Melrose Obituaries

Francis S. Gallahue, 82

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Published November 8, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Francis S. “Frank” Gallahue, 82, of Wakefield died Sunday November 3, 2019 at the Oosterman’s Rest Home in Melrose. He was born in Quincy on November 18, 1936 and was the son of the late James and Marion (Foy) Gallahue. Frank was raised in Braintree and was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1954. Along with his brother Bob, they started Gallahue’s Market in Wakefield in the 1950’s. Over time, they eventually grew the business to a total of four supermarkets,...

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William J. Bennett, 80

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Published November 8, 2019 MELROSE — William J. ‘Bill” Bennett, 80, of Melrose passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, November 2, 2019. Bill was born on May 13, 1939 in Medford. He was the son of Margaret and Fredrick Bennett. After graduating from Melvin V. Weldon Vocational High School in 1957, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country while in Germany during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he came back home and went to work for the United States Postal...

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Doreen E. Lam, 72

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Published November 8, 2019 MALDEN — Doreen E. (Shediac) Lam, 72, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Born in Boston on July 29, 1947, Doreen was the daughter of the late L. Arthur, and G. Ida (Forcillo) Shediac. She was raised in Somerville where she graduated from St. Joseph’s High School. Doreen was married in 1967 and settled in Melrose to raise a family of two children. Doreen received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work...

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Alan Hoey, 84

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Published November 1, 2019 WAKEFIELD – Alan Hoey, 84, of Wakefield, died peacefully October 24, 2019, from complications due to acute myeloid leukemia, surrounded by his loving wife of 58 years, Rita (Parziale) Hoey, and his son, Steven Alan Hoey, of Somerville. Al was born in Winthrop in 1935 to Lloyd Francis Hoey and Dorothea (Schueler) Hoey, but did most of his growing up on Upham Street in Melrose. After attending Melrose High School, Kimball Union Academy, and St. Lawrence University, Al began work selling printing supplies and equipment for Chemco Photoproducts Company. He steadily expanded his...

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William L. Hicks Sr., 81

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Published November 1, 2019 VALRICO, Fla. — William L. “Bill” Hicks Sr., 81, of Valrico, Fla., formerly of Melrose, passed away at the Brandon Regional Hospital on Brandon, Fla. on Oct. 21, 2019. Bill was born in Chelsea, raised in East Boston and a graduate of Joseph H. Barnes High School in East Boston. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines and resided in Melrose for 40 years. Bill was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and had a try out as a left handed pitcher for...

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C. Frederick Webb, 90

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Published November 1, 2019 MELROSE — Charles Frederick Webb, 90, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on October 28, 2019. Born and raised in Melrose in 1929, he was the son of the late Mary (Coatman) Webb and Raymond E. Webb and married Cynthia Jones Webb in 1951. He graduated and was president of his 1947 Melrose High School class. Fred also was captain of the MHS Football and Hockey teams and proud to be the running back on the 1947 undefeated football team inducted in the MHS...

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Andrew J. Magras, 84

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Published November 1, 2019 MALDEN — Andrew John Magras, 84, passed away at his home in Malden on October 22, 2019. Andrew was raised in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Vocational High School. Mr. Magras was a talented machinist working for a steel company in Lynn for many years. He served his country with pride in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He used his talents as a machinist serving on a submarine tender helping repair all the damaged submarines over his Navy career. Mr. Magras lived in...

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Richard Coogan, 65

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Published November 1, 2019 NORTH READING — Richard Coogan, 65, of North Reading passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019. Beloved husband of Mary E. Coogan (Bowler). Devoted father of Erin Slowe and her husband Jared of North Reading and Patrick Coogan of North Reading. Dear brother of Maureen Barstow and her husband John of Melrose, Timothy Coogan and his wife Eileen of Stow, Paul Coogan and his wife Jacqueline of Melrose and Kevin Coogan of Melrose. Richard was a longtime member of the Thomson Country Club in North...

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Dana F. McCarthy, 49

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Published November 1, 2019 MELROSE — Dana F. McCarthy, 49, resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on October 27, 2019.  Born in Melrose on July 18, 1970, Dana is one of three children of Lillian L. (Boulger) McCarthy and the late Francis H. McCarthy. He grew up in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1987. Above all else, Dana loved his family. When he wasn’t working detailing cars, which he did for many years, one would find him with his family. He coached his nephew in baseball and...

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Anna V. Farese, 89

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Published October 25, 2019 STONEHAM — Anna V. (Castellano) Farese, 89, of Stoneham and formerly of Burlington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Anna was born in Somerville on January 9, 1930, one of seven children of the late Salvatore Castellano and Mary (Carbone) DiPerna. She was raised in Somerville, where she graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1948. She was married to Elio Farese in 1951, and they settled in Burlington to raise a family of three daughters. Anna was an amazing...

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