Melrose Obituaries

Paula Gange, 97

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Paula Gange, 97

Published March 27, 2020 STONEHAM — Paula (Raso) Gange, 97, a resident of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Paula was born in Boston on July 19, 1922, one of two daughters of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Augello) Raso. A Medford girl, Paula was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School where she met her future husband, Anthony Gange. She and Anthony married and stayed in Medford to raise a family of three sons. After Paula and...

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George G. MacLeod, 89

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on George G. MacLeod, 89

Published March 27, 2020 MELROSE — George Graham MacLeod “Graham,” 89, of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.   Graham had married his beloved wife Marian in the First Baptist Church of Everett on March 18, 1951. They had been married 67 years when he lost her in February, 2018. He is survived by his four children, Diane Cooper and Charles of Osprey, Fla., Doreen Johnson and Scott of Byfield, Daryl Graham MacLeod and Debbie (Field) of Melrose, and Darlene Walsh and Christopher of Salisbury. Also, his...

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Gertrude Hirschfeld, 95

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Published March 27, 2020 MELROSE — Gertrude (Noonan) Hirschfeld, 95, of Melrose passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 at her home. She is the wife of the late William W. Hirschfeld.  Gert was born January 26, 1925 in Medford, only daughter of the late Thomas P. and Mary E. (Collins) Noonan. She was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School and Fisher College in Boston. Born in the Roaring 20’s and growing up during the Depression, Gert was the youngest and always protected by Tom, Bob...

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Paul J. Wardrobe, 72

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Published March 27, 2020 TEWKSBURY — Paul J. Wardrobe, 72, passed away at his home in Tewksbury on March 19, 2020. Paul was born in Medford on April 22, 1947 to the late Roy and Evelyn (McCauley) Wardrobe. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1965, graduated from Newbury College and attended Northeastern University. Paul lived in Melrose and Wakefield for many years before moving to Tewksbury in 1995. Mr. Wardrobe served his country with pride in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Paul...

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Aubrey C. Brown Sr., 90

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Published March 27, 2020 MELROSE — Aubrey Clifford “Cliff” Brown Sr., 90, a longtime resident of Melrose,  passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Cliff was born in Chelsea on February 25, 1930, one of nine children of the late James and Selena (Noseworthy) Brown. Raised near the end of the Great Depression, Cliff started working at a young age to help support the family, and eventually earned his GED. He worked days and went to school at night to further his...

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Robert J. Balestieri, 68

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Published March 27, 2020 MELROSE — Robert J. Balestieri, 68, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on March 21, 2020.   Robert grew up in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1970. Upon graduation, he joined the National Guard Reserves and served for six years. Following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps, he made a career as a retailer in the produce business, first in the North End with his dad, then opening his own stores: Village Fruit, Inc., in Brookline Village, Washington Square in...

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Eleanor Lyons, 88

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Published March 27, 2020 MALDEN — Eleanor (Graves) Lyons, 88, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at home on Friday, March 20, 2020. Eleanor was born in Malden, one of four children of the late Sheldon and Priscilla (Glazier) Graves. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School where she met her future husband, Walter Lyons. She and Walter raised their family in Malden. Eleanor was a quiet, loving, loyal, wife, mother and sister. She was an...

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Robert E. Field, 90

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off on Robert E. Field, 90

Published March 20, 2020 MELROSE — Robert E. Field, 90, of Melrose, formerly of Medford, passed away peacefully, March 9, 2020 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital following a short period of declining health. Born in Somerville, Robert was one of two sons of the late James W. and Hazel E. (Roach) Field. Robert was raised and educated in Medford. He was a graduate of Medford High School where he was a standout student athlete. He went on to attend Syracuse University playing football there and graduated from Northeastern University with...

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Mary T. Ledoux, 91

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off on Mary T. Ledoux, 91

Published March 20, 2020 MELROSE – Mary T. (Sullivan) Ledoux, 91, of Melrose, died at Glenridge Nursing Home on March 11, 2020. Mary was born and raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar School and St. Mary’s High School. She was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a lifelong parishioner at St. Mary’s Church as well as a member of the St. Mary’s Ladies Sodality.   Mary worked for Ma Bell Telephone Company right out of high school, and then she married and raised her six children. She and...

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Robert J. Plagenza, 63

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off on Robert J. Plagenza, 63

Published March 20, 2020 MELROSE — Robert J. Plagenza, 63, of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at home. Robert was born November 26, 1956 in Chelsea, the son of the late Frank and Gena R. (DiGianni) Plagenza. He grew up in Wakefield and has resided in Melrose for the past 30 years. He volunteered at the Horizon House in Wakefield where he enjoyed cooking and cleaning. He was a bell ringer for the Salvation Army and also enjoyed working at Home Depot. Robert was a...

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