Obituaries 01-09-2013

January 9, 2013
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Josephine Capua

Retired Seamstress

Josephine (Tarantino) Capua, a longtime Everett resident, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 3.  She was 92 years old.

Born in East Boston, she was a retired clothing industry seamstress.

She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred J. Capua; dear and devoted mother of Leonard Capua of Everett, Alfred Capua and his wife, Diane of Lawrence and Dolores Capua and Debra Capua of Everett; sister of Jennifer Cali of Everett, twin sister of Angelina Rappa of Everett and the late John Tarantino, Dominic Tarantino, Connie  Giannelli,  and Mary Donati; loving grandmother of  Anthony Capua, Andrew Capua and his wife, Carrie, Michelle Capua, Denise Capua and Karen Porter and her husband, Corey and great-grandmother of  Stephen McKinnon and Austin Porter.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  Everett.  Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, would be sincerely appreciated.

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Evelyn Melvin

Hospital Volunteer and

Everett Historical Society Member

Evelyn L. (Walkey) Melvin, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on December 30. She was 87 years old.

She was a former eight year volunteer at the Whidden Hospital in Everett, a member of the Everett Historical Society and enjoyed square dancing, sewing and traveling.

She was the beloved wife of Robert E. Melvin with whom she shared 66 years of marriage; devoted mother of Lorene I. Melvin and her husband, Edward Sokoloski of Arlington, Sandra J. Melvin of Norfolk and her partner Glenn Gordon; dear sister of Marilyn Perkins of Everett and the late Norma Donoghue and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Funeral services and cemetery were private.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The MSPCA – Angell Attn: Donations 350 S. Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130.