Served in Two Wars; Member of Many Veterans Organizations
Howard I. Whittaker of Kennebunk, ME, formerly of Middlebury, CT, died on July 18.
Howard graduated from Wilby High School in Waterbury, CT, class of 1942. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps on December 9, 1942 and served with the 4th Marine Division which made beach landings in Saipan, Tinian and most notably Iwo Jima. Howard also served with the 4th Marine division during the Korean War. Upon completion of his military duty, Howard and his family took up residence in Middlebury, CT, where he was a town constable and a member of the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department. Howard was also a proud member of the Middlebury baseball and hockey teams. He was employed by both the Robertshaw Lux Clock Co. and the Timex Corp. and was a member of the Connecticut Chapter of Iwo Jima survivors, the Marine Corp. League, the VFW and the American Legion.
He was the beloved husband of Lillian Belanger Whittaker; father of Darlene Delaney and her husband, Gavin of Cumming, Georgia and James and his wife, Jean of Charlestown; son of the late Irving Young Whittaker and Leora Mae (Whitlock) Whittaker and brother of the late Russell. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Stephanie Coppen, Derek Delaney, Marc, Jamie Addonizio and Kyle and eight great grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held at the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, July 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. A prayer service will then take place at the Bourne National Cemetery, Cape Cod with interment to immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Howard’s memory may be made to the Marine Corp. Scholarship Foundation, 909 No. Washington St., Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 or the National Stuttering Assoc., 119 W. 40th St., 14th flr, NY, NY 10018. Rocco – Carr – Henderson Funeral Service 1-877-71-ROCCO www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Annie ‘Laurice’ Capone
Of Lynnfield, Formerly of Everett
Annie “Laurice” (Hufham) Capone of Lynnfield, formerly of Everett, died on July 17.
The beloved wife of Joseph, she was the mother of Joe Jr. of West Newbury, Stephen of Sandwich, Larry of Medford, Richard of Everett, David of Winthrop, Jean Zaccone of Saugus and Karen Lorentz of Revere; sister of David Hufham of Georgia and was predeceased by eight other siblings. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Capone’s memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St, Danvers, MA 01923. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Eric E. D’Amore of Everett died on July 13.
The son of Joseph and Kelly (Brackett) of Everett, he was the brother of Joseph Jr. and his wife, Debra of Everett, grandson of June D’Amore of Everett and the late Angelo D’Amore and Barbara and Edward Brackett. He is also survived by one niece, Eliana. Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Eric’s memory may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115-2115. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Stephen D. Merchant of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on July 20.
Stephen was a Machinist at the General Electric Plant, Lynn and a member of I.U.E. local #201.
He was the beloved husband of Li Chen; father of Rene Harrell of Billerica; son of the late Frederick and Mary (Sullivan); brother of Frederick J. of Revere, Patricia DiPietro of Melrose, Denise Corriere of Wakefield and the late James and is also survived by eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Friday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. A prayer service will be held in the Funeral Home at 11 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Complimentary valet parking will be available at Funeral Home Thursday evening. www.roccofuneralhomes.com