Obituaries 10-31-2012

Nancy Dersofi

Bryn Mawr Professor

Nancy Dersofi of New York City died on October 27. She was 76 years old.

Nancy was a Professor of Italian Literature and Comparative Literature for 34 years at Bryn Mawr College and was an opera lover, world traveler, and a lifelong scholar.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Edmond and Eva (Cohen) Dersofi; loving sister of Phyllis Kepnes, Judith Goldberg and the late Myrna Bricker; sister-in-law of Edward Kepnes, Alan Schwartz and the late Robert Goldberg; dear aunt of Julie and Neil, Michael and Nicole, Alexander, Alison and Jonathan, Jeremy and Leah, Daniel, David and Suzanne, Steven and Tracey and is also survived by many beloved grand-nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Temple Emanuel of Newton, 385 Ward Street, Newton on Thursday, November 1 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Tifereth Israel of Everett Cemetery. Following interment, memorial observance will be at the home of Judith Goldberg through 8 p.m. and continuing on Friday from 12 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Metropolitan Opera, office of Planned giving, 30 Lincoln Center, NY, NY 10023, or to the Bryn Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr PA 19010-2899. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300

Richard Smith

Of Illinois, formerly of Medford

Richard T. Smith of Deerfield, IL, formerly of Medford, died on October 16th.

A US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and the beloved long-time companion of Aimee Lang, he was the devoted father of Richard T. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Carol and Michael P. Smith, all of Medford; devoted step-father of Scott Sprouse of Everett and the late Bob Sprouse; loving grandfather to seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother of Dorothy Mann of Temple Terrace, FL, Ann S. Kerrigan of Winchester and Bonney E. Herrington of Rockport and is also survived by his dear family in Illinois, Tom, Rob, Tara and Bo Lang. A funeral service will be conducted in the DelloRusso Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford on Friday, November 2 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, please honor Richard by making a contribution in his name to a Veteran’s charity of your choice . To leave a message of condolence

Peter Mitchell, Sr.

Past member of Teamsters Local 82

Peter J. Mitchell, Sr. of Malden, formerly of Dorchester, died suddenly on October 26.

A past member of Teamsters Local 82, he was the devoted father of Peter J., Jr. of Everett and Jon Paul and his wife, Christine of Wakefield; loving son of the late John and Bernice (Doogan) Mitchell; doting and beloved grandfather of Gina and Nadia Mitchell and  brother of Denise.

In accordance with Mr. Mitchell’s wishes, funeral services were private and under the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston.

Memorial donations may be made to MSPCA, 350 So.Huntington Avenue, Boston 02130. For more information or to send an online condolence   617 569 0990

Mildred Walsh

Of Everett, formerly of Charlestown

Mildred R. (Murphy) Walsh of Everett, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 24.

She was the beloved wife of William J. Walsh; devoted mother of Mildred Moles of Everett, William J. Walsh, Jr. of Kentucky and Thomas J. Walsh of Tewksbury; grandmother of Michelle and Thomas Moles, Brian Walsh and his wife, Kaitlyn, Stephanie and Ashleigh Walsh; sister of Catherine Purslow and Edna Killion, both of Holbrook, and the late Ellen Driscoll, Jeremiah Murphy, William Murphy, Anna Kinney, Edward Murphy and Alice Russell and sister-in-law of Mary Walsh of Charlestown.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. ‘

Gladys May Hudson

Of Concord, formerly of Everett

Gladys May (Snook) Hudson of Concord, formerly of Everett and South Pasadena, Florida, our beloved “Gigi” passed away on Oct. 23 in her 98th year.

She was the beloved daughter of the late John Snook, Sr. and Ethel Maude Bradbury and was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Wallace Hudson. She was the loving mother of Warren E. Hudson of Belmont, Erma Hudson Rech of Cazenovia, NY, and Peter J. Hudson of Chicago, IL; cherished grandmother of Heidi Vaughan, Karl Hudson, Kurt Hudson, Sonya Danne and Sharon Rech; dear great-grandmother of Kristin, Cameron, and Gavin Hudson, Heather Vaughan, Michael and Annika Danne, Kelsey and Kyle Hudson, Jacqueline and Gabriella Rech Pavao. She was predeceased by her siblings, Marjorie Russell, Marion Pippy Dooley, Rev. John Snook, Jr., Clarence Snook, Edmund Snook, A. Maude Flight and William Snook and is also survived by many devoted nieces, nephews and friends.

Gifts in her name may be made to: New England Deaconess Association, c/o Rev. Herb Taylor, 80 Deaconess Road, Concord, MA01742. Service to be announced. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: Concord Funeral Home Concord, MA 978/369-3388

Jennie Cacciola

Longtime Revere School Lunch Lady

Jennie J. (Liotta) of Melrose, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on October 25 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital.  She was 86 years old.

Born in Everett and a longtime resident of Revere before moving to Melrose seven years ago, she was a homemaker and a longtime Lunch Lady who retired from the Revere Public School after many years of service. She enjoyed bicycling, Yoga, board games (especially scrabble), reading, walking and was a self-taught master chef.

She was the beloved wife of the late Peter J. Cacciola; dear and devoted mother of Peter J. Cacciola, Jr. and his wife, Paula of Medford, Annette Lento and her husband, Nicholas of Melrose and Paul Cacciola and his wife, Sharon of Saugus; sister of Catherine “Kay” White of Watertown, Millie Liotta of Melrose and the late Joseph Liotta, Domenic “Nick” Liotta, Connie DeNucce and Mary Liotta; loving “Noni” of Michael, Mark, Stephen, David, Daniel and Serena Cacciola, Nicholas, Peter, Rene and Joseph Lento.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

Lawrence ‘Bunker’ Denish

Longtime Monsanto Employee

Lawrence E. “Bunker” Denish, a lifelong resident of Everett, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 25. He was 87 years old.

Mr. Denish was born June 17, 1925 in Everett, one of five children of the late Lawrence L. and Marie F. (Green) Denish. He was raised in Everett and proudly served his country in the US Navy during World War II.

Lovingly known as “Bunker,” he was a member of the DAV Chapter 51 in Everett, and the Everett Elks Club. For many years, he worked at the Monsanto Chemical Company in Everett. He was devoted to his family and a faithful parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church where he served as an usher for many years. He will be remembered for his love of bowling, especially with his beloved family and friends.

He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara T. (Faucher) Denish with whom he shared 56 years of marriage; devoted father of Lawrence L. Denish and his wife, JoEllen of Everett, John F. Denish of Pittsburgh, PA, Kathleen A. Mattei and her late husband, Pasquale “Rick” Mattei of Littleton, NH, Francis W. Denish of Everett, Margaret C. Lever and her husband, Harvey of Everett, Marie A. Hidden and her late husband, Bruce Hidden of Revere, William G. Denish and his wife, Gail of Everett, Joseph R. Denish and his wife, Beth of Peabody, Paul E. Denish of Medford, Barbara E. Rawcliffe of Saugus, Elizabeth A. Murphy and her husband,  Paul of Everett, and Mary T. Denish of Everett; dear brother of Shirley Moore, Catherine Gibbons and Harold Mayo, all of Everett, and Richard Mayo of N. Reading, he was the loving grandfather of the late Julie M. Lever and is also survived by 34 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial with military honors by the US Navy was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

Loretta Amato 

Everett Resident 

Loretta J. (D’Andrea) Amato of Everett died on October 23.

She was the beloved wife of the late Tino; loving sister of Theodore D’Andrea of Wellesley, Angelo D’Andrea of Malden and Phyllis Trigilio and her husband, Joseph of Everett and the late Peter, Merlin and Albert D’Andrea, Cora Trubiani and Mary Lou DeFilippo. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and her godchildren Shirley and Marion.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice .

Mario Medaglio 

Retired Burlington School Guidance Counselor

Mario A. Medaglio of Andover, formerly of Everett and South Boston, died on October 23 at Wingate of Andover Nursing Home. He was 89 years old.

Mr. Medaglio lived in Everett for many years before moving to Andover. He retired about 20 years ago from the Burlington Public School System where he worked as a guidance counselor. He was a US Army veteran of World War II who served with the 27thAmored Battalion and was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy M. (Hillson); dear and devoted father of Robert A. Medaglio and his wife, Kathleen of Andover, Linda E. Medaglio and her husband, Pierre Bois of Hocksett, NH and Karen N. DeCoste and her husband, Richard of Mebane, N. Carolina; loving twin brother of Claire Medaglio of South Boston; cherished “Grandpa” of Robert M. Medaglio, Dana F. Medaglio and Andrew Bois.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Beacon Hospice, 13 Branch St., Ste 106, Methuen, MA 01844 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 PleasantSt., Watertown, MA 02472, would be sincerely appreciated.

Louise Simione 

Of Billerica, formerly of Everett 

Louise M. (Mancino) Simione of Billerica, formerly of Everett, died on October 22.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frank A. Sr.; devoted mother of Frank A. Jr. and Jean Kneeland; cherished grandmother of Lori, Matthew, Julie Kneeland and Kristyn Fletcher and adored G.G. of Abby.

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

Frances Palumbo 

Everett Resident 

Frances (DiNatale)Palumbo passed away on October 27, 2012 at her home in Everett. She was 90 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Charles J. Palumbo. God blessed Frances and Charles with two children, Lorraine and Dolores.

She was born in Sicily on October 11, 1922. She came to America at the age of six and settled in Everett, attended Everett Schools and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1941.

She was known for her signature smile and special personality that brightened up any room.

She is survived by her husband, Charles of 67 years, her children Lorraine of No. Andover and Dolores Collins and her husband, James of Malden. She was the loving great grandmother of three. She is also survived by one grandson, Kevin James and his wife, Julie Ann Collins of Peabody.

Frances will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, children, great grandchildren, family and friends.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett on Friday, November 2 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For directions and online guestbook visit

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