Obituaries 12-28-2011

December 28, 2011
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Helen Burke

Medford Resident

Helen G. (Costa) Burke of Medford died on December 24.

She was the former wife of the late Joseph Brochi; beloved mother of Miss Gail Hansen and her husband, Barry of Everett, Carol Castiello of Everett and the late Robert Brochi; grandmother of Stephen, Daniel, Christine, Michael, Loreen Marie, Joseph, Michael and Tina; great grandmother of Latreece Rose, Brody, Bella, Natalie, Christopher and Jason; sister of Mary DeCamillis of Littleton, Frances Jeghelian of Westford and the late John Costa, Catherine Schiavone, Annette Sutton, Josie Dell’Arciprete and Elizabeth Costa. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden on Thursday, December 29 at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Malden at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home today, Wednesday, December 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. For obituary, guestbook and directions, visit www.breslinfuneralhome.com.

Barbara Bonin

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Barbara A. (Monaco) Bonin of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on December 23/

She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred G. Bonin; devoted mother of Jeffrey L. Bonin of Methuen, George A. Bonin of Malden, Michael G. Bonin of Newton, NH, and Barbara A. Bonin of Malden; loving sister of Mary Clifford of Everett and the late Rosatia, Augustino, Carpina, Luchia, Luigi, and Gaitano; proud grandmother of Katelyn Elizabeth, Danielle Marie, Joshua Michael, and Alyssa Rose. She is also survived by her extended family members, Kermit (Justin) Meacham, David Andrew Modugno III, and personal friend, Marie Juko, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street, Malden on Thursday, December 29 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Clements Church, Medford at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Vistiation will be held at the funeral home today, Wednesday, December 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. For obituary and directions, www.weirfuneralhome.com

Catherine Conte

Blue Cross Retiree

Catherine J. Conte of Malden died on December 23 at the Dexter House Golden Living Center in Malden. She was 90 years old.

Born in Boston and a retired Clerk for Blue Cross-Blue Shield, she was the beloved daughter of the late Modesto and Josephine (Tucci) Conte; sister of the late Angelo, Margaret and Ralph Conte and is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews, including Atty. Ron DellaGrotte and family of Woburn.

Her Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Oakes Street, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Forest Hills. Contributions in her memory to the charity of one’s choice would be sincerely appreciated.

Maria Leo

Mother of Everett City Councillor Rosa DiFlorio

Maria (Botta) Leo of Everett died on December 22.

Born in Ciano, Italy, she was the beloved wife of the late Alfonso, mother of Everett City Councilor Rosa DiFlorio and her husband, Michael of Everett, Anna Pisano and her husband, Antonio of Stoneham and Rocco “Rocky” of Everett; sister of Angelo Botta of Italy and was predeceased by three sisters. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Matt, Carl, Frankie, Joey, Mikey, Anthony, Rocky and three great grandchildren, Christian, Lindsay and Sophia.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA., 02472

www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Deborah Stopford

Former Customer Service Representative

Deborah A. Stopford of Malden died unexpectedly at home on December 19. She was 55 .

Formerly employed as a banking customer service representative, she was born in Everett, the beloved daughter of Helen L. (LeBlanc) and the late Frederick Stopford of Everett; sister of Lawrence LeBlanc, Robert Stopford, Patricia Stopford and the late Allen, Chris and Frederick Stopford.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett on Friday, December 30 at 11 a.m. Arrangements are entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.

Chester Dingwell, Jr.

Member of Many Organizations

Chester N. Dingwell, Jr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at home on December 22. He was 74 years old.

Born in Boston, he was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of Revere Moose, American Legion, D.A.V. and Teamsters Local 25 and a former employee of AVON Trucking and Cosco Whole Sale.

He was the beloved husband of Anna (O’Brien), the devoted father of Chester N. III of Revere, Joyce Richardson and her husband, Ronald, Donna Marie Dingwell-Richardson and her husband, Paul, all of Everett and Ronald J. of Virginia; dear brother of Elsie Arrigo of Revere and the late Harold Dingwell, Geraldine Lynch, Mary Miller and Richard Dingwell and the son of the late Chester and Mary (Reid) Dingwell. He is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

His Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere today, Wednesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly Invited. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Edith Krestman

Of Needham, formerly of Everett

Edith (Rissman) Krestman of Needham, formerly of Everett, died on December 25. She was 91 years old.

The devoted wife of the late Israel, she was the fond aunt of Phyllis and Joel Molta, Beverly and Mel Berman, Barbara Rissman, Alan and Ellen Cohen and Susan Huberman and is also survived by three generations of nieces and nephews. She was also the dear sister of the late Morris Rissman.

Graveside Services will be held at the Custom Tailors Cemetery, 776 Baker Street, West Roxbury today, Wednesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice . Arrangements are by Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300 www.levinechapel.com

Kayla Noel Walsh

Everett resident

Kayla Noel Walsh of Everett died unexpectedly on December 20 after a courageous battle with chronic illness. She was 22 years old.

She was the devoted and caring daughter of Elena Cacciola-Walsh of Everett and Michael Walsh of Westwood; proud sister of Michael and Jenna Walsh, both of Everett; adored granddaughter of Helen Cacciola of Everett, Frank and Cathy Walsh of Dorchester and the late Biagio Cacciola; beloved niece of Lucille and Pat Keefe of Everett and the late Joseph Cacciola and dear companion of the late Anthony Ciampi. She is also survived by many loving cousins and friends.

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

Donald Ramsey

Retired Self Employed Carpenter and Patriot

Donald G. Ramsey, a longtime resident of Everett, died at the Kaplan House in Danvers on December 26 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was 77 years old.

A first generation American, born to Irish immigrant parents, he was a fierce patriot. He enlisted in the US Air Force and proudly served his country during the Korean War. After an honorable discharge, he and his wife settled in Everett, where they raised a family and where he worked as a self-employed carpenter until his retirement at age 65.

During his retirement, he donated much of his time to projects that helped support American soldiers. He spoke about the value of armed service at the local high school and spent many hours building replica models of famous battles which he donated to the Everett Veteran’s Association as part of an initiative to help launch a veteran’s memorial museum for the residents of Everett.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Barbara A. (Boszkowski), and three adult daughters: Nina Berard of Rhode Island, Barbara Pandeli of Maine and Lisa Ramsey Woodford of Lynnfield. He was also the father of the late Dawn Ramsey, his youngest daughter. Mr. Ramsey was also a beloved grandfather to Jill, Holly, Cara, Colleen, Laura, James, Eric, Ryan, and Emily, and a great grandfather to Kyle, Christopher, Kaitlyn, Luca, and Eric.

A viewing will be held at the Murphy & O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 29. Memorial donations may be made to the Everett Veterans Association, in care of Geraldine Miranda.

Marjorie Mitchell

Everett Resident

Marjorie A. (Dowd) Mitchell of Everett, formerly of Somerville, died on December 19.

She was the beloved wife of the late John; devoted mother of Maureen Connors and her husband, Paul of North Andover, John Mitchell and his wife, Betty of Everett and the late Kathleen McCarthy; mother in law of Stephen McCarthy of Somerville and is also survived by five loving grandchildren. She was the sister of Gertrude Mitchell of Tennessee, Marie Wilson of California and the late Lawrence Dowd.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at MA National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in her name to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Sq., Lynn, MA 01901. For obituary and guestbook, visit: dellorusso.net

Pearl Litwin

Lifelong Everett Resident

Pearl H. (Grover) Litwin of Everett died on December 20 at a local nursing home after a period of failing health. She was 86 years old.

Born in Melrose and a lifelong Everett resident, she was a housewife and a loving mother to her three children.

She was the beloved wife of the late Henry F. Litwin who died many years ago and the loving mother of Henry and his wife, Karen of Florida, James and his partner, Joani of Seattle, WA., and Judy Litwin of Everett; sister of Virginia Morgan of Melrose and the late Eleanor Wray, Coreen Colston, Norma Grover and Shirley Paolini and grandmother of Nicole and Christopher.

Funeral arrangements were by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Anthony “Tony” Saraceni

Decorated Veteran

Anthony ‘Tony’ Saraceni of Malden died on December 17.

A US Army veteran who served during Vietnam and was a recipient of the Bronze Star, he was the beloved husband of Diane (Reardon); loving father of Michele Spadafora and her husband, Louie of Saugus, Melisa Saraceni of New York, Anthony Saraceni of Malden and Jessica Saraceni, both of Malden; brother of Theresa Rizzo, Francesco “Chico” and Steven. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Christopher, Sydney and Nevaeh and many loving nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his loved ones.

Private Services were entrusted to the Rocco, Carr, Henderson Funeral Homes. www.roccofuneralhomes.com