Obituaries 06-01-2011

William Mullowney

Everett resident

William B. “Bill”  Mullowney, a lifelong Everett resident, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on May 28 after a period of failing health. He was 86 years old.

Born in East Boston, he drove a truck for Mystic Motors Transportation and he has been retired for the last 25 years. He and his loving wife of 65 years, Bunny, made their home in Everett and raised their four sons here in Everett. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and a member of Local 25.

He is survived by the beloved wife Effie “Bunny” (McDonough.) He was the loving father of William, John Sr. and his wife, Christine, both of Everett, Scott and his wife, Priscilla, of Stoneham and the late Michael; the brother of Margaret Pelosi of Lunenburg, and the late Bernadette Hickey; the grandfather of John Jr., Daniel, Joseph and Max and great grandfather of Brooklyn. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at  10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Edward Leo

Retired Everett High School Principal, teacher and coach

Edward Leo of South Yarmouth died on May 25 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 82 years old.

After graduating from Everett High School, he attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, graduating in 1953. He then served in the US Army and obtained two Masters Degrees in education at Northeastern University. He went on to become a longtime history teacher and football coach at Everett High School. He later became Vice Principal before becoming Everett High School Principal in 1985, serving at that position until he retired in 1993. He also served as the Head Football Coach at Chelsea High School for seven years. An All-Scholastic football player at Everett and a varsity letterman for three years at Cornell, he was a founding and lifetime member of the Everett “E” Club and founder of the Greater Boston League Football Coaches’ Association.

A native and longtime resident of Everett, he was the devoted husband of 52 years of Mamie J. Leo; loving father of Jacqueline Hopkinson of Fremont, New Hampshire, Sandra Leo-Clark of Marstons Mills, and Judy Bongiorno of Winchester; proud grandfather of Jeffrey and Angela Clark and of Juliana and Michael Bongiorno; son of the late Sam and Concetta (Dascoli) Leo; brother of Eleanor Kelly and John Leo and the late Lewis, Frank, and Genarro Leo.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Edward Leo Scholarship Fund, 72 Bacon Street, Winchester, MA 01890.

Lena Maria Vesprini

Everett resident

Lena Maria (Alberghini) Vesprini of Somerville, Revere and Everett died on May 27.

She was the beloved wife of Louis and loving mother of Robert Vesprini of Hopkinton and Jane Eisnor of Billerica; loving sister of Delmo Alberghini and also leaves four loving grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Wesley and Alex.

Funeral services will be held from the Salvatore, Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, June 1. A wake service will be held at the funeral home today from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Patricia Teneriello

Malden resident

Patricia W. (Shields) Teneriello of Malden died on May 24.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph A. Teneriello Sr.; devoted mother of Ralph A. Teneriello Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Malden and Marion Dunn and her husband, Thomas, of Melrose; cherished sister of Edward Shields of Malden, Eudaville Langielle of Melrose, Dorothy Pizza of Malden, Marie Shields of Connecticut, and the late Hazel Shields, Cornelius Shields, and Terrance Shields; loving grandmother of Steven Teneriello, Tammy Teneriello, Thomas Dunn Jr, Elizabeth Dunn, and Ryan Dunn, and great-grandmother of Christopher Teneriello.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to: American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. For obituary

Grace Young

Retired Waitress

Grace A. (Schembri) Young of Malden died on May 22 at the Golden Living Center where she had been a resident for 10 years.  She was 86 years old.

The beloved daughter of the late Giovanni and Francesca (Maggiotta) Schembri, she was the dear and devoted sister of Jean Ciralli of W. Yarmouth and the late Nunzio, Salvatore and Joseph Schembri,  Mary Matteucci and Betty Siudut.  She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her visitation period in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Monday, June 6 from 10 to 11 a.m.  to be followed immediately by a service at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the  Golden Living Center, 40 Martin St., Melrose, MA 02176, would be sincerely appreciated.

Nadine Griffin

Everett resident

Nadine L. (Gorman) Griffin of Everett died on May 24. She was 56 years old.

She was the beloved daughter of Margaret Gorman; loving wife of Ralph E. Griffin; loving mother of Marlene Cook, Amanda Fraser, Richard Fraser, and Randy Fraser; loving sister of Cathie Craig, Clarice Gorman, Helen Tilton, and Alfred Gorman. She is also survived by six cherished grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. For online guest book visit

Brian Shedd

Of Everett, formerly of South Boston

Brian D. Shedd of Everett, formerly of South Boston, died on May 19.

He was the loving father of Diane Shedd and her fiancé, Wayne Edwards, and Dina Mantia, all of Revere; dear brother of David Shedd of South Boston and Jerry Shedd of South Carolina and the late John and William Shedd; cherished grandfather of Crystal Ocasio, Nathaniel Edwards, Anthony Davis and Angela Gilmore

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his life in the Immaculate Conception Church, Beach Street, Revere on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. For online guest book,

Alice Semonelli

Retiree of Everett School Department and Converse Rubber

Alice V. (Dortona) Semonelli of Everett died on May 18.

A retired employee of Converse Rubber in Malden and the Everett School Department, she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Semonelli and the mother of Richard Reeves and his wife, Ann, of Peabody.  She was the sister of five late siblings and is also survived by three grandchildren:  Rick Reeves and his wife, Marianne, of Peabody, Gary Reeves and his wife, Mindy, of North Andover and Susan Durkin
and her husband, Charles, of Peabody, and six loving great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in St. Adelaide’s Church, 712 Lowell Street, Peabody, on Saturday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Semonelli’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.   
Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Service

Steven Burt

Enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and his family

Steven C. Burt of Lynn died suddenly at home on  May 24. He was 56 years old.

Mr. Burt enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, and most of all his family.

He was the beloved husband of Margaret M. “Peggy” (Dunn) Burt; loving son of the late Robert and Elsie Burt; loving father of Shawn Burt and his wife, Patricia, of Ohio, Matthew Burt and his wife, Katie, Christopher Burt and his wife, Amy, and Jonathan Burt, all of Lynn; loving brother of Robert Burt of Florida, Bonnie Kane of Maine and the late Penny Garrett and Debbie Morin; cherished grandfather of Bryce, Peighton, and Madison. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. In his memory, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook, visit

Joseph Pulitano

Retired US Merchant Marine

Joseph V. Pulitano of Punta Gorda, Florida died on May 21 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 88 years old.

A retired US Merchant Marine, he was the husband of the late Ellen (Maher); beloved father of Ann Louise and William “Billy” Cardello of Everett, Dominic and Shari Pulitano of Delray Beach, FL. and the late Joseph Pulitano, Jr.; cherished grandfather of William “BJ” Cardello of Everett; devoted companion of Virginia Stoddard of Punta Gorda, FL; brother of the late Vickie McBride, Annette Slayton and Carl Martino.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, would be sincerely appreciated.

John Francis Scott

US Postal Service retiree

John Francis Scott, formerly of Everett, Lynn, Westford, New York and most recently of Chelsea, died February 3 at the Soldiers Home in Chelsea following a brief illness. He was 92 years old.

He was married to the late Mrs. Anne E. (Moulton) Scott who died in 1967. He was born in Boston on October 16, 1918, the son of the late John F. and Rose (O’Brien) Scott. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School with the class of 1935. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, was awarded the Purple Heart and the American Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged in October of 1945.

Following his service to his country, Mr. Scott worked for the U.S. Postal Service in East Boston until his retirement in 1978. He was a former communicant of St. Rose Church in Chelsea and a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by a brother, Zeke Scott, his step-children and their spouses, Joanne Smith of Westford and Francis and Geraldine Parsons of Lynn. He was the step-father-in-law to the late William E. Smith who died in 2006 and was the late husband of Joanne Smith of Westford, step-father of the late George Parsons of Lynn who died in 2010, Elsie Duchette of Billerica who died in 1995, Carol (Baer) Renteria of Florida who died in 2006 and Geraldine Sullivan of Vermont who died in 2009.

A graveside service was held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Lynn. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Association 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 Arrangements were by Dolan Funeral Home, 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

Theresa Pini

Of Everett, formerly of Medford

Theresa C. (Blackstad) Pini of Everett, formerly of Medford, died suddenly on May 21. She was 44 years old.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Olaf and Barbara (Schultz) Blackstad; loving sister of Coreen Gauvin of Hull, Eleanor Blackstad of East Boston, Arline Kunkel of Granite Falls, NC, Rolf Feldhoff of Derry, NH, the late Barbara Ann Bourque and the late Edward Blackstad. She was the loving companion of Charles Shannon of East Boston and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grand nephews.

Services were private. Memorial donations may be made to the Mass Commission For The Blind, 48 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116-4718. For online guest book visit

Dorothy Farrell

Everett resident

Dorothy D. (Yavorow) Farrell of Everett died on May 24.

She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel and loving mother of Daniel Farrell Jr. She was the sister of two late  brothers and one late sister. She also leaves two loving grandchildren, Mark and Luke, and two great grandchildren, Nicholas and Emma. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Homes 1-877-71-ROCCO

Pat ‘Butchie’ Corvino Jr.

Retired Melrose Firefighter and Owner of P. Corvino Trucking

Pat “Butchie” Corvino, Jr., of Middleton, a longtime resident of Melrose, died surrounded by his loving family on May 23 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 70 years old.

Born Pasquale Corvino Jr. on September 3, 1940 in Everett, he was one of nine children of the late Pasquale Corvino and Rose (Ferrante) Corvino.

Pat or “Butchie,” as he was well known, was raised and educated in Everett. He was a dedicated Firefighter for the City of Melrose for more than 20 years. He later owned and operated P. Corvino Trucking of Melrose for many years.

“Butchie” loved the City of Melrose and enjoyed many of the relationships he made over the years. He was a longtime member of the Bellevue Golf Club and the North Shore Old Car Club. He treasured his collection of antique cars. He enjoyed visiting Cape Cod during the summer and going to Naples, FL in the winter. Above all else, he loved his family. He was a great friend to Cathy, a wonderful father of four children, and cherished his grandchildren.

The loving companion and longtime friend of Catherine Kelley of Middleton, he was the devoted father of Jennifer A. Corvino of Medford, Jill M. Motroni and her husband, Brian, of Melrose, JoAnn Corvino of Wakefield, and Kevin M. Corvino of Medford; dear brother of Marie Fonzi and her husband, Ricci, of Georgetown, Nancy Ingemi and her husband, Joseph, of Saugus, Patti Gianatassio and her husband, Joseph, of Malden, Angela Sohn and her husband, Gerald, of Winchester and Joan Zollo of Windham, NH. He was the brother of the late Francis Corvino, Nicholas Corvino and Robert Corvino; dear brother-in-law of Delanne Corvino of N. Reading and is also survived by Karen Barnes and her husband, Bobby, of Ipswich, Eddie Kelley and his wife, Gina, of Boxford, and Courtney Wetzel and her husband, Todd, of Northborough. He was the cherished grandfather of Gianna Rose, Ella Lucia, Zachary, Anna, Owen, Charlie, Andrew, Daniel, Max, and Emma and is also survived by Marie Corvino of Melrose and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.  Gifts in his memory may be made to the Firefighters Relief Assoc. c/o Melrose Fire Dept., 576 Main St. Melrose 02176.

Pauline Russell

Malden resident

Pauline M. (Stowe) Russell of Malden died on May 22.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul L.D. Sr. and loving mother of Paul L.D. Russell Jr. and his wife, Patrice, Cynthia Russell, Charles Russell and his wife, Vanessa, and Mary Ann Parker; step-mother of Margaret Dorsey of Maryland; sister of Barbara Jones, and the late Lawrence, Kenneth, Charles, Eugene, Burnice “Buster” Willams and Beatrice DuConge and is also survived by nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service was held from the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 20 Hillside Ave., Malden. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. Memorial contributions may be made to: Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home Everett 617-387-0506

Ngisha Noni Malone

Everett resident

Ngisha Noni Malone of Everett died on May 17.

She was the beloved daughter of Donald Rogers and Ceola Malone; dear sister of Kai McCray and Jamillah Malone. She also leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her passing.

Her Funeral was held from St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Cambridge. To send a sympathy message to the family visit

Thelma Feldhoff

Lifelong Everett resident

Thelma G. (Hunt) Feldhoff, a lifelong Everett resident, died on May 23. She was 89 years old.

Mrs. Feldhoff was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1940 and was a devoted homemaker.

The beloved wife for more than 69 years to the late Carlton C. Feldhoff, she was the loving mother of Richard C. Feldhoff and his wife, Pam, of Louisville, KY and Stephen C. Feldhoff and his wife, Margaret O’Meara, of Quincy; loving sister of Theodore M. Hunt, Jr. and his wife, Corinne, of Florida; cherished grandmother of Wendy M. Choi, Darrell S. Feldhoff, and Ryan S. Feldhoff; cherished great grandmother of Luca and Anya Choi. Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

William Connolly

Of Wakefield, formerly of Everett

William J. Connolly of Wakefield, formerly of Everett, died on May 19.

He was the husband of Patricia (Joyce); father of Peggy Connolly of Newton, Susan Tuminelli and her husband, Frank, and Patricia Duffy and her husband, Brian, all of Wakefield and William J. Connolly, Jr. of Lynn; grandfather of Kaitlin and Samantha Tibbetts and Kelsey and Nicholas Tuminelli.

A memorial mass was celebrated in St. Florence Church, Wakefield. Arrangements were in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. For obit and guestbook,

Irene Harrington

Owner and operator of former Irene’s Spa

Irene B. (Rudolph) Harrington, owner and operator of Irene’s Spa in the 1970s, died at her Revere home on May 21. She was 76 years old.

She was born in Everett, raised in Chelsea and was a longtime resident at her family’s home on the corner of Spencer Avenue and Parker Streets. She has been residing in Revere for the past eight years. She attended local schools and after graduating High School she continued her education for two years attending business school.

In 1968, she acquired “Margaret’s Lunch” on the corner of Broadway and Eleanor Street and owned and operated it under the name of “Irene’s Spa” until 1978. She later worked full time as a payroll bookkeeper for Marsons Corp. A devoted parishioner and longtime supporter of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Chelsea, she was a caring and giving woman who was dedicated to her home and family.

She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Sophie (Tomczak) Rudolph; the beloved wife of the late Paul F. Harrington; devoted mother of Patricia Harrington of Revere, Jean Melvin and her husband, Ronald, of Auburn, NH and Diane Harrington of Everett; loving daughter of the late Ernest and Sophie (Tomczak) Rudolph; cherished grandmother of Brian Carmody, Patrick Coyne, Irene Melvin-Wright, Stephanie Melvin-Brockstedt, Eric Harrington-Negron and Danielle Harrington-Negron; adored great-grandmother of Isabella Carmody, Christopher Wright, Brian Carmody, Jr. and Nolan Coyne.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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