Obituaries 10-16-2013

Patrick “PJ” MacDonald

Construction Laborer

Patrick “PJ” MacDonald of Revere died on October 9. He was 54 years old.

A construction laborer, he was born in Lynn, the beloved son of the late Dennis and Patricia (Wilkinson) MacDonald; dear brother of John T. Coakley and his wife, Patricia A. of Woburn, Patricia Ann Gooley and her companion, David Davenport of Alaska, Susan Crocker and her husband, John of Revere, Linda Arvello and her husband, Wildolfo of New Hampshire, Denise Airhart and her husband, Murray of Danvers and the late Margaret Gooley; cherished uncle of Charro and Joe LaFratta, John, Julie, Jason and Jolene Coakley, Brian Bears and Luke Mackin and is also survived by many loving great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. For online memorial and guestbook please visit

Colonel Audre McLoughlin

US Army Retiree

Colonel Audre McLoughlin died of natural causes on September 24 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. She was 81 years old.

Colonel McLoughlin was born in Revere in 1932. With a strong love of education, she attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, graduated from the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing in 1956 and received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Nurse Sciences from Teachers College in Columbia, New York and her PhD from the University of Maryland.

Audre proudly served in the United States Army Nurse Corps from 1957 until retiring in 1987. She served in South Korea, Okinawa and in Washington, D.C., which she fondly called home. While in D.C., Col. McLoughlin held several positions, including assignments to Walter Reed Army Medical Center as staff nurse and later as the Assistant Chief Nurse and Chief Nurse. Audre also served as the nursing consultant in the Office of the Army Surgeon General.

Upon retirement from the Army, she taught nursing administration at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University and established the graduate program in nursing administration at the University of Indiana, Fort Wayne. In addition, she served as President of the Army Nurse Corps Association and later held offices at the Walter Reed Society.

Audre spent time travelling around the world and on trips to her summer home in New Harbor, Maine, but the times that she enjoyed the most were those spent with family and friends. Audre will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Col. McLoughlin was predeceased by her husband, Jack Swindler, a patent attorney, and her sister Jeannette (Betty) Kelley. She leaves behind a multitude of loving friends, family and colleagues including close family members Judith and William Cotter, Joshua Cotter, Meghan Cotter Mazzola, Sheila and Arthur Arsenault, Christopher Foresta, Robyn Foresta, Edward Haas, Nancy Kelley, Robert Haas Jr. and many close cousins. She is also survived by her stepchildren, John Swindler, Joanne Swindler, Gary Swindler and Karen Graves.

Cornelius Matthews

Retired Graphic Artist

Cornelius Matthews of Revere, formerly of Dorchester, died at home with his family on October 9. He was 88 years old.

Mr. Matthews served in the US Army during World War II in Battery D 776th Anti Aircraft Artillery in Normandy, Rhineland, France and Ardennes. He worked as a graphic artist at Forbes and Mark Burton of Boston.

He was born in Roxbury, the son of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Sullivan) Matthews and was the beloved husband of the late Frances (Sordillo); devoted father of Neil C. of Tewksbury and Patricia Dello Russo and her husband, John of Revere; loving grandfather of John Jr, Joseph and Michael Dello Russo, all of Revere; dear brother of William of Amherst, Sister Mary Fabian of Wellesley and the late Frank, Catherine Stafford and his twin brother, Charles. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hallmark Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden MA 02148. For guest book please

Richard Lescovitz

Retired Mechanic, Motorcycle Enthusiast, Active in Many Organizations

Richard P. Lescovitz of Revere passed away after a long battle on October 9 surrounded by his family.

Richard was raised in Revere and graduated from Boston Trade School. After graduating he married Patricia (Pierce) and they began their family. He worked as a mechanic and was active in many organizations through out the community including the Moose, Elks and Patriots Civic Club. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, he rode for many years as a member of the Trampers MC of East Boston. Upon retiring, Richie enjoyed spending time with his family at Lake Winnipesaukee, cooking and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children, Richard Jr. and his wife, Diane of Revere, Paul and his wife, Dawn of Derry, NH, Michelle Abate and her husband, Keith of Revere, Robert Lescovitz of Derry, NH, Marshall Corrado and the late David Lescovitz. His is also survived by many loving grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Charles Patri

American Airlines Retiree

Charles Patri of Medford, formerly of Malden, died on October 6. He was 83 years old.

Born and raised in Manhattan NY, he served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Before retiring in 1991, Charles worked as a ground crew chief for American Airlines.

The beloved husband of Phyllis (Gadalis), he was the devoted father of Steven and his wife, Mary Ellen of Lynn, Susan Patri of Holbrook and Cindy Patri of Revere; loving grandfather of Nicole Patri of Holbrook; dear brother of Joseph DeCaro of California and the late John DeCaro, Thomas DeCaro and Anthony DeCaro and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G Komen-MA, 89 South St, Suite 406, Boston MA 02111. Interment was in Massachusetts National Cemetery. For guest book please visit

John Pasquariello

Manufacturing Engineer

John F. Pasquariello of Peabody, formerly of Everett and Wilmington, died on October 7. He was 48 years old.

John worked for Magellan Middleton Aero Space as a Manufacturing Engineer. He loved music and enjoyed his guitar.

The beloved son of Anthony of Wakefield and Maria (Meoli) Pasquariello of Peabody, he was the loving father of Kristen and John Pasquariello of Wilmington; dear brother of Vincent Pasquariello of Peabody and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit

Francis ‘Frankie’ Lespasio

Laborer for Construction Company

Private funeral services and interment were held for Francis M. “Frankie” Lespasio who died on Monday, October 7 at Dana Farber Cancer Institute following a long illness and struggle with Metastatic Squamous Cell Cancer. He was 39 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, he was a 1992 graduate of East Boston High School. For most of his working career, he worked with the construction industry as a laborer.

He was the beloved son of Francis E. Lespasio Sr. and Maureen M. (Kovacev) Lespasio, the devoted brother of Holly Lespasio and the dear uncle to Damian and Jaylin Reid, all of East Boston. He is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445-9924. For more information, visit: www.vertuccio&

Delores Gonzales Tedesco

Owner of “Hair Delights” of South Weymouth

Funeral services and interment were held privately for Delores Gonzales (Perez) Tedesco who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 8 at Boston Medical Center. She was 57 years old.Born and raised in Paralung-Conception Philippines in the Philippine Islands, she came to this country in 1983. She married Revere native Michael R. Tedesco and the couple settled in Taunton in 1989. She worked in hair salons until opening her own salon “Hair Delights” of South Weymouth in 2008. Delores developed a faithful following and she was very successful, making many friends over the years through her work ethic and expertise in her field.

In addition to her husband, Michael, she was the devoted mother of Andrew R. Tedesco of Taunton, sister of Letty Gonzales Hayes and her husband, Arthur of Fredericksburg, Texas and their son and her nephew, Nicholas Hayes, also of Fredericksburg, Texas. She is also survived by three other siblings and several nephews and nieces in the Philippine Islands. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas M. and Virginia (Gonzales) Perez. Remembrances may be made to the N.E. Chapter-Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. For more information, visit:

Dorothy McCarthy

Retired Secretary to Revere Superintendent of Schools

Dorothy R. (Cater) McCarthy of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on October 14 at the Rosewood Nursing & Rehab of Peabody following a long illness. She was 96 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she lived there until moving to Revere in the 1940’s. She was a 1934 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Revere and for more than 30 years she worked within the Revere School Department and served as secretary to the Superintendent of Schools.She was the widow of Michael F. McCarthy, Sr., who passed in July of 1963; devoted mother of Michael F. McCarthy, Jr. and his wife, Joanne R. of Reading and Maureen J. McCarthy of North Andover; cherished grandmother of Michael J. III and his wife, Eileen McCarthy of Irving, California and Kevin E. and his wife, Laura McCarthy of North Reading. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Michael and Thomas F. and the late Roman J. Mccarthy. She was the sister of the late Alfred Cater and Elga Shea-Brabane. Many nieces and nephews also survive her.amily and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, October 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, October 21 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 Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: CROC “Children’s Hospital of Orange County” 455 So. Main St., Orange, California. 92868/ For more information, visit:

Mary Griffin

Retired New England Tel & Tel Administrator; Died on her 92nd BirthdayMary L. Griffin, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett on her 92nd birthday, after being stricken at her Revere home.

On Sunday, September 22, she celebrated an early 92nd birthday at a lunch with 20 relatives including her nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and great grand nephews. She had a delightful time being the center of love and attention.Mary lived her entire life in the family home in Revere and summered in York, Maine for 50 years. She was a WAVE during World War II, repairing trainer airplanes in Louisiana and earned the rank of Machinist Mate First Class. After the war, she returned to the New England Telephone Company as an operator and during her career she was promoted numerous times. Upon retirement, she became active in the Melrose Garden Club, the Telephone Pioneers and the Revere Women’s Club. In recent years she worked on the Women’s Club history book as well as on fundraising for the groups’ scholarship fund.

On Wednesday, September 25, her actual 92nd birthday, she left us to celebrate her real birthday with her late parents Kathryn and William J. Griffin, her brothers, William D. and his wife, Helen, Robert and his wife, Ann, their daughter Caroline Murad and grandson Joe Murad and many other relatives and dear friends. With so many waiting for her in heaven, one can only imagine the joy and “the grand bash” that happened. She was also the devoted aunt to: Jane M. Gifun and her husband, Joseph of Andover, Maryann Jalkut and her husband, Thomas of Walpole, Kathryn Swegart and her husband, Robert of Rome, Maine, William Griffin and his wife, Patricia of Westwood, Robert Griffin and his wife, Tanya of Huntington Beach, California, Daniel Griffin and his wife, Joan of Franklin, Cynthia Griffin of Quincy and the late Caroline F. Murad. She is also lovingly survived by 16 grand nieces and nephews, 11 great grand nieces and nephews and by many treasured friends from Revere and Maine.Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, October 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home after the visitation which will be 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 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To celebrate Mary’s love of life, please wear a bit of yellow, her favorite color, at her funeral in celebration of her love which she so generously bestowed on family and friends. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Revere Womens’ Club Scholarship Fund, c/o Ms. Carline I. DelVecchio, 16 Lambert St., Revere, MA 02151. For more information, please visit:

Nathan Hyman

Lifetime Member of Many Organizations

Nathan Hyman, born July 11, 1919 in Everett and a long time Florida resident, passed away on October 6. He was 94 years old.

He was a lifetime member of the following organizations: VFW, American legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles, International Independent Showman’s Association of Gibsonton, Florida, Miami Showman’s Association and the Jewish War Veterans.

The husband of the late Virginia Hyman, he leaves behind a sister, Sylvia “Honey” Brown of Revere; nieces Enid Markovitz of Saugus, Mavis Epstein of Stoneham and a nephew, Howard Brown of North Andover and numerous great nieces and nephews. He also leaves his lifetime friends, Carol and Stephen Welch.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Please send condolence cards to Nathan’s sister: Sylvia Honey Brown, 510 Revere Beach Boulevard, Unit 607, Revere, MA 02151.

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