Obituaries 01-23-2013

January 23, 2013
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James McCormick, Jr.

Member of Carpenters Union, American Legion and Knights of Columbus

James E. McCormick, Jr. of Everett passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on January15. He was 84 years old.

Proud to serve his country, Jim was an army demolition expert during the Korean War. He was also part of a small crew that worked on the Texas Towers Project, prior to its collapse in 1961. A 63 year, proud, life member of the Carpenters Union Local 56, American Legion and Knights of Columbus, Jim was a life-long carpenter and pile driver having helped build several still-standing bridges and buildings in the Boston area.

The beloved husband and best boyfriend of more than 59 years to the late Shirley (Coffill) McCormick, he was the loving father of Cheryl and Edward DeSilva, Katherine and Massimo Cipriani, James E. McCormick, Patricia Capozzi and Theresa and Robert Flagg. #1 DA is dearly missed by his grandchildren, Marina, Jesse, Rosanna, Rob, Bryan, James, David, Theresa, Sean, Christina, Ariana, Matthew and Rachel. He was expecting his first great-grandchild this summer, who DA called “Peanut.”  He was the dear brother to John and Lila McCormick, Francis McCormick, Pauline and Jack Fritz, Elizabeth Carr and the late James, Dorothy, Mary, Geraldine, Gerald, Paul and Donald and the son of the late James and Maryann (Southwell) McCormick. Loved by all who knew him, James leaves behind many great friends, relatives, his little pals, Marcus and Lillian and two small grand-dogs, Boomer and Sonny.

Jim was a devoted, hard-worker who was always available to offer a helping hand or advice. Gracious and kind, he always put his family first and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with them. While his family finds solace knowing Jim is now reunited with the love of his life, he will be greatly missed and forever revered by those close to him.

His Funeral Service was held at the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church. Please make donations in Jim’s memory to Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial Street, #19 Malden, MA 02148.

Ann ‘Minnie’ Mazzochia

Of Everett

Ann “Minnie” Mazzochia of Everett died on January 18.

She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Deyeso) Mazzochia; sister of Peter of Florida, the late Robert who is survived by his wife, Catherine, and the late James, Lou, Susan and Al.  She is also survived by nieces and nephews:  Susan, Robert, Joseph, Judy Doolin and Lucia Baldassari; and great nieces and great nephews.

Her Funeral Service will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett, on Thursday, January 24 in the funeral home at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours from 9 to 10 a.m.  Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.  Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Homes 1-877-71-ROCCO roccofuneralhomes.com