Obituaries 07-25-2012

Marjorie Ella O’Hara

A Woman of Great Strength and Beauty

Marjorie Ella (Noftle) O’Hara died on July 13 in a nursing home in Agawam after a period of failing health. She was 99 year old.

Mrs. O’Hara was born in Newfoundland, Canada and was a long time North Reading and Everett resident. She recently moved to Agawam with her daughter, Caroline.

The wife of the late Arthur O’Hara who died in 1953, she worked hard to raise her two daughters. She was a woman of strength and beauty. Her daughters learned, loved, and were raised to be wonderful women and mothers themselves.

She worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a payroll clerk and took pleasure in reading. Her greatest love was her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marjorie was always positive in life and always had a smile on her face.

In addition to her late husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, June Donna Bartlett. She is survived by her devoted and loving daughter, Carolyn and her husband, Richard Pasquerella of Feeding Hills, Ma;  the cherished grandmother of Susan and her husband, Derek Catelotti of Agawam, Matthew Pasquerella and his wife, Cassie of Haverhill, John Bartlett of Manchester-by the-Sea and Jeffrey Bartlett and his wife, Michelle of Texas and the adored great-grandmother of Ava June and Vincent Catelotti, Maya Elizabeth Pasquerella, Benjamin, Emma June, Sydney and Jackson Bartlett. She was the sister of the late Victoria Smith, Hester Gill, Edward, Matthew, Gilbert and Allen Noftle.

Her Funeral Service was held at the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett with Reverend Thomas Coots officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Wellspring House, 302 Essex Ave., Gloucester, Ma 01930-2351 or The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 89 South St. ,Suite 406 Boston, Ma 02111.

Kathleen Antonelli

Of Tewksbury, formerly of Charlestown

Kathleen E. (Senna) Antonelli of Tewksbury, formerly of Charlestown and Malden, died on July 21.

She was the devoted wife of Joseph Antonelli; loving daughter of Phyllis Senna (DeAngelis) of Charlestown; beloved mother of William Antonelli and his partner, Sarah Christie of Malden, Kathleen Bordonaro and her husband, Carlo of Methuen, Joseph Antonelli and his fiancé, Jennifer Watson of Malden and Christopher Antonelli of Malden; dear sister of George Senna of Charlestown, Rosemarie Greatorex of Everett and Judy Kerrigan and her husband, Bob of Marshfield; cherished grandmother of Kaya, Bella, Julia, Emmalina, Lila, Kayla, Hana and Damian. She is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the A.J. Spadafora Funeral Home, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Anthony’s Dream, PO Box 290814, Charlestown, MA 02129. For guestbook see

Maria D’Agostino

Business Woman and Gifted Coloratura Soprano

Maria N. (D’Agostino-Marcucci) D’Agostino of Everett died on July 20 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 80 years old.

Born in the Abruzzi region of Italy, she lived in Everett for most of her life and was an Everett businesswoman for more than 50 years. She was also a well known, gifted coloratura soprano in the community, who recorded several songs in the 1970’s. She was an entertainer, singing in many venues and functions including her beloved St. Anthony’s Church. She fought a long and courageous battle with cancer and inspired all with whom she came in contact.

The beloved wife of the late William D’Agostino, she was the dear and devoted mother of Sophia D’Agostino, Lucille Livingston and Thomas Crowe of Everett; cherished grandmother of Marissa Livingston of Everett; sister of Elio D’Agostino of Pescara, Italy, Deborah Ventura of Bologna, Italy and the late Nino D’Agostino and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends extending to Canada and Italy.

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

Pedro Zambrano

Aircraft Mechanic

Pedro Zambrano of Medford, formerly of Everett, died suddenly on July 17 in the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He was 64 years old.

Born in Bogata, Colombia and an aircraft mechanic, he was the beloved husband of Gladys (Barraza) Zambrano; dear and devoted father of Carlos Zambrano and his wife, Anyela of Connecticut, Milena Zambrano of Medford and Diana Zambrano of Colombia; brother of Hernando, Efrain, Rafael and Aurora Zambrano, all of Colombia and Carmenza Zambrano of New Jersey and loving grandfather of Juliana Salazar and Cristian Barco. Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Martin Nakashian

Retired Physicist

Martin Nakashian of Everett died on July 7. He was 80 years old.

A retired physicist and former director of Community Boating, Boston, for many years, he taught Celestial Navigation and Piloting at the Boston Science Museum and at Community Boating and was known for his brilliant intellect, wit, and helpfulness as well as his “Book de Jour.”

He was the brother of Phyllis Okoomian and her husband, Howard of Brookhaven, Lexington; uncle of Carolyn Rapkievian and her husband, David of Washington Grove, MD, Janice Okoomian and husband, Kenneth Schneyer of Barrington, R.I; great uncle of Michael Rapkievian, Phoebe Okoomian and Arek Schneyer.

A Memorial Sevice will be held on July 28 at 11 a.m. at First Parish Unitarian Church, 7 Harrington Rd. Lexington. Donations may be made to The Compass Rose Fund, Community Boating, Inc., 21 Mugar Way, Boston, 02114.

David Kiddie III

Everett Resident

David R. Kiddie, III of Everett died on July 15.

A US Air Force Vietnam Veteran, he was the beloved father of David IV of Taunton and Adriana Kiddie of Cambridge; brother of Frank Stephenson, Claire Selmer and Liz Bouche.

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Joseph ‘Papa Joe’ Caruso

Somerville Resident

Joseph “Papa Joe” Caruso of Somerville died on July 13.

Born in Messina, Sicily, Italy, he was the beloved husband of the late Grace (Cifala); father of Carmen and his wife, Kimberly (Ippolito) of Somerville, formerly of

Revere; brother of Nancy of the North End and is also survived by two grandchildren, Cassandra Caruso and Jillian Ippolito-Malfy and her husband, Ronald “Sam,” all of Revere.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the Don Orione Home, East Boston, MA 02128.

Palmina Evangelista 

Of Wakefield, formerly of Everett 

Palmina (Fallavollita) Evangelista of Wakefield, formerly of Everett, died on July 18.

Born in Corfino Abruzzi, Italy and a member of the Donne 2000 Club, she was the beloved wife of the late Paolo; mother of Santina “Sandy” Sheehan and her husband, John and Eugenio, all of Wakefield; sister of Silvio Fallavollita of Everett, Matilda Pugliares of Somerville, Marisa Cavallo of Somerville and Rita Stella of North Andover and is also survived by two grandchildren, Eileen and Michael.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett.

Wilfred ‘Bill’ Garneau 

Eagle Scout, Active Shriner, Member of Greatest Generation 

Wilfred R. “Bill” Garneau of Everett, formerly of Winchester and Dorchester, died on July 16.

A US Army veteran and a member of the Greatest Generation who served proudly in World War II, he was an Eagle Scout of the Boys Scouts of America. Past Master Mason Mt. Olivet Lodge, Cambridge and Aleppo Shriners.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ella F. (Winchester) Garneau; loving father of Madelon L. Falter of Ocala Florida, Ernest Garneau of Boston, Stephen E. Garneau of Reading and Eugene F. Garneau of Stratham, NH; brother of Doris Vozella of Walpole and the late Edward and Victor Garneau; dear grandfather of Sandra Anderson, Joshua, Ariel, Robert, Stephanie, Matthew, Emilie and Michael Garneau and great-grandfather of Kristin and Nicole Anderson.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was at Gethsemane Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Shriner’s Burn Institute, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114. For more information please visit

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