Obituaries 03-03-2010

Domenic Sorrentino

Retired Truck Driver

Domenic I. Sorrentino of Enfield, Connecticut, formerly of Revere, died on February 21 at his home. He was 76 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he moved to Enfield in 1968 where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1951 and a US Army veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a self employed truck driver for Bradley International Airport. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church in Enfield and a long time member of the Giuseppe Mazzini Lodge Sons of Italy in Revere. An avid talk show listener, he had an intense interest in local and national politics.

He was the husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Cantania) Sorrentino who died in 1994; the father of Gregory Sorrentino of Enfield, CT and the late Domenic T. Sorrentino Jr. He was the son of the late Pasquale and Mary (Badalato) Sorrentino and the brother of the late Theresa Lavosto and the late Patrick Sorrentino. He is also lovingly survived by his niece Marie Dostomian of Revere and his long time canine companion, "Daisy."

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, March 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at noon. Private burial will be held in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Enfield Community Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 1249, Enfield, CT. 06083.


J. George Cooper

Philanthropist, owned Cooper Ford

J. George Cooper of Bay Harbor Islands, FL, formerly of Medford and Revere Beach, died on February 28. He was 91 years old.

The beloved husband of Judith (Faber) Cooper, he was born in Chelsea, attended the Chelsea schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. The owner of Cooper Ford in Peabody, he was very philanthropic and provided cars to the technical school in Peabody as well as cars for the celebrity stars who performed at the North Shore Music Theatre. He was also very involved in the community as a life-long member of Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea, a life-long member of the Brandeis Men’s Club, a Board Member of the Y.M.C.A. in Peabody, a member of the Board of Directors for the Citizen’s Bank in Peabody and a member of the Kiwanis Club. He was described as someone who "loved life" and was very devoted to family.

He was the devoted father of Lois Kaufman and her husband, David; the dear brother of Gloria Bloom and her husband, the late Harold, and the late Evelyn Zatsky and her husband, the late Norman. He was the loving grandfather of Matthew and Carolyn Rachel.

Graveside services will be held at Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea Cemetery, 50 Buxton Rd., Danvers on Friday, March 5 at 1 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. For online guestbook and directions please visit the funeral home website,


Louis Manni

Of Quincy, formerly of the North End

Louis A. Manni of Quincy, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on February 28.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End and a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, Mr. Manni lived in Quincy for the past 10 years. He was a lifelong member of the Forty and Eight American Legion, the former National Vice President for the New England Region Postal Carriers Union and a driving Instructor for the United States Postal Service. He enjoyed cooking, loved to shop, was a devoted family man and will be missed by all who knew him.

The beloved husband of Edith (Marotta) Manni of Quincy, he was the loving father of Louis A Manni Jr. of Quincy, Michael O. Manni of Middletown, Verna A. Manni Bervard of Walpole, Maria Festa of Cape Coral, FL and Annette Creelman of East Providence, RI; brother of Teresa Matarazzo of Revere, Ida DiPasquale of Boston’s North End and the late Angelo, Anthony, Emma, Gina and Marie.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock Street, Quincy. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Leonard’s of Port Maurice Church, Corner of Hanover and Prince Street, Boston at 9:45 a.m. Cremation will follow. Donations in his memory may be made to Disabled American Veterans, State House – Room 546, Boston, MA 02133 or The Home for Little Wanderers, 161 So. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. See or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.


Lillian Mulkern

Lynnfield resident

Lillian A. (McKnight) Mulkern of Lynnfield died on February 24. She was 92 years old.

Raised and educated in Revere, she worked as a real estate agent in Rhode Island for more than five years.

She enjoyed skiing in the mountains of North Conway for 60 years, was an avid golfer and long time member of the Salem Country Club in Peabody.

The devoted wife of the late Thomas A. Mulkern, Sr. and the daughter of the late John and Helen (Hooper) McKnight, she was the loving mother of Thomas A. Mulkern, Jr. and Anne Lee Doig of North Conway, NH, sister of Helen Kaiser of Peabody, loving grandmother of William and Peter Doig and Shaina Kalama and Aimee Mulkern and great grandmother of Cash Kalama. She was the sister of the late Jack McKnight.

Following cremation, a private family service will be held later this year. Arrangements were entrusted to the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. To view on-line obituary and sign guestbook, visit


Wilson Jiminez

East Boston resident

Wilson Jiminez of East Boston, formerly Puerto Rico, died on February 26.

He was the beloved husband of Rhonda ( Zenga ) Jiminez; loving father of Wilson Morales of Waltham, Jason Morales of Framingham, David Jiminez and Toni Marie Small, both of East Boston; cherished son of Marcella Cruz Jiminez; dear brother of Nancy, Alba, Jose, Miguel, Israel, Magdalena, Beba and the late Martha and Anibal.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s East Boston Funeral Home. Burial was private. For guest book, please visit:


Patricia Goglia

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Patricia "Patty" (Guarino) Goglia of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on February 26.

The beloved wife of John J. Goglia with whom she shared 44 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Marissa Rozenski and her husband, Roman, of Maine, Michele DaFonte and her husband, Mario, and Maria DaFonte, all of Milton; cherished daughter of the late Michael and Antonette (Lomanno) Guarino and John and Margaret (Frazier) Goglia; dear sister of Rosemarie Spaziani and her husband, Joe, of Saugus and Joan Simonelli of Revere and her late husband, Carmen; cherished grandmother of Teressa and Johnny Rozenski, Mario, Natalia, Patrice, Alexa and Brendan DaFonte.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. For directions and guest book.


Pamela Chipman

Winthrop resident

Pamela Chipman passed away at her Winthrop home after a long battle with cancer. She was 58 years old.

She leaves behind her devoted daughter, Shawna Chipman; her beloved grandson, Christian Chipman, who was under her care for the past nine years; her mother and stepfather, Rena and Martin Durant; her brother, Kenneth Chipman and his wife, Cindy; her niece, Janelle Chipman; her aunt, Earlene Matheson, and her cousins. She was the mother of the late Melissa, sister of the late Jeffrey and daughter of the late Ralph Chipman of Florida.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Saturday, March 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited.


Nicholas Caruso

Member of several organizations

Nicholas J. Caruso of Revere, formerly East Boston, died on February 26.

He was a member of the Mohawk Athletic Club, Revere Moose and Revere Sons of Italy.

He was the beloved husband of Denise (DiCino) Caruso with whom he shared 35 years of marriage; loving father of Vanessa and Gina Caruso, both at home; cherished son of Josephine (Zichittella) Caruso of Lynn and the late Nicholas; son in-law of Charles DiCino of Revere and the late Marie ( Minerva) DiCino; dear brother of Frederick Caruso and his wife, Roberta, of Florida and Pamela Granese and her husband, Joseph, of Marblehead; brother in-law of Charles DiCino and his wife, Marie, of Salem; uncle of John Caruso, Karen Correnti and Joseph Granese.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Davenport 9 Oncology Suite, Salem Hospital, 154 Highland Ave Salem, MA 01970. For guestbook:


Evelyn Menovich

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Evelyn Menovich of Revere, formerly of Marblehead and Chelsea, died on February 26. She was 87 years old.

She was the daughter of the late Nathan and Lillian (Cohen) Zeltzerman; beloved wife of the late Charles Menovich; devoted mother of Marvin Menovich and his wife, Jan, of Peabody and Carole Hanak and her husband, Ronnie, of New York; cherished grandmother of Claudia Lyons and also leaves great grandchildren, many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.

Graveside services were held at Sudilkov Cemetery in Everett.. Memorial observance will continue today, Wednesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. for the residents of the Jack Satter House, 420 Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA 02151. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Jack Satter House, Attn: Tenant Association, 420 Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA 02151 or to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. For more information, Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapels 781-581-2300


Lorraine Doucette

Former Everett resident

Lorraine K. (Ball) Doucette died on February 26 at the Glenridge Nursing Care Center in Medford/Malden where she has been receiving supportive care for the past nine years. She was 91 years old.

Born and raised in Everett, she was the daughter of the late William and Ann (nee Sambri) Ball.

Mrs. Doucette devoted herself to family and home. She was predeceased by three husbands and her daughter Joyce McKeon. After the passing of Joyce, she immediately became mother to her grandchildren, Anthony and Denise, raising them as her own children.

She was the beloved wife of the late Philip J. Doucette, Benjamin Gurski and Harold Greenlaw; devoted mother of Patricia Cocorochio, Joseph Gurski and his wife, Carol, all of Saugus, Sandra Goodrich of Chelsea, Philip Doucette Jr. and his wife, Dolly, of Dracut, Michael Doucette and his wife, Cecile, of Revere, Anthony McKeon, Denise Ciulla, and her late dear sister Dorothy Gerrimmi. She was the cherished grandmother of Joseph Gurski Jr. and the late William Gurski and is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church on March 2. Services concluded with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. For online guestbook, please visit


Howard Swanson, 82

Professional Stenographer, Veteran of Two Wars

Howard W. Swanson, a professional stenographer passed away on February 25 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. He was 82 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the loving son of the late Paul Swanson and Hannah "Anna" (Mullen) Harlow. He attended local schools and enlisted in the US Army in 1945 and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1947. He reenlisted during the Korean Conflict and was discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant.

A professional stenographer, he first worked for the Boston Courts before taking employment with ITT recording and transcribing executive meetings and such. He retired several years ago.

He lived for many years on Orange Street in Chelsea and briefly on Admirals Hill before settling in Revere two years ago.

He was recently predeceased by his sister, Isabelle Holt, and is survived by his beloved niece, Beverly Dunnell, of Medford and her friend, Sam Ferrera. He was the cherished great-uncle of Denice Mauro and her husband, Domenic, and great granduncle of Nicholas Mauro.

A Funeral Service was held at the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, March 1st. Services concluded with committal prayers, Military Honors and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home. For online guestbook, please visit


Claire Cantone

Of Middleton, formerly of Revere

Claire F. (Garvin) Cantone of Middleton, formerly of Revere, died on February 17. She was 77 years old.

Prior to her retirement, she was in the marketing industry.

Born in Boston, she was the wife of the late Ernest C. Cantone; the daughter of the late William and Lillian (Hauver) Garvin. She was a friend of Bill W. She is survived by her children, Michael Cantone of Revere,_Lori Ann Zaniboni of Middleton and William Cantone of Londonderry, NH; her brother, John Garvin of Florida, 12 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and_several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Shawn Marie.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Drive4COPD. Arrangements were by the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn.


Victor Nardi

East Boston resident

Victor F. Nardi of East Boston died on February 25.

A veteran of World War II, he was the loving son of the late Agazio and Mary (Fera) Nardi; the dear brother of Ida Rizzo and the late Virginia Romano; cherished uncle of Steven and Michael Romano, Fred Cataldo and the late Salvatore Romano.

In accordance with Mr. Nardi’s wishes, he was buried with his military family in the National Cemetery in Bourne. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston.


John Shargabian

Chauffeur and friend to many celebrities

John D. "JDS" Shargabian of Newton died unexpectedly on February 17.

A loyal and dedicated employee of Dav El Chauffeured Transportation for 23 years, he was known by his friends as "JDS" and was the requested chauffeur of numerous dignitaries, heads of state and a numerous list of actors and actresses, as well as many music industry professionals who considered him a friend.

He was the cherished son of the late Jack and Hazel Shargabian; dear brother of Trudy Kite and her husband, Wes, of South Carolina and the late Roseanne Consalvi; uncle of Nicole Marie Small and Stephanie Ann Small, Jason William Small and their dad, Joe, of Virginia; companion of Stefanie Zero and her son, Jared.

A Memorial Service was held at Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook.


Anna Chaklos

Of Salem, formerly of Chelsea

Anna (Pzyra) Chaklos of Salem, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 22 after a brief illness. She was 79 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a graduate of Chelsea High School and lived in Chelsea until moving to Salem in 1967. She worked for Salada Tea in East Boston and while living in Chelsea, she was a communicant of St. Stansilaus Parish where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality. She was a former communicant of St. James Parish in Salem. Her family was her greatest joy and she will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was the beloved wife of 55 years of the late Clarence E. Chaklos who died 11 days before her. She was the daughter of the late Stanislaw and Apolonia (Hardel) Pazyra and is survived by her five children, Jerry Chaklos and his wife, Beth, of Salem, Kevn Chaklos and his wife, Linda, of Malden, Sharon Arrigo and her husband, Rick, of Epping, NH, Mark Chaklos of Salem and Brian Chaklos and his wife, Andrea, of Lynn; five grandchildren, Sabrina and Rebecca Chaklos, Elyse and Courtney Arrigo and Scott Starrak-Chaklos; two sisters, Irene Cyr of Lynn and Helen Vecciarello of Revere; her beloved cousin, Glads Nieptepski as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Francis, Joseph and Jane Pazyra and Angela Ford.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Those who prefer may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 30 Seen St., Framingtham, MA 01701. Guest book at


Jennie Gobeo

Revere resident

Jennie R. (Rescigno) Gobeo of Revere died on February 23.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Gobeo; devoted mother of Joseph J. Gobeo of Florida, Janet C. Sousa-Friend of Revere and Amando Citro of Revere; dear sister of Josephine Marini of Florida and the late Rose Botto, Frances Russo, Lena Gianelli, Carmine and John Rescigno; cherished grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to: The American Heart Association 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook, please visit:


Laura Sliwinski

Retired Seamstress

Laura K. (nee Zaremski), a retired seamstress, died on Wednesday, February 17, at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston after a brief three week illness, She was 92 years of age.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Maryan and Anna (Latka) Zaremski. A devoted housewife, she worked outside of her home in the Boston Garment district for many years, A lifelong Chelsea resident, she was a participant at the Chelsea Senior Center instructing fellow members in knitting for several years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Walter "Red" Sliwinski; dear sister of the late Anna Myhal, Carol Resca, Jessie Resca, Henrietta Dawicki, Sophie Rossini, Chester, Walter, Leo and Henry Zaremski; the beloved aunt to four generations of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church in Revere. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online guestbook, please visit


Edward Charles Hatch

Revere resident

Edward Charles Hatch of Revere, formerly of South Boston, died on February 21.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the beloved husband of Sharon (Norton) Harch with whom he shared 27 years of marriage; loving father of Steven Hatch and his wife, Tabitha, of Dorchester and Megan Hatch of New Hampshire; cherished son of Louise Cunningham of Dorchester; dear brother of Rose Jejerrier of Rockland, Christine Killion of North Carolina, Charles Donavan of Norton and George Donavan of South Boston; cherished grandfather of Jack Hatch and Cadence Sky Nickerson; brother in law of Cheryl Norton of Revere and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the American Lung Association, 460 TOtten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. For guest book,

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