Obituaries 02-06-2013

Richard Holder

Of East Boston

Richard Holder of East Boston died on January 24.

The beloved son of John Holder and his wife Della of Brooklyn, NY, he was the loving husband of Melissa (Alexander) Holder; cherished father of Lanika Mouton of East Boston, Tia Brisbon of Baltimore, MD, Latoya Brisbon of Providence, RI, Jamal Brisbon and Justin Brisbon, both of Everett, Cameron Holder, Austin Holder, both of Austria, Joshua Holder of Rowe, MA, Janaya Alexander, Kahlil McCarthy, Khyrin McCarthy, and Koren McCarthy, all of East Boston and the late Christian Brisbon and the treasured grandfather of seven.

The family will receive visitors on Saturday, February 9 at the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea Street, East Boston from 1 to 2 p.m. with a Prayer Service to begin at 2 p.m..  For online condolences and/or directions, please visit

Barbara Boyle

Retired Everett Treasurer’s Office Clerk

Barbara M. (Flanagan) Boyle of Everett entered into rest at home on January 29 surrounded by her loving family. She was 77 years old.

Born in Everett, she lived in Cambridge for many years before settling in Everett and retired from the City of Everett, Treasurer’s Office, where she worked as a clerk.

She was the beloved wife of Francis T. Boyle, Sr. for more than 58 years; dear and devoted mother of Francis “Tim” Boyle and his wife, Susan of N. Andover, Sheila Gaspar and her husband, Ron of York Beach, Maine and Arlington, Patricia Gaudet and her husband, Daniel of Everett, Kevin Boyle and his wife, Joanne of Arlington, and Karen Fogarty and her husband, Vincent of Melrose; sister of the late Ernest Flanagan, Martin Flanagan, Winifred Robinson, Anne Mariano, Catherine Reddington and Marguerite Hurlburt and loving grandmother of Michelle, Brian, Phillip, Jeffrey, Patrick, John, Ross, Katelyn, Ian, Garrett, Lauren, Meghan and Sean. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 275 Grove St., Ste. 3-102, Newton Mass, 02466 would be sincerely appreciated.

Thomas Ciulla

Of Lynn, formerly of Everett

Thomas L. Ciulla of Lynn, formerly of Everett, died on February 4. He was 72 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Mary ( Demakis) Ciulla; cherished son of Agnes (Sutera) and the late Accursio “Gus” Ciulla; loving father of Thomas G. Ciulla and his wife, Lillian of Methuen and Stormy and Italiana Ciulla of Lynn; dear brother of Angela Biggie and her husband ,Francis and Roseann Ciulla, all of Revere.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street,  Revere on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m.Family and friends may visit Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association, Boston Office, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor,  Boston, MA 02210. Committal private. For guest book and directions

Marilyn Russo

Everett Homemaker; her children and grandchildren were her greatest love

Marilyn (Rossi) Russo of Everett passed away on February 2 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 78 years old.

Raised in Everett, she graduated from Everett High School,  Class of 1953, she was a homemaker raising her four children. Her most important job and proudest accomplishment in life were being a mother and grandmother. In addition, she loved bingo; she loved dancing but her children and grandchildren were her greatest love.

She was the loving mother of Diane, Barbara, and Robert, all of Everett, and James of Holden;  the sister of Anna O’Toole of Everett and the late Frank Rossi Jr. and the adored grandmother of Maria, Melanie, Madison, Robert, Brittnee, and Michael. The former wife of James Russo of New Hampshire, she is also survived by many nieces and nephews and her dog, Cinamon.

Her Funeral will be held from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway,  Everett today, Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Please make memorial contributions in her name to the American Lung Assoc., 460 Totten Pond Rd #400,  Waltham, MA 02451.

Lois McCullock

Of Wakefield, formerly of Chelsea

Lois McCullock (Cram) of Wakefield, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on February 2 at the Epoch Nursing Home.

Born in Boston on July 15, 1942, the daughter of the late William and Mildred Cram, she was a homemaker and raised her five children.

She was the loving mother of Shawn of Everett, Steven Duguary, Audrey McCullock, Peter Duguary and the late Ronald; the proud grandmother of Kaitlin, Kelsie, and Jessica and great grandmother of Cameron.

Funeral Services and Internment were private. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the funeral home. Arrangements by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home,, 519 Broadway, Everett.

Mattie White

Exxon Retiree, Devoted Christian and World Traveler

Mattie P. (Duncan) White of Everett, formerly of Texas,  was born on June, 13, 1926 in Carthage, Texas and she and her six siblings were raised and educated in Texas.

At age 19, she became the wife of William E. White, who was stationed in Texas as soldier with the U.S. Army. They moved to Everett, her husband’s home town, and raised their three daughters.

Mattie, who died at the age of 86, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and Christian. She was also a committed long-time member and Sunday School teacher at The First Church of the Nazarene. She loved to sing; and she enjoyed travel adventures-Mattie went to Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land. Mattie worked as an employee for Exxon until her retirement.

She leaves her daughters Sandra, Sylvia Charles, and Laura White-Gillenwater, her sisters, Sidney Williams and Jessie Gladney, both of Texas and is also survived by four grandchildren: Lynne, Natasha, Naomi, and Willam, one great grandchild, Marcus and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held from the Imani Temple COGIC  Malden on Saturday with Reverend Dr. Michele Wheeler officiating. Internment was held in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were by The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.

Emilia Aliberti

Long Time Cook at Augustine’s Restaurant

Emilia (Navarra) Aliberti of Lynn, formerly of Everett, died peacefully at the Mass General Hospital on February 1. She was 90 years old.

The daughter of the late Tomasso and Giovanna (Albano) Navarra, she was born in the town of Siano (Salerno), Italy on June 24, 1922. She lived in Lynn but was formerly from Everett. She had a natural radiance about her that always lit up the room. Emilia was loved by everyone especially her Paisans of Everett.

A great cook and baker, she worked as a cook for many years at Augustine’s Restaurant along with raising her five children.

Emilia was the wonderful  wife of the late Antonio Aliberti and the loving mother of Joanne Darche and her husband, William of Lynn, her son, Peter Aliberti and his wife, Magda of Byfield,  her daughter, Lucia DiGiacomo of Arlington, her youngest son,  Rocco Aliberti of Denver, Colorado and the late Vito Aliberti. Emilia will be missed by her eight grandchildren: Joey, Maria, Tony, Emily, Anthony, Michael, Rocky and Adriana and her 11 great grandchildren.

Her Funeral Service will held  on Thursday at 9 a.m. from The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Everett at 10 a.m.Visiting hours are today, Wednesday,  from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery,  Malden.

James McCormack

Of Saugus, formerly of Everett

James McCormack  of Saugus, formerly of Everett, passed away at home surrounded by his family on January 31. He was 73 years old.

Jim was born on March 24, 1939, one of four children of the late James and Helen McCormack. He attended the Everett Public Schools, worked as an operating engineer and was a member of local I.U.O.E. Local #4.  He was a US Army veteran,  loved football, Irish music, Cape Cod and his union. He enjoyed playing the banjo and working in his yard.

He leaves his beloved wife Peggy (Maxwell) and his children Dale McCormack of Florida and Leslie McCormack of Salisbury. He was the adored grandfather of Aidan James McFadden of Peabody; the brother of Rosemary and her husband, Peter Gilberto of Wakefield, Kathleen and her husband, Robert Lippi of Everett, and Thomas and his wife, Corine of W.Peabody.

His Funeral Service was held from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett followed by a Funeral Mass in The Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Wakefield with Reverend Coughlin officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Jim’s name to Leukemia Research c/o MGH Development Office 165 Cambridge St Suite 600 Boston, MA 02114 or Caring for a Cure Lunder 10 c/o MGH, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114.

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