Whidden Memorial Hospital retiree; of Maine, formerly of Everett
Barbara A. (MacKenzie) LeRay of Alfred, ME., formerly of Everett, died on March 20 at the Pavilion Residential Care facility and the family expresses sincere appreciation to the Pavilion and Life Choices staff for the loving care Barbara was given. From her early years, Barbara was a dedicated wife and mother who cared for her husband, her children and her parents. She was also a loyal and capable worker who was employed for 40 years at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, where she resided most her life.
She loved all kinds of flowers and was always thrilled at the arrival of the hyacinths, tulips, crocuses and her beloved dogwoods in the spring. Throughout the growing season, she grew a yard full of colorful blooms, which the neighborhood enjoyed. She cultivated orchids and violets indoors. Barbara also loved decorating inside the house and created wonderful holiday displays.
Barbara was predeceased by five siblings; John, Margaret Williams, William, Walter and Howard. She is survived by her sister, Jean Constantine of Palm Bay, Florida, with whom she always had a special close relationship. She will be forever missed by her husband of 70 years, David, her children, David LeRay, Jr. and Peter LeRay and his wife, Mary of Everett, Linda Villalobos and her husband, Francisco of N. Andover and Susan LeRay and her husband, William Wright of Alfred, ME, as well as by 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
By her request, there will be a private burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. There will be an additional graveside service later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara’s memory to the Alzheimers Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 would be sincerely appreciated. For more information, visit: wwwcafassofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. Everett, MA 02149 617-387-3120.
Past Exalted Ruler of Everett Elks
Albert J. Rigolini of Everett entered into rest at home on March 23. He was 92 years old.
Born in Boston, Albert lived in Everett for most of his life. He was a foreman, who retired from Sexton Can Company in Everett. He was the Past Exalted Ruler o Everett Lodge of Elks #642 and a US Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
He was the beloved husband of the late Genevieve (Vitukevich); dear and devoted father of Elaine Ristaino and her late husband, Anthony of Everett, Albert J. Rigolini, Jr. and his wife, Pamela of Billerica and Richard Rigolini and his spouse, Lennie Machado of Everett; brother of the late Nellie Pelosi, Linda Papaluca and Guido Rigolini; loving grandfather of Kim Rigolini, Barndon Rigolini and Jill Rigolini.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Albert’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, today, Wednesday, March 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. His funeral will be from the funeral home on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, 02149, at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Albert’s memory to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445 or to the Immaculate Conception Church Restoration Fund, would be sincerely appreciated. Late Past Exalted Ruler Everett Lodge of Elks #642 and late WW II, Marine Corps veteran.
Charles ‘Charlie’ Bourque
Charles ‘Charlie’ Bourque of Everett died on March 17. He was 86 years old.
He was the beloved husband of the late Alice (Saxton); loving father of Marie Bernier, the late Charles Bourque III, Paul Bourque, Diane Sullivan, John Bourque, Cindy Nicolo, Ronald Bourque, Robert Bourque, Laura Soares and Michael and Edward Bourque; loving brother of Dorothy Marshall, Theresa Bailey and Richard Bourque and the late Raymond Bourque. He is survived by 20 beloved grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, http://support.pdf.org/CharlesBourque.
James Boyle, Jr.
Exxon Fuel retiree; once prevented what could have proven to be a disastrous oil spill into Boston Harbor
James Boyle, Jr., a life long resident of Everett, passed away at the Whidden Hospital on March 12. He was 87 years old.
Born in Medford and raised in Everett, Jim was educated at Immaculate Conception Grammar School in Everett and later attended Everett High School. On his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the US Navy to defend his country during World War II. After proudly serving his country, he came home, returned to school and earned an Associate Degree in Accounting from Burdette College in Boston.
On November 8, 1952, he married his long time sweetheart, Ann P. Donnelly. The couple remained in Everett and began their life together, raising seven children.
Jim worked for almost 40 years for Exxon Fuel, formerly Esso. He began his career in the front office and later decided to take a position in the plant. He quickly excelled through the ranks and became the plant operator. Due to his keen intuition, one evening during the 1970’s, as an oil tanker was about to off-load its fuel, he noticed that something wasn’t right. The valves weren’t in proper the position, therefore the load of fuel was going to begin emptying into Boston Harbor. Jim’s quick wits prevented an oil spill that would have devastated Boston Harbor and all of its marine life. Jim was a hero. But, due to the severity of the situation, many people never became aware of the dire circumstances.
He was the devoted husband of Ann P. (Donnelly) Boyle of Everett with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; the loving father of James J. Boyle, III and his wife, Maureen D. of Saugus, Mary E. Boyle of Everett, Ann P. Jwanowski and her husband, John S. of Peabody, Kathy T. McCarthy and her husband, Ed of Littleton, John J. Boyle of Hooksett, NH and his late wife, Jennifer L. Boyle, Matthew J. Boyle and his wife, Michelle of Boxford and Elizabeth A. Liberatori and her husband, Robert of Bradford. He was the cherished grandfather of 15 loving grandchildren; the beloved brother of Mary Dalquist of Reading, John “Jack” Boyle of Everett, Anne Pelribe of Reading, Kathleen Trunfio of Canton, Alice Cox of Walpole and the late Eileen Flagg and Richard Boyle. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church in Revere on March 16. Interment took place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Should friends desire, remembrances may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, New England Chapter, 60 Walnut St. Wellesley, MA 02481. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere.
Retired college instructor
Helen M. Curley, a longtime Everett resident, passed away on March 21. She was 88 years old.
Helen was a graduate of Everett High School and attended the University of Maine, NU, and Tufts University. She earned a Master’s Degree, ABD, and was an instructor at NU and BU. Helen was also an avid artist.
She was the beloved daughter of the late John W. and Margaret (Dempsey) Curley; loving sister of the late Richard J. and Marion A. Curley; loving aunt of William Ferguson and his wife, Donna of San Diego, CA. and lifelong and loving friend of the Dorney family of Everett.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a visitation at the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Saturday, March 28 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In her memory, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. For directions and online guestbook visit jfwardfuneralhome.com
Matthew Michael Garvey
Member of DAV and VFW
Matthew Michael Garvey of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, crossed over peacefully on Friday, March 13 not long after celebrating his 85th birthday. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren, Matt was a light in their lives and his love, support, wisdom, and sense of humor will be missed every day.
He was raised in Chelsea and served in the US Army Infantry in the Korean war. After an honorable discharge, he met his wife, Doris and settled in Chelsea. Through the years, he worked as a truck driver and then became a certified EMT. He was a proud member of the DAV and VFW Post 6712.
His grandkids will remember how he listened to his Irish Music on Saturdays, teaching them the words to the songs. He showed his wit by composing funny limericks and he also enjoyed being with them as much as they enjoyed being with him. The little things he taught them were huge in their lives.
Matt was pre-deceased by his wife Doris (Halpin) Garvey. He was a devoted father to Marianne Garvey, Matthew M. “Chuck” Garvey, and Margo French and her partner, Tucker, all of Everett. He was the son of the late Robert J. and Elizabeth (Whalen) Garvey; brother of Patricia “Patsy” Upshaw of Salem and the late Robert Jr., Gerald and William Garvey and is also lovingly survived by three grandchildren, Jaclyn and Daniel Domenichello of Everett, Matthew French of Medford and by many nieces and nephews.
He and his family so appreciated Hallmark Health and Hospice and their wonderful nurses and PCAs who came to the home every day as well as the VA Medical Center’s staff, doctors, nurses and the Homebase Program that allowed Matt to stay at home during his illness.
A Memorial Service was conducted at The Chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery, Interment in the family lot was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250 or the American Lung Association at www.lung.org/donate Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home, Inc. in Chelsea.