Edward M. Beechin of Revere, formerly of Malden and Everett, died on September 28.
He was the beloved husband of the late Cynthia (Costa); devoted father of Cheri Harris and her husband, Richard of Revere, Scott Beechin and his wife, Christine of Malden, Rhonda Papa of Florida, Patty Natarelli and her husband, Michael of Weymouth, Michelle Harris and her husband, Rob of Florida and the late Jamie Papa; dear brother of James Beechin of California, Debra Morabito of Lynn and the late Judy Gagnon. He is also survived by 15 loving grandchildren and five loving great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Forest Dale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. For guest book visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Of Saugus, formerly of Revere
Richard M. Boudette of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on September 30.
He was the beloved husband of Theresa C. (Nevins) Boudette; loving father of Kathleen Stanton of Lynnfield, Linda Condon of Reading, Theresa Boudette of Saugus, Mary Kate Nicolo of Saugus and Paul Boudette of Reading; brother of Francis Boudette of Revere, Catherine McCormick of Topsfield and the late Robert Boudette and Irene Guidara; grandfather of six.
His funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern Ma, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions and condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Former Our Lady of Lourdes Secretary and Suffolk Downs Retiree
Katherine T. (Sullivan) O’Connor of Beachmont, Revere died on September 20 in the Mass. General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She was 83 years old.
Born in Charlestown, she came to live in Beachmont Revere when she was seven years old and remained at the very same home until her death. For many years, she was a devotee of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Revere and volunteered as a secretary and clerk there. She was also a secretary in the Suffolk Downs Race Track office.
She was the wife of the late Arthur J. O’Connor who died in May of 1999; devoted mother of Jane M. Messinger and her husband, Peter G. of Winthrop, John F. O’Connor and his wife, Linda DeRico-O’Connor of Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Michael J. O’Connor and his wife, Maureen P. of Quincy and the late James J. “Jay” O’Connor; cherished grandmother of Julie, Michael, John, Lucas, Mary-Katherine and Molly; dear sister of John Sullivan and his wife, Norma of Saugus, Mary Keegan of Revere and the late Joseph, Thomas, Patrick and Edward Sullivan and Julie Dolphie-Persico. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in the Mass National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, “The Jimmy Fund, “10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445-9924.
Member of one of Oak Island’s oldest families
Martha L. (Lawrence) Olsen died at her residence on October 2 following a long illness. She was 83 years old.
Born and raised in Boston, she lived in Oak Island, Revere for nearly 58 years. Her late husband, Leonard O. Olsen, who died in March of 2006, was a member of the Olsen family, one of the oldest settling Oak Island families.
A longtime member of St. Theresa’s Bowling League of the former St. Theresa’s Parish in Oak Island, she was the cherished mother of Janice L. Ross of Revere, Leonard A. Olsen of Beverly, Linda L. Rundhovde and her husband, Erick of Berwick, Maine, Lawrence W. Olsen of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Cheryl A. Olsen and her spouse, Jennifer Holbrook-Olsen of Brockton and Joseph C. Ross of Revere; devoted grandmother of Laurel A. Catania of Berwick, Maine, Leonard M. Olsen and his wife, Kerry of Spencer, MA and Douglas G. Olsen of Beverly. She is also lovingly survived by seven great grandchildren, Samantha, Stacey, Ashley, Stephen, Alyssa, Cecelia and Quin-Lilly. She is the last of her siblings: Frank David Lawrence, Lillian King, Ruth Lawrence, Alice Smith, Althea Peters, Louise Callahan and Inez McLeod. She also leaves many, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, October 8 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere beginning at noon through 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service in the funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Burial will be held privately at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901.
East Boston resident
Angelo “Sid” Saldi of East Boston died on October 1.
He was the beloved husband for 64 years of the late Mary (Pizzano); loving brother of Salvatore Saldi of California and the late Josephine Sacramone and Charles Saldi, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today,Wednesday, October 5 at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. roccofuneralhomes.com.
NGuyen Dien Thi
NGuyen Dien Thi of Revere died on September 24 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 99 years old.
The beloved wife of the late Soan Nguyen, she is also survived by many loving family members children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Her funeral was held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Josephine Butera, a 50 year resident of Chelsea, died on October 2 at the Rosewood Nursing Care Center in Peabody. She was 88 years old.
She was the devoted mother of Russell Butera and his companion, Lil, Phillip Butera and Janice Coolidge and her husband, Al, all of Peabody. She was born in Boston, the daughter of the late George and Ida Santarpio and sister of the late Adaline Marotta; cherished grandmother of Lisa and Marc, Dana and Mark and great grandmother of Thiago, Alicia, Gillian, Lillian, Jarod and Jeremy.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Thursday, October 6 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 9 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.
Of Peabody, formerly of Revere
Edward Kaden of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died on October 1. He was 93 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Helen (Oesterman) Kaden and the late Miriam (Goldsmith) Kaden; devoted father of Dr. Judith Lewis and her husband, Arthur of Richmond, VA and the late Linda Helen Kaden; dear step-father of Lynda Austin and her husband, Brian of Lynnfield, Richard Zelandi and his wife, Laura of Revere, Maryjane Fowler of Salisbury and Colleen Blackwell and her husband, Scott of Atlanta, GA; loving brother of the late Anne Kaden, Carrie Kaden Arons, Leo Kaden and Frances Kaden Dillon; cherished grandfather of Jonathan Isaac Lewis and numerous step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. Burial was at B’nai Israel of Beachmont Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main Street, Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760 or to the Jewish War Veterans North Shore Post #220, P.O. Box 240, Peabody, MA 01960. www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.
Michael E. Ruggiero of East Boston died on October 1.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of VFW Post 6712
He was the beloved husband of the late Teresa (Schifino) Ruggiero with whom he shared 68 years of marriage; loving father of Jo Ann Peroni and her husband, John of Newburyport, Michael Ruggiero and his wife, Celeste of Lynn, Joseph Ruggiero of Revere and his late wife, Kathleen and the late Marianne Ruggiero; dear brother of Alfred Ruggiero of East Boston and the late Helen Naso, Beatrice Bruker, Rose Hamond and Salvatore Ruggiero; cherished grandfather of six and great grandfather of eight.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the VA National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the VA National Cemetery, Bourne MA at 1:30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Massachusetts Chapter of Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston MA 02108. For directions and guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Louise C. (Baretta) Erickson died in Chelsea on October 2.
She was the beloved wife of the late Francis E. Erickson. mother of Thomas Erickson of Melrose, Corinne St. Laurent of Revere and Ellen Modica of Chelsea; sister of Lenore Mazzei of Tewksbury and is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Her Funeral Service will be held in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston today, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting will be today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Roy B. Coffin of Malden died on September 29.
He was the beloved husband of Mildred (Foley) Coffin; father of James M. Coffin and his wife, Janice of Marshfield, Robert P. Coffin and his wife, Linda of Winthrop, Roy M. Coffin and his wife, Judy of Malden, Col. William J. Coffin and his wife, Rebecca of Staunton, VA and Mary J. Raymon and her husband, Peter of Revere; brother of Richard Coffin of Salem, Bertha Surette of Saugus and the late Kenneth and Harold Coffin. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Breslin Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Forest Dale Cemetery in Malden. Memorial donations may be made to Hallmark Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148. For obituary or online guestbook, visit www.breslinfuneralhome.com.
L. David Derby
L. David “Dave” Derby of Salem, NH died on September 28 in his companion’s home in Everett. He was 65 years old.
Born in Revere, he had lived in Salem, New Hampshire and was a contractor by trade. He was the son of the late Walter Derby and Ethel Greer; beloved companion of Mary Ann Foti of Everett; father of David, Tammy and Rachel and step-father of Michael Salvaggi; brother of Walter, Raymond and the late Arthur Derby.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in his memory to Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148, would be sincerely appreciated.
Eben Noel II
Member of Revere Moose Lodge
Eben J. Noel II of Jamaica Plain died suddenly on September 29. He was 66 years old.
An avid outdoorsman, he was a lifetime member of the N.R.A. and a member of the Revere and Dedham Moose Lodge.
He was the beloved husband of 23 years of Lucille (Minutoli); cherished son of the late William C. and Olive Noel; devoted father of Joy Case of Andover; cherished brother of Jo-An M. Noel of San Diego, Victoria Hines and her husband, David of Fitchburg, and the late Jeanne P. Noel of Methuen; devoted nephew of Harold C. Noel of Annapolis and the late I. Marie Clark and Helen Toce. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home, Hyde Park. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Please, in lieu of flowers, all donations in his memory can be made to Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church, 61 Rockwood St., Jamaica Plain 02130. For guest book please visit thomasfuneralhomes.com.
Of Florida, formerly of Revere
Marcia Toretsky of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Malden and Revere, died on September 27.
She was the beloved wife of the late Harold Toretsky; loving daughter of Harry and Ida Goldberg; dear sister of Jack Goldberg and his wife, Helen; dear sister in law of Minnie Fine; loving aunt of Marci Goldberg and her husband, Steve Gorski, Lisa Goldberg, Gary Fine and his wife, Barbara and Jill Fine.
Graveside services were held at the Tifereth Israel of Revere Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407, 561-848-5200. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website, Torf Funeral Service www.torffuneralservice.com.
Of Reading, formerly of Revere
Sandra (DiCenso) Sullivan of Reading, formerly of Revere, died on September 29.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Orlando and Rosa (Susi) DiCenso; devoted mother of Christina Sullivan of Reading and Robert Sullivan of Methuen; grandmother of Gabriel Sullivan of Methuen; dear sister of Clementina DiCenso of Danvers, Fred DiCenso and his wife, Debbie of Wilmington and Danny DiCenso of Revere.
Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Boston. Those who prefer may send contributions in her name to the JDRF, (Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund), 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. For guestbook or obituary: dellorusso.net
Retired air traffic controller, played professional baseball
William V. Boudreau of Nashua, NH died September 21 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old.
He was born March 23, 1921 to the late Bertha (Martel) and William X. Boudreau in Winthrop and graduated from Revere High School in 1939 where he was an All Scholastic first baseman and part of the Naval Reserve. He was then selected to work out with the Boston Red Sox until 1941 when he was called into active duty in the Navy. He served in the Pacific theater where he was part of a mobile communication unit attached to General MacArthur.
After World War II, he played in the Brooklyn Dodgers Organization for five years with greats like Don Zimmer and Tommy Lasorda. The communication skills he learned from the Navy helped him start his career as an Air Traffic Controller with the Federal Aviation Administration. He first worked at Logan International Airport while living in Beachmont and then the Air Traffic Control Center in Nashua, NH after moving there in 1963. He retired in 1981, having spent 33 years of his life in service to the United States of America.
His family life began in November 1954 when he married Florence Nicolini of Beachmont. They had six children together: Robert, Susan, Nancy, Jacqueline, Carol and Laurie. Even though his baseball career had ended, he played in a softball league in Winthrop then in Nashua, winning the city title in 1965. He was part of an FAA hockey team that traveled to Canada for a tournament every year and golfed in the FAA and Ponemah Senior league up until last year.
His passion for baseball and golf extended to the perfectly manicured grass that he imitated in his own lawn while he flooded the backyard every winter to teach his children how to skate. He took pride in his landscaping, especially the geraniums, impatients and buttercups and looked forward to meeting his many friends for coffee almost every day. Bill and his family spent every summer at a cottage on Balch Lake in New Hampshire swimming and waterskiing with the entire extended family. Always ready with a story for every occasion, he was famous for his quick wit and great sense of humor. His humility, commitment to family, practicality, strong work ethic, positivity, active lifestyle and faithfulness inspired all who knew him.
He was the beloved husband of Florence (Nicolini) Boudreau of Nashua with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Besides his loving wife, survivors include one son, Robert Boudreau and his wife, Dana of Amherst, NH and their children Blake and Caroline, five daughters Susan Croteau and her husband, John of Pepperell, MA and their children, Jaime, Nicholas, and Alexandra, Nancy Palmer and her husband, Larry of Concord, MA and their children Wesley, Mitchell, and William, Jackie Kelly and her husband, Ed of Milford, NH and their children, Andrew and Grace, Carol Croteau and her husband, David of Nashua and their children, Timothy, Julia, and Austin and Laurie Boudreau of Nashua. He is also survived by a dear sister, Lorraine Hegenberger of Hanover, MA and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, Hudson. Burial took place in Edgewood Cemetery in Nashua. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made in his loving memory to the Bishop Guertin High School, 194 Lund Rd., Nashua, NH 03060.
Paul Lyons Jr.
East Boston resident
Paul J. Lyons, Jr. of East Boston died on September 28.
The beloved husband of Esperanza (Gomez) Lyons with whom he shared 40 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Gloria, Lucrecia and Digna Lyons, all of East Boston and the late Ferdinand Lyons; dear brother of Miriam Grenier of New Hampshire, Patricia and Ronald Lyons of East Boston, Julie Guerrero of Revere, Richard Lyons of Westminister and Stephen of California, cherished grandfather of Priscilla and Jonah and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
James Francis Gillis
Retired Lieutenant, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Dept.
James Francis Gillis of Danvers, formerly of East Boston, Revere and West Peabody, died on September 27. He was 70 years old.
Born in Revere, the son of the late James and Eleanor (Marley) Gillis, he was raised and educated in Revere and formerly lived in West Peabody and East Boston.
He served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was employed in law enforcement as a Deputy Lieutenant in the Suffolk County Sheriff Department, Boston, until the time of his retirement.
Mr. Gillis was a devoted father who was actively engaged in his sons’ endeavors. He volunteered his time by coaching youth baseball and basketball as well as the Pop Warner Football in East Boston.
He and his dedicated wife enjoyed spending time together at their homes in Maine and Florida. He was an avid bass fisherman with a larger than life personality, and was known for his quick humor and contagious smile. He will be sorrowfully missed.
He was the beloved husband of 41 years of Annette S. (Vozzella) Gillis; proud father of David J. and his wife, Judianne Gillis, and Adam J. Gillis, all of Danvers; dear grandfather of Isobella and Aiden Gillis; brother of Peter Gillis of Georgia; brother-in-law of Naomi Gillis of Rhode Island and uncle of James Gillis of Rhode Island.
Funeral arrangements were by the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, Danvers. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. To share a memory, offer a condolence or for full life story; visit: www. odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department member
Robert Gallo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 26.
A member of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, he was the cherished son of the late Benedict and Anna (Albanese) Gallo, the loving brother of Richard Gallo and his wife, Beverly of Florida and his twin brother, Ben, of California; fond uncle of Richard Gallo, Jr.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Longtime Beachmont resident
Emily E. (Venturelli) DeMattia, a lifelong resident of the Beachmont section of Revere, died on September 27 at Epoch of Melrose Nursing Home following an extended illness. She was 88 years old.
Mrs. DeMattia was born in Malden on October 29, 1922 to the late Amadeo and Philomana (Ciampa) Venturelli. She grew up in Malden for a short time and attended Malden Public Schools before moving to Revere and graduating from Revere High School in 1939. She was a homemaker most of her adult life and loved sewing, knitting, cooking and gardening. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Ladies Sodality in Revere and the Beachmont P.T.A.
She was the beloved wife of the late John E. DeMattia; devoted mother of Jane Thompson and her husband, John of Melrose, Rachael Deschene of Saugus and John DeMattia of Marblehead. She is the loving Nanni to Joshua Cambria, Dr. Amanda Thompson-Avila and her husband, Edgar, Jack Thompson, Noah Ferrandi and Olivia Ferrandi; the beloved sister of Loretta Giuffre of East Boston; the loving aunt of Jeannie Damato, Davy Venturelli and many other nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carr Funeral Home, Melrose. To send a condolence message, please visit www.carrfuneral.com
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Francisco Tiburcio died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on September 25 after a long battle with overwhelming illness. He was 47 years old.
Born in New York City, he was the dear son of Carmen Cruz of Revere and the late Francisco Tiburcio, Jr. As a child, he settled in Boston with his family and graduated from Boston Latin High School. He joined the US Marine Corps and was honorably discharged after serving out his enlistment. He and his family relocated to Chelsea where he has lived for most of his adult life. For the past five years he has been living in Revere.
Before being medically disabled, he worked in Charlestown for US Gypsum Co., and was a security officer for the Mass General Hospital, Chelsea Unit on Bellingham Street.
He is lovingly survived by his devoted mother, Carmen Cruz of Revere, his beloved children; Yazmin, Lillibeth and Francesna Tiburcio, all in South Carolina, Damien Tiburcio of Lynn, his dear brother, David Tiburcio and his wife, Jaime of Revere.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Louis Accomando of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 26.
He was the cherished son of the late Louis and Angelina (Guerra) Accomando; beloved brother of Marie Lepore of Revere; dear uncle of John, Louis, Vincent and Michael LePore; loving nephew of many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Smithcraft Lighting Retiree
Beatrice Sacherska, a former lifelong Chelsea resident, died peacefully without illness on September 25 at the Don Orione Home in East Boston where she has been convalescing for the past seven years. She was in her 93rd year.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Boleslaw and Sophie (Branczewski) Sacherski. She attended St Stanislaus Parochial School and Chelsea High School. She remained at home with her mother who lived to the age of 102 and who died 13 years ago.
She worked for nearly 35 years as an assembler for Smithcraft Lighting in Chelsea and Wilmington, retiring in 1981. She continued to keep herself involved with family and current affairs and enjoyed knitting and crocheting afghans and personal items for family and loved ones.
She was the dear sister of the late Genevieve Szklar and Helen Szklar; cherished aunt of Elizabeth Paradis of Revere and her late husband, William, the late John and William Szklar; dear great-aunt of Patrice Montefusco, Derek Paradis and the late William Paradis. She is also survived by two great grandnieces, three great grandnephews and many cousins.
Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday October 7 in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Inurnment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com Anthony Memorial Chelsea, 617-884-3259 Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.