Obituaries 04-06-2011

Mary McKenna

Former Everett resident

Mary A. (Milliken) McKenna, formerly of Chelsea and Everett, a resident of Stoughton for the past 50 years, died on April 2 at the Oak Hill Golden Living Center in Middleboro. She was 83 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late John L. McKenna, Jr. and is survived by her daughter, Janice McKenna, of Stoughton and her son,u John L. McKenna, III and his wife, Sally McKenna, of Middleboro. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Carl McKenna, Sarah McKenna and Jack McKenna. She was also the sister of the late Doris DeMattia and Thomas Milliken.

Her Funeral will be held today, Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Sheehan Funeral Home, 115 Monk Street, Stoughton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the The Immaculate Conception Church, 122 Canton Street, Rt. 27, Stoughton at 10:30 a.m. with The Pastor, Rev. Joseph P. McDermott, officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Foundation @ To send on-line condolences, please visit

Earl Reddick

Touraine Paint retiree

Earl D. Reddick of Swampscott, formerly of Lynn and Chelsea, died on March 31 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a short illness. He was 85 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a graduate of Chelsea schools and a dedicated employee of Touraine paints in Everett, retiring after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Cary Square Associates, a former member of the Bellingham Bowling League and a member of the Swampscott Senior Citizens.

The beloved husband of Myrtle B. (Smith) Reddick, he was the devoted father of Gail Benton and her husband, Michael, of Swampscott and Robert Reddick and his wife, Kimberly, of Lynn; dear brother of Flora Hall and her husband, Richard, of Eatham, Beverly Ege and her husband, James, of Revere and the late Evelyn Corbett and Wiliam W. Reddick. He is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren, Jill, Adam, Lindsey, Aaron, Caleb, Evan and Daniel.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in the Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Josephine “BoBo” Ruplis

Malden resident

Josephine “BoBo” Ruplis of Malden died on March 31.

She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Ruplis; wonderful mother to Jack Ruplis and his wife, Annette, of Everett, Elaine Ruplis of Malden, Rose Anne Dimino of Malden and the late Veronica “Ronnie” Ruplis; devoted daughter of the late Leonard and Rosa Glionna; sister of the late George, Angelo, Michael, Joseph, Vito “Chubby” and James Glionna, Mary Sasso, Lucy (Ruggiero) Cedrone, Filly Scibelli and Margaret Petto; awesome grandmother of Andrea Bessler, Jacqueline Ruplis, John Ruplis, Tommy and Catherine Dimino and Marie Noble and cherished great grandmother of Matthew, Anastasia and Michael Bessler and Anthony and Andrew Noble. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in “BoBo’s” name may be made to the Cardinal Cushing Center, Buy A Brick Program, 405 Washington St., Hanover, MA 02339 or at

Doris Lack

Well Known Singer, tennis player and member of several organizations

Doris (Abt) Lack of Lantana, Florida, formerly of Lynnfield and Everett, died on March 31, one day before her 90th birthday.

A singer known as Doris Abbott, her career began at age 15 on radio station WEEI. Concert work ensued throughout the country and she entertained with the U.S.O. during World War II, troops of the 5th Army. She appeared at Steuben’s Vienna Room, Club Mayfair, Latin Quarter and Blinstrub’s. She was also active in Hadassah, ORT, Eastern Star and an avid tennis player.

She was the devoted wife of Dr. Max David Lack and was the mother of the late Jason Lack and sister of the late Henry Abt and aunt of many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Services were held at Tifereth Israel Memorial Park, Everett. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem [email protected] Arrangements were by Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden.

Joanna Vesce

Legal Secretary

Joanna (Polidoro) Vesce, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at home on March 29 after a long and courageous battle.  She was 60 years old.

Born in Everett, she received her Associates Degree from Mass Bay Community College and was employed by Birembaum & Goldberg Attorneys at Law, as a legal secretary.

She was the beloved wife of Stephen A. Vesce; dear and devoted mother of Michael S.J. Vesce of Louisville, KY and Christina M. Vesce of New York; loving daughter of the late Anthony and Maria Grazia Polidoro; devoted sister of Joseph A. Polidoro and his wife, Carmela , Mario J. Polidoro and Carmela “Chickie” Zani, all of Revere, and Rosalie Perry and her husband, William, of Florida. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St.  Jude Children’s Hospital,  501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942, would be sincerely appreciated.

Lena Blair

Everett resident

Lena S. (Labadia) Blair of Everett died on March 27. She was 87 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ludger J. Blair; loving mother of Sharon A. Sobalo and her husband, Theodore, of Everett; loving sister of Mary Wilding of Everett; cherished grandmother of Lisa Terrien and her husband, Mark, of Lynn, and Andrea Sobalo of Everett; cherished great grandmother of Emily, Nicholas, Matthew, Ashley, and Sarah. She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.

Marion Giannino

Charlestown resident

Marion T. (Salem) Giannino of Charlestown died on March 28. She was 84 years old.

She was the devoted mother of Paul Giannino and his wife, Santina, of Braintree, Nadine Doherty and her husband, Joe, Anthony Giannino and his wife, Alice, Robert Giannino and his wife, Polinaria, all of Everett, and Mark Giannino of Charlestown; loving Grandma to Joseph and Heather, Melissa and Matt, Isabella, Gabriella and Peter; beloved sister of Carol Colarusso and her husband, Albert, of Everett, Shirley Johnson of Colorado, Anthony Thomas of California, and the late Richard Salem.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in her name to M.G.H. Cancer Center, c/o Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. For obituary and online condolences, please visit:

Jo-Ann Gayhart

East Boston resident

Jo-Ann Gayhart of East Boston died on April 1.

She was the beloved daughter of Maria (Falanga) and the late James Gayhart; loving mother of Laura, Timothy, Stephen, Amanda and Rebecca of East Boston and Mark of Everett; cherished partner of Timothy Hardiman of East Boston.

The family will receive visitors today, Wednesday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston. There will be a Prayer Service at 12 noon.  Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  For online condolences, please visit

Charles Cefalo

Everett resident

Charles A. Cefalo of Everett died on April 3.

He was the loving husband of the late Emily (Palmer); loving father of Deborah Sullivan and her husband, Michael, of Everett, Michelle Johnson and her husband, William, of Saugus and the late Charles Jr.; beloved son of the late Esther Colotti, brother of Robert Cefalo, Debra Gray-Silvestri, Carmen Colotti and the late Arthur Cefalo and Janice Russo. He is survived by four loving grandchildren; Kerri, Michael Jr, Ryan and Christopher, a great grandson, Pasquale, and many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, April 7 at 9:30 a.m. Funeral servics will be in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday only from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memrial donations may be made to the Tufts Medical Center, c/o Breast Cancer Research, 800 Washington St., Boston 02115. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. roccofuneralhomes. com

Carlton Feldhoff

Retired licensed electrician, member of Masons and American Legion

Carlton C. Feldhoff, a lifelong Everett resident, died on April 4. He was 93 years old.

Mr. Feldhoff was a US Army veteran of World War II  and was a retired licensed electrician for Gibbs Oil and an estimator for TM Hunt Painting for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion for over 50 years.

He was the beloved husband of Thelma G. (Hunt) Feldhoff; loving father of Richard C. Feldhoff and his wife, Pam, of Louisville, KY and Stephen C. Feldhoff and his wife, Margaret O’Meara, of Quincy; loving brother of Barbara D. Watson of Ft. Meyers, FL; cherished grandfather of Wendy M. Choi, Darrell S. Feldhoff, and Ryan S. Feldhoff; cherished great grandfather of Luca and Anya Choi.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA. 50340. For directions please visit

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