East Boston Resident
John J. Gayhart of East Boston died on March 25. He was 55 years old.
He was the loving son of Marie (Falanga) Gayhart of East Boston and the late James Gayhart and is survived by his siblings, Mary Cicalese of Everett, Michael Gayhart of East Boston, Carol Ann Gayhart of East Boston and the late Jo-Ann Gayhart. He is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Most Holy Redeemer Church, 72 Maverick St., East Boston today, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Flora Palladino of Everett died unexpectedly on March 28.
She was the wife of the late Generoso; devoted and loving mother of Angelo Palladino and his wife, Valerie, Lena and Charles Bonanno, Frederick Palladino and his wife, Patricia of Everett and the late Orlando and Federico; loving “Nana” of Angelena Lanzoni and her husband, David, Dawn Marie Platt and her husband, Greg, Robert Palladino and his wife, Amanda, Jason Palladino and his wife, Angela, Jillian, Jessica and Joseph Palladino and her step-grandchildren, Stephen, Charles Jr. and Allison Bonanno. She was the loving “Nonna” of nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.
H. Joseph Murphy
Longtime Railroad Employee
H. Joseph Murphy, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on March 27. He was 95 years old.
Mr. Murphy was US Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Saugus V.F.W. and a retired longtime railroad employee.
He was the beloved husband of the late Evelyn M. (Fox) Murphy; loving father of Joseph P. Murphy and his wife, Betty of Peabody, and Elaine M. Carter and her husband, James of Everett; cherished grandfather of Paul, Robert, and Coleen Murphy and Eleanor Gayhart; cherished great grandfather of Beau, Liam, Haley, Ethan, and Evelyn; loving brother of the late Mary O’Keefe and devoted friend of Emelda McDonough.
Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. For online guestbook, please visit jfwarfuneralhome.com
Paul ‘Aram’ Davidian
Paul A. “Aram” Davidian of Everett died on March 28.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Helen T.; father of Helen Rogier, Paul J. and his wife, Theresa all of Everett and Joseph R. and his wife, Roseann of Tewksbury; brother of John A. “Armen” and his wife, Frances of Lynn and is also survived by nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, and one great great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers. donations in Mr. Davidian’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Rd., Weston, MA 02493. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Charles ‘Danny’ O’Brien
Member of VFW
Charles “Danny” O’Brien of Everett died on March 27. He was 89 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW, he was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy Phyllis O’Brien; loving father of Jim and his wife, Susan of Newburyport, Dotty and her husband, Joe of Medford, Bob and his wife, Lynda of Tewksbury and Dennis O’Brien of Everett; devoted grandfather of Kenneth and Kimberly O’Brien, Michael, Joe, and Mark Rosa, and Kaitlyn and Courtney O’Brien; cherished great grandfather of Dylan O’Brien, Arianna O’Brien-Hurley, Leah and Jack Rosa; dear brother of Marie DiPirro of Melrose, Eugene O’Brien of Leicester, Patricia DeLeo of Florida, and the late William, Harold, Helen, Frances, Edith, Virginia, and Jean.
Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Jimmy Fund c/o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. For online guestbook please visit jfwardfuneralhome.com
Virginia M. (Kinnon) Morley of Malden died on March 25.
She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas M. Morley Sr.; devoted mother of Maureen Carreiro and her husband, Antonio of Tennessee, Eleanor Hirl and her husband, John of Acton, Alice Giannino and her husband, Anthony of Everett and the late Thomas M. Jr. and his wife, Nancy; cherished grandmother of eight.
Funeral arrangements were by the Norton Funeral Home, Malden Square. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. www.nortonfuneral.com
Marilyn A. Carter of Beal Street, Winthrop died suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 6. She was 71 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Marie (Paradiso) and William Sylvester, she was a resident of Everett for several years and moved to Winthrop over 45 years ago. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a secretary for an auto school for many years.
She was the loving mother of Robert Carter Jr. and his wife, Jill of Winthrop and Wayne Carter and his wife, Lisa of Saugus; dear sister of Mark Sylvester of York Beach, Maine and cherished grandmother of Kaitlyn, Danielle, Michael, Jessica and Victoria.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148-0142.
Henry Zaino of Everett died on March 27.
He was the beloved brother of Robert, Richard, Ann, and Eleanor Zaino, Jeanette DiMare and the late Al and Freddy Zaino and Carmella Pastore and also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Cotting School, 453 Concord Ave., Lexington 02421. roccofuneralhomes.com
Andrew Torcivia, Jr.
Retired Owner of Food Stores
Andrew A. Torcivia, Jr. of Saugus died on March 26 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 65 years old.
A US Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, He was born in Everett, graduated from Boston State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a retired business owner of food stores.
He was the beloved husband of Maria (Bordonaro) Torcivia; son of the late Andrew A. and Flora (Giannone) Torcivia; dear and devoted father of Andrew V. Torcivia of Malden, Kristin Drago and her husband, Scott of Melrose, and Nicole Torcivia of Malden and her fiancée, Nicholas Murphy; brother of Ann Nicolai and her husband, Angelo of Wakefield and Geri D’Amico and her husband, Bobby of N. Andover; loving grandfather of Maria, Isabella and Dominic Drago; dear nephew of Margaret Fama of N. Reading and Josephine Lazzara of Norwood. He is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108, would be sincerely appreciated.
Eleanor L. (Small) Shepherd of Florida died on April 1. She was 72 years young.A Cardiac Unit Registered Nurse, she was the loving mother of Donna, Jack and Sandy, all of Florida; the daughter of the late Samuel and Eleanor Small and the loving sister of Carol Kilberth of Florida, Catherine Clapp of Maryland, Patricia Gillespie of Winthrop, Lillian Nesbit, Charles and Samuel Small and Ronaele Polito, all of East Boston and Suzanne Small of Everett; sister of the late William Small, Marian Chefero and Barbara McCormack; loving sister in law of the late Thomas Gillespie and Richard Polito; loving grandmother and aun to to many, many nieces and nephews of the Small family.
Celia (Barbato) Flammia of Chelsea died on April 1.The beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Flammia, Sr., she was the loving mother of Joan Severino and her husband, Arthur, Carol Cucchiara and her husband, Orlando, Barbara Meola and her husband, Louis, Anthony J. Flammia Jr. and his wife, Cecile and the late Anna Mayo; loving sister of Ida Sordillo, Daniel Barbato, Betty Tintindo and the late Rose, Mary, Florence, Joseph, Helen, Lillian, Vera and Mildred. She is also survived by many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Friday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. A Wake service will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be private. roccofuneralhomes.com
Of Melrose, formerly of Everett
Susan V. Mansfield of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died on April 2.She was the beloved daughter of the late Frank W. and Susan V. (Doherty) Mansfield and is survived by her beloved cousins, Ellen Magro of Woburn, Eunice Murray of Malden and many loving nieces, nephews and godchildren.Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Thursday, April 5 at 8:30 a.m. A Funeral Blessing will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church, Malden, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Parish, Malden. roccofuneralhomes.com
Had Distinguished Banking
CareerWilliam L. “Bill” Wallace of Winthrop, formerly of Everett, died at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on March 28.He was 82 years old.A US Army veteran who served with honor during the Korean War, upon returning from service, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern University and later attended Brown University where he received a degree in Banking and Finance. He had a distinguished career which began in mortgage lending and culminated with becoming President and CEO of two banks. Prior to his retirement he successfully converted Glendale Co-Operative Bank in Everett into a publicly owned company.He enjoyed golfing and “The Captain” loved spending time on his boat. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, son, and brother. His integrity, wit and generous spirit will forever be missed by those who knew and loved him.Survived by his beloved of wife of 58 years, Mabel (Johnson) “Mae” Wallace, he was born in Everett, the son of the late Joseph D. and Clara (O’Shea) Wallace. He was the devoted father of Elizabeth Wallace of Winthrop and Daniel Wallace of Chester Township, NJ. And he also leaves behind his daughter-in-law Ami (Sharpe); two grandchildren, Emily and William Wallace; siblings Robert, Joseph, and Carol Wallace and the late Ellen Wallace, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was held in St. Michael’s Chapel at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery-Peabody. Memorial donations can be made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA, 02150. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.