Obituaries 03-02-2022

Robert Colameta

Former Everett Building Inspector

Robert J. Colameta of Everett entered into eternal rest Saturday, February 26 at home surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was 90 years old.

Born in Everett, Bob was a lifelong resident. He worked for Gorins which became Almy’s as a project manager. His final 14 plus years of employment was with the city of Everett as a building inspector. His job was to oversee all aspects of building construction and modifications.

He was a U. S. Army veteran who served honorably during the Korean Conflict and was discharged as a Corporal.

The beloved husband of Eleanor A. (Giannantonio) for over 69 years, he was the dear and devoted father of Robert J., Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Everett, Michael and his wife, Theresa of Tewksbury, Diane Lynch and her husband, Douglas of Middleton, Stephen and his wife, Kathleen of Ipswich and Susan Murray and her husband, Glenn of N. Reading; dear brother of Joseph and his wife, Marion of Everett, Thelma DeVito and her husband, Ralph of New Hampshire and the late Richard; loving grandfather of Michael and Tracey Colameta, Andrea and Jim Wright, Kristin and Brian Turcott, Mathew and Kayla Lynch, Brian and Brittany Lynch, Michele Colameta, Lauren and Chris Howe, Robert P. Colameta, Jonathan and Christiana Murray, Sarah Murray, Emily Murray, Joshua Colameta, Justin Colameta and Sandra Colameta and loving great-grandfather of Michael, Nicholas, Annaliese and the late Charlotte Colameta, James and Connor Wright, Brayden, Kara and Eric Turcott, Ralph, Oscar, Louie and Vera Lynch and Olivia and Cameron Howe.  Bob is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Bob’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, today, Weds., March 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. and again on Thurs. at 10 a.m. with a funeral home service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment, with U.S. Army Military Honors, will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s memory to the charity of one’s choice would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty.

Winson Clifford Snook

Member of Mount Vernon Galilean Lodge AF&AM, the Star of Bethlehem Lodge AF&AM, the Scottish Rite Valley of Boston, Aleppo Shriners-Transportation Unit and Teamsters Local 379

Winson C. Snook passed away peacefully on February 26. He was 94 years old.

Though born in Chelsea in 1928, he was a lifelong resident of Everett.

The husband of the late Florence R. (Traniello) with whom he shared 71 years of marriage before her passing in 2021, Winson attended Everett High School and played on the Crimson Tide football team.

He enlisted in the US Army and was assigned to the Army Air Corps in Japan.  He served as part of the Allied Occupation Force setting up radar stations throughout Japan and was honorably discharged.

A truck driver for over 42 years with Patent Scaffolding Co in Medford, he was a member of the Mount Vernon Galilean Lodge AF&AM, the Star of Bethlehem Lodge AF&AM, the Scottish Rite Valley of Boston, a member of the Aleppo Shriners-Transportation Unit in Wilmington and Teamsters Local 379 in Boston. 

Winson established W.C. Snook & Sons, doing carpentry jobs on the weekends in the area.

Upon retirement, Winson and Florence enjoyed many years traveling together throughout the United States and Canada as part of the Shriner’s Organization. They also enjoyed summers at their cottage in York Beach, Maine with their large family and many friends.

Winson is the devoted father of seven children – JoAnn L. Kelly of NH, Robert W. Snook of FL, Richard D. Snook, Dennis J. Snook, both of WA state, John D. Snook, Douglas K. Snook, Christopher M. Snook, all of MA. He is also lovingly survived by 15 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  ​

Winson was the youngest child of Thomas Snook and Sarah (Flight).  He was preceeded in death by brothers: Leonard, Walter, Thomas, Jr. and sister, Iona.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Friday, March 4 from 3 to 7 p.m.  A Masonic Service will be held in the Funeral Home at 6:30 p.m.

Winson’s Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home on Saturday at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Per order of the Chelsea Board of Health, masks are required in all public spaces of the funeral home.

We encourage family and friends to visit to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book below or to send a personalized sympathy card.

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