Obituaries 05-23-2018

Prospero Germano

Tailor and avid soccer fan who loved model trains and classical music

Prospero Germano of Malden, formerly of the North End, died on May 19.

Mr. Germano was a tailor for over 50 years. starting as an apprentice in his native Italy and continuing throughout the course of his life. He was also an avid Juventus soccer fan who enjoyed constructing and collecting model trains and listening to classical music.

He was the beloved husband of 58 years of Antonietta (D’Urso), father of Margaret Germano-Valdez and her husband, Victor of Malden, Valerie Germano of Malden, Karen Germano-Bilodeau and her husband, Paul, Jr. of Malden and the late Antonio. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Anthony, Sabrina, Antonia and Gianna and by many cousins, nieces and nephews from both Argentina and Italy.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Tuesday, May 29 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Malden at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Monday, May 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Germano’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Entombment will be in the Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden.

For more information: 1-877-71-ROCCO or www.roccofuneralhomes.com

  1. Robert ‘Bob’ Churchill

National Grid retiree National Grid retiree

  1. Robert ‘Bob’ Churchill passed away Wednesday morning, May 16 surrounded by his loving family.  He was 86 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the son of the late Samuel and Ethel Mae (Garland) Churchill, Bob attended Chelsea public schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1950.  After high school, Bob began working for the former Boston Gas Company as a burner service technician.  The company later became National Grid, where Bob became a service training instructor.  He dedicated 39 years of service before retiring in 1991.

Bob was a veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.  He enlisted on December 3, 1947 and ended his service as a Sgt. E5, honorably discharged on December 2, 1957.

Bob and his wife lived in Everett for most of their lives, but later moved to Peabody.  He was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church in Chelsea, where as a teenager he met his wife, Winifred D. (King).  They were married 65 years before her passing in December of 2017.

Bob was a late member of the Robert Lash Lodge A.F. & A.M., formerly in Chelsea and the Star of Bethlehem Lodge, A.F. & A.M. in Wakefield.  As an avid golfer, Bob enjoyed his retirement on the fairway.  He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.

He was the devoted father of Nancy Ellen DiMinico and her husband, Chris, Janet Elizabeth Herbert and her fiance, John Vitale, all of Chelmsford; dear brother of Lloyd Churchill, Donald Churchill and his wife, Flora of Wilmington, M. Diane Maria of Revere, Elizabeth “Liz” Sheehan and her husband, Dan of Malden, Jean Smith of Revere and the late Richard Churchill and Eleanor McMurrer; brother-in-law of Lorraine Churchill of Revere and the late Joseph McMurrer.  He is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren: Timothy, Christy and Lauren DiMinico, Katherine Herbert and Rachel Herbert, all of Chelmsford.

Funeral services will be conducted at the First Congregational Church, 26 County Road, Chelsea on Thursday, May 31 at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  Visiting hours will be held at the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Mary Rocco

Longtime VP of Village Cooperative

Mary A. (Loosen) Rocco of Everett entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 19 in the Courtyard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Medford. She was 83 years old.

Born in Hyde Park, Mary lived in Everett for most of her life. She worked in the offices at Middlesex Gases for many years. Mary was the Vice-President of the Village Cooperative for many years.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late Louis S. Rocco; the dear and devoted mother of Le-Ann Magno and her husband, Richard of N. Providence, RI and Julie Gibson and her husband, Chuck of Malden; sister of Anna Shea of Wakefield, Kathy Wallace of New Hampshire and the late Chris “Sonny” Russo, Sam Russo, Mary Paradiso, Louise Bosini, and Vera Ferreira; and the loving grandmother of Nicole and Richard Magno and Chuck and Shannon Gibson.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Mary’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Thursday, May 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be sincerely appreciated.

Marie Ange ‘Mary’ Woods

Retired nurse

Marie Ange “Mary” (Lemieux) Woods of Everett, Warner, NH and Merrimack, NH died recently.

Mary was a graduate of Everett High School and the Cambridge City Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for many years in local hospitals, ending her long career as a visiting nurse.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph, mother of Paul Woods of Everett, Jeanne Marie “Jaymee” McCann and her husband, Gregory of New Hampshire and the late Michelle “Mimi” Agresti and her surviving husband, Carmine of East Boston; sister of Laurie Lemieux of Wakefield and Donald Lemieux and his wife, Carol of Virginia, Ellen Vancura and her husband, Frank of New Hampshire and the late Joseph “Ed” Lemieux. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Amanda, Kayla, Kerry and Brendan, one great granddaughter, Mia Michelle and by many nieces, nephews and her special friend and companion, Pat Moss. Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, May 23 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Malden at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations, in Mary’s memory, may be made to the FSI Foundation of Autism, Inc., 80 Foster St., Everett, MA 02149. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information: 1-877-71-ROCCO or www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Lawrence Massone, Jr.

Former Registry Police Inspector

Lawrence Massone, Jr. of Everett died on May 17.

Mr. Massone was a former Inspector for the Registry Police and a late veteran of the Korean War.

He was the beloved husband of Antonetta “Dolly” (English), father of Vinny of Revere, Angela Peters and her husband, Edward of Tewksbury and the late former Everett Police Department Sergeant Larry Massone;  brother of the late Constance Dell Grosso, Eugene, Joseph and Celeste Johnson.  He is also survived by four grandchildren: Matthew, Marisa, Ryan and Brandon and by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will held be from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, May 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. For more information: 1-877-71-ROCCO or www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Anthony LaSala

US Postal Service retiree

Anthony J. LaSala of Everett entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 5 in the Twin Oaks Nursing Center in Danvers.  He was 87 years old.

Born in East Boston, Tony lived in Everett for most of his life.  A U S Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he retired from the United States Postal Service, working as a mail handler for over 40 years.

The beloved husband of the late Gloria Ann (Ciccarelli) LaSala for over 63 years, he was the dear and devoted father of Donna M. LaSala of Everett, brother of James LaSala of Milton, Thomas LaSala of Chelmsford and the late Henry, Louis, Patrick LaSala, Albina Mugica and Mary Messina.  Tony is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.  Interment with U.S. Army military honors was at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Contributions in Anthony’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 would be sincerely appreciated..

Richard Drinkwater

Greatly loved

Richard A. Drinkwater, greatly loved, of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on May 14.

He was the beloved husband for 60 years to Phyllis (Marchant), loving father of Gail Denish and her husband, William, Richard Drinkwater, Elaine Drinkwater, Judith Dailey and her husband, Scott, Jill Muscarella and Louis and David Drinkwater and his wife, Debra. Richard is also survived by 12 beloved grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. He was the loving brother of Leonard Drinkwater.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church in Everett on May 17. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. For more information 1-877-71-ROCCO or roccofuneralhomes.com

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