Obituaries 01-18-2012

January 19, 2012
By

Frank Papa

Mass. Department of Public Health Retiree, Recognized by State Blood Donor Program

Frank A. Papa, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at home on January 13.  He was 89 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Belle Isle Marsh and the DAV Chapter 51, Everett, a retired machinist for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health where he worked for over 40 years and an avid cribbage player, reader and gardener. He was recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for his overwhelming support and donations to the blood donors program.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Cunniff); dear and devoted father of Christopher J. Papa of Everett and Maria King and her husband, Benjamin, of Natick; brother of Joseph Papa of Arlington and the late Saveria Papa; loving grandfather of Graham and MaryGrace King.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett

Saturday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Contributions in his  memory to F.B.I.M. (Friends of the Belle Isles Marsh) P.O. Box 575, E. Boston, MA 02128, would be sincerely appreciated.

His family would like to thank the residents, staff and caregivers at the Annemark Nursing Home for their care, concerns and comfort during his residency and rehabilitation.

Donna Dias

Known for Baking and Cake Decorating Expertise

Donna M. (Connolly) Dias of East Boston died on January 12.

A former Administrative Assistant for Verizon, she was  known for her baking and cake decorating.

She was the devoted mother of Lisa Ciampa and her husband, Jay Selden of Peabody, Anthony Ciampa and his wife, Melissa of Beverly, Jose Dias of East Boston, and Jack Dias of Rhode Island; dear sister of her twin Diane Davis of South Carolina, Phyllis Maguire of Quincy, Patrick Connolly of Charlestown, Nancy Connolly of Malden, Maureen Connolly of Everett, and the late Joseph P. Connolly, Jr.; daughter of the late Joseph P., Sr. and Phyllis Ann (Gill) Connolly; former wife of Jose Dias of Somerville and cherished grandmother of Noelle, Michelle and Jaylei Selden, Angelina Ciampa, and Kylie Dias. She is also lovingly survived by her great-grandson Jayden, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA, 01701.

Philip Stevens

Of Winthrop, formerly of Everett

Philip J. Stevens of Winthrop, formerly of Everett, died on January 12. He was 86 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he served overseas in the battles and campaigns of Normandy and Northern France. He was a retired brick mason for various contractors and a  member of Local 3 Bricklayer’s Union and the Long Shore Mens Union.

He was the husband of the late Antoinette (Longo) Stevens; beloved father of Lucille M. Legner and her husband. Hart of North Andover, Philip J. Stevens Jr. and his wife, Donna of Billerica, John Stevens of Rhode Island, Diane M. Palumbo and her husband, Ralph of Rhode Island, Patricia A. Griffin and her husband, James of Winthrop and the late Mark Stevens; dear brother of Marion Farina of South Boston, Marie Chighisola of Florida and the late Beverly Gallagher and Michael Stevens, Jr. He is also lovingly survived by 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association MA/ NH Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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Theresa ‘Auntie Theresa’ Cammarata

NECCO and State Street Bank Retiree

Theresa “Auntie Theresa” Cammarata, a long time resident of Revere,  died on January 12 at the Life Care Center of Stoneham following a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 85 years old.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she came to live in Revere as a young girl. She was a retiree of the State Street Bank & Trust Co. of Quincy and also worked for several years for NECCO Inc. She and her family were long time devotees of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere and were very active in several parish activities. She was a member of St. Mary’s Womens Club and a long time member of the Pietrapezia Lodge-IOSIA #491.

Never having married, she was the surrogate mother to all of her devoted nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand-nephews. “Auntie Theresa” loved this role which she performed graciously and magnanimously.

The beloved daughter of the late Salvatore and Margaret (Cammarata) Cammarata, she was the cherished sister of former Revere School Committeeman and City Councilor, Vincent F. Cammarata of Revere and the late Rocco J. Cammarata; devoted aunt and surrogate mother of Marguerite Carvalho and her husband, Michael of Everett, Dr. Salvatore L. Camaratta, Principal of the Revere Garfield School, and his wife, Barbara A. of Lynnfield, John V. Cammarata and Rosemary S. Pisani and her husband, Paul F., all of Revere and Vincent F. Cammarata, Jr. and his wife, Gail of Fairport, NY. She is also lovingly survived by several grand nieces and grand nephews, and two great grand nieces. She was the dear sister-in-law of the late Lucy M. Cammarata and Antonetta J. “Netta” Cammarata.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Sandra Lee Lloyd

Worked at Bunker Hill Community College

Sandra Lee (Aubrey) Lloyd of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on January 13.

A 29 year employee of the accounting division of Bunker Hill Community College, she was the devoted and loving mother of Jacquelynn Leone and her fiancé, Ken Sweet of Sandown, NH, Michael and his wife, Rosario of Everett, James and his wife, Michelle of Malden, and the late Annette; adoring grandmother of Giovanna, Michael, Marena, Nicole, Stephanie, Johnny and Jimmy III; sister of John, Claire, Patty, Elizabeth, Joe, Barry, Gail, Barbara, the late Dennis, Nancy, Henry and Billy.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St, Everett today, Wednesday, January 18 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Service 1-877-71-ROCCO www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Joan Benedetto

Retired Telephone Company Clerk

Joan M. (Barry) Benedetto, a longtime resident of Everett, died at home on January 14.  She was 79 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was a retired telephone company clerk and a member of the Red Hats of Revere.

She was the beloved wife for over 56 years of Robert A. Benedetto; dear and devoted mother of Robin M. Brickley and her husband, Craig of Everett, James Benedetto of Chelsea, Stacey Benedetto of Revere and Timothy Benedetto and his wife, Marybeth of Lynnfield; sister of Carol LaRosa of Revere and the late Catherine Barry; loving grandmother of Brendan and Connor Brickley, Timothy Benedetto, Chandler Dockery, Zachary and Gregory Benedetto.

Funeral arrangements were by the  Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett..  Contributions in her memory to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Road, Woburn, MA 01801, would be sincerely appreciated.

Ida Cram

Florida Resident

Ida J. Cram died peacefully in Fort Pierce, Florida on December 25. She was 95 years old.

Mrs. Cram was born in Everett and resided in Miami and Ft. Pierce since 1952. She is survived by a sister, Virginia Ward of St. Augustine, Florida, and two grandchildren. She was the wife of the late Harold and mother of the late  Kenneth and Richard.

Arrangements were under the direction of Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service in Ft. Pierce, Florida and a guestbook may be signed at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com

Patricia Ann ‘Tiger’ Mattuchio

Assistant Program Director of  the Greater Lynn Mental Health Center

Patricia Ann “Tiger” Mattuchio of Wakefield, formerly of Everett and Dallas, TX, died unexpectedly at home on January 10.  She was 55 years old.

Born in Malden and a longtime resident of Everett before moving to Dallas, TX and settling in Wakefield, she attended Salem State University and was Assistant Program Director working in social services for the Greater Lynn Mental Health Center. She was a member of the graduating Class of 1974, St. John’s Prep School, Danvers.

She was the beloved daughter of Patricia J. (Hartnett) Mattuchio and the late Frank “Bib” of Lynnfield; loving sister of Thomas Mattuchio and his wife, Lorna, of Saugus and Valerie Mattuchio of Everett; dear and devoted aunt of Adam, Thomas, and Elizabeth Mattuchio.  Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield.  Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, would be sincerely appreciated.

Beulah Parris

Malden Resident

Beulah M. (Franklin) Parris of Malden died on January 7. She was the beloved wife of the late Bert W. Parris; devoted mother of Claire Marshall of Malden, Sheila White of Everett, Bert W. Parris Jr. of Pennsylvania, Linda Lockett of Malden, Yvonne Parris of New Hampshire, Denise Chisolm of California, and the late Gwendlyn McMillon and Donna M. Parris; cherished sister of the late Lucille Franklin, Pearl Franklin, Ruth Franklin, Elizabeth Franklin, David Franklin and Moses Franklin Jr.. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and many, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donations, 89 South St., Suite 406, Boston, MA 02111. For Obituary, www.weirfuneralhome.com

Anna Palmieri

Of Peabody, formerly of Everett

Anna M. (Forte) Palmieri of Peabody, formerly of Everett, died on January 11.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles “Sal”; loving mother of Linda D’Addario and her husband, Robert and Susan Hayes and her husband, Walter; loving sister of Frank Forte and his wife, Pat; the cherished grandmother of John Enright and his wife, Crystal, Glenn D’Addario, and his wife, Lauren, Brian Enright and his wife, Karla and Evan D’Addario and five great grandchildren: Cam, Ava, Julia, Christopher and Sophie and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations may be made to the Beacon Hospice of Beverly, 100 Cummings Ctr., Beverly, 01915. roccofuneralhomes.com

Frances Gordon

Of Revere, formerly of Everett

Frances (Rotman) Gordon of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on January 10. She was 89 years old.

The devoted wife of the late Walter Gordon, she was the beloved mother of Myra Gordon, Elaine and Mark Blass and Alan and Judy Gordon; cherished grandmother of Brian Blass, Melissa and Dr. Robert Levy and Samantha Gordon; dear sister of the late Anne Rockoff, Sam Rotman, Morris Rotman and Saul Rotman.

Funeral arrangements were by the Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, 15 South Franklin St., New Ulm, MN 56073 or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 415756, Boston, MA. 02241. For online condolences go to: www.goldmanfc.com

Carmen ‘Sonny’ Anzalone

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Carmen “Sonny” Anzalone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 11.

He was the beloved husband of the late Jennie (Gassiraro) Anzalone with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; loving father of Patrick Anzalone and his wife, Louise of Winthrop, Maria Kostopoulos of Revere and her late husband, Stephen and Yvonne DiCato and her husband, Paul of Everett; dear brother of the late Mary Santilli, Josephine Pulicari, Eleanor Santacroce, Anthony “Tony”, Pasquale “Lefty” and Giro “Chick” Anzalone. He was the cherished grandfather of six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Tommasina ‘Bianca’ Buonopane

Schraffts’ Candy Company Retiree

Tommasina “Bianca” (D’Italia) Buonopane, a longtime Medford resident, died at home on January 10.  She was 93 years old.

Born in Mirabella Eclano, Avellino, Italy, she was a  retired packer for the former Schraffts’ Candy Company in Charlestown.

The beloved wife of the late Achille, she was the dear and devoted mother of Maria “Rose” Giannasca and her husband, Luigi, of Medford, Benny Buonopane and his wife, Santa, of Burlington, Alex Buonopane and his wife, Rose of Everett, Teresa Carrabino and her husband, Joseph of Medford and the late Filomena Flanagan; sister of Immaculata Buonopane of Italy and is also survived by several loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Jessica Barbara Rose Cormier

Worked at Brenners Party Supply

Jessica Barbara Rose Cormier, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on January 3 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 20 years old.

Born in Malden, she was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 2009 and Boston Career Institute in Malden where she studied to be a dental assistant. She had worked since graduation at Brenners Party Supply in Saugus.

She was the devoted daughter of Walter and Barbara (Melesciuc) Cormier; beloved sister of Nicole Cormier and her fiancé, Lee Thomas and his son, Samuel Thomas of Everett; granddaughter of the late Stephen and Barbara Melesciuc and Walter and Catherine Cormier and is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to any cause or organization that assists families who have lost a loved one to a violent crime. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

George Humphries, Jr.

Owned GH Electric in Somerville

George W. Humphries Jr. of Court Road, Winthrop died suddenly at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston on January 10. He was 70 years old.

Born in Ireland, the beloved son of the late Bridgit (Healey) and George W. Humphries Sr., he was a resident of Everett for many years before moving to Winthrop several years ago. Mr. Humphries was the proprietor of GH Electric in Somerville and did the majority of his work in the Boston area. He was a member of several drumlines including the Boston Crusaders, Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Lourdes. He was also a member of the Army Reserves.
He was the devoted husband of Linda (Casey) and the loving father of Kristine Humphries of Winthrop; the step father of Heidi Freda of Lynn; the dear brother of Patricia Cappucci of Medford and the brother in law of Peter Casey of Marshfield and Susan Dishong of Revere. He is also survived by his grandson, Jordan.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or to the American Heart Association PO Box 417005, Boston MA 02241-7005. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Laura Dirko Robert O’Malley

Everett Resident  

Laura (Danisewich) Dirko of Everett died on January 14.

The beloved wife of the late Alexander Dirko, she was the loving mother of the late James Dirko; beloved aunt of Diane Simard of Peabody and Sonia Cross of Florida.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, January 19. A wake service will be held in the Funeral Home from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with a service commencing at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Grace Episcopal Church, 67 Norwood St., Everett. roccofuneralhomes.com

Robert O’Malley 

Painter for MIT Lincoln Laboratories 

Robert P. “Bob” O’Malley of Malden died at home on January 14. He was 61 years old.

A longtime painter for MIT Lincoln Laboratories, he was a member of the Irish American Club of Malden and the Italian Citizens Club of Malden.

He was the beloved husband of Frances (Ciulla) O’Malley; loving father of Ryan O’Malley of Malden; loving brother of John O’Malley of New Hampshire and the late Lorraine, Louise, and Richard. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Thursday, January 19 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Francis Of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway West, Medford, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to MGH Cancer Center, c/o Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Suite, 600, Boston, MA 02114. For directions and online guest book visit jfwardfuneralhome.com