Melrose Obituaries

Shirley Ann Rhodes

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Published March 15, 2019 METHUEN — Shirley Ann Rhodes of New Hampshire, formerly of Melrose, passed away on March 10, 2019 at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen. She was a long time resident of Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School. The daughter of the late Ivan Rhodes and Vera Bickford Rhodes, Shirley is survived by her brother, Edward Rhodes, nieces, Karen Brett, Dyann Rhodes, Valerie Rhodes, Heather Wensinger and her dear cousin, Ruth Peck. Loving and close friend of Elizabeth Carmichael, Dianne Jackson as well as many other loving and devoted friends. Shirley...

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John Ford

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Published March 15, 2019 MELROSE — John Ford, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on March 6, 2019. Born in Malden, the only child of John and Catherine (Ebert) Ford, John graduated from Everett High School. It was at a dance at Immaculate Conception Church in Everett where he met Ruth Herlihy, his wife of 61 years. Ruth passed away 2 months prior to John, but their commitment to one another was so evident during their long marriage. Together they enjoyed their family, traveling...

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Loretta M. Wallace, 88

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Published March 15, 2019 MELROSE — Loretta M. (O’Connor) Wallace, 88, of Melrose, died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 9, 2019. Loretta grew up in Jamaica Plain with her mother, father, and brother Jim. She attended parochial schools and led a life of strong faith. After graduating high school, Loretta enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was subsequently stationed in Norfolk, Va. It was there she met and married her husband, Ralph. They settled in Melrose and created a loving home for their seven children. They were married for 49 years...

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Peter A. Rossetti, 76

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Published March 7, 2019 MELROSE — Peter A. Rossetti, 76, a resident of Melrose, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Peter was born in Cambridge on November 26, 1942, and raised in the North End of Boston. After graduating from Christopher Columbus High School in the North End, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served for four years and was honorably discharged in 1964. Peter was married on April 28, 1973 to Joanna Moretti of the North End. They eventually settled in Melrose...

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Shirley Washburn, 98

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Published March 7, 2019 PEABODY — Shirley (Eaton) Barter Washburn, 98, a resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody, and formerly a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2019. Shirley was born on June 27, 1920 in Melrose, one of two children of the late Frank S. Eaton and Florence (Worcester) Eaton. She was raised in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. Shirley was married to Paul J. Barter and raised a family of two children in Melrose. After the loss of Paul in...

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Matthew D. Brickley, 59

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Published March 7, 2019 SANDY, Utah — Matthew David Brickley, 59, lost his courageous battle with colon cancer on February 19, 2019. He was surrounded by love as his journey came to a close. Matthew was born September 10, 1959 in Quincy, Mass. to John Everett Brickley and Bertha Virginia (Saari) Brickley. He was third born out of seven children. Matthew spent his youth in Melrose, Mass., graduating from Melrose High School in 1977. He continued his education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, graduating with his bachelor’s degree in...

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Deanna B. Knapp, 67

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Published March 7, 2019 MELROSE — Deanna Benson Knapp, 67, of Melrose, passed away on March 4, 2019. Deanna was born on December 7, 1951, the daughter of Priscilla and Charles Benson. Survived by her son William, daughter Samantha; brothers Chuck, Keith and Kenny and numerous nieces and nephews. Service on Thursday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 131 West Emerson Street,...

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James Daley, 75

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Published March 7, 2019 ATLANTA, Ga. — James (Jay) Daley, 75, born on January 26, 1944 in Medford, Mass. to the late Geraldine Daley and the late Jim Daley, passed away on March 4, 2019 surrounded by his family in Atlanta. He was raised in Medford and graduated from Salem State University. James was married to Pauline Daley. He is survived by his sons, Sean Daley and Brian Daley; brother, Gerald Daley; grandchildren, Ava Daley, Hannah Daley, and Morgan Daley; daughter-in-law, Jill Daley; nieces, Kerry Nizolek, Katy Wieczorek, and...

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Marie Williams, 90

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off on Marie Williams, 90

Published March 1, 2019 MELROSE — Marie Bernadette “Bernie” Williams, 90, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on February 26, 2019. Bernie was born in Malden on August 7, 1928 to the late John and Grace (McDermott) Lucey. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School. Mrs. Williams married her husband John in 1950 and moved to Melrose. They started raising their family of eight in the Hesseltine section of Melrose and have been residents ever since. Bernie was a longtime member of Most Blessed Sacrament Church...

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Jean Doherty, 91

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off on Jean Doherty, 91

Published March 1, 2019 MARSHFIELD — Jean (Canole) Doherty, 91, of Marshfield, formerly of Peabody and Melrose, passed away on February 22, 2019. Jean was born in Chelsea on April 15, 1927 to the late James and Ruth (Barry) Canole. She was raised in Revere and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1945.   Jean and her husband Ed were married for 66 years. They settled in Melrose and raised their family there. Later they moved to Peabody where they lived for 15 years before spending the last two...

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