Obituaries 08-12-2015

Frank Safina

Former proprietor of Perfect Grinding Company of Everett

Frank Safina of Malden entered into rest unexpectedly on Friday, August 7 in the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was 80 years old.

Born in Libya, Tripoli, Frank lived in Malden for many years and was the former proprietor of Perfect Grinding Company on Broadway in Everett until his retirement.

He was the beloved husband of Lina (Ragucci) for over 50 years; dear and devoted father of Maria Safina and Frank Safina of Malden; brother of Rosa Siega and Vita Grassi of Malden, and the late Joseph Safina; loving grandfather of Simona Petrino, Emanuela Petrino and Frank Cronin. Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum-Chapel Hill, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank’s memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, would be sincerely appreciated.


James Kyle

Worked for Cabot Paints in Chelsea

James F. Kyle passed away on Thursday, July 2 after a brief illness at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford where he had been receiving supportive care for the past few years. He was 86 years old.

Born and raised in Portland Maine, the loving son of the late James A. and Dorothy Emmaline Kyle, James received his formal education in Maine and enlisted in the USMC near the end of World War II. He was honorably discharged and returned home to Maine in 1946. Soon thereafter he settled in Chelsea and was married to his beloved wife, Rosemary (Souther). Together they raised their family of two daughters and three sons. James worked as a material loader and warehouseman for Cabot Paints in Chelsea.

His wife preceded him in death six years ago after sharing 56 years of marriage. He was the devoted father of Shirley Paige and her husband, Kenneth of Medford, Jane Souza and her husband, Anthony of Everett, James F. Kyle, Jr. and Robert Kyle and his wife, April, all of Amesbury and William Kyle and his wife, Vicki of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Robert and Crystal Sweeney, Colinda and Anthony Souza, Jr. and Michael Kyle and the adored great-grandfather of Jereme Citro, Colinda Kyle, Zachary, Olivia and Kevin Sweeney, Abigail Kornatowski and Tracy Adamason. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit


Gerrard Power

Worked for MIT research labs; marathon runner, swimmer, biker and gymnast who lived life to fullest

Gerrard F. Power of Everett, formerly of Scotland, passed away on July 24 after a remarkable battle with cancer.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Gerry was one of eight children and he loved his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews very much. He came to the United States with his wife, Stefanina in 1957. He equally loved her family and their many friends. He served in the Armed Forces and then earned his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. He worked in several research labs at MIT beginning in 1970 until his retirement. Gerry loved to work, and he loved MIT. Because of his love for the institution and his many friends, he continued to work there on a part-time basis until he passed away.
Gerry was a very healthy, active man. He was a runner and continued to run until recently. He ran in several marathons, including the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington, DC. He loved to swim, bike and spend time at the gym at MIT. He enjoyed early mornings running, biking and walking along the Charles River where he met many friends.
Stuart Scott said, “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live. Gerry is an inspiration to us all. He lived his life to the fullest with kindness, love and devotion to his family. He never let his diagnosis stop him and he pushed forward until the day he left this earth. Dr. Sara Slater, the team of nurses and staff provided excellent care and were amazing to Gerry and his family.”

Gerry was the loving husband of Stefanina (Vittoria) Power of Everett, father of the late Thomas Power, Sofia Caloggero and her husband, Jim of Nahant, Stefanie Hanlon-Dubois and her husband, Joe of Everett, Kathryn Victoria Carty and her husband, Keith of Lynnfield; beloved grandfather of Joseph Caloggero, Jason Caloggero, Thomas Hanlon, Evan Carty, Emily Carty and Adam Carty.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Gerry’s memory to Mt. Auburn Hospital, Hematology & Oncology Division, 330 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.


Florence Scheibert

Of Everett

Florence M. (Buist) Scheibert of Everett passed away on August 6. She was 83 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late George A. Scheibert; daughter of the late William and Florence (Ryder) Buist; devoted mother of Janet Moccia and her husband, Umberto, of Everett, William of Smithfield, Virginia, Robert and his companion, Diane Lauranzano, of Peabody, Kathleen Wallace and her companion, Paul Bruce, of Andover, Mary Bourque and her husband, Paul, of Bradford, and James of Everett; cherished grandmother of Theresa Scheibert of Everett, Stephen Moccia of Gloucester, David Moccia of Easton, Kerin and Kyle Scheibert of Derry, NH, Ryan Scheibert of Manchester, NH, and Patrick Wallace of Andover. She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online guestbook visit

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