Betty L. (Harris) Jones died at a local nursing home after a period of failing health on October 14. She was 81 years old.
She was born in Melrose and has lived in Everett for 60 years.
A housewife and loving mother of her seven children, she was the wife of her beloved husband, Albert Jones F. Sr.; the loving mother of Albert F. Jr., Richard and John, all of Everett, Deborah Stevenson and Jerrilyn Walsh, both of Townsend, Karen Hawkes of Woburn, and James of Arkansas; the sister of Dorothy Ballistrieri, Virginia McGrath, Helen Varney, and John Harris, all of Billerica, Florence Holmes, and Susan Robbins, both of Wilmington William Harris of Stonehan , Dennis Harris of Florida, Linda Gray of New Hampshire and the late Kendall Harris Jr. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held tonight, Wednesday Evening from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett at 7 p.m.with Reverend Thomas Coots officiating. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in Puritan Lawn Cemetery Peabody.
Car Salesman, Patriot Civic Club Member
Frank T, Martorano of Revere died unexpectedly following a brief illness at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston on October 8. He was 69 years old.
Born in Boston’s North End, he attended school and lived there and in East Boston. For the past 15 years, he has been a resident of Revere. Before his retirement, he was an automobile salesman for many years and a longtime active member of the Patriot’s Civic Club.
He was the husband of Ellen R. (Lagorio); devoted father of Jessica R. and Jodi R. Martorano, both of Revere, Frank Martorano of Salem, Nicola and Vincenza Martorano, both of Everett and the late Frank T. Martorano Jr. of Antoinette “Netta” Chiampa and her late husband, Roger R. of Revere, Lucille Perry and Joseph Martorano of California. He was the dear uncle to Anthony Squillante and his wife, Jodi, of Pelham, NH, Flora and Albert Squillante, both of Revere, Sandra Campagna and her husband, Edward, Carolyn Rapposa and her husband, Richard, and Stephanie Cupp, all of California. He is also lovingly survived by many grand nieces and grand nephews, two grandchildren and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
William T. “Bill” Daly of Everett, formerly of Melrose, died on October 16. He was 78 years old.
A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband for 52 years of Theresa A. (Kane) Daly; devoted father of Theresa M. “Terry” Daly of Everett, Joan M. Daly of Spokane, Wash., Timothy R. Daly and his wife, Peggy of Reading and Michael J. Daly of Everett; loving Papa to Kristin Daly U.S.A.F., Connor Daly, Erin, Ryan and Jamie Snover and Brian Solar; beloved brother of Katherine Cochrane of Virginia, Mary Daly of Chelsea, James and John Daly and best friend of Richard Preble of Chelsea.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. from The Carr Funeral Home, 1159 Main St., Melrose followed by his Funeral Mass in The Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to The Salvation Army, 1500 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118. For obituary, directions and online condolences, please visit www.carrfuneral.com
Louise A. (Saracino) Ingala of Everett died on October 14.
Mrs. Ingala was a graduate of Emmanuel College, a first grade Everett school teacher for more than 30 years, and a former assistant principal at the Everett Webster School.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Emilio and Anna Saracino.; loving wife of the late Joseph Ingala; loving sister of Phyllis Taft of Everett and Judith Piazza of Wakefield; cherished aunt of Frank Taft and his wife, Kathi, Jim Piazza and his wife, Erin; cherished great aunt of Jen Taft, Tori Taft, Kate Piazza, Corey Piazza, and Jilliann Piazza.
Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In her memory, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Longtime owner of Everett retail market
Nicholas L. Simonelli of Everett died at home on October 15. He was 82 years old.
Born in East Boston and a longtime resident of Everett, he was a businessman who owned a retail market on Ferry Street at Cottage St in Everett for many years. He was a member of the Malden Moose #1910 and the Medford Lodge of Elks #915.
He was the beloved husband of Ines T. (DeFeo); son of the late Jenny and Arthur Simonelli; dear and devoted father of Nicholas M. and his wife, Mary of Brewster, NY, John P. and his wife, Adrienne of Carlsbad, CA, Michele Emmert and her husband, Virgil of Lewisville, TX and Joanne Holmes and her husband, Jack of Durham, ME; brother of the late Connie Sestito, Alfred, Carmen and Peter Simonelli; loving grandfather of Jennifer Kayne and her husband, Jonathan, Steven, Asia, Aden and Skye Simonelli, Meriah and Anthony Emmert and Sam Holmes and great-grandfather of Alexandra and Kiva.
His Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Broadway, Everett, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the Immaculate Conception Church “Building Fund”, 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149, would be sincerely appreciated.
East Boston resident
Jesus A. Galeano of East Boston, formerly of Colombia, died on October 14 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 83 years old.
Born in Colombia and the retired proprietor of a retail store there, he was the beloved husband of Bertha Molina for over 57 years; dear and devoted father of Carlos, Oscar, Jesus, Juan, Jairo, Robert, Olga, Bertha and Adriana Galeano.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.
General Motors Retiree
Mario J. Polidoro of Reading, formerly of Revere, died at home on October 14. He was 71 years old.
A US Army veteran, he was born in Revere and was a retired automobile assembler for General Motors.
He was the beloved son of the late Anthony and Maria Grazia (Fusco) Polidoro; dear and devoted father of Stephen J. Polidoro and his wife, Jennifer, of Reading and Lisa M. Pellegrino and her husband, Flavio of Saugus; brother of Joseph A. Polidoro and his wife, Carmela of Revere, Carmela “Chickie” Zani of Middleton, Rosalie Perry and her husband, William of Florida and the late Joanna Vesce and her surviving husband, Stephen of Middleton; loving grandfather of Isabella, Nicholas and Gianna Pellegrino and Stephen J. Jr. and Sophie Polidoro.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, would be sincerely appreciated.
Ellsworth ‘Al’ Bradford
Retired Flooring Contractor
Ellsworth C. “Al” Bradford of Everett died at home on October 12. He was 95 years old.
A retired flooring contractor and a member of the carpenter’s union, he was the beloved husband for 67 years to Muriel M. (Lee) Bradford, the loving father of Judith Rantamaki and her husband, Richard of Billerica, and the late Alan Bradford; cherished grandfather of Melanie Joy Ferris of Needham and Melissa Beth Ferris of Melrose. He was predeceased by all his brothers and sisters.
Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Hallmark Health & Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148.
Mass. Dept. of Revenue Retiree
Gertrude L. (Grassa) O’Brien of Everett died at the Life Care of Stoneham Nursing Center on October 13. She was 94 years old.
Born in Boston, she retired after 27 years of service as the Head Administrative Clerk for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Revenue.
She was the beloved wife of the late James Raymond O’Brien; dear and devoted mother of James “Jim” Joseph O’Brien of Everett and Richard “Dick” Francis O’Brien of Washington, DC; sister of the late Francis S. Grassa; loving Grandma of Catherine Lynch O’Brien and Miles Edward O’Brien and Great-Grandma of Everett York O’Brien.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to The Immaculate Conception Church, “Building Fund”, 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149, would be sincerely appreciated.
Joseph L. Beaton of Lawrenceville, GA died on October 8. He was 52 years old.
Born on May 19, 1959 in Everett, he was the son of Leo A. Beaton and the late Anita L. (Murphy) Beaton who died in 2010. He was raised and educated in Derry, NH and was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy. Mr. Beaton was employed by Costco Inc. as an inventory control specialist. He worked for Costco for 19 years, and had relocated with the company several times, settling in Georgia, where he lived for several years.
He was the son of Leo A. Beaton of Bonita Springs, FL., brother of David Beaton and his wife, Sonia of East Derry, Denise Gagnon and her husband, Robert of Londonderry, NH and is also survived by several nieces, nephews, a grandniece and a grandnephew.
Funeral arrangements were by the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Derry, NH. Following cremation, a graveside service was held at Forest Hill Cemetery, E. Derry. Memorials may be made to ALS Association (The disease which took his mother’s life in 2010), 27001 Agoura Rd., Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301. To send a condolence, or for more information please, visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Sister Mary Gill, SND
Sister Mary T. Gill SND (Sr. John Mary) of Everett, formerly of Dorchester, died on October 11.
Sr. Mary was a graduate of Cardinal Cushing H.S. in South Boston, Emmanuel College in Boston and Salem State University, Salem. Her ministries included South Boston, Waltham, Lynn, Braintree, Newton and Woburn
She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Mary (Faherty) Gill; sister of the late John and Joseph Gill; sister in law of Barbara Horton and Connie Gill. Sr. Mary is also survived by her nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, her Sisters in her Religious Community and her dear friend Sr. Patricia Butler, SND.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Keaney Funeral Home, Dorchester. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Donations in her memory may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 351 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149.
Mary E. Freelove of Milford, NH, formerly of Everett, died at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 65 years old.
Born on March 8, 1946 in Cambridge, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Driscoll) Barker, she was educated in the Everett School System and was a graduate of Dracut High School. She was also a graduate of Bunker Hill Community College and the Youville School of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse and worked for many years at St. Joseph Hospital and also at New England Rehabilitation Center, both located in Nashua.
She was an avid gardener who was gifted with a green thumb. She was also a yoga enthusiast. She loved helping others and volunteered many hours at the Nashua Soup Kitchen and in the Religious Education Department at St. Patrick Church in Milford. She and her husband of 45 years, Vincent Freelove Sr., lived many years in Massachusetts before relocating to Nashua in 2002 and then to Milford in 2009.
Members of her family in addition to her husband include her two sons Vincent Freelove Jr. and his wife, Melissa of Tyngsboro, MA and Joseph Freelove and his wife, Bridget of Milford, NH, her three daughters Laurine Boever and her husband, Kenneth of Dracut, MA, Diane Maltais and her husband, Kenneth of Billerica, MA and Lynda Cioffi and her husband, Kevin of Wilmot, NH, 14 grandchildren, two brothers Robert Barker and Paul Barker and four sisters: Kathleen Newhall, Janice Brady, Eileen Pflanz and Donna Barker.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home Nashua, NH. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua, NH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to the Beth Israel Deaconess Renal Cell Research Center, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com
Man of Integrity
Limage Mathieu, also lovingly known as “Blan,” died suddenly on September 30. He was 47 years old.
Born in Capotille, Haiti, he worked at Telco to help support his family prior to moving to the United States in 1988. After arriving in the US, he worked as a waiter for the Hyatt Regency Hotel while attending Bunker Hill Community College where he received his degree in Heating/Refrigeration. He worked at Hyatt as an engineer for 21 years and also worked part-time for the Boston Cab Company.
Mr. Mathieu was the beloved husband of Marie Mathieu and the loving father of Jameson, Vanessa and Ridghi; the beloved son of Vecilia Pierre and Accemeus Mathieu; the brother of Hady, Rodrigue, Josephis, Gerson, Roselain, Wilson “Boyord”, Erista, and Joseph Leonne Mathieu. He is also survived by many aunts and uncles. A man of integrity, he worked extremely hard and was a loving son, husband, father, and great friend to all. He will never be forgotten by all who loved and knew him.
Funeral Services were held from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church with Reverend Charles Gabriel officiating. Burial was held in Forestdale Cemetery, Malden.