Obituaries 08-10-2011

Joseph Tenaglia

Everett resident

Joseph Tenaglia of Everett died on August 7.

A retired Federal Postal Worker and World War II veteran, he was the beloved son of the late Frank and Elsie (DiFelice) Tenaglia; loving brother of the late Anthony, James and Alexander Santilli, Lena DeFinis and Ida Sciarappa; cherished uncle of Ann and Andrian Doyle, Daniel DeFinis, Anthony Santilli, Barbara Constantine, Sandra Emonds and Karen Santilli and special great uncle to several nieces and nephews. His burial was private with arrangements by the Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Homes 1-877-71-ROCCO

Donald Finn

Retired Everett Police Officer

Donald C. Finn of North Andover,  formerly of Everett, died August 4 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. He was 84 years old.

A graduate of Everett High School, class of 1944, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant. For 32 years, he served as a police officer with the City of Everett. His most enjoyable time was when he was with his family especially his grandchildren.

He will be sadly missed by his devoted wife of 58 years, Helen B. (Dullea) Finn of North Andover. He was the loving father of Shawn Finn and his wife, Nancy of Belchertown, Doreen Dengos and her husband, Walter of Cicero, N.Y, Donna Mastrocola and her husband, Stephen of North Andover. “Grampy” will also be sadly missed by his seven grandchildren; Katy, Keriann, Zachary, Shannon, Andrew, Erin and Emily.

Funeral services and burial were private. Memorial contributions in Donald Finn’s name may be made to St. Michael’s Church, 196 Main St. North Andover, MA 01845 or to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Conte Funeral Homes, North Andover.

George Josephson

Retired MBTA Bus Driver

George E Josephson of Marblehead, formerly of Everett, died at the Kaplan House on July 30 after a period of failing health. He was 69 years old.

A Marblehead resident for the last 20 years, he was formerly of Everett and retired five years ago after many years as an MBTA bus driver.

He was the son of the late George and Anna (MacKinnon) Josephson;  the husband of Pamela (Skelton) and loving father of George of Georgia;  the brother of Jane Degroat of Maine and the late Edith Campbell.

A graveside service was held in Woodlawn Cemetery with the Reverend Thomas Coots officiating. Arrangements were by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.

Anthony Ristaino

Teamsters Union retiree

Anthony T. Ristaino of Everett died on August 5 after a very brief illness.

A Teamsters’ Union, Local 25 retiree, he was the beloved husband of Elaine (Rigolini); son of the late Charles and Anna P. (DiNuccio) Ristaino; brother of Emily Cirame, Maryann Giannelli and Helen Ristaino of Everett; step-father of Kim Rigolini and son-in-law of Albert Rigolini of Everett; loving grandfather of Jesse Marra and his wife, Jennie; John Marra, Brandon and Jill Rigolini and Tina DeSimone and great-grandfather of Ashley and Lily Marra.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial contributions to the Jimmy Fund “Gift Processing Dept.” 1309 Beacon St. Brookline, MA 02446, Canter New England, P.O. Box 3, Westborough, MA 01581, or to Greyhound Friends, 167 Saddlehill Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748, would be sincerely appreciated.

Alfred Zappitelli

Everett resident

Alfredo G. Zappitelli of Everett died on August 1.

He was the beloved husband of the late Yolanda (Mucciarone); father of Michele and his wife, Agnes of Everett and the late Antoinette Servello and is also survived by five grandchildren, Yolanda, Frances, Michele, Frank, Joann and six great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Woodbriar of Wilmington Activity Fund, 90 West St., Wilmington MA, 01887.

Michael Sullivan

Retired Business Consultant

Michael O. Sullivan died unexpectedly at home on August 3.  He was 52 years old.

Born in Chelsea to the late Paul and Irene (Nott) Sullivan, he was a retired business consultant for Arden Company Plumbing and HVAC.

He was the dear brother of Walter J. Sullivan and his wife, Deborah of Maine, Maureen Kelleher of California and her companion, David Parker, Paul A. Sullivan, Jr. and his wife, Mary Jane of New Hampshire, Robert A. Sullivan and his wife, Sharon of Leominister, John L. Sullivan and his wife, Linda of Saugus, Karen Marcotte and her husband, Paul of Bridgewater, Alice Belanger and her husband, Jack of Everett.  He is also lovingly survived by 15 nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Rockland. Memorial donations  may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Paul O’Brien

Everett resident

Paul G. O’Brien of Everett died on August 4.

He was the beloved son of the late William and Mary O’Brien; loving brother of William F., David J., Dorothy M., and the late Edward A. O’Brien; beloved uncle of William, Kellie, Michelle, Michael, Charles, and Rachelle, Ellen and Thomas, as well as many grand nephews and nieces.

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

Angela ‘Angie’ 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 and is also survived by eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by The Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

Beryl Butt

Of Peabody, formerly of Everett

Beryl E. Butt of Peabody, formerly of Everett, died on July 30.

She was the cherished daughter of the late John and Valetta (Hudson) Butt; devoted sister of Margaret R. Andress of Danvers; dear friend of Bernice Hudson of Chelsea. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are private. For obituary, please visit

Joan Cronin

Of North Reading, formerly of Everett and Malden

Joan M. (Burke) Cronin of North Reading died at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston on July 8.  She was 69 years old.

Born in Everett on October 22, 1941 to the late John and Rose (Cardillo) Burke, she was raised and educated in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1959.  She worked as a payroll manager and bookkeeper for Manganaro Corporation in Woburn for many years prior to her retirement.  She was a resident of Malden for most of her adult life and has been a resident of North Reading since 2004.

She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Cronin; mother of Colleen Cobery and her husband, Marc of Windham, NH; grandmother of Allyson, Aishling and Erin Cobery; sister of Jean O’Neil and her husband, Thomas of N. Andover, Carol Sendak and her husband, Paul of Barrington, NH, Dr. John Burke, Jr. and his wife, Judith of Salem, James Burke and his wife, Josephine of Ipswich, Ann Marie Erickson and her husband, James of Lynnfield and Paul Burke and his wife, Susan of Burlington. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Breslin Funeral Home in Malden.  Burial was in Forest Dale Cemetery in Malden. Donations in her memory may be made to the Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., Suite 19, Malden, MA 02148. For an obituary and guestbook, visit

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