Louise R. (Puopolo) Smith of Everett passed away at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family on July 7. She was 87 years old.
The beloved wife of Gerald J. Smith, Sr., she was the loving mother of Susan Halpin and her husband, Charles, Gerald J. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, and Kevin E. Smith and his wife, Lori all of Everett; loving sister of Grace Goscinak and John Puopolo, both of Everett; cherished grandmother of Melissa Auger, Michael Halpin, Kristie DeLoreto, Jason Smith, Kevin Smith, Jr., and Shawna Eagan. She is also survived by 12 cherished great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, 194 Nichols St., Chelsea-Everett line, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In Louise’s memory, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For directions and online guestbook, please visit: jfwardfuneralhome.com
Decorated World War II veteran who had a distinguished 70 year Everett political career
James Camerario of Everett died on July 11.
Mr. Camerario served onboard the U.S.S. Hancock (CV-19) in the biggest sea battle and Kamikaze survivor of World War II, now a part of the Smithsonian Institution. He was the recipient of six bronze stars and the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, American Area Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon for outstanding heroism, Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge, and Philippine Liberation Medal.
He was a member of the Imperial Domain of Golden Dragon, August Ruler of 180 Meridian, King Neptune’s Court, Ruler of Artic Circle, Negotiating Committee of the Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers Union, Boston Carmens Union – Local 589, MBTA Pensioners Club, and the sole surviving charter member of the Schiavo Club Associates.
Upon honorable discharge from the service, James worked for Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates, the United States Postal Service as well as the MBTA where he had since retired.
James had a long and distinguished political career serving the City of Everett spanning over 70 years. He chaired many boards in Everett City Government including Chairman of the Board of Appeals, Chairman of the Everett Registrar of Voters just to name a few, and more recently he served as Commissioner of the Everett Housing Authority. At the age of 94, he refused to retire because of his desire to still “help” people.
In his younger years, James was an avid bowler and golfer. In his later years, he enjoyed playing cards at the Everett Armory as well as Thursday nights with family and friends, and he enjoyed taking the bus to Mohegan Sun and playing Jacks or Better slot machine.
The Camerario name is perpetuated throughout the City of Everett at the World War II Memorial at Everett Stadium, the Senior Community Room, the Everett Housing Authority, and the Camerario Family plaque at the corner of Main and Parlin Streets.
He was the beloved husband of the late Rita E. (Ciampa) Camerario; loving father of Joanne Schiavo and her husband, Bennie, Jody Roberts and her fiance, Peter Deheulle and the late James L. Camerario, who is survived by his companion and dear family friend, Ron Orlandino. He was the loving brother of the late Mary Mastrocola, Louis and Alfred Camerario. He is also survived by five cherished grandchildren: Bennie and his wife, Kellie, Jenna and her husband, Gerard, Kyle, Jason and Evan, as well as by three great grandchildren, Maggie, Emilie, and Jordan and many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, July 15 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Donations, in James’ memory, may be made to: Mystic Valley Elder Services or Hallmark Hospice.
John Donovan “Jack” Power
Soccer and basketball referee; Inducted into Soccer and Basketball Officials Halls of Fame
John Donovan ‘Jack’ Power passed away June 29 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 89 years old.
Born in Haverhill, the son of the late Edmond J. and Julia T. (Donovan) Power, Jack grew up in Everett, attended the Everett Public Schools and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1943.
On March 1, 1944, Jack enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II as an Aviation Radioman Third Class. He was honorably discharged on June 3, 1946, receiving the World War II Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal.
Upon returning home from the Military, he attended Boston College and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, graduating in 1951. He worked as a Clerk at the U.S. Postal Service, dedicating 31 years of service before retiring in 1988.
Over the course of 50 years, Jack took great pride in being an umpire for softball and baseball. He was also a referee for numerous basketball and soccer teams. He has been inducted into the Eastern Mass Soccer Official Assn. Hall of Fame, the Mass Interscholastic Soccer Officials Assn. Hall of Fame, and on March 15, 2008, the International Assn. of Approved Basketball Officials Hall of Fame.
Jack has been residing in Groveland, but previously lived in Dennis for 17 years. He served as a Eucharistic Minister during his years of residence in Everett and Dennis, but most recently at Sacred Hearts Parish in Bradford. He was a member of the Everett E Club. Jack will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
He was the beloved husband of Eileen O. (Anderson) of Groveland, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage; devoted father of Donna J. Barrasso of Groveland, Kevin F. Power of Beverly, Cheryl D. Porcaro and her husband, William of Tewksbury, Charlene M. DeMarco and her husband, David of New Hampshire; father-in-law of the late Gene Barrasso; brother of the late Edmond J. Power, Jr. and Jerome F. Power. He is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren: Derek, Matthew, Elyssa, Amanda, Angela and Chelsee.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of his Life was held at Sacred Hearts Chapel in Bradford. Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House 360 North Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.
Carolyn (Drysdale) Antonucci, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on July 6 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 70 years old.
Carolyn was a devoted nurse for many years starting her career at Grover Manor Hospital and later at Anne Mark Nursing Care Center.
She was the daughter of the late Henry Everett and Marie (Hayes) Drysdale; beloved wife of Louis; devoted mother of Michelle Veltry and her husband, Christopher and Todd Antonucci and cherished grandmother of Kaelyn Veltry, all of Peabody; loving sister of Ronald Drysdale and his wife, Helen of Connecticut and Harry Stephen Drysdale and his wife, Frannie of Haverhill; dear sister in-law of Vincent and Marie Antonucci of Wakefield and the late Johanna Carifio. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, July 10 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com