Melrose Obituaries

Joseph Paul Staffier, 24

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Published April 19, 2019 READING — Joseph Paul Staffier, 24, died at his home in Reading on April 12, 2019. Joe was a beloved son, brother and friend. He enjoyed spending his free time with his family. He enjoyed his time up at his family’s home in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire whether it was snowboarding at Cannon and Loon Mountain in the winter; along with snowshoeing and snowmobiling all around the property. In the summer he loved fishing out on the boat at Moore Res or on Streeter Pond...

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Michael Mouradian, 92

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Published April 19, 2019 MELROSE — Michael Mouradian, 92, founder of Melrose Oriental Rug and former longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester. Michael was born in Dorchester on July 3, 1926 to Armenian parents, the late Garabed and Araxy (Devellian) Mouradian. One of two children, Michael was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. Michael was a proud graduate of Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy on Long Island in New York. He took night classes...

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Marilyn M. Whittier, 69

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Published April 19, 2019 LYNNFIELD — Marilyn M. (Mottolo) Whittier, 69, longtime resident of Lynnfield and Dennis, passed away peacefully with her family and friends by her side on Monday, April 8, 2019.  Marilyn was born on October 14, 1949, one of seven children of the late Anthony J. and Mabel H. (Fiske) Mottolo. She grew up in Wilmington and Andover, and graduated from Andover High. An independent woman, Marilyn took to traveling after high school. She visited numerous countries and backpacked through Europe. She was always interested in...

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Carmine A. Ciampa, 96

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Published April 19, 2019 PEABODY — Carmine A. Ciampa, 96, a resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody, and formerly of Melrose, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Carmine was born in Malden on July 4, 1922. Raised in Malden, Carmine entered the U.S. Coast Guard before graduating from Malden High School. He honorably and faithfully served his country during World War II aboard the USS Wakefield as a Seaman 1st Class. During his three years of service, Carmine crossed the Atlantic Ocean over 40 times,...

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Joseph E. Costanza Jr., 71

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Published April 19, 2019 MELROSE — Joseph E. “Chipper” Costanza Jr., 71, died at his home in Melrose on April 13, 2019. Joseph was born on December 12, 1947, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1965 and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. Mr. Costanza worked as a machinist at the Polaroid Corporation for over 25 years. Chipper was a lover of sports and was a huge Boston sports fan. He was a longtime member of the Melrose Lodge of Elks, loved going to the beach and...

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John Paul Napolitano, 71

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Published April 19, 2019 MELROSE — John Paul Napolitano, 71, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on April 15, 2019. John was born in Boston on February, 17, 1948. He was raised in Charlestown, attended Charlestown schools and lived in Charlestown for many years. Mr. Napolitano moved to Las Vegas where he worked as a top notch chef at the Binion’s Casino in the old town section of Vegas in the rooftop restaurant for 15 years and then as a bartender for 10 years. He also...

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Leola V. McCallum, 92

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Published April 19, 2019 MELROSE — Leola V. McCallum, 92, of Melrose, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on April 10, 2019. Leola was born and raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1944. She was a homemaker and a lifelong Melrose resident. Leola worked as a Nurse’s Aide for the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for many years, was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Melrose where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed playing cards, knitting, crocheting, and browsing thrift...

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Tucker Gately

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Published April 12, 2019 MELROSE — The Gately family and staff sadly announce Tucker Gately has passed away. Tucker worked as a grief therapy dog at the Gately Funeral Home for over 11 years. He provided comfort to countless grieving people over that time. He was often found just inside the lobby of the funeral home greeting families and their visitors with a warm, happy face. When Tucker was about 2-3 years old he started going to work, never formally trained. The Gately family quickly realized he had the...

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John H. Brochi, 51

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Published April 12, 2019 WAKEFIELD — John H. Brochi, 51, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, died in Boston on April 3, 2019. John Brochi “Broch,” born to John and Catherine Brochi in 1968. John began his life in Medford, which included his sisters Debbie and Jeannie. John was a loving son, brother, and perhaps best known “back in the day” for being a great friend to all of his Medford buddies, with whom he shared many good times. They are a band of brothers with whom he cherished friendships...

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Anne Marie Doran, 81

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Published April 12, 2019 MELROSE — Anne Marie “Nancy” Doran, 81, of Melrose died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 after a courageous second battle with cancer. Born in Somerville on May 26, 1937, she was the youngest daughter of Michael and Hilda White Doran, both of Newfoundland, natives of Canada.   She was a 1955 graduate of St. Columbkille High School in Brighton and a 1959 graduate of Boston State Teachers College. Ms. Doran taught school for more than 30 years, retiring from O’Donnell Elementary School in Boston.   Nancy was a resident of...

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