Obituaries 08-06-2014

Esther O’Brien

Former Assistant Director of the Parlin Memorial Library of Everett and Former Everett Teacher

Esther M. O’Brien of Everett passed away on July 26 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading.

She was employed as a teacher in the Everett Public Schools and later had a second career as Assistant Director of the Parlin Memorial Library in Everett. She had a lifetime love of books and reading, and celebrating holidays, particularly the 4th of July with her family.

She was the wife of the late John J. O’Brien and mother of William and his wife, Linda of Melrose, and James and his wife, Patricia of Arlington; sister of Margaret Mullane of Beverly and loving aunt of Sheila Hawes, Margaret Sheehan, Lesly Fucci and great aunt of Megan Sheehan and Alexa Fucci. Esther was the caring grandmother of Brendan O’Brien and his wife, Janelle of Revere, Jeffrey O’Brien and his wife, Jamila of Dover, NH, Emily and Erin O’Brien and loving Great Grandmother/ Nonni of Mina.

A Funeral Mass was held at the Immaculate Conception Church with Reverend Gerald Osterman. Final respects were held at the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home 519 Broadway Everett prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in Esther’s memory may be made to Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill Street, Reading, MA

Joan De Nisco

Telephone Company Retiree

Joan P. (Moore) De Nisco of Lynnfield, formerly of Everett, entered into rest on Sunday, August 3 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 79 years old.

Born in Everett, Joan lived in Lynnfield for many years. She retired from the telephone companies where she worked as a manager for over 40 employees.

She was the beloved wife of Peter A. DeNisco and the daughter of the late Everett B. and Olympia (Lepore) Moore. Joan is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Joan’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday, August 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. Her funeral will be from the funeral home on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 758 Salem St., Lynnfield at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Willow Cemetery, Lynnfield. Contributions in Joan’s memory to the ALS Association, 1275 K St. NW, Ste. 250, Washington, DC 2005 would be sincerely appreciated

Carmella ‘Carmy’ Porreca

Tax Specialist

Carmella “Carmy” Porreca of Everett passed away and joined her beloved Guido after a very brief illness at the age of 96 on July 28.

Aside from being an excellent tax specialist, Carmy was an extraordinary wife, mother and humanitarian whose pleasure in life stemmed from an amazing capacity to help anyone who needed her. She valued family, friendship, honesty and loyalty; had time for everyone as long as coffee was involved, and showed many how to budget, how to play chess and how to be a person of compassion and integrity.

Carmy is survived by her sons: John and his wife, Bonnie of Everett and Michael and his wife, Diane of Winthrop. She is also survived by her grandchildren: John Porreca and his wife, Jill of Methuen, Joseph Porreca and his wife, Kenna of Ashland, David Porreca and his companion, Erin of Winthrop and Leslie Porreca and her companion, North of Vermont; Susan Burke of New Mexico, David Holling of New York and Jimmy and Sheri Holling of Florida and a great-grandaughter, Kyra.

A private family event is planned. Donations in Carmella’s name can be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108.

Lucille Sevinor

Longtime Marblehead Resident

Lucille Sevinor, formerly of Marblehead, died at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea on August 1. She was 96 years old.

Lucille was born on June 5, 1918 in Brockton and at age six moved to Hyde Park. She was the daughter of the late Abraham Mezansky and Dorothy (Block) Mezansky and resided in Marblehead for most of her life.

She was the devoted and loving wife of the late Leo Sevinor with whom she shared 71 years of marriage. They married in 1941 and within three months theeafter, Leo was drafted into the US Army and served as an infantryman and sharpshooter in the Phillipines. In all, he served five years in the US Army during which time they were apart. He received numerous medals including the Phillipine Liberation Ribbon and the Bronze Service Star.

Lucille was a member of Temple Israel in Swampscott and Congregation Shirat Hayam. She was a lifelong member of Temple Israel’s Sisterhood, the Marblehead-Swampscott Chapter of Hadassah and a volunteer at Salem Hospital.

Lucille was the devoted and loving mother of Dr. Sheldon Sevinor and Ruthann Sevinor and Ralph and Meryle Sevinor and Gary Sevinor and his wife, Lydia. She was the adored grandmother to Cara Fineman and her husband, David Sobol, Jared Sevinor and Jordan Sevinor; the loving great grandmother to Alexa, Dylan and Gavin Sobol of Wellesley. She was also the cherished sister of Jeanette and Alan Ablow, the late Bernard Mason and Eugene Mezansky.


Mrs. Sevinor’s Funeral was held at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Swampscott, on August 3. Internment was at the Temple Israel Section of Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery on Lowell Street in Peabody. Shiva was held at Woodbridge Assisted Living in Peabody following the interment.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Lucille’s Memory may be donated to All Care Hospice, Development Office, 210 Market St., Lynn, Massachusetts 01901.

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