Melrose Obituaries

Elaine L. McDonald, 77

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Published June 5, 2020 MELROSE — Elaine L. (Donnelly) McDonald, 77, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 after a brave fight against lung disease. Elaine was born in Somerville on July 28, 1942, daughter of the late John P. and Eva (Zec) Donnelly. Faced with the unexpected loss of both of her parents at a young age, Elaine persevered through life with a determined, but always kind and humble outlook. On October 22, 1966 she was married to Medford native,...

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Eileen Riordan, 101

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Published June 5, 2020 MEDFORD — On May 29, 2020, in Medford, Eileen Mary (Callaghan) Riordan, 101, left this world. Born August 3, 1918 in Goutnalour, Co. Cork Ireland, she emigrated to the United States in 1948 with fiancé, Denis, who were later married in February 1950. Together they raised three children and, by daily word and example, instilled in them the importance of love, responsibility, friendship, charity and hard work. Eileen was a faithful Catholic, devoted wife and mother, doting grandmother and loyal friend, who loved all creatures,...

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Virginia Shaw, 97

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Published June 5, 2020 MELROSE — Virginia Shaw, 97, a resident of Melrose, formerly of Reading, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Born on June 16, 1922, the daughter of the late Howard P. Isabelle (Metz) Shaw. Virginia worked for many years as a banking administrator in Boston. Virginia was a longtime, devoted and active member of Melrose Highlands Congregational Church. Always willing to help, she was an integral volunteer at the annual Church Fair, auction, and youth programs. She participated in the Church...

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Lt. Commander Stephen R. Harris, 82

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Published June 5, 2020 MELROSE — Lt. Commander Stephen R. Harris, U.S. Navy (Ret.), 82, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the EN Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on Monday, May 18, 2020. Stephen was born in Melrose on March 31, 1938, the son of the late Robert S. Harris and Eleanor L. (Van Buskirk) Harris. Stephen was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. He entered the ROTC program while at Harvard University. Upon his graduation in 1960, he was immediately commissioned as...

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Rolando Visentini, 72

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Published June 5, 2020 MELROSE — Rolando Visentini, 72, of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Beloved husband of 48 years to Michelina (Pastore) Visentini. Dear brother of Rolanda DiScipio, Medford and Lina Visentini, Genova, Italy. Devoted father to his son, Agostino, daughter Daniela, son-in-law Alex, and adoring grandson Lorenzo. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was born in Italy and came to the United States with many hopes and aspirations. He was a man who loved his family deeply and had a passion as a...

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Pauline Giannelli, 93

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Published June 5, 2020 WOBURN — Pauline (Sparicio) Giannelli, 93, of Woburn, formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, May 26, 2020. She was the wife of the late Mario M. Giannelli. Born and raised in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Christoforo) Sparicio. Pauline was a longtime resident of Melrose prior to coming to live at New Horizons at Choate in Woburn. Pauline graduated from Everett High School and Salem State College. She loved to cook, entertain and hosted many holiday...

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Elaine S. Zirpolo, 72

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Published June 5, 2020 NATICK — Elaine S. (Burgess) Zirpolo, 72, formerly of Somerville, passed away at the Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center in Natick on May 30, 2020. Elaine was born in Blackpool, England and came to the Amercia at the age of 22. She resided in Somerville for over 45 years and worked as a clerk for a dry cleaning company for many years. Elaine enjoyed playing Bingo and listening to The Beatles. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul M. Zirpolo. Loving mother of...

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Glen L. Houghtaling, 89

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Published June 5, 2020 MALDEN — Glen L. Houghtaling, 89, a resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April, 18, 2020 at the Dexter House in Malden. Glen was born in Fargo, North Dakota on January 1, 1931. He was raised and educated in Fargo, and entered the United States Navy at age 18. He served his country with loyalty and pride, and was honorably discharged as a Yeoman in 1953. Blessed as a craftsman, Glen was skilled with his hands, and could fix, repair, or construct just...

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Peter V. Curran, 92

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Published May 29, 2020 MELROSE — Peter V. Curran, 92, of Melrose, died peacefully on May 25, 2020. Peter was born in Melrose on May 28, 1927 to Joseph V. and Selina (Hall) Curran. He was raised in Melrose and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, from there he went to work at Lawson’s Machinery in Melrose and then entered the United States Marine Corps serving in the Pacific and in China. Peter married the late Marilyn (McCann) Curran in 1951 and together they raised their five children in Melrose....

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Rolando Visentini, 72

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Published May 29, 2020 MELROSE — Rolando Visentini, 72, of Melrose, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Beloved husband of 48 years to Michelina (Pastore) Visentini. Dear brother of Rolanda DiScipio, Medford and Lina Visentini, Genova, Italy. Devoted father to his son, Agostino, daughter Daniela, son-in-law Alex, and adoring grandson Lorenzo. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.   He was born in Italy and came to the United States with many hopes and aspirations. He was a man who loved his family deeply and had a passion as a...

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