Obituaries 04-08-09

April 10, 2009
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Ida Martinoli, 96

Owned Owl Cleansers of Revere

Ida J. Martinoli, a longtime Revere resident, died following a long illness at the Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida, Colorado, on February 9. She was 96 years old.

Mrs. Martinoli moved to Salida with her daughter, Anita C. Scanga, and her husband, Samuel, in January 2008.

Born in Middleton, Conn., Mrs. Martinoli moved to Revere in 1937. From 1939 until 1966, she and her husband, Albert “Rusty” Martinoli, who later preceded her in death, owned and operated The Owl Cleansers of Broadway, Revere.

Mrs. Martinoli was a devotee of the First Baptist Church of Revere, a charter member of the Revere Women’s Club, a member of the Revere Seniors and the Order of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her daughter Anita and son-in-law, Samuel, she also leaves a son, John J. Martinoli, and his wife, Irene K., of Wakefield. She was the cherished grandmother of Rebecca C. Montoya and her husband, Robert, of Elizabeth, Colo. and Joanna Cristopolous and her husband, Stephen, of Newton, Attorney Lisa M. Hatfield and her husband, Dana, of Centennial, Colo., Dr. John A. Scanga and his wife, Chauna, of Ault, Colo. and Maria E. Martinoli of Wakefield. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, C. Eileen Camillieri of Chelsea and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Frank Camillieri, Lucille DiMasse and Angela Marchese.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m. in the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, followed by a memorial graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Columbine Manor Care Center, 500 West Center St., Salida, CO 81201.

Anna Tiernan, 92

Accountant and Animal Lover

Anna R. (Pauline) Tiernan, a former longtime Revere resident, died at the home of her granddaughter, Elizabeth K. Tiernan in Hudson, New Hampshire, on April 1. She was 92 years old.

Mrs. Tiernan was a 70-year resident of Revere, formerly living on Butler Street, until her health began to decline. She moved to the home of her granddaughter, Elizabeth, in 2003.

She was an accountant for Riverside Trucking, a member of the Humane Society of Mass and the Angell Memorial Animal League of Boston. She was known for her care and kindness to animals, feeding them and often caring for their wounds and sheltering them in her large back yard that served as both a beautiful garden space and animal shelter.

She was especially talented in making Care Bears for all occasions and often made them for church fairs, raffles, her family and close friends.

Mrs. Tiernan was the wife of the late Edward D. Tiernan, who died in April 1990; mother of Edward D. Tiernan Jr. and his wife, Katherine A. Tiernan, of Londonderry, NH and is also survived by a grandson, John V. Tiernan, and his wife, Erin, of Oak Bluffs, and a sister, Virginia Fish, of Chapel Hill, NC. She was the aunt of Douglas Fisk of Chapel Hill, NC and William Fisk Jr. of Japan. Here in Revere, Mrs. Tiernan will be lovingly remembered by the many neighbors and friends she befriended over the years.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Pro-Burial Funeral Mass on Monday, April 13, at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to MSPCA-ANGELL, 30 So. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130-9923. Arrangements were completed by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals of Revere.

Margaret Matarazzo

Burlington resident

Margaret P. “Peggy” (Gill) Matarazzo of Burlington died on April 6.

She was the beloved wife of Robert S.; loving mother of Edward of Palm Springs, Calif., Robert of Salem, NH, Marybeth Harrington of Burlington, Michael of Revere, and Daniel of Billerica; sister of the late Donald McConnell, Dorothy Maleski, Edward “Buddy” Gill and Sister Michael Edward “Auntie Sister;” grandmother of Brenna, Amanda, Daniel, Danny and Luke Matarazzo, Kaitlyn and Jillian Harrington, and the late Alexandra Matarazzo; and the great-grandmother of Joseph.

Her funeral will be held from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington, (Exit 34 off Route 128, Woburn side) today, Wednesday, April 8, at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Haven Cemetery.

Memorials in her name may be made to St. Margaret’s Building Fund, 111 Winn St., Burlington, MA 01803. For directions, obituary, and online guest book, see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net or www.saintmargaretschurch.net.

Deborah Bateman, 51

Former Activities Director at Life Care of Stoneham

Deborah A. Bateman of Chelsea died on April 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers, following a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 51 years old.

Born and raised in Somerville, she was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1975 and later graduated from Bunker Hill Teachers College. Early in her career, she taught at the pre-school level. She returned to school to receive her associate’s degree as a certified nurse’s associate and worked for the Somerville VNA before she became the director of the Activities Department at the Life Care Center of Stoneham. She worked until May 2008 when her health began to decline.

She was a member and the director of the Mass. Association of Certified Nursing Associates and the Association of Health Care Providers.

She possessed an intrinsic spirit of dedication, teaching and mentoring to her entire family and to the many patients she served throughout her career at the Somerville VNA and the Life Care Center. A generous soul was hers to a fault…of neglecting her own needs or desires. Her unusual and extraordinary acts of heroism in dealing with the effects of pancreatic cancer are legendary.

The cherished mother of Albert F. Renna Jr. and his fiancée, Nicole, and Robert J. Renna, all of Chelsea, she was the caring companion and best friend of Richard E. Burns of Chelsea and his children Richard, Michael and Gina Burns of Peabody; dear sister of Robert Bateman Jr., Lawrence J. Bateman and his wife, Cheryl, all of Medford, and Maureen Teehan of Stoneham; adored grandmother of Daniel, Christopher and Joshua. She is also lovingly survived by her grandmother, Victoria Morgan, of Norton; her uncles, Robert Morgan and his wife, Marilyn, of Nevada, Richard Morgan and his wife, Mickey, of California; her very special aunt, Virginia LoBuono, and her children of Lowell. She was the “Auntie” of Jeannette, Lauren, Christina and Lawrence Bateman Jr.; cherished daughter of the late Lorraine (Morgan) Bateman-Privatera and the late Robert Bateman Sr. She is also survived by several other aunts, uncles and cousins and many colleagues, close friends and associates within the healthcare profession.

Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, Thursday, April 9, at 9 a.m., followed at 10 a.m. by the funeral service in the Calvary Christian Temple, 47 Grove St., Lynnfield. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 3 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

Her immense will to leave a tangible gift to society has prompted her family to ask, that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to the Deborah A. Bateman Memorial Fund, c/o TD Banknorth, 478 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Susan Marie Simpson 42

Former RMV employee

Susan Marie Simpson of Dracut, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly at Beth Israel Hospital on April 3. She was 42 years old.

A former Registry of Motor Vehicles employee, she was the loving mother of Schae Simpson; beloved wife of Daniel Russell; devoted daughter of Ralph and Elizabeth (McCabe) both of Revere; dear sister of Karen Simpson and Shannon Simpson, both of Revere, and Christine Hitchcock of New Hampshire; cherished granddaughter of Marjorie McCabe of Charlestown and she is also survived by eight loving nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, on Thursday, April 9, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Blessing in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For her guest book or flowers, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

William Gillis Jackson, 86

Of Salem, formerly of Revere

William Gillis Of Salem, formerly of Revere, died on April 5. He was 86 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Solomon) Jackson; dear son of the late George and Fannie (Gillis) Jackson; devoted father of Andrea (Jackson) Stockard and her husband, Paul, of Peabody, Meredith (Jackson) Sudalter of Brookline and her husband, Mark, and Robin (Jackson) Cohen of California and her husband, Mark; cherished grandfather of Jason, Gillian, Hayley, Taylor, Jeremy and Ashley. He was the loving brother of the late Ruth (Jackson) Spofford and Bernice (Jackson) Kriensky; uncle of Peter Spofford, Melinda Kuziel and Lisa Rosoff.

Funeral arrangements were by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. Burial was in Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to North Shore Elder Service, 152 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

Thomas Hamilton, 72

Retired Professor

Thomas A. Hamilton of Revere died on April 3. He was 72 years old.

A former professor of earth sciences at the University of Wisconsin, he was a clerk for the US Postal Service and a member of the US Postal Workers Union N.P.W.U.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved husband of Caroline “Carrie” (Acquaviva) of Revere; loving father of Vernon West Jr. of Peabody, Dana West of New Hampshire and the late Paul West; dear brother of Frank Hamilton of Roslindale and cherished grandfather of seven.

His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, on Thursday, April 9, at l0 a.m. A service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wehis dnesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guestbook, visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.

Mary Carlino, 45

Homemaker

Mary A. Carlino of Revere died on April 4.

A homemaker, born in Somerville, she had a big heart and despite personal difficulties, she always embraced other people and tried to help them. She touched many lives and will be truly missed by all who know her.

She was the beloved daughter of Carol (Morelli) Beagen of Melrose and Frank V. Carlino Sr. of Wilmington; loving mother of Keren Wheeler and Megan Small, both of Maine, and Shane and Alexis Carlino, both of Revere; dear sister of Debra Anemoduris of East Boston, John Carlino of Malden, Michael Carlino of Melrose, Jessica, Sarah, April and Tricia Carlino, all of Wilmington, and the late Frank V. Carlino. She was the former wife of John Carroll and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 28 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. For her guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Michael Repoli

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Michael P. Repoli of Revere, formerly East Boston, died on April 5.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Lorraine (D’Ortona) Repoli, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage; loving father of Linda Belmonte and her husband, Robert, and Michael Repoli and his wife, Linda, all of Saugus; dear brother of Carmela Dionizio of East Boston and the late Sylvia Caliri, Theresa Gay and Rose Mertz; cherished grandfather of Nicholas and Sophia Belmonte and Nicholas, Jaclyn and Jeremy Nahabedian.

His funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book, visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Cosmo ‘Sam’ Uglietta

Of Revere, Malden and Somerville

Cosmo “Sam” Uglietta of Revere, Malden and Somerville died on April 1.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Annina Uglietta of Somerville; brother of Rosalie and Sal Uglietta of Medford, Mary Carbone of Tewksbury and the late Pat B. Uglietta. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cota -Struzziero-McKenna Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.

Josephine Cirino

Everett resident

Josephine R. (Alba) Cirino of Everett died on April 3.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Cirino; loving mother of Patricia Cirino, Paul Cirino and Donna Gardynski and her husband, William, all of Everett, Domenic Cirino and his wife Lucille of Malden and John Cirino of Revere; dear sister of Mary Bagarella, Antoinette Broderick, Anna Alba, Agnes Zappitelli, Jacqueline Dineen, all of Everett, and the late Mamie Finocchio and Catherine Piotrowski; cherished grandmother of Christopher, Michael, Lauren, Elysia and Joseph Cirino, Andrea and Jenifer Gardynski; and great-grandmother of William Campbell.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For her guest book, visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Rose DiCroci, 94

Former Jordan Marsh employee, Daughters of Italy member

Rose (Buccilli) DiCroci of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on April 3 at the Light House Nursing Care Center. She was 94 years old.

A former member of the Daughters of Italy Boston’s North End and a former employee of Jordan Marsh, she was born in Boston and lived in the North End most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Maria (Gelsomino) Buccilli; beloved mother of Robert DiCroci and his fiancée, Linda Faretra, of Revere; dear sister of the late Anna Ciampa and Ralph Buccilli; and the loving aunt of Ralph Buccilli, Phillip Buccilli, Jane Stickney and Marie DiTorto.

Her funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Wednesday, April 8, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Norma Gibbs

Vice president of Office Specialists

Norma (Adelson) Gibbs Of Marblehead died April 2.

She grew up on Campbell Avenue in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. She was the beloved matriarch of the Adelson family. Shopping was her hobby and she loved to take care of her grandchildren, have lunch with her nieces and nephews and her friends. She spent her life taking care of others and always made sure that everyone around her had what they needed.

As a young adult, she owned a pizza parlor on Revere Beach and later worked for many years at Office Specialists which was a temporary employment agency and where she rose to become vice president. She was an active member of the Lions Club in Lynn and regularly donated items to the HAWC shelter in Lynn.

We will all miss her warm smile, loving heart and compassionate soul.

She leaves her husband, Bert, of Marblehead, her daughter, Terry Cominsky, and her husband, Martin, of Houston, Texas; her daughter Dawn Colsia, of Newton; her grandchildren, Michael Brown and his wife, Amanda, of Carrboro, NC, Rayna and Aaron Golub of Newton, Sarah and Rachel Cominsky of Houston, Texas; her brother, Sidney Adelson, and her sister-in-law, Gladys Adelson, of Swampscott; her sister-in-law, Esther Adelson; her brothers-in-law, Irving Gahm and George Kurs; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 No. Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Lawrence Perullo, 62

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Lawrence J. Perullo, former Revere native, died unexpectedly at home in Orlando, Florida on March 20. He was 62 years old.

Mr. Perullo lived in Florida for the past 15 years and previously spent more than 22 years in Woburn. He was employed by several Florida livery services.

He was the beloved son of his cherished mother, Constance F. “Connie” (Fabiano) Perullo of Revere and the late Edward L. Perullo; dear brother of Margaret L. Ohliger and her husband, John, of Derry, NH, Pamela A. Perullo of Revere and the late Edward L. Perullo Jr.; loving father of Lawrence J. Perullo Jr. and Melissa Perullo, both of New Hampshire and Jarel Perullo of Marion. He is also lovingly survived by his granddaughter, Tia Marie Perullo, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Remembrances may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Dennis Perkins, 57

Auto Mechanic

Dennis L. Perkins, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly at the Boston Medical Center on March 30. He was 57 years old.

He was a 1970 graduate of Revere High School who continued his education at auto mechanic schools. His love of cars brought him to a career working with autos and, at one time, he owned his own garage until his health became an issue for him to continue operating his own business.

He was the beloved son of the late Alice M (Camuso) Perkins and Lee Perkins and is lovingly survived by his cousin two aunts, Philomena DiSisto of Agawam, and Mary Thompson of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his cousin, Daniel DiSisto of Agawam, several other cousins and the family of Peter C. and Mary “Dolly” Martino of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Private burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Remembrances may be made to one’s favorite charity.

Adam Visconti, 86

Retired Department of Defense Transportation Superintendent

Adam J. Visconti of Chelsea, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on April 2. He was 86 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a Retired Superintendent of Transportation for the Dept. of Defense having served six years in Quantanamo Bay, Cuba. His credible federal service spanned a career of 38 years, retiring in 1979.

He was the beloved husband of Lorraine P. (Nuzzo) Visconti; devoted father of Diane A. Bonfiglio and her husband, Albert, of Stoneham, John Adam Visconti of Chelsea, Cynthia M. Chadbourne and her husband, Dan, of Lynnfield, Stephanie E. French of Revere and the late Lorraine M. Fothergill; father-in-law of the late Richard Fothergill; dear brother of Jennie Durante of Quincy, Samuel Visconti of Winthrop, Alfred Visconti of Chelsea and the late Michael, Antonetta, and Carmela Visconti. He is also lovingly survived by eight grandchildren: Kara, Amy, Julie, Albert III, Robert, Allison, Adam, and Harrison.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

John ‘Jack’ Penney Jr.

Everett Fire Department retiree

John E. “Jack” Penney Jr., Everett Fire Department retiree, of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on April 2 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after an eight-month battle with cancer.

A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was born in Everett and lived there until 17 years ago.

He was the devoted husband of the late Jeanne L. (Zemla); beloved father of Lynne Davison of Falmouth, John Penney of Lisbon, Maine, Steven Penney of East Boston, David Penney of Revere and the late Karen Penney-Ibanez; dear brother of Jean Barbati of Medford, Robert Penney of Stoneham, William Penney of Everett, Patricia Ryan of Groveland and the late Barbara Gear. He is also lovingly survived by eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the MGH Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.

To send a message of condolence to Mr. Penney’s family, visit www.carrollfh.com.

Marie Shuman, 91

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Marie L. (Arsenault) Shuman of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on March 30. She was 91 years old.

A former parishioner of Our Lady of The Assumption Church, Chelsea, she was a member of the Chelsea Seniors.

Wife of the late Maurice M. White and the late Maurice M. Shuman, she was the devoted mother of Margaret F. Kavanaugh and her husband, Timothy, of Malden, Elaine M. Leach and her husband, George, of Huntsville, Ala., Bernice A. “Bunny” Shuman and her husband, James, of Tewksbury, Marie L. White and her companion, James Lawless, of Lynn and the late Maureen W. Leach; dear sister of Michael Arsenault and his late wife, Ann, of Chelsea, Donald Arsenault and his wife, Jean, of West Peabody, Eleanor Hartigan and her late husband, Michael, of Saugus, Marilyn DiFlumieri and her husband, Carl, of Stoneham, John Arsenault and his wife, Joan, of Leesburg, Fla., and the late James and Earl Arsenault, Thelma Hurd and Theresa Harris. She is also lovingly survived by 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services and burial have been held with arrangements completed by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals of Revere. Remembrances may be made to The Patients Activities Fund at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

Charles ‘Ted’ Wilcon, 90

Private consultant, design engineer

Charles “Ted” Wilcon of Peabody, formerly of Beverly and Revere, died peacefully at home on March 31, after a long illness. He was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he was a graduate of Revere High School and attended Northeastern University. A retired design engineer for General Electric Co., he retired in 1981 but continued to work as a private consultant. He was a resident of Beverly for 39 years before moving to Peabody 10 years ago.

He was the devoted husband of Martha (Lewis) Wilcon, beloved father of Lois Wilcon of Peabody and Marsha Wilcon of New York City.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to VNA Care and Hospice, 5 Federal Street #2, Danvers MA 01923, or visit www.vnanetwork.org.

Gregory Hamilton Sr., 59

Yardsman, member of Teamster’s Union Local 25

Gregory M. Hamilton Sr., a 38-year resident of Chelsea and an East Boston native, died unexpectedly at Aventura Hospital in Miami, Florida, on March 24. He was taken ill while on vacation in Jamaica and then air raced to Miami, where he died. He was 59 years old.

A native of East Boston, he was a graduate of Savio High School, Class of 1968, Boston State Teachers College, Class of 1972. and attended Mass College of Pharmacy. He served his apprenticeship in pharmacology at Samuel’s Pharmacy in Winthrop and then changed careers, becoming a member of the Teamsters Union, Local 25, working as a yardsman in several of the local oil fields.

He served with the US Army during the Vietnam War and saw intense fighting action. He was a member of the American Legion Post 61 of Revere.

He leaves his fiancée, Elizabeth Caron of Chelsea. He was the father of Gregory M. Hamilton Jr. and his wife, Andora, of Cary, NC; two grandsons, Austin V. and Dylan T. Hamilton, also of Cary; brother of Vincent Hamilton of San Francisco, Calif., Gerald Hamilton and his wife, Marie, of East Boston, Vivienne M. Andrews and her husband, Wayne, of Rehoboth, Frederick Hamilton of Haverhill, Gordon Hamilton and his wife, Yvette, of Merrimac, Susan Semetelli and her husband, Richard and Linda Antonucci and her husband, Alex Moore, all of Canton. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

Frank Ferola Jr.

Worked for Boston Sand & Gravel

Frank W. Ferola Jr. of Revere died on April 1 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was employed for over 34 years at Boston Sand and Gravel and was a member of local 379.

He was the beloved husband of Linton (Wellman) Ferola, with whom he shared 12 years of marriage; loving father of David Ferola and his wife, Kerri, of Mashpee, Michael Ferola of Manomet and his stepson, Rick Darrow, of Florida; dear brother of Connie Mahoney of Somerville, Dianne Ferola of Everett and Fred Ferola of Natick; cherished grandfather of Cameron and Nickolas Ferola; and the fond uncle of Samantha and Matthew Sodetz and Jared and Andrew Wellman.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at the VA National Cemetery, Bourne. For his guest book, visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

John Doherty, 87

Maine resident, Retired Revere Firefighter

John W. Doherty, a retired Revere firefighter, formerly of Revere, Medford and Malden, died on March 30 in the Barron Nursing Care Center of Portland, Maine, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 87 years old.

Mr. Doherty was born in Springfield, lived in the Oak Island section of Revere and was a 1940 graduate of Revere High School. He joined the US Army in December 1942 and served until June 1946. He moved to Medford in 1955, where he remained until 2000 when he and his dear wife moved to Steep Falls, Maine with their only child, Deborah Doherty-Scannell and her husband, Thomas J. Scannell.

Pvt. Doherty served on the Revere Fire Department for 36 years, retiring in 1982. He was a founding member and a member of the Princeman Chorus of Melrose, past commander of the Melrose VFW Post and a member of the Malden Moose.

He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Louise M. (Pagluica); devoted father of Deborah Doherty-Scannell and her husband, Thomas J. Scannell, of Steep Falls,; cherished grandfather of T.J. Scannell and John W. Doherty-Scannell, both of Steep Falls, and Meghan B. Doherty of New York City, NY; brother of the late Lyndon E. and Leo Doherty and Rita Allen. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial in Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne, will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 170 US Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

Lucille Abramson, 82

Revere resident

Lucille R. (Hentges) Abramson of Revere, formerly of Medford, died on March 30, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 82 years old.

She was the beloved mother of Sherri Abramson and Melissa J. Prentiss and the cherished grandmother of Arrianna Prentiss and Brandon Prentiss.

Burial was at Sharon Memorial Park, with arrangements by Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 10 Brookline Place West, Sixth Floor Brookline, MA 02445, att’n: Contribution Services, or to Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., Malden, MA 02148.

James Dorfman

Revere resident

James M. “Jimmy” Dorfman of Revere died on March 31.

He was the beloved son of the late Ruth (Lieberman) and Paul J. Dorfman; best friend and brother of Robert J. Dorfman of Revere; cherished “father” of Andre Junior of Revere and is also survived by his adored and adoring pet, Tallulah.

Services were held at the Levine Chapels, Brookline. Burial followed in the B’nai Israel of Beachmont Cemetery, Everett.

Remembrances may be made to Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, 120 Corey Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132.

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