Maria Giulia Colasante
Long Time Everett Resident
Maria Giulia (DiPrinzio) Colasante of Everett entered into rest on October 29 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-West Campus in Boston surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She was 86 years old.
Born in Guardiagrele, Province of Chieti, Italy, Maria Giulia lived in Everett for many years and was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Colasante; dear and devoted mother of Pino Colasante and his wife, Antonella of Stoneham, Livia Panaccio and her husband, Frank of Everett and Gabriella Rullo and her husband, Renzo of Lexington; loving “Nonna” of Joanna and Joseph Opalinski, Frank A. Panaccio, Marcello and Kara Rullo, Roberto and Kelley Rullo and Anthony Colasante and loving “Great-Nonna” of Joseph, Marisa and Giulia Opalinski and Francesca and Massimo Rullo. She is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, many nieces, nephews and two special people of the heart, Angela Ianieri and Giovanna Ianieri.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in Maria’s memory to the Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., Ste. 19, Malden, MA 02148 would be sincerely appreciated.
Salem Evening News Retiree, Member of American Legion and North Shore Old Car Club
William F. Caramanica of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on November 4. William was retiree of the Salem Evening News where he was a foreman in the Composing Room with 31 years of service. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the American Legion Post 61 Revere and the North Shore Old Car Club. He was the beloved husband of Ann (Semenza); devoted father of Lisa Kwmuntis and her husband, George of Peabody, Jane Giachinta and her husband, Anthony of Georgetown and David Caramanica “RPD” and his wife, Sarah of N. Andover; dear brother of Robert and his wife, Rose of Everett, Frederick and his wife, Mary of Quincy, Katherine Knowlton of Everett and the late Edward and is also survived by four loving grandchildren, Alexander and Christopher Kwmuntis and Robert and Matthew Giachinta. His Funeral Service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Stl, Revere on Thursday, November 7 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168 Boston MA 02284-9168. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guest Book Please visit www. Buonfiglio.com
Rev. Msgr. William Forster
Beloved Retired Pastor of St. Theresa’s Church of Everett
Rev. Msgr. William J. Forster of Waltham died Tuesday, October 22 in Saint Patrick’s Manor, Framingham. He was 84 years old.
Msgr. Forster was born in Brighton on September 20, 1929, a son of the late Alphonsus J. and Helen G. (Drew) Forster. He was raised in Waltham, attended Saint Joseph’s School and was a graduate of Saint Mary’s High School in Waltham where he quarterbacked the school’s football team.
After graduating from high school in 1947, he entered Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton and four years later was sent to The Pontifical North American College in Rome where he completed his priestly studies. He was ordained in Rome on December 8, 1954.
After returning from Rome, his first assignment was at Saints Peter and Paul Church in South Boston. In 1956, he returned to Rome for graduate studies earning the academic degrees conferred by an Ecclesiastical faculty; Baccalaureate, Licentiate and Doctorate degrees in Sacred Theology. He then spent 12 years as an administrator at the North American College.
He came home to Boston in 1968 when he was appointed vice-chancellor of the Archdiocese of Boston, a position he held for the next four years. After that he served on the faculty of Saint Sebastian School.
In 1975 Msgr. Forster was named administrator of St. Therese Church in Everett and was later appointed pastor of the parish. He spent 25 years at St. Therese before his retirement and appointment as senior priest of the archdiocese in June of 2000.
Msgr. Forster leaves his sisters: Margaret M. Logue of Waltham, Helen D. McDonald of Townsend and Elizabeth A. Farquharson and her husband, Richard, of Franklin; 16 nieces and nephews, 36 grand nieces and nephews, five great-grand nieces and nephews and his dear friends, the McCarthy family of Everett.
He was also the brother-in-law of the late Edward C. Logue and Walter R. McDonald.
Family and friends honored and remembered Msgr. Forster’s life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, Waltham on October 27 and again the following morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham, where his Funeral Mass was celebrated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.
Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady’s Parish, 920 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452.
Jaynie Hensey Taylor
Jaynie Hensey Taylor of Everett died on October 27.
The beloved wife of the late Frederick F. Taylor and Ralph Taylor Hensey, she was the loving mother of Carole Taylor of Medford, Pamela Taylor Barron of Everett and the late Marshall Taylor and Joan Lovett of Everett and the late Gloria Harris. She is survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and a great great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home. Services were held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Malden followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
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Of Florida, formerly of Everett
Linda Mastrocola of Naples, Florida, formerly of Everett, passed away on October 13. She was 63 years old.
Linda graduated from Everett High School and worked as Function Manager for Jean’s Caterers. She followed this by working for 911 in Everett for several years and then moved to Naples, Florida. She was a former employee of Naples Community Hospital and a sales representative for Avon Products.
Linda loved being surrounded by family and friends and was an avid Boston sports fan. While she loved her movies, she was passionate about listening and sharing her music with all.
Born in Everett on July 20, 1950, she was pre-deceased by her parents, Daniel and Mary and her brother, Richard. She is survived by her sisters, Betty Vecchione, Jeannette and her brothers, Donald and his wife, Norma and Al and his wife, Vicky and by her beloved nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Saturday, November 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the St. Anthony Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours will be Friday, November 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking will be available at the funeral home on Friday evening. www.roccofuneralhomes.com