Obituaries 01-30-2019

Janet McQuesten

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett

Janet M. McQuesten, age 70 of Litchfield, NH, passed peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 27 at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. 

Janet was the daughter and only child of the late James R. and Jennie (Cogliano) Griffin, and the widow of Fred D. McQuesten (aka Winkie) with whom she had been married for 37 years until his death in 2015.

Janet was a 1966 graduate of Everett High School and moved to New Hampshire in 1972.  She worked for the John Hancock Insurance Co for 25 years, followed by jobs with Mass Mutual, Oxford Health Plans and Continental Paving, Inc. She officially retired in 2014 allowing her time for some light travel and day trips with friends. In her younger years, she enjoyed gardening, cooking and crafting. She was a talented and creative tole painter, most known for her creative country holiday decorations. In more recent years, she enjoyed watching her favorite tv shows and movies from the comfort of her home, as well as spending time with friends and family.

Survivors include one son, John B. Noseworthy and his wife, Lynne, both of Merrimack, NH; one step-son, Fred P. McQuesten and his wife, Lesa, both of Litchfield, NH; five grandchildren: Jennifer Noseworthy, Nickolas Noseworthy, Denton McQuesten, Maura McQuesten and Morgan (McQuesten) Lewis and her husband James. She also leaves behind two gr,eat-grandchildren, Cole and Grace A. Lewis.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the chapel of The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH  03064. A Memorial Service will commence at 12 noon (immediately following visitation). Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend both. A private burial will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery, Litchfield, NH in the spring with immediate family in attendance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janet’s loving memory to Community Hospice House, c/o Development, 7 Executive Park Dr., Merrimack, NH  03054 or to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd., Nashua, NH  03064-8109. An online guest-book is available at  www.davisfuneralhomenh.com.

Rose “Rosie” Barrasso

1924 – 2019

Rose “Rosie” (Zompanti) Barrasso, a longtime Everett resident, born in Boston, died recently.

She was the spouse of the late Louis A. Barrasso, mother of Jayne Sahagian and Barry of Newport Center, Vermont.  She was also the mother to three sons who preceded her in death:   Louis William, Peter James and Robert John; sister of Joseph Zompanti of Winthrop, Anna Robnik of Revere and Angela Reynolds of Chesapeake, Virginia. She also leaves many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Private funeral services will be held at Brady and Levesque Funeral Home in St Albans, Vermont.  A Catholic Memorial Mass will take place in Boston at a later date.

Richard Cook

Member of Mt. Hood Inner Club and Melrose Fish and Game Club

Richard J. Cook of Everett died on Jan. 27.

Richard was a late member of the Mt. Hood Inner Club and the Melrose Fish and Game Club. 

He was the beloved husband of Rosemary (Clifford); father of Theresa Cataldo of Wilmington, Roberta Correale of Everett, and Stacy of Everett and is also survived by four grandchildren: Marianne, Nicole, Casey and Michelle.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, Jan. 31 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. Visiting Hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. with complimentary valet parking. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more infowww.RoccoFuneralHomes.com or 1-877-71-ROCCO

Diane Keller

Nail technician

Diane A. (Calascibetta) Keller, formerly of Everett,  entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Jan. 17 at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was 76 years old. 

Born in Boston, Diane lived in Everett for many years before settling in Malden.  She worked for Skin for All Seasons as a nail technician.  At home she was considered to be the “Martha Stewart” of her home.   

The beloved wife of the late David C. Keller, Sr. for over 53 years, she was the dear and devoted mother of Christine Keller of Danvers, Leslie Doucette and her husband, Steven of Melrose, David C. Keller, Jr. of Malden and Stefanie Guerriero of Saugus; sister of Rosemarie Golisano of Wilmington and Salvatore Calascibetta of Bradford and loving grandmother of Eric Guerriero, and Raquel, Steven, Jr. and Nicholas Doucette.

Funeral arangements were by Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  Everett. Contributions in Diane’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 would be sincerely appreciated.

Charles Giarratana, Jr.

Machinist

Charles A. Giarratana, Jr. of Everett, entered into eternal rest at home surrounded by his loving and caring family on Thursday, Jan. 24.  He was 67 years old. 

Born in Boston, Charlie had been a lifelong resident of Everett.  He was a machinist by profession having worked for various machine shops in the local area. 

He was the beloved husband of Diane M. (Alex) Giarratana, devoted son of the late Mary (Gennetti) and Charles A. Giarratana, dear and devoted father of Christopher and his wife, Sandra, Andrew, Talia and the late Charles A., III, all of Everett; dear brother of Arthur and his wife, Linda of Florida and loving grandfather of Michael, Cru, Charlie, Haley, Dustin and Brittany. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Charlie’s funeral from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, today, Wednesday at  9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett  at  10 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Margaret “Peggy” O’Keefe

Of Everett

Margaret “Peggy” (McFeely) O’Keefe of Everett died on Jan. 28.

She was the beloved mother of Frank O’Keefe of Everett; loving daughter of the late Elizabeth McFeely and the loving sister of the late Pat McFeely. She is survived by her two beloved grandchildren, Maria Dismuke and her husband, Shawn and Rose O’Keefe; as well as three beloved great-grandchildren: Brian, Taylor, and Michael. Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Friday, Feb. 1 at 10 :30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett, 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Thursday only from 4 to 8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking Thursday, at Main St. entrance. Donations in Peggy’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 38 Chauncy St., Boston, 02111.

Nicolo DeInnocentis

Member of Sons of Orsogna Club of Everett

Nicolo “Augusto” DeInnocentis of Lynnfield, formerly Revere, has passed away.

Augusto was a longtime member of the Sons of Orsogna Club of Everett and a longtime employee of Palmer Manufacturing and Boston Centerless.

Born in Orsogna, Abbruzzo, Italy, he was the beloved husband of the late Margherita (Carullo), father of Maddalena Abruzzese and her husband, Michael of Lynnfield and the brother of the late Raffaele, Augusto and Ida Petino. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Cristina, two grandsons, Dino and Marco, and one great-grandson, Peter.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett, today, Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Augusto’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. For more information,  visit: www.RoccoFuneralHomes.com or 1-877-71-ROCCO 

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