Obituaries 06-22-2010

June 22, 2010
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Gertrude Feldman

Peabody resident

Gertrude Feldman, a resident of Peabody for over three years and a resident of Wellesley for many years died on June 17. She was 88 years old.

A homemaker, she was born in New Hampshire and raised in Malden, she attended the Malden schools and was a graduate of Malden High School.

She was the devoted mother of Alan Feldman and his wife, Clovia, Barry Wolfson and his wife, Cheryl, Steven Feldman, Ronnie Larkin, and Gerald Feldman. She was the loving grandmother of nine and is also survived by five great grandchildren.

Services were held at the Montifiore Cemetery, Everett on Sunday June 20. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472.

 

Barbara Brooks

Malden resident

Barbara A. (Bailey) Brooks of Malden died on June 16. 

She was the beloved wife of the late James Russell Brooks; loving mother of Avis Brooks-Reed of Henderson, NV, Terence Brandon-Brooks of Revere and the Trevis J. Brooks; sister of Norman Bailey of Medford and is also survived by four grandchildren:  Trevis, Kristofor, Latoya and Anthony. 

Funeral Services will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, June 24.  A prayer service will be held in funeral home at 12 (noon).  Visiting hours will occur on Thursday morning from 9:30 to noon.  Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett.  Rocco – Carr – Henderson Funeral Home 1-877-71-ROCCO www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Marie ‘Effie’ Trahan

Award winning scout leader

Marie E. “Effie” (LeBlanc) Trahan of Everett died on June 19. She was 92 years old.

A longtime Girl Scout Leader and a recipient of the Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award, she was the beloved wife of the late Bill Trahan; loving mother of Yvonne B. Pettengill and her late husband, James, of Everett, Paul E. Trahan and his wife, Evelyn, of Winthrop, Richard W. Trahan of Braintree and Donald F. Trahan and his wife, Anne, of Gaithersburg, MD. She is also survived by eight cherished grandchildren and two cherished great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For online guest book visit www.jfwardfuneralhome.com

 

Palmarina Ricci

Everett resident

Palmarina (Riccio) Ricci of Everett died on June 19.

The beloved wife of the late Lawrence Ricci and the late Roberto Ronga, she was the mother of Louis Ronga and his wife, Debbie, of Reading, Michael Ronga and his wife, Maria, of Pelham, NH, Louise Rumson and her husband, Richard, of Everett, the late Antonetta Scibelli and Robert F. Ronga. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation , 30 East. 33rd St., Suite 100, New York, NY 10016.

 

Benedetta LoGrasso

South Boston resident

Benedetta (Ministeri) LoGrasso of South Boston died on June 20. She was 92 years old.

Born in Riesi Sicily Italy, she was the beloved wife of the late Calogero; mother of Maria “Fanny” Mirisola and her husband, Salvatore, Benedetta Alabiso and her husband, Giuseppe, Rocco and his wife, Lina, Giosina Mirisola and her husband, Filippo, Salvatore and his wife, Filomena, George and his wife, Joanna, Ottavio and his wife, Mary, Angela D’Amico and her husband, Rino, and the late Giovanna Russo; sister of Giuseppe Ministeri, the late Josie Abate, George Ministeri, Angela Mendolia and Rosa Sessa. She is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, today, Wednesday, June 23 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Gate of Heaven Church, South Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Entombment will be at St. Michael Mausoleum, Boston. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Mary DiBattista

Everett resident

Mary C. (Tavilla) DiBattista of Everett died at Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by her family on June 19. She was 88 years old.

The beloved wife of Anthony DiBattista, she was the loving mother of Maryann Brogna and her husband, Henry, of Lynnfield, Marie Simard and her husband, Raymond, of Middleton, Helen Malone and her husband, Kevin, of West Peabody and Edward DiBattista of New Ipswich, NH; dear sister of Josephine Tavilla of Revere. She is also survived by seven cherished grandchildren and four cherished great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, today, Wednesday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In her memory, donations may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. For directions and online guest book visit www.jfwardfuneralhome.com

 

Dante Imbimbo

Peabody resident

Dante D. Imbimbo of Peabody, formerly of Malden, died on June 17.

A US Army veteran, he was the devoted husband of the late Angelina (Malerba) Imbimbo, the beloved father of Patricia M. Cipollone and her husband, Arthur N., of Randolph and Marie B. Imbimbo of Peabody; brother of Natalie Price of Everett and the late John and Anthony Imbimbo, Viola Robbins and Antoinetta Capone.

Funeral arrangements were by the A.J. Spadafora Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to American Parkinsons Disease Assoc., 72 East Concord St., Rm C3, Boston, MA 02118. For guestbook see www.spadaforafuneral.com

 

Ralph Penta

Revere resident

Ralph Penta of Revere died on June 18.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the loving father of Christopher Penta and Butch Coles, both of Revere, and the late Thomas Penta and dear brother of Eleanor Lombardi of Everett.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com

 

Edward Troy

Founder and First President of the Everett Tenants Association

Edward V. Troy went kicking and screaming on June 17 at the age of 83.

The founding member and first president of the Everett Tenants Association, he was the loving son of the late John Troy and Laura (Walsh); beloved husband and best friend of the late Anna E. (Saladino); loving father of Stephen Troy and his wife, Miriam, of Reseda, CA, Linda Kadilak and her husband, Daniel, of Beaver Falls, PA, Michael Troy and his wife, Crissy, of Everett, Anna Swain and her husband, Charles, of Saugus, and Marguerite D’Angelo and her husband, Domenico, of Everett; loving brother of Rita Nicholls of Everett, Ann Marie Mulry and her husband, George, of Everett. He was the brother of the late John Troy, Margaret Strachan, Doris Garafalo, and Evelyn Hall. He was also cherished by his 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett today, Wednesday, June 23, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Cheverus School, 30 Irving Street, Malden, MA 02148. For online guestbook visit www.jfwardfuneralhome.com J.F. Ward Funeral Home (617) 387-3367

 

William Smaldone

Decorated veteran, of Chelmsford, formerly of Everett

William A. Smaldone, a resident of Chelmsford for 41 years, formerly of Everett and East Boston, died June 17 at home. He was 78 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Frances L. (Galinis) with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage. He was born in East Boston, son of the late John C. and Mildred (Moccia) Smaldone. He graduated from East Boston High School in 1949 and attended classes at Lowell University. He served in Korea during the Korean War and received a Commendation Ribbon with Medal Pendant and Service Ribbon with Bronze Star and attained the rank of Staff Sgt. Prior to retirement he was employed by McGraw Edison and Cooper Power Systems in Marketing and Sales for over 47 years. During retirement he volunteered at the Chelmsford Police Dept., Community Team Work, and the Nashoba Valley Technical High School.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and one daughter. William F. and Christine of Westborough, Kenneth and Janet of Exeter, NH, David of Needham, and Patricia of Portland, OR; one brother, John and his wife, Sylvia Smaldone, of Chelmsford; four grandchildren, Colton and Annie Smaldone of Exeter, NH, Nicholas Smaldone and Trey Howes of Westborough and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Blake Funeral Home, Chelmsford. Burial was in Pine Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801. www.blakefuneralhome.com

 

Carmen ‘Charlie’ Bellino

Owned B & B Oil Co.

Carmen “Charlie” Bellino of Charlestown died on June 17.

The late proprietor of B & B Oil Co, he was the beloved husband of Mary M. “Mazie” (Carvalho) Bellino, the devoted father of Charlotte Wisniewski and her husband, Jerry, of Stoneham, Margaret Tempesta and her husband, Danny, of Newton, Patricia DiBona and her husband, Robert, of Stoneham, Mary Jean Lent and her husband, Charlie, of Everett, and Sheila Driscoll and her husband, Robert, of Stoneham; brother of Dolores Kittredge, Ann DeFeo and her husband, Nick, and Helen Moore, all of Arizona, and the late Sam Bellino and Jane Clancey. He is also survived by five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, Mass. 02472 or the Sisters of St. Joseph, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, Mass. 02135.

 

Anthony Lucci

Longtime owner of Medford Square

Sporting Goods

Anthony “Tony” Lucci of Medford, formerly of Everett, died on June 17.

The longtime owner of Medford Square Sporting Goods, he was the beloved husband of Camille (Pizzano); loving father of Stephen Lucci of Medford, Patricia Bagarella and her late husband, Ronald, of Everett and Debra Ryan and her husband, Richard, of Medford; loving brother of Florence Ciardello of Everett and the late Robert and Ralph Lucci and Eleanor Joyce. He is survived by his three loving grandchildren, April Obremski, Christie Pace and Matthew Ryan; two loving great grandchildren, Jason and Jaxon Pace, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the M Club, C/O Medford High School, 489 Winthrop St., Medford, 02155 or the E Club of Everett, PO Box 490135, Everett, MA 02149.

 

Vincenzo ‘Jim’ Indorato, 88

Of Medford, formerly of Everett

Vincenzo “Jim” Indorato of Medford, formerly of Everett, died on June 17. He was 88 years old.

A US Marine Corps veteran, he served in the Pacific during World War II and was a member of the DAV and VFW.

He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Milano); loving father of Kenneth Indorato of Chelmsford and Gina Indorato of Ormond Beach, FL.; cherished grandfather of Justine Pelham of New York City NY and James Pelham of Medford; beloved brother of Josephine Redford and her husband, Alex, of Saugus and the late Salvatore, Phillip, and Joseph Indorato. He will be sadly missed by his many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Partners Hospice, 281 Winter St., Waltham 02451.

 

Joseph Auterio Jr.

Medford resident

Joseph V. Auterio, Jr. of Medford, formerly of Cambridge, died on June 16.

A longtime member of the Newton Elks, he was the beloved husband of Elaine (Poirier); loving father of Denise Scanlon, Laura Napoleone and her husband, Gino, and Michelle Aliano, all of Medford; brother of Richard of Arlington, Mary Mahoney of New York, Dorothy Auterio of Everett, Stephen Auterio of Quincy, Carol Auterio of Arlington, Mark Auterio of West Roxbury, Rosa Auterio of Jamaica Plain, Joanne Auterio of Lynn and the late Margie Mahaney. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Keefe Funeral Home, North Cambridge. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Liver Foundation, 88 Winchester St., Newton, MA 02161. For obituary or to send an online condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com

 

Dorothy Petrola

Everett resident

Dorothy M. “Dot” (Reardon) Petrola of Everett, formerly of Somerville, died on June 13. She was 75 years old.

She was the devoted mother of Cheryl A. of Tewksbury and Steven J. of Revere; former wife of Albert Petrola of Concord; sister of the late Thomas, James, Edward, Robert Reardon, Theresa Flaherty and Marjorie Washburn; dearest Nana of Daniel LaRue of Arlington. “Auntie Dottie” was also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. If you wish, memorial donations may be made in her name to American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 orNational Kidney Foundation , 30 East 33rd St., NY, NY 10016. For more information visit www.dohertyfuneralservice.com

 

Nellie Siraco

Of Burlington, formerly of Everett

Nellie (Lacortiglia) Siraco of Burlington, formerly of Everett, died on June 19.

She was the beloved wife of the late Nicolas; mother of Nicolas and his wife, Josephine, of Andover, Pat Visconti and her husband, Jamie, of Burlington; sister of Edith Lucy of California, the late Rose Halvorsen, Peter Lacortiglia and Ann Celata. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Angela, Stacy, Nick and Jay and seven great grandchildren; Sophia, Matthias, Christina, Jazmyn, Michelina, Ariella and Jack.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, today, Wednesday, June 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass St. Anthony Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Lillian Eva Lach, 68

Danvers resident

Lillian Eva (Trentini) Lach, a resident of Danvers for more than 25 years, formerly of Everett, died at home on June 15. She was 68 years old.

Born in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Conchetta (Golini) Trentini. She was raised and educated in Everett and had been employed as a Vice President of Marketing in the banking industry, most recently with the Beverly Cooperative Bank.

She truly loved traveling and ballroom dancing and was a former member of the “Bay Staters.” She was a loving and outgoing person by nature and will be deeply missed.

She was the beloved wife of William T. Lach; daughter of the late Joseph and Conchetta (Golini) Trentini. In addition to her loving husband of 12 years, she is survived by her dear sister, Janet Cocco and her husband, Edmund, of Lynnfield, her devoted brother, Ronald Trentini and his wife, Donna, of Salem, N.H. and many loving nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, Danvers. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. On line guestbook at www.legacy.com Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Joseph Falite

Of Billerica, formerly of Everett

Joseph “Joe” A. Falite of Billerica, formerly of Everett, died on June 13.

He was the beloved husband of Nina (Ruggiero); loving father of Donna Petyt and her husband, Gerard, of France, Stephen Falite of Newburyport, Mariann Graham and her husband, Daniel, of Billerica. He is also survived by his eight loving grandchildren, Justin, Britney, Christopher, Michael, Alan, Ariane, Jenna, and Casey and one loving great grand-daughter, Isabella. He was the loving brother of Anthony and Salvatore and the late Sam, Frances, Charles and Mary as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

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

 

Arthur Babcock

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Arthur G. Babcock of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 15.

He was the beloved husband of the late Hazel ( King) Babcock with whom he shared 47 years of marriage; loving father of Evelyn Pardi and her husband, Ronald, of Saugus, Ann Falter and her husband, Stephen, of Attleboro and Teresa Babcock and her partner, Cheryl Cecere, of Revere; cherished grandfather of six and great grandfather of five.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Phyllis Proia, 87

Retired Hairdresser

Phyllis (Piccolo) Proia, a longtime resident of Chelsea, died unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on June 10. She was 87 years old.

Born in Boston, she was a hairdresser at the Anna T. Kelly Salon on Broadway in Everett for more than 30 years.

She was the devoted wife of the late Albert Proia, Sr.; beloved mother of Paula Ribinson and her husband, Terry, of Chelsea, Karen Tyler and her husband, Eugene, of Chelsea, Albert Proia, Jr. and his wife, Denise, of Maine, Paul Proia and his wife, Carol, of Brockton and Lawrence Proia and his wife, Donna, of Natick; dear sister of the late Santa Piccolo, Mary Piccolo, Frank Piccolo, Anthony Piccolo, Jennie Tyler and Dominic Piccolo. She is also lovingly survived by many grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

 

Rose Anna Giordano, 90

Worked at former Metropolitan Lithograph

Rose Anna Giordano, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at home on June 14. She was 90 years old.

Born in Everett, she was a graduate of Burdett Business School and worked as a packer of greeting cards for the former Metropolitan Lithograph in Everett.

She was the beloved and devoted sister of Rita Porcaro of Medford and the late Mary Giordano and Benjamin Giordana and his surviving wife, Anna, of Everett. She was the loving aunt of Marie Elaine Dwyer and her late husband, William, of Wakefield, Nicholas Giordano and his wife, Ella, of Melrose and Anthony Victor Giordano and his wife, Cathy, of North Reading and is also survived by several loving grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden.

 

Richard Giardina, 81

Owned George’s Barber Shop

Richard S. Giardina, a lifelong Everett resident, died on June 13. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Giardina was a licensed barber and owner of George’s Barber Shop in Everett for 55 years.

He was the beloved companion of Barbara Santella of Everett; loving father of Richard Giardina of California and the late Marianne Giardina and loving inspiration to Margaret, Ann, Bill, and John.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Immaculate Conception Church 125th Anniversary Renovation Campaign, 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149. For online guest book visit www.jfwardfuneralhome.com

 

Mildred ‘Dolly’ Gallo, 73

New Hampshire resident

Mildred F. “Dolly” (Johnson) Gallo of Pelham, NH, formerly of the West End of Boston, died on June 13 at Southern NH Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was 73 years old,

She was the beloved wife of Peter A. Gallo; mother of Lauren J. CaraDonna of Pelham, NH, Peter A. Gallo, Jr. of Barnstead, NH and Paul Gallo of Billerica, MA; grandmother of Stephen Gallo and Jenna CaraDonna; sister of Helen Limone of Boston, Joseph Johnson of Portland, ME and she also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Pelham Funeral Home, Pelham, NH. For information: pelhamfuneralhome.com. Contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society , 360 Rt. 101, Bedford, NH 03110.

 

Janice ‘Jay’ Ciano

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Janice H. “Jay” (Roomian) Ciano of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on June 13.

She was the beloved wife of Vincent Ciano; devoted mother of Michael Ciano and Gina Ciano, both of Malden; cherished daughter of the late Elsie (Huntress) and John Roomian.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was private. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent in her name to Make A Wish Foundation of Massachusetts, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114. For obituary, and guestbook www.dellorusso.net