Of Maine, formerly of Everett
Alisa (Violanto) Thomas of Kittery, Maine, formerly of Everett, died on July 20.
The beloved wife of the late Phillip, she was the mother of Robert and his wife, Cheryl of Marshfield, Kathryn of Everett and Richard and his wife, Audrey of New York; daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Violanto; sister of Robert Violanto of Sharon, Rhonda Gibson of Brockton and the late James and Paul Violanto. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Adante, Gavin, Juliet, Charlotte, Madelyn and Giana, and by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. For additional information, visit: www.roccofuneralhomes.com.
Charles Malta, Jr.
Retired Everett teacher
Charles Malta, Jr., a lifelong resident of Everett, entered into rest on July 18 in the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Cambridge after being in failing health. He was 87 years old.
Born in Everett and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, Charlie was a teacher with the Everett Public School system from 1961 until 1994, retiring with over 33 years of service in the school system.
He was the beloved husband of 63 years of Rose E. (Pace); dear son of the late Charles and Grace (Cibelli) Malta; dear and devoted father of Debra Collins and her husband, Ralph of Litchfield, N.H. and Charles W. Malta, DDS and his wife, Pam of Saugus; brother of A. William Malta of South Weymouth, George Malta of Malden, Marie Abbatinozzi of Everett and the late Constance Brown; loving grandfather of Elizabeth Butts and her husband, Patrick and Vincent Vassallo and loving great-grandfather of Oona Butts.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment with Marine Corps Military Honors was in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Charles’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, would be sincerely appreciated.
Angelica Araujo of Boston died on July 20.
The mother of Diana Ubinas and her husband, Anthony Guerriero of Lynnfield and Jorge Ubinas and his wife, Nora of Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late Salvador and Lucila Araujo of Guatemala City, Guatemala, sister of Isabel Ramirez of Guatemala City, Guatemala, Emilia Palacios of Dorchester, Elizabeth Araujo of Hyde Park, the late Aurora Garcia, Cristobal Araujo, Ovidio Araujo, Trinidad Araujo, Amparo Pineda, and Ofelia Araujo, all of Guatemala City, Guatemala. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Jorge-Andres Salvador Ubinas, Christian Samuel Ubinas, Kaela Ivelisse Ubinas, Daniel Joaquin Ubinas and Nicholas Anthony Guerriero, and by many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held in the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, on Friday, July 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. immediately followed by a prayer service in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in the San Raymundo Cemetery, San Raymundo, Guatemala, at a later date. Complimentary valet parking will be available at the funeral home during Friday’s visiting hours and service.
No. 1 salesperson at Sears whose life centered around family and friends
Patricia Visconti of Saugus, a former longtime resident of Everett, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Wednesday, July 19, at the age of 60.
Patricia, lovingly known to all as “Patty,” was born in Everett on Sept. 28, 1956. She was raised and educated in Everett, graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1974 and married Everett native, Ronald Visconti on May 3, 1975. For several years, Patty worked at Boston Edison before returning home to raise her son and daughter.
After caring for her children as they grew up, Patty returned to working life as a salesperson at Sears, where she worked for 25 years. With a sociable, easy nature and genuine concern for customers, Patty made an impact and was not easily forgotten. She put the needs of her clients first from 1986 to 1998 in the hardware department at Sears and from 1998 to 2012 in the appliance department. Patty had a heart of gold and many customers responded to her kindness by making her the #1 salesperson at the store.
Outside of her working life, Patty was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. With great care and pride, she always wanted to make her home a welcoming and comfortable place. She enjoyed designing and making crafts to decorate the house and had an Annalee doll for every holiday. Her home was always clean, both inside and out, and adorned with seasonal decorations. Patty loved planning holidays and designed a Disney-themed wedding for her daughter with great care. For over 20 years, Patty was a longtime collector, and member of the Annalee Doll Society.
Every year, she enjoyed summer trips with Ron to Meredith, N.H. near Lake Winnipesaukee at the Annalee Doll Factory store. Patty was also a passionate fan of Elvis, and always treasured her trip to Graceland.
Most of all, Patty centered her life around caring for her family and friends. Once a week, she and Ron looked forward to enjoying dinner out together at a local restaurant. She always wanted her family to be happy and for her life to be remembered with only happiness. With a strong will that kept her upbeat, she was incredibly strong, and through many health challenges, maintained an ability to carry on.
Patty was the beloved wife of Ronald Visconti with whom she shared 42 years of marriage; caring daughter of the late Angelo and Rosemarie (DiCicco) Paradiso; devoted mother of Sharon Visconti of Saugus and Ronald S. Visconti of Everett; dear sister of Steven Paradiso of Everett, and cherished grandmother of Bobby and Rebecca Visconti.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. A graveside service was held at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum, Everett. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. For online tribute or directions: RobinsonFuneralHome.com.