Devoted to family and friends
Barbara A. (Boczkowski) Ramsey of Everett passed away after bravely battling a rare form of ovarian cancer. She left this earth on Friday, February 19 at the Shrewsbury Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 79.
Barbara was born in Chelsea and graduated from St. Rose High School. After her marriage, she lived in military housing bases in Chicago and Arkansas, before settling in Everett. Devoted to her family and friends, her quiet and consistent nature won her the love and esteem of many. By her example, Barbara taught her children to be loving and loyal as well as kind and gracious to everyone they met. An avid reader, Barbara passed a love of books on to her daughters, who continue their mother’s legacy by reading and sharing stories with their own families.
She was predeceased by her parents, Bronislaw and Lena (Bedessa) Boczkowski of Chelsea; two brothers, William and Sonny Boczkowski, one daughter, Dawn Ramsey, and her late husband of 56 years, Donald G. Ramsey who passed away on December 25, 2011.
She is survived by three daughters: Nina Ellard and her husband,, Jeffrey of Cranston, RI, Barbara Pandeli of Searsport, ME, and Lisa Ramsey Woodford and her significant other, Dante P. Simone of Shrewsbury; eleven grandchildren: Jill, Holly, Cara, Laura, Colleen, Christopher, James, Eric, Kyle, Ryan and Emily; and six great grandchildren: Christopher, Eric Jr., Katie, Marisabell, Luca and Olivia.
The family wishes to extend sincere gratitude to Dr. Charles Kurkul and Dr. Christina E. Fitch of UMass Medical Memorial and to Linda Pellegrini, Bridey Holm and Suaed Abdelhamed of Shrewsbury Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center for their support throughout this battle and for their friendship and compassion in her final days.
The family will receive visitors on Thursday, February 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. Burial will be held privately. Floral arrangements can be coordinated through Perro’s Flowers (508) 755-7744. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: the JOAN DECOTIS FOUNDATION, 95 Crosswynds Dr, Narragansett, RI 02874. To share your thoughts and memories of Barbara, please visit her personal guestbook at www.mercadantefuneral.com.
family was the center of her life
Adele T. (Bonotti) Rizzo of Everett entered into rest at home on February 18 surrounded by her loving, caring and devoted family. She was 100 years of age.
She was born in Sarnano, Italy and was a longtime resident of Everett. Adele was a talented seamstress by profession having worked in the family business, the former Staff’s Cleaners, Broadway, Everett for many years.
She was the beloved wife of the late George Rizzo; dear and devoted mother of George Rizzo, Jr. and his wife, Olympia of Stoneham, Richard D. Rizzo and his wife, Jacqueline of Andover and Maryann T. Antonelli and her husband, Fred of Everett and the sister of the late Louise Staffieri. Adele is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and 12 loving great-grandchildren.
She will be lovingly remembered and forever cherished by her family who was the center of her life.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Adele’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday, February 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral will be held from the funeral home Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by her Funeral Mass in the Sacred Hearts Church, 315 Main St. Malden, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Adele’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 would be sincerely appreciated.
Philomena ‘Phil’ Foley
Of Peabody, formerly of Everett
Philomena M. “Phil” (Farren) Foley of Peabody, formerly of Everett, passed away on February 21. She was 91 years old.
“Phil” retired as an administrative assistant for the MDC Police.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she was the beloved wife of the late David W. Foley; loving mother of David M. Foley and his wife, Linda, of Peabody, Maureen Connolly and her husband, Thomas, of Haverhill and Richard J. Foley and his wife, Gloria of Marlton, NJ; cherished grandmother of Ryan Foley and his wife, Jodi, Kaitlyn Foley, Lily and Erin Connolly; cherished great grandmother of Jack Foley and dear sister of the late Patrick, Richard, Michael, and Francis Farren.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a visitation at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett today, Wednesday, February 24 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472. For directions and online guestbook, visit jfwardfuneralhome.com
Member of Catholic Daughters
Theresa L. (Curtis) Gerokoulis, a lifelong Everett resident, passed away on February 19. She was 79 years old.
Theresa was a longtime former member of St. Therese Church and vigil participant. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of St. Joseph Church.
She was the beloved wife of the late Donald F. Gerokoulis, Sr. ; loving daughter of the late Richard and Winifred Curtis; loving mother of Donald F. Gerokoulis , Jr. and his wife, Lori A., and Richard G. Gerokoulis and his wife, Denise L.; cherished grandmother of Megan E. Gerokoulis-Burke and her husband, Chad Burke, Allison M., Amy Dawn and Richard F. Gerokoulis.
Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In her memory, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Depart 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For online guestbook visit jfwardfuneralhome.com
Whidden Hospital retiree, Past President of Immaculata Guild at Immaculate Conception Church in Revere
Ann P. (Donnelly) Boyle, a life long Everett resident, passed unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on Sunday, February 21. She was 83 years old.
Ann was born and raised in Everett and was a graduate o the Cheverus Catholic High School, Class of 1950. The mother of seven children, they were members of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community, sending all of her children there for their education. Ann was active in many of the fund raising activities and functions for the development of the new convent in the early sixties2. She was the proud past president of the Immaculata Guild of the Parish from 1980 to 1981.
Ann worked for over 25 years with the medical records department at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, establishing and maintaining many treasured friendships. She was the essence of busy. However, she would want to be remembered as the “quintessential” grandmother, always happy to be with and do for her grandchildren.
Her beloved husband of 62 years, James J. Boyle Jr. passed on March 12, 2015. She was the devoted mother of: James J. Boyle, III and his wife, Maureen D. of Saugus, Mary E. Boyle of Everett, Ann P. Janowski and her husband, John S. of Peabody, Kathy T. McCarthy and her husband, Ed of Littleton, John J. Boyle and his late wife, Jennifer of Hooksett, NH, Matthew J. Boyle and his wife, Michelle of Boxford and Elizabeth A. Liberatore and her husband, Robert of Bradford. She is also lovingly survived by her 15 adoring grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister to Edward M. Donnelly of New Hampshire and the late Mary F. Rumson and the late Maurice D. Donnelly, Jr.
Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral which will be conducted in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, today, Wednesday, February 24 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38101-9908. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com