Obituaries 01-26-2021

Robert Follo

His Infectious Smile and Kindness Touched Those Around Him

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert R. Follo announces his passing on Saturday January 15, just one day after his 75th birthday.  

Bob grew up in Everett.  He raised his family in Arlington and later moved to Woburn.  

He was an adoring husband to Lucille E. (Calvino) Follo and wonderful father to Robert S. Follo, who he drove to many Math Computer Team events and took great pride in his incredible intelligence, Michael C. Follo [husband of Sarah] who followed in his footsteps and became his life long best friend, Lisa M. Symonds, his “Baby Girl” and “Princess” who could bring him to tears by singing a single note, and he had a special bond with son-in-law, Todd who helped show him a good time at the race track until his final days, and his dogs, Beau and Lexi. He cherished his grandchildren: Giovanna M. Follo, Gino A. Follo and smiled from ear to ear when first grandchild Dylan F. Symonds entered the room because they had an extraordinary connection. Bob was a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews, brother to Mary [Joseph] Campanella (Follo), Paul [Lori and predeceased wife, Theresa] Follo, and brother-in-law to dear friend, Charles [Robin] Calvino. He will also be remembered by numerous other family members and friends.

He was predeceased by his dear parents Samuel Follo and Alda Follo (DiLorenzo), sister in law Linda Herlihy, and many aunts and uncles. His beloved dog, Chickenella, will surely be waiting for him at the Pearly Gates.

Bob was warm hearted and his infectious smile and kindness touched those around him. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was an Army Veteran, a “Quarter Century Club” master electrician at The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and a Lieutenant of the Melrose Auxiliary Police Department for 20 years. He had a passion for hunting trips, especially with his brother, Paul and son, Michael. He enjoyed fixing things for close friends or strangers, riding his Harley Davidsons, and betting the horses at the race track.  

Bob may be best known for his fancy feet. He always led (dragged?) the love of his life (60 years together, married 51) onto the dance floor first. They would get the party started for everyone early in the night. He would even get up to dance in restaurants where it was unexpected just to embarrass his kids and get a good laugh.   

One of Bob’s greatest traits was his tendency to pull you aside and let you know how special you are. He’d tell you “Please be careful,” “I am so proud of you,” and “God, you are beautiful,” and he truly meant it.  

In his memory, we ask that you tell people all the things you love about them and be the first one on the dance floor.  

A memorial service will be held in the spring to be announced at a future date. 

Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. 

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington, MA for their care and compassion.  

Barbara Parisi

February 18, 1930 ~ January 13, 2022 

Barbara A. (Ryan) Parisi, 91, of Everett died on January 13.

The beloved wife of the late Nicholas J. Parisi, she was the loving mother of Mark and his wife, Joyce, David and his wife, Maria, Christopher and his wife, Patrice and Thomas and his wife, Debra Parisi; adored grandmother of Adam, Andrew, Jennifer, David, Matthew, Daniel and Nicholas; great-grandmother of Bella, Annie, Colton and Connor; daughter of the late Sarah (Hamilton) and Herbert F Ryan. Barbara is also survived by many nieces, nephews and good friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett.  Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. 

Norma Rose Coviello

Retired Jewelry Store Owner

Noma Rose (Andreottola) Coviello entered into eternal rest unexpectedly on January 20 in the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She was 82 years old. 

Born in Boston, Norma was a resident of Everett for many years.  She owned and operated a jewelry store prior to her retirement. 

She was the dear daughter of the late Michael and Florence (DiPietro) Andreottola; beloved wife of the late Thomas Coviello and former wife of Frank Coviello; dear and devoted mother of Thomas A. Coviello and his wife, Michelle of Middleton, dear sister of Liana Andreottola of Revere and loving grandmother of Thomas and Joseph Coviello.   Norma is also survived by her niece, Lynne Petrosino and nephews, Dennis and Derek Petrosino. 

As requested, services are private.  Contributions in Noma’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 would be sincerely appreciated. 

Arrangements by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett  617.387.3120.

Kenneth S. Greene

September 4, 1927 ~ January 22, 2022

Ken Greene, 94, a lifetime Everett resident, passed away on January 22.

Ken graduated from Vesper George School of Art and worked his entire career as Art Director for Jordan Marsh companies after proudly serving his country in the US Navy during World War II.

The loving husband of the late Peggy (Marchese) Greene, he was the loving father of Liz White and John Sacramone of Peabody, Tim and his wife Donna (Sacramone) of Tewksbury and Debbie Liskov and her husband, Don of Milford. He is also survived by his grandchildren: TJ  Greene and his wife, Niki of Londonderry, NH and Ally Greene and Hayley Feingold, also of Londonderry, NH and Emma and Charlotte Liskov and his great grandson, Timothy (Trey) Greene III.

His Funeral will be from Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Thursday, January 27 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Parish, 194 Nichols St, Everett,  at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home today, Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Complimentary valet parking Wednesday at Main Street entrance. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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