Obituaries 11-03-2021

Kathleen Davidson

Retired nurse

Kathleen M. “Kathie” (Hogan) Davidson, 71, of Plaistow, NH, passed away on Sunday. October 31 at Penacook Place in Haverhill.

Born and raised in Everett, she was the daughter of the late James and Marian (Reid) Hogan and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1968.  After high school, she completed the nursing program at Tewksbury Hospital in Tewksbury. Upon becoming a nurse, she never left the hospital and enjoyed working there for many years.

Kathie enjoyed the ocean and would frequent the beach as much as possible. When her boys were young, the family would travel to Myrtle Beach every year. Kathie also liked apple picking, cooking great dinners and just being around her boys.

Kathie will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of forty-two years, Walter Davidson, sons, Shaun and Ryan Davidson of Plaistow, brothers, Paul Hogan of Tampa, FL and James Hogan of Everett and sister, Maryellen Hogan of Biddeford, ME.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 4 at Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 5 in Holy Angels Church of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 8 Atkinson Depot Rd.,

Plaistow, NH. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Plaistow.

Please donate in Kathie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or by visiting

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Carole Lois O’Keefe

Retired Everett High School and Public Health Nurse

Carole Lois (Delory) O’Keefe, 84, of Middleton, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Tuesday, October 19 surrounded by her loving family.

Carole was born in Everett on July 31, 1937, the daughter of the late Perina and Alice (DeYeso) Delory. She resided in Everett, until relocating to Middleton 15 years ago.

After graduating from Everett High School in 1955, Carole pursued her dream of becoming a nurse, graduating from Whidden Memorial School of Nursing in 1957 and furthering her education by taking classes at Boston College School of Nursing. Early in her career, she shared her love of nursing by both teaching nursing students and caring for patients at the Whidden.

In 1961, Carole married the love of her life, Johnny O’Keefe. The couple settled in Everett where they raised their three children: Kellie Ann, Ivy Alysse and John Joseph, Jr. They were active members of the community.

While her children were young, Carole devoted her time as a homemaker and full-time mom. After raising her family, Carole returned to the nursing profession as an industrial nurse, and then she went on to high school and public health nursing for the City of Everett. The students at Everett High School became Carole’s extended family and she treated every student like her own child.

Carole’s most precious times were spent with her family, particularly her four grandchildren whom she cherished. Her favorite pastime was cooking. She was always eager to try a new recipe, but she was famous for her meatballs which were enjoyed by all who had the pleasure of eating them. She loved to make Sunday dinner when the whole family would gather for her delicious pasta and meatballs.

Carole was predeceased by her devoted husband of 55 years, John J. O’Keefe Sr. She is survived by her adoring children: Kellie Miller and her husband, Walter of Arthur, IL, Ivy Eidle and her husband, Dave of Middleton and John J. O’Keefe, Jr. and his wife, Anne Marie of Chelsea; cherished grandchildren: David, Darcy and Dayna Eidle and Aubrey O’Keefe; her loving brother, Paul Delory and his wife, Paula, caring sister-in-law, Barbara O’Keefe and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Mary Keller and Joan Delory.

Carole’s funeral was held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home,  Everett on Monday, October 25 followed by a Funeral Mass at Saint Anthony’s Church, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Carole’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Joan DeGeorge

Retired teacher at Everett’s Centre School

Joan R. DeGeorge, 85, of Everett entered into eternal rest at her home on Friday, October 29 surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born in Boston and was a lifelong resident of Everett.  She graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1953, furthered her education at State Teachers’ College, Salem, Class of 1957 and earned her Master’s Degree in Education in 1963.  She taught in the Everett Public Schools for 39 years (1957-1996) spending her entire career at the Centre School.

Joan enjoyed traveling, the theater, playing cards, trips to the casino and spending summers at Cape Cod and York Beach, Maine.  Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends at any type of gathering.   

The beloved daughter of the late Joseph A. and Frances M. (Ambrogne) DeGeorge, she was the dear and devoted sister of the late Joseph A. DeGeorge and his surviving wife, Patricia of Everett, Peter DeGeorge, Angela Canning, Mary Post and Josephine Armstrong.  Aunt Joan is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Joan’s funeral in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.), Everett today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, at 10 a.m.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Contributions in Joan’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be sincerely appreciated. 

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Ruth Cronin

Enjoyed an uninterrupted 101-year residency within the City of Revere, the city she so loved

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadwsay (Rte. 107) Revere on Friday, October 29 from 4 to 8 p.m., for Ruth C. (Harding) Cronin, 101, who passed away on Sunday, October 17 in the presence of her God and her faithful family in the home that was hers for 99 years. Her funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, October 30 at 10 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 11 a.m.  immediately followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Ruth passed away at 101 years old and enjoyed an uninterrupted 101-year residency within the City of Revere, the city she so loved.

Ruth was born on June 10, 1920 on Barrett Street, Revere, approximately six blocks from Park Avenue, Revere. She was the beloved wife of the late Revere Fire Captain John R. Cronin, who passed on March 15, 2006; the cherished mother to John R. Cronin, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl of Beverly, Paulette F. Gallagher of Revere and her late husband, Walter, formerly of Everett and Robert H. Cronin and his wife, Christine of Boxford. Ruth also leaves 11 adoring grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was the caring daughter of the late Robert and Catherine (Ring) Harding and best sister to the late Daniel Green. Many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews also survive her. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. To send online condolences or for more information, please visit

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