Obituaries 03-16-2011

March 16, 2011
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Richard J. O’Meara

Of Medford

Richard J. “Dick” O’Meara of Medford died on March 11.

He was the beloved husband of Gail (Fontaine); devoted father of Cathleen E. O’Meara of Medford, Brian C. O’Meara and his wife, Kate, of Knoxville, TN; loving grandfather of Naomi and Emmett O’Meara of Knoxville, TN; brother of Henry “Hank” O’Meara of Beverly and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated in St. Raphael Church, 512 High St., Medford, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in his name to the Rotary Club of Everett, P.O. Box 490082, Everett, MA 02149. For directions, obituary and guestbook dellorusso.net

Mary Capone

Of Everett, formerly of East Boston

Mary M. (Hock) Capone of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 9. She was 91 years old.

She was the loving wife for 44 years of the late Alfred A. Capone Sr.; the beloved mother of Ann M. Davies and her husband, Paul, of Andover, Alfred A. Capone Jr. and his wife, Virginia of Everett and Flo J. DiPietro and her husband, Ross, of Swampscott. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Paul, John, Brian, Elizabeth and Joseph Davies, Ryan and Christopher DiPietro, and Marisa Capone and six great grandchildren, Shannon, Kristin, Nathan, Brendan, Paul III and Amanda Davies. She was the sister of the late Helen Higginbotham, Emma Albert, William Hock, Dorothy Hock, and Robert Hock.

Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St [at Day Sq] East Boston today, Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Sean McCormack

Everett resident

Sean M. McCormack of Everett died suddenly on March 11.

He was the beloved son of Barbara J. (Rinaldi) McCormack of Wakefield and the late Joseph M. McCormack; loving brother of Michelle McCormack-Farinella and her husband, Pasquale, of Wakefield and Deborah McCormack of Florida; proud uncle of his Godson Michael Joseph McCormack of Wakefield, Ryan McCormack of Everett and Cassie and Joseph McCauley, both of Melrose and devoted friend of Debra Gianatasio. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made in  his name to the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 417005, Boston 02241. For obituary or to send a message of condolence please visit www.gatelyfh.com

Peter Perez

Retired State Police Sergeant

Peter J. Perez of Everett died on March 11.

A US Navy veteran of Vietnam, he was a member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club and a retired Sergeant with the Massachusetts State Police.

He was the beloved husband of Tamrae (Beck); father of Nancy Aquino of Everett, Peter J. IV of Franklin, Janna of Chelsea and Danielle of Everett; son of Pedro of Puerto Rico and Aida of New York City; brother of Eva of Miami, Dalia of New Jersey, Angel Martinez of Salem, Frank Ortega of Atlanta and several other siblings. He is also survived by two granddaughters, Angela and Lana, many nieces, nephews and friends.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, Thursday, March 17 at 9 a.m. followed by a. Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 3 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Shirley O’Dell

Of Medford, formerly of Everett

Shirley A. (Chick) O’Dell of Medford, formerly of Everett, died on March 8.

She was the devoted mother of Sueann O’Dell of Medford and the late David Purington; loving grandmother of Tonisha Tornquist, Michelle Purington and Chris Purington. She is also survived by five loving great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service and burial were private. For obituary and guestbook: dellorusso.net

Jean Stilwell

Retired Everett Building

Department Secretary

Jean (Cushing) Stilwell of Everett died on March 10. She was 75 years old.

A retired secretary for the City of Everett Building Department with more than 25 years of service, she was a member and summer resident of Camp Hedding Association, Epping, NH.

She was the beloved wife of the late William A. Stilwell, Sr.; loving mother of William Stilwell, Jr. and his wife Elaine, Cheryl Peach and her husband, John, David Stilwell and his wife, Brenda, Debbie Scotti and her husband, Nicholas, and Steven Stilwell; cherished grandmother of Erin, Amber, Ashley, Steven Stilwell, Nicholas and Robyn Scotti; loving sister of Marion Frongillo, Bette Dudley, Carolyn “Ginger” Loughlin, the late Leslie “Red” Cushing, Richard Cushing, Shirley Malcolm, and Claire Pippy. She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In her memory, donations may be made to ALS Association, 320 Norwood Park S., 2nd Floor, Norwood, MA 02062. For online guest book visit jfwardfuneralhome.com

Dennis ‘Duke’ Dugas

Melrose resident

Dennis J. “Duke” Dugas of Melrose died on March 10.

A US Amy veteran of World War II, he was a proud member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Boston for over 50 years.

He was the devoted husband of 64 years to Marjorie E. (Babcock) Dugas; loving father of Marie D. Morrow and her husband, Steve, of Everett, Audrey A. McMahon and her husband, Michael, of Billerica, Paula J. Dugas and her husband, Lee Scarborough, of Wells, ME, Gerard J. Dugas and his wife, Barbara, of New Hampshire, Shelia M. Dugas of New Hampshire, Brian J. Dugas of New Hampshire and the late Michael J. Dugas and Ellen Dugas; former father-in-law of Charlie Koehler of Nahant; cherished grandfather of Danielle, Kristina, Rebecca and the late Scott, Charles Jr., Michelle, Anne Marie and Thomas; great grandfather of Andrea, Ryan, Emily, Samantha and Owen. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and his beloved pet beagle, Sam.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hematology & Oncology Clinic @ Baldwin Park II, care of Dr. Beverly Bowker, 7 Alfred St., Woburn, MA 01801. For obituary, or sign guest book please visit www.gatelyfh.com

Antonina Agnes

Member of Daughters of Italy

and Revere Moose

Antonina R. (D’Amico) Agnes of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on March 6.

A member of the Daughters of Italy and the Revere Moose Lodge 1272, she was the beloved wife of John L Agnes; devoted mother of the late Angela Petrilli, Michael Petrilli and his wife, Beverly, of South Carolina, Vincenza Petrilli and her husband, William Shields, of California and Elizabeth Agnes of Everett; dear sister of the late Jennie Luciano,  Mary Procopio, Anna Rossi, Virginia D’Amico, Frances Rigsby,  Francisco  and Nicolas D’Amico and is also survived by seven loving grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made  to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute 44 Binney St. Boston, MA 02115.

Margaret Graffeo

Of Revere, formerly of Everett

Margaret (Venezia) Graffeo of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on March 7.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul; mother of Charles of Revere, the late Paul Jr., Bernard J., Joseph, Margaret

Graffeo-Albanese, and Michael. She was the sister of seven late siblings and is also survived by five grandchildren, Joseph, Geno, Venus Williams, Michelle and Paul and two great grandchildren. She was the longtime companion of the late Peter Spassov.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett and all services were held in conjunction with her son, Michael. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the

American Cancer Society , 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493.

Michael Graffeo

Revere resident

Michael Graffeo of Revere died on March 7.

He was the son of the late Paul and Margaret. (See Margaret

Graffeo notice).  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. (All visitation and prayer services were held in conjunction with his mother Margaret). Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Maria Michela D’Onofrio

Died recently

Maria Michela D’Onofrio died peacefully on March 8  during an operation at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 86 years old.

Mrs. D’Onofrio was born on August 10, 1924 in Arpaia, Italy. She was a very loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, great grandmother and friend.

She was the wife of Michele D’Onofrio; mother of Alfonso and Berardino D’Onofrio; grandmother of  Eugenia, Michele, Michela, Michael, and Joseph; sister of Rose and Angelina Schettini and family; mother in law of  Filomena and Concetta, sister-in-law of Rose Iuliano; aunt of  Luigi, Tony, Giro Iuliano and Cheryl Iuliano and family and Andrea Fucci and family and great grandmother of  Lorenzo and Ludovica.

At the family’s request, a private service will be held in her hometown of Arpaia, Italy where she will be buried. For online guestbook www.casperfuneralservices.com

Marianna Pasquariello

Everett resident

Marianna Pasquariello of Everett died on March 7.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Pesa) Pasquariello; dear sister of the late Nicholas, Patrick, Mary Arakelian, C. Agnes Bostock, Anthony, John, Manuella Carpenito and Richard and is also survived by many devoted nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For obituary or to send a message of condolence: www.dellorusso.net

Marie Donnaruma

Retired Seamstress

Marie F. (Barresi) Donnaruma, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on March 9 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 79 years old.

A retired seamstress, she worked for many years for the former Mike the Tailor and Sal’s Cleaners in Everett.

She was the beloved wife of Cono Tony Donnaruma; dear and devoted mother of Karen A. Haskell of Peabody and the late Kim Marie Donnaruma; dear daughter of the late Mario “Mike” Barresi and Agnes (Falino); loving sister of Salvatore G. Barresi, Sr. of Everett and Dolores DeCarlo of Medford.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society,  30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, would be sincerely appreciated.

Agostino ‘Gus’ Cavaliere

Medford resident

Agostino “Gus” Cavaliere of Medford died on March 6.

He was the beloved husband of Flora (Montagna) Cavaliere; devoted father of Joann Turco and her husband, Gaetano, and Frances Cavaliere, all of Medford; loving grandfather of Gregory and Gina Turco; dear brother of Rose Picciocchi of Medford, Paul Cavalier of Ohio and the late Francesco Cavaliero.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For obituary or to send a message of condolence: www.dellorusso.net

Richard Banville

Career Airforce Master Sergeant

Richard J. “Dick” Banville, Jr. of Escondido, Ca, died March 4 in Cape Girardeau. MO. He was 79 years old.

He was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Everett to Richard and Sadie King Banville, Sr. He and Virginia Elliott were married on March 12, 1955 (she died on January 26, 1999.) He was a retired US Air Force master sergeant who served honorably from 1951 to 1973 in the field of aircraft mechanics. He was awarded two Bronze Star Medals. After retiring from the Air Force, the Banvilles moved to Colorado Springs, Colo, where he worked at Montgomery Ward.

He is survived by two sons, Richard (Sheila) Banville, III of Jackson, Mo., and their sons, Mark Banville of Kansas City, Mo., and David Banville of Washington D.C.; Michael Banville (Robin Berndt) and her son, Josh Berndt, of Grove, OK; four sisters, Theresa O’Donnell, Harriet Veitch, and Sarah McKinnon, all of Everett, and Joan Fenwick of Sacramento, Ca.; and a brother, Jack (Marie) Banville of Elizabeth City, N.C. He was the brother of the late Barbara Crosio.

Funeral arrangements were by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Jackson, Mo. Memorials may be sent to Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri, 601 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65806. On-line condolences may be sent to www.mccombsfuneralhome.com

Joanne Alberigi

Leasing Agent for Avalon Real Estate

Joanne (Rocci) Alberigi of Everett died on March 11.

The former director of the At Risk Children’s Program at the Malden YMCA, she was currently employed as a leasing agent for Avalon Real Estate.

The beloved wife of Robert “Cheese” Alberigi, she was the daughter of Doris Messier of Malden, and the late John Rocci; sister of Gail McMillan of Derry, NH, and Cheryl Willis of Andover and is also survived by five nephews, Jared, Michael, Brian, Kenny, Ricky; one niece, Jean, and many dear friends.

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

Madeline Grasso

Malden resident

Madeline (Williamson) Grasso of Malden died on March 6.

She was the wife of the late Michael Grasso; mother of William J. Marchand of Brockton, Madeline M. Marchand of Middleton, Kathleen M. Marchand of Malden, Denise M. Oliveri of Everett, Garry Bergeron of Worcester, Michael J. Grasso and Joseph J. Grasso, both of Tennessee, and the late Elizabeth M. Cariddi; sister of Mary Kenney of Maryland and the late Elizabeth C. Cummings; grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 16.

Funeral arrangements were by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For obituary: www.weirfuneralhome.com

Paul Auger

Original Owner of Paul’s Cold Cuts of Everett

Paul R. Auger of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on March 7.

The original owner of Paul’s Cold Cuts of Everett, he was the beloved husband of 47 years of Marianne (Talanian); loving father of Debra L. Spurr and her husband, Craig, Laurie J. Benoit and her husband, David J., and Sherry A. Nichols and her husband, Geoffrey W., all of Middleton; brother of Patricia McDonald of Everett, Barbara Collins of York, ME, James Auger of Saugus, Edward Auger of Malden and the late Raymond, William and Joseph Auger; devoted and loving grandfather and “Pa” to Ryan and Logan Spurr, Nicole and John Benoit and Mackenzie and Paul Nichols. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 For obit and guestbook: www.mcdonaldfs.com

Gilda Ebert

Of Medford

Gilda J. (Birarelli) Ebert of Medford died on March 7. She was 95 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Ebert; devoted mother of Leonard Ebert and his wife, Dorothea, of Reading, Donna Ebert of Medford, Gilda “Jill” LaVita and her husband, Robert, of Wilmington and Richard Travers of Medford; loving daughter of the late Georgina (Sbrasia) and Augusto Birarelli; cherished grandmother of James Ebert of Reading, Dennis Ebert and his wife, Jennifer, of Everett, Rob LaVita and his wife, Melissa, of Wakefield, Michael LaVita and his wife, Lynn, of Wilmington and the late Michele Ebert; great grandmother of 11; dear sister of Father Carlo Birarelli and the late Elvira Puopolo and Leo Birarelli. She is also survived by her dog Snowball and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Doherty – Barile Family Funeral Home, Reading. Burial was in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. Please honor her by making donations in her memory to Reading Memorial High School Scholarship Fund in memory of Michele Ebert, 23 Spring St., Reading, MA 01867. To send a memorial condolence, josephdohertyfuneralhome.com

Kathleen Ann Dinan

Everett resident

Kathleen Ann (Phelan) Dinan, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on March 5 at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center having been in failing health. She ws 64 years old.

A loving and caring wife, mother,  daughter, and sister, she was the beloved wife of William Dinan and the loving mother of Diane Trainito and her husband, Scott, and Sean Dinan, all of Everett;  the caring daughter of Catherine (Maddox) and the late Joseph Phelan; the sister of Susan Kulmacz, Ann Phelan, Cheryl Campbell, Joseph Phelan, Patricia Astuti and the late Michael Phelan and the adored grandmother of Brittney, Anthony, Micaela, Kailyn, and Joseph.She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Murphy-O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to American Lung Association 460 Totten Pond Road #400 Waltham, MA 02451