Obituaries 01-22-2020

Alan Sawyer

Retired EMT

Alan G. Sawyer of Everett entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Jan. 18 in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a brief illness.  He was 69 years old. 

Born in Brookline, Alan lived in Everett for many years.  He retired from the Boston Emergency Medical Services, where he worked for many years as an EMT. 

He was the beloved and devoted husband for more than 32 years of the late Winifred LeVine Sawyer, loving son of the late Mary (Selig) and Harold Sawyer, dear brother of the late Donna Sawyer and brother-in-law of Rita Nevulis of Braintree and Joanne Strano of Everett.  Alan is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

As requested, services are private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alan’s memory to the Winifred LeVine Sawyer Scholarship Fund, c/o Everett High School, 100 Elm St., Everett, MA 02149, Attention: Linda Maloney, would be sincerely appreciated.

Arrangements by the Cafasso & Sons.

Eugene Rosa

Geologist and passionate outdoorsman

Eugene Rosa of Everett, 70, passed away on Jan. 17.

Eugene was born on Aug. 19, 1949 in Fagnano Alto, L’Aquila, Italy to the late Assunta and Emidio Rosa. He grew up in Everett, completed his undergraduate degree at Boston College and received a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Kentucky.

Eugene worked as a geologist for the Atlantic Richfield Company for many years. He enjoyed travelling throughout the U.S. for his job and was a passionate outdoorsman.

In Everett, Eugene loved to visit local eateries, catch up on news at the Parlin Library and show kindness to friends old and new. 

Eugene was preceded in death by his brother, Domenico and parents. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Julia of West Hartford, CT, niece, Katie and her husband, Samuel Martinez of Everett, nephew, Robert and his wife, Vatana of Glastonbury, CT, and three grand-nephews: Robert Jr., Zachary and Justin. Eugene was a devoted friend, uncle, brother and son who was dearly loved.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Eugene’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m.  His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett, at 10 a.m. Interment  will be in  Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Sierra Club at: would be sincerely appreciated.  

Helen Barbati

Of Everett

Helen D. (Cafarella) Barbati of Everett,  90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Phillips House, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Helen was born in Everett on July 11, 1929, the daughter of the late Gaetano and Catherine (Downie) Cafarella.  She was the beloved and devoted wife of Ernest J. Barbati, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage, loving mother of Alessandro Barbati and his wife, Jennifer of Tewksbury and Deborah Morrison and her husband, Paul of Bolton; sister of the late Vincent Cafarella, Joseph Cafarella, Thomas Cafarella, Catherine Ingalls, Mary Perrella, Rose Muollo and Evelyn Giannino. She was the proud grandmother of six, great-grandmother of six and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.   Her Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Revere on Monday. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen’s memory to the charity of one’s choice would be sincerely appreciated. Arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. Everett   617.387.3120

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