Obituaries 03-03-2010

March 4, 2010
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Victoria Capone

Known for her quick wit and unique personality

Victoria R. (Domenichello) Capone of Everett died peacefully February 24 at The Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere. She was 97 years old.

The wife of the late Anthony B. Capone Sr., she was born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Volta) Domenichello. She was a long time parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Chelsea, a life-long member of the Daughters of Italy, Onesta de Lavore Lodge, The Social Club of Everett and the Chelsea Moose Club.

She will be remembered most for her quick wit and that unique personality that made Vicki, “Vicki”. She loved “cheating” at cards and playing practical jokes. She was always good for a laugh. She especially cherished and adored her great-grandchildren who held a special place in her heart. Her face just lit up whenever they were around or anytime she had an opportunity to brag about them. She will be missed dearly by those who were closest to her and she leaves behind memories that will remain in our hearts forever.

She is survived by her son, Anthony B. Capone, Jr. and his wife, Margaret (Tomczak) Capone of Everett; grandchildren, Mary A. Ferullo and her husband, Ken, of Everett, Anthony B. Capone II and his long time companion, Jana Vachon, of Rochester, NH and Marcy A. Young and her husband, Steven, of Everett. She was the cherished great grandmother of Anthony, Kenny and Angelina Ferullo of Everett and Ryan Vachon and the sister of the late Edward Domenichello, Michael Domenichello, Rose Yanetti, Helen Cesareo and Lucy Brown. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Another member of the family that she shared a very special bond with was the family pet Bones who unexpectedly passed the day before. It is our hope and belief that he sensed what was to be and went first to meet her in Heaven. May they both rest in peace.

Services at the request of the deceased were private. Arrangements were by Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus.

 

Robert Tolley

Optician

Robert J. Tolley of Waltham, formerly of Chelsea and Malden, died on February 20 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington after a long illness. He was 61 years old.

A US Army Vietnam veteran, he was an optician in the Vision Center Dept. of Costco in Waltham for the past 10 years.

He was the son of the late George and Gertrude M. (O’Connell) Tolley; dear brother of Thomas F. Tolley of Boston, Donald T. Tolley of Malden, Susan M. Tatarouns-Ward and her husband, Edward W. “Buzzy” Ward, of Everett; brother-in-law of Judith Ann Tolley; uncle of W. “Brad” Tolley of Chelsea, Eric Tatarouns, Briana Tatarouns, both of Everett, and is also lovingly survived by special friends, Angel and Lori Flores-McLeod of Waltham.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea.

 

Lorraine Doucette

Former Everett resident

Lorraine K. (Ball) Doucette died on February 26 at the Glenridge Nursing Care Center in Medford/Malden where she has been receiving supportive care for the past nine years. She was 91 years old.

Born and raised in Everett, she was the daughter of the late William and Ann (Sambri) Ball.

Mrs. Doucette devoted herself to family and home. She was predeceased by three husbands and her daughter Joyce McKeon. After the passing of Joyce, she immediately became mother to her grandchildren, Anthony and Denise, raising them as her own children.

She was the beloved wife of the late Philip J. Doucette, Benjamin Gurski and Harold Greenlaw; devoted mother of Patricia Cocorochio, Joseph Gurski and his wife, Carol, all of Saugus, Sandra Goodrich of Chelsea, Philip Doucette Jr. and his wife, Dolly, of Dracut, Michael Doucette and his wife, Cecile, of Revere, Anthony McKeon, Denise Ciulla, and her late dear sister Dorothy Gerrimmi. She was the cherished grandmother of Joseph Gurski Jr. and the late William Gurski and is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church on March 2. Services concluded with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. For online guestbook, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

 

Charles Jones, 93

GE retiree, sports fan

Charles F. Jones, a lifelong Everett resident, died on February 23. He was 93 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he served in seven major campaigns. He was a retired longtime employee of GE and was an avid fan of both local and professional sports.

He was the beloved husband of the late Florence (Parsons) Jones; son of the late retired Everett police officer William Jones and the late Mildred (Currier) Jones; loving stepfather of Doris Carlino of Everett, Margery Warford of Peabody, Muriel Roos and June Semon of Malden. He is also survived by many cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial with Military Honors was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guest book visit www.jfwardfuneralhome.com

 

Margaret Kotkowski

Lynn resident

Margaret T. (Forrestall) Kotkowski of Lynn died at Salem Hospital after a brief illness on February 25. She was 84 years old.

Born in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Margaret Forrestall and the wife of the late Adam C. Kotkowski.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret M. “Peggy” Shambarger of Peabody and Karen A. and her husband, Louis Sullo, of Lynn; two sons, Gerald A. and his wife, Barbara Kotkowski and Edward J. and his wife, Cynthia Kotkowski, both of Hampton, NH. She was the sister of Michael, Francis, James and Brenda Forrestall, all of Everett, Marion O’Hare of Medford; grandmother of 13, great grandmother of two and also leaves several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lucy Furman, Katherine Pisano, Helen DeSantis, Cecilia Forrestall and Carol Julian.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.

 

Robert Verhault

Stoneham resident

Robert J. Verhault of Stoneham died on February 24. He was 77 years old.

A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of Theresa G. (Morrissey) Verhault; devoted father of Stephen and his wife, Sandra, of Quincy, Michael and his wife, Jane, of New Hampshire, Robert F. of Hawaii, Mark of Wakefield and Linda Verhault of Stoneham; loving son of the late Sarah (Caulderbank) and Stephen Verhault; cherished grandfather of eight; dear brother of the late Stephen Verhault and Virginia Gerbick. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were completed by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial with military honors was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, please honor Mr. Verhault by making donations in his memory to St. Patrick Building Fund, 9 Pomeworth St., Stoneham, MA 02180. To send a memorial condolence www.barilefuneral.com.

 

Michelina ‘Mickey’ Bruno

Stoneham resident

Michelina “Mickey” (Rozzi) Bruno died at the Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea on February 25. She was 83 years old.

Born in Boston on July 22, 1926, she was raised in East Boston and attended East Boston Schools. Mrs. Bruno moved to Chelsea in 1952 and lived in Chelsea for more than 30 years before moving to Stoneham in 1985.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished the times spent with her family; she enjoyed bowling and was a longtime member of St. Rose of Lima Church in Chelsea. The Bruno family would like to thank the nursing staff and her beloved friends at Eastpointe for the loving care shown to Mrs. Bruno.

She was the beloved wife of the late Carmelo C. Bruno; loving mother of Grace DiFilippo and her husband, Carmen, of Everett, Joseph Bruno and his wife, Karen, of Bourne, Michael Bruno and his wife, Marie, of Melrose and Carl Bruno and his wife, Sheila, of Everett; grandmother of Anthony DiFilippo, Karen D’Arco and her husband, John, Nicholas, Gina, Eric, Michael Jr., Tim, Peter and Christina Bruno; great grandmother of Jessica, Andrew, Lauren, Benjamin and Alison; sister of Theresa Bourque and her husband, Joseph, of Florida and the late Carmella DiGiovanni, Betina Labossier, Vincenzo and Carmen Rozzi; sister-in-law of Jennie and Joe Gulizia and Joseph Bruno. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Entombment was at Woodlawn Mausoleum in Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, 02115. To sign guest book, please visit www.gatelyfh.com

 

Judy Leighton

Malden resident

Judy (Evans) Leighton of Malden died on February 21.

The devoted wife of William R. Leighton, she was the beloved mother of William R Leighton Jr. of Malden; sister of Eugene Evans of Maine, Don of Connecticut, Lois Marshall and Barry Evans, both of Malden, Lee Glennon of Everett and the late Nancy Rivas. She is also survived by one granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the A.J. Spadafora Funeral Home, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook, see www.spadaforafuneral.com

 

Armand ‘Mindo’ Cericola

Of Medford, formerly of East Boston

Armand “Mindo” Cericola of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on February 21.

He was the beloved husband of the late Rita F. (Scaramalla); devoted father of Rita Jean Giacobelli and her husband, Vincent, of Medford, Richard Cericola of Maui, HI, Lorraine Cericola and her husband, Ahmed Orchi, of Everett; loving grandfather of Robert and Gina Giacobelli, Ellissa Miguel and Jamil Orchi; brother of the late Mary Panetta, Helen Caccarillo, Joseph and Fred Cericola.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in his name to the American Lung Association of Massachusetts, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. For obituary and guestbook: www.dellorusso.net

 

Edmund Souza

Electrical Engineer

Edmund F. Souza died on February 18 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

An electrical engineer at Raytheon for more than 40 years, he was a talented musician, avid fisherman, and excellent photographer. Above all, he was a beloved and loving friend.

He was the beloved husband of Elinore (Fazzina) Souza of Everett; cherished father of Maria L. Souza of Medford and is also survived by his sisters, Lillian Pimentel and Norma Mattos and their families.

Funeral arrangements were by J.F. Ward Funeral Home (617) 387-3367

 

John DiCato

Owned Shiner Town of Everett

John A. DiCato of Everett died on February 21.

He was the 20 year owner and proprietor of Shiner Town, Chelsea Street, Everett and a member of the East Boston Yacht Club.

He was the beloved father of John Joseph “Jay”; son of Mary (Belluscio) DiCato and the late John; brother of Richard of Pennsylvania, Dennis J. of Revere and James A. of Melrose and is also survived by nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial will be at a later date in the Holy Cross Cemetery. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Alfred ‘Fred’ Chiavelli

Owned and Operated Chiavelli Electric

Alfred J. “Fred” Chiavelli of Wakefield, formerly of Everett, died on February 22. He was 97 years old.

He was the son of the late Joseph and Virginia (Cefalo). During the depression, Mr. Chiavelli went to live with his sister in Bangor, Me. where he met Ellen Ruth Keegan who he married in 1934. He later worked briefly in a furniture factory in Gardner and a shoe factory in Chelsea where he began learning the electrical trade. He earned his journeyman’s license during World War II and worked installing anti mine devices at the Charlestown Naval Yard.

After the war, he began Chiavelli Electric which he owned and operated for almost 40 years. An avid Red Sox fan, he was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.

His first wife, Ellen, with whom he had two sons died in 1962. In 1965, he married Mary (Yanakopoulos) who died in 2007. He was the brother of the late Nicholas, Anthony and George Chiavelli, Rose Rift and Ann Ross. He is survived by his two sons James F. Chiavelli and his wife, Mary, of Malden, and Stephen Chiavelli and his wife, Patrice, of Wakefield; six grandchildren, James A. of Malden, Mark of Nashua, John and Stephanie of Malden and Stephen and Lindsay of Wakefield as well as five great granchildren and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Rd., Woburn, 01801.

 

Shirley Belmonte

Everett resident

Shirley E. (Bothroyd) Belmonte of Everett died on February 22. She was 91 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Pasquale Belmonte, she was the loving mother of Hank Belmonte of Everett, James Belmonte of Winchester and the late Shirley Griffin; loving sister of Thomas Bothroyd of Everett. She is also survived by six cherished grandchildren and three cherished great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. A graveside service was held in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In her memory, donations may be made to Bear Hill Nursing Center, 11 North St., Stoneham, MA 02180. For online guest book, visit www.jfwardfuneralhome.com

 

Sabato Ascoli

Everett resident

Sabato Ascoli of Everett died on February 22. He was 86 years old.

Born in Siano Salerno, Italy, he was the beloved husband of Maria (Perna); father of Gina Leo and her husband, Antonio, of Saugus, Rita Brandano and her husband, Richard, of Everett, Vincent of Everett and Tino and his wife, Libia, of Winthrop; brother of Emilia Lamberti of Everett and the late Vincenzo. He is also survived by five grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers donations in Mr. Ascoli’s memory may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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