Obituaries – 10/13/09

October 13, 2009
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John Hudson

Worked for Hysil Manufacturing

John E. Hudson of Saugus, formerly of Revere and Everett, died on October 11 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 89 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a former employee of Hysil Manufacturing Co.

Born in Chelsea, the son of the late William G. and Mary (Evans) Hudson, he was the beloved husband of Ann (Vigliotti); devoted father of Joyce M. Hudson of Saugus, John E. Jr. and his wife, Sharon Snuffer, of Texas; dear brother of the late William E. and Warren W. Hudson.

Funeral services will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, on Thursday, October 15 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For guest book or flowers, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

 

Richard Grayson

Retired Lisbon, NH Chief of Police

Richard Grayson of Littleton, NH, formerly of Chelsea, died on August 16 after a long illness. 

Born in Chelsea, he came from a well-known Mill Hill family and was the son of the late Frank and Sarah Grayson.  He attended Chelsea Schools and graduated from Everett Vocational, Class of 1949. 

While living in Chelsea, he was a member and past president of the Merritt Club.  Along with his brother, Bernie, he was a member of the St. Rose Church Senior Choir, under the direction of Frank Ridge and the Spiritual Director, the Reverend William McCarthy.  He also took part in musical plays staged by St. Rose Church.

When he moved to New Hampshire in the early 1970’s, he joined the Town of Lisbon, NH Police Department and retired in 1992 as Chief of Police.  He then became a Deputy Sheriff for the Grafton County Sheriff Dept. serving as a bailiff in Grafton County Superior Court.  He was also a past member of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Edna Wright Grayson, and his four sons, Arthur of Durham, N.C., Rick of GIG Harbor, WA, Thomas of Klamath Falls, OR and Daniel of Londonderry, N.H. He was the brother of the late Frank of Revere, Raymond of Lynn, Thomas of Lynn and Bernard of Salem.  He is survived by two sisters, Joan Arsenault of Seabrook, N.H. and Rosemary Caouette of Watertown, MA. 

Elaine Harris

Everett resident

Elaine M. (Lassiter) Harris of Everett died on October 7.

The loving mother of Rashan, Dornia, Jarrod and Shaun Harris, she was the beloved daughter of Beverly Parham Lassiter and the late Stanley Lassiter Sr.; loving sister of Karen D. Lassiter, Stanley Lee Lassiter Jr. and Jody Lassiter and is also survived by five loving grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Her Funeral was held from the Zion Baptist Church, Everett under the direction of the Rocco Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493. For more information, please visit: www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Linda ‘Lena’ DiNardi

Melrose resident

Linda “Lena” (Spadafora) DiNardi of Melrose died on October 11.

She was the beloved wife of the late Henry DiNardi; loving mother of Constance D. Flanagan and her late husband, Thomas, of Fort Myers, Fl and George H. DiNardi and his wife, Carol, of Melrose; devoted sister of Frank Spadafora, Cynthia McQueen and her husband, Donald, all of Saugus and the late Dante and Joseph Spadafora, Florence Ricker and Olga Emanuel; cherished grandmother of Linda Agnoletti and Anne Marie Flanagan, both of Lynnfield, Thomas Flanagan and his wife, Lisa, of North Reading, Joseph DiNardi of Hawaii, Christopher DiNardi of Melrose, Nicole Rosser of Wayland, Meghan Giangregorio of Reading and Erik Giangregorio of Everett; caring great grandmother of Anna Bella, Braedon, Hannah and Trevor and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, today, Wednesday, October 14 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Assoc. & Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148. For directions, obituary and to sign guest book, please visit www.gatelyfh.com

 

Rita Studley

Medford resident

Rita F. Studley of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 8.

The beloved daughter of the late Frederick B. and Mary (Flavin) Studley, she was the devoted sister of Dorothy Studley of Medford, Gloria Fuller of Everett, Frederick B. Studley, Jr. of Medford and the late Loretta Nadeau and Mary “Ronnie” Sullivan. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Helen Ridings

Publishing Company retiree

Helen G. (Dumas) Ridings, a lifelong Everett resident, died on October 6 at the Courtyard Nursing Home in Medford after a period of failing health. She was 88 years old.

Born in Everett, she spent her whole career in the accounts/payable department of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company in Boston. She was also a devoted and long time parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church, which was on Bucknam Street.

She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred Ridings; the loving daughter of the late Joseph and Ellen (Mullen) Dumas; the sister of Paul and Faith Webb, and the late Henry, Mary, Howard, Eugene, Claire Burns, and Agnes MacLeod. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett.

 

John Vaccaro

Meeting Hill Civic Association VP

John F. “Jack” Vaccaro of Dorchester, formerly of Malden, died on October 6.

A graduate of Malden High School, Merrimack College and Bentley College where he had a Master’s Degree in Accounting, he was Vice President of the Meeting House Hill Civic Association.

He was the loving son of John and Carol (Grasso) Vaccaro of Malden and beloved brother of Stephen Vaccaro of Everett, Michael Vaccaro and his companion, Rob Adams, of Pembroke, Dianne Vaccaro of Malden and Christine Vaccaro of Everett.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, October 14 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church in Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

 

Joseph DiPhillipo

Melrose resident

Joseph T. DiPhillipo of Melrose died on October 8 after a brief illness. He was 67 years old.

He was the loving father of Patricia Pepka and her husband, Scott, of Dudley and Janet Surette and her husband, Scott, of Wakefield; beloved brother of Fred and Felice DiPhillipo, Phyllis Anderson, Rosie McNeil and the late Michael and is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Nicholas, Matthew, Jocelyn and Jillian, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Mass. General Hospital, c/o The Phillips House, 55 Fruit St., Boston 02114. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Home 1-877-71-ROCCO www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Raymond Brennan

Of Medford, formerly of Everett

Raymond C. Brennan of Medford, formerly of Everett and Revere, died on October 6. He was 69 years old.

He was the loving father of Virginia L. Martin and Jeffrey S. Brennan and his life partner, Melanie C. McDonald, all of Port St. Lucie, FL.; devoted brother of Carole Curtis and Dianne M. Driscoll, both of Medford and Maureen and her husband, Sam Marino, of Beverly; cherished grandfather of Jolie, Joy and Jeffrey, Jr. and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial donations may be made to Hallmark Health Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148. For additional information, please visit, www.magliozzifuneralhome.com

 

Joseph F. Sevelitte Sr.

Of Medford, formerly of the North End

Joseph F. Sevelitte Sr. of Boston, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on October 5.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (Ciampa); devoted father of Joseph F. Sevelitte Jr. and his wife, Renee, of Amesbury, and the late Mark A. Sevelitte; loving grandfather of Joseph Maxon Sevelitte; brother of Romeo Sevelitte of Everett, Lena Ricci of Melrose, Louis Sevelitte of Braintree and Phyllis Tentindo of Reading.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. For obituary and guestbook, please visit: www.dellorusso.net

 

Nancy Delaney

Former Lotus Computer Co. employee

Nancy A. Delaney, a six-year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died suddenly on October 10. She was 49 years old.

A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1981, she worked for a brief time for Lotus Computer Co. in Cambridge until health problems shortened her career.

She was the daughter of the late Chester W. Delaney and Alice M. (Duggan) Delaney; dear sister of Mary Delaney of Florida, Jeanne A. Palleschi and her husband, Charles, of Revere, Diane M. Richard and her husband, Thomas, of Natick and Joan T. Galbraith of Everett. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held for the family today, Wednesday, October 14 with the Rev. Gerry Osterman, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Everett officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals of Chelsea. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Carmella Summa

Arlington resident

Carmella “Nellie’ (Contrado) Summa of Arlington died on October 7.

She was the beloved wife of the late James Summa; devoted sister of Alice Contrado of Arlington and the late Phyllis Freni; loving aunt of Anthony Freni of Raynham and Janice DeRosa of Everett and is also survived by many great nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St, Medford, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Eulalia Church, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with entombment at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden. For directions, obituary and guestbook, please visit: www.dellorusso.net