Obituaries 03-29-2011

March 30, 2011
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Liberata Antonetta Beatrice

Revere resident

Liberata Antonetta (Grieci) Beatrice of Revere died on March 26.

She was the beloved wife of the late Attilio Beatrice; devoted mother of Lucy Cefalo and her husband,  Joseph,  Matilda “Tillie” Delvecchio and her husband,  Michael,  all of Saugus; dear sister of Palmina Eastwood of Everett and is also survived by her grandchildren; Carla and Philip Cefalo and great-grandchildren Nicholas and Vanessa Felicia Cefalo.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St.,  Revere today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book or flowers visit www.buonfiglio.com

Eunice Finlay

Retired Mass Welfare Department Secretary

Eunice C. Finlay, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on March 26. She was 84 years old.

A secretary for the Mass. Department of Welfare for many years prior to her retirement, she was the beloved daughter of the late Leonard R. and the late Mabel M. (Haley) Finlay; loving sister of the late George R. Finlay; dear longtime friend of Peg White-Farnam and Bill Farnam of Billerica.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 1575 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

John Lawler

Everett Maintenance Dept. retiree, member of Elks and K of C

John T. Lawler of Danvers, a former longtime Everett resident, died on March 26. He was 94 years old.

Mr. Lawler was a member of the Everett Elks, Knights of Columbus and retired from the city of Everett Maintenance Department after 30 years of service.

He was the beloved husband for 61 years to Mary E. (Toth) Lawler; loving father of Kathleen Carbone and her late husband, Peter, of Danvers and Susan Gibson and her husband, Thomas, of North Reading; loving brother of Caroline Foley of Falmouth; cherished grandfather of Peter Carbone, Darcy (Carbone) Gagne, Eric Carbone, Lauren and Thomas Gibson, Jr. He is also survived by eight cherished great grandchildren and many dear nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, today, Wednesday, March 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of The Assumption Church, 660 Washington Ave., Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Ralph Contrado

Artist

Ralph J. Contrado of Hull died suddenly on March 24. He was 52 years old.

A graduate of Hull High School, Class of 1976, he studied commercial art at Vesper George from 1977 to 1980 and then went on to study fine art in a special joint program for a Bachelors of Fine Art Degree at Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts from 1981 to 1984. Recently, he has worked on movie and television sets as a scenic artist, including TV shows Sex in the City and Brotherhood, and in films such as Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, The Women, Knight and Day, The Fighter, and many more. His fine art has appeared in numerous movies and television programs and also in galleries all over the world; everywhere from exclusive exhibits in the MFA reserved for Museum School students to galleries in China. More than anything, he enjoyed spending time and enjoying life with his family who will always remember him as “loyal, strong, proud, and loving”.

He was the beloved husband of Tammy (Campbell) Contrado; loving father of John, Dereck, and April Contrado, all of Hull; cherished son of Raffaele Contrado of Hull and the late Carmela Contrado; brother of Stephen Contrado of Hull and Sheila Contrado of Winthrop; son in law of Robert and Christine Campbell; brother in law of Liane Gonzalez of No. Reading; cousin of Ronnie Riccioli of Everett and Anthony Perez of Saugus; Godfather of Estelle Lincoln and Marielle Riccioli and is also survived by many extended family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, Hingham. Burial was in Hull Village Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Saint Anthony’s Society, 203 Endicott St., Boston, MA 02113. See www.Keohane.com for online condolences.

Frank ‘Moe’ Cardile

Everett resident

 

Frank L. “Moe” Cardile of Everett died on March 24.

He was the beloved husband of Marjorie (Walsh); devoted father of Francesca, Kristina and John Cardile, all of Everett; loving grandfather of Nicholas and Olivia; dear brother of Grace Mauriello and the late Joseph Cardile and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Founders Affiliate of American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For obituary and guestbook dellorusso.net

Joseph ‘Joe Pet’ Petrucelli

Owned Joey’s Kozy Kitchen in Everett

Joseph A. ‘Joe Pet’ Petrucelli of East Boston died unexpectedly on March 23. He was 83 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was part of the peace keeping fleet in the Pacific as the war came to an end in 1945.  He was an accomplished cook and baker who owned and operated Joey’s Kozy Kitchen, a diner style restaurant in the line section of Everett for more than 33 years.  He was known for his cutlets, Pizzagiena and famous for his ice box cakes. “Joey’s,” as the locals called his diner, was a staple for the factory workers and the generation of families who populated the industrial end of Everett.

He was the beloved husband of the late Frances (Bionelli) Petrucelli with whom he shared 42 years of marriage; devoted father of Paula Jean Petrucelli of East Boston and Mark J. Petrucelli and his wife Marilyn “Mally” of Revere; cherished grandfather of Jonathan M. Petrucelli and Joseph M. Petrucelli and loving brother of the late Diana Losco.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakeifled. For guest book: wwwvazzafunerals.com

 

Margaret Gray

Daughter of Former Everett Fire Chief

Margaret “Peg” (DeLorey) Gray, a former longtime resident of Reading, died after a short illness at the Bayberry Village in Tewksbury on March 19.  She was 85 years old.

Born and raised in Everett, she was the daughter of the late John A. DeLorey, former Fire Chief for the Everett Fire Department and the late Alice G. (Collins) DeLorey.  Mrs. Gray and her husband, Gardner D. Gray, had been residents of Reading for 51 years prior to living at Brooksby Village in Peabody and later at Bayberry at Emerald Court in Tewksbury.

“Peg” or “Peggy” as she was known to family and friends, had been a member of the Reading Garden Club, and she and her husband were Charter Members of the Colonial Chorus in Reading.  She enjoyed summering with her family in Rockport at Long Beach.  She is remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Gardner D. “Sandy” Gray, Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Billerica; one daughter, Susan Greeley and her husband, Jack, of North Andover; and four grandchildren, Jonathan Gray of Stoneham, Joel Gray of Billerica, Brendan Greeley of Medford, and Justin Greeley of Amesbury.  She is also survived by her brother, John A. DeLorey and his wife, Ann, of Oakbrook, Illinois and Naples, Florida.

A funeral service was held at the Douglass, Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home, Reading. Burial was in Forest Glen Cemetery in Reading.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.  For on line guest book, visit: johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com

 

Hannah McCarthy

Member of Several Organizations

Hannah K. (Inglese) McCarthy of East Boston, formerly of Beachmont, died unexpectedly at her residence on March 21. She was 63 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she lived in Beachmont and East Boston for most of her life. She attended the Boston School System and graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1965. She worked as a secretary and most recently became involved in the travel business as a booking agent. She was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, Past President of the Beachmont Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6712 and the Winthrop Emblem Club.

She was the beloved wife of Albert E. McCarthy of East Boston and dear daughter of Laura Passariell of East Boston and the late Quinton Stary; the devoted mother of Lawrence Inglese and his wife, Tara, of Londonderry, Michelle Macchione of Revere, Deborah Fudge and her husband, Keith of Everett and Jeffrey Inglese of East Boston. She was also the former mother in law of the late Charles Maccione; dear sister of Maryann Stary and Joseph Stary, both of East Boston, and the late Quinton Stary; loving grandmother of Tony, Amanda, Lauren, Samantha, Erik, Lorenzo, Jon Vincent and Giovanni.

Funeral arrangements were by the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory be donate to: The Crohns & Colitis Foundation, 386 Park Ave., South on the 17th Floor, New York City, NY 10016 or the Lupus Foundation, 40 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

 

Gloria Contardo

Hairdresser and former Owner of Vogue Restaurant and Lounge in Saugus

 

Gloria T. (Barone) Contardo of Lynnfield died on March 22.

Born in Chelsea on January 30 to the late Carlo and Anna (Pagliuca) Barone, she grew up in Chelsea where she attended Our Lady of Grace Parochial School. She graduated from Boston Trade School of Cosmotology and received her license for hairdressing. She worked as a hairdresser at Brooksby Village in Peabody for eight years and also as a hairdresser for many years at several hair salon’s in the Everett Square area including Dante’s.

She and her husband were the former owners of The Vogue Restaurant & Lounge on Route 99 in Saugus. She enjoyed working in real estate, sewing and most of all her zest for life was her family and especially her grandchildren.

She was the wife of 54 years of Richard M. Contardo; devoted mother of Lisa A. Rizzo and her late husband, Richard, of Danvers, Richard Contardo and his wife, Marnie Goulding-Contardo, of Peabody and David Contardo and his wife, Kimberly, of Lynnfield; loving grandmother of Richard Rizzo, Nicholas and Jac Contardo, Cohle and Cashius Contardo; beloved sister of the late Louis C. Barone and sister-in-law of Josephine Barone of Saugus; loving aunt of Dorothea, Roxann, Melody, Heidi and many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carr Funeral Home, Wakefield/Melrose line. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in her name to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For obituary and on line condolences www.carrfuneral.com

 

Sukontha ‘Susie’ Rockwood

Waitress at Revere’s China Roma

 

Sukontha “Susie” Rockwood died at her Chelsea home after a two year battle with cancer on March 20. She was 65 years old.

A native of Bangkok, Thailand, she arrived in the United States in 1970, making her home in Everett. In 1988, she moved to Chelsea. For more than 20 years, until February of 2010 when she retired due to illness, she was a popular waitress at the China Roma Restaurant on Broadway, Revere. “Susie” as she was affectionately known, was a “most popular personality” at the restaurant. She had an uncanny energy about her work and life in general. She had a faithful following and people always asked for her when they patronized the restaurant.

She was the cherished mother of Tommy S. Rockwood and his wife, Margo, of Chelmsford and Deborah L. McKinnon and her husband, James, of Everett; the devoted grandmother of Amaya N., Stone E. and Solenn L. Rockwood, all of Chelmsford, and Shaymus S. and Skyar S. McKinnon, both of Everett. She also leaves behind her faithful and loving companion, “Miss Ruby D” and three brothers, one sister and several nieces and nephews in Thailand. She was the loving and caring companion of 30 years to Kenneth J. Higgins of Chelsea and the dear surrogate sister of Michelina “Michelle” Cardone of Chelsea.

Funeral arrangements were the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. Remembrances may be made to the MSPCA-ANGELL, 350 So. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130-9923.

 

Ernest Kemp

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett

 

Ernest C. Kemp of Epsom, NH, formerly of Peabody and Everett, died recently. He was 92 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Wozniak) Kemp, loving father of Jo Ann Walsh of Epsom, NH, and he also leaves many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Jak, John, Barney Kemp, Beatrice Addison, Margie Thomaselle, Priscilla Lentz, Jeanette Paskus, and Georgina Casey.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to either a Disabled Veterans organization or to Salvation Army. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online obit and to sign condolences

 

Margaret Gray

Of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett

 

Margaret L. “Peg” (DeLorey) Gray of Tewksbury, formerly of Reading and Everett, died on March 19. She was 85 years old.

She was the wife of Gardner D. Gray; mother of Gardner D. “Sandy” Gray, Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Billerica, and Susan Greeley and her husband, Jack, of North Andover; grandmother of Jonathan Gray of Stoneham, Joel Gray of Billerica, Brendan Greeley of Medford, and Justin Greeley of Amesbury; sister of John A. DeLorey and his wife, Ann, of Oakbrook, IL and Naples, FL.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Douglass, Edgerley & Bessom Funeral Home,  Reading. Burial was at the Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.  For information and register book, visit www. johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com

 

Leo King

Longtime employee of Touraine Paints

 

Leo R. King of Everett died on March 25. He was 80 years old.

 

Mr. King was a retired longtime employee and former union president of Touraine Paints in Everett.

 

He was the beloved husband of the late Alice M. (Martell) King; loving father of Ellen Olivieri and her husband, Kenneth, Jo-Ann Beaupre and her husband, Jimmy, all of Salem, NH, and Richard King and his wife, Julie, of Eliot, ME.; loving brother of Everett City Councilor Joseph King of Everett; cherished grandfather of Nicole, Leah, Quinton, Matthew, Olivia, and Andrew.

 

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.