Obituaries 10-21-2010

Carolyn Shannon

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Carolyn (French) Shannon of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on October 17. 

She was the beloved wife of the late
Ralph; mother of Paul Parker of Everett, Diane Davis of Malden, Karyn Griffin of Lynn, Kenneth Parker of Amesbury and Michael Shannon of Tennessee and is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and five siblings. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 22 at 11 a.m. in the First Church of the Nazarene, Malden.  Please omit flowers.  Donations in Mrs. Shannon’s memory may be made to the Buddy Coholan Center, 121 Washington
Street, Medford, MA  02155.  Funeral arrangements are by the Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Service 1-877-71-Rocco


Elsia Saintvil

Everett resident

Elsia Saintvil, a longtime resident of Everett, died on October 14 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 78 years old.

Born in Haiti, she was the beloved mother of Lionel San and his wife, Bernadette, of Everett, Yolanda Belizaire and her husband, Joseph, of Florida, Elsie Dutaille and her husband, Jean Claude Nerdusd, of Melrose, Carole Teramene and her husband, Geneddy, of Everett, Anthonya Dutaille of Malden, jean Claude Dutalle and his wife, Manoucheka, of Everett and Nesley Saintvil and his wife, Fernande, of Malden. She is also survived by 20 loving grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in the Church of God of Somerville, 30 Temple St., Somerville on Saturday, October 23 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark Street (corner of Main Street) Everett, will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Contributions in her memory to the above named church would be sincerely appreciated.


Catherine ‘Katie’ Salera

Transitron retiree

Catherine M. “Katie” Salera of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett, died on October 7. She was 90 years old.

A Transitron retiree with 25 years of service as a supervisor, she has been active in Tewksbury with the Red Hatters and the senior center.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph; devoted mother of Ursula Bolz and her husband, Walter, Joann Citrano and her husband, Michael, and Kathleen Sentner. She leaves behind many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to New England Hospice, 190 Derby St., Hingham, MA.


Angelo Ricci

Retired Everett Firefighter

Angelo J. Ricci of West Peabody, formerly of Everett, died on October 15.

An Everett Firefighter for 30 years and a World War II veteran, he was the beloved husband of the late Irene L. (Dieso); loving father of John Ricci and his wife, Maria, of Topsfield, Paul Ricci and his wife, Janice, and Gary M. Ricci, all of West Peabody; loving brother of Silvio P. Ricci and Lidia Manzi. He is also survived by his four loving grandchildren, Aimee Galego and her husband, Michael, Michelle Lineberger and her husband, Trey, Joseph and Dustin, as well as three great-grandchildren, Michela, Mia and Maximus Angelo and many loving nieces and nephews.

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


Margaret ‘Frances’ Monahan

Everett resident

Margaret “Frances” (Tonra) Monahan of Everett died on October 10. She was 71 years old.

Born in Ireland and a longtime Everett resident, she was the beloved mother of Dr. Francine M. Monahan and her husband, Gregory Cline, of Newton, Jack Monahan and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Stoneham; loving sister of Josie Duffy of Ireland, Brendan Tonra of Watertown, and Bill Tonra of Everett. She is also survived by six cherished grandchildren.

At the family’s request, funeral services were private. In lieu of flower,s donations in her memory may be made to MGH Cancer Center, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA, 02114. Arrangements were entrusted to JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. For online guest book please visit:


Ruth Fitzgerald O’Brien

Flight Attendant and Travel Consultant

Ruth Fitzgerald O’Brien, flight attendant, wife, mother, grandmother and travel consultant, died recently. She was 79 years old.

She was born in Chelsea in 1931, and grew up and attended schools in Everett. During her early years, her dad worked as a Supervisor at the Bethlehem Steel Shipyards in Quincy where allied war ships were repaired and refitted for return to duty. On many occasions, her dad would invite crew members for a home cooked meal, and, as a result, she was introduced to global geography. This primed her interest in travel that stayed with her throughout her life.

After high school, as a young teenager pursuing her desire to travel, she relocated to New York City after accepting a job as an Airline Reservation Representative with a goal of becoming a Flight Attendant. In short order she met the very demanding standards and requirements for flight training and was accepted into the Flight Attendant Training Program in Kansas City.

At graduation, she was hired by Colonial Airlines (later Eastern) based at La Guardia Airport in New York and she took up residence in the Elmhurst Section of Queens. The early years of the 1950’s saw the explosive growth of commercial air travel in the US and beyond and she crewed, mainly up and down the eastern coast of North America from Montreal to Miami and Bermuda.

She initially flew the venerable DC3 and later upgraded to the rapidly advancing technology. Because of very generous reciprocal travel agreements with other airlines, she was able to feed her passion for travel with exciting trips particularly to the Middle East and Western Europe.

She and her husband, Ken, married in 1956. Regretfully, she had to resign due to industry policy forbidding married flight attendants. She was a resident of Chatham, NJ for nearly 40 years. Prior to that, the couple lived in Trenton, Haddonfield, Blackwood, NJ and Cooperstown, NY. They also maintained a home on Fripp Island, South Carolina for many years.

She was a long time member of the Chatham Fish and Game Protective Association and enjoyed swimming, bowling, tennis, and platform tennis. She was a founding member of “FOE” (Fitzgerald, O’Brien, Evans family reunion) which organized large gatherings of FOE’s annually for the past 17 years in Middleton, NH. She was honored as the “person of the year” in 2001.

After raising her family, she became affiliated with Nu World Travel of Chatham as an Independent Travel Consultant. She spent the next 20 years organizing travel arrangements for business travelers, her family, and friends, primarily in Western and Eastern Europe.

She was the daughter of the late Harold and Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Everett; sister of the late Doris Evans of Tewksbury and brother of the late Harold Jr. of Melrose. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Ken, a native of Warwick, RI.; cherished daughters Leslie (Lee) of Oxford, NJ, Kerry of Chatham Twp. and Colleen Kelleher and her husband, Bill, and the apple of her eye, grandson, William, all of Pennington, NJ. She is also survived by her devoted sister-in-law, Virginia Fitzgerald of Melrose and dozens of FOE nieces and nephews in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida.

Her indomitable efforts to overcome the ravages of a 2003 stroke have been described as heroic and they have been enormously inspirational to her family, friends, caregivers, medical professionals and all of those with whom she came in contact.

A one of a kind and truly unique human being; and her smile, Oh her smile!

Funeral arrangements were by the William A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. Chatham, NJ. Burial was at Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, RI. Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the St. Paul Catholic School of Princeton, 218 Nassau St. Princeton NJ 08542 designated for the Ruth Fitzgerald O’Brien Fund. For more information or to send a message of condolence, please visit


Dorothy Pompey

Everett resident

Dorothy A. (Desmond) Pompey of Everett, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 9.

She was the devoted mother of Dorothy A. Gezotis of Kentucky, Steven Slocum of Brockton, Michael Slocum of Pennsylvania, Kenneth Slocum of Lakeville, Brian Burrows of New Hampshire and the late David Slocum; sister of Michael Desmond of South Carolina, Walter Desmond of Everett, Thomas Desmond of Medford, Donna Desmond of Malden and the late William and Paul Desmond. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.


David Leva

Formerly of Arlington and Cambridge

David L. Leva, formerly of Arlington and Cambridge, died on October 9.

He was the son of the late Joseph and Nancy Leva; loving father of Bernadette Russo and her fiancé, Vital, of Lynn, Christina Russo of Everett, and David Russo of Chelsea; grandfather of Angelina and Thalia; brother of Rosemarie Dew of Florida and Tracey Carnevale of Everett.

Funeral services and burial are private. For obituary, or to send a condolence visit


Francis Golini

Of Saugus, formerly of Everett

Francis J. Golini of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on October 10.

He was the loving husband of Debra M. (Hussey) Golini; devoted father of Richard Carr and his wife, Caitlin, of New Hampshire, Keriann (Golini) Raia and her husband, Edward, of Wakefield, Lisa (Golini) Lohnes and her husband, Jeffrey, of Hawaii; cherished grandfather of Hannah, Noah and Riley; brother of Stephen Golini of Florida and Nancy MacNeill of Lowell. He is also survived by his beloved pet, Sofie.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Graveside Services were at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.


Robert Stansfield

Of Everett, formerly of Charlestown

Robert J. Stansfield of Everett, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 9.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved father of Paula Luckraft of East Falmouth; devoted friend of Thomas J. Shields of Everett and is also survived by two grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden.


Josephine ‘Babe’ Mack

Of Quincy, formerly of Everett

Josephine B. “Babe” (Caracciolo) Mack of Quincy, formerly of Everett, died suddenly October 14 at the Quincy Medical Center. She was 94 years old.

She was the beloved wife for 66 years of Edward A. Mack; devoted mother of Elaine V. Weed of Marshfield, Edward A. Mack, Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Hanover and Dennis J. Mack of Winthrop; loving grandmother of Jason Kane, Jessica Keefe, Justin Weed, Tyler Mack, Katelyn Mack and Amanda Mack; great grandmother of Jaycee and Brayden; sister of Anthony Caracciolo of Everett and sister-in-law of Rose Carr of Nahant.

Funeral arrangements were by Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, Quincy. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy. For those who wish, donations in Mrs. Mack’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association , 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 – 4688. For more information,

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