Obituaries 01-24-2024

Alfred Smith Hoover

Active at Immaculate Conception Parish, Longtime President of the Holy Name Society and 40-Plus Year Treasurer of the St. Vincent De Paul Society

Alfred Smith Hoover, 95, of Everett, died on January 15.

Born in Brighton, Al grew up in Mission Hill and Auburndale. He was a graduate of St. John’s Prep and Suffolk University and a longtime employee of State Street Corporation. For years he was actively involved in Immaculate Conception Parish in Everett where he served as the treasurer of the St. Vincent DePaul Society for over forty years. He also served as an usher and was a former President of the Holy Name Society.

Al enjoyed spending time at his Mountain View Cottage on Sunset Lake. He was an avid reader and loved solving crossword puzzles and answering Jeopardy questions. Al and Kay enjoyed many trips over the years with their close group of friends.

A devoted family man, Al looked forward to family gatherings and spending time with his siblings, children, nieces, nephews and later in life with his grandchildren. He will be missed. 

For 72 years, the cherished husband of Catherine M. (Canty) Hoover; beloved father of Stephen and his wife, Patricia of Everett, Ellen Mosher of Amesbury, Joan Callahan of Danvers; devoted grandfather of Nolan, Timothy and Brendan Hoover, Nicholas, Michael, William, Julie Mosher and her fiancé, Stephen Blatancic, Kyle and Liam Callahan, great-grandfather of Adalyn Hoover and predeceased by his parents, Henry and Catherine, sisters, Rosemary Machunski, Katherine Kumm, Theresa Gardiner and brothers, Henry, Robert and James. 

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St., Everett. His Funeral Mass was celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett and U.S. Army Military Honors were presented at the end of the Mass.  Interment was private. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his name to: The Society of St. Vincent De Paul Boston, 18 Canton Street, Stoughton, MA 02072 or The American Heart Association, 93 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 or the charity of your choice.

Rose Rita Montalbano

Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Grace Church and Active Member of the Socialites

Rose Rita (Aversa) Montalbano of Everett, entered into eternal rest at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 18. She was 101 years old. 

Born in Chelsea, Rose was a lifelong resident of Everett. She was very active parishioner of her beloved church, Our Lady of Grace. Rose served faithfully as a Eucharistic Minister and was an active member of the Socialites.

The beloved wife of the late Jack J. Montalbano, she was the dear and devoted mother of Paul and his wife, Maria, Leonard and his wife, Nancy and John; sister of the late Albert, Peter and Charles Aversa. Rose is also survived by her loving grandchildren: John Montalbano and his wife, Seri, Michelle Mercurio and her husband, Doug, Laura Akana and her husband, Steve, Diana Erickson and her husband, Ted, Melissa Gutierrez and her husband, Stephen, Stephanie Smith and her husband, Andy and the late Vanessa Montalbano and her 15 loving great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Rose’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Friday, January 26 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Her funeral will be from the funeral home on Saturday at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish, Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St. Chelsea at 9 a.m.  Services will conclude with Rose being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Jack and her loving granddaughter, Vanessa at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rose’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 would be sincerely appreciated.  

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