Obituaries 05-16-2018

Catherine ‘Kay’ Consalvo

Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother

Catherine ‘Kay’ Cosalvo passed away peacefully at her home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida after a brief illness. She was 92 years old.

Catherine was the daughter of Susan (Assunta Calcagni) and Antonio ‘Tony’ Consalvo of Everett. Although an Everett native, Catherine lived most of her life in Wakefield before retiring and moving to Florida. Even as a young child Catherine was a hard worker and held various jobs throughout her childhood. She was happy to work and help out her family.

During the war, Catherine worked at the Navy Yard selling war bonds. She was a go-getter and her sales were so high that she was made an honorary Chaplain.

Her father started a trucking company- Consalvo Trucking- and was in on the ground floor on some of the major projects in Boston including the Prudential building, Center Plaza, Charles River Park, the State House, Logan Airport and many others. She worked with her brother William for many years and eventually took over the company after he passed away.

Catherine was a caring person and had an impact on the lives of the hundreds of people she came in contact with– some profoundly. She had great intuition as well as compassion so it was second nature for her to guide people and help put them on the path to success. She always knew how to handle a situation and always knew what to say.

Not only was she a great businesswoman, she was an amazing cook. The delicious aromas that hit you when you walked into her house were mouthwatering – and if an army had shown up at her door there would have been plenty for everyone.

Catherine was predeceased by her brother, William ‘Willy’ Consalvo, and her daughters, Cathy King of Florida and LeeAnn Coyne of Wakefield. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Madigan and her partner, Martin Boggis of Maine; her sisters ,Esther Cussen of New York and Gilda Comitto of Essex and her brother, Donald ‘Sonny’ Consalvo of Florida, as well as her grandchildren: Joseph and Stacey Lachiana of Weymouth, James Lachiana of Andover, Danielle Madigan of San Diego, Jason Doughty of Boston, Gary King of Wakefield, Brandon King of Everett, and her three great-grandchildren, Madeline, Ava and Olivia of Weymouth. She is also survived by her lifelong friend and business partner, Arthur King and longtime friends and business associates, Anne Penny Pinhas and Rhoda Warren and lifetime friend, Phyllis Ciampa.

Catherine lived a full, rich life and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Even in death she was still giving as she had her body donated to science. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to Saint Jude’s Hospital. Services will be private.

Patricia F. Medugno

Sept. 10, 1934 — May 9, 2018

Patricia F. Medugno of Allenstown, New Hampshire, formerly of Everett, was called home May 9 after a brief illness. She was 83 years old. She was born in Everett in 1934 and graduated from Everett High School in 1952.

She was pre-deceased by her mother, Sarah (Sally) O’Neill Cregan in 2003. She was lovingly referred to as “Ma” by her eight children, loved her children and especially enjoyed spending time with her 20 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, with another on the way and her Godchild. She enjoyed a good party, afternoon tea, lighthouses and Kelly’s Roast Beef at Revere Beach.

When younger, she loved dancing and roller skating. She had worked at the D.O.T in New Hampshire. She loved to knit and crochet and donated hats for premature babies and cancer patients.

Survivors include her partner, Thomas Chase of Allenstown, NH; three daughters: Denise Colety (Marc) of Vermont, Lori Merrill (Brian) and Patricia Medugno (Ray) both of Allenstown; five sons: John Canning (Naomi) of Florida, Timothy Canning (Mary Jane) of Massachusetts, Kevin Canning and Harry Medugno, Jr. of Florida and Robert Medugno (Susie) of North Carolina and three sisters: Janet Dienes of Idaho, Nancy Valley of Maine and Sandra Schiappa of Massachusetts.

She was pre-deceased by her husband of 43 years, Harry M. Medugno, Sr. in 2004, who was a US Army veteran of World War II serving with the 101st Airborne.

Memorial services will be held June 4 at 11 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH. Father Richard Dion of Saint Anthony will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, New Hampshire Chapter, in memory of Patricia F. Medugno.

Marilyn Faia

Her life revolved around her family

Marilyn V. (Dunbrack) of Everett entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 10, at home surrounded by her loving and caring family.  She was 77 years old.

Born in Everett, Marilyn was a lifelong resident.  She was a woman whose life revolved around her entire family.

The daughter of the late George and Charlotte (Murphy) Dunbrack, she was the beloved wife of Ralph E. Faia for over 57 years; dear and devoted mother of Ralph E., Jr. and his wife, Daniela of Everett, Robert and his wife, Maria of Middleton, Stephen and Charlene Carbone and her husband, Angelo of Everett, and Daniel and his wife, Dawn of Fox Lake, Illinois; loving sister of Charlotte Grande, Dorothy Foresteire and her husband, Frederick, Deborah, all of Everett and the late Valerie Foti and Raymond Dunbrack.  Marilyn is also survived by her loving and cherished grandchildren: Sonia, Ralph III and Cristian Faia, Sabrina and Andrea Faia, Stephen, Jr. and Marc Faia, Angelo, Jr., Ciro, Ralph and Vincent Carbone, Fallon Sommerfeld, Daniel, Jr, Joseph and Alexa Faia and loving Great-Grammy of Jackson Sommerfeld. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Anthony LaSala

US Postal Service retiree

Anthony J. LaSala of Everett entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 5 in the Twin Oaks Nursing Center in Danvers.  He was 87 years old.

Born in East Boston, Tony lived in Everett for most of his life.  A U S Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he retired from the United States Postal Service, working as a mail handler for over 40 years.

The beloved husband of the late Gloria Ann (Ciccarelli) LaSala for over 63 years, he was the dear and devoted father of Donna M. LaSala of Everett, brother of James LaSala of Milton, Thomas LaSala of Chelmsford and the late Henry, Louis, Patrick LaSala, Albina Mugica and Mary Messina.  Tony is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.  Interment with U.S. Army military honors was at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Contributions in Anthony’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 would be sincerely appreciated..

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