Melrose Obituaries

Carolyn M. Bohling, 81

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Published June 21, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Carolyn M. Bohling, 81, of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose died June 12, 2019 at the New England Tufts Medical Center. Born in Somerville on April 6, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Oscar W. and Dorothy (Martin) Kievenaar. Carolyn was raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. She met her husband, John C. Bohling, at a Baptist church group and they married and settled in Wakefield in 1959. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Daughters...

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Roy W. Baker, 95

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Published June 21, 2019 OCEAN PARK, Maine — Roy W. Baker, 95, of Ocean Park, Maine (formerly of Melrose Mass.) died peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Residences at Melrose Station, Melrose. Born July 2, 1923 in East Boston Massachusetts. He was the only son of Fred and Alice Baker. Roy was raised in the Melrose Highlands and graduated from Melrose High School in 1941. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Army where he became a radar mechanic for the 9th Bombardment Squadron located on...

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Jean M. Claire, 83

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Published June 21, 2019 MELROSE — Jean M. (Cosco) Claire, 83, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on June 12, 2019. Jean was born and raised in Chelsea and a graduate of St. Rose High School, Class of 1953. She resided in Medford for 20 years and Melrose since 1999. Jean worked as a cashier for Shaw’s supermarket in Melrose for eight years and was a former bank manager for Eastern Bank in Wakefield for 10 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s...

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Gloria A. Scarpa, 79

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Published June 21, 2019 POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Gloria A. (Gault) Scarpa, 79, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and formerly of Melrose, Mass., passed away May 15, 2019. She was born February 22,1940, in Lexington, Mass. She is the beloved wife of Louis R. Scarpa of 57 years of Pompano Beach; loving mother of Lucinda R. Scarpa of Pompano Beach, and Louis R. Scarpa, Jr. of Center Barnstead, N.H.; adored grandmother of Lexie, Emma and Lilly Scarpa of Hooksett, N.H.; and caring sister of Allen Gault and his wife Carol...

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Justin K. Moore, 40

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Published June 21, 2019 MELROSE — Justin K. Moore, 40, a resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Justin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 20, 1978. Raised in Edmond, Okla., Justin graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1998 and received his bachelor’s degree in MIS and Finance from the University of Oklahoma in 2002. He moved to the Boston area in 2005. A few years...

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Philip M. Walsh, 65

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Published June 21, 2019 UNION, N.H. — Philip M. Walsh, 65, of Union, N.H. died peacefully on May 3, 2019 with his loving children nearby. Phil was born in Melrose, started his family in Billerica, and lived for many years in Malden. He spent his too-short retirement living in the Schoolhouse in Union, where he enjoyed being close to his children and grandchildren. After graduating Melrose High School, an accident at Lyman’s Market in the Melrose Highlands was a pivotal moment for Phil. He met the ensuing challenges head-on,...

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James M. Phillips Jr., 85

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Published June 21, 2019 NEWTON — James M. Phillips Jr., 85, of Newton, formally of Melrose and Saugus, died Sunday June 16, 2019. He was born on June 2, 1934 to the late Bessie Lee Grantham and James M. Phillips Sr. of Alabama. Following high school he joined the Air Force and served in the Korean War. After his service he went on to earn a college degree through the GI bill. Jim was a long time resident of Melrose. He leaves behind his beloved wife Eugenia (Cannuli) Phillips...

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David J. Nichols, 61

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Published June 14, 2019 WAKEFIELD — David J. Nichols, 61, longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2019 at High Pointe House in Haverhill. Born in Boston on November 1, 1957, David is one of three children of the late Robert S. and Joyce (Houlder) Nichols. He grew up in Reading, attending Reading High School. There, he developed a love of gymnastics and music, taking up the drums and the guitar. He would go on to play those instruments throughout his life. A friendly person,...

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Priscilla L. Hook, 71

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Published June 14, 2019 CONCORD — Priscilla L. “Silka” Hook, 71, of Concord, formerly of Melrose, died on June 7, 2019. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1966 and from Regis College.   Silka was a person who made friends wherever she went. She honestly cared about people and felt she learned something from everyone she met. To her, some were friends for the moment others became friends forever but she never forgot anyone whom she came in contact with. Loyalty was one of...

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Joyce A. Petrino, 76

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Published June 14, 2019 MELROSE — Joyce A. Petrino, 76, Melrose resident, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 with her family by her side at Winchester Hospital. Born in Melrose on October 24, 1942, Joyce is one of two children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lattanzi. She grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in 1960. In her earlier years, she enjoyed spending summers with her family on the Cape. Joyce would meet and later marry her beloved Philip M. Petrino, and they...

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