Roy A. Gerstel Jr., 67

Jun 17, 2021 by

Published June 17, 2021 LYNNFIELD — Roy A. “Ronny” Gerstel Jr., a resident of Lynnfield and formerly of East Weymouth and Halifax, entered into eternal life unexpectedly on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at his home in Lynnfield. He was 67 years of age. Ronny was born in Weymouth on February 26, 1954; a son of the late Roy A. Gerstel and Claire F. (McDonough) Gerstel. He grew up in East Weymouth and later Halifax, attending both the William Seach Elementary School and the Halifax Elementary School, and graduated from Silver Lake Regional High School. Ronny enlisted into the United States Navy on November 11, 1971 and served his country with honor and courage during the Vietnam Conflict. He was discharged on August 31, 1973 with the rank of Signalman 3rd Class Petty Officer. Following...

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Phyllis M. Farrell, 89

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Published June 18, 2021 MELROSE — Phyllis M. (Mansfield) Farrell, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at age 89. Phyllis was born in Everett on August 7, 1931, daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Ferrari) Mansfield. Raised in Everett, Phyllis attended Everett High School before her marriage to John J. Farrell. Residing in Melrose for many years, Phyllis was the loving mother of seven children. Phyllis centered her life around her family. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and a constant presence in the lives of her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. After raising her family, Phyllis worked for over 10 years as a medical secretary in the Maternity Dept. at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Phyllis and Jack found a winter home in S. Pasadena, Florida...

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Alan E. Edmonds

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Published June 18, 2021 MELROSE — Alan E. Edmonds, of Melrose, passed away on June 10, 2021. Alan was a life-long resident of Massachusetts who attended the Horace Mann School and graduated from Melrose High School in 1971. While a student at the University of Massachusetts, he studied abroad in France at Aix- en- Provence where he further developed his fluency in French. He earned his B.A. in French Language and Literature, followed by a master’s degree in International Business from the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. He later earned a license as an Import/Export Agent and spent most of his career in the import export industry. Alan grew up hiking and camping in the White Mountains with his dad and older brother. As he grew up, he followed this love...

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Teresa A. Leary, 94

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Published June 18, 2021 MELROSE — Teresa A. (Gilmartin) Leary passed away on June 13, 2021; she was 94 years of age. Teresa was born in Melrose on April 23, 1927 to the late John and Delia (Gill) Gilmartin. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar School and St. Mary’s High School. Teresa was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church. She was a member of the “Winnie Club”, a group of St. Mary’s High School friends who named the club after Sister Winnie, a friend who joined the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus right out of high school. Mrs. Leary worked at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for 20 years in the doctor’s lounge. Teresa had a very quick Irish wit and was very proud of...

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Julie G. Clark, 67

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Published June 18, 2021 MANCHESTER, N.H. — Julie G. Clark, 67, of Manchester died on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the High Pointe House in Haverhill. She was born in Melrose on June 22, 1953, daughter of Elinor (Bickford) Clark and the late Glenn G. Clark, Jr. One of four children, Julie’s life was full of family. The front porch of the family home on Gooch Street was always buzzing with neighborhood kids playing cards or grabbing their tennis racquets to play at the Melrose Common. After graduating from Melrose High in 1971, she attended University of MA, Amherst and later obtained her Master’s Degree in Administration from Boston University. Her 18-year career with many telephone companies allowed her a comfortable retirement along with nine years with the Wilmington Police Dept. as a Senior...

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E. Phyllis Greene, 95

Jun 10, 2021 by

Published June 11, 2021 MELROSE — E. Phyllis (Cheever) Greene, a lifelong Melrose resident, passed away peacefully in Peabody on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at age 95. Phyllis was born in Woburn on December 23, 1925; one of four daughters of the late Louis M. and Elizabeth M. (Walker) Cheever. A graduate of Melrose High School, Phyllis was married to Richard M. Greene in 1951, and raised her family of two sons in Melrose. A generous, devout and caring woman, Phyllis proudly served the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital as the Protestant Chaplain for over 20 years. With her ability to make connections and her innate friendly nature, she cherished her time supporting patients and families through their stay. She also proudly established the Protestant Chaplaincy Council at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital to further her goal of helping patients...

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