Obituaries 04-18-2012

Paul Cioffi, Jr.

Of Revere, formerly of Everett

Paul A. Cioffi, Jr. of  Revere, formerly of Everett, died on April 11.

A Starter at Sagamore Golf Club, he was the beloved husband of Rosalie (Cardoza) Cioffi with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Paul Cioffi III and his wife, Frances of Burlington, Stephen and his wife, Candace of Malden, Denise Iannaco and her husband, Steve, Dana Cioffi Mario, Christina Wortman and her husband, Fred and David Cioffi and his wife, Denise, all of Everett, Joseph Cioffi and his wife, Gail of Florida, Maria Nadeau and her husband, Jeffrey of Ludlow, Michael Vasily Cioffi and his wife, Jodie of Reading, Anthony Cioffi and Virginia Frost of Whitman and Mathew Cioffi and Nicole Joyce of New Zealand; dear brother of Jean Farese of Everett, Helen DeSimone of Tewksbury, Albert Cioffi of Stoneham, Gloria Cioffi of Hanover, Carl Cioffi of Saugus, Carmella Capuano of Everett and the late Alphonso and Angelo Cioffi and Mary DiGiacomo; cherished grandfather of 21 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Remembrances may be made to the VNA Care Network and Hospice, 5 Federal St., Danvers, MA 01923. For guest book:

Virginia Witkus

Wilmington Resident

Virginia M. (Davin) Witkus of Wilmington, formerly of Malden, died on April 11.

A graduate of Sacred Heart School of Cambridge, Class of 1958, she was the devoted wife of Stephen Witkus; daughter of late John and Rose Davin, formerly of Somerville; beloved mother of Joyce Gochakowski and her husband, Ralph of Revere, Diane Maloy and her husband. Paul of Arlington and Sharon Sawyer and her husband, Ethan of Wilmington; dear step-mother of Stephen Witkus, Jr. and his wife, Stacey of Everett and David Witkus and his wife, Melissa of Douglas.She was the loving sister of John Davin of Revere and cherished grandmother of 11.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Oncology Dept. 585 Lebanon St., Melrose, MA 02176. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

Margaret Sulliva

Of Groton, formerly of Charlestown

Margaret M. (Codair) Sullivan of Groton, formerly of Charlestown, died on April 9.

She was the beloved mother of Christine Ferreira and her husband, Albert of No. Attleboro; loving grandmother of Josseph Ferreira of No. Attleboro; daughter of the late William Codair and Elizabeth (Randall) Trimble; sister of Kathleen Darling of Dorchester, William F. Codair, Jr. of New Hampshire, Maryanne “Bunky” Hurley of Somerville, Thomas Codair of Medford, Edward Codair of Malden, Ray Codair of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Addesa of Everett, Jeanmarie Kalogeropoulos of Weymouth and the late Linda Codair and she is also survived by many aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown.

Grazia ‘Grace’ Micciche

Of Mashpee, formerly of Everett

Grazia “Grace” Micciche of Mashpee, formerly of Everett, died on April 12. She was 84 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Vincenzo Micciche; loving mother of Charles Micciche of Mashpee, Philip Micciche of Everett, Rosemary Micciche of Mashpee, John Micciche and his wife, Anne of Peabody and Rita Foley and her husband, Robert of Milton; cherished grandmother of Michael “Mikey” Foley; loving sister in law of Lucy Fusco of Everett and her late husband Joseph; loving sister of the late Philip Micciche. She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett today, Wednesday, April 18 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 38 Oaks St., Everett at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Catholic TV, 34 Chestnut St., Watertown, MA 02471. For directions and online guestbook please visit

Carmen ‘Shorty McDuff’ Magnotta

Everett Resident

Carmen E. “Shorty McDuff” Magnotta of Everett, formerly of the North and West End, died on April 10.

He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Damato) Magnotta; loving father of Katherine P. Magnotta, Angelina Miele and her husband, Paul and Carmen E. Magnotta, Jr. He is also survived by three loving grandchildren, Michelle Miele and her fiancé, Tom, Paul Miele and his wife, Barbara and Carmen, III. He leaves his dear friends Marie Abbruzzio and her family as well as his cousins James and Claire Imbruglia.

Arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02110.

Arthur Acquaviva

Mitre Corporation Retiree

Arthur R. Acquiviva, a lifetime resident of Everett, died on April 16 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home.  He was 78 years old.

Born in Everett and a retired Engineering Aid with Mitre Corporation in Bedford, he was the beloved husband of Josephine (Greco) for over 52 years, the son of the late Joseph and Gilda Acquaviva; dear and devoted father of Dawn Hames and her husband, Robert of Salem and Lynn Petkewich and her husband, Paul of Saugus; brother of Ronald Acquaviva and his wife, Pauline of Peabody; loving “Papou” of Ashley and Lindsay Hames and Nicholas, Alexa and Gianna Petkewich and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  His Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Friday, April 20 at 9 a.m. followed by a  Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his to memory to MGH Development Office, 165 Cambridge St. Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 or to St. Anthony’s Church would be sincerely appreciated

Paul Davis

Of Dedham, formerly of Everett

Paul R. Davis of Dedham, formerly of Everett, died on April 2 at Faulkner Hospital in Boston. He was 62 years old.

He was born on September 21, 1949 in Boston,  raised in Everett and attended the Everett Public Schools and went on to receive a Bachelors of Science degree from Syracuse University. He worked in sales where he had a very successful career working for Kraft Corporation. He also had success running his own business, Rainbow Press in Somerville. He then transitioned to his most notable position as an IT Contractor for the MBTA where he worked until 2003. The pride and joy of his life were his wife, Lorraine, his daughter, Nicole and his beloved cat, Miles. He would spend his days cooking for his family, playing hearts on the computer, working in his garden, and taking trips to NH.

In addition to his wife, Louraine and daughter Niciole, Paul was the loving son of Gertrude and the late Joseph Hinton and the brother of Marilyn Hinton, Charlene Davis, Cheryl Hinton, and the late Alan Hinton. He is also survived by a host of relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service was held at the IMANI Temple Ministries in Malden with Reverend Dr. Michele Wheeler officiating and giving a moving eulogy. Arrangements were by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.

Josephine Saia

Everett Resident

Josephine M. Saia of Everett died on April 9.

The beloved wife of the late Thomas, she was the loving mother of Sally Guanci and her husband, Thomas, Thomas Saia, Jr. and his wife, Kathy and Nicholas Paul Saia and his wife, Diane;  the loving sister of Natalie DeVito and is also survived by six loving grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to St Jude Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis,

Anne Lane

Of Mashpee, formerly of Everett

Anne M. Lane of Mashpee, formerly of Everett and Cambridge, died on April 10.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Timothy J. and Helen (Donahue) Lane; sister of the late Timothy J. Lane Jr.; sister-in-law of Kathleen M. Lane of Peabody, aunt of Maureen A. Lane of Malden, Timothy S. Lane of Everett, Brian P. Lane of Everett and Kevin M. Lane and his wife, Molly of Chicago and cousin of Mary (Cremens) Donovan of Hingham.

Funeral arrangements were by the Breslin Funeral Home, Malden. Donations in her memory may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MI 64114. For an obituary or guestbook, visit

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