Obituaries – 10-20-09

Robert Brady

Longtime Stop & Shop Grocery Manager

Robert M. Brady died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on Oct 17 after a brief illness.

Born in Everett, he attended the Immaculate Conception Grammar School and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1955. Mr. Brady worked at the Stop and Shop for more than 40 years as a grocery manager, served on the Immaculate Conception Parish School Board, was a member of the Stop and Shop Grocery Union and a member of the Irish American Club of Malden.

He was the son of the late Roger and Delia (Costello) Brady and the beloved brother of Sister Alice Mary C.S.J. of Newton, Alice (Brady) and her husband, Joseph Cianci, of Delaware, Monsignor Roger Brady of Bedford, Barbara Brady of Mississippi, and the late John, Mary Griffin, and Francis Brady. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Wednesday, October 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Broadway, Everett. Visiting hours will be at the church from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett. Funeral arrangements are by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett.


Gail Cirrone

Longtime College Professor

Gail M. (Gallagher) Cirrone of Everett died on October 15.

A longtime College Professor, she was off Campus Criminal Justice Director for both W.N.E.C. and Curry College.

She was the mother of David Manning and his girlfriend, Emily McBride, of Reading; daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Gallagher; sister of Paul Gallagher of Florida, Kevin Gallagher of Chelsea, Donald Gallagher of Florida, Dennis Gallagher of Georgetown, Terrance Gallagher of Everett, Carol O’Connell of Florida and the late Joseph “Jr.” Gallagher and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held in the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, today, Wednesday, October 21 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit in the funeral home from 9:30 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493.


Richard Hughes

Worked for State House of Representatives

Richard G.”Dick” Hughes of Everett died on October 16. He was 75 years old.

Mr. Hughes was employed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the past 36 years, currently serving as Research Director in the Department of Personnel and Administration and, until 1990, he was the Director of Constituent Services for the Speaker of the House.

He was a 19 year member and former organizer for the Teamsters Union. A former employee of Whitings Milk Company, he was a member of the Winthrop Golf Club.

Mr. Hughes enlisted in the US Army and served in the Infantry in Korea during the Korean War from 1954 to 1956.

He was the beloved husband of Rosemary “Bunnie” (Catalucci) Hughes; dear father of Elizabeth A. Vander Aarde and her husband, John, of Minnesota, Richard H. Hughes and his wife, Deborah, of Melrose, Rosemary A. Hughes of Everett and her dear friend, Keith Houghton, Meaghan E. Verri and her husband, Joseph, of Marlboro; brother of the late Ann Hughes; son of the late Henry G. and Madeline Rose (Barry) Hughes; dear brother-in-law of William “Billy” Catalucci and his wife, Christine, of New Hampshire and is also lovingly survived by eight grandchildren, Jack, Sam, Max Vander Aarde, Kaitlin, Joseph, Madeline Hughes, Jack and Nicholas Verri.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Our Lady of Grace Church, Building Maintenance Fund, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea MA. 02150 or the Recreation Fund at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea MA, 02150.


Philip Randolph Mire

Lover of all things Malden

Philip Randolph Mire, a lifelong Malden resident, died suddenly in his home on October 13. He was 61 years old.

A lover of all things Malden, Mr. Mire leaves many friends who saw him at every Malden High School football game and at local sports events.

He was the son of the late Jacob and Eleanor Mire, both of Malden, and leaves his sisters Beverly, Esther, and Eleanor, and a nephew, Jacob. He also leaves his aunt, Juliette Randolph, his cousin, Marie Carter, of West Medford, and an extended family of cousins who reside in the Lafayette, Louisiana area.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Malden Pop Warner Football, P.O. Box 123, Malden 02148.


Ralph Curdo

GE Retiree

Ralph H. Curdo died at the Anysley Assisted Living Home in Nashua, NH on October 13. He was 93 years old.

Born in Lynn on April 18, 1916, he was the son of Herbert and Florence (Hayden) Curdo. He grew up in Lynn, graduated from Lynn Classical High School and later joined the General Electric Apprentice Program and became a Mechanical Inspector on the J79 Turbine Engine. He left GE to join the US Army in World War II and became a Tech Sergeant. After the war, he returned to GE and resumed his position until his retirement in 1988 after 47 years of service.

He married Eleanor DeGruttola on August 31, 1941 and they shared 66 years together until she died on November 28, 2007. They raised their two sons Stephen and Gerard in Revere and Everett. The couple lived in Everett until 2006 when they decided to move closer to their sons in New Hampshire. After Mrs. Curdo’s death, he continued a very comfortable life at the Aynsley Place in Nashua through the exceptional loving care and support from their dedicated staff and his loving family.

His surviving family includes his two sons, Stephen and his wife, Maureen, of Hollis, NH and Gerard and his fiancé, Monica Landry, of Merrimack, NH; his grandchildren Mark Curdo and his fiancé, Kristen Lofgren, Melissa, Danielle and Nicole Curdo and the late Michael Curdo; his sisters Dorothy Bowers of Lynn and the late Eleanor Borelli.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. For guestbook visit:


Emilio Pappalardo

Woburn resident

Emilio J. Pappalardo of Woburn, formerly of East Boston, died on October 11.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Emilia (Ottana) Pappalardo of Woburn; devoted father of Linda Knight and her husband, David, of Wakefield, Robert Pappalardo and his wife, Donna, of Reading; loving grandfather of Matthew and Jason Knight and David Pappalardo; dear brother of Jeanette Mili, Margaret Driscoll and Lillian Ferullo, all of Medford and Josephine Imbornone and Edward Pappalardo, both of Everett; brother of the late John, Anthony, Alfred and William Pappalardo Jr., Philomena Pignone and Eleanor Recina.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the McLaughlin-Dello Russo Funeral Home, Woburn. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association , 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. For guestbook and obituary, please visit:


Edna Chisholm

Devoted and Loving Mother

Edna (McLean) Chisholm died on October 13.

The devoted and loving mother of Candace Barletta of Revere and Edward Chisholm of Everett, she was the grandmother of Jason and Justin Barletta and Joseph Pineau and wife, Kristen; great-grandmother of Taylor and Xavier; sister of the late Hazel, Dorothy, Frank, Kenneth, George, Chester, Bruce, Gordon and Jack. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. For guestbook:


Charles McCoy

Worked at Monsanto and Eagle Freight

Charles E. “Charlie” McCoy of Wakefield died unexpectedly on October 12. He was 85 years old.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 31, 1924, he grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. He worked as a foreman at Monsanto Chemical Company in Everett for 40 years and retired as a supervisor in 1986. Following his retirement, he began working as a collection manager at Eagle Freight for the last 23 years. He was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church Holy Name Society in Wakefield. He loved visiting his children’s homes and enjoying his spare time with his grandchildren.

He was the beloved husband and best friend of 62 years to Grace M. (McCarthy) McCoy; devoted father of Gracemarie Flaherty and her husband, James, of Reading, Charles B. McCoy and his wife, Elizabeth, of Atkinson, N.H., Maureen A. O’Brien and her husband, Michael, of Reading, Mark S. McCoy and his wife, Cheryl, of Clifton Park, NY and Phillip S. McCoy and his wife, Suzy, of Reading; loving Pops and Granpy to Christine, Jimmy, Shawn, Megan, Michael, Nicholas, Patrick, Morgan, Kristen, Mark, Kelly, Jake, Yale and his great-grandson, Cameron; beloved brother of Margaret Morris and her late husband, Robert, of Billerica and Grace Garron and her husband, Paul, of Florida and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Carr Funeral Home, Wakefield/Melrose line. Kindly make memorial donations in his name to the Boston Higashi School, 800 N. Main St., Randolph, MA 02368 or Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Pl. 2nd Fl., Boston, MA 02114. For obituary or to send a condolence, please visit


Catherine ‘Dolly’ Carrigan

Everett resident

Catherine “Dolly” (Burke) Carrigan of Everett died on October 11. 

She was the loving mother of  Kelly Carrigan and David Procacini of Everett, Colleen Carrigan and Kenneth Twombly of Amesbury, Kimberley Lamontagne and her husband, Stephen, and Joseph Carrigan Jr., all of Everett; former wife of Joseph Carrigan of Somerville; sister of Patricia Raymond of Everett, David Burke and his wife, Kathy, of California, Doreen Ricci of Amesbury and the late Robert “Big Dog” Gordon and is also survived by seven grandchildren:  Matthew, Katherine, Stephen, Shannon, Christopher, Robert and Shaylee.  She was the aunt of Tony and Paula Raymond, Maria and Joseph Ricci and great aunt of Dylan, Nicky and Haley and many other relatives and friends.  She was the former friend of Joseph Curreri. 

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 


Russell Keene


Russell J. Keene of Everett died on October 10. He was 48 years old.

A longtime former bartender for the Chalet Club and an avid dart and card player, he was the beloved son of Jeanette E. (Allen) Keene of Everett; loving brother of Michael Keene of Port Richey, FL. and Wayne Keene of Everett. He is also survived by many dear cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. In his memory, donations may be made to the American Heart Association , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For online guest book, please visit

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