Obituaries 09-26-2012

Thomas Kelley

Chelsea Resident

Thomas F. Kelley of Chelsea died on September 20.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary A. (Walsh); loving father of James F. of South Carolina and Peter T. of Chelsea; brother of the late Charles H. and Edward J. and is also survived by two grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Daniel Ryan

Boston Globe and Boston Herald Retiree

Daniel C. Ryan of Everett, formerly of Charlestown, died on September 21.

He was a retired employee of The Boston Globe and Boston Herald, a member of Teamster Local 25 and B.H. Council #62 K of C, The Halligan Club and 520 Club.

He was the beloved son of the late Florence (Murphy) and William Ryan; devoted father of Julieann Ryan-Dighton and her husband, George of Charlestown; brother of Ginger Ellington of Tewksbury, Peter Ryan of Tennessee and the late Frances Johnson and Rosemary Bassett and grandfather of George, Sean, Daniel, Zachary and Matthew Dighton. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, 329 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown, today, Wednesday, September 26 at 9:10 a,m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Francis de Sales Church, Charlestown, at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Thomas Dodier

Everett Art Association Member

Thomas A. Dodier of Malden died on September 22 after a long illness. He was 65 years old.

He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Everett Art Association. His favorite pastimes were photography and cruising on his Harley.

He was the beloved husband of Donna Ahlin-Dodier; loving father of Scott of Salisbury and Brian of Arlington; son of the late Carl and Janet (Nelson) Dodier; loving brother of Barry of New Hampshire, Ron of Ohio, and the late Dee Whitten. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral at the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, 302 Elm St., Everett, today, Wednesday, September 26 at 10 a.m. Funeral arrangements are by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. For directions and online guestbook visit

Michael Leary

Died Recently

Michael R. Leary died on September 21.

He was the beloved son of David Leary and Christine (Scialoia); loving boyfriend of Claire D’Anna of Somerville; brother of David of Everett, Brian of Revere, and Heidi and Holly, both of Texas; grandson of Carmella Scialoia of Everett and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.

Genevieve Nemerowski

Everett Resident

Genevieve (Kazmierczak) of Everett died on September 19.

She was the beloved wife of the late John E. Nemerowski; devoted mother and mother in law of the late John S. Nemerowski and his wife, Eileen of Wakefield, Linda Babine and her husband, John of Reading and Patricia Soderstrom and her husband, Dean of Plano TX; cherished and loved “Baci” of Tracy and Steven Vigdor of Dracut, Nicole and Christopher McShane of Wakefield, John and Stephanie Nemerowski of Stoneham, Melissa and Mark Richards of Andover, Michael and Cynthia Walter of Quincy, Kate and Jeffery McCoy of Lakeland FL, Tricia and Bo Balard of Conroe, TX, Pamela Soderstrom of Dallas TX, Jennifer and Bob Peznola of Methuen and Erica and Jeff Hurley of San Diego CA and adored and treasured Big “Baci” of Tess, Hope, Christopher, Kenny, Deacon, Ben, Leo, Wes, Winnie, Ella, Alexandra, Jack, Gia, Max, and Stella. She was the dear sister of the late Joseph Kazmierczak and Henry Kazmierczak.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of their choice. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Martha ‘Mikkie’ Stone

Of New York, Formerly of Everett

Martha “Mikki” (Israel) Stone of the Bronx, NY, formerly of Everett, died on September 15. She was 95 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late David Stone; devoted and loving mother of Edward Stone of  Bronx, NY and Beverly Stone of Salem, MA; sister of the late Harry Israel, Abraham Israel and Ida Fogel and is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Graveside services were held at Tifereth Israel Cemetery, Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to the Jewish National Fund, National Tree Order Center, 78 Randall Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-3946. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website.

Elmira Caprio

Of Wakefield, Formerly of Everett and Chelsea

Elmira E. (Lepore) Caprio of Wakefield, formerly of Everett and Chelsea, died on September 18.

She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence J. Caprio; loving mother of Sandra Colonna and her husband, Thomas of Boxford, Denise Caprio and Lauren O’Donnell and her husband, Hugh, all of Wakefield; grandmother of Danielle, Ryan, Shane and the late Tommy and sister of the late Dora Cutone and Esther Fiorentino.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was at  Lakeside Cemetery For guestbook:

William O’Mahoney, Sr.

Member of Irish/American Club and American Legion

William F. “Bill” O’Mahoney, Sr. of Everett died September 23 at home after a long illness.

Born and raised in Somerville, he has lived in Everett since 1997 and was a Supervisor at Home Depot in Somerville for five years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1959 to 1961 and was a member of Irish/American Club, Malden and the American Legion.

He was the beloved husband of the late Angela M. (Femino) O’Mahoney; devoted father of Marie C. Vieira of Malden, Maureen F. O’Mahoney of Everett, and William F. O’Mahoney, Jr. of North Andover and is also survived by five loving grandchildren and a brother, Edward O’Mahoney of California.

A funeral mass will be celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden, Thursday, September 27 at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours have respectfully been omitted. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Richard Pignone


Richard S. Pignone, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly at his home on September 20. He was 55 years old.

Born in Everett and a lifelong Revere resident, he attended Revere Schools and spent most of his working career as a hairstylist. He and his brother David owned and operated “Salon Changes” on School Street, Revere for 10 years.

He was the son of the late Stanley and Maria (Amari) Pignone; the beloved brother of Victoria A. Grasso of Revere and David R. Pignone, Sr. and his wife, Linda of Hampstead, NH; loving uncle of: Lori E. Kunian and her husband, Scott of Revere, Barbara Jean Pignone and her partner, Jamie DiPlatzi of Everett, Erik A. Grasso of Revere and David R. Pignone, Jr. and his partner, Sarah Reis of Providence, Rhode Island. He is also lovingly survived by his grandnephew, Mario P. Pignone.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, September 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home following the visitation at 7:15 p.m. Burial will be private. For directions, visit:

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