Obituaries – 09/10/09

September 12, 2009
By

Welton ‘Buddy’ Trainor

Mary Eileen Keeley

Registered Nurse

Mary Eileen (Hurley) Keeley of Oldsmar, Florida, formerly of Revere, died on August 19.

A registered nurse, she was a 1941 graduate of Revere High School and a graduate of Whidden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

She was the beloved wife of Col. John M. Keeley, USMC (retired); devoted mother of Kathleen Winzeler and her husband, Karl, of Concord, Calif., John P. Keeley and his wife, Cheryl, of Coppell, Texas, Christopher M. Keeley and his wife, Colleen of Port Richey, Florida, Patrick J. Keeley and his fiancee, Amy Manning, of Oldsmar, and the late Margaret Mary Keeley; dear sister-in-law of Helen “June” Hamel of Stoneham, Margaret Keeley and Elaine Keeley, both of Revere, and the late James A. Keeley of Woburn. She is also survived by five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Espirito Santo Church, Safety Harbor, Fla. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the City of St. Jude, 240 West Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36177-9826.

Mike Ciampi, 63

Florida resident

Mike E. Ciampi of Auburndale, Florida, and formerly of Revere, died in Tampa, Florida of heart failure on September 2. He was 63 years old.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge 1023 for 16 years and the American Legion Post 8 for 11 years, and he was an avid Nascar fan who enjoyed restoring antique cars.

He was the son of Fred F. Sr. and the late Maxine Ciampi; father of Mike and Maxine Pratt; brother of Fred, Robert and the late Walter and his sister, Camille Donnelly; and he is also survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Ciampi also leaves several nieces and nephews in Revere and the surrounding area.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, 2198 K-Ville Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.

Anthony Pavone, 82

Proprietor of My Donuts in East Boston

Anthony M. Pavone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 7 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 82 years old.

Born in Boston, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and the proprietor of My Donuts in East Boston.

He was the beloved father of Joseph E. Pavone of New Hampshire and Michael A. Pavone of Winthrop; former husband of Marjorie Bresnahan, and he is also survived by his daughter, Cindy Sullivan, of New Hampshire. He was the loving grandfather of seven, great-grandfather of four and uncle of many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, on Saturday, September 12, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Friday from noon to 3 p.m.

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

Welton ‘Buddy’ Trainor, 83

Veteran of two wars, US Postal Service employee

Welton “Buddy” Trainor of Beachmont, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on July 1. He was 83 years old.

Mr. Trainor served honorably in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War and was a dedicated US Postal Service employee for many years.

He was the devoted and loving husband of 57 years of Theresa (Gauthier) Trainor, her “Lover Boy” as she tenderly called him; father of William Trainor and his wife, Margaret, of Wrentham, Patricia (Trainor) Garbarino of Beachmont and Thomas Trainor and his wife, Patricia, of Merrimac; loving grandfather of Kenneth, Jennifer and Robert Trainor of Wrentham, Joseph and Christopher Garbarino of Revere and Heather, Victoria and Thomas Trainor of Merrimac. He was the proud great-grandfather of nine, including “Our Beautiful Angel,” Stephen Michael Garbarino, with whom he has now reunited. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was the son of the late John and Georgiana Trainor and is survived by his sister, Beverly (Trainor) DelloRusso, of Winthrop and his brother, Robert Trainor, and his wife, Judith, of Florida. He also was the brother of the late Paul, John, Edward and Richard Trainor, Doris (Trainor) Schnieder and Alice (Trainor) Dwyer.

Services have been held with arrangements by Porcella Funeral Home, 876 Winthrop Avenue, (Beachmont) Revere.

Charles Francis Countie, 75

Petroleum inspector, terminal manager

Charles Francis Countie died at the Exeter Hospital on September 7. He was 75 years old.

Born on January 21, 1934, he was a longtime resident of Revere before moving to Exeter, NH in 1973. He formerly worked as a petroleum inspector for E.W. Saybolt in South Boston and later was employed as the terminal manager at the Northeast Petroleum Terminal in Portsmouth, NH.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Beryl E. (Haltom) Countie of Exeter, NH; two daughters, Elizabeth M. Countie of Exeter, NH and Nancy M. Terwilliger of Brentwood, NH; his son, Christopher J. Countie, of Nashua, NH; five grandchildren; three sisters and a brother.

Calling hours will be today, Wednesday, September 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, 9 Lincoln St., Exeter, NH. Burial will follow in Exeter Cemetery. For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.

Joan Reardon, 54

Graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1972

Joan M. (Leyden) Reardon, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly at home on September 6. She was 54 years old.

A member of the Immaculate Conception High School of Revere, Class of 1972, she continued her education at Bunker Hill Community College. She was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and auntie. She had an intrinsic ability to decorate and also possessed a creativity which she displayed in the homes of her family and in her own home.

She was the mother of Ellen Marie Reardon of Revere and the former wife of Attorney Stephen F. Reardon, who devotedly cared for her.  She was the daughter of Marilyn B. “Marney” (Clarke) Leyden of Revere and the late Frederick V. Leyden; sister of Mary Ellen Dakin and her husband, Dr. Paul S. Dakin, Peter C. Leyden and his wife, Holly, Nancy M. Porter, all of Revere, Robert M. Leyden and his wife, Rhonda, of Plymouth, William C. Leyden of Revere and the late retired Chief Petty Officer John M. Leyden, USCG. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be on Friday, September 11, from the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be in the funeral home on Thursday, September 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Pace, Boston, MA 02114-2931.

Fred Savignano, 81

Builder, Engineer, Owner of Concrete Construction and Fenno Realty

Fred D. Savignano of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly at Tufts Medical Center of Boston, following a brief illness, on September 5. He was 81 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1948, and Wentworth Institute of Technology, Class of 1950. During his senior year at Chelsea High School, he was elected class treasurer. He was the chairman of all of his class reunions for Chelsea High School, including his 50th reunion in 1996.

During his long career in home and industrial construction, he specialized in multi-family housing projects, churches, libraries, hospitals and schools. He was involved in local housing projects in Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Nahant, Lynnfield and Wakefield, and his was the resident construction company for St. Anthony’s Church of Everett and several Newton synagogues.

Hospital additions were also a specialty of his firm, including Hunt Memorial Hospital in Danvers, Chelsea Memorial Hospital, Taunton State Hospital and Revere Memorial Hospital. His was also was the resident construction company for the addition to the Rocco Funeral Home of Everett in the 1960’s.

He was a member of the Revere Council Knights of Columbus 179 and a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus member of the Bishop Cheverus Assembly. He was also a member of the Massachusetts Builders Association and the Greater Boston Builders’ Association.

When he retired in 1992, the construction company was then known as Fenno Realty of Revere, of which his son, Paul, is the CEO and president.

He leaves his beloved wife of 58 years, Joan H. (Arnold) Savignino. He was the father of June M. Bowman and her late husband, James, of Newton, Mary Ellen Wilson and her late husband, Robert, and Paul S. Savignano and his wife, Joan M Niles, all of Revere and Jo-Ann Woodland and her husband, Stephen, of Southborough. He was the cherished grandfather of Brian P. Savignano of Everett, Jake S. and Chelsey E. Bowman, both of Newton, Marissa A. Savignano of Dover, NH, Rachel L. Dubiel and James T. Wilson, both of Revere, and Olivia J. Woodland of Southborough; the dear brother of Nicolette DeFeo of Assonet Bay, Rose Marie Brandano of Saugus, Louise Solomita and her husband, Anthony, of South Dennis, Mary Ann Gianasca and her husband, Armando, of Chelsea and the late Lorraine M. Magazzu. He is also lovingly survived by his brother-in-law, John R. Magazzu, of Chelsea and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio Home For Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte 107) Revere on Thursday, September 10, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Parking is available in the lot left of the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Tufts Medical Center, (Department of Hematology & Oncology), 800 Washington St., Boston, MA. 02111.

Victoria Staffier, 90

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Victoria R. (Angelo) Staffier, a 46-year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 3 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, following a long illness. She was 90 years old.

Mrs. Staffier was born and raised in Chelsea and was a 1937 graduate of Chelsea High School. Her early working career was spent as a salesperson in the Boston office of the former Singer Sewing Machine Company.

The beloved wife of 56 years of Victor J. Staffier, she was the devoted mother of Donna L. Sarmanian and her husband, Michael, of Stoneham and cherished grandmother of Jena E., Lara M and Michael D. Sarmanian, all of Stoneham; dear sister of Ronald Angelo and his wife, Barbara, of Sagamore Beach, Robert Angelo and his late wife, Patricia, of Orlando Fla., and the late Marie Archidiacono and Arthur Angelo; and she is also lovingly survived by her sister-in-law, Lillian Angelo, of Chelsea; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral service in the Vertucccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Route 107), Revere, today, Wednesday, September 9, at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Mary O’Donnell

Revere resident

Mary L. (Crawford) O’Donnell of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died on September 3 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford.

Born in Boston, she lived in the Point of Pines section of Revere for many years. She was an avid Bingo player and Foxwoods visitor and a member of Old Charlestown School Girls Association.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph O’Donnell; loving daughter of the late George and Josephine (Gallagher) Crawford; dear sister of George Crawford, Jr. and his wife, Virginia, of Medford and the late Rosalie Doherty and Elizabeth Russell. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

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.

Barbara ‘Anne’ Gorham

Crossing guard, secretary

Barbara “Anne” (Dunford) Gorham of South Boston died on September 4.

A  Boston Police crossing guard at I and 4th Street and secretary at the Gate of Heaven Parish, she was the beloved wife of Joseph J. Gorham; loving mother of Michael Gorham and his wife, Tanya, of Revere, Anne Marie Gorham of So. Boston, Mary Ellen Gorham Talbot of Hanson, Carolyn Gorham Clougherty and her husband, Bob, of Braintree, Nicole Lydon-Lynch and the late Kevin Gorham; loving sister of Helen Callanan, Marie Morris, and Rosemary West; beloved daughter of the late Walter R. and Barbara Dunford; sister-in-law of Mary and Jim Prokop; and the cherished grandmother of Cullen, Liam, Mary Kate, Jacquelyn, Lea, and Monique.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cassidy-Keaney Funeral Home of South Boston. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery Dorchester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton OH 44720. For more information and her online guest book, please visit cassidykeaneyfuneralhome.com.

Rocco Antonelli, 86

Decorated veteran, GE retiree

Rocco J. Antonelli died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, following a long illness, on September 3. He was 86 years old.

Mr. Antonelli was born and raised in Revere and was a 1941 graduate of Revere High School. In May of 1943, he joined the US Army, serving until November 1945. During his tour of duty, he was awarded the Silver Star and two Bronze Stars for Courage and Bravery Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. He was also the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with Arrow Head.

A shy and retiring gentleman, he never discussed his military service until recently when his grandson, Douglas, prevailed upon him to do so. Like so many of the men who served during World War II, he saw his time overseas as an obligation and accomplishments as a grace from God.

When he returned from the service, Mr. Antonelli began a 43-year career as a machinist for General Electric Company, retiring in 1988.

The beloved husband of 63 years of Phyllis M. (Reid), he was the devoted father of Rosemarie Antonelli and her companion, Tony Cappoccia, retired from the Revere Fire Department, and the late Anthony J. Antonelli; cherished grandfather of Revere Police Detective Douglas Zingali and his wife, Vivianne, of Salem, Toni Antonelli-Alterio and her husband, Paul, of Malden, Whitney Antonelli of Danvers and Alanna Antonelli of Everett. He is also lovingly survived by his daughter-in-law, Kathleen (Horgan) Antonelli, of Everett. He was the great- grandfather of Douglas Zingali Jr., Anthony Alterio and Ava Cozzolino; and he also leaves several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Sarah, Mary, Susie, Louis and Peter.

Funeral arrangements were completed by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere.  Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery of West Peabody.

John ‘Pat’ Malone, 88

Past Exalted Ruler Winthrop Lodge of Elks

John E. “Pat” Malone of Revere, Winthrop and Chelsea, died on September 4. He was 88 years old.

Born n Boston, he attended Chelsea schools, graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1938, and attended Northeastern University.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II, who was engaged in the Battle of the Bulge. He served as a constable for 52 years in Suffolk County North, was president and CEO of the Carmel Credit Union in Chelsea, a salesman for the former McAdams, United Farmers and Whitings Milk companies and a member of Local 380. He was a member of the Mass. Constables Association and the Mutual Clerks Union. He was the senior Past Exalted Ruler and life member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078.

He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret Crosby, Beatrice Malone and Katherine S. Mason; devoted father of John E. Malone Jr. of Vermont, Linda M. Brady and her husband, Edward, of Derry, NH; loving brother of Helen Pierce of Connecticut and the late Mary E. Crowley, James and William Malone; loving cousin of Helen Sullivan and the late John J. Sullivan; dear brother-in-law of Mary Stimson of Lynn; and he is also survived by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home of Winthrop. Burial was a Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

In lieu flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to John E. “Pat” Malone Scholarship Fund, c/o The Secretary, Winthrop Lodge of Elks, 191 Washington Ave., Winthrop, MA 02152.

Claire O’Keefe

Former employee of the US Food & Drug Administration

Claire M. O’Keefe of Revere died on September 4.

A former employee of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and a member of the Boston Police Emerald Society, she was the beloved sister of Maureen McGunigle and companion of Thomas M. Brown of the Boston Police Department.

Her funeral will be held from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., West Roxbury, today, Wednesday, September 9, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa Church at 10 o’clock.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. For directions and guestbook, visit www.gormleyfuneral.com.

Chester Janiak, 88

Draper Labs retiree

Chester W. Janiak of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Everett, died on September 4 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. He was 88 years old.

Born in Chelsea, son of the late Martin and Stella (Kasczmarek) Janiak, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a former technician at Draper Labs, where he built navigation and guidance systems for the Trident Missile.

He was the beloved husband of Helen (Binkowski); devoted father of Martin and his wife, Marie, of Middleton and the late Chester and his surviving wife, Rise, of Cambridge; loving father of Andrew, Jessica, Elizabeth and Melissa and great-grandfather of Isaac and Paul; and the dear brother of Martin Janiak of Danvers and the late Edward and Dorothy Dolan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home of Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For his guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Lt. Col. James Solomons, 89

Florida resident

Lt. Col. James I. Solomons of Longwood, Fla. died on August 28. He was 89 years old.

A lieutenant colonel with the US Air Force, he was born in Boston, son of Emanuel and Rose (Kleim) Solomons, and is survived by his wife, Irma; his son, James Solomons, and his wife, Judy; his grandchildren, Dawn Gonzalez and her husband, Joey, and David Scott; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services with military honors were conducted at the West Altamonte Chapel of the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs, Fla.  Please view and sign Mr. Solomons’ guest book at www.baldwinfairchild.com.

Charles Fiorino, 75

Retired Orthopedic Technician

Charles J. Fiorino of Randolph died unexpectedly August 31. He was 75 years old.

He was born in Boston and grew up and was educated in East Boston. He had been a resident of Randolph for the past 47 years and worked as an Orthopedic Technician at Boston City Hospital for 40 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Sons of Italy in Braintree and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Randolph, where he enjoyed catering.

He was the beloved husband of the late Pansy T. (Hazelwood) Fiorino; father of Charles A., Patrick J. and Deborah A. Fiorino, all of Randolph; brother of Phillip Fiorino of Revere, Tony Fiorino of East Boston and the late Vinnie Terranova, Jean Privitera, Joseph Fiorino and Josie Cheffro. He is also survived by three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Hurley Funeral Home of Randolph.

Alice Sabatino

Cambridge resident

Alice M. (Waitkunas) Sabatino of Cambridge, formerly of Belmont, died on September 2.

She was the beloved wife of Ralph “Sabby;” loving mother of Ralph Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Revere, Robert and his wife, Anna, of Waltham, Richard and his wife, Sheila, of Westwood, Debra St. Cyr and her husband, Paul, of Dedham and Randy and his wife, Anne Marie, of Shirley; dear daughter of the late Joe and Marcy Waitkunas; sister of Joanne Mula of Norwood and the late John Waitkunas and Liza Mula. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the DeVito Funeral Home of Watertown.

Errol Stanley Mitchell

Revere resident

Errol Stanley Mitchell of Revere died on September 1.

He was the beloved brother of Carlton Patterson, Keith Mitchell, Mabel Laird, Daphne Rudder and Donnat Mitchell, and he also leaves many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

His Funeral Mass will be held today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 73 Columbia Road, Dorchester. Funeral arrangements are by the Davis Funeral Home, 89 Walnut Ave., Roxbury. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send a sympathy message to the family, please visit DavisFuneralHomeBoston.com.

Thomas Ferris, 92

Member of NRA

Thomas Ferris of Revere died on September 2, at the age of 92.

A member of the NRA (National Rifle Association), he was the husband of the late Eva (Marotta) Ferris; dear father of Thomas Ferris and his wife, Alice, and Paul Ferris, all of Revere; and the brother of Doris (Ferris) Iodice of New Hampshire and the late Hugh Ferris and William Ferris. He is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren: Thomas Ferris III, Laurie DiBartolomeo, Danielle Gagnon, Melanie Ferris, Melissa Ferris, and two great-grandchildren, Thomas Ferris IV and Cameron Ferris.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals of Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Anna Guarino

Known for her Christmas Display

Anna (Roffo) Guarino of East Boston died on September 2.

For many years, Mrs. Guarino and her husband, Mario, delighted the children of the East Boston community with a Christmas display around their home for all to come and enjoy.

She was the beloved wife of Mario “The Tailor” Guarino; devoted mother of Tiziana Lynch and her husband, Robert, of Revere, Mascia DeFrancesco and her husband, Jerel, of Salem and Marisa Kennedy and her husband, David, of Revere; dear sister of Mario Roffo and Donata Sacco, both of Brighton, Viviana Ruggiero of Revere, Delia Roffo of East Boston and Sergio Roffo of Scituate; cherished grandmother of Briana, Robert, Cristian, Luca, Isabella and Athena; and she is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

For more information or to send the Guarino family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

David Heard, 62

Baker

David R. Heard of Chelsea, formerly of Winthrop, died suddenly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett on August 25. He was 62 years old.

A baker with Paci & Son, he was born in Melrose, son of the late Martha (Harris) and William Heard. He lived in Winthrop prior to moving to Chelsea 24 years ago.

He was the beloved husband of Gloria (Lopez) and the dear brother of Ruth Heard of Brookfield, Pamela McCarthy of Winthrop, Claudia Rossetti of Revere, Thomas Heard of Chelsea and Terry Heard of Cambridge.

Services were conducted at the Caggiano Funeral Home of Winthrop, with Father Peter Graziano officiating. Burial was private. To sign his online guest book, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Thomas McVey III, 76

Third Generation Owner of T.H. McVey Stone, Watertown

Thomas H. McVey III of Revere, formerly of Tewksbury, died August 30. He was 76 years old.

He was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a third generation owner of T.H. McVey Stone Co. in Watertown.

He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Joan F. (Shaughnessy) McVey; son of the late Thomas H. McVey Jr. and Elizabeth (O’Connell) McVey; loving father of Karen (Burns) Ryan and her husband, James, and Susan Tucceri and her husband, Paul, all of Tewksbury; two sons, Thomas E. McVey of Revere and Robert McVey and his wife, Robin (Doherty), of Tewksbury; devoted grandfather of Melissa (Burns) Driscoll of Lowell, Richard Burns Jr. of Medford, Jeff Tucceri of Dracut, Jennifer Tucceri of Swampscott, Robert McVey Jr., Elizabeth McVey and Catherine McVey, all of Tewksbury; proud great-grandfather of Ava Tucceri; brother of Charles McVey of Marshfield, Marilyn McVey of Hyde Park, and Joan Rodenski of Florida; and he is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Tewksbury Funeral Home of Tewksbury Center. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, North Tewksbury.

Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Thomas H. McVey III to: Catholic Appeal, Archdiocese of Boston, P.O. Box 9226, Chelsea, MA 02150 or online at www.boston catholicappeal.org.

Joseph Cullen

MWRA employee

Joseph T. Cullen of Peabody, formerly of Revere and Charlestown, died on August 30.

A member of Bunker Hill Council 62 Knights of Columbus and an MWRA employee, he was the beloved husband of Sharon F. (Coppney); devoted father of Christopher Cullen and his wife, Amy, of North Reading and Ryan Cullen and his wife, Danielle, of Wakefield; loving grandfather of Tyler, Madison, Riley and Brady Cullen; brother of Jean Coleman of Texas, John Cullen of Germany, Claire Lynch of Charlestown, Alice Winter of New Jersey and the late Catherine Kavanagh.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home of Charlestown. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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