Obituaries 09-12-2012

September 12, 2012
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Olympia ‘Lil’ Vetrano

Everett Resident

Olympia “Lil” Vetrano of Everett died on September 8. The daughter of the late Enrico “Henry” and Carmella, she is survived by many generations of family and friends.

Visiting hours will be held in the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, Friday, September 14 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will immediately follow in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in  Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Estelle Finer

Of Florida, formerly of Everett

Estelle (Komins) Finer of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Malden, Everett and California, died on September 8.

An avid reader, knitter and mahjong player, she was the beloved wife of Allen Finer; mother of Russell Finer of Virginia, David and Lizabeth (Garrigan) Finer of Rockport and Susan Finer of Florida; sister of Dorothy Karlsberg of Sharon and the late Beatrice Goldman; grandmother of Rachel (Finer) Levy and Daniel Finer; Meredith, Adam, and Samuel Finer and Steven Whitener. Graveside services were held at the Custom Tailors Cemetery, West Roxbury. Donations in her memory may be made to Congregation Tifereth Israel, 34 Malden Street, Everett, MA 02149. Arrangements were by the Schlossberg Solomon Memorial Chapel www.SchlossbergChapel.com 781-828-6990

Beverly Leonard

Registered Nurse

Beverly J. (Keans) Leonard, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on September 6 at the Tufts Medical Center, Boston. She was 81 years old.

A former member of the Mothers’ Club at Pope John XXIII High School and the Whidden Memorial Hospital

Guild, , she was a retired Registered Nurse and a graduate of St. Margaret’s Hospital School of Nursing.

She was the beloved wife of the late Dennis J. Leonard, DMD; daughter of the late Norman A. and Rosalind (Vidito) Keans; dear and devoted mother of Dennis J. Leonard and his wife, Norma of Peabody, Mark Leonard and his wife, Rainy of N. Reading, Beverly J. Leonard and Kristin A. Leonard, both of Everett and Patricia K. Leonard of Manhattan; sister of Janet M. Morris and her husband, Robert of Everett and Judith Hussey and her husband, Arthur of Florida; loving grandmother of Kathleen, Andrew, Jeffrey and Brittany Leonard.

Her Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942 would be sincerely appreciated.

Crescenzo ‘Joseph’ Catino

Malden Resident

Cresenzo “Joseph” Catino of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on September 7.

He was the beloved husband of the late Frances (LoRusso); loving father of Joseph E. Catino of Florida. and Eileen Hogan and her husband, Richard of Everett. He is survived by four loving grandchildren, Scott, Sean and his wife, Dawn Hogan, Dr. Joseph Catino and Jodi McBride and her husband, Sean and five loving great grandchildren, Jake, Kyle, Paige, Adam and Krystina Hogan. He was the beloved brother of Mary Rocco, Lenny Catino and Palmi Burnham and many late siblings. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice: roccofuneralhomes.com

Peter Aloise

Florida Resident

Peter Aloise of Delray Beach, Florida, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on September 3.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Aloise and the late Margaret “Margie” Aloise; loving father of Maria Ricci and her husband, John of Winthrop and JoAnn LaPorte and her husband, James of Malden; beloved brother of Mary Juffre, Gene Spatola, Elena Scimone, Rosalie Martocchio and the late John. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Aimee Galego, Michelle Lineberger, Peter and Floey LaPorte and four loving great grandchildren, Michela, Mia and Maximus Galego and Roman Lineberger.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore, Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. roccofuneralhomes.com

Sheila Mary Congiliando

Homemaker

Sheila Mary (Kane) Congiliando of Maple Glen, PA and Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on September 5 after a brief illness. She was 66 years old.

A homemaker, she was born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late James F and Helen (Mullen) Kane and was a graduate St Rose High School.

She was the beloved wife of Ernest J.; devoted mother of Ernest J. III and his wife, Jennifer and Stephen R. Congiliando, all of Pennsylvania; dear sister of James “Jess” Kane and his wife, Andrea of Mashpee, Eileen Dannenberg of Revere and Owen Kane of Saugus; sister in law of Robert and Margaret Power of Wilmington and loving aunt “known as Aunt Pixie” to Genevieve, Vanessa, Julia, Lauren, Jamie, Jeremy and Cara.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial  donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Marian Josephine Stoodley

Of Somerville, formerly of Everett

Marian Josephine (Grilli) Stoodley of Somerville, formerly of Everett, died peacefully on September 5. She was 95 years old.

The wife of the late Thomas J. Stoodley Jr. and a longtime resident of Everett, she was born in East Boston on October 30, 1916, the beloved daughter of the late Joseph G. and Mary (Libretti). She was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School.

During her career, she worked at Rust Craft, the Boston Naval Shipyard as a Draftswoman during World War II, and at Bell Telephone. She left the work force to raise her children, returning to work after the passing of her dearly loved husband in 1963.

She was a retiree of State Street Bank, a devoted mother, cherishing grandmother, and proud great grandmother, renowned for her cooking and baking. She rolled her own pasta well into her 90’s, an expert seamstress and knitter, making clothes for her children and grandchildren.

For 10 years she was an active volunteer at the Everett Villa Co-op and participated in the H.O.P.E. Study for research on Alzheimer’s Disease at the BU School of Medicine. A deeply devout Catholic, she was a parishioner at the St. Joseph Church in Everett and a member of the Morning Glories.

She is survived by her children, Thomas J. Stoodley III and his wife, Diana of Lowell, Timothy J. Stoodley and his wife, Margaret of Londonderry NH, and M. Joy Stoodley of Saugus; her loving grandchildren, Thomas J. Stoodley IV and his wife, Sheila, Gregory Stoodley and his wife, Jill, Dr. Catherine Stoodley and her husband, Joseph, Lauren Stoodley and her fiancé, Rolando Alvarez, and Rebecca (Stoodley) and her husband, Sean, and her loving great grandchildren, Alexandra Stoodley, John and Catherine McCreery, Charles Stoodley and Elias DiNunzio and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of Angela M. Caruso of Maine, Joseph M. Grilli and his wife, Jennie of New Hampshire and the late Louisa Grilli.

Donations in her memory may be made to the H.O.P.E. Study, c/o Catherine Pfau, Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord St., Boston 02118. Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. roccofuneralhomes.com

Joseph Pompeo

Everett Resident

Joseph E. Pompeo of Everett died on September 1,

A US Army Korean veteran, he was the beloved husband of Sheila (Lubell) and the late Kathleen (O’Keefe) and loving father of Maureen of Nahant, Joseph of North Carolina, Kathy Santora of Charlestown, Suzanne of Nahant, Ellen of California, and Dean Pawlowski of North Carolina; brother of the late George and is also survived by seven grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

George Janvrin

Of Everett, formerly of Revere

George F. Janvrin of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on September 3.

A US Navy Vietnam veteran, he was the beloved husband of Diane (Iannetti); loving father of William Janvrin of Chelsea and his companion, Rhonda Kerivan and Janine Sullivan and her husband, Patrick of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Olivia, Lily, Lilah, Taylor and Emily; brother of the late Robert Janvrin, son in law of Rita Iannetti of Chelsea, nephew of Alexander Crucioli of Chelsea and is also survived by brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews and many caring neighbors.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Lynda Slevoski

Associated Industries of Massachuestts, Vice President of Human Resources

Lynda M. (Kirchner) Slevoski of Georgetown died on September 8 in her home with her loving family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 63 years old.

She was born May 10, 1949 in Chelsea, daughter of the late Doris A. Glennon and graduated from Chelsea High School, class of 1967. After high school, she met and married the love of her life, the late Charles W. Slevoski. For the last 18 years, Lynda was Vice President of Human Resources at Associated Industries of Massachusetts. Throughout her professional career she was blessed to make many lifelong relationships. She became known amongst her peers as “the hotline queen” for her extensive knowledge of the industry and problem solving ability. Lynda’s passions were her family, her career, shopping, and her large iced coffee every morning. Nothing brought more of a smile to her face than her children and grandchildren, as she did for them as well.

She is survived by her two loving sons, Walter C. and his wife, Denise (Tebbets) Slevoski of Merrimac, MA and Kurt M. and his wife, Kathy (Savage) Slevoski of Georgetown. She was the grandmother of Nicholas B., Peyton E., Logan W., Jake C., Abigail M., and Trevor M. Slevoski.  And sister of Kenneth Kirchner of Texas, Drusella Pegnato of Salem, Roberta Lea of Nashua, NH, and Robert C. Meuse Jr. of Saugus and her sisters in law, Barbara Dunn of Everett and Ruthann Carbone of Billerica, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Merton E. Roberts Jr. & Conte Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant St. Georgetown, MA 01833. At the request of the family, funeral services and burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.For directions or to offer online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.

Elmer ‘Chuck’ North, Jr.

Longtime School Custodian

Elmer E. “Chuck” North, Jr. , a lifelong resident of Everett, and Sandown, NH died suddenly on September 9. He was 61years old.

“Chuck” was a 1970 graduate of Everett High and was a US Air Force veteran. He was a former bank courier and a longtime custodian for Everett and Raymond, NH public schools.

He was the loving son of the late Elmer E. North, Sr. and the late Margaret R. North; beloved husband of Anne M. “Candy” (DeVitto) North of Everett; loving father of Melanie Anne Powers and her husband, Justin of Franklin, and Kyle E. North of Everett; loving brother of Peggyann Rebello and her husband, Joe of Raynham and Robbin Arsenault and her husband, John of Clermont, FL. He is also survived by many dear nieces, nephews, and friends.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett today, Wednesday, Sept 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to his wife to help defray his final expenses would be appreciated. For directions visit jfwardfuneralhome.com