Obituaries 05-25-2011

Kenneth Misner

Everett resident

Kenneth J. Misner of Everett died on May 21 at the Whidden Hospital in Everett after suffering complications from a long battle with dementia.

He was born in Boston on March 19, 1931 and was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  His family and friends loved and admired him.  At his request, there will be no funeral services.  He is forever loved and will be missed so much.  Please keep “Ken” in your thoughts and prayers.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals in Chelsea.

Andrea Muise-Duval

Everett resident

Andrea Muise-Duval of Everett, formerly of Winthrop, died on May 22.

She was the beloved fiancée of Paul Aversa of Everett; loving mother of Renee Muise and John of Salem, NH, Tracy Muise and her fiancé, Christopher, of North Revere, Edward Muise and his wife, Shannon, of Sanford, ME.; cherished grandmother of Anthony, Stefon, Aaron, Leighana, Kaylee and Peyton; great-grandmother of Isabella.

Her Funeral will be held from The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m.  The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Donations in her memory may be brought to visiting hours.  To leave online condolences and for directions, visit

Irene Harrington

Revere resident

Irene B. (Rudolph) Harrington of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on May 21.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul F. Harrington; devoted mother of Patricia Harrington of Revere, Jean Melvin and her husband, Ronald, of Auburn, NH, and Diane Harrington of Everett; loving daughter of the late Ernest and Sophie (Tomczak) Rudolph; cherished grandmother of Brian Carmody, Patrick Coyne, Irene Melvin-Wright, Stephanie Melvin-Brockstedt, Eric Harrington-Negron and Danielle Harrington-Negron and adored great-grandmother of Isabella Carmody, Christopher Wright, Brian Carmody, Jr. and Nolan Coyne.

Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Wednesday, May 25, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Washington Avenue, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Shirley Scenna

Retired Waitress

Shirley A. (Bradbury) Scenna of Lynn, formerly of Everett, died on May 18. She was 79 years old.

An area waitress, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Isabelle (Simon) Bradbury, mother of Lisa I. Scenna of Everett, sister of Jane Tropeano of Wakefield, William Bradbury and his wife, Esther, of Salem and the late Janet Murray. She was the former wife of the late Rudy Scenna.

Her funeral service was private with arrangements by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Donations in her name should be made to the Lupus Foundation of New England, 40 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Guestbook at

Helen Gentile

Everett resident

Helen V. (Vitagliano) Gentile of Everett died on May 20. She was in her 97th year.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony F., she was the mother of Anthony F. Gentile, Jr. and Denise of Andover, Joseph J. and Laraine of Wakefield and John J. Gentile, Sr. and Donna of Malden and Laconia, NH; beloved grandmother of John J. Gentile, Jr. and Dina, Amanda, Tiffany and Jennifer; great grandmother of Adrianna and Anthony.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Barnet Steinberg

Of Mashpee, formerly of Everett

Barnet Steinberg of Mashpee, formerly of Newton and Everett, died on May 20. He was 99 years old.

He was the beloved husband of the late Eunice (Rabinovitz) Steinberg; devoted father of Sandra Miller and her husband, Martin, of Sandwich and Elaine Steinberg of Mashpee; loving brother of the late Rose Steinberg and Jennie Steinberg; cherished grandfather of Scott, Debbie, Julie and great grandfather of seven.

Funeral arrangements were by the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Canton. Burial was at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Bryant Avery

Medford resident

Bryant Avery of Medford died on May 18.

He was the loving son of Robert Avery of Connecticut and the late Margaret Squro; beloved brother of Peter Kerger and his wife, Dorothy, of Malden and Ann Marie Kerger-Yelton of South Carolina and is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. To send an online condolence

Daniel Laurenza Sr.

Everett resident

Daniel J. Laurenza, Sr. of Everett died on May 18.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Ada M.; father of Janice Gauthier and her husband, Robert, of Woburn, Daniel J. Jr. and his wife, Joan, of Dracut and Robert of Everett and is also survived by three grandchildren, Jonathan, Danny and Joanna.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

Mary Clay

Retired Everett High School English teacher

Mary R. (Reynolds) Clay of Everett died on May 18. She was 99 years old.

Mrs. Clay was a retired Everett High School English teacher, a former Girl Scout leader and member of St. Therese Ladies Sodality.

She was the beloved wife of the late George W. Clay; loving mother of George Clay and his wife, Hollie, of Northbrook, IL, Alice M. Clay of Williamsburg, VA, Susanne J. Wijtvliet of the Netherlands, and Frances Clay of Everett; loving sister of the late George Reynolds. She is also survived by six cherished grandchildren and 10 cherished great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Waterside Cemetery in Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the George W. Clay Scholarship Fund, c/o Linda Maloney, 100 Elm St. Everett, MA 02149. For guest book visit

Jennie Hagerty

Medford resident

Jennie T. (Bruno) Hagerty of Medford died on May 15.

She was the devoted mother of Rose Young of New Hampshire, Tina Hagerty of Lowell, Daniel Hagerty of Everett, John Hagerty of New Hampshire and Joseph Hagerty of Lowell; loving grandmother of six grandchildren; dear sister of Mary DiGiuseppe of Tewksbury, Louise Weldon of California, James Bruno of Arlington and the late Shirley Bruno. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1 Bridge St., Suite 102, Newton, MA 02458. For guestbook and obituary

Miriam Laserson

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Miriam (Sugarman) Laserson of Malden, formerly of Everett and Florida, died on May 18. She was 84 years old.

She was the devoted wife of the late Ralph Laserson; beloved mother of Sandra and her husband, Ira Krakow, Cheryl and her husband, Robert Fusco, and the late Cynthia Lieberfarb and her husband, Dr. Steven Lieberfarb; cherished grandmother of Samuel Krakow, Laura Sterns, Joseph Fusco, Rebecca Lieberfarb and Daniel Lieberfarb; proud great grandmother of Joshua Tzvi and Sarah Krakow.

Expressions of sympathy may be donated to a charity of one’s choice. For online condolences go to: Goldman Funeral Chapel-Malden

Gerry Dahme, Sr.


Gerry E. Dahme, Sr. of Belmont died at home on May 7.

Mr. Dahme worked in the florist business for the last 40 plus years and is fondly remembered by the Harvard Square community.

He leaves his beloved wife, Joanne, who lovingly cared for him during his illness and her son, Rusty; five children, Judy Pendleton and her husband, Chuck, of Sutton, Doreen Hall and her husband, John, of Everett, Elise Toto and her husband, Brian, of Kingston, NH, Gerry E. Dahme Jr. of Epping, NH and Kris Testa and her husband, John, of Kingston, NH. He also leaves behind 15 grandchildren, his siblings, Donna Mitchell, Peggy Dahme, Roger Dahme and his twin Terry Dahme, Carol Geist, Linda Massett, Cathy Otter and several nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Roy and Lillian Dahme, brother of the late Dennis, Bruce, Rita, Keo and Joanne.

A memorial service to celebrate his life was held at Urban Promise (Cambridge Church of the Nazarene), Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and/or the Haiti Water project at Urban Promise (Cambridge Nazarene Church) link provided below: water/nonprofit For guestbook visit

Lou Rudzinsky

Owner and President of Personnel Firm

Lou Rudzinsky, a resident of Revere for 19 years, formerly a resident of Belmont for 25 years and Hypoluxo, FL died on May 15.

He was born and raised in Everett and was a graduate of both Everett High School (Class of 1951) and Northeastern University (Class of 1956.) He was the Personnel Director for ITEK Corp, the Human Resource Director of AVCO Everett Research Lab, and the President and Owner of Louis Rudzinsky Association Inc. Personnel and Placement Consultants. He was a lecturer at Northeastern University, Secretary of the Personnel Board for the Town of Belmont and Vice President of the PTA. He was also the President of the M.P.P.C and past president of F.I.P.C.

He was the beloved husband of Muriel (Baltimore) Rudzinsky; the devoted father of Howard Rudzinsky and his wife, Cherie, Jeff Rudzinsky and his wife, DeeDee, David Rudzinsky, and Lisa Keeler and her husband, Chuck; the dear brother of the late Robert Rudin; the loving grandfather of Danny, Kelsey, Nick, Jessie, Kelsie, Michael, Max, Jack, Sophie, Abe and Sam.

Graveside services will be held at Sharon Memorial Park, 120 Canton St. Sharon, today, Wednesday, May 18 at 10:45 a.m. Memorial observance will be held at his late residence following the burial today until 9 p.m.,  Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Franciscan Hospital for Children, 30 Warren Street Boston, MA 02135 or to the Aid For Cancer Research, 25 Liberty St. Natick, MA 01760. (Torf Funeral Service 617-889-2900

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