Obituaries 07-13-2016

Leo Flynn, Jr.

Member of undefeated 1960 Everett High Football Team

Leo Flynn, Jr. of Erie, Pa. formerly of Everett, passed away quietly after a long illness on Thursday, July 7 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was 71 years old.

Born in Everett on August 9, 1944, he was the son of the late Leo and Betty (Nicholls) Flynn, both of whom graduated from Everett High. His father, Leo M. Flynn, was a graduate of Everett High School, class of 1940 and Harvard College, 1946.

Leo Flynn, Jr. graduated from Everett High School in 1962 and lettered in both football and hockey. One of his proudest achievements and a memory he shared with many, was the fact that he was a member of the Everett High school football team of 1961 that was undefeated. His fondest memories always came back to his time living in Everett and being part of the Everett tradition in sports. He spoke with animation about his experiences on the gridiron playing with the great football players from the early ‘60’s who included, the great Bobby Leo, Richie Green, Jim “Tank” Agnetta, and Fred Foresteire.

As a young boy he enjoyed going to Harvard football games to watch his father and finally to realize his own dream to play on the gridiron himself at Everett High School.

Mr. Flynn loved sports and his memory of the 1961 trip to play football in Miami always remained up front in his story telling. Over many years he developed an interest in the success of “E” Club of Everett and interest in getting the news and updates about the Club. He always looked forward to receiving his program from the awards dinners.

After graduating from Everett High Mr. Flynn went to prep school in Maine and attended the University of New Hampshire. Most of his professional life was spent in the Philadelphia area where he became a specialist in the high risk insurance field. As part of his insurance consulting work, he traveled extensively and retired in 2006 living in New Jersey and in Erie, Pennsylvania for several years.

Mr. Flynn is survived by his three daughters: Nancy, Deirdre and Alyson, his brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Laura Flynn of Saugus and a brother, John Flynn.

Arrangements are by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett   617-387-3120

Kathleen Antonelli

Whidden Hospital Radiologist,

loved the beach and gardening and her greatest joy was her family

Kathleen M. “Kathy” (Horgan) Antonelli of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on July 4 at her home surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 60 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, Kathy was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1973. She attended Northeastern University, earning an Associates in Science as well as a Certificate in Radiologic Technology.   She worked at Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett in the Radiology Department, conducting Mammogram Screenings for 42 years. Due to her declining health, she was forced to retire.

She was happily married to Anthony J. Antonelli and the couple lived in Revere for several years before moving to Everett with their expanding family. Kathy had a deep love for the beach and traveled all along the east coast, visiting numerous beaches in the U.S. Her other passion was gardening; it was a labor of love when she spent time in her garden. Above all, it was her family that gave her the greatest joy in life.

The devoted daughter of Ret. RFD Deputy Chief Lawrence Horgan and his wife, Rita (Paone) Horgan of Tewksbury, she was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Antonelli; the loving mother of Whitney A. D’Ambrosio and her husband, Joseph A. III and Alana Antonelli, all of Everett, RPD Detective Douglas S. Zingali, Sr. and his wife, Vivianne of Salem and Toni Alterio and her husband, Paul of Malden;  the adored grandmother of Douglas S. Zingali, Jr., Anthony J. Alterio, Ava A. Cozzolino, Daniel R. Zingali and  Zoe Marie D’Ambrosio;  the cherished sister of Stephen J. Horgan and his wife, Marie of Chelsea, Cheryle A. Perry and her husband, Edward J. of Londonderry, NH, Richard L. Horgan and his wife, Marie and Paula J. Westmacott and her husband, Ian, all of Tewksbury. She is also lovingly survived by her companion, John M. Toste of Revere and by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115-9849. For additional information, please visit

George DePietro

Longtime letter carrier

George DePietro of Chelsea died on July 9.

George served in the US Army and was a letter carrier for over 30 years.

He was the beloved husband of Susan (Censullo); devoted father of Joseph “Joe” DePietro and his partner, Tony and Shea DePietro, all of Chelsea; dear brother of Elaine and Rosemarie DePietro, both of New Hampshire,  Wayne DePietro and Marian of Revere and the late Louis and Anthony DePietro.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday July 15 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Parish at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment will be at Puritan Lawn Cemetery.  For guest book, please visit

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