Obituaries 11-06-2013

November 6, 2013
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Marie Tomlins

Of Rhode Island, formerly of Revere

Marie G. (Coppinger) Tomlins of Rhode Island, formerly of Revere, passed away October 28. She was 85 years old.  Mrs. Tomlins was a 1946 graduate of Immaculate Conception School in Revere where she was an organist, a member of the choir and a cheerleader. She was a long term employee of AT&T and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was also a member of the Regina Coeli at St. Mary Church, Cranston, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the U.S.O., and a founding member of the Friends of SRS. She was the beloved wife of 57 years of Richard R. Tomlins; mother of Richard Robert Tomlins, II, Stacey Mary DiLorenzo and Marisa Ann Tomlins; mother-in-law of Joan Tomlins; grandmama of Emma Tomlins; and sister of Joseph Coppinger (Maj. U.S.A.F. Ret) and his wife, Gloria as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Leah Marie Tomlins. Funeral arrangements were by the Pontarelli-Marino Home, Providence, RI. Burial was in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of SRS, c/o 400 Farmington Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920.pontarellimarinofunerals.com

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Maryann Porrazzo

Former City of Chelsea Bookkeeper

Maryann ( Faretra ) Porrazzo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away October 31 surrounded by her family. She was 73 years old. Maryann was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1957 and was employed for many years as a bookkeeper for the City of Chelsea. Born April 5, 1940, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ann ( Buccella ) Faretra, she was the beloved and devoted wife of John Porrazzo with whom she shared 55 years of marriage; loving mother of Elisa Porrazzo and her fiancé, Jason Janiluinas and her children Matthew and Cheyenne, all of Malden and John Porrazzo and his son, Dante of Revere; dear sister of Clerk Magistrate Joseph Faretra of the East Boston Court and his wife, Rosalind of Winthrop and Linda Faretra and Robert DiCroci of Revere; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Place Memphis, TN. 38105 or to the charity of your choice. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.

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Kenneth Simonton

Of Winthrop, formerly of Beachmont-Revere

Kenneth Simonton, formerly of Beachmont-Revere, died on Tuesday, October 29 at his Winthrop home. He was 45 years old. Born in Boston and raised in Revere, he was the son of the late Richard and Jane Dorothy (Dutton) Simonton. He has resided in Winthrop for the past seven years. Mr. Simonton leaves three brothers; Russell Simonton and his wife, Mary of New York, Douglas Simonton and his wife, Debi and Norman Simonton and his wife, Zoe, all of Winthrop and one sister, Elizabeth Simonton of Wisconsin. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in the First Congregational Church, Revere with arrangements by Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Revere League-Special Needs, 200 Winthrop Ave., Revere, MA 02151.

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Richard Kelley, Sr.

Owned Richie’s Furniture in Chelsea

Richard D. Kelley, Sr. of Chelsea died on October 28. He was 85 years old. The owner of Richie’s Furniture in Chelsea, formerly Dad’s Furniture and Charlestown Home Furniture during the 1980s, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II. An avid golfer, Richard also enjoyed softball and bowling. He was the beloved husband of Cheryl M. (Enos) Kelley and the late Irene (Ivory) Kelley; devoted father of Patricia A. Furtado and her husband, Gerard of Chelsea, Richard D. Kelley Jr. and his wife, Susan of Danvers, Linda M. Nelson and her husband, Donald of North Carolina, Kathleen S. Flaherty and her husband, Thomas of Winthrop, Betsy Kelley Hoffman and her husband, Glen of Milton, Lauren E. Kelley of Revere and her husband, James; dear brother of Bruce Kelley of Arizona, Doreen Rascicot of Florida and the late Harold B. Kelley, Wayne Kelley, Beverly Sargent and Paul Kelley. He is also lovingly survived by 15 grandchildren, one great granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at the St. Michael Arch Angel Chapel, Chelsea Soldier’s Home, Chelsea. Interment was in the Upper Plain Cemetery in Bradford, VT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Patient Activity Fund, Chelsea Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals in Chelsea

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Thomas McDonough

Member of Local 4

Thomas E. McDonough of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on October 29. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he worked in construction and was a member of Local 4. Mr. McDonough was the beloved husband of the late Gloria (Scarpa) McDonough with whom he shared 51 years of marriage; beloved father of Thomas E. McDonough Jr. of Revere, Kevin McDonough and his fiancé, Loretta Connors of East Boston and Karen Famolare of Ohio; dear brother of Bertha Santoro of East Boston and the late Myles McDonough and Helen Paull; cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com

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William Caramanica 

Salem Evening News Retiree, Member of American Legion and North Shore Old Car Club  

William F. Caramanica of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on November 4. William was retiree of the Salem Evening News where he was a foreman in the Composing Room with 31 years of service. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the American Legion Post 61 Revere and the North Shore Old Car Club. He was the beloved husband of Ann (Semenza); devoted father of Lisa Kwmuntis and her husband, George of Peabody, Jane Giachinta and her husband, Anthony of Georgetown and David Caramanica “RPD” and his wife, Sarah of N. Andover; dear brother of Robert and his wife, Rose of Everett, Frederick and his wife, Mary of Quincy, Katherine Knowlton of Everett and the late Edward and is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Alexander and Christopher Kwmuntis and Robert and Matthew Giachinta. His Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Stl, Revere on Thursday, November 7 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168 Boston MA 02284-9168. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guest Book Please visit www. Buonfiglio.com

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Joseph Grobman

Of Marblehead, Formerly of Revere

Joseph Grobman of Marblehead, formerly of Revere, died on November 5.

The beloved husband of the late Lillian S. (Bazer) Grobman, he was the devoted father of Susan Porter and her husband, Thomas of Marblehead, and Andrew Grobman and his wife, Diana of Brookline; dear grandfather of Kimberly Ferrandi of Salem; proud great grandfather of Benjamin Ferrandi and loving brother of the late Frances Jacob and Blanche Grobman.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Friends of the IDF, New England Chapter, 154 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02459. Arrangements by Brezniak-Rodman Chapel Brezniakrodman.com

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