Melrose Obituaries

DeRicci M. Peterson, 89

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MELROSE — DeRicci M. (Knudson) Peterson, 89, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on April 12, 2018. DeRicci was born and raised in Fargo, N.D. and worked in the commercial laundry business for many years. She resided in Melrose, liked eating hot dogs and her family was the most important part of her life. DeRicci was the mother of Michael Thomas and his wife Lisa of Minnesota and Gary Peterson and his wife Elin Agustsson of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren and one...

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Thomas F. Ward III, 35

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MELROSE — Thomas F. Ward III, 35, of Melrose, died on April 13, 2018.  He is survived by his wife, Avelyn M. (Currier) Ward, and by his parents, Thomas F. Ward Jr. of Melrose, and Gloria A. (Boyster) Ward, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and by Lisa Ward and Bill Muse. He is also survived by his sister, Kristina Hanlon, and her husband, David, of Saugus; by his grandmother, Latha Boyster of Palm Harbor, Fla., and by his uncle and aunt, Arnold E....

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Lawrence A. Russo Jr., 73

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MELROSE — Lawrence A. Russo Jr., 73, passed away at his home in Melrose on April 16, 2018. Mr. Russo was predeceased by his wife Claire M. (Hannaford) Russo who passed away on March 25, 2018. Lawrence was born in Somerville on June 13, 1944 to the late Lawrence A. and Mary (Scicca) Russo. He was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose schools and was a lifelong resident of Melrose. He entered the US Marines in 1962 and served his country with pride...

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Marion Ewell, 88

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MELROSE — Marion Frances (Crosier) Ewell, 88, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham. Marion was married to the late Philip L. Ewell for 36 years before his early death in 1984. Marion was born in Waltham on November 14, 1929, one of two children of the late William W. and Edith Marion (Winslow) Crosier. Marion graduated from Winchester High School in 1947 and received her associate degree. She...

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Mary Ann Perkins, 78

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MELROSE — Mary Ann (Williams) Perkins, 78, passed away suddenly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 13, 2018.  Mary Ann was born in Revere on November 3, 1939 to the late Frank and Elvera (Orlandello) Williams. She was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. Mary Ann was a homemaker and has lived in Melrose for the past 40 years. She enjoyed spending time at home with her family and liked to play the lottery and scratch tickets. She was the...

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Claire M. Donaldson, 63

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MELROSE — Claire M. (Hightower) Donaldson, 63, of Melrose, died unexpectedly on April 14, 2018. Claire is remembered for her generosity and selfless willingness to help those in need. She loved spending time with her grand daughters and taking lots of pictures at family gatherings to mark each special occasion. She was passionate about her work at Spaulding Rehab and was always excited about meeting new fellows and doctors from different parts of the world, who quickly became close friends. In her...

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Jann M. Reardon, 70

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition SAUGUS — Jann M. Reardon, 70, passed away peacefully at her home in Saugus on April 15, 2018. Jann was born in Melrose on September 4,1947 to the late William Leo and Virginia (Holden) Reardon. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1965 and lived most of her life in Melrose. Miss Reardon moved to Sheffield Heights in Saugus 17 years ago. Jann started her working career at Smily Buick in Malden, worked for Allstate Insurance Company...

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Gail Ann Mary Foley, 65

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition POCASSET — Gail Ann Mary Foley, 65, of Pocasset, formerly of Melrose and a 30 year resident of Cape Cod, died April 1, 2018 following a long illness. Raised in Melrose, she was a 1972 graduate of Melrose High School. She was the daughter of the late William and Lillian (Stanley) Foley, sister of William M. Foley and his son Matthew of Wakefield and the late Robert Foley. Also survived by extended family and good friends, including Armand Derderian. Gail was a...

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Grace M. Pesaturo, 85

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MALDEN — Grace M. (Deyab) Pesaturo, 85, of Malden, formerly of Medford, died peacefully at Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medway on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, after a long illness. Grace was born in Medford on February 18, 1933, one of six children of the late George and Mary (Hakar) Deyab. Grace was the only daughter of six children, and lost her mother at the age of two. The early adversity faced as a child turned her into a strong individual later...

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Angela M. Falzarano, 89

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Published in the April 20, 2018 edition MELROSE — Angela M. (Pisaturo) Falzarano, 89, passed away at her home in Melrose on April 13, 2018. Angela was born in Malden on March 22, 1929, to the late Giuseppe and Gertrude (Mastrolito) Pisaturo. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1947. She and her husband Jim moved to Melrose in 1968 and she has been a resident ever since. Mrs. Falzarano was a real estate broker for many years, starting out at Marie Wood Real...

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