Obituaries 10-28-09

October 31, 2009
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Sherri Studioso

Everett resident

Sherri Studioso of Everett, formerly of Malden, died on October 16. 

She was the mother of Reginald Miller and Trey Miller, both of Everett; daughter of Salvatore and Carol Studioso of Bridgeport, CT; sister of Suzanne Studioso of Bridgeport, CT and is also survived by two nieces and one nephew. 

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 29 at 8:30 p.m.  at the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation prior to service from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family at the memorial service on Thursday. 

 

Ronald Marino

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Ronald J. Marino of Malden, formerly of Everett, died suddenly on October 23.

He was the loving son of the late Alfred R. and Lillian (Tranfaglia) Marino; dear brother of the late Alfred Marino and his surviving spouse, Pauline Marino, of Revere and the late Philip Marino, Nancy Jenner, and Elizabeth “Betty” DeFino; cherished nephew of Helen “Chickie” Ciulla of Medford and is also survived by his many devoted nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a great great niece.

His Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Thursday morning at 9 followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Broadway, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Josephine Malinowski

Of Reading, formerly of Everett

Josephine J. (Sybicki) Malinowski of Reading, formerly of Malden, Everett and Chelsea, died on October 24.

An employee of the Joslin Clinic, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Kopes) Sybicki; beloved wife of the late Joseph Malinowski; loving mother of Michael J. Malinowski of Melrose, Susanne M. McNamara and her husband, John, of Saugus; sister of Charles Wolski of Winchester and the late Henry Walski, Genevieve Sczepaniak, Anna Usewicz, Walter Walski, Walter Wolski and Jane Anderson; grandmother of Kimberly Manzelli of North Reading, Julie Fox of Maryland and Susanne Miles of North Carolina and is also survived by six great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus today, Wednesday at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 171 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and obit, please visit: www.BisbeePorcella.com

Angelina ‘Angie’ Guerrieo

Malden resident

Angelina “Angie” D. (Mazza) Guerrieo of Malden died on October 21.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony J Guerrieo, she was the loving mother of Judy Cook and her husband, Norman, of Melrose and Anthony Guerrieo and his wife, Martha, of Malden; beloved sister of Mary Palermo, Eleanor Puleo and the late Rose Puleo. She is survived by five loving grandchildren, Dawn, David, Eric, Anthony and Ashley and one great grandson, Nicholas.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation , 30 East 33rd Street, NY, NY 10016 www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Edward Joseph Roche

US Postal Service retiree

Edward Joseph Roche died suddenly on October 13 at his home in San Antonio, Texas from an apparent heart attack. He was 63 years old.

Born in Everett on February 26, 1946, he moved to San Antonio in 1997 from Boston after retiring from the US Postal Service in Brookline. He was a graduate of Peabody High School and served in the US Air Force.

He was the son of the late William and Mary Trickett-Roche of Everett and is survived by a brother, William Roche of Gulfbreeze, FL, a sister-in-law, Willenma, wife of the late Thomas Roche of Gulfbreeze FL and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins in Florida, Massachusetts and Newfoundland. He also leaves a special friend, Earl Jackson, Jr., a foster-son, Eddie Jr. and additional friends in the San Antonio area.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, October 31 at Glenwood Cemetery at 11 a.m. with arrangements by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Foundation.

 

Robert McGirr

Former Everett resident

Robert Parker McGirr died at the Bentley Commons on October 23 after many years of battling Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. He was 84 years old.

He was born December 17, 1924 in Chelsea to Ruth E. and George E. McGirr. He lived in Everett until joining the US Navy in 1942 at the age of 17. He served three years and was honorably discharged in February of 1946 as an Aviation Ordinanceman First Class.

He attended the University of Massachusetts (Stockbridge School of Agriculture) and worked for Household Finance, Merchants Acceptance Corporation (MAC), Pacific Finance and Associates Financial Services for 32 years in various cities in the Northeast. He served as District Manager for the last 12 years of his employment with them. For the nine years prior to his retirement in 1991, he was Vice President of Iona Savings Bank in Tilton, NH.

During his professional career, he was involved in several service organizations, including the Exchange Club in Auburn and Waterville, Maine as well as the Toastmaster’s Club in Auburn, Maine. He was a fanatical golfer for many, many years, also serving as President of the Pheasant Ridge Country Club and was their Club Champion in 1984. He was also an active member of Laconia Country Club for over 16 years.

His surviving family members include his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth A. (Condon) McGirr, originally from Haverhill, and now of Bedford, NH; his three daughters, Kathleen L. McGirr of Milton, Nancy Goslin of Falls Church, VA and Mary Beth McGirr of Moneta, VA; his two sons,: Robert W. McGirr of Trabuco Canyon, CA and William G. McGirr of Henniker, NH. He is also survived by six grandsons and two granddaughters.

Funeral arrangements were by the Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium, Manchester, NH. Burial was in the Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Veteran’s Administration, c/o Debra Krinsky, 718 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH 03104 or to the St. Joseph’s Church, 40 Court Street, Laconia, NH. To view an on-line obituary, sign a guest book or for more information, go to: www.phaneuf.net

Mary Gargiulo

Melrose resident

Mary R. (Mallardo) Gargiulo of Melrose died on October 21.

The devoted wife of the late Charles A. Gargiulo Sr. with whom she shared 57 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Charles A. Gargiulo Jr. of Everett; dear sister of the late Theresa Battaglia, Anna Fucaloro, Modestino Mallardo, Louie Mallardo and Charles Mallardo.

A Graveside Service was held at Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose with arrangements by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Gifts in her memory may be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn 01901. For obituary and guestbook, please visit: www.robinsonfuneralhome.com

Vera Blackmore

Melrose resident

Vera (King) Blackmore of Melrose died on October 21.

She was the beloved wife of the late Hubert S. Blackmore; loving mother of Stephen H. Blackmore and his partner, Deborah St. Germain, of Lawrence and Shoshonah Woolf and her partner, Marilyn Cooper, of Arvada, Colorado; grandmother to Brandon and Ashley Miller of Colorado and Julie Blackmore of Connecticut and is also survived by her sister-in-law, Claire Blackmore of Everett and close family friend, Jim Jones of Melrose.

Services were private with burial in Wyoming Cemetery. Memorials in her name may be made to M.S.P.C.A, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen Street, Framingham 01701 or to the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St., Melrose 02176. For complete obituary and guest register please visit www.robinsonfuneralhome.com. Robinson Funeral Home Melrose (781) 665-1900

 

Joanne DeMato

Everett resident

Joanne G. (Santoro) DeMato of Everett died on October 19.

She was the beloved wife of Michael F. DeMato Jr with whom she shared 57 years of marriage; loving daughter of the late John Santoro and Louise (DiGiammarino) Santoro; devoted mother of Mickey DeMato and his wife, Joanne, of Everett, Robert DeMato and his wife, Lauren, of East Boston, Michelle Carr and her husband, Paul, David DeMato and his wife, Michele, and Paul DeMato and his wife, Angela, all of Everett; dear sister of Terry Ingalls of Revere, Robert Santoro of Stoneham, and the late Mary Santoro, Phyllis Santoro, Anthony Santoro, Alfred Santoro and Henry Joseph Santoro. She is also survived by 10 cherished grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Gifts in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210. For obituary or to sign guestbook, please visit www.robinsonfuneralhome.com.

 

Mary Crist

Everett resident

Mary (Young) Crist of Everett died peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer on October 21.

Dedicated to Our Mom. Nothing will replace you, Nothing ever will. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still. Of all the gifts of life, however great or small, to have you as a mother, was the greatest gift of all. I hold you close within my heart and there you shall remain, to walk with me throughout my life till we meet again. So rest in peace dear Mother and thanks for all you’ve done. I pray that God has given you the crown you’ve truly won.

She was the loving mother of Sharyn Cunningham and her husband, Robert, of Everett and Denis Crist and his wife, Jacqueline, of California and is also survived by four grandchildren Scott, Karyn, Colleen and Natalie; eight great grandchildren Jamie, Cameron, Deven, Kaylee, Joey, Kevin, Robert, and Elizabeth and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Murphy-O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Helen Calderone

Longtime City of Everett employee

Helen T. (Clark) Calderone of Everett died on October 20. She was 73 years old.

A retired longtime employee of the City of Everett, she was the dear wife of Joseph A. Calderone of East Boston; loving companion of Joe King of Everett; beloved mother of Joseph Calderone and his wife, Laura, of Groveland, Theresa Ann Lesser and her husband, Larry, of California, James Calderone and his spouse, Hans, of Norway, and Denis Calderone and his wife, Kimberly, of Marlborough; loving sister of Doris Beaudry, Beverly Comeau, Carol Geary, Sheila Bernard, Patrick Clark, the late Annmarie McDonald, and the late Leona Clark; cherished grandmother of Anthony, Christopher, Joshua, Hyacinth, Habtamu, and Debritu.

Funeral arrangements were by the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

Phyllis DiVenuti

Retired Clerk/Stenographer for City of Everett

Phyllis M. (Alwell) DiVenuti of Lynn died on October 20. She was 80 years old

Born in Everett, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Katherine (Walsh) Alwell, she attended Everett Schools and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1946. She had been a resident of Lynn since 1959. Prior to her retirement, she was a clerk and stenographer for the City of Everett. She was an avid reader who enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She was the beloved wife of John J. DiVenuti; devoted mother of Joan DiVenuti of Middleton and Gerard DiVenuti Sr. and his wife, Adelaide Karina, of East Boston; grandmother of Michael DiVenuti of Lynn, John DiVenuti of Revere and Gerard DiVenuti, Jr. of East Boston and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert Alwell and Mildred Clancy and mother of Mark DiVenuti of Virginia.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Gifts in her memory may be sent to the charity of one’s choice. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com

Antonio Pinto Sr.

Member of Sons of Orsogna of Everett

Antonio Pinto Sr. of Danvers, formerly of Medford, died suddenly on October 19 at the North Shore Medical Center, Salem. He was 79 years old.

A retired cigar stores owner, he was born in Orsogna, Italy and a member of the Sons of Orsogna of Everett. Mr. Pinto was a longtime Medford resident before moving to his daughter’s home in Danvers.

He was the beloved husband of the late Nedda (Marinucci) Pinto; dear and devoted father of Lea Hamel and her husband, Paul of Boxford, Antonio Pinto, Jr. of Boston and Lisa Pinto and her husband, Raymond Dumont, of Danvers; brother of Gino Pinto of Italy and Yolanda Iocco of Clearwater, Fl; loving Nonno of Christian, Daniela and Brendan Hamel, Lucy and William Dumont and Victoria Pinto and the dear cousin of Remo DiTullio of Everett.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA 02115 would be sincerely appreciated.

 

George Wright

Everett resident

George R. Wright of Everett died on October 19.

He was the beloved husband of Elvie M. (Maquiling) Wright and loving father of James P. Wright and his fiancée, Andrea Colameta; beloved brother of the late Kenneth Wright who is survived by his wife, Claudia, as well as his niece, Terasa Asselin, and nephew, Thomas Wright, and many loving and dear friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

 

Katherine Moore

Pennsylvania resident

Katherine C. (Landry) Moore of Blue Bell, PA died on October 20. She was 86 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late James J. Moore; sister of Mary Sarabia, Elaine Landry and Elizabeth Wysocki and is also survived by three sisters in law, Eleanor Vahle, Mildred Moore, and Margaret Moore, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Burial was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: The Marist Missionary Sisters, 349 Grove St., Waltham, Mass 02453. Funeral arrangements were by Moore & Snear, Conshohocken and East Norriton, PA

 

Theresa Cooney

Everett resident

Theresa E. (Neville) Cooney of Everett died on October 19. She was 78 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Cooney, Sr.; loving mother of John A. Cooney, Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Everett; loving sister of Stella Keeping of Sydney, Nova Scotia; cherished grandmother of Ryan Patrick Cooney and Brendon Michael Cooney. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the J.F. Ward Funeral Home. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

 

Helen Burton

Of Danvers, formerly of Everett

Helen L. (Reczek) Burton of Danvers, formerly of Lynnfield, Saugus and Everett, died on October 20.

She was the loving wife of Lawrence J. Burton; beloved mother of Carol Burton of N. Easton, Mary Griffin and her husband, Peter, of Shrewsbury, Lawrence Burton and his wife, Kristi, of Webster, NY, Janet Landis and her husband, Jeffrey, of Hamilton, and the late Richard Burton; cherished grandmother of Andrew Griffin and his wife, Kate, Matthew Griffin, Joshua and Rachel Landis; sister of the late Joseph, Stanley, Walter, Edward, John and Louis Reczek.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Victor Mihovan

Nahant resident

Victor M. Mihovan of Nahant died on October 19. He was 83 years old.

He was the husband of the late Irene M. (Legge) Mihovan; father of George Mihovan and his wife, Mary Lou, of Nahant, Edward Mihovan of Nahant, Anne Matthews of Swampscott and Ellen Wilson and her husband, Wayne, of Nahant; grandfather of Danielle and Tara Matthews, Ryan and Erik Mihovan and Adam Wilson; brother of Mary Duggan of Winchester, Pauline Mihovan of Everett, Steven Mihovan of Maine, Sylvester Mihovan of Lenox, Walter Mihovan of Everett and the late George Mihovan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Nahant. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 330 Congress St. 5th floor, Boston, MA 02210. For guest book www.solimine.com

Catina ‘Tina’ Puzzanghera

Everett resident

Catina “Tina” (Volpe) Puzzanghera of Everett died on October 18.

She was the beloved wife of the late Peter; loving mother of Salvatore Puzzanghera and his wife, Ann, of Everett and Francesca Urbano and her husband, Francisco, of Holliston. She is survived by three loving grandchildren, Bryan and his wife, Kimberly, Cassandra and Frank.

Funeral arrangements were by the Savatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 9 Riverside Rd., Weston 02493.

Rita McGuirk, 95

Retired Hilltop Steak House Waitress

Rita M. (Caissie) McGuirk of Revere died on October 18. She was in her 95th year.

A member of the Ladies Auxiliary of The VFW Post 6712, Revere, she retired from the HIlltop Steakhouse, Saugus with more than 25 years of service.

She was the wife of the late John W. McGuirk; devoted mother of M. Margaret “Peggy” Spinazzola and her husband, Michael, of Melbourne, FL, Lillian M. Graf of Georgetown, Rita C. “Sissy” Ducey and her husband, William, of Revere and the late John F. McGuirk; dear sister of Frederick Caissie and Christine LeClair ,both of Gulfport, FL., Theresa Kearns of Everett and the late Melvin and Albert Caissie, Jeanne Caissie and Delia McLaughlin; beloved sister in-law of Alice Lane of Bridgewater and Joseph McGuirk of Virginia. She is also lovingly survived by 15 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, one great great grandson and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 9221 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64114-3367 or to Hospice of the No Shore, 75 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA 01923

 

Cleozeny Mendes

Homemaker

Cleozeny Mendes died after a period of failing health at the Cambridge City Hospital on October 22. She was 46 years old.

A homemaker, born in Brazil, she made her home with her family in Everett.

She was the beloved wife of Guilherme Mendes and the loving mother of Wagner Mendes and his wife, Tatiana, and Keydson Mendes. She is also survived by a grandchild.

A Funeral Service was held on Saturday at The Revival Church for the Nations, Webster Street, Everett with Presidente Pastor Elimar Gomes-Alves officiating. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Funeral arrangements were by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.