Obituaries 02-01-2012

February 1, 2012
By

Laurence Curtis, Jr.

Employee of Bond Brothers of Everett

Laurence J. Curtis, Jr. died unexpectedly on January 28 at his home in Everett. He was 50 years old.

The loving father of Nicholas and Anthony Curtis, both of Revere, he was born and raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School and worked for Bond Brothers in Everett.

He was the son of Nancy (Girard) Curtis of Everett and Laurence Curtis, Sr. of Florida, former co-owner of the Elm Street Market in Everett. Mr. Curtis also leaves his devoted sister, Cheryl Ann Curtis of Everett and his former wife, Cindy Staff of Revere. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

His funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Friday, February 3 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday, February 2 from 4 to 8 p.m.For directions and condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Alice Harrington

Active at Immaculate Conception Parish, Retired Candy Maker 

Alice P. Harrington of Everett died on January 28 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading having been in failing health. She was 87 years old.

She was born in Castletownbere, County Cork, Ireland on May 24, 1923 and emigrated to America at the age of 24.

She came to make Everett her home and worked at Schrafft Candy in Charlestown as a candy maker.

She was a devoted and extremely active parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Church and was involved in every activity in the church. A member of the Ladies’ Sodality and Catholic Daughters of America Court 324, she served as its regent.

She was the daughter of the late Michael and Johanna (Sullivan) and sister of the late Mary O’Keefe, Anna Murphy, Margaret Paquette, Cecilia and Eileen; the beloved aunt of Dolores and her husband, Charles Breen and great aunt of Charles and his wife, Kathy, Tracey Birchall and her husband, Paul, Scott and his wife, Sharon, Cindy Langevin and her husband, Peter and Todd and his wife, Michelle. She is also survived by six great great nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held today, Wednesday, at 11a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements are by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett. Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to Children Hospital 300 Longwood Ave. Boston, MA 02115

Deborah Moore

Cape Cod Resident

Deborah (Gateas) Moore of Cape Cod died on January 26. She was 58 years old.

The beloved wife of the late John, she was the mother
of the late Jessica Beth Moore; daughter of the late George and Jean (Pascarella) Gateas and sister of Cathy, Paul and George. She is also survived by
nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the Salvatore Rocco
& Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett, Saturday, February 4 at 12 noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are on
Saturday only from 10 a.m. to noon.
www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Selina Strong

Eastern Star and Glendale Methodist Church Member

Selina Strong of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on January 23 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 95 years old.

She was born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada and traveled to the United States when she was just 20 years old. She settled in Everett where she lived for the rest of her life. For over 40 years, she worked as a repair technician at the Schick Electric Company in Boston. She retired in 1979 at the age of 62 and had the opportunity to enjoy more than 30 years of retirement.

She enjoyed knitting and teaching others how to knit. She was an excellent baker and would help with many of the dinners held at the Glendale Methodist Church in Everett where she was an active member of the Church until her health did not permit her to attend services. She was a member of the Glendale Women’s Circle and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

The sister of the late Joseph Strong, Hector Strong, Ethel E. Bursey and Druscilla Isaacs, she is lovingly survived by her niece Joyce Roberts of Newfoundland and cousins Nancy A. Wilhelm of Norton and Jack Janes of Everett. She was the aunt of the late Burt Strong and cousin of the late William Janes.

Funeral arrangements were done by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Anthony Oddi

North End Resident

Anthony F. “Tony” Oddi of the North End of Boston died on January 28.

He was the beloved husband of Dolores “Dolly” (Avellis) Oddi and loving father of Carlotta “Candy” and her husband, Anthony Coppola and Cynthia Oddi and her companion, John Wood, all of the North End of Boston; loving brother of Michael Oddi of Everett, Ausunta Petrigno of Medford, Tina Frangiamone of Burlington, Margaret D’Arcangelo of Wakefield, Teresa Iannaco of Everett, Alfredo Franciosa and Rose Sisti, both of Florida and the late Donato Oddi and Raphaelle Franciosa. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Hearts Church, North Square Boston (North End) today, Wednesday, February 1 at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118. At Tony’s request, visiting hours have been respectfully omitted. Funeral arrangements are by the Cincotti Funeral Home Medford, Mass. 781-395-4638

Sandra McFall

Malden Resident

Sandra L. (Thistle) McFall of Malden died on January 27. She was the beloved wife of the late Timothy S. McFall; devoted mother of Daniel R. DuPlease of Everett, James M. DuPlease and Sharlene M. DuPlease, both of Malden and the late Brian W. DuPlease; cherished sister of Carol Nee of Malden, John Thistle of Rhode Island, Dorothy Wlasuk of Peabody, Maureen Cataldo and Carl Cataldo, both of Florida, Jerry Cataldo of Las Vegas and Amarino Cataldo of Salem; proud grandmother of Deanna, Colin, Brian, Brandon and Brendan DuPlease and Arayah Wooden-DuPlease.

A memorial service will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden today, Wednesday, February 2, at 11 a.m. For obituary and directions, www.weirfuneralhome.com

Mary Singer

Longtime Eagle Bank Receptionist

Mary A. (Sabatino) Singer, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on January 27. She was 84 years old.

Born in Everett and a longtime receptionist at the Eagle  Bank in Everett, she was the beloved wife of the late Harvey M. Singer, the daughter of the late Alfred Sabatino and Filomena (Ragucci); dear and devoted mother of Richard S. Singer of Everett and the late George Singer; sister of Minnie Sabatino of Everett and the late Frank Sabatino and Angelina Frazier and is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center “Activity Fund,”  289 Elm St. Everett, MA 02149, would be sincerely appreciated.

Leo Jameson

Retired Everett Firefighter

Leo R. Jameson of Everett and Hillsboro Beach, FL, died on January 27 at the Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Randolph.  He was 80 years old.

Born in Everett, he was a US Army veteran and a retired firefighter for the City of Everett who was appointed in 1967 and retired in 1995, He also served as union president for the Everett Firefighters Union Local 1656 for all but one year of his entire firefighter career

He also worked in the 1960’s  for Northeast Airlines and was elected as president of the Transport Workers Union.

He was the son of the late Frank and Alice (Ryan) Jameson; beloved and devoted father of Kelly Hamwey and her husband, Steve  Jr. of Norwood; loving and adoring grandfather of Dylan and Caitlyn Hamwey; former husband of Janet (Jameson) Richardson; cherished cousin of Peter and Laura Flynn of Saugus; dear friend of Elizabeth “Lisa” Bolinger of Port St. Lucie, FL; brother of the late Frank Jameson, Alice Trickett and Helen Tivnan.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.

George Coviello

Of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston

George D. Coviello of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on January 22.

A former employee of H.W. Powers Candy Company, he was the beloved husband of Nancy (Palermo); devoted father of Steven Coviello of Methuen and Kenneth Coviello of Revere; dear brother of Richard of Lynn, Rosemarie Steph of Reading, Fredrick of Whitman, Charles of Saugus, James of Stoneham, Kathleen Sorace of Revere, David of Everett and the late Patrick and Gloria Giglio. He is also survived by two loving grandchildren, David and Matthew and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Peter MacKinnon, Sr.

Middlesex Court House Retiree

Peter A. MacKinnon, Sr. of Melrose (Retired assistant clerk magistrate at Cambridge Middlesex Court House) died suddenly on January 25.

He was the loving husband of the late Suzanne M. (Masci) MacKinnon who passed away on September 28, 2011; beloved father of Kelly-Ann Manuel and her husband, John of Weymouth and Peter A. MacKinnon Jr. and his wife, Jennifer of Lynn; cherished grandfather of Connor Manuel, Drew and Cole MacKinnon; brother of Paul MacKinnon and his wife, Kate Foley of Holden; son-in-law of Marie (Thomas) Masci of Arlington; brother-in-law of Elaine Cowie of Billerica and Anthony and Denise Masci of Arlington. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Peter’s name to St. Joseph’s Parish, 173 Albion St. Wakefield, MA 01880. To send a message of condolence please visit www.gatelyfh.com

Mary Bertolami

Of Everett and New Hampshire

Mary G. (LaSpina) Bertolami of Everett and Seabrook Beach, NH died on January 22.

The wife of the late Salvatore Bertolami, she was the mother of Louis J. Bertolami and his wife, Camille of No. Reading, Maryann F. Boyd and her husband, Robert of No. Andover; sister of Rose DiPaolo of North Andover, Eleanor Ippolito of Norwell and the late Lena Calderone and is also survived by three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice, 350 Main St. Haverhill, MA 01830. For obit and guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com

Concetta Cali

Everett Resident

Concetta M. Cali of Everett died suddenly on January 21. She was 88 years old.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Rocco and Maria Cali; sister of the late James V. and Salvatore Cali and aunt of the late Ronald V. Cali, She is survived by her sister in law Joan Cali, her loving nieces Rosemary Melzer of Everett, Judy Barbato of Florida and her nephew James A. Cali. She is also survived by a great niece Nicole Hildebrant and a great nephew Shawn Cali. Funeral arrangements were by the Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Homes. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. roccofuneralhomes.com

Margaret Fitzpatrick

Everett Resident

Margaret T. (McDermott) Fitzpatrick of Everett died on  January 19.

She was the beloved wife of the late John C. Fitzpatrick; dear and devoted mother of Deborah A. O’Neill and her husband, Kevin of Everett, Kevin M. of Everett, Paul of Florida, John E. of Peabody and Michael J. of Everett; sister of Winifred Coppola of Peabody, Delia Penzo of Quincy and Joseph McDermott of Dorchester. She is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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 The Community Family Adult Day Health Center, 106 Wyllis Ave. Everett, MA, 02149, would be sincerely appreciated.

Elvira ‘Vera’ Alterio

Everett Resident

Elvira “Vera” (Committo) Alterio of Everett died on  January 28. She was 103 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Sebastian “Sam”, she was the loving mother of Anthony V. Alterio and his wife, Claire of Nashua, NH, and Ann Centrella and her husband, Joseph C. of Arlington; sister of Florence Ward of Florida and the late Romeo Committo and Amelia Alterio. She is also survived by six loving grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, February 2 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. (Complimentary valet parking Wednesday at Main Street entrance.) Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. www.roccofuneralhomes.com