Retired Somerville Teacher and Civil War Enthusiast
Peter A. Escott of Everett entered into eternal rest on Monday, Feb. 3 in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a very brief illness. He was 72 years old.
Born in Somerville, Peter lived in Everett for all of his married life.
He was a retired 35-year Somerville elementary school teacher. After retirement, Peter volunteered at the Medford Historical Society and also volunteered teaching the Medford school children about the Civil War, a field that Peter could tell you about without blinking an eye. He just enjoyed the Civil War, having read almost every book that was written. He also served in the Army National Guard.
He was a member of the Somerville Teachers’ Union and Knights of Columbus.
The son of the late Francis and Henrietta Escott, he was the beloved husband of Janet M. (Cafasso) for over 47 years, dear and devoted father of Michael P. and his fiancé,’ Susan Clark of Chelsea and Peter F. of Everett; devoted brother of Francis Escott and his wife, Antoinette of Connecticut, Ann Escott of New Hampshire and the late Patricia Escott; loving Papa of Duke P. Escott and dear brother-in-law of Frederick and Louise Cafasso of Everett. Peter is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Peter’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett, Thursday, Feb. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. His funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday 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. Contributions in Peter’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty.
Leona ‘Lee’ Ferent
Leona B. “Lee” Ferent, 72, of Everett died on Jan. 29.
The beloved daughter of the late Alexander and Wilhelmina (Collins) Ferent, she was the loving sister of Geraldine Kaslauskas and the late Wilhelmina Lilley and Alexander Ferent. She is survived by her best friend and loving caregiver, Carmel Natale and many loving nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Adelaide’s Church in Peabody on Monday, Feb. 3. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Donations in Leona’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or All Care Hospice. For more information: 1-877-71-ROCCO or roccofuneralhomes.com.