Obituaries 12-07-2011

Aram ‘Al’ Vega-Vagramian

“Jazz Legend”

Aram “Al” Vega-Vagramian of Everett died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, December 2 at 8:45 p.m. only hours after saying his goodbyes to family and closest friends.

For 70 years he brought laughter and the love of living into our lives. The lives of Martha, his wife and companion of 40 years, and his children, Al and Diane; his grandchildren, Robin and Stacey and his great grandchild, Grace; his daughter in law, Elida and his sister, Violet Vagramian. He loved all of us and we are better because of him. And for a Jazz legend of 90 playing gigs until a couple of weeks ago, this is quite an accomplishment.

A wake service for Al will be held at the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Wednesday, December 7, from 4 to 9 p.m. Complimentary valet parking will be at the Main Street entrance. “A musical celebration of Al’s life” will be held at Anthony’s Restaurant, 105 Canal St., Malden, on Thursday, December 8 beginning at 3 p.m. His burial will be private.

Victor Keller

Retired Everett Fire Department Captain

Victor P. Keller of North Reading, formerly of Everett, died unexpectedly on December 3 at Mt. Auburn Hospital. He was 76 years old.

Born in Boston and a longtime Everett resident before moving to N. Reading a few years ago, “Vic” was a retired Captain with the Everett Fire Department, an avid fan and follower of Everett High School Crimson Tide Football  and a U. S. Navy veteran.

He was the beloved husband of  Sandra L. (Macauda) for over 50 years; dear and devoted father of Victor S. Keller and his wife, Misha of Middleton, Scott M. Keller and his wife, Carroll of Revere, Laurieann Giannino and her husband, Thomas of Danvers, Jodi Meade and her husband, Peter of Stoneham and Eric Keller and his wife, Donna of N. Reading; brother of Mildred Morriarty of Everett, Ernest Keller of Winthrop, David Keller of Malden and the late Sylvia Sawyer, Sally Costanza, August and Carroll Keller and loving Papa of 15 grandchildren.

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 the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.   Contributions in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701, would be sincerely appreciated.

Antoinette Vendetti

Of Revere, formerly of Everett

Antoinette (Lupo) Vendetti of Revere, formerly of Everett, Somerville and Boston’s North End, died unexpectedly at her “Friendly Gardens” home in Revere on December 3. She was 88 years old.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she lived in the North End, Everett and Somerville before moving to Revere 26 years ago.

She was the wife of the late John G. Vendetti who died in June of 1997; cherished mother of Janette M. Roselando and her husband, Samuel of Medford, and John Vendetti and his wife, Judith M. of Winthrop; devoted grandmother of Amy S. Vendetti of Winthrop, Lisa M. Vendetti of Somerville, Adam S. Roselando of Medford, and Daniel J. Roselando and his wife, Kimberlee of Belmont. She is also lovingly survived by two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Millie Russo, Sadie Foti, Carmen and John DeLuca, Samuel, Jerry, David, and Vincent Lupo.

Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral today, Wednesday, December 7 at 9 a.m. from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.

Jo-Ann Gaudet

Malden Resident

Jo-Ann M. (Fayne) Gaudet, a lifelong resident of Malden, died on November 27.

She was the beloved wife of David F. Gaudet of Malden; devoted mother of Scott M. Gaudet of Plymouth, Kimberly A. Gaudet and her wife, Jennifer Ward-Gaudet of Everett, and Nicole Gaudet and her fiancé, Jacqueline Burke of Malden; cherished sister of Francis Fayne Jr. of Pennsylvania, Peter Fayne of Boston, Mark Fayne of Beverly, and Greg Fayne of Sagamore Beach and proud grandmother of Peyton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund for her grandchildren will be set up in her memory and donations can be made Care of Nicole Gaudet, 42 Edmund St. Malden, MA 02148, Memo: Scholarship Fund. For Obituary

Nicolina Foti

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Everett

Nicolina (DeLuca) Foti of Derry NH, formerly of Everett, died on November 29.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Foti; loving mother Biagio “Gino” Foti and his wife, Annmarie, and Angela Valentine and her husband, Ronald. She is also survived by 12 loving grandchildren and loving nieces and nephews in the United States and Italy.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02210.

Ronald Gibbons, Sr.

Retired Shipper and Receiver

Ronald V. Gibbons, Sr. of Chelsea died on December 3. He was 73 years old.

He was a retired veteran of the MA Army National Guard having served for more than 28 years, a retired shipper and receiver of the Fidelity Press Printing Co., formerly in Everett, a  member of the 182nd Infantry Association, the National Guard Association. and the VFW Post 2394 in Melrose.

He was the husband of the late Joyce E. (Campbell) Gibbons; beloved father of Joyce E. Pino of Revere, Ronald V. Gibbons, Jr. and his wife Amy of California and James J. Gibbons of Everett; son of the late Herbert F. and Jeannette V. (Burns) Gibbons; dear brother of Jeanne Fitzpatrick of New Hampshire and the late Herbert F. Gibbons, Jr., Roger W. Gibbons, and twins, John and James Gibbons.  He is also lovingly survived by two granddaughters, Alexandra Gibbons of California, and his special caregiver, Samantha L. Pino of Revere, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted in the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave. Chelsea today, Wednesday, December 7 at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  Memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz and Palliative Care, 285 Commandant’s Way, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Elizabeth Savelo

Stoneham Resident

Elizabeth B. (Fama) Savelo of Stoneham died on December 3l. She was 94 years old.

She was the wife of the late Peter P. Savelo; mother of Peter Savelo and his wife, Faith of Concord, NH, John Savelo of Raleigh, NC, Ron Savelo and his wife, Pam of Dunedin, FL and Barbara Bambery of Stoneham; grandmother of Brad, Craig and Derek Bambery, Andrea Savelo, Tara Savelo and Samantha Savelo; sister of Jean Burke and Maurice Fama, both of Stoneham, and the late Tena Cody, Dorothy Sweeney, Mary Barbo and Eleanor Fama and is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Vallarelli of Stoneham and several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home, 4 Common St., Stoneham today, Wednesday, December 7 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Stoneham Senior Center, 136 Elm St., Stoneham, MA 02180.

Robert McCarthy

Medford Resident

Robert E. McCarthy of Medford died on November

18.  He was 69 years old.

He was the beloved son of the late John J. and Margaret (McEnroe) McCarthy and loving brother of John McCarthy and his wife, Dorothy Lee of Woburn and Paul McCarthy and his wife, Mary of Andover. He is also survived by his loving nieces, Karen Kennedy and Christine McCarthy and nephews, John, Kevin and Paul McCarthy.

A memorial service was held at the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.

Louis Marchetti

Of Lowell, formerly of Everett

Louis S. Marchetti of Lowell, formerly of N. Reading and Everett, died on December 2.

The retired Supervisor of Mass. Public Works Dept. Arlington Office, he was the husband of Pamela J. (Ivey) Marchetti; father of Robert Marchetti of Beverly, Louis Marchetti of Ledyard, CT; Maryann Taylor of Everett, and Michele Martin of Marblehead; brother of Edna Reeves of Fitzgerald, GA and he also leaves 14 grandchildren, one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dolan Funeral Home Chelmsford. Cremation was at Merrimack Crematory.

Margaret Guarino

Former Telephone Company Bookkeeper

Margaret (Rezulli) Guarino of Revere, formerly of Everett, died at Woodbridge of Peabody on December 1. She was 100 years old.

Born in Everett, she was a former bookkeeper for the Telephone Company.

She was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Angelina (Anzuoni) Guarino;  beloved wife of the late John; devoted mother of Janice Campbell of Burlington and the late Maryanne Guarino-Shute; loving grandmother of Renee Zavalia of Rhode Island, Michael Shute of Pembroke and she also leaves four great grandchildren, Nicholas, Aiden, Zachary and Alexander. She was the dear sister of the late Marie DeRosa, Ralph Renzulli and Maryanne Renzulli and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave Boston Ma 02115. For guest book please visit

Mark Davis

Long time resident of Cambridge

Mark A. Davis died at the Wachusett Extended Care Facility on November 30 where he was a resident for the last 18 years due to an accident.

He was the beloved son of the late Virgil and Betty (Hairston) Davis; the loving brother of Tara Watters of Fayetteville, NC, formerly of Everett;  several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett on Wednesday Evening at 7 p.m. with Reverend Thomas Coots officiating. Interment will be private.

Ruth Lack

Of Florida, formerly of Everett

Ruth (Bernstein) Lack of Aventura, Florida, formerly of Everett, died on December 2.

Mrs. Lack was the wife of the late Judge Harry M. Lack, who served as a Justice of the Cambridge District Court. She was born in Providence, RI, a daughter of the late Max and Gussie (Halpern) Bernstein, had been a long time resident of Everett and later moved to Hollywood, Florida and then to Aventura, Florida. She graduated with Honors from Central High School in Providence, RI in 1935.

Mrs. Lack pursued a successful business career in two periods. First, prior to her marriage, she owned a liquor store in Providence, RI. Later, at age 63, after having brought up her two sons, she passed the real estate broker’s exam in the state of Massachusetts. She then became a realtor at Century 21 in Malden for many years. She won several awards during her career as a real estate broker including a Gold Jacket as one of the highest producing brokers at her firm selling over $5 million homes that year.

Mrs. Lack leaves two sons, Michael and his wife, Marjorie and James and his wife, Candice. She also leaves her sister, Ella Persky and her brother in law, Dr. Max Lack. Her other sister, Rosella Cohen, died in 2004 and her long time husband, Judge Harry Lack, died in 1991.

Services were private and entrusted to Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Memorial donations may be made to the Judge Harry M. Lack Scholarship Fund, C/o Suffolk University Law School Attn: Jane DiGangi, 8 Ashburton PL. Boston, MA 02108. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website,

Marvin ‘Manny’ Flack

Of Winthrop, formerly of Lynn

Marvin W. “Manny” Flack of Winthrop, formerly of Lynn, died on November 24. He was 33 years old.

He was the loving husband of Hannah (Morin) Flack; son of Kim Morrissey of Winthrop and Marvin Turner of Mattapan; stepson of Kevin Morrissey of Winthrop and grandson of Bessie Flack of Revere and the late Walter Johns, Georgia Turner of Mattapan and the late James Turner; brother of Terrance Ellis and his wife, Danelle of Everett, Keishaun Turner, Tiffanie Turner and her husband, Jorge White, Marcus Wise and his wife, Kathleen, Nakia VanLoan and Latia VanLoan all of Boston; son-in-law of Kathleen Morin of Ipswich and the late Peter Morin and brother-in-law of Sam Morin and his wife, Melissa of Salem, Louis Morin and his wife, Jenn, William Morin and his wife, Michele, all of Lynn and Jocelyn Morin of Salem. He leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Funeral arrangements were by the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn.

Elvira Della Volpe

Malden Resident

Elvira M. Della Volpe of Malden died on November 27.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Vincenzo and Maria (D’Anselmo) Della Volpe; sister of the late Irene M. Carnevale and Armand Della Volpe and is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

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

Lucille Currie

Real Estate Salesperson

Lucille (Rossetti) Currie of Everett died on December 3 after a long battle with Alzheimers Disease. She was 76 years old.

Mrs. Currie sold real estate for many years with Century 21 Lonegan & Doherty and also Century 21 Citiwide. She was a member of the Emblem Club and volunteered her time with The Department of Social Services and St. Vincent DePaul’s and enjoyed the years she played volleyball at the Everett Recreation Center and bowling with the Malden Bowling League.

In her retired years, she spent the winters in Naples, Florida and the rest of the year with her family and many friends who she dearly loved in Everett. She will always be remembered by those that knew her for her vibrant and outgoing personality

She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Rossettti and the sister of the late Marilyn Cosco and the beloved mother of Brenda Marchant and her husband, William Marchant of Everett, Kevin Currie of Florida and Joyce Currie of Everett. She is also survived by five grandchildren Jonathan Marchant, William Marchant, Jenna Marchant, Mari Marchant and Michael Valeri, all of Everett.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Light House Nursing Home 204 Proctor Ave Revere, Ma, 02151 Funeral Services from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett on Friday Morning at 10 a.m.. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Ida Zagorsky

Of Malden, formerly of Everett

Ida (Cohen) Zagorsky of Malden, formerly of Everett, entered Eternal Rest peacefully after 101 years of wonderful life surrounded by her loving family on December 5.

She was the devoted wife of 57 years to the late Philip Zagorsky; beloved mother of Toby Bernstein and her companion, Gerald Cohen and Barbara Abramson and her husband, Sumner; cherished grandmother of Robyn Perrotti and her husband, Robert, James Bernstein, Ellen Callahan and her husband, Jim, Nancy Bowers and her husband, Kenneth, Robert Abramson and his wife, Joan and eight great grandchildren, all of whom will greatly miss her.

Services will be held at Tifereth Israel Memorial Park 232 Fuller St. Everett today, Wednesday, December 7 at 12 Noon. Condolence calls may be made following the burial at the home of Toby Bernstein, 85 East India Row, Boston until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Joslin Diabetes Clinic 1 Joslin Place Boston, MA 02215. For directions and online condolences go to: 1-800-982-3717 Goldman Funeral Chapel-Malden

Rev. Dr. Edwin McLane

West Yarmouth Resident

Rev. Dr. Edwin D. McLane of West Yarmouth died November 30 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. He was 92 years old.

The husband of Gertrude E. “Gem” (Maxim) McLane, he was the father of Stephen E. McLane and his wife, Nancy of Beverly and Philip K. Andon-McLane and his wife, Nina of Syracuse, NY. He is also survived by four grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 17 in theWest Yarmouth Congregational Church, 383 Main St., West Yarmouth. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made for the benefit of the Youth Groups, c/o West Yarmouth Congregational Church, 383 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673.

Arrangements were by Hallett Funeral Home, SouthYarmouth.

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