Obituaries 02-25-2010

February 25, 2010
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Sean Grogan

Member of Local 22

Sean W. Grogan, a proud member of Local 22 of Everett and a lifelong Everett resident, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on February 20. He was 38 years old.

A laborer with Local 22 of Everett, he was born in Boston and was the beloved husband of Kerry (O’Rourko) Grogan; dear and devoted father of Richard S. Grogan of Everett; loving son of Sandra (Morrissey) Grogan and the late Kenneth Marchulaitis; loving grandson of Beatrice Morrissey; dear brother of Michael Grogan, Michelle Grogan and Nicole Villasordo, all of Everett. He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Broadway, Everett, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Judy Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942 would be sincerely appreciated.

 

Carol McLellan

Nurse’s Aide

Carol E. (Joyce) McLellan died at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous four year battle with Ovarian Cancer on February 18.

Mrs. McLellan grew up in Everett, graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1963, and worked as a nurse’s aide. She lived in Whitman, MA and Zephyrhills, Florida.

She was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Everett) Joyce; beloved wife of Richard McLellan and loving mother of Michelle McGrath and her husband, Kevin, of Stoughton, Kerri Robinson and her husband, Mel, of Duxbury and Dawn Graves and her husband, Matthew, of Whitman. She was the daughter-in-law of Anna Mae McLellan and the dear Nana of Kellie-Lynn, Matthew, Kyle, Haley, Eoin, Amanda-Lee, Craig, Samantha, and Aedan; the sister of Joseph Lawlor of Washington, Edward Joyce of Nebraska, Henry Joyce of Braintree, Judy Donovan of Peabody and the late Paul Joyce.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in St. James Cemetery in Whitman. Should friends desire, memorial contributions in Mrs. McLellan’s name may be made to Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer, 251 West Central St. Suite 32, Natick, MA 01760.

 

Theresa Wyatt, 108

Everett resident

Theresa (Doerller) Wyatt of Everett died on February 19. She was 108 years old.

She was the wife of the late Let Cassidy, Larry Cavanaugh and Harry Wyatt; sister of the late Elizabeth, August and Mildred as well as her late nephew Paul John. She is survived by her nieces Betty Mae Stanton Colleran, Beverly Coholan Crowley, Carol Coholan Prosperi and Sandra Coholan Lombardi and a nephew Ronald Bernard Coholan.

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

 

N. Grace Strangie, 86

Former Eucharistic Minister

N. Grace (Casella) Strangie died in Revere on February 20 following a long illness. She was 86 years old.

A devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community, she served as Eucharistic Minister for several years.

She was the wife of the late Pasquale; devoted mother of Josephine P. Chisholm and her late husband, George, of Everett, Janice Lewis and her husband, Peter, Pat L. Strangie and his wife, Patricia, all of Danvers and the late Professor Emeritus Paula A. Strangie; dear sister of Natalie DeVito of Revere, Josephine Saia of Everett and the late Frances O’dardi, Sally Mechetti, Camille Gravellese, Joseph, Vincent and Mary Casella, Nicoletta LeDuc and Connie Simmons; cherished grandmother of Kelly A. Foley and her husband, William, of Everett, Bryan J. Chisholm of Revere, Michelle Masella and her husband, John, of Stow, MA., Lauren and Tracy Fiore, both of South Boston and Nicholas Strangie of Danvers. She is also lovingly survived by her three great grandchildren, Breanna, Brady and Antonio and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Donald ‘Dan’ Bontempo, 87

Former Everett Police Chief

Donald T. “Dan” Bontempo of Everett died on February 20. He was 87 years old.

The former Chief of Police in Everett, he was proud to serve in the Americale Division during World War II.

He was the beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Harrington); loving father of Michael Bontempo and his wife, Karen, of Saugus, Robert Bontempo and his wife, Barbara Piselli, of Middleton, and Barbara Sargent of Revere; brother of Janice Heleine of Melrose, the late Richard Bontempo, Antoinette Giacobbe, and Rita Miller, all of Everett. He is also survived by his loving and cherished grandchildren, Pamela and Daniel Sargent.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Jimmy Fund. For online guest book, please visit jfwardfuneralhome.com

 

H. David Dickey

Longtime Raytheon employee

H. David Dickey of Everett died on February 19.

A Vietnam Veteran, he was an employee of Raytheon Corp. for 37 years.

He is survived by his Life Partner, Stephen, his brother, Frank Dickey and his wife, Doris, of Illinois as well as many loving nephews and nieces.

Memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493. Private services were arranged by Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Homes 1-877-71-Rocco www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Michael ‘Mickey’ Sclafani

Everett resident

Michael “Mickey” Sclafani of Everett died on February 18.

He was the beloved husband of Lillian R. (Ciulla); loving father of Michael Sclafani and his wife, Valerie, of West Peabody, Linda Kennedy and her husband, Thomas, of Topsfield, Christine Kennedy of Wakefield and Michelle Fraser and her husband, John, of Everett; brother of Charles Sclafani and Kay Valerie and her husband, Frank. He is also survived by his seven loving grandchildren, Danielle, Scott, Mark, Ryan, Sabrina, Kaitlyn and Kayla.

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

 

Joseph Cloutier Jr.

Everett resident

Joseph G. Cloutier Jr. of Everett died on February 19.

He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Sage); loving father of Michael Bonfiglio of Florida and Joseph W. Cloutier of Everett; beloved son of the late Joseph and Doris Noyes-Cloutier; loving brother of Donald R. Noyes, Lorraine M. Gianelli and the late Warren Noyes; 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 the American Cancer Assoc., The Cam Neely Foundation or AA.

 

Francis Oreto

Retired Loan Officer

Frances M. (Racki) Oreto of Malden died on Februrary 14 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following complications of a sudden aneurysm. She was 69 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Natalie (Witkowski) Racki. She attended local schools, graduated from Chelsea High School, settled in Revere to raise her family and moved to Malden 15 years ago. A devoted wife and mother, she worked as a Loan Officer at the Metropolitan Credit Union in Chelsea for 10 years, retiring in 1999.

She was the beloved wife of 45 years of Philip Oreto of Malden; devoted mother of Joanne Murphy and her husband, Kevin, Philip Oreto and his wife, Amy, all of Malden; cherished grandmother of Brendan Murphy and Philip Oreto; dear sister of Natalie Bernard and her husband, Robert, of Revere, Richard Racki of Everett, Anthony Racki of Lynn, Gregory Racki of Revere and James Racki of South Carolina.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield MA 01202. For online guestbook please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com

 

Gertrude Moore

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Gertrude R. Moore of Malden, formerly of Everett, died suddenly on February 15.

She was the beloved daughter of the late John E. and Catherine (Cotter) Moore; loving sister of Joseph Moore of Texas and the sister of 11 late siblings. She is survived by a very large extended family.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. For obituary, www.weirfuneralhome.com

 

Karen Voto

Whidden Memorial Hospital Nurse Manager

Karen M. (Messina) Voto of Lynnfield died peacefully February 18 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving and devoted family following a long illness. She was 48 years old.

The beloved wife of Robert S. Voto with whom she shared 24 years of marriage, she was born and raised in Everett, the proud daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Dellapiana) Messina of Everett. She was a graduate of Everett High School, attended the Somerville School of Nursing and later attended Salem State College where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree. She has been a resident of Lynnfield for the past eight years, previously residing in Everett.

The proud Nurse Manager for the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, Mrs. Voto was a nurse who not only had exceptional skills and a strong passion for the nursing profession, but was a true, caring clinician who went above and beyond her call of duty for every patient and staff member.

She was a wonderful, hardworking mother who gave all of her love to her children. She was also very meticulous. A very spiritual person, Mrs. Voto was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Lynnfield and a strong believer in the Resurrection.

In addition to her husband and parents, she leaves her three loving children, Robert J. Voto, an accountant for Pricewater House & Cooper who is proudly pursuing a Master’s Degree at Fairfield University; Michael A. Voto, a sophomore at St. Michael’s College pursuing a degree in Business and Angela Voto, a senior at Lynnfield High School, who plans to pursue a career in nursing. She also leaves her brothers, Kenneth and Joseph Messina, both of Everett and her sister, Marianne Richard of Lynn, a nurse at Whidden Memorial Hospital. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family kindly asks that gifts in her name be sent to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 17 Grove St., Lynnfield, MA 01940. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com

 

Patricia Salem

Retired Chemical Engineer and Restaurant Hostess

Patricia A. (Cavanaugh) Salem of Charlestown, formerly of Lawrence, died February 13 at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 65 years old.

The daughter of the late John and Anita (Richard) Cavanaugh, she was born in Lowell, graduated from Lowell High School and attended Lowell Technical Institute. A former chemical engineer in Lowell, she retired after more than 20 years as a hostess at Bishop’s Restaurant in Lawrence. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Lawrence. A giving and generous person, she enjoyed traveling, shopping and dining with friends and family.

The widow of Norman P. Salem with whom she shared 24 years of marriage, she is survived by her daughter, Kimberly A. Salem, of Everett and her companion, Dion Jackson. Her “five adopted” daughters, Alyssa Silva-Lee of Reading; Marisa Adams of Caldwell, NJ; Suzan Beauregard of Melrose; Kate Giglio of Charlestown and Veronica Calixto of Haverhill, her best friend, Valerie McGlynn and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Farrah Funeral Home, Lawrence. Entombment was in St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Mausoleum in Lawrence. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure , P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or the MSPCA-Angell Headquarters, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130.