Cusack, Catherine "Cay"
July 31, 2013
Catherine "Cay" (Foley) Cusack age 97 of Nahant, died Wednesday July 31st at the Bertram House in Swampscott. Cay graduated from Arlington High School and later from Northeastern University Law School earning her J.D. She was an "Examiner of Questioned Documents" with her business partner Elizabeth McCarthy. Cay was involved with the Nahant Woman's Club, the Nahant Garden Club, Nahant Dory Club and The Lynn Home For Young Women . Cay loved to travel but always considered Nahant to be the most beautiful place in the world. She was passionate about gardening, dancing, classical music and loved spending time with family and friends. Cay is survived by her sons Robert J. and Mary Jane Cusack of Nahant, and George T. and Trudy Cusack of Mountainair, NM. Granddaughters Caitlin C. Cusack and her fiancé Matthew Davis of Monkton, VT, and Susanna B. and her husband Charles Curreri of Stoneham. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, and she was predeceased by her husband of 65 years Frank, as well as her brother John Foley. Cay's funeral will be on Monday at 10AM at SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME 67 Ocean St. Lynn, followed by a memorial mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant at 11AM. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. A memorial visitation will be held Sunday from 3 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cay's name to the Nahant Historical Society.
Nancy Roos, June 11, 2013
Dog lover, sports fanatic
Nancy Roos, 66 of Nahant, passed away on June 11, 2013. She was the loving Mother of Noah, Jacob and Mikaela Musman and beloved sister of the late Richard Goldstein and daughter of the late William & Eleanor Goldstein.
She is survived by her uncle Leo Schwartz, cousins Jan, Ron and Barry Schwartz, sister-in-law Joyce Ames, and nephews, Joshua and David Goldstein.
She was a sports fanatic, a dog-lover, an amazing baker, an attorney and top real estate agent and a loyal, devoted friend to many. She was strong, full of life, independent, honest, generous, determined, intelligent and very much loved. But above all else, Nancy loved being a mother. A "second mother" to several, she was her happiest when surrounded by and spending time with her children and all of their friends.
Relatives and friends gathered to honor and remember Nancy's life by at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St. in Salem, MA, on Thursday, June 13. The family received visitors at the home of George & Eva Markos and at the home of Thomas & Linda Dibenedetto and at the late residence of Nancy Roos.
Richard L. Smith, MD
June 8, 2013
Dr. Richard L. Smith, age 62, son of the late F.L. and Alma Smith of Nahant passed away on June 8, 2013. Born in Lynn and raised in Nahant, lived for the past 30 years in South Hamilton, MA.
More commonly known as Bucky to his family and friends, and Rick to his patients and coworkers, he was a graduate of St. John's Prep, Brown University & Brown University Medical School.
After graduating from medical school, Bucky served in the US Public Health Service, providing medical care in Providence, RI and Cambridge, MA. He dedicated the remainder of his career to his private family medical practice in Rowley, MA as well as at Hogan Regional Center & Beverly Hospital.
During his life, Bucky enjoyed the arts, hiking, scuba diving, the Boston Celtics and The Rolling Stones and could often be found at 40 Steps Beach when visiting Nahant. To those who had known him personally and professionally he was thought of as a "mensch," a very good person.
He is survived by three sons, Richard, Marc and Nicholas, all of New York, his sister Martha and husband Ken Taylor, sister Mary, brother Steve and wife Nancy all of Nahant and brother Dave and wife Val of Kennebunkport, ME, as well as 16 nieces and nephews who loved him and will miss him dearly.
A memorial service and a reunion of family, friends, co-workers and patients was held on Saturday June 15th at the Nahant Coast Guard Station.
Arrangements were made by the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, Lynn. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com
Alfred N. Santosuosso
June 27, 2013
Alfred N. Santosuosso, age 87, of Nahant, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Salem Hospital, following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Dorothy L (Dolan) Santosuosso, and the son of the late Saverio and Aldessia (Ricciardi) Santosuosso.
Born in the North End of Boston, Fred was raised in and attended school in Revere before entering the United States Navy to serve during World War II. Fred and Dorothy married in 1950, started their family in Melrose and later moved to Nahant to raise their eight children.
He became a member of the Boston Plumbers' Union Local #12 in 1964, and later worked as a plumber for General Electric until his retirement in 1989. Fred enjoyed dancing, the beach, cars, working around the house and helping family.
He was a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Nahant, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Nahant Council.
He is survived by his eight children, Paula Taylor & her husband Robert "T" of Nahant, Alfred Santosuosso & his wife Sandra of Reading, Diane Popp of Swampscott, James Santosuosso and his wife Cathy of Rowley, Gail Glover and her husband Thomas of Lynn, Thomas Santosuosso and his wife Ann of Tewksbury, Carol Thomas of Nahant and John Santosuosso of Braintree, 22 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, a brother John Santosuosso and his wife Gladys of Winthrop, a sister Evelyn Luongo of Everett and a brother-in-law Sal Giarratani. He was the father-in-law of Dennis Popp, Erin Santosuosso, Carl Consalvo & Norman Thomas. Brother of the late Millie DeLorenzo & Sylvia Giarratani.
His funeral was held from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street, (Rt1A) Lynn, followed by a funeral mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 248 Nahant Rd., Nahant, MA 01908.
Mrs. Helen M.( Golding) Niosi, June 16, 2013
Recipient of Nahant's Boston Post Cane
Mrs. Helen M.( Golding) Niosi, died Sunday June 16, 2013 in Nahant. Helen arrived in Nahant at the age of two in 1917.
She was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Prendiville. Her father came to Nahant to work at the summer home of the Bacon Family which was and still is located at the corner of Nahant Road and Ocean Street. She spent her early years living on the estate in a cottage on Intervale Road. Her father later went on to become a Nahant firefighter. Her mother became a telephone operator at the exchange located on Valley Road.
Helen attended Nahant schools and Lynn Classical High School. She married her first husband, David A. Golding, in 1947 after he had served in the US Army during World War II. She and David "Bud" lived at 13 Emerald after their marriage. Over the years she was very active in the Mortimer G. Robbins American Legion Auxiliary, the 24 Club, and the Nahant Women's Club. She attended the Chandler School in Boston. After graduation she worked for Beacon Oil in Boston.
When her son Michael was born she became a stay at home mother. In 1963 she returned to the workforce after her husband died suddenly. For a number of years she was employed by the Massachusetts Department of Employment Security in Boston.
In 1966 she was reunited with a former high school sweetheart, Joseph Niosi, who was a widower. She first met Joe when he visited his relatives, the Moleti family, during the summers in the 1930s. They married in 1967. Joe's job as a Field Director with the American Red Cross took the couple to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Naples Italy. Helen and Joe spent three years in Naples prior to his retirement from the Red Cross. After that the two lived happily on Maolis Road until Joe passed in 1991.
Helen continued an active lifestyle visiting with friends and neighbors. She especially enjoyed her weekly shopping trips with Carol Nelson and Martha Koscielecki. Helen has one son Michael D. Golding and his wife Carol, grandchildren, Kimberly Golding, David Golding and his wife Anne, Kurt Tomcavage, two great grandsons, Aidan Golding and Cole Golding all of New Hampshire.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Ellingwood Chapel at Greenlawn Cemetery and was followed by burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Arrangements we by the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, Lynn. Donations may be made to the Nahant Historical Society, 41 Valley Road, # 101, Nahant, MA 01908.
John Patrick "Jack" Doran
March 16, 1928 - May 3, 2013
Beloved Husband, Father, Papa and Brother
Jack entered into eternal rest on May 3rd, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Jack is the beloved husband of Edna M. Doran (Belliveau) and father of Katie Walton and her husband John, of Nahant, Mary Foster and her husband John, of Lynn, Eileen Simons and her husband Gary, of Nahant, and John Doran Jr. and his wife Tami, of Amherst, NH. Jack was also the grandfather of Kelly Walton, Casey Walton, Amy Simons, and Jessica Simons, all of Nahant, Katie Doran, Megan Doran, and Mike Doran, of Amherst, NH, John Foster, of Lynn, and David Foster and his fiancé Catherine Sowa and their son David Foster Jr., of Boston. Jack also leaves his treasured siblings Robert Doran, of Nahant and Ruth McDonald, of Nahant, sisters-in-law Lorraine Naples, of Wolfboro, NH, and Cecelia Belliveau, of Florida, brother-in-law and wife Beverly and Paul Belliveau, of Nahant. Jack also leaves behind many devoted nieces and nephews.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, Jeremiah and Consuelo (DeLippmann) Doran, sisters and their husbands Florence and Leonard Kelly, of Danvers, Marie and William Place, of Connecticut, Consuelo and Orlando Fanti, of Lynn, his brothers and their wives Col. Gerald and Madeline Doran, of Nahant and Sgt. Joseph and Anne Doran, of Nahant.
Jack was born on March 16, 1928 on Bass Point Road in Nahant. He lived in Nahant all of his life and was considered to be a true Townie. He graduated from Lynn English High School in 1945 and graduated from Northeastern University in 1958. He proudly served our country during the Korean Conflict and was a retired air traffic controller. Jack was a charter member of the Nahant Knights of Columbus and a member of the Mortimer G. Robbins American Legion Post in Nahant.
Jack was an avid reader and swimmer and enjoyed spending time with his family in Maine and Nahant. He spent his winters in Hobe Sound, Florida, where he leaves behind many close friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Jack's Funeral was held at the SOLIMINE LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME 67 OCEAN ST. (RTE1A), LYNN, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nahant Public Library PO Box 76 Nahant, MA 01908.
Margaret C. "Peg" (Cotter) McCarthy
Dec. 12, 1915 - April 11, 2013
Margaret C. "Peg" (Cotter) McCarthy, age 97, of Nahant, died Thursday, April 12, 2013, in a local nursing home, after declining health. She was the wife of the late Dennis "Frank" McCarthy, and the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Hannah (Aherne) Cotter. Born and raised in Lynn, she has lived in Lynn all her life
Growing up, she was a communicant of the former St. Patrick's Church in Lynn and later a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart Parish. She was educated at St. Mary's Girls High School. Margaret enjoyed socializing with friends and bowling where she was on the Senior Citizens League in Lynn. She worked as a bookkeeper at General Electric, and also for her husbands business, McCarthy Glass Company.
She is survived by her two sons, Dennis F. McCarthy and his wife Mary Lu of Maine, and James McCarthy and his wife Nancy of Minnesota, her daughter Margaret "Peg" Singleton and her husband John of Lynn, eight grandchildren Matthew and John Moorehouse, Kerrie McCarthy, Maggi, Jackie and Abigail Singleton, and Meghan and Caitlin McCarthy. She also leaves eleven great grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews. She was the mother of the late Joanne McCarthy, and sister of the late Geraldine Murphy, Eileen Morrison and Patrick Healy.
Her funeral was held from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt129) Lynn on Friday at 9:00AM, and was followed by a funeral mass in Sacred Heart Church, Lynn at 10:00AM. Interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lynn.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to All Care VNA & Hospice 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901, or Catholic Charities, 117 North Common St., Lynn, MA 01902.
Lawrence M. McDonough
Dec. 31, 1942 - April 26, 2013
Lawrence was born on December 31, 1942 and passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013.
Lawrence was a resident of Nahant, Massachusetts.
A Visitation was held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn, followed by a funeral service in the funeral home and burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lynn.
Virginia S. G. Meuse, 69
Active in Nahant community
NAHANT — Mrs. Virginia S. G. Meuse, age 69 years, of Nahant, died Monday April 1, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, surrounded by her family after struggling with cancer. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Meuse, with whom she shared 39 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn she was the daughter of the late Richard S. and Frances (Trimble) Gove. She attended Lynn schools, and graduated Classical High School, Class of 1961. She also attended Boston University.
Mrs. Meuse was an active member of the Nahant Village Church, until 1987 was involved Lynn Quarterly Meeting of Friends-Quakers, has been a member of Girl Scouts since 1951, and achieved the "Curved Bar Award" in 1960. She was also an active member of the Nahant Lions, the Wyoma Lioness Club, and the Shoe City Lions Club, the Nahant Republican Town Committee, the Nahant Republican Woman's Club, and the Nahant Historical Society. She was past president and member of the Church Women of Greater Lynn and Salem. Mrs. Meuse enjoyed playing and teaching the Piano, and Organ.
She is survived by one son Jeffrey A Meuse of S. Portland, ME, one daughter Joanne C. Meuse, two granddaughters Aimee Meuse of Nahant, Brittanie Meuse, two great grandchildren Keira Clark and Aodhan Meuse, both of Nahant.
Service Information: Virginia's Memorial service will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery Nahant Rd., Nahant on Wednesday April 10th at 11:00 a.m., to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Please send flowers to Parker Funeral Home on Tuesday April 9th. Guest book at: parkermemorialfuneralhome.com
Walter D. Perepelitza
Oct. 4, 1917 - Mar. 9, 2013
Mr. Walter D. Perepelitza, age 95, of Nahant, died Saturday at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Georgia (Poulos) Perepelitza, with whom he had shared 67 years of marriage. During their marriage they enjoyed travel, shared a love of gardening and were best friends. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Daniel W. and Olga (Connon) Perepelitza. He was raised in Lynn, and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School and Wentworth Institute. He had lived in Nahant since 1952 in the house that he built.
Walter served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve during World War II, serving in the Pacific and Atlantic Theaters. He worked as a baker, a skilled cabinetmaker and civil engineer for the State of Mass. for over 25 years. Walter was an active sportsman his entire life. He was a successful competitive swimmer, basketball player, volleyball player and sailor. After Georgia passed he made new friends at the Swampscott Senior Center, where he was a frequent visitor. Walter
will be remembered for his dry sense of humor, his detailed storytelling and being a thoughtful, good and loving man.
He is survived by his son Daniel W. Perepelitza of Nahant, his daughter
and son-in-law Diane Perepelitza and Fran Cullinan, Jr. of Nahant , his
granddaughter Cassie Jane Picone of Marblehead, as well as his nephew
Leonard and Carole and brother-in-law Joseph Sventin of Big Pine Key , FL.
He was the brother of the late Leonard Perepelitza, Eleanor Sventin, and
Fred and Donald Paschukoff.
A visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30AM-11AM in the Ellingwood
Chapel at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nahant. Burial will follow at 11AM.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Arrangements by the
SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.
Herbert P. Bruce, Jr.
Dec. 17, 1927 ~ Feb. 21, 2013
Mr. Herbert P. Bruce Jr., aged 85, died peacefully Thursday, February 21, 2013, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Lois Kinney Hall, with whom he had shared 30 years of marriage prior to her death in 2004. He was a lifelong resident of Nahant and son to the late Herbert and Mildred (Parkerton) Bruce Sr.
Herbert graduated from Lynn English High School, class of 1946, and had served in the United States Army during World War II in Kunson, Korea. He worked for Woburn Foreign Motors as a warrantee manager; he left there to open a Wild Birds Unlimited franchise with his wife Lois in Danvers, MA. An avid golfer and skier, he also enjoyed photography, and gardening, but his greatest joy was being on the water and sailing.
He is survived by his stepchildren Elizabeth Hall and Henry Hall, of Nahant; his nieces and nephews George Flaherty and his wife Linda, Pat Flaherty and her husband Mark Sullivan, all of Illinois, John Flaherty and his wife Kelly, of Iowa, David Flaherty and his wife Jan, Peter Flaherty, and Judy Flaherty, all of Nahant. He was the brother to the late Marion (Bruce) and George Flaherty, and Betinna (Bruce) and Arthur Smith.
A memorial Service will be held on Thursday February 28, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., in the Nahant Village Church, 27 Cliff Street, Nahant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home 426 Broadway (RTE129), Lynn.
Mary A. (Strozzi) Swaine
Feb. 5, 1919 ~ Feb. 9, 2013
Mrs. Mary A. (Strozzi) Swaine, age 94, of Nahant, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Brigham and Women's Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Herbert C. Swaine and the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Antonetta (Sorrentino) Strozzi.
Mary was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge High School, class of 1937. She had lived in Nahant since 1954.
A homemaker, Mary was a fantastic cook. Her specialty was Italian food, and she had a natural ability to cook just about any type of food. She loved to shop and enjoyed traveling. She had always hoped to travel back to Italy. Her focus was always her family and circle of close friends.
She is survived by her son, Daniel Swaine of Nahant and her daughter, Carol Swaine-Kuzel and her husband, Raymond, of Beverly.
Her funeral was held on Friday at 9:00 a.m. from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant at 10AM. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 5-8PM. Those who prefer may make donations to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202
Francis J. Murphy, 95
Nov. 3, 1918 - Feb. 9, 2013
Mr. Francis Murphy passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Born on Nov. 3, 1918 in Medford, he lived in Nahant with his wife Eva (Moses) Murphy.
Frank was a graduate of Mass Maritime Academy and a graduate of Kings Point Maritime Academy. He served two years in the U.S. Maritime Service. He was a World War II veteran, serving four years in the U.S. Army Mine Planter Service.
Frank then worked for the City of Boston Fire Department as master pilot, and retired after 34 years as the Captain of the Fireboats.
Frank was a devout Catholic and spent many years volunteering at My Brother's Table and St. Vincent DePaul. He was a licensed HAM radio operator, and assisted in getting medical care for children in third world countries. Frank had a quick wit and was very engaging. He loved reading and enjoyed all ocean activities.
His greatest passion was his family, including his parents, James and Roseleen Murphy; brothers Walter and James; and sisters Helen and Virginia. He is survived by his wife Eva Murphy; daughter Dr. Deborah Murphy and husband Dr. John Canesi; his son David Murphy and wife Paula VanSandt; his daughter Heather Henlotter and husband Richard Henlotter. He was predeased by daughters Diane Murphy and Robin Mancinelli. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Keith Hourihan, Lauren Wagner, Jennifer Canesi, Dr. Lindsay Brown, Ryan Mancinelli, Ryan Canesi, Candace Brown, Tyler Henlotter and Austin Henlotter, as well as great grandchildren Ashley and Alexander Wagner. We will miss him dearly, and heaven and earth are better places because of him.
Service information: There will be a private memorial Mass at St. Mary's Chapel, Lynn.
Jayne (Melican) Solimine
Sep. 25, 1925 - Jan. 19, 2013
Mrs. Jayne (Melican) Solimine, 87 years of Nahant died on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Union Hospital surrounded by her loving son and family. She is the wife of the late Carmen Solimine. She was born in Brookline, the daughter of the late Daniel J. Melican and Ada G. (Bovenzi) Melican-Uva. Jayne was raised in Nahant and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. She has lived in Nahant all of her life.
Jayne was a former Selectman in Nahant and she was the first elected woman Selectman in Nahant. She was a former Nahant School Committee Chairman. Jayne was the longtime Chairman of the Nahant Republican Town Committee, now chaired by her son, Kevin. She was a delegate to the 1972 Republican National Convention representing the 6th Congressional District. Jayne was a longtime member of the Nahant Village Church. She was a former Deaconess and Sunday School Teacher at the Village Church. Jayne was active in many town activities and was devoted to Nahant.
She is survived by her son Kevin L. Solimine of Nahant, a sister, Elizabeth A. Collier and her husband Everett of Lynnfield, a brother, Michael Uva and his wife Dianne of Texas She leaves many nieces and nephews, including Scott and Mary Collier of York, Maine Gregory and Jennie Collier of Watertown and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Jayne's funeral will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street (rte 1A) Lynn followed by funeral services in the Nahant Village Church, 27 Cliff Street, Nahant at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Nahant. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Donations may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, Massachusetts 01970. Directions and guestbook. at www.solimine.com
SOURCE: Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, www.solimine.com
Jul. 30, 1928 - Dec. 22, 2012
Mrs. Claire (Rando) Collins, 84 years of Nahant died peacefully on Saturday December 22, 2012, at the home of her daughter and surrounded by her loving family. She is the wife of Sergeant Arthur H. Collins, a long serving member of the Nahant Police Department for 30 years. Claire was born in Nahant, the daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Lopes) Rando. She was raised in Nahant and graduated from Lynn English High School. She lived in Lynn for many years before returning to Nahant in 1959. After graduating from The Mansfield Beauty Academy, Claire worked as a Beautician for the Lynn Devlan Convalescent Home for 20 years. She was also famously known for her cake baking and decorating skills. Claire designed and made many wedding and birthday cakes for friends and family. In addition, Claire was a pitcher in the Nahant Softball League. She was a member of the Bass Point Boat Club, the Nahant Planning Board and also served on the Nahant Historical Society and Friends of the Nahant Library. Upon retirement, Claire spent the winters in Ft Myers, Florida with her husband and served as the "Queen Mother" of the local chapter of the Red Hat Society. In addition to her husband with whom she shared 60 years of marriage, Claire leaves her loving and devoted children, Steve Collins and his wife Beverly of East Hampstead, NH, Michael Collins and his wife Barbara of Nahant, her daughter Colleen Prue and her husband William of Lynnfield, her grandchildren, Shannon, Brandon, Shaun, Jeffrey and Kurt, her great grandchildren, Ashton, Dillon, and Brianna. She also leaves her brother, Edmond Rando and his wife Ann of Estero, Florida and several nieces and nephews. She is the sister of the late Thomas Rando. Her funeral will be held on Friday, December 28, 2012 from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street (Rte 1A) Lynn at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant at 10:00 AM Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923
Sean Owens Dolan
Mar. 29, 1985 - Nov. 17, 2012
Sean Owens Dolan, age 27, of Nahant, died on Saturday November 17, 2012. He was the beloved son of James and Janet (Owens) Dolan, of Nahant.
A lifelong resident of Nahant, he was a graduate of the Arlington School and had also earned a Bachelor Degree in Criminology from Suffolk University. He was an accomplished security professional.
Sean was the devoted brother of Kelly Dolan Sapp and her husband R. Daniel of Kauai, Hawaii, James J. Dolan Jr. and his wife Erin, of Peabody, Carolyn Dolan Sweazy and her husband Dustin, of Salem, and Courtney Dolan, of Nahant, they will remember him as a "Gentle Giant" and "Their Hero". He was the loving uncle of Stella Grace and Owen Jackson Sapp. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles Marilyn and Stanford Bennett, of Salem and Maureen and John Dolan, of Sudbury, as well as many cousins.
His Funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9am from the SOLIMINE LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME 67 OCEAN STREET (RTE1A), LYNN, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hour's Tuesday 4pm-8pm. Donations may be made to My Brother's Table 93 Willow St. Lynn, MA 01901.
Steven P. Hyde
Jun. 22, 1953 - Nov. 27, 2012
and resided in Nahant, MA
Steven P. Hyde, age 59 of Nahant, died Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Gail C. (Zamejtis) Hyde, and the son of Claire (Oak) Hyde of Lynn, and the late Edwin Hyde. Born and raised in Lynn, he has lived in Nahant the past twelve years. He was a member of the first graduating class of Lynn Vocational and Technical School, class of 1972. Steven was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the MBTA for thirty years until his retirement in 2006. Later, he worked for the Cambridge Department of Public Works. He was a member of PLAV Post #56, and the AMVETS Post #161. He enjoyed ballroom dancing, scuba diving and golf.
Besides his wife Gail and his mother Claire, Steven is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Hyde of Lynn, his son Christopher Hyde and his fiancé Erin Mulligan of Wayland, brothers and sisters, Cynthia Maleyzk of Lynn, Michael Hyde and his wife Ilsa of Wheeling, Ill., Lawrence Hyde and his wife Linda of Lynn, Anthony Hyde and his wife Deborah of Lynn, Michelle LeGault and her husband Daniel of Lynn, and Rosemary Rubbicco and her husband Christopher of Sterling, CT. He also leaves his mother-in-law Clara Zamejtis of Lynn, brother-in-law Edmund Zamejtis and his wife Sheila of Nahant, a sister-in-law Sally Zamejtis Brown of Lynn, as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and his loving dog, Max. He was the son-in-law of the late Joseph Zamejtis.
His funeral will be held from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St. (Rt1A) on Saturday at 9AM, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant at 10AM. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
Charles W. Jessome, Veteran,
Died Nov. 25
Owner of Jessome Excavation
NAHANT — Charles W. "Chucky" Jessome of Nahant passed unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 25, 2012 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose.
Chucky was the loving son of Charles H. Jessome Jr., and the late Gertrude (Langlais) Jessome. He was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. He was a United States Army National Guard veteran.
Chucky worked for the Town of Nahant Public Works for more than 30 years then went on to own his own company, Jessome Excavation. He was a former volunteer firefighter on the water rescue unit, for 28 years.
The two most important things in Chuck's life were his children, Samantha and Timothy. He was a devoted, caring father.
He leaves his sister, Lisa Belair, her husband, Jim, their daughters, Amanda and Ashley, his lifelong friend, George Pantano and George's wife, Nancy, and his girlfriend Sandra DiScipio. He is also survived by his ex-wife, Sara Donahue, his two step-sons, Taylor and Calvin Akers, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Chucky was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, and boating. As a younger man, he was a force to be reckoned with in a hockey rink. Chuck was always quick with a joke and a smile. He could make anyone laugh and was great at lifting spirits. He was well loved and will be sorely missed by many.
Service Information: Friends are invited to join the family at SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn, from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, and again on Thursday, November 29th at 10 a.m. for the funeral service. There will be a gathering at Mount Carmel Lodge on Market St, Lynn, immediately following the service. Interment of Chucky's ashes will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30th in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nahant Fire Relief Association, 67 Flash Rd., Nahant, MA 01908. Directions and guest book www.solimine.com
Mr. David S. “Pappy” Parr, 80
Services to be held Friday, October 19th, 11:00 a.m., at Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home. See below for visiting hours.
Mr. David S. “Pappy” Parr, age 80, of Nahant, died on Sunday at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the husband of Maryann E. (Smith) Parr, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Raised in Stoughton, he was the son of the late Edmond and Rena Josephine (Clarke) Parr. He had lived in Nahant for the past 53 years.
David served in the United States Navy. He worked as a groundskeeper at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School for many years until his retirement. He had also worked as a carpenter, truck driver, and farmer. David was a certified daycare assistant at his wife’s home daycare business. Their lives were enriched every day by the many children entrusted to their care.
One of his greatest joys came from spending time at his vacation home or “camp” in Carthage, ME. Always active, he enjoyed riding his snowmobiles, ATV’s, and his Farmall tractor. He also loved animals, especially dogs. He immensely enjoyed spending time with his family, and he was well loved by his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his five children; Kim Spatola and her husband Paul of Abington, Stephen D. Parr and his companion Bootie of Medford, Karen Caulfield and her husband Phillip of Groveland, James W. Parr and his wife Sharon of E. Aurora, NY, and Warren C. Parr and his wife Sherie of Danvers; as well as 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was the son-in-law of the late Harriet and William Smith and brother of the late Walter Parr.
His funeral will be held on Friday, at 11:00 a.m., at the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St. (Rt 1A), Lynn. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
Visiting hours are Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Those who prefer may make donations to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com
Robert J. Munnelly
April 19, 1934 - July 25, 2013
Mr. Robert J. Munnelly, 79 of Nahant died Thursday in North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital with his family at his side. He was the loving husband to Janet L. (Fairbrother) Munnelly with whom he shared 3 years of marriage and the late Carol M. (Casey) Munnelly with whom he shared 47 years of marriage.
Bob was born in Greenwich, CT, son of the late Robert J. and Bridget (Leonard) Munnelly. He has lived in Nahant for the past 38 years. Bob was a graduate of Fairfield Prep Class of 1951, and New Haven Teachers College where he received his BS in 1955. He went on to Fairfield University where he received his Masters degree in Education. Bob also attended Harvard University where he received his Doctorate in Education in 1973.
Bob was a lifelong educator, serving as classroom teacher and administrator, professor at Northeastern University, Superintendent of Public Schools in Saugus, and both Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of the Reading Public Schools until his retirement as Superintendent in 1995. Bob was proud of his 27 year record of innovative leadership in Reading, his extensive involvement in curriculum issues through the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, including serving as its President, and his lifelong commitment to arts education for all students. Following his retirement in 1995, Bob stayed active in educational issues by consulting on accreditation and other matters as Founding President for the Northeast Consortium for Staff Development, as a longstanding Board member for the Richard Milburn Academy Charter Schools in Florida, Texas and other states, and as a consultant with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
Bob was a United States Army veteran and served from 1956 to 1959 where he specialized in Army Counter Intelligence, including seeking to identify Eastern Bloc spies hidden among Hungarians seeking refugee status in the New York metropolitan area following the 1956 Soviet military action in that country. He later became a member of the National Counter Intelligence Corps Association.
He was a long time active communicant at St. Thomas Aquinas Church where he also served with the St. Vincent DePaul Society and served as its President. Bob truly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and also enjoyed traveling, golfing, talking politics, being involved in numerous Nahant organizations and especially playing piano in locally-based Dixieland jazz bands. In addition to his wife Janet, Bob is survived by his devoted children Christopher P. Munnelly and his wife Laurie of Peabody, Atty. Robert J. Munnelly, Jr. and his wife Joan of Wellesley, Atty. Daniel P. Munnelly and his wife Colleen of Nahant, M.I.T. Police Officer Sean C. Munnelly and his wife Nanci of Litchfield, NH, Kevin D. Munnelly and his wife Marie of Swampscott and Donna Rosso and her husband George of Eliott, ME. He was the brother of Laurie Johnson of Clinton, CT, June Falcone and her husband Vincent of Naples, FL, Kevin V. Munnelly and his wife Miriam of San Diego, CA, Rita Dennin and her husband Atty. Lawrence of Holliston, MA and Eileen Skruck and her husband Patrick of Wilmington, NC. He was the proud grandfather to his 22 grandchildren and step-grandchildren and his 3 great grandchildren. Bob also is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Bob's Memorial Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant on Thursday, August 1 at 10 AM. Memorial Visiting Hours will be in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple St., Lynn on Wednesday, July 31, from 4:00-8:00 PM. Gifts in his memory may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 248 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant.
Carolyn Marsh Lauzon
March 8, 2013
Carolyn Lauzon, a loving wife, devoted mother, and proud grandmother, passed away on Friday morning, March 8, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. She was 79 years old.
Carolyn was born in Newport, NH, the daughter of the late Charles and Anita Marsh. She grew up in Nahant and loved the ocean, beaches, and sailing. Her fondest childhood memories included summers spent with her many friends and siblings in or on the water. She was often invited aboard to assist on the sailing yachts and racing sailboats. Carolyn was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, and had worked at New England Telephone prior to marrying and having children.
Carolyn's life was devoted to her family. She had a wonderful 57 year marriage to her husband, Armand that was filled with love and laughter, and that was rooted in a common bond of providing for and supporting their children. Carolyn was happiest being an active part of her children and grandchildren's lives. They were the center of her universe and she unselfishly did whatever was in her means to care for, support, and encourage them in their academics, sports, activities, careers, marriages and families.
Carolyn was the beloved wife of Armand Lauzon, Sr. She was the loving mother of Armand Lauzon, Jr. and his wife, Denise of Tampa, FL, Jim and his wife, Valerie of Avon, CT, Julie Mahoney and her husband, Rick of Billerica, and Scott and his wife, Andrea of Westford. She was the sister of Richard Marsh of Salem, John Marsh of Wakefield, the late Margaret Curdo, Anna LeBlanc, Ernest and James Marsh. She was the proud and loving grandmother of Armand III, Cecile, and Mackenzie "Mack" Lauzon, Army Sergeant Benjamin Lauzon, Elizabeth and James Lauzon, Nicholas and Ryan Lauzon, and Allyson and Brianna Mahoney.
LAUZON -- Carolyn Marie (Marsh) of Billerica, formerly of Burlington and Nahant, March 8. A Memorial Mass was held at St. Margaret's Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington on Monday, March 11 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends were in attendance. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Carolyn's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701 or www.diabetes.org.
Arrangements by the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, Burlington. For directions, obituary & online guestbook, see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net or www.stmargaretburlington.org
Published in Lowell Sun on March 10, 2013. Edited by Nahant News for posting at www.nahant.com
William J. Landergan, Jr. ,
Mar. 16, 1928 ~ Mar. 3, 2013
Mr. William J. Landergan, Jr., 84 years, longtime Lynn Funeral Director, of Marblehead, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, unexpectedly in Salem Hospital.
He is the husband of Mrs. Mary T. (Murphy) Landergan. He was born in Lynn, the son of the late Judge William J. and Gertrude Landergan.
He was raised in Lynn, attended Lynn Schools and was a 1946 graduate of St Mary's Boy's High School. While at St. Mary's he developed long lasting friendships. He was also a graduate of New England Institute for his studies in Funeral Directing. He lived in Lynn most of his life and in Marblehead since 1978.
Bill was a WWII Army veteran who served in Korea. Bill enjoyed boating, skiing and golf. Bill played golf for 60 years. Bill was a member of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, a former member of the Tedesco Country Club and the Salem Country Club. Bill was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 70 in Lynn and a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. . He was a longtime member of the Lynn Kiwanis Club.
Bill was a funeral director since 1949. He first opened the Landergan Funeral Home on Nahant Street in Lynn. Throughout his 64 year career, Bill is credited with serving many Lynn, Nahant and Swampscott families. In November of 1996, the Landergan Funeral Home merged with the Solimine and Rhodes Funeral Home to create the Solimine, Landergan and Rhodes Funeral Home.
In addition to his wife Mary, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage, he leaves two sons William J. Landergan III and his wife Kathe of Marblehead, James F. Landergan and his wife Cathy of Marblehead, his daughter, Linda L, Hanratty and her husband Dr. James Hanratty, of Marblehead, his grandchildren, Olivia A. Landergan of New York City, William J "Joe" Landergan, Sean T.J. Landergan, Hannah Landergan, Ryan J. Hanratty, Allison T. Hanratty, and Meagan A. Hanratty all of Marblehead. He leaves his sisters, Gertrude "Trudy" Landergan of Nahant, Pauline A. "Polly" Casey of Saugus, Marylou Gallagher and her husband Jack of Northboro. He also leaves several nieces and nephews and countless friends. He is the brother in law of the late Joseph D. Casey.
Bill's funeral will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street (rte 1A) Lynn followed by a funeral mass in Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church, Marblehead at 10:00 AM. Burial in Waterside Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
Cornelius J. "Neil" Foley, Jr.
Dec. 11, 1939 - Jan. 22, 2013
Mr. Cornelius J. "Neil" Foley, Jr., age 73, of Nahant, died Tuesday at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Ellen R. "Ellie" (Donahue) Foley, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Newburyport, he was the son of Mary (Kavaleski) Foley of California, and the late Cornelius J. Foley, Sr. Neil was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Newburyport, class of 1957, and Boston College, School of Management, class of 1961. After graduating from college, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving from 1961-1964. He had lived in Nahant for the past 49 years.
Neil worked for the Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources. He was the Land Use Administrator for the Commonwealth of MA Wetlands Protection Program, the Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources, and the Deputy Commissioner of Natural Resources. He worked for the Massachusetts House of Representatives as the Assistant Secretary of Human Services in the Executive Office of Human Services, as the Deputy Commissioner of Administration for Personnel in the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, as the Principal Legislative Budget Analyst/Assistant Budget Director for the House Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the Staff Director for the Heath Care Committee.
He was the Director of Government Relations of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and the Vice President of Government Relations for the Massachusetts Association of HMO's. He also worked in Government Relations at Lahey Clinic.
Neil was very involved with the Town Of Nahant. He was an elected member of the Town of Nahant School Committee, and appointed member of the Town of Nahant Advisory and Finance Committee, and an elected member and Chairman of the Town of Nahant Housing Authority. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Nahant, Vice President of Lynn Youth Hockey, and was an Incorporator of Lynn Hospital and North Shore Medical Center.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons; Paul D. Foley of Nahant and Sean M. Foley and his wife Karin of Nahant and N.Y.; two daughters; Kathleen P. "Katee" Foley of New Hampshire and Beth Ellen Foley of Boston; five grandchildren; Sarah E. Ames, Elizabeth M. Ames, Conor W. Foley, Caitlin M. Foley, and Seamus M. Foley; his sister; Mary Beth Foley and her husband John Townes of California; as well as several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held on Monday at 9:30AM from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St. (Rt 1A), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant at 10:30AM. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Sunday from 3-7PM. Those who prefer may make donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 248 Nahant Rd., Nahant, MA 01908, or to a charity of your choice
SOURCE: Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, www.solimine.com
Thomas W. McGee
May 24, 1924 - Dec. 21, 2012
Thomas William McGee 88, of Swampscott formerly of Lynn died Friday December 21st after a long struggle with Alzheimer's at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Ma. He was the son of the late Thomas A .McGee and Mary A. (O'Shea) McGee. A World War II veteran he served in the 4th Marine Division seeing action at Saipan, Tinan and Iwo Jima. He served the people of Lynn as a city councilor, state representative and as the longest serving speaker in the history of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Grace ( DeClerico). He is also survived by his former wife, Ann (Sorrenti) and their children. State Senator Thomas McGee and his wife Maria of Lynn, Shawn McGee and his wife Sheryl of Georgetown, Michael McGee of Danvers and Colleen McGee Kavanaugh and her husband Gerry of New Bedford and Washington DC. He was the grandfather of Kelly Carter and her husband Mike, Marianne McGee, Shawn Patrick McGee, Erin McGee, Casey Stanton and her husband Felipe Witchger, Gordon Stanton, Thomas McGee and Katherine McGee as well as the great grandfather of 6. He was the brother of Mileen Schlenker of Marco Island, FL and the late Francis McGee and Margaret Irwin. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A private burial has already taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday January 5, 2013 at St, Mary's Church, 8 South Common Street, Lynn, MA. at 11AM. His children will hold a visitation for friends and relatives at the church from 9-11AM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the McGee Substance Abuse Unit at Hillcrest Hospital
725 North Street Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Phyllis Mae (Moore) Szczawinski
Mar. 16, 1927 - Oct. 28, 2012
Mrs. Phyllis M. (Moore) Szczawinski, 85 years of Nahant, died suddenly on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at her home. She was the wife of the late Chester Szczawinski. She was born in Saugus, the daughter of the late William and Sophie (Powers) Moore. She was raised in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1945. She has been a resident of Nahant for over 50 years.
Mrs. Szczawinski was an avid reader. She enjoyed walking and arts and crafts. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and all of her friends at the Spindrift.
She is survived by her son Wayne Mason of Sanbornville, New Hampshire, her daughters, Cathy Arvin and her husband Dan of Jacksonville, Florida and Linda Castetter and her husband Kirk of Nahant. She leaves a brother Fred Moore of North Carolina. She also leaves 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is the sister of the late Louise Delgenio, Barbara Moore, Catherine Moore, William Moore, Herbert Moore, George Moore, Ralph Moore, Robert Moore and Stanley Moore.
Her funeral will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM in the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street (Rte 1A) Lynn . Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. Relative and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are on Friday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM prior to her funeral. The family prefers donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
Ralph T. Meuse, 90
June 8, 1922 - Oct. 8, 2012
Ralph was born in Reading, MA to Rose and Dennis Meuse. He graduated from Reading High School in 1939. He served his country in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1940 and later enlisted in the Marines during the Second World War.
For fifty years, Ralph was known professionally for his meticulous craftsmanship in aluminum and wooden greenhouse design and construction. He was also known for helping family and neighbors with gifts from his garden and with his time—often providing assistance with home repairs and renovations or just pitching in to help shovel a neighbor’s driveway after a winter storm.
Ralph was a gourmet cook and a fan of all Boston sports teams (especially the Bruins). He enjoyed classical music, opera, ballet, flower arranging, grocery shopping, pretty girls, Clive Cussler novels, and his collection of goofy tee-shirts—but probably not in that order. He also greatly enjoyed spending time with his two grandsons, Danny and Justin, and will be remembered for his kindness and good cheer by his neighbors and their children.
For the past two years, Ralph was a resident of the Wilmington Health Care Center in Wilmington, MA, where his gentleness and sense of humor will be dearly missed.
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Alice K. (Foley) Meuse in 2002, and is survived by his sons David of Portsmouth, NH and Paul of Bedford, MA, his daughter Jacquelyn of Lynn, MA (formerly of Nahant), his grandsons Justin Meuse of Washington DC, and Daniel Meuse of Bedford, MA, as well as his sister Edith Nestor of Wakefield, MA, and several generations of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Marion Rafter, Theresa Meuse, Evelyn Cadigan, Beatrice Porter, and brothers Clarence and Leo Meuse.
A funeral Mass was held Saturday, October 13th, at 9:00 a.m., at St. Michael Parish in Bedford, www.stmichaelparishbedford.org.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ralph’s memory to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Stroke Association .
Robert P. Donahue, 84
Mr. Robert P. Donahue, 84 years of Nahant, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 in a local nursing home after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Virginia (Brdecka) Donahue. He was born in Lynn, the son of the late James and Elsie (Duncan) Donahue. He was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. He moved to Nahant in 1956.
He was a Marine Corp Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed scuba diving, sky diving, and sailing. He was an avid reader and an active bicycle rider. He was a member of the Nahant Knights of Columbus. Bob loved the ocean, outdoors and animals. He enjoyed his time around Nahant with friends and family. Mr. Donahue was a lineman for National Grid and Mass Electric, the former Lynn Electric. He retired in the 1990s, after 30 years of service.
Mr. Donahue is survived by a son, Robert P. Donahue of Nahant, a daughter, Patricia A. Belliveau of Melbourne Beach, FL, a granddaughter, Tara Halstead and her husband Scott, of Hamilton, MA, two great grandchildren Austin and Ava Halstead. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He is the father of the late Cindy A. Donahue. He is the brother of the late Stella Hansen, Richard, Thomas and James Donahue.
His funeral was held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street (Rte 1A) Lynn. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant.
Areti (Zahariou) Christ
Nov. 24, 1922 - Jul. 31, 2012
Mrs. Areti "Rita" (Zahariou) Christ, age 89, formerly of Lynn, died Tuesday after a period of failing health in the presence of and while being comforted by her daughter Cynthia Christ.
She was the wife of the late George Christ. Born in Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Stavros and Yiasimo Zahariou, who emigrated from Samos, Greece in 1922.
Due to the economic hardship caused by the Great Depression, when Areti was three years old, her parents along with her sisters returned to Greece. Areti, at age 20 left Greece and her family and returned to Peabody to make a life in America. She worked a series of jobs to support herself. Rita was a co owner of Chris' Market in Lynn and later worked at Norelco on the Lynnway in Lynn. She left Norelco to care for her three infant grandchildren. She had lived in Lynn for nearly 60 years.
She was an active member of St. George and an accomplished gardener who maintained her beautiful flowering gardens and own home until age 87. Areti was an outstanding seamstress making clothes for herself and grandchildren as well blankets and tapestries.
Although she had many hobbies, her love, passion, and dedication was largely devoted to raising her two young Granddaughters, Kara and Christi. Rita was a doting grandmother who took great pride in spending time, teaching, and caring for all of her grandchildren.
Rita is survived by two daughters; Cynthia Christ, the Executive Director of Gregg House and her husband Peter Mazareas of Nahant and Irene Kirkpatrick of Beverly; four grandchildren; Alexi, Kara, and Christi Mazareas and Mariah Kirkpatrick; two sisters; Sophia Himonites and Anna Valis, both of Samos, Greece; as well as a niece, Christine Blanchette and her husband Paul of Newburyport. She was the sister of the late Kiki Armento.
Visiting hours are Monday from 4:00 pm-7:30pm in the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Those who prefer to may make donations in lieu of flowers are encouraged to consider St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common St., Lynn, MA 01902.
Dorothy (Carter) Famulari
Feb. 21, 1922 ~ Mar. 5, 2013
Mrs. Dorothy (Carter) Famulari, 91 years, formerly of Nahant died Tuesday March 5, 2013, in Salem Hospital after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late D. Frank Famulari. She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Thomas and Gail (Mayberry) Carter. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. Mrs. Famulari was also a graduate of Burdett College She lived in Nahant most of her life and from 1985 to 2005 she lived in Florida.
Mrs. Famulari was a volunteer at the gift shop in Union Hospital for many years. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas C. Famulari and his wife Kathryn of Nahant, F. David Famulari and his wife Nancy of Miami, FL, and Peter C. Famulari of Nahant, her grandchildren Amy Famulari, Carly Famulari and Leo Famulari. She also leaves a niece Gail Fitzpatrick and a nephew Robert Connell. She is the mother of the late Nancy Gail Famulari and sister of the late Gertrude Connell.
Her funeral was held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM, in the Ellingwood Chapel at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. Relatives and friends were in attendance. Visitation was held in the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street (Rte 1A) Lynn. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.
John E. Toomey
Aug. 19, 1944 - Feb. 1, 2013
Mr. John E. Toomey, retired Swampscott Police Chief and
Attorney, 68 years of Nahant, died Friday, February 1,
2013 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the former
husband of the late Pamela M. (Carlson) Toomey.
born in Boston, the son of the late Joseph P. and Florence
E. (Lyons) Toomey. He was raised in Charlestown attended
St. Mary's School in Charlestown, Boston English,
Billerica High School and graduated from Lynn English
High School. John received his Associates and Bachelors
Degrees in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University.
He received his masters in Criminal Justice from Anna
Maria College and his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk Law in
1988. He lived in Swampscott many years and in Nahant
the past 18 years.
John was an Air Force Reserve veteran of the Viet Nam
War, serving from 1965 to 1969 with the 901st Combat
Support Squadron. John was a member of Post 57
American Legion in Swampscott. He was a member of the
Executive Council of the Essex Bar Association, a member
of the Board of Trustees of Marion Court College; He was
secretary for the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police
Association. John was a member of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians in America and Lifetime member of the Italian
American Club in Lynn. He was a Kentucky Colonel and
John served as treasurer for Swampscott Babe Ruth
John served the Town of Swampscott, Police Department
for 30 years. He was a Reserve Officer September 30, 1971
and was appointed permanent in November of that year. He
rose through the ranks appointed Lieutenant in 1979,
Captain in 1982 and was made Acting Chief in 1988. He
became Chief in 1991 and John retired in May 2, 2001 to
pursue his career in law, at the time of his death he was an
associate with the firm of Rudolph Friedman LLP in
John is survived by his son James M. Toomey and his
companion, Deborah Noyes of Peabody and his daughter
Kathleen A Toomey of Lynn., his companion Deborah
Gaudet-O'Connell of Swampscott and her children Jason
Burbridge of Lynn, Sean O'Connell and his wife Jillian of
Charlestown, his brothers and sisters, Joseph P. Toomey,
Jr. of Lynn, Mary Gay and her husband Philip of Freemont,
NH, Patricia R. Tyler and her husband Jimmy of Ossipee,
NH, James M. Toomey and his wife Lisa of Lynn, Deborah
A. Toomey of Lynn, Walter Toomey and his wife Yvonne
of Lowell and Dorothy Mulcahey and her husband Curtis
of Lynn. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He is
the brother of the late William F. and Edward Toomey.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday February 6, 2013 at
10:00 AM from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND
RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean Street (Rte
1A) Lynn followed by a funeral mass in St. John the
Evangelist Church, Swampscott at 11:00 AM. Relatives
and friends are respectfully invited. Cremation in Harmony
Grove Crematory. Visiting hours are on Tuesday from 4:00
PM to 8:00 PM. Donations may be made to the Old
Charlestown Schoolboys Association, P.O. Box 290375,
Charlestown, MA 02129-0207.
Marian E. Taylor
Jun. 14, 1918 - Dec. 18, 2012
Marian E. (Gourley) Taylor, age 94, of Nahant, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in a local nursing home, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Chesley R. Taylor, and the daughter of the late Raymond "Roy" and Mildred Gourley, and Jessie (MacDonald) Gourley. Born and raised in Peabody, Marian was a graduate of Peabody High School, class of 1932. She worked as a library aid at Nahant Library until her retirement, when she became a library volunteer. Formerly she worked for Cresse Dockam Trucking Company in Lynn. Marian enjoyed swimming, reading and playing golf. She is survived by her two sons, Chesley Robert "Bob" Taylor and his wife Paula of Nahant, Glenn Roy Taylor and his wife Alice of Merrimack, two daughters, Nancy E. Gage and her husband David of Connecticut and Sally A. Lee and her husband Richard of Lynn. She also leaves her fourteen grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her son in law Joseph Morales. She was the mother of the late Jeanne E. Morales. Her funeral will be held in the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St. (Rt1A) Lynn on Thursday at 10AM. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation will be from 9-10AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472
Robert F. Cormier
Aug. 20, 1928 - Dec. 5, 2012
Robert F. Cormier, age 84, of Nahant, passed away, Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Salem Hospital, after a long illness with Bone Marrow Syndrome/Leukemia. Bob passed away at the age of 84. He was the husband of Carmella L. (Froio) Cormier and the son of the late Charles and Eva (Comeau) Cormier. He was a graduate of Brockton High School, class of 1947. A United States Navy veteran, Bob worked as a manager and in sales for thirty nine years for G & H Poultry in Boston until his retirement in 1989. He was a dedicated resident of Nahant for fifty seven years, having served on several town committees including the Cemetery Restoration Committee, the 4th of July Committee and the Wharf Committee. He formerly worked for several years for the Nahant Police Department in the 1960's. During his retirement, Bob wintered in Florida with his wife in North Palm Beach as well as Naples, Florida.
Besides his wife Carmella of sixty two years, Bob is survived by his son Robert C. Cormier and his wife Judith of Vermont, his grandchildren, Ashley and Emily Cormier, a brother Carl Burton Cormier and sister Dorothy Perry. He was the brother-in-law of Thomas Froio, Delia and Rita Cormier. He also leaves several nieces & nephews. He was the brother of the late Harvey & Richard Cormier.
His funeral will be held from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN & RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St. (Rt1A) Lynn on Monday at 9AM, followed by a funeral mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant at 10AM. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2-6PM. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.
Mary Carmel (Savino) Hanson
Apr. 27, 1936 - Oct. 14, 2012
Mrs. Mary C. (Savino) Hanson, age 76, of Lynn, formerly of Nahant, died on Sunday October 14, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at the Ledgewood Rehab. and Nursing Facility in Beverly, after a brief illness.
She was the wife of Ronald Hanson, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn and raised in Nahant, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Maria "Mary" (DeFelice) Savino. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Girls High School and of the Chandler School, Boston. She had lived in Nahant and Lynn for the majority of her life.
Mary had worked as a secretary at GE, the Nahant Public Schools, and the unemployment office.
She loved to cook and entertain and spend time with her family and friends. She enjoyed puzzles, playing cards, and dancing.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons Michael Hanson and his wife Arlene, of Peabody, and Mark Hanson and his wife Celina, of Tewksbury, her brothers and sisters; her twin Antoinette DiLisio and her husband Vincent, of Swampscott, Donald Savino Jr. and his wife Helen, of Nahant, William "Gov" Savino and his wife Pauline, of Florida, Rose LaRochelle and her husband Leo, of Florida, Richard Savino, of Swampscott, and James Savino and his wife Karen, of Nahant, four grandchildren Elissa and Matthew Hanson, Shaina Licker, and Alexander Hanson, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Her services were held at the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant. Burial was in Swampscott Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Resident Council Fund c/o Ledgewood Care and Rehab 87 Herrick St. Beverly, MA 01915. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com
Michael J. Caprio
Mr. Caprio was born on October 16, 1922 and passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. He was a resident of Nahant, Massachusetts at the time of his passing.
October 16, 1922 - July 4, 2012
Michael was a veteran and served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances.
Michael's Funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Monday, at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant. Visitation: Monday from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m.
Frances T. Delaney
May 31, 1924 - July 2, 2012
Frances was born on May 31, 1924 and passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012. Frances was a resident of Nahant, Massachusetts at the time of her passing. A private graveside service will be held in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. At the request of the family, visiting hours are respectfully omitted.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Nahant Public Library, 340 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908.