Memorial Day events planned

May 13, 2021 by

Published May 14, 2021 MELROSE — This Memorial Day, Mayor Paul Brodeur, the Melrose Veterans’ Advisory Board, and the Melrose Veterans’ Services Office invite the public to join us in honoring, remembering, and respecting the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of the military. The traditional decoration of the graves and retiring of the flags will take place at Wyoming Cemetery on Saturday, May 29, 2021, starting at 10 a.m. The Melrose Memorial Day Ceremony will be on Sunday, May 30 at 10 a.m. at the Knoll (Lynn Fells Parkway – across the street from the Melrose Veterans’ Memorial Middle School). Following the ceremony at the Knoll we will proceed to the Vietnam Memorial on Main Street and then continue on to the Honor Roll to conclude the days’ observances. Please note...

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Lincoln St. man eyes SC seat

May 13, 2021 by

Published May 14, 2021 MELROSE — A Lincoln Street man has expressed interest in running for School Committee this year. At the end of a busy first week of the 2021 city election season, John P. Connelly of 10 Lincoln St. pulled nomination papers on Friday, May 7 for one of the three four-year school board seats open this cycle. He will now need to get at least 20 local registered voters to sign his nomination papers. So far, Connelly joins current School Committee members Jennifer M. McAndrew and John Obremski as election hopefuls. Election day is November 2. Each available seat on the 11-member City Council has also drawn interest. Current Councilors-at-Large Christopher C. Cinella, Jack Eccles, Maya Jamaleddine and Leila B. Migliorelli took out nomination papers last week. So did Manjula N. Karamcheti in Ward...

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DPW hosts paper shredding event Saturday...

May 13, 2021 by

Published May 14, 2021 MELROSE — The DPW will host a paper shredding event Saturday, May 15 at the City Yard on Tremont Street from 8 a.m. to noon. Residents may bring one file box per household, which will be taken free of charge. Each additional box will cost $5 and please remember that only checks are accepted. As with each Saturday event, DPW will also be accepting: TV’s, monitors & laptops (all $20), metal goods ($25), tires ($2 to $8), mercury items, CFL bulbs, clothes, books and dried latex paint (all free). City Yard stickers will also be available with proof of residency. For more information visit https://www.cityofmelrose.org/trash-recycling or email...

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Barbara Call, 75

May 13, 2021 by

Published May 14, 2021 MELROSE — Barbara Ann Call, 75, of Melrose, formerly of Wakefield, died Thursday, May 6, 2021 at the CareOne Wilmington nursing home. Born in Stoneham on May 22, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Widell and Ann (Early) Ollis. Barbara was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1963. The day after graduation, she and her high school sweetheart, Robert W. Call, ran off and got married. The two settled in Wakefield and began their family. Barbara stayed home to raise her children and when they were grown, she went to work as an insurance clerk for WG Levitt of Stoneham. She was also active in her church, the Church of Christ in Melrose, where her husband was the pastor. Barbara...

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Barbara Stone, 87

May 13, 2021 by

Published May 14, 2021 MELROSE — Barbara (Butler) Stone, formerly of Lynnfield, passed away surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 87. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J.W. Stone with whom she shared 25 years of marriage. She was also the devoted mother of Karen Stone Talwar of New York, New York; Jacqueline Comeau and her husband David of Lynnfield; and Meredith Stone of Middleton. Barbara was the loving sister of the late Rosemary Rudolph and the cherished grandmother of Mackenzie and Cameron Comeau. She felt strongly about the importance of volunteering, giving of her time to the League of Women Voters and The Home for Little Wanderers. She was also an avid golfer. She was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and a...

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Wesley E. Lord, 84

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Published May 14, 2021 NORTH READING — Wesley E. Lord, 84, of North Reading, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, April 4, 2021 after a period of declining health. He was born in Boston to Clifton and Mary (Hogan) Lord and grew up and attended school in Melrose. After graduation, he enlisted and served in the Army Reserve for eight years. Wesley married Eleanor (Hongisto) in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire on September 27, 1958. They resided in Melrose for seven years before settling in North Reading. Mr. Lord owned and operated several businesses including Lord’s Service Station in Everett and Lord’s Landing Marina and Campground on Ossipee Lake in New Hampshire. Mr. Lord proudly became a member of Wyoming Lodge of Masons alongside his father in 1957 and he twice served as Commander of...

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