Eileen Flagg of Everett passed away on January 21 in the Winchester Nursing Center in Winchester. She was 82 years old.
Born in Everett, Eileen worked tirelessly as a wife and a mother, raising five wonderful, caring and respectful sons.
She was the beloved wife of the late Charles R. Flagg, Jr. ; dear and devoted mother of Richard Flagg and his wife, Avis of Manchester, NH, Stephen Flagg and his wife, Kelly of Haverhill, Robert Flagg and his wife, Theresa of Topsfield, Patrick Flagg and his wife, Nancy of Billerica and the late Charles Raymond Flagg, III and his surviving wife, Angela of Malden; sister of James and John Boyle of Everett, Mary Dahlquist of Reading, Kathleen Trunfio of Canton, Anne Pelrine of Reading, Alice Cox of Walpole and the late Richard Boyle. Also surviving are 11 loving grandchildren and three loving great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in Eileen’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Home for Little Wanderers, 161 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 would be sincerely appreciated.
Frank ‘Piez’ Panniello
National advocate for veterans affairs
Frank V. “Piez” Panniello of Everett passed away at home on January 23. He was 89 years old.
Frank was born on March 15, 1925 to the late Guiseppe and Louise (Morse), the fifth of 11 children. In 1943, Frank answered the call of his country and served in World War II in the European Campaign with the US Army 103rd Infantry in C Battery, 384th Field Artillery Battalion.
Throughout his life he remained a national advocate for Veterans Affairs. He was actively involved with the Italian American War Veterans and Carmen A. Schiavo Club. Frank was the Past Commander for local and state Italian American War Veterans and had the privilege to serve as its National Commander from 1978 to 1979. In 1984, ITAM named him Man of the Year because of his contributions to veterans. He was a captivating public speaker who inspired others to become civicly engaged. Frank was a devoted family man. He loved music and in his younger years, he would serenade his wife of 64 years Anna, his children and grandchildren. Frank will be remembered for quiet strength, wit, amazing ability to argue his point and his warm heart.
Frank is survived by his beloved wife Anna (DeBenedictis); his loving sons: Joseph J. and Frank V. ,Jr. and his long time companion, Terri Tracy and daughter-in-law, Christine. He is survived by his beloved grandchildren Jennifer, Joseph, and Michelle and great grandsons Samuel and Ethan. He was the loving brother of Rose Visconti, Mena Artolino, Lorraine Panniello, Louise “Baby” White, Anne Conte, Joseph “Butchy” Panniello and Dorothy D’Eon. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Josie Colameta, Charles Panniello and Susie Scanlon.
His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St, Everett on Thursday, January 29 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Rose Rita Oddi
Rose Rita (Gulla) Oddi of Everett entered into rest on January 23 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was 96 years old.
Born in Boston, Rose lived in Everett for many years.
She was the beloved wife for over 68 years of Michael J. Oddi; dear and devoted mother of the late Mark Oddi; sister of the late Gregory and Anthony Gulla and is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rose’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 would be sincerely appreciated. Due to the storm, funeral and burial services that were planned for Rose have been cancelled. Arrangements are by Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark Street (Corner of Main St.) Everett, 617-387-3120.
Of Saugus, formerly of Everett and Orsogna, Italy
Concetta (Saraceni) D’Angelo of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on January 24. She was 99 years old.
Born in Orsogna, Italy, she was the beloved wife of the late Nicolo Luigi D’Angelo; loving mother of Maria Nanni and her husband, Rocco of Saugus. Concetta was predeceased by five siblings and is survived by her three beloved grandchildren: Concetta “Tina” Patti and her husband, Bruce, Linda Fama and her husband, Rick and Angela Miller and her husband, Chad as well as seven great-grandchildren, Melissa, Bruce Jr., Luke, Christina, Dan, Blake and Brady and three loving great-greatgrandchildren. Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Friday, January 30 at 8:30 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Saugus at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visiting hours which are Thursday only from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Complimentary parking Thursday at Main Street entrance. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Homes 1-877-71ROCCO roccofuneralhomes.com
Virginia (Dewsnap) Sanecchiaro of Everett died on November 30, 2014 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 74 years old.
She was the beloved wife of Robert Sanecchiaro; devoted mother of Christopher J. Sanecchiaro and his wife, Marissa and loving grandmother of Anthony J., all of Somerville.
Memorial Funeral Services were held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere on Sunday, January 25. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Virginia S. (Piantedosi) Garofalo of Melrose died on January 18.
She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent; mother of Susan L. Maher and her husband, Joe of Melrose; sister of Rita Noe of Everett and is also survived by three grandchildren, Patrick, Marie and Meghan.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, donations in Virginia’s memory may be to the charity of your choice. For additional information, visit: roccofuneralhomes.com