Obituaries 08-12-2010

August 12, 2010
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Lucia Martorano

California resident

Lucia Martorano of California, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died on August 4. She was 88 years old.

She was the wife of the late Gaetano Martorano; mother of Antonette Squillante-Chiampa and Frank Martorano, both of Revere and Lucille and Joseph Martorano of California; sister of the late Carmella Attardo, Rose Rossi, Greta, Frank, Michael, Albert and Anthony Avellino and Lettie Kelly of Everett; grandmother of Flora and Albert Squillante of Revere, Anthony and his wife, Jodi Squillante, of New Hampshire, Sandra and her husband, Eddie Campagna, of California, Carolyn and her husband, Ricky Raposa, of California and Stephanie Cupp of Washington; Brenda, Jessica and Jodie Martorana of Revere and the late Frank Martorana of East Boston, Francesca and Nicole of Somerville, Frank Martorano of Salem, Frank, Anthony, Joseph and Michael Martorana of California; great grandmother of Anthony Squillante Jr. of New Hampshire, Eddie, Steven and Kristina Campagna and Ricky and Melissa Raposa of California and Hannah Cupp of Washington and great great grandmother of the late Bella Squillante of Revere, Olivia Squillante of New Hampshire and Ashton Campagna of California and Gianna, Isabella, Francesca and Santino Martorana of Calfironia. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be announced.

 

Angelina ‘Mary’ Anthony

Longtime cafeteria worker at Perlin Jr. High School

Angelina “Mary” (Ragucci) Anthony of Everett died on August 6 at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital-West in Cambridge. She was 85 years old.

Born in Boston and a longtime Everett resident, she was a graduate of Everett Public Schools where she played softball and loved sports. For many years, she worked in the Perlin Junior High School Cafeteria.

She was the beloved wife of Edward J. Anthony; dear and devoted mother of Rose Marie Hauser and her husband, Robert, and Norma Jane Anthony of Everett; sister of the late Pasquale Ragucci, Archangela Luciano, Americo Ragucci, Phyllis Barbati and the late Josephine Mattuchio; sister-in-law of Albert Anthony of California; loving grandmother of Robert J. Hauser, Jr., Edward A. Hauser, Kenneth C. Wong and Kimberly Angelina Wong and loving great-grandmother of R.J. Hauser, III, Alexander James Wong, Paul James Pedro and Jacqueline Hoyle.

Her funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St., (Corner of Main Street) Everett today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 670 Washington Avenue, Revere, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, American Heart Association, 20 Speen st., Framingham, MA 1701 or the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, Boston MA 02110 would be sincerely appreciated.

 

Edna French

Past Member of Courageous Generation

Edna F. (Creeden) French of Beachmont Revere died on August 6.

A past member of the Courageous Generation St Lazarus parish, she was the beloved wife of the late John P.; the devoted mother of John French of Charlestown, David of Westport, Connecticut, Mark of Everett and James of Brookline; dear sister of Barbara Creeden of Beachmont and the late Bob Creeden and is also survived by five cherished grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, August 11 at 9 a.m. with a Mass  of Christian Burial in Celebration of her life in St. Joseph St Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send the French Family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Sarah Cacciola

Everett resident

Sarah M. (Passanisi) Cacciola of Everett died on August 6.

The beloved wife of the late John A. Cacciola, she was the loving mother of John C. Cacciola of Melrose, William S. Cacciola and his wife, Marie, of Malden, Marie P. Cacciola of Everett and Paul J. Cacciola and his wife, Daisy, of Freemont, NH; three loving grandchildren: Lisa, William and Wei and two loving great grandchildren, Dylan and Colin. She was the loving sister of Carmello and Peter Passanisi.

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

 

Michael Gaglione

Retired Truck Driver

Michael Gaglione of Everett died on August 7. He was 91 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired truck driver for General Motors, a long time family business associate with Riviera Auto Body Inc. in Everett and a former member of the Local 25 Teamsters Union and the Knights of Columbus Chapter 97.

He was the beloved husband of Annette (Tammaro) Gaglione of Everett, the dear father of Dolores M. Gaglione, Michael Gaglione Jr. and his wife, Maureen, of Wilmington and Robert Gaglione and his wife, Lorraine, of Everett; brother of Peter Gaglione, Frank Gaglione and his wife, Carol, Antonetta Gaglione and Milley Magnante, all of Rhode Island and numerous late brothers and sisters. He is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren, Michele O’Donoghue and her husband, Denis, Michael Gaglione III and his wife, Kim, Lisa Crivello and her husband, Michael, Pamela LePore and her husband, Joseph, Marc Gaglione, Roberta Bereznoski and her husband, John, and eight great-grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea, today, Wednesday, August 11 at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.

 

Dorothy Ossen

Dedham resident

Dorothy (Krinsky) Ossen of Dedham, formerly of West Palm Beach, FL and Revere, died on August 6.

The beloved wife of the late Clarence, she was the loving mother of Gerry Goldstein of Brockton and Ron and Vera Ossen of Winchester; adored grandmother of Mark and Mary Goldstein, Karen Goldstein, Matthew and Karen Ossen, Jennifer Ossen and great grandmother of Hannah, Lila, Lilly and Lexi; dear sister of Lou Krinsky of Revere, Myra Haffer of Florida, Charlotte Freedman and her husband, Sonny, of Sharon and Julie Krane and his wife, Rena, of Everett.

Graveside services were held at the Independent Workmen’s Circle Cemetery, West Roxbury with arrangements by Levine Chapels, Brookline. Remembrances may be made to HebrewSenior Life, 1200 Centre Street, Roslindale, MA 02131-1011 or your choice of a Dementia research group.

 

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Murphy

Of Florida, formerly of Everett

Virginia M. “Ginny” (Gear) Murphy of Winter Haven, FL, formerly of Everett, died on August 2.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul F. Sr.; mother of Paul F. Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, Steven J., Michael T., all of Everett, Patricia A. and Mary A. Matott and her husband, Jay, all of Florida; sister of Eileen Arsenault, Thomas Gear, both of Florida and the late James Gear and Edward Gear. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Paul, Christina, Kelsey, Drew, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in Mrs. Murphy’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham MA 02451. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Cecilia ‘Ceil’ Manzi

Retired Whidden Hospital C.N.A.

Cecilia “Ceil” (Manganiello) Manzi of Everett died on August 3. She was 73 years old.

Mrs Manzi was a retired C.N.A. at the Whidden Hospital, Everett.

The beloved wife of the late Theodore “Teddy,” she was the daughter of the late Emilio and Marie Manganiello; sister of Charles J. Manganiello and his wife, Nancy, of Pennsylvania and the late Raymond Manganiello and his surviving wife, Marie, of Revere; aunt of Kim (Manganiello) Walsh of Lynn, Joseph and Nicholas Manganiello, both of California.

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

 

Gaspare ‘Spa’ Licata

Everett resident

Gaspare “Spa” Licata of Everett died on August 3.

Born in Sciacca, Sicily, Italy, he was the beloved husband of the late Alberta (Pennino); father of Jo-Anna Haley and her husband, Ed, of Peabody and the late Philip; brother of Aurelio of Italy, Anna Sanfilippo of Malden, and Fina Pastore of Everett. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Philip, Andrea and Ava and nieces and nephews.

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

 

Vida Thistle

Everett resident

Vida M. (Peach) Thistle of Everett died on August 2. She was 100 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Chesley Thistle, she was the loving sister of John Peach of Wakefield, Leah Winsor of Florida, Rhoda McGuire of Pennsylvania, Mary Clowers of Florida and the late Gwen Cartee and the late Walter Peach. She is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In her memory, donations may be made to the Glendale United Methodist Church, 151 Glendale St., Everett, MA 02149. For online guest book, visit www.jfwardfuneralhome.com

 

Eileen Margaret Hickman

Woman with many interests

Eileen Margaret Hickman died at her home in Danvers on July 20, surrounded by her family and listening to the poetry of W.B. Yeats. She was 85 years old.

Her sharp mind, subtle wit, generosity and inexhaustible determination will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Mrs. Hickman was born in Everett on February 28, 1925. In her earlier years she lived through the loss of her older brother in World War II, the death of her beloved husband, Robert, shortly after the birth of her daughter, Kathleen, and the death of her father. Despite these hardships, she persevered, possessed of deep Catholic faith and the support of her family.

At the age of 26, she married Leonard Hickman, settling in Malden along with daughter Kathleen, son Leonard Jr., and daughter, Mary. She was active in parish life at St. Joseph’s Church in Malden and later worked in the area as a book-keeper. At the time of her retirement, she was a Controller at Goldstein and Manello in Boston where she had been employed for many years. Her most important vocation was as a diligent and loving mother and grandmother. After the death of her husband, Lenny, she moved to Danvers, where she lived with her daughter, Mary, and family.

A woman of great creativity and intelligence, a true lover of books, poetry, painting and the ocean, she pursued many interests with energy, and enjoyed sharing them with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to whom she was a devoted and generous Nana.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Kinsey; husband Leonard Hickman; father Michael Desmond; mother Margaret Desmond; brother Lt. John Desmond; and sister Alice Cocuzzo. She is survived by her children, Kathleen Kinsey Hickman Ward, Leonard Hickman Jr., and Mary Russo; son-in-law, John Michael Ward, daughter-in law, Wendy Hickman Settle, and son-in-law Cori Russo; sister Mary Curtiss; brother-in-law Damien Curtiss and brother-in-law Danny Cocuzzo; grandchildren Michael Ward, Melissa Reynolds, Robert Ward, Meeghan Ward, Kerry Colombino, Cori Russo, Kristin Russo, and Brian Hickman; and eight much loved great-grandchildren.

“Go gather by the humming sea/ Some twisted, echo-harbouring shell./ And to its lips thy story tell,/ And they thy comforters will be.” From The Song of the Happy Shepard by W.B. Yeats.

Private services were held under the direction of the Mackey Funeral Home, Danvers.

 

Anthony Salvatore Sciascia

Stoneham resident

Anthony Salvatore Sciascia of Stoneham died on August 3. He was 86 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Anne (Maltese) Sciascia; the devoted father of Debora Rubbicco and her husband, Stephen, of Stoneham; cherished grandfather of Matthew DiNauta; dear brother of Peter Sciascia and his late wife, Josephine, of Everett and the late Mary Leonti and Josephine Correia; loving son of the late Ann (LaRosa) Sciascia and Joseph Sciascia and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham. Donations in his memory may be made to Alzheimers, Assoc., 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472. To send a memorial condolence, please visit: www.barilefuneral.com.

 

Anthony Schiavo

Medford resident

Anthony Schiavo of Medford died on August 2.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of M. Patricia Mirabello-Schiavo; devoted stepfather of Joan Stechenfinger and her husband, Paul, of Phoenix, AZ, Patricia Sullivan and her husband, Keith, of Haverhill; loving grandfather of Christopher Coates, Leeann Refermat and Paul Joseph “PJ” Stechenfinger. He was the brother of five dear late brothers and two dear late sisters.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in his name to the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center Activities Fund, c/o Nancy Beckel, 178 Savin St. Malden, MA 02148. For obituary and guestbook, www.dellorusso.net

 

Maita Ruth Rockoff

Of Boston, formerly of Everett

Maita Ruth Rockoff of Boston, formerly of Everett, died on August 3.

She was the loving daughter of the late Maurice and Anne Rockoff; dear sister of Sheila Elfman and her husband, Harvey, and Phyllis Rockoff and her late husband, Leonard; devoted aunt of Amy Elfman, Douglas Elfman, Matthew Rockoff, and Lauren Rockoff and is also survived by her aunt, Frances Gordon. She was the dear friend of Jean Kelley.

Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 9 Riverside Rd. Weston, MA 02493, or to the Boston Ballet, 19 Clarendon St. Boston, MA 02116. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com

 

Mary ‘Marie’ Birmingham

Worked for Boston Filter Company

Mary A. “Marie” (Olsen) Birmingham of Everett died on August 2. She was 93 years old.

A longtime Boston Filter Company employee, she was the beloved wife of the late Francis E. Birmingham, the loving mother of Loraine Dean and her husband, Fred, of Everett; loving sister of Thelma Crokum of Peabody; cherished aunt of Patricia Robichaud, Roberta Shankweiler and Joan LeBlanc, all of Peabody; cherished cousin of Sister Alberta Marie Olsen, CSJ of Brighton.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum, Everett. For online guest book visit jfwardfuneralhome.com

 

Martha Lyons

Revere resident

Martha A. Lyons of Revere, formerly of Dorchester and East Boston, died on July 31.

She was the beloved mother of Martha A. Young and her fiancé, Rudy Wilson, of Revere, and Roger A. and his wife, Angela Young, of Everett; loving sister of Alice Bertini of Melrose, John J. Lyons of Florida, Leonard R. Lyons of Boston, Joseph P. Lyons of Winthrop, and the late Claire T. Lyons; devoted grandmother of Mevilyn C. and R.J. Wilson; niece of Claire T. Doherty of Quincy; former wife of the late John P. O’Leary. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy Funeral Home, Dorchester. Burial was in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123. For guestbook, www.jmurphyfh.com.

 

Robert C. ‘Bob’ Giunta

Of Everett

Robert C. ‘Bob’ Giunta of Everett on August 5th. Beloved husband of Heidi (Soldano). Devoted father to Brittney, Robert Jr. and Brianna of Everett. Son of the late Charles and Blanche (McCormack). Loving brother of Debbie Moore and her husband John of Melrose and Elaine Baer of Medford. Brother-in-law of Denise Soldano and Wiz. Loving uncle to Eric, Kevin, Arielle, Craig, Evan, Jeannie, Jordan, Juliette and great uncle to Mariah. Also survived by loving cousins Marianne Atkinson and Patty Tofalo and many cousins and friends. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., EVERETT, Friday, August 13th at 8:30 am. Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett, at 11. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours are Friday morning only from 8:30 to 10:30. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated. Interment will be Woodlawn Cemetery.

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