John ‘Jack’ Ellis
John E. “Jack” Ellis of Everett died on December 2.
A US Air Force veteran who enjoyed fishing in his spare time, he was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (Williams); father of Michael Bylsma, Twinkx Ragucci and her husband, David, and John and his wife, Judy, all of Everett; brother of William of Florida, Jean Foppiano, and Elizabeth Hunt, both of Everett and is also survived by six grandchildren: David John, Bianca, Anthony, Shannen, Shyanne and Michael and one great granddaughter, Giovanna. Visiting hours will be in the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, today, Wednesday, December 5 from 4 to 7:15 p.m. A prayer service will immediately follow at 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Please omit flowers. Donations may be made in Mr. Ellis’ memory to the American Diabetes Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Complimentary valet parking will be available tonight at the funeral home. www.roccofuneralhomes.com
Cook at Boston Globe Food Service Department
Dorothy S. (Desmond Marks) Shea of Everett passed away at home surrounded by her family on November 24.
Born on November 13, 1933 in Boston, one of five children of the late Daniel and Mildred (Marks) Desmond, she worked as a cook at the Boston Globe in the food service department.
She was the wife of the late Walter Shea who died in1994; the loving mother of John of Abington, Diane Shea of Somerville, Donna Shea of Everett and the late Walter Shea; sister of Richard Marks of Somerville and the late Daniel, Evelyn, Bob Desmond Marks, and George Marks.
A Graveside Service was held in The Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. Arrangements were by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.
Worked for Sexton Can Co.
George M. Perry, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on December 1 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. He was 88 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II he was born in Everett and worked as a fabricator for Sexton Can Company in Everett, where he served as president of the United Steel Workers’ union for many years, retiring at age 62.
He was the beloved husband of more than 66 years of Jeanne M. (LeVasseur); the dear and devoted father of Kathleen M. Brown of Ludington, MI; Patricia M. Byrne and her late husband, John of Everett; Jeanne M. St. Clair and her husband, Robert of Melrose; Gail M. Rago and her husband, Alphonse of Brockton; and George M. Perry and his wife, Paula of Sterling; brother of Albert Perry and his wife, Kay, and Josephine Trufant and her husband, Ralph of Everett and the late Herbert Perry and Clara Swanson. He is also survived by seven loving grandchildren and five loving great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contibutions in his memory to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 845 Third Ave., 6thFloor, NY, NY 10022, would be sincerely appreciated.
Of Saugus, formerly of Everett
Edna T. Cantalupi of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on December 2.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia Cantalupi; loving sister of Genevieve Arsenault of Everett, Rosemarie Folan of Stoneham and the late Joseph and Mary.
For information and arrangements: Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett 617-387-0506
Evilene Elaine Trout
Hairdresser and Nurse’s Aide
Evilene Elaine Trout entered into eternal rest on November 30, in West Roxbury.
She was born in Everett on January 6, 1935 and lived most of her life in the Boston area, working as a hairdresser and nurse’s aide. She loved art, reading, cats, and spending time with family.
She leaves a brother, Robert Trout of Mobile, AL, sister-in-law, Dollie Trout and nephew, Robert Trout, Jr., both of Mobile, and niece, Laura Williams, of Durham, NC. She also leaves four step brothers; David Lacoss, of Manchester, CT, Dennis Lacoss, of Tolland, CT, Neal Lacoss of St. Cloud, FL, and Paul LaCoss of Altoona, AL.
There will be no funeral service. Private burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain. www.lawlerfuneralhome.com
Ethel A. (Lassiter) Clarke of Everett died recently.
She was the beloved wife of Winston Clarke and loving mother of Billy Williams of Boston, Heidi Williams Rise of Haverhill, and Benita Williams Stewart of Dorchester; sister of David of Lowell, Paul of Melrose, and Claire Lassiter Facey of Everett. She is also survived by seven grandchildren.
Arrangements were by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Robert Italiano Pinabell
Robert L. Italiano Pinabell of Everett died unexpectedly on November 21. He was 39 years old.
He was the beloved son of Marie Italiano and the late Robert Italiano, Sr.; loving brother of Jackie Zirpolo, Anthony Pinabell and Stephanie Melendez and her husband, Thomas. He also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the Norton Funeral Home, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115. For obit and guestbook visit www.nortonfuneral.com
Retired Everett City Engineer
Anthony A. LaRusso of Everett died on November 27 at the Elmhurst Nursing Center in Melrose. He was 87 years old.
Born in Everett and a lifelong resident of this city, he was a US Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, a life member of the VFW, past president of the Italian-American Association of Everett and a retired engineer for the City of Everett. He received his engineering degrees from Harvard University and from MIT.
He was the beloved husband of more than 50 years of the late Margaret (Verdi); dear and devoted brother of Joseph LaRusso of Everett and the late Sam, Rocco, Pat, John, Carmella DiNuzzo and Theresa Hurst. He is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden. Contributions in his memory to St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St. Everett, MA 02149 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, would be sincerely appreciated.