Obituaries 11-18-2020

Mary Morrill

Former Everett Resident

Mary (Costa) Morrill, 90, of Swampscott, formerly of Everett, passed away on November 14, 2020.

She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley D. Morrill, loving mother of Stanley Morrill of Raynham, Stephen Morrill of Swampscott, Kenneth Morrill of Newburyport and Nancy Morrill of Beverly; cherished grandmother of five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, Mason; dear sister of Jean Imbornone of Georgetown and the late Rose Papile, Fran Filburn, Marion Izzo, Anne Tine, Peter, Tommy and Joseph Costa and baby Catherine and Salvatore. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mary will be laid to rest with her husband Stanley at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.  Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Funeral Service will be private. In accordance with State and Federal CDC guidelines, all visitors to the funeral home must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing. In addition to signing the guestbook for the family, you will also need to print your name and telephone number for contact tracing purposes. For online guestbook please visit www.vazzafunerals.com.

Anthony Matewsky, Jr.

‘Legendary Standout’ for Malden High School Football Team 1969 to 1971

Anthony J. Matewsky, Jr., 68, of Everett, passed away by accident at home, on November 9.

The loving son of Marion Matewsky Antonucci of Everett and the late Anthony Matewsky, he was the father of Karla Matewsky Antonucci of Hubbardston, brother of Wanda Huizenga of Los Angeles, California, Robert and Kathleen (Conrad) Matewsky of Winchedon and Everett City Councilor Wayne Matewsky. 

Tony was a “legendary standout” for the Malden High School Football team 1969 to 1971, a graduate of Nebraska State College and a former member of Labors Local #22.  He was an avid bicyclist and regular visitor to Everett’s Parlin Library.  He enjoyed all football games and was very proud of his daughter, Karla, and making friends everywhere he went. 

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mrs. Marion Matewsky at 86 Lewis Street, Everett, MA 02149. For online guestbook please visit: www.jfwardfuneralhome.com

Regina Dow 

Being a Wife and Mother Was Her Proudest Accomplishment

Regina I. (Keck) Dow entered eternal peace on November 4.

Regina was born on May 27, 1947 and was a ​lifelong resident of Everett. The daughter of the late Emma (Keck) and Lawson Goodwin of Everett, she was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1966. Regina’s most important job and proudest accomplishment in life was being a mother and grandmother.

Regina was the loving mother of Joseph Dow of Everett, Kristine Dow, Robin (Dow) and her husband, Mark Rotondo, all of Winthrop and Jennifer Dow of Everett and her loving grandchildren, Joseph M. Dow, Jr. of Colorado and Victoria and Emma Rotondo of Winthrop. She also leaves behind her former husband, Joseph as well as extended family and friends.

Funeral services were private. Arrangements were by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett. Donations in Regina Dow’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or  www.cancer.org.

Charles DeMattia Sr.

Well-Known Musician

Charles DeMattia Sr. of Revere passed away at the age of 92 on November 4. 

Born in Medford on August 29, 1928 to the late Michael and Marina (Potito), he was the beloved husband of the late Rita (Insani), devoted father of Charlene McDonald of Salem, Judith Melanson, David DeMattia, and Robert DeMattia, all of Revere and the late Charles DeMattia Jr.; cherished grandfather of Courtney McDonald, Krystal Vacketta, Lauren Melanson and Amanda, Stacey, Rachel, Jonathan and Jennifer DeMattia; dear brother of Jody Caruso of Maine and the late Michael DeMattia, Helen Carvotta, George DeMattia, Clara DiCarlo, Arthur DeMattia and John DeMattia.  He is also survived by his former son-in-law Vincent “Jimmy” Melanson and many loving nieces and nephews.  Charlie, as he was known, proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII.  He studied electronics, and during the early days of television, owned a TV repair shop in Everett. He later worked at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Then, at Raytheon, for the Department of Defense in Quality Control.  Charlie came from a family of musicians and played the clarinet and saxophone. He performed at many weddings and social gatherings with his brother, Mike.  Charlie was a devoted Catholic and member of the St. Mary’s Holy Name Society. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all services were privately held for the immediate family.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33 rd St, New York, NY 10016 or at kidney.org.  For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Barbara Rocco

Family Was Always First and Foremost on Her Mind

Barbara A. (Dorion) Rocco of Everett and Harwich Port, 85, passed away on November 15 after a long battle with Dementia along with numerous physical ailments.

Barbara was the beloved wife of the late Richard S. for over 55 years, loving mother of Richard Jr. and his wife, Daniela of Lynnfield and sister of the late Geraldine Dorion. Barbara is also survived by her adored granddaughters, Sara, Emma and Lily Domenica, all of Lynnfield. Barbara was the oldest daughter of Mary Dorion and Joseph Ramuglia.

Barbara was raised in Cambridge by her mother, Mary and shared a childhood with her late sister, Geraldine before Geraldine passed away in her early teens. They struggled to survive for many years until an angel by the name of Joseph “Joe” Ramuglia showed up in their lives and took care of both mother, Mary and daughter, Barbara until his own death. Barbara eventually fell in love with and married Richard S. Rocco. Together they lived and raised their one and only child, Richard S. Rocco Jr. on Second Street in Everett surrounded by cousins who all resided in the same neighborhood.

Barbara always loved staying active in clubs and organizations. She was involved in the Centre School Parent Teachers Association, Cub Scouts for the local kids, and helped organize summer beach parties for the Wyndemere Bluffs Association in Harwich Port. Later in life, she served as a trustee for the Parlin Memorial Library in Everett for many years.

As Barbara and Richard got into their “golden years” they would split time between Del Ray Beach, Florida and Harwich Port, yet always returning to Everett for the holiday season. They were avid travelers and visited destinations from Europe to the Far East. Although later in life, no matter where Barbara was, she had to check in with her beloved family. Her son, Richard, his wife, Daniela and three grandchildren were always first and foremost on her mind. She lived to listen to the stories that flowed from Sara, Emma or Lily around the dinner table and lit up like a beacon of joy hearing them talk.

Ultimately time caught up with Barbara and she was called home to be with her departed husband Richard, mother Mary, father Joe and sister Geraldine. May they all rest in peace and embrace each other eternally. God Bless you Barbara you are finally at peace.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the family has chosen a private funeral service for the safety and protection of those who loved her. Please omit flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Rocco to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA  18901 or online  www.DementiaSociety.org/donate.

Arrangements by Rocco, Carr & Henderson Funeral Home:   www.roccofuneralhomes.com.

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