Obituaries 09-22-2010

Isabel Duggan

Worked at Osco Drug in Chelsea

Isabel T. (Ford) Duggan, a longtime Chelsea resident, died of natural causes on September 18 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was 82 years old.

Born in Cambridge, the daughter of the late William and Isabel (Woods) Ford, she grew up in Somerville and graduated from the public schools there.  In 1950 she married Alfred J. Duggan, settled in Chelsea and together they raised their family there.  She worked outside the home for 29 years at Osco Drug in Chelsea and devoted her life to home and family.

Her beloved husband of 46 years, Chelsea Police Lt. Alfred J. Duggan died in 1996. She was the devoted mother of Isabel Pisano of Brookline, Alfred Duggan of Charlestown, Ann Mini of Everett, Mary Duggan of Chelsea and Peggy Duggan of Wayland; mother in law of Alan Pisano, Kathleen Morris Duggan, Bob Mini, Joseph Karbowski and the late Jack Poole; cherished grandmother of Alan and Pauline Pisano, Alfred and Bill Duggan, Brian, Bridget and Christopher Mini, Matthew, Grace and Jack Karbowski and the dear sister of Margaret Corcoran of Cambridge.  

A Funeral Mass was said in Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Whidden Memorial Hospital Patient Care Fund, 103 Garland St., Everett or School Scholarships for L’Asile Haiti C/O 59 Nichols St., Chelsea.   Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons of Chelsea,


Irene Laft

Everett resident

Irene A. (Paragone) Laft, a long time resident of Everett, died at the Annemark Nursing Home in Revere on September 18. She was 88 years old.

A homemaker, born in Revere, she was the wife of the late Charles Laft; dear and devoted mother of Charles Dennis Laft and his wife, Angela, of Everett and Richard C. Laft and his wife, Sandy, of Revere; sister of the late Mary McEleney and June Lynch; loving grandmother of Kimberly Avery, Richard Laft and Serena Laft and great grandmother of three.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (corner of Main Street) Everett, today, Wednesday, September 22, from 8 to 10 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery, Broadway, Malden at 10:30 a.m.


Mary Poore

Malden resident

Mary E. (MacDonald) Poore of Malden died on September 17.

She was the beloved wife of Roy A. Poore of Malden; devoted mother of Jean Marie Gibbs-Smith and her husband, Paul C., of Everett and Mark S. Poore and his wife, Theresa M., of Stoneham; cherished sister of Joseph MacDonald of Malden, Paul MacDonald of Malden, James MacDonald of Florida, Thomas MacDonald of Malden, Anna Hogan of Malden, Martin MacDonald of Wisconsin, and the late Daniel and John MacDonald; loving grandmother of six and great grandmother of five.

Funeral arrangements were by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For obituary, please visit:


Joseph Edward Casey

Falmouth resident

Joseph Edward Casey of Falmouth, formerly of Reading, died on September 10. He was in his 83rd year.

He was the beloved husband of the late Jean Marion (Power); devoted father of the late Paul J. Casey and his wife, Alison, of Westwood, Joy M. Casey of Falmouth, Joseph E., Jr. and his wife, Katie, of Stoughton, and Peter M. and his wife, Kathleen, of North Andover; brother of Donald J. Casey of Everett; and loving grandfather to Coleen Milliron of Falmouth, Erin and Jennifer Casey of Stoughton, Brendan, Emily and Timothy Casey of North Andover, and Kelly and Kevin Casey of Westwood. He is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Falmouth. Private burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Winchester. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston, 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210. For on-line guest book, please visit


Patricia ‘Patsy’ McDonald

Everett resident

Patricia A. “Patsy” (Howe) McDonald of Everett died on September 17.

She was the devoted wife of Thomas L.; sister of Berton Howe and John Howe, both of Everett, Stephen Howe of Melrose and the late Ronald Howe; beloved auntie to many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105


Alice Goc

Everett resident

Alice (Sullivan) Goc of Everett died on September 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles J. Goc and loving mother of Robert F. Goc and his wife, Diane, of Georgetown; loving sister of Francis Sullivan of Everett and the late Jeremiah, George and John Sullivan, Mary Stowers, Ann Lecaroz, Helen Lynch, Josephine Dodge, and Grace Vaninetti. She is surivived by her three loving grandchildren, Leeanne Kelly and her husband, Kevin, Ann-Marie Hockman and her husband, Jeffrey and Robert C. Goc and his wife, Meredith and four loving great grandchildren, Sean, Anthony, Emily and Madeline.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.


Mary Heyward

Member of Everett Elks and Red Hat Society

Mary (Tobin) Heyward of Malden died on September 17.

A member of Everett Lodge of Elks 642 and the Red Hat Society, she was the beloved wife of Philip; mother of Kim Buonopane and her husband, Carmine, of Malden, and Dawn McCarthy and her husband, Jameson, of Derry, NH; sister of Elizabeth Mello of Revere and Ann Johnson of Beverly and is also survived by four grandchildren, Michael, Marina, Monica and Maggie, and nieces and nephews, Michael, Johnny, Britta, Robert and Maleigha.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore, Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451.


Ethel Nazzaro

Of Malden, formerly of Chelsea

Ethel (Doramajian) Nazzaro of Malden, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 14.

She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Nazarro Sr. with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; loving mother of Louis J. Nazzaro Jr. and his wife, Lorraine, of Ipswich, Gregory Nazzaro and his wife, Joan, of Wakefield and Paul Nazzaro and his wife, Giulia, of North Reading; dear sister of John Doramajian of Everett and the late Isabel Morello and Paul Doramajian and the cherished grandmother of seven.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., c/o Azzies Army, Watertown, MA 02472. For guest book,


Claire Michelle McArdle

Whidden Memorial Hospital Hospice Nurse

Claire Michelle McArdle of Scituate, formerly of Sandwich, died September 15. She was 59 years old.

The daughter of the late Chester and Dorothy McArdle of Sandwich, she graduated from Sandwich High School, Class of 1968 and from Marietta College, Ohio. She became an R.N. in England. Twenty years of nursing in America included working at Cape Cod Hospital, Boston City Hospital, Newton-Wellesley VNA and as a hospice nurse for Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She was the founder and owner of the award winning skin care and med-spa, “Beauty and Bliss” in Brookline.

She is survived by her husband, Leslie Cheadle, and will also be missed by numerous relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at  Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich, today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Sandwich.


John Carroll

Owned Carroll Electric, Jess Electric and Everlite Corp.

John T. Carroll died from a heart attack at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas  on September 9. He was 64 years old.

He was born in Everett to the late Raymond and Gertrude (Masse) Carroll. He was raised and educated in Everett before moving to Malden in 1967. He was a resident of Malden for 30 years and then moved back to Everett. Last May, he moved to New Braunfels, TX.  

He was well known in Malden and the surrounding area as a master electrician at his own companies Carroll Electric, Jess Electric and the Everlite Corporation. He was also very active in  local organizations including the YMCA and the Loyal Order of Moose, both in Malden. 

He is survived by his children; Shelley Howard and her husband, Steve, of Chelmsford and Shawna Rayner and her husband, Steve, of Little Elm, TX  his grandchildren, Sammy and Sara Rayner ; and by his sister Judith Dunbrack of Everett and his brother Raymond Carroll Jr. of Revere.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Janet Marcom .

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett on Friday, September 24 at 11 a.m. Condolence calls may be made at the home of Shelley and Steve Howard, 255 North Road  # 185, Chelmsford, MA on Friday after the service until 8 p.m. and on Sunday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


Charles Christopher

Of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea and Revere

Charles Christopher of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, passed away suddenly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on September 13. He was 90 years old.

  Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late John and Amelia (Ardolinno) Christoforo. He attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School Class of 1938. He enlisted in the US Army in 1941 and was discharged after six years of honorable service.

He married Anna M. Piccitto and together they raised their three sons in Chelsea. A longtime Chelsea resident, he settled in Revere in 1978 and six years ago, he and his late wife took residence with their son, Richard, in Saugus

Mr. Christopher worked as a special courier for Town and Country Jewelry, retiring in 1985.  He was a member of the DAV Chapter 115 in Saugus.

He was the husband of his beloved late wife Anna M. (Piccitto) Christopher who died in 2005; the devoted father of Charles T. Christopher of Pennsylvania, Richard Christopher and his wife, Lena, of Saugus and Leonard Christopher of Methuen; cherished grandfather of Nicole and Gary Barlett of Martha’s Vineyard, Danielle and David Sheehan and Renee Christopher all of Saugus, Adam Christopher of Chelsea, Jason, Gary and Nicholas Christopher, all of Methuen; adored great-grandfather of Alexandra and Richard Barlett; loving brother of Albert Christoforo of Chelsea, John Christoforo of Everett, the late Blanche Puleo, Alessandrina Pignato, Mary Tassinari, Americo, James and Pat Christoforo, and dear brother in law of Sal Amato of Everett.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. For online questbook, please visit


Michael Epstein

General Contractor

Michael E. Epstein of Everett died on September 12. He was 48 years old.

Mr. Epstein served in the US Army and was a general contractor for many years.

He was the son of the late Elliott and Lorraine Epstein; husband of Mari Puopolo-Epstein and her children, Christine, John, and Susanne Puopolo; brother of Dottie Williams and her husband, Chuckie, Edward Epstein and his wife, Dahlia, all of Florida and the late William, Donna, Kenny, and Jimmy Epstein; father of Tarra Marchetti of Hudson and Nicole Epstein of Dracut.

At the family’s request, services were private. For online guest book visit JF Ward Funeral Home (617) 387-3367


Brian Lynch

Of Melrose, formerly of Everett

Brian D. Lynch of Melrose, formerly of Everett and Malden, died on September 17.

He was the beloved husband of Donna (Carson) Lynch; father of Michael Brian Lynch and his wife, Samantha, of Melrose and John Francis Lynch and his wife, Robin, of Brooklyn, NY; grandfather of Carson, Cormac, Shane and Marisombra; brother of Marguerite Brick and Sean Lynch, both of Georgia and the late Francis James, Richard Paul and Kevin Barry Lynch.

Funeral arrangements were by the E.E.Burns & Son Funeral Home, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701

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