Obituaries 12-30-2015

December 31, 2015
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Francis Leary

Retired salesman, sports enthusiast and avid Everett E Club member

Francis J. Leary of Newton died recently. He was 84 years old.

Born in Everett, the son of the late John J. Leary and Helen ( Wilson ) Leary, he was predeceased by his sibling, Fred Leary and was survived by his wife of 64 years, Clare Marie ( Deagle) and by his children: Brian D. Leary and his wife, Joan of Framingham, Sean J. Leary and his wife, Gabriella of Newton and Karen Leary Jollin and her husband, Aaron of Northborough. He was also survived by eight loving grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

He was a successful salesman in the Envelope/Paper industry who traveled all around New England. His greatest pleasure in life was his wife, Clare, raising his family, watching his grandchildren play sports and vacations in Maine and Cape Cod.

He was an avid sports fan, played baseball in Fenway Park in The Boston Park League and was an avid Everett E. Club Member.

His funeral will be held from  the Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home, 365 Watertown St, Rt. 16, Newton, today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. before proceeding to Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St, Newton for a 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass. Burial will be in  Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Francis’ name may be made to:

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
34 Washington St., Suite 200
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

For more information, visit: www.magnifuneralhome.com

 Lorraine Mendez

Recently of Danvers

Lorraine Mendez of Danvers entered into rest on Tuesday, December 22 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 72 years old.

Born in Boston, Lorraine lived in Danvers for a short time.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Mafalda “Minnie” (Voci) and Thomas Panzini; dear and devoted mother of Lenny Panzini and his wife, CarolAnn of Florida, formerly of Malden and Lawrence Almeida and his wife, Lisa of Andover; sister of Rose Marie Morse of Florida, Thomas Panzini and his wife, Mary of Florida, formerly of Everett and Vincent Panzini and his wife, Joanne of Saugus; loving grandmother of Sean Thomas Panzini, Shannon Taylor Panzini, Davis Thomas Almeida and Leila Mary Almeida. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Lorraine’s Memorial Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett, Saturday, January 9 at 10 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lorraine’s memory to the New England Home for the Deaf, 154 Water St. #1, Danvers, MA 01923 would be sincerely appreciated. Arrangements are by the: Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark Street (Corner of Main Street) EVERETT, 617-387-3120

Rose Stetson

Whidden Hospital retiree

Rose (Trunfio) Stetson, a lifelong Everett resident, entered into rest on Sunday, December 13 in the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 91 years old.

Born in Everett, Rose worked for many years at the Whidden Memorial Hospital as a dietary aide, preparing meals for the many thousands of patients at the hospital.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick H. Stetson, (BFD); loving daughter of the late Addolorata and Angelo Trunfio; dear and devoted mother of Stephen of Florida, Lorraine Gaglione and her husband, Robert of Peabody, Kevin J. and his wife, Sharon of Ashby and the late Gail Ann Falco; sister of the late Chester, Edward, Carmen and Lincoln Trunfio. Also surviving are six loving grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Rose’s memory to the Kaleidoscope Program c/o Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150, would be sincerely appreciated