Obituaries 03-07-2018

March 10, 2018
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Janet Morrison

Deacon at First Baptist Church in Everett

Janet (MacGuiggan) Morrison of Everett died on March 3 at the age of 91.

Janet was a Deacon at the First Baptist Church in Everett and also worked in the office of Hood Milk Company.

She was the beloved wife of the late Angus, mother of Ainslee and her husband, Ciro Mitrano of Everett, Bonnie Vinci and her late husband, Richard of Florida, Scott of Florida, and the late Gayle Sargent. She was the daughter of the late Marjorie MacGuiggan and is also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. with a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet’s memory may be made to the Mass General Hospital Cancer Fund Priorities Center, 125 Nashua St., Boston, MA 02114-1101. For more information: 1-877-71ROCCO orwww.roccofuneralhomes.com

Antonio D’Angelo

Founding member of Orsogna Plaza in Everett

Antonio D’Angelo, born in Orsogna, Italy, a resident of Melrose, died on Feb. 27.

Antonio was a founding member of the Orsogna Plaza in Everett. He was a skilled finish union carpenter member of local 218 and worked in the Boston area for over 20 years.

He was the beloved husband for 62 years, of Ida (DelGreco), loving father of Domenic A. D’Angelo, and his wife, Elizabeth of North Reading, loving brother of Mario D’Angelo and his wife, Rita and the late Joseph D’Angelo, who is survived by his wife, Anna and Nicolo D’Angelo who is survived by his wife, Domenica. He is also survived by two beloved grandchildren, Elise Saetta and her husband, Sal and Julia D’Angelo and by one beloved great granddaughter, Liliana Elizabeth. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was at Woodlawn Mauseloum in Everett. Donations in Antonio’s memory may be made to Middlesex-East Visiting Nurse Hospice, vnaofme.org.  For more information, please call 1-877-71-ROCCO or visit: www.roccofuneralhomes.com.

Justin Lambert

Will long be remembered for his kind heart and love for his family

Justin Lambert, age 39, of Everett passed away suddenly on Feb. 20.

Justin will long be remembered for his kind heart and love for his family. He had a special affinity for animals of any kind and an impeccable taste in music. His love for his daughter, Jayda, will be what is missed most.

Justin is survived by his loving mother, Debra Morey of Tewksbury and his father, William Lambert of Tewksbury as well as his brothers and sisters: William Lambert of Virginia, Jason Lambert and his wife, Samantha of Everett, Melissa Lambert and her partner, Robert of Malden, Dena Winston of Georgia, Diana Devanna of Everett, Debra Tully and her husband, Mike of Lynn and Sandra Lambert of Everett. He will be forever missed by his longtime friend, Jillian DeJesus of Everett and their daughter, Jayda. Justin was also the proud uncle of several nieces and nephews who cherished him.

Services will be privately hosted by the family.

Gino Merlo

Of Everett

Gino S. Merlo of Everett died on March 1 at the age of 84.

He was the loving husband of Agnes (Panico), loving father of Stephanie Liston and her husband, Stephen, Stephen Merlo and his wife, Robin, Mary Christo and her husband, Stephen, and the late Michael Merlo; brother of Aldo Merlo and his wife, Netta, Joseph Merlo and his wife, Carol, Ivona Longo and her husband, Frank and the late Ines Corrigan and her late husband, Edward. He is also survived by eight beloved grandchildren, nine great-granchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gino’s memory may be made to: cookiesforkidscancer.org.  For more information, please call 1-877-71-ROCCO or www.roccofuneralhomes.com.

Charles Lavenia

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett

Charles J. Lavenia of Concord, NH, formerly of Everett, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the Concord VNA Hospice House in Concord, New Hampshire. He was 94 years old.

Charlie was born in Lawrence and lived in Everett for many years before settling in New Hampshire. He retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Public Works, Wellesley where he worked as an auto mechanic servicing and repairing large engine equipment. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran and a Life Member of the DAV.

He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth F. (Piccione), dear and devoted father of Maryann S. Lavenia of Derry, NH and the late Susan Nicolosi, brother of the late Alfred and Philip Lavenia, Mary D’Urso, Josephine Sweazey, Lena Thomas and Rita Cappucci, loving grandfather of Aries, Jason and Nicholas and great-grandfather of Domenic and Julia.

Private graveside services with U.S. Army Military Honors were held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in Charles’ memory to the DAV would be sincerely appreciated.

Arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett..

William Hart

Retired G.E. machinist

William A. Hart, a lifelong resident of Everett, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the CHA-Everett after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.

Born in Everett, Bill was U.S. Airforce veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was machinist who retired from G.E. Everett after many years of service. Bill enjoyed politics and for many years you would see Bill and Dolores at many political venues.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dolores M. (Coviello), dear and devoted father of William D. “Billy” Hart and Kim A. Hart of Everett, brother of Phyllis Brady of Everett and the late Lillian Toto, Gordon, Alan, Robert and Ernest Hart and the loving grandfather of Danielle M. and Gabrielle M. Hart of Everett. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in William’s memory to the Immaculate Conception Church “Restoration Fund”, 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 would be sincerely appreciated.

Edith Marra

She lived for her family

Edith F. (Dello Russo) Marra died peacefully Thursday morning, March 1 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere, just eight days short of her 99th birthday.

Edith was born March 9, 1919 and raised in Everett by her late parents, John and Angelina.  During World War II, she worked in a facility that manufactured jackets for the military. In 1948 she married Robert A. Marra of Revere and she resided in Revere for the remainder of her life.  She lived for her family, and went about her daily chores always singing a song and making sure everyone had all that they needed for their own daily adventures.

She is lovingly survived by her son, Benjamin John and his wife, Donna of Lynnfield; son Robert A. Jr. and his wife, Janine of Revere; grandchildren Julee and her husband, Jeremie Cronin and great-granddaughter Emmi Dee of Peabody; Michael and his fiancé, Christine of Somerville and her devoted caretaker, Sandra Acquaviva of Revere.  She was predeceased by her siblings: Felix Dello Russo, Josephine Ferullo, Matilda Reppucci, Lena DeAngelis, and Michael Dello Russo.

The family expresses deepest gratitude to the people at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, where a caring and compassionate staff assured Edith’s contentment and comfort during the final year of her long life.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Edith’s memory be made to the Reid’s Ride, c/o First Giving, 175 Andover Street, Suite 101, Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Third Floor Patients Activity Fund, 204 Proctor Avenue, Revere, MA  02151. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

David LeRay, Sr.

Past Owner of Sudbury Brass Goods and Chelsea Rotarian of the Year 1980

David J. LeRay, Sr. of Alfred, ME., formerly of Everett, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 6 in the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine.  He was 89 years old.

David was born in Everett and was a longtime Everett resident before settling in Maine these last several years.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern University. David was the past owner and manager of the Sudbury Brass Goods specializing in church goods and past treasurer of the Chelsea Rotary Club, having been named Rotarian of the Year in 1980.

He was the loving husband of his high school sweetheart, the late Barbara (MacKenzie) LeRay and will be sorely missed by his children, David LeRay, Jr. and Peter LeRay and his wife, Mary of Everett, Linda Villalobos and her husband, Fran of Newburyport and Susan LeRay and her husband, Bill Wright of Alfred, ME and also loved and missed by his 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

At David’s request, services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in David’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oakes Road, Waltham, MA 02452 would be sincerely appreciated. Arrangements are by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett.