Obituaries 06-12-2013

Helen Arsenault

Of Everett

Helen M. (Jackson) Arsenault of Everett died on June 6. She was 90 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she was the beloved wife of the late Ernest Sr., mother of Ernest Jr. and his wife, Carol of Lowell, Carol of Everett and Donald of Texas and is also survived by five grandchildren: Bryan, Kevin, Jayme, D.J., Colton and five great-grandchildren: Devon, Michaela, Isabel, Hunter and Laila.

Visiting hours will be held in the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, June 12 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. A Prayer Service will immediately follow. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown 02472. Complimentary valet parking will be available at funeral home tonight, Wednesday evening.

Jan “Granpee” Lach

Member of Polish Falcons of Chelsea and Avid Sports Fan who Loved National and Local Politics

Jan “Granpee” Lach passed away at Mass. General Hospital on June 6. He was 86 years old.

Jan was born in Poland on June 28, 1926. He lived in East Boston, formerly lived in the West End of Boston and worked for over 30 years as a baker for the Stop and Shop. After retiring from the Stop and Shop, he worked as a janitor for Mass Port. He loved local and national politics and he was an avid fan of all Boston Sports. He was also a member of the Polish Falcons of Chelsea.

He was loving father of Therese Minardi-Lee of Everett and her husband, Mark, a Chelsea firefighter, and grandfather of Tyron Minardi, Lawnjea, Joshua Minardi and Shauniece Lee-Minardi. He is also survived by great grandchildren and a host of friends.

Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett.

Assunta Rosa

Retired Seamstress

Assunta (Rosa) Rosa of Everett died at the Golden Living Center-Dexter House, Malden on June 10. She was 92 years old.

Born in province L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy, she was a retired seamstress and a resident of Everett since 1957.

She was the beloved wife of the late Emidio “Pio” Rosa; daughter of the late Franco and Angelina (Benedetti) Rosa; dear and devoted mother of  Domenico Rosa and his wife, Julia of West Hartford, CT and Eugene Rosa of Everett; loving grandmother of Katherine Rosa of Boston and Robert Rosa and his wife, Vatana of Connecticut and loving great-grandmother of Robert, Jr., Zachary and Justin Rosa of Connecticut; sister of  Mario Rosa and Gianna Iusa of Italy, Flavia Costanzi of France and the late Nicola Rosa. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Assunta’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.), Everett, today, Wednesday, June 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Her funeral will be from the funeral home on Thursday morning at 9 to be followed by a funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett at 10 a.m.  Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.   Contributions in Assunta’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be sincerely appreciated.

Dr. Peter Sapienza

Past Whidden Memorial Hospital Chief of Staff and Decorated Veteran of World War II

Dr. Peter L. Sapienza died on Saturday June 8 in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital with his family by his side. He was 94 years old.

The loving husband of the late Maria L. (Trunfio) Sapienza who died in 2005, he was born on June 10, 1918 on Prescott Street in Everett and was the son of the late Peter and Mariannina (Marano) Sapienza. Dr. Sapienza was a graduate of Harvard University, class of 1939,  and Cum Laude graduate of Boston University Medical School, Class of 1943. He had his own private practice in Malden, specializing in Internal Medicine for over 35 years and was past Chief of Staff of Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, past president of Boston University Medical School Alumni Association and a Trustee for the Everett Council on Aging.

Dr. Sapienza was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Bronze Star. He also was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Italian American Society.

Dr. Sapienza was an avid photographer and was a member of the Lynn Camera Club for many years. His shared his love and knowledge of photography with his children and grandchildren over the years, by teaching them what he learned. He was a music lover and enjoyed playing the guitar, piano and accordion. Dr. Sapienza was also fluent speaking in Italian, German and French.

He is survived by his four sons, Peter Sapienza and his wife, Barbara of Sausalito,  CA, Robert Sapienza and his wife, Roberta of Topsfield,  Stephen Sapienza of Medford and Paul Sapienza of Boston; seven grandchildren, Peter, Elisa, Christopher, Deborah, Paul, Jr., Maria and Corey; 10 great-grandchildren;  a sister, Marguerite Cleveland of Newton and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother, Louis Sapienza and his sisters, Josephine Manzi and Lelia Sapienza.

A funeral Mass for Dr. Sapienza will be celebrated on Thursday, June 13 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 114 High St., Medford at 9 a.m. Visiting hours will be held today, Wednesday, June 12 in the Beals-Geake Magliozzi Funeral Home, 29 Governors Avenue, Medford, from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend. Interment with military honors will be held in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the American Red Cross, Blood Program, 180 Rustcraft Rd., Dedham, MA 02026. For additional information and to send online condolences, please visit,

Mary Sullivan

Of Everett

Mary (Tiberi) Sullivan of Everett died on May 23.  She was the beloved wife of the late Patrick Sullivan; daughter of Ralph and Anna Tiberi; sister of Gilda O’Keefe, William Tiberi, Lydia Jaynes, Anna Winer, Carmella Covino and the late Fiore Tiberi and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service was held at the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett.  Interment was Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden.

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