Obituaries 12-24-2019

Carmelo Bottari

Life member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 3

Carmelo Bottari of Everett died on Dec. 19 at the age of 84. 

Carmelo was a life member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen of Local 3 in Charlestown.  He worked on the original brickwork laying at Government Center Boston. 

 Born in Messina Sicily Italia Superiore on April 18, 1935, he was the devoted father of Joanne Roy and her husband, Curtis of Newburyport, Maria Bottari of Revere, Derek Bottari and his wife, Susan of Danvers and Danielle Bottari and her husband, Doug of Winchester; cherished grandfather of Amanda Roy, Ashley Roy and David Moore and dear brother of  Maria Gammacurta of Roslindale, Giovanni of Everett, Agatina Rinella of Medford, Nino of Brighton, and the late Stefano and Joseph.  He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews. 

A Prayer Service will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. and all are welcome at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on Carmelo’s name to Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.  For guest book, please visit

Pasquale Guarino

Longtime owner of Pat’s Cleaners on Broadway, Everett

Pasquale “Pat” Guarino of Everett, 83, died on Dec. 11.

Born in Mirabella, Italy, the son of the late Luigi and Teresa Guarino, Pat was the longtime owner and proprietor of Pat’s Cleaners located on Broadway in Everett. He was involved in many local civic charitable clubs.

He was the beloved husband of Adeline for 62 years, loving father of Stephen and his wife, Julie of New Hampshire, Sandra Woodworth of Saugus and Paul of Revere; brother of the late Michele, Federico, Nino and Carmelina DeSimone and is also survived by three grandchildren: Samantha, Stephanie and David, four great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the charity of choice.

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

Leslie M. Beck

Truck driver

 Leslie M. Beck, Jr. of Melrose, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  He was 66 years old.  Born in Chelsea, Leslie worked as a truck driver. Leslie served our country in the United States Marine Corps.

The devoted son of the late Leslie M. Beck, Sr. and Bella Cooper, he was the beloved husband of Catherine A. (Barone) Beck, dear and devoted father of Tracy Gagliardi and her husband, Marc of Amesbury, Samantha Beck of Everett and Michael Cowels of Melrose and the loving grandfather of Brianna Vetrano, Michael Vetrano, Nicholas Provost and Juliana Domings.  He was predeceased by seven siblings.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Leslie’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Thursday, Jan. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leslie’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Ste. 202, Cambridge, MA 02140 would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty.

Margaret Russell

Her faithful, loving and inspiring life along with her strong Catholic faith will be her legacy

Margaret P. (Gerety) Russell , 83, a resident of Everett passed away surrounded by the love and adoration of her family on Friday, Dec. 20 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital.

Peggy was born on January 26, 1936 in Everett one of four children of late William and Beatrice (Landry) Gerety. She was raised in Everett and graduated from Girls’ Catholic High School in Malden.

On Sept. 7, 1957, Peggy married her cherished partner, Jack Russell who predeceased her in 2007. Together they began their life in Everett and raised their family of five children.

Active in her community, Peggy volunteered many years and hours with St. Therese’s Drill Team and she was also active in her faith in Saint Joseph’s Parish. Besides volunteering and raising her family, Peggy worked as a Lunch Lady in the Everett Public Schools. In her spare time, she loved crossword puzzles and was an avid reader. But the most important part of her life was her family. Her children and grandchildren brought her great joy and happiness.  Peggy was always full of life and loving her minute that she had with her family and friends. Peggy will be forever missed but her faithful, loving and inspiring life along with her strong Catholic faith will be her legacy.

Peggy was the beloved wife of the late Jack Russell and loving mother of David Russell of Everett, Denise Perry and her husband, Christopher of Saugus, Donald Russell of Everett, Diane DeSimone and her husband, Peter of Everett and Laura Fitzgerald and her husband, Matt of Windham, NH. She was the adored grandmother of Michael Perry, Andrew DeSimone, Nicole DeSimone, Corey Fitzgerald, Craig Fitzgerald, Cameron Fitzgerald, C.J. Cantone and Jacob Cantone.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 28 in Sacred Heart Church, Main St., Malden and visiting hours will be on Friday, Dec. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett. Interment following Mass on Saturday will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, the family will like donations made in Margaret Russell’s name to Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452 or online at

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