Retired Northeastern University admissions department employee
Sarah (Smith) Nason of Everett died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 27.
She was 74 years old.
Sarah grew up in Westwood, lived in Cambridge and Manhattan, and settled after marriage in Everett where she has lived for over 40 years. She was a dedicated employee in the Northeastern University admissions department for 28 years.
Sarah faced many challenges in the last decade, including visiting her aging mother in Maine and caring for her husband during his long period of ill health prior to both their deaths. While she recently expressed being ready to think of herself and plan for her future, Sarah was reluctant to leave the neighborhood where she had a sense of belonging with her many caring neighbors and in a community where she was valued and ‘never felt lonely.’
Sarah’s sudden death took her away from us way too soon, not only robbing her of the peaceful later years she so richly deserved, but also depriving all who cared for her and hoped for more time to enjoy her gracious and generous caring ways, her kindness, her thoughtfulness, and her contagious laughter. While she cherished her close friends, she had looked forward to more time and emotional energy to rekindle and enjoy relationships that have meant so much to her throughout her life. Anyone who knew Sarah . . . and apparently everyone within blocks of her home and in the entire city of Everett did . . . will miss her dearly for years to come.
She was born on October 8, 1941 and was predeceased by her husband, Waldon C. Nason, Jr; her parents, John Lloyd Smith, Jr. and A. Jean Smith of Westwood, MA and Westport Island, ME; her brother, John Lloyd Smith III of Pennsylvania and her sister, Jennifer Bakes of Norwalk, CT. Sarah is survived by her sister, Constance M. Ostis of Yarmouth, ME; her brother-in-law, Christos Bakes of Norwalk, CT; her sister-in-law, Karen Smith of Houston, Texas; her cousins, and her loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Sarah always loved beautiful flowers and was sure to get them for others. But she also believed in supporting many charitable organizations. Donations in lieu of flowers may be given to your favored charity in her name.
Will be remembered for his friendly manner positive attitude and loving ways
Anthony D. DiNatale of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Edward Street, Medford, The Arbors of Greenfield and Everett, entered into rest peacefully on Monday, December 29 in the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford. He was 94 years old.
Tony was born on June 13, 1920 in a small town of Furnari, in the Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy. He was predeceased by his parents, Carmello and Lucrezia (Bonanno) Di Natale and loving step-mother who raised him, Ignazia (Parisi) DiNatale.
He co-owned a family grocery store on Ferry Street in Everett for many years and then co-owned Springs Spumoni Ice Cream in Quincy until he retired. Then he and his wife, Tina, took many trips around the world. In their later years, they bought an RV and traveled throughout America and Canada, spending many winters in Florida where they eventually bought a home.
Far surpassing any worldly accumulation was his love for his wife and family. He cherished the times he spent with them. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother , uncle and friend. He will be remembered for his friendly manner, positive attitude, and loving ways.
He was the beloved husband of the late Concettina “Tina” (DeVico) who died in April, 2010 after 68 years of marriage; the dear and devoted father of Charles DiNatale and his late wife, Cynthia of Derry, NH, Bob DiNatale and his wife, Charlotte of Medford, and JoAnne Saint-Pierre of Greenfield; brother of Frances Puliafico and her late husband, Anthony of Braintree and Domenic DiNatale and his wife, Carmella of Everett; loving Papa of Anthony and Michelle DiNatale, Christopher and Penny DiNatale, Charles, Jr. and Amber DiNatale, Marc and Pauline Saint-Pierre, Susan Saint-Pierre, Dave and Jana DiNatale and Greg and Diana DiNatale and Great-Papa of Amanda, Hannah, Nino, Sofie, McLaren and Emma.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Tony was buried alongside his wife, Tina in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 would be sincerely appreciated.