Melrose Obituaries

Jean Marie Conn, 83

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Published June 7, 2019 SAUGUS — Jean Marie (Monahan) Conn, 83, passed away at her home in Saugus on Saturday June 1, 2019. She was born in Medford on June 2, 1935 to the late Arthur and Arline (Berrigan) Monahan. Jean and her brother Richard grew up in Melrose. She graduated from St. Mary’s Elementary School and St. Mary’s High School in Melrose. Following high school, she attended Chandler School for Women. Jean worked at the Provident Institution For Savings until her marriage to Donald Conn in 1958. During...

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Roger A. Nadeau, 55

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Published June 7, 2019 MELROSE — Roger A. Nadeau, 55, passed away at the Dexter House in Malden on May 26, 2019. Roger was born in Melrose on June 24, 1963 to John and Martha Nadeau. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School in 1981, and has been a lifelong resident of Melrose. A plumber by trade, Roger loved fishing, boating and enjoyed spending time vacationing in Florida and Cape Cod.; During his childhood he enjoyed summers in South Harpswell, Maine with family. Roger was an...

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Martha R. Cusolito, 85

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Melrose Obituaries | Comments Off on Martha R. Cusolito, 85

Published May 31, 2019 MELROSE — Martha R. Cusolito (Mallard), 85, longtime Melrose resident, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at The Residence at Melrose Station with her family by her side. Born September 6, 1933, Martha is one of four children of the late Joseph and Ruth (MacPhee) Mallard. She grew up in West Medford, and graduated from Medford High in 1952. As a child, Martha developed a love of music, playing the clarinet in the school band. She carried that love of music with her into...

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Phyllis A. Newman, 94

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Published May 31, 2019 MELROSE — Phyllis A. Newman, 94, died peacefully at her home in the Harvest Hill retirement community in Lebanon, New Hampshire on May 6, 2019 after a long illness. Phyllis was born Phyllis Lacasse in Lowell, Mass. and spent her early years in Wakefield, until her family moved to Melrose, where she lived for more than 70 years. She was the oldest of four girls and a mainstay of her family. Her first job after graduating high school was at the Federal Reserve Bank in...

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Barbara Zajac, 68

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Published May 31, 2019 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Barbara Ellen Zajac, 68, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019. She was born November 26, 1950 to Walter J. Zajac and Jean E. (McNeill) Zajac. Survivors include her brothers, Peter L. Zajac and his wife, Mal, of Gainesville, Ga. (and formerly of Tewksbury, Mass.), Stephen J. Zajac of Reading, Mass. and Jeffrey W. Zajac and his wife, Jackie, of Melrose, Mass.; nieces, Kara, Kristy, Jocelyn and Jamie; and grand-nephews and nieces Austen, Logan, Senia Mae, Mason and Morgan....

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Stephen P. McMahon, 71

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Published May 31, 2019 MALDEN — Stephen P. McMahon, 71, of Malden, died peacefully on May 21, 2019. He was born on October 26, 1947 to Walter and Louise (Berry) McMahon, was raised in Everett, and graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea.   Stephen enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after high school. He served honorably for four years during the Vietnam War. After his time in the service, Stephen went on to work in banking for over 30 years as a Senior Computer Specialist for the First...

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Dana M. Jewell, 81

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Published May 31, 2019 MELROSE — Dana M. Jewell, 81, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Care One in Wilmington on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Dana was born in Lawrence on March 16, 1938. Raised and educated in Brookline, Dana was a graduate of Brookline High School and settled in Melrose. Dana was a dedicated employee of the aeronautical manufacturing firm, Chomerics in Woburn for over 40 years. He enjoyed his work, and retired in the late 1980s. Dana was a well-known and avid outdoorsman. He...

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Belle Maxwell, 95

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Published May 31, 2019 MELROSE — Belle (Nunley) Maxwell, 95, a resident of Melrose and formerly longtime resident of Marietta, Ga., passed away peacefully at Elmhurst Healthcare in Melrose on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Belle was born at home on August 14, 1923 in rural Putnam County, Tennessee. Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was married to Clarence E. Maxwell on March 19, 1947 in Rossville, Georgia. While work for Clarence required relocating several times, Belle remained a dedicated homemaker and mother to her two children. Belle was a fun...

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John C. Williams, 53

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Published May 31, 2019 WAKEFIELD — John C. Williams, 53, a resident of Wakefield, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Winchester Hospital.  John was born in Melrose on November 28, 1965, one of three children of William “Bill” Williams and Patricia R. (Ahearn) Mahoney. He grew up in Wakefield, and graduated from Wakefield Memorial High School. From an early age, John loved to take things apart to see how they worked. That carried over to his adult life. Few things brought him more joy than working on...

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Katherine Cremin, 74

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Published May 31, 2019 MELROSE — Katherine Cremin, (Kappy) 74, beloved sister, aunt, godmother, cousin and friend, died suddenly, peacefully, and in the state of grace on May 25, 2019. Katherine was born in Boston, grew up in Somerville, and spent the last 35 years in Melrose. She attended St. Polycarp and public schools in Somerville, later studied early childhood education and worked at The Elizabeth Peabody House Preschool on Mystic Ave. in Somerville for 20 years before retiring. She was an inseparable life companion to her parents Michael...

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