Obituaries 11-16-2011

Anna Baratta

Everett resident

Anna J. (Surette) Baratta of Everett died on November 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edmund A. and loving mother of Ronald E. Baratta and his wife, Angela, and the late Leonard. She is survived by five loving grandchildren: Christine, Andrea and Julie Baratta, Roseanne Yates and Angela Dunphy, as well as four loving great grandchildren Andrew Lee, Christopher and Sarah Yates, and Anthony Laurenza.

Funeral Services will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, November 16. A wake service will be held this morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

Mary O’Halloran

Charlestown Resident

Mary L. (O’Donnell) O’Halloran  of Charlestown died on November 12.

The beloved wife of the late Patrick F. O’Halloran, she was the devoted mother of Maryann Pulliam of Billerica, Patty Silvestro-Williams and her husband, Frank of Tewksbury, Gracie Saccardo of Charlestown and Martin J. O’Halloran of Everett; loving grandmother of seven and  great grandmother of three; beloved sister of Jack O’Donnell and his wife, Dottie, Dorothy Eagan and her husband, Dan, James O’Donnell, Evelyn Collier and her husband, Bob, Joseph O’Donnell, Kay Heeter and her husband, Tom and the late Ann Yandle and her late husband, John, the late Grace Stella and her surviving husband, Bill. She was the loving aunt of several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. from the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Francis De Sales Church. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial donations to The American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. For guest book and obituary, visit

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Greatorex

Worked for Head Start Program

Dorothy F. “Dottie” (Keniston) Greatorex of Everett, formerly of Charlestown, died on November 11.

A 27 year employee of the Head Start Program, she was the beloved wife of 51 years of James “Froggy” Greatorex; devoted mother of James “Jimbo” Greatorex and his wife, Michelle, John “Jacko” Greatorex and his wife, Sandra, Paula Zoukhri and her husband, Noureddine and the late Karen and Dorothy Greatorex; loving grandmother of Casey Dolaher, Matthew, Jaime and Emma Rose Greatorex; loving great-grandmother of Avery Libby; beloved daughter of the late William and Dorothy Keniston; devoted sister of Jack O’Callahan, Mary Lacey, William Keniston, Peggy O’Brien and the late Margaret Mullen, James O’Callahan, Cornelius and William O’Callahan; loving friend of Paul “Devil” Mahoney and very special niece of Margaret O’Callahan. She was the devoted aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Memorial donations may be made to Charlestown Head Start c/o Family Service Center, City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129. For obituary and guest book, visit:

Thomas Grillo

Of Everett, formerly of East Boston

Thomas Grillo of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on November 9.

He was the beloved husband of Pamela (Decuyke) Grillo; loving father of Gary Grillo and his wife, Dayna of Winthrop, Kimberly Brennan and her husband, Patrick of Everett, Tia-Maria Brennan and her husband, John of Chelsea, Thomas Grillo and his wife, Shirley of Everett, Frank Grillo and his wife, Rebecca of Swampscott and Thomas Williams of Medford; cherished grandfather of Robert, Amanda, Michael, Casey, Patrick, Olivia, Alanna, Connor, Reily and Sayer; dear brother of Frank Grillo of Revere, Kenneth Grillo and his wife, Maryanne of Hyde Park and the late Marylou Cahoon. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Square) East Boston today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, corner of Brooks and Paris Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Donations in his memory may be made to: MGH Development Office, Oncology Dept., 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit

Richard ‘Dick’ Churchill, Sr.

Retired Electrician

Richard A. “Dick” Churchill Sr., a longtime resident of Revere, formerly of Everett, died unexpectedly on Thursday evening, November 10 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett.  He was 65 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Samuel P. and Ethel M. (Garland) Churchill of Everett. He grew up in Everett, attended the local schools and graduated from Everett Vocational in 1965.  He went on to acquire his electrical license through the union’s educational advancement program and was a retired electrician of the I.B.E.W. Union Local #103.

He was the beloved husband of Lorraine A. (DeMaria) Churchill, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage; devoted and loving father of Richard A. Churchill, Jr. of Revere and Leanne M. Churchill of Peabody; dear brother of Donald of Wilmington, Robert of Peabody, Winston of New Hampshire, Eleanor McMurrer of Haverhill, Elizabeth Sheehan, D. Maria, Jean Smith, all of Malden and is also lovingly survived by one granddaughter, Alana G. Churchill.

Funeral services were conducted at the First Congregational Church, Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea.

Benjamin Calo

Retired Civil Engineer

Benjamin A. Calo of Revere died on November 9. He was 93 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the Past Commander and a life member of the American Veteran Club Post 125, Everett and a former Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works, Commonwealth of MA.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Pasquale and Amelia (Sarpi) Calo, he was the beloved husband of the late Amelia “Mitzi” (DeAngelis); devoted father of Robert A. and his wife, Karen and Denise Sao Pedro and her husband, Carlos, all of Revere and the late Roberta Ciampa and her surviving husband, Anthony R. of Saugus; loving grandfather of Robert Calo Jr., Michael Sao Pedro, Nikki Sao Pedro and Caroline Coughlin and is also survived by three loving great grandchildren, Kathryn Calo, Krystina Calo and Anthony Coughlin.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons–Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book please visit:

Jacinto Ariel ‘Jack’ Frometa

Of Everett, formerly of Chelsea

Jacinto Ariel “Jack” Frometa of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 10.

A late member of Local 1066, International Longshoremen’s Association, he was the beloved husband of Sylvia (DelToro) Frometa of Chelsea; devoted father of Cecilia Frometa Singh and her husband, Dinesh of Hamden, CT and Ariel Onecimo Frometa and his wife, Elizabeth of Everett; loving son of Domitila Frometa of Cuba and the late Onecimo Frometa; dear brother of Ranelfo, Delvis, and Alquidia Frometa, all of Chelsea and Onil Frometa of Florida as well as several additional siblings living in Cuba. He was the cherished grandfather of Shalani Singh and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To  send expressions of sympathy, visit:

Patricia Ann Raymond

Lifelong Everett Resident

Patricia Ann (Burke) Raymond, September 1950 to November 2011, a lifelong resident of Everett, died peacefully on November 7 after a courageous four year battle with cancer. She was 61 years old.

“Pat” was born in Cambridge and raised in Somerville.

She was one of five children born to the late John and Josephine (Marino) Burke and was the beloved wife of the late Paul H. Raymond. She will forever be remembered by her devoted siblings: David Burke, Doreen (Ricci) Seablom and the late Dolly Carrigan and Bob (Big Dog) Gordon; her beloved children Tony and Paula Raymond and her treasured grandchildren Haley (Keene) Manning and Nicholas Raymond, many loving nephews and nieces, along with extended family and countless other friends who were blessed to know her.

“Pat” loved being with her family and having fun with her lifelong friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, November 19 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church on Broadway, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made in the spirit of helping other families battling cancer. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Service

Charles Molloy

Malden Resident

Charles A. “Charlie” Molloy of Malden died on November 7.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the son of the late Timothy and Margaret; brother of the late Peter and Alice and is survived by his cousin Meredith Hallisey, his caretaker with whom he lived.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at St. Josephs Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Valeria Lachiana

Dracut Resident

Valeria Ann (Miller) Lachiana of Dracut, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died on November 2 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington after a long illness. She was 62 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was a resident of Chelsea and Revere until moving to Dracut in 2003.

She was the devoted wife of Peter J. Lachiana, Sr.; beloved mother of Lisa Buckley and her husband, Paul of North Reading, Peter J. Lachiana, Jr. and his companion, Kaitlyn of Dracut, Valerie DiMare and her husband, Robert of Revere, Debbie Sicotte and her husband, Thomas of Dracut and Lynnelle Lachiana and her husband, Michael of Everett; sister of Gail, Michael, Debbie and Eugene Miller; cherished grandmother of Jeremy, Sean, Liam, Timothy, Audrey, Nicole, Matthew, Michael, Derek, Cole, Patrick, Emily and Alexis.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in   Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit

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