Obituaries 09-23-2020

Leslie Alan Hicks

3/27/1929 – 9/12/2020

Leslie Alan Hicks, known to everyone as “Les”, a longtime resident of Everett. passed away on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the age of 91. He died peacefully at his home in McKinney, Texas with his loving family by his side.

Les was born on March 27, 1929 in Everett, and grew up in Chelsea and Boston with eight brothers and sisters. He was a resident of ,Woodlawn Avenue, Everett. For most of his wonderful life, Les was a skilled construction craftsman who gladly volunteered his skills to all who needed his professional workmanship advice and help. Those that benefitted from his generosity included his family, his many friends and the Catholic Church. He and his wife Sophie freely donated their time to the Outreach program at Our Lady of Grace Church for many years.

He was also a master fisherman and spent much of his time sharing his love of the sport and his knowledge with his friends at Horn Pond in Woburn.

Les married the love of his life, Sophie Hicks, in 1952 and always called her his beloved wife for 67 years before she passed in October of 2019.

He raised his two daughters, Karen Bourque (Paul Bourque) and Susan Clapp (Dave Clapp), to become strong, selfless and caring mothers and grandmothers. The impact “Papa” had on his grandchildren, Brian and his wife, Katie Bourque of Simsbury, CT, Leslie Groves and her husband, Craig  and Eric Bourque and his wife, Shannon, all of McKinney, Texas, Stephanie Omobono and her husband, Mark of Burlington, MA; and Kimberly Clapp, of Boston and his great grandchildren: Landon Stevenson, Carson Stevenson, Harper Bourque, Sophie Groves, James Omobono, Thea Bourque and Brooks Bourque cannot be put into words. He was simply the most kind and caring man they had ever known.

While the love for his family and friends was second to none, Les’s love for sports was nearly as great. He was a dedicated fan of all Boston sports and one of the longest and most passionate of Red Sox and Patriots loyalists.

Les will forever be known by his family and friends as the model father, grandfather and great grandfather. He always put others ahead of himself and had a positive impact on everyone he met. He will be missed, but more importantly, remembered by all who had the pleasure to know and love him.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on October 3, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 194 Nichols Street, Everett. Attendance at the burial will be limited to immediate family only at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

Sandra Keller

Of Saugus, formerly of Everett

Sandra L. Keller of Saugus, formerly of Everett and N. Reading, entered into eternal rest at home on Thursday, September 17 with her loving family by her side. She was 81 years old. 

Born in Boston, Sandra lived in Everett for many years before transitioning to North Reading many years ago and finally settling in Saugus.

The daughter of the late Josephine (Correnti) and Angelo Macauda, she was the beloved wife of the late Victor P. Keller for over 50 years, dear and devoted mother of Victor S. Keller of Ipswich, Scott Keller of Everett, Laurieann Giannino and her husband, Thomas of Danvers, Jodi Meade and her husband, Peter of Stoneham and Eric Keller of Andover; sister of Guy Macauda of  Florida, Janet Corbett and her husband, Dennis of Saugus and John Macauda of  Peabody and the loving “Nane” of 15 grandchildren. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Contributions in Sandra’s memory to Autism Speaks.org, 85 Devonshire St., Boston, MA 02109 would be sincerely appreciated.

Bernard Evans, Jr.

Everett DPW Retiree, Past Exalted Ruler, District Deputy and State Trustee BPOE Elks 

Bernard C. Evans, Jr. of Everett, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Sept. 12 in the Everett Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  He was 77 years old. 

Born in Winchester, Bernie lived in Everett for most of his life.  He worked for over 36 years for the City of Everett, Public Works Department, as a heavy equipment operator-driving a street sweeper for many of those years. 

Bernie was also a very active and proud member of the BPOE, Revere Lodge #1171.  He served as its Exalted Ruler as well as a Past District Deputy and Past State Trustee.  Bernie was a longtime member of the Teamsters Union, Local 25 as well. 

He was the dear son of the late Alice M. (O’Keefe) and Bernard C. Evans, beloved husband of Marilyn A. (Messenger) for over 53 years; dear and devoted father of Paul Evans of Revere and Laura Evans of Everett, devoted brother of James L. Evans and his late wife, Barbara Resnick of Everett, Katherine Eggleston of Phoenix, AZ and Margaret Mary Coderre and her late husband, David of Somerst and loving grandfather of Tayla M. Evans of Everett. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  Everett. Interment was private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bernard’s memory to the Elks National Foundation,  2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60614-2256 or to Elks Veterans would be sincerely appreciated.

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