Melrose Obituaries

Rev. Patrick J. Kelly, 94

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Published December 14, 2018 BOSTON — Rev. Patrick J. Kelly, 94, a kind and humble priest for 70 years in the Archdiocese of Boston, passed away peacefully in Boston on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Fr. Pat was born in Boston on April 3, 1924, one of two children of the late Patrick J. Kelly and Margaret (Mitchell) Kelly. He was raised in Brookline, where he graduated from St. Mary’s High School. Fr. Pat went on to graduate from Boston College (’45) and St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. He was...

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Marion V. Taylor, 95

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Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — Marion V. (Snow) Taylor, 95, of Melrose passed away at home surrounded by family on December 9, 2018. Marion was born in Newfoundland, Canada on November 26, 1923, one of 10 children of the late William and May (French) Snow. Marion loved her family dearly. Times spent with her husband Val and her children were cherished. Around the house, Marion took joy in knitting, gardening, cooking, and baking. Marion loved to play the piano and was a member of the First United Methodist...

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Marilyn J. Stiles, 90

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Published December 14, 2018 NORTON — Marilyn J. (Hamilton) Stiles, 90, of Norton, formerly of Harwich and Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Wingate of Norton. Born on September 6, 1928 in Stoneham, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary (Bucci) Hamilton. She was raised on Slayton Road in Melrose and enjoyed playing softball at Melrose High School. Known as “Mal” in high school, she was introduced to Robert M. Stiles and quickly became high school sweethearts. She and Bob were...

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Rose O. Pulpi, 98

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Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — Rose O. (Oteri) Pulpi, 98, formerly of Melrose and Everett, entered into eternal life on December 6, 2018. Rose was born on September 9, 1920, one of seven children of the late James and Josephine Oteri. She was the beloved wife of the late Guy (Tony) H. Pulpi with whom she shared 69 years of marriage. Rose is survived by her son John Pulpi and his wife Marlene of Melrose; her daughter Josephine Pulpi Felice and her husband Patrick of Saugus; her cherished...

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Nancy A. Sassone, 73

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Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — Nancy A. (Brooks) Sassone, 73, of Melrose, and formerly of South Boston, died peacefully on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at her home.  Nancy was born on September 8, 1945 in Quincy, one of nine children of the late George W. and Alice Marie (Culkin) Brooks. She grew up in South Boston and graduated from South Boston High School in 1963. Nancy met Vincent J. Sassone II, while they both worked at Bradley’s Department Store. They would go on to get married in 1964...

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E. Charlotte Pfizenmayer, 102

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Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — E. Charlotte Pfizenmayer, 102, resident of Melrose, and formerly of Hollywood, Florida, died peacefully on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  Charlotte was born on May 31, 1916 in Queens, New York, one of two children of the late Frederick W. and Edna (Wilson) Pfizenmayer. Charlotte grew up in Woodhaven and Hollis, New York. She graduated from Hemstead High School in New York and in 1937 she graduated from Beaver College, now Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. In 1949, Charlotte moved to Hollywood, Florida and...

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Joseph J. Bognore, 89

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Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — Joseph J. Bognore, 89, passed away quietly at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on December 4, 2018. The son of the late Alphonse and Jennie Bognore, he was raised in Everett and attended the Everett Vocational High School where his talents and skill in woodworking became evident.   Joe graduated in 1946 and joined the United States Marine Corps in 1948. He served in the Marine Corps as an Military Security Guard and was additionally trained as a 1372 – Assault Breacher. He saw...

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Robert R. Delmastro, 84

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Published December 7, 2018 NEWBURY, N.H. — Robert R. “Bob” Delmastro, 84, of Newbury, N.H., formerly of Melrose, died at the Genesis Lebanon Center in Lebanon, N.H. on Nov. 29, 2018.   Bob was born and raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School. He went on to attend Northeastern University and then served proudly in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Bob was a former Service Manager, General Manager and President of Pioneer Engineering Co. of Salem and American Engineering for 28 years before...

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Joan M. Flynn, 85

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Published December 7, 2018 MELROSE — Joan Maher Flynn, 85, went to her true home with the Lord on December 1, 2018. Joan was born on March 20, 1933 to Canadian immigrants who settled in Greenwood; Joan was the thirteenth of their fourteen children. Joan attended Greenwood School and then graduated from Wakefield High School. She was a nursing student before marrying her beloved husband, the late Paul E. Flynn, with whom she raised four children: Deirdre Flynn, wife of Thomas O’Reilly; Joanna DeStefanis, wife of William; Paul Flynn,...

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Barry L. Blackwell, 77

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Published December 7, 2018 MELROSE — Barry L. Blackwell, 77, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at home on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Barry was born in Burlington, Vermont on March 21, 1941, one of two sons of the late Alice C. (Story) and Irving W. Blackwell. Raised on a dairy farm on the edge of Lake Champlain in North Hero, Vt., the importance of resourcefulness and self-reliance was instilled in Barry from an early age. He graduated from the Lyndon...

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