Obituaries 02-05-2014

John Jaynes, Jr.

Longtime Raytheon Employee

John R. Jaynes, Jr., a 45 year resident of Revere, died unexpectedly at home on January 28 following a long illness. He was 68 years old.

John was born and raised in Boston, attended Boston Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1963. Shortly after graduation, he worked various jobs before beginning his 30-year career with Raytheon at an entry level position. He worked his way up through the years to become an “Inventory Specialist.” Along with his title, he had to have a “High Security Clearance” working on Top Secret projects for the government that he could never divulge any information to anyone but his colleagues who worked by his side. John enjoyed his work and time he spent at Raytheon where he was also a member of the “Raytheon Bowling League”

When he wasn’t working, he would often spend time fishing in Maine at Sebago Lake. But, above all, his favorite thing and what he loved most was to spend time with his family.

John, who was a known as a dedicated family man, was the devoted husband of Jo-Anne (Allen) Jaynes with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. He was the cherished father of: Lauri-Anne Jaynes of Haverhill, Sean M. Jaynes and his wife, Misty of Brookline and Carrie-Anne Jaynes of East Boston; the loving grandfather of Noah Jaynes of Revere and nine other grandchildren and one great granddaughter Trinity Jaynes. He was the beloved brother of the late Edmond Jaynes, Frances Jones and Robert Jaynes and is also lovingly survived by his mother in law, Dorothy Allen of Revere and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held privately. Friends and family are invited to celebrate John’s life at a Memorial Service on Saturday, February 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Point of Pines Yacht Club, 28 Rice Avenue, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made directly to the Jaynes Family. For more information, visit: www.

Teresa Recchia

Of East Boston

Teresa (Lenoci) Recchia of East Boston died on January 28. She was 93 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Recchia; loving mother of Maria Turturro and her husband, Mauro of East Boston, Domenico Recchia and his wife, Maria of Revere and the late Sabino Sammy Recchia and his surviving wife, Barbara of Revere; cherished grandmother of Deanna, Marisa, Marygrace, Jennifer, Rita, Gianpiero, Francesco; great-grandmother of Nicholas, Alexandra, Madison, Olivia, Dylan, Ava and Sophia; dear sister of Madeline Del Prato and her husband, Joseph of East Boston and the late Anna Forina and Tony Socci. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Diabetes Assoc.

Edward Leyden, Jr.

Retired Lithographer

Edward F. Leyden, Jr., an Everett resident for over 56 years, passed away on Sunday, February 2 after a long illness at Willow Crossing in Mansfield, MA. He was 95 years old.

Mr. Leyden was born, raised and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1938. After graduation, he worked several jobs, before beginning a 30-plus year career at Buck Printing Company as a lithographer.

Mr. Leyden married his love, Barbara A (Herron) in 1948. The couple immediately settled in Everett and started their family. Mr. Leyden was known to be a “quiet man” but his actions spoke volumes of the man that he was. He was very industrious and was known to build homes and could fix anything. He was a testament to the “Greatest Generation.” He and his wife were very proud parishioners and supporters of Our Lady of Grace Church and he was a past member of the Knights of Columbus Council #179.

He retired at age 65 and continued to stay busy with one of his biggest joys in his life – his 11 grandchildren. In 1990, Mr. Leyden lost his daughter, Kathleen to her battle with cancer and on December 26, 1991, he lost his dear wife, Barbara. He continued to stay faithful and active and occupied his time with his children and grandchildren. He would often spend his summers with his family on Cape Cod.

He was the beloved husband of 43 years of the late Barbara A. (Herron), the loving father of Edward F. Leyden, III and his wife, Norma of North Reading, William P. Leyden and his wife, Jenne of Medford, Carol Leyden-Otto and her husband, David G. of Mansfield and the late Kathleen A. Leyden; the cherished grandfather of: Michael Leyden, Michelle Coscia and her husband, David, Daniel Leyden, Scott Leyden, Brian Leyden and his wife, Amanda, Kristine Leyden, Christopher Otto, Kevin Otto, Sean Otto, Caitlin Otto and Ryan Otto; the adored great grandfather of Lilly Leyden and Jonah Coscia; the brother of Joan Derba of Lexington, the late Frederick V. Leyden, Alice Harney and Phyllis L. Miller; the brother in law of Marilyn B. “Marney” Leyden and is also lovingly survived by many loving nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, February 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information visit

John Kelley

Chemical Specialist, Formerly of Revere

John M. Kelley, a former Revere resident, died on Saturday, February 1.

A chemical specialist who also served during the Korean Conflict, he is survived by his wife, Carolyn Blitch Kelley; his children: Cynthia Foster and her husband, Robert of Boxford and Michael Kelley and his wife, Cathy of Rockport; stepchildren: Denise Eagan and her husband, Tom of Chelmsford, John Blitch and his wife, Holly of Colorado and Tehani Blitch of Colorado and his grandchildren: Stuart and Clark Foster, Ethan and Colin Kelley, Sean and Nathaniel Eagan and Danielle and Heather Blitch.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday February, 6 at 7 p.m. in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere. Visiting will be prior to the service from 4 to 7 p.m. All are invited to attend. To sign the online guestbook or leave a message of condolence, please visit

Elaine Pericolo

Of Revere

Elaine R. (DeLuca) Pericolo of Revere died on January 29.

The beloved wife of the late Carmine J. Pericolo, she was the loving twin sister of Etta Cianfrocca of East Boston and the late Frank DeLuca, Patricia Franklin, Florence Sant and Eleanor Faraci and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Seminary, 27 Lake St., Brighton, MA 02135. For guest book:

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