Retired Hospital Dietary Aide
Barbara A. Snow, a resident of Tewksbury for three years and a a 64 year resident of Everett died on February 14 at Saint’s Medical Center after a short illness. She was 79 years old.
Born in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea Public Schools. She was a dietary aide at the former Grover Manor Hospital in Revere retiring in 1995 after 40 years of dedicated service. She was a former member of the Elm Street Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late Vernon and Agnes (Simpson) Snow; beloved sister of George Snow and his wife, Carolyn, of Reading; dear aunt of George and his wife, the Rev. Marianne Snow, of Wakefield, Robert and his wife, Linda Snow, of Leominster, Deborah Pierce and her husband, Andrew, of New Hampshire, Bonnie Andrick and her husband, Steven, of Reading and is also lovingly survived by nine great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted in the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, 389 Washington Ave. Chelsea, today, Wednesday, February 17 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A visiting hour will be held prior to the service from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will follow the services at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gathering Change, PO Box 1104, Lynnfield, MA 01940.
Wife and Mother of Rabbis
Nettie Polen of Brighton, formerly of Everett, died on February 14.
She was the beloved wife of the late Rabbi David S. Polen; devoted mother of Rabbi Nehemia Polen and his wife, Lauri Wolff, of Brighton, Rabbi Shalom Polen and his wife, Naomi, of Maryland and the late Ezra Polen; loving grandmother of Sara Henna and David Dahan, Esti and Adina Polen, Dovid Shimon, Shmuel Yaakov, Bracha Tziporah Devorah, Shaya Shraga Feivel and great grandmother of Daniella Dahan; dear sister of Harriet Chafetz of Brighton and the late Dr. Morris Keller and Harry Keller.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Levine Chapels, Brookline. Burial was in the Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick, RI. Shiva at the home of Rabbi Nehemia Polen and Lauri Wolff. Remembrances may be made to Kollel of Greater Boston, 74 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135. For more information call Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300
Cheverus School Cafeteria manager
Katherine F. “Kay” (McDonnell) (Smith) Riley of Everett, formerly of Malden, died recently. She was 91 years old.
The manager of the Cheverus School Cafeteria in Malden, she was the beloved wife of the late James J. “Jay” Riley; loving and loved mother and mother-in-law of Edward F. Smith and his wife, Carol, of Malden, Barbara J Harrington of Bradford, James W. Smith and his wife, Noreen, of Medford, John C. Smith of Everett, Paul F. Riley and his wife, Louise, of Saugus, Kathleen M. Riley of Bradford and her daughter-in-law Carol J. Smith of New Hampshire. She was the mother of the late Robert W. Smith of Malden, Carol A. Shinners and mother-in-law of James Shinners of Everett, and mother-in-law of William F. Harrington of Bradford. She was the much loved grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother of 33 and the stepmother of James Riley of New Hampshire, Eugene Riley of Manomet and Alan Riley of Saugus; sister of Mary Collins of Dorchester. She was also the sister of five late brothers and sisters and the former wife of the late Robert W. Smith.
She was a resident of the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford since 2008, where she was treated with love and made numerous new friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the E.E. Burns and Son Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Glen Ridge Activities Fund, 120 Murray St., Medford, MA 02155.
Veronica F. (Orlowski) Miller of Everett died on February 9.
She was the beloved wife of the late M. Michael “Hap” Miller; devoted mother of Carolyn B. Pierpont of Nashua, NH, Robert S. Miller and his wife, Mary, of Malden, and Judith A. Walsh and her husband, James, of Malden; loving sister of Edward Orlowski of Connecticut; adored grandmother of seven and great grandmother of 12. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the mother in law of the late Donald Pierpont and sister-in-law of the late Barbara Orlowski.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Weir – MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. For obituary: www.weirfuneralhome.com
Eleanor T. Ragucci, a lifelong resident of Everett, died suddenly on February 12 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 88 years old.
A retired stitcher at Bunny Bear Manufacturing Company in Everett, she was the beloved daughter of the late Alexander and Immacolata (Uliano); dear and devoted mother of Richard E. Ragucci and his wife, Jillian, of Saugus; loving sister of Mary Masella of Florida, Annette Patten of Everett, Ida Natale of Everett, Carmella Natale of Dracut, Gloria Ragucci of Everett and the late Carl, Charles and Emilio Ragucci and Phyllis Sico; cherished grandmother of Richard, Jr., Scott and Heidi Ragucci and great-grandmother of William, Ryan and Madeline Ragucci. She is also survived by her dearest friend Rose Bellandi of Wakefield and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Patricia M. (Regan) Raney died recently.
She was the beloved wife of the late Bruce S. Raney; loving mother of Kenneth of West Medford and Dianne McNamara of Malden and is also survived by four grandchildren: Kimberly, Sean, Brian and Denny.
A private service was held with arrangements by Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Service 1-877-71-ROCCO www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Retired Buyer for MIT
Frank H. Palmer of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on February 10.
A retired buyer for MIT with 42 years of service, he was the loving husband of Josephine (Ciccolo) Palmer of Saugus; beloved father of Richard Palmer of Georgia, Brian Palmer of Westboro, Robert Palmer of Holland, Neal Palmer of Worcester, Kevin Palmer and Kathleen Stolinas, both of Connecticut; dear brother of Joan Dullea of Wakefield, the late Jean Anderson and the late Joseph Palmer; cherished grandfather of nine and great grandfather of 11. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Ann M. Henry of Everett died suddenly on February 3.
She was the beloved daughter of Marie A. (Morrison) and the late Frank E. Henry of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Everett; loving sister of Everett Police Capt. James F. Henry and his wife, Susan Henry, of Reading and David Henry and his wife, Heather Henry, of New Hampshire and loving aunt of Shayne Henry of New Hampshire.
Her Funeral was held from the Cincotti Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116.
Ruth ‘Tootie’ Lewis
Ruth H. “Tootie” (Bakeman) Lewis of Everett died on February 8.
She was the loving mother of Joanne M. Kelly and her husband, William, of Melrose and Janice R. Whaley of Florida; grandmother of Lisa Kelly of Wakefield, Ruth Ann Nieman and her husband, Philip, of Wilmington, Steven Whaley of Ohio, Cheryl Brankel of South Carolina and Paula Malakian of Medford; great-grandmother of William P. and Alyssa M. Nieman, Jennifer and Matthew Whaley and the late Christopher M. Nieman and is also survived by one great-great grandchild; sister of Charlotte Bessler of Chelsea and many nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service was held at the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Memorials in her name may be made to the Christopher M. Nieman Scholarship Fund, in c/o Citizens Bank, 224 Main Street, Wilmington, 01887. For online tribute or to send a condolence, visit www.robinsonfuneralhome.com
Pasquale E. LoRusso of Everett died on February 6.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Jean M. (Nimmo) LoRusso; the devoted father of Joseph Peter LoRusso of Colorado, Michael R. LoRusso and wife, Toni, of Malden, Edward W. Libby and wife, Colleen, of New Hampshire and David L. Libby and his wife, Carol, of Everett; loving brother of Anthony and Joseph LoRusso, both of Everett, as well as the late Sam LoRusso, Rocco LoRusso, Millie DiNutzo, John LoRusso, and Theresa Hurst. He was the adored grandfather of Lisa, Stacy, Michael, Joseph and Natalie and great-grandfather of two.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For obituary, please visit: www.weirfuneralhome.com.
William Aylward, 45
Of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett
William L. Aylward of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett, died on February 8 at Tewksbury State Hospital after a long illness. He was 45 years old.
He attended Everett Public Schools and was the son of the late Lawrence W. and Monica A. (Kelly) Aylward; dear brother of Brenda-Lyn Aylward of Dennisport, Patricia Poirier and her husband, William, of Melrose, Mary M. Aylward of Everett and the late Daniel J. Aylward; uncle of Zachary, Joshua, Noah, Dominic, Sarah, Gina; beloved nephew of Auntie Lynn Kelly of S. Yarmouth and is also lovingly survived by many cousins, aunts, uncles and his extended family the staff at the Tewksbury State Hospital.
Funeral arramgements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tewksbury State Hosp: E-4 Patient Recreation Fund c/o Cheryl Smith 365 East St. Tewksbury, MA 01876.