Obituaries 05-15-2013

May 15, 2013
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Mario Pulicari

Worked at Omni Parker House in Boston

Mario A. Pulicari of Revere died on May 10.

A late employee of the Omni Parker House in Boston, he was the beloved brother of Joseph Pulicari and his wife, Karen of Saugus, Genevieve ‘Jean’ Dacey and her late husband, Robert of Revere and Ronald of Florida; loving uncle of Jeffrey, Lorraine, Scott, Christina, Kevin, Connie, Daniel, Kristy and eight great nieces and great nephews. He was the dear fiancé of Mary McLean of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Virginia Beals

Longtime Secretary for Barron’s Investment Magazine

Virginia R. Beals of Beachmont Revere died on May 11 at her home on Bradstreet Avenue. She was 87 years old.

Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Revere, she was the daughter of the late William J.  and Helen (Davis) Beals and was a secretary for many years for Barron’s investment magazine.  Miss Beals loved to garden, cook and knit.  She had a great love for cats and was a former communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Beachmont.

She was the sister of the late Jack Beals.

A graveside service was held at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden on Tuesday, May 14 with arrangements by Porcella Funeral Home, Revere.

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Eleanor Christopher

Worked at East Boston Savings Bank in Revere

Eleanor M. (Ferrante) Christopher of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on May 8.

Eleanor worked at the East Boston Savings Bank in Revere and was the beloved wife of John P. Christopher with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Colonel John Paul Christopher, US Marine Corps and his wife, Valeria of North Carolina, Robin Crane and her husband, Matthew of Pennsylvania and the late Cheryl Ann Christopher; dear sister of the late Joseph Ferrante; cherished grandmother of August and Gianna Crane.

Her funeral and services were private with arrangements by Vazza Funeral Home, Revere. For online guest book, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Sebastiano ‘Jim’ Bramante

Of North Reading, formerly of Revere

Sebastiano “Jim” Bramante of North Reading, formerly of Revere, died on May 8 at Wingate of North Reading. He was 90 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II and the former  proprietor of B & R Produce and Packing of Chelsea, he was born in Boston, the son of the late Domenic and Josephine (Tringale) Bramante; the beloved husband of the late Michelina (Fuccillo); devoted father of Josephine Burton and her husband, Jack of Wells, ME, Domenic Bramante and his wife, Mary of Salem and Karen Bramante of North Reading; dear brother of Domenic Bramante of Revere, Joseph Bramante of Reading , Frank Bramante and Josephine Cardaci, both of Florida and the late Carmella Terrazzano, Charles Bramante, Gaetano Bramante and Margaret Spavento. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren: Mark, Marisa, Holly and Derek.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham Ma 01701. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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Barbara Gaffney

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Barbara E. (Roberts) Gaffney, a Revere resident for more than 55 years until moving to Largo, Florida 15 years ago, died on April 28 in the Consulate Nursing Facility of Seminole, Florida, following a long illness. She was 81 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Revere, she attended Revere Schools and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1950. She married John H. Gaffney in 1955 and the couple moved to Largo, Florida in 1998.

A devoted and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a recent great grandmother, she was the devoted mother of William J. Gaffney and his wife, Jamie of Atkinson, NH and Robert A. Gaffney and his wife, Brandie of Seabrook, NH; the dear sister of Phyllis Going and her husband, Warren  of Ossippe, NH, Jean DeMarco and her late husband, Anthony, Grace Fabiano and her husband, George, all of Revere; cherished grandmother of Annemarie Stucker and her husband, Brian of Epping, NH, Patrick W. Gaffney of Brighton, Elyse M. and Evan R. Gaffney, both of Seabrook, NH and is also lovingly survived by her great grandson, William B. Stucker as well as by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimers’ Association, Mass./NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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Edwin Nichols

International Laborers Union Retiree

Edwin F. Nichols of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on May 7 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers following a long illness. He was 81 years old.

Born and raised in Boston, he moved to Revere as a young man and spent 41 years in Revere before moving to Winthrop 13 years ago. Most of his working career was spent as a laborer with the Laborers International Union – Local 22 of Malden. He retired at 64 years of age.

He and his wife, Jean E. (Meaney) Nichols (who died in February of 2008) were active members for several years of the former St. Anthony’s Band, Revere, sharing the role as band manager. He was also a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks.

Mr. Nichols was the devoted father of Paul E. Nichols and his wife, Linda of Everett, David J. Nichols and his wife, Daphne of Littleton and Brian G. Nichols and his wife, Nicole of Swampscott. He was the cherished grandfather of Ryan P., Kelly L. and Mary Catherine Nichols, Sydney E., Camron M., Vienna M. and Garrett B. Nichols; the dear brother of Robert Nichols and his wife, Mary of Rumson, New Jersey and the late Donald M. Nichols. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Private burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Seasons Hospice Foundation, 8537 Solution Center, Chicago, Ill 60677 (www.seasonsfoundation.org) Please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com for additional information.

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Catherine Lubanski

Worked for Orion Research and as Chelsea School Bus Monitor

Catherine E. (Hamilton) Lubanski of Chelsea died at home on May 3.  She was 65 years old.

Born, raised and a life-long resident of Chelsea, she spent her early years as a homemaker, followed by a 20 year career with Orion Research, and most recently as a Chelsea school bus monitor for Malden Transportation.  She was the daughter of Margaret “Peggy” (Higgins) Delloiacono of Chelsea and John Hamilton of Revere and is survived by her children, Denise and Mark Fairbank of Concord, NH, Christine and Scott Clarke of Watertown, and John and Jamie Lubanski of Malden; her grandchildren: Trevor, Emily, Jacob, Timothy, Samantha and Rachel; her brother Robert Hamilton of Chelsea, her sister Donna McManus of Lynn and was pre-deceased by her brother, Henry Hamilton of Chelsea; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Friday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm Street, Everett, MA.  In lieu of flowers, please serve or make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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Donna Tinker

Of Haverhill, formerly of Revere

Donna M. (Michalski) Tinker of Haverhill, formerly of Revere, died on May 7 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. She was 58 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Thomas; devoted mother of Richard Ellison and his wife, Christine of Middleton; loving daughter of the late Theodore and Helen (Funicella) Michalski; dear sister of Ted Michalski ‘RPD” and his wife, Martha of Winchester and is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Deacon and Kaylie Ellison and her niece, Lauren Michalski.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St Framingham Ma 01701. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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Patricia Howard

Of Revere

Patricia (Flores) Howard of Revere, formerly of Rockland and East Boston, died on May 6.

She was the loving mother of Anthony Howard of Revere and the late Michael Howard; cherished daughter of the late Frank and Mafalda (Arpino) Flores; dear sister of Frank of E. Bridgewater, John of Plymouth and Ann Flores of Nevada; adored grandmother of Dominic of Lynn and is also survived by her aunts, Adeline Arpino and Susan Olson, both of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemtery. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Richard Milligan, DMD

Retired Dentist, Member of Orient Heights Yacht Club and Broadsound Tuna Club

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, May 16 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere from 4 to 8 p.m. for Dr. Richard J. Milligan, DMD, who died after a long and arduous illness at Genesis of Wakefield Center on May 11. He was 64 years old.

Born in South Boston, his family moved to Arlington early in his youth. He attended schools there and graduated from Arlington High School in 1967. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1971 and the Goldman School of Dentistry at Boston University in 1977. He set up practice in Watertown in 1977 and remained there until a tragic accident in 1989 ended his dental career.

Dr. Milligan has lived in Revere for the past 38 years and was a member of the Orient Heights Yacht Club of East Boston, the Revere Broadsound Tuna Club and the New England Charter Boat Captains’ Association.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Kathleen A. (O’Donnell) Milligan. He was the devoted father of Karen A Milligan-Frost, RN and her husband, Matthew of Arlington; the dear brother of Robert Milligan and his wife, Dorothy of Clearwater, Florida, Kevin Milligan and his wife, June of Stoneham, John Milligan and his wife, Katherine of Sandwich and Brian Milligan of Ipswich. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals on Friday, May 17 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, One Bullfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114-2031. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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William ‘Fred’ Kelloway

Worked at Boston Fish Pier, Member of Galilean Lodge A.F. & A.M.

William “Fred” Kelloway of Revere passed away May 12 at the Light House Nursing Care in Revere.  He was 94 years old.

Born in Newfoundland, the son of the late Moses and Mary S. (Butt) Kelloway, he moved to the United States in his mid-20’s and settled in Revere shortly after his arrival. He became a citizen of the United States when he was 51 years old.

William worked at the Boston Fish Pier in conjunction with the New England Fishing Industry, dedicating 47 years of service before retiring.  He was a member of the Galilean Lodge A.F. & A.M.

The husband of the late Doris E. (Noel), he was the beloved father of Frederick A. Kelloway and his wife, Polly of Marblehead and David G. Kelloway and his wife, Terese of Billerica; brother of the late Esther “Mae” Shute, Ethel Kelloway, Harold, Gill, and George Kelloway and is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren: Paul Kelloway of Wakefield, Kristan Kelloway-Olson and her husband, Kyle of Wakefield, Katherine Kelloway and Paige Kelloway, both of Marblehead and Emma Brennan of Billerica. He also leaves one great grandson, Cameron Olson.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Old North Church Congregational, 35 Washington St., Marblehead on Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Interment at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett was held privately for the immediate family.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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