Obituaries – 10/13/09

Theodore Maggelet

President of Teamsters Union Local 504

Theodore Maggelet of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 9.

Mr. Maggelet was President of Teamsters Union Local 504.

He was the beloved husband of Anita (Scales) with whom he shared 45 years of marriage; dear brother of Joseph of New Jersey and the late Frank, Harold and George Maggelet; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. followed by a service at 7:30 p.m. For directions and guest book,

Nancy Delaney, 49

Former Lotus Computer Co. employee

Nancy A. Delaney, a six-year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died suddenly on October 10. She was 49 years old.

A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1981, she worked for a brief time for Lotus Computer Co. in Cambridge until health problems shortened her career.

She was the daughter of the late Chester W. Delaney and Alice M. (Duggan) Delaney; dear sister of Mary Delaney of Florida, Jeanne A. Palleschi and her husband, Charles, of Revere, Diane M. Richard and her husband, Thomas, of Natick and Joan T. Galbraith of Everett. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services will be held for the family today, Wednesday, October 14 with the Rev. Gerry Osterman, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Everett officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals of Chelsea. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

John Hudson, 89

Worked for Hysil Manufacturing

John E. Hudson of Saugus, formerly of Revere and Everett, died on October 11 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 89 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a former employee of Hysil Manufacturing Co.

Born in Chelsea, the son of the late William G. and Mary (Evans) Hudson, he was the beloved husband of Ann (Vigliotti); devoted father of Joyce M. Hudson of Saugus, John E. Jr. and his wife, Sharon Snuffer, of Texas and the dear brother of the late William E. and Warren W. Hudson.

Funeral services will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, on Thursday, October 15 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For guest book or flowers, please visit:

Richard Grayson

Retired Lisbon, NH Chief of Police, formerly of Chelsea

Richard Grayson of Littleton, N.H., formerly of Chelsea, died on August 16 after a long illness.

Born in Chelsea to a well-known Mill Hill family, he was the son of the late Frank and Sarah Grayson. He attended school in Chelsea and graduated from Everett Vocational, Class of 1949.

While living in Chelsea he was a member and past president of the Merritt Club. Along with his brother Bernie, he was a member of the St. Rose Church Senior Choir, under the direction of Frank Ridge and the Spiritual Director, the Reverend William McCarthy. He also took part in the musical plays staged by St. Rose Church.

When he moved to New Hampshire in the early 1970’s, he joined the Town of Lisbon, N.H. Police Department. He retired in 1992 holding the position of Chief of Police. He then became a Deputy Sheriff for the Grafton County Sheriff Department serving as a bailiff in Grafton County Superior Court. He was also a past member of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Edna Wright Grayson, and his four sons, Arthur of Durham, N.C., Rick of GIG Harbor, WA, Thomas of Klamath Falls, OR and Daniel of Londonderry, N.H. He was the brother of the late Frank of Revere, Raymond and Thomas, both of Lynn, and Bernard of Salem. He is survived by two sisters, Joan Arsenault of Seabrook, N.H. and Rosemary Caouette of Watertown, MA.

Antoinette Manne

Owned Manne’s Bakery in Revere

Antoinette M. (LaGrassa) Manne of Billerica, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on October 9.

Along with her husband, she was the owner of Manne’s Bakery in Revere.

She was the wife of the late Joseph Manne; mother of Anna Porcella and Joseph Manne and his wife, Marguerite, of Billerica and Carl Manne and his wife, Joyce, of Reading; mother-in-law of the late Paul Porcella; sister of Paul LaGrassa of Sudbury and Josephine Castronovo of North Reading and is also survived by eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be today, Wednesday, at 8 a.m. from the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Theresa Church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St, Framingham MA 01701.

Isabelle McMillan, 89

Medford resident

Isabelle (Sena) McMillan of Medford died on October 9. She was 89 years old.

She was the wife of the late Thomas McMillan; devoted mother of Sharon Pagliccia and her husband, Tony, of Stoneham; cherished grandmother of Jeffrey, Christopher and his fiancé, Candace, and Andrea Oshry and her husband, Gary; great grandmother of Gianna; dear sister of Lucille DiLorenzo, Salvatore Sena and the late Antoinette Usher and Yolanda Iovanna and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Please honor her with donations to Children’s Hospital Trust, 1 Autumn Street, #731, Boston, MA 02215. To send a memorial condolence, please visit:

Jeffrey Berg,

Bedford resident

Jeffrey A. Berg of Bedford died on October 6 after a long battle with lung cancer.

He was the beloved husband of Karen J. Berg; loving father of Daniel and Jacob of Bedford; step father of Keith Ryan of Revere and dear brother of Marjorie Giannelli and family of Ipswich.

Brasco and Sons Memorial of Waltham assisted the Berg Family with arrangements. Additional information is available at _

Bertha Mitchell, 90

Gold Star Mother, Sunday School Teacher

Bertha (Castella) Mitchell, a 60 year resident of Chelsea, formerly of Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada, died at home on October 10 after a long illness. She was 90 years old.

A Gold Star Mother, she attended Memorial College in St. John’s Newfoundland, was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the St. Luke’s Guild. A homemaker, she worked as a sales associate for Filene’s Basement, a hairdresser and a clerk for the former Prattville Bakery.

She was the beloved wife of the late Cyril Mitchell, Sr.; devoted mother of Judy Gensel, Edward Mitchell, Jo-Ann Keller, Robert Mitchell, Donna Darouey, Denise Vargas and the late Cyril Mitchell, Jr.; dear sister of Florence Bravos, Myrtle Finn and the late Lucy Pitcher, Ruben Castella and Edward Castella and is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was a dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea, today, Wednesday, October 14 at 10 a.m. followed by a Holy Eucharist Service at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 201 Washington Ave., Chelsea at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For those who wish to make donations in her memory, they may be made to the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 201 Washington Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150 or Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz Hospice & Palliative Care 201 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Margaret Roderick

Somerville resident

Margaret A. (Fletcher) Roderick of Somerville died on October 9.

She was the beloved wife of Thomas A. Roderick; loving mother of Thomas A. Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Wakefield, Mary Jane Eldridge and her husband, William, of Somerville, John Roderick and his fiancée, Nancy Hughes, of Revere; dear sister of Marion Campbell of Waltham; devoted grandmother of Alden, Nathan, Billy, Megan, Jennifer, Brianna, Nicole, Danielle and great grandmother of Joey.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Road, Woburn, MA 01801 For more information visit

Richard Toomey, 85

Stoughton resident

Richard Toomey of Stoughton died on October 9. He was 85 years old.

He was the husband of Mary C. “Kitsy” (Sugrue) Toomey; father of Margaret L. “Peggy” Toomey and Kathleen A. “Kathy” Toomey, both of Franklin, Richard J. of Stoughton and Joseph M. of Easton; brother of Theresa Sugrue of Easton, Mary Spinazzola of Revere and the late James, Eileen and Joseph Toomey. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Meaghan, Patrick and Brendon Toomey.

Funeral arrangements were by the Farley Funeral Home, Stoughton. Burial was at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the charity of one’s own choice.

Ernestine ‘Ernie’ Parro, 83

Well known singer, Italian cook, 40 year RMV supervisor

Ernestine “Ernie” (Nicolini) Parro, a longtime resident of Melrose, died suddenly on September 28 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 83 years old.__Mrs. Parro was born in Revere on September 12, 1926, a daughter of the late Lawrence M. Nicolini and Rebecca (Brady) Nicolini. Ernestine or “Ernie” as she was affectionately known was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. She was a supervisor for the Registry of Motor Vehicles for 40 years. A devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Revere, she sang in the notable choir in the Beachmont church for many years. While a young woman, her voice was recognized professionally when she was featured on the radio. She later gifted family and friends with her talent particularly at family weddings. She spent each summer at the much-loved family cottage on Balch Lake in East Wakefield, New Hampshire where she cared for her nieces and nephews. Aunt “Dernie” was known as the family matriarch and provided everyone with her love and sustenance. She cooked large Italian Sunday dinners at the lake, a tradition that lives on.

She was the beloved wife of Dominic “Buddy” Parro with whom she shared 62 years of marriage; dear sister of Lawrence Nicolini of Danvers, Florence Boudreau of Nashua, NH, Paula DeCain of Revere and the late Phyllis Chaffee, John Nicolini and Constance Simonson. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, nieces and nephews in law and great grand nieces, all of whom lovingly considered “Aunt Dernie” as their other mother.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. For obituary or to sign guestbook, please visit

Ada Bagnera

Revere resident

Ada (King) Bagnera of Revere died on October 7.

She was the beloved wife of the late John E. Bagnera Sr.; devoted mother of Elaine Bagnera, John E., Jr., William and his wife, Cathy, Ronald and his wife, Tina, and Larry and wife, Theresa, all of Revere; cherished grandmother of William, Jr., Stephen, Nicole, Jacqueline, Christina and Tayana; great-grandmother of Jordan and is also survived by many loving Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Donations in her name may be made to American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook, please visit

Richard Shute

Saugus resident

Richard J. Shute of Saugus died on October 6.

He was the loving husband of Barbara (Harrington) Shute; beloved father of Colleen Fox and her husband, Steven, of Wilmington, Chris Shute and his wife, Marcy, of Lynn, Stephanie Pereira and her husband, Teofilo, of Wilmington; cherished grandfather of Sarah, Jacob, Alexis, Sophia and Thomas; dear brother of Francis Shute, Jr. of Salem, Maureen Krupa of Bradford, Mary Gianci of Winchester, Deborah Mallet and Eileen Simpson, both of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Saugus Booster’s Club, Inc., P.O. Box 1171, Saugus, MA 01906.

John Garden, 82

Franklin resident

John J. “Jack” Garden of Franklin died on October 7. He was 82 years old.

He was the husband of Florence M. (Antonucci) Garden; father of Richard I. Garden of Carver, brother of Norma Warren of Revere, and also leaves a close family member, Doreen (Mendall) Constranstano of East Dennis. He was the father of the late Bruce J. Garden and brother of the late George Garden and Gladys Davis. He also leaves three 3 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Burial with Military Honors was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Franklin. Funeral arrangements were the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, Franklin. If desired, donations in his memory sent to Caritas Good Samaritan Hospice 3 Edgewater Dr., Norwood, MA 02062 would be appreciated.

Domenica Scibilia, 91

Retired waitress and great Italian cook

Domenica S. (Cacciola) Scibilia of Randolph, formerly of Dorchester, died on October 3 after a brief illness. She was 91 years old.

Born in the North End of Boston, she lived in Dorchester before moving to Randolph in 1967. She was a waitress for many years at both Jordan Marsh and Filenes Department Stores. She loved to cook and her Italian recipes where better than you could get in any restaurant. She also loved spending time with her children, family and friends to whom she gave every bit of her heart and love to please all.

She was the wife of the late Frank J. Scibilia, Sr.; loving mother of Ann Sharp and her husband, William, of West Peabody, Joseph Scibilia and his wife, Sandra, of Bridgewater and Frank J. Scibilia, Jr. of Braintree; devoted sister of Mary Flynn of Revere and the late Domenic Cacciola, Peter Cacciola, Santa Cacciola, and Biago Cacciola; dear grandmother of Denise, Billy, Joey, Susan and Lisa and is also survived by 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held in St. Bernadette Church, Randolph followed by graveside services in Blue Hill Cemetery, Bourne. For additional information, or to leave a sympathy message visit

Raymond Brennan, 69

Of Medford, formerly of Revere

Raymond C. Brennan of Medford, formerly of Everett and Revere, died on October 6. He was 69 years old.

He was the loving father of Virginia L. Martin and Jeffrey S. Brennan and his life partner, Melanie C. McDonald, all of Port St. Lucie, FL.; devoted brother of Carole Curtis and Dianne M. Driscoll, both of Medford, and Maureen and her husband, Sam Marino, of Beverly; cherished grandfather of Jolie, Joy and Jeffrey, Jr. and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial donations may be made to Hallmark Health Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148. For additional information, please visit,

Mary Gaeta, 89

Bookkeeper and Peabody resident

Mary (Albano) Gaeta of Peabody, formerly of Lynnfield, died at the Rosewood Nursing Center in West Peabody on October 5. She was 89 years old.

Born in Boston on March 20, 1920, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Anna (Galasso) Albano, she was raised in East Boston. She worked tirelessly alongside her family for 45 years as the bookkeeper in the family service station and towing business. She was an inspiration to her children, her grandchildren and to all the customers who came to know and love her.

The beloved wife of the late Carmen P. Gaeta, she was the devoted mother of Carmen Gaeta and his wife, Clara, of De Barry, FL, Matthew Gaeta and his wife, Kathleen, of Lynnfield, and Anne Morando and her husband, Edward, of Peabody; loving grandmother of Carmen, Michael, James, Joseph and Clara Jean Gaeta, Matthew and Mellisa, Mary, Carmen and Hahn Gaeta, Edward and Gina Morando; cherished great grandmother of Mia, Michael and Rocco Gaeta, Carmen Rogers and Isabella Gaeta; loving sister of Anna Leone of Revere, and Concetta Forte of East Boston and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by many wonderful and loving friends from Peabody and Lynnfield where she enjoyed 20 happy years.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of No Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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