Obituaries 06-08-2011

June 8, 2011
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Barbara Barber

Longtime Everett Chamber of Commerce Administrative Assistant

Barbara (Bowser) Barber of Everett died suddenly on June 5.

A longtime administrative Assistant for the Everett Chamber of Commerce, she was the beloved wife of the late Gary; mother of Richard Erickson and his wife, Nicola, of Woburn, Scott Erickson and his wife, Jennifer, of New Hampshire and Kristin Erickson and her wife, Kim, of Lynn; sister of Carolyn Faucon of New Hampshire, Phyllis Werner of Dracut and the late John Bowser. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and her beloved cat Gonzo.

A memorial service will be held in the Glendale United Methodist Church, corner of Walnut and Ferry Streets in Everett, Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Glendale United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 352 Ferry St., Everett, MA   Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Homes

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Rosemary Navarro-Polcari

Died recently

Rosemary (Amodeo) Navarro-Polcari died peacefully on June 2 surrounded by her loving family. She was 98 years old.

Born on August 3, 1912, in Worcester, she is survived by her children: Rosemary (Dee) Flaherty and her husband, Bob, of Chatham, Carole Salines of Burlington and John Navarro and his wife, Susan, of Woburn. She was the beloved sister of the late Geraldine Amodeo, and Estelle Holmes of California and June Marzullo and her husband, Anthony, of Woburn and is also survived by her grandchildren Keith Nashawaty and his wife, Stephanie, of Dedham, Christopher Nashawaty and his wife, Jen, of Norwalk, CT, John Salines and his wife, Regina, of Burlington, Darlene Salines of Billerica, John and Amanda Navarro of Woburn, and her great grandchildren Lauren and Daniela Nashawaty of Dedham.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, 302 Elm St., Everett on Friday, June 10, at 10 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Rosie’s Place or the Home for Little Wanderers. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Homes 1-877-71-ROCCO roccofuneralhomes.com

Julina Laforest

Retired assembler

Julina (William) Laforest, a longtime Everett resident, died on June 4 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett. She was 81 years old.

Born in Chardonieres, Haiti, she was a retired assembler for a local doll factory.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ketner; dear and devoted mother of Louis of Chicago, Hervey, Marques, Pierre R. and Evelyne Germain, all of Everett; sister of Closel William and Rosalaine Andrews of Malden, Louisia Pierre Louis of Salem and the late Evana William.  She is also survived by 17 loving grandchildren.

Her Funeral Mass will be in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden, on Saturday, June 11 at 11:15 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Richard Belanger

Retired Letter Carrier

Richard E. Belanger of Everett died unexpectedly on May 25. He was 54 years old.

A US Navy veteran, he was a retired letter carrier for the US Postal Service, Everett Unit at the IMC in Chelsea

He was the beloved father of Krystal of Everett, Mellisa of Lynn, Michelle of Chelsea, Timothy and Thomas,  the son of Richard J. Belanger of Chelsea and the late Mary (McGahan) Belanger; dear brother of John “Jack” Belanger and his wife, Alice, of Everett, Kevin Belanger of Georgia and Diane Androvett of Chelsea; brother-in-law of the late Michael Androvett and is also lovingly survived by two granddaughters, Amelia and Mia.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

Winnifred Joyce Johnson

Worked at Former Star Market

Winnifred Joyce Johnson of Saugus died on June 2. She was 84 years old.

The wife of the late Carl G. Johnson, she grew up in Everett and was the daughter of the late Laura Vinchesi.  She was a resident of Saugus for 60 years and was a homemaker and a long time employee at the Saugus Star Market.

She is survived by her children, Britt A. Johnson of Everett, Paula E. Johnson and her husband, Kevin Laterza, of Lynn and Diane L. Johnson and her husband Grant Strathdee of New Durham, NH, and her grandchildren, Erika Johnson, Carl Johnson and Carly Strathdee.

Private family services were held with arrangements entrusted to the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn.

Elizabeth Shea

Retired Assembler for Arrow International

Elizabeth C. (Giarla) Shea of Everett died on June 4 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. She was 77 years old.

Born in Everett, she was a retired assembler for Arrow International.

She was the beloved wife of the late James E. Shea; dear and devoted mother of Peggy Shea of Everett, Trisha Saunders and her husband, Joe, of Peabody and the late Kathy Kane; loving grandmother of Kelly Gracyalny and her husband, Joey, Candie Couto and her husband, Sean, Bailey Shea, Jessica and Jonathan Saunders and great-grandmother of Emma Gracyalny; devoted aunt of Bobby and Faith Fleming and family of N. Adams.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,  501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942 would be sincerely appreciated.

Grace Young

Malden resident

Grace A. (Schembri) Young of Malden died on May 22.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Giovanni and Francesca (Maggiotta) Schembri; dear and devoted sister of Jean Ciralli of W. Yarmouth and the late Nunzio, Salvatore, and Joseph Schembri, Mary Matteucci and Betty Siudut. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Golden Living Center, 40 Martin St., Melrose, MA 02176, would be sincerely appreciated.

Brian Shedd

Everett resident

Brian D. Shedd of Everett, formerly of South Boston, died on May 19.

He was the loving father of Diane Shedd and her fiancé, Wayne Edwards, and Dina Mantia, all of Revere; dear brother of David Shedd of South Boston and Gerry Shedd of So. Carolina and the late John and William Shedd; cherished grandfather of Crystal Ocasio, Nathaniel Edwards, Anthony Davis and Angela Gilmore.

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Alice Semonelli

Worked for Converse Rubber and Everett School Department

Alice V. (Dortona) Semonelli of Everett died on May 18.

A retired employee of Converse Rubber in Malden and the Everett School Department, she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Semonelli; mother of Richard Reeves and his wife, Ann, of Peabody. She was the sister of five late siblings and is survived by three grandchildren: Rick Reeves and his wife, Marianne, of Peabody, Gary Reeves and his wife, Mindy, of North Andover and Susan Durkin and her husband, Charles, of Peabody, and six loving great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Semonelli’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Service 877-71-ROCCO www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Michael Strianese

Of Tennessee, formerly of Everett

Michael Strianese of Sparta, TN, formerly of Everett, died of lung cancer at his Mom’s home in W. Peabody after a brief illness on May 28.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Beth Strianese of Sparta, TN; loving father of Carlyn Elizabeth and Dylan Sparkman of Sparta, TN.; beloved son of Lois Cinelli and her husband, Anthony “Tony” of W. Peabody and the late Carl Strianese; brother of Richard “Rick” Strianese and his wife, Cathy, of Dracut and beloved step-brother of Scott Cinelli and his wife, Lori, of East Boston, Michael Cinelli and Marianne Wright. He leaves behind his dear friends Edward LeFave and his wife, Tricia, and David Lester. He was the cherished grandson of the late Louis and Gertrude DiSabatino and Amando and Filomena Strianese.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore, Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. roccofuneralhomes.com

Anthony  Badolato

30-year manager of St. Therese’s Drill Team

Anthony C. Badolato of Everett died at home early Tuesday morning, May 31 surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends.

He was employed by Bethlehem Steel prior to enlisting in the US Army in 1944. As an infantry man, he saw combat in Belgium and Germany as part of the 10th Armoured Infantry Battalion, 4th Armoured Division and on September, 1944 he was captured in Germany and was held as a POW until liberated. Upon returning to the states, he became a U.S. Postal worker until his retirement. He spent his free time with the youth of Everett by managing the St. Therese Drill Team for over 30 years.

He was the beloved husband for more than 63 years of Dorothy May (Rocheville); son of the late Dominic and Anna (Romano) Badolato; dear and devoted father of Lorraine Fortes and her husband, Phil, of Pascoag, RI and Maureen Badolato of Tewksbury; brother of the late Florence Smith; loving Papa of Marshall Jack and his wife, Lindsey, Dylan Jack and John Fortes and loving Great-Papa of Morgan Paige Jack. He is also survived by life-long friends, Peter and Erma Raimondi of Winthrop.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the DAV, Department of MA, Room 546, Boston, MA 02133-1042 or to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, 28050, would be sincerely appreciated.

Thomas Keefe

Everett resident

Thomas J. Keefe of Everett died on May 26. He was 91 years old.

He was the son of the late Laurence and Isabella Keefe; beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Guanci); loving and devoted father of Daniel Keefe and his wife, Jeanne, of West Harwich, Patrick Keefe and his wife, Lucille, Terry Wilcox and her husband, David, and Hugo Scarpellini and his wife, Laura, all of Everett; devoted grandfather of 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and loved by many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service was held at the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Maryknoll Fathers, PO Box 304 Maryknoll, NY 10545: attention Fr. Phillips. roccofuneralhomes.com