William ‘Smitty’ Smith Sr.
Of Pennsylvania, formerly of Revere
William J. "Smitty" Smith, Sr., 68, of Lititz, PA and formerly of Revere, died peacefully on February 13 surrounded by his loving family at LGH.
Born September 24, 1941 in Revere, he was the son of the late Frank H. and Emma M. (Mirto) Smith. He was married to Diana M. (D’Ortona) Lynch for over 26 years.
He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
In addition to his loving wife, he will be missed by three daughters, Tracey A. McLean, of Lititz; Melissa M. Palladino, of Boston, Kristi L., wife of Harry Reitzel, of Lancaster; a son, William J. Smith, Jr., of Lancaster and six grandchildren, Katie-Marie, Heather, Perry, William III, Robert and David.
Memorial Services will be held at the Lititz Church of the Brethren, 300 W. Orange Street, Lititz, PA 17543. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial Remembrances can be made in his memory to the COPD Foundation, www.copdfoundation.org. Arrangements are entrusted to the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 320 Blue Rock Road, Millersville, PA 17551, 717-872-2266. For on-line condolences, directions or other information, you are welcome to visit the funeral home website at: www.scheidfuneralhome.com
Retired Dental Hygenist
Mary (Blair) McGuigan, formerly of Chelsea, died at the Bear Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield on February 3. She was 83 years of age.
Born in Revere, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Catherine (Brice) Blair. She attended local schools in Revere. After marrying Edward J. McGuigan, the couple made Chelsea their home. She became a widow when her husband, Edward, died suddenly at the young age of 35 in 1964. She has been a resident of Chelsea for 60+ years. She worked as a dental hygienist for Dr. Marvin Lowi who operated a dental office in Everett.
She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. McGuigan, dear sister of Kenneth Blair of Florida, the late Warren Blair and Eleanor McConaghy and she is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere, on Saturday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. For online guestbook please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Brian ‘Mike’ Bassett
Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere
Brian M. "Mike" Bassett of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Sydney, Nova Scotia, died at home on February 14 after a short illness. He was 65 years old.
Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he was a Chelsea resident for more than 37 years. He was a graduate of Boston Trade School, Class of 1964 and retired from Cabots in February of 2009 after 44 years. He was a member of Steelworkers of America Local 12266.
He was the devoted husband for 43 years of Judith "Judy" (Gillis); beloved father of Brian Bassett and his wife, Susan, of New Hampshire and Denise Bassett of Chelsea; loving brother of Patricia Crivello of Carver and Judy Walsh of Pittsfield; cherished grandfather of Jessica and Michael; dear uncle of Michaele Guinta, Jeannie, George and Andra Crivello and is also lovingly survived by several grand nieces and one grand nephew, his favorite cousin, Jimmy Foster, as well as numerous friends.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Monday, February 22 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols Street, Chelsea at 9 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be held on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of Massachusetts, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114. To send a message of condolence to "Mike’s" family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Former Hostess at Sid Green’s "Wayside" Furniture
Phyllis R. (Cammisa) Giordano, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on February 14 at the Lighthouse Nursing & Care Center of Revere. She was 90 years old.
Mrs. Giordano was the hostess for more than 20 years at Sid Green’s "Wayside" Furniture Store at Northgate Shopping Center where she was a familiar face and generated many friendships.
She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Giordano who died in January of 2006; the cherished mother of Angela R. "Dolly" Marino and her devoted companion, Arthur Foshey, of Revere and Joseph A. Giordano and his wife, Catherine, of Lynn; beloved grandmother of Joseph M. Giordano and his wife, Phyllis, of Lynnfield, Leah M. Olivolo and her husband, Scott, of Middleburg, Florida and is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Isabelle C. and Cassie R. Giordano and Anthony J. Olivolo and her three nephews, Frank Cuppernell of Billerica, Robert Cuppernell of Ellenton, Florida and Ronald Cuppernell of Bradenton, Florida as well as by several other nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Frances Cuppernell.
Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral from the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere on Thursday, February 18 at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, 501, St. Jude Pl., Memphis, Tn. 38105-1942
Ward One City Councilor
James R. "Jim" Kimberly of Revere, formerly of Saugus, died on February 14.
The Revere Ward One City Councilor, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1972 and Past Grand Knight Revere Knights of Columbus 179.
The beloved husband of Sylvia ( Gifford) Kimmerle with whom he shared 31 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Justin and Kristin Kimmerle, both at home; cherished son of Robert E. Kimmerle of Revere and the late Mary E. ( McCue) Kimmerle; dear brother of Jacklynn Kimmerle of Revere, John Kimmerle and his wife, Barbara, of Saugus and the late Robert Kimmerle and his wife, Susan, of Georgia and the fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10: 30 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Attn: Contribution Services 10 Brookline Place West 6th Fl Brookline, MA 02445-7226.
Retired Loan Officer
Frances M. (Racki) Oreto of Malden died on Februrary 14 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following complications of a sudden aneurysm. She was 69 years old.
Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Natalie (Witkowski) Racki. She attended local schools, graduated from Chelsea High School, settled in Revere to raise her family and moved to Malden 15 years ago. A devoted wife and mother, she worked as a Loan Officer at the Metropolitan Credit Union in Chelsea for 10 years, retiring in 1999.
She was the beloved wife of 45 years of Philip Oreto of Malden; devoted mother of Joanne Murphy and her husband, Kevin, Philip Oreto and his wife, Amy, all of Malden; cherished grandmother of Brendan Murphy and Philip Oreto; dear sister of Natalie Bernard and her husband, Robert, of Revere, Richard Racki of Everett, Anthony Racki of Lynn, Gregory Racki of Revere and James Racki of South Carolina.
Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, February 19 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 790 Salem St., Malden, at 10 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 Welsh Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield MA 01202. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Margaret DiPrizio, 99
Margaret (Picardi) DiPrizio of Revere has begun her celebration of eternal life with her favorite dancing partner and devoted late husband, Rudolph A. DiPrizio, her beloved son, the late Rudolph A. DiPrizio II and her cherished mother, father, brothers and sisters.
Her loving daughter, Marguerite Santo (Santosuosso) of Revere; granddaughter, Andrea Santo of Miami, Florida; granddaughter Gina Reintjes and husband, Timothy, of Elkridge, MD; great-grandchildren, Timothy Michael and Greta Marie Reintjes; nieces, nephews, grand/great nieces and nephews; her extended grand-in-laws, the Reintjes Family of Shawnee Mission, KS; and her wonderful multitude of friends will cherish her memory. All who have known her are blessed and honored to have been loved, touched and inspired by her. Her greatest joy was to make others happy. She lived each day with tenacity, determination and grace. She loved generously and cared deeply for her family, friends, and all Boston sports teams.
In accordance with her wishes, visiting hours are respectfully omitted and burial will be private. A Memorial Mass in her honor will be announced at a later date. Donations may be made in her memory to MGH Brain Tumor Center. Checks can be mailed to MGH Hospital Development Fund, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA, 02114. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign her online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Leo Cohen, 85
Owned A-1 Lighting Service of Revere, former Winthrop Town Meeting Member
Leo Cohen of Winthrop died on February 11 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston after a long illness. He was 85 years old.
Born Lexington, Kentucky, he graduated from East Boston High School and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston University. He lived in Winthrop for more than 35 years where he was a former Town Meeting Member. He founded the A-1 Lighting Service in Revere in 1965 and retired in 2005. He was a US Army Air Force veteran of War II, a member of the Jewish War Veterans, a past president of Temple Tifereth Abraham in Winthrop, a past president of Congregation Ahabat Sholom in Lynn, a past president of the Boston Chapter of Ostomy Association, a vice president of the National Association of Lighting Maintenance Contractors and a member of the Ocean Masonic Lodge and B’nai B’rith.
He was the beloved husband of 60 years of Merle (Byne) Cohen; devoted father of Dr. Barry T. and his wife, Caryn Cohen, of Marblehead, Eric J. Cohen of Peabody and Michael G. and his wife, Susan Cohen, of Marblehead; loving brother of Ethel Braverman of Las Vegas, NV and the late Elizabeth Babine, Thelma Katz, Julius and Harold Cohen; cherished grandfather of Matthew, Jason, Lauren, Esther, Miriam, Rachel and Joshua Cohen; dear brother-in-law of Faye and Larry Simensky and friend to Harold, Shirley and Carol.
Funeral arrangements were by the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem-Swampscott line. Burial was in the Ahavas Achim Anshe Sfard Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to the charity of your choice.
Robert Harry Picardi, 81
Of Buffalo, NY, formerly of Revere
Robert Harry Picardi of Buffalo, New York, formerly of Revere, died peacefully at home on February 4. He was 81 years old.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was an active member and officer of the 74th & 178th Veterans Association and Connecticut Street Armory, St. Vincent DePaul Society and Holy Name Society. Additionally, he was a Knight of Columbus and Eucharistic Minister at our Lady of Hope Church in Buffalo, NY.
Born on March 28, 1928 in Revere, he was the devoted husband of 56 years of Phyllis (Graziadei); cherished father of Lucy Ann and her husband, Peter Heller; beloved grandfather of Alexandra and Zachary Heller; dear brother of Helen, Richard and the late Samuel Picardi, Ann and her husband, Armen DerMarderosian, and the late Camille Sasso and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at Our Lady of Hope Church in Buffalo, NY followed by burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation of WNY (charity 59736) at 225 Como Park Blvd., P.O. Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240-0590, or www.hospicebuffalo.com.
Alice (Manoogian) Sharis of Revere died on February 13.
She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Sharis; devoted mother of Virginia Dean of Saugus, Louise Spinelli of Pembroke Pines, FL and Florence Cavallaro of Davenport, FL.; dear sister of Mihran Barasadian of Weymouth and the late John Arden and Nishan Barasadian; cherished grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 10.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, February 18, at 9 a.m. A service will be held in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to: American Red Cross www.redcross.org/donate. For guestbook, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Retired manager for the former Jordan Marsh Co.
Thomas R. Fortuna of Revere, formerly of Somerville and Cambridge, died on February 13 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. He was 93 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was born in Somerville and educated in Cambridge. He moved to Revere 50 years ago. Mr. Fortuna worked for the former Jordan Marsh Co. of Downtown Boston for more than 25 years as the manager of the Ladies’ Shoe Department. After retiring from Jordan Marsh, he returned to the workforce with his wife, Jeanette, at Blue Cross-Blue Shield for about 10 years. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Jordan Marsh Quarter Century Club and a Life Member of the Saugus Post of the VFW.
After the death of his wife, Jeanette A. (Cacioppo) in January of 2000, he maintained the family residence for his single sons, Thomas R. Jr. and Steven Fortuna. He was also the father of Revere Firefighter Robert J. Fortuna and his wife, Lisa A., of Revere and Mark W. Fortuna and his wife, Vincenza, of Topsfield; cherished grandfather of Derek R. and Danielle M. Fortuna, both of Revere; dear uncle of Andrew Greco of Revere and Mary LaRaia of Burlington; brother of the late Ralph Fortuna and Antoinette Greco.
Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rt 107) Revere today, Wednesday, February 17 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.
Vincent M. Dimarzo of Mashpee died on February 11.
A disabled US Navy veteran of World War II, he worked for Daniels Printing in Boston and Revere for 42 years and managed the Santuit Inn in Mashpee, MA for 15 years. The most important thing in his life was his family and he also loved to travel.
He was the son of the late Michael and Celia (Taranti) Dimarzo; husband of the late Patricia Ferullo; father of Stephen of Ramona, CA, Richard of Bradford, MA and Patricia Sousa of Hamilton, MA; brother of Irene Casella of Revere and the late Anthony of Medford, he leaves eight grandchildren and his longtime friend, Marion Augusta.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated today, Wednesday, February 17 at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Church, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. Burial will follow with honors in Massachusetts National Cemetery.
Of Florida, formerly of Revere
Jean (Foley) Newsham of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Revere, died December 18.
Born in Chelsea, she grew up in Revere and graduated from Revere High in 1946. She married and moved to Florida in 1952. She worked at Apollo Medical Center for 25 years.
She was the daughter of the late Gertrude (Sears) and George J. Foley and the sister of Sally Malfitano of Revere, and the late George W. Foley. She leaves a daughter, Diane Caughey of Bradenton, FL, and a son, Richard Newsham of Eagle River, Alaska. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Christopher Charles, and Jennifer, Buster, and Michael Newsham.
Her memorial service was held January 30 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Clearwater, FL. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Brett Funeral Home and Cremation Services 727 321-3321
Mirna Lisseth Sullivan
East Boston resident
Mirna Lisseth (Villanueva) Sullivan of East Boston died on February 10.
She was the beloved wife of Michael Sullivan; loving daughter of Gloria (Hernandez) Villanueva of East Boston and the late Juan; cherished granddaughter of Salvadora Hernandez of East Boston; dear sister of Telma G. Villanueva of Revere, Maria Blanco of Chelsea, Jesus Blanco of El Salvador and Edelmira Blanco of El Salvador and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905
Richard Medeiros of Somerville died recently.
He was the father of Richard Medeiros of Medford, Jo-Anne Sampson of Revere and Russell of Woburn; brother of Joseph Mederios of Somerville and Stella Manning of Waltham.
A graveside service was held at the VA National Cemetery, Bourne with arrangements by the Cota -Struzziero-McKenna Funeral Home, Somerville. www.cotafuneralhomes.com
Former Revere resident
Gerard E. Breton, formerly of Wakefield, Reading and Revere, died on February 10.
He was the husband of the late Edith (Leone) Breton; father of Donna Forde of Havertown, PA, Michael Breton of Charlestown, RI, Linda Franklin of Charlotte, NC, Rita Stasia Mowry of Warwick, RI, Stephen Breton of Wakefield and Laura Kittery of Stoughton; brother of the late Lawrence Nott, the late Pauline Rennie and the late Irene Sullivan, all of Revere, and is also survived by eight grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Funeral Services will be held at a later date. For obit and guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com McDonald Funeral Home-Wakefield 781-245-3550
Alice Zaleski, 84
Retired Sales Clerk, Past President PAV Auxiliary
Alice (Operacz) Zaleski died died unexpectedly in her Revere Home on February 11. She was 84 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Wladyslaw and Maryanna (nee-Donaj) Operacz. She attended St Stanislaus Parochial School and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. A resident of Revere for many years, she worked for many years in Boston for Jordan Marsh Co. as a sales lady. She was a member and past president of the Polish American Veterans "PAV" Post 13 Ladies Auxiliary of Chelsea.
She was the beloved wife of the late Felix Zaleski, devoted mother of Richard Zaleski of Revere and dear sister of the late Hedwig Macek, Regina Chiras and Adam Operacz.
Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Thursday February 18 at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., 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 Welsh Funeral Home, today, Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Former Green Cab employee and Maynard volunteer firefighter
Paul F. Daley of Revere, formerly of Maynard and Somerville, died on February 9.
A former volunteer fire fighter for the Town of Maynard and a former employee of Green Cab, Somerville, he was the beloved husband of Barbara (Nesky); loving father of Paul W. Daley of Rhode Island; dear brother of Beatrice Flores of Florida, George Dunne of New Hampshire, Maryann Reid of Florida; step father of Deborah Silva of Medford, Donna Hall and her husband, David and Ronald Silva and his wife, Diane, all of Maynard. He is also survived by five loving grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Worked for John Hancock
Rose Yakoobian of Revere, formerly of Arlington and Chelsea, died on February 11.
Ms. Yakoobian was born and raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She worked for many years at the John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston.
The beloved daughter of the late Dios and Alice (Chilingerian) Yakoobian, she was the devoted sister of the late Katherine Tatian and the late Johnny "Yak" Yakoobian; cherished aunt of John Yakoobian Jr. and his wife, Sandy, Elaine Festa and her husband, Joe, and Patricia DiCarlo and her husband, Peter. She is also survived by six grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial gifts may be made to the Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge.
Samuel ‘Sammy’ Codespoti
Member of Many Organizations
Samuel "Sammy" Codespoti of Revere died on February 9.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Revere Loyal Order of Moose, 88th Infantry Div. American Legion, VFW Mottolo Post and the Blue Devil Club.
He was the beloved husgand of Helen M. (Kretz) with whom he shared 60 years of marriage; dear brother of Muffie Taylor of Revere and the late Peter Codespoti, Susan Codespoti, Josephine Codespoti, Rose Mazzarella and Florence Manning and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
All services were private with arrangements by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to My Brothers Table, 98 Willow St., Lynn MA 01901. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Former Revere resident
Bertram R. Newman, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died on February 9 with his wife of 42 years, Dorothy (Chiaradonna) at his side. He was 73 years old.
He was reunited with his beloved late daughter, Dorothy (Dee Dee); his late sisters Ada Chockowski and Joan Pawelczyk, brothers, Joseph Newman and Frank Burkett, his parents, and many family and friends who have gone on before him.
His spirit will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of his surviving children, Lisa Newman-Smith and her husband, Michael, of Methuen, Joseph Newman, Sr., of Chelsea, Penny Baker and her husband, Kenneth, of Portsmouth, NH and his most beloved grandchildren, Joseph L. Newman, Jr., Michaela Dorothy Smith, and Abigail Hope Baker. He is also survived by his life-long friend, Ronald Gibbons, of Chelsea, and his sister, Evelyn Hawkins, of Bellingham, MA.
Known affectionately as "Uncle Bert" to many, he loved and cared for his many nieces and nephews and was a second father to many of them. They each held a very special place in his heart.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cataudella Funeral Home, Methuen. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA 01843. For on line guestbook, please visit www.cautaudellafh.com
John ‘Jack’ Banelis
John L. "Jack" Banelis died on February 8 at his Malden home surrounded by his devoted family following a long battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.
A Life Member of Aerie Eagles of Malden, he was the beloved husband of 25 years of Linda K. (Mazzapica); cherished father of Amy L. Banelis and her friend, Jeffrey Hanlon, Mary C. Banelis and John L. Banelis Jr., all at home; dear brother of Eric of Malden, Lewis Banelis and his wife, Patricia, of Fitchburg and the late Bruce Banelis; adored grandfather of Ashley Marie Hanlon; loving brother in law of James Mazzapica and wife Mary, Kathleen Thomann and her husband, Daniel, all of Tewksbury, Edward Gay of Revere, Richard Gay and his wife, Diane, of Milton, Mary McGowan of Malden and the late Carl Mazzapica and Francis Gay. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Triangle, Inc, 420 Pearl St, Malden, MA 02148.
Retired Telephone Operator
Patricia M. Boyington of Middle Road, Dover, NH, died on February 8 at Langdon Place in Dover. She was 83 years old.
She was born on May 26, 1926 in North Conway, NH, the daughter of Vernald and Kathleen (Fitzgerald) Towle. Mrs. Boyington worked as a telephone operator for New England Telephone Co. and was an old fashioned homemaker who loved dancing, cooking, crocheting and knitting.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Austin R. Boyington; her children, Russell E. Boyington and his wife, Cathy, of Revere, Susan G. Janetos and her husband, Jahn, of Dover; her sister, Mary Locke, of Conway; her sisters-in-law, Doris Boyington of Meredith and Ruth Greenlaw of Lakeland, FL; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Thomas E. Boyington of Revere; sister of the late Daniel Towle of Dover, NH, Kathleen Anthony and Carolina Harriman, both of Conway, N.H.
Funeral arrangements were by the Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, Dover, NH. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, MA. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Solamar Hospice, 65 Lafayette Rd., Suite 302, North Hampton, NH 03862. To sign her online guestbook, please go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com