Obituaries 06-13-2018


George Jannino, Jr.

Boston Globe retiree, former Everett Youth Hockey and Baseball coach

George J. Jannino, Jr. of Melrose, formerly of Everett, passed aw ay  peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on June 7 at  the age of 79.

George was born on April 9, 1939 in Chelsea, one of three sons of the late George J. Jannino and Mary (Gymziak) Jannino. Raised in Chelsea, George graduated from Chelsea High School where he excelled as a star athlete in baseball and football. He earned a Business Degree from Fisher College in Boston and enjoyed his work at  the Boston Globe as a machinist for over 30 years.

George truly loved the competitive spirit of athletics. Beginning as a young student at Chelsea High, George had a lifelong appreciation for sports and was a constant supporter of athletics throughout his life. For many years, he loved coaching Everett youth hockey and baseball and never missed his son’s sporting events or his  niece’s and nephew’s games. For George, it was never about winning but it was always about showing sportsmanship and being the best you could be.

George also had a love for Cape Cod and the beach. Many happy memories were made while summering in Dennis Port where George taught his sons, nieces and nephews the love of fishing, digging for clams and quahogs and setting lobster traps in the Cape Cod Canal.

A loyal friend, George had several dear friendships that he cherished. With a close circle of friends, George loved a good competitive game of cards and looked forward to their annual trip to Saratoga, NY for horse racing.

George was an incredibly generous and thoughtful man to anyone in need. He took great care of his family and was always ready to offer his support. George set a quiet example with his actions and was forever proud his family. He will be greatly missed but always lovingly remembered.

George was the beloved husband of Phyllis M. (Apruzzese) Jannino with whom he shared 56 years of marriage, the devoted father of George J. Jannino, III and his wife, Kelli of Dublin, CA, John L. Jannino and his wife, Mary of Tewksbury and Craig S. Jannino and his husband, Sean McCabe of Jamaica Plain; dear brother of Richard  Jannino and the late William Jannino and his surviving wife, Rose; cherished  grandfather of Emma, Nathaniel, Michael and Giovanni; caring brother-in-law of Vincent Apruzzese and his wife, Pat, Catherine Fritz and her husband, Vincent, Lou Apruzzese and his wife, Sue and JoAnn Brace and her husband, Colin. He is also survived  by several wonderful nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose. Interment with  US Army honors was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. For online tribute,  visit

Joanne Cook

Of Everett, formerly of Cambridge

Joanne (Censullo) Cook of Everett, formerly of Cambridge, died on June 4. The beloved wife of Robert Cook, she was the loving mother of Michelle Gouveia and her fiancé, Ennio, Joe Gouveia and his late wife, Liz, Mark Gouveia and his wife, Patricia, Toni-Marie Cook, Nicole Cook and the late Christi Cook. She is survived by nine beloved grandchildren: Jaden, Devyn, Madison, Max, Krysten, Kyle, Evan, Antonia and Presley and one loving great grandson Lewis.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated St. Anthony’s Church, Everett. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115. For additional information, visit: RoccoCarrHendersonFH or 1-877-71 Rocco.

Patricia Mulligan

Mass Department of Revenue retiree

(Patricia M. Mulligan of Everett unexpectedly entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 10 in the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 62 years old.

Born in Boston, Patricia lived in Everett for many years.  She retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Revenue where she worked for several years as a tax examiner.

She was the dear and devoted mother of Melanie M. Flannery and her husband, Rory of Swampscott, Tiffany L. Mulligan of Everett and the late Paul Mulligan; dear sister of Edward Lord and his wife, Judy of Woburn, Robert Shields of Everett, Evelyn Tallent of Derry, NH, Elaine Martiniello of Malden and the late Paul Lord, Patrick “Sam” Lord, Elizabeth Lancaster and Roberta Lord and loving grandmother of P.J. Mulligan, Joseph Mulligan and Teegan Flannery.  Patricia is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Patricia’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Thursday, June 14 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Interment will be private. Parking with attendants on duty.

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