Obituaries 02-06-2019

Anita Chan-Bovio

Founder and face of Everett’s Tasty Garden Restaurant for nearly 30 years

Anita Chan-Bovio passed away on Jan. 27 surrounded by her loved ones.

She is survived by her loving husband, Peter Bovio; her mother Lai Cheung Chan; her brothers Alan, David, Leo, Peter, John; her sister Ann and her nephews and nieces Anson, Alicia, Brian, Chris, Ryan, Daniel, and Jordan. 

Anita’s journey has brought her from a small village in Hong Kong, to Rhode Island and California, before she settled in her home in Everett. In every place she went and every life she touched, she was a pillar of strength for her loved ones and her community. 

Many know her as the face and founder of Tasty Garden Restaurant in Everett for nearly 30 years. Others may know her for her tireless contributions and support for the local community. 

As a Buddhist and member of Soka Gokai International in Brookline, Anita lived her life on the foundation of a great principle; to be strong and help support those around us. If you were tired she would offer you her chair; if you were hungry, she would offer you the food on her plate; if you were poor, she would give you the money in her pocket. 

Anita has traveled far and impacted many lives along the way, but her journey does not end with her passing. She will be memorialized in a private ceremony with immediate family. In lieu of tears, Anita would ask you to stand powerfully and support those around you. In lieu of flowers, she would ask you to create a positive impact for another. Please send donations to a foundation of your choice in her name. 

Her funeral services will be private. Arrangements are by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. Online condolences

Kevin ‘Bobo’ Washington

Remembered as a great Everett High School athlete; member of K of C and Schiavo Club

Kevin “Bobo” Washington, a lifelong resident of the Everett community, died on Jan. 29.

The son of the late George and Evalee Washington, Kevin attended Everett Public schools. He was a great athlete in high school and shone tremendously on the football field. He also attended college at Northeastern University and worked for Marchese & Sons Construction for many years.

In his leisure time, Bobo enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also, was a member of local social clubs, The Knights of Columbus and the Schiavo Club.

He left behind his brothers Irving Washington of Everett, Gregory Washington and his sister-in-law, Gail Washington of Lynnfield, sisters Victoria Washington of Baltimore and Rhonda Washington of Everett. He was preceded in death by his loving sisters, Charlene Strother and Valerie Hinderlie. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and tons of cousins and good friends. Bobo held a special place in his heart for his nephew Baby Bubba and his Goddaughter Whitney Evalee Washington. Bobo was also preceded in death by his late “wife” The great Sammy Ragucci, lol.

Kevin was loved by so many in his community and his infectious smile and laugh will be greatly missed.

Funeral Services will be held from Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett. Visiting hours will be at the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will immediately follow in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. For guestbook and more information, please or 1-877-71-Rocco

Lillian Alfonse

Of Everett

Lillian M. (Boudreau) Alfonse of Everett passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 3 at the age of 95.  

The daughter of the late James and Lily (Marchant) Boudreau, Lillian was the sister of Lorraine Boudreau and the late Evelyn Pettine.  She was the beloved mother of James Alfonse and his wife, Janet, Teresa “Terry” Alfonse Baldwin-Williams and her husband, Peter Williams, Joseph Alfonse and the late John Alfonse.  She leaves two grandsons, Zachary and Justin Alfonse.   The family has requested a private service which is being arranged by the Frederick Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home in Everett. Donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 800 West Cummings Park – Ste. 3100, Woburn, MA  01801.

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