Obituaries 10-03-2012

October 4, 2012
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Maria Lombardi

Worked for Stone & Webster Engineering

Maria A. (Parrella) Lombardi of Methuen, formerly of Braintree, died at home on September 30.  She was 64 years old.

Born in Cassano, Caudino, Avellino, Italy, she lived in Braintree for many years before settling in Methuen.

She held an Associates Degree from Northeastern University and was formerly employed with Stone and Webster Engineering Company as a budget coordinator.

She was the beloved mother of  Kirk J. Lombardi and his wife, Kristen of Methuen; dear and devoted sister of Crescenzo Parrella and his wife, Barbara of Tewksbury and Rita Pepicelli and her husband, Bill of Revere and loving grandmother of Zoe and Lola Lombardi.  She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Thursday at 9:45 a.m. followed by a  Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, 6th  floor, Brookline, MA 02446, would be sincerely appreciated.

Joseph Cirame

New England Produce Center Salesman

Joseph C. Cirame, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 29.  He was 53 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was a salesman at the New England Produce Center, Chelsea-Everett Line

He was the beloved son of Emily (Ristaino) and the late Salvatore Cirame of Everett; dear and devoted father of Salvatore J. Cirame of Amesbury, Joseph A. Cirame and Diana Hernandez of Peabody, Anthony M. Cirame of Haverhill and Michael R. and Vincent Cirame of Saugus; brother of Cheryl Gonzalez and her husband, Jorge of Melrose and Maria Sullivan and her husband, John of Everett and the loving grandfather of Ayanna Cirame.  He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.   His Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a  Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Oakes Street, Everett at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.    Contributions in his memory to Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114, would be sincerely appreciated.

William O’Hearn

Polaroid Retiree

William J. O’Hearn of Newton Centre, formerly of Everett, died on September 24. He was 86 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the retired Director of Product Control for Polaroid.

He was the husband for 60 years of Joan M. (Kenney) O’Hearn, the loving father of Karen M. O’Hearn-Visinski of Amherst, NH and William J. Jr. and his wife, Diana Smith of Toronto and grandfather of Sarah and Jessica Visinski and Edward and Katharine O’Hearn. He is also survived by his brothers: Robert of Saugus and Thomas of West Dennis, a sister, Ellen Detour of Cold Spring Harbor, NY and by many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be from the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home, 465 Centre St., Newton Corner today, October 3 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, Newton Centre at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his honor to Saint Michael’s College, One Winooski Park, Box 256, Colchester, Vermont, USA 05439. To share a memory, please visit www.eatonandmackay.com.

John Mastone

Retired VP and Project Manager of NASDI Corp.

John F. Mastone of Middleton, formerly of Everett, died unexpectedly on September 28 following a 17-day illness at the Lahey Clinic of Burlington. He was 71 years old.

Mr. Mastone was born in Stoneham and was raised in Everett, attended Everett Schools and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Lynn, Class of 1959. He was most proud of his time at St. Mary’s where he was an outstanding athlete and student. He played baseball and football in high school and also played baseball for the Everett American Legion. His ability and technique was so outstanding that he went on to play for the National Organization of the American Legion. He remained an avid sportsman and sports fan.

All of his working career was spent in the construction industry. He worked for many of the local long established firms such as Pierini Construction, Turner Construction etc. He mainly was involved as a Project Manager on large industrial projects often traveling around the country.

On January 31, 2012 he retired from the Nardi Corporation as a project manager and vice president.

He was the beloved husband of 23 years to Donna (McChristian) Mastone; devoted brother of Francis R. Mastone and his wife, Donna of Fairfax, VA; dear step-father of Robert Jansen and his wife, Deanna of Miami, FL and is also lovingly survived by his mother-in-law, Elaine E. McChristian and his grandchildren, Robert, Brittany, and Andrew Jansen, all of Miami, FL and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was with his dear parents, the late John F. and Maric C. (Pattelena) Mastone in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

Ralph ‘Vin’ Gray

Lincoln Labs Retiree

Ralph V. “Vin” Gray of Everett died on September 25.

Mr. Gray retired from MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington and was a US Army veteran of World War II.

He was the beloved husband of the late Beverly (Magnus); loving father of Robin Perry and her husband, Robert of Everett, Rosalyn Gray Perkins and her husband, Gregory of Charlestown and Ralph Gray and his wife, Robin of Newfields, NH; dear grandfather of Laura Perry, Joshua Perry, Jeffrey Perkins, Matthew Perkins, Kimberly Gray, Courtney Gray, Nathan Gray, Morgan Gray and Katelyn Gray.

Please join the family in a celebration of his life on Thursday, October 4 at 4 p.m. at the First United Parish, 460 Broadway, Everett. A period of visitation will be held at the First United Parish on Thursday afternoon from 2 to 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire, 109 North State Street, Suite 2, Concord NH 03301.

Wayne Hoskyns

Everett Resident

Wayne F. Hoskyns of Everett died on September 26 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. He was 57 years old.

He was the beloved companion of Susan A. Jakobek of Peabody; loving nephew of Beatrice Hoskyns of Everett and Lucy Hoskyns of Malden. He is also survived by several cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In his memory, donations may be made to the Mass Commission for the Blind, 600 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111. For online guestbook visit jfwardfuneralhome.com.

Gracie Mae Washington

Hospital Retiree

Gracie Mae Washington departed this life on September 23 after a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Smith Winton and Callie Kilby Winton of Tennessee,  one of six children, four sisters and one brother, Smith Winton Jr. who predeceased her in death.  She was raised and educated in Knoxville, Tennessee. In later years, she  moved to Dorchester where she was united in marriage with the late Nias (Wash) Washington. They lived in Dorchester for many years.

She joined the First Baptist Church in Saugus under the leadership of the late Reverend Isaac Mitchell Jr. and she was a long time active member, dedicated to her Christian duties, serving as one of the Church Mothers, Missionary and Willing Workers. She was known for her straight forward interpretations of the world around her, her smile and quick sense of humor. She retired from the Boston University Hospital where she worked in the nutrition department.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her four sisters; Mary Magdalene Dunn and Sadie Butts of Tennessee, Lucy Helena Larkin  of Maryland, formerly of Everett and Cora Virginia Thompson of Oregon; one stepson, Willie and his wife, Sharon Irby of Malden and four grandchildren, Angela and her husband, Kosygen Todd-Allen, Andrea and her husband, Patrick Dorsey and  Anita and Duane Irby. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved very much and by many other loving relatives and special friends.

Funeral Services were held Friday evening at The First Baptist Church, 105 Main Street, Saugus.  Burial Services were held on Saturday in Puritan Lawn Cemetery with arrangements by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.

Salvatore Magistro

Malden Resident

Salvatore F. Magistro of Malden, formerly of Medford, died on September 24.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the devoted husband of the late Virginia (Piccarello) Magistro; beloved father of Camille Consalvi and her husband, Robert of Everett and Paul Magistro and his wife, Ada of Malden; stepfather of Richard, Joseph and Stephen Pecorella; dear brother of Fred Magistro and his wife, Lillian, Irene Giglio and the late Josephine Giacobbe and Frank Magistro; brother in-law of Anna Magistro; cherished grandfather of Aaron James Consalvi and his wife, Tiffany and he is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the A.J.Spadafora Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. For  guestbook see www.spadaforafuneral.com.