Obituaries 10-12-2011

October 13, 2011
By

Frank Capano, Sr.

Former Revere Housing Authority Supervisor

Frank R. “Hotty” Capano, Sr., husband of Mary Lou (Gilbert) Capano of Douglassville, PA and Newport Richey, Florida, died October 8 in his Douglassville, PA residence. He was 90 years old.

Born in Revere, the son of the late Nellie (DeAngelis) and Frank Capano, he was the former supervisor for the Revere Housing Authority. He was a life time member of the Fraternal Order of the Orioles Nest 123 of Revere and was also was a National Supreme Past President.  He was was an avid golfer and lighthouse builder.

Survivors in addition to his wife include a son, Frank R. Capano and his wife, Maureen, of Hudson, Florida; a step-son, Maurice Townsley and his wife, Theresa of Monterey, California; a granddaughter, Mary Jean and her husband, Michael Cross of Revere; one step-granddaughter, Lauren Townsley of Monterey, CA, three great-grandchildren; Michael, Taylor and Jordan Cross of Revere; a sister, Angie Pione of Revere and several nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late George and Nick Capano and Sue Censullo.

Services are private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Fraternal Order Orioles Scholarship Fund, Fraternal Order Orioles Supreme Nest, P. O. Box 530447, DeBary, FL   32753. Arrangements are being handled by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 111 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown. For online condolences: www.lwottfuneralhome.com.

Frank Martorano

Car salesman, Patriot Civic Club Member

Frank T, Martorano of Revere died unexpectedly following a brief illness at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston on October 8. He was 69 years old.

Born in Boston’s North End, he attended school and lived in the North End and then in East Boston. For the past 15 years, he has been a resident of Revere. Before his retirement, he was an automobile salesman for many years and a longtime active member of the Patriot’s Civic Club.

He was the husband of Ellen R. (Lagorio); devoted father of Jessica R. and Jodi R. Martorano, both of Revere, Frank Martorano of Salem, Nicola and Vincenza Martorano, both of Everett and the late Frank T. Martorano Jr. He was the cherished brother of Antoinette “Netta” Chiampa and her late husband, Roger R. of Revere, Lucille Perry and Joseph Martorano of California; the dear uncle of Anthony Squillante and his wife, Jodi, of Pelham, NH, Flora and Albert Squillante, both of Revere, Sandra Campagna and her husband, Edward, Carolyn Rapposa and her husband, Richard, and Stephanie Cupp, all of California. He is also lovingly survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews, two grandchildren and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home on Friday following the visitation at 7:15 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Ralph Dietzel

Veteran of two wars, US Postal Service retiree

Ralph D. Dietzel of Revere died at home after a long illness on October 7. He was 84 years old.

Mr, Dietzel was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin, joined the US Navy as a young man and served for 10 years from January of 1944 until July of 1954. He was a veteran of both World War II and Korea. He retired from the US Postal Service in 1985 after 26 years of service. He worked at the Broadway Revere Station before moving on to the Post Office Square facility.

He met his bride of 60 years, Elizabeth M. (Levosto) of Revere at Revere Beach more than 60 years ago and they lived in Revere ever since.

He was the cherished father of Donna L. Walsh and her husband, Philip J. of Revere; brother in law of Annette “Netta” Spinale of Revere; brother of the late Allen Dietzel and son of the late Russell and Dorothy Ellen (McElroy) Dietzel-Zinnecker.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. A Memorial Funeral Service will follow in the Funeral Home at 12:15 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901.

Phyllis Martelli

Revere School Department retiree

Phyllis M (Achenbach) Martelli, formerly of Revere, died in Winthrop on October 8 following a long illness. She was 84 years old.

A Revere School Department retiree, she was the wife of the late Vincent A. Martelli; cherished mother of Vicki D. Martelli, Patti A. Martelli, Matthew V. Martelli and his wife, Debra, all of Winthrop, Mark V. Martelli of Revere and Vincent A. Martelli, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer of Marblehead; dear sister of Maxine Publicover of Revere and the late Jane L. Alexander; devoted grandmother of Sage L. Cunningham of East Boston, Max M. and Paul V. Martelli, both of Winthrop, Mia J. and Michael V. Martelli, both of Marblehead. She is also lovingly survived by her son-in-law, Michael Cunningham and her dear friend, “Little,” both of Winthrop and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107), Revere followed by burial at Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. Visiting hours are in the funeral home today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or to the New England Paralyzed Veterans of America, 1600 Providence Hgwy., Walpole, MA 02081.

Anita Tavella

Lifelong East Boston resident

Anita L. (Malnati) Tavella of East Boston died on October 6 following a long illness. She was 69 years old.

She was the beloved mother of Donna M. DeGregorio and her husband, Attilio of Revere and Debra A. Tavella and her husband, James V. Tavella of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of Justin T. Frogner of Salem, LeAnna Quarato, Nicholas J. and Joseph A. Tavella, all of Winthrop, Emilio J. and Vincenzo A. DeGregorio of Revere; dear sister of Rosemary Collier of West Springfield; daughter of the late Alvin S. and Elsie L. (Arnold) Malnati and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, October 13 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107), Revere from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery will be held privately. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Washington Avenue, Revere. All are asked to report directly to church.

Anthony DePietro, Jr.

Of Wakefield, formerly of Chelsea

Anthony R. ‘Butchie’ DiPietro, Jr. of Wakefield died on October 10. He was 68 years old.

Mr. DiPietro grew up in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School.

He was the beloved husband of 24 years of Barbara L. (Monk) DePietro; loving father of William and his wife, Joanne and grandson, Joshua, all of Shrewsbury; beloved son of the late Anthony R. and Rose (Forgione) DePietro; devoted brother of George DePietro of Chelsea, Elaine Verro and Rosemarie DePietro, both of Manchester, N.H., Wayne DePietro and his wife, Marian of Revere and the late Louis DePietro. He is also survived by his children; Debra Jackson, Bobby, Michael and Thomas DePietro and eight grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Friday at 10 a.m. in The Carr Funeral Home, 1159 Main St. Wakefield/Melrose line. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA. 01701 or The American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston, MA. 02110. For obituary, directions and online condolences, please visit www.carrfuneral.com.

John Michael Kretas

Florida resident

John Michael Kretas of Jacksonville, Florida died on October 3 at Baptist Medical Center South in Florida. He was 62 years old.

He was born on July 29, 1949 in Boston to John and Leanora (D’Ambrosio) Kretas and proudly served in the US Army with the Special Forces. He attended the First Assembly of God in Orange Park and  enjoyed sailing, golfing, and walking the beaches with his loving wife, Daisy Kretas, who survives him.

In addition to his wife, his survivors include his children: John Michael Kretas, Jr., Laurie Anne Kretas, Amy Danielle Kretas (Richard Higgins) and Matthew Robert Kretas (Melanie); his mother, Leanora Kretas; his brothers, George A. Kretas (Maria); and Paul R. Kretas (Elaine); his grandchildren, Sarah, Jacy, Sarena, and Ava Kretas and Leah and Sullivan Higgins; and his step sons, Zachary and Patrick Huffman. He was preceded in death by his father, John Kretas.

Graveside Funeral Services were held at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the First Assembly of God Orange Park, 1324 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223.

Ottavio Coccimiglio

Revere resident

Ottavio Coccimiglio of Revere died on October 8.

He was the beloved husband of Francesca (Plastino) of Revere; devoted father of Rachel Russo and her husband, Luigi of Revere, Gino Coccimiglio of Revere, Deanna McCormick and her husband, Mark of Lynnfield, and the late Franco “Frank” Coccimiglio and his surviving spouse Maria; dear brother of Eugenio, Orazio, Palma, and the late Francesco, Filomena and Antonio; cherished grandfather of Luigi and his wife, Aurelle, Teresa and her husband, Santiago “Jay,” Alexa, Justin, Lyla, and the late Matthew; great-grandfather of Leonila and Mia; loving brother-in-law of Peter Plastino and his wife, Ann and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, October 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. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Patrick Callinan

Malden resident

Patrick F. Callinan of Malden died on October 7.

He was the devoted father of Patrick Tyler Callinan; beloved son of Frederick P. and Debra (Fielding) Callinan of Malden; loving fiance of Crystal Ann Squibb of Malden; brother of Jonas Mercurio of Wakefield, Freddie Callinan of Naples, FL, Jesse Mercurio of Quincy, Jill Palermo of Revere and Chris Callinan of Malden; dear grandson of Lorraine Callinan of Everett and Jean Fielding of Malden. He is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral from the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square) Malden today, Wednesday, October 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem Street, Malden at 10 o’clock. Services will conclude with burial at Forestdale Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to P-Cal & Pals at www.pcalsandpals.com.

Kimberly Ferraro

Everett resident

Kimberly D. (Orchard) Ferraro of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on October 6.

The cherished daughter of the late Alfred and Roberta (Mugford) Orchard, she was the loving sister of Robert Orchard of North Carolina, George Orchard of New Hampshire, and Kristin Orchard of Medford and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was at the Nazarene Church, Malden. Arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Committal was private. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.

David Carrozza

East Boston resident

David “Davie” Carrozza of East Boston died on October 8.

A member of the Allied Craftsmen Union Local #3 and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Arline C. (Goulart) ) Carrozza with whom he shared 46 years of marriage; loving father of Marline Porix of East Boston, Donna Rego and her husband, James of Florida and Eleanor Partee and her husband, Timothy of Middleton and Debra Carrozza Fernandes of East Boston; dear brother of Mildred Rodriguez of Revere, Frances DiPlacido of Florida, Nicholas Carrozza of Wilmington and the late Sandra Russo, Lena Incerto,, Bridget Pisano, Meco, Leo, Ralph, John “Panco” and Enrico “Eastigo” Carrozza; cherished grandfather of Monique Nestor, Nicholas and John Mastromarino, Timothy and Lianna Partee and great grandfather of four.

His Funeral will be from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Thursday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church. Revere at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.

Louise Vignoli

US Postal Service retiree

Louise H. ( Brackett) Vignoli of East Boston died on October 8.

A late employee of the US Postal Service C F S Unit, she was the beloved wife of more than 60 years to Paul J. Vignoli, Sr., the devoted mother of Paul J. Jr. of East Boston, Ellen Vignoli, Jeanne McCaldon and her husband, David, Laura Paladino and her husband, John all of Melrose; dear sister of Robert A Brackett of Belmont; cherished Nana of Allison, Gianna, Emma, Mia, Zachary and Anthony. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Wednesday, October 12 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life in St Joseph St Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Richard Maloney

GE Retiree

Richard W. Maloney of Danvers, formerly of Newburyport and Revere, died October 7 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers with his family at his side after a short illness. He was 86 years old.

The husband of 59 years of Norma (Lee) Maloney, he was born in Chelsea on August 25, 1925. He was raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School. He later resided for more than 30 years in Newburyport before moving to Danvers 10 years ago.

He entered the US Army serving overseas during World War II in the battle of the Bulge with the 106th Division Military Police Platoon prior to his discharge in March of 1946. He had been an instrumentation Analyst for the General Electric Company river works plant in Lynn for 44 years and enjoyed spending many summers at the family camp in Harrison Maine. He also loved to paint and made several paintings over the years. He was a photography buff and enjoyed taking pictures of the family and also while traveling with his wife to different places. He and his wife, Norma were members of the Community Covenant Church of Peabody.

Surviving him besides his wife are two sons, James Maloney and his wife, Jennifer of Mission Viejo, CA and and Kevin Maloney and his partner, Barry Adams of Brattleboro, VT, a daughter-in-law, Stephanie (Bedell) Maloney of Peabody, his grandchildren, Leanne Burnett and her husband, Adam of Ipswich, Michael Maloney of Boston, Samantha Maloney and Jacquelyn Maloney, both of Mission Vieja, CA, a sister, Grace De Wolfe of Oviedo, FL, a brother-in-law, Frederick Lee and his wife, Gloria of Ruskin, FL and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of Daniel J. Maloney who died on September 12, 2011 and the brother of the late Frank Maloney and John Maloney.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake St., Peabody, MA 01960.

Michael Riley

York Olds Senior finance manager

Michael A. Riley, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, died unexpectedly at his Saugus home on October

6. He was 62 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he was a 1966 graduate of Revere High School. He went to work for York Olds more than 30 years ago and became a fixture there as the Senior Finance Manager. Over the years, he made it possible for many to purchase an auto, often dealing with old friends from Revere and other communities. He lived in Saugus for the past 14 years and also lived in Winthrop for more than 10 years.

He was the beloved husband of 16 years of Laura F. (Garabedian); cherished father of Roslyn Joy Catalano-Fox of Boynton Beach, FL, George J. and Patrick M. Riley both of Saugus; dear brother of Doreen Riley-Homer and her husband, Edward W. of Groton and is also lovingly survived by his cousins, Sandra Balsebre and Joan McDonough, both of Mashpee, and several nieces and nephews. He was the cherished son of the late Paul F. and Doris T. (Marchant) Riley.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday evening in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere with many attending. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Pl., Boston, MA 02114-2031.

Vincenzo Coluccio

Former Proprietor of Vincent’s Barber Shop, Arlington

Vincenzo “Vincent” Coluccio of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died on October 8 surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old.

The former proprietor of Vincent’s Barber Shop in Arlington, he was the beloved husband of Rosa (Palermo) Coluccio with whom he shared 48 years of marriage; loving father of Rocco Coluccio and his wife, Gayle and Teresina Fazzolari and her husband, Frank all of Saugus; cherished son of the late Rocco and Maria (Mesiti) Coluccio; dear brother of Domenico, Cosimo and Gino Coluccio of Italy and the late Giuseppe Coluccio; adored grandfather of Vincenzo, Joseph and Anthony Fazzolari and Nicole and Vincent Coluccio, his sisters in law, Lina Fazzolari and her husband, Vincenzo, Marianna Palermo and her late husband, Vincenzo, Adele Scrivo and her husband, Salvatore, Pasquale Palermo and Adolfo Palermo and his wife, Darsie and many other relatives, nieces, nephews, dear friends and long-time customers.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guestbook. www.vazzafunerals.com.

Frank Capaldo

Owned Logan Sportswear

Frank Capaldo of Melrose, formerly of East Boston, died on October 6.

The late proprietor of Logan Sportswear, Orient Heights East Boston, he was the beloved husband of Josephine (Cogliano); loving father of Pat Capaldo and his wife, Pina of Montreal, Canada, Gina DesRosier and her husband, David of Revere, Michael Capaldo and his wife, Lisa of Melrose and the late Anthony “Tony”; dear brother of Albert Capaldi and Flora Flamenco, both of Revere and Anthony Capaldo of Taunton. He is also survived by seven loving grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Boston Office, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, Ma. 02210.  For guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com.

Thomas Amoroso

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Thomas J. Amoroso of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 8.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Diane (Vassallo) Amoroso with whom he shared 54 years of marriage; loving father of Anne Hotchkiss and her husband, Malcolm of Revere, Attorney Thomas Amoroso and his wife, Tami of Rowley, Corinne DiSciscio and her husband, Carmine of Saugus and Michelle DeLuties and her husband, Derrick of Lynnfield; dear brother of the late Anthony and John Amoroso; cherished grandfather of Amanda, Thomas and Brendan Hotchkiss, Taylor, Alexander, and Tessa Amoroso, Anthony and Alyssa DiSciscio and Devin and Gavin DeLuties.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Remembrances may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com.

John Joseph Fleury

Of Whitman, formerly of Revere

John Joseph Fleury of Whitman, formerly of Revere, died suddenly on October 3 at Brockton Hospital. He was 64 years old.

A US Air Force Vietnam veteran, he worked for the US Coast Guard in Boston as a Civilian-Supervisor for the Department of Transportation. He was an avid bowler and belonged to two senior leagues.

Born and raised in Revere, he was the son of the late Oscar and Dorothy (Mastrorio); the beloved husband of 36 years of Sharon (Beaton); devoted father of Casey Winslow and her friend, Jeremy Marchetti; loving grandfather of Isabella and Victoria; loving son of the late Oscar and Dorothy (Mastrorio); dear brother of Linda Pucko and her husband. Tim of S. Carolina and is also survived by his brothers and sisters in law: Evelyn and Al Webber of Lynn, Dorothy Magidan of Hawaii, Laurence and Melinda Farrell of Lynn, Eileen and Harold Keating, Janet and Arthur McGovern, all of Swampscott, many loving nieces and nephews and his beloved pets.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown MA 02140 or American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Suite 501, Boston MA 02210.

www.Buonfiglio.com.

Phyllis Mitchell

Longtime Legal Advocate for Mass Office on Disabilities

Phyllis J. Mitchell of Revere died on October 4.

A Legal Advocate for the Mass Office on Disabilities for over 20 years; she was a graduate of Emerson College and was featured on WBZ’s Hometown Hero.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Dewey and Evelyn (Moscatelli) Mitchell; loving sister of Barbara Anecone of Burlington, Robert Mitchell of Gray, TN, Carol Sisak of Nashua, NH and Judy Brown of Revere  and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Entombment was in St. Michael Cemetery Mausoleum, Roslindale. Memorial donations may be made to: The Seeing Eye, 10 Washington Valley Road, Morristown, NJ 07960-3412 or Perkins School for the Blind, Perkins Trust Office, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. For online condolences please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.

Leo Martin Jr.

Lynn resident

Leo A. Martin, Jr. of Lynn died on October 3.

The husband of the late Helen M. (Burke) Martin and longtime companion of Joan Gavegnano of Revere, he was the father of Leo A. Martin III and his wife, Dorothy M. of Camden, So. Carolina, Robert F. Martin of Salem, NH and John T. Martin of Lynn; brother of James P. Martin and his wife, Virginia of Whippany, NJ and is also survived by seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Gifts in his memory may be sent to Saint Mary’s Restoration Fund, 8 South Common St. Lynn, MA 01902. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.

Cynthia Hallissy

Melrose resident

Cynthia M. (Foote) Hallissy of Melrose died on October 4.

A former member of Mount St. Mary’s Abbey Trappistine Nuns. (O.C.S.O.), she was the devoted wife of Daniel R. Hallissy with whom she shared 45 years of marriage; beloved mother of Daniel J. Hallissy of Melrose; dear sister of Ethel Cadaro of Revere and the late Beverly Robinson and Leonard Foote. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. For online tribute or to share a memory, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com.

Anna Crosby

East Boston resident

Anna A. (Minerva) Crosby of East Boston died on October 3.

She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Crosby with whom she shared 35 years of marriage; loving mother of Carol Ann Cinelli and Laura Mero and her husband, Leonard, all of East Boston; dear sister of Yola Cinseruli of Winthrop, Ida Lauletta of Revere and the late Angelina Castriotta, Marie DeCino, Joseph and Nicholas Minerva; cherished grandmother of Carolyn Norton and Marisa Puppo and great grandmother of Jonathon, Hailey, Justin and Jeremy.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza “Beechwood” Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Patricia Ostergard

Born and raised in Chelsea

Patricia J. Ostergard, also known as Pat Harkins, died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital on October  3 surrounded by family and friends who love and adore her. She was 67 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Carolyn (Crock) Ostergard and a devoted mother and caregiver to her children: Joanye C. Harkins of New Bedford, Jean M. Harkins of Chelsea, Patricia H. Garceau of Fall River, Albert F. “Duke” Hoey III and his wife, Barbara of Winthrop; the dear sister of Robert Ostergard of Revere, Chester Ostergard of Florida, Deb Bednarek of Chelsea, Barbara Breault of W. Bridgewater and the late Ronald “Duke” Ostergard, Ann Noseworthy, Helen “Chickie” Thomas and Joan Ostergard and special life-long friend of Delores “Dee” Coito of Chelsea.  She is also lovingly survived by 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea.

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