Obituaries 05-27-2015

Margaret Fitzgerald

Lifelong Everett resident

Margaret (Murphy) Fitzgerald, a lifelong resident of Everett, passed away peacefully on May 22. She was 77 years old.

She was the beloved mother of Patricia Fitzgerald of Stafford, VA, Timothy and Steven Fitzgerald of Everett, John Fitzgerald and his wife, Yoshiko of Chester, NH, William Fitzgerald and his wife, Gina of Everett and Michael Fitzgerald and his wife, Irene of Beverly; the loving Nana of 14 cherished grandchildren; loving sister of Albert Murphy, Mary Donahue, and the late Laurence Murphy, Vincent Murphy and Mildred Warren. She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral service at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, today, Wednesday, May 27 at 11 a.m. In Margaret’s memory, donations may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd, Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034. For directions and online guestbook visit

Mary C. Gallo


Mary C. (Mandracchia) Gallo of Chelsea entered into rest on May 24 in the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 91 years old. Born in Boston, Mary lived in Chelsea for many years.

She was a seamstress by profession having worked on ladies garments during her career.

The beloved wife of the late Nicholas Gallo, she was the dear sister of the late Fred, Salvatore and John Mandracchia, Josephine Montalbano and Pauline Battaglia. Mary is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Mary’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday, May 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral home service at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Joseph Vincent Cognata, DMD


Joseph Vincent Cognata, DMD of Everett, entered into rest at home on May 23. He was 91 years old. Born in Revere, Dr. Joe lived in Everett for most of his life. A dentist by profession, he practiced in Somerville and Everett for many years. Prior to becoming a dentist, he was a pharmacist, working at various pharmacies in the local area. He was a former longtime staff member of both the Somerville Hospital and the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett.

He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, discharged as a Pharmacist’s Mate First Class and a longtime decorated member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Boston and a member of the American Dental Association, Mass. Dental Society, and the Everett Dental Study Group.

He was the beloved husband of the late Clara E. (DiGiacomo); dear and devoted father of JoAnn Pelletier of Everett and Michael Cognata, DMD and his wife, Corine Barone Cognata, DMD of Marblehead; brother of the late Charles Cognata and loving grandfather of Michael Pelletier of Everett.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Dr. Joseph’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday, May 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea at 10 a.m. Interment with military honors will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in Joseph’s memory to the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, “Patients’ Activity Fund”, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150 would be sincerely appreciated.

Louise Elliott

Lifelong Everett resident and family matriach

Louise M. (Boudreau) Elliott passed away peacefully at home on May 22. She was 95 years old.

Born in Boson, the daughter of the late Albert A. and Clara (Melanson) Boudreau, Louise grew up in Everett and lived in this city for most of her life. She attended Everett Public Schools and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1937. For over 10 years Louise worked at Dunkin Donuts at Bell Circle in Revere. She later became a clerk at the Bank of America in Boston. She dedicated 20 years of service before retiring in 1984. Louise spent her life caring for her nieces and nephews as the family matriarch. During her retirement, Louise enjoyed traveling, knitting and crocheting. She will be missed by all who loved her.

Louise was the sister of the late Edward Boudreau, Gertrude Geldreich, and Rita Smith. She is also lovingly survived by six nieces and two nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carafa Family Funeral Home, Chelsea. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 178 Savin St. Ste. 300, Malden, MA 02148.

Michael Capozzo

Of Chelsea, formerly of Everett

Michael J. Capozzo of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, died on May 17. He was 68 years old.

A US Army vietnam veteran, he worked as a laborer in the manufacturing industry.

The beloved son of the late Michael and Josephine (Poleo) Capozzo, he was the dear brother of Robert Capozzo of Revere; loving uncle of Brenda Lewis-Capozzo; cherished nephew of Rita Capozzo of Everett and treasured cousin of Janice DePerrie, Elaine Moris, John Capozzo, Linda Capozzo, Terry Capozzo and Maire Ronan.

A Memorial Service was held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For online guestbook and memorial please

Daniel Thomas Stevens

Boston Banking Industry retiree

Daniel Thomas Stevens of Saint Cloud, Florida passed away on Saturday, May 16. He was 82 years old.

Daniel showed his love for his country by honorably serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. After graduating from Suffolk University in Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree in Accounting, Daniel had a successful career in Boston working in the banking industry. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend–reaching out to those in need. His passion was playing pool (billiards) and he enjoyed working outdoors in the yard. Danny’s heart was larger than his passion for maintaining a well manicured lawn.

Many thanks to the caregivers at The Terrace of St. Cloud Nursing Home for caring for him as one of their own family members – he was appreciative of the personal care assistance, compassion and support his aides extended to him during his two year residence.

He was born on June 25, 1932 to Theodore and Victoria (Shotek) Staskiewicz in Chelsea, and is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joanne Marie (Soja) Stevens of Saint Cloud; four children: Robert Stevens, Richard Stevens and his wife, Claire, Paul Stevens and his wife, Susan, and Karen Cromwell and her husband, Donald; his grandchildren: RJ, Alex, Casey, Andrew, and Kevin; his sister, Christine Squilliciotti and her family of Tewksbury and his brother Richard Staskiewicz and his family of Everett.

Funeral arrangements were under the care of Fisk Funeral Home, Saint Cloud, Florida (407) 892-2155. Burial was at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with full Military Honors. Online condolences at

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