Melrose Obituaries

Wesley E. Lord, 84

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Wesley E. Lord, 84

Published April 9, 2021 NORTH READING — Wesley E. Lord, 84, of North Reading, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, April 4, 2021 after a period of declining health. He was born in Boston, Mass. to Clifton and Mary (Hogan) Lord and grew up and attended school in Melrose. After graduation, he enlisted and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for eight years. Wesley married Eleanor (Hongisto) in Fitzwilliam, N.H. on September 27, 1958. They resided in Melrose for seven years before settling in North Reading. Mr. Lord...

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Jo Ann Mayers

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Published April 9, 2021 MELROSE — Jo Ann (Hanson) Mayers died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 31, 2021. Jo Ann devoted many years as a Camp Fire Girl leader. Most of her girls are still together today. She was a crossing guard for many years at the Winthrop School before becoming a labor and delivery nurse at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She helped deliver countless babies for nearly 40 years. She was a faithful friend, wife and a supporting, loving grandmother. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert W....

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Alfred R. Wong, 66

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Alfred R. Wong, 66

Published April 2, 2021 WAKEFIELD — Alfred R. “Al” Wong, of Wakefield, and formerly of Melrose, died on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Tufts Medical Center at the age of 66. Born on June 9, 1954, Al was one of four children of Wing G. and Marie C. (Hong) Wong. He grew up in Melrose graduating from Melrose High in 1973 and UMass Lowell in 1979, with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. He worked for Wang Labs, Digital Equipment Corporation, and IBM as a sales engineer. His true...

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Francis J. Sullivan, 84

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Published April 2, 2021 WOBURN — Francis J. “Joe” Sullivan of Woburn, formerly of Melrose and East Boston, passed away after battling Alzheimer’s Disease on March 27, 2021 with his family by his side. He was 84 years old. Born on November 3, 1936 in Winthrop, Joe was one of four children of the late Francis C. and Mary (Cashman) Sullivan. He was raised in East Boston and attended Boston College High School and Boston College. After being honorably discharged from the Air National Guard, Joe spent his career...

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John Cregg Mannion

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Published April 2, 2021 MELROSE — John Cregg Mannion passed away on Friday, March 26 at his childhood home in Melrose. Cregg, as he was known, was a veteran, having served in the military police for the majority of his time of duty. Upon leaving the Army in the late 1960’s, Cregg immediately became a part of the burgeoning Boston music scene – a scene he would be part of for the rest of his career as a musician, manager and most importantly – an audio engineer. Cregg was...

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Louis Yianacopolus, 83

Posted by on Apr 1, 2021 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off on Louis Yianacopolus, 83

Published April 2, 2021 STONEHAM— Louis “Janis” Yianacopolus of Stoneham, passed away at the age 83 on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Louis was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann Rafferty Yianacopolus of 61 years. He was the devoted father of Glenn Yianacopolus and his wife Valerie; Neil Yianacopolus and his wife Denise; Paul Yianacopolus and his wife Kimberly; and Kevin Yianacopolus and his wife Doreen. He was the loving “Papu” to Bo and Clay; Kayla and Keli; Samantha; Matthew; Jessica; Alexa and Michael; and Tyler, Julia, Caroline,...

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Gloria Vozzella, 90

Posted by on Mar 25, 2021 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off on Gloria Vozzella, 90

Published March 26, 2021 MELROSE — Gloria (Mancini) Vozzella, 90, of Saugus, died on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Rosewood Rehabilitation Center in Peabody. She was the wife of the late Edward Vozzella. Gloria was born in the North End of Boston and she was the daughter of the late Otino Mancini and Carmela (Laporta) Mancini. She was a graduate of Somerville High School. She was a member of the Sons of Italy, the Progresso Club and retired from Danvers State Hospital. Gloria was an avid card player and loved...

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Bernard J. Cincotta Sr.

Posted by on Mar 25, 2021 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off on Bernard J. Cincotta Sr.

Published March 26, 2021 MELROSE — Bernard J. Cincotta Sr., of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by family on March 18, 2021. He was born in 1926 in Marlborough to Angelo and Jennie (Zanca) Cincotta. He graduated from Marlborough High School in June 1944. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1944 and served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He had a 40-year career at Boston Gas Co. where he started in 1948 as a chemist in the lab and retired in 1988 as superintendent in the company’s...

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Beverly A. DiVola

Posted by on Mar 25, 2021 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off on Beverly A. DiVola

Published March 26, 2021 MALDEN — Beverly A. (Doucette) DiVola, of Malden, formerly of Melrose, died after a brief illness, March 16, 2021. Beverly was born in Melrose on March 21, 1937 to the late David and Edith (Kearney) Doucette. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. She started her working career at Transitron in Melrose and later went on to work as a check processor for Mellon Bank for many years. She and her late husband Bob moved to Malden many years ago but Beverly...

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Evelyn DeBenedetto, 90

Posted by on Mar 25, 2021 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off on Evelyn DeBenedetto, 90

Published March 26, 2021 MELROSE — Mrs. Evelyn (Chalapatas) “Effie” DeBenedetto, a longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at age 90. Evelyn was born in Boston on August 30, 1930, the only daughter of four children to Greek immigrants, George and Diana (Primpas) Chalapatas. She was raised in Allston, graduated from Brighton High School, and from Katherine Dell Secretarial School. Evelyn worked in a variety of secretarial roles before becoming a homemaker, then returned to the work force...

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