Robert Edwin Melvin
Former Everett Fire Chief
Robert Edwub Melvin passed away unexpectedly on February 27 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 90 years old.
Born and raised in Everett, Robert was the son of the late Walter E. and Edna M. (Glazebrook) Melvin. He attended Everett Public Schools and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1942. He enlisted in the US Coast Guard on December 7, 1942 and served as a Seaman First Class during World War II. He was honorably discharged on May 11, 1946.
Robert was a former Chief of the Everett Fire Department and an eight year volunteer at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He enjoyed all types of music but especially Jazz, Big Bands and Swing. He was a great pool player and looked forward to his weekly pool playing and Line Dancing with friends.
Robert was pre-deceased in 2012 by his wife, Evelyn L. Melvin, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. He was the devoted father of Lorene I. Melvin and her husband, Edward Sokoloski of Arlington, Sandra J. Melvin and her partner, Glenn Gordon of Norfolk; the dear brother of Jack Melvin and his wife, Lorraine of Tucson, AZ.; brother-in-law of Marilyn Perkins of Everett and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews and his beloved cat, Sheba.
Funeral services and interment will be held at a later date, details to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The MSPCA – Angell Attn: Donations 350 S. Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.
Norma Elizabeth King
Former airline stewardess and Girl Scout Organization retiree
Norma Elizabeth King of Everett passed away on February 19. She had just celebrated her 80th birthday.
She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, mentor, and friend to all those who knew her. She loved and supported young adults and children, reflected in many fond memories from her family members, but also reflected in her involvement through her community.
The daughter of the late Abner and Myrtle (Martin) King, Norma was born and raised in Everett and it is where she lived most of her life. She graduated from Everett High School and then, pursuing her love to travel, started her career as a stewardess with Northeast Airlines, which later merged with Delta Airlines. She later worked and retired from the Patriots Trail Girl Scout Organization.
Norma was a strong steward of the Lord. As a member of the Glendale United Methodist Church, she played organ and piano and sang with the choir. She attended many conferences and camps, first as a participant and later as a counselor. She was active in the fraternal organizations of the International Order of Rainbow and the Rebekah Lodge.
Norma is survived by her sister, Joan Morrison and her husband, William of Washington State and the late John King; she was the aunt of Scott Morrison and Mark Morrison and their families in Washington, Laura (King) Koons, Jodilyn Neider and their families of Florida; cousin of Marilyn (Robbins) Tillinghast of Putney, VT, Glen Robbins of Malden, Gwen Robbins of Stoneham, Gary Robbins of Everett, Tayla Robbins of Everett and Joann Wood of Glen Falls, NY and is also lovingly survived by many special friends and relatives.
Funeral Services will be conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., on Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Norma’s name to the Glendale United Methodist Church, 151 Glendale St., Everett, MA 02149.
Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Cavallaro
Longtime partner in John Cerasuolo Company. Inc.
Kenneth J. ‘Kenny’ Cavallaro of Middleton, formerly of Everett, died on February 23.
Kenny was a longtime partner of John Cerasuolo Company, Inc. with his brother, Dominic, Jr. and his late father, Dominic, Sr. He was also a longtime Boston sports fan, especially of the Boston Celtics.
He was the beloved husband of Deborah (LePore); father of Kenneth J. Jr. and his wife, Danielle of Merrimac, MA and Kara Rullo and her husband, Marcello of Middleton; brother of Dominic J. Cavallaro, Jr. of Revere. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Arianna, Miabella, Francesca and Massimo who referred to him as “Pops” and seven nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kenny’s memory may be made to the
charity of your choice.
Emma ‘Tiny’ Constantine
Emma M. “Tiny” (Flores) Constantine of Everett entered into rest on February 26 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was 86 years old.
Emma was a devoted Downton Abbey watcher, cook, avid reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast.
Born in Cambridge, Emma lived in Everett for many years. She was the beloved wife for more than 63 years of the late Robert W. Constantine; dear and devoted mother of Robert P. Constantine and his wife, Janice of Everett, Roberta T. Constantine and her husband, Michael Actor of Peabody, Bettyanne Woods of Weymouth and Paulette Gray of Everett; sister of Victor Flores of S. Boston and the late Peter Flores and Theresa Mesiti. She was the loving grandmother of Robbie, Courtney and Kaylan Constantine, Eddie and Geoffrey Woods and Lisa Gray and is also survived by several loving great-grandchildren and dear friends, Roberta Pellerin of Everett, Sissy Patterson of Minneapolis and Connie DeRosa of Stoneham Arrangements, by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett are to be determined at a later date. 617-387-3120. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Emma’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 would be sincerely appreciated.