Obituaries 05-04-2016

Roberta Maureen Pellerin

Whidden Hospital retiree; active member of First Congregational Church for more than 81 years

Roberta Maureen (Graham) Pellerin, a lifelong Everett resident,  passed away Wednesday evening, April 13 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by her loving family. She was 86 years old.

The daughter of the late John R. and Mary (Davis) Graham,  Roberta attended Everett Public Schools and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1947. After high school, Roberta became a mother of two, caring for her home and for her family. She also worked outside of the home, dedicating over 35 years as a secretary and a medical transcriptionist at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett.

Roberta was an active and devoted member of the First Congregational Church in Chelsea for 81 years. Over the years, she was a church officer, the secretary, the soloist and organist,  a member of the choir and volunteered countless hours at church dinners and functions. Roberta was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ruth Chapter O.E.S #37 in Everett.

During her retirement, she enjoyed playing the piano, knitting, crocheting and being around her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and her extended family at the First Congregational Church.

The beloved mother of William J. Pellerin and his wife, Karen of Kingston, NH and Gail A. Paradiso of Everett, she was the sister of the late Kathleen Graham and Eileen McTague. Roberta is also lovingly survived by four grandchildren: Robyn Mahoney and her husband, Dave of New Hampshire, Jennifer Vega and her husband, Oscar of Everett, Graham Pellerin and his wife, Samantha of New Hampshire, Diana Paradiso of Everett and six great grandchildren: Rico Vega, Jason Mahoney, Colin Mahoney, Santino Vega, Nathan Mahoney and Adeline Mahoney.

A Memorial Service and celebration of Roberta’s life will be conducted at the First Congregational Church, 26 County Rd. Chelsea on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Funeral arrangements are by the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.

Bruce Baker

European Properties and Lawyer’s Stationery retiree

Bruce J. Baker of Everett entered into rest on April 27 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 77 years old.

Born in Medford, Bruce lived in Everett for most of his life and served in the US Marine Corps. He  retired from European Properties where he worked as a real estate sales agent. He also retired from Lawyers’ Stationery in Boston.

He was the beloved husband for over 56 years of Joyce A. (Noftle) Baker; dear and devoted father of Scott M. Baker and his wife, Alison of Florida and Hope S. Drysdale and her husband, Stephen of Everett; brother of Ada Baker of Everett and the late Robert Baker; loving grandfather of Kiera Drysdale, Stephen Drysdale and Madeline Beightol.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to  the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.  His funeral service, with Rev. Elizabeth King of Care Dimensions officiating, was held in the funeral home on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bruce’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 would be sincerely appreciated.

 

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