Joseph Nigro, Jr.
American Labor Movement and community activist
Joseph W. Nigro Jr. passed away on June 2 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 75 years old.
Joe was born in Everett on September 5, 1940, one of six children of the late Joseph Sr. and Helen (Towle) Nigro. He grew up in Everett, attended Everett Schools, served his country in the Air Force National Guard and attended Harvard Trade Union Program.
Joe had an accomplished career in Local 103 IBEW for 56 years, working as an electrician, and serving as a Vice-President, President, and Business Agent; 18 of those years he led the Boston Building and Construction Trades Council. He attended every IBEW convention for over 35 years and served faithfully on the Boston Catholic Labor Guild, one of the oldest labor/religious organizations in America. Congressman Stephen Lynch on the floor of Congress in a speech in 2005 about Joe stated “Joe Nigro is a remarkable leader with a long and illustrious career in the American Labor Movement…..under Joe’s leadership, the United States Supreme Court confirmed the legal right to use Project Labor Agreements on public projects creating job opportunities for union construction workers across the nation.”
Joe has also been a man committed to his community and various charities including the South Boston Neighborhood House, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, Fiske Family Foundation, and was an elected member of the City of Everett School Committee. He was also a board member of the BRA. He had been honored over the years for his enormous work for men and women of the building trades and received the 1992 Cushing Gavin Award, and in 2000 was honored with the George Meany Award, just to mention a few.
Joe leaves behind his loving wife of over 51 years, Ann (Connolly) Nigro and his family: Kelly Doherty of Everett, Joseph III and his wife, Maria, Shannon Amsler and her husband, Joe of Lexington, Erin Nigro of Everett, John and his wife, Gina of Melrose and the late Helene Nigro-Shepard and her surviving spouse, Fred Shepard. Joe was the brother of Frank Nigro and his wife, Janice, Michael Nigro and his wife, Wendy, Janice Nigro-DiRamio, and the late Maria Nigro and Pauline Uzzle. He was the grandfather of Michelle and Joseph Nigro, IV, Randi and Tommy Doherty, Jack, Will and Quinn Amsler, Paulina and James Straticos, Harley, Freddy and Brady Shepard, and Sophia and Lila Nigro. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday in Our Lady of Grace Church at 12 noon with the Rev. James Barry officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, charitable donations be made in Joe’s name to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute The Quinn Amsler Fund att: Abigail Buccelli, 10 Brookline Place, West Brookline, MA 02445 to support pediatric oncology research.
Italia Maria Cardone
Retired candy maker
Italia Maria (Federico) Cardone of Everett entered into rest on May 31 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 83 years old.
Born in Pettorano Sul Gisio, Italy, Italia lived in Everett for many years. She was a candy maker having retired from Schrafft’s Candy Company in Charlestown.
She was the beloved wife of the late Vittorio A. Cardone; dear and devoted mother of Maria D’Artista and her late husband, Pietro of Sulmona, Italy, Gaetano Cardone of Malden and Gina Cardone-Casoni and her husband, Del of Everett; sister of Carmela Crognale of Malden and Domenic Federico of California; loving grandmother of Antonio and Maria D’Artista, Michael and Tina Cardone, Cristina Foulds and Gianna Sipala and loving great-grandmother of Ilaria, Nicolas and Christopher.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden. Contributions in Italia’s memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 41705, Boston, MA, 02241-7005 would be sincerely appreciated.
Past Grand Knight of Everett Council 97 and Life Member of Saugus/Everett Lodge of Elks
Charles P. Corricelli of Lewiston, ME, formerly of Everett, entered into rest at home surrounded by his loving family on June 2. He was 71 years old.
Born in Cambridge, Charlie lived in Everett for most of his life. He graduated from Everett High School and Arlington Technical Institute. Charlie was a licensed basketball official, IAABO Boston Chapter #27 for over 40 years and was also an ASA softball official for many years. He worked for Citicorp Information Resources, retiring after 20 years of service as operations manager. He also was a retired insurance agent for the Knights of Columbus. Charlie recently retired as an officer for the Transportation Safety Administration for Homeland Security. A U.S. Airforce Veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was the Past Grand Knight of Council #97, Everett, FDD, Knights of Columbus of Massachusetts and Life Member of Saugus-Everett Lodge of Elks, #642.
He was the beloved and devoted husband of Rachel (Perreault), the love of his life, for over 49 years; son of the late Guido Charles and Mary (Souza) Corricelli; dear and devoted father of Mary Pierce and her husband, Bob of Saugus and Christina Stoker and her husband, Bert of Danvers; brother of Louise Cardinale of Marlborough; loving “Papa” of Nicolas and Jack Pierce and Xavier Charles Stoker. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charlie’s memory to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.