Obituaries 08-04-2010

Stephanie Logan-Severino

Died as result of an automobile accident

Stephanie B. Logan-Severino of Melrose, formerly of Malden, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on August 1. She was 26 years old.

Born in Boston and a longtime Melrose resident, she was an administrative assistant, working in various offices.

She was the wife of Robert W. Severino; dear and devoted mother of Brianna and Makayla Logan of Melrose; loving daughter of Joy Logan of Melrose; devoted granddaughter of Ellen Logan of Revere; dear and loving sister of Brian Logan of Melrose and Rachel Logan of Malden.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her memorial service in the Grace Ministries Church, 101 Main St., Saugus, Friday, August 6 at 2 p.m. Contributions in her memory to the above named church would be sincerely appreciated.


Everett ‘Bob’ Shedden

Of Peabody, formerly of Everett

Everett C. “Bob” Shedden of Peabody, formerly of Everett, died on July 31. He was 83 years old.

A graduate of Everett High School, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II. A Mason, he was Past Grand Master with Jordan Lodge of Peabody and Shriners Aleppo Temple, Scottish Rite 32 Degree.

He was the beloved husband of Ethel J. (Mulley) Shedden of Peabody, father of Robert W. and Darlene Shedden of Peabody, Donna and William Callahan of Wyndham, NH and Laurie and Andrew Coan of Danvers, grandfather of William D. Callahan III of New Hampshire and also leaves many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St. location, Peabody. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to either the Shriners Burn & Orthopedic Burn Center Hospital, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02116 or to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Please visit for online obit and to sign condolences.


Josephine Delcore

Retired Social Worker

Josephine D. (Merola) Delcore of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died on July 30. She was 96 years old.

She was born and raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School. She worked as a social worker for the Mystic Valley Elder Services for many years before retiring at the age of 88.

The beloved wife of the late Daniel Delcore, she was the loving and cherished mother of Joseph C. Delcore and his wife, Barbara, of Wakefield, Daniel J. Delcore and his companion, Bonnie Bradley, and John P. Delcore and his wife, Kathleen, all of Melrose; dear grandmother of Deborah McGovern, Christine, PFC David, John Jr., Stephen, Brian and the late Daniel Delcore and caring great grandmother of Rachel McGovern, Vivian Delcore, Rosemarie and Ryan Lee. She was the sister of the late William, Charles, Lillian, Alfred and George Merola, Clara Marzocchi and Jean Taglialatela and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made in her name to Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., Malden, MA 02148. For obituary, flowers and to sign guest book visit


Ottavio ‘Tuffy’ Prizzio

Hanover resident

Ottavio J. “Tuffy” Prizzio of Hanover, formerly of Hyde Park and Readville, died July 25 at the Life Care Center in Scituate. He was 89 years old.

The son of the late John and Antoinette (Vanelli) Prizzio, he was born in Roxbury on June 16, 1921. He was raised and educated in Roxbury and was a graduate of Mass Trade School. Mr. Prizzio served in the US Army during World War II with the 101st infantry. He was later employed as an Inspector for the MBTA.

He was the husband of the late Patricia E. (McElligott) Prizzio and is survived by one son, Jerry Prizzio, of Everett, two grandchildren, John and Kristine, and one great grandchild, Keira. He was the brother of the late Dominic Prizio and Phyllis Sheehy.

Funeral arrangements were by the Sullivan Funeral Home, Hanover. Burial with Military Honors was in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to the Norwell VNA & Hospice, 91 Longwater Circle, Norwell MA 02061. For online guest book, visit


Grayce Palazzo

Belmont resident

Grayce (Coviello) Palazzo of Belmont, formerly of Medford, died on July 29.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent A. Palazzo Sr.; devoted mother of Ann Marie DeAngelis and her husband, Louis, of Burlington, Vincent A. Palazzo Jr. and his wife, Virginia, of Belmont; loving grandmother of Melissa Cunningham, Gregory, Elizabeth and Christa Palazzo; loving great grandmother of Sean and Ryan Cunningham; dear sister of Anna Mazzone of Waltham, Rose Subrizio and her husband, Orlando, of Revere and the late John Napolitana, Mildred Rumore, Ann Ruel and Theresa Paragona.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For obituary and guestbook


William Leonard, 75

Danvers resident

William A. “Bill” Leonard of Danvers, formerly of Topsfield and Everett, died on July 30. He was 75 years old.

Born and raised in Everett, he was the son of the late William H. and Anna (DeMoor) Leonard. He received his education in the Everett school system and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, class of 1956. Mr. Leonard owned and operated Fraher’s Apothecary in Topsfield for 38 years until the time of his retirement in 2002.

He was the beloved husband of Ann M. (Connolly) Leonard; father of Deirdre O’Leary and her husband, Mark, of North Andover, Neil Leonard of Boston and William B. Leonard and his wife, Megan, of Westwood; cherished grandfather of five and brother of Barry Leonard of Gloucester.

Funeral arrangements were by the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, Beverly. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Topsfield. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice. Information and condolences at


Robert McCann Sr.

Somerville resident

Robert P. “Bob” McCann Sr. of Somerville died on July 27.

He was the beloved husband of the late Doris (Salvato); father of Robert Jr. and his wife, Jane, of Somerville, James and Dennis McCann and his wife, Peggie, all of Everett; son of the late James and Bridget McCann; grandfather of six and great grandfather of four and brother of five deceased brothers and sisters.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cota-Struzziero Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Development Office, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 125 Nashua Street, Boston, MA 02144.


Vivian Pacombe Baptiste

Of Medford, Everett and Somerville

Viviane Pacombe Baptiste of Medford, Everett and Somerville, died recently. She was 39 years old.

She was employed by Riso, Inc., Danvers and ITT Corp., Gloucester.

The beloved wife of Lucien Baptiste, she was the loving daughter of Annemarie (Chevry) and Pierre Pacombe of Medford; sister of Leonardine “Didine” Pacombe of Washington, DC and Kerlyne Pacombe Jones of Malden; dearest aunt of Angelique Pacombe-Jones.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial donations may be made to The Family Fund of Viviane Pacombe Baptiste, c/o TD Banknorth, 457 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150. For more information please visit


John Stathos

Malden resident

John A. Stathos of Malden died on July 22.

He was the devoted husband of Barbara (Fratus) Stathos; beloved father of Donna Zagami and her husband, Joseph, of Maine, Diane Ferri and her husband, Kevin, of New Hampshire and John Stathos Jr. and his wife Jannine of Melrose; step-father of Theresa and Robert Wright of Florida, Barbara Jean Sargent of Texas and Steven Yasonis of Everett; brother of Angelo, Anthony, Paul, Robert and Dennis Stathos and Elaine Zani; cherished grandfather of nine grandchildren, Nicholas, Kevin, Joseph, Gregory, Matthew, Chloe, Cameron, Natalya and Aaron. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the A.J.Spadafora Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Assoc. 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472. For guestbook see


Claire Langone

Everett resident

Claire J. (Racca) Langone of Everett died on July 24.

The beloved wife of the late Joe Deasy, she was the loving mother of William “Buddy” of Wyoming; daughter of the late Sam and Mary Racca and the sister of six late siblings. She is survived by two grandchildren, Matthew of Virginia and Anthony “Tony” of Wyoming and the late Patricia and two great grandchildren: Chase of Virginia and Claire of Wyoming and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A private service was held. Donations in her memory may be made to Shriners Childrens Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Rocco Carr Henderson Funeral Homes 1 877-71-ROCCO


Josephine Costello

Everett resident

Josephine (Domigan) Costello of Everett died on July 26.

She was the beloved mother of Denise DiCato of Winthrop, loving grandmother of Michael S. and Matthew S. DiCato, both of Winthrop, and their father, Salvatore J. DiCato; sister of Paul Domigan of Medford, Lucille Dube of Plymouth, Donna Cunha of No. Reading, Diane Ferullo and Carol La Monica, both of Burlington. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services were entrusted to the Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes 781-933-0083 Woburn – Medford – Wilmington.


Esther Higgins

Of Stoneham, formerly of Everett

Esther (DeLorenzo) Higgins of Stoneham, formerly of Everett and East Boston, died on July 26.

She was the beloved wife of the late Francis; devoted mother of Linda Higgins, Deborah Gato and her husband, Carmen and Stacy Higgins, all of Revere, and the late George and Kenneth Higgins; dear brother of John DeLorenzo of California and the late Carmella Lombardi and Rocco DeLorenzo; cherished grandmother of Mark Higgins and Chris Coco and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews,

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information, visit:


Esther Casper

Of Peabody, formerly of Everett

Esther M. (Hoffman) Casper of Peabody, formerly of Everett and Chelsea, died after a brief illness on July 26. She was 77 years old.

She was the devoted wife of the late Sheldon Casper; beloved mother of Mark and Marjorie Casper, Robin Casper and Alan Casper; dear sister of Norma and the late Sheldon Butter and Harold and Sandra Hoffman; cherished grandmother of Candice and Michael Montero, Jared Casper, Andrew Greenberg, Samantha Greenberg and the late Jacob Greenberg; adored aunt of many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Services and burial were at Agudas Achim Cemetery, Melrose-Malden line. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to American Cancer Society 30 Speen St Framingham, MA. 01701. For online condolences go to: Goldman Funeral Chapel – Malden

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