Obituaries 01-16-2019

Alice Porcaro

Happy person who spread warmth and kindness to all

Alice B. Porcaro, a resident of Everett and Littleton, NH, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6 at her second home in Littleton, NH. She was 72 years old.

Alice was born on Aug. 5, 1946 in Everett, one of 10 children of the late Walter and Bridget (Southwell) Seward. She was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1965.

Alice married the love of her life, Alfred Porcaro and they were married for 48 years. She was the best friend to her husband and the couple shared many wonderful times and memories. They spent time between their home in Everett and their second home in Crazy Horse Family Campground, nestled in the White Mountains in New Hampshire.

Her children stated that their mother always had a smile on her face. She was a happy person who spread warmth and kindness to all she met. Her fondest memories were spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed times at Sebago Lake with a great majority of her family, the Winthrop Yacht Club but most of all, at the Crazy Horse Campground.

Alice had an enormous love for family and friends. Nothing meant more to her than spending time with Al and her children and grandchildren and seeing them happy. Her grandchildren were her most important priority and never out of her thoughts. They were her pride and joy.

Alice loved people and they loved her. Alice was always trying to put a smile on people’s faces because she was a happy person with a smile always on her face. She was an extremely loving and caring woman, and was full of life, pride, happiness and love.

Alice is survived by her husband of 48 years, Alfred and her three children: Kathryn and her husband, Robert Ippolito, Alfred (Bo) Porcaro, and Patricia and her husband, Ronald Nickerson, all of Everett. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Robert, Sabrina, Mikayla, Ashlee, Christopher and Devin. She was the sister of Shirley Sullivan, Barbara Kirby and the late Doris O’Neil, Mary Barker, Lorraine LaVasseur, Margaret Martin, John Seward, William Seward and Walter Seward. Alice is also survived by many nieces and nephews

Funeral services were held on Thursday morning at the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church in Everett. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Philip Heyward

Vietnam veteran 

Philip E. Heyward, a Corporal in the US Marines who was awarded several citations for his service to his country in Vietnam, died recently.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Tobin), loving father of Kim Buonopane and her companion, Nick Marazzi and Dawn McCarthy and her husband, Jameson, brother of Robert “Tiny” Heyward, Barbara Loder, Terry Loder and the late Richard Heyward and Winnie Koureyen. He is survived by four grandchildren: Michael, Marina, Monica and Maggie.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St,, Everett today, Wednesday, Jan. 16. Funeral services will commence in the Funeral home at noon Wednesday preceded by a wake service from 10 to 12 noon. Burial with full Military Honors will be on Wednesday at Puritan Lawn Cemetery Peabody.

Sherrill Johnson

Former Everett teacher

Sherrill A. Johnson of Everett died on Dec. 31.

A former teacher at the Adams School of Everett, she was the beloved mother of Kurt Gastonguay, Tina Johnson and Dennis Johnson, Jr., loving former wife of Dennis Johnson, Sr. She is also survived by six cherished grandchildren and a sister, Noreen Barrasso.

A wake Service was held at the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett followed by a Memorial Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church. in Everett. Burial was private. Donations in Sherrill’s memory may be made to the Immaculate Conception Parish.  For more information: or 1-877-71-ROCCO 

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