Obituaries 12-20-2017

Patricia Tholen Fothergill


Patricia M. “Patty” (McLellan)  Tholen Fothergill, a lifelong resident of Everett, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 14 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 55 years old.

Born in Malden, the daughter of the late Clarence and Joyce A. (Gaquin) McLellan,  Patty attended Everett Public Schools and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1980.

Patty was a homemaker throughout her working career, dedicating her life tending to her home and to her two children.  She attended Bunker Hill Community College for a year to complete business courses.  Patty loved pictures, both taking them of her family and looking at them for memories.  She loved her family very dearly and she will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

The beloved wife of Robert K. Fothergill of Everett with whom she shared 26 years of marriage, she was the former wife of Steve J. Tholen of Everett, devoted mother of Erin M. Merrill and her husband, Matthew of North Andover, USMC Steven J. Tholen and his wife, Andrea, presently stationed at Camp Pendleton of California; dear sister of Veronica “Vickie” McMahon of Florida, Joyce Igo of New Hampshire, Bill McLellan of Georgia and the late Rosemarie “Sissy” Pisco.  She was the sister-in-law of Thomas McMahon, Steve Igo, Sharon McLellan and Anthony Pisco and is also lovingly survived by one granddaughter, Hailey Merrill of North Andover and by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea on Tuesday, December 19. Funeral arrangements were by  the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea. Committal was private.

Antonette ‘Nettie’ LaVita

Of Everett

Antonette “Nettie” (Marino) LaVita of Everett died on December 13.

The beloved wife of the late Carmine. She was the daughter of the late Domenic and Mary, sister of the late Louis Marino, Josephine Scalfani, Mary Falce, Margaret Kirk, Madeline Caruso, Kay Marino and Lillian Verno and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, today, Wednesday, December 20 at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass will immediately follow in the St. Anthony Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be at the Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For more information, call 1-877-71-ROCCO or visit:

Mary Delory Keller

Local, state and national Emblem Club official and retired operations manager of Whidden Memorial Hospital

Mary Delory Keller of Winthrop, formerly of Everett, entered into eternal rest unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 12 in the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Mary was Past Supreme President, State Past President, Past club president of Everett #32 and honorary life member of the Supreme Emblem Club of the United States. She was the retired 30 year operations manager at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. Mary loved and lived life to the fullest, and the world was her Oysters Rockefeller.

Born in Everett, Mary had been a lifelong resident of Everett before settling in Winthrop these last few years. She was the beloved wife of Ernest Andrew Keller for over 64 years, dear and devoted mother of Lizanne Croteau and her husband, Paul of North Reading and Kara Keller and her wife, Samantha of Winthrop; sister of Carole and the late John O’Keefe of Middleton, Paul A. and Paula Delory of Lynnfield and the late Joan Delory; loving grandmother (Mimi) of Andrew and Kayla Croteau; sister-in-law of Mildred Moriarty of Everett and the late August, Carroll, Victor and David Keller, Patsy Sawyer and Sally Costanza. She was the caring godmother, aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in Mary’s memory to the fund she originated in 1975: Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association Fund (KTDA), C/O Everett Emblem Club #32, PO Box 490197 Everett, MA 02149 would be sincerely appreciated.

Corinne Heise

Saugus Senior Center volunteer

Corinne A. (Noonan) Heise died on Monday, December 4 surrounded by her family. She was 77 years old.

A resident of Genesis Hathorne Hill in Danvers and the wife of the late Herman Heise, she was born in Everett and lived most of her life in Saugus. She was the daughter of the late John and Eleanor  (Rochefort) Noonan.

Corinne was a daily visitor and volunteer at the Saugus Senior Center and was a proud member of the Saugus Senior Association. She was an avid bingo player and made many friends through it.

Mrs. Heise leaves her three beloved children: Michelle (Heise) Rollins of Saugus, Michael Heise of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Lawrence Heise and his wife, Diana of Saugus. She was the cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren: Corey, Ashley, Crystal and Brey Anna Rollins; Nicholas and Sean Heise and Montana Heise. Corinne was the sister of Virginia Noonan of Everett, Leona Noonan of Everett, and Paul Noonan (Barbara) of Wakefield. She was predeceased by two siblings, Geraldine “Gerry” Noonan and John “Jack” Noonan and her nephew, Scott Noonan.

The family would like to give a heartfelt “thank-you” to the medical staff at Genesis Hathorne Hill and Beacon Hospice for the care and comfort they provided to Corinne.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus. A funeral service was held on Friday, December 8 at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel. Interment followed the service. Donations in Corinne’s memory may be made to the Friends of the Saugus Senior Center, 466 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906. For condolences, visit:

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