Whidden Hospital retiree, Past President of Immaculate Guild at Immaculate Conception Church
Ann P. (Donnelly) Boyle, a life long Everett resident, passed unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on Sunday, February 21. She was 83 years old.
Ann was born and raised in Everett and was a graduate o the Cheverus Catholic High School, Class of 1950. The mother of seven children, they were members of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community, sending all of her children there for their education. Ann was active in many of the fund raising activities and functions for the development of the new convent in the early sixties2. She was the proud past president of the Immaculata Guild of the Parish from 1980 to 1981.
Ann worked for over 25 years with the medical records department at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, establishing and maintaining many treasured friendships. She was the essence of busy. However, she would want to be remembered as the “quintessential” grandmother, always happy to be with and do for her grandchildren.
Her beloved husband of 62 years, James J. Boyle Jr. passed on March 12, 2015. She was the devoted mother of: James J. Boyle, III and his wife, Maureen D. of Saugus, Mary E. Boyle of Everett, Ann P. Janowski and her husband, John S. of Peabody, Kathy T. McCarthy and her husband, Ed of Littleton, John J. Boyle and his late wife, Jennifer of Hooksett, NH, Matthew J. Boyle and his wife, Michelle of Boxford and Elizabeth A. Liberatore and her husband, Robert of Bradford. She is also lovingly survived by her 15 adoring grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister to Edward M. Donnelly of New Hampshire and the late Mary F. Rumson and the late Maurice D. Donnelly, Jr.
Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral which will be conducted in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, today, Wednesday, February 24 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38101-9908. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Chelsea Soldiers’ Home and hair stylist retiree
Magda B.(Steffens) Hanlon, a resident of Revere since 1970, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 17 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett. She was 84 years old.
Born and raised in Bremerhaven, Germany, Magda met her late husband, Laurence J. Hanlon, in Germany during the Korean Conflict. They remained in Germany for several years where she gave birth to three sons before settling in the USA. She came to Revere in 1970 and worked for many years as a nurse’s aide
at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, establishing many treasured friendships.
At age 70, Magda began a new working career as a hair stylist, working until
she was in her late seventies.
Her husband died suddenly in May of 1984. She was the devoted mother of Harold H. Hanlon of Maine, Donald L. Hanlon of Revere and the late Ronald S. Hanlon who passed away on May 31, 2002; the cherished sister of
Hemma Bulkowski and her husband, Bemo of Berlin, Germany and the late Otto Steffens. She was the dear aunt of Frank Bulkowski and Britta Metzijb, both of Germany.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Holy Cross Community Mausoleum Chapel, Broadway, Malden, Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the NEW ENGLAND ORGAN BANK, 60 FIRST AVE.,WALTHAM, MA. 02451. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Everett
Barbara E Harris, a 20-year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Everett, passed away unexpectedly while enduring a brief illness on Friday, February 12 at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Cambridge. She was 69 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late William and Marion (Scott) Noveska, Barbara received her formal education attending Chelsea Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. She worked briefly outside of her home as a bank office clerk with Boston Safe and Deposit and later with Fleet Bank in Boston. She was a former resident of Chelsea and Everett and has been residing in Revere for the past 20 years.
During her lifetime, Barbara was most devoted to home and family and was the primary caregiver to her elderly parents through their golden years and up to the time of their passing. She enjoyed her quiet time shopping and was a caring pet lover.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister Beverly Wasak. She was the beloved wife for the past 44 years to Robert L. Harris and the devoted mother to Cheryl Marquis of Chelmsford and her fiancé, Matthew J. Eaton and cherished aunt and great aunt of Robert Tiro, his wife Heather and their children, Peyton and Carter, all of Australia.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea Interment and all other services were private. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the MSPCA.
John ‘Shoes’ Cammarata
Barber in Boston’s North End
John J. “Shoes” Cammarata, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, died suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on February 20. He was 77 years old.
A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Johnny “Shoes” was a Barber in Boston’s North End for over 50 years, starting on Salem Street and later at Johnny and Gino Barber Shop on Hanover Street.
He was the son of the late Anthony and Jenny (Artria), the beloved husband of Sandra (Piccadaci), the devoted father of John and his wife, Darlene of Revere, Linda Ryan of Melrose and Cheryl Panetta and her husband, Steven of Billerica; loving grandfather of Alyssa, Steven, Brendon and Gabrielle; dear brother of Josephine “Anna” Ferullo and her late husband, John of Winthrop, Frances Milano and her husband, Anthony of Medford and the late Joseph Cammarata and his surviving wife, Josephine of New Hampshire and Frank Cammarata. He is also survived by his son in-law, Jonathan Ryan and by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral service will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, February 24 at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nazzaro Center, 30 North Bennett St., Boston, MA 02113 Interment will be in St Michaels Cemetery. For guest Book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of Salem, formerly of Revere
Nita B. (Dornfeld) Ludensky of Salem, formerly of Revere. entered into rest February 22. She was 73 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Irving Ludensky; devoted mother of Adam Ludensky and his wife, Diane of Peabody and Jaime Tiburcio and her husband, David of Revere; loving sister of Sheryl Dornfeld of Revere; cherished grandmother of Jake and Devin Tiburcio; dear sister-in-law of Hinda Marcus and her husband, Arthur of Chestnut Hill and aunt of Benjamin Bullard of Revere. Services were held at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem. Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial Observance today, Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at her late residence. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society Mass Division, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701-1800. For online condolences, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com
Ophelia Teresa ‘Fannie’ Federico
Ardently believed in everyone she loved
Ophelia Teresa “Fannie” Federico, a 54 year resident of Revere, passed away on February 13 at the age of 90.
She was born in Italy to Donato and Enrichetta Federico and was the eldest daughter of four siblings; Emilio Federico of Revere, the late Vienna Federico, the late Aldolfo “Rudy” Federico and Albert Federico of Marshfield.
In 1945, she married the late Guido Federico and gave birth to three sons; Daniel Federico, Guido, Jr. Federico and Joseph Federico of Melrose who were her pride and joy as were her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
From the North End of Boston to Dorchester and finally after settling in Revere, Ophelia supported and raised her family with great generosity, love, and compassion. She accepted life on life’s terms and made the best of every situation. She was the solid and jovial Italian-American woman you couldn’t help but adore because she ardently believed in everyone she loved.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home in Saugus. Donations can be made in Mrs. Federico’s honor to the The Home for Little Wanderers, 780 American Legion Hwy Roslindale, Ma. 02131. For condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Retiree of former Almy’s at Northgate Shopping Center
Rose M. (Sarcia) Perrotta, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on February 21 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center following a brief illness. She was 100 years old.
Born and raised in Revere she lived here her entire life of 100 years. Mrs. Perrotta celebrated her one hundred years with a large reception and party attended by family, extended family and by many of Revere’s finest political personages of the day at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center where she made her home or the past three years.
“Rose” was a strong personality who enjoyed her time at the Almys Department Store at Northgate Shopping Center as a salesperson in the Homegoods Department for several years before her retirement.
Her beloved husband, Frank Perrotta, passed on March 5, 1982. She was the devoted mother of Richard F. Perrotta and Robert M. Perrotta, both of Revere and Mary A. Bacigalupo and her husband, Walter L. of Naples, Maine, formerly of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by several grandchildren, great granchildren and by many nieces nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Charles and Joseph Sarcia, Helen Manuels, Domenica Rastellini and Olga Dusevitch.
Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere on Friday, February 28 at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Activities Account at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Avenue, Revere, MA 02151. For additional information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Janice B. Morgan of Revere, passed away peacefully on February 9. She was 94 years old.
Janice, born and raised in Gloucester, moved to Revere to raise her family. She loved the beach and collecting seashells, golfing, kayaking, camping and family road trips. She adored her little dog Lucy. Janice will be greatly missed by her family.
She was the wife of the late James W. Morgan Jr.; beloved mother of Michael Morgan and his wife, Dorothy, of Saugus, Janice Morgan of Colorado, Virginia Perez of Boston, Susan Morgan of Florida, and her late husband, Frank Lentini, Patricia Martinez and her husband, Fernando, of New York and James W. Morgan III; loving grandmother of Kimberly Morgan Coleman, Kristine Morgan Jones, Michael A. Morgan, Jennifer Martel Bastien, David Martel, Michael R. Morgan Jr., Whitney Morgan, Kerri Morgan, Bianca Martinez and Diego Martinez and great grandmother of Tristan Jones, Michael J. Morgan, Catherine Morgan, Jake Bastien and Wes Bastien.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or www.alz.org.
Sgt. Major John Keene
US Army Sergeant Major, decorated veteran
John Keene, US Army (Retired) died on Feb 19 in Tampa, Florida.
John was a retired Army paratrooper with the Screaming Eagles of the 101st, 82nd, and 11th Airborne Divisions. Sergeant Major Keene, a Boston native, received two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars among other awards. A funeral service with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery after a funeral mass at Incarnation Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida on March 1 at 11 a.m. Please view veteransfuneralcare.com for full obituary.
Florine M. (Sordillo) Magno of Revere died on February 17.
The beloved wife of Ralph Magno of Revere, she was the devoted mother of Ralph Magno and wife, Karen of West Peabody, George Magno of Revere and the late Robert Magno; dear sister of Marie Abbene of New Hampshire, Alfred Sordillo of Peabody and the late Frances Matthews; cherished grandmother of Steven Magno and his wife, Stephanie of Lynnfield and Michael Magno of Amesbury and great-grandmother of Grace Magno.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For online guestbook and memorial visit: www.Buonfiglio.com