Obituaries 05-10-2017

MaryJane ‘Meegee” Molle

Of Everett

MaryJane “Meegee” (Benko) Molle of Everett died on May 5.

The beloved wife for 38 years of Phillip Molle, she was the loving mother of Janelle Molle and her fiancé, Joseph Mothersil, Jodie Mazzie and her husband, Frank, Chrystal Laquidara and her husband, Richard and the late Robert Basler; loving sister of Linda Munier, Donna Baslie, Kathleen Woodward and Michelle Benko. She is also survived by 15 loving grandchildren and 10 beloved great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. Services will be held in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For additional information, visit:

Rosemary ‘Ro’ DiNardo

Of Everett

Rosemary “Ro” (Fiorentino) DiNardo of Everett died on May 2.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony DiNardo. She was the loving mother of Nadine Bogosian and her husband, Richard and Thomas DiNardo, all of Everett and loving sister of Thomas Fiorentino and his wife, Connie. She is also survived by two beloved grandchildren, Valerie Phillips and her husband, TJ and Richard Bogosian and his wife, Sonja and by many loving cousins, friends, nephews and nieces.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

Jane Erlandson

Longtime Everett resident

Jane E. “Betty” (Farrell) Erlandson, a longtime Everett resident, passed away at her home on May 6. She was 85 years old.

The beloved wife of Donald F. Erlandson, she was the loving mother of David Erlandson and his wife, Carole of Billerica and Debra Kraytenberg and her husband, Steven of Londonderry, NH; loving sister of Lois Farrell of Billerica and the late Arlene Peterson and James T. Farrell and cherished grandmother of Sarah Falcone and her husband, Michael, Erik and Lindsey Erlandson, and Emily, Rachel, and Alison Kraytenberg.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a memorial service at the Church of the Open Bible, 3 Wynn St., Burlington on Thursday, May 11 at 2 p.m. Burial services prior to the memorial will be private. In Betty’s memory, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 138 Conant St., Beverly, MA 01915 or visit For directions and online guestbook please visit

Jeanne Zannino-Blake

Of North Reading

Jeanne Zannino-Blake of North Reading passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband, children and family on April 1. She was 69 years old.

Jeanne was born in Everett on November 25, 1946 and was happily married to Leo F. Blake Jr. for the past 22 years.

She is survived by her two children, Denise Cochran of Quincy and Michael Steene of Malden. Denise is supported by her husband, Tim and Jeanne’s grandchildren, Ashley and Christopher and Jeanne’s great-grandchild, Nicholas. Michael is supported by his wife, Rose and Jeanne’s grandchild, Dante. Jeanne is also survived by her three step-children and grandchildren of Elaine and James Williams of Virginia, Kathleen and Glenn Pokraka of Falmouth and Christopher and Lisa Blake of Virginia; her sister Elaine, her brother Norman and her prior husband and father of her children, Richard Steene.

A service and celebration of Jeanne’s life was held on April 22 at the Malden Moose Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or online at To leave a condolence, please visit

Helen Petipas

Of Everett and Ireland

Helen T. (Manning) Petipas of Everett and Carrowniskey Strand, Co. Mayo, Ireland passed away on January 31 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland. She was 89 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent Petipas; loving mother of Vincent Petipas of Everett and Thomas Petipas of Gilford, NH; loving sister of the late Mary and Thomas Manning; cherished grandmother of Michael and Renee Petipas and cherished great grandmother of Lylah Elourby.

A memorial service will be held at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett on Saturday, May 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to Sacred Heart Hospital, Our Lady’s Unit, Pontoon Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland. For directions and online guestbook, please visit

Felice Puopolo

Former owner of Louise’s Village Restaurant

in Everett

Felice (Phil) “Little Boy” “Mr. Pop” Puopolo, a lifelong Everett resident, born in the North End of Boston, entered into rest April 27 at the age of 87 following a brief illness.

Felice was the former owner of Louise’s Village Restaurant in Everett and a dedicated Boston sports enthusiast.

The beloved husband of Louise M. (Keene) for 66 years, he was the son of the late Agata (Bucci) and Felice Puopolo, formerly of Foggia Italy, Boston’s North End and Everett; dear and devoted father of Ida Puopolo of Swampscott, John Puopolo of Mansfield and Ronald Puopolo of Webster and the late Philip Puopolo of Cambridge; loving grandfather of Philip and Sara Jefferson and Danielle Puopolo; brother of the late Carmine and the late John Puopolo of Everett.

Funeral arrangements and services private. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Service 1-877-71-ROCCO

Sophie “Sofa” “Sissy” Forte

Of Everett

Sophie “Sofa” “Sissy” Forte of Everett died on May 1.

The beloved daughter of the late Louis and Julia (Scopa) Forte, she was the loving sister of Virginia Mucciarone and Beatrice Maines as well as the late Anthony and Gregory Forte, Lucy Carbone and Rita Mazzochia. She is survived by her beloved nieces Diane Marotta and Barbara Carbone, her loving nephew, Robert Mucciarone and by many other loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The Forte family would like to thank the Fuller House in Stoneham for the care and kindness shown toward Sophie.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett.

Edward ‘Teddy’ Fusco, Jr.

State House Ranger, will be remembered for his thoughtful and helpful demeanor, friendly personality and congenial nature

Edward T. “Teddy” Fusco, Jr. died unexpectedly on May 5 at his home in East Boston.  He was 41 years old.

Teddy was born and raised in Everett and attended the Webster School and Our Lady of Grace Parochial School.  He was also a graduate of Pope John High School and Suffolk University, graduating with an Associate’s Degree in business.  Teddy worked for the DCR for the past 20 years as a State House Ranger.  He was a member of the Sagamore Club in Chelsea.

Teddy enjoyed amateur photography and following Boston sports teams. He will be forever remembered for his thoughtful and helpful demeanor, his friendly personality and congenial nature.

The beloved son of Edward T. “Ted” Fusco, Sr. and Mary Grace (Gulizia) Fusco of Winthrop, he was the dear brother of Jennifer Hoye and her husband, James of Taunton, cherished uncle of Jimmy, Abigail and Joey Hoye, all at home in Taunton; dear grandson of the late Joseph and Jennie Gulizia, Angelo and Ruth Fusco. He is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  In lieu of flowers, donations in tribute to Teddy’s memory may be made to; The Samaritans, 41 West St., 4th floor, Boston, MA 02111 Arrangements are by Anthony Memorial ~ Frank A. Welsh & Sons. Chelsea.

Viola Behan

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Viola D. (Cardello) Behan of Malden, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully at home in the care of her loving family on May 7.

Vi lived her life dedicated to her family. She was pre-deceased by her devoted husband, Bernard (Ben); sisters, Ann Dingman and Gilda Weber and brothers Dominic Cardello and Emilio (Mil) Cardello. Vi also leaves her sister in-law Emilia (Mimi) Cardello and her good friend for 78 years, Millie Doucette along with many nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her three children: Gail Sherman and her husband, Roger, Kathy Neagle and Steven Behan and his loving partner, Gloria DiNapoli. She also leaves  three grandchildren: Michael Neagle and his wife, Mariah, Lisa Mendonca and her husband, Steve and Jessica Sherman and five great-grand children: Katie and Julia Neagle, Ben, Savanah and Malia Mendonca.

Viola loved her family very much and she will be missed until we meet again.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Friday, May 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Complimentary valet parking will be available at Thursday evening’s wake. For additional information, visit:


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