Obituaries – 08/14/09

August 14, 2009
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Charlotte ‘Dottie’ Hendsbee

Raytheon Co. inspector

Charlotte D. “Dottie” (Dwyer) Hendsbee, a resident of Malden for 26 years, formerly of Somerville, died on August 8 at the Epoch Senior Health Care of Melrose, following a long illness.

Mrs. Hendsbee was born and raised in Somerville and lived there until moving to Malden in 1963. She was a graduate of Somerville High School and worked until her retirement as an inspector for 31 years for the Raytheon Corporation. “Dottie,” as she was known by her family and friends, was an avid Beano fan for many years.

She was the beloved wife of 52 years of Robert J.; devoted surrogate mother to Laura R. Hendsbee-Garmon of Somerville and Lynn L. Hendsbee of Malden; dear sister of Gertrude Thompson of Malden and the late Charles F. “Buddy” Dwyer (her twin brother), the late Ruth Millet, Thelma Donohue and Florence Kelly and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral today, Wednesday, August 12, from the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, at 10:30 a.m., followed by the funeral service in the Chapel at Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden, at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Clifford Shurtleff III

Of Las Vegas, formerly of Revere

Clifford V. Shurtleff III, formerly of Revere, died in Las Vegas, Nev. on May 29.

A Memorial Mass was held at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere. Burial was private. Please make donations in his name to the MSPCA of Mass., 230 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

Joseph Fennell, 82

Tour bus driver, drawbridge operator

Joseph E. Fennell died at Massachusetts General Hospital on August 7. He was 82 years old.

Mr. Fennell was born in Boston on March 23, 1927, son of the late Harold and Emily (Clarke) Fennell. He was raised in Revere, attended Revere schools and entered the US Navy at the age of 17 during World War II, serving from 1944 to 1946. After his discharge, he moved to Florida for a few years and then to New Jersey, where he worked as a site tour bus driver. While working in New Jersey, he met his wife of 50 years, Donna (Thompson) Fennell, and lived in Ventinor, NJ for over 50 years.

After Mrs. Fennell died, he moved back to the Boston area and lived in Malden for the past five years.

Mr. Fennell worked as a drawbridge operator for the State of New Jersey for 30 years. He had the gift of gab, a great sense of humor, liked to dance and also enjoyed fishing and horse races.

He was the husband of the late Donna (Thompson) Fennell and the brother of Emily A. Whalen of Melrose, Paul T. Fennell and his wife, Ila, of Newton, NH and the late H. William, Richard C. and George F. Fennell. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home of Melrose. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing, NJ, today, Wednesday, August 12, at 11 a.m. To sign his guest book, please visit www.gatelyfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

Nora Delaney

Revere resident

Nora (Hussey) Delaney of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights, East Boston, and Dorchester, died on August 7.

She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew J. Delaney, with whom she shared 54 years of marriage; loving mother of Donna Delaney of Roslindale, Cheryl Delaney of East Boston and John Delaney and his wife, Amy, of Saugus; dear sister of Margaret Hussey of South Boston, Julie Perrier of Dedham and Josephine Walsh of New Hampshire; cherished grandmother of Shawn, Samuel, Samantha and Nicole Delaney and fond aunt of many.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For her guest book, please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Joseph James Pompeo

Member of Beachmont VFW and Revere Elks

Joseph “Boom” James Pompeo of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died on August 5.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of Beachmont VFW Post 6712 and Revere Elks Lodge 1171.

He was the beloved husband of 47 years of Carol A. (Kopaczynski) Pompeo of Chelsea; devoted father of Andrea M. Gustin and her husband, Bryan, of Stoneham, Marc R. Pompeo of Florida and Jason E. Pompeo and his wife, Darlene, of Chelsea; dear brother of Anthony Pompeo, Lee Busby, Phyllis Rulli and Nancy Goglia; loving grandfather of Sean and Breanna Gustin and Erick and Brittani Pompeo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Filippo Raia

Sailor with Italy’s Merchant Marine

Filippo Raia of Pennsylvania, formerly of Revere, died on August 5.

An avid builder who enjoyed watching Italian soccer, he had been a sailor in Italy’s Merchant Marine.

He was the beloved husband of Eda (Buonasaro) Raia of Pennsylvania; devoted father of Anthony and his wife, Lori, of Haverhill, Filippo II and his wife, Rose, of Pennsylvania, Mathew and his wife, Natalie, of Tewksbury and the late Francesco G. Raia. He is also survived by 18 loving grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For his guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Anna DeFronzo

Winchester resident

Anna R. (Rossi) DeFronzo of Winchester, formerly of Malden and Melrose, died on August 5.

She was the wife of the late Biagio A. DeFronzo; loving mother of Pasquale DeFronzo of Salem, NH, Carol Anne Sgroi of Westfield, Stephen DeFronzo of Jamaica Plain and Elaine Costello of Malden; cherished grandmother of eight; great-grandmother of 11; sister of Helen Losanno of Everett, Louis Rossi of Revere, Mary MacKenzie of Medford and the late Alfred Rossi, Geraneo Rossi, Angelina Repetto, Edith DeAmato and Lucy Binari.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Donations in her memory may be made to International Rett Syndrome Foundation, 4600 Devitt Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45246. For her online obituary, please visit www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Deanna Catyb, 71

Commercial Insurance Broker,founder of Cub Scout Troop 724 and First Congregational Church devotee

Deanna H. (Wainwright) Catyb of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died at home on August 4, following a long illness. She was 71 years old.

Mrs. Catyb was born and raised in the Neptune Road area of East Boston and lived in East Boston until she moved to Revere 50 years ago.

She was a graduate of Boston Girls High School, Class of 1956. She was employed until the week before her death as a commercial insurance broker for Louis Brudnick & Sons of Chelsea, where she worked for more than 25 years.

Mrs. Catyb was a devotee of the First Congregational Church of Revere in the 1960s and 197′s, serving their many ministries and ladies organizations. She was the founder of Cub Scout Troop 724 of Revere at the Congregational Church and she and her husband remained active in Cub Scouting for more than 20 years. Mrs. Catyb was also an avid gardener and landscaper and her Malden Street home was always pristine, reflecting the seasons with outstanding plants, shrubs and flowers.

She was the beloved wife of 54 years of Martin F. Catyb; devoted mother of Revere schoolteacher Martin F. Catyb Jr. and his wife, Carole, of Dracut, Cheryl A. Catyb and Lawrence M. Catyb, both of Revere, and Susan D. Zaccaria and her husband, Joseph, of Danvers; cherished grandmother of Kirstin A. Catyb of Dracut, Mellisa S. Zaccaria and Deanna L. Zaccaria, both of Salem, and Anthony P. Zaccaria of Danvers; dear sister of Elaine Wainwright and Linda Moore and her husband, Richard, all of Malden, and Charles E. Wainwright Jr. and his wife, Candice, of Topsfield. She is also lovingly survived by her great-granddaughter, Kyla Racki-Zaccaria, of Danvers and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Research at Mass. General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, Attn: Kelly at The Development Office.

Sadie Caruso

Revere resident

Sadie T. Caruso of Revere died on August 5.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Leo and Grace (Ircana) Caruso, dear sister of the late Anna Gaita, Mary Dufficy and Josephine Caruso and loving cousin of Rita Salvucci of Waltham.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum.

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

Catherine Beatrice, 99

Salesperson for former Jordan Marsh Co.

Catherine M. (MacKenzie) Beatrice, a Revere resident for the past 11 years, died on July 22 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Revere. She was 99 years old.

Mrs. Beatrice was born on August 8, 1909 and was raised in Prince Edward Island, Canada, daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (MacLennan) MacKenzie. She arrived in the United States at the age of 19 and was employed as a salesperson for the former Jordan marsh Company for more than 25 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Staats, and her husband, Dennis; two grandsons, Stephen Nalesnik and his wife, Karen, and Andrew Nalesnik and his wife, Denice; one son-in-law, Stephen Nalesnik; and five great-grandchildren: Andrew, Rebecca, Brittney, Julia and Stephen. She was the mother of the late Beverly Nalesnik. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Budd MacKenzie of Halifax, Canada, and Blanche MacKenzie of Prince Edward Island.

Arrangements were by Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus with private services at the request of the family.

Michael Doyle

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Michael J. Doyle of Cocoa Beach, Florida, formerly of Everett and Revere, died recently.

He was the devoted son of the late Peter J. Sr. and Mary (Yaceshyn) Doyle; beloved brother of Peter J. Doyle Jr. and his wife, Merial, of Malden, Patricia Hart of Tewksbury, Judith Connell and her husband, Joseph, of Vail, Arizona, and the late Charles E. Doyle. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews and many friends in the Malden area and in Florida.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden.

Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Philip Galletta, 88

Proprietor of Mass. Bait and Tackle of Revere

Philip J. Galletta of Winthrop, a former longtime resident of Revere, died on August 3 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. He was 88 years old.

Born in Boston, he was a US Army Air Force veteran of World War II and the proprietor of Mass Bait and Tackle of Revere.

Son of the late Joseph and Concetta (Pagliares) Galletta, he was the beloved husband of Catherine (Blandini) Galletta, dear brother of Jennie Galletta of Revere and the late Dominic, Lindy, Thomas and Frank Galletta. 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.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

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