Obituaries 05-09-2012

Rosaria ‘Nira’ Napolitano

Multi-Talented Retired Seamstress

Rosaria “Nira” Napolitano died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of May 1 at the Wingate Nursing Home after a short period of declining health. She was 91 years old.

“Nira” was born on August 20, 1920 and enjoyed her 91 years, all them spent in Everett as well as the years spent at Everett Villa where she made many new friends. She enjoyed people and conversation and liked nothing better than making big meals for a large group of friends. She was passionate about politics and loved to get into a spirited conversation about local and national political figures. She was a seamstress for 45 years beginning when she was 16 years old and was a very active member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Nira was a talented singer who wouldn’t hesitate to pick up a microphone and belt out a song with a bigstrong voice.

The mother of Robert Napolitano of Londonderry, NH, she is survived by two grandsons, Michael and Daniel and four great grandchildren who she dearly loved: Anthony, Alexa, Ashton and Sacha.

Services were private with arrangements by Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Homes 1-877-71-ROCCO

Thaddeus Baxter, Sr.

Retired Draftsman and DAV Member

Thaddeus M. Baxter, Sr. of Boston died recently at his home. He was 61 years old.

Born in Boston and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was a retired draftsman and a member of the Roslindale DAV.

He was the beloved father of Thaddeus M.. Baxter, Jr. (Everett Fire Department) and his wife, Nicole of Woburn; brother of Anthony Baxter of California, Michael Baxter of Nebraska and Diane DiCicco of Virginia; loving grandfather of Casey and Madison Baxter and former husband of Judith (Liberti) Baxter.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to his visitation period today, Wednesday,  from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett. A graveside service will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a charity of one’s choice would be sincerely appreciated.

Dolores Hart

Retired Massachusetts Water and Resources Agency Clerk

Dolores M. (Coviello) Hart, born in East Boston and a lifelong resident of Everett, died unexpectedly on May 5 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 79 years old.

A retired clerk for the Mass. Water Resources Agency, she was the beloved wife of more than 56 years of William A. Hart; dear and devoted mother of William D. “Billy” Hart and Kim A. Hart, both of Everett; sister of the late Patrick Coviello of Wakefield, Marcus Coviello and Dorothea V. Lemole of Everett and loving grandmother of Danielle M. and Gabrielle M. Hart 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 the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett, at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in her memory to Immaculate Conception Church “Restoration Fund”, 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 would be sincerely appreciated.

Grace Cacciola

Of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston

Grace M. Cacciola of Stoneham, formerly of East Boston, died on May 3. She was 84 years old.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Simone and Giuseppina (Sottile) Cacciola; devoted sister of the late John of Everett, Charles of S. Boston and Joseph N. Cacciola of Everett; loving aunt of John of Melrose, William and Marie of Everett, Paul of New Hampshire, Joseph and his spouse, Thomas Trykowski of Boston, Frank of N. Andover, James and his wife, Nancy of Saugus, Wayne and his wife, Gilda of Tewksbury, Philip of Georgetown and David Cacciola of Rochester, NY and sister-in-law of Claire Maimone of Georgetown. She is also survived by 10 great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Please honor her by making donations in her memory to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. To send a memorial condolence:

Anna Misner

Everett Resident

Anna (D’Ambrosio) Misner of Everett died on May 2. She was the loving mother of Anna Maria Stanfield, Jane O’Brien, Robert A. and Kenneth R. Misner, all of Everett and the late John A.; loving sister of Liberata “Rina” Angelo, Rosa, Franca, Ottavio, Antonio and Carmelina D’Ambrosio and is also survived by four loving grandchildren: Laura and Nicholas Stanfield, Christopher O’Brien and Sabrina Deforte and great granddaughters, Adriana O’Brien and Mia Deforte. Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice or

Velia ‘Val’ Foti

Longtime Soldier’s Home Volunteer

Velia “Val” J. (Christopher) Foti, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on May 2 at the Whidden Memorial  Hospital, Everett.  She was 90 years old.

A homemaker, born in Chelsea, she volunteered at the Soldier’s Home for more than 20 years.

Mrs. Foti was the beloved wife of the late Domenic “Dick” Foti; sister of the late Emma Biagiotti, Lena Goglia, Edith Nutile and Columbus Christopher and is survived by several loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the  Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150, would be sincerely appreciated.

Emanuel Pimentel

Everett Resident

Emanuel A., Pimentel of Everett, formerly of Cambridge, died on May 2.

He was the devoted son of Antonio and Maria (Almeida) Pimentel; loving brother of Jose, Carlos, Mario, Robert and Paul Pimentel and is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rogers Funeral Home, Cambridge. Memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of MA, 540 Gallivan Boulevard, Boston, MA 02124.

Noureddine Zoukhri


Noureddine Zoukhri of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died suddenly on May 1. He was 58 years old.

A four year French and English Teacher at Waltham High School, he was the beloved husband of 11 years of Paula Jean (Greatorex) Zoukhri; beloved son of Habiba (Froukh) Zoukhri and the late Mohammed Zoukhri of Morocco; devoted brother of Abdelillah Zoukhri and his wife, Fouzia of Morocco, Said Zoukhri of Lybia and Driss Zoukhri and his wife, Roxolana of Malden; son-in-law of Froggy Greatorex and the late Dotty Greatorex of Everett; bother-in-law of Jimbo Greatorex and his wife, Michelle of Wakefield, Jacko Greatorex and his wife, Sandy of Charlestown and the late Karen and Dotty Greatorex; loving uncle of Raja, Sarah, Julia and Isis Zoukhri, Matthew, Jamie, Emma Greatorex and Casey Dolaher and great-uncle of Avery Libby. He is also survived by many other family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by The Carr Funeral Home, Melrose. Kindly make a memorial donation in his name to Relay for Life Wakefield-Team Karen & Nan’s Clan, c/o James Greatorex, 18 Rosemary Ave., Wakefield, MA 01880. For obituary and online condolences, please visit

Barbara Biagiotti


Barbara M. (Middleton) Biagiotti, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on May 2 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford.  She was 79 years old.

A homemaker, born in Everett, she was the beloved wife of the late Dr. George V. Biagiotti; dear and devoted mother of Kenneth and his wife, Diane and  Richard and his wife, Mary of Burlington, George V. of Everett and Carl and his wife, Diane of Watertown; sister of Gertrude Ciaburri of Groveland, Ann Sperlinga of Saugus, MaryLou O’Keefe of Groveland, Claire Linnan of W. Yarmouth and the late William Middleton and Kathleen O’Hearn.  She is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her to memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 would be sincerely appreciated.

Helen Kucenski

Malden Resident

Helen M. (Noyce) Kucenski of Malden died on April 30. She was the beloved wife of the late John Kucenski; dear foster mother of Helen Garafano of Charlestown; dear companion of Anthony Fucaloro of Everett and cherished sister of Angela Salaze of California, Barbara Allison of Whitman, Janis Rouch of Ohio, Harold Noyce of Randolph, Jeffery Noyce of Windham, NH, and Phillip Noyce of Delaware. She is also survived by six nieces and seven nephews.

A graveside service was held at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Arrangements were by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden.

Francis ‘Frank’ Hayes, Sr.

Everett Elks and P.E.R. Life Member

Francis “Frank” J. Hayes, Sr. of Everett, formerly of Charlestown, died on May 1.

A member of the Everett Elks and P.E.R. life member, he was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Miranda); loving father of Francis, Jr. and his wife, Gina of Woburn, Colleen Frondutto and her husband, Alan, Kevin, Eric and Steven Hayes, as well as the late Mary Frances; brother of Edward Hayes, Helen Venezia, Linda Edmunds, Michael Venezia, Jean Culity and the late Margaret Robinson, Daniel Hayes and Joan Fowler. He is survived by six loving grandchildren and three great grandchildren and is the son-in-law of Chuck and Phyllis Miranda.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA

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