Obituaries 03-14-2012

March 16, 2012
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Theresa DiLiberto

Everett Resident

Theresa (Bono) DiLiberto of Everett died on March 10. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent; mother of Terry Onessimo of Everett, Maria D’Avolio-Morrell and her husband, Michael of Shirley and the late Anna and Janis and is also survived by six grandchildren, William, Robert, Anna, Maria, Anna, Nicole and seven great grandchildren, Danae, Alexa, Danielle, Michael, Jason, Gianni and Marchello. She was the sister of seven late siblings.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

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Margaret ‘Dolly’ Faletra

Co-owned former Benedict’s Beauty Salon

Margaret M. “Dolly” (DeMartino) Faletra, a longtime resident of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on March 9 after a period of failing health. She was 79 years old.

The co-owner of the former Benedict’s Beauty Salon of Everett, she was the retired Accounts Receivable Clerk for the former Sea-lect Wholesale Foods in Chelsea.

Born in Everett, she was the beloved wife of Benedict D. “Buddy” Faletra; dear and devoted mother of Sharon M. LaRosa and her husband, Frank of Sweden, ME; Paula Scudieri and her husband, Frank of Wakefield and Benedict Faletra and his partner, Barbara Gratton of Chelsea; sister of Achilles DeMartino of Roslindale and the late Armando, Silvio, Robert and Joseph DeMartino and Rose Magno; loving grandmother of Jay and Leanne LaRosa and Carissa and Sal Scudieri.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to Sister Disciples of the Divine Master, 43 West St. Boston, MA 02111, would be sincerely appreciated.

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Joyce Innis

Melrose Resident

Joyce (Hayward) Innis of Melrose died on March 8.

She was the beloved wife of the late Mark M. Innis; dear sister of the late Dora Cramb, Florence Rollins and Charles Peacock and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Family and Friends can remember her life at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Wednesday morning (today) and at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St., Melrose where her Funeral Service will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. For directions, online tribute or to share a memory, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com

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Ester Imbornone

Of Stoneham, formerly of Everett

Ester A. (Iagallo) Imbornone of Stoneham, formerly of Malden and Everett, died on March 5. She was 86 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Imbornone; devoted mother of Diane Troiano and her husband, Jim of Malden and Janet Chirichiello and her husband, Tony of Stoneham; cherished grandmother of Mark and Matthew Troiano, Anthony Chirichiello and his fiancé, Lisa Morais and Christopher Chirichiello; dear sister of Dot DeVito and her husband, Al of Melrose, Clara Mazzie and her husband, Richard of Everett, Jean DeMasi and her late husband, Sam of Revere; sister-in-law of Terry Imbornone and her late husband, Joe, Jean Imbornone and her late husband, Dom, all of Medford, Carol Imbornone and her late husband, Frank, Jr. of Weymouth, Rose Burice and her husband, Milton of Andover and the late Fran Dixon. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Please honor her by making donations in memory to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send a memorial condolence: www.barilefuneral.com.

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Elizabeth Barrett

Co-Chaired Everett Villa Co-Op

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Barrett, a lifelong resident of Everett, died suddenly on March 7 at her home. She was 76 years old.

She was born on September 10, 1935 in Boston, one of eight children of the late Gerald and Marion (Powers) Barrett. She was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1955. After graduating, she worked for Exxon, Monsanto and finished her working career as an Administrative Assistant for the Government. She enjoyed serving as Co-Chairperson of the Everett Villa Co-op and she was an avid Red Sox fan. Betty was always full of life and loved every minute she had with family and friends.

She was the loving sister of Katherine and her husband, Capt. Alvin Hibbs Ret. USN, Hilda and her late husband, John McCarthy, Theresa and her husband, David X. Foley, Jean and her husband, John Tammaro, Leo Barrett and his wife, Kathy, Margaret and her husband, Joseph Eliseo and the late Gerald and his wife, Laurie and was the caring and loved aunt of 35 nieces and nephews, whom she adored.

Relatives and Friends gathered to honor and remember Betty at a Funeral Mass held in the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett with Reverend Gerald Osterman officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Funeral arrangements were by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.

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Antonetta Altieri

Of Everett, formerly of East Boston

Antonetta H. (Caprio) Altieri of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on March 2. She was 88 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Altieri; loving sister of Richard A. Caprio and Marie E. Sicuso, both of Everett;  Rev. Robert J. Caprio of the North End and the late John, Lucy and Louis Caprio; dear sister in-law of Carmen Rauseo Caprio of No. Palm Beach, FL and the late Frances Vadala Caprio and Joseph J. Sicuso and fond aunt of her loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, Broadway, Everett, c/o Renovation Fund or Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., Malden, MA 02148. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Justine ‘Julia’ Nassise

Retired Everett Teacher

Justine J. “Julia” (DiAssisi) Nassise of Belmont died on March 7 in the Belmont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a period of failing health.

Born in Haverhill, she lived in Everett for many years before settling in Belmont. A retired teacher in the Everett School System, she held a Masters Degree in Education from Boston University.

She was the beloved wife of the late Philip Nassise; dear and devoted sister of Emanuella “Ella” Pinals of Bedford, Reta Wilson of Kennebunk, ME and the late Louis D’Assisi and Mary McNeil and is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Her funeral service was held in the Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum in Malden, For further information: visit www.swdfuneralhome.com.

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Chester Landers

Malden Resident

Chester B. Landers of Malden died on March 6.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Lois (Morgan); loving father of John D. and his wife, Ann of Seabrook, NH., Daniel P. and wife, Theresa of Stoneham, Thomas M. and wife, Trina of Everett and the late Patricia; brother of Roger Landers of Stoneham, Marjorie Doty of Ft. Myers, FL., Robert Landers of Irving, MA and the late Eleanor Carter. He is also survived by many grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Norton Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Grace Building/Memorial Fund. For obit/guestbook visit: www.nortonfuneral.com

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Rita Murphy

Malden Resident

Rita M. (Lang) Murphy of Malden died on March 4.

She was the wife of the late John L. Murphy; mother of Carol M. Wishoski and her husband, Steve of Malden and James F. Murphy and his wife, Dawn of Milford; grandmother of Stephen, Kristin and Jaclyn Wishoski, and Ryan and Michael Murphy; sister of James Lang of Billerica and the late Harry “Hap”, Kenneth, and Joseph Lang and Marjorie Myers.

Funeral arrangements were by the E.E.Burns & Son Funeral Home, Malden.  Burial was in Forest Dale Cemetery.

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Edith DiCicco

Of North Andover, formerly of Everett

Edith M. (Mazzone) DiCicco of N. Andover, a former long time resident of Everett, died on March 5 at the Lawrence General Hospital after a period of failing health. She was 96 years old.

A seamstress in the clothing industry, she was the beloved wife of the late Domenic N. DiCicco; dear and devoted sister of Madeline Mottola of Stoneham, Lucy Finos of Wakefield, Mary Starble of Bradford and the late Christine Tavano, Susan Barbo, Alphonse and Marino Mazzone. She is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the charity of one’s choice, would be sincerely appreciated.

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Paul Recupero, Jr.

Member of Revere Moose Lodge

Paul J. Recupero, Jr. died in East Boston on March 8.

A member of Moose Lodge 1272, Revere, he was the beloved father of Paul J. III of Woburn, John A. and his wife, Denise of New Hampshire, Nicholas H. and his wife, Kathy, Michael W. and his wife, Kim, all of Revere and Jean Marie Matthews and her husband, Michael of Peabody; companion of Patricia Mulligan of Everett; brother of Laura Scada of East Boston, Josephine Henry and her husband, Humphrey of Carver, Frank and his wife, Jessie of Saugus, Joseph and his late wife, Ruth of Virginia, Agropino “Chickie” of Maine, Robert and his wife, Carol of Peabody and Richard Recupero of East Boston. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com

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Rocco DiVirgilio

Everett Resident

Rocco DiVirgilio of Everett died on March 9.

Born in Orsogna, Abruzzi, Italy, he was the son of the late Filippo and Maria; brother of Vincenzo and his wife, Ida of Everett and is also survived by two nephews, Filippo of Medford and Moreno of Stoneham.

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

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Edward ‘Doc’ Doherty

Former member of Everett City Council

Edward A. “Doc” Doherty of Peabody and Hollywood, Florida died after a courageous three month battle with lung cancer surrounded by his love Ellie and his brothers on March 5. He was 65 years old.

A former Everett City Council member, he is survived by his loving soulmate and best friend Eleanor Rizzo of Peabody and her daughters, Lori Rizzo of Newburyport and Michelle Rizzo of Malden. He was the beloved brother of John J. and his wife, Nancy of Swampscott, James R. and his wife, Alice of Braintree and a sister Elaine Imbrascio and her husband, Charles of Reading. He is also survived by his son, Michael of California and his daughter, Shannon of Reading and five grandchildren. He was the son of the late John and Martha; husband of the late Maria Doherty and step-father of her two children, Michael and Tina, as well as many loving nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

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Gordon Campbell, Sr.

Of West Yarmouth, formerly of Everett

Gordon J. Campbell, Sr. of West Yarmouth, formerly of Everett, died on March 4. He was 84 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Campbell was born and raised in Everett, the son of the late Catherine (Firgout) and Joseph T. Campbell; husband of the late Diane (Greeley) Campbell and the father of Marie Klusky of Tennessee, Catherine Farraher and her partner, Richard Masi of Harwich and Gordon Campbell, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer of Dennis; grandfather of Matthew Farraher, Rachel Farraher and Hailey Campbell. He is also survived by his sisters: Joan Kelly, Joyce Campbell, Muriel Russell and Edna Sanfillippo, son in law Jim Farraher and nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, Harwich Center. Donations in his memory may be made to VNA Hospice and Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 434 Rte. 134, Suite D3, South Dennis, MA 02660. Notes of comfort and sympathy may be sent to the family at www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com

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Virginia Louise Lichtenberg

Everett Resident

Virginia Louise (Albertini) Lichtenberg of Everett died in Reading on March 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen C. Lichtenberg; devoted mother of Stephen L. Lichtenberg and his wife, Isabella of Milford, Elizabeth L. Maniscalco and her husband, Mario and Caroline L. Cataldo and her husband, William all of Reading; cherished sister of Rose Palumbo of Malden, Margaret Monteforte of Everett and the late Irma Colameta, Mary Trabucco, Lena Dumas and Ralph Fregosi; loving grandmother of Eric and Stephen Lichtenberg, Gioia Maniscalco and William and Allison Cataldo and great grandmother of John Hayes and Liam Lichtenberg. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home, 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn St.) Reading on Thursday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St., Reading at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral home visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. For information, directions and on line guest book visit johnbdouglassfuneralhome.com

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Eleanor ‘Honey’ Kennedy

Everett Resident

Eleanor “Honey” (Higgins) Kennedy of Everett died on March 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late John P. Kennedy and loving mother of Maureen Milan, Thomas, Jon, Pamela, Terrance, William and the late Mark and Robert; sister of the late Reverend William Higgins, Lawrence, John, Sabina, James, Rita Jodrie, Mary Spicer, and Frank and grandmother of Christopher, Mark, Ryan, Alycia, Julie, Peter, Sabrina, and Kaitlyn.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. in The Immaculate Conception Church. A period of visitation will be held at The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett on Thursday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery