Obituaries 08-03-2011

Angela Cardello

Everett resident

Angela “Angie” (Novello) Cardello of Everett died on July 21.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert “Snookie”; mother of Carol Mullen and her husband, Michael of California, Patricia Murphy and her husband, Harold of Cambridge and the late Beverly Motzi. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from The Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, Thursday August 4 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

Ronald Taraskiewicz Sr.

Retired Salesman

Ronald B. Taraskiewicz, Sr. of Dunedin, FL, formerly of Saugus and Chelsea, died on July 28at the Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida shortly after admission.

Born in Chelsea, he attended local schools and was a resident of Saugus for many years. After retiring as a salesman in the trucking industry, he moved to Dunedin, Florida where he spent his latter years golfing and pursuing his interest in cars.

He was the beloved father of Deborah Alimonti and her husband, James of Peabody and the late Susan “Su” Taraskiewicz and Ronald B. Taraskiewicz, Jr.; former husband of Marlene (Ryan) Taraskiewicz of Peabody; brother of Richard Taraskiewicz of Everett, Anthony Taraskiewicz of Chelsea and the late Benjamin F. Taraskiewicz, Jr. and Francis R. Taraskiewicz; cherished grandfather of Jacleen, Jillian and James Alimonti.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square) Malden on Monday, August 8 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 758 Salem Street, Lynnfield at 10 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Carroll Funeral Home will be on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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Mary ‘Noni’ Minichiello

Lynnfield resident

Mary L. “Noni” (Pescione) Minichiello of Lynnfield died on July 30.

The beloved wife of the late Frank, she was the mother of Camille Brower of Stoughton, Denise Pinion of Lynnfield, Gina of Derry, NH and Frank and his wife, Tanya of Lynnfield; sister of the late Ann McClure, Phyllis Rocco and Josephine Pescione. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Jonathan,

Nicole, Maria, Jameson, Stephanie, Clifton, Matthew, Sarah, Ausjuli, Francesca and Vincent; six great grandchildren; her niece, Janet and nephew, Joseph.

Her funeral will be from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett, today, Wednesday, August 3 at 11:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Lynnfield at 12:30 p.m. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. Relatives and friends are invited.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Community Caregivers of Greater Derry, 58 East Broadway, Derry, NH 03038.

C. Diana Albano-Mayo

Everett Homemaker

C. Diana (Albano) Mayo, longtime Everett resident, died on July 21 at Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, following a 16 month battle with lung cancer. She was 61 years old.

Born in Boston, she moved to Everett with her family when she was 10 years old. She was educated in the Everett School System and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1967. Most of her life was spent as a devoted homemaker and caregiver to her dear and loving family.

She was the wife of the late Vernon B. May who died on July 7, 2010; the devoted sister of Jerry A. Albano of Salem, NH, Deborah N. Noyes  of Sandown, NH, Eileen Osman of Wakefield, John L. Noyes of Bedford and the late Nicholas A. Abano. She is also lovingly survived by Thomas J. Mayo and his wife, Donna and their children, Kelly N. and Thomas J. Mayo, all of Waterboro, Maine. She was the cherished aunt of Ashley Spear of Everett, Anthony Albano of Lynn, Robert Albano of Stoneham, Brooke Armstrong of Sandown, NH and Karen Osman of Melrose; dear niece of Diane Rossetti of New Jersey and James Rossetti of New Hampshire and the loving cousin to Denise Gallo of Gloucester and several other cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 35148-0142.

Joseph Iozza

Bunker Hill College Construction Supervisor

Joseph Iozza of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on July 30 after a long battle with cancer.

A member of the Malden Moose and the construction supervisor at Bunker Hill College, he was the beloved husband of Bridget (Stuppiello); loving father of John A., Donna Hart and her husband, Robert and Brigid Godin and her husband, Gerald; beloved brother of Nunzio and John Iozza and the late Nicky, Mary, Frankie, and Ray. He is survived by seven of his eight loving grandchildren and one beloved great grandson.

Funeral services will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, August 3 with services in the Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation, 1 Bullfinch Pl., Boston, MA 02114.

Ann Clegg

Of Saugus, formerly of Everett

Ann D. (Evangelista) Clegg of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on July 29.

She was the long time companion of George J. Renda of Saugus; loving mother of Lori Clegg of Newton, Carolyn Signore of Needham, Michael Clegg of Malden, and David Clegg of Washington; cherished grandmother of Daniel; dear sister of Rachel Dalton of Weymouth.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For condolences

John ‘JonBon’ Bonfilio

Stoneham resident

 John “JonBon” Bonflio of Stoneham died on July 30.

He was the beloved husband of Lucille (Sutera); loving father of Frank P. Bonfilio and his wife, Heather of North Attleboro, Vincent S. Bonfilio of Stoneham and Michele R. Velleman of Georgetown; beloved brother of Peter Bonfilio and the late Frank. He is survived by three loving grandchildren, Shane, Kara and Megan as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

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

Louis Gallo

Retired Judge

Honorable Judge Louis C. Gallo of Worcester died peacefully after a short illness on July 27. He was 86 years old.

Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Domenic and Italia (Quatela) Gallo and lived in Worcester most of his life. He was a graduate of Commerce High School, Clark University, and received his Law Degree from New England School of Law. He also studied Theology at Harvard University. He served in the United States Navy and was a decorated veteran of World War II, serving in the Battle of the Bulge and The Invasion of Normandy. He also served as a Pharmacist’s mate.

A retired Judge for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents for many years, he was offered an appointment to the Federal bench by Presidents Regan and Bush and enjoyed traveling and summering in New Hampshire for many years. He enjoyed talking to young people and helping them whenever he could and was an avid reader.

He was very active in Worcester politics and had many friends who cared deeply about him especially Francis Sena who was a loyal and faithful friend through the years. Also a thank you to Marie Abbruzzio and her family for their kindness and loving support. He was a former member of St Margaret Mary Church, a member of the American Legion Post #201 East Side, and the Pope John Council Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his devoted and beloved fiancé Kathy Magnotta of Everett, two beloved brothers, Albert Gallo and his wife, Ellie and their children; David, Albert, and Stephen and Domenic and his wife, Connie and their children, Nicky and his wife and children of Florida, and Tina of Worcester. He is also survived by an uncle, Anthony Quatela of Worcester. He was the uncle of Fr. David Gallola and the brother of the late Carmine Gallo.

The family would also like to thank the staff at the Whidden Hospital in Everett for their utmost devotion and care and the doctors and staff of the Lighthouse Nursing and Rehab Center for their loving and professional care and last but not least the nurses and therapists who assisted him at home – they are great people.

Funeral arrangements were by the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, Worcester. Burial will be in St John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mt Carmel St Ann Church Restoration Fund 24 Mulberry Street Worcester, MA. 01605 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Barbara Winsor

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Barbara A. (Kane) Winsor of Malden, a former longtime Everett resident, died unexpectedly in the  Mass General Hospital, Boston, on July 31. She was 76 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Robert E. Winsor of Malden; loving mother of Barbara Starr and Robert Winsor of Malden; loving sister of the late Mary Jacobs and the late Jack Kane and cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Shawn, and Christopher Starr.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett today, Thursday, August 4 at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, 194 Nichols St., Everett/Chelsea line, at 12 Noon. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Robinow Syndrome Foundation, PO Box 1072, Anoka, MN 55303. For directions and online guest bookvisit

Claire Hathorne

Wakefield resident

Claire P. (Concannon) Hathorne of Wakefield, formerly of Melrose, died on July 28.

She was the mother of Robert K. Hathorne, Jr. and his wife, Mary of Wakefield; grandmother of Sarah, Robert, III and Amy Hathorne; sister of the late Thomas, Anthony and Elaine Concannon, Louise Francis and Ruth Babcock. She was the former wife of the late Robert K. Hathorne.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. For obit  and guestbook,

William Connolly

Veteran of three wars

William F. Connolly (SP 6, U.S. Army Retired) of Melrose, formerly of Charlestown, died on July 25. He was 83 years old.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, he was a member of The Cronin Club.

He was the beloved companion of 31 years to Doris Sullivan of Melrose; devoted father of Rose Connolly of Everett; loving Papa to Ryan Dromgoole of Chicago, beloved and devoted friend to all of Doris’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; favorite uncle Willy to many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Carr Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. For obituary and online condolences, please visit

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