Malcolm P. Galvin, December 27, 1947, and they settled...

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Roland J. Harrington, 86

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Published July 31, 2020 NAPLES, Fla. — Roland Joseph Harrington, 86, departed this life on July 23, 2020 in Naples, Florida after a lengthy battle with dementia and blood cancer. He was born in 1934 in Everett, Mass. to the late Nelson Harrington and Eleanor (Lee) Harrington.   Roland grew up in Melrose, Mass. He attended Melrose High School, and as a young man was famous for his pink Ford convertible, and the fact that the local press once described his play on the football field as “untapped dynamite.” His...

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Barbara McDevitt, 67

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Published July 31, 2020 MELROSE — Barbara Cady McDevitt, 67, passed away on July 25, 2020 with her husband of nearly 27 years, Thomas C. McDevitt, by her side. Barbara and Tom moved from Cambridge to Melrose in 1995 and fell in love with its quiet streets, emerging downtown, and friendly neighbors. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister and her husband, Sara and Kurt Meyers of Arizona, as well as hundreds of family members and friends from many places and various parts of her...

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Lillian Madden

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Published July 31, 2020 MELROSE — Lillian “Dolly” (O’Sullivan) Madden of Melrose, formerly of Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland, died peacefully on July 22, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Mike Madden of Melrose. Loving mother of Janice Camuso and her husband Rick of Reading, Michael Madden and his wife Jackie of Virginia, Dermot Madden and his wife Erin of Melrose, and Cecelia Madden of Wakefield. Dolly is also survived by eight loving grandchildren – Kelly, Brendan, Liam, Sullivan, Sean, Seamus, Brigid, and Molly, as well many relatives. Arriving...

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Isabella V. Tracy, 88

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Published July 24, 2020 MELROSE — Isabella V. (Lionetti) Tracy, 88, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Isabella was born on July 9, 1932 in Boston, daughter of the late Carmen and Teodora (Pierni) Lionetti. She was raised in Somerville where she graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1949. Isabella worked at the Hostess Cupcake Factory for several years, and later worked as a home health aide. She was married to Joseph DeNitto, and, later in life, married Lawrence V. Tracy....

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