Obituaries 08-31-2011

Thomas Kelly Sr.

Former Everett resident

Thomas V. Kelly, Sr. of Marstons Mills, formerly of Everett, died on August 25. He was 93 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired longtime employee of Exxon.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marguerite L. (Strahan) Kelly; loving father of Thomas V. Kelly, Jr. and his deceased wife, Nancy of Tewksbury, and Margaret Kelly of Marstons Mills; loving brother of Edward Kelly of Stoughton and the late Martin, John, Jim, Peg, Grace, Helen, Joseph, Kathleen and Francis; cherished grandfather of Thomas V. Kelly III, Timothy Kelly, and the late Baby Shawn; cherished great grandfather of Sarah Kelly.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Bridget Help-A-Student Fund, 15 Wheeler Ave., Framingham, MA 01702. For online guest book visit

Evelyn Mae Wangrocki

Retired Nurse

Evelyn Mae Wangrocki, formerly of East Orleans, died peacefully on August 16 at Pleasant Bay Nursing Center in Brewster. She was 100 years old.

“Evie” was born on October 8, 1910 in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Mary and David Sinnott. She was the wife of the late Walter F. Wangrocki who died in 1975.

She spent her entire life in Massachusetts and has lived on Cape Cod for the last 14 years. She worked in the nursing field for many years and was very caring of all her patients. She enjoyed baking, crocheting, and knitting,was an avid reader and loved to sing. Even at 100 years old, she was known for regularly singing her Sunday hymns and regaling her family and friends at parties and holidays with her renditions of classic ballads.

She was the mother of the late Edgar Pawelczyk and is survived by two sons, Walter Wangrocki of Sacramento, CA, Anthony Wangrocki and his wife, June of Everett and two daughters, Patricia Paul of Newport, RI and Barbara Castle of Yarmouthport. She also leaves numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and many devoted nieces and nephews. She will be affectionately remembered by all.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Cape Church, Brewster, today, Wednesday, August 31, at 11 a.m. A private burial will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett at a later date. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to Pleasant Bay Nursing Home (Resident’s Music Fund), 382 South Orleans Road, Brewster, MA 02631, Lower Cape Outreach Council, 19 Brewster Cross Road, Orleans, MA 02653 or The Needy Fund, c/o the Cape Cod Times, 319 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.

Kenneth Ferullo

State Corrections Officer

Kenneth A. Ferullo, a Massachusetts Department of Corrections Officer, died on August 24 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a tragic accident. He was 49 years old.

Born in Malden, he was the beloved son of Carl and Carol (Morgan) Ferulllo, He grew up in Everett, graduated from Everett High School,  enlisted in the US Navy, served during Peacetime and was honorably discharged.  A corrections officer with the Mass. D.O.C. for the past 18 years, he was stationed at Boston Early Release for the last four years.  He was a member in good standing with the M.C.O.F.U. and was a member of Mount Carmel Lodge AF & AM in Lynn.

He was the beloved husband of Mary A. (Capone) Ferullo and devoted father of Anthony, Kenny and Angelina Ferullo, all at home in Everett; loving son of Carl Ferullo of Saugus and Carol (Morgan) Ferullo of Everett; cherished son-in-law of Anthony and Margaret Capone of Everett; dear brother of Cindy Tuton and Tracey Boyd, both of Everett and adored uncle of many nieces, nephews and two great-nieces. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters with the Mass. D.O.C.

Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Frank A. Welsh & Sons Chelsea. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit;

Lillian Andrews

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Lillian Andrews of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on August 19.

She was the beloved wife of the late Raphael P. Andrews and loving mother of Rev. Dr. Michele D. Wheeler of Malden and the late Charles P. Barton; sister of Gertrude Hinton of Everett, and the late Juanita Davis, James Hodges and William Hodges; grandmother of Dwayne Wheeler of Malden and Carla Booker of Boston and is also survived by four great grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.

Louis Anthony Pagliuso

Teacher and Handyman Extraordinaire

Louis Anthony Pagliuso died on August 23 surrounded by his family at the Hospice Home of Wake Co., Raleigh, NC. He was 82 years old.

Born on May 4,1929 in Everett to the late Anthony and Theresa Santosuosso Pagliuso, he was a graduate of Boston College and taught high school sciences for
more than 30 years. He enjoyed dancing, swimming, cruising and gardening, was a handyman extraordinaire, and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is lovingly remembered by Joanne Grover, his loving partner of 20 years; his daughter, Gina Pagliuso of Urbana, Illinois, his son, Anthony Pagliuso and his wife,
Revital, of Newton; his stepchildren Laura Grover, of Raleigh, NC, and Kevin Grover and his wife, Dresden, of Oak Ridge, NC; his dear grandchildren: Lia, Shiri and Dana Pagliuso and Jason and Sean Grover; his sister, Anita
Falzone and her husband, Charles, of Norwalk, CT; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

His Funeral Mass was held on August 25 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Raleigh, NC. A viewing was held at the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett followed by services in the funeral home. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC, 27607. The children would like to thank
Joanne, for her constant support and care during his illness.

Ruth DeMattia-Neal

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett

Ruth M. (Thibodeau) DeMattia-Neal of Derry, NH, formerly of Everett, died on August 22.

An active member of GBARC of Everett, she was the beloved  daughter of the late Augustus and Matilda( LeBlanc) Thibodeau; dear and devoted mother of Michael Neal of California, Stephen Neal of Malden, Lisa Fletcher and her husband, John of Danvers and Susan Moralez and her husband, Richard of Derry, NH; loving grandmother of Adam, Travis and Steven Neal, Nicholas Carangelo, Justin Neal, Alexandria Fletcher, Samantha Fletcher, Jennifer and Michael Moralez and the late Nicole Fletcher and great-grandmother of Aiden Neal and Casandra “Kiki” Bowden.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to UMMF c/o UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Development Office, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA, 01545, would be sincerely appreciated.  Please note:  it is important in the “memo/for” field of the check, please write “ Laura Lambert MD Research Fund” to direct your gift to the correct fund.

Charles Hoffman

Of Peabody, formerly of Everett

Charles H. Hoffman of Peabody, formerly of Charlestown and Everett, died on August 23 at home surrounded by his loving family.

“Charlie” was born in Camden, New Jersey. He lived in Charlestown for a number of years before moving to Everett where he lived for more than 40 years. For the past seven years, he and his family have been living in Peabody.

A US Navy veteran, he was a retired employee of Kappy’s Liquor and Distribution Company, Everett.

He was the devoted son of the late Harry and Anna (Wedemeyer) Hoffman; beloved husband for more than 60 years of Mary T. (Fama); dear and devoted father of John J. Hoffman and his wife, Ruth Ann of Peabody; loving “Grampy” of Elizabeth Mary Hoffman; special Dad of Nancy Johnson and her husband, Will; dear cousin of Ray Menasion and longtime dear friend of Frank Hansen. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472, would be sincerely appreciated.

Edna Mary Gallo

Of Everett, formerly of Chelsea

Edna Mary (Perry) Gallo of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 22.

Born in Prince Edward Island in 1919 to the late John and Louise Perry, Mrs. Gallo was a loving mother to her six children. She lived to the fullest and loved her life. She enjoyed being around her family and her friends, whether it was playing cribbage, yahtzee, scrabble or the piano, it was always more fun with Edna. She also spent a lot of time on the beach, walking or digging for treasures with her coin detector.

She was the beloved wife of the late Carmelo Gallo who died in 1985; devoted mother of Robert and his wife, Leona of North Reading, Bette of Cape Neddick ME, Ronald of Tryon, North Carolina, Linda Fenelli and her husband, Patrick of Revere, Richard of Everett and Carmelo of Chelsea; dear sister of the late Fidel Perry, Henry Perry and Bea Skeffington. She is also survived by her dear sister in law, Fran Perry, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Louis Camerario

Retired Everett Parks Department Supervisor

Louis A. Camerario of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on August 28.

A US Army veteran of the 28th Infantry Division and a member of the VFW, he was a retired supervisor for the Everett Parks Department.

He was the beloved husband of the late Beatrice J. (Silva); son of the late Rosalinda (Jacomini) and Elio; brother of James of Everett, the late Mary Mastracola, Alfred and his surviving wife, Mary; Godfather of Jodi Camerario Roberts and Joanne Silva. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and inlaws.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, Thursday, September 1 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Complimentary valet parking will be available at front door of funeral home this evening:

Eugene Freeman

Former Little League and Pop Warner Coach

Eugene Freeman, a former Malden Little League and Pop Warner coach, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on August 26 following a short illness. He was 74 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Kerlin and Lucille (Saunders) Freeman. He attended Chelsea Public Schools, was a Malden resident for 30 years and had been residing in Everett. He worked most recently as a bus driver for Hudson Bus Lines and also spent time working at West Lynn Creamery, Charles Lee Disposable and as a barber for a number of years.

He was the beloved husband of Natalie V. (Melnick) with whom he shared the past 50 years of his life. He enjoyed playing softball and baseball and spent time as a coach for Malden Little League and Malden Pop Warner Football as well as an umpire for the A.S.A.

He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Natalie V. (Melnick) Freeman of Everett; devoted father of Jeff Freeman and his wife, Ana of Malden and Wayne Freeman of Charlestown; dear brother of Carl Freeman of Malden, Ray Freeman of Arizona, Loretta Freeman of Worcester and the late Claudette Freeman; cherished grandfather of Allan, Jalisa, Tyler, Andre, Trevor, Olivia and Ciara Freeman, Haley Dicks, Jillian Constantino, Janelle and Jeffrey Grasso, Chrissy and Anna. He is also survived by his great grandson Shayden Freeman and many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Service will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea, today, Wednesday, August 31. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Philomena ‘Phyllis’ Ford

Lynn resident

 Philomena “Phyllis” (Ricci) Ford of Lynn died peacefully at home in her sleep surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness.  She was 95 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Edward F. Ford, she was born in Everett, the daughter of the late Theodore and Maria (Valente) Ricci.  She was raised in Everett, was a graduate of Everett High School and had been a resident of Lynn for the past 65 years.

She was a former member of the Saint Pius V Sodality and was involved in Saint Mary’s Bingo.  An avid Red Sox fan, she also loved sewing, gardening, reading and playing cards.  Above all, she was devoted to her family.

She leaves her children, Edward T. Ford of Lynn and Elaine A. McBride of Chelmsford; her grandchildren, Daniel Belkas and Lisa Sheedy; great grandchildren, Cameron, Danny, Cody, Nathan and Carley Marie. She was the sister of Eleanor Dennis of Chelmsford and the mother of the late Janice M. Lougee and the sister of the late Cammy Ciaburri and Pasquale, Anthony and Joseph Ricci.

At the request of the family, funeral services were private.  Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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