Her Warmth and Sense of Humor Will Be Missed by All
Josephine (Interrante) Wilson of Everett passed away on September 27 at the age of 91.
“Jojo” was the bright and beloved light of her daughters, Joanne Wilson of Revere, Robin Wilson of Cambridge and Heidi Wilson and her partner, Paul Malachowski of Chelsea; dear and cherished sister of Anna Keane (Interrante) and her late husband, John, Charles Interrante and his wife, Cathleen, and the late Jasper Interrante and his wife, Jackie. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and her warmth and sense of humor will be missed by all.
Jojo was born on May 22, 1931 in Chelsea. She graduated from Chelsea High School, married and moved to Everett where she raised three daughters and worked for forty years at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, cultivating friends of all ages during her time there and sharing much camaraderie and laughter.
She was an avid reader, movie-goer, adventurer and traveler and over the years visited Rome, Sicily, Paris,Greece, Morocco and Portugal, with many trips to the Western U.S. to explore the vast beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Jojo’s other joys in life were attending Boston Symphony Orchestra rehearsals and Boston Pops Christmas concerts, watching (and critiquing) her beloved New England sports teams, composing humorous poems to mark family birthdays and holidays and gathering with friends and family in conversation, community and celebration.
She loved being in downtown Boston at her favorite shops and bookstores and was a long-time member of St. Anthony’s Shrine on Arch Street, a Franciscan Catholic community, where she knit numerous hats, scarves and mittens to help keep the homeless population of the city warm in winter.
Her quick-witted humor, endless curiosity about the people and world around her and generous, non-judgmental nature made her a delight to know and she was the bright light at every gathering.
Throughout her life, she had an abiding love of the ocean and, in her last years, it gave her a deep sense of peace to sit by the sea and bask in the sun.
A memorial service for our beloved Jojo will be held Friday, October 7 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Parish, 194 Nichols St., Everett. A gathering of family and friends will be held in the church hall at the end of the service and all are invited to attend.
Handicap access is available on the lower level right side of the church and a parking lot is located behind the church on Harvard Street.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jojo’s name to St. Anthony’s Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA 02110. https://stanthonyshrine.org/giving/
Retired Saugus Teacher
Carol M. (Molea) D’Angelo of Lynnfield, formerly of Everett, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 27 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 62 years old.
Carol was born in Everett and lived in Lynnfield for many years. She had a Master’s Degree in Education and taught the fifth grade in the Town of Saugus prior to her retirement.
The beloved wife of George A. D’Angelo for over 29 years, she was the dear and devoted daughter of the late Lorraine (McDonald) and Phillip Molea, Sr., loving sister of Paul Molea and his wife, Theresa, Lynne Mitton and her husband, John and the late Phillip Molea, Jr. and his surviving wife, Catherine; dear daughter-in-law of Janet D’Angelo and the late Alfred and sister-in-law of Mary and Dan Doherty and David D’Angelo. Carol is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Carol’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Thursday, October 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. Parking with attendants on duty.
Everett Sanitation Department Retiree
Jack Rottenberg died peacefully at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on October 3 at the age of 93.
Jack was born and raised in Everett and was a Veteran of the US Army and a world traveler. He worked for the Sanitation Department for the City of Everett until his retirement and was a lifelong member of the Revere Elks Lodge.
Jack was the dear brother of the late Samuel Rottenberg, the late Betty Elfman Miller and the late Pearl Savsovitz. He was the devoted uncle of Roberta Wanyo and her husband, Richard, Joyce Rottenberg Meenes and her husband, the late Ronald Meenes, Harry Rottenberg and his wife, Debbie, Scott Savsovitz and his girlfriend, Rhonda, and the late Howard Elfman; the great uncle of Christy Visconte and her husband, Michael, Amanda DiGiovanni and her husband, Adam, Jeffrey Meenes and his wife, Nataly and Scott Meenes and his longtime friend, Heather. He was the great-great uncle of Santino Visconte, Anthony Visconte, Max Meenes and Erika Meenes.
The family would like to thank the staff at Life Care Center in Stoneham for the wonderful care they provided for their uncle.
Services will be held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Thursday, October 6 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Lynn.
Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com.