Obituaries 07-15-2020

James Furlong

Gillette retiree

James (Jim) P. Furlong passed away in peace on July 7.

Born in Medford on June 10, 1939, Jim attended St. Joseph’s Parochial Grammar School and Matignon High School in Medford. Jim attended Northeastern University earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting and economics. After college, Jim enlisted in the military serving for two years in the Army Signal Corps. During his military service, Jim served in Seoul, S. Korea, and in Arizona.

Following his honorable discharge from the service, Jim had the good fortune to work for The Gillette Company where he worked for 37 years in various capacities.

Jim joined the company as an internal auditor, then advanced to positions within the finance, employee benefit, human resource and community affairs departments. Jim enjoyed his time at Gillette and developed close ties to a number of terrific people.

Jim loved the theatre and was an avid movie buff, particularly of film noir. He was also a voracious and lifelong reader.

 He was a devoted uncle to his nephew, James Alberetti and his wife, Maria and a beloved great uncle to his great nieces, Ava and Tess Alberetti. He is also survived by many loving cousins and friends.

At Jim’s request, all services will be private. Jim will be buried alongside his sister, Ann Elizabeth (Furlong) Alberetti and his parents, Irene (Gillespie) and James Furlong in the family plot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.  For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com

Paul Parisi

Trucking industry and Everett Public School retire and Civil War re-enactor

Paul F. Parisi, 69, passed away peacefully on July 7 surrounded by his wife and children after a valiant battle with Glioblastoma.

He was born March 7, 1951 in Everett to Attorney Michael and Concetta (Tricomi) Parisi.

Paul was a graduate of Everett High School and Northeastern University. He was a football standout, known for holding rushing records and on the All Scholastic team.

Paul worked in the trucking industry and the Everett Public Schools, retiring to New Hampshire in 2015.

Paul loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, especially in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, cooking, fishing, hunting, camping and being in nature. His dog, Marlow, always by his side, was his furry companion for 11 years.

Paul and his wife, Judy enjoyed traveling and Civil War reenactments, spending time with the 28th Massachusetts and 17th Virginia, where they re-enacted from the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, the 150th   anniversary of Pickett’s Charge. They also travelled to the historic communities all across New England.

Paul was very proud of the small role he had in the 2003 movie, “Gods & General” in which he ran across the field at Fredericksburg carrying the Irish Brigade Flag.

Paul leaves his loving wife, Judy (Fitzpatrick) Parisi, his mother, Concetta (Tricomi) Parisi and his four children: Jodi (John) Montalbano, Paul (Tamara) Parisi, Michael (Kristina) Parisi and Nichole (Keith) O’Donnell, and his 10 grandchildren: John, Ava, Ella, Max, Jack, Michael, Kyle, Victoria, Marygrace, and Evelyn. He also leaves his four sisters: Elizabeth (Thomas) Burke, Mary (Roger) LeBlanc, Carol (Allen) Panarese and Lillian (Paul) Doughty, his sister in law, Joan Fitzpatrick and brothers in law, Jack (Minna) Fitzpatrick, Daniel Fitzpatrick and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be private in New Hampshire due to Covid 19 and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paul’s memory to the First Congregational Church of Ossipee, 50 Route 16B, Center Ossipee, NH 03814.

James Cribbins

Life member of Everett Elks

James D. Cribbins of Middleton, formerly of Everett, died on June 7.

James graduated from Everett High School in 1961.  He was a US Army Veteran and retiree of Market Forge. He also worked at Kappy’s in Medford and was a life member of the Everett Elks.

The beloved husband of Cynthia “Cindy” A. (Dunn), he was the loving father of James D. Cribbins Jr. and his wife, Kate; son of the late John and Frances Cribbins; loving brother of George Cribbins, John Cribbins and his wife, Lauren, all of Everett and the late Maryellen Jarvis and proud Papa of two grandchildren: Chase and Cameran. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

In light of the COVID-19, all funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Grace Building & Maintenance Fund, 194 Nichols Street, Everett, MA  02149. Arrangements are by Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home: www.roccofuneralhomes.com

Mary Whalen

NE Tel & Tel retiree

Mary C. (Quealy) Whalen, 89, a lifelong Everett resident, entered into eternal rest at home on July 7 surrounded by her loving family. 

Born in Everett, Mary retired from the New England Telephone Company where she worked as a telephone operator, searching out 411 telephone numbers.

She was the beloved wife of the late John R. “Jack” for over 59 years, dear and devoted mother of Michael J. Whalen of Marlborough, Mary Margaret Erickson and her husband, Barry of Everett, Elizabeth A. Whalen of Wakefield and Clare E. Maggio and her husband, Anthony of Salem, NH; sister of Ellen Philbin of Malden and the late Alan Quealy and his surviving wife, Ann of Stoneham, William Quealy and his surviving wife, Marsha of Middleton, John Quealy and his surviving wife, Theresa of New York, G. Ann Quealy and Patricia Breau; loving grandmother of Kristin Erickson, Katelyn Ferguson and her husband, Jared, Christopher Erickson, Courtney Erickson, Cameron Erickson, Riesa Maggio, Michael Maggio and Laurelle Farrell and her husband, Jon and loving great-grandmother of Sinead Erickson, Callie Ferguson and Amelia Farrell. Mary is also survived by her devoted caregivers, Kristin Newberry and Joann Wilichoski. 

As a result of the ongoing and ever developing crisis in the world and with genuine concern for the people who they love, Mary’s services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory to The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St., Boston, MA 02135, would be sincerely appreciated.  Arrangements are by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.

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