Obituaries 08-17-2011

William Clarke Jr.

Former Middlesex Bank

(Bank of America) Regional Vice president

William J. Clarke, Jr. died in Florida at the age of 83.

A US Army veteran and a former Everett resident, until recently he spent his summers in Falmouth. He graduated from Everett High School and Boston College and was the former Regional Vice President of the Middlesex Bank (Bank of America) and a member of Meadowbrook Country Club, Reading.

The beloved son of the late William J. and Annie M. (Moxley) Clarke, he was the devoted brother of the late Marion E. Munn and uncle of Bill Munn of Vero Beach, FL.

A graveside Funeral Service will be held today, Wednesday, at 11:30 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett with Reverend Thomas Coots officiating. Arrangement are by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett.

Carole Mattuchio

Melrose resident

Carole A. (DeFilippo) Mattuchio of Melrose died on August 13.

She was the loving mother of Dawn M. (Mattuchio) Surette and her husband, Michael of Melrose and Lisa A. (Mattuchio) Millerick of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Nick and Alex Surette of Melrose and is survived by many close friends.

Her Funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, August 18 at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass to celebrate her life will be at The Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St. Melrose at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, August 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, attention Thoracic Oncology, P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168. For obituary, directions, to order flowers or send a message of condolence, please visit

Anita Freeman

Of Braintree, formerly of Everett

Anita (Nitishin) Freeman of Braintree, formerly of Everett, died on August 13.

Devoted to her family, she was the beloved wife of Jerome “Jerry” Freeman; loving mother of Charles and Karin Freeman, Robin and Louis Bergeron and Susan Freeman; dear sister of the late Irving “Sonny” Nitishin, Dorothy Mirman and Helen Shuman; cherished grandmother of Erika Saver, Jonathan Freeman, Danielle Freeman, Rachel Bergeron and great-grandmother of Yaeva.

Services will be at the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington St, Canton today, Wednesday, August 17 at 12 noon. Burial will follow at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorial Observance will be at her late residence this evening through Friday afternoon. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to The Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave, Ste. 2, Norwood, MA 02062-5040 or Temple Bnai Shalom, 41 Storrs Ave, Braintree, MA, 02184.

Grace Cardello

Of Florida and Everett

Grace (Borrella) Cardello of Florida and Everett died on July 29.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert; mother of Marianne Bruder and her husband, Richard of
Everett and Joanne of Florida; sister of the late Rose Borrella. She is also survived by one grandchild, John Albert of Medford.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco
and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery,  Peabody.

Carmela Priante

Of Newton Highlands, formerly of Everett

Carmela (LiBassi) Priante of Newton Highlands, formerly of Everett, died on August 8.

She was the beloved wife of the late Adjoe R. Priante; devoted mother of William A. Priante and his wife, Marianne (Taranto) of Florida, Joseph R. Priante and his wife, Anne (McGowan) of Medfield, Richard J. Priante and his wife, Marilyn (Leone) of Stow, and Robert F. Priante and his wife, Lisa (Weisler) of Newton. She is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Ortoleva) LiBassi and sister of the late Laura Caron and Salvatore LiBassi.

Funeral arrangements were by the Brasco & Sons Memorial, Waltham. Burial was at Newton Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the For complete obituary, guestbook, and additional information please refer to:

Salvatore Tummino

Retired Engineering Technician

Salvatore Tummino of Marlborough died early on August 10 after being stricken ill earlier in the week. He was 92 years old.

The husband of Carmela (Bottari) Tummino to whom he was married for 50 years, he was born in Barrafranca, Sicily, the son of the late Salvatore and Angela (Russo) Tummino and lived in Italy and Revere before moving to Marlborough 14 years ago. He was a veteran of the Italian Armed Forces. An engineering technician for the Raytheon Co. for 25 years, a member of St. Matthias Parish, and a member of the former St. Ann’s Parish, both of Marlborough. While living in Revere, he was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish and was a former president and active member of the Holy Name Society of the parish.

He is survived by four sons, Anthony of Hudson, Peter of Lower Gwynedd, PA, John of Rowley and Michael of Maynard; one brother, Angelo of Everett, one sister, Josephina Canale of Italy, 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Joanne Green who died in 1997 and the brother of the late Charles.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home, Marlborough. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Thomas Connolly

Retired Everett Police Lieutenant

Thomas J. “Tom” Connolly of Everett died on August 10. He was 90 years old.

A Retired Everett Police Department Lieutenant and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Kathleen P. “Kay” (McAdam) Connolly; loving father of Thomas P. and his wife, Maureen of North Andover, Joan M. Tallent and her husband, Michael of Groton, and Jean A. Hommel and her husband, Robert of Townsend; cherished grandfather of Lily and Erin Connolly, Christopher and Craig Tallent, Bobby and Nicholas Hommel; loving brother of the late Helen, Bernard, Richard, William, Rep. Edward Connolly, and Anna Troy.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. For online guest book, visit

Lucy Robinson

Of Everett, formerly of Chelsea

Lucy M. (Lee) Robinson of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, and a woman devoted to home and family, died peacefully on August 7 in her daughter’s Saugus home surrounded by her loving and devoted family.  She was 83 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the loving daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy (McGinnis) Lee.  She attended Chelsea schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School.  She was married to Walter E.  Robinson Jr., and their union produced three daughters and five sons.

Widowed as a young lady, she worked outside of her home as a stitcher for Exclusive Rug in So. Boston and later for Lou Al  Weiss, a Chelsea Textile Company.  Working in Chelsea allowed her to be close to home and family.  She also worked as a cashier at the Salvation Army Store in Chelsea for nearly 20 years before retiring.

A Chelsea native, she settled in Everett 37 years ago.  However, she maintained ties to Chelsea, the community she loved so much and was active with the Chelsea Senior Center.

She was the beloved wife of the late Walter E. Robinson, Jr.; devoted mother of Gail Mauch and her husband, Bruce of Saugus, Leo Robinson and his wife, Linda and Ronald Robinson, all of Chelsea, Daniel Robinson and his wife, Judy of Knoxville TN, Arlene Robinson of Everett, Jody Robinson of Saugus, the late Walter E. Robinson III and Karen Nunally.  She was the dear sister and sister in law of James Lee and Edith of Everett, Florence May and Sheppard of Malden, Jeanette Lee of Wayland, Catherine Pass, Lou Robinson and Pam Robinson, all of Dorchester, Earl Moore of Stoughton, Bay O”Bannon of Memphis TN and the late Charles Lee, Henry Lee, Dorothy Crawford and Evelyn Moore; cherished grandmother Keisha Robinson,  Natasha Durst and her husband, Reed, Vanessa Halfant, Lucia Robinson, Justin Robinson, Adam Nunally, Nickolette Mauch, the late Daniel Robinson Jr., and Jordan Robinson.     She is also survived by 11 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to The Chelsea Senior Citizens Center.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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