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Month: April 2020

EDITORIAL: Onward and upward

Published April 29, 2020 Gov. Charlie Baker’s announcement that school buildings will be closed for the rest of the academic year was truly a punch to the gut. While we certainly understand and respect why Baker decided to close...

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Rita M. Van Kirk, 93

Published May 1, 2020 MELROSE — Rita M. (Boyle) Van Kirk, 93, died at home with family by her side on April 18, 2020. She was born in South Boston on June 16, 1926 to the late Lawrence and Margaret (Kelly) Boyle. Rita was raised...

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Mary Sutherby

Published May 1, 2020 MELROSE — God called Mary Sutherby home on April 22, 2020, when she joined her dear Frank, her husband of 65 years. Mary was born in Malden, loving daughter of firefighter and World War I veteran William...

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Edward Beirod, 78

Published May 1, 2020 MELROSE — Edward “Eddie” Beirod, 78, longtime Melrose resident, passed away at Tufts Medical Center on Monday, April 6, 2020.  Eddie was born in Cambridge on August 28, 1941, one of three children of the...

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