James Grifone, Sr.
Long Time Everett DPW Employee; His greatest joy was his family
James Grifone Sr. passed away suddenly on October 5 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He was 66 years old.
Jim was born in East Boston one of five children of the late Carlos and Madeline (Enis) Grifone. Jim grew up in East Boston but has made home in Everett. Jim worked for the City of Everett in the DPW (Sign Shop) Department for many years. At the age of 18, Jim joined the army and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict. In his spare time, Jim enjoyed Nascar Racing, hockey and almost all sports. But Jim’s greatest joy in life was his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Jim was endlessly proud of his two sons and their families but his greatest love was his wife, Sandy. Funeral Services were held from Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett on Thursday. Please make donations in Jim’s memory to the Leukemia Society, 9 Erie Dr, Suite #101, Natick, MA 01760.
Stephen Bova, Jr.
Retired Walbar machine shop machinist, Member of Everett K of C
Stephen A. Bova, Jr., a lifelong resident of Everett, entered into rest on October 5 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 69 years old.
Born in Everett, he was a machinist by trade and retired from Walbar Machine Shop where he worked for over 30 years and a late member of the Everett Council, Knights of Columbus, #97.
He was the beloved husband of the late Penny G. (Bernard) Bova; dear son of the late Stephen A. and Maria (Martignetti) Bova; cherished father of Stephen A. Bova, III and his wife, Jillian of Tewksbury, Robert Bova and his wife, Sandy of Tewksbury, Andrea Bova and Michael Bova of Everett; brother of Alfred Bova and his wife, Carolyn of Tewksbury, Rita Bova and her spouse, Linda Fischer of California and the late Philip Bova; devoted grandfather of Joseph and Sofia Bova, Corey, Jesse and Jared Bova, Clark Bova, Isaac Johnson, Alexis Bova, and TJ and Jason Rossetti. Stephen is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
As requested, services were private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Stephen’s memory to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451 (www.lungne.org) would be sincerely appreciated. Arrangements were by the: Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett.
US Postal Service Retiree
Robert A. Crocker, a lifelong resident of Everett, entered into rest on Saturday, October 11 in the Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was 86 years old.
Born in Everett, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and a United States Postal Service retiree where he worked for over 20 years as a letter carrier in Everett.
He was the beloved husband of the late Claire C. (Prenney) Crocker; dear and devoted father of the late Laura Crocker who is survived by her son, Jeremey Crocker; Emily Crocker and her family: Martin, Genevieve, Laura, Kathleen and Mary McDonough; Joseph Crocker and his wife, Deborah Memmolo; and Leon Crocker and his wife, Brenda and their sons, Tyler and Derek and the loving uncle of Walter “Tex” Crocker and his family.
As requested, services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory to the H.E.L.P., (Hospital Equipment Loan Program) c/o Masons Lodge in Wakefield, 370 Salem St., Wakefield, MA 01880 would be sincerely appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the: Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.
MBTA Retiree; Member of many organizations; Past President of the
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Robert W. Brosseau of Everett entered into rest on Thursday, October 9 in the Lahey Medical Center in Burlington. He was 88 years old.
Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, Bob lived in Everett for most of his life. He retired from the MBTA as an inspector. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Everett Council #97, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society Immaculate Conception Church; Carmen’s Union #529; MBTA Pension Club and Past President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
He was the beloved husband of Constance M. (Marino) for over 64 years; dear and devoted father of Robert G. Brosseau and his wife, Nora of Franklin; brother of the late Frances M. D’Amato; loving grandfather of Elizabeth, Katherine, Michael and Nicholas Brosseau; brother-in-law of Mary and Dr. Louis Higgins of Reading and A. Jean Marino of Melrose.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment with military honors was in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o of the Immaculate Conception Church would be sincerely appreciated.
GE Retiree and avid Boston sports fan
Peter Bruno of Everett passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 11 at the Mass General Hospital. He was 61 years old.
Peter was born on July 23, 1953 in Boston, one of two children of Mafalda “Muffy” (Cardarelli) Bruno and the late James Bruno. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Pope John High School Class of 1971 and Mass Bay Community College. He retired from General Electric in Lynn where he worked as a machinist. In his spare time, Peter was an avid Boston sports fan.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Janice and her husband, Robert of California and their children, Robert and Leigh-Ann.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. Entombment will be at Holy Cross Mausoleum. Arrangements are by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett.
Landscape Artist and
40 Year Sacristan of St. Therese Church
Anna D. (Landers) Barry of Everett passed away very peacefully at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere onOctober 9 surrounded by her adoring caregivers. She was 100 years old.
Anna was an avid artist of landscape oil paintings. She belonged to the Ladies Sodality at St. Therese and Immaculate Conception and for over 40 years Anna was the Sacristan of St. Therese Church.
She was the loving wife of the late John T. Barry; devoted mother of Mary Lou Barry of Westmore, VT,, Ann Marie Barry of Everett and Timothy J. Barry and mother-in-law of Andrea Barry of Stoneham; loving grandmother of Heather and Timothy P., great grandmother of Brian and cherished godmother of Susan Chance (Richardson).
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For online guest book please visitjfwardfuneralhome.com