Obituaries 12-07-2010

December 7, 2010
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Ryan MacDonald

Past Captain of Everett High School Hockey and Basketball Teams

Ryan E. MacDonald of East Boston, formerly of Everett, died unexpectedly at home, on December 3. He was 29 years old.

Born in Melrose and a longtime Everett resident until moving to East Boston two months ago, he was a graduate of Everett High School Class of ’99 where he was the Captain of the Hockey as well as the Baseball teams. He went on to Bridgton Academy, followed by the University of Southern Maine and then to Wentworth where he studied Construction Management. He was a young man who enjoyed life to the fullest, who was never without a smile, was totally devoted and beloved by his entire family. A member of the Ironworkers Union Local 7, he worked out of the union hall as well as for the last four years for Marr Corporation. In addition to his full time job, he worked part time in the “Pro Shop” at TD Garden.

The devoted son of Robert E. and Nancy A. (Jaroszewski) MacDonald of Everett, he was the loving brother of Lauren D’Ambrosio and her husband, Stephen, of Danvers and Brennan MacDonald of Everett; dear companion of Amy Garland of Somerville; cherished grandson of Margaret MacDonald of Chelsea and the late Harry J. MacDonald, John and Caroline Jaroszewski; nephew of Lorraine and Henry Perry of Chelsea, John Jaroszewski of Revere, Harry and Maureen MacDonald of Cumberland, RI, Ann and John Dyer of Melrose, Hugh and Mary MacDonald of Chelsea, Claire and Randy Silva of Peabody and the late Stephen MacDonald. He is also lovingly survived by many cousins, friends and colleagues along with his dog, Murphy, and his bird, Bingo.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Thursday, December 9 at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere at 12 Noon. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Committal Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

Rose Benak

Last sister of the Marino Sisters Dance Studio

Rose N. (Marino) Benak died suddenly on December 4 at her Connecticut home.

She was the eldest of the three Marino Sisters of Everett and a dance teacher in Newton and Everett. The Marino Sisters Dance Studio was a fixture in the Everett community for many years and celebrated 50 years in business in June of 2004.

She was the beloved wife of Arnold Benak, loving mother of Ronald Benak of Costa Rica, Richard Benak and his wife, Patricia of Florida and Dr. Arnold Benak and his wife, Dr. Rosemary Bontempi of Connecticut. She will be lovingly remembered by her four nieces and nephews, her four great nieces and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Valerie Johnson

Everett resident

Valerie (Ridley) Johnson of Everett died on November 26.

She was the mother of Denise Garrett, Michele Hullum,

Darlene and Kimberely Johnson; daughter of Norman and Annetta Ridley and sister of Norman Jr. and is also survived by eight  grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service was held at the Grace Episcopal

Church, Everett. Funeral arrangements were by Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Home1-877-71-ROCCO roccofuneralhomes.com

Dorothy Harding

Everett resident

Dorothy I. (Sullivan) Harding of Everett died on November 30.

She was the beloved wife of the late Merlyn “Pat” Harding; loving sister of Fred A. Jr. and long time companion, Margie, of Everett, Richard and his wife, Barbara, of Wakefield, Shirley Neagle and the late George Neagle of Malden, Marion MacLeod and her husband, George, of Melrose, Kenneth and his wife, Evelyn, of Stoneham, and Betty Ianuzzi of Malden; cherished aunt of many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Graveside services were held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett with arrangements by the Weir-MacCuish Funeral Home, Malden. For obituary, visit www.weirfuneralhome.com

Marie Walsh

Retired Waitress

Marie J. (DeLuca) Walsh, a longtime Everett resident, died on December 4 at the Don Orione Home in East Boston. She was 79 years old.

She was a waitress at various restaurants including Brigham’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Everett for more than 13 years.

Born in Boston, she was the dear and devoted mother of Barbara A. Dolan and her husband, Thomas, of Everett, Cynthia J. Walsh and her partner, Angela Zarella, of Everett and Charles C. Walsh and Rita DeStefano of Revere; sister of Carl DeLuca of New York and the late Frank and David DeLuca; loving grandmother of Jade Marie Walsh.

Funeral services will be held in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett, today, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 would be sincerely appreciated.

Joseph Cuscuna

Member of the Italian American Citizens Club of Malden

Joseph A. Cuscuna of Everett, formerly of Malden, died on December 3. He was 95 years old.

A longtime member of the Italian American Citizens Club of Malden, he was the beloved husband of the late Catherine (Connolly); loving brother of Annette Busook and Margaret Whitehouse, both of Malden, and the late Susan Capone and is also survived by his two loving nephews, David Consalvo of Chelmsford and Joseph Whitehouse of Malden and two nieces, Susan Finn of Andover and Debra Whitehouse-Kemp of California and a stepson, Richard Bernard.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115. roccofuneralhomes.com

Alice Smith

Avid bowler, member of Sunshine Club and Women’s Society of Glendale Methodist Church

Alice F. (Sheppard) Smith of Everett died on December 4. She was 94 years old.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Women’s Society of Glendale United Methodist Church, a member of the Sunshine Club and an avid bowler.

The beloved wife of the late James W. Smith, she was the loving mother of Barbara (Joyce) O’Connor of Everett, Marilyn Landry and her husband, William, of Newton, NH; loving sister of Flora MacDougall of Melrose and the late Norman Sheppard; cherished grandmother of Kevin Joyce, Steven Joyce and his wife, Tracy; cherished Great Gram of Kylie and Bennett Joyce. She is also survived by her beloved cats, Chloe and Tess.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett today, Wednesday, December 8 at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the MSPCA-Campaign for Cats, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. For directions and online guest book visit jfwardfuneralhome.com

Evanon Smith

Cambridge resident

Evanon F. (Hamilton) Smith of Cambridge died on December 2.

She was the beloved wife of the late James and devoted mother of James and his wife, Changxian Dong-Smith, of Cambridge and Steven and his wife, Darlene Smith, of Groveland.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy-O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Cambridge Cemetery.

Patricia Brennan

Retired Everett Leader Herald secretary

Patricia E. (McDonough) Brennan, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on December 3 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was 64 years old.

Born in Everett and a retired secretary for the Everett Leader Herald Newspaper Company, she was the beloved wife of James T. Brennan, the daughter of the late Martin and Marjorie McDonough; dear and devoted mother of James M. Brennan and his wife, Cynthia, of Wilmington and Bridget Aprile and her husband, Christopher, of Billerica; sister of James Brickely and Phyllis Palmitesta of Everett; loving grandmother of Christopher Michael Aprile, Meghan Murphy Aprile and Caitlyn Morgan Aprile.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Elizabeth DeVito

40-year Whidden Hospital employee

Elizabeth N. “Lee” (Consolante) DeVito of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on November 28.

A 40-year employee of the Whidden Hospital, she was the beloved wife of Joseph; the mother of Joseph A. and his wife, Diane, of Everett and Ella Ann D’Amico and her husband, Leo, of Virginia; sister of Anthony Consolante and his wife, Marilyn, of Winthrop and the late Ella Consolante. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Ariana Larson, and her husband, Eric, and her grandson John D’Amico.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum.

Ann DelVecchio

Of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett

Ann L. (Camella) DelVecchio of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett, died on December 5.

She was the beloved wife of Patrick A., mother of Christine Carr of Melrose, Patricia Buckley and her husband, Vincent, of Plymouth, Karen Hoenig and her husband, Frank, of Wakefield, and Richard and his wife, Trish, of Salem, NH; sister of James Camella and the late Josephine Delorey. She is also survived by four loving grandsons Justin, Matthew, Ryan and Daniel.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, Thursday, December 9 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, Everett at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m Burial will be in  Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Eleanor Garofano

Everett resident

Eleanor E. (Battershall) Garofano of Everett died on December 1.

She was the beloved wife of the late James V. Garofano Sr.; devoted mother of Eleanor Jean Albano and her husband, Stephen, of Amherst, NH, William J. Garofano and his wife, Karen, of Stoneham, James V. Garofano Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Wakefield, Eileen M. Caruso and her husband, Steven, of West Peabody, and the late Thomas Garofano and his wife, Faye, of North Andover; loving grandmother of Alexis, Kirsten, Stephen Jr., Kerry, Rebecca, Thomas Jr., Taryn, William Jr., Samantha, James V. III, Jillian, Steven Jr., Victoria, and Olivia; loving great-grandmother of Elle, Samuel, Augustin, Isabelle, Weston, Libby, Joseph, Ethan, and Tyler; dear sister of the late Doris Wernig and George Battershall. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Breslin Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery in Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901. For obituary and online guestbook, visit: www.breslinfuneralhome.com.

Robert Patenaude Sr.

Retired MDC Patrolman

Robert J. Patenaude, Sr. of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on November 30. He was 75 years old.

A retired MDC Patrolman, he was the husband of the late Agnes A. (Bonner); devoted father of Ret. Lt. Robert J. Patenaude Jr. (Mass. Dept. of Corrections) and his wife, Linda, of Saugus, Carol A. Whooley and her husband, Kevin, of Medford and Kathleen A. Patenaude of Wakefield; beloved grandfather of Stephen R. Patenaude and his wife, Allyson G., of Melrose, Matthew R. and Daniel J. Patenaude, both of Saugus, Lindsay A., Brendan M. and Brian M. Whooley, all of Medford; dear brother of Eileen LeMay of Tennessee and the late Delphine Bruhmuller, Florence Greer, Bernice Aucella and Kenneth Patenaude. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Vincenzina ‘Winnie’ DeVitto

Of Randolph, formerly of Everett

Vincenzina “Winnie” (Lombardo) DeVitto of Randolph, formerly of Everett, died on December 1. She was 82 years old.

Mrs. DeVitto was born in Cambridge grew up in Everett and has lived in Randolph since 1963.

She was the wife of the late Louis J. DeVitto; loving mother of Mark DeVitto and his wife, Kimberly, of Pembroke; dear grandmother of Nicholas and Anna DeVitto of Pembroke; devoted sister of Santi Lombardo of Avon and Joseph Lombardo of Utah.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cartwright Funeral Home, Randolph. Burial was in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 For additional information or to leave a sympathy message visit, www.cartwrightfuneral.com

James O’Keefe

Charlestown resident

James J. O’Keefe of Charlestown died on November 29.

The husband of Ellen O’Keefe, he was the loving father of Jamie O’Keefe and his wife, Nora, of Washington, D.C., and Meghan Daniels and her husband, Peter, of Charlestown; adoring grandfather of Caroline Ryan O’Keefe and Zachary Laurence Daniels; brother of Anne O’Brien, Patricia Devine, and Christopher O’Keefe and loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. His large extended family and his enormous “family of friends” will miss his courtesy, his love of life, his eccentricities and his passions.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Fund for the Enjoyment of Children at Mass General Hospital for Children c/o MGH 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, Ma. 02114. Burial was private; roccofuneralhomes.com

Joseph Fabbo

Publisher of the Waltham/Watertown Shopper

Joseph P. Fabbo of Franklin, formerly of Medfield, died on November 25. He was 82 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Glenna K. Fabbo; father of Marc P. Fabbo and his wife, Victoria, of Michigan, Craig J. Fabbo and his wife, Elizabeth, of N. Attleborough and Lorna C. Fabbo; brother of A. Edward Fabbo of Peabody and Joan Christoforo of Everett; grandfather to Laura, Julie, Joseph and Chloe Fabbo.

A Memorial Service was held in the First Baptist Church,  Medfield. Donations in his memory sent to the Stanley Tippett Home, 920 South St. Needham, MA, 02492 would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of: Charles F. Oteri & Son www.franklinfuneral.com

Arthur “Ettore” D’Angelo Sr.

Member of Carpenters Union

Arthur P. “Ettore” D’Angelo, Sr., formerly of Everett and Burlington, died December 1 in Exeter, NH. He was 88 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a graduate of Wakefield High School, a member of the Carpenters Union Local 51 and worked for F.B. Curry in Boston. He loved golf.

He was the husband of his late loving wife Therese (Nicol) D’Angelo and is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Arthur P. D’Angelo, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Newbury; three daughters, Patricia Meuse of Everett, Deborah Butler of Haverhill, and Cheryl D’Angelo of Everett; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Burial with military honors was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Amesbury. For more information, visit: www.brewittfuneralhome.com

Joan Batzek

Waitress and City of Somerville employee

Joan A. “Joanie” (Berry) Batzek of Somerville died on November 29. She was 75 years old.

An employee of City of Somerville, Parking Control Dept., she was a former longtime waitress at The Paddock Restaurant and Kelly’s Diner.

The beloved mother of Lori J. and John J. Batzek III, both of Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Mary V. (Joyce) and Stanley E. Berry; loving sister of Veronica J. Berry of Somerville and the late Margaret “Pat” O’Brien, Jean A. DiDomenico, Mary A. Jackson, Stanley E. Berry, Jr. and Michael T. Berry and the dear grandmother of Krystal Batzek of Somerville. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For more information visit dohertyfuneralservice.com

Marie Siraco

Somerville resident

Marie F. (Connelly) Siraco of Somerville died on November 29.

The devoted wife of Domenic Siraco, she was the devoted mother of Donna Hakemian and her husband, James, of Woburn; Joseph Siraco and his wife, Trudy, of Tewksbury, Domenic Siraco and his wife, Ginger, of Somerville, Marie Shea and her husband, William, of Malden, Lawrence Siraco and his wife, Janice, of Everett; Dan Siraco and Christine Siraco, both of Everett and the late Arthur Siraco; loving nana of nine; dear sister of Adrienne Petrillo and her husband, Alphonse, of Malden, Helen Frink and her husband, Roy, of Ludlow and Anna Thomas of Malden. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cota-Struzziero Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Duhamel Education Initiative, P0 Box 430113, Somerville, MA. 02144. www.cotafuneralhomes.com

Philip McAuliffe Jr.

Attorney

Atty. Philip L. McAuliffe Jr. of Wakefield died on November 28. He was 81 years old.

A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a retired partner of McAuliffe & McAuliffe Attorneys at Law of Wakefield.

He was the beloved husband of 51 years to the late Miriam R. (Sullivan) McAuliffe who died on August 22; devoted father of Philip L. McAuliffe III and his wife, Karen, of Wakefield and Lisa A. McAuliffe of Melrose; loving Pa to Philip L. IV, Casey J., Alexander J. and James D. McAuliffe, all of Wakefield; beloved brother of Rosemary McAuliffe of Rockland and the late Atty. Donald T. McAuliffe and also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Carr Funeral Home, Wakefield/Melrose line. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to The N.E. Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St. Boston, Ma. 02108. For obituary and online condolences, www.carrfuneral.com.

Louis Mazzochia

Everett resident

Louis R. Mazzochia of Everett died on November 29.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Rita (Forte); loving father of Lucille Mazzochia of Everett and Louis Mazzochia and his wife, Diane, of Lynn.  He is also survived by two grandchildren,  Gary Savoy Jr. and Christina Savoy-DeCosta and her husband, Dan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was at Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to New England Center Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA  02108.

Rudolph ‘Rudy’ DiSciullo

Long time Ritz Carlton Waiter

Rudolph “Rudy” DiSciullo of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died on November 29.

A US Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a long time waiter at the Ritz Carlton, Boston.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Varga); father of Elsie DeGiorgio of Burlington, Deb of Saugus and Jean of Andover; son of the late Domenic and Marietta (Rosati); brother of Florence Musto of Malden, the late Samuel, Mariano, Nancy Ranzo and Elsie and is also survived by three grandchildren,  John DeGiorgio and Karen Kavka, both of Billerica, and Ariel Twohig of Andover, and three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231, www.smiletrain.org. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Rita Canillas

Past State Regent Catholic Daughters of America

Rita E. (Kelly) Canillas of Everett died on November 29. She was 87 years old.

She was a past State Regent, member and Regent of Court Everett of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony F. Canillas; loving mother of Barbara Fulchino and her husband, Stephen, of New Bedford, Kevin Canillas and his wife, Patricia, of Everett, Jeannette Moulton and her husband, Robert, of New Hampshire, Mary Hahn of Everett and the late James Canillas and his surviving wife, Anna. She is also survived by 15 cherished grandchildren, one cherished great grandchild, and many dear nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to Medical Missionaries of Mary, 179 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. For online guest book, visit jfwardfuneralhome.com