Melrose Obituaries

Mark Sutton, 64

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Published in the October 12, 2018 edition MELROSE — Mark Upham Sutton, 64, most recently of Seattle, Washington died on January 15, 2018. He was born in Winchester, Virginia on July 1, 1953 and lived in Moorefield, West Virginia until age three, when his family moved to Michigan. As a child, teenager and young adult, he spent many enjoyable summers in Melrose with his grandmother, Olive Upham Mildram. Mark received his elementary and secondary education in several public schools throughout southern Michigan, graduating high school in 1971. He lived...

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Richard F. LaRocque, 71

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Published in the October 12, 2018 edition PEABODY — Richard F. “Richie” LaRocque, 71, of Peabody died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House on Oct. 6, 2018. Richie was born in Cambridge, raised in Somerville and attended Somerville High School. After high school, Richie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He resided in Somerville for many years, Melrose for 36 years and Peabody for the last 5 years. Richie worked as an Employees Committee Representative for the Polaroid Corporation for over 30 years...

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Joan C. Milo, 82

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Published in the October 12, 2018 edition DANVERS — Joan C. Milo, 82, passed away at Blueberry Hill Healthcare in Beverly on October 1, 2018. Joan was born in Melrose on September 2, 1936 to the late Daniel and Jeannette (Paprazynski) Lawton. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar and High School and received her associates degree from Bunker Hill Community College many years later. She worked for the New England Telephone Company as an operator and then as a supervisor prior to raising her family....

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Francis L. LaPlante Jr., 80

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Published in the October 12, 2018 edition SAUGUS — Francis L. “Frank” LaPlante, Jr., 80, of Saugus, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Oct. 3, 2018. Frank was born in Charlestown, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1955. He went on to attend Merrimack College and resided in Melrose until age 30 and the past 54 years in Saugus. Frank worked as an Electronic Technician for the Boston Naval Shipyard for 30 years and Marine Systems in South Boston for 5...

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Alice DeSimone, 93

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Published in the October 12, 2018 edition MEDFORD — Alice (Powers) DeSimone, 93, a resident of Medford, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 5, 2018. Alice was born in Medway, Maine, one of eight children to the late Nicholas and Stella (Lee) Powers. Born during the Great Depression, Alice was forever shaped with the mindset of independence and hard work. She supported her young family as a hostess at Logan Airport during the time when there was only one runway and one restaurant. She then worked as...

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Nicole C. Child, 55

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Published in the October 5, 2018 edition MELROSE — Nicole C. Child, 55, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday, September 21, 2018. Nicole was traveling to Boston to visit family when she suffered from a medical event. She was born in Hong Kong, China, was raised in Hong Kong and England. She graduated from Hull University in England. Nicole had a green thumb, loved gardening and loved tending to her beautiful gardens at her home in England. Nicole was the mother of Ryan Morrissey and Daniel Morrissey both...

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Claire Scarborough, 81

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Published in the October 5, 2018 edition MELROSE — Claire Lucille (Meuse) Scarborough, 81, of Melrose, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2018. She had been in failing health and was residing at Oosterman’s Rest Home in Melrose. Claire was the youngest of three children born to the late Walter and Sadie Meuse on February 6, 1937 in Winchester. Raised in Wakefield, she attended St. Joseph’s School and then Our Lady of Nazareth Academy, graduating in 1954. She started to pursue a degree at Northeastern University but switched to...

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Joseph V. Diggin, 68

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Published in the October 5, 2018 edition MELROSE — Joseph V. Diggin, 68,  passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on September 28, 2018 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  Joseph was born in Boston on February 1, 1950 to the late Edward and Alice (Thornton) Diggin. He was raised in Dorchester, graduated from Dorchester High School and attended Boston State College. Joseph lived in Malden for several years and has been a resident of Melrose since 1977. Mr. Diggin worked for the MBTA for over 25 years, first as...

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Robert N. Madden, 80

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Published in the October 5, 2018 edition MELROSE — Robert “Bobby” N. Madden, 80, of Melrose, passed away on September 29, 2018. Bobby was born in Everett on June 7, 1938 to the late John and Marion (Hutchinson) Madden. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. He served honorably in the National Guard, and also served the City of Everett for over 35 years as a fireman. During his retirement, Bobby drove for Station Crossing Assisted Living in Melrose where he made many friends. He...

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Theresa Kapchus, 95

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Published in the October 5, 2018 edition MELROSE — Theresa Dorothy (Bavaro) Kapchus, 95, of Melrose, died on September 28, 2018. She was the wife of the late Alphonse Kapchus; sister of Joseph Bavaro of Lynn; mother of the late Donna Kapchus Guidara and her husband John of Winchester; Paul Kapchus and his wife Deborah of Enfield, Conn. Grandmother of Keith Guidara and his wife Nicole of Winchester; Alyssa Guidara Moog and her husband Jonathon of Western Springs, Ill; Adam Kapchus and his wife Shelly of Fort Benning, Ga.;...

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