Obituaries 08-27-2014

Stanley Meads

Retired Proprietor of Meads Brothers Plumbing of East Boston

Stanley J. Meads of Revere and Middleton, formerly of East Boston, died on August 22 at his Middleton home following a long illness surrounded by the love and devotion of his family. He was 81 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, the son of immigrant Portugese parents, the late Manel F. and Julia (Dia) Meads, the family settled in East Boston and were among the founders and first members of St. John the Baptist Portuguese Church on Saratoga Street, East Boston. Although the church property was sold and converted to condominiums, the social and devotional societies of the church are still meeting.

Stanley was a 1951 graduate of East Boston High School. He entered the US Navy in February of 1952 and served until February of 1956. In 1960, he and his brothers founded the Meads Plumbing Co. of East Boston. Stanley owned and operated his business until 2002 when he retired.

Stanley was active in St. John’s Portugese Club and The Empire of the Holy Ghost. He was also a member of the American Legion Post of Middleton and the Sportsmens’ Club of East Boston.

He and his beloved wife of 59 years, Theresa M. (Poto) Meads, lived in Revere for over 45 years until moving to Middleton four years ago. In addition to his wife, he is survived by and was the cherished father of Gary J. Meads of Revere, Mark M. Meads (the proprietor of Rapid Flow Inc.) and his wife, Roberta of Middleton. He was the devoted “Papa Stanley” to: Amanda N. Meads and her companion, Nicholas Nazzaro of Tewksbury and Mark A. Meads of Middleton; the dear brother of Manuel F. Meads of Longwood, Florida, Theresa Merin of Peabody and the late Mary F. Burns, Ernest L. and Anthony J. Meads. He is also lovingly survived by his sister in law, Philomena “Philly” Meads of East Boston and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Inc. of Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the VA Medical Center, Attn: Spinal Cord Clinic, 140 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132. For more information, please

Mary Cannarozo

Devoted Homemaker

Mary C. (Iovanna) Cannarozo, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on August 17 following a long illness at Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Chelsea. She was 88 years old.

Born, raised and educated in Revere, she was a 1943 graduate of Revere High School.

Mrs. Canarozo was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who sustained a long standing illness with severe rhematoid arthritis and osteoprosis which restricted her mobility.

She leaves her beloved husband of 64 years, Vincent J. Cannarozzo; two devoted daughters, MaryAnn Cifuni and her husband, Gennaro J. Cifuni, a Revere High School teacher and her daughter Linda J. Monaco, all of Revere. She was the cherised grandmother of seven grandsons: Atty. Christopher M. Cifuni of Salem, Justin M. Cifuni, DDS of Revere, James A. Monaco and his wife, Jennifer of California, Anthony J. Monaco of Rhode Island, Joseph E. and Matthew M.Monaco, both of Revere and Michael M. Monaco of New Hampshire. She was the daughter of the late A. Raph and Maria G. (Carbone) Iovanna; the sister of the late Armando, Ralph, and Arthur Iovanna, Helen Pontremoli and Florence McGonagle. She is also lovingly survived by her most faithful Parakeet, “Mickey,” and by many nieces and nephews.

Private services and interment were held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett with arrangements by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Inc. of Revere. Memorial remembrances may be made to: Crohns

& Colitis Foundation of America, 280 Hillside Avenue, Needham, MA 02194. For more information, please visit:

Theresa (née Schuhlein) Matejic

Mother of Linda DeAngelo of Revere

Theresa Matejic of Canada died on August 22 at at the Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-Santéin Laval, Quebec Canada.

Formally of Frankfurt, Germany she came to Canada in 1946 at the age of 12.

She was the loving mother of Linda M. DeAngelo of Revere and her husband Frank, Dyane Matejic of Montreal, Susan Waggerman and her husband, Michael of Laval,

Doris Walker of Toronto and James Matejic of Laval.

She is also lovingly survived by her grandchildren Shaun and Samantha Walker, Jason Waggerman and
David and Michael DeAngelo.

Your kind thoughts of condolence and prayers are appreciated.

Alice Christopher

Of Swampscott, formerly of Revere

Alice D. (Campbell) Christopher of Swampscott, formerly of Revere, died on August 22.

The beloved wife of the late Alfred R. Christopher Sr., she was the devoted mother of Allyson Hanly and her husband, Barry and Valerie Christopher, all of Swampscott and the late Alfred Jr. “Bobby.”; dear sister of the late Robert Campbell, Catherine Gustavson, William Campbell and Claire Nelson and is also survived by four loving grandchildren and four loving great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice. For guestbook please visit

Russell Carver

US Postal Service Retiree

Private services and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett were held for Russell Andrew Carver, a lifelong Somerville resident, who died at the Somerville Hospital in Somerville on August 9 following a long illness. He was 72 years old.

A victim of diabetes mellitus, he was a double amputee for the past seven years. He retired from the US Postal Service in 1999 after 20 years as a mail clerk at South Postal Annex.

Born and raised in Somerville, he attended schools there and was a 1959 graduate of Somerville High School. Russell entered the US Navy in January of 1961 and served until January of 1968. He was a member of the VFW Post of Somerville.

He was the beloved son of the late Russell F. Carver and Frances A. (Crawford) Carver. He is survived by his twin sister Rosalind F. Bossi of Revere and his brother, Bruce Carver and his wife, Cathy of Mystic, Connecticut. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For more information, please

Rose Wells

Strongly Devoted to Her Family

Rose M. (Bono) Wells, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away in her Chelsea home on August 24.She was 96 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Augustine (Maglienti) Bono, she attended Chelsea schools, worked at Filenes and later worked as a waitress at a private business club for many years. She will be remembered for her strong devotion to her family.

She was the beloved wife of the late Gerald R. Wells, Sr.; devoted mother of Gerry Koplovitz of Chelsea and Rick Wells and his wife, Camille of Revere; dear sister of the late Mary Visone, Charles Bono, Lillian Estrella, Daniel Bono, Theresa Assaltey and Thomas Bono; adored grandmother of David Koplovitz, Jr. of Chelsea, Kevin Wells and his wife, Karen of Danvers and Carolyn Maples and her husband, Tom of Revere; cherished great-grandmother of Samantha and Sydney Wells and Ava Maples. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Wednesday, August 27 at 10 a.m. A.M. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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