Obituaries 09-17-2014

Anthony ‘Tony’ DeRosa

Longtime Employee of Hess Oil; Active at Immaculate Conception Church; Three Time Runner in Boston Marathon

Anthony J. “Tony” DeRosa of Melrose, formerly of Everett, passed away at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on September 11.

Mr. DeRosa was a longtime employee of Hess Oil Company. He was the former sexton and head usher for Immaculate Conception Church and ran the Boston Marathon three times.

He was the beloved husband of Marilyn A. (Goss) DeRosa; loving brother of Edith Boyajian of Abington and John DeRosa of Medford and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online guestbook visit

Richard Frazier

Retired GE Employee

Richard A. Frazier of Malden passed away at the Mass General Hospital in Boston on September 7. He was 80 years old.

Mr. Frazier was a US Air Force Korean War veteran and a retired longtime employee of General Electric.

The beloved husband of the late Christine L. (Byrne) Frazier, he was the dear step-father of the late Dorothy Maben; loving brother of William Frazier of Brookline and the late June Marie Frazier.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online guestbook visit

Maureen Rita Coveney

Active in Diocesan Ministries

Maureen Rita (Hosty) Coveney passed away at home on September 10 surrounded by her loving family. She was 71 years old.

A lifelong resident of Everett, the daughter of the late Paul T. and Alice M. (Doyle) Hosty, Maureen was a 1957 graduate of the Our Lady of Grace School in Everett and a 1961 alumnae of Cathedral High School in Boston. She worked for many years as a computer systems specialist at the Northeastern University Bookstore in Boston, was very active in many ministries at the OLG parish, in World Wide Marriage Encounter, Cursillos de Cristiandad and Marriage Preparation in a number of parishes in the Boston diocese.

Maureen was the beloved wife of 51 years of Thomas F. Coveney; devoted mother of Thomas G. Coveney and his wife, Briony of Arlington, Paul F. Coveney and his wife, Sonia of Lawrenceville GA., Michelle T. Sweeney and her husband, Michael P. of Malden. Maureen is also survived by her grandchildren: Kevin, Christopher, Kathryn, Keirra, Michael, Brendan, Brianna and Bridget. She was the loving sister of Alice J. (Hosty) West and her husband, the late William West of Ft. Pierce FL., Paula A. (Hosty) Andert and her husband, Timothy Andert of Phoenix AZ. and Eileen M. (Hosty) Hughes and her husband, Wayne P. Hughes of Kissimmee FL. and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Church Everett/Chelsea line on September 13. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. Donations in Maureen’s name may be made to your local church or to a charity of your choice.

Robert Caramanica

Retired Award Winning Everett Recreation Department Supervisor

Robert A. Caramanica of Everett entered into rest at home on Monday, September 15. He was 87 years old. Bob was the recreation supervisor for the City of Everett Recreation Department retiring after 40 years of service. Throughout his career Bob had received many awards, citations and accolades for the programs he developed and maintained for the youth groups in the City of Everett.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Everett, the E Club of Everett and former member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Holy Name Society. He was the beloved husband of Rose A. (Gaudet) for over 57 years; dear and devoted father of Rosanne Strott of Everett, Robert J. of Los Angeles, CA, Joseph J. of Washington, DC, James W. of New York City, Mark E. of Everett and Paul F. and his wife, Kristen of Deep River, CT; brother of Frederick and his wife, Mary of Quincy, Catherine Knowlton of Everett and the late Edward and William and his surviving wife, Ann Caramanica of Revere; loving grandfather of Thomas B., II, Rosanne C., and David R. Strott, and Anthony and Kelsey Caramanica. Bob is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Robert’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Thursday, Sept. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral will be from the funeral home on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett at 10 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory to the Society of St. James the Apostle, 24 Clark St. Boston, MA 02109 would be sincerely appreciated.

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