Obituaries 09-21-2011

Mary Elizabeth Whited

Educator and active volunteer

Mary Elizabeth (Fallon) Whited of Point of Pines died on September 15 with her family by her side. She was 85 years old.

Mrs. Whited was born on September 1, 1927 in Boston, the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Cain) Fallon. She was educated in Boston Public Schools and was a cum laude graduate of the University of Buffalo. She was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Her graduate work was done in Rhode Island.

Although Ms. Whited spent 30 years in the field of education, her greatest achievements were in volunteer work for Catholic Charities. She spent countless hours tutoring young adults, leading a support group for grieving individuals, and serving on Sunday evenings as a receptionist in the Intensive Cardiac Care unit at a local hospital.

At age 70, she retired to be with her beloved family in her daughter’s home in the Point of Pines, where she enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading, and basking in the warmth of her two loving granddaughters. She was a longtime member of the League of Women Voters and a charter member of the American Association of University Women.

She is survived by her daughter, Adelle Abdallah; her granddaughters Yasmeen and Soraya Abdallah, and her son, David.

A celebration of her life and Memorial Mass will be held at Saint Mary’s Parish, Lynn on Tuesday, September 27 at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers MA 01923. Arrangements are by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. For directions and guest book, please visit:

Kenneth Wheeler

Of Chestnut Hill, formerly of Revere

Kenneth W. Wheeler of Chestnut Hill, formerly of Revere, died on September 16.

The beloved son of the late Milton J. and Edna (Isenberg) Wheeler, he was the dear brother of Irma Sabbag of Newton and David Wheeler of Memphis, TN; loving uncle of Maya Ben-Aharon, Sophie Sabbag, Karl Wheeler, Erica Perkins and Micah Wheeler and a dear nephew, cousin and great-uncle.

A graveside service was held at the Temple Tifereth Israel of Revere Cemetery, Everett. Shiva was private. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Kenny’s memory to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7295. Arrangements were by Levine Chapels, Brookline (617-277-8300).

Joseph Keegan

Retired state bridge tender

Joseph L. Keegan died in a local nursing home in Sanford, Maine on September 15 after a brief illness. He was 86 years old.

Born and educated in Lynn, he lived in Peabody before moving to Maine.  He was a US Army veteran of World War II having served in the European African and Middle Eastern Theatre of Operations. He was a Bridge Tender for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts working for many years at the Fox Hill Bridge in Lynn and, before retirement, he worked on the Beverly-Salem Bridge. He was a member of the VFW Post 1011 of Peabody and a Life Member of the Polish Legion American Veterans Post 56 of Lynn.

He was the son of the late Charles and Mary (McNeill) Keegan and the husband of the late Virginia (Feener) Keegan and is survived by three daughters: Ann Marie Keegan of Orlando, Florida, Darlene Kuklinski of Peabody and Rose Sullivan of Acton, Maine; three sisters, Agnes Scott of Peabody, Rita Porcella of Lynn and Terry Sullivan of Revere; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Charles and Daniel Keegan.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.

Quintino Sacco

Member of Laborers Union Local 22

Quntino Sacco of Revere, formerly of Melito, Italy, died on September 15.

A member of the Laborers Union Local 22, he was the beloved husband of Frances (Rapaciole) Sacco of Revere; beloved father of Richard Rizzo of Revere; dear brother of Gesomina, Carmen and Pietro Sacco, all of Italy and the late Nicole Sacco.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book:

Dorothea Derba

Of Everett, formerly of Revere

Dorothea V. (Hagerty) Derba of Everett, formerly of Revere and Milton, died on September 14.

She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Derba with whom she shared 53 years of marriage; loving mother of Jeanne Derba of New Hampshire and Joanne Joyce and her husband, Michael P. Joyce of Canton; dear sister of the late Marie Doherty; cherished grandmother of Kimberly Larkey, Dena Tolliver, Jeannemarie and Michael Joyce and great grandmother of Johnathan and Jeremy Larkey, Jackson and Madelaine Tolliver and Sean and Dellia Joyce.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the Buddy Coholan Center 121 Washington St. Medford, MA 02155 or Sawtellle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867. For guest book:

Angelina DiVito

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Angelina (Beatrice) DiVito of Saugus, formerly East Boston, died on September 14.

She was the beloved wife of Francesco DiVito; loving mother of Maria DeSisto and her husband, Billy of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Louise, Angela and Cassandra DeSisto, all of Saugus; dear sister of Nicoletta Masiello and her husband, Carmine, Assunta Licciardi and her husband, Frank, Elena Coccimiglio and her husband, Nicola, all of Revere, Michelina Monaco and her husband, Pasquale of Italy and the late Filippo Beatrice, Antonetta Colarusso, Antonietta Beatrice, Angelo Beatrice and Antonio Beatrice. She was the sister in-law of Cristina Beatrice and Carmine Colarusso, both of Revere and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For condolences

Catherine Culbreth

Peabody Resident

Catherine (Zaccone) Culbreth of Peabody, a Quincy resident for most of her life, died on September 13. She was 85 years old.

The wife of the late William E. Culbreth, she is survived by two sons, William and George Culbreth and the sister of Guy Zaccone and his wife, Annette.

She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, Quincy.  Burial was private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B 102, Danvers, MA 01923.

Irene Rainone

Of Saugus, formerly of Everett

Irene M. (Mirro) Rainone os Saugus, formerly of Everett, died at her home on September14.  She was 91 years old.

Born in Pittston, PA, she was a longtime resident of Everett before moving to Saugus.

She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Rainone, Jr.; dear and devoted mother of John A. Rainone, III and his wife, Rosemary of Reading, Sandra M. LoRusso and her husband, Vincent, James Joseph Rainone and Corinne M. Rainone of Saugus, Grace A. Coppola and her husband, Gabriele of Revere, Irene Martins and her husband, Paul of Somerville and Helen Barry and her husband, Dennis of Cape Cod. She is also survived by 10 loving grandchildren and seven loving great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden.   In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Joey LoRusso Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1144, Saugus, MA 01906 would be sincerely appreciated.

William Orcione

Sears & Roebuck and Budweiser Breweries Retiree

William P. Orcione, formerly of Revere and Rockland, died on September 13 at the Annemark Nursing & Rehab. Center of Revere following a long illness. He was 82 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1952 and a US Army veteran who served during the Korean Conflict from September 16, 1948 until June 21, 1952. He spent most of his working career as a warehouse supervisor for Budweiser Breweries and Sears & Roebuck. He was most dedicated to his family and extended family and gave generously and consistently to all.

He was the son of the late Anthony and Rose (Morganto) Orcione; cherished brother of Frank Orcione and his wife, Gloria of Revere, Paul Orcione of Ipswich, Donald Orcione of Gloucester and the late Eda A. “Chickie” Giovanni-DiGiovanni, Eva D’Alessandro, Americo Orcione and Mary Dennis; dear uncle and godfather of Thomas W. Orcione and family of Plymouth. He is also lovingly survived by several other nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

Anna Ciarcia

Filene’s Retiree

Anna M. (Venuti) Ciarcia of Danvers, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Essex Park Nursing Home in Beverly on September 12. She was 97 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Ciarcia worked at Filenes Dept. Store as a sales representative.

She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Ciarcia. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Concetta (Cangiano) Venuti; devoted mother of Paul Ciarcia and his wife, Jeanne of Winthrop, Joseph Ciarcia and his wife, Adeline of Danvers, the late Anthony Ciarcia and his wife, Susan of Winthrop, and John Ciarcia and his wife, Marie of Revere; dear sister of Connie Capone of Florida and is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was at the Winthrop Cemetery. Donations in her name can be made to the American Diabetes Assn. P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312, or to a charity of your choice. For guestbook, go to

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