Of Everett, formerly of the West End
Eileen M. (Hartnett) Marotta of Everett, formerly of the West End, died on January 10.
She was the beloved wife of Louis Marotta; loving mother of Janine Torchio and her husband, Peter of Arlington, step-mother of Steven Marotta of Florida, Jeffrey Marotta and his wife, Cirene of Cape Cod and Damon Marotta of Florida; dear sister of John Hartnett and his wife, Paula of New Hampshire, Richard and his wife, Patricia and Paul Hartnett and his wife, Lorraine all of Revere; cherished grandmother of Olivia, Peter, Arianna, Darienne, Dominique and Damon and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s ‘Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made in Eileen’s name to St Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 -1905. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com
Eagle Shoe Retiree
Virginia A. (Mollica) Casino died on January 13. She was 98 years old.
A retired shoe stitcher at the former Eagle Shoe Company, she waws a member of the City of Hope Charity and enjoyed sewing and cooking.
She was the wife of the late Samuel Casino; daughter of the late Angelo and Elizabeth (Bucci) Mollica; beloved mother of Richard Casino and Paul G. Casino, both of Chelsea; dear sister of Anthony Mollica of Everett, Victor Mollica of Florida and the late John Mollica, Josephine Howe, Katherine Russo, Marion Bazzaro-McCarthy and Rose Burke and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals 389 Washington Ave. Chelsea today, Wednesday, January 16 at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.
Worked for Charlestown Chew Candy
Alda Palermo, an East Boston native and a long time resident of Everett and West Peabody, died on January 9 following a brief illness at Winchester Hospital in Winchester. She was 89 years old.
Mrs. Palmero was born, raised and educated in East Boston and worked as a candy packer for the former Charlestown Chew Candy Company of Everett for more than 10 years.
Upon her marriage to Antonio S. Palermo in 1955, she and her husband made their home in Everett where they remained until moving to West Peabody in 1991. Mr. Palermo died on June 20, 2004.
She was the devoted mother of Joanne M. Fitzpatrick and her husband, Michael J. of Limerick, Maine, Donna M. Milley and her husband, George H. of West Peabody and Stephen Palermo and his wife, Justine of Wilmington; the dear sister of Maria Giunta of Everett, Richard Franco and his wife, Marguerite of West Peabody, Frederick Franco and his wife, Helen of Framingham and the late John and Ralph Franco. She is the cherished grandmother of Michael J. Muse and his wife, Michele of Everett, Erin C. Fitzpatrick of Medford, Sean M. Fitzpatrick of Portland, Maine, Ryan C. Milley and Carissa M. Milley, both of West Peabody and Samantha A. and Matthew S. Palermo, both of Wilmington. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Winchester Hospital, Attn: C-3, 611 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890 or to: Local Heroes (a special veterans organization) P.O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887. www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Angela Mary Caruso
Overcame Infantile Paralysis to walk, dance, travel and even participate in white water rafting and hot air ballooning
Angela Mary (Grilli) Caruso of Brunswick, Maine, a former longtime Everett resident, passed away peacefully on January 8. She was 97 years old.
The wife of the late Joseph S. Caruso, she was born in East Boston on March 21, 1915, the beloved daughter of the late Joseph G. and Mary (Libretti) Grilli. She was raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1933. She was afflicted with Infantile Paralysis (polio) at 18 months and is one of the original survivors of electric shock treatment which proved to be successful for her. Told that she would always have difficulties walking, dancing, etc, she defied all odds not only walking and dancing but doing extensive travels and even white water rafting and hot air ballooning in her 80s and 90’s.
She graduated with an Associates’ degree from Salem State College. During her career she ran her own sewing busing, specializing in invisible mending and also retired from the Post Office where she sorted mail for many years and established and directed the Boston Post Office Choir.
She was a devoted mother, loving grandmother, and proud great- grandmother (BisNonna). A deeply devout Roman Catholic, she was one of the original parishioners when St. Anthony’s Church on Oakes Street, Everett opened in 1951 and sang, directed and played the organ in the Church Choir for many years. She is survived by her two children, Virginia M Caruso of Brunswick, Maine and John J Caruso and his wife, Virginia (Penny) of Ocoee, Florida; two grandchildren, John J Caruso, Jr. of Chicago and Christy (Caruso) Williams of East Brunswick, NJ; and three great grandchildren, Ethan Murdock, Catlyn Celeste and Ronan Salvatore Williams; her brother, Joseph M. Grilli and his wife, Jennie of New Hampshire and the late Marion Stoodley and Louisa Grilli and by many nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Church, All Saints’ Parish, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick, ME 04011 or St. Anthony Church, 38 Oakes St, Everett, MA 02149. Arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Home 1-877-71-ROCCO roccofuneralhomes.com.