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December 31, 2019
With much sadness we just learned of Ginny Valentino's passing on December 31, 2019. Ginny will be missed by all of her Directory friends. May she rest in peace.
Virginia E. (Grant) Valentino, of Marstons Mills, formerly of Medford, passed peacefully on December 31, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of over 60 years to the late Ferdinand ‘Val’ Valentino. Dear sister of the late Eleanor Mader, George Grant Jr., John Grant, Richard Grant, and Ruth Clark. She is survived by her nieces Debbie Donnellan and Patty Smith, nephew Bob Clark, and many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St. ARLINGTON, Saturday from 10AM – 11AM, followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Agnes Church, 51 Medford St., Arlington at 11:30AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Virginia’s memory may be made to Animal Rescue League of Boston, c/o Development, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116. For directions or to leave a message of condolence, please visit for Virginia E. Valentino (Grant)
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Deborah A Donnellan
7 Rocky CIR #2
Derry, NH 03038

December 20, 2019

Mrs. Carol L. (Tarr) Cox, age 78, died on Friday, December 20, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was the loving wife of William H. Cox, Jr.

Born in Lynn a life long resident of Saugus, Mrs. cox was the daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy (Sirois) Tarr. Carol was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She worked for IBM as a system engineer before becoming a stay at home mom. Carol was a longtime member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and a member of there choir for over 40 years. She enjoyed daily conversations with each of her children. She was an avid reader and solver of crossword puzzles, and followed the Boston sports teams, especially the Red Sox and Patriots. Carol enjoyed dining out at Hammersmith, IHoP, and the many seafood restaurants in Essex. She enjoyed going to the movies, concerts, the theater, and the symphony. Carol was a snowbird for twenty-two years where she and Bill had a house and many friends in Winter Garden Florida. Being near Disney World, she had lots of company and many visits to the Land of Imagination.
Carol is survived by her daughters, Deborah Cox of Saugus, Jennifer Sulyma & her husband William of Westwood & Cynthia Zahornasky & her husband Paul of Haverhill; three granddaughters, Nicole, Laura & Sarah Zahornasky; Sister, Catherine Tarr of Saugus and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Marilyn Tarr Schiappa.

Service information

Relatives & friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Thursday 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service in the St. John’s Episcopal Church, corner of Central St. & Prospect St., Saugus, Friday at 10 a.m. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Donations in her memory may be made to The Rev. Roger Nelson Scholarship Fund c/o St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Prospect St., Saugus MA 01906.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to;

Cathy Tarr
24 Columbus Ave 
Saugus, MA 01906


December 14, 2019

Mrs. Joyce C. (Duggan) Boffa, 90 years of Swampscott, died on Saturday December 14, 2019 in the Bertram House in Swampscott after a brief illness. Joyce was the wife of the late Raymond Boffa and loving Mother of the late Jack McLaughlin. She was born in Swampscott the daughter of the late George and Lucille (McGovern) Duggan. She was raised in Swampscott, was a graduate of Swampscott High School and lived in Swampscott and Marblehead all of her life.

Joyce was employed as the Executive Secretary for the Massachusetts Building Congress in Boston for many years. She loved to travel and enjoyed music. She was a member of the Sweet Adeline’s.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Nancy Hawthorne of Marblehead, Chris and Carol Hawthorne of Salem, Dan and Doris Hawthorne of Marblehead. She also leaves many grandnieces and grandnephews. She was the sister of the late Virginia Boudreau and Betty Hawthorne. Joyce’s family would like to thank the staff at the Bertram House in Swampscott and Care Dimensions for the compassionate care they gave Joyce.

Joyce’s funeral will be held on Saturday December 21 at 11:00 AM in the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (Rte1A) Lynn. Burial in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation period will be on Saturday at 10:00 AM prior to her funeral. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to My Brother’s Table, 98 Willow Street, Lynn, MA 01901.



December 2, 2019

YARMOUTHPORT - Fran E. Braun, 100, of Yarmouthport passed away on December 2, 2019 surrounded with love by her two daughters. Born, raised, and educated in Hartsville, South Carolina, she lived on a country farm. Fran helped build Navy fighter planes in a NJ aircraft factory during WWII and moved to West Dennis in 1957. After retiring from Myers Furniture with over 25 years of employment, she became a volunteer at Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Yarmouth Garden Club.

Survivors include her two daughters, Kim Braun and son-in-law Jeff Barile of Lynn and Wendi Braun and son-in-law Joel Horowitz of Marlborough; three grandchildren; Kellie Barile of Salem, Brent Horowitz of Worcester, and Alexandra Horowitz of Washington, DC.

Fran loved gardening and was known for keeping a beautiful yard at her Yarmouthport home. Motorists would honk in appreciation or stop for a chat while she was outside tending her garden. Having lived 100 years, Fran saw many changes in her life, yet she maintained her love of family above all and hosted many holidays and family celebrations in her tasteful home, baking and serving gourmet dishes.

Family and friends are invited to gather Saturday, December 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Joe’s American Bar and Grill, Woburn MA. A celebration of life is planned for her Cape Cod friends in May 2020, just as the flowers begin to bloom.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Wendi Braun
225 Littlefield Lane
Marlborough, MA 01752.


November 13, 2019

NASH, Eugene F. (Gene), age 96, of Woburn, formerly of Arlington, passed peacefully on November 13, 2019. Gene had a vibrant, joyful, and fruitful life. He was a proud graduate of Boston College, class of 1948, where he played football and ran track. For over 25 years, Gene worked for AT&T. After retiring, he loved spending time playing golf and eating ice cream in Mashpee and in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Gene cherished his family. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa (Curran) and Barbara (Haviland). He was the loving father of Mary Nash and her partner Jane Sullivan, Thomas Nash and his wife Sharon, Terri Nash, Paul Nash and his wife Catherine, Michael Nash and his wife Colleen, and the late Eileen Ann Nash and Francis X. Nash. Gene is also survived by his son-in-law Steven Lesser. He was the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

His Funeral Mass will be held at St. Agnes Church, 51 Medford Street, Arlington on Monday, November 18 at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Church at 9am. Interment, Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fidelity House, 25 Medford Street, Arlington, MA 02474 or to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, Sixth Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.

For guestbook, please visit

October 8, 2019
Gloucester - Thomas E. Salvanelli, age 64, died peacefully Tuesday, October 8, 2019. He was the son of the late Robert and Livia (Masserela) Salvanelli and born and raised in Beverly. He is survived by two brothers, Michael Salvanelli and Albert Salvanelli; his three sisters, Patricia Karvouniaris, Susan Sigurdson and Nancy Page( worked in Customer Service Credit and Collections) and multiple nieces, nephews and great-nieces.
His Funeral Services will be held private. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. Information, directions, condolences at
Published on October 11, 2019
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Nancy Page
7 Bridge St
Danvers, MA 01923

October 6, 2019

Donald Soper, Retired Salem Police Officer, 95, of Lynn, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Sunday, October 6, 2019. He was the loving husband of Marion E. (Coombs) Soper with whom he would have shared their 39th year of marriage this week.

Born and raised in Salem he was the son of the late J. Ray and Edith G. (Singer) Soper. He joined the Navy at 17 to serve in World War II and later reenlisted to serve in Korea, serving a total of 12 years. Don first worked for H.P. Hood dairy and later for ADT in security systems. In 1954 he became a Reserve Police Officer and in 1962 became a full time member of the Salem Police Department. He and Marion married in 1981 and following his retirement in 1988 the couple became Snow Birds spending their winters in Port Charlotte, FL and summers on the North Shore.

Don loved his family and sports. In his younger years he played base ball and soft ball for several teams including Bernard’s Jewelers and the Mets of the Willows. He was a huge fan of the Sox, Pats and Bruins. Don was an excellent skier and had the most fun teaching his young family to ski. In later years he was an enthusiastic fan of his grandkids sporting events. He will missed by many.

In addition to his wife Marion, he is survived by his children; Donald Soper and his wife Maria of Fort Meyers, FL, Martha Tremblay and her husband John of the Villages, FL, Judith Moran and her husband Richard of Newburyport, Doreen Fitts of Beverly, Roger ‘Rick’ LeClerc and his wife Valerie of Salem and Shirley Ann Belisle and her husband Robert, Jr. of Bedford. He also leaves his grandchildren Matthew Moran, Douglas Moran, Andrew LeClerc, Danielle Siegal, Robert Belisle and Tiffany Johnson, as well as 11 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Ruth Raymond, J. Ray Soper, Erle Soper and Virginia Lavoie.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours at the Levesque Funeral Home, 163 Lafayette St., Salem, MA [ Route 114 / 1-A ] Salem on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:45 P.M. to be followed by his funeral service in the funeral home at 6:00 P.M . which will be followed by Military Honors. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook and additional information, please visit

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Doreen Fitts
18 Chipman Rd
Beverly, MA 01915


October 4, 2019

Mr. James T. Turcotte, 55, of Beverly, formerly of Salem, beloved husband of Christine (LeBlanc) Turcotte, passed away peacefully October 4, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ruth (Furey) Turcotte. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1983.

Mr. Turcotte had been employed by the City of Salem as the Water Department Foreman for 17 years. For the last 10 years he worked for the City of Beverly, as a Project Coordinator, where he was well respected for his high standards, strong work ethic and his ability to accomplish any task that needed to be completed.

He was a dedicated family man, who was passionate about providing for his family. Jim was a jack of all trades and was always willing to lend a hand, and could often be heard saying "If Jim don't do it, it don't get done". He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who appreciated the time he spent surrounded by his family vacationing at Sebago Lake or on trips to Disney. Jim was overjoyed by the birth of his grandchildren who fondly called him Papa. In his younger years he could often be found boxing at the AOH in Salem or more recently at a poker table. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends.

Surviving Jim, in addition to his wife Christine with whom he shared 31 years of marriage, are his children; Jamie Martin and her husband Sean of Topsfield, Ruth Turcotte, Sara Turcotte and Joseph Turcotte all of Beverly, his granddaughters, Ava and Leah Martin of Topsfield, his brothers; Joseph Turcotte and his wife Linda Turcotte of Peabody, John Turcotte and Thomas Turcotte both of Salem, his sisters; Deborah Phelan and her husband Brian of Salem, Ellen Hanson and her husband Scott of Salem, Sharon Hickman and her husband John of Newburyport and Ruth Grube and her husband Dennis of Peabody, his sister-in-law Cynthia LeBlanc of Beverly, his aunts Judith Kline and her husband Larry of Peabody, and Rita (Darcy) Turcotte of Salem and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank his many friends that provided Jim with years of love and support.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers on Thursday Oct. 10th at 9 A.M. followed by his funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, New Balch St., Beverly at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Central Cemetery, Beverly. Visiting hours Wednesday, Oct. 9th from 4 to 8 PM. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


 Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

4 Louis Rd
Peabody, MA 01960

September 29, 2019

Salem, MA - Francis R. (Frank) Lawler III, age 68, of Salem, Mass., passed away on September 29, 2019, at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, Mass., after a courageous and hard-fought three-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Susan Chumbley, of Ganannoque, Ontario, Canada, with whom he shared eight years of marriage; his sons, Benjamin Lawler of Lynn, and Shane Lawler of Beverly; and his beloved grandd aughter, Blythe Lawler. He is also survived by his step-children, Erin and Calvin Chumbley, of Kingston, Ontario; his sisters, Marianne Chandler of Salem, and Andrea Kelly of Lynn; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the son of the late Francis Raymond Lawler Jr. and Ann Lawler of Peabody, and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School.
Frank lived and breathed music. He was a very accomplished guitarist, having studied in his youth at the Boston Conservatory of Music with a renowned guitar virtuoso. He went on to be lead guitarist in several successful rock and roll bands in the 1970s, most notably "Boaz, which had a huge following, known as the "Boazos," that traveled throughout the Northeast extensively with the band. Frank loved the ocean and scuba diving. He enjoyed travel and adventure, as well as the peacefulness of campfires in the mountains with friends and family. He loved animals, especially his dogs and his horse, "Radar." He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spirited political debates. He always kept his finger on the pulse of Boston sports teams, he loved exploring different philosophies and had a special interest in history.
Along with pursuing his musical career, Frank was on the forefront of the early digital age. He studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and prior to his retirement, he was a designer and creator of computer software and systems for many start-up companies.
His right arm bore a tattoo that read "Love, Compassion, Peace." These are the donations he would request to be made in his honor throughout the world. Arrangements will be private at his request.
To send flowers to the family of Francis R. Lawler III, please visit Tribute Store.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to ;
Andrea Kelly
117 Eastern Ave
Lynn, MA 01902

September 23, 2019

NAHANT — Mrs. Mary H. (McDermott) Sullivan, age 94, formerly of Marblehead and Lynn, died at the Jesmond Nursing Home in Nahant on Monday, Sept. 23. She was the wife of the late William W. Sullivan.

Born in Westfield and raised in Lynn, Mrs. Sullivan was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Scanlon) McDermott, and raised by the late John and Nellie (Bryan) Scanlon. A graduate of Lynn Classical, she had worked in the advertising department for the New England Telephone Company Yellow Pages Division and also had worked for General Electric.

Mary is survived by her four children, Kathleen Sullivan of Saugus, Patricia Sullivan of York, Maine, James Sullivan and his wife Karen of Saugus, Sharon Sullivan and her husband Robert Savage of Nahant; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Jesmond Nursing Home for their care.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Kathy Sullivan
P.O. Box 1105
Saugus, MA 01906


September 14, 2019
It is with a deep sadness that we announce the passing of Suzon Fecteau of Beverly, after a brief illness.
Born in Boston on March 28, 1950 to the late Margaret (Durkee) Fecteau and Richard G. Fecteau, Suzy grew up in Lynn. She graduated from Lynn English High School, class of 1967 and went on to receive her BA from Emmanuel College.
Along with her father, Richard Fecteau, she is survived by her devoted twin sister, Sidnice Fecteau, her two goddaughters, Molly Spillane of Winooski, Vermont and Nicole George of Boxford, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She began her career at Verizon (at the time, New England Telephone) as a production line worker at the age of 22. For the next 29 years she worked multiple jobs at multiple sites and was an International Sales Trainer in Greece at the time of her retirement in 2014. She developed and maintained many lifelong friendships at the workplace.
Artistic by nature, Suzy named photography, card making and scrapbooking among her hobbies. Her life long passion was always international travel. Among her many overseas trips she visited Greece, Poland, Gilbraltar, England, France, Belgium, Holland and Switzerland. She was ahead of her time in documenting her travels and wrote many journal articles about her adventures.
Suzy's infectious laughter and extroverted personality will be missed by all who knew her.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, September 28th at 11 a.m. at the Puritan Lawn Cemetary Chapel, 185 Lake St. Peabody. Directions can be found at
Donations can be made in Suzon's name to your favorite charity.
To plant a tree in memory of Suzon Suzy Fecteau, please visit Tribute Store.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to
Sidnice Fecteau
8 Conner Rd
Beverly, MA 01915

August 31, 2019

We just learned that our former coworker, Esther Schachter passed away at the age of 93 on August 31, 2019. Esther worked with us for many years in the CADIS Department and was a long time member of the DAC. Esther will be missed by all of her Directory friends. May she rest in peace.



August 15, 2019

 It is with much sadness that we report that Paula Gilb, a long time member of the DAC, passed away on August 15th. Paula formerly worked in Customer Service and Credit & Collections.

It was Paula's wish that there be no service and would so desire that any donations in her memory be made to:

Friends of Beverly Animals
PO Box 3378
Beverly, MA 01915

 Expressions of sympathy may be sent to her husband Terry.

Terry Gilb
29 Sturtevant St.
Beverly, MA 01915


August 3, 2019

Death Notice: Barbara Nadworny, mother of Richard Nadworny who worked in Tel Sales

Barbara M. Nadworny (Roy), age 90, died peacefully August 3rd while surrounded by her family at Mass General Hospital. Born in Lynn, she was the wife of Richard C. Nadworny with whom she shared 64 years of marriage, and the daughter of the late Lucien and Marie (Fratus) Roy. Barbara was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School Class of 1947. Before her marriage, Barbara was employed by the former Star Sportswear Company as a secretary. After her children were grown, she was employed by the Lynn School Department working at Lynn Technical High School. She was also employed as a secretary at the General Electric Company in the benefits office until her retirement at age of 62. Barbara was a devout catholic and communicant, a member of the former St. Michael’s Church, the Holy Rosary Sodality, St. Hedwigs Society, St. Michael’s PNA Lodge 630, the Polish Legion of American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 56, a member of Ward 6 Democratic City Committee and a recent communicant of St. Mary’s Church. Upon her retirement from the General Electric Company, Barbara was a dedicated partner to her husband’s funeral home business greeting families, setting up flowers, or being a compassionate shoulder to lean on. Barbara helped make the funeral home a comforting place to be. In addition to her husband, Barbara is survived by her four children; William J. Nadworny, Richard C. Nadworny Jr. and his wife Carolyn of Boxford, Maura J. Falangas and her husband Stratis and Paula A. O’Connell and her husband Michael all of Nashua, NH, her nine grandchildren, Lauren Ogar, Andrea Falangas and her fiancé Kevin Kaylor, Kristin Orlich and her husband Chris, Anthony Falangas, Danielle Philipp and her husband Drew, Erin O’Connell, Michael O’Connell Jr., Patrick and Matthew Nadworny, and three great-grandchildren Liam Philipp and Dylan and Jace Orlich, her sister Lorraine LaFleur and her husband Robert and her god-child Cindy Matvichuk all of Middleton and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers Richard Roy and Lucien Roy Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Avenue, Lynn Friday at 9:30AM followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church at 11:00AM. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday from 4PM-8PM. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to St. Mary's High School Development Fund 35 Tremont St. Lynn, MA. 01902, 782-595-7885. For guest book and directions go to

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Richard C Nadworny
28 Hunters RD
Boxford, MA 01921

August1, 2019

Ellsworth J. “Zeke” Langlais, age 102 and lifelong Lynn resident, died on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at his home following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Rita E. (Casavant) Langlais with whom he share over 43 years of marriage and predeceased him in 1986. Born in September of 1916, Zeke was the son of the late Theodore and Amanda (Chouinard) Langlais. He was raised in Lynn and attended St. Jean Baptiste School where he played baseball. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII, serving from April 1942 to November 1945 when he was honorably discharged. Zeke was a self-employed painter and also delivered ice. He was an active member at the former St. Jean Baptiste Church and Franco-American Post, Lynn and was a former member of the Jeanette Drum and Bugle Corp Committee. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed spending time with his family. 
Zeke is survived by his children, Marie Petrillo and her husband Joe of Rochester, NH, Donna Farrell and her husband Joe of Lynn, Paula Rouse and her husband Steve of Ormond Beach, FL, Michael Langlais and his wife Roberta of Bradford, Rita Langlais of Georgetown and Richard Langlais of Lynn; his grandchildren David Stanley of Georgetown, Brenda Stanley of Holliston, Brian Stanley of Saugus, Todd Langlais and his wife Amy of Danvers, Nicole Langlais of Lynn, Dawn Ross and her husband Rob of Lynn, Jodi Canizaro and her husband James of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Keith Langlais of Lynn and Kevin Langlais of Lynn; his great-grandchildren, Owen Stanley, Leo and Landon Ross, Ty and Jake Langlais and Mackenzie and Madison Canizaro and his many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Remi Langlais, Rita Osborne, Milly Sarandopoulis, Margaret Dunham, Alma Termini, Theresa O’Neill and Rose Boudreau. 
A Funeral will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9:30a.m. from the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt. 129), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Lynn at 10:30a.m. Burial will be in St. Jean Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Monday from 4-7p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O.Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Rita Langlais
5 West Street
Georgetown, MA 01833


July 27, 2019

CIAMPA- Florence (Tripari), 85, of Malden, formerly of East Boston, passed away on July 27, 2019. Cherished daughter of the late Simone and Alphonsina (Larchiuta) Tripari. Beloved wife of the late Raphael “Ray Ray” Ciampa. Loving mother of Maureen Connolly and her husband Jack of Reading, Steven Ciampa and his companion Danielle McIver of Malden, and Paul Ciampa and his wife Kelly of Pelham, NH. Dear sister of Anthony Tripari and his wife Betty of Peabody, and the late Christopher Colizzi and Gina Paone. Adored grandmother of Kaitlyn, Jillian, Kevin, Cassandra McIver, and Raphael Ciampa. Also survived by her sister in law Elena Fabiano of Revere, the late Barbara Wixon, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Florence’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, REVERE on Wednesday, July 31st from 4:00PM to 8:00PM and again at 9:00 AM Thursday morning before leaving in procession to the Immaculate Conception Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at Forestdale Cemetery in Malden.

Florence was a late employee of the New England Telephone Co and a member of the Red Hat Society in Revere.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Florence’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 3805-9959.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Maureen L Connolly
37 Evergreen RD
Reading, MA 01867


July 17, 2019

Death Notice: Ermelinda M. "Emily" Nardone (D'Ovidio), mother of Marie Nardone-DAC 
NARDONE, Ermelinda M. “Emily” (D’Ovidio) Resident of Arlington for over 76 years. Passed peacefully on July 17, 2019 at the proud age of 106. Born in East Boston to the late Giacomo D’Ovidio and Amalia (DeSantis). Beloved wife of 55 years to the late Alexander Nardone. Loving mother of Marie Nardone of Arlington, and James B. Nardone of Whitinsville. Dear sister of the late Ann D. Solari, Dora V. Masi, Rose D. Masi, John G., Ralph J., and Vito D’Ovidio. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Emily loved travel, art, bingo, and casinos.

Relatives and friends invited to attend visiting hours at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (Rt.60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON on Tuesday from 9-11am, immediately followed by a service at 11am. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers donations in Emily’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions or to send a condolence visit

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Marie Nardone
310 Mystic Street
Arlington, MA 02474


July 3, 2019
Helen M. (Bogue) Elworthy, of Braintree formerly of Roxbury passed away after a period of failing health surrounded by her loving family and friends, July 3, 2019 at the age of 83. She was born in Boston, grew up in Roxbury where she graduated from Saint Patricks High School, Class of 1954.

She was a Sale Representative for New England Telephone Company where she worked for 37 years. She volunteered at Braintree Elder Services and Meals on Wheels Program.

Her greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew her. She was the daughter of the late Stephen and Catherine (Callahan) Bogue. Loving mother of Scott M. Elworthy of NH, Dawn Elworthy-Aicardi of N. Easton, Richard S. Elworthy and his wife Maureen of Braintree.

Devoted sister of Paul Bogue of W. Roxbury, Patricia Baikewicz of Newburyport. Also, predeceased by brothers John, Stephen Jr., Francis, Robert, Ralph, George and sisters, Dorothy and Catherine. Beloved Nana of John Elwor- thy, Tommy Aicardi and Courtney Aicardi.
Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and a host of dear friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass in St. Francis of Assisi Church, South Braintree Square, Monday July 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph, MA 02184. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Sun will Rise Foundation 541 Washington Street, Braintree. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree MA 02184. To leave a sympathy message, please visit

Published in The Patriot Ledger on July 6, 2019 Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
Richard S, Elworthy
62 Kelley DR, Braintree, MA 02184

July 3, 2019

Dolores Alberta (Carpenter) Lee, mother of Charlene Chaplain Sheehan who worked in YP

Dolores Alberta (Carpenter) Lee (88) passed away on July 03, 2019, after a seven-year battle with Vascular Dementia. She was born in Lynn, MA, to Ernest Avery Carpenter and Aurora (St. Cyr) Carpenter. She was the oldest of three children: Dolores, Leo, and Ernest. Dolores grew up in Lynn and enjoyed her large extended family. She married Charles Kenneth Chaplain in 1950 and lived in Lynn. Dolores was forever grateful for the four children from this marriage: Diane (Chaplain) Shelley of Holden, MA;  Charlene Chaplain Sheehan of Lynn, MA; Sharon (Chaplain) Paddleford formerly of Caribou, ME; and Kenneth Wayne Chaplain of Southbridge, MA.

Dolores later met her “one true love” Frank Atkins Lee when she was a single mother and he a patron at the diner where she was employed as a waitress. They went on to marry, living in Peabody and Lynn before moving to Webster, MA in 1971. Frank and Dolores added two more children to the family: Tracey (Lee) Martin of Webster, MA and Jay Lee of Sturbridge, MA. Dolores was a stay-at-home mom for some years then entered the work force again when she and her husband managed the Globe Texaco Truck Stop on Route 20 in Worcester in the 1970s. She later worked in several mills and shoe factories in Webster. She was also the business manager for her husband’s owner/operator Truck and Bus businesses. After retirement, Frank said he wanted to show Dolores the beautiful country he traveled over the years. Their RV trip was short-lived when they visited Mexico City Beach, FL and fell in love with a two bedroom home complete with white sand, palm trees, gulf breezes, and a breathtakingly unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. After Frank’s death in October 2003, Dolores sold their little piece of paradise and returned to Webster full-time. She enjoyed spending time with her now adult children and sneaking off to the casinos and scratching lottery tickets for a little fun. In 2012, she had a stroke and was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia which worsened over the years. She was cared for in her home by her daughters Sharon and Tracey for the last seven years. She was pre-deceased by Sharon (2014) who was also her best friend. Additionally, she was pre-deceased by her parents, her husband Frank, brother Leo, stepson Frank, and her grandson Zack Zalewski of Groveland, MA. She leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great grandchild (as well as a much larger network of grandchildren who have blended into the family over the years), sons-in-law Mark Shelley, Milton Paddleford Sr., and Ray Martin, daughters-in-law Bertha Chaplain and Phyllis Lee as well as nieces and nephews from the “Carpenter” and “Taylor” families.

Dolores will be remembered for her sage advice, sense of humor, sense of duty, and her responses to “I love you!” The family would like to thank many agencies who provided advice, guidance, care and love during these last years; most importantly the devoted and compassionate staff led by Joe and Lisa Rizzo at Accord Adult Day in Webster. This gratitude extends to all involved in her care, including but not limited to Dr. Sharma, Tri-Valley, Inc., Alzheimer’s Support Network, the former staff at the TCU in Webster, Katie Brown from Visiting Angels, Overlook Post-Acute Rehab Unit, Overlook VNA and Overlook Dementia Care and Hospice for their unceasingly compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tri-Valley Caregiver Support Program, 10 Mill St. Dudley, MA 01571. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10 AM in the ROBERT J. MILLER FUNERAL HOME and LAKE CHAPEL,366 School St., Webster, interment will be t 2:30 PM at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Cemetery, Connery Ave in Bourne, next to her beloved husband Frank at 2:30 PM. Calling Hours will be Monday, July 8, 2019 from 5-7PM in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: Tri-Valley Caregiver Support Program, 10 Mill ST., Dudley, MA. 01571. To leave a message of condolence, please

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to:

Charlene Zalewski Sheehan
10 Pond Street
Lynn, MA 01904


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:/ 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. 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

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

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

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 To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit

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// For guestbook and additional information, please visit 

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,  

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 Address is 989 Commonwealth Avenue Boston Ma 02215. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: 

Paula King 
19 Edwin St
Randolph, MA 02368