Sabino ‘Sam’ Polcari
Sabino “Sam” Polcari of Everett died on June 25.
The beloved husband of the late Lillian (Oliveri), he was the loving father of Carol Balzotti and her husband, Michael, of Everett, Nancy Polcari of Revere, and Philip Polcari and his wife, Debbie, of Atlanta. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Captain Michael Balzotti, Stephanie Balzotti, Matthew Polcari, and Dario Santiago as well as two loving great grandchildren, Michael Aiden and Luke Balzotti. He was the loving brother of Diana Urnetta, and the late Josephine DiMaria and is also survived by his longtime companion, Felicia Maiuri.
Funeral services will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, June 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, Everett, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to a scholarship in his name at Pope John the 23rd High School, 888 Broadway, Everett 02149.
Paolo Raneri of Everett died on June 23.
He was the beloved husband of Maria (Falliti), loving father of Steven Raneri and his wife, Cheryl, of Peabody and Biagio of Wakefield. He is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Steven and Adriana, both of Peabody.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Lung Assoc, 460 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, 02451. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Of Saugus, formerly of Everett
Janet A. (Wiley) DiOrio of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on June 23. She was 77 years old.
The daughter of the late George and Blanche (Packard) Wiley, she was a 1950 graduate of Everett High School and Katherine Gibbs School in 1952.
She leaves relatives and friends in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She was an avid knitter, lover of animals and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1997.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
Worked for Eagle Shoe
William McEleney died after a period of failing health at The Lighthouse Nursing in Revere on June 22. He was 80 years old.
Born in Everett, he attended the Everett Public Schools and worked for Eagle Shoe in Everett as a machinist.
He was the son of the late William and Mary (Lynch) McEleney; the brother of the late Josephine McEleney and Sister Margaret Columbkille CSJ; dear friend of Mary Jeanne DiChicco of Malden and her children, Robyn, Dennis, and Julie.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Willie Tashawn Spain
Avid Sports Fan and Everett Athlete
Willie Tashawn Spain of Everett died on June 21.
An avid sports fan and Everett athlete, he was the loving son of Debra Jean Spain and Willie Flannagan; loving brother of Leon Vinson Spain, Tyrone Simmons and Diane Simmons and also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association , 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. www.roccofuneralhome.com
East Boston resident
Francis J. Kane of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died suddenly on June 23.
He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (Hall) Kane; devoted father of Francis Kane of Missouri, Stephen Kane of IIlinois, Maryann Thompson of So. Carolina, Kim Arias of Everett, Rosanne Kane of Winchester, Anthony and Michael Cinelli, Paula Cinelli-Coleman and Lynda Ranelli, all of Revere, Scott Cinelli of East Boston, Ronald Cinelli of Gloucester, Cara Cinelli of East Boston, Laurie Penta of New Hampshire and Thomas Cinelli of East Boston, Robert and the late Joseph Ferdinand. He was the dear brother of the late Albert “Sonny” Tigges and Patricia Kelley and is also survived by his many loving grand and great grandchildren and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Funeral arranements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations in honor of his life may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham 01701. For more information or to send the family an online condolence, www.ruggieromh.com
Of Billerica, formerly of Everett
Antonio D. Zarro of Billerica, formerly of Everett, died unexpectedly on June 23.
A former MBTA employee, he was the beloved husband of Margaret (Cerbone) Zarro; father of John Zarro and his wife, Jean Marie, and Carolann Scabin and her husband, Frank of Billerica; brother of Pasquale Zarro of Malden, Giuseppe Zarro of Peabody, Nazzareno Zarro of Everett, Teresa Toneguzzo of Canada and the late Giusepina Bagnarol; grandfather of Nicolas and Monica Scabin and Thomas, Lauren and Michael Zarro.
Funeral arrangements were by the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, Billerica. Burial was in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. www.sweeneymemorialfh.com
Of Peabody, formerly of Everett
Michael N. Turner of Peabody, formerly of Melrose and Everett, died on June 21.
He was the loving husband of Lauren (MacKillop) Turner of Peabody; beloved son of Neil and Linda (Case) Turner of Middleton, NH; dear brother of Karen Hodge and her husband, Kenneth Hodge Jr., of Newburyport; grandson of Phyllis Case of Middleton, NH; devoted son-in-law of Edward and Roseann MacKillop of Medford; brother-in-law of Michael and Eddie MacKillop of Medford and loving uncle of Ashley and Kenny.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 1309 Beacon St., Memorial Donations, Brookline, MA 02446. For obit www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Owned former Frank’s Upholstery in Everett
Frank Favata of Stoneham, formerly of Everett, died on Father’s Day, June 20.
A US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he an avid golfer and the proprietor for over 43 years of the former Frank’s Upholstery on Broadway, Everett.
He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa A. (Dennis) Favata; dear and devoted father of Philip B. Favata and his wife, Eileen V. of Whitinsville and Marilou E. Cummings and her husband, Carl N. of Stoneham; dear brother of the late Joseph, Angelo, Salvadore and Dr. James V. Favata, Marion Bruno and Chris Saccammano; loving grandfather of Michelle and Michael Campanelli, Suzanne and Peter Snow and Sean and Elizabeth Cummings and loving great-grandfather of Anthony and Thomas Campanelli, Kayla and Addison Snow and Zachary and Molly Cummings. He was the dear brother-in-law of Sr. Mary Waltrude Dennis SSJ of Medford, Elizabeth Gallant and her late husband, Edward, of Lynn, Annette Dennis and her late husband, Benjamin, of Arlington and the late Lucy and Chester Santella.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Hersey Family College Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, 1 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801 would be sincerely appreciated
Virginia ‘Ginger’ Regan-Marquardo
Of Everett, formerly of East Boston
Virginia A. “Ginger” (Testa) Regan-Marquardo of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on June 22.
She was the beloved wife of William Regan with whom she shared 47 years of marriage; loving mother of Richard “Rick” Marquardo and his wife, Donna, of Lynn, Scott Regan and Sheila D’Ambrosio of Everett and John Regan and his wife, Annette, of Georgia; dear sister of Richard and Constance “Connie” Testa, both of Revere and the late Ann Fassi, Gene and Frances Testa; cherished grandmother of Daniel and Michela Marquardo and Taylor, John and Lauren Regan and great grandmother of Glenna.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice Inc., 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com
Hertz Rental Agent
Brenda (McDonald) Martinez of East Boston, formerly of Medford and Chelsea, died unexpectedly at home on June 17. She was 43 years old.
Born in Stoneham and a resident of Chelsea, Medford and for the last year, East Boston, she was a rental agent for Hertz at Logan Airport for more than 14 years. An avid Red Sox fan, she enjoyed sewing, bingo, arts and crafts and bowling in her spare time.
She was the devoted mother of Jaya Martinez and Katelyn Martinez, both of Lynn; former wife of Felix Martinez of Lynn; daughter of the late Wesley and Beverly (Callahan) Williams; beloved sister of Terry Hatch of Chelsea, Skip Reddington of Peabody, Michael McDonald and Darren McDonald, both of Lowell, Sharleene McDonald of Everett and the late Kim and Joseph Reddington; dear granddaughter of the late Theresa and Francis Callahan and Goddaughter of Ester Costa of the North End of Boston.
She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Of Medford, formerly of Everett
Frank Borriello of Medford, formerly of Everett, died on June 19.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was a graduate of Boston University, Class of 1955.
He was the beloved husband of Elaine (McIntire) Borriello; loving father of Adrienne and her husband, David Cummings, of Woburn, and Frank Borriello of Lynnfield; father-in-law of Laurie Borriello; devoted brother of Dr. John Borriello of Chevy Chase, MD, and Gloria Carabineris of Medford and the late Eleanor Borriello. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Mary and Nicole Cummings, and Alexandra and Julia Borriello.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cincotti Funeral Home, Meford. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Retired Everett Fire Fighter, veteran of two wars
Robert Ayer of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on June 26.
A retired Everett Fire Fighter with more than 25 years service, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a lifelong passionate activist for many causes involving political issues and raising awareness for many charitable causes.
He was the beloved husband of Rose (Leary) Ayer with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; loving father of Robert W. Ayer and Douglas Ayer, both of Revere, Diane Spencer and her husband, Kevin, of Boxford and Alice Zecha and her husband, Andrew of Danvers; dear brother of Carl Vose of Easton, Alice Frederikson of Lynnfield and Celia Gordon of Texas; cherished Grampy of Kevin, Lauren and Eric Spencer of Boxford and Courtney, Brittney and Delaney Zecha of Danvers; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his life today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to VNA Hospice of Woburn, 100 Sylvan Road, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com
South Boston resident
Beatrice A. (McGuinness) Jones of South Boston, formerly of Cambridge, died on June 26.
She was the beloved wife of Robert Tuttle; loving mother of Susan Keddy and her husband, Buddy, of Everett, Robert Tuttle and his wife, Debra, of Derry, NH and Janet Sallaway of Pittsfield, MA; dear sister of Peggy Trotto of Everett, Sarah Dinan of Somerville, William McGuinness of Virginia and the late Elizabeth Sullivan and Cecelia McGuinness; cherished grandmother of eight, great grandmother of nine and great great grandmother of two.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of her life tonight, Wednesday, from 3 to 7 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafuneral.com