Obituaries 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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Calvin Wentworth

Retired Delivery Truck Driver

Calvin Wentworth of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Everett, died January 17 at the Chelsea Healthcare Facility after a long illness.  He was 81 years old.

He was a member of the English Revere Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and others before that since the age of 10 when he and his mother, Ebba, of East Boston and Sweden came in contact with Jehovah’s Witnesses in a South Shore Community.  His last employment was as a delivery truck driver for Caldarone and Sons of Chelsea.

He lived in Revere for 27 years and formerly in Chelsea and Everett.  He is survived by his wife, Sally, to whom he was married for 44 years; a sister, Betteann, and her husband, Ben Maltese, of Anaheim, California; three children, Richard Wentworth and his wife, Cindy, of Georgetown, Sharen Wentworth of Hyde Park, and Wendy Brown and her husband, Charles, of Haverhill and his grandchildren, Richard Wentworth and Luke Aleo and his wife, Heather.

A memorial service will be held for Mr. Wentworth at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 40 Hysil Ave., Revere at 3 p.m. Saturday.  If one wishes, instead of flowers, donations may be made to English Revere Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the above address.

Genoveffa DiNardo

Homemaker

Genoveffa (Mastrocola) DiNardo, a long time Everett resient, died on January 16 at the Lifecare Nursing Center in Stoneham.

Born in Orsogna, Italy and a homemaker, she was the beloved wife of the late Pierino DiNardo; dear and devoted mother o Eugene DiNardo and his wife, Elizabeth,  Amesbury and the late Assunta DiTullio and her surviving husband, Remo DiTullio, o Everett; sister of Theresa Penna of Everett and the late Rachel Ciancio, maria D’Angelo and Maria Nicola Mastrocola; loving grandmother of Biagio and Tane DeTullio and their children, Katie and Sarah DiTullio, Fiorentino DiTullio and his son, Remo Paul DiTullio, Lisa and John Collins and their children, Caylee, Mackenzie, Samantha and John Paul Collins, Mark and Marsha DiNardo and their children, Peter and Ariana DiNardo, Dugene DiNardo and Yvonne Strauss and their children, Jannette and Lori Strauss and their great great granddaughter, Destiny Strauss.

Her funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St., (Corner of Main Street) Everett on Friday morning at 9 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Oakes Street, Everett, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden.

Joan Delory

Registered Nurse and Professor of Nursing

Joan M. Delory of Middleton, formerly of Everett and Pittsfield, entered into eternal life surrounded by her family on January 14 after a long illness. She was 75 years old.

A Registered Nurse for more than 50 years, she was a graduate of Cheverus High School in Malden and Whidden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Everett. She received a B.S.N. Degree in Nursing from Boston College and an M.Ed. from Boston State College. She was an instructor of Nursing at Whidden Memorial and Chelsea Hospital School of Nursing and  a former Director of the Everett Visiting Nurse Association before moving to Pittsfield in 1968.

She joined the Faculty of Berkshire Community College where she taught as a Professor of Nursing for 27 years until her retirement in 1995. During her tenure at the college she served for seven years as the Chairperson of the Nursing Dept.

She was also involved in many religious, civic and charitable organizations. She was a past President of the Pittsfield Lodge of the Sons of Italy and a member of the Everett Emblem Club. She dedicated her life caring for the sick and teaching others how to care for them as well. Her kindness towards her patients and students will long be remembered.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Perina J. and Alice N. Delory; cherished sister of Mary D. Keller and her husband, Ernest, of Winthrop, Carole D. O’Keefe and her husband, John, of Middleton and Atty. Paul A. Delory and his wife, Paula, of Lynnfield. She is also survived by many devoted nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and four godchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alice N. Delory Book Award of the Everett Emblem Club, c/o Mary Keller, 3 Seal Harbor Rd., Winthrop, MA 02152. roccofuneralhomes.com

Joan ‘Dodi’ Carr

Malden resident

Joan E. “Dodi” Carr of Malden died on January 14

She was the beloved wife of the late Harry A. Carr Jr.; devoted mother of Nancy J. Carr of New Hampshire, David J. Carr of Danvers, Robert J. Carr of North Reading, Amy J. Nigro-LeBlanc of North Reading, and Aileen L. Ramsey of New Hampshire and step-mother of Thomas A. Carr of New Hampshire and Carole A. Peacock of Ohio; cherished sister of Anne Throop of Medford, Patricia Miner of Melrose, Janice Flynn of New Hampshire and the late Lois Landers; loving grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of three.

Funeral arrangements were by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. For obituary, visit: www.weirfuneralhome.com.

Josephine Tammaro

Of Billerica, formerly of Everett

Josephine (Piantadosi) Tammaro of Billerica, formerly of Everett, died peacefully surrounded by her family on January 14.

She was the wife of the late Frank Tammaro, mother of Maryann Serafini of Billerica, Nick Tammaro and his wife, MaryAnn, of Manchester, NH, and Frank Tammaro Jr. and his wife, Joan, of Andover; sister of the late Charles Piantadosi, Mary Juliano, and Rose Downing. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, Billerica. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.sweeneymemorialfh.com

Josephine Russo

Everett resident

Josephine (Elibero) Russo of Everett died on January 13.

She was the beloved wife of the late Pino; loving mother of Marie Tassone and her husband, Frank, of Saugus, Grace Valeri and her late husband, Agostino Sr., of Everett, Carol Jackson of Orlando, FL, Edward Russo and his wife, Marilyn, of Winchester, and the late Anthony Russo and his late wife, Carol. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She was the grandmother of the late Agostino Valeri Jr. and Anthony Russo Jr.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, January 19. Visiting hour will be today from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown 02472 roccofuneralhomes.com

Mary Frances Demeritt

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett

Mary Frances (Josephson) Demeritt of Madison, NH, formerly of Everett and Braintree, died on January 1. She was 80 years old.

She was the wife of the late Raymond Demeritt, god mother of Mary MacGillivary of Mount Vernon, NH, cousin of Karen Harland and Patricia Fitzgibbons of Dedham, Mary Armato of Stoneham and Theresa Spinelli of Everett.

A Memorial Mass will be in the spring at Our Lady of the Mountains in North Conway, NH followed by burial in Ossipee Corner Cemetery. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

Marie Gianatassio

Everett resident

Marie (Tammarro) Gianatassio of Everett died on January 12.

She was the beloved wife for 64 years to Louis; loving mother of Dennis, Louis and his wife, Susan, Paul and his wife, Mira, and Karen, all of Everett; sister of Annette Gaglione and the late Michael, John, Domenic, Richard and Phillip. She is also survived by eight loving grandchildren, Brendon, Ryan, Heather, Christopher, Janelle, Paul, Kelsey and Joseph as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown 02472 roccofuneralhomes.com

Gloria Younker

Medford resident

Gloria J. (Ward) Younker of Medford died on January 14.

She was the beloved wife of George Younker and the late Louis Kemper; devoted mother of Brenda O’Leary and her husband, Robert, of Everett and Charlotte Kemper of Maine and is also survived by nine loving grandchildren, and 12 loving great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For  obituary, and guestbook dellorusso.net

Dorthy Plati

Melrose resident

Dorothy J. (Burgess) Plati of Melrose died on January 13 in the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 96 years old.

Born in Everett on September 1914, she was the daughter of the late John Burgess and Mabel Knight. She was raised and educated in Everett and later moved to Melrose. For many years, she worked for Mike Roberts Production and Fireman’s Fund Insurance in Boston.  During her life, she was able to travel extensively through Western Europe, Scandinavia and the Far East. She was an excellent cook and derived great pleasure in taking care of her home and family. She also enjoyed decorating and oil painting.

The beloved mother of Eleanor Cotter and her husband, William, of Peabody and Richard of Melrose, she was the loving grandmother of Anthony of San Diego, CA and great-grandmother of Amber and Autumn of San Diego; sister of the late Edna Johnston and Eleanor Chiavelli; dear aunt of Dorothy LeBlanc and her husband, Bob, Donald Chiavelli and his wife, Carole, and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Contributions in her memory to Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., Malden, MA 02148 or to Saugus Care and Rehabilitation Center, 266 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, MA 01906, would be sincerely appreciated.

Ruth Ann McCarthy

Longtime Stop & Shop employee

Ruth Ann (Collins) McCarthy of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died on January 10 following a valiant battle with breast cancer. She was 61 years old.

A longtime Stop & Shop employee, she was the beloved wife of 40 years to John T. McCarthy Sr.; devoted mother of Kerri A. Rudy and her husband, Brett, of Wakefield, Karen J. Hanlon and her husband, Brendan, of Providence, RI, John T. McCarthy Jr. and his wife, Carryl, of Newton, NH, Patrick M. McCarthy and  Colleen P. Botte and her husband, Stephen, all of Everett; cherished daughter of Ruth C. (Lane) Collins of Winthrop and the late Joseph F. Collins, Sr.; dear sister of Edward L. Collins and his wife, Gail, of West Peabody, Joseph F. Collins Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Fort Mill, SC, Jane E. Hatch of Greenville, SC and Jean M. West and her husband, David, of West Newbury. She is also lovingly survived by her mother in law, Marie B. McCarthy of Revere, her grandchildren, Colin, Rianna, Isabella, Ainsley and the late Declan and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Susan B. Komen for the Cure , 89 South St., Boston, MA 02111.

Marie Clerice Sanon

Everett resident

Marie Clerice Sanon of Everett died on January 9.

She was the devoted mother of Carole M. Sanon of Brooklyn, NY, Marie Florence Aly of Montreal, Canada, Antoine Aly of Everett, Marie Michelle Charles Merisier of Haiti, and the late Gerard Brunot and Guy Claud Aly; cherished sister of Theresa Clocinde Pierre Louis Noisil of Brooklyn, NY, and the late Brunnette Pierre Louis, Eva Pierre Louis, and Prevoit Pierre Louis. She was the loving grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of five.

Funeral arrangements were by the Weir – MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Salvatore Mazzei

Member of MBTA Carmen’s Union

Salvatore P. Mazzei of Everett died on January 10.

A member of the MBTA Carmens Union, he was a loyal supporter of Malden Catholic Lacrosse.

The beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Kingsbury), he was the loving father of Richard of Chelsea, Patricia Massa and her husband, Fred, of Swampscott, Janet Manetta and her husband, Louis, of New Hampshire, Donald Pratt and Robert Pratt and his wife, Norma, all of California; beloved brother the late Frank and Sarah Mazzei. He is also survived by 14 loving grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Internment was at Woodlawn Mausoleum in Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the Evelyn F. Mazzei Memorial, University of Notre Dame and Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 1007A Cook Lane, Norristown, PA 19401. roccofuneralhomes.com

Mary DiPalma

Worked for Louis’ Candy and Schraffts Candy

Mary (Buttaro) DiPalma of Malden died on January 11.

A longtime employee of both Louis’ Candy and Schraffts Candy, she was the beloved wife of the late Angelo; mother of Frances T. Stevens of Medford, sister of Dori Nocella of Malden and the late Louie, Ray, Joe Buttaro and Tina Hatch. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Loreen and Lisa and two great grandchildren, Ava and Johnny Thomas, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Ralph Ernest Nardone

United Airlines retiree

Ralph Ernest Nardone of Inverness, Florida, formerly of Everett, died on January 10. He was 80 years old.

He was a US Marine Korean War veteran and a retired Ramp Service Agent with 35 years of service from United Airlines at Logan Airport.

He was the beloved husband of Miriam (Thistle); devoted father of John, Robert and David Nardone, David G. and Nancy Riehn; loving brother of Barbara Bellino; fond grandfather of eight.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Charles E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida. Burial was in Florida National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or Cancer Society .

Harry LaCortiglia Sr.

Member of Local 4 IUOE

Harry D. LaCortiglia of Everett died on January 11. He was 79 years old.

A 50+ year member of Local 4 IUOE, he was the beloved husband of Susan (Oliver); loving father of Donna Goode and her husband, William, of Tewksbury and Harry D. Jr and his wife, Ursula, of Georgetown; beloved brother of Rose Capone and brother in law to her late husband, Joseph. He is survived by his five loving grandchildren, Colleen, Katie, Sophia, Michelle and Helena and late grandson, Brian; beloved uncle of Robert Capone and the late Lois.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice, 78 Liberty St, Danvers, 01923. roccofuneralhomes.com

Sean Mitchell

Everett resident

Sean Mitchell of Everett died recently.

The loving son of the late Francis and Claire (Gormley) Mitchell, he is survived by his dear friends Loretta and Andy Goldberg and Mark Bitetto.

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

John ‘Beaver’ Smith

Everett resident

John J. “Beaver” Smith of Everett died on January 9. He was 59 years old.

The former husband of Joanne Smith and Judy Jackson, he was the loving companion of Marilyn Bater; loving father of Jill White of Derry, NH and Shawn and Jaclyn Smith, both of Everett; loving brother of Constance Gallant of Revere and  Paul and Dennis Smith of Everett and cherished grandfather of Chloe White. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the J.F. Ward Funeral Home,  Everett. In his memory, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online guest book, visit www.jfwardfuneralhome.com

Joseph Piantedosi, Sr.

Retired President of Piantedosi Baking Co.

Joseph A. Piantedosi, Sr. of Lexington and Ocean Ridge, Florida, formerly of Winchester, died on January 9. He was 87 years old.

The retired President of the Piantedosi Baking Co. and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Elaine C. (Arinello); father of Joseph A., Jr. and his wife, Julie of Winchester, Mary P. DiSchino and her husband, Lino, of Winchester and Palm Beach, FL and Jo-Ann P. Goulart and her husband, Joseph of Andover; son of the late Salvatore and Mary; brother of Carmine and his wife, Anne of Lynnfield and Boca Raton and John and his wife, Mary of Winchester. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Liana, Marc, Jared and one great granddaughter, Shanna.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral service. Entombment was in the Piantedosi Famly Mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Eulalia’s Church, 50 Ridge St., Winchester, MA 01890. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Anthony Pestana

Everett resident

Anthony “Tony” Pestana of Everett died on January 8.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Hilde (Lang); father of Linda Monti of Randolph, Diane of Everett, the late Robert and Anthony; brother of Manuel of East Boston and the late Mary Paradiso and is also survived by four grandchildren, Kristina, Amy, Katy, Tommy and three great grandchildren.

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