Obituaries 11-21-2012

Brian Keogh

Retired Master Electrician

Brian P. Keogh, a longtime resident of Everett, died unexpectedly at home on November 18. He was 51 years old.

A retired master electrician, he was born in Boston, the son of the late George and Claire (Sullivan) Keogh, the beloved father of Robert C. Keogh of Brockton; dear brother of Sean P. of Jamaica Plain, Michael of Halifax and Maura of Florida.   Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend  visitation  in the  Cafasso  & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Wednesday, November 21 from 6 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service to follow at 7 p.m.  Interment Private.  Contributions in his memory to the charity of one’s choice would be sincerely appreciated.

Hope Bruno

Of Everett, formerly of East Boston

Hope M. Bruno, a resident of Everett, formerly of East Boston,  passed away on November 14 at East Point Nursing Home. She was 95 years old.

Born on January 16, 1917 in East Boston, one of six children of the late Peter and Mary (Vitagliano) Bruno, she was raised in East Boston and spent most of her life there but later moved to Everett. Her entire working career was spent as a shoe maker with Hood Rubber in Watertown.

She was the loving sister of Salvatore Bruno of Florida, Helen Posey of North Reading, Adoline Colantanio of Topsfield, and the late Connie Petrillo and James Bruno. She is also survived by her dear sister-in-law Mafalda “Muffy” Bruno  of Everett and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held on Monday in the Immaculate Conception Church with the Reverend Gerald Osterman officiating. Entombment followed in the Holy Cross Mausoleum in Malden. Arrangements were by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home 519 Broadway Everett.

Josephine Frances Amoroso

Of Melrose

Josephine Frances Amoroso of Melrose died on November 17.

She was the beloved wife of the late Americo Amoroso; caring sister of the late Annette Pelaggi, Eleanor Yamello, Catherine Carrabis, Lily Gattozzi and Marian Carello; devoted aunt of Frances and Kevin Kelliher of Reading, Paul and Laureen Gattozzi of Saugus, Dr. William Carrabis of Norwood, Eleanor and Richard Skinner of Burlington, Patricia and John Lyons of New Hampshire, Joseph and Gail Yamello of Maine, Betty Freedman of Florida and Dr. Adriano Carello of Italy.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose.  Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice . To sign on line condolences visit

Jeanette ‘Betty’ Murphy

Of Chelsea

Jeanette E. “Betty” (Lowe) Murphy of Chelsea died on November 15.

The former wife of Walter J. Murphy, she was the loving mother of Bruce J. Murphy and his wife, Lisa and Brian D. Murphy and his wife, Marybeth. She is survived by seven loving grandchildren: Lindsay, Ashley, Colton, Savanna, Michael, Meagan and Elizabeth.

Funeral arrangements are by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to All Care Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901

Gladys May Hudson

Former Everett Resident

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

She was the beloved daughter of the late John Snook, Sr. and Ethel Maude Bradbury. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Wallace Hudson and 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 also predeceased by her siblings, Marjorie Russell, Marion Pippy Dooley, Rev. John Snook, Jr., Clarence Snook, Edmund Snook, A. Maude Flight and William Snook. She is also survived by many devoted nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday,  November 24 at 11 a.m. in Duvall Chapel at N.E. Deaconess Assoc. 80 Deaconess Rd., Concord. Gifts in her name may be made to: New England Deaconess Association, c/o Rev. Herb Taylor, 80 Deaconess Road, Concord, MA 01742. Service to be announced. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: Concord Funeral Home Concord, MA 978/369-3388

Joan McMahon

Long time Everett and Malden School Teacher

Joan F. McMahon of  Everett, passed away on November 14. She was 82 years old.

A graduate of Suffolk University, prior to her retirement, she was a longtime teacher for Malden and Everett public schools

She was the beloved daughter of the late Patrick and Marcella (Doherty) McMahon; loving sister of Paul and Donna McMahon, and the late Patricia Cocorochio; loving aunt of Ellen Elwell, Sheila and Nathan Clapp, Kathy and Brian Murphy, Brenda and Luke Maguire, Paul and Margaret McMahon, Thomas Cocorochio, Michael and Kathleen Cocorochio, Mary Cocorochio, Edward and Sharon Cocorochio, Marilyn and Alexander Caporizzo, and the late Theresa McMahon. She is also survived by many cherished grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For on-line guestbook please visit

Robert Premont

Of Everett

Robert F. Premont of Everett died on November 13 at the Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was 56 years old.

Survivors include his wife, Abigail S. Eaves, his children Nicholas and Amanda Premont of Haverhill, his  mother, Carol Morlatt of Arizona and a brother, Jason Sacco of Everett, as well as several other brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews all in Arizona. Following cremation, a Memorial Mass was celebrated in St. Anne’s Parish, Hampstead, NH. Burial was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Fremont Memorial Fund. Peabody Funeral Homes of Derry, NH is handling arrangements. For more information visit

Mark DeVito

Of Florida

Mark A. DeVito of Florida, formerly of Wakefield, died on November 13.

He was the beloved son of Maryann F. (Vultaggio) DeVito of Wakefield and the late Patrick A. DeVito; beloved brother of Darren A. DeVito and his wife, Jennifer of Wakefield and Lisa Forester and her husband, Paul of Georgetown. He was the loving uncle of Anthony and Dominic DeVito and Ryan and Benjamin Forester.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For obit/ guestbook,

Dr. Max Lack


Dr. Max Lack of Lantana, Florida, formerly of Lynnfield and Everett, entered eternal rest on November 12. He was 97 years old.

He received his medical training at Kansas City University of Physicians and Surgeons and his hospital internship and residency in Brooklyn, New York. He practiced in Malden for over 40 years and was appointed a regional State Medical Examiner. He was on the staff of Whidden Memorial Hospital and New England Memorial Hospital and gave his services at Bennett Dispensary Outpatient Department in Boston. He also received a Proctology Fellowship at St. Marks Hospital in London, England.

He was past President of the Everett Medical Society and Bnai Brith Lodge in Medford. A member of the Mass. Medical Society and the Mass. & American Academy of Family Practice, Master Mason and Shriner and life member of the Medical Society in Austria, Vienna.

After moving permanently to Florida, Dr. Lack volunteered his services as a physician treating the needy in South Florida. For over two decades, he donated his services to such charitable clinics and organizations as Caridad Clinic in Boynton Beach, MediVan, and Catholic Charities in Palm Beach.

In 1998 he was honored by JC Penney with an award for his outstanding volunteer work. He was also recognized by the Royale Women’s Club in Boca Raton for his dedication and commitment to his patients and his community. He was a past President of the Palm Beach Elderly Fund.
He was the husband of the late Doris Abt, father of the late Jason Lack and son of the late Sarah and Samuel Lack, brother of the late Joseph, Hyman, Benjamin and Harry Lack. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Tifereth Israel Memorial Park, Everett with arrangements by Goldman Funeral Chapel-Malden. For online condolences go to:

Peter Rich, Sr.

Of Revere

Peter R. Rich, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 13.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Pokornicki) with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Peter Rich, Jr., John R. Rich, Revere Deputy Fire Chief Glen M. Rich and his wife, Bernadette and Gary D. Rich, all of Revere and Brian A. Rich of Everett; dear brother of Theresa Pizzicone of West Newburyport, Thomas Rich of Chelsea, James Rich of East Boston, Dennis Rich of Topsfield and the late Timothy, Donald and Robert Rich; cherished grandfather of 17 and the late Adam Rich and great grandfather of two.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere,. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book,

John Gugliotti

Member of VFW, Moose and AFL CIO

John J. Gugliotti of East Boston, formerly of Everett, died on November 12.

A US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a past member of Beachmont VFW, Malden Moose and an AFL CIO Union member

He was the beloved husband of Norma (DelVecchio) Gugliotti; devoted father of John of Malden and Michael and Mary Sullivan, both of Haverhill; cherished grandfather of John, Michael, Christopher, Paul J. and Coleen and adored great grandfather of Cameron.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Graveside Service on Wednesday, November 21 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elm Street, Everett at 1 p.m. (Please meet at the front gate by 12:50 p.m.) For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit Arrangements are under the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home.

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