Obituaries 02-08-2012

February 9, 2012
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John Thomas Spinelli

Renowned Professional Musician and Educator

John Thomas Spinelli of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on February 2 following a long illness. He was 75 years old.

A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1954 and Boston University, Class of 1958, he was a professional musician in the Greater Boston area. He was a renowned pianist, bassist, composer and arranger, a Life member and past member of the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 9 and Local 126, a past member of the Yankee Division Band of the Mass. National Guard, a former faculty member at Berklee College of Music and the Newbury Public Schools and a member of the Boston Clover Society.

The beloved husband of 31 years of Theresa A. (Morley), he was the devoted brother of Camille M. “Linda” Bova and her husband, Basil A. of Revere and the late Nancy Generazzo, Marguerite Raftery and Thomas J. Spinelli. He is also lovingly survived by Michael J. Kelley of Mendon, MA, Eileen A. Kelley of Melrose, Patricia M. Mullen and her husband, Robert of Beverly, John D. Kelley of Hudson, MA and Mary I. Kelley of Revere; cherished grandfather of Keara M. Kelley of Brockton, Sean Mullen and his wife, Bethany, Aisling Eames and her husband, Jon all of Beverly, Patrick Kelley of Carmel, California and Michael Kelley of Revere and the dear great grandfather of Emma Mullen and Fiona Eames. He also leaves many caring nephews and nieces.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Irish Cultural Society, 200 Boston Dr., Canton, MA 02021. For additional information, www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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Kenneth Doig

Blue Cross-Blue Shield Retiree

Kenneth M. Doig of Beverly died on February 2 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers. He was 80 years old.

A retired sales representative for Blue Cross – Blue Shield and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was the husband of Jean R. (Foster) Doig and is also survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Scott P. Doig of Hampton, NH and Bruce M. and Janet M. (Spiridigliozzi) Doig of Beverly; four grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas, Kayla and Jenna-Leigh Doig, all of Beverly; four nephews, James and Paul Doig, both of Leominster, George Doig of Rockland and Stephen Doig of Rockport; a niece, Susanne Mitchell of Delaware, OH and a sister-in-law, Joy and her husband, William Davis of Aurora, Colorado. He was the brother of the late James P. and George M. Doig.

His funeral service will be held on Thursday in the Grondin Funeral Home, 376 Cabot St., Beverly at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be held today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Carriage House at Lynch Park, c/o Beverly Recreation Dept., 55 Ober St., Beverly, MA 01915. For complete obituary and to send online condolences, please visit: www.grondinfuneralservices.com

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Ellen Regan

Of Saugus, formerly of Everett

Ellen A. (Murray) Regan of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on February 1.

She was the loving mother of Samantha, Jacqueline and Lawrence Regan and Philip Gallant; beloved daughter of Warren and Mary Murray; loving sister of Alberto, Kenneth, James, Brian, Kathleen, Virginia and Maria. She is also survived by four loving grandchildren: Chloe, Aiden, Madyson and Thomas as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today,  Wednesday, February 8 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate of Conception Church in Everett at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Parish, 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149. roccofuneralhomes.com

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Diamond ‘Mr. Diamond’ Govostes

Everett Resident

Diamond G. “Mr. Diamond” Govostes of Everett, formerly of Stoneham, died on February 2.

He was the devoted husband of Paula (O’Brien) Govostes of Melrose; loving father of Christopher Govostes and his wife, Laura of Everett, Dennis Govostes of Saugus and the late Diamond P. Govostes; cherished grandfather of Julia and Charles Govostes; brother of James and Nickolas Govostes, both of Everett and Linnie Auger of Billerica. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

His funeral service will be held in the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose today, Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial is private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105. For directions, obituary, flowers or to sign guestbook, visit www.gatelyfh.com
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Grace Franzosa

Malden Resident

Grace M. (Maffeo) Franzosa of Malden died on February 3.

She was the beloved wife of Frank R. and loving mother of Cheryl A. Tomolilo and her husband, John of Tewksbury, and Michael J. Franzosa of Malden; sister of the late Pat and Carmen Maffeo, Mary Loconte, Florence DePaolis, and Celia Testa as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, February 9 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church in Malden at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking Wednesday at Main Street entrance. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

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Angela ‘Ann’ Tomolilo

Longtime Whidden Hospital Volunteer

Angela M. “Ann” (Amerena) Tomolilo of Everett died on February 1.

Mrs. Tomolilo was a longtime volunteer at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was also past president of the St. Theresa’s Ladies Sodality and a member of the Everett Emblem Club.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles C.; mother of John and his wife, Cheryl of Tewksbury and the late Charles M.; sister of James Amerena of Stoneham and the late Remo Amerena and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

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Frank Winsor

MIT Retiree

Frank R. Winsor of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died on February 1.

Mr. Winsor was born on July 19, 1927 in Everett, one of seven children of the late Edward T. Winsor and Mary L. (Rowe) Winsor. He was a US Navy veteran, raised and educated in Everett. He graduated with the Class of 1946 from Everett High School, worked for Esso in Everett for 17 years and then for 30 years for M.I.T in Cambridge. After 30 dedicated years at the University, he retired as the Director of Campus Activities.

He was the beloved husband of Mary (Ciovacco) Winsor and the late June (Melvin) Winsor; devoted father of Debra A. Zanotti and her husband, Paul of Wakefield, Mark E. Winsor of Warren, RI, Kenneth F. Winsor and his wife, Deborah of Little Compton, RI and Brian C. Winsor of Lusby, MD; former father-in-law of Lisa E. Winsor of Wakefield and Nancy Winsor of Middletown, RI, also Lisa Mediano of Medford, close friend of Mark Winsor. He was the stepfather of Joseph W. Maguire and his wife, Suzanne of Canton; caring brother of the late Florence Homer, John Winsor, Kay Peddle, Edward Winsor, George Winsor and Marjorie Hunt; cherished grandfather of Leah, Laura, Alaina, Michael, Thomas, and Kortnee; loving great-grandfather of Stella, Celia, and Cale and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. For online tribute or to share a memory, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com

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Jennie ‘Jay’ Montesano

Of Everett, formerly of the North End

Jennie “Jay” (Navarro) Montesano of Everett, formerly of the North End, died on February 1.

She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas; loving mother of Joseph and his wife, Doreen; sister of the late Margaret DiFillipo, Josephine Fama and Paul Navarro and is also survived by three grandchildren, Noelle, Nicholas and Joseph.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore, Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. roccofuneralhomes.com

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Patricia Mary Cocorochio

Of Florida, formerly of Everett

Patricia Mary Cocorochio of Bradenton FL, formerly of Everett, died on January 23. She was 83 years old.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas of Florida; her daughters, Mary of Worcester, Marilyn Caporizzo of Chelmsford and her sons, Michael of Everett, Eddie of Billerica; her sister, Joan Mcmahon of Revere; brother, Paul Mcmahon of Melrose; grandchild, Lisa Anderson of Vermont and her great grandchild, Ryder Anderson of Vermont.

Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Bradenton, Florida.

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Annette Gaglione

Lifelong Everett Resident

Annette (Tammaro) Gaglione, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on February 1. She was 93 years old.

She was a retired inspector having worked at B.F. Goodrich in Watertown for over 30 years and was also a clerical worker for the former Ruderman’s Furniture store in Malden.

The beloved wife of the late Michael Gaglione Sr., she was the devoted mother of Dolores M. Gaglione of Revere, Michael Gaglione, Jr. and his wife, Maureen of Wilmington and Robert Gaglione and his wife, Lorraine of Everett; daughter of the late Antonio and Adeline (Andreotti) Tammaro; sister of the late Michael, John, Dominic, Richard Tammaro and Marie Giantassio.  She is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren, Michele O’Donoghue and her husband, Denis, Michael Gaglione III and his wife, Kim, Lisa Crivello and her husband, Michael, Pamela LePore and her husband, Joseph, Marc Gaglione, Roberta Bereznoski and her husband, John and eight great-grandchildren.

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

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Miriam Kohn

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Miriam Kohn of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on January 31. She was 62 years old.

She was the loving daughter of the late Jakob and Jeannette Kohn and is survived by Sandy and George Santucci, Allen and Tania Sandberg and her caretaker, Rosann Caliguire. She is also survived by her loving friend and caretaker, Leona Grell.

Graveside services were held at the Chevra Thilim of Boston Cemetery, Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150 or to Temple Tifereth Israel, 34 Malden St., Everett, MA 02149. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website: Torf Funeral Service 617-889-2900 www.torffuneralservice.com

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Leo Page

Everett Resident

Leo Page of Everett died on January 30.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Ann (Marchese) Mercurio Page with whom he shared 40 years of marriage; loving father of Robert Mercurio and his wife, Karen of Dracut and Linda Howe and her husband, Christopher of Westwood; dear brother of Marion Niedbala of Chelsea, Claire Giaccobbe of Tewksbury and Dorothy Kalvin of California; cherished grandfather of Kimberly and Kirsten Mercurio and Meaghan and Karilynn Howe.

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

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Assunta Losanno

Everett Homemaker

Assunta Losanno of Everett died on February 6 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.  She was 93 years old.

A homemaker and a longtime Everett resident, she was born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Carmine and Carmella (Coviello), the dear and devoted sister of the late Christy, John, Angelo, Anna, Rose and Filly Losanno and Mary DeSisto.

Private Services were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.