Obituaries 01-09-2019

Florence Leah Tilley

Retiree of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. 

Florence Leah Tilley passed away Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 2 at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Peabody.  She was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Andrew and Eliza M. (Callahan) Tilley, Florence attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1946.  She began her working career at the former Index Bureau Insurance Company in Boston, which later became the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.  She dedicated 50 years of service before retiring in 1997. 

Florence was an Everett resident for 50 years before moving to her home at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Peabody. 

The sister of the late Evelyn M. Dudley and sister-in-law of the late Allen I. Dudley, she was the loving aunt of three nieces, Nancy Lyon and her husband, David and Judith “Judy” E. Dudley, all of Danvers and the late Debbie Carter and her husband, Frank Carter of Tyngsboro.  She is also lovingly survived by four great nephews: David A. Lyon of Peabody, Steven J. Lyon and his wife, Leanne of Lynn, Christopher P. Lyon of California, Brian D. Carter of New Hampshire and one great great-niece, Ryleigh Lyon of Lynn. 

Funeral Services will be conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea today, Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 12 Noon.  Visitation with the family will precede the service from 9 to 10 a.m.  Services will conclude with committal at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  Donations in Florence’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association National Headquarters 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or on-line at

Gerard Pastore

MBTA retiree

Gerard J. Pastore of Malden entered into eternal rest on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House.  He was 85 years old. 

Born in Boston, Gerard lived in Malden for many years.  He was a retired MBTA bus driver who was recognized for 50 years of service and a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.   

He was the beloved husband of Anna M. (Fallavollita) for over 60 years, dear and devoted father of Valerie A. Pastore of Malden, Vittoria Malatesta and her husband, Richard of Nahant, Rosanna Natola and her husband, Thomas of Wilmington, Lisa Pastore and her husband, James Brown of Peabody and Denise Roche and her husband, Richard of N. Andover; brother of Virginia D’Orsi of Peabody as well as many predeceased siblings.  Gerard is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso& Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gerard’s memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, C/O Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. B-102 Danvers, MA, 01923 would be sincerely appreciated.

John ‘Jack’ Herlihy

Of Stoneham, formerly of Everett

John R. “Jack” Herlihy of Stoneham, formerly of Everett, died on Dec. 31 at the age of 89.

He was the beloved husband for 60 years to Joanne (Cuneo), cherished father of Anne Vitali, John Herlihy and his fiancée, Denise, and Francis Herlihy and his wife, Ericka; loving brother of Joseph Herlihy and the late Ruth Ford, William, Francis, and Mary Herlihy. He is survived by 10 beloved grandchildren and one beloved great-grandddaughter.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Parish of Stoneham or The Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerston, MD 21241. For more information: or 1-877-71-ROCCO 

Nunzio ‘Nunz’ Iozza

Everett Fire Dept. retiree

Nunzio A. “Nunz” Iozza of Everett died on Dec. 27 at the age of 87.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a 19 year member of the Everett Fire Department.

The beloved husband of the late Jean Marie Iozza, he was the brother of John Iozza Jr. and his wife, Patricia, the late Dominic Iozza, Frank Iozza, Raymond Iozza, Joseph Iozza, who is survived by his wife, Bridget and Mary Rauseo. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nunzio’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. For more information visit: or 1-877-71-ROCCO

Domenico DiBiase

Of Everett

Born in Chieti Scalo, Italy, he was the beloved husband of Olga (Pantalone); father of Robert of Everett and the late Mara. He was predeceased by four brothers and one sister and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  For more information: or 1-877-71-ROCCO 

Susan Julian

Comcast employee for more than 30 years

Susan L. (Fraser) Julian of Everett passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1. She was 61 years old.

Susan loved visiting York, Maine and Castle Island, but her favorite thing of all was spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devoted employee at Comcast for over 30 years.

The beloved wife of Leo Julian, she was the loving mother of Jill Generazzo and her husband, John, Renee Julian and her fiancé, Tim Caron, Amy Quinn and her husband, Ryan; devoted Nana of Juliana, Reilly and Adeline; dear sister of Herbert Fraser, Scott Fraser and the late Linda Fraser; daughter of the late Herbert and Dorothy (Penney) Fraser and aunt of Joshua Fraser.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. In lieu of flowers please consider donations in memory of Susan to a charity of your choice. To send a memorial condolence or

Peter Bonasoro, Jr.

Of Groveland, formerly of Everett

Peter Bonasoro, Jr. of Groveland, formerly of Everett, died on Dec. 29.

A US Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Paula (Ruzzo), the loving father of Donna Beeler, Paul and Peter, all of Groveland, and Cheryl Begin of Kingston, NH; brother of Theresa Kearney of Virginia, the late Michael, and John Naples; Papa to eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

All services will be private per family request. Please omit flowers.   For more information: or 1-877-71-ROCCO 

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