Obituaries 11-23-2011

Francis ‘Shorty’ Parker

Everett Resident

Francis C. “Shorty” Parker of Everett died on November 19. He was 77 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Lena R. (Accardi) Parker; loving father of Frank and Kathleen Parker of Everett, Thomas and Heather Parker of New York City and Paula and Chris Dente of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Matthew, Amanda, Christopher, Gabriel, and Sean; loving brother of Barbara Zammuto of Malden and the late Shirley Bitters and dear brother in law of Anthony and Cheryl Accardi of Wells, ME.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, today, Wednesday, November 23, at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. For directions and online guestbook, visit

Clara Cognata

Lifelong Everett Resident

Clara E. (DiGiacomo) Cognata, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on November 19 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere. She was 85 years old.

Born in Boston and the beloved wife of Dr. Joseph V. Cognata for over 63 years, she was the dear and devoted mother of JoAnn Pelletier of Everett and Dr. Michael J. Cognata and his wife, Dr. Corine Barone Cognata of Marblehead, sister of the late Anna M. Annese and devoted and loving grandmother of Michael Pelletier of Everett.

Her 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 St. Anthony’s Church, Oakes Street, Everett, at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the charity of one’s choice would be sincerely appreciated.

Philip Oteri

Retired Somerville Police Narcotics Agent

Philip J. Oteri of Boston’s North End died on November 15.

A retired Somerville Police Narcotics Agent, he was a US Marine Corps veteran.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Bastein) and former husband of Carmella (Pericotti); devoted father of Lynda Oteri and Joseph J. Oteri, both of Medford, Philip Oteri of Everett, Kim O’Brien of Brockton and Michael Kendrick of Taunton; loving grandfather of David, Brianna and Philip; dear brother of Nancy Guilmette of Wareham, her late husband, Lee and the late Joseph Oteri.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. To leave a message of condolence

Michael Bellino

Lynn Resident

Michael Bellino of Lynn, formerly of Charlestown, died unexpectedly on November 10.

He was the loving son of Barbara (Nardone) Bellino of Everett and Richard Bellino of Charlestown; beloved brother of Joseph Bellino of Braintree, Richard Bellino of New Hampshire, Patricia Bellino of Maine, Karen Jacobs of Worcester and the late Anthony Bellino. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the Joslin Diabetes Ctr., 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02445. For condolences

Pastor Wayne Dailey, Sr.

Pastor of Bethel Revival Center

Pastor Wayne F. Dailey, Sr. of Everett died on November 13. He was 82 years old.

Pastor Dailey was a pastor for over 50 years serving the Bethel Revival Center in Everett and WROL Radio Ministries for over 30 years. He was also a US Navy veteran.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. Dailey; loving father of Wayne F. Dailey, Jr. of Concord, NH, Dennis Dailey and his wife, Debra of Calhoun, GA, Judy and her husband, John DiZazzo of Wichita, KS, and the late Paul Dailey; loving brother of Jim Dailey of New York; cherished grandfather of Kimberly, Wendy, David, Kristen, Paul Jr., Nicholas, the late Melissa and the late Wayne III. He is also survived by seven cherished great grandchildren. He was the dear family friend of Esther Richards and Laura Dewing.

Visitation and services were held at the Bethel Revival Center, Everett followed by burial in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield. In his memory, donations may be made to the Bethel Revival Center, 43 Norwood St., Everett, MA 02149. For online guestbook, visit:

Joseph Gallivan

Bartender at 8/10 Lounge

Joseph W. Gallivan of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on November 17 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness. He was 60 years old.

He graduated from University of California at Berkley with a bachelor’s degree and worked as a bartender at the 8/10 Lounge in Everett.

Son of the late Eugene J. and Ruth (Boles) Gallivan, he was the beloved father of Connor Gallivan of Revere and dear and devoted brother of Ruth Mc Bride of Montclair, NJ.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Contributions in his memory to the MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, would be sincerely appreciated.

John ‘Sonny’ Capodilupo

Everett resident

John P. “Sonny” Capodilupo of Everett died on November 17.

A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Ann Marie (Ross); father of Nancy Lee and her husband, Robert of Taunton, Diane Crowell of Everett, Paula Trickett and her husband, William of Amesbury, Sandra Smith and her husband, Timothy of Rhode Island, John and his wife, Shannon of Holbrook, and Paul and his wife, Christina of Saugus; brother of Virginia Lombardi of Saugus, Rita Messina of Peabody, Ralph of New Hampshire, Ann Piasecki of Malden, the late Phyllis DeVitto and Robert. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice, c/o Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923..

Shauna Silva-Sperlinga

Everett resident

Shauna M. Silva-Sperlinga of Everett, formerly of Somerville, died on November 13.

She was the beloved daughter of William Sperlinga of Salem and Denise Goode of Arlington; loving mother of Haylee Nicole; dear sister of Shane and Jesse Goode; cherished granddaughter of Laine Starr of Somerville and is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Arrangements were by the Keefe Funeral Home, North Cambridge. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations may be made to the Haylee Scholarship Fund, 21 Malvern Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144. For obituary or to send an online condolence, visit:

Frank Lewis, Jr.

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Frank E. Lewis, Jr. of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on November 15.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Nancy (Renda) and former husband of Doris (Bertini); father of Robyn MacArthur and her husband, Thomas J. of Everett and the late Steven; son of the late Frank E., Sr. “Former Mayor of Everett” and Dorothea (Crosby); brother of Barbara Jarrard of Georgia and Joanne and Diane, both of Florida. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Duran and Megan and one great grandson, Nico.

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

Oscar ‘Whitey’ Rutstein

Retired Salesman, member of Masons

Oscar “Whitey” Rutstein of Marblehead, formerly of Everett, died on November 16. He was 90 years old.

A resident of Marblehead for 35 years, he was born and and raised in Everett, attended the Everett School System and graduated from Everett High School. He was a salesman, a member of the Jordan Masonic Lodge, bowled in a league in Peabody and greatly enjoyed fishing.

He was the beloved husband of Eileen (Gorman) Rutstein; devoted father of Margie Harris and her husband, Howie and Suzanne Rutstein; devoted stepfather of Paula Graham and her husband, Jimmy and Bryna Goldstein and her husband, Steve; the beloved husband of the late Frances (Newman) Rutstein and the loving son of the late Nathan Rutstein and the late Gussie (Frimet) Rutstein; the dear brother of the late Arthur Rutstein and the late Sylvia Salter and the loving grandfather of Molli, Craig, Jake, Jody, Jesse, Alexandra, Laura and Dan.

Services were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website,

Jean Hussey

Winthrop resident

Jean M. (Cerbone) Hussey of Winthrop died on November 14.

The beloved wife of the late John, she was the devoted mother of Michael Hussey and William and Thomas Hughes, dear sister of Theresa Silvia and Nancy Aiello; cherished grandmother of Lauren and Madison Hussey; loving aunt and godmother of Richard Silvia as well many adored nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Road, Weston 02483 or MSPCA 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston 02130. For more information or to send an online condolence:

Peter Sacco

Signed by St. Louis Cardinals in 1952

Peter J. Sacco of Everett died on November 12 at the Don Orione Home. He was 76 years old.

Signed to a baseball contract by the St. Louis Cardinals directly from high school in 1952, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Occupational Force in Germany from 1958 to 1960.

He was the beloved son of the late Anthony and Anna Sacco; beloved brother of Raymond Lepore, Rose Paradiso, Dorothy Rainon, all of Everett, Joseph Sacco of Tewksbury, Dolores Sacco-Osborne of Stoneham, Arlene Johnston of Wilmington, and John Sacco of Texas and the brother of the late Mary and Helen. He also leaves many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and devoted friends.

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

Ann Collins

Former Head Secretary of the Mass. Parole Board

Ann T. (O’Brien) Collins of Alabama, formerly of Everett and Revere, died on November 10 and fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on November 9. She was 88 years old.

Born in Everett on October 21, 1923 to James and Mary (Cook) O’Brien, she graduated from Everett High School and later volunteered with the USO during World War II.  After her marriage, she moved to Revere where she resided for 36 years.  She worked for electronics manufacturers Transitron and Teradyne before joining the Massachusetts Parole Board as head secretary.  She was a member of St. Theresa’s Ladies Sodality, an avid dancer and an enthusiastic Red Sox fan.  In 1984, Mrs. Collins moved to Huntsville, AL where her daughter’s family resided.

She was the beloved wife of the late James J. Collins and the cherished mother of Carol A. Blalock, fiancé of John R. Chapman, Jr. and James K. Collins and his wife, Francie; dearest grandmother of Kristin A. Treadway and her husband, Jeff, Brian M. Collins and his wife, Emily, Daniel R. Collins and his wife, Liz, Patrick J. D. Collins and his wife, Cindy, and Michael K. Collins; dearest great-grandmother of Logan Treadway, Ashtin Treadway, Liam Collins, Jack Collins, Max Collins, Riley Collins, Finn Collins, and Sean Collins.  Mrs. Collins is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, John, James, and Walter O’Brien, her sister, Genevieve Johnson, and son-in-law Fletcher Blalock.

A memorial service was conducted in the chapel at Valhalla Funeral Home and Memory Gardens in Huntsville, AL, on November 12.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Leon Barry, Jr.

Retired Master Plumber and Gas Fitter

Leon J. Barry, Jr. died on November 14 at the Exeter, NH Hospital. He was 93 years old.

He was born on September 3, 1918 in Everett, the son of the late Leon J. Barry Sr., and Marion E. (Leonard) Barry. He lived in Everett for most of his life and has been a resident of Epping, NH since 1985.

He served in the US Army during World War II under General Patton and received a Purple Heart for the injuries he sustained during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the American Legion Richard A. Mitchell Post 51 and a Communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Epping. He worked as a master plumber and gas fitter for 39 years at General Electric in Everett and used his skills and talents on many occasions to help family and friends in need of emergency repairs. In his spare time he enjoyed reading the Boston Herald and solving crypto quotes and crossword puzzles.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Rosemarie (DiGregorio) Barry who died in 1960, his second wife Geraldine (McManus) Barry who died in 1993, his companion of many years, Dorothy Alexander and his son Richard J. Barry and daughter Lorraine I. DiSano. He is survived by two sons, Leon J. Barry II of Epping, NH, and Dennis J. and his wife, Anne Barry of Peoria, AZ; his son in law Angelo and his wife, Bunny DiSano of Hampton, NH; his sister in law, Marjorie Corsetti of Bristol, CT; three grandchildren, Daniel Disano, Alexandra Barry, and Dennis Barry Jr. and three great grandchildren, Daniel, Lorraine, and Nicolette Disano.

Funeral arrangements were by the Brewitt Funeral Home, Epping, NH. Burial with Military Honors was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Epping, NH. For more information, please visit

Stella DeSisto

Of Florida, formerly of Everett

Stella C. (Monteforte) DeSisto of Florida, formerly Saugus and Everett, died recently.

The wife of the late Albert Massua and Alvin DeSisto, she was the beloved mother of Marjorie Petipas and her partner, Robert Forziati and Carol Alexander, all of Sarasota, FL; loving grandmother of James E. Petipas, Jr. and his wife, Laura of Tewksbury, Patti Brennan of Arlington, Scott Beckwith and his wife, Jamie of Texas; great grandmother of James Alvin Petipas, Erika Nicole Petipas and Patrick John Brennan; sister of Rosario Monteforte of South Braintree and the late Mary Monteforte, Charles Monteforte and Josephine Heidenreich; mother in law of the late James E. Petipas. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to Life Care Center of Sarasota, Activities Fund, 8104 Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34243. For condolences and obit:

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