Obituaries 06-27-2012

June 27, 2012
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Neil Stewart

Boston Gas Retiree

Neil N. Stewart of Everett died on June 23.

A US Navy Korean War veteran and a retired employee of Boston Gas, he was an avid outdoorsman and ham radio operator.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marie C. (Pesce); father of James and his wife, Leslie of New Hampshire, David and his wife, Roberta of Revere and Michael and Allison, both of Everett; brother of Donald and the late Ralph. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A private service was held. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Ronald McClay

Peacetime US Army Veteran

Ronald P. ‘Ron’ McClay of Revere, formerly of Everett and Chelsea, died on June 24 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was 76 years old.

Mr. McClay served with the US Army from March of 1958 thru March of 1960 during peace time. He was born in Boston, raised in Everett and Chelsea and moved to Revere 21 years ago. He retired in 1997 as a Supervisor for Center House of Jamaica Plain, a residential home for the handicapped after 20 years of service. After that retirement, he was the delivery person for the former “Floral Studio” of Revere for more than four years.

The beloved husband of 30 years to Roberta B. (Dell’Orfano), he was the devoted brother of John McClay of Manhattan, NY and the late Richard McClay Jr. and the dear son of the late Richard and Lillian (O’Brien) McClay.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-9376. For more information: visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Mary Manning

Longtime Everett Resident

Mary A. (Szuluk) Manning, a longtime Everett resident, died at the Whidden Hospital on June 21. She was 86 years old.

Mrs. Manning was a retired administrative assistant for an insurance company and the family electrical contracting business. An avid reader, she enjoyed working in the yard, tending to her flowers, playing golf and bridge and loved baking apple pies.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles R. Manning; loving mother of Dr. Carol Manning of Warwick, RI, Stephen Manning of North Andover, and Michael Manning of Everett; loving sister of Frank Szuluk and his wife, Mary of Sandwich; cherished grandmother of Ruth and Kevin Denehy, Michael, Jonathan, and Nicholas Manning.Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Thursday, June 28 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Memorial donations may be made to Whidden Hospital, 103 Garland St., Everett, MA 02149. For directions and online guestbook,  visit jfwardfuneralhome.com

Assunta ‘Susan’ Milligan

Of Marblehead, formerly of Everett

Assunta “Susan” (Melagrano) Milligan of Marblehead, formerly of Revere and Everett, died suddenly on June 23 at Salem Hospital. She was 65 years old.

A former Wire Operator at Wells Fargo and many other brokerage firms, she was born in Italy, the daughter of the late Angelo and Pasqualina (DeSimone) Melagrano. She was the beloved wife of Richard G.; devoted mother of Lindsay Dube and her husband, Paul of Salem and Courtney Milligan of Marblehead; loving grandmother of Nicholas Dube; dear sister of John Melagrano and his wife, Dolores of Stoneham, Marie Henderson and her husband, Jack of Marblehead and the late Ida Fulchini and her surviving husband, Salvatore and Margaret Jancsy and her surviving husband, William. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Joseph Pierce

Of Florida, formerly of Charlestown

Joseph L. Pierce of Stuart, Florida, formerly of Charlestown, died on May 6.

He was the beloved husband for 52 years to Mary Ann Pierce; loving father of Virginia Caplis, William Pierce, Kerry Mango, and Melinda Pierce and is also survived by seven loving grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A Memorial Service was  held at the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, c/o St. Christopher Church, 12001 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL, 33455. Burial was private. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Kathleen Carlino

Of Medford, formerly of the North End

Kathleen M. (Rooney) Carlino of Medford, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on June 20.

She was the cherished daughter of Claire (Donovan) Rooney of Medford and the late David J. Rooney; wife of Michael Carlino of the North End of Boston; beloved sister of David Rooney of Medford, Deborah Neary and her husband, James of Everett, Kevin Rooney and his wife, Erin of Boston; loving aunt of Patrick, Ashleigh, Katherine, Abigail, and Bridgette Neary, Brendan Rooney and Angela Carlino and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. It has been requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For obituary or to leave an online message of condolence, please visit: www.dellorusso.net.

Domenic Tenaglia

Member of The Sons of Orsogna Club

Domenic Tenaglia of Florida, formerly of Waltham, died on June 20.

Mr. Tenaglia was a member of The Sons of Orsogna Club and a US Army veteran of the Korean War.

Born in Orsogna Abruzzi, Italy, he was the beloved husband of Theresa Nina (D’Angelo); brother of Tina Rogazzo and her husband, Raymond of Easton and the late Anna Camilla Antonelli and her husband, the late Phillip and is also survived by nieces and nephews.

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

Joan Kelley

Lifelong Everett Resident

Joan I. (Campbell) Kelley, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on June 21. She was 90 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles H. Kelley; loving mother of Janet Yaksic and her husband, Enzo of Everett; loving sister of Edna SanFilippo of Danvers, Joyce Griffen of Melrose, Muriel Russell of California and the late Gordon Campbell; cherished grandmother of Enzo Yaksic II and his fiancée, Rose Sopko, Andrew Yaksic, and Alexander Yaksic and his fiancée, Angela Forgione. She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For online guest book, visit: jfwardfuneralhome.com

Samuel ‘Sam’ Ciulla

Longtime Educator

Samuel “Sam” Ciulla of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett, died on June 21.

Mr Ciulla was a longtime teacher and Head of the Electrical Dept. of the Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Bello); father of Susanne McCarthy and her husband, Paul of Bradford, Carol Ann of Haverhill, Stephen of Salem, NH, Rosemary Rossi and her husband, Paul of Melrose, MaryClare of Haverhill, Thomas and his wife, Norene of Salem, NH, and Lillian and Catherine Byrne; brother of Josephine “Jean,” Sister Mary Clare “Nora”, Lillian Boyle of Everett, Catherine Barabino, the late Alphonso, Charles and Thomas “Trim”. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Ciulla’s memory may be made to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, NY, NY 10163. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Robert Janvrin

Retired Revere School Administrator

Robert J. Janvrin of Boston, Charles River Park, formerly of Revere, died on June 18.

A US Army veteran of World War II and a retired Elementary Education School Administrator for the City of Revere, he was the son of the late William and Mary Louise (Kelly) Janvrin; beloved brother of George Janvrin and his wife, Diane of Everett; cherished uncle of William Janvrin and Janine Sullivan and dear friend of Arthur and Beverly Fusco of Everett. He is also survived by five great nieces.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Cops for Kids With Cancer, P.O. Box 850956, Braintree, MA 02185 or www.copsforkidswithcancer.org. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. Arrangements were by Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home in Saugus. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com

Jean Torgersen

East Boston Resident

Jean A. (McWilliams) Torgersen of East Boston died on June 21.

She was the beloved wife of Ernest J. Torgersen; mother of Therese Guzman and her husband, Francisco of Everett, Ernest and Robert, both of East Boston, Stephen and his wife, Nancy of Easton, Ronald and his wife, Nancy of Manchester, NH and Joseph Torgersen and his wife, Lisa of Georgetown; sister of Marie Farley of East Boston, Richard of Malden, Gerald and Laurence, both of Revere and the late Francis, Daniel and Robert McWilliams; loving grandmother of Ciomara and Joshua Guzman, Joey, Kyle, Matty, Ryan, Jenna and Andrew Torgersen and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Memorial donations may be made to the Grace Church Federated Food Pantry, 758 Saratoga St., East Boston.

Rosemarie DeSisto

Sylvania Retiree

Rosemarie (Diorio) DeSisto of Winthrop, formerly of Everett and East Boston, died at her late residence on June 14. She was 91 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Domenica (Volta) and Giuseppe Diorio, she worked as an assembler for Sylvania prior to her retirement.

She was the wife of the late Generoso DeSisto, the step mother of Joseph DeSisto of England and Anna Novack of Lowell, sister of Ruth Vosolo of Winthrop, Dorothy Papa of East Boston, William Diorio of Florida and the late Joseph Diorio, Anthony Diorio, Angelo Diorio and Mary Tirone and the longtime companion of the late Frank Papa. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

The family received relatives and friends at the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Services and entombment followed in the Versailles Mausoleum, Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be sent to the Dr. Matthew S. Schwartz Hospice, 285 Commandants Way, Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guest book go to: www.caggianofuneralhome.com

Anthony Molle

Of Florida, formerly of Everett, Revere and Chelsea

Anthony “Tony” Molle of Deland, Florida, formerly of Everett, Revere and Chelsea died June 12 of complications from lung surgery. He was 70 years old.

A US Army veteran, he was born in Everett on August 26, 1941 to Mary and Nicola Molle and retired from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as the Shop38/Shop 56 p.m. representative. He was the owner of T & G Auto Sales in Deland and was a member of the American Legion, a past president of Deland Eagles Aerie 3959 and a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

He leaves behind his best friend and love of his life of 26 years, Nancy Mayer Molle. He is also survived by his children, Wayne and his wife, Isa Molle, Elizabeth and her husband, Steven Graves, Anthony and his wife, Jennnifer Cyr and his daughter-in-law, Nancy Plummer; six grandchildren and his brothers Nick, Mark, Domenic and Richard. He was the father of the late William Plummer who died in 2010.

Services were held on June 16 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church followed by a reception at the home of his son Anthony Cyr and his wife, Jennifer.

Elena DiPrima

Everett Resident

Elena A. (Chirichiello) DiPrima, a longtime resident of Everett, died on June 24 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 87 years old.

A homemaker, born in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late  Joseph H. DiPrima; dear and devoted mother of Charles J. DiPrima and his wife, Donna of Merrimack, NH and Ella DiPrima-Spayne of Revere; loving grandmother of Charles J. DiPrima, Jr., Lisa M. DiPrima and Jennifer E. Spayne and great-grandmother of Alyia Pizarro; sister of John Chirichiello and Caroline Chirichiello of Revere, Vera Nazzaro of Danvers, and the late Muzzy, Rocco, Pat, Carmen, Vito, Mary, Louise and Sally Chirichiello, Angelina Villa and Concetta Natale. Her Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett,  Thursday morning at 9 a.m. followed by a  Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett, at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Contributions in her  memory to the Salesians Boys and Girls Club, 150 Byron St., East Boston, MA 02128 would be sincerely appreciated.