Obituaries 08-15-2012

Robert Nye

Retired Everett Housing Authority Employee

Robert J. Nye of Everett, formerly of Charlestown, died on August 9. He was 71 years old.

A retired City of Everett Housing Authority employee, he was the beloved husband of 49 years to Eileen (McNamee) Nye; devoted father of John M. Nye and his wife, Kathleen of Pepperell, Diane Marie Boudrot and her husband, Steven of Billerica and Robert J. Nye and his wife, Jeannine of New Hampshire; loving grandfather of six; beloved brother of Gerald Nye of Charlestown, Edith Reardon of Brockton and the late Ralph Nye, Florence Newinger, George and Edna Nye.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book and obituary, please visit

Edward Voke

Carpenter’s Union Member

Edward S. Voke of Everett died recently.

A member of the Boston Carpenters Union, Local No. 33, he was the beloved son of the late Edward R. and Vera (Melenchuck) Voke; loving brother of Margaret Hamblin and her husband, James of Denver and Robert M. Voke and his wife, Karen of Canton; dear uncle to four nieces, a nephew, one grandniece and two grandnephews.

Arrangements were by the Roache – Pushard Family Home for Funerals, Canton. Private burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association at

Joseph Puliafico

Everett Resident

Joseph Puliafico of Everett died on August 5.

He was the beloved son of the late Domenic and Rose Puliafico; loving brother of Donna Bisson and her husband, Alfred of Everett; uncle of John and Marc Moloney; great uncle of Shannon, Keegan and Owen. Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arthur Timmons

Retired Salesman

Arthur A. Timmons died at his Everett home on August 12. He was 90 years old.

One of six children born to the late Fred and Clara Timmons, he was born in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1940. He served in the military in the Merchant Marines and worked as a salesman for Montgomery Elevator Company which is now Kone Elevator Company.

He was the loving husband of Pauline E. (Delaney) with whom he shared 62 years of marriage;  the devoted father of Patricia Shediac and her husband, Charles of South Boston, Maureen Timmons of the North End, Kathleen Timmons and her friend, Tom Yameen of North Andover, Susan Timmons of Charlestown, Arthur Timmons Jr. of Everett and the brother of Chester of Amesbury, Gertrude Griffin of Malden and the late Frederick, Charles, and Russell. He was the grandfather Michelle DeCastro of Florida, Michael Dello Iacono of Haverhill and the late Eric Tempesta of North Reading and is also survived by four great grandchildren. He also leaves his dear lifelong friends Herbert Strong and Tony Caracciolo. Arthur will be remembered for his warmth, sense of humor, gracious spirit, and devotion to family and friends. Besides being a very devoted father and husband, Arthur also enjoyed playing golf and cribbage.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church preceded by a period of visitation at The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home 519 Broadway Everett on Thursday morning from 8:30 to 10:30. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery. Please make donations to the Family of Eric Tempesta Memorial Fund, c/o TD Bank., 470 Main St., Reading MA 01867.

Merle Gordon

Woolworth Retiree

Merle Gordon of Everett, formerly of Maine and Needham, died on August 2 at the Mass General Hospital after a period of failing health. He was 76 years old.

He was born on July 15,1936 in Skowhegan Maine, lived in Needham for 30 years and in Everett for the past five years. He worked as a manager at many different Woolworth Stores in the Boston area in Malden, Medford and Saugus and has been retired for several years.

He is survived by his sister Marilyn Caunette of Maine and his dear friend Ann English of Needham.

A graveside service was held in Skowhegan, Maine.

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