Obituaries 07-22-2015

Stephen Douglas Jefferson

July 13, 1948 – July 4, 2015

Stephen Douglas Jefferson of South Yarmouth, formerly of Everett, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus suddenly on Saturday, July 4.

“I am Free,” would be his declaration as he loved singing that song at church. He has obtained final complete freedom. Stephen will be remembered for his enthusiasm in all things. He was a faithful husband for 21 years to his wife, Tammie and was also stepfather to five children and 13 grandchildren.

He had many attributes worthy of noting. He loved using the gift of song that God gave him. He sang in the church choirs and many times at nursing homes. He was a faithful Prayer Warrior. He was on the follow-up and visitation ministry for many years at Victory Chapel in Hyannis.

Stephen was raised in Everett by his loving parents, William and Geraldine Jefferson. He graduated from Everett High School and soon after enlisted in the US Army. He served honorably during the Vietnam War. When he returned from the war, he attended various colleges and earned a certificate from Mass. Maritime Academy to become an EMT. He also enjoyed being a painter until his retirement.

Steve was predeceased by his son, Rodeiro and his parents, William and Geraldine. He is survived by his wife, Tammie, his stephchildren and his grandchildren, his son, Kendall, his brother Derek Jefferson, his loving nieces, Mackenzie and Giana and his nephew, Andrew. He also leaves to mourn his aunt, Dorothy Martin-Long and uncles, Richard and Robert Martin and a host of cousins, friends and his church family.

A wake was held on July 9 at Morris O’Connor & Blute in South Yarmouth. A memorial service was held on July 11 at Victory Chapel in Hyannis. A private burial with Military Honors took place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Donations in his name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Bo 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.

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Bernice Mary Peddle

Of Brockton, formerly of Everett

Bernice Mary (Budreau) Peddle of Brockton, formerly of Everett, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 14 in the Memory Care Unit at Heights Crossing in Brockton, surrounded by her loving family. She was 94 years old.

Born in Everett, Bernice lived in Everett for most of her life before settling in Brockton. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. Peddle; dear and devoted mother of Edward K. Peddle and his wife, Denise of Reading and Valerie M. Giunta and her husband, Philip of Brockton; sister of Phyllis MacDonald of Peabody and the late Margaret Legere; loving grandmother of Stephanie and Mark McCormick, Brian and Erin Peddle, Melanie Peddle, Philip and Rachel Giunta, Jeff and Elizabeth Giunta and also leaves 10 loving great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank their cousin Janet Cefalo for her gentle, compassionate care for Bernice and also the Memory Care Unit at Heights Crossing in Brockton for all their caring and comfort during Bernice’s residence.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Bernice’s memory to Gentiva Hospice, 406 Hemenway St., Marlborough, MA 01752 would be sincerely appreciated.

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 Lina Girardi

Owned and operated Everett Grocery-variety/sub-shop for many years

Lina (Servodio) Girardi of Everett entered into rest on July 17 in the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea. She was 83 years old.

Born in a province of Naples, Italy, Lina lived in Everett for many years and owned and operated a grocery-variety/sub-shop in Everett for many years before her retirement.

She was the beloved wife of the late Giuseppe; dear and devoted mother of Maria Shapiro and her husband, David of Framingham, Silvana White and her husband, Joseph of Salem and the late Michael Girardi; loving grandmother of Sam Jewell, Jake Shapiro, Joseph and Valentina White. Also surviving are several brothers and sisters.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Lina’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 would be sincerely appreciated.

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