Obituaries 06-27-2012

Assunta ‘Susan’ Milligan

Of Marblehead, formerly of Everett

Assunta “Susan” (Melagrano) Milligan of Marblehead, formerly of Revere and Everett, died suddenly on June 23 at Salem Hospital. She was 65 years old.

A former Wire Operator at Wells Fargo and many other brokerage firms, she was born in Italy, the daughter of the late Angelo and Pasqualina (DeSimone) Melagrano. She was the beloved wife of Richard G.; devoted mother of Lindsay Dube and her husband, Paul of Salem and Courtney Milligan of Marblehead; loving grandmother of Nicholas Dube; dear sister of John Melagrano and his wife, Dolores of Stoneham, Marie Henderson and her husband, Jack of Marblehead and the late Ida Fulchini and her surviving husband, Salvatore and Margaret Jancsy and her surviving husband, William. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit

Ronald McClay

Peacetime US Army Veteran

Ronald P. ‘Ron’ McClay of Revere, formerly of Everett and Chelsea, died on June 24 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was 76 years old.

Mr. McClay served with the US Army from March of 1958 thru March of 1960 during peace time. He was born in Boston, raised in Everett and Chelsea and moved to Revere 21 years ago. He retired in 1997 as a Supervisor for Center House of Jamaica Plain, a residential home for the handicapped after 20 years of service. After that retirement, he was the delivery person for the former “Floral Studio” of Revere for more than four years.

The beloved husband of 30 years to Roberta B. (Dell’Orfano), he was the devoted brother of John McClay of Manhattan, NY and the late Richard McClay Jr. and the dear son of the late Richard and Lillian (O’Brien) McClay.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-9376. For more information: visit

Neil Stewart

Boston Gas Retiree

Neil N. Stewart of Everett died on June 23.

A US Navy Korean War veteran and a retired employee of Boston Gas, he was an avid outdoorsman and ham radio operator.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marie C. (Pesce); father of James and his wife, Leslie of New Hampshire, David and his wife, Roberta of Revere and Michael and Allison, both of Everett; brother of Donald and the late Ralph. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A private service was held.

Elena DiPrima

Everett Resident

Elena A. (Chirichiello) DiPrima, a longtime resident of Everett, died on June 24 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 87 years old.

A homemaker, born in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late  Joseph H. DiPrima; dear and devoted mother of Charles J. DiPrima and his wife, Donna of Merrimack, NH and Ella DiPrima-Spayne of Revere; loving grandmother of Charles J. DiPrima, Jr., Lisa M. DiPrima and Jennifer E. Spayne and great-grandmother of Alyia Pizarro; sister of John Chirichiello and Caroline Chirichiello of Revere, Vera Nazzaro of Danvers, and the late Muzzy, Rocco, Pat, Carmen, Vito, Mary, Louise and Sally Chirichiello, Angelina Villa and Concetta Natale. Her Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett,  Thursday morning at 9 a.m. followed by a  Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett, at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Contributions in her  memory to the Salesians Boys and Girls Club, 150 Byron St., East Boston, MA 02128 would be sincerely appreciated.


James Dooley, Jr.

Retired Truck Driver, WYC

James F. Dooley, Jr, of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Prospect House in Revere on June 19. He was 94 years old.

A U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Teamsters Union-Local 42, and a member of the Winthrop Yacht Club. Prior to his retirement, he was a truck driver for Harrison Dispatch in Lynn.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary C. (DiDonato) Dooley. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late James F. and Adeline (Gardella) Dooley Sr.; devoted father of William J. Dooley and his wife, Tricia of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Patrick W, Robyn K. and Allyson Dooley and great-grandfather of Emile Dooley-Tiburce; dear brother of Claire Lessa of Wakefield and the late Adeline McGrath, Eleanor Dawe and Arthur Dooley. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section.) Donations in his name can be made to the Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or to the Hallmark Health Hospice Inc., Office of the Executive Director, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148. For guestbook, go to

Robert Pasquale Rossetti

Employee of GE and Showcase Cinema

Robert Pasquale Rossetti of Byfield formerly of Revere and Rockport, died peacefully at home on June 24 after a brief illness. He was 90 years old.

A former employee of General Electric and Showcase Cinema, Chelsea, he was the beloved husband of the late Madeline (Mattera); devoted father of David R. of Rowley, Richard A. of Byfield, Robert A. of Malden and Joan Yasharian of Naples, Florida; loving son of the late Alessandro and Gemma Rossetti; cherished grandfather of Nicole Rossetti-Hatch, Robert, Adam, Alexis, Daniel Rossetti and great grandfather of  Christopher and Jessica Hatch. He was the dear brother of the late Mary Stickney and Rose Kulis, and uncle of Sandra Rossetti and Jackie Leto,  both of Texas.

Funeral services will be in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday June 28 at 12 noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore 75 Sylvan St. Danvers MA. 01923. For guest book please visit

Anthony Molle

Of Florida, formerly of Revere and Chelsea

Anthony “Tony” Molle of Deland, Florida, formerly of Everett, Revere and Chelsea died June 12 of complications from lung surgery. He was 70 years old.

A US Army veteran, he was born in Everett on August 26, 1941 to Mary and Nicola Molle and retired from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as the Shop38/Shop 56 p.m. representative. He was the owner of T & G Auto Sales in Deland and was a member of the American Legion, a past president of Deland Eagles Aerie 3959 and a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

He leaves behind his best friend and love of his life of 26 years, Nancy Mayer Molle. He is also survived by his children, Wayne and his wife, Isa Molle, Elizabeth and her husband, Steven Graves, Anthony and his wife, Jennnifer Cyr and his daughter-in-law, Nancy Plummer; six grandchildren and his brothers Nick, Mark, Domenic and Richard. He was the father of the late William Plummer who died in 2010.

Services were held on June 16 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church followed by a reception at the home of his son Anthony Cyr and his wife, Jennifer.

Jean Torgersen

East Boston Resident

Jean A. (McWilliams) Torgersen of East Boston died on June 21.

She was the beloved wife of Ernest J. Torgersen; mother of Therese Guzman and her husband, Francisco of Everett, Ernest and Robert, both of East Boston, Stephen and his wife, Nancy of Easton, Ronald and his wife, Nancy of Manchester, NH and Joseph Torgersen and his wife, Lisa of Georgetown; sister of Marie Farley of East Boston, Richard of Malden, Gerald and Laurence, both of Revere and the late Francis, Daniel and Robert McWilliams; loving grandmother of Ciomara and Joshua Guzman, Joey, Kyle, Matty, Ryan, Jenna and Andrew Torgersen and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Memorial donations may be made to the Grace Church Federated Food Pantry, 758 Saratoga St., East Boston.

Mark Molloy

Middlesex County Court Officer

Mark E Molloy of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on June 22. He was 37 years old.

He was a Court Officer for Middlesex County and a past member of Revere Moose,He was the loving son of Mark F Molloy Ret. B.P.D Det. and Maria (DeLuca) Molloy; dear brother of Gina DiRocco and her husband, Lawrence Jr. of Chelsea, Roberta LePage and her husband, David of Revere and is also survived by many cherished aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St Joseph St Lazarus Building Fund, 59 Ashley St., East Boston 02128. For more information or to send an online condolence:

Robert Janvrin

Retired Revere School Administrator

Robert J. Janvrin of Boston, Charles River Park, formerly of Revere, died on June 18.

A US Army veteran of World War II and a retired Elementary Education School Administrator for the City of Revere, he was the son of the late William and Mary Louise (Kelly) Janvrin; beloved brother of George Janvrin and his wife, Diane of Everett; cherished uncle of William Janvrin and Janine Sullivan and dear friend of Arthur and Beverly Fusco of Everett. He is also survived by five great nieces.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Cops for Kids With Cancer, P.O. Box 850956, Braintree, MA 02185 or Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. Arrangements were by Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home in Saugus. For condolences:

Constance Anderson

Former Secretary to Chief of Police

Constance (Vigliotta) Anderson of Revere died on June 18.

The former secretary to the Chief of Police, she was the beloved mother of Brenda March and Elaine Stott and mother in-law to Donna Cummings and Dino Stott; cherished grandmother of Jillian and Matthew March and  Anthony and Kristen Stott; dear sister of Marie Cantone-Melanson, Diana Landry and Anthony Vigliotta.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. of Greater Boston 1330 Beacon St. Brookline, MA 02446For guestbook please visit

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