Obituaries 04-21-2010

April 21, 2010
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Claire Diefenbach

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Claire A. (Speranza) Diefenbach of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on April 18.

She was the beloved daughter of Mary (Tarantino) and Salvatore Speranza of East Boston; sister of Laura and her husband, James W. O’Brien II, of Salem, Janice and her husband, Lawrence Joyce, Kathleeen and her husband, Michael Hurley, all of Everett, Elaine and her husband Robert Sicotte and Annette Gallo, all of Peabody and Lisa DeVito of East Boston. She was the partner of Leonard Carlan of Peabody and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Square] East Boston Thursday evening, April 22 at 7 p.m. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers. donations in her memory to the American Lung Assn. would be appreciated.

 

Angela ‘Angie’ DiCesare

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett

Angela M. “Angie” DiCesare of Nashua, NH, formerly of Everett, died on April 17. She was 54 years old.

A US Air Force veteran of the Vietnam era, she was the loving daughter of Americo of Everett and the late Sarah (Bowden); loving sister of Linda Sheffield of Everett, Catherine Stanford and her husband, Stephen, of Reading and Lisa of Nashua, NH. She is survived by six loving nephews and one niece.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett, today, April 21, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony Church, Everett, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Everett Veterans Services. Burial will be private. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

John ‘Jack’ Lynch

GE Retiree

John “Jack” Lynch of Danvers, formerly of Everett, died on April 17.

A retired General Electric employee, he was the former husband of Emma (Roy) and longtime friend of Peggy Collins; loving father of Michael of Holly Hill, FL, James P. of Malden, Catherine Lynch of Winthrop, Timothy of Pascoag, RI and John of Winthrop; beloved brother of James of Florida and New Hampshire and is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Nick and Jessica Lynch.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Burial will be private. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Beatrice Holbrook

Everett resident

Beatrice E. (Dean) Holbrook of Everett died suddenly on April 16.

She was the beloved wife of the late John L. Holbrook; dear and devoted mother of Elizabeth R. Holbrook of Watertown and the late Diane A. Mahoney; sister of Priscilla Auclair of Billerica and the late Elbren and Warren Dean; loving grandmother of Andrea MacDermott and her husband, Kevin, of Waterford, VA and Eric Mahoney and his wife, Melissa, of Sudbury and loving great-grandmother of Maddux and Connor MacDermott and Emma and Matthew Mahoney.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

 

Margaret Graffeo-Albanese

Member of the “Red Hat Society”

Margaret R. Graffeo-Albanese of Everett died on April 17.

A member of the “Red Hat Society”, she was the loving wife of Alfred “Butch” Albanese; loving mother of Venus M. Williams and her husband, Cliff, of Revere; loving daughter of Margaret Graffeo and the late Frank; beloved sister of Charles and Michael Graffeo, and the late Joseph, Paul, and Sonny Graffeo. She is survived by her one loving granddaughter, Sophia M. Williams, and many loving family members and friends.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, April 22, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Grace Episcopal Church, 160 High St., Medford at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Wednesday (today) only from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, 02493. Burial will be private www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Jennifer Manley

Malden resident

Jennifer L. Manley of Malden died unexpectedly on April 14.

She was the beloved daughter of Lisa A. Manley of Malden and Gregg F. Manley, Sr. and his wife, Denise, of Everett; loving sister of Melanie M. and Erin E. Manley, both of Malden, and Gregg F. Manley, Jr. and Kyle R.J. Manley, both of Everett; adored granddaughter of Sandra Wickens of Tewksbury. She is also survived by her Godson, Aidan O’Keefe, as well as by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and her furry little sister, Buttons.

Her funeral service will be held in the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St. Malden today, Wednesday, April 21 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. For obituary and directions: www.weirfuneralhome.com

 

John Donnelly

Former Air Traffic Controller

John T. Donnelly of Merrimack, NH died on April 15 after a long illness. He was 71 years old.

A US Navy veteran, he was a former Air Traffic Controller and proud PATCO member. He was also a successful entrepreneur who operated several self-sustaining businesses including JD’s Pizza of Merrimack and was the founder of Reeds Ferry Taxi. He was a consummate lover of music and found joy in voice lessons and performing in public in his later years. A gifted gabber and self-assured participant in a wide variety of discourse, he took great pleasure in his daily engagements with regulars at the DW Diner. He will be terribly missed by all.

Born in Revere, he was a son of the late Mary (Kenneally) Donnelly. A 35 year Merrimack, NH resident, he was raised in Everett among 10 children of whom he is survived by eight.

He was the father of the late Glen Donnelly, who died in 1997. Members of his family include his loving wife of 46 years, Irene (Archer) Donnelly, of Merrimack, two daughters, Lisa Donnelly of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Susan Donnelly of Boston.

Funeral arrangements were by the George R. Rivet Funeral Home, Merrimack, NH. Burial was in Last Rest Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Community Hospice House of Merrimack, 8 Prospect Street Nashua, NH 03060 or the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org). For more info or an online register book go to www.rivetfuneralhome.com

 

Pasquale ‘Pat’ DeGregorio

Everett resident

Pasquale “Pat” M. DeGregorio of Everett died on April 16.

The beloved husband of the late Florence R. (Bohan), he was the loving father of Cheryl DeGregorio of Everett, Pasquale Jr. and his wife, Arlene, of Peabody, Gail Moreira and her husband, Joe, of Everett and the late Vincent DeGregorio who is survived by his wife, Donna; loving brother of Christopher, Gerald, and Anthony DeGregorio and the late Anna Coppolla. He is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, April 21, at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown 02472. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Kenneth Bryson

US Postal Service retiree

Kenneth Bryson, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at home on April 15 after a long illness. He was 81 years old.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a retired mail handler for the US Postal Service.

The beloved husband of the late Arlene R. (Spencer); dear and devoted father of Linda Arsenault and John Bryson of Everett; brother of Charles Bryson of Andover, Richard Bryson of Andover and Catherine Mazzochia of Andover; loving grandfather of Nicole Arsenault of Everett and Jennifer Arsenault of Melrose.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

 

Henry ‘Hank’ Norton

Of Lynnfield, formerly of Everett

Henry H. “Hank” Norton of Lynnfield, formerly of Rochester, NH and Everett, died on April 10 after a brief illness. He was 83 years old.

He is reunited with his beloved wife of 63 years, the late Jean (Evely) Norton, who passed away just one month ago.

Mr. Norton was a US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, a retired longtime employee of Domino Sugar Co. and a member of the E Club.

He was the loving father of Denise Fiorentino and her husband, Carl, of Lynnfield, Barry Norton and his wife, Rose, of Wakefield, Kim Laughton of Everett, and Scott Norton of Lynnfield. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. MemoriaI donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For online guest book, visit www.jfwardfuneralhome.com