Obituaries 03-18-2015

Anthony ‘Tony’ Matewsky, Sr.

Distinguished for Longest Billboard Poster in America with Donnelly Advertising and Ackerley Communications

Anthony “Tony” Matewsky, Sr. of Everett passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on March 15. He was 85 years old.

Tony was a 1949 graduate of Everett High School and was a Korean War combat veteran. He was a member of the Painters and Allied Crafts Union and had the distinction of the Longest Billboard Poster in America with Donnelly Advertising and Ackerley Communications. He was a member of the E Club, Everett Democratic City Committee, and the Everett-Saugus Elks. Tony was also a longtime animal rights supporter.

He was the beloved father of Anthony J. Matewsky of Everett, Wanda Huizenga and her husband, Dr. Robert Huizenga, of Los Angeles, California, Robert Matewsky and his wife, Kathleen of Winchendon, and former State Representative Wayne Matewsky of Everett; former husband of Marion Matewsky of Everett and dear friend of Linda Calderbank of Tewksbury. He is also survived by seven cherished grandchildren and five cherished great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Thursday, March 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. followed by a prayer service in the funeral home at 7 p.m. For directions and online guestbook visit

Betty Lou Donati

GE retiree

Betty Lou (Hogan) Donati of Everett entered into rest unexpectedly on March 6 in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. She was 77 years old.

Born in Everett, Betty Lou lived in Everett for most of her life. She retired from the General Electric Company where she worked as an assembler for nearly 30 years.

She was the beloved wife of over 45 years of Joseph R. Donati, Sr.; dear and devoted mother of April Bertocchi and her husband, Dennis of Malden and Joseph R. Donati, Jr. and his husband, Jason Wheeler of Everett; sister of Anne Marie Hogan of Everett and the late Marilyn Young and Jacqueline Interrante and loving grandmother of Dennis M., Nicholas M., and Krysta L. Bertocchi.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty Lou’s memory to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road, Ste. 400, Waltham, MA 02451 would be sincerely appreciated.

Jean Kilcommons

Her smile lit up a room

Jean M. (Kelley) Kilcommons of Middleboro passed away unexpectedly on March 12. She was 60 years old.

Jean was an avid gardener and continually was adding new flowers and plants to their beautiful property in Middleboro. She had a special place in her heart for cats. She has looked after many strays and taken care of them in addition to her own cats. Jean and Bill loved the seashore. They spent many happy times on the North Shore of MA, Cape Cod, Florida, St. Maarten, and Ireland.  Jean was a longtime employee of FedEx.  She will be so missed by all, both family and friends. Her smile lit up any room she entered. We will all remember her for the loving special person that she was.

She was the beloved wife of William Kilcommons; loving niece of the late Robert and Ellie Marshall, who raised her; loving sister of Joseph Kelley and his wife, Starr of West Harwich, her nephews, Michael Kelley and Erik DeGregorio and his family, her nieces, Marissa Kelley and Shannon Chapman; sister of Joan Mahoney and her husband, Dave of Carver, and her nephew, Chris Mahoney and his family; loving sister in law of Vincent Kilcommons of Everett, Peter Kilcommons and his wife, Kim of Peabody, her nieces, Ashley and Kristen Kilcommons, and her nephew Peter Kilcommons.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Thursday, March 19 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home today. Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In Jean’s memory donations may be made to the MSPCA, 350 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 or For directions and online guest book

Lucille Brennan

Retired waitress

Lucille R. (Rose) Brennan of Everett entered into rest on March 15 in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 96 years old.

Born in Canton, Maine, Lucille had been a long time resident of Everett. She worked as a waitress, retiring after 20 years of service, at the former Kernwood Restaurants, both in Malden and Lynnfield.

She was the beloved wife of the late James P. Brennan; dear and devoted mother of James T. Brennan and his late wife, Patricia of Everett, Lucille H. Cacciatore and her husband, Joseph of East Kingston, NH , the late Dennis G. Brennan and his late wife, Mary and the late Paul J. Brennan and his surviving wife, Tina of N. Carolina and sister of the late Thane Rose. Also surviving are 10 loving grandchildren and five loving great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett, Contributions in Lucille’s memory to the charity of one’s choice would be sincerely appreciated.

Orville ‘Dick’ Gamby

Decorated veteran

Orville R. “Dick” Gamby of Everett died on March 16.

Orville was a decorated veteran of World War II who gallantly served aboard a sub-marine, the U.S.S, Spadefish and he was a member of the Teamsters Local 25.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy G. (Simeone); loving father of Richard B. Gamby and his wife, Kerry of Tewksbury and Deborah DeFranzo and her late husband, Thomas of Saugus; loving brother of Dorothy Martin and John Gamby and the late Chester, Fred and Charles Gamby; beloved grandfather of Bryan and Kylie Gamby and Brittany DeFranzo and he also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Thursday, March 19 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking Wednesday at Main St. entrance. Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Donations in Dick’s memory may be made to:

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