Obituaries 07-11-2012

July 16, 2012
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Alfred ‘Papa’ Smith

Devoted Family Man

Alfred J. “Papa” Smith of Everett, formerly of Somerville, died on July 8.

He was the beloved husband of the late Louise (Smith); loving father of Edith Miranda and her husband, James of Somerville, Judy DiNapoli and her husband, Richard of Everett, Charlotte Hines of Everett, Alfred and John Smith and the late Richard; brother of Eileen Hanson of New Mexico and many late siblings. He is survived by his 10 loving grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore, Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, July 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02110. Burial will be private. roccofuneralhomes.com

Ruth Oberlander

Everett Resident

Ruth A. Oberlander, a resident of Everett for more than 40 years, died on July 2 at the Epoch Nursing Home in Melrose after a period of failing health. She was 80 years old.

Born in Malden, she worked as a waitress at Hayes Bickford in Wellington Circle for many years.

One of five children of the late Benjamin and Ruth (Whiting) Oberlander, she was the wife of the late Ronald Rufo and the late William Maggs; the loving mother of Bonnie Spaulding of Everett, Richard Maggs of New Hampshire, Laurie Ritson of Saugus and the late William Maggs;  the sister of Elaine Jegello of Everett, William Oberlander of Beverly, Paula Oberlander of Everett and the late Florence Donohue. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Her Funeral Service was held on Tuesday from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home with the Reverend Thomas Coots officiating.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Joseph Keohane

East Boston Community Activist

Joseph F. Keohane of East Boston died on July 1.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was a  Licensed Funeral Director, Social Worker at Heritage Apartments for Boston Legal Aid for 27 years, East Boston Community Activist, a member of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce, East Boston Rotary, American Legion Post 30, East Boston Veterans Council, VFW Post 6712, Regional Manager VFW, Past Commander and Officer ITAM Post 6, Columbus Day Parade Organizer and Past Grand Marshall, Veteran of the Year 2010, Director of the East Boston Social Center Elderly Camp, a member of the Board of Directors of the East Boston Social Center and Past President East Boston Kiwanis.

He was the beloved son of the late Felicianna (Nardone) and Joseph F. Keohane, Sr.; brother of Timothy Keohane and his wife, Leslie of Everett, Kay Brayden-Strelitz of East Boston, Eileen Darling of Malden, Elaine Tripp and her husband Russell of Saugus and Karen Belanger and her husband, Robert of Revere and is also survived by two generations of nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 404 Sumner St., East Boston, MA 02128 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com

Ann Marie Louanis

Revere Resident

Ann Marie (Currie) Louanis of Revere died on July 4.

She was the beloved wife of Guild S. “Steve” Louanis with whom she shared 27 years of marriage; cherished daughter of the late Eugene and Nellie (Messer) Currie; loving sister of Mary Byrne and her husband, Jim of New Hampshire, June O’Connor and her husband, Kevin of Braintree, Nancy DeSisto and her husband, Richard of Georgetown, and Susan Lanceleve and her husband, Felix of Everett. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and a special friend, Rose M. Cruzado of Chelsea.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 8960, Phoenix, AZ 78960. www.vazzafunerals.com

Joseph McLaughlin

Daniel’s Printing Retiree

Joseph A. McLaughlin of Everett died unexpectedly on July 6. He was 74 years old.

A retired employee of Daniel’s Printing of Everett, he was the beloved son of the late Anthony J. and Margaret L. (Cremins) McLaughlin; devoted brother of David J. McLaughlin of San Diego, California and Sister Laura Ann “Betty” McLaughlin SP of Ocean Grove, N.J.; loving cousin of Connie Tracy and her late husband, Tom Tracy of Everett.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Carr Funeral Home, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to Emmaus House, 21 Main Ave., Ocean Grove, N.J. 07756. For obituary and online condolences, please visit www.carrfuneral.com

Deborah Savino

Nurse and Real Estate Broker

Deborah A. (Sparks) Savino, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at home on July 6. She was 63 years old.

She was a nurse who worked in many hospitals and nursing facilities and also a real estate broker.

The beloved wife of  more than 48 years of John Savino; she was the dear and devoted mother of Joyce Savino and her husband, Stephen Skeirik and Gina Savino-Middleton  and her husband, Bruce Middleton of Everett, Louis Savino and his wife, Patricia of Rowley and the late Lisa Savino; sister of the late Sandra Sparks; loving “Nana” of  Deborah Jon Toupouzis, Gianna Helen Toupouzis, Nicholas Edward Middleton, Isabella and Sofia Savino.  Services and interment were private. Contributions in her memory to Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 178 Savin St. Ste. 300, Malden, MA 02148, would be sincerely appreciated.

Lucia ‘Lucy’ Costello

Former Member of St. Rose Mother’s Club

Lucia “Lucy” (Barbati) Costello, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on July 4 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford after a brief illness. She was 94 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a former member of the St. Rose Mother’s Club. In her early years, she worked at her family’s shoe factory in the North End of Boston and later at Forbes Lithograph.

The devoted wife of the late James H. Costello, she was the beloved mother of Kathleen DiPanfilo and her husband, Ronald of Everett and James Costello and his wife, Dorothy of Reading; cherished grandmother of Melissa Scoppettuolo and her husband, Antonio, Daniel, Kristine and Caroline Costello and great grandmother of Nicholas and Arianna Scoppettuolo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery.  To send a message of condolence to “Lucy’s” family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

Ercole Palmariello

Well Known DJ ‘Eric DJ Littles’

Ercole A. Palmariello, AKA “Eric DJ Littles” died in Saugus on July 1 surrounded by his loving family and his friends. He was 34 years old.

‘Eric’ was born in Malden in 1977, the son of Clementino and Silvana E. (DiPierro) Palmariello. He grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. He had a great love for music which led him to becoming a DJ, known throughout Boston as “DJ Littles”. For many years he worked nightclubs in and around Boston, and would occasionally perform with other celebrity DJ’s. Also, every year, he would volunteer his time to DJ at Toys for Tots Fundraisers.

While his DJing kept him busy at night, he would still work during the day with his father at his well known meat market, McKinnon’s of Somerville. He was also very passionate about cars and kept his Mercedes in immaculate condition. In addition, He has been a member of and very active with the Massachusetts Badge Association.

He is survived by his parents, Clementino and Silvana E. (DiPierro) Palmariello, his brother Giovanni “Johnny” Palmariello, his love, Heidi Lurvey, and his grandmother, Maria (Carbone) Gaetana, all of Saugus

Funeral arrangements were by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden.

Anna ‘Annie’ Bono

Our Lady of Grace Church Parishioner

Anna “Annie” (Ciulla) Bono of Everett died on July 8.

A parishioner at the Our Lady of Grace Church and a member of The Socialites, she was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore; loving mother of Anthony Bono and his wife, Deborah A. of Walpole and Leo S. Bono of Nashua, NH; sister of Thomas Ciulla and his wife, Isabel, Joseph Ciulla and his wife, Palma, Lillian LaRosa, Frances Catanzaro, Mary Marino, Helen Altieri and the late Melchiore, Ignatius and Anthony Ciulla and the late Rose Marino and Josephine Bono. She is also survived by three loving grandchildren Michael S., Brian A. and Anthony J. Bono, 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 Friday, July 13 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Our Lady of Grace Church, Everett at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours are Thursday only from 4 to 8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking at Main St. entrance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105. roccofuneralhomes.com

Frances Ann Humphries

Of Holbrook, formerly of Everett

Frances Ann Humphries of Holbrook, formerly of Everett, died on July 6.

The beloved mother of Patricia Hirschfeld, James P. Griffin, Kathryn Cuddy and the late David W. Griffin, she was the dear sister of Bernice Bowe and sister-in-law of Phyllis Landry; loving grandmother of 13 and four great grandchildren. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Visiting hours at the Casper Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester Street, South Boston are today, Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Ann’s Church, Neponset Thursday, July 12 at 10 a,m. Burial services will be private

Carmela Baldi

Retired Everett Credit Union Manager

Carmela M. (DiSessa) Baldi, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on July 4 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice in Reading. She was 85 years old.

Mrs. Baldi retired as manager of the Everett Credit Union after 30 years of service.

She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Baldi; dear and devoted mother of Louis E. Baldi and his wife, Noreen of Winthrop, Robert Baldi and his wife, Nancy of Melrose and Elaine Champion and her husband, William of Sandown, NH; sister of Vincent J. DiSessa of Weymouth and the late David DiSessa; loving grandmother of Mark Baldi, Zachary Champion, Robbie, Kate and Sara Baldi and great-grandmother of Mark J. Baldi, Jr.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in her memory to Hope for the Warriors, 1335 Western Blvd, Ste. E, Jacksonville, NC, 28546, would be sincerely appreciated.

Althea Bishop

Member of Eastern Star and United Church in Everett

Althea J. (Hand) Bishop of East Walpole, formerly of Everett, died in the Harrington House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Walpole on July 6. She was 89 years old.

She was an administrative assistant at the John W. Hamilton Company in Everett for more than 30 years.

Mrs. Bishop was a member of the Eastern Star and an active member of the United Church in Everett. She enjoyed traveling across the world with her husband after their retirement.

She was born in Ashepoo, South Carolina on September 4, 1922, the daughter of the late Aquilla Mason and Eugenie (Harris) Hand. She graduated from Hardeeville High School in South Carolina with the class of 1940. Mrs. Bishop proudly served her country in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and went on to graduate from Boston University with the class of 1949. She has been a resident of East Walpole for the past seven years moving from Everett.

The beloved wife of the late Leonard G. Bishop, she was the loving mother of Allen L. and his wife, Valerie J. (Conway) Bishop of East Walpole and the late William L. Bishop; cherished grandmother of Joshua Bishop and Rebecca L. Bishop, both of East Walpole and sister of the late Aquilla M. Hand, Jr and the late Ethel Pinckney.

Funeral arrangements were by the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, Walpole. Memorial donations may be made to: Walpole VNA, Post Office Box 255 Walpole, Massachusetts 02081.

Lillian Crowley

Of Someville, formerly of Charlestown

Lillian R. (Whalen) Crowley of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown, died on July 6. She was 87 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Daniel J. Crowley, she was the devoted mother of James Whalen and his wife, Marsha of Tilton, N.H., George Whalen of Winthrop and Edward Whalen and his fiancé, Lisa McGrath of Everett; loving Nana to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; beloved sister of the late Helen Killeen, Evelyn Young, Irene White and James Whalen.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, T.N., 38105-9956. For obituary and online condolences, please visit www.carrfuneral.com

Ethel Salvo

Chelsea Resident

Ethel (McKenna) Salvo of Chelsea died on July 2.

She was the beloved wife of the late Domenic Salvo; devoted mother of Jean Troville and her husband, Thomas Sr. of Everett and the late Stephen Salvo; dear sister of the late Henry McKenna and Evelyn Haines; cherished grandmother of Thomas Troville Jr., Brian Troville Sr., Dominique Lander and Stephen Salvo and adored great grandmother of 11.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown MA 02472. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com