Obituaries 12-04-2019

Virginia Mucciarone

Of Everett

Virginia “Ma Ma Jeana” (Forte) Mucciarone, of Everett died on Nov. 30.

She was the beloved wife of the late Carmine Mucciarone, loving mother of Robert A. Mucciarone and his girlfriend, Nan Maley of North Reading and Diane Marotta and her husband, Joseph of Reading; sister of the late Gregory, Anthony and Sophie Forte and the late Rita Mazzochia, Beatrice Maines and Lucy Carbone. She is also survived by seven cherished grandchildren: Susan, Andrew, Nancy, Jennie, Nicole, Daniel and Caylin and two great-grandchildren: Amelia and Roman and by many loving nieces and nephews. She was the dear friend of the late Mary Ciampa.

Her Funeral will be from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St, Everett on Friday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Thursday only from 5 to 8 p.m. with complimentary valet parking. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum.

For more information: 1-877-71-ROCCO or

James Corkery

Longtime Electrical Contractor

James J. Corkery of Everett entered into eternal rest on Nov. 26 at age 80.

James was a Vietnam army veteran and a graduate of Wentworth Institute. He was an electrical contractor and worked for both Boston University and the Everett Housing Authority for many years.

He was the devoted husband of Diane (Libby), beloved father of William, Eileen and James, Jr., son of the late Dr. James R. and Eileen E. (Collins), brother of Maureen Abate and her husband. Dr. Joseph, Dr. Joseph Corkery and his wife, Grace, Thomas Corkery and the late Paul Corkery; cherished grandfather of Margaret, Jennifer and Donald and great-grandfather of James and Alex.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home,  Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  lieu of flowers, donations in James’ memory may be made to the Peterson School Scholarship Fund, 25 Montvale Ave., Woburn, MA 01801. For more information: 1-877-71-ROCCO or

Phyllis Giannelli

Lifelong Everett Resident

Phyllis (Sirignano) Giannelli of Everett, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Dec. 1 in the West Revere HealthCare Center.  She was 96 years old. 

Born in Everett, Phyllis was a lifelong resident.  During World War II, Phyllis worked as a seamstress. 

She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Giannelli, dear and devoted mother of Stephen Giannelli and his wife, Maria of Naples, Fla., and the late Daniel Giannelli, Jr. and his surviving wife, Maryann of Everett; sister of Stephen Sirignano of Saugus and the late John, Anthony and William Sirignano; loving grandmother of Nina Giannelli of California, Laura Woollacott and her husband, Adam of Wakefield and Brian Giannelli of Everett and loving great-grandmother of Vincenzo and Rocco Woollacott.  

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Phyllis’ funeral services in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, 302 Elm St., Everett, Friday, Dec. 6 at 9:30 a.m.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Phyllis’ memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 would be sincerely appreciated.

Arrangements are by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett  617.387.3120.

Heather Connolly

Daughter of former Everett Mayor and Rep.

Heather A. Connolly, a lifelong Everett resident, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Dec. 3. She was 58 years old.

The devoted daughter of the late State Rep and former Mayor Edward G. and Margaret “Peg” (Goodfellow) Connolly, she was the beloved sister of Edward G. Connolly, Jr. and his wife, Eleonora, Valerie Connolly, Christopher Connolly and his girlfriend, Maureen Hughes and Dr. Sean Connolly and his wife, Ann Marie and cherished aunt of Sean Jr., Saoirse and Hannah Connolly. She is also survived by many adoring cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Heather’s name may be made to: Edward G. Connolly Center, Veteran’s Affairs, 90 Chelsea St., Everett, MA 02149

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