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    Robert Cappucci 8/20/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA

    Robert Lawrence Cappucci, beloved by his family and friends, age 81, of Saugus, formerly of Medford and East Boston, passed away on August 20, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and the mother of his 7 beautiful children, Rosalie Cappucci of Medford, son Joseph and his wife Kathy, son Michael, daughter Lisa Knowles and her partner Jimmy Baylis, son Stephen and his wife Terri, daughter Linda, son Chester and his wife Corina, son Robert Jr. and 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Also survived by his longtime partner, Rita Ingersoll of Saugus, her 3 children Chuck and his partner Tish, David and his wife…

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    Emily H. (Vitale) Antell 8/21/2019 12:00:00 AM Hull,MA / Hingham,MA / Arlington,MA / Medford,MA

    Emily H. (Vitale) Antell, of Hull, formerly of Medford, passed away on Wednesday, August 21st. She was 88. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Marie (Ristaino) Vitale. Emily loved to spend time with her family. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Emily’s family were her pride and joy, they were her world. When Emily was not spending time with her family she enjoyed reading, playing Mahjong with her girlfriends, as well as tailoring numerous masterpieces. Emily was a dedicated mother, a great Meema, loving great-grandmother, friend and neighbor. She will be greatly missed. Emily was the devoted mother of Lisa…

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    James Sugrue 8/21/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA

    SUGRUE, James C., of Medford, formerly of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, August 21st. Beloved son of the late Joseph and Nora Sugrue. Dear brother of Bridget “Bridie” O’Sullivan and her husband Michael of Medford, Mary Sheehy and her husband John of New Jersey and the late Angela Sugrue and Maurice Sugrue. Loving uncle of Michael O’Sullivan and his wife Marilyn of Gloucester, Joseph O’Sullivan and his wife Pam of Mountain View, CA and Amy Goyette and her husband Kevin of Westborough. He is also survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews. James was born and raised in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. He has been a resident of Medford since 1964. He…

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    Ann M. “Nancy Bradford 8/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA

    Ann M. “Nancy” Bradford, a resident of Medford and beloved mother of Karen L. Sargent, passed away at her home on Sunday, August 18, 2019. She was 63 years old. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on March 9, 1956, she was the beloved daughter of the late William L. and Hazel R. (Brown) Bradford. Ms. Bradford was employed by the Department of Capitol Asset Management for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, gardening, reading mystery novels and watching crime shows, and loom knitting. She had a firecracker personality and distinct Boston accent, and she will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure…

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    Mr. Charles A. Guida 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Boston,MA / Merrimac,MA / Danvers,MA / Georgetown,MA

    Mr. Charles A. Guida, age 75, a resident of Boston, passed away at the VA Medical Center in West Roxbury on  August 15, 2019 following a brief illness.   Born in Medford, Massachusetts, he was the beloved son of the late Charles A. and Rita M. (Canty) Guida. He attended Medford Schools, Mr. Guida was a Vietnam Army veteran, serving in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1967. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Charles was employed as a Locksmith after graduating from the North Bennett Street School in Boston. He enjoyed model trains, fishing and horses. He is survived by his brother Gary D. and his wife, Denise M. (Antzak)…

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    Irene (Lehane) Bentley 8/11/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Kokomo,IN / Marlborough,MA / Malden,MA

    Irene (Lehane) Bentley, a resident of Brooksville, Florida, formerly of Medford and wife of Richard Bentley, passed away at the Toby Hospital in Wareham, Massachusetts, on Sunday evening, August 11, 2019. She was 70 years old. Born in Malden, Massachusetts, on April 10, 1949, she was the beloved daughter of the late John and Mary (Sullivan) Lehane. Irene was employed by Verizon, for many years. In her spare time, Irene loved to pool-hopping. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was alway’s willing and available to help anyone in need. She also enjoyed crocheting and had a special love for her dog Ginger. She will be dearly missed. Irene…

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    Joshua J. Rossi-Cantone 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM Malden,MA / Medford,MA

    Joshua J. Rossi-Cantone, of Winthrop formerly of Medford, passed away suddenly on August 9, 2019. He was 24 years old. Joshua was the beloved son of Russell Rossi of Plymouth and the late Loreen Cantone. He was the loving brother of Cueso Cantone, Nicholas Cantone, Brianna Cantone, Krystal Valentine, Russell Rossi, and Samantha Rossi. Funeral will be held from the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main Street, Malden on Wednesday August 14th at 9:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway West, Medford at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral…

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    Paul Grace 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA

    Paul Grace, 75, a U.S. Army veteran and General Electric retiree, is remembered by friends and family as an endearingly irascible soul with a big, caring heart – a kind of a cross between a lovable teddy bear and the Tasmanian Devil. He displayed a crusty kind humor and a propensity for comic sarcasm that would make even his target crack up with laughter. Possessing but a small reservoir of patience, particularly when driving, his granddaughter, Cassie, recalled with a grin that as a kid she acquired much of her vocabulary of inappropriate words while driving with grampa. But it was a prickly exterior he carried with a wink and…

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    Smith, Littleton H.

    “Andy” Littleton Harmon Smith , 69, of Medford passed away suddenly of a heart attack on July 31, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 33 years,…

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    Ana M. (Pereira) Simas 8/4/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Cambridge,MA / Malden,MA

    Ana M. (Pereira) Simas, of Medford, formerly of Cambridge, passed away on Sunday, August 4th. She was 68. Born and raised in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Acores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Ilda (Tome) Pereira. Ana loved to spend time with her daughter and extended family. Ana’s family were her pride and joy, they were her world. When Ana was not spending time with her family she enjoyed going out shopping, cleaning and organizing her home. Ana was a dedicated mother, a great sister, friend and neighbor. She will be greatly missed. Ana was the devoted mother of Cindy M. Simas. She was the beloved…

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    John G. “Jack” Furey 8/4/2019 12:00:00 AM Winchester,MA / Medford,MA

    John G. “Jack” Furey, of Winchester and Pompano Beach, Florida, formerly of Medford and raised in Somerville, passed to eternal life on August 4th. Beloved husband of Tina (Naroski) Furey with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Devoted father of Jana Ewing and her husband Jeff of Winchester, Jon and his wife Kelly of Southborough, Alex and his wife Jennifer of Winchester, cherished and proud “Papa” of Alexa, Alaina, and Jake Ewing, Kaitlin, Jack, and Danny Furey, and Sam and Kate Furey. Dear brother of Frank Furey and the late Kay Slein, Anne Whelan, Mary Rose Duffey, Joan Ward, Bill Furey and Ed Furey. Also survived by many loving…

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    McDaid, John

    John McDaid, age 84 of Harwich and formerly of Medford passed away peacefully on July 31, 2019. John was born in Cambridge on April 24, 1935 to the…

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    Carol T. (Pretti) Stella 7/30/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Barnstable,MA

    Carol T. (Pretti) Stella of Hyannis died on Tuesday, July 30, at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. Born in Medford, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Sarni) Pretti. Carol enjoyed birdwatching, gardening, cooking, reading and making new friends. Carol was the beloved wife of the late Robert P. Stella, and the devoted mother of Susan Silvestri and her husband Paul of Hyannis, Linda Stella of Mashpee, Roberta Fitzgerald and her husband Dennis of Medford, and Paul Stella and his wife Peggy of New York. She was the loving grandmother of 8 and loving great-grandmother of 4. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Francis…

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    Adelina (Candelieri) Colandreo 7/31/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA

    Mrs. Adelina (Candelieri) Colandreo, 101, of Medford, passed away at her home on July 31, 2019. The daughter of the late Vito and Maria (Turturelli) Candelieri she was born in Milford, MA on February 7, 1918 and had been an area resident most of her life. Mrs. Colandreo worked as a seamstress for Ford Manufacturing Co. She was a member of St. Joseph Women’s Sodality in Somerville and loved to spend time with her family. The widow of George Colandreo, she was also pre-deceased by her three brothers; Frank Candelieri, Joseph Candelieri, and Anthony Candelieri, five sisters; Mary DiGrazia, Josephine Colandreo, Marguerite Lovejoy, Angelina George, and Sally Anderka. Mrs. Colandreo…

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    Vita Diana (Bono) Bugden 7/23/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Dracut,MA / Framingham,MA

    Vita Diana (Bono) Bugden of Medford died on Tuesday, July 23, at Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston. Born in Boston’s North End, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Josephine (Catanzaro) Bono. Vita worked for many years as a Licensed Practical Nurse, and with her beloved husband Thomas as owner-operators of Candy Castle in Melrose. She loved gardening, reading, animals, spending time with her grandchildren, and the Boston Red Sox. Vita was the devoted mother of Julie O’Callaghan and her husband Kevin of Fremont, NH, Thomas Bugden Jr. of Dracut, Diane Bugden-Enright and her husband Peter of Williamsburg, VA and Kristine Carino of Arlington. She was the loving…

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    Linda Mae Karnafel 7/23/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Foxboro,MA

    Linda Mae Karnafel of Medford died on Tuesday, July 23. Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Walter J. and Agnes M. (Szymczak) Karnafel. Linda worked for over 30 years as an Administration Officer for the Drug Enforcement Agency. She loved to travel and loved movies. Linda was a tremendously caring person who always put others first. Linda was the dear sister of Walter Karnafel Jr. and his wife Linda Rivers of Medford and Paul E. Karnafel and his wife Cheryl of Foxboro. She was the loving aunt and God-mother of Walter Edward Karnafel, and the cherished niece of Helen Jankowiak and cousin of Debra Karnafel-Walsh. Family…

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    Gerard “Jerry” Joseph Marchese 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Rochester,NH / Dedham,MA / Dover,NH / Roxburry,MA / Raymond,NH

    Gerard “Jerry” Joseph Marchese died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, MA on July 17th, at the age of 77. Jerry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janet (Auterio); daughter Michelle Corrado and her husband David; son Stephen Marchese; as well as his two most precious gifts, his grandsons Michael D. Corrado, and Nicholas G. Corrado. He also leaves his siblings: sisters Anna Burchfield and husband Eugene, Rosemarie, Joanne and Josephine Savage and her husband William; brothers Rocco, Jr and his wife Elaine, Joseph and his wife Nancy, David and his wife Dawn. He is preceded in death by his parents Rocco and Margaret…

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    Mrs. Mary E. (Ryan) Packer 7/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Londonderry,NH / Medford,MA / Malden,MA

    Mrs. Mary E. (Ryan) Packer, a resident of Malden, formerly of Medford and beloved wife of the late Walter H. Packer, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday morning, July 15, family. She was 89 years old. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 6, 1929, she was the beloved daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Hardie) Ryan. Mrs. Packer enjoyed people, quilting, reading, dancing, and learning something new every day. She was an inspiration and mentor to many people: friends, family, and as a volunteer in the St. Joseph’s mother’s club, the women’s auxiliary of the Knights of Matignon, and at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was the…

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    Sidney and Sheila (Sofnas) Katzman 7/12/2019 12:00:00 AM Chelsea,MA / Medford,MA

    Sidney Katzman and Sheila (Sofnas) Katzman of Medford formerly of Chelsea on Friday, July 12th, 2019 entered into internal rest together, hours of one another. Devoted father and mother of Lisa Forman and husband Andrew of Plymouth and Robin Eddington and husband Patrick of Annandale, Virginia. Dear brother and sister of Myer Katzman and the late Robert and Joseph Katzman, the living Marilyn Mazer and the late Geraldine Feitelberg. Loving grandparents of Rebecca Forman and Rachel Forman. Also survived by extended family and friends. Graveside services for both Sidney and Sheila will be held on Tuesday, July 16th at 2:30PM at the Chelsea Jewish Community Cemetery-16 Buxton Road, Danvers. Rabbi…

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    Paul J. Kouroyen 7/7/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA

    Paul J. Kouroyen, of Richmond, VA, formerly of Medford, passed away on Sunday, July 7th. He was 83. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Alexander and Arline (Leighton) Kouroyen. Paul enlisted in the United States Army in the winter of 1954, from Boston, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in the winter of 1957, from Ft. Dix., New Jersey. An avid Elvis fan, he enjoyed listening to all of his albums. He was a dedicated companion, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor. He will be greatly missed by all. Companion of 30 years and recent fiancé of Rosalie Casella and her family. Devoted father…

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    Armand V. Caraviello 7/12/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Naples,FL / Ogunquit,ME / Andover,MA

    Armand V. Caraviello, age 82, of Ogunquit, Maine and Naples, Florida, passsed away peacefully, July 12, 2019. He was the beloved husband to his wife of sixty years, Tudie (Ward) Caraviello. Born in Boston he was the son of the late Salvatore and Maria (Contrada) Caraviello. Armand was raised in Medford along with his seven brothers and sisters. He graduated from Medford High School and The University of Massachusetts. He also received a graduate degree from Umass and an advanced graduate degree from Boston University. Armand was an educator and a coach. His football teams at Xaverian Brothers High School and Medford High School were excellent, winning three separate state…

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    Charles Edward Bohannon 7/8/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Milford,MA

    Charles Edward Bohannon of Millis died on Monday, July 8th, at Tuft’s Medical Center of Boston. Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, he was the son of the late Charles and Nellie (Haygood) Bohannon. Charles completed his Masters from Florida State University in Biology and Earth Science. He took further coursework at Bridgewater State, Salem State and Framingham State Universities in Geology, Marine Biology and Botany. Charles proudly served two full years in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict, as well as ten years in the Marine Corps Reserve. He worked 8 years as a Science Teacher in Florida, and then taught Biology for 17 years at Natick High…

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    Dianna Frances Pacheco 7/9/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Somerville,MA

    Dianna Frances Pacheco of Somerville died on Tuesday, July 9, at Boston Medical Center. A lifelong Somerville resident, she was the daughter of Maria (Camelo) Tavares and the late Fernando Tavares. Dianna was the devoted mother of Bryanna Maria Walsh and her husband Dillon Patrick Walsh of Ft. Drum, NY, and the loving grandmother of Moira and Quinn Walsh. She was the dear sister of Marianne Tavares Najjar and her husband Fadi of Medford, and Ricky Tavares of Somerville. Dianna was the cherished aunt of David Tavares Creador, Antonio Tavares, Maysa Najjar, Gianna Tavares and Ayah Najjar, and is also survived by many loving Cordeiro and Camelo cousins. She was…

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    Maria J. Santangelo 7/5/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Malden,MA / Arlington,MA

    Maria Santangelo passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 5, 2019. She was 58 years old. She was the daughter of the late Lucio and Julia (DeMambro) Santangelo. Maria grew up in Medford and attended Medford High School. In 1983, she graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development. In 1984, Maria earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Maria dedicated her career to supporting children with special needs and at risk youths. Her first job was at the Devereaux School in Rutland, MA for children with special needs. While in Rutland, she was also an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) on their volunteer fire…

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    Anne H. (Varanese) Kirkpatrick 7/5/2019 12:00:00 AM Braintree,MA / Medford,MA

    Anne H. (Varanese) Kirkpatrick, 99, of Medford passed away peacefully on July 5, 2019 at Sunrise Senior Living of Braintree. A kind and gentle person, Anne was born and raised in Fall River, daughter of the late Domenico and Angela Rosa (DeMarco) Varanese. She lived in Florida and later in Medford, where she was a communicant of St. Joseph’s, and a Dane of the Order of St. Lazareth, helping to open hospitals in underserved areas throughout the world. Anne was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Domenic Argenzio, Dr. Salvatore Traina and Craig G. Kirkpatrick. She was the devoted step-mother of Carl L. Traina, Richard C. Traina, Dr. Pamela…

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    Kenneth P. Grasso 7/1/2019 12:00:00 AM Malden,MA / Medford,MA / Billerica,MA

    Kenneth P. Grasso passed away on July 1, 2019. He was 78 years old. Kenneth was a resident of Margate, FL. He was a former resident of Medford and Billerica, and a longtime employee for Eastern Airlines. Kenneth was the son of the late Ralph and Phyllis (DeAmelio) Grasso. He was the beloved father of Kenneth Grasso and his wife Stefni of UT, Angela (Grasso) Alex of Andover, Stephen Grasso of Winchester, and Lynda Grasso and her partner William Mealey of Chelmsford. Kenneth was the dear brother of Diana Sigmon, Marianne Fernandes and her husband Paul, and the late Frank Grasso and his surviving wife Ernestine. He was the cherished…

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    Christine A. Verdone 7/2/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Rochester,NH

    Christine A. Verdone passed away peacefully on Tuesday night. She was 73. Born in Manhattan she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lena (Kalis) Cugliata. A Medford resident for most of her life, Christine grew up in New York City and she and her husband Giovanni recently retired to New Hampshire. She worked for five decades with her family operating the famed Verdone’s Pizzeria in Malden. The beloved wife of Giovanni Verdone, she was a devoted mother to Anthony Verdone and his fiancée Ellen McGaffigan, John Verdone and his wife Jeanette, Loreal Verdone and her fiancé Patrick Richardson. She was a loving grandmother to Anthony, Erica, Olivia and…

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    Patricia Dean 7/4/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA

    Patricia Dean, of Medford, July 4th. Beloved wife of William J. Dean. Mother of Michael J. Dean and his wife Mary of Weymouth and Brian Dean and his wife Kim of Ponte Vedra, Florida. Grandmother of Ryan, Cameron, Dylan and Taylor. Sister of Arlene Boland of Medford, Ginny Chipman of Milton and Rosemary Phalen of Duxbury. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Patricia has been and lifelong resident of Medford. She is a graduate of Girls Catholic High School in Malden. For over 30 years, she worked as a receptionist at BNY Mellon. First and foremost, Patricia was dedicated to her family and enjoyed spending time with…

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    Dolores R. (Parilla) Caruso 7/1/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Malden,MA / Windham,NH

    Dolores R. (Parilla) Caruso, lifelong resident of Medford, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 1st. She was 85. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Quinto “Lucky” and Rose (Salamone) Zappelli. Dolores was an amazing cook and would cook for her family every Sunday. Her dishes were made from scratch and were known to be delicious especially her sauce and meatballs. She enjoyed playing bingo and listening to Elvis music. Dolores’ biggest passion was her family. She especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dolores family were her pride and joy, they were her world. She was a devoted wife, a dedicated mother, loving nana, great-nana…

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    Mr. James K. Owens 6/28/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA

    James Kevin (Jim) Owens, age 87, of Medford, died June 28th. The youngest of 6 children, James was born on November 30, 1931 in Washington D.C. to Belinda Feeney Owens and Joseph Michael Owens. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Boyle Owens and his five children and their spouses: Ellen Owens and Susie Amster of Oakland, CA; Mary Talcherkar and Nakul Talcherkar of Milton, MA; Jennifer Owens of Nashua NH; Neil Owens of Okinawa, Japan; and Deirdre Owens and Jonathan Williams of Los Angeles, CA. He also leaves behind his grandson Brendan Owens and Brendan’s mother Lara Owens of Amesbury, MA, as well as many nieces and nephews. He…