Obituaries 03-02-2016

Janet Martignetti

Cherished Martignetti family matriach

Janet T. (McMahon) Martignetti of Everett entered into rest on February 25 in the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 92 years old.

Born in and a lifelong Everett resident, Janet was the enormously loved and cherished matriarch of the Martignetti family.

The daughter of the late Christina (Tanish) and James McMahon, she was the beloved wife of the late Attilio Martignetti; dear and devoted mother of Alfred A. Martignetti and his fiance’ Diane Guerino of Everett, Louise Knox and her husband, James of Malden, Janet Coleman and her husband, Thomas of Everett and the late Arthur Martignetti; sister of of the late Ronald, Thomas and James McMahon, Catherine Clark, Rosanna Jones and Marjorie Leavitt; loving grandmother of Alfred Martignetti and his wife, Christine, Paul Martignetti, Lisa DePrato, James Knox and his wife, Kerry, Kenneth Knox and his wife, Kerri, and Kristie Rabideau and her husband, Christopher and loving great-grandmother of Stephen DePrato, Kyle, James, Dillon, Kaylee, Tara, Tyler Knox, Samantha Martignetti, CJ and Jax Rabideau. Janet is also survived by her loving niece, Carmene Shea of Malden and the Baker Family.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Janet’s memory to Animal Rescue League, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116 would be sincerely appreciated.

William Sluskonis

US Postal Service retiree

William “Bill” V. Sluskonis of Medford and Everett died on February 26 at Lahey Burlington Hospital. He was 83 years old.

Tthe husband of Shirley A. (Anderson) Sluskonis, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage, he was born in North Andover and raised in Lawrence, the son of the late Peter and Selma (Sviklis) Sluskonis. He lived for many years in Medford, Lynn and Everett.

He had worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and had served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He loved traveling with his wife, especially visiting the White Mountains and Plum Island. He also enjoyed the Adult Day Care at Don Orione Home in East Boston.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons; William P. Sluskonis, of New Hampshire, and Stephen Sluskonis and his wife, Mary, of Medford, a daughter, Cheryl Costello and her husband, John, of Medford; four grandchildren Caitlin, John, and Daniel Costello and Melissa Braganca, one great grandchild; Lydia Drago, three step-children; Dyann Prouty and Douglas Prouty, both of Lynn and David Prouty and his wife, Deb, of Manchester, NH, a step daughter-in-law, Karen Prouty, eight step-grandchildren, and several step-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his cats, who were his “pride and joy” Lucky and Magic. He was also the step-father of the late Donn Prouty and the brother of the late Peter, Julius and Anna Sluskonis, and Lillian Rosko.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 5 at 12 noon in the Solimine Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, (RTE129), Lynn. Burial will follow Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation prior to the Service will be from 10 a.m. To 12 p.m. Those who prefer may donate in his name to the MSPCA- Angell fund, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130. Directions and guestbook at

Mary Tedesco

Retired Everett teacher

Mary C. (Brick) Tedesco of Everett passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on February 28. She was 82 years old.

She was a retired elementary school teacher and longtime manager of her husband’s Everett optometrist practice.

Born in Waterbury, CT, the beloved wife of the late Dr. Mark P. Tedesco, she was the loving mother of Judy Barletta and her husband, Michael of Saugus, and Mark F. Tedesco of Atkinson, NH; cherished grandmother of Danny and Katie Barletta; loving sister of Patricia Crocker of Brewer, ME and the late John Brick.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Saturday, March 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Margaret’s Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In Mary’s name, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or visit For directions and online guestbook visit

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