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144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

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Michael D. Vetree

1933 - 2018


Michael D. Vetree, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away on Wednesday, Nov 14th, after a brief illness. Michael was born in Melrose in 1933, the son of Dante and Irene Vetree. He was raised and educated in Malden, graduated from Malden High School with the Class of 1951. Soon after high school, Michael enlisted in the US Air Force to help our country fight in the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Malden. He began working at the H.P. Hood Milk plant in Charlestown, and after 35 years with the company, he retired as a Maintenance Supervisor.

   Michael was an avid Boston sports fan, especially loving the Red Sox and Patriots. He was also was a “history fanatic”. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with the company of his family.

   He is survived by his children, Dennis M. Vetree & his wife Diane of Georgetown, Michelle A. Vetree of Woburn, Chris E. Vetree of Malden, Michael S. Vetree of Malden, Jill P. Vetree of Malden, his brother, Dante V. Vetree of Everett, his grandchildren, of Vincent, Steven, Shawn, Kali, Alyssa, Brianna, and Lauren, Carissa & Scott, his great grandchildren, Amber and Steven, also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

   In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his daughter, Dawn Marie Colucci, and his brother, William Vetree and his former wife & mother of all his children, Shirley Vetree Lima.

   Visiting hours will be held on Tues, Nov 21st, from 4 – 8 PM at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden. A graveside service for Michael will be held on Wed., Nov. 22nd, in Forest Dale Cemetery, 150 Forest St, Malden, at 11 AM.

   In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making donations in Michael’s memory to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, ATT: Superintendents Office, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150


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