Norma J. Marcotti, 91

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Published June 11, 2021 MELROSE — Norma J. (Gradone) Marcotti, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 6, 2021, with her family by her side. She was 91. Born on June 26, 1929, in Winthrop, Norma was one of eight children of the late Michael and Josephine (DeNunzio) Gradone. She grew up in Somerville, graduating from Somerville High School, where she met Arthur D. Marcotti in their advanced math class. The two were high school sweethearts. They married on July 21, 1950 at St. Joseph’s Church in Medford and were blessed to celebrate 70 ½ amazing years of marriage together. Settling in Melrose to raise their family, Norma loved her role as a homemaker. She adored Arthur (”Art” or “Arturo” as she lovingly called him), her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren....

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Doris Sullivan, 90

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Published June 11, 2021 WINCHESTER — Doris Robichaud (Re) Sullivan, age 90, of Winchester, formerly of Melrose, died on Friday, June 4 at the Winchester Nursing Center. She was born in Berlin, N.H. on March 2, 1931, and was the daughter of the late William and Melina (Favreau) Robichaud. Doris was educated by the Grey Nuns of Montreal. She enjoyed spending time with her family and making days memorable. She was a proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her kindness and generosity were at the heart of who she was. Holidays were always joyful when created by Doris with surprises for all. She worked in the restaurant business for over 30 years, many of which were at Jack and Marion’s in Brookline. During her retirement, she traveled to 49 of the 50 States in...

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Traditional commencement exercises Friday at NRHS...

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Published June 10, 2021 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — Commencement exercises for the 64th class to graduate from North Reading High School will be held on Friday, June 11 at 6:15 p.m. These graduates have plenty to celebrate and they have been anticipating this moment for months. The outdoor ceremony will begin with a processional of the graduating seniors led by Class Marshals Sarah Gerber and Dylan Kelleher. They will enter the school’s Arthur J. Kenney Field to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” and will be seated together. Their families will be seated separately on the field, in family units. This arrangement differs slightly from last year’s commencement during which graduates were required to sit only with their families on the field. This change is indicative of the progress being made in combatting the...

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Hot voters approve $80M operating budget, 32 warrant articles in 70 minutes...

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Published June 10, 2021 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The 161 voters attending last Saturday’s annual Town Meeting, held outdoors, were met with a scorching hot day on the Arthur J. Kenney turf field as temperature reach 90 degrees at the start of a four-day heat wave. The hot temperatures definitely contributed to the sprint to the finish line as the voters dispensed with all 32 warrant articles in about 70 minutes once the meeting got underway at about 9:15 a.m. GIVE ME SHELTER. A large golf umbrella provides a voter at Town Meeting with a reprieve from the scorching heat Saturday morning at Arthur J. Kenney Field. (Maureen Doherty Photo) “The temperature had ticked up a couple more degrees than we were expecting in the forecast but we opted to push forward...

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Ipswich River Community Chorus tribute concert to Nancy Ferretti...

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Published June 10, 2021 NORTH READING — The Ipswich River Community Chorus (IRCC) is delighted to present an afternoon of free live music dedicated to renowned local music educator, performer and vocal coach Nancy Ferretti. The concert will be held on Saturday, June 19 at 4 p.m. at the gazebo at Ipswich River Park, 15 Central St., with a rain date of June 20. NANCY FERRETTI, local music educator, performer and vocal coach extraordinaire (front row, center) is surrounded by members of the IRCC at a recent rehearsal for the group’s tribute concert to her. The free event at IRP is June 19 at 4 p.m. (Courtesy Photo) Ferretti has been a beloved North Reading resident for many decades and served the community’s singers in a number of capacities. These include music educator in...

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