Obituaries 07-13-2011

Lawrence A. “Larry” Duffy

Longtime Sagamore Club Bartender

Lawrence A. “Larry” Duffy, a longtime member of the Sagamore Club, passed away in his Chelsea residence surrounded by his loving family following a brief but overwhelming illness. He was 65 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Lawrence J. and Beatrice A. (Bourdeau) Duffy. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the US Air Force and served his country during Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1969.

He worked for a brief time in the Chelsea Naval Ship Yard and later became a bartender at the Sagamore Club in Chelsea for over 20 years.

A gentleman devoted to his family and friends, he enjoyed helping others. He also enjoyed nature and spending time at his family’s camp in the mountains. A devoted parishioner and longtime supporter of Our Lady of Grace Church, he served as an usher there for many years and lived by the motto “Live in the day, stay in the day”.

He was the loving father of Renea Banks of Kansas;  the devoted brother of Dianne Cady of Saugus, Robert Duffy and his wife, Amalia of Connecticut, Kathleen Campbell and her partner, Steve Viviano of Revere, Marie Duffy and her partner, Tony Meads of Salem, Arlene Ellard of Everett and the late Arthur and Stephen Duffy; devoted uncle of Lauren, Karen, Toni, Robbie, Stephen, Barry and Darren; dear great uncle of Barry, Addy, Jayden, Dario, Dante and Michael.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. James Barry in Our Lady of Grace Church on July 12. Burial was in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

Rose Marie Burke

Retired Chelsea Naval Hospital Manager

Rose Marie (Mollica) Burke of Chelsea died peacefully on July 7 at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a brief stay for supportive care.  She was 101 years old.

A member of the Chelsea community for over a century and the matriarch of a large and popular Chelsea family, she retired as manager of the Chelsea Naval Hospital in 1973 and was a member of the Beachmont VFW and the DAV Post 62.

She was the devoted wife of the late Nicholas Tammaro and William F. Burke; daughter of the late Angelo and Elizabeth (Bucci) Mollica; beloved mother of Mary Cooksey of Chelsea, Robert Burke of Falmouth, Virginia Milliken of Vermont, Elizabeth Havens of Texas, Joseph Burke of Randolph, James Burke of Chelsea, Gerald Burke of North Grafton, Nicholas Burke of Randolph and the late John Burke, Jenny Gallant and Marjorie Parsons; step mother of Miriam Mullens of Lynn and the late Catherine O’Connor, Alice Rimcus, Teresa Attardi, William Burke, Helen MacAfee and Ester Way; dear sister of Virginia Casino of Chelsea, Tony Mollica of Everett, Victor Mollica of Florida and the late Marion McCarthy, Catherine Russo, Josephine Howe and John Mollica. She is also lovingly survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews.

Funeral arrangements were the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168-9168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

Ray Charles Cosby

Pearl Harbor Survivor of USS Arizona

Ray Charles Cosby of Everett died on July 8. He was 90 years old.

Mr. Cosby worked at the General Electric Division for 41 years and was a Pearl Harbor Survivor of the USS Arizona.

He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Beatrice); loving father of Rita Connors and Ray Cosby, III and his wife, Gail, all of Malden and the late Ray, Jr.; brother of Mary and Joanne Vargas of California, Beverly Siler of Indiana and the late Nadine, William and Norma. He is survived by one loving grandson, Paul Connors of Woburn.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, c/o Long Term Care, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.

Helen ‘Lovey’ Sullivan

Chelsea resident

Helen T. “Lovey” Sullivan of Chelsea died on July 6.

The beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (O’Neill), she was the sister of the late John J. Sullivan of Saugus, loving aunt to Jane Jordan, Maureen and Jay Sullivan and sister of Helen Pierce. She was predecesed by William J. Malone, James Malone, Mary Crowley, and John “Pat” Malone and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy & O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main St., Suite 126, Charlestown, MA 02129 or St. Rose’s Elementary School in Chelsea, MA.

Dorothy Fregosi

Everett resident

Dorothy C. (Rossetti) Fregosi of Everett died on July 7 following a brief illness. She was 93 years old.

She was the wife of the late James Fregosi; cherished mother of Mary Ellen Calvey and her husband, Thomas F. of Stoneham and the late Paul G. Fregosi; devoted mother in law of Mary E. Fregosi and adored grandmother of Ryan J. Fregosi, both of Princeton, NJ; dear sister of Margaret Lewis of Everett and the late Ann McGeoghan, Eva Petrosino, Angelina Marino, Lillian Orlando, Joseph P., Frank, Albert, John, Patrick and Rose Rossetti. She is also lovingly survived by many surrogate grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice Services of MASS., 391 Broadway Everett, MA 02149.

Robert Manning

Melrose resident

Robert P. “Bob” Manning of Melrose died on July 8. He was 67 years old.

He served in the US Marine Corps from 1961 to 1965 and was the devoted husband of Susan E. (Murphy) Manning of Melrose, the loving father of Kara L. Clegg and her husband, Max of Fairfield, CT and Courtney E. Manning of Stoneham; cherished grandfather of Julia and William Clegg; son of the late Paul L. Manning, Sr. and Mary F. (Ryan) Manning; brother of Paul Manning, Jr. and his wife, Jude of Andover, William Manning and his partner, Maryanne Poya of Nevada, Patricia O’Keefe and her husband, Joseph of North Eastham, Mary Manning and her partner, Gerry DePrima of Everett, Gail Romeo and her husband, Mark of Amesbury, Edward Manning and his wife, Shari of Framingham and Carole Kim and her husband, Richard of California; brother-in-law of William Murphy and his wife, Patti of Florida and Karen Lohrman and her husband, Kenneth of Florida; beloved son-in-law of Frances Murphy of Florida. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, close neighbors, and caregivers at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home.

His Funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose today, Wednesday, July 13 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Incarnation, 429 Upham St., Melrose at 10 a.m. Military Honors will be performed by the US Marine Corps. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in the VA National Cemetery in Bourne on Thursday. Memorial Contributions may be made to Special Olympics of Massachusetts, 512 Forest St., Marlborough, MA 01752. For obituary or to sign guest book, please visit:

Alice Lepore

Longtime secretary at Pope John XXIII High School

Alice (Montemorra) Lepore of Everett died suddenly on July 7 at the Bethany Nursing Home in Framingham.

The secretary to five principals over 23 years at Pope John XX111 High School, Everett, she was the beloved wife of Raymond Lepore; loving mother of Stephen Lepore and his wife, Jean, Janet Wheeler and the late Andrea Ruggiero; loving sister of Anthony Montemorra and the late Robert Montemorra and Marie Carleton. She is survived by 10 loving grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two expected great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to PJH Scholarship Fund, 888 Broadway, Everett, 02149.

Neil Cronin

Everett resident

Neil T. Cronin of Everett, formerly of Canton, died unexpectedly on July 4.

The beloved son of Kathleen and the late Alfred Cronin of Canton, he was the brother of Al and his wife, Patricia of Winchester, Kathleen and Susan of Monument Beach, Chris and his wife, Darlene of Medfield, Paula Carr and her husband, Don of Somersworth, NH, Donna Slayton and her husband, Mike of Weymouth and Denise Cronin and her husband, Jeff Stieglitz of Oakland, CA. He is also survived by eight nieces and nephews and his good friend, Charemon Hughes of Everett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Our Neighbors in Need c/o St. Gerard Majella Church, 1860 Washington St. Canton, MA. 02021., For complete obituary and guestbook see: 781-828-0811

William Moran

Everett resident

William M. Moran of Everett died on July 8.

He was the devoted husband of Doriene (DeFillippo) Moran; beloved father of Lauri Pesce and her husband, John of Litchfield, NH and Lynay Smith and her husband, John of Avon; cherished grandfather of Michael and Ryan Pesce and MacKenzie Smith.

Funeral arrangements were by the A.J. Spadafora Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. For guestbook see

Eileen Carroll

Everett resident

Eileen (Raftery) Carroll of Everett died at home on June 30 surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul and loving mother of Paul, Kathy, and Nancy and her husband, John Winsor, all of Everett; sister of Kathleen McLaughlin of Watertown and the late Alice Chapin, Fran Galiani, Fred, and James Raftery; grandmother of Shannon, Paul, Hannah, Justin, and Caitlyn and great-grandmother of Corey and Shawn. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Gary Lovejoy

Of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett

Gary Lovejoy of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett, died on July 7.

The beloved husband of the late Linda D’Alleva, he was the loving father of Justin Quish, Brendan Stephen and Maddy Lovejoy, all of Tewksbury; beloved brother of Raymond and Joseph Lovejoy and Debra Cotter and is survived by many loving friends, nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday July 14 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, only from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gary Lovejoy Family Fund, TD Bank, 995 Main St., Tewksbury, Ma. 01876. Burial will be innt at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Complimentary valet parking at Main Street entrance. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Homes 1-877-71-ROCCO

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