Obituaries 02-11-2010

February 11, 2010
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Vincent James Ragucci

Longtime Everett Activist

Vincent James Ragucci, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on February 8 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice in Reading. He was 90 years old.

Born in Everett, he was a retired foreman with HK Porter Tool Manufacturing in Somerville. Mr. Ragucci was the former Scoutmaster of Troop 38 of St. Anthony’s Church of Everett, a former incorporator of St. Anthony’s Church All Girl Drill Team, a former member of the Ward 6 original Pack-Tac Team, a former member of the City of Everett Board of Appeals and grandfather of former City Councilor Vincent J. Ragucci III. He was also a volunteer aid at the McKinley School in Revere, Past Recording Secretary and a member of Everett Council K of C No. 97, St. Pius X-4th Degree, the E. Club of Everett and the Order of the Alhambra No. 132.

He was the beloved husband of the late Assunta “Sue” (DeLelle); dear and devoted father of Vincent J. Ragucci Jr. and his wife, Christina, of Everett and Angela Keane and her husband, James, of Wakefield; brother of Daniel Ragucci of Malden and the late Peter, Stephen, John and Anthony, Rose Generazzo, Carmela Barbato and Angie Matters; loving grandfather of Vincent J. Ragucci II and his wife, Stacy, Denise Mayer and her husband, Pierre, Deborah Tully and her husband, John, James Keane and Gina Fiore and her husband, Glenn. He is also survived by seven loving great grandchildren and several loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Oakes Street, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial contributions to the Sawtelle Family Hospice c/o VNA Middlesex-East, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 or to The E Club of Everett, PO Box 490135, Everett, MA 02149 will be sincerely appreciated.

 

Dena Goncz

Hostess at DeLuxe Rail Restaurant

Dena (Angelo) Goncz, an Everett resident for more than 70 years, died recently. She was 93 years old.

The hostess for the Deluxe Rail Restaurant, she was born in Boston and was the beloved wife of the late Charles Lambros and the late Joseph Goncz; mother of Diane Withee and the late Ronnie Babcock; sister of Georgia Angelo and the late Arthur Angelo and is also survived by two grandsons: Chuck Babcock and Greg Babcock and four great grandchildren: Joe Babcock, Chris Babcock, Kevin Babcock and Lauren Babcock.  

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

 

Luisa Grasso

Everett resident

Luisa (Cangiano) Grasso of Everett died on February 4.

Born in La Pietra, Naples, Italy she was the beloved wife of the late Alfio; mother of Rosario and his wife, Linda, of Australia, Roberto and his wife, Sheila, of Saugus, and Rita Burton and her husband, Robert, of New Hampshire; sister of Rosario Cangiano of Italy and six late siblings. She is also survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Grasso’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Theresa Rocco

Everett resident

Theresa (Kovacs) Rocco of Everett died on February 6.

The beloved wife of the late Frank, she was the loving mother of John F. Rocco and his wife, Constance, of Belmont, Jean Russo and her husband, Edward and David J. Rocco, all of Everett, and the late Frank; loving sister of Margaret Palumbo of Malden, Mary Henninger of Maryland and the late John Kovacs. She is survived by her four loving grandchildren Amy, Andrew, Michael and Melissa as well as one great grandson, Benjamin.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St, Everett, today, Wednesday, February 10 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Yolanda DeMaria, 87

Longtime Everett resident

Yolanda (Giannelli) DeMaria, a longtime resident of Everett, died suddenly at home on February 5. She was 87 years old.

Born in Fiesole, Italy, she was the beloved wife of the late Armando DeMaria; the dear and devoted mother of Lorraine A. Churchill and her husband, Richard, of Revere, Albert DeMaria and his wife, Deborah, of Malden, Ronald A. DeMaria and his wife, Pamela, of Malden and Patricia DeMaria-Bocchino and her husband, Joseph, of West Peabody; sister of Bruno Giannelli of Florence, Italy; loving grandmother of Richard Churchill, Jr., Leanne Churchill, Lindsay DeMaria, Melanie DeMaria, Andrew DeMaria, Timothy DeMaria and the late David DeMaria and loving great-grandmother of Alana Churchill.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden. Contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 would be sincerely appreciated.

 

Maria Vincenza Baer

Everett resident

Maria Vincenza (Micozzi) Baer of Everett died on February 5. She was 78 years old.

She was the beloved mother of Vincent Baer and his wife, Michele, of Methuen, and Lorraine Benoit of Ipswich; loving sister of Frank Micozzi and the late Nick, Joseph, Nellie, and Nello Micozzi. She is also survived by five cherished grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For online guest- book visit, www.jfwardfuneralhome.com

 

Mary Bottari

Of Topsfield, formerly of Everett

Mary L. (DiForte) Bottari of Topsfield, formerly of Everett, died on February 3.

She was the beloved wife of the late Leo; mother of Josephine Uminski and her husband, Stephen, Paul and his wife, Liane, all of Danvers and the late Joseph and is also survived by five grandchildren, Matthew, Maria, Christina, Nicholas and Jennifer.

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

 

Phyllis Aiesi

Retired insurance company claims adjustor

Phyllis T. Aiesi, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on Februrary 3 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 80 years old.

Born n Philadelphia, she was a retired claims adjustor for insurance companies.

The beloved sister of Jennie Devlin of Everett, Joseph Aiesi and his wife, Marie, of Tewksbury, and the late Josephine Salvaggio and Michael Aiesi, she is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Forest Hills.

 

Catherine ‘Kitty’ Dolaher

Charlestown resident

Catherine A. “Kitty” (Buckley) Dolaher of Charlestown died on February 3. She was 74 years old.

The beloved and loving wife of 52 years of James P. “Dapper” Dolaher, she was the devoted mother of James P. Dolaher and his friend, Karen McHugh, of Charlestown, Karen Hakkam and her husband, Ahmed, of Haverhill, Michael P. Dolaher and his wife, Kathleen, of Quincy, Patricia Pires and her husband, Derek and Maureen Getchell and her husband, John, all of Everett; loving Nana of 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the beloved daughter of the late Robert F. and Alice (Gatenby) Buckley; beloved sister of Anne Cassidy and Joan Cassidy, both of West Roxbury, Mary Barrett of Burlington and the late Robert Buckley; loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial donations to The American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St. Framingham, Ma. 01701. For obituary or to send a condolence, visit www.carrfuneral.com.

 

Vincent ‘Pops’ Zannino

Retired Meat Cutter

Vincent A. ‘Pops’ Zannino of Somerville died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 1.

He was a retired meatcutter with 42 years of service for Stop & Shop Stores, a member of the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington and the former Gaetano Bruno Society of East Boston. “Pops” was a coach of Somerville Youth Hockey and Little League who enjoyed spending time with his loving family, friends and grandchildren

He was the beloved husband of 42 years of Rose (Sgobbo); loving father of Vincent A. Jr. and his wife, Silvana, of No. Andover, Joseph A. and his wife, Vera, of Tewksbury and Christine R. DeSantis and her husband, Domenic, of Canton; brother of Norman Zannino and his wife, Lucille, of Peabody, Judy Parsons and her husband, Ted, Jeanne Blake and her husband Leo, all of Florida, Elaine Zannino of Malden and the late Edward, Warren Zannino and Gloria Montecalvo; loving Pop-Pop of Nicholas, Gianna, Brian and Raphael. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Boston. For more information visit www.dohertyfuneralservice.com

 

Victor Falta

Quality Control Inspector

Victor L. Falta of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 1.

Employed as a Quality Control Inspector at Kontron in Everett, and Candella in Stoughton, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Polish American Veterans of Chelsea.

He was the husband of the late Catherine P. (Szymanski) Falta and is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Diane Falta of Peabody and Robert and Dee Falta of Saugus and two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and William Dixon and Catherine and James Limardo, all of Peabody, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home, Salem. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For on-line guestbook and obituary, visit www.SalemFuneral.com.

 

Helen Arsenault

Former employee of Brockway-Smith Doors & Windows Co.

Helen (Hone) Arsenault, a life long resident of Everett, died on February 1 at Epoch Senior Health Care of Melrose. She was 90 years old.

She was a former employee of Brockway-Smith Doors & Windows Company.

The beloved wife of the late Joseph “Willy”, she was the daughter of the late Cletus and Mary (O’Keefe) Hone; devoted mother of Carol Breeding and her husband, Fred, of Haverhill, Susan Penney and her husband, Albert, of Revere, Janis Critch and her husband, Cliff, of Billerica and the late Brian; dear sister of Marian Smith of Everett and the late Hazel Whitney and Charles “Ted” Hone and is also survived by three loving grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Namaste Program at Epoch Senior Health Care, 15 Green St., Melrose, MA 02176. For guestbook, visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

 

Irene Gamby

Everett resident

Irene B. (Hilchey) Gamby of Everett died on January 30. 

She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick R. Gamby Sr.; mother of Donna Mahoney, Cheryl Wight, Frederick R. Gamby Jr. and Michele Poste; sister of the late Helen and Ruth and is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Homes. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer, 9 Riverside Road, Weston, MA  02493.