US Army veteran of World War II, recently honored by the President of the French Republic
Leo P. DeFilippo of Everett, formerly of Medford and Chelsea, entered into rest on June 10 in the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home. He was 97 years old.
Born in the Roxbury section of Boston, Leo lived in Medford for most of his life. He was the former proprietor of the Gloria Food Store in Malden and he also worked for many years at Dom’s Sausage in Malden.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a long time member of the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington, the American Legion of Medford and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Medford. Leo recently received the “Chavelier” of the Legion of Honor Award by the President of French Republic.
He was the beloved husband of the late Viola (D’Andria), dear brother of the late Joseph, John, and Mary DeFilippo, Clara D’Agostino, and Rose Sachetta; brother-in-law of James Sachetta of Everett and Frances DeFilippo of Arlington; loving uncle of Dorothy Groose, Fred D’Agostino, Dr. John DeFilippo, Sandy Juliano, Jim Sachetta, Joe Sachetta, Rainy Leonard, Steve Sachetta and the late Diane Philips. Also surviving are several loving grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnieces and great grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment with military honors was in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leo’s memory to Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150, would be much appreciated.
Retired meat cutter; decorated World War II veteran
Walter W. McGinnis of Hingham, formerly of Everett, passed away May 21after a brief illness. He was 93 years old.
Mr. McGinnis, who grew up in South Boston with his brother, Ted (Edward McGinnis), the children of Helen (Willis) and Walter McGinnis, received three Bronze Stars for his service in the US Army Air Force during World War II. Walter worked at the A&P as a meat cutter for 40 years and later at McKinnons Market.
He was the beloved husband of the late Edith (Bailey) McGinnis and loving father of Keith McGinnis. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Maureen Butler of Hingham, and his grandchildren, Colin and Lindsey McGinnis. He was the uncle of Linda Sasser, Susan and Rick McGinnis and the brother in law of Helen McGinnis, all of Billerica. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. July 20 at Bourne National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please support Fisher House, Boston (West Roxbury) PO Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071. For additional information or online condolences, see www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane.