Obituaries 01-12-2011

January 12, 2011
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Sooren ‘Jerry’ Artroogian

US Postal Service Retiree

Sooren “Jerry” Artroogian of Chelsea died on January 8 at the Annemark Nursing Care Center in Revere. He was 90 years old.

Born in Haverhill and a resident of Chelsea for most of his life, he was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. For 30 years, until his retirement, he worked as a clerk for the United States Post Office at the South Boston annex.

The devoted husband of Janina (Panasink), he was the beloved father of Diane Flynn and Francis Flynn, both of Everett, Janina Finn of Falmouth and Kenneth Flynn and his wife, Rita of Saugus; brother of the late Elizabeth Vagshenian. He is also lovingly survived by nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, January 14 at 11 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the Hallmark Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

Rena Murray

Somerville resident

Rena L. (Flewelling) Murray of Somerville, formerly of Cambridge, died on January 7.

The beloved wife of the late Roscoe “Frank,” she was the loving mother of Don of Norwalk, California, Dana of Everett, and the late David Murray; sister of the late Frederick Flewelling. She is also survived by six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends invited to attend visiting hours at the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Mass Ave., Cambridge on Thursday, January 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. and her Memorial Service at the Cambridge Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 9 Beech St., Cambridge, MA 02140 on Saturday, January 22 at 2 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cambridge Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence, visit: www.keefefuneralhome.com

Alfred Guanci

Long Time Boston Herald employee

Alfred Guanci of Everett died on January 8.

A Korean War Veteran, he was a long time employee of the Boston Herald and a member of the Teamsters Local 82.

The beloved husband of the late Ann (Lanzo), he was the father of Dianne and her husband, Steve Fortier of Malden, Robert and his wife, Mary of Wilmington, Linda and her husband. Paul Crawford of Malden, William and Stephanie of Everett, Michael and Julie of Everett, Patricia McNalley and Eddie Myers of Everett, Elizabeth and her husband, Paul Sek of Revere, Janet of Malden, Nancy and her husband, Dennis Pontbriand of Malden and Geraldine and her husband, Tim Moran of Tewksbury; brother of Mary Warren of Florida and the late Ralph. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, January 12 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Antonina ‘Lena’ McMahon

Of Middleboro, formerly of Everett

Antonina “Lena” (D’Arrigo) of Middleboro, a former long time resident of Everett, died on January 6 at the Morton Hospital in Taunton. She was 87 years old.

A waitress at various restaurants, she was the beloved wife of the late Thomas G. McMahon; the loving daughter of the late Domenico and Angela (Rizzo); dear and devoted mother of Christine Chiarello and Joseph McMahon of Middleboro, Thomas McMahon, Jr. of Port St. Lucy, FL, James McMahon of North Adams, Maureen Radzikowski of Miami, FL, Sandra Benoit and her husband, Normand, of Attleboro, and Donna Lieb of Yuma, AZ; sister of Frank D’Arrigo of Miami, FL, and the late Biagio and Mary D’Arrigo, Chickie Sacco, Frances Pitts, Millie Tenerillo, Ann Bessette, and Katie Shaughnessy. She is also survived by 12 loving grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Broadway, Everett, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, would be sincerely appreciated.

C. Mildred Agneta

Everett resident

C. Mildred (DiMauro) Agneta, a long time resident of Everett, died on January 6 at the Annemark Nursing Center in Revere. She was 98 years old.

Born in Sicily and a homemaker, she was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas R. Agneta; dear and devoted mother of Nicholas R. Agneta, Jr. and his wife, Helen, of Peabody and the late Conrad R. Agneta; sister of Mary O’Connell of East Boston; loving Grandma of Rachel, Robert, Nicholas, and Kenneth Agneta and great-grandmother of five great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in her memory to The Community Family, 106 Wyllis Ave., Everett, MA 02149 would be sincerely appreciated.

Joseph Gallagher

Everett resident

Joseph Gallagher of Everett, formerly of Saugus, died on January 7.

An avid fisherman, he was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Bowman); father of Robert of Littleton, Kathleen of Washington, DC, Michael of California, Pamela of Everett and the late Matthew; son of the late Joseph and Mary; brother of Mary L. of Melrose and is also survived by six grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Domenic Pagliaro

Everett resident

Domenic P. Pagliaro of Everett died on January 5.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Della Pina) and loving father of Frank and his wife, Frances of Billerica; grandfather of Kristin Cascio and her husband, Bryan of Lowell and Nicholas of Billerica; dear friend of Mary Flaherty of Saugus; brother of the late Theresa Coviello, Natalie Forsythe, Catherine Pagliaro, George, John, Frank, Louis, and Mary Mazzei and is also survived by many nieces and nephews Paul Coviello, Frank Pagliaro, and Gary Forsythe.

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

Joseph Massa

Veteran of Two Wars

Joseph D. Massa of Everett died on January 5.

A US Navy veteran, he served in the Pacific during World War II and in the Korean Conflict. He was an avid sports fan who never forgot his Brooklyn routes.

The beloved husband of the late Antoinette “Netta” (DeMarco), he was the loving father of Fred Massa and his wife, Patricia of Swampscott and Joey Massa of Everett; loving brother of Angela Avedutto of Queens, NY and her husband, Al, as well as the late George and Sonny Massa. He is survived by six beloved grandchildren; Jeffrey, David, Alex, Deanna, Nicole and Christopher and two great grandchildren; Michaella and Emily. He was the long time companion of the late Janet Black of Tewksbury and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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

Hedy Kodish

Worked at MIT

Hedy (Stern) Kodish Of Malden, formerly of Everett and Melrose, died on January 5.

A retired Administrative Assistant at the Electrical Engineering Department of MIT University, she enjoyed photography, travel and flowers.

She was the devoted wife of the late Irving Kodish; beloved mother of Gary and his wife, Lynn Kodish, and Susan and her husband, Michael Gigliotti; adored grandmother of Mikayla, Nicole and Jason; dear sister of the late Paul Stern; cherished aunt of Lillian Stern.

Funeral arrangements were by Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the All Care Hospice 16 City Hall Square Lynn, Ma 01901 or Dutton Senior Center 1117 Main St. Wakefield, MA. 01880. for online condolences go to: www.goldmanfc.com

John Perry Jr.

Somerville resident

John “Jack” Perry Jr. of Somerville died on January 4.

He was a member of the Dante Club in Somerville and served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

He was the husband of David White Jr.; son of the late John Sr. and Adeline (Gomes) Perry; brother of Lorraine and Robert Coyle of Maine and Florida, Linda Perry of Everett, Diane Levesque of Winchester, Shirley and her husband, Brian McMannis, of Somerville and Kim Perry and his wife, Debbie, of New Hampshire. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cota -Struzziero Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. www.cotafuneralhomes.com Cota Family Funeral Homes Somerville/North Reading 617-625-6150

Jane DiGiovanni

Everett resident

Jane (Salamone) DiGiovanni of Everett died on January 3.

The beloved wife of the late Domenic, she was the mother of Linda Williamson of Wilmington, Janice Powers of Hudson and Sharon Heroux of Plymouth; sister of Phyllis Camarata of Malden, the late James Salamone and Geraldine Capone and is also survived by seven grandchildren, Tamara, Frankie, Brett, Danielle, Tara, Matthew and Tiffaney and six great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Service 877-71-ROCCO www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Nicholas DiFilippo

Everett resident

Nicholas DiFilippo of Everett died on January 3.

He was the beloved husband of the late Nina (DellaChioppa); loving father of Joseph DiFilippo and his wife, Jill of Everett and Stella DiFilippo of Malden. He is also survived by his loving grandson Joseph N. DiFilippo. He was the brother of Rose DiFilippo and his late sisters as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. roccofuneralhomes.com

Henry Beauvais

Formerly of Everett

Henry C. Beauvais of Hollywood, FL, formerly of Everett, died on January 2. He was 74 years old.

Mr. Beauvais was a retired longtime executive chef for various restaurants during his career

He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn A. (Bailey) Beauvais; loving father of Yvette B. Saunders and her husband, Michael of Clinton, MA, Lisa A. Beauvais of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Philip H. Beauvais and his wife, Stephanie of Davie, FL; loving brother of Jeanne Burnley and her husband, Arthur of New Mexico; cherished grandfather of Erin, Matthew, and Christopher Saunders.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In his memory donations may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210.

Margaret Flanagan

Everett resident

Margaret “Peggy” (Marra) Flanagan of Everett, formerly of South Boston, died at home of Pancreatic Cancer on January 1.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Flanagan of South Boston; devoted daughter of the late Irene and Bruno Marra; dear sister of the late Paul Marra; cherished mother of Kevin, Kelly, Lisa and Bobby and is also lovingly remembered by the Cooper, Callahan, LeClair and Ellis Families and many loving family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Casper Funeral Home, South Boston. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston. For Guestbook www.casperfuneral services.com

Patrick O’Brien

Everett resident

Patrick J. O’Brien of Everett died on January 3.

A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of Margaret “Peggy” (Cannizzaro) of Everett; father of Paula O’Brien and her companion, John Conway, Jr. both of Everett and Arlene LaFauci and her husband, Albert of Salem, NH; loving grandfather of Ryan Patrick LaFauci; brother of Andrea McCall and her husband, John of New Hampshire and the late William McCarthy. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the E.E. Burns and Son Funeral Home, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doberman Rescue Unlimited, 52 Tenney Rd., Sandown, NH 03873 or Hallmark Health Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148.

Ludmila Lopes

Of Chelsea, formerly of Everett

Ludmila R. Lopes of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, died suddenly at her home. She was 23 years ol.

She was born in Brazil but has lived in the United States for the past six years and worked in her family’s home/office cleaning business.

She was the loving daughter of Nelson De Oliveira Costa and Rozania Rodrigues  Oliveira of Brazil;  the beloved wife of  Jose Carlos Lopes, the loving mother of Rayssa Rodigues Lopes and the sister of Jessica Rodrigues Oliveira.

Her Funeral Service was held at Fellowship Hall. Everett and burial was in Santa Rita Cemetery in Brazil. Arrangements were under the care of The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.

Sean Mitchell

Truck Driver for Boston Sand and Gravel

Sean Mitchell, a lifelong resident of Everett, died suddenly at home. He was 52 years old.

Born in Everett, he attended the Everett Public Schools and worked as a truck driver for Boston Sand and Gravel.

He was the son of the late Francis and Claire (Gormley) Mitchell and is survived by his dear friends Loretta and Andy Goldberg and Mark Bitetto.

His Funeral will be held from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 11 a.m. Period of visitation will be held on Friday morning from 9 to 10:30am. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Frances Mackie

Active member of Eastern Star

Frances Mackie of Everett, formerly of Malden, died on December 26 at the Lahey Clinic having been in failing health. She was 84 years old.

She was born in Malden on September 27, 1926,  graduated from Malden High School Class of 1945 and  married Charles Mackie in 1946. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services at the University of New Hampshire while working as Head of the Management Information System Department for OIC (Opportunity Industrialized Centers) of America for many years. She was a Royal Perfect Matron (RPM Presiding Officer #5) Boston, MA; Ladies of the Circle of Perfection. Prince Hall Grand Chapter and New York Jurisdiction; and Grand Ruth.

She sang with the Les Chanteurs Choir of the Emmanuel Baptist Church  where she was an active and devoted member and also volunteered as a camp counselor. She played the piano and saxophone and was an avid writer of song and poetry.

She is survived by her children, Paul of New Hampshire, Douglas of Mashpee, Patricia of California, Barbara and Joanne of Maine and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and close friends.

Arrangements were held at The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home with a service by The Grand Chapter of Prince Hall Order of the Eastern Star with Casey Caster officiating.