Ralph Erickson, Jr.
South Yarmouth Resident, formerly of Everett
Ralph O. Erickson, Jr. of South Yarmouth, formerly of Everett, died on July 12. He was 64 years old.
He was born in Chelsea and was married to Joanne (Vatalaro) Erickson for 42 years. He leaves a daughter Mary Ellen Morency of South Yarmouth, a son Paul C. Erickson and his wife, Christine of Swampscott, twin grandchildren Michael C. and Kailey N. Erickson, a sister Linda Lucas and nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Hallett Funeral Home, South Yarmouth. Burial was at the MA National Cemetery, Bourne.
Antonina (Marciante) Tenaglia of Stoneham, formerly of Malden, died on July 13.
She was the beloved wife of the late Guy P. , mother of Phyllis Hall and her husband, Walter of Pelham, NH and Frank and his wife, Gina of Billerica; sister of the late Lucy, Salvy, Joe, Fanny, Jenny, Gerry, Mary and Rose and is also survived by six grandchildren, Lauren, Stefan, Gianna, Alexandra, Renee and Zachary.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Elena R. Jose of Everett died on July 13.
She was the beloved wife of the late Dionisio Jose Sr.; loving mother of Pepito Jose Sr. of Malden, Yolanda Cruz of Everett, Luzviminda Ladringan of Texas, Violeta Curran of Revere, Doin Jose Jr. of Everett, Rodrigo Jose Sr. of Chelsea and Fernando Jose, both of Chelsea, Marilyn Almendras of Everett and the late Jaime Jose and the late Gerard Jose; cherished sister of the late Castura Pacrem, Sebastiana Devera, Eustaquia Realin, Ernesto Realin, Regino Realin, and Magdalina Realin. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Arrangements were by the Weir- MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. She will be brought home to the Philippines for services and committal. For obituary please visit: www.weirfuneralhome.com
Joseph ‘Papa Joe’ Caruso
Joseph “Papa Joe” Caruso of Somerville died on July 13.
Born in Messina, Sicily, Italy, he was the.beloved husband of the late Grace (Cifala); father of Carmine and his wife, Kimberly of Somerville; brother of Nancy of the North End and is also survived by four grandchildren: Jillian, Cassandra, Lisa, Kim and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Don Orione Home, 111 Orient Avenue, East Boston, MA 02128. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Steven A. Carr of Everett, formerly of Arlington, died on July 13.
He was the loving son of David and Mary Rose Carr; husband of the late Gerry Carr of Everett; father of Justin DelVecchio of Melrose; beloved brother of Patricia and her husband, Russell Ford of California, David and his wife, Maggie Carr of Arlington, Eileen and her husband, Stephen Trickey of Medford and John K. Carr of Billerica and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (Rt.60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) Arlington today, Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at Saint Agnes Church on Thursday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fidelity House, 25 Medford Street, Arlington, MA 02474. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit www.keefefuneralhome.com
Active at Everett Council on Aging
Arpeen (Mangerian) Sullivan of Everett died at her daughter’s home in Georgetown on July 11. She was 91 years old.
Born in Chelsea and a resident of Everett for most of her life, she was a retired secretary/supervisor in the banking industry and an active senior with the Council on Aging in Everett.
She was the wife of the late Rollin J. Sullivan; dear and devoted mother of Lenore Habeeb and her husband, Frederick of Georgetown and Sylvia Pierce and her late husband, James of Bradford; sister of Richard Mangerian of Stoneham, Berge Mangerian of New York, Sarah Nuzzolo of Dedham, Elizabeth Breau of Connecticut and Queenice Stewart of Duxbury; loving grandmother of Frederick and Phillip Habeeb and Leonard, Briana, Alyssa and Jillian Pierce.
Private funeral services were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home of Everett.
Recipient of Sons of Italy Golden Lion Award
Grace M. (Fasciani) Sasso of Stoneham, formerly of Everett, died on July 11. She was 91 years old.
A member of the Sons of Italy for 79 years, she held numerous offices in the organization. Most recently, she was a member of Wakefield Lodge # 1734. In 2007 she received the Golden Lion Award which is the highest award the Sons of Italy can bestow on a member of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. For 10 years, she worked as a bookkeeper in the Grand Lodge office.
She grew up in Everett, moved to Stoneham 58 years ago and was an avid card player always ready to deal the cards. She enjoyed her family and, in later life, watched many game shows. She kept an ongoing list of the many books she had read. Each Christmas she was proud of making at least 1200 cookies.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Sasso, Sr.; devoted mother of Joseph A. Sasso, Jr. and his husband, Steve of Arlington and Paula J. Sasso of Stoneham; cherished grandmother of Marisa and Joseph “Jay” Sasso III, both of Illinois; mother-in-law of Gina; dear sister of the late Jean Touchette and her late husband, Rodolph, Thomas Fasciani and his late wife, Tina, Anthony Fasciani and his late wife, Patricia; loving daughter of the late Tancredi and Julia (Ciovacco) Fasciani.
Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Please honor Mrs. Sasso by making donations in her memory to Catholic T.V., 34 Chestnut St., PO Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471
Office Manager at Atlas Auto Body
Gail L. (DiCesare) Shea of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere, died at home surrounded by her family on July 12. She was 51 years old.
Born in Revere and the Office Manager at Atlas Auto Body, she was the beloved wife of John F. Shea of Lynnfield; devoted mother of Ian and Evan Shea, both of Lynnfield; loving daughter of the late Anthony and Daisy A. (Modugno) DiCesare; dear sister of Vincent DiCesare and his wife, Nancy, Anthony DiCesare and his wife, Janet and Ferdinand DiCesare and his wife, Paula, all of Lynnfield; cherished daughter-in-law of Edward and Bernice (Pavey) Shea of New Hampshire; sister-in-law of Sarah Torretta and husband, Joe of Wakefield, Joyce Ciano and husband, Paul of Hanson and Stephen Shea of Billerica; niece of Lidia McDonough of Lynn and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. For guestbook please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Gertrude ‘Gert’ Reitsma
Of Peabody, formerly of Melrose
Gertrude P. “Gert” (Hampton) Reitsma of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, died on July 11.
The beloved wife of 63 years to William P. “Bill” Reitsma, Jr., she was the devoted mother of Gail R. Wolejko and her husband, Dr. Raymond Wolejko of Lunenburg, Glenn P. Reitsma and his wife, Pamela of Scotts Valley, CA, Roy W. Reitsma and his wife, Kim Thomas of Myrtle Beach, SC, David M. Reitsma and his wife, Jena of Acton and Scott H. Reitsma and his wife, Kayla DeWees of Shrewsbury; dear sister of Priscilla A. Carbone and her husband, Ralph of Lynnfield and the late Barbara J. Muise and Charlotte B. Hampton. She is also survived by eight cherished grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For online tribute or to express condolences visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com
Schraffts Candy Company Retiree
Grace E. Holbrook, born in and a lifelong resident of Everett, died on July 9 at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford. She was 89 years old.
A retired packer for Schraffts Candy Company, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Hammond) Holbrook; dear sister of the late John and Kenneth Holbrook and Florence Szugda and is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Rd., Wilton, NH, 03086, would be sincerely appreciated.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea
James E. Pinksten of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea, died surrounded by his loving wife and children at Exeter Hospital on July 7 following a long illness.
He worked for U.S. Gypsum Co. and Eastern Tool and Stamping Co. where he retired as Union President of Local IUE #263. He moved to Sandown, NH in 1996 where he led a rich and wonderful life enjoying his home by the lake, playing golf with friends, and especially enjoyed ballroom and square dancing with his wife Joan (Petricone) and their many friends all over New England.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the son of Ernest and Anna (O’Regan), in addition to his loving wife, he will be deeply missed by his children, Michael and his companion, Gina White of Chester, NH, Sharon and her fiancé, Mark Williams of Chelsea, Steven and his companion, Gail Mazzio, and James Jr and his companion, Christine Landry of Revere. He was the beloved stepfather of Donna and her husband, Jim Gabriel of Newburyport, Michelle Proto and her fiancé, Rich Mullins of Nashua, NH and Robert Proto of Everett; devoted brother of Hazel and her husband, Bill Cordeau and Charlie Pinksten, all of Saugus. He was the brother of the late Robert Pinkesten and Joan McCann as was lovingly embraced by his eight grandchildren, Alanna, Erik, Michael, Jenna, Allison, Ryan, Brooke and Emma and many, many friends. He was the former husband of Rita Eriesian (Camarot) of Revere.
His funeral service was held at the Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home in Plaistow, NH. The family requests a donation be sent to the Rockingham VNA and Hospice at 137 Epping Road, Exeter, NH 03833.
Kathleen “Kathy” (Ferratusco) Powers of Everett died on July 13.
The beloved wife of James, she was the mother of Craig and his wife, Patricia of Malden, Scott and his wife, Marissa of Stamford, CT and Karen Dogherty and her husband, Edward of Danvers; sister of Eleanor Young of Hampstead, NH and is also survived by six grandchildren, Craig, Anna, Emma, Max, Shea and Langley.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 20 in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Powers’ memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493. Complimentary valet parking will be available at front door of funeral home Thursday evening. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Helen (Riley) Siuda of Chelsea died recently.
She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen Sr.; devoted mother of Darlene Siuda of Chelsea, Mark Siuda and his wife, Annette of Everett, Cathy Todisco and her husband, Pat of Peabody, Stephen Jr and his wife, Charlotte of Malden and the late Linda Siuda-Valentin; dear sister of Eleanor “Rusty” DelRaso of Watertown, Dorothy Kenney of Woburn, Warren Riley of Randolph, Kenneth Riley of Woburn and the late Lorraine MacDonald, Ralph Riley and Evelyn Butler. She is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren, six cherished great grandchildren and
many adored nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held in the Serenity Chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For complimentary transportation to and from funeral home please call 617 569 0990. Services will conclude with Mrs. Siuda being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information, please visit www.ruggieromh.com. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493
50-Year Owner of DeVincenzo Construction
Benito DeVincenzo of Everett died on July 16.
He was the founder and owner of DeVinenzo Construction for over 50 years, a member of the Everett Lodge of Elks and a five year veteran of the Italian Navy.
Born in Carpinone, Italy, he was the beloved husband of Lucia (Tamasi); devoted father of Dante and his wife, Rosemary of Everett, Michael and his wife, Julie of Bridgewater and Paul and Sheila of Lynnfield; brother of the late Joseph; cherished grandfather of Marc and his wife, Lauren, David and his wife, Kendra, Michael, Nicholas, Brianna, Isabella and Tia and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony Church, Everett at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Monte Casa Casino, 11 Tileston St., Boston, Ma. 02113. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. www.roccofuneralhome.com
Frank J. Cerbone of Everett died on July 12.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the VFW in Somerville.
He was the beloved husband of the late Anna (Bux); father of Peter, Rena of Somerville and Joanne Costa of Everett; brother of Agnes Challis of New Hampshire and is also survived by four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, July 19 at St. Anthony’s Church in Everett at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Please omit flowers. Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to The Glenridge Nursing Care Center, Attn: Activity Funds, 120 Murray Street, Medford, MA 02155. Entombment will be in the Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. www.roccofuneralhomes.com