Obituaries 02-16-2011

February 16, 2011
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Bernard Iseman

Teamsters Union member

Bernard C. Iseman of Medford died on February 11.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Teamsters Union, Local 25.

He was the beloved husband of Dorothy T. (Annino) Iseman; dear brother of Lillian Coleman of Mashpee, Carl Iseman of Franklinville, NY and the late Lorraine Faulstick, Priscilla McAleer and Verna Carreiro and is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, 155 Washington St., Winchester on Thursday, February 17 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St. (Rt. 38) Winchester on Thursday morning from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Development Office, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.lanefuneral.com.

Marilyn Drew

Stoneham resident

Marilyn A. (Ventura) Drew of Stoneham, formerly of Somerville, died on February 12.

She was the beloved mother of Kevin B. Drew and his wife, Deborah, of Andover and Kathleen R. Drew of Boynton Beach, Florida; loving sister of Richard Ventura of Derry, NH, Francis Ventura of N. Reading, John Ventura of Arlington; Carol Silva of Hampstead, NH, Rosemarie Kenney of Cambridge and Theresa Kippenberger of Plaistow, NH; loving “Gammy” of Kevin and Laura Drew. She is also survived by her children’s father, William Drew.

Her Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett today, Wednesday, at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 262 Washington St., Somerville at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, would be sincerely appreciated.

Marie Covino

Melrose resident

Marie L. (Cafasso) Covino of Melrose died on February 12.

She was the devoted wife of the late Samuel J. Covino, Sr.; loving mother of Nancy M. Covino of Melrose, Samuel J. Covino, Jr. and his wife, Ruth, also of Melrose and the late Susan M. Covino; cherished grandmother of Christopher and James Covino; caring sister of John Cafasso of Rochester, NH, Josephine Fralinger of Hampton, NH and the late Janette Weeks. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Service will be held in the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose today, Wednesday, February 16 at 10 a.m. Family and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Triangle, Inc. 420 Pearl St., Malden, MA 02148. For directions, obituary, flowers or to sign guest book, visit www.gatelyfh.com

LeighAnn Zarrella

Sony Corp. Executive and animal activist

LeighAnn (Thomas) Zarrella of Revere, formerly of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, died on February 4 after a long and valiant battle with breast cancer with dignity, strength, perservance and an inspiration to all who knew her. She was 44 years old.

She was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1985 and Northeastern University. She worked early in her career for John Hancock (International Division-Boston), before an 11 year executive career with Sony Corp. of New York and New Jersey. She spent many years volunteering for animal shelters, placing countless animals in good homes. Being proficient in the computer field, she lent her computer expertise to help develop several non-profit animal shelter computer systems. “Though her smile is gone forever and her hand, we cannot touch, we shall never lose our sweet memories of Leigh Ann, the one we love so much.”

She was the cherished daughter of Lee F. and Elaine A. “Honey” (Benedetto) Thomas of Revere; beloved wife of Ronald V. Zarrella of Woodcliff Lake, NJ and loving surrogate mom to Mark V. and Michael R. Zarrella, both of Woodcliff Lake, NJ; dear niece of Robert Benedetto and his wife, Joan, of Everett, Evelyn R. Benedetto of Revere, Robert B. Thomas of Sarasota, Florida and the late Thomas G. Benedetto. Futher survivors include several cousins, close friends and her canine companion, “Humphrey”.

To honor Leigh Ann, rather than flowers, remembrances may be made to “Happy Tails Animal Rescue”, PO Box 143, Paramus, NJ 07653, info@happytailsrescuenj.com, or to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923

Virginia Ann Bowen

Of Lynn, formerly of Everett

Virginia Ann (Steene) Bowen of Lynn, formerly of Everett, died on February. 8.

A former member of the Rotary Club of Malden, she was the dear and devoted mother of Vanessa L .Bowen and Dennis J. Bowen, III of Lynn; sister of Richard  of Medford, Joseph of New York and the late Edward and James and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Contributions in her memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Dr., Natick, MA 01760, would be sincerely appreciated.

Douglas Piercy

Worked for Madico of Woburn

Douglas S. Piercy of Salem, NH died on February 2 at the Boston Medical Center. He was 68 years old.

Born in Everett, the son of the late Lauretta (Armsden) and Mark Piercy, he grew up and was educated in Saugus and lived in Salem for 31 years. He served in the US Air Force and worked in maintenance for Madico in Woburn. He loved animals,  was an avid golfer, liked NASCAR and was a die hard Patriots fan.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (McKay) Piercy of Salem, NH; his sons Douglas and his wife, Michelle Piercy of Merrimac, MA and Michael Piercy of Amesbury, MA, Douglas and Hisako Piercy of Cambridge; his brother Robert Piercy of Springhill, FL. His Best Buddy, Cheyenne Mortel-Gurley of Derry, NH, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, Salem, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 Sarl Dr., Salem, NH 03079. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com

Rita Carr

Of Saugus, formerly of Everett

Rita E. (Carbone) Carr of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on February 4. She was 82 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles C. Carr, Sr. with whom she shared 57 years of marriage; loving mother of Charles Carr, Jr. and his wife, Karen of Methuen, Stephen Carr, Dana Carr and Brett Carr, all of Saugus; sister of Vincent Carbone of Delaware; cherished grandmother of Quiana and Kareem Langley-Carr and great-grandmother of Victoria.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. Online guestbook at www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Dorothy Smith

Malden resident

Dorothy (Nixon) Smith of Malden died on February 6.

The devoted wife of the late Ernam F. Smith, she was the beloved mother of Muriel Burke-Bouwens and her husband, Thomas, of Michigan, Lorraine Smith-White of Malden, Norman Smith and his wife, Patricia, of New Hampshire, Barbara Smith-Hoffman and her husband, Peter, of Vineyard Haven and Patricia Smith-Pelosi and her companion, Jack Glencross, of Everett; sister of Muriel Gentile of Medford and the late Thomas Nixon and is also lovingly survived by eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Maldenwww.carrollfh.com

Richard Yandell Sr.

Danvers resident, formerly of Chelsea

Richard S. Yandell, Sr. of Danvers, formerly of Chelsea, died February 7. He was 69 years old.

Raised in Chelsea, he was a graduate of Everett Vocational High School, class of 1959 and a retired self employed general contractor for 30 plus years. He formerly worked in the printing industry.

He was the husband of Doris E. (Cushing) Yandell of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, and is also survived by one son, four daughters, eight grandchildren, two brothers, James, and his wife, Carol Yandell of Wakefield and Stephen Yandell of Reading. He was the son of the late James W. and Lillian (Barlow) Yandell.

Funeral arrangements were the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home,  Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Hospice of The North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For on-line guestbook and complete obituary, visit www.SalemFuneral.com.

David Rizzo

Soccer Ball Coach

David G. Rizzo of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on February 13.

A graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1986, he was a Little League Soccer Ball Coach for the City of Everett.

He was the beloved husband of Karen (Zenga) Rizzo with whom he shared 17 years of marriage; loving father of Justin and Samantha, both at home; cherished son of Paul Rizzo and his wife, Tina, and Rosemary (Collins) Rizzo and Ronald DeMarco, all of East Boston; dear brother of Paul Rizzo and his wife, Lisa, of Revere; fond uncle of Paul and Leeane Rizzo.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Thursday morning at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, East Boston at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Madeline Finlay

Everett resident

Madeline L. (Beauchamp) Finlay died on February 14 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital having been in failing health. She was 91 years old.

She was born in Everett and attended the Everett Public Schools. She graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1938, received an associate degree from Boston University and taught cake decorating. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and crossword puzzles.

The beloved wife of the late Harry F. Finlay and devoted mother of Allan Finlay of Melrose, David and his wife, Geri Finlay, of Malden, Elaine DeCola and her husband, Nick, of Malden, and John and his wife, Jo-Ann Finlay, of Melrose, she was the sister of Elizabeth Biggi and Mary Wilson, both of Everett. She is also survived by seven grandchildren.

Her 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 10 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday,  from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Scenna

Retired Everett Police Sergeant

Rudolph “Rudy” Scenna of Everett died on February 11.

He was a graduate of Everett High School, UMass Boston and Ana Maria College, a retired Everett Police Department Sergeant and a First Sergeant in the Massachusetts National Guard. He was a member of the Everett Elks “E” Club and the Schiavo Santilli Club and a former head coach of the Everett Eagles Pop Warner football team.

The former husband of Shirley (Bradbury), he was the father of Lisa of Everett, son of the late Irene and Agostino, brother of Eva Hall, Irene Elliot, Grace Hibbs, all of California, the late Rocco, Elizabeth, Philomena, Auroa, Albert, and William. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. www.roccofuneralhomes.com