Obituaries 11-07-2012

Ruth Goldberg

Former Sisterhood Hadassah Woman of the Year Ruth Goldberg of Everett passed away on November 4. She was 89 years old.

Born in Everett and an Everett resident for 84 ½ years, she was educated in the Everett schools and was a graduate of Everett High School. She was the assistant to the president of American Textile Company in Boston, a member of Congregation Tifereth Israel of Everett Sisterhood Hadassah (former Woman of the Year)  and a volunteer at the Cohen Florence Levine Estates.

She was the loving daughter of the late William Goldberg and Sadie Goldberg; the dear sister of the late Nathan Goldberg and his wife, Florence; loving aunt of Jonathan Goldberg and Laura Goldberg. She will be sorely missed by her many dear friends.

Graveside services were held at the Tifereth Israel of Everett Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 165 Captains Row Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website:

Patricia Bleiler

Member of American Legion and St. Jude Foundation

Patricia V. (Campbell) Bleiler of Winthrop died at the Life Care Center of Stoneham on October 31. She was 89 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, she was a member of the American Legion-Winthrop Post 142, and a member of the St. Jude Foundation.

The beloved wife of the late Frederick J. Bleiler, she was born in Everett, the daughter of the late Walter L. and Theresa (McGeough) Campbell;  the devoted mother of Frederick J. Bleiler Jr. of Lynn, Darlene Giles and her husband, Ronald of Hanover, Deborah Zambello and her husband, Frank of Stoneham, and Gail Mortimer and her husband, Robert of Derry, NH; adored grandmother of Stacy, Holly, Frederick III, Kristen, Julie, Michelle, Andrea, Joseph, and Robert Jr.  and is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held in the Holy Rosary Church, 993 Shirley St., Winthrop on Thursday, November 8 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Please go directly to the church. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:45 p.m. Donations in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. For guestbook, visit

Elizabeth McGonagle

Everett Resident

Elizabeth (Werner) McGonagle of Everett died on October 30.

She was the loving mother of Barbara Doherty and her husband, Charles, Grace McGonagle and her husband, Dr. Thomas Levereault, Joseph McGonagle and Patricia Delvillar and her husband, Hugo. She is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Elizabeth and Victoria McGonagle.

Burial was private. Donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD. 21741. Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Home 1-877-71 ROCCO

Edward Richard

Retired Nuclear Electronics Technician

Edward J. Richard of Everett passed away at his home on October 31. He was 80 years old.

A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a former longtime nuclear electronics technician for LFE Corp in Waltham, he was the beloved husband of the late Evelyn M. (Cipolla) Richard; loving father of Debora Flynn and her husband. Daniel, Joanne Moran and Mark Richard and his wife, Rachel Sheridan; loving brother of Leo, Lorraine, Alyre, Ray, Yvon, Phonse, Laurie, Marie, Frank, and Joe and cherished grandfather of Nicole Turner, Denise Monahan, Daniel Flynn, TJ Moran, and Ashley Moran. He is also survived by three cherished great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial  donations may be made to Hallmark Health and Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148. For online guestbook visit

Daniel Joseph Savage

Retired Printer

Daniel Joseph Savage, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on October 31at the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitiation Center. He was 71 years old.

A retired printer and a US Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was the beloved son of the late James Savage and Lillian (Lehan); dear and devoted brother of James  of Waban, Francis and his wife, Carol of Beverly and Patrick and his wife, Lisa of Guilford, NH.  He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Graveside services in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne will be held Thursday at 12:45 p.m. Visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett will be today, Wednesday, November 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Alberta Murphy

Worcester Resident

Alberta S. (Black) Murphy, a longtime resident of Worcester, died at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester on October 29.  She was 68 years old.

Born in New York City, she worked as a fabricator who manufactured styrofoam plates and was the dear and devoted mother of James A. Murphy and his wife, Julie of Saugus and Lisa A. Murphy of Worcester; sister of Carol Colangelo of Tewksbury, Ann Marie Perry of Attleboro and the late Francis Campanella; loving grandmother of Arianna Verdeja and Nathaniel Murphy, Ashley, Nicholas and Joy Murphy.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the  Cafasso  & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.

Michele Cellurale

Master Tailor

Michele E. Cellurale of Florida, a former longtime resident of the North End of Boston, died on October 29 at the Palm Gardens of Aventura Nursing Home in Aventura, Florida. He was 91 years old.

Born in Italy and a longtime master tailor in the clothing industry, he retired in 2006.

He was the beloved husband of the late Carmina (Mucciarone); dear and devoted father of Felice J. Cellurale and his wife, Josephine of Belmont, Mirella M. Petruccelli and her husband, Roger of Winthrop, Fernanda C. Blood and her husband, Clifford, Jr. of Medford, and the late Nicolindo and Olindo Cellurale; brother of the late Adelina Ruberto and Ernestina Messere; loving Papa of Dr. Cristina Cellurale, Adam Cellurale, Paul and Cherie Petruccelli, Carla and James Fay, David Petruccelli, Merideth Blood and Russell Blood and great-grandfather of Kayla Petruccelli.

Funeral arrangements were by Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Catholic Hospice, 14875 N.W. 77th Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33014, would be sincerely appreciated.

Antoinette Ragucci, PhD

Medical Educator

Dr. Antoinette T. Ragucci of Everett died on October 30. She was 90 years old.

Born in Everett in 1922 and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 194, upon graduation she completed her training at Waltham Hospital and became a cadet nurse filling in for nurses who joined the Army or Navy. She went on to earn her BS in Nursing at Boston College and her MS in Rehabilitation Nursing at Boston University.

Dr. Ragucci found nursing as a way to help her country during World War II. One of her passions was the application of nursing and medical practices in different cultures, so she followed up with a PhD in Cultural Anthropology.

While studying for her Doctorate she traveled to Peru to help establish a clinic in Arequipa. Her dissertation explored health practices among Italian women in Boston’s North End. She shared her interests through teaching, taught at Boston College for 12 years and later moved to Ohio where she finished her career at Case Western Reserve University. She was an independent woman who lived a full and interesting life.

She was the daughter of the late Alfonso and Virginia (Macario); sister of Marjorie Baldassare of Everett and the late Robert and Charles Ragucci. She is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews and many grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett . Entombment was at Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Union of Concerned Scientists, 2 Brattle Sq., Cambridge, MA 02138. Rocco – Carr – Henderson Funeral Service 1-877-71-ROCCO

Ferdinand ‘Fred’ Luongo

Byfield Resident

Ferdinand “Fred” Luongo of Byfield, formerly of Everett, died on October 29.

He was the loving father of Alfred Luongo and his wife, Joannie  of  Byfield and Steven Luongo of Everett and his former wife, Bonnie of Melrose and the late Linda of Everett. He is also survived by three loving grandchildrenL Brad Luongo and his wife, Crista and Steven and Lindsay of Melrose and by one great grandson, Jonathan. He was the brother of the late Louis and Angela “Dolly” Baker and also leaves behind his canine companions Jethro and Moxie.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to your favorite animal shelter.

Dante ‘Danny’ Mariani

Malden Resident

Dante “Danny” Mariani of Malden, formerly of Everett, died on October 29.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Louise (Benedetto) Mariani with whom he shared 53 years of marriage, the cherished brother of Mary Stellato and her late husband, Alfred V. of Revere, Emily R. D’Amico and her late husband, Vincent, and the late Edmund Mariani; loving uncle of many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial with military honors by the US Army was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online tribute or to express condolences, visit

Marjorie Artemicia “Margie” Garrett

Animal Lover, Bingo Player and Avid Reader

Marjorie Artemicia “Margie” Garrett of Saugus, formerly of Everett, passed away early Saturday morning, November 3. She was 77 years old.
It took several firefighters many hours to help Henry Allen and Etta Eleanor Garrett bring their bundle of joy into the world on March 22, 1935 as she was born dead. Margie was prideful of this fact always saying she was determined to come into this world.

She grew up in Everett, the youngest and little “tag along” of her eight siblings, Etta Muriel, Earl Lyons, Eleanor Dorothea, Isabel Rita, Alberta Amelia, Thomas Allen, Florence Patricia and Norma Elaine, all of whom predeceased her. For the majority of her life, Margie worked at Polaroid and drove her little blue Chevy Nova. She prided in herself in only having one job of which she worked at since she was sixteen years of age.
Margie was an avid reader, bingo player and a frequent member of the Winthrop Senior Center monthly gatherings, though the past few years less frequently. She grew up an animal lover and her most constant companion was always her cat. Over the years, Margie was mother to Ralph, Elmer, Mandy and most recently, her most precious cat, Gracie, who is currently in the care of a wonderful family.
Margie leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Amongst those she leaves behind are Patty, John, Lauryn, John III and Cadence Deluise and Lauryn Hardy of Saugus, Jackie and Joe Dewing of Lynn, Melanie Benson of Dorchester, the late Eddie and Craig Cordwell of Lynn, Eddie, Kathy and Eddie III Sobolewski of Everett, Denyse Sullivan-Blinn of New Hampshire and Stephanie Olson of California and Margie Korb of Alabama, Donna, Joe, Patty, Joey and Beth Clements of Alabama, George, George III and Angelica DeCoste of Florida and Janice, Lance, Ashleigh and Mackenzie Graves of Florida. She also leaves behind Janice Brown of Danvers, the late Allen Vaughan, the late Patsy Vaughan, Mary, Emily and Earl Vaughan of Lynn, Sharon, Robyn, Ashley, Elizabeth and Ami Brown of Peabody, Jo Anne, Bob, Aaron and Leah Pydynkowski of Danvers, Donny, Kenny and Patty, John and Susie Alexander of New York, James, Joshua and Therese Kendall of Acton, Peter, Timothy and the late Michael Greene of New Hampshire, Ned, Maureen, Bonnie, Nancy, Trixie and Trudy Pingree of New Hampshire and Patty Lawrence of Rhode Island and the late William and the late Robert Garrett. Margie also leaves behind many more friends and family members.
Visiting Hours will be held at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Thursday November 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in honor of Margie to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), 350 South Huntington Avenue in Boston, MA 02130. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

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