Obituaries – 08/05/09

August 5, 2009
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Anna Lipinski

Of Maine, formerly of Revere

Anna I. (Racki) Lipinski of Naples, Maine, formerly of Revere, Malden and Chelsea, died on August 1.

She was the beloved wife of the late Roman E. Lipinski Sr.; devoted mother of Roman E. Lipinski Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Naples, Maine, Carol Milano and her late husband, Peter, of Everett, Edna Dion and her husband, Paul, of Sebring, Fla., Edward Lipinski and his wife, Karen, of North Reading; dear sister of Stella Lewis of Chelsea, Dottie Reynolds of Peabody, Irene Blasi of Wakefield and the late Sonny Racki. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held from the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea, on Thursday, August 6, at 8 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Stanislaus Church, Chelsea, at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Anthony Memorial today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Ida Nathan, 94

Longtime owner of Arnold Stationery Company of Lynn

Ida (Shulkin) Nathan of Peabody, formerly of Revere and Boynton Beach, Fla., died on August 3. She was 94 years old.

Born in Boston on February 24, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Dora (Rosenthal) Shulkin and the beloved wife of the late Donald B. Nathan.

Mrs. Nathan was raised in Revere, graduated from Revere public schools and from Simmons College. She was an owner and operator of Arnold Stationery Company in Lynn for over 50 years, a member of Temple B’nai Israel in Revere and a lifetime member of Hadassah.

She was the devoted mother of Howard Nathan and his wife, Nelly, of Woodside, NY and Revere, Robert Nathan and his wife, Robyn, of Peabody, and the late Jane Nathan Brown; loving sister of the late Arnold Shulkin, Fred Shulkin, and Eleanor Aronson; cherished grandmother of Martin Nathan, Tina Kalil, Shad Nathan, Dallas Brown, Zachary Brown and Benjamin Nathan; and dear great-grandmother of Jack, Charlie, and Sam Kalil.

Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 5, at 10 a.m. at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem. Memorial observance will held at the home of Bob and Robyn Nathan today, Wednesday, following the burial, until 8 p.m., and on Thursday from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to North Shore Elder Services, 152 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923 or to the charity of one’s choice.

Matteo Kai Hearn

Infant

Matteo Kai Hearn of Revere died on July 31. He was two months old.

He was the beloved son of Joshua Hearn and Maria Tomassi; loving brother of Adiva, Luka and Ami Hearn; cherished grandson of Rona Shaponick Hearn of Revere and Phyllis and Mario Tomassi of Revere; great-grandson of Sylvia Shaponick of Delray Beach, Fla. and Filippo and Sarina Viola of Revere; nephew of Sarina Tomassi, Giovanni Tomassi, Justin Hearn, Heather Thibodeau, Lisa Coccimiglio, Angel Rivera, Taryn Covell, Alan Shaponick and family, Michael Viola and family, Franco Tomassi and family and the Grant, Pettegrew and Covell families. He was the godson of Eleonora and Giuseppe Loi, and he is also survived by many more aunts, uncles and cousins and friends.

His funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston, on Thursday at 11 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at noon. The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden.

Evelyn Beaulieu, 86

Accounts payable clerk, ballroom dancer

Evelyn A. (Fuccillo) Beaulieu died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on August 1 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, after a brief illness. She was 86 years old.

Mrs. Beaulieu was born in Revere, where she lived for 80 years. She was a graduate of Revere High School Class of 1940. She and her husband moved to Nashua, NH in November 2002 to be closer to their son.

Mrs. Beaulieu was an accomplished ballroom dancer with her husband, Bill. Their love of dancing is how they first met and ultimately led to their marriage in 1952. She was an avid movie buff who personally communicated with many of the movie stars of her era. As a devout Catholic, her daily pleasure was enjoying morning mass on EWTN, and saying her prayers every morning.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Beaulieu was employed by Cerretani’s Supermarket as an accounts payable clerk. She was a one-time employee of General Electric Co. before leaving her job to spend more time with her loving son.

Mrs. Beaulieu was the wife of 54 years of the late Bill Beaulieu; sister of the late Delores (Fuccillo) Fusco and daughter of the late Joseph and Henrietta (Guarante) Fuccillo. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William A. and Mary Ellen (Rabidou) Beaulieu of Nashua, NH and her four grandchildren, Timothy W., Daniel W., Robert W. and Michael W.; and her sister, Irene (Fuccillo) DeMarco of Revere.

Her funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. For directions and her online obituary, please visit www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Charles Cotter, 86

Worked for Union Oil

Charles D. Cotter, a lifelong Revere resident, died at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on August 1. He was 86 years old.

Born in Chelsea, son of the late Jeremiah and Margaret (Bowen) Cotter, he was a US Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Transportation Corps. For many years, he worked in the maintenance department of Union Oil Company.

Mr. Cotter was the husband of the late Virginia (Romano) Cotter and is survived by 10 nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Catherine Graham, John “Joe” Cotter and William Cotter.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Homes of Revere and Saugus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chelsea Soldier’s Home Activity Fund, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Dorothy Ege

Former Phone Company employee

Dorothy V. Ege of Revere died on August 1.

She was a former member of the US Marine Corps, a phone company employee who started as an operator and moved through many positions throughout her career and a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

Ms. Ege was the beloved daughter of the late James and Dorothy Ege; dear sister of James and his wife, Beverly, of Revere; devoted aunt of Thomas Ege, Denise Martin and Annmarie Ege and great-aunt of Erin, Emily and Samantha Martin.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Margaret Jancsy

Of Marblehead, formerly of Revere

Margaret (Melagrano) Jancsy of Marblehead, formerly of Everett and Revere, died on July 29.

She was the beloved wife of William, with whom she shared 33 years; devoted mother of Jessica and Robert Jancsy, both of Marblehead; loving daughter of the late Angelo and Lina Melagrano; dear sister of John Melagrano and his wife, Dolores, of Stoneham, Susan Milligan and her husband, Richard, Marie Henderson and her husband, Jack, all of Marblehead, and the late Ida Fulchini and her surviving husband, Salvatore, of Reading. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

For her guest book or flowers, visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Bernard Shuman

Of Swampscott, formerly of Revere

Bernard Shuman of Swampscott, formerly of Marblehead and Revere, died on July 30.

He was the beloved husband of Marcia (Alperin) Shuman; devoted father of Lawrence and his wife, Merle Shuman, and Ellen and her husband, Dr. Howard Sackel; loving brother of Dr. Norman Shuman and the late Howard and Lawrence Shuman; cherished grandfather of Jonathan and his wife, Debra Shuman, Kenneth Shuman, Matthew and his wife, Joanna Sackel, David Sackel; and great-grandfather of Sophie and Mia Shuman.

Funeral arrangements were by the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel located on the Salem-Swampscott line.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

Robert White, 70

Maintenance Man for North Shore Community College, Member of Moose

Robert F. White, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on July 29 at the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after a brief illness. He was 70 years old.

A member of the Malden Lodge of Moose 1910, and a maintenance man for North Shore Community College, he was born in Everett and was the beloved husband of Laura A.(DeNisco); devoted brother of Jack White and his wife, Alice, of Saugus; dear brother-in-law of Connie LaPaugh of Everett, Dorothy and Andrew D’Amico of Revere, Sally and William DeNisco of Chelsea and Joan and Peter DeNisco of Lynnfield. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Memorial contributions to the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 289 Elm St., Everett, MA 02149, would be sincerely appreciated.

Karen DeStefano, 42

Revere resident

Karen T. (Salie) DeStefano died unexpectedly in Revere on July 26. She was 42 years old.

The beloved wife of Kenneth P. DeStefano, she was the cherished daughter of June M. (Peters) Salie of Revere and John Salie of Groveland; devoted mother of Kenneth P. DeStefano Jr. of East Boston, Janice M. and Anthony J. DeStefano, both of Revere; dear sister of June M. Wareham, Catherine A. and John H. Salie, all of Revere and is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Revere League for Special Needs Inc., 200 Winthrop Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

Jane Knipfer

Of Billerica, formerly of Chelsea

Jane M. (Vargus) Knipfer of Billerica, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on July 28.

She was the mother of Earl M. Knipfer Jr. and his wife, Julie, of Nashua, Helen Zuccaro and her husband, Michael, of Billerica and Deborah Laquidara and her husband, Darren, of Wilmington; sister of Harold J. Vargus Jr. and his wife, Grace, of Revere; grandmother of Robert, Jessica, Ashley, Joseph, Chace and Aria and aunt of Melinda and Joseph.

Funeral arrangements were by the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, Billerica. Burial was in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica.

Ralph Iovanna Jr.

Founder and Executive Officer of Pride Motor Group of Lynn

Ralph A. Iovanna Jr. of Swampscott died on July 28.

Founder and executive officer of Pride Motor Group of Lynn, he was the beloved husband of the late Patricia Ann (Murray); devoted father of Michael and his wife, Suzanne, of Middleton and the late Ralph Iovanna; dear brother of Mary Cannarozzo and the late Arthur and Armand Iovanna, Helen Pontramoli and Florence McGonagle and cherished grandfather of Michael Jr. and Alexandra. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please make memorial contributions in his name to: Hospice of the North Shore 10 Elm St., Danvers, MA 01923. For his guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Grace Cushing

Of Dracut, formerly of Revere

Grace F. (Bixby) Cushing of Dracut, formerly of Revere, died on July 27.

She was the beloved wife of the late Wesley Cushing; devoted mother of Carol A. Cardillo and her husband, Ronald, of Dracut; dear sister of the late Eugene Vezina; beloved grandmother of Ronald W. Cardillo and his wife, Amy, Anne Marie DuRoss and her husband, Jeffery, Michael Cardillo and his wife, Lisa. and is also survived by her loving great-grandchildren, Samantha Cardillo, Drew DuRoss, Benjamin and Angela Cardillo and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

For her guest book, visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

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