Obituaries 01-21-2015

Antonetta Edwards

Retired Everett Teacher

Antonetta N. (Cardillo) Edwards of Fleming Island, Florida, formerly of Everett, entered into rest at home in Florida on Sunday, January 11. She was 90 years old.

Born in Boston, Netta lived in Everett for most of her life before relocating to Florida a few years ago. She was a 1945 graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of the Arts Degree and also did post graduate studies at the University of Vermont and Boston State College. She was a retired teacher with the Everett Public School System where she educated our school children for over 25 years. Antonetta was a member of Alpha Delta Pi, Rho Chapter Sorority and a member of ERMA.

She was the beloved wife of the late George M. Edwards for over 67 years; dear and devoted mother of Georganna E. Harvey of Fleming Island, FL and Richard S. Edwards and his wife, Kimberly of Everett; sister of the late Walter, Edward and Stephen Cardillo, Florence Pini and Blanche Steidl; loving grandmother of Anne Marie Harvey, Danielle Harvey Irwin, Jennifer Edwards, Lorri Edwards, Richard S. Edwards, Jr. and Colleen Harvey Hanrahan and great-grandmother of Lorelei Fondren, Aaron Hanrahan, George Edwards, Finnigan Myles Hanrahan and Hunter Edward Irwin. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Antonetta’s memory to the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 would be sincerely appreciated.


Joan Shepard

Extraordinary minister, longtime CCD instructor and Third Order of Carmel member

Joan M. (Mahoney) Shepard, a longtime Everett resident, passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 12. She was 81 years old.

 Joan was a member of the Third Order of Carmel. She was also an extraordinary minister and a longtime CCD instructor at St. Therese Church.

She was the beloved wife of the late George E. Shepard; loving mother of Jane Ann Shepard-O’Connor and her husband, Mark J. O’Connor of Amesbury; cherished grandmother of Sarah Ann O’Connor of Amesbury. Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.  In Joan’s memory, donations may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. For online guestbook visit


Peter ‘JJ’ ‘Junie’ Puopolo, Jr.

Past President of Everett Huskies Pop Warner Football, member of Everett Elks and retired longtime employee of Boston Edison

Peter C. ‘JJ’ ‘Junie’ Puopolo, Jr. of Everett died on January 18.

He was a member of Everett Lodge of Elks #642; Past President of the Everett Huskies Pop Warner Football Organization and a retired longtime employee of Boston Edison.

He was the son of the late Peter C. Sr. and Mary (Albano); brother of Carmella M. Toscano of Everett, Janice Delling of Malden, Lorraine Dowdie of Malden, John of Revere, Stephen of Tewksbury, Edward of Everett and the late Robert and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St, Everett on Thursday, January 22 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice

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