Obituaries 02-21-2018

Ralph Samuel Trufant

A loving man, member of Carpenters Union Local 26

Ralph Samuel Trufant, a loving man and a lifelong resident of Everett, entered into rest at home on Valentine’s Day. He was just a week shy of his 94th birthday.

Ralph was born in Hudson, New Hampshire. As a young man, he worked with his dad, for Duncan Galvanizing in Everett.

He was a proud veteran of World War II having served as a crew chief on C47 cargo planes. After the war, he worked for some years for General Electric Company. He was also a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local 26 for 58 years.

He danced his heart away with his bride, Josephine, for 70 years and seven months. They loved ballroom dancing and driving on trips together both near and far. A loving and devoted dad, Ralph was a full partner in raising seven children included among them three sets of twins.

He was the son of the late Ralph Samuel Trufant, Sr. and Anna Josephine Mac- Donald Trufant; the beloved husband of the late Josephine A. (Perry) Trufant, loving father of Dolores Baronas and her husband, Julius of Rockland, Christine Trufant of Everett, the late Robert Trufant and his late wife, Paula, Richard Trufant and his wife, Marguerite of Peabody, Joan Paradis and her husband, Charles of Arizona, Joyce Tilley and her husband, Douglas of Arizona and Doreen Kennedy and her husband, William of Hanson. He was the brother of the late Bertha Griman and the late Mary Parker. He is also is survived by 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, many cherished nieces and nephews and by his beloved Prince Edward Island cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment with U.S. Army Military Honors was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ralph’s name to Autism Society of North Carolina, 5121 Kingdom Way, Ste. 100, Raleigh, NC 27607 would be sincerely appreciated.

Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Freni

His large and loving family was his greatest blessing

Ronald J. “Ronnie” Freni of Reading, formerly of Malden, died on Feb. 14.

He was the son of Emma (Barile) and the late Joseph Freni; brother of Maria Eaton of New Hampshire, Joseph of Norton, Michael of Malden, Robert of Malden, John of Malden, Chris of Wakefield, David of Everett, Ricky of Revere, Nina of Malden, Nick of Lynnfield, Anthony of Saugus, Mario of New Hampshire, Eddie of Malden, Marc of Everett, Michelle Marrangoni of Reading, Craig of New Hampshire and Stephanie of Revere. He is also survived by 35 nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ronnie’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

Ronnie was so very proud of his large and loving family, to him it was his greatest blessing.

Gloria Forgione

Of Everett

Gloria F. (Moro) Forgione of Everett died on Feb. 13.

She was the beloved wife for nearly 60 years of Michael Forgione; loving mother of Bernadette Graffeo, Judith McGowan, David Forgione and his wife, Carrie and the late Michael Forgione; daughter of the late Guy and Margaret (Moro) and sister of the late Al Moro. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett.  Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  For more information, please call 1-877-71-ROCCO or

Anthony ‘Tony Limo’ DeFilippo

Man of many trades

In loving memory of Anthony “Tony Limo” DeFilippo, son of the late Ralph and Pauline DeFilippo who died on Feb. 14 at the age of 61. A resident of Everett for many years and a recent Haverhill resident. Tony was a man of many trades. He had a niche for being able to fix anything with any resource. His official job being a shuttle bus driver, but once the business owner of his father’s business, Broadway Limousine Company. This being a job that allowed him to interact with many other people daily. Those who knew him would say that he would do anything for them.

A hard worker and a man who would talk to anyone in an earshot distance. Tony was an avid Harley Davidson lover and consistently spent time with his family. He will be remembered by his only daughter Ashley DeFilippo, sisters, Rosemarie Rawlinson, Dora Moran, and Marie Duphrey, brother in law, Ken Rawlinson, six nieces and nephews, seven great nieces and nephews as well as close family friends: Tracy Mackin, Julie D’Andrea, and Tessa Ford.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association of MA. For more information: 1-877-71-ROCCO or

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