Obituaries 12-14-2011

December 15, 2011
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Robert Crowell

Retired Everett Water Department Foreman

Robert Crowell of Cape Canaveral, Florida and Epping, New Hampshire, formerly of Everett, died at his Florida home on December 8. He was 82 years old.

He was the retired foreman with the City of Everett, Water Department, a US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, VFW, 834, Everett and a Golden member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was born in Boston and a longtime resident Everett before moving to Epping NH in the summer and Cape Canaveral, Fl in the winter.

The beloved husband of Joan M. (Knight), he was the dear and devoted father of Linda J. Biondo and her husband, Richard of Everett; Robert P. Crowell and his wife, Barbara of Lantana, FL; Lois E. Dunkman of Everett, Lloyd W. Crowell and his companion, Donna of Leominister; Keith A. Crowell and his wife, Maureen of Everett and William S. Crowell and his wife, Patricia of Plaistow, NH; brother of the late Fred Crowell and Dr. Lois B. Crowell and is also survived by 16 loving grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in the Glendale United Methodist Church, 352 Ferry St., Everett, today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Funeral arrangements are by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Glendale United Methodist Church, 151 Glendale St., Everett, MA 02149.

Nicholas ‘Nick’ Bonfiglio

Of Malden, formerly of the North End

Nicholas “Nick” Bonfiglio of Malden, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 8.

He was the beloved son of the late Catina (Buttiglieri) and Joseph Bonfiglio; loving husband of Wilhelmina “Nina” (Saccardo) Bonfiglio; cherished brother of Ann Veneziano of Brighton and her late husband, Rocco, Charles Bonfiglio of Westwood and his late wife, Marie, and Rose Ciccio of Everett and her late husband, Dominic and is also survived by many loving nephews and nieces.

Funeral arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home, Boston. Burial was at St. Michael Cemetery in Boston, MA. www.bostonharborsidehome.com

Robert ‘Bob’ ‘Mac’ Macarelli

Everett Resident

Robert J. “Bob” “Mac” Macarelli of Everett died on December 9.

He was the beloved husband of Irene (Scales) and loving father of Tiffani and Tammi Macarelli; loving Papa of Kevin; son of the late Joseph and Eleanor Mcarelli and loving brother of Joseph and Rick Macarelli and Louise Dunne. He is survived by one loving granddaughter, Gina, his faithful companions, Fenway and Kili, and many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St, Everett today, Wednesday, December 14 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church,
Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Tufts Medical Center Cancer Research, 800 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111. Attn: Dr. Pamela Smith. roccofuneralhomes.com

Robert Gertz

Professional Artist

Robert E. “Bob” Gertz of Ipswich formerly of Everett, died on December 7. He was 83 years old.

A  US Army Korean War Veteran, he was a professional artist and a member of both Newburyport and Haverhill Art Association.

He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine F. (Kelley) Gertz; loving father of Robert E. Gertz, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Susan Dooley of Chelmsford, Pamela Soucy of Hudson, NH, David Gertz of Everett, Maryjo Roberts of Bellingham, Anne Kane of Stoughton, and Julieanne Williams of Tyngsboro; loving father in law of Mary Gertz, Kevin Dooley, Mark Roberts and Dennis Kane. He is also survived by 13 loving grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the J. F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For online guest book visit jfwardfuneralhome.com

Lawrence Kelleher

Retired Everett Police Patrolman

Lawrence J. “Larry” Kelleher of Tewksbury, a retired Everett Police Officer, died December 8 at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading after a three month battle with cancer. He was 83 years old.

The beloved husband of the late Roberta E. “Bobbie” (Gallagher) Kelleher, who died in 1996, he was born in Somerville, May 6, 1928, the son of the late Cornelius J. and Helen (Falvey) Kelleher and was raised in Everett, where he lived most of his life. He retired to Hallandale, Florida, and returned to Tewksbury in 2004.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a shipboard cook on the USS Roy in the Asiatic-Pacific War Theater.He worked as an Everett Police Officer for 31 years and retired as Patrolman in 1980. As a Tewksbury resident, he was a communicant of St. William’s Church, and a member of the Tewksbury D.A.V. Post 110. He was also a member of both the Veteran of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts in Hallandale, FL.

He was the devoted father of six children, the late Patricia and her husband, John McGrath, Lawrence R. Kelleher of Lowell, Lynne Birchett and her husband, James of Tewksbury, Roberta Pietrello of Tewksbury and her late husband, Charles, Cornelius J. “Neil” Kelleher and his wife, Lorretta (Doucette) of Everett and Colleen Carroll and her husband, John of Methuen. He also leaves 12 grandchildren, Patricia Birchett, John McGrath, Reed Kelleher, Jenna Kelleher, Merissa Kelleher, Lawrence Kelleher Jr., Sheena Kelleher, Cassie Kelleher, Samantha Pietrello, Amanda Pietrello, Cal Carroll and Nicole Carroll; three great grandchildren, Cameron, Avery, and Macie and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Kathleen Allegra.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the

Tewksbury Funeral Home, Tewksbury Center. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. tewksburyfuneralhome.com

Elizabeth Dondero

Of Swampscott, formerly of Everett

Elizabeth L. (Ferretti) Dondero of Swampscott, a former long time resident of Everett, died on December 7.

She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Dondero; devoted mother of John A. Dondero of Everett, Lorraine E. Ellis of Swampscott, and Edward A. Dondero of Saugus; cherished sister of the late Andrew Ferretti, Anna Ferretti, and Louise Basso; loving grandmother of Lisa, Robert, Jay, Jennifer, Jacquelyn, Brian and Katelyn, and proud great grandmother of seven.

Funeral arrangements were by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. For obituary, www.weirfuneralhome.com

Elsbeth Colson

Everett Resident

Elsbeth B. (Horath) Colson of Everett died on December 7. She was 81 years old.

A loving homemaker, she was the beloved wife of Stanley V. Colson; loving mother of Bernard Colson of Everett, Ralph and Linda Colson of Nahant and Carl and Judy Colson of Everett; loving sister of Karl Horath and Annemarie Ebner; cherished grandmother of Matthew, Allison, Daryl Ann, and Elsbeth. She is also survived by many loving 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 the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online guest book visit jfwardfunralhome.com

Charles Tumasz

MBTA Retiree

Charles Tumasz of Malden died on December 7. He was 87 years old.

Mr. Tumasz was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the ARRL, a longtime employee of the MBTA and a member of the Polish American Club in Chelsea.

He was the beloved husband of Lucille E. (Sapega) Tumasz; loving father of Robert Tumasz and his wife, Karen of Saugus, Lucy Ellen Tumasz and her husband, George Westenhoefer of Beverly Hills, FL and Steven Tumasz and his wife, Laurie of Chichester, NH; loving brother of the late Victoria Reczek, the late Edward and Frank Tumasz; cherished grandfather of Erik, Susan, Merideth, and Stephanie. He is also survived by three cherished great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the MSPCA, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 or to the charity of your choice. For online guest book visit jfwardfuneralhome.com

Francesco ‘Frank’ Antonio Giacobbe

Everett Resident

Francesco “Frank” Antonio Giacobbe of Everett died on December 6.

He was the beloved husband of the late Emily N. (Mazzie); loving father of Gene Giacobbe and his wife, Linda of Revere, Robin Serino and her husband, Chris of Saugus, Paul Giacobbe and his wife, Mary of Wesley Chapel, FL and Gary Giacobbe of Everett; brother of Charles Giacobbe and the late Angie, Louie, Helen and Rosie. He is also survived by six loving grandchildren, Michael and Stacey Giacobbe, Nicolas and Anthony Serino and Rachel Emily and Crystal Giacobbe as well as  many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493. roccofuneralhomes.com

Martha Barry

Everett Resident

Martha A. (Dorney) Barry of Everett died on December 6.

She was the beloved wife of the late Lamont Barry; loving mother of Nancy Nicastro and her husband, Joseph of Norwell, Kevin Barry and his wife, Maryann of Malden, Richard Barry and his wife, Patricia of Everett, Christopher and Brian Barry, both of Everett and the late Lamont W. Barry Jr., who is survived by his wife, Gail of Somerville. She was the loving daughter of the late Patrick and Katherine Dorney, sister of Madeline Connelly and the late Joseph, John, Thomas and Raymond Dorney, Mildred O’Malley and Ethel McNamara. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren: Nicole, Evan, Steffany, Nolan, Erica, Victoria, Kirstie, Lamont, Brian, Matthew, Delaney and Nicholas and two loving great grandchildren Ashlyn and Kevin Patrick, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Foundation for Transplants, the Mass Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119 specify “for Ashley Dias” for contributions or www.transplant.org

Maria Serra

Of Medford, formerly of the North End of Boston

Maria G. (Giangregorio) Serra of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on December 5.

She was the beloved wife of the late Dominic C. Serra; devoted mother of Donna Serra-Moore and her husband, Harold of Medford, Gina Serra of Medford and John Serra and his wife, Maria of Everett; loving grandmother of Sofia and Stella Serra; loving step-grandmother of Jennifer Milliner, Victor Moore, Daniel Murphy, Kristine Deitsch, David Deitsch and Brian Moore and loving step-great-grandmother of Devony, Kristen, AJ, Lexi, Jarrod, Kayla, Lilly and Hayley.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. To leave a message of condolence www.dellorusso.net

Gerald Moltedo

Everett Resident

Gerald P. Moltedo of Everett died on December 6 surrounded by his loving family and his beloved wife of 49 years Janet M. (Butler). He was the loving father of Kelly Ann Moltedo of Everett, and the late Cheryl Ann Sacramone; brother of Robert of Chelsea; grandfather of Justin and Jenna Sacramone of Peabody; brother-in-law of Jim and his wife, Pat Butler of Saugus and Michele Butler of New Hampshire and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.

Mark Davis

Cambridge Resident

Mark Davis of Cambridge died on November 30.

The son of the late Virgil and Betty (Hairston) Davis, he was the brother of Tara Watters of North Carolina.

His Funeral Service was held at the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home Everett 617-387-0506

Frances Sabbagh

Everett Resident

Frances N. (Juliano) Sabbagh of Everett died on December 3. She was 92 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Philip G. Sabbagh, she was the loving mother of Janet DiNanno of Wakefield, Phyllis Morley of Everett, Patricia Stempkowski of Arizona, Robert Sabbagh of Alabama, Phillip Sabbagh of Tewksbury, and the late William J. Sabbagh. She is also survived by 11-cherished grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to: JF Ward Funeral Home (617) 387-3367

David Murphy

Former Shipper and Receiver

David M. Murphy, a former shipper and receiver, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on December 4 following a brief but overwhelming illness. He was 59 years old.

Born and raised in Medford, he was the son of the late James H. and C. Marie (Ouellette) Murphy. He attended schools in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. A longtime Everett resident, he had been residing in Chelsea for just over four years.

He worked as a mail handler and forklift operator for PFPC in Lynnfield and also worked at the former Hub Wire and Cloth Co. in Everett for many years.  He enjoyed H.O. Model Railroading, listening to music and was an avid reader.

He was the beloved husband of 35 years to Laurie Murphy of Chelsea; devoted father of Jaime Murphy of Chelsea; dear brother of Nancy M. Caswell of Clinton and Claudia Corbe of Youngstown, OH; cherished grandfather of Jocelyn L., Jessenia L. and Johanna L. Gonzalez and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Prevent Cancer Foundation P.O. Box 43885 Alexandria, VA 22334-0883. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

Janice Marsinelli

Everett resident

Janice M. (Milano) Marsinelli of Everett died on November 30.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph B. Marsinelli; loving mother of Terri Soroka and Jodi Bradbury and her husband, George of Salem; loving daughter of Josephine A. Milano and the late Philip; beloved sister of Philip “Sonny” Milano and the late Anthony Ventresco. She is  also survived by her two loving grandchildren, Joseph Marsinelli and Talia Lassiter and a cousin Donna Saccardo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Alejo Sanchez 

Of Everett, formerly of Colombia

Alejo Sanchez of Everett, formerly of Colombia, died on December 8. He was 78 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Ana B. (Caicedo) Sanchez; loving father of Henry Sanchez, Nelly Ortega, Rene Sanchez, German Sanchez, Patricia Silva, Nelson Sanchez, Magda Farren, Carolina Rotondo, and Yamile Sanchez. He is also survived by 27 cherished grandchildren, one cherished great grandchild, and sons and daughters in law.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett on Friday, December 16 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, at 11 a.m.. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 6 to 9 .m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In Alejo’s memory, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 02701. For directions and online guest book visit jfwardfuneralhome.com