Obituaries 04-10-2013

Louise ‘Weezy’ Sabella

Bartender at The Derby in Everett

Louise M. “Weezy” (Polcari) Sabella of Everett, formerly of the North End, died on April 4.

She worked at The Derby in Everett as a bartender and was the beloved mother of Charles A. Sabella and his wife, Mariacarmela Mallard-Sabella and Lori Ann Mangan and her husband, Michael, all of Everett; beloved daughter of the late Anthony and Irene Polcari and is also survived by her brother ,Richard Polcari and her sister, Lorraine MacDonald;  her loving grandchildren, Charles A. Jr., Tiffany and Dominic Sabella and Jessica, Kayla and Brendan Mangan and step-grandchildren, Kaila and Devin Mallard, all of Everett.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.

Elisa Barnes

Homemaker of Chelmsford, formerly of Everett

Elisa (D’Amelio) Barnes of Chelmsford, formerly of Everett, died on April 4 at the Palm Center in Chelmsford. She was 90 years old.

Born in Gesualdo, Avellino, Italy and a longtime resident of Everett before moving to Chelmsford, she was the beloved wife of the late George H. Barnes; dear and devoted mother of George H. Barnes, Jr. and his wife, Eve of Chelmsford and Laura P. Barnes and her partner, Sheila Truman of Mooresville, NC; sister of Victor D’Ameilo and his wife, Rita of Everett and Ralph D’Amelio and his wife, Myra of Chelmsford; sister-in-law of Robert and Marjorie Barnes of Wakefield, NH; loving grandmother of Amanda and George Barnes.  Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Memorial contributions to the ALS Assoc., 315 Norwood Park South, 1st  Fl., Norwood, MA 02062 would be sincerely appreciated.

Peter Bruno

Longtime MBTA employee

Peter J. Bruno of Everett died on April 1.

A longtime MBTA employee and a member of the Trolley Museum of Maine, he was the son of the late Leo and Lillian (Giuffre); brother of Laura Giacalone and her husband, Nicholas of Wakefield and is also survived by one nephew, Daniel and his wife, Raelee of Dedham.

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

Thomas ‘Benny’ Sexton

Retired Electrician

Thomas R. “Benny” Sexton, a 40 year resident of Melrose and formerly of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, March 27 at The Chelsea Soldiers Home after an extended illness. He was 77 years old.

Tom was born in Charlestown on March 14, 1936, a son of the late John L. Sexton and Agnes (Cunha) Sexton. He grew up in Charlestown, attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1954.

Tom was a true Townie and never forgot where he came from. He enjoyed attending the Charlestown Boys Club and playing softball down the oily. He enlisted in the US Army on October 7, 1954 and served his country with dignity and pride during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged on July 25, 1956 with the rank of Corporal.

Tom worked as an electrician for many years before his illness and was a member of The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, I.B.E.W. Local # 103 for over 31 years. He was a member of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association, Bunker Hill Council # 62, Knights of Columbus, Light The Oily Committee and Bellevue Golf Club of Melrose. He enjoyed playing golf and making and repairing golf clubs, bowling, playing horseshoes and attending Patriots games. He also enjoyed his summer vacations in Marshfield for over 40 years.

He was the loving husband of 45 years to Mary M. (Babcock) Sexton; the devoted father of Thomas R. Sexton Jr. and his girlfriend, Jennifer Tozier of Ipswich and Kevin M. Sexton and his wife, Erin of Reading; the loving Papa to Madison Sexton; the beloved brother of Eileen Murphy and her husband, Paul of Cambridge, John Sexton and his wife, Lorraine of Everett and William Sexton and his wife, Carol of California; the beloved brother-in-law of Jean M. Babcock of Charlestown and Helen L. Babcock of Winchester. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Carr Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Tom’s name to The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, 15 Green St. Charlestown, Mass. 02129. To send a message of condolence, please visit

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