Obituaries 05-02-2012

Robert Benedetto

Active in the Teamsters Union

Robert A. Benedetto died at his Everett home died on April 28. He was 82 years old.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a retired member of the Teamsters Union, Local 25, retired  shop steward for the union and representative of the retired local union members. He was born in Everett and a longtime resident of Chelsea before settling back in Everett.

He was the beloved husband of the late Joan M. (Barry) Benedetto for over 56 years; dear and devoted father of Robin M. Brickley and her husband, Craig of Everett, James Benedetto of Chelsea, Stacey Benedetto of Revere and Timothy Benedetto and his wife, Marybeth of Lynnfield; brother of Elaine Thomas and her husband, Lee  and the late Thomas Benedetto and his surviving wife, Evelyn Benedetto of Revere; loving grandfather of Brendan and Connor Brickley, Timothy Benedetto, Chandler Dockery, Zachary and Gregory Benedetto.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Thursday morning from 9 to 11:30  followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett, at 12 noon.  Burial services will be private  Contributions in his memory to VNA Hospice Care,  100 Sylvan Road, Woburn , MA 01801, would be sincerely appreciated.

Delores Ann Long

Died Accidently in Fire

Delores Ann Long of Everett, formerly of Malden, died  by accident caused by a fire in her home at the Mass General Hospital on April 20.

She was born in 1944 in Malden, one of seven children of the late Al and Iver Long. She was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School. After graduating from MHS, Delores went to cosmetology school but instead she worked as a telephone operator for New England Telephone Company. Delores worked in many professions but recently retired from Stop and Shop. Delores is survived by four children: Albert, Jason, Andrea and Delores, all of Malden and four grandchildren: Taya, Latoya, Ta’jaih and LaJerran. She was the sister of Lila Long, Connie Dean, Frank Long, and the late Robert, Alvin, and Walter Long. She is also survived by six great grandchildren and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

A Funeral Service was held at the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett with Reverend Roxann Hyman of Cambridge officiating.

George Keough, Sr.

Master Builder, Avid Fisherman and Animal Lover

George Keough, Sr. of Everett died on April 25.

A US Army Korean War veteran, a Master Builder, an avid fisherman and a devoted animal lover, he was a member of Teamsters Local 25 and a member of the Broad Sound Tuna Club of Revere.

He was the beloved husband of the late Jeanne (Bernardo) and loving father of George Jr. and his wife, Allyson of Braintree and the late Kathleen Brown and grandfather of Alexa Keough.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston 02215.

Lorenzo Tamboli

US Postal Service Retiree

Lorenzo Tamboli of Everett died on April 25. He was 84 years old.

Mr. Tamboli was a US Army veteran of World War II and a longtime US Postal Service employee.

He was the beloved husband of Victoria (Visconti) Tamboli; loving father of Vincent Tamboli and his wife, Denise of Florida, Rosemary Petrangelo and her husband, Pasquale of Revere, Victoria McCarthy and her husband, Brian, Andrea Lynch and her husband, John and Lisa Tamboli, all of Everett and the late John Tamboli and his surviving wife, Jeanine of Tewksbury; cherished grandfather of Vincent, Victoria, Angela, Rosemary, David, Angela, Andrea, Michael, Mariana, Marirose, Joseph, Christine, John, Christina, and William. He is also survived by four cherished great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was the loving brother of the late Florence Delling, Mario, George, and Carlo Tamboli.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 East Concord St., Room C3, Boston, MA 02118.

Marie Kelleher

Devoted Catholic, Loved Dancing and Bingo

 Marie E. (Coakley) Kelleher, a resident of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, died surrounded by the love and adoration of her family on April 23.She was born in Malden in 1917, one of nine children of the late J. Matthew and Mary (Fay) Coakley. Marie married James Kelleher and they raised four children. James and Marie had a wonderful life together. Dancing was a big part of their life, James and Marie were out every weekend with a circle of friends and went to many different places dancing to Big Band music. They glided over many a floor! In their later years, they were regulars at the Everett Armory for senior dances.

Bingo was Ir regular event in her senior years. Jim drove her from Pope John to the Immaculate Conception to Malden Catholic depending on the day of the week for her Bingo.

Mom was also an avid fan of the Crimson Tide football and last, but certainly not least. Marie was a devoted Catholic and belonged to St Theresa Church.

She leaves her beloved husband, James Kelleher and she was the loving mother of Michael and his wife, Pi of Everett, Linda and her late husband, Edward Dooley of Everett, Tish and her husband Arthur Ells of Chelsea, and Judy and her husband, Al Frallicciardi of Harwich. She was the sister of the late Jackie, Frank, and Robert Coakley, Evelyn Brody, Dorothy Powell, Winifred Banks, Norma Petipas, and Helen Burke and is also survived by three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.Her Funeral was held from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church with Reverend Gerald Osterman officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery

Frederick Allen, Sr.

Salesman and Avid Golfer

Frederick D. Allen, Sr. of Everett died on April 26, He was 81 years old.

A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, prior to retiring, he was a longtime railroad salesman and an avid golfer.

He was the beloved husband of Beverly A. (Currie) Allen; loving father of Kelley Rairden, the late Frederick D. “Rick” Allen, Jr. and his surviving wife, Debra Allen; loving brother of Helen Allen; cherished grandfather of Christopher Daniel Allen and his wife, Meaghan, Kerri Jean Allen, Danielle Rairden, and Brian Rairden and cherished great grandfather of Hayley Allen. He is also survived by many dear nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Wood End Cemetery, Reading. Memorial donations may be made to Pope John XXIII High School, Rick Allen Scholarship Fund, 888 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149.

Teresa Anderson

Cambridge resident

Teresa M. (Sartory) Anderson of Cambridge died in Everett on April 24.

She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Anderson; loving mother of Janet R. Smolak and Dana G. Anderson, both of Everett and the late Stephen F. Anderson; dear grandmother of Andrew, Krista, and Mark Smolak. Funeral arrangements were by the Keefe Funeral Home, North Cambridge.

Burial was in Cambridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to VNA Care Network and Hospice, 5 Federal Street, Danvers MA, 01923. For obituary or to leave a message of condolence, visit

Rita ‘Red’ Roderick

Of Ohio, formerly of Everett

Rita A. “Red” (Chillemi) Roderick of West Chester, Ohio, formerly of Everett, died on April 20.

She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur; devoted mother of Joseph Vultaggio and his wife, Dottie of West Chester, OH, and the late Leonarda and Josephine and is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren and 31 loving great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was the sister of Junette Santelli and her husband, Anthony of Woburn, Charles Chillemi and his wife, Vera of Somerville and the late John, Concetta and Amy Chillemi and Frank Sammatarro.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To leave a message of condolence

Louise Ricci

Malden Resident

Louise I. Ricci of Malden died on April 26.

She was the loving mother of Jennifer Ricci of Malden; loving sister-in-law of Domenic Ricci and also leaves her best friend of 60 years, Alice Daniliuk and many loving nieces and nephews.Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore, Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.

Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy, 71 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472, Attn: Sherri Wasserman.

Ruth Sullivan

East Boston Resident

Ruth M. (Smith) Sullivan of East Boston died April 22 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 69 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late George E. and Ruth (St. Elmo) Smith, she was educated in Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1960.

A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she leaves her beloved husband, James F. Sullivan of East Boston, four loving daughters, Debra Larkin of Derry, NH, Danielle Internicola of Saugus, Jaymie Sullivan-Ellard of Everett, and Jill Sullivan of East Boston, 10 cherished grandchildren, Christopher, Jaymes, and Samantha Larkin, Rosaria, Lorenzo, Daniel, Ruth, and Matthew Internicola, James Sullivan, and Alexandria Sullivan-Ellard; three brothers, Gary Smith of Concord, NH, Thomas Smith of Sandown, NH and Kevin Smith of Portsmouth, NH, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late George E. Smith Jr. and Karen A. Smith.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 3 at 10 a.m. in St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl.,Memphis,TN38105-1942.

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