Obituaries – 9/17/09

Joseph S. Covalucci Jr., 58

Everett Firefighter

Joseph S. Cavalucci Jr., a lifelong Everett resident, died on September 12 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 58 years old.

Born in Everett and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, he was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam era and has been an active duty Everett firefighter for 25 years.

He was the beloved son of the late Joseph S. and Catherine T. (Sullivan); brother of Mary C. White of Raynham, James of Barnstead, NH and the late Claire Covalucci. He was preceded in death by his companion, Rhoda.

His funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett, Thursday at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Broadway, Everett, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701 would be sincerely appreciated.

Richard Moschella

Wonderland Park employee

Richard “Dickie” Moschella of Everett, formerly of Orient Heights, East Boston, died on September 13.

A Wonderland Park employee, he was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Lavenia), with whom he shared 20 years of marriage; father of his wife’s son, Mark Sweazey, of Everett; dear brother of Michael A. Moschella and his wife, Joanne, of Beverly and Janice Jones and her husband, Ron, of East Boston; cherished uncle of five and granduncle of two.

His funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, East Boston, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.  For directions and guest book, please visit

Hazel Whitney, 84

Former Kresge Office Manager

Hazel G. (Hone) Whitney, a lifelong Everett resident, died suddenly on August 31. She was 84 years old.

Born in Everett, she graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1943, and was the office manager for Kresge Department Store in Everett Square for many years.

She was the loving mother of Linda and her husband, John McVane, of Everett, Diane and her husband, David McGrath, of Everett and New York, Harvey Whitney and his wife, MaryAnn, of Medford; sister of Helen Arsenault and Marion Smith, both of Everett, and the late Ted Hone. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.  Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Donations may be sent in her name to Autism Speaks, 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2250, Los Angeles CA 90036.

Rose Parella, 96

Longtime Everett resident

Rose (Chuisa) Parrella died at the Weymouth Health Care Center, after a period of failing health, on September 8. She was 96 years old.

Mrs. Parrella was born in Boston. She lived in Everett for most of her life and raised her family here.

She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo, who died 22 years ago; loving mother of the late Frances Augusta Wallace and Palmira Stewart-Singh; grandmother of Jennifer Wallace, Jamee Beaudry and Katelyn Woodard; sister of Theresa Medugno of Everett; and the great-grandmother of Gus and Stella Beaudry.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy-O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mildred Kaplan, 92

Member of Sisterhood of Temple Tifereth Israel and Senior Social Club, both of Everett

Mildred (Ansin) Kaplan 0f Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on August 23. She was 92 years old.

Born in Revere, she was a resident of Revere for many years and was educated in Revere schools. She was a secretary for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company before her retirement, a Life Member of the Jewish Memorial Hospital and a Life Member of the Everett Senior Social Club.  She was a member of the Sisterhood at Congregation Tifereth Israel of Revere and the Sisterhood at Tifereth Israel of Everett, Hadassah, and the Peter A. Torigian Community Life Center in Peabody.

She was the devoted mother of Ronald Kaplan and his wife, Deborah, and mother-in-law of John Cimino, loving mother of the late Linda Cimino and Michael Kaplan, dear sister of the late Charlotte Ross and the  loving grandmother of Aaron and David Kaplan.

A chapel service will be held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave., Cary Square, Chelsea, on Thursday, September 17, at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the Tifereth Israel of Revere Cemetery, 232 Fuller St. Everett.  Memorial observance will be Thursday, following burial, only at her late residence.

Donations in her memory may be made to Hadassah, 19A Crosby Drive, Suite 210, Bedford, MA 01730.  For her online guest book and directions, please visit

Pamela Floramo

Melrose resident

Pamela D. (Smith) Floramo of Melrose died on September 11.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph; mother of Peter of Melrose, Noel Ford of London and the late Paul; sister of Joan of Medford; and the grandmother of Jacqueline, of Malden.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Betty (Mary E. Campo) Oliver

Of Everett, formerly of Somerville and Winthrop

Betty Oliver (Mary E. Campo) of Everett, formerly of Somerville and Winthrop, died at the Kindred Healthcare, Peabody, on September 9, after a long illness.

Born in Somerville, daughter of the late Margaret (Mulcahey) Campo and Theodore Campo, she lived in Somerville and Winthrop prior to moving to Everett.

She was the mother of Lisa Oliver and her companion, Michael Cyr, of Wakefield, Vera Willett and her son-in-law, Steve, of Norwood, Christine Sheltry and her son-in-law, Kenny, of Hampton, NH, Beth Allen and her son-in-law, Bill, of Woburn, Meg Winam and her son-in-law, Chad, of Winthrop, Chad Campo and her daughter-in-law, Jessica, of Dorchester; especially to her “Forever,” Henry Kramich, of Saugus.

She thanks her best friends, Patricia, Carol, Diana, JoAna, Laura, Melody, Annie, Matilda and the late Karen and Kerry; her special friends, Valerie, Karen, Jodi, Laurie, Andrea, Kim, Joanne, Michelle, Phil, Nancy, Susan, Barbara, Marlene, Pat and the O’Brien family; and her “darling daughters” and friends at Everett Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She was Nana to Brian and his wife, Serita, Kenneth and his wife, Krystal, Patrick and his companion, Cassie, Mark, Daniel, Sadie, Claudia, Tony, Teddy, Lilu, Mila, Heather, Jeremy, Josephine, Robin and Jake; great-grandmother to Caleb and Sophia; sister of the late Kenneth Campo of New York, Rose Paige of Somerville, Marion Gerardi and her brother-in-law, Bob, of Methuen, Teddy Campo and her sister-in-law, Betty, of Somerville, the late Margaret Green of Dedham and Claire Campo of Lynnfield.

She also leaves many beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews because, she said, “They made me great.”

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, she requested that you take your family out to dinner.
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Mary Tingdahl

Malden resident

Mary R. (Moffat) Tingdahl of Malden died on September 8.

She was the beloved wife of the late Arnold E. Tingdahl; devoted mother of Janet M. Hamilton of Malden, Eric E. Tingdahl of Boston, Christine A. Trunfio of Methuen, Mary Beth Woods, David B. Tingdahl, both of Wilmington, Steven J. Tingdahl of Middleborough; loving sister of John Moffat of New York, Duncan Moffat of Everett; and sister of the late Shirley Mahoney. She was the cherished grandmother of seven.

Funeral arrangements were by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-9376. For her online obituary, visit

Josephine Montemagno

Of Yarmouth Port, formerly of Everett

Josephine R. (Maltese) Montemagno of Yarmouth Port, formerly of Burlington and Everett, died on September 9.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph G.; loving mother of Denise Libby and her husband, William Jr., of Alexandria, NH and Kenneth of Burlington; sister of Salvatore Maltese and Angie Nicole, both of Everett, Tina Surabian of Lexington, and the late Ann SciaScia and Mary Stirrat; grandmother of Marie, Kenneth Jr. and Jesse Montemagno and William III, Michelle and Nicole Libby; and the great-grandmother of Aiden Montemagno.

Funeral arrangements were by the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, Woburn. Burial was in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Memorials in her name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For her obituary and online guest book, see and

David Gerety

Retired Naval Reserve Commanding Officer

David W. Gerety of Easton died on September 7.

The retired commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Center in Boston, he was born and raised in Everett and was the husband of Patricia (Skahill) Gerety of Easton; father of David W. Gerety Jr. of Plympton, John P. Gerety of Stoughton, Tracy A. Ibbotson of Little Compton, RI, and Susan E. Cromidas of Norwell; brother of Jeanne Kerrigan of York, Maine, Paul Gerety of Medford, and the late Robert Gerety. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Kane Funeral Home, Easton.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be sent to The Gerety/Kerrigan Scholarship Fund c/o Jeanne Kerrigan, P.O. Box 513, York Beach, ME 03910. For condolences, please visit

Vincent Calderone

Well-Known Local Musician

Vincent J. Calderone of Everett died on September 7.

A 40-year member of the Everett Kiwanis Club, he was a longtime and well-known local musician, member of the Maine Country Western Hall of Fame and a former winner of “Chance of a Lifetime” music talent show.

He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Gloria (DelVecchio); father of Marianne Ciarlone and her husband, Robert, of Everett, Diane Ellis of Las Vegas, Vincent A. and his wife, Catherine, of Wakefield and John F. and his wife, Mary, of Saugus; brother of Phyllis Varricchio of Chelsea, George of East Boston, Joseph of East Boston, Claire Williams of Revere and the late Edward. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Gina, Kristin, Vincent M., Michael, Nicholas, Daria, Nicole, Hannah; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Jordan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

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