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DEATHS 2011

 

December 31, 2011


Ralph Lowell Norteman, 85, of Elmwood Street, North Attleboro, died peacefully at his residence on Saturday, December 31, 2011 as he was surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Barbara Jean (Ingraham) Norteman who died on April 24, 1988.

Born in North Attleboro, Massachusetts on October 8, 1926, he was a son of the late Harry L. Norteman, Sr. and Laura (Christian) Norteman. He graduated from North Attleboro High School with the Class of 1944.

Mr. Norteman enlisted in the United States Navy on September 21, 1944 and served honorably until his discharge on October 18, 1946. He achieved the rank of Aviation Electricians Mate.

He attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated from the former Bryant College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1949.

Mr. Norteman was employed by the former New England Telephone Company, later NYNEX and Verizon, as an advertising account representative until his retirement in 1988.

He was a member of the Charles River Masonic Lodge AF & AM in West Medway.

He will be lovingly remembered for his sense of humor. A lover of words and a great storyteller, he could always be counted on to come up with a memorable phrase for any occasion. He enjoyed comedy, especially vaudeville in his younger days as well as movies and British comedies. He had a great fondness for animals, especially dogs. Music, particularly ragtime and Dixieland jazz, was a great love of his.

Creating lifelong memories to cherish at the family cottage in Maine during the summer months were most precious to him.

He leaves his children: Karen Norteman and her companion, Gregory Hall, of Alfred, ME; Nancy Patton and her husband, Scott Patton, of Stow, MA; Joyce Norteman of North Attleboro and Eric Norteman and his wife, Catherine (Gorman) Norteman, of North Attleboro; his grandchildren: Emily and Maxwell Norteman of North Attleboro; a brother: Harry L. Norteman, Jr. of North Attleboro and several extended family members and dear friends. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Thursday, January 5, 2011 from 4:00 7:00 PM in the Memorial Chapel of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

Those in need of a ride to visitation may call the funeral home at (508) 695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the Funeral Service on Friday, January 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM in the Memorial Chapel of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with Chaplain Gretchen Robinson of the Community VNA Hospice, Attleboro, officiating.

Burial will be private in Mount Hope Cemetery and Arboretum, North Attleboro.

Childrens room available during visitation and the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 808, Hudson, MA 01749-0808 or to the Community VNA Hospice Care, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.

To send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit an online register book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Karen Norteman
21 Clark Rd
Alfred, ME 04002

 

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Orvis W. Bonney Jr., 83, of Laurel Place, Hudson, N.H., died Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the VA Medical Center.

Orvis retired from Nynex in 1986, after 29 years of employment with NE Telephone in Manchester, N.H. He was a communicant of St. Jude Parish, Londonderry, where he served as an altar server. Orvis was also an avid golfer.

He is survived by two sons, Orvis W. Bonney III of Manchester and Kevin W. Bonney of Bedford, N.H.; three daughters, Debra A. Turnbull of North Adams, Mass., Lynn M. Cavedon of North Smithfield, R.I., and Karen E. Bonney of Hudson; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Lorraine (Asselin) Bonney in 2007.

To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Orvis W. Bonney III
669 Lake Ave, 
Manchester, NH 03103 

 

December 22, 2011

Edmond J. "Butch" Michaud Jr. 65 of Salem, beloved husband of Carol A. (Morin) Michaud (formerly worked in CSD) died unexpectedly December 22, 2011 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Edmond J. Sr., and Katherine (Kohut) Michaud. He was raised and educated in Peabody and attended St. John's Grammar School and Salem High School.

An honorably discharged veteran, Butch served his country as a member of the United States Army National Guard.

Mr. Michaud began his professional Career with the former United Shoe Machine Corporation in Beverly. Butch was the proprietor of his own plumbing company. 
A former member of the Salem Lodge of Moose, he was an avid golfer who had a passion for boating, fishing and he loved to travel. Above all else his family was paramount in his life. He was a dedicated husband, father and beloved grandfather who will be deeply missed.

In addition to his loving wife, Butch is survived by his daughter, Nicole Michaud of Salem, his son Todd C. Michaud and his wife Heather of Salem, his dearly loved grandchildren, Kyle, Madison and Makenzie and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Robert Michaud.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Thursday at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4 to 7 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Butch's memory to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210 or to the American Stroke Foundation, 5960 Dearborn St., Suite 100, Mission Kansas, 66202.

To send a condolence visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com or for further information, inquire at 978-744-2350

May he rest in peace.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Carol Michaud
11 Pacific St.
Salem, MA 01970

 

December 7, 2011

NORTH READING - Mrs. Patricia E. Hines-Stafford, 50, of North Reading died suddenly Monday at home. She was the beloved wife of Steven Stafford with whom she shared 26 years of marriage.

Patti was born in Lynn, daughter of Retired Lynn Police Lt. John F. Hines of Lynn and the late A. Maureen (Nolan) Hines. She was a resident of North Reading for the past 16 years and previously resided in Lynn. She was a graduate of Lynn English High School Class of 1979. She went on to Salem State College where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in 1983. Patty has been working towards her Master's Degree at Northeastern University.

Patti was a Registered Nurse at the North Shore Medical Center Union Hospital Emergency Room for the past 28 years.

Patti's true devotion was spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed planting flowers, gardening and swimming. She was also devoted to honoring her brother's memory with the yearly attendance of the scholarship fund in Chinatown for the Maryknoll Fathers.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by her two sons, Steven James Stafford of Arlington, VA and Christopher John Stafford of No. Reading. One sister, Kathleen A. Castello and her husband Lawrence of Burlington, VT. Her mother-in-law Lottie Stafford of Waltham, her sister in law Susan Link of Cambridge. Patty is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was the sister of the late Rev. John D. Hines, M.M. and the late 
Sheila M. Hines (worked in CSD).

Service Information: Patricia's funeral Mass will be Friday at 10 a.m., in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn. Interment will be in St. Josephs Cemetery, Lynn. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Joslin Center for Diabetes Research, 1 Joslin Place Boston, MA 02215. For online register book please visit
www.cuffemcginn.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. John Hines
33 Crooker Drive
Lynn, MA 01904

 

November 29, 2011

Charles William Sanders   
January 24, 1923 - November 29, 2011

Charles William Sanders, our beloved husband and father, a truly caring and wonderful person died November 29, 2011 at his home with his family around him.

Charles was born in London, England in 1923, the last of 10 children born to Alfred and Elizabeth Sanders. He served in the British Army in the Essex and Hampshire Regiments from 1939 to 1945 and with the Occupation Army in Austria in 1946.

He immigrated to the United States in 1955 and worked as a commercial artist for various art agencies in Boston. He was the recipient of the "Hatch 1986 Bob Stacy Craftsperson Award". 

He and his wife 
Doris (Asbrock) Sanders (worked in CSD) shared 55 wonderful years together. Beside his wife, Charles is survived by his son Michael of Southwest Harbor, ME. and daughter Gillian of Grafton, MA. 

Final arrangements are private. Memorial donations in Charles' name may be made to Hospice VNA of Cape Cod 434 Rt. 134, Suite D3, South Dennis, MA 02660 or the charity of your choice.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Doris Sanders
7 Southfield Lane
Sandwich, MA 02563

 

November 25, 2011

February 12, 1926 - November 25, 2011

Maryalice Downey was born in Lynn, MA to the late Albert and Ellen (Dean) Anglin. She was raised in the Point of Pines in Revere and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lynn Class of 1945. She went onto Salem State College where she received her Assoicates Degree. She was employed with New England Telephone Company for 35 years until her retirement in 1990. Ms. Downey was very active in numerous organizations. She belonged to the Shoe City Lions Club of Lynn, Red Hat Society, New England Telephone Pioneers, Revere Women's Club and Point of Pines Beach Association. In addition to the many organizations Ms. Downey belonged to, she enjoyed vacationing on Cape Cod, walks on the beach, dinners at the Point of Pines Yacht Club, bowling and being involved in the Revere Senior Center. Above all else, Maryalice's family was the most important aspect in her life. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She will be deeply missed. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Mass. General Hospital Cardiac ICU, especially Nurse Jean Murry who took exceptional care of Ms. Downey. 


Maryalice is survived by her beloved children, Ellenlyn Downey Ross of Wilton, CT, Eileen Horgan and husband, Timothy Robert of Stoneham and James Downey and wife, Loren of Long Beach, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren whom she adored, Tara Ross, Ivy Ross, Ian Ross, Kelly Svendsen and husband, Carl, Timothy Daniel Horgan, Sean Downey and Ryan Downey; great-grandchild, Ollie Svendsen. Several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Maryalice was also predeceased by aunt, Alice Dean "Auntie Alice".

Ms. Downey's Funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 9AM. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, 8 South Common St., Lynn at 10AM. Burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours Friday from 2-4 and 7-9PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital, c/o Heart Center, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.

 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Eileen Horgan
9 Melba Lane
Stoneham, MA 02180

 

Born in Lynn, she was a lifelong Lynn resident and was the daughter of the late Louis V. and Annie (Nicholopoulos) Andrews. She attended Lynn Classical High School. Nancy was a prep cook for the family owned 50 Club/DiFillipo's Brickyard Pub & Grill, and also was a homemaker at the Girls Club in Lynn. She was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church and enjoyed playing Bingo.

She leaves her children Richard A. DiFillipo of Lynn, Anthony DiFillipo and his wife Dolores of Lynn, Rocco DiFillipo of Lynn, Ralph DiFillipo of Lynn, Nancy A. Pantazopoulos (worked in Tel Sales) and her husband John of Salem, NH, and Ann Amberman and her husband Michael of Middleton, eight grandchildren Vanessa, George, Chrysanthe, Armand, Dylan, Anthony, Corey and Joshua, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the sister of the late Margaret "Margie" Santangelo, Georgia Psiroukis, Helen DiThomas, Mary Lavrentios and Audrey Loy.

ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10 AM from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Funeral Service in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Lynn at 11 AM. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 PM. Donations in her memory may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 So. Common St., Lynn, MA 01902 or to Alzheimer's Assn., 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. For online register book, please visitwww.cuffemcginn.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Nancy Pantazopoulos
10 Harley Lane
Salem, NH 03079
 

 

November 20, 2011

Robert M. Levine, 81, of Pope Road in Windham died Saturday Nov. 20, 2010 at Maine Medical Center in Portland following a lengthy illness.

Family photo Robert M. Levine is shown last year in Florida, where he spent winters.

He used his love and knowledge of horses to teach hundreds of people how to ride.

"We had both been widowed twice before. And we both said we would never marry again," said his third wife, Jeannie Gilman Winslow Levine.

Born in Detroit, Mich., Mr. Levine moved to Portland when he was 3 years old. He attended Portland schools, graduating from Portland High School in 1947. During high school, Mr. Levine worked at the Tomlinson Riding School in Westbrook. He started out working in the stables, and ended up becoming a riding instructor. "That's where he got his love for horses," his wife said. "It grew on him." For a number of years, he was a riding instructor at Tomlinson as well as at Camp Walden in Denmark.

Mr. Levine met his first wife, Jane Winslow Levine, at Tomlinson. She died at the age of 37."Bob was left to raise three children, but he always made sure his family was taken care of," his wife said.

He eventually married Barbara Adde Levine. They lived at Laneway Farms in Standish, where they raised horses for many years. His second wife died in her late 60s.

Mr. Levine sold advertising space in the Yellow Pages while raising and training horses. He was awarded the top salesman award several times during his 32-year career with the telephone company.

"They liked his mannerisms, his calmness and his confidence," his wife said. Despite being promoted into management positions, Mr. Levine kept returning to his sales job. "They used to say he kept leaving management to carry the bag," his wife said.  "He really enjoyed meeting people."

In 1986, Mr. Levine retired to devote more time to raising horses. His show horse, King of Conowingo, was New England Five Gaited Champion for several years. He trained other championship horses and ponies.

He taught his three children to be successful horsemen, including his son David, who raises horses on his farm in Virginia.

Even in his retirement years, people would come up to Mr. Levine and remind him of the impact he had on their lives by teaching them to ride, his wife recalled. "Everybody loved Bob when they met him. He had this boisterous laugh that you never forget," she said.

Mrs. Levine met her husband in church. They were married July 12, 2003, at the North Windham Union Church, where they were introduced.

"I used to sit at one end of the pew and he at the other end. People started to take notice when we began looking at the hymn book together," his wife said. "He had a wonderful smile and was so kind and generous."

They spent their years together walking and camping, and visiting the Caribbean islands. They spent their winters at their home in St. Cloud, Fla.  After losing two spouses, neither Mr. Levine nor his wife had intended to marry a third time. "It was just meant to be," she said. "We got along great."

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Levine's memory can be made to the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals. "He loved animals -- dogs, cats, you name it -- but especially horses," his wife said.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Jeannie Levine
100 Pope Rd
Windham, ME 04062

 

November 10, 2011

Rita A. McCulley, 95  Telephone Pioneer, avid knitter


LYNN - Rita A. McCulley, age 95, of Lynn, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles H. McCulley.

A lifelong resident of Lynn, Rita was born to the late Albennie and Dolores (Langevin) Belliveau. She worked for many years at the New England Telephone Company until her retirement in 1982. Rita was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was also a former communicant of St. Jean's Church and a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. Rita was an avid knitter and she also enjoyed crafts and braiding rugs.

Rita is survived by her beloved children, 
Richard "Dick" McCulley of Reading and Ann D. Grover and her husband, Marty of Lynn. Rita is also survived by her grandchildren, Andrea Schuster and husband, Craig,, Allison Grover and companion, Chuck Neall, Katelyn McCulley and Sarah McCulley; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Jeanette Belliveau and Claire McCulley; several nieces and nephews. Rita was also predeceased by siblings, Alfred Belliveau, George Belliveau, Robert Belliveau, Florence Odiorne and Marie Belliveau. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Putnam Farms for the compassionate care that was given to Rita.

Service Information: Rita's funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. to be followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, 571 Boston St., Lynn at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Jean's Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours Sunday from 4-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Parish Building Fund or Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sullivan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For online guestbook, please visit 
www.cuffemcginn.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Richard McCulley
52 Wakefield Street
Reading, MA 01867

 

October 20, 2011

Former switchboard operator

LYNN — Ursula Theresa (Pierce) Burt, age 94, of Lynn, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at her home following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Clayton J. Burt, with whom she shared 49 years together in marriage, and the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (McMorrow) Pierce.

A lifelong resident of Lynn, she was educated in Lynn schools, graduating from Lynn English High School in 1936. She worked as a switchboard operator at area hospitals, including Lynn Hospital, Union Hospital and Saugus General Hospital. Ursula was a very happy person, always smiling. She enjoyed trips to Foxwoods, bowling and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. She loved the beach and having her family around her.

She is survived by six children, Robert J. Burt and his companion 
Joan Champoux of Swampscott, William F. Burt and his wife Bea of Milton, N.H., Fred Burt and his wife Kathy Kuck of Bear, Del., Mary Cameron and her husband Tom of Amesbury, Kathy O’Neil and her husband Bob, with whom she lived, of Lynn, and Barbara White and her husband William of Oxford. She also leaves 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Claire Howes, Greg and Everett Pierce.

Service information: Her funeral will be held from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, Lynn on Monday at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Lynn at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Directions and guest book 
www.solimine.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Robert Burt and Joan Champoux
1002 Paradise Road #1C
Swampscott, MA 01907

 

October 2, 2011

We just learned that William J. Shutt, son of William T. Shutt passed away on September 15, 2011. May he rest in peace.

SOMERSWORTH – William J. Shutt, 64, born July 3, 1947 in Brookline, MA died after a courageous battle with metastatic cancer on September 15, 2011 surrounded by family members at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He was raised in Brookline, NH and resided there most of his life.

The son of William T. Shutt of Bedford, NH and the late Gertrude L. Shutt of Watertown, MA he is survived by a son, William C. Shutt of Somersworth, a daughter Suzanne R. Gorhan of Henniker, four grandchildren, Nick and Jake Shutt, Colin and Avery Gorhan, also, four brothers, Dennis Shutt of Florida, Kevin Shutt of Manchester, NH, Thomas and Timothy Shutt of Brookline, NH and four sisters, Karen Hebert of Bedford, NH, Diane Walsh Green of Hooksett, Marybeth Snow of Hollis, and Theresa Faucher of Windsor, CT.

Other survivors include many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Gary M. Shutt.

Mr. Shutt spent his professional life as a master carpenter and cabinetmaker who created and built many furniture pieces, kitchens and living areas.

He enjoyed sailing, deep-sea fishing and all outdoor activities.

A memorial service will be held at 11am October 8th at the Brookline Chapel 36 Main St. (Rte 130) Brookline, NH

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

William T. Shutt
42 Old Farm Rd
Bedford, NH

 

October 18, 2011


CORNELIUS, N.C. — Virginia Avis White Killeen, 86, of Cornelius, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at Presbyterian Hospital-Huntersville, N.C.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1924 in Lynn, to the late Ernest Harmon and Ruth Marjorie Bassett White.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Patrick Killeen; sons, Michael P. Killeen, William T. Killeen, Robert J. Killeen, Kevin P. Killeen; and grandson, Shawn P. Killeen.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Anne Silva and husband Francis of Danvers, Sharyn Killeen of Cornelius; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held in the summer of 2012 in the Boston area. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, N.C., is serving the Killeen family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mary Anne Silva
165 Village Post Road
Danvers, MA 01923

 

October 3, 2011

step-granddaughter of Sandy Dawson.

ROWLEY — Danielle D. (Holmes) Yagjian, 28, beloved wife of Jared Yagjian of Rowley, passed away peacefully in the comforting and loving presence of her family on Monday morning, Oct. 3, 2011.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of Lenora (Holmes) Dawson of Rowley and Albert Morin of Florida. She grew up in Peabody, and graduated from North Shore Technical High, Class of 2001. She later graduated from North Shore Community College with her degree in business management, and also studied hairdressing at Portsmouth Beauty School. She lived in Rowley for a few years.

Danielle was a hairstylist with Backstage Salon & Spa of Rowley. She was President of the Class of 2001 at North Shore Tech, enjoyed gatherings with friends and family, and cherished her role as a mother. She loved music, especially Josh Groban, which helped inspire her through her valiant effort to beat her illness.

She will be dearly missed by family and friends, including her husband, Jared Yagjian, with whom she enjoyed three years of marriage; a son, Cole; her mother and step-father, Lenora and Jeff Dawson of Rowley, and her father and step-mother, Albert and Elizabeth Morin of Florida; a half-brother, Nicholas Morin of Florida; her grandmother, Sabatina Holmes and her late husband Gilbert Holmes of Rowley; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and many friends throughout the North Shore.

ARRANGEMENTS: A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather from the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Main Street, Rowley. Burial in Rowley Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Cole Yagjian Scholarship Fund, c/o Richard Yagjian, P.O. Box 2177, Peabody, MA 01960-7177. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obit and sign condolences.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Sandy Dawson
74 Cynthia Cir.
Seabrook, NH 03874

 

September 22, 2011

Gail Margaret Meiggs, Clermont, Florida, a former lifelong Winthrop resident, died September 22. She was 60 years old.

Born in Boston and a graduate of Winthrop High School, class of 1968, she was the daughter of John and Virginia Meiggs. She was an avid lifelong Red Sox and Patriots fan and had a successful career with New England Telephone Company. (Gail was the VP of CWA Local 1302 and worked in Production Clerical.)
She and her family relocated to Clermont, Florida in 2003. She is survived by her father, John, her brother, John Jr. and sister, Robin Gaudette. She was the sister of the late Richard Meiggs, aunt of Gina Lachick, Steven and Ryan Gaudette, Richie and Raymond Meiggs, Heidi and Aaron Meiggs and grand aunt to Olivia Lachick.
We wish her eternal peace and ask that she watch over us.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. John E Meiggs 
3904 Doune Way
Clermont, FL 34711

 

September 23, 2011
 
Mrs. Mary T. (Call) Simonelli, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at home with her loving family by her side on Friday, September 23, 2011, at age 79 after a courageous battle with a long term illness.

Mrs. Simonelli was born on September 18, 1932 in Boston, one of two daughters of the late Salvatore and Mildred (Tarabocchia) Cali. Raised and educated in Queens, NY, she moved to Melrose after meeting the love of her life, Michael L. Simonelli, whom she married on April 8, 1956. They settled in Melrose where they raised a family and her husband owned and is still operating the popular downtown business, Mike's Barber Shop, at 419 Main Street, Melrose

Mary worked for New England Telephone/Verizon Yellow Pages for 20 years as an Assistant Manager. She was a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the Melrose Women's Catholic Club, Telephone Pioneers. For the past two decades Mary enjoyed and dedicated her time to volunteering for Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Her family will lovingly remember her as a fan of all activities and accomplishments of her grandchildren and as a fabulous cook.

Mary was the beloved wife of Michael L. Simonelli with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Catherine M. "Cathy" Franklin and her husband Bill of Danvers and the late Michael J. Simonelli who passed on July 27, 1999. Dear sister of the Honorable Jacqueline "Jackie" A. Pitts of Portsmouth, NH. Cherished grandmother of Alicia and Andrew Franklin both of Danvers. Loving aunt of Joanne M. Lilly of Beaufort, NC, David J. Pitts of Greenland, NH, and Anthony Simonelli of Lawrence. Caring great aunt of Cali-Ann Lilly of Beaufort, NC, John David Bullock of Beaufort, NC, and Dalton Michael Pitts of Greenland, NH.

Relatives and friends will gather to remember and celebrate her life on Monday, September 26 for Visiting Hours from 4-8 PM at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St, Melrose and again on Tuesday morning at 8 AM before processing to St. Mary's Church, Herbert St, Melrose where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 AM. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Volunteer Dept., 585 Lebanon St., Melrose, MA 02176. For online tribute, directions or to send a condolence, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Michael Simonelli
25 Pebble Rd
Melrose, MA 02176

 

September 11, 2011

Mrs. Carol Anne (Pressey) DiPesa, 83, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Saugus died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 11. She was the wife of the late Anthony DiPesa. Born in Medford, raised in Hampstead, NH and Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Anne and Charles Park Pressey. A graduate of Simmons College, Mrs. DiPesa worked for the library systems in Detroit, MI, Brooklyn, NY and Arlington, MA. She served on the Board of Trustees for the Saugus Public Library and retired from St. Marys High School library in Lynn, MA. Loving mother of Elaine Jediny of Jupiter, FL, Robert DiPesa of Naples, FL, David DiPesa & his wife Megan of Navarre Beach, FL, Anthony DiPesa, Jr. & his wife Diana of Saugus, & Christine Ecker & her husband Robert of Charlotte, NC. Beloved Nana to Ashli Gehrmann, Anna Jediny, Madeleine & Thomas Ecker, Derek & Nathan DiPesa. Gifts in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Saugus Public Library. A funeral service will be held in the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St., Melrose, on Saturday at 11 a.m. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 6-8 p.m. at the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For directions & condolences www.bisbeeporcella.com.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Dorothy "Dottie" DiPesa
42 True St
Revere, MA 02151

 

CONWAY, S.C. — Nancy (Deveney) Dolan, 60, of Conway, S.C., formerly of Peabody, died late Monday evening, Sept. 12, 2011 following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of Stephen E. Dolan with whom she shared 39 years of marriage.

August 30, 1951 - September 12, 2011

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of Lillian M. Deveney and the late Robert P. Deveney. She was raised and educated in Saugus, graduating from Saugus High School, Class of 1970. She went on to receive a BS in Business from Emmanuel College in Boston in 1998.

Nancy was initially employed by New England Telephone in Central Square Lynn as a File Clerk. She remained with the company for 38 years as it transitioned to Verizon in Dallas-Fort Worth Texas. When she retired in 2006, Nancy had achieved a Financial Management position. Most recently, she worked as a substitute school teacher in Conway, S.C. where she lived with her husband.

Nancy belonged to the Ladies' Auxiliary of the American Legion and the Elks in Massachusetts, Texas and South Carolina, where she volunteered to cook for the lodge members and help with numerous charitable events. She was always doing something special for someone else. She loved traveling with her husband and pampering her two Siamese cats, Scully and Sandy. Nancy was a gift to be treasured by everyone whose life she touched.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Stephen; son, Patrick Dolan and his wife Teresa of Atlanta; stepson, Mark Dolan of Peabody; mother, Lillian Deveney of Peabody; grandson, Sean Dolan of North Reading; step-grandson, Joshua and Jordan Spratlin; sister, June Andersen of Peabody; nephew, Brian Andersen and his wife Laura and their children Kaitlyn and Scott of Fiskdale; niece, Kimberley Andersen Kocur (deceased) and her husband Paul and their children, Krista, Tim and Alex of Auburn, N.Y.; three sisters-in-law and their husbands, Gail and Brian Dougherty of Ipswich, Cheryl and Scott Havenook of North Carolina, Debra and Scott Jeffers of Salem; as well as several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Conway-Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park on Lake Street, Peabody. Visiting hours will be on Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy's memory to The Humane Society of the USA, Dept HACEE 110501001, 2100 "L" St., NW, Washington, DC 20037, or online at www.humanesociety.org. For directions and online obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. Stephen Dolan

210 Kellys Cove Dr, 
Conway, SC 29526
 

 

August 31, 2011

We just learned that Joann Thomas's sister recently passed away.

In addition to her loss, Joann is recovering at home from back surgery.
 
I'm sure Joann would love to hear from her many Directory friends.
 
Joann's home address is:
14 Paul Ave
W. Peabody, MA 01960

 

August 21, 2011

Born in Lynn, MA on Nov. 19, 1952 
Died Aug. 21, 2011 and resided in Lynn, MA.

Mrs. Deborah A. (Gallant) Greathead, age 58, of Lynn, died unexpectedly on Sunday at her home. She was the wife of James Greathead, with whom she shared 27 years of marriage. She was born in Lynn, the daughter of Arthur W. Gallant of Lynn and the late Ethel M. (Smith) Gallant. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 1971. She lived in Peabody and Saugus, and had lived in Lynn for the greater part of her life.

Deborah was retired from the Nynex Yellow Pages. She enjoyed going to concerts, movies, the North Shore Music Theater, eating out and traveling, especially to Disney World, Cape Cod and New Hampshire. She loved new adventures and enjoyed traveling on "The Ride" as well as her daily walks to Dunkin Donuts with her husband. She also collected all things heart shaped. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews.
In addition to her loving husband and father, she is survived by her siblings; Arthur W. Gallant, Jr. and Darlene Gallant of Lynn, Denise Davis and her husband Brian of Bradford, and Ron Gallant and his wife Gale of Gloucester; her brothers-in-law; John Greathead of MD, William Greathead of RI, Thomas Greathead of NH, Jerry Greathead of TX, Edward Greathead of Ashland, and Paul Greathead of Framingham; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Her funeral will be held on Friday at 10AM from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St. (Rt 1A), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, Lynn at 11AM. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4-8PM. Those who prefer may make donations to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

  

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. James Greathead

19 Aubrey Terrace
Lynn, MA 01902

 

August 19, 2011

Marion (Stanger) Wolfson

WOLFSON, Marion (Stanger) 87, of Medford. Entered Eternal Rest August 19, 2011. Devoted wife of the late Sidney Wolfson. Beloved mother of Sherrie & Bruce Weinstein, Elyce & Mark Pearlstein, and the late Nancy Wolfson (worked in NYNEX HR). Loving sister of the late Sophie Bluestein and Florence Parker. Adored Grammie of Lindsey & Ashley Weinstein and Sara & Amanda Pearlstein. Services at Temple Shalom, 475 Winthrop St, Medford on Sunday August 21 at 11:00 AM. Interment in Peabody. Condolence calls may be made at her late residence following services Sunday until 8PM, then Monday & Tuesday from 1-4 & 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to Temple Shalom or to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Sq., Lynn, MA 01901. For online condolences:www.goldmanfc.com 1-800-982-3717 Goldman Funeral Chapel - Malden

Published in The Boston Globe on August 20, 2011
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
The Wolfson Family
3920 Mystic Valley Parkway, Apt. 1016
Medford, MA 02155

 

August 6, 2011

Born in Lynn, Massachusetts on Oct. 17, 1924
Died Aug. 6, 2011 and resided in Peabody, MA.

Service:    Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011

Mr. Francis R. "Frank" Lawler, Jr., 86 years of West Peabody and formerly of Lynn, died peacefully on Saturday, August 6, 2011 after a long illness with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Ann (Dynan) Lawler. He was born in Lynn, the son of the late Atty. Francis R. and Bertha A. (Daniels) Lawler. He was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School and attended Suffolk Law. He has lived in Peabody for the past 50 years. 

He is survived by his daughter, Marianne Chandler and grandson Philip of Salem, a son Frank R. Lawler III of Canada, a grandson Benjamin Lawler, and a daughter Andrea Kelly of Lynn, a granddaughter April Ann Kelly of Salem with whom he enjoyed a shared love of Boston sports, a granddaughter Molly Margaret Kelly of Lynn who was his trusted personal secretary. He was the proud great grand father of 'The Killer" Jayden John Kelly. 
He served his country proudly in the United States Navy in the South Pacific during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. He made many philanthropic donations, but his favorites were the Special Olympics, Hospice of the North Shore, the MSPCA and the Northeast Animal Shelter. 
Frank was a member and organizer of Teamsters Local 633. 
A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 11:00AM in St. Adelaide's Church, 708 Lowell Street, West Peabody. The family prefers donations be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan, Suite 102 B, Danvers, Ma 01923. Arrangements by the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway, Lynn, Massachusetts.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Andrea Kelly
117 Eastern Ave
Lynn, MA 01902

 

August 2, 2011

TUZZALINO, Marie S. (Domenico) Of Revere, formerly Orient Heights, East Boston, August 2. Beloved wife of the late Salvatore Tuzzalino with whom she shared 42 years of marriage. Loving mother of Nadine Tuzzalino of Revere and Robert Tuzzalino and his wife Beverly of Georgetown. Dear sister of Florence Maresca of Boston, Irene Clague of Brockton John Domenico of Orient Heights, East Boston and the late Julia Caruso and Josephine Columbo.  

Fond Aunt of many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral from Vazza's "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, REVERE, Friday morning at 9 AM. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10 AM. Family and friends may visit Thursday 4 to 8 PM. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Marie graduated Practical Arts High School in Boston, she was a retiree of NYNEX member of C.W.A. local 1302 and a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. For directions and guestbook.www.vazzafunerals.com. Vazza Funeral Home Revere 1-800-252-1127

Published in The Boston Globe on August 3, 2011

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Nadine Tuzzalino
46 McClure St
Revere, MA 02151 

 

July 24, 2011 

JAFFREY - James "Bruce" Schmitt, 59 of Jaffrey passed away at home on July 24, 2011 due to complications from Crohn’s disease. Schmitt is the son of James and Rosemary (Hudson) Schmitt of Orchard Park, N.Y.

He is survived by two brothers and three sisters: Robert and Lynn Schmitt of Brentwood, Tenn., Barbara Nelson of Lancaster, N.Y., Elizabeth and J.B. Lafferty of Hamburg, N.Y., Brian and Patricia Schmitt of North Port, Fla. and Brenda of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Schmitt was raised in Orchard Park, N.Y. He graduated from both the Diocesan Prep Seminary and later Canisius College located in Buffalo, N.Y.

His job at the Yellow Pages of New England Telephone brought him to New Hampshire (worked in Keene NH Sales). Schmitt continued working until his illness forced him into early retirement. However, that didn’t mean that he stayed idle. Schmitt volunteered time at his church, The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and Meals on Wheels, and he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus.

Schmitt was a regular at the gym and was a three-time participant in the Heart Lung Games, which he attended with fellow members of The Bond Wellness Center.

Although Schmitt never served in the military, he valued the service provided by veterans and proudly flew the American flag at his home.

Nothing brought a smile to his face like riding his Harley-Davidson. He could hardly wait to get his bike out of storage in the spring and was the happiest putting on his leathers and riding his Harley 150 miles on a sunny day.

He also liked getting together with other bikers, whether it was on a Poker Run for charity or going to Bike Week in Laconia or Lake George.

Schmitt followed sports and was an avid New England Patriot’s fan — unless they were playing the Buffalo Bills. In that case, his allegiance always went to the Bills.

He also loved live blues music, dancing, micro brews and eating out at his favorite restaurants.

Schmitt’s unfailing faith, zest for life and his spirit inspired those who have known him.

A Mass will be held in celebration of his life on Friday July 29 at 10 a.m. at St Patricks Church in Jaffrey. Coffee and conversation to follow.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

The Schmitt family thanks all of Bruce’s friends for their thoughts and prayers.  Brenda is requesting “ any happy memories you might want to share about Bruce.”  
You can email your stories to Brenda at :  
butkovsky@peoplepc.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Robert A. Schmitt
6409 Waterford Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027

 

July 13, 2011

SOBOLEWSKI, Mary (Piva) Of Burlington, July 13, 2011, age 91. Beloved wife of the late Julius M. Sobolewski. Devoted mother of Matthew Sobolewski and his wife, Rebecca Sobolewski, of Burlington. Loving grandmother of Rachael, Audrey and Gabrielle. Sister of Alice Brockman of Lakeview, OR, Helen Pacheco of New Bedford, Geraldine Piva of FL, and the late Dorothy, Agnes, Irene and Stella. Funeral from the Burns Funeral Home, 354 Boston Rd.(Rt. 3A), Billerica, Monday, July, 18, at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. Mary's Church, Billerica at 10:00 AM. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours, Sunday, 2-5 PM. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary's name to Arthritis Foundation , 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458. Interment, Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford. www.burnsfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Boston Globe on July 16, 2011

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Matthew and Rebecca Sobolewski
3 Rita Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803

 

July 13, 2011

Robert A. Milliken Sr., 77, of Hudson, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jeanette E. (Devarenne) Milliken of Hudson. Robert was born and raised in Waltham, son of the late Arthur L. and Catherine E. (Rehill) Milliken.

He attended local schools in Waltham and served in the U.S. Air Force for 3 years as a mechanic. Robert was employed as a mechanic for over 20 years at Tuck's Service Center in Hudson. He was a member of Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson and was honored to serve as a call firefighter in Hudson for 19 years.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children, Robert A. Milliken Jr. and his wife Laura of North Hampton, NH, Michael S. Milliken and his wife Marybeth of Marlboro, Debbie Milliken of Hudson and Mark P. Milliken and his wife Cathleen of Worcester. He is also survived by his three sisters, Mary-Ann Milliken of Waltham, Lorraine Muizulis of Waltham, Donna Wilgus of Hudson; his brother, Arthur Milliken of Marlboro; his 8 grandchildren, Ashley Milliken and Robert Milliken III of North Hampton, NH, Kendra, Sara and Sean Milliken of Marlboro, Chad, Ryan and Alysha Milliken of Worcester and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 18, at 9 a.m. in Saint Michael's Church, 21 Manning Street, Hudson. Burial will follow in Saint Michael's Cemetery, Hudson. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 17th from 4-8 p.m. at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc. 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749 (www.tighehamilton.com).

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert may be made to: American Diabetes Association ,, Boston Office, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210.

Published in MetroWest Daily News on JUly 15, 2011

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mary A. Milliken
27 Banks Street
Waltham, MA 02451-3601
 

 

June 17, 2011

SALEM — Chester J. (Chet) Ziarkowski, 87, of Salem, died early Friday morning, June 17, 2011 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Frances H. (Prince) Ziarkowski for 42 years.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Wisniewski) Ziarkowski. He was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1941 and a lifelong resident of Salem.

Chet was a veteran of World War II, enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard in December 1942. He attained the rank of Signalman 3rd Class, and was honorably discharged in March 1946.

Chet was employed by the North Shore Leather Company of Peabody for 29 years until the company's closing in 1971. Prior to retiring, he was a route driver for Mayflower Cleaners of Marblehead for 14 years.

Chet was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Salem. He was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, Post 55, and the Crow II Club. An avid golfer, Chet also belonged to the 10th Hole Club.

In addition to his wife, Chet is survived by a sister, Emma Marquis of Salem, formerly of Marblehead, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, William Ciosek and Richard Ziarkowski.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral was held in the David H. Gonet Funeral Home, 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Parking is available in the church parking lot across the street from the funeral home. For more information or to leave a condolence, please visit www.gonetfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Salem High School, Class of 1941 Scholarship Fund, c/o Richard Lutts, 11 Church St., Unit 702, Salem, MA 01970

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Frances "Fran" Ziarkowski
16 Barstow Street
Salem, MA 01970
 

 

June 13, 2011

Alice M. Larock, 85, of Las Vegas, passed away Monday, June 13, 2011. She was born Feb. 25, 1926, in Lowell, Mass., and was a resident of Nevada since 1979. Alice was a retired worker. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Larock. Alice is survived by her husband, Gerard Larock; son, Charles Larock; daughter Nancy Larock; son, Joseph Larock; daughter, Ann (Craig) Weinberger; four grandsons, Daniel, William, Aaron and Matt; and two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Alexandra. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 17. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, both at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Burial will follow at Palm Valley Memorial Park.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Nancy Larock
2 Cranberry Lane
Burlington, MA 01803

 

June 8, 2011

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Kenneth G. M. MacKay(Former White Pages Manager) Of Melrose, June 8, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Frances J. (Reardon) MacKay with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Devoted father of Kenneth E. MacKay of Melrose & his partner Richard Laws of Malden, and John A. MacKay & his wife Leslie of Sanford, ME. Dear brother of Neil MacKay and his wife Priscilla of Wellesley, Bruce MacKay and his wife Rosemary of Yarmouth, ME, and the late Donald MacKay and his wife Stella, Ailsa Newman and her husband Dr. John, and Ellen Prescott and her husband Richard. Cherished grandfather of J. Alex MacKay, Abbott K. MacKay, and Albert J. Mansolilli. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and longtime friend Phyllis Meserlian of W. Roxbury. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Mass General Hospital for the special care, professionalism, and compassion they received. Services will be private. Late US Army veteran, WWII. Gifts in Ken's memory may be made to Mass General Hospital, Palliative Care, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114. For online tribute or to sign the guestbook visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com. Robinson Funeral Home Melrose (781) 665-1900

Published in The Boston Globe from June 10 to June 12, 2011

Ken will be remembered as a good and faithful friend to many. Long after their days of meeting at "Cedar Glen" golf course for a round of golf, Ken and Jack Lavelle enjoyed getting together on Mondays at a local coffee shop to discuss world events.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mr. Ken MacKay Jr.
10 Ellwood Road
Melrose, MA 02176

 

June 2, 2011

Paul F. Palumbo, 79, a life long resident of Wakefield, died on Thursday, June 2 at his home.

Born in Wakefield on April 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Frank and Caroline (DeCecca) Palumbo.

Mr. Palumbo was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1950 and also the New England School of Art, 1958. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 – 1955 during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Palumbo was a retired Commercial Artist for the Verizon Yellow Pages.

He was a member of the Reading Art Association and the Lynnfield Art Guild and won numerous awards for watercolor art. Mr. Palumbo was a devoted family man.

Mr. Palumbo was the husband of 56 years to Irene G. (Ciarfella) Palumbo. He was the father of Renee J. Titus and her husband Paul of Wakefield, Lori R. Curole and her husband Rich of Portland, ME, and Jill C. Palumbo of Wakefield. He was the brother of David and John Palumbo and Donna Pappalardo all of NH and the grandfather of Nicki and Zachary Titus. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Rose Encarnacao and many nieces and nephews. 

His funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday at 9am followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10 o'clock. A visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4pm. Interment will be at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Irene Palumbo
133 Pleasant Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
 

 

May 29, 2011

We just learned that Debbie Berry's (formerly worked in IT and CSD) father passed away.

No details are available.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Debbie Berry
8 Pheasant Lane
Topsfield, MA 01983

 

May 20, 2011

STEVENSON, Diana C. (Mignosa) Of Tewksbury formerly of Arlington, May 20. Beloved wife of Robert Stevenson. Daughter of the late Charles and Nancy Mignosa. Sister of Richard Mignosa and wife Marcella (Marcy) Mignosa of Florida and Anthony Mignosa of Tewksbury. Also survived by her aunts, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the DeVito-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Avenue, ARLINGTON, on Monday 3:00 to 7:00pm and to a funeral home service on Tuesday at 11:00am. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, North Tewksbury. If desired expressions of sympathy may be made in Diana's memory to Saints Memorial Medical Foundation, 155 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852. www.devitofuneralhomes.com 
 
Published in The Boston Globe from May 22 to May 23, 2011
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mignosa
19531 Gulf Blvd Unit 318
Indian Shores, FL 33785-2236 

 

May 16, 2011

TUFANO, Marilyn J. (Coady) Of Lakeland, FL, formerly from Milton, died on May 16th. (Formerly worked in Bedford Sales.) Beloved wife of Rosario Tufano of Lakeland, Florida. Devoted mother of Brian Malone and his wife Teresa of Virginia, Debi Malone of Chelmsford, and Jon Malone and his girlfriend Allynn of Rhode Island. Dear sister of Betsy Brickley and her husband Ed of Winchester, Ginny Grondin and her husband Leo of Maine, and the late Phil Coady of Virginia. Sister-in-law Judy Coady of Virginia. Cousin, Michael Mowles and his wife Linda of Braintree. Also survived by 6 Grandchildren, 5 Grand-dogs, and many nieces & nephews. A memorial in Massachusetts will be planned at a later date. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the National MS Society - a fund was set up in her name.

Published in The Boston Globe on May 20, 2011

 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. Rosario Tufano
4182 Whistlewood Circle
Lakeland, Fl 33811 

 

May 13, 2011

Evelyn "Evie" (Calos) Turner, 86, of Nahant, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at the Jesmond Nursing Home in Nahant, surrounded by her family.

SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn. Visiting hours will be Monday, May 16 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.mNAHANT - Mrs. 

Evelyn was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Christos and Ethel Geracoulis Calos. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. She lived the first 40 years of her life in Lynn, before moving to Nahant, where she spent the last 46 years.

Evelyn lived for her family, and was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Nahant Women's Club, the Nahant Garden Club and the Nahant Village Church. She worked as a sales representative for Nynex Telephone, retiring in 1987. She also worked at Rook's Clothing store in Lynn.

Cherishing the memories are her three children, Christos G. Turner of Nahant, Marguerite Burke and her husband Thomas of Redmond, Wash. and Cynthia Colantonio and her husband John of Newton; six grandchildren, Christos F. Turner of Nahant, Kerry and Erin Burke of Seattle, Wash., Bobby Colantonio of Newton, and Daniel and Matthew Colantonio of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, George Calos of Lynn and Nicholas Calos and his wife Pia of Clearwater, Fla.; and was the sister to the late Virginia Scourtas and Andrew and Peter Calos. She also leaves several nieces and nephews, and was the former wife of the late Gerald Turner. She was a dear friend to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Service information: Her funeral will be held Tuesday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn. Visiting hours will be Monday, May 16 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made to the Jesmond Nursing Home, 271 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908. Directions and guestbook at 
www.solimine.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Cynthia Colantonio
724 Watertown St,
Newtonville, MA 02460

 

May 6, 2011

FRAMINGHAM - Joseph J. Hurley, 88. Retired Former First Assistant Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Joseph James Hurley, 88, of Framingham, died Friday, May 6, 2011 at Twin Oaks Care and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers, surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Jean F. (Welch) Hurley in 1996.

He was born Sept. 13, 1922, the son of the late former Boston City School Committee Chairman and former assistant United States Attorney Joseph James Hurley and Irene Louise (Hines) Hurley.

A Boston College "Triple Eagle," Mr. Hurley was graduated from Boston College High School, Class of 1939, and received his Bachelor's degree from Boston College, cum laude, Class of 1943. He then served in the United States Army during World War II as an Administrative NCO with the 492nd Air Service Group of the 9th Air Force and was stationed in the European Theatre from 1945 to 1946. Following his discharge from the U.S. Army, he graduated from Boston College Law School, Cum laude, Class of 1949, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar as a practicing trial attorney in the same year. Mr. Hurley continued his studies graduating from Harvard Law School, with a Master of Law degree, Class of 1956.

He had a diverse career as an attorney which included education responsibilities as a lecturer in law at the Boston College School of Business Administration, a Faculty Fellow at Harvard Law School, as well as a Professor of Law and Lecturer in Law at Suffolk Law School. Mr. Hurley served for many years as counsel to the Civil Defense Agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Before his appointment as First Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Hurley served as Chief of the Administrative Law Division in the Attorney General 's office. Mr. Hurley argued on behalf of the Commonwealth before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Branzburg v. Hayes in 1972. Mr. Hurley retired as a partner at the law firm of Nutter, McClennen and Fish in Boston. Mr. Hurley was also committed to serving his community. He was recognized as a Knight Hospitalier of St. John Jerusalem-Knights of Malta, served on the United Way of Massachusetts Bay Support Policies Committee, and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Catholic Charitable Bureau of Boston. He was the Director of the Boston College Alumni Association from 1982 to 1984 and served as the Chairman of the Framingham Zoning Board of Appeals.

Dedicated to his church, he was a Lector and CCD instructor at both St. Jeremiah's Parish in Framingham and St. Anslem's Parish in Sudbury. Mr. Hurley was also a member of the Holy Name Speakers Bureau and the Archdiocese of Boston Cardinal's Ad Hoc Committee. He enjoyed reading, traveling and studying both history and languages. His biggest pleasure was spending time with his family.

Mr. Hurley is survived by five children, Elisabeth J. "Lisa" Gravel (former Peabody Premise Rep) and her husband Robert of Salem, David J. Hurley and John J. Hurley, both of Framingham, Mary V. Gosselin and her husband Raymond of Vineyard Haven, Margaret J. Hurley of Grafton; five grandchildren, Sarah Hurley of Framingham, Meaghan Reckis of Salem, Carl Gosselin of Vineyard Haven, Michael Joseph and Mary Elisabeth Stygles of Grafton; one great-grandchild, Marissa; a brother, James P. Hurley of Pennsylvania; cousin and lifelong friend, Dr. Robert D. Blute of Shrewsbury; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Robert J. Hurley; his daughter, Susan J. Hurley; two brothers, Boston Municipal Court Judge, The Honorable Walter J. Hurley, and Boston City School Committee member, George F. Hurley; two sisters, Margaret and Mary Virginia Hurley.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 9 a.m. from the Duckett-J.S. Waterman & Sons, Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road, Route 20, Sudbury. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Anselm's Parish, 100 Landham Road, Sudbury at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, May 10, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m. Internment will be in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Catholic Charitable Bureau, 75 Kneeland St., Boston, MA 02111; or Hospice of Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Elizabeth Gravel
15 Churchill Street
Salem, MA 01970

 

 

 

April 25, 2011

KINGSTON - Ligaya O. (Olaes) Neves, 88, of Kingston, formerly of Plympton, died April 25, 2011 at the Wingate at Silver Lake, Kingston. She was the widow of the late Manuel Neves and the daughter of the late Francesco and Marcella Olaes.

She was born in the Philippines and lived in Wareham, Lynn and Plympton before moving to Kingston.

Mrs. Neves was a quality control inspector for Sylvania Company in Lynn. She also assisted her husband in publishing the Cape Verdean Newspaper for over 25 years. She worked hard as a seamstress for several years, while living in Lynn, to help support her family of four children.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and an excellent parent. She enjoyed supporting the D.A.V. and American Cancer Society.

Survivors include 2 sons, Manuel Neves, Jr. of Plympton and Dwight Neves of Norwell; 2 daughters, Liwanag "Lili" Mayer of Windham, NH and Anna Curtin of Bonita Springs, FL; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011 from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham, MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham.

Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Directions to Wareham Chapman Cole & Gleason

Church: St. Patrick's Church - Wareham 

Cemetery:
 St. Patrick Cemetery

Donations in her memory may be made to Wingate @ Silver Lake Nursing Home, Maplewood Unit, 17 Chipman Way, Kingston, MA 02364. 
 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Mayer
22 Carr Hill RoadWindham, NH 03087

 

April 20, 2011

Edward J. "Gizzy" Connors, 69, passed away suddenly on April 20th, 2011 with his family by his side. He was born in Boston on January 22nd, 1942 to his parents Charles and Frances (Renaghan) Connors. Edward was raised and educated in Medford and is a graduate of Medford Vocational High School. For many years he worked as a Diesel Mechanic for Rosev Dairy. Gizzy was an avid race car driver and fan. He was a member of the 99 Drag Racing Team and in 2004 was inducted into the TY-Rods New England Hot Rod Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge # 915 in Medford for many years. He is survived by his wife Ruth (Mulvihall) Connors; by his children; Diane Young and her husband Michael of Saugus, John Walsh and his wife Karen of Billerica, Janice Lavoie and her husband Fred of Burlington and Michelle Connors of Canton; by his grandchildren; Christopher Young of Wakefield, Amy and Laura Lavoie of Burlington and James and Kara Walsh of Billerica; by his sister Mary Connors (formerly worked in YP Production) of Medford, MA;  and by his brother Thomas Connors of Waltham. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Edward was predeceased by his brothers Robert and Charles Connors and by his aunt Gertrude Connors. Relatives & friends are invited to attend his funeral service at the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden on Saturday April 23rd at 10 AM. Services will conclude with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday April 22nd from 4-8 PM.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mary Connors
60 Haines Street
Medford , MA 02155 

 

April 1, 2011

PRATA, Elizabeth "Betty" (62 yrs) passed away on April 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV. Formerly of Readville, MA. Daughter of Marie and (the late) Anthony Prata. Betty was a wonderful nurse, teacher, and volunteer. She received her RN degree at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Bachelor of Science at Emmanuel College, and Master Of Science Degrees at Univ. of California, CDC Atlanta, and Frontier Nursing School. Betty spent time in the Honduran Peace Corps and at the Cathedral Spanish Center in Boston. She was a bi-lingual nurse in hospitals and non-profit organizations that specialize in providing women pre-natal care, most often in Central American countries. For the past eleven years she was a psychiatric nurse in the Nevada State Prison system.

Betty was the beloved sister of Anthony and Carol Prata of Beverly, (the late) Tom and Karen Prata of Readville, John and SueAnn Prata of Readville, Bill and Julie Prata of Williamsburg, VA, and Meg and Tim Jennings of Andover. Loving aunt of Melanie and Frank Foley of Walpole, Michael and Catherine Prata of NY, Jennifer and Joe Costa of Mansfield, John, Tim, and Allison Prata of Readville, and Julia and Sarah Jennings of Andover. Betty was a generous, funny person and will be missed by all who knew her. Arrangements: Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anne Church, 79 West Milton St., Readville. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park, MA.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mr. & Mrs. Tony Prata
4 Sylvan Road
Beverly, MA 01915
 
Published in The Boston Globe on May 8, 2011 

 

March 30, 2011

IOANNILLI, Joseph R. 98. Husband of the late Louise M. (Murray) Ioannilli, died Wednesday March 30, 2011, surrounded by his three daughters, at the Herrick House in Beverly. Born in Dedham, son of the late Adelino and Catherina Ioannilli. Surviving him are his three daughters: Joan M. Powell of Beverly, Elaine J. LeBlanc and her husband Norman Of Beverly, and Corinne Ioannilli Panula and her husband John David of Vero Beach, Florida; four grandchildren: Lauren A. Genest of Danvers, David P. Genest and his wife Jacqueline, Julie A. Pasquarosa and her husband Tony and Brian W. Powell all of Beverly, and three great grandchildren. In addition to his immediate family, Joe is survived by his four sisters, Mary Savignano of Wareham, Esther DeBenedictis of West Roxbury, Josephine Anastasia and her husband Charlie of West Roxbury, Eleanor Persson of Dedham, and sister-in-law, Gertrude Ioannilli of West Roxbury, as well as many nieces and nephews. Joe was pre-deceased by his sister Ernestine Crisafulli and his brother Charles Ioannilli. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch St., Beverly on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held prior to the Mass from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, BEVERLY (North Beverly location). A private burial will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made in Joe's memory to: St. John the Evangelist School, c/o Advancement Office, 111 New Balch Street, Beverly, MA 01915; Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923, or the charity of your choice. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Elaine LeBlanc
96 Kernwood Avenue
Beverly, Ma. 01915
 
Published in The Boston Globe on April 1, 2011

 

March 21, 2011

Connors, Charles "Chuck" M. 65, of 87 Long Beach Ave., died, Monday, March 21, 2011 at home with his wife and family by his side. He was born December 31, 1945 in Medford, MA a son of the late Charles E. and Frances (Renaghan) Connors and had lived in Malden, MA, Reading, MA, Clinton, MD, Brockton, MA and Everett, MA before settling in York, ME. He was a graduate of Boston State College. He served in the U.S. Navy. He had worked in management for the Government for many years. He was a member of the York Elks Lodge 2788, a life member of the D.A.V. and was an avid fisherman. He leaves his wife Nancy (Potz) Connors of 11 years; two sons, Mark T. Connors and wife Karen of Derry, NH, Michael J. Connors and wife Veronica of Newtown, CT; a daughter Tracey L. Pomfret and husband William of Brockton, MA; and his wife's three children, Meghan L. Pybus and husband Brian of Cheshire, CT, Paul G. Massey and wife Jane of West Palm Beach, FL, Heather L. Brunelli and husband James of Southington, CT; two brothers Edward J. Connors and wife Ruth of Medford, MA, Thomas Connors and wife Ann of Waltham, MA; a sister Mary Connors (formerly worked in YP Production) of Medford, MA; 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Robert G. Connors and aunt Gertrude A. Connors. Calling hours for Chuck will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 in the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., YORK, MAINE. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 25 in St. Christopher's Church, 4 Barrell Lane, York, Maine. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Maine Children's Cancer Program, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074. Online condolences may be made to www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

 Mary Connors

60 Haines Street

Medford , MA 02155

 

March 10, 2011

 

Janet E. Smith entered into eternal life on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at home, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on May 22, 1945 in Albany, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Margaret (Panton) Smith. Janet graduated from Siena College with a BS in marketing and management and had been awarded a certificate on the master's level in human resources and had been accepted into the MBA program at Russell Sage College. Janet had been employed for Verizon for 36 years (worked in Job Skills Training) and then started a new career with the State University of Albany as a senior education specialist in the child welfare field for the past eight years. While at Verizon, Janet had been awarded a Community Service Award. She was a lifelong member of the Telephone Pioneer's, a volunteer for Junior Achievement for 11 years, a volunteer for the "Make A Wish" Foundation and also for the Captain After School Homework Program. She was an active communicant and eucharistic minister at St. Mary's Church in Crescent. Survivors include her brother Paul F. Smith; nieces Deborah M. (John) Retell, Gail P. Thorpe, and Kim A. (Tom) Threw; nephew, Jimmy P. Adams; great-nieces and nephews, Crystal Gronc-zniak, Josh Retell and James and Kristin Threw; great-great-nieces and nephew, Teya and Landen Staie, and Samantha Adams; Uncle, Harold Smith of New Jersey; aunt, Rita Smith of Amsterdam. Many cousins also survive her. All friends and family are welcome to attend the funeral service on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 8:15 a.m. at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park and thence to St. Mary's Church, Crescent, where at 9:00 a.m, Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waterford, NY. Contributions in Janet's memory may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, New York 12866. As Janet so aptly put it, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065. (518)-371-5454.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Deborah Retell

70 Route 423

Mechanicville, NY 12118

 

March 8, 2011

LYNNE MARIE (Sevigny) O'CONNELL of Lynn, Massachusetts passed away on March 8, 2011 after a brief illness. Beloved daughter of Frank Sevigny of Lynn, MA and the late Yvette (Hevey) Sevigny and deceased step-mother Peg Sevigny. Dearly loved sister of Marc Sevigny, his wife Sara and their children Aaron, Morgan, Ellen, Daniel, and Eli; deceased brother Guy Sevigny, his wife Dawn and their children Catie and Amanda; Patty Morash (works in SuperMedia Real Estate), her husband Mike and their children Meghan and Nikki. Lynne was a cherished Aunt. She also leaves her BFF Debbie DeLeo many family members and countless friends. She was the former wife of Joseph O'Connell of Lynn. Lynne was born on May 4, 1951 in Biddeford, ME. She moved to Massachusetts as a child and lived in Lynn, MA for most of her life. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in the class of 1969. Graduated from UMASS Amherst with a degree in Psychology and Sociology in the class of 1973. She was the Vice President of Operations for the Pewter Pot Restaurant chain for 20 years. She graduated from Suffolk Law School, 5th in her class and Magna Cum Laude, in the class of 1996. For the last 15 years, Lynne served the children of Essex County as a legal advocate. According to her peers, she was one of the most respected and revered juvenile attorneys in the area. She was a formal recipient of the North Shore Womens Lawyer's Association Lawyer of the Year Award. Her life was devoted to helping the area's children. Along with her family, friends, and career, Lynne also had a passion for skiing and the ocean. She was fearless and enthusiastic in her exploration of life. She spent most winter weekends at Sunday River in Bethel, Maine skiing the mountain, and most summer weekends on her boat the "Out of Control" in Lobster Cove in Gloucester, MA. She also loved kayaking, golfing, running and cycling. 

Funeral from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rte 129) Lynn, MA 01904. (781) 595-1492 on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 9:30AM, followed by a funeral mass at St. Pius V Church, Lynn at 10:30am. Visiting hours will be Friday from 3-8pm on Friday. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lynne's memory to the "Cherish the Children Fund", Mass Department of Children and Families, 20 Wheeler St., Lynn, MA. 01902. ATTN. John Kasle. www.cherish-the-children.com/donate.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Patty Morash
248 Bartlett St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

 

March, 3, 2011

James B. Hickey, 84, passed away at the Marina Bay Nursing Facility in Quincy Thurs. March 3rd after a long illness.

Jim was born, raised and educated in Hyde Park and has been a Weymouth resident for over 40 yrs. Jim was a manager for the Comm. of MA, in the Right of Way Bureau for 40 yrs. retiring in 1992. He was also co-owner of the former Magic Horse Lounge in Abington.

Jim was a U.S. Marine serving during WWII and he fought in both the Okinawa and Guadalcanal campaigns. He was a member of the DAV Boston Chapter #65, the 6th Marine Division Assoc. and an avid boater.

Jim was the beloved husband of Margaret "Peg" G. (Gordan) Hickey. Brother of Eileen Crickard of Wrentham, Gladys and her husband Tony Panciocco of Marshfield and the late John and Edward Hickey. Brother in law of Rita Hickey of Hyde Park and the late Edward Crickard and late Carol Hickey. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the SOUTH WEYMOUTH McDonald Funeral Home, 809 Main St. (Rte 18 opp. So.Shore Hosp.) Mon. March 7 at 10am. Funeral mass to be celebrated by Jim’s nephew Rev. Christopher J. Hickey in St. Jerome’s Church, 632 Bridge St. No. Wey. at 11am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Sun. 3-7pm. Interment at a later date in Village Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. MA Chap., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. On behalf of Jim’s family they would like to thank the staff at Marina Bay Nursing Facility for the wonderful care Jim received.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Mrs. Margaret Hickey
73 Broad Reach T161C
Weymouth, MA 02191 

 

February 26, 2011

Zuravel, David, 98of Revere and formerly of Chelsea passed away on February 26, 2011 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living. David was born in Russia and resided in Chelsea for 66 years and 23 years in Revere. He attended the Chelsea Schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. David was a retired employee of the Chelsea School Department and a retired employee of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. He was also the retired owner of Ace Cab Company, Cary Sq., Chelsea and was employed by many other taxi cab companies. David was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was a former member of the Shurtleff St. Shule and a former member of the Cary Sq. Club. Dave was an avid fisherman and an exceptional athlete at baseball, speed skating, water skiing, swimming, diving, boating and loved the outdoors. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed having a cold beer or a glass of scotch.

David was the beloved husband of the late Shirley (Rubenstein) Zuravel. He was the devoted father of Hal A. Zuravel and his wife Patricia Zuravel, and Jeffrey J. Zuravel. He was the loving grandfather of Mark Zuravel.

Services at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave., Cary Sq., Chelsea on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 12:00 noon. Interment in Everett. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Hal and Patricia Zuravel, Monday following the interment until 8:00 PM, Tuesday at the Jack Satter House 420 Revere Beach Blvd. Revere, MA in the Community Room 9th floor from 3:00-7:00 PM. Donations in his memory may be made to the Leonard Florence Center for Living 165 Captains Row Chelsea, MA 02150.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Patty Patti Zuravel
18 Jane Drive
Saugus, MA 01906

 

January 30, 2011

Armando Boffa, 92, of Hingham, MA and formerly of Cranston passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, MA. He was the husband of Edwina K. (Kappes) Boffa and the late Florence J. (Neveroski) Boffa. He was born in Providence a son of the late Arturo and Elvira (Spaziano) Boffa and he had resided in Hingham for the past 15 months. He graduated from Classical High School as an honor student and attended State College of Rhode Island, presented U.R.I., majoring in Electrical Engineering. He left college after completing 3 years to serve his country during WW II as an Army Air Force Veteran. He served through the entire war as a Navigator/Bombardier flying on B-29 bombers in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He flew numerous missions over Japan and was awarded various individual and unit citations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal. He was an advertising salesman employed by New England Telephone Co. for more than 20 years, retiring in 1983. He was a former communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church and had been active, in his earlier years, in various church-related functions, including the Knights of Columbus, the Peloquin Chorale and the Catholic Family Conference.

Beside his wife he is survived by his children, John R. Boffa of Dallas, GA, Thomas P. Boffa of Attleboro, MA, Joan ( Boffa ) Dentone of Boulder Creek, CA and Robert A. Boffa of Boulder Creek, CA. He was the father of the late Arthur P. and Frank A. Boffa. He was the grandfather of 2 and is also survived by 3 step-children, 6 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great grandchildren. He was the brother of William Boffa of No. Providence, Raymond Boffa of Swampscott, MA and the late Emilio Boffa. His funeral will be held on Saturday at 9am from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10am VISITING HOURS Friday 5-8pm. Burial, with military honors, will take place in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, 237 Garden Hills Dr., Cranston, RI 02920.
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Edwina Boffa
203 Linden Ponds Way, Hingham, MA 02043
 
Mr. Raymond Boffa
1002 Paradise Rd. Apt PHC-SO
Swampscott, MA 01907

 

January 28, 2011

GIARRIZZO, Marian J. Of Somerville, January 28, 2011. Devoted sister of Ann Stanley of Saugus, Mae Gill of Lynn (former TelSales), Gloria Lanna of Milford, CT, Camille Elwertowski of Cranford, NJ, and the late Joseph and Vito Giarrizzo. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., MEDFORD, Tuesday at 10 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Catherine of Genoa Church, 179 Summer St., Somerville, at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday 4-8. Services will conclude with burial at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent in Marian's name to St. Catherine of Genoa Church, 179 Summer St., Somerville, MA 02143 or Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143. For directions, obituary, and guestbook: dellorusso.net Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes 781-396-9200 Medford-Woburn-Wilmington

Published in The Boston Globe on January 30, 2011

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Mae Gill
11 Rollin Terr
Lynn, MA 01905

 

January 17, 2011

Richard H. Farrand, 89, Bradenton, passed away on January 17, 2011. Mr. Farrand was born May 8, 1921 in Worcester, MA to the late Frederick & Lillian (Jacobs) Farrand. He served with the 
U.S. Coast Guard during WWII as an Electrician. He was a retired salesman working during his lifetime for Tetley Tea's & Hugo's Appliance Store both of Boston, MA, Sovios Appliance Company where he was their first salesman in the Boston area. He then went to work for New England Telephone serving as the Yellow Pages representative for the Boston area and retired in 1983 from there as the New Hampshire representative with over 20 years of service. He was a past member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hooksett, NH for many years, and was a co-founder along with his wife of the Religious training class for Special Needs People at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose, MA for many years. Long time and ac-tive member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary's, member of the Lions Club in NH, N.H. Democratic Committee, served as a Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader at St. Mary's, and served on the Hookset Planning Board. He moved to Bradenton over 25 years ago coming from Hooksett, NH where he moved to El Rancho Village where he lived for many years and was active in many different events and clubs there. He attended and served as an Usher at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach, was an avid golfer, a Bradenton Pirate's Booster, and a volunteer with the Southeastern Guide Dogs Association. Mr. Farrand was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Dorothy in 2003, and four brothers. He is survived by his five sons; Richard H. (Patricia) Farrand, Jr. of Wilmington, NC, Frederick (Deborah) Farrand of Westford, MA, Thomas (Sheriley) Farrand of Atkinson, NH, David (Lise) Farrand of Hooksett, NH, William Farrand of Woodstock, NH, two daughters; Elizabeth (Thomas) Reilly of Roanoke, VA, Judith (Mike) Lavalliere of Bradenton, fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date this spring at St. Bernard Catholic Church. The family request that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to either Southeastern Guide Dogs or your favorite veteran's organization in his memory. Condolences for the family may be made online at: www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, Bradenton.

Published in The Herald on January 20, 2011
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Mrs. Judith Lavalliere
216 81st St W
Bradenton, FL 34209 

 

January 9, 2011

Today's News-Herald
Published Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:06 AM MST

March 25, 1965 – Jan. 9, 2011

Debra A. (Sullivan) Tobin, 45, wife of James Tobin, passed away Sunday at her home in Lake Havasu City. Debra was born in Salem, Mass. (Worked in Credit & Collections) She was the daughter of Michael Howell and Yvonne Sullivan. She was a resident of Peabody, Mass., in her youth and later moved to Danvers, Mass., with her husband. Debra and her husband, James, moved to Lake Havasu City along with their two boys three and a half years ago.

She is survived by her husband of 14 years, James Tobin; sons, Keegan and Jake Tobin, all of Lake Havasu City; and sister, Christine Rich, of Peabody, Mass. Debra also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael Howell and Yvonne Sullivan.

Debra was a very caring, giving person. She was always willing to help someone in need. Debra could always put a smile on people's faces; her sense of humor was larger than life. She will be dearly missed.

Visitation will take place on Friday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church. Father Thomas Kawai will offer words of comfort and inspiration.

Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at 
www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

James Tobin and Family
4150 Mercury Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406

 

January 5, 2011

LYNN - Louise K. (Knowlton) Murray, age 80, of Lynn, died Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in a local nursing home, after a brief illness. She was the loving wife of the late Chester F. Murray Jr., and the daughter of the late Chester and Mabel (Doane) Knowlton. Born and raised in Saugus, she was educated in Saugus schools. Louise worked as a cashier for Ames in Saugus for twenty years as well as T.W. Rogers for ten years. She was a member of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. She enjoyed collecting dolls, knitting, sewing and roller skating until she was sixty years old.

She is survived by her son Lloyd & his wife Bernadette Murray of Lynn; three daughters, Linda Carritte and her husband Tom of Lynn, Karen Cappotto of Lynn and Kathy Reece (worked for Bruce Custons and Rakesh Chandra) and her husband Stephen of Lynn; her brother Ralph Knowlton and his wife Norma of Saugus, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Harold Knowlton.

Service Information: A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt129) Lynn. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. Directions and guest book www.solimine.com 
 
 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Kathy Reece
71 Greenwood Ave
Lynn, MA 01905

 

January 4, 2011
 
Richard David ''Ricky'' Cincotta

Born in Medford, MA on Mar. 31, 1959

Died Jan. 4, 2011 and resided in Danvers, MA.

Visitation:       Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 
Service:         Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 
Cemetery:     Woodlawn Cemetery and Crematory

Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions.

Richard D. "Ricky" Cincotta, age 51, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the Hogan Regional Center after a lifelong battle with cerebral palsy. His extended family from the Hogan Regional Center was at his side at the time of his death.
Born in Medford, he was the son of Lois (MacDonald) Cincotta
 of Rowley and the late Felix "Phil" Cincotta. 

A resident of the Hogan Regional Center for over 30 years, Ricky was known as "The Mayor" or "The Man" to his extended family. He communicated with his eyes and expressions, and was able to teach others how to be more compassionate and loving through his actions and positive attitude. His devotion to his mother was a true testament of all the love he had inside. He had a great sense of humor, was extremely inquisitive, and found great joy in the fact that he was an uncle, and most especially in being called "Uncle Ricky".

In addition to his mother and his extended family at Hogan, Ricky is survived by his brother John J. Cincotta and his wife, Laurie, of Hampstead, NH, his sister Cynthia A. Cincotta sister
 and her partner, Dot Seaberg, of Rowley, his nieces Tara and Leah Cincotta, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was also the brother of the late James Cincotta.

His Funeral will be held on Monday at 11:15am from the SOLIMINE LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 OCEAN STREET (RTE 1A), LYNN followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:30pm in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Sunday 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Hathorne – Division II Hogan Regional Center, 450 Maple Street, PO Box A, Hathorne, MA 01937.

 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Lois and Cindy Cincotta
814 Haverhill Street
Rowley, MA 01969