Franklin Foley, Jr.
Retired Everett Teacher
Franklin J. Foley, Jr.of Everett, entered into eternal rest at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, December 29. He was 82 years old.
Born in South Bend, Indiana, Frank lived in Everett for most of his life. He retired from the Everett School System where he worked as a classroom teacher and driving school teacher. Frank also taught driver’s education for Pleasant Auto School. Not wanting to hang around, Frank drove a bus for Greyhound Bus Company for many years. He was affectionately known to all as “Papa.”.
The beloved husband for over 56 years of the late Frances M. (Wyrocki), he was the son of the late Thelma (Jarboe) and Franklin J. Foley, dear and devoted father of Kathleen Peach and her husband, David of Everett, MaryAnn Covelle and her husband, Christopher of Georgetown, Franklin J. Foley, III and his wife, Mary of Marlborough, Susan McNamara and her husband, Patrick of Stoneham, Michael E. Foley of Tewksbury, Laura Govostes and her husband, Christopher of Everett and Peter Foley and his wife, Justine of Upton; brother of John Pat Foley of Peabody, Michael Foley and Gerald Foley of Everett, Philip Foley of Hull, Sharon Murphy of Stoneham, Daniel Foley of Saugus and the late Frances Gudjonsson and the loving Papa of 16 grandchildren.
For the safety and well-being for those they love a graveside service was held in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett on Monday, Jan. 4. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Franklin’s memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 70 Walnut St., Ste 301, Wellesley, MA 02481 would be sincerely appreciated. Arrangements by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett.
She Filled Many Lives with Her Endless Warmth and Kindness
Beatrice M. Ryan of Revere passed away peacefully on January 2 at the age of 98.
Formerly of the Boston’s West End, she lived in Revere for many years with her devoted husband Thomas Ryan and much-loved sister Anna Bifulco.
Bea filled the lives of so many with her endless warmth and kindness. She never had children of her own yet was always surrounded by those that adored her as a mother and grandmother figure: family of Leonard and his wife, Carol Doucette of Plymouth, Godson Paul and his wife, Kathy Doucette of North Andover and their children and grandchildren, the late Robert and his wife, Elaine Doucette of Saugus and their children and grandchildren and her Goddaughter, Joanne Shaughnessy and her husband ,David Algiers and their children. She was predeceased by her dear sisters: Anna Bifulco, Connie Bertuccini, Rose Mastacusa and Lucy Tavano and brothers, Harry and John LaSpina. She was a favorite aunt to loving nieces and nephews and a fun-loving cousin. Bea was a loyal friend and neighbor to so many.
Due to the current spike in COVID-19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local officials, Funeral Services will be privately held for the immediate family under the direction of Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, REVERE, MA 02151. She will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery with her late husband, Thomas and sister Anna, side by side forever.
A Memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 501 St. Jude Place • Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org. For guest book, please visit: www.buonfiglio.com.
Of Beachmont Revere
John N. Giuffre of Beachmont Revere passed away at the age of 70 on January 3.
Born in Boston on May 6, 1950 to the late John J. Giuffre and Helen (Cullen), he was the beloved brother of Peter Giuffre and his wife, Jeannie and Cynthia LaBonte and her husband, Richard, all of Revere; adored uncle of Renee LaBonte and Juliette LaBonte of Melbourne FL and Peter John Giuffre and Nicholas Giuffre of Revere and cherished godfather to Lawrence Guarino III. He was the dear friend of Lawrence Guarino and his wife, Lauren of Peabody and is also survived by many loving cousins.
A Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, January 8 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a Prayer Service at 11 a.m. Strict capacity limits are enforced, please make your visit brief to allow others to visit (names, phone numbers, and temperatures will be taken upon entrance). Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s name to The Foundation of the MEEI, 243 Charles St, Development Office, Boston, MA 02114 or at masseyeandear.org/online-donation-form. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Barbara Carmella Graf
Whidden Memorial Hospital Retiree
Barbara Carmella (Falzone) Graf of Everett entered into eternal rest, unexpectedly, on December 30 in the CHA-Everett Hospital. She was 83 years old.
Barbara was born in Everett and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren most of all. Family was everything to her and she was everything and more to them. Some of Barbara’s favorite things to do besides spending time with family, were traveling to the beaches of Florida, Aruba and Revere. She also enjoyed reading, cooking, crocheting and monthly luncheons with her two sisters. Barbara retired from 31 years employment at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, maintaining many long lasting friendships. Barbara is the light that will continue to shine through her loving daughters, sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was the loving daughter of the late Ruth Marie (Blood) and Leo Natale Falzone; beloved wife of Paul H. Graf, Jr. for over 56 years; cherished mother of Anne Marie (Arsenault) Hassey and her husband, Richard, John Arsenault, Linda Ruth (Arsenault) Meucci and her late husband, Michael Meucci and Mark Michel, Vincent Costa and his wife, Kim, Michael Costa and Rhonda Cardoos. Barbara is also survived by her pride and joy loving grandchildren: Michael Anthony Meucci, Jason Hassey, Courtney (Hassey) Aseltine and her husband, Richie, Amanda Egli and her husband, Adam, Nicholas Arsenault and his wife, Ashley, Shawn Arsenault, Christopher Meucci and his wife, Crystal, Samantha Costa, Michael Costa, Emily Costa and Gabbie Costa. She also leaves many loving great-grandchildren, sisters, Theresa Falzone, Laura Dunn and her husband, Stephen, brothers, Charlie Falzone and his wife, Millie, and the late John Falzone and his surviving wife, Marilyn, sister-in-law, Jean Ruotolo and late brother-in-law, Louis Ruotolo.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett. A Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Everett-Chelsea was followed by private burial. Contributions in Barbara’s memory to Decibelsfoundation.org would be sincerely appreciated.
Anthony James Diaz
His Magnetic Personality Won the Hearts of Everyone He Met
Anthony James Diaz of Revere was taken from us too soon at the age of 29. He passed away unexpectedly on January 1.
Anthony was the youngest son of Gail Scimone and Jimmy Diaz Sr. of Revere, the beloved brother of Jimmy Diaz Jr., Christina “Bags” Bagnera and Tanya Bagnera; cherished grandson of Gloria Zagarella, Richard and Angela Diaz, Karen Scimone and the late Elaine Riley, and Joe “Red” Scimone; adored nephew of Joni Scimone and Lee Scimone, Lisa Diaz Edwards and Chris Cavanaugh, Phillip Douglas and Shirley Duddy, Richie Diaz, Jodi Scimone and Patty Lewis Pepi; dear cousin to Ronnie Particelli, Stephanie Particelli and Davey Goodrich, Nicole and William Dunn, Lauren Diaz, Kristina Diaz and Bobby Pelosi, Tori Pepi and Richie Diaz Jr.
Anthony was a graduate of The Northeast Metropolitan Tech, Class of 2009 – Automotive Technology. He worked for Sears Automotive and for the Department of Revenue. After graduating the Academy in 2015, Anthony began his career with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. Most recently, Anthony was selected for a special assignment to work in the department’s Automotive Division and brought his expertise and work experience and was able to follow his passion and help others.
Anthony was a kind, thoughtful and a generous soul. He worked hard and played hard. His favorite thing to do was to spend time with the people he loved. His family and friends meant the world to him. He and his brother, sister and his cousins were all best friends. They did everything together and always had a great time.
He was sincere, funny, caring and quick to share his honest opinion. He loved to travel, loved to ride his motorcycle, loved to set goals and make a plan. His magnetic personality won the hearts of everyone he met. Anthony had a unique way of making everyone feel special, loved and protected. He loved a good joke and was a prankster. He had a caring way to make the darkest situations brighter. His outlook and perspective on life was positive and inspiring to all who knew him. He had an exceptional way of looking at life and seeing endless possibilities. His spirit was infectious and an inspiration to all he crossed paths with.
Anthony was an incredible soul with so much light and love to share with the world. We are grateful and will cherish the time we had with him here on earth and vow to always celebrate his life.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church 133 Beach St, Revere on Saturday, January 9, at 12 noon (Everyone to meet directly at church) capacity limits will be enforced. Masks and social distancing are required, and names and temperatures will be taken upon entrance to church. For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.