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DEATHS 2019

June 14, 2019

Mr. Robert A. Vass, formerly of Waltham, died at home on Friday, June 14, 2019 after an illness. He was 77.

Bob was born September 2, 1941 in Revere a son of the late Edward and Frances (Tranfaglia) Vass. Raised in Revere he was a graduate of Revere High School. He married Watertown native Phyllis M. Parrella in Saint Patrick's Church in Watertown on April 27, 1963. They were married for over 53 years until her death on May 20, 2016. They lived a short time in Brighton before making Waltham their home for many years. They moved to Buzzards Bay in 2000 and would divide their time in The Villages in Florida during the winter months.

He worked for over twenty-five years as a computer programmer for Prudential Insurance in Boston before retiring. He then took a position at Raytheon Corporation for over 10 years and lastly he worked in sales for various companies that would uniform the U.S. Postal workers.

Bob will forever be remembered for his love of clam digging and preparing homemade stuffed quahogs for family and friends. He and Phyllis were golfing buddies and enjoyed many rounds at Little Harbor in Wareham. An avid bowler he looked forward to his games in the leagues he belonged at the Wal-Lex and in Buzzards Bay. His kids recall his 'big appearance' on Candlepins for Cash on television. He and Phyllis loved playing competitive but fun card games.

He leaves his children, Deborah A. Marcou of Fairfield, Connecticut, Diane E. Grover of Ashland and Robert A. Vass (Paula) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Olivia and Harrison Marcou, Kelley and Alison Grover and Jonathan and Julia Vass; his former sons-in-law David Marcou of Weston and Warren Grover of Waltham; his siblings Edward "Skip" Vass and his wife Pauline of Salem, Richard Vass (Kathy) of Groveland, Elizabeth Restiano (late Lawrence) of Revere, Nancy Maroney (Lawrence) of Fort Meyers, FL and Virginia 'Ginny' Howell (Timothy) of Revere; also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Robert's life by gathering for calling hours on Monday, June 17th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, Waltham, and again on Tuesday at 9 a.m. before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown.

Memorials in his name may be made to Dana – Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Street, Boston, MA 02115.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Edward and Pauline Vass
232 Jefferson Avenue
Salem, MA 01970-8676

 

June 3, 2019

Paul A. Mazzone, Sr. Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, June 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Paul A. Mazzone, Sr., who passed unexpectedly on Monday, June 3rd at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation in the Funeral Home on Thursday at 11:15 a.m., immediately followed by entombment at Woodlawn Cemetery- Community Mausoleum (Sheffield Building), Everett.

Born in Boston, he was raised & educated in Canton & was a 1965 alumnus of Canton High School. He entered the U.S. Air Force in October of 1965 & served until June of 1966, as an Airman 3rd class. His early working career was spent as a lineman for New England Tel. & Tel for over 20 years and he then joined the Yellow Pages as a salesman for about five years. For the past 25 (twenty-five) years, he has been with the City of Revere, first in Parks & Recreation & later in the Division of Transportation as a School Bus Driver. As a school bus driver, there was no one more popular or well-suited. Children loved him & he in turn loved them. His time with the children was always crowded with many a funny story & joyful experiences. Up to & until the time of his untimely death, he served the city as a Crossing Guard. If Paul had a true vocation in life, it would have been politics. He had a love & intellect for politics, second to none. Politicians were most eager, to have him on their team, for the huge scope of political savvy that he possessed and exhibited. He also, during the years, enjoyed many Signatory Titles within City Government, among which was as a Board Member of the Revere Conservation Committee. His passing has left a deep void within the Revere Community. One of the only positive aspects of his death is the fact that he now enjoys the presence & comfort of his dear wife, Adele J. (Robinson) Mazzone, who died on February 5, 2019.


He is the devoted father of Robyn D’Apolito of North Reading & her former husband, Stephen D’Apolito of Revere, Michael T. Bozek of San Antonio, TX, John B. Bozek & his wife, Sherry of Tewksbury, Nicole M. MacTaggart & her husband, Kevin of Saugus & the late Paul A. Mazzone, Jr. He is also lovingly survived by his daughter-in-law, Deanna Mazzone of Dracut, 14 (fourteen) grandchildren & two (2) great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances would be most appreciated to (https:/www.gofundme.com/paul-a-mazzone-sr-memorial) to benefit his grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Deanna M. Mazzone
64 Redgate Rd
Dracut, MA 01826

 

May 27, 2019

John “Gerry” Conlon, 84 of Peabody and formerly of Saugus and Lynn, died Monday evening at the Salem Hospital following a brief illness.  January 10, 1935 - May 25, 2019 He was the devoted husband of Joanne L (Karsis) Conlon with whom he shared over 54 years of marriage. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Young) Conlon.  He was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, class of 1952.  Upon his marriage he moved to Saugus where he lived for over 38 years before moving to Peabody 15 years ago. Gerry was employed with Verizon for over 40 years as an in-house technician and retired from the Malden Office in 1994. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his daughter Nancy Conlon of Peabody and by his 5 nieces and 1 nephew.  He was predeceased by his siblings, Richard and Robert Conlon and Jeanne Phalen.

Following cremation, a visitation will be held on Friday from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by his Funeral Service at 12:00 PM at the funeral home to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Burial services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Joanne Conlon
25 Louis Rd
Peabody, MA 01960

 

March 19, 2019

Clark Aaron Murray, Sr., fell asleep in death at the age of 70 years old on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Clark was born on March 5, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the fourth of six children born to the late Henry David Murray and the late Mary Lucille Murray. His siblings are: Marvanee Waller and Yvonne Rayburn Beckley both of Chicago, Illinois, the late Emanuel Murray (preceded him in death November 1979) Queta Vargas of Napa Valley, California, and the late Janet Murray (preceded him in death December 2011). 

As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses he enjoyed the privilege of working on the Hospital Liaison Committee helping many individuals in time of need. His love for people motivated him to do all that he could to help in any way possible. Clark leaves behind his beloved wife Renee R. (Ramos) Murray, two sons Clark A. Murray Jr. and Brandon J. Murray. Marchelle R. Murray his daughter (preceded him in death May 1996). He also leaves behind his two grandsons, Caeleb and Cameron Murray and their mother Clarisa Murray of Warwick, Rhode Island; a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and many loyal and dear friends. He was greatly loved by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.

Visiting hours will be on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 2:00 - 3:30 P.M., followed by a memorial service starting at 3:30 P.M. at Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave., Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Marvaneen P Waller
750 E 104th PL
Chicago, IL 60628

 

March 14, 2019

Joseph McGrath, 59, resident of Rowley passed away after a long triumph over quadriplegia. He is survived by his wife Nancy, whom he met 40 years ago on St. Patrick's Day; his children Daniel, Stephanie, and Christina; his brothers Robert, Kevin, and Justin; his father Alfred; and many other family members and friends. He is predeceased by his mother Anne. Joe was born in Boston and grew up in Foxboro. Throughout his life, he was passionate about sports, a fierce competitor and a loyal follower of Boston sports teams. Joe was a lover of words, always enthusiastic about a game of scrabble or a clever crossword puzzle. He attended Niagara University where he studied Communications and played tennis. He went on to work at Verizon for over 30 years. Joe approached life with a unique positivity which empowered those around him. His family meant the world to him, and it gave him great joy to be a part of their lives.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Joe's Funeral Mass on Wednesday, March 20th at 1 O'clock to be celebrated in St. Mary's Parish, Georgetown. Interment will follow at Harmony Cemetery. Georgetown. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8pm in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. For those who wish, In lieu of flowers, Joe may be remembered through donations to "The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund" in honor of Joe McGrath. https://www.themiamiproject.org 1095 NW 14th Terrace Lois Pope LIFE Center Miami, FL 33136 USA. For funeral home directions, florists or to share a memory of Joe, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Nancy McGrath
40 Kathleen Cir|
Rowley, MA  01969

 

March 2, 2019

SALEM- Ms. Nicole A. Michaud, 45, of Salem, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday March 2, 2019 at her home.

Born in Salem she was the daughter of Carol (Morin) Michaud and the late Edmond Michaud. She was raised in Salem and was a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School, Nicole continued her education at Salem State University.

Ms. Michaud had been employed as a Customer Service Representative for the Telephone Company in Lowell, for several years, where she excelled at her job receiving several awards and commendations for her expertise and dedicated service.

Loving, kind and caring, Nicole's outgoing personality endeared her to many. She was truly a people person; she was fun to be around and enjoyed making others laugh. Nicole was a loving mother, daughter, sister and aunt who relished time spent with her family. She enjoyed needlepoint, going to the movies and spending time with her son. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by family who loved and cared for her and the many friends whose lives she touched along the way.

Surviving Nicole in addition to her mother, Carol Michaud of Salem, is her son Kyle Michaud of Salem, her brother Todd Michaud and his wife Heather of Salem, her nieces, Makenzie and Madison Michaud both of Salem and her fiancé, Paul Thornton of Dorchester.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem on Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 9 A.M. followed by her funeral Mass in Ste. Anne's Church, Jefferson Ave., Salem at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. Visiting hours Monday from 4 to 7 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Nicole's memory to COPAA-Amputee Association, P.O. Box 304, Wenham, MA 01984. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Carol Michaud
11 Pacific St
Salem, MA 01970 

 

February 20, 2019

May 22, 1942 - February 20, 2019

Beverly - Mr. Robert Kenneth Marchand, 76 of Beverly, beloved husband of Alice (McInnis) Marchand passed away on Wednesday, February 20th at Beverly Hospital, with his family by his side.
Born in Brighton, he was the son of the late Richard and Cecilia (Picard) Marchand. Raised and educated in Salem, he attended Salem Public Schools and was a graduate of Salem High School class of 1959.
Mr. Marchand was a self-employed contractor for many years. His talent and skilled craftsmanship was appreciated and requested throughout the many communities along the North Shore.
A loving and dedicated husband, father and papa, Robert’s greatest joy was his family. He loved his grandchildren and relished in their many accomplishments. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends.
Robert is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alice Marchand of Beverly, his daughters, Cheryl Marchand of Beverly and Kate Hennigar and her husband Joe of Windham, NH, his sons, Robert Marchand and his wife, Debbie of Newton, NH and Stephan Marchand and his wife, Nicole Liberage of Beverly, his 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and his brother, Raymond Marchand of Florida. He was the brother of the late Richard Philip Marchand.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers on Sunday, February 24th from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Robert’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.

Published on February 22, 2019

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Alice F Marchand
29 Northey St, 
Salem, MA 01970

 

February 14, 2019

Death Notice: Carmela Costantini mother of Maria Costantini - DAC
LYNN — Carmela T. “Millie” (Francullo) Costantini, 101, of Lynn, died on Thursday, February 14th at her home in Lynn. She was the wife of the late Balilla P. “Poppy” Costantini with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.
Millie was born in Swampscott, the daughter of the late Ralph and Antoinetta (Marturano) Francullo. She was raised and educated in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School in 1936. In her early years, Millie was an active member of Holy Family Church in Lynn where she shared her beautiful singing voice in the choir. She even sang on the radio once. After her marriage, she was an active member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Lynnfield. Millie was an accomplished seamstress and made many suits, coats and other items for her family. She worked for several years at My Square Lady in Lynnfield and later Danvers. Millie moved to Sun City, Ariz. with her husband in 1986 and lived there for many happy years until his death in 2003. She then moved back to Lynn in 2005 and lived with her daughter Maria until her death.
Millie was best known for being a funny, devoted family oriented wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved to spend time with her family and friends cooking for them and entertaining in her home.
Millie is survived by her two daughters Marie A. Costantini of Lynn and her longtime companion, William H. McCarthy, Jr., of Lynn; and Diana L. DiPaolo and her husband, Robert of Middleton; and her cherished grandchildren David L. DiPaolo and his wife, Elizabeth and Stephen P. DiPaolo. She is also survived by her dear sister Gloria Gambale of Nevada (formerly of Swampscott) and the late Michael, Nicholas, and Alfred Francullo, Eleanor Reppucci and Christina Pappa and she was the aunt of many nieces and nephews. 
Service information: Visitation will be held on Monday, February 25th, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the CUFFE-McGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA followed at 11 a.m. by a Funeral Mass in Holy Family Church, Lynn. Burial will follow in Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Millie’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950 or via www.stjude.org. To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Maria Costantini
39 Essex St
Lynn, MA 01902

 

February 7, 2019

Bruce A. Lessard, 58, passed away on February 7, 2019, in Fort Myers, Florida. He was the son of Ronald B. and Janet C. (Dionne) Lessard (worked in CADIS). 
Born in Beverly he lived most of his life in Salem. He attended Salem High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University. He retired from 3 M Corporation with over 20 years with the company. He was an avid body builder and won many trophies in Powerlifting. 
In addition to his parents, Roland and Janet Lessard of Salem, he is survived by his sisters, Lorinda Redel and Donna Christoforou and her husband Peter all of Salem, his brothers, Scott Lessard and his wife Kim of W. Springfield and Ronald Lessard and his wife Lisa of Peabody, his longtime partner, Diane Doucette and several nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends are invited to his visiting hours on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St. [Route 114 / 1-A] Salem from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. His funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM in the funeral home. Burial service, at a later date, will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc., National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or https//www.heart.org For guestbook and additional information, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Janet C. Lessard
31 Hillside AVE, 
Salem, MA 01970

 

 

January 10, 2019

GOODWIN-PUCCI, Barbara A. (Sotir), a  longtime resident of Malden, passed away in Reading on Thursday, January 10, 2019.  Barbara was born in Biddeford, Maine, in 1945, the daughter of Theodore and Mary Ann Sotir.   The family moved to Boston and in 1963, Barbara graduated from East Boston High School.  She then attended Leslie College and she received her degree Masters Degree in Human Developmen..  She went on to become a teacher at Emerson College, where she taught Intercultural Relations.  Later she went on to work as a saleswoman for the Yellow Pages.   Barbara enjoyed traveling, and also volunteered her time to many organizations, including Rosies Place in Boston, and Little Brothers in Boston.  She was a Communicant at St. Josephs Church, where she served as a Lector, an Alter Server, and taught CCD.  In 2004, she married her sweetheart, Salvatore Pucci, and the two settled down together in Malden.  They shared 14 years of love and companionship together.

She is survived by her husband Salvatore, her children, Karen Turner and fiancé James Adler of Mattapan,  Steven Brooks of Lynn, and Christine Skinner-Silverman and husband Sam of Holden, her step son,  James Pucci and wife Catherine of N. Conway, NH, and her grandchildren,  Eva, Jake, Derrick, and Katie, and her sister in law,  Elaine Mallett, sister in law, Woburn, MA.

Funeral services will be held from the Weir – MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St. Malden, on Tuesday, January 15th, at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, Malden, at 10:00 AM. 

Interment will immediately  follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 14th, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, in recognition of the compassionate care Barbara received a the Sawtelle Hospice House,  donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to Middlesex-East Visiting Nurse Hospice, Gift Processing Center, Burlington, MA 01805.

For obituary & directions, www.weirfuneralhome.com  


Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 13, 2019 
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 
Salvatore Pucci 
70 Salem St 
Malden, MA 02148-5208

 

January 2, 2019

Matthews, Ellen C. (Keefe) (Lyons) of Boston, died on January 2, 2019.

Wife of the late Leo Lyons and the late John Matthews. Beloved companion of Len Seeche of Naples, FL. Loving mother of Ellen Lyons and her husband Bruce Lundeen of Quincy and the late Leo Lyons. Ellen was a proud step-grandmother to Samantha Lundeen of Somerville. Cherished sister of Paula King of Randolph, and the late John Keefe. Also survived by her dear cousins Joseph, Martha, Clara and Marco King of Hull, Leslie Seeche of Seattle, the Maselan family of Weston, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. 

Ellen was born and raised in Quincy, graduating from Quincy High School. In her earlier years, Ellen was a model and artist, with a deep appreciation for the beauty in all things. For the last 30 years, Ellen lived in Boston and enjoyed her view of Boston Harbor. She was a gifted painter and a good friend. Ellen will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 2-6 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ellen may be made to My Life My Choice at https://jri.networkforgood.com/causes/3011-my-life-my-choice. Address is 989 Commonwealth Avenue Boston Ma 02215. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 

Paula King 
19 Edwin St
Randolph, MA 02368