Obituaries 06-20-2012

James Brickley

Former Everett Veterans Services Commissioner

James J. Brickley, a lifelong Everett resident, died at his home on June 10. He was 84 years old.

He was a former commissioner for the City of Everett Veteran Services and a US Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

He was the beloved husband of the late Irene L. (Broderick) Brickley and his surviving wife, Nancy (Vitagliano) Brickley; loving father of Dennis P. Brickley, Kevin M. Brickley, and Kathleen I. Brickley; loving brother of Phyllis Palmitesta; cherished grandfather of Jennifer Feathers, Megan and Michelle Brickley and cherished great grandfather of Madison Feathers.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. For online guest book visit

Michael Forrestall

Everett Resident

Michael P. Forrestall of Everett died on June 13. He was 90 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Angelina (Nuzzo); loving father of the late Michael P. Forrestall, Jr. who is survived by his wife, Anne Marie; loving son of the late Nicholas and Margaret Forrestall and brother of Marion O’Hare, Nicholas James, Francis and Dennis Forrestall and the late Katherine Pizzano, Lucy Furman, Cecelia Forrestall, Margaret Kotkowski, Helen DeSantis and Carol Julian. He is survived by three loving grandchildren, Michele Cain, Michael P. III and Matthew Forrestall.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

Dr. Robert Harney, Jr.

Well Known and Respected Sports Physician

Dr. Robert A. Harney Jr., of Winthrop, died peacefully on June 13 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A graduate of the University of Guadalajara and Boston University Schools of Medicine, Dr. Harney was a well respected orthopedic surgeon in the Boston area for over 25 years.  He was a longtime partner of North Suburban Orthopedic Associates, member of the Hallmark Health medical staff, team physician for Winthrop High School, Melrose High School and the former Savio Prep High School.

Dr. Harney was past president of the American Academy of Sports Physicians, a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts Orthopedic Association. He was an independent physician for the NFL players association.

Through his years as a private physician, patients found confidence and trust in his friendly and calm demeanor; Colleagues found his commitments to patient care unwavering and his ability to teach, mentor and lead unsurpassed. As a result he was recognized as a 2010 Hallmark Health Hero. ‘Dr. Bob’ as he was so passionately known, was a tireless leader and innovator in Paralympic sports at the local, national and international levels.

His career has been dedicated to the education and welfare of able-bodied, physically challenged and intellectually challenged athletes. Dr. Bob Harney was a founder and past president of New England Disabled Sports. His dedication and compassion for the development of adaptive recreation was recognized in the naming of the Dr. Bob Harney Adaptive Sports Center at Loon Mountain.  He was the 2008 recipient of the Jim Winthers award, a 2010 nominee for the George Steinbrenner award and was inducted into the National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame in 2011. He was the national vice president of Disabled Sports USA, a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. He was also a medical technical consultant for the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body for pro-cycling, para-cycling, and the Tour de France. He was internationally recognized in Paralympic Sports and he was instrumental in developing disability classifications for the Paralympic Games. He was named to the International Olympic/Paralympic medical technical teams in Nagano, Sydney, Salt Lake City, Athens, Torino, Beijing, and Vancouver.

Dr. Harney was inducted into the Winthrop High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

Dr. Harney’s commitment to family and community was unsurpassed. His community volunteering included: Physical Fitness Consultant for the Miss Massachusetts/Miss America Organization, New England Regional Spinal Cord Center, Professional Ski Instructors of America and Member of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Advisory Committee for Head Injury and Concussions. He was also a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club.

Dr. Harney is survived by his wife Andrea A. (Arcadipane) Harney, daughters Jessica D. (Harney) Griffin and her husband Michael of Charlestown and Kimberly M. Harney of Winthrop and his adored grandson, Andrew Robert Griffin. He was the dear brother of Dale Keating and her husband, John of Linwood, NJ, Paul Harney and his wife, Kathleen of Wakefield, and Peter Harney and his wife, Mary of Natick and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass to celebrate Dr. Harney’s life will be held on Friday, June 22 at 4 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St. Winthrop. Relatives and friends are invited. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Dr. Bob Harney Sports Foundation P.O Box 520324 Winthrop, Ma 02152. Funeral arrangements are from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. WINTHROP. For more information, go to

Sean Farrell

Active With Everett Youth Basketball Leagues

Sean M. Farrell of Everett died on June 12.

Mr. Farrell had a longtime involvement with all of Everett’s Everett Youth Basketball Leagues.

He was the loving father of Michael, Christian, Nicholas, Kayley and their mother, Melissa and was also the loving father of Scarlett; beloved companion of Beth; son of David and Georgiana (Sullivan); brother of James A. and grandson of John and Cecelia Sullivan and the late James and Constance Farrell and Virginia Sullivan. He is also survived by many loving family members and friends. Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Joseph Price, Jr.

Of Stoneham, formerly of Everett

Joseph E. Price, Jr. of Stoneham, formerly of Everett, died on June 14. He was 66 years old.

A US Navy veteran of Vietnam, he was the beloved husband of Mary Price; devoted father of James, Richard and his wife, Michelle, Barbara Murphy and her husband, Edward, and Joseph Price; loving and cherished Papa to his grandchildren, Cameron, Shea, Lia, Kyle and Wes; dear son of the late Gladys and Joseph E. Price and the cherished friend of the Nemerowski family.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Please honor Joseph by making memorial donations to Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115. To send a memorial condolence, please visit:

David LeBlanc

Everett Resident

David M. LeBlanc of Everett died recently.

He was the beloved husband of Jennifer A. (Boschetto); father of Ryan, Alex, Cole and Riley LeBlanc; son of Donald and Marcia LeBlanc of Saugus and son in law of Vincent Boschetto of Waltham; brother of Ronald, Greg and Shaun LeBlanc.

A memorial service will be held today, Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Christ the Rock Church, 48 Pleasant St., Dorchester. Burial is private.

Timothy Foley

Painter and Driver for ‘The Ride’

Timothy M. Foley died unexpectedly at his Revere home on June 8. He was 52 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was raised in Everett and Revere. He was a painter by trade who worked for Local 35 and was a member of the International Union of Paint and Allied Trades Local 35. He also worked as a driver for “The Ride” and was a custodian for Suffolk Downs.

He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth M. (Kozlowski) of Everett and the devoted son of Avery F. Foley of Coconut Creek, Florida and the late Helen L. (Laurenson) Foley; the dear brother of Patricia A. Lauren-Magrath of Revere, Kathleen Mack of Naples, Florida, John Foley and his wife, Eloise of Chelsea and the late Joyce A. Brandano and Daniel Foley. He is also lovingly survived by his companion, Kimberly Harol of Revere and his surrogate daughter, Stephanie A. Dillon and her husband, Michael of West Yarmouth and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

Emilio ‘Mil’ Cardello

Everett Resident

Emilio ‘Mil’ Cardello of Everett died on June 15.

He was the beloved husband for 61 years to Emilia “Mimi” (Ricciardi) Cardello; loving father of Patricia R. Ells and her husband, Harry of Everett; loving brother of Ann Dingman and Viola Behan and the late Gilda Weber and Domenic Cardello and is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Jillian Weil and Jonathan Ells and many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, June 20, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, Everett, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA & Hospice, 120 Thomas St., Worcester 01608.

Louise Palladino

Of Saugus, formerly of Everett

Louise M. (Santosuosso) Palladino of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on June 16.

She was the wife of the late Anthony Palladino; beloved mother of Mary Ann Snowdon of Saugus; loving grandmother of Stacey Snowdon and her long time companion, Ron Dobrosielski of Saugus, Mark Snowdon and his wife, Cheryl of North Andover. two great grandchildren. She was the sister of four late brothers and three late sisters.

Her Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. For condolences

Viola Violet Warner

Graduated EHS in 1939

Viola Violet (Howie) Warner died on June 12 after a period of failing health. She was 92 years old.

She was born on September 12, 1919 in Richmond Virginia, the youngest child of James and Gertrude Howie. She had a brother, Sherman, and a sister, Lucille.

Mrs. Warner attended the public school in Everett, graduating in 1939.. She married her late husband, James Warner, on June 8, 1957 in Roxbury. She loved fashion and had a great sense of style, always dressing to the 9’s.

She moved to Malden and worked for the Malden School System as a УCafeteria LadyФ from 1970 to 1985. She knew practically all the children in Malden as she worked in three different schools in the 15 years before she retired.

She was an active member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Malden for over 40 years serving on the Visiting Committee, working with Vacation Bible School, handling usher duties, worked in the food pantry, and sung in the Choraleers choir.

She leaves a number of loved ones to cherish her memory. A Funeral Service was held in the Emmanuel Baptist Church with Reverend Wayne Gadie officiating. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery with arrangements by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home of Everett.

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