Obituaries 12-07-2011

Antoinette Vendetti

Revere resident

Antoinette (Lupo) Vendetti of Revere, formerly of Everett, Somerville and Boston’s North End, died unexpectedly at her “Friendly Gardens” home on December 3. She was 88 years old.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she lived in the North End, Everett and Somerville before moving to Revere 26 years ago.

She was the wife of the late John G. Vendetti who died in June of 1997; cherished mother of Janette M. Roselando and her husband, Samuel of Medford, and John Vendetti and his wife, Judith M. of Winthrop; devoted grandmother of Amy S. Vendetti of Winthrop, Lisa M. Vendetti of Somerville, Adam S. Roselando of Medford, and Daniel J. Roselando and wife, Kimberlee of Belmont. She is also lovingly survived by two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Millie Russo, Sadie Foti, Carmen and John DeLuca, Samuel, Jerry, David, and Vincent Lupo.

Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral today, Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.

Charles Cronin, Jr.

Construction worker

Charles E. Cronin, Jr. of Revere died at the Light House Nursing Care Center on December 2. He was 53 years old.

A construction worker for many years, he was the beloved son of Joanne (Melchionno) and the late Charles Cronin; loving father of Danielle Cronin of Boston and Gia Gonzales of Cambridge; devoted boyfriend of Jacqueline A. Luti of Revere; dear brother of the late Trina M. Galla and is also survived by his nephew, William Galla of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book please visit

Thomas McLaughlin

Hockey referee and coach

Thomas E. “Toddy” McLaughlin of Charlestown died peacefully on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, surrounded by his family, a proud lifelong resident of Charlestown, “God’s Country.”

A proud US Army veteran of World War II, he was a former referee and coach in the Charlestown Milt Schmidt Hockey Program, a member of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association and a retired member of Teamsters Local 379.

He was the beloved son of the late Annie (Dolan) and Michael McLaughlin and recently celebrated 60 years of marriage to his devoted wife Marion F. (McCarthy) McLaughlin. “Toddy” was both father and friend to Joanne Connolly and her fiancé, Daniel Sullivan, Janet McLaughlin and her husband, Tom Petrocelli, Thomas and Michelle McLaughlin, Brian McLaughlin and Gerard and Suzanne McLaughlin; loving grandfather to Meghann, Erin, Jonathan, TJ, Sean, Kyle and Kelly and great grandfather to Drew and Tori. He was the brother of the late William, John, Francis, Alfred McLaughlin, Mary “Sis” O’Brien and Sr. Lorraine McLaughlin CSJ and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph, 34 Lower Westfield Rd., Holyoke, MA., O1040.

Deirdre Logue

Registered nurse

Deirdre M. Logue, a 20 year Revere resident, formerly of Malden, Cambridge and Arlington, died unexpectedly at her home on Revere Beach Boulevard on November 21. She was 71 years old.

Born and raised in Winchester, she attended schools in Cambridge and Arlington and graduated from Mt. Auburn School of Nursing in 1970. She began working at Mt. Auburn Hospital and remained there for more than 41 years until her untimely death. She worked in several departments throughout her career and for the past several years, she was the supervisor of the Pre-Testing Unit.

Her devotion, not only to nursing, but to the precise and accurate facility by which her department ran was paramount to her career. She became almost a separate “institution” within Mt. Auburn and was, indeed, the “go-to” person in any and all situations within the Unit. A void at the hospital was most obvious by the outpouring of support for her services held at the funeral home.

She was the beloved daughter of the late James J. and Margaret (Coughlin) Logue, Jr.; cherished sister of Ellen T. Sparks of Peabody and Patricia L. Bellofatto and her husband, Retired Fire Captain Nicholas L. Bellofatto of Revere and sister-in-law of the late Dr. James T. Sparks. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Mt. Auburn Hospital, Nurses Dept. c/o the Development Office, 300 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

Victor Keller

Retired Everett Fire Department Captain

Victor P. Keller of North Reading, formerly of Everett, died unexpectedly on December 3 at Mt. Auburn Hospital. He was 76 years old.

Born in Boston and a longtime Everett resident before moving to N. Reading a few years ago, “Vic” was a retired Captain with the Everett Fire Department, avid fan and follower of the Everett High School Crimson Tide Football  and a U. S. Navy veteran.

He was the beloved husband of  Sandra L. (Macauda) for over 50 years; dear and devoted father of Victor S. Keller and his wife, Misha of Middleton, Scott M. Keller and his wife, Carroll of Revere, Laurieann Giannino and her husband, Thomas of Danvers, Jodi Meade and her husband, Peter of Stoneham and Eric Keller and his wife, Donna of N. Reading; brother of Mildred Morriarty of Everett, Ernest Keller of Winthrop, David Keller of Malden and the late Sylvia Sawyer, Sally Costanza, August and Carroll Keller and loving Papa of 15 grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, today, Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Broadway, Everett, at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.   Contributions in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701, would be sincerely appreciated.

Paul Francis Kearns

Advocate for veterans

Paul Francis Kearns died on December 3 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH. He was 79 years old.

Born on December 29, 1931 in McKeesport, PA, a son of the late James Augustine and Elizabeth Margaret (Passmore) Kearns, he was the husband of 32 years of Cornelia (Cronin) Kearns.

He graduated from McKeesport High School in McKeesport, PA, after which he served his country proudly as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Following his military service, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  He then worked as an accountant for various leasing firms in New York.

In 1977, he left his job in the city to join the Merchant Marines where he served as a mate until 1980 when he returned to accounting in order to start his family in an unfluctuating environment. He always enjoyed being on the water, especially Lake Winnipesaukee and the Gulf of Mexico. Spending time with his family was most important to him, although he also enjoyed reading books on history and researching genealogy. Getting better care for U.S. Veterans was always a cause near to his heart as well.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his son, Edward C. Kearns of Nashua, and two nephews.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 8 at the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, 175 Broadway, Malden. Family and friends are invited to attend. Those who wish are encouraged to make memorial contributions in his name to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Attn: Contributions, One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036 or online at The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at, (603-883-3401).

Ronald Gibbons, Sr.

Retired shipper and receiver

Ronald V. Gibbons, Sr. of Chelsea died on December 3. He was 73 years old.

He was a retired Veteran of the MA Army National Guard, having served for more than 28 years and a retired shipper and receiver for the Fidelity Press Printing Co., formerly of Everett, a  member of the 182nd Infantry Association, the National Guard Association and the VFW Post 2394 in Melrose.

He was the husband of the late Joyce E. (Campbell) Gibbons; beloved father of Joyce E. Pino of Revere, Ronald V. Gibbons, Jr. and his wife, Amy of California and James J. Gibbons of Everett; son of the late Herbert F. and Jeannette V. (Burns) Gibbons; dear brother of Jeanne Fitzpatrick of New Hampshire and the late Herbert F. Gibbons, Jr., Roger W. Gibbons, and twins, John and James Gibbons.  He is also lovingly survived by two granddaughters, Alexandra Gibbons of California, and his special caregiver, Samantha L. Pino of Revere, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted in the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave. Chelsea today, Wednesday, December 7 at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  Memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz and Palliative Care, 285 Commandant’s Way, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Margaret Guarino

Former telephone company bookkeeper

Margaret (Rezulli) Guarino of Revere, formerly of Everett, died at Woodbridge of Peabody on December 1. She was 100 years old.

Born in Everett, she was a former bookkeeper for the Telephone Company.

She was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Angelina (Anzuoni) Guarino;  beloved wife of the late John; devoted mother of Janice Campbell of Burlington and the late Maryanne Guarino-Shute; loving grandmother of Renee Zavalia of Rhode Island and Michael Shute of Pembroke and four great grandchildren, Nicholas, Aiden, Zachary and Alexander. She was the dear sister of the late Marie DeRosa, Ralph Renzulli and Maryanne Renzulli and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave Boston Ma 02115. For guest book please visit

Ruth Lack

Of Florida, formerly of Everett

Ruth (Bernstein) Lack of Aventura, Florida, formerly of Everett, died on December 2.

Mrs. Lack was the wife of the late Judge Harry M. Lack, who served as a Justice of the Cambridge District Court. She was born in Providence, RI, a daughter of the late Max and Gussie (Halpern) Bernstein. A long time resident of Everett, she later moved to Hollywood, Florida and then to Aventura, Florida. She graduated with Honors from Central High School in Providence, RI in 1935.

Mrs. Lack pursued a successful business career in two periods. First, prior to her marriage, she owned a liquor store in Providence, RI. Later, at age 63, after having brought up her two sons, she passed the real estate broker’s exam in the state of Massachusetts. She then became a realtor at Century 21 in Malden for many years. She won several awards during her career as a real estate broker including a Gold Jacket as one of the highest producing brokers at her firm selling over $5 million homes that year.

Mrs. Lack leaves two sons, Michael and his wife, Marjorie and James and his wife, Candice. She also leaves her sister, Ella Persky and her brother in law, Dr. Max Lack. Her other sister, Rosella Cohen died in 2004. Her long time husband, Judge Harry Lack, died in 1991.

Services were private and entrusted to Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Memorial donations may be made to the Judge Harry M. Lack Scholarship Fund, C/o Suffolk University Law School Attn: Jane DiGangi, 8 Ashburton PL. Boston, MA 02108. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website,

Judith Rogers

Died Recently

Judith A. (Pizzimenti) Rogers died at home on November 29 after a brief illness.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Rogers, her grandson Joel Rogers and great grandchildren, Ryann and Brianna. She was the wife of the late Richard Rogers and mother of the late Laura Rogers and Lana Rogers Melanson.

A graveside prayer service was held at Riverside Cemetery in Saugus.

Joseph Cardarelli

Former Revere DPW Employee

Joseph Cardarelli of Revere died at the Light House Nursing Care Center on December 1. He was 81 years old.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a former Revere DPW employee.

He was born in Italy, the son of the late Carmen and Carmella (Sechetti) and was the  beloved husband of Antonette “Nina” (DiCalogero); devoted father of Joseph C “Mass Port Fire Rescue” and his wife, Bethanne of Revere and Karen Grundhoff of Tewksbury; loving grandfather of Noelle, Joseph, Danielle and Jonathan; dear brother of Pauline McGurin of Stoneham, Antoinette Mohoney of Medford, John of Malden and the late Jerry, Donna Pitts and Tina Zampetella. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum.  Memorial donations may be made to the St Jude Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. For guest book please visit

Marvin Flack

Of Winthrop, formerly of Lynn

Marvin W. “Manney” Flack of Winthrop, formerly of Lynn, died on November 24. He was 33 years old.

He was the loving husband of Hannah (Morin) Flack; son of Kim Morrissey of Winthrop and Marvin Turner of Mattapan; stepson of Kevin Morrissey of Winthrop and grandson of Bessie Flack of Revere and the late Walter Johns, Georgia Turner of Mattapan and the late James Turner; brother of Terrance Ellis and his wife, Danelle of Everett, Keishaun Turner, Tiffanie Turner and her husband, Jorge White, Marcus Wise and his wife, Kathleen, Nakia VanLoan and Latia VanLoan all of Boston; son-in-law of Kathleen Morin of Ipswich and the late Peter Morin and brother-in-law of Sam Morin and his wife, Melissa of Salem, Louis Morin and his wife, Jenn, William Morin and his wife, Michele, all of Lynn and Jocelyn Morin of Salem. He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn.

Jerold Cohen

US Postal Clerk

Jerold A. Cohen of Revere died on November 28 after a long illness.

A US Navy Vietnam veteran and a US Postal Clerk for 37 years, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1968.

He was the devoted son of Rose (Swartz) and the late Joseph Cohen, formerly of Revere; caring brother of Gail E. Cohen and her husband, Gary Hamblet of California and cherished uncle of Sarah and Robert Hamblet, both of California.

A graveside service was held at the Rumanian American Cemetery in Danvers. For obituary and to sign guestbook, visit

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