Obituaries 10-26-2011

Cosmo ‘Sonny’ Luciano

Retired Vice President of Former M&M Trucking Co.

Cosmo M. “Sonny” Luciano, a lifelong resident of Everett, died unexpectedly at the Mass. General Hospital  on October 23. He was 76 years old.

Born in Everett, he was the retired Vice President of the former M&M Trucking Co., working for over 30 years.

He was the beloved husband of Lucille (Montalbano) Luciano; dear and devoted father of Lisa Dell Isola, and her husband, Richard of Everett and Laurie Quealy and her husband, Alan of Middleton; loving grandfather of Richard and Lauren Dell Isola and Alex and Isabella Quealy.

His Funeral will be from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St.  (Corner of Main St.)  Everett Thursday at   9  a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Broadway, Everett, at  10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

Charles ‘Bud’ Pippy

Retired Everett City Employee

Charles “Bud” Pippy of Everett died at home. He was 83 years old.

He was born in Boston to the late William and Marion (Snook) Pippy Dooley, he was also brother to the late William and Ernest Pippy.

He joined the US Navy at the age of 17 during World War II. After returning from the Navy, he married Juanita MacRae and they enjoyed a loving and devoted 63 years together.

“Bud” worked early on at GE and later worked for the City of Everett for over 30 years. An ardent Red Sox fan, he also enjoyed many winters on the beach in Cape Canaveral, Florida with his wife and many close and life-long friends. Bud or “Pop” as he was known to his sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, took special pleasure and great pride in sharing the family’s accomplishments.

He was the dedicated father to John (Jack) and his wife, Georgia of Raleigh, NC, Mark of Sunapee, NH, Doug and his wife, Sharon of Melrose and Glenn and his wife, Joy of Peabody. “Pop” was the proud grandfather of John and Justin, Joshua and Genevieve, Corey and Haley, and Jarred, Andrew and Daniel and Great-Grandfather to Katelyn, Alexa and Jessa, and Mac and Elle and Esmay.

Funeral arrangements were by the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations can be made to the Jimmy Fund or to the charity of your choice. For online guestbook visit

Nicholas Olivolo

Served Under General Patten in World War II

Nicholas “Nick” Olivolo of Everett died on October 21.

A World War II veteran who served under General Patten, he was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Berardino); father of Joanna Pino and her husband, Marc of Beverly and Barbara A. of Everett; brother of the late Anthony, Nino, Jerry, John and Eleanor and is also survived by two grandchildren, Jennifer and Joseph Pino of Beverly.

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

Annette ‘Anne’ Segal

Of Florida, formerly of Everett

Annette “Anne” (Goodman) Segal of Florida, formerly of Everett, died on October 18. She was 86 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late George Segal; devoted mother of Sheryl Segal and her husband, Seth Emmer and David Segal and his wife, Wendy; dear sister-in-law of Leonard Segal and loving grandmother of Jacob Segal.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Tifereth Israel of Everett, 34 Malden St., Everett, MA 02149. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website:

Theodora Arvanites

Retired Bank Vice President

Theodora Arvanities, Retired Vice President of Community Relations for the former Cambridgeport Savings Bank, died peacefully on October 20 surrounded by family and friends.

“Teddy,” as she was affectionately known, was born in Melrose, but grew up in Onset. She often shared happy memories of her childhood on Cape Cod. She lived most of her life in Everett with her adored family.

The loving daughter of Christos and Anio Arvanites, she graduated from Everett High School in 1947 and from Boston University, College of Liberal Arts, in 1951, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. Upon graduation, she went to work at Cambridgeport Savings Bank for the summer, but stayed for her entire career. She once said that she did not intend to make banking her life but banking became her life.

During her 52 year tenure at Cambridgeport, her wisdom, business acumen, and genuine ability to lead, coupled with her excellent people skills and quiet and gentle demeanor, won her well-deserved recognition and honors in numerous area organizations. She served worthily in a variety of capacities including board positions in the following: Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, Cambridge YMCA, The Salvation Army, The American Red Cross, Central Square Business Association, Cambridge City Council, The Rotary Club, Brighton Board of Trade, among others.

The naming of the Theodora “Teddy” Arvanites Square, Cambridge, in 2003 was one of the highlights of her distinguished career and reflected her locally known and honored achievements. Her tireless efforts and dedication to the Cambridge business community and the City of Cambridge were celebrated by the members of the Cambridge City Council and community friends.

She was also a dedicated member of her church, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England, Boston, and served on a number of parish committees.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Christos and Anio Arvanites and the beloved sister of the late, James and his wife, Ruth. She also leaves her devoted sister, Dr. Marica Arvanites of Everett, a nephew, James Arvanites, three nieces, Patricia, Christa, Catherine, and an adored grandniece, Michelle and grandnephew, Christopher, all of Washington, DC, and many relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frederick Cafasso and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Renovation Fund of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England, 162 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445; St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center, 162 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA 02445; Salvation Army, 402 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139. To leave a message of condolence or share to  share a memory, please visit:

Fannie Franca

Of Michigan, formerly of Everett

Fannie M. (Maimone) Franca of Holland, Michigan, formerly of Everett and East Boston, died on October 18 following a long illness. She was 87 years old.

She was the wife of the late Manuel V.; devoted mother of Susan M. Seidelman of Holland, Michigan, Elizabeth A. “Liz” Franca of Graham, Washington and the late Thomas Franca; cherished sister of Anna Gramaglia of Foxboro, Lucy Maimone of Lutz, Florida, Anthony Maimone and his wife, Claire of Georgetown, MA. and the late Josephine Giusto, Mary Franco and Jennie Berte. She is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Alzheimers’ Assoc., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, Ma. 02472

Ciriaco ‘Jerry’ Serio

US Postal Service Retiree

Ciriaco A. “Jerry” Serio of  Everett died on October 21 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. He was 85 years old.

Born in the North End of Boston and a longtime resident of Everett, he was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service.

He was the beloved husband of more than 63 years of Cecelia (Grande) Serio; dear and devoted father of Anthony Serio, EdD, and his wife Patricia, of Leverett, Carolyn  Lucci and her husband, Paul of N. Reading and Ann Marie Douglass  and her husband, Kirk of Everett; brother of Nicholas Serio of Watertown, Eva Masiello of Stoughton, Anita Masiello of Brockton, Rosemary Messina of Medford and the late Rita Teta; loving grandfather of Cara, Christopher and Lauren Serio, Christina and Paul Lucci and Peter and Stephanie Douglass.

His Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St.  (Corner of Main St.)  Everett today,  Wednesday, at   9  a.m.  followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Broadway, Everett, at  10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in his memory to the Immaculate Conception Church “Building Fund”, 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149, would be sincerely appreciated.

Dorothy Post

Of Stoughton, formerly of Everett

Dorothy Post of Stoughton, formerly of Everett, died peacefully on October 20 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston. She was 72 years old.

She was the loving mother of Jeannine O’Callaghan and her husband, Brian of Medfield, Joe Meuse of Boston, Tom Meuse and John Meuse of Virginia and the late Kevin Meuse; cherished grandmother of Abigail, Brendan, John, Crystal, Brittany, and Tiffany; dear sister of Robert Post of Wakefield, and Beth Mellace of Nevada.

Funeral arrangements were by the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Service, Medfield. For guestbook and obituary please see

Benita Valentin

Longtime Chelsea resident

Benita Valentin, a longtime Chelsea resident, died at home on October 15 surrounded by her loving family. She was 72 years old.

Born in Patillas, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Rogue and Josefa Ramos. She was raised in Puerto Rico and after coming to the United States, settled in Everett. She has been living in Chelsea for the past 35 years. She devoted her life to her home and raising her children and was a devoted parishoner and supporter of St. Rose Church.

She was the devoted mother of Miguel Valentin and Neury Valentin, both of Chelsea, Carlos Valentin and his wife, Rosa of Everett, Jose Valentin of Marblehead, Junior Valentin of Revere and the late Louis Valentin; dear sister of Basilio, Ines, Felipe, Angel Louis, Jose Antonio and Gonzalez Ramos and is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Rose Church. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Hugo ‘Sticka’ Guarino

Of Tewksbury, formerly of the North End

Hugo “Sticka” Guarino of Tewksbury, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on October 20.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Reppucci) Guarino; beloved father of Dana Guarino of Malden; loving stepfather of Diane Tanso of Tewksbury and Debbie Gilardi of Everett; father of Nadine Doherty of Everett and the late Mark Giannino and is also survived by several loving step-grandchildren. He was the brother of Rudy “Hippo” Guarino of Las Vegas, Flora Wentz of Philadelphia and the late Eva Leiva.

Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers. contributions be made in his memory to Wingate at Belvidere, 500 Wentworth Ave, Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements were by the Dello Russo Family Funeral Home of Wilmington. For obituary, or to leave an online message of condolence, please visit

Rayma Frances Sargent

Florida resident

Rayma Frances Sargent died on September 24 after a valiant battle with cancer. She was 73 years old.

She was born in Tewksbury, lived in Maine for more than 30 years and moved to The Villages, Florida in 2005.

She is survived by three daughters, one son, two grandchildren, one great grandchild, two sisters and three brothers.

A Memorial Service will be held on October 29 at the First Congregational Church, 121 W. Foster Street, Melrose, MA from 11 a.m. to noon. A reception will follow at the Saugus-Lynn Elks Club, 401 Main Street, Saugus.

Dorothy Lyons

Everett resident

Dorothy E. (Banks) Lyons of Everett, formerly of Waltham, died on October 18.

She was the mother of Dorothy E. Slade and her husband, Richard M. ‘Dallas’ Slade, of Waltham; sister of Homer ‘Chuck’ Banks and his wife, Yvette, of Manchester, NH, and the late Howard Banks.

Funeral arrangements were by The Joyce Funeral Home, Waltham. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham. Memorial donations may be made to Everett Nursing and Rehab. Center, Patient Activities Fund, 289 Elm Street, Everett, MA 02149 or to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118. For complete obituary and guestbook, please visit

Vincent Sottosanti, Sr.

Retired Financial Advisor

Vincent J. Sottosanti, Sr. a long time resident of Everett died on October 11 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

During his working years, he was a financial advisor for Boston Independent Advisors.

Born in Easton, PA, he was the husband of Mary Ann (Badessa) and father of Emily Rose, Vincent J., Jr. and Philip Samuel all of Everett.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit

Paul Frederick

Of Peabody, formerly of Everett

Paul F. Frederick of Peabody, formerly of Everett, died on October 23. He was 56 years old.

He was the devoted husband of Theresa (Silvia) Frederick with whom he shared over 34 years of marriage, son of the late William and Evelyn (Carpenter) Frederick, loving father of Matthew and his wife, April Frederick and Christopher Frederick, all of Peabody; brother of William and his wife, Maureen Frederick of Everett and is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews, and also by his granddaughter Alivia who was the apple of his eye.

His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be held today, Wednesday,  from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St,, Danvers, MA 01923. For directions and on-line obituary, visit

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