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    Virginia M. “Ginny” Cadigan 7/10/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / York,ME / Gypsum,CO / Somerville,MA / Arlington,MA

    Virginia Marie Cadigan passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday. She was 76. Born in Quinan, Nova Scotia, Canada she was the daughter of the late Dennis J. and Mary B. (Frotten) Meuse. She settled with her parents in Reading at the age of nine and later graduated Reading High School with the class of 1961. She then embarked on a career as an executive administrative assistant in the insurance profession beginning at American Mutual Insurance in Wakefield. She lived her married life in Medford where she and Emmett raised their three daughters. Ginny was a devout woman who was very active at St. Joseph Parish. She enjoyed gardening…

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    Benjamin A. Cardillo 7/2/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / North End,MA / Somerville,MA / Melrose,MA

    Benjamin A. Cardillo – formerly of Boston’s North End, passed away at home on July 2. He was 68 years old. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late John and Josephine (Perriello) Cardillo. Benjamin was the owner of Cuoio Shoe Store in Boston Benjamin was the beloved husband of Louisa (DeSimone) Cardillo of Somerville. He was the dear brother of John Cardillo and his wife Adeline of North Reading, Anthony Cardillo of East Boston and Joanne Cardillo of Nashua, NH. He was the brother-in-law of Delores Donofrio and her husband Vincent of Rowley, Ralph DeSimone of Somerville, Mafalda DeSimone and her husband Ronald Pesaturo of Melrose, Anna…

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    Grace S. Faraci 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerville,MA / Medford,MA

    Grace S. Faraci of Medford passed away on Monday, June 17, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Boston. Raised and educated in Somerville with her siblings, she was the cherished daughter of the late Peter J. and Concetta B. (Turco) Faraci. After graduating from Somerville High School, Grace continued her education at Bunker Hill Community College. She was a longtime resident of Medford, and had an interest in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship. Grace was predeceased by her dear brother Joseph Faraci. She is survived by her loving partner David Carnes, and other family members. A graveside service will be conducted at Oak Grove Cemetery, 230 Playstead Rd., Medford on Wednesday,…

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    Joseph L. “Pepa” Grande 6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Somerville,MA / North End,MA / Boston,MA

    Joseph L. Grande “Pepa” passed away peacefully at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center of Burlington at the age of 87 on Wednesday night. The son of the late Anthony D. and Constance (Romano) Grande, he was born and raised in Boston’s North End. Joe served in the Army with distinction, during the Korean War. After his wartime service, he was a professional hair dresser with a salon in Cambridge. He later joined the faculty of the Medford Vocational Technical High School where he taught for many years. Joe is fondly remembered by generations of his students as well as generations of student athletes. Joe was active in promoting and supporting…

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    Charles L. “Chuck” Valentine, Sr. 6/20/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Malden,MA / Somerville,MA / Everett,MA

    Charles L. “Chuck” Valentine, Sr., a resident of Medford for the past forty eight years, passed away on Thursday, June 20th. He was 80. Born and raised in Pleasant Plain, Ohio, he was the son the late Raymond and Easter Evelyn (Kerr) Valentine. Chuck enlisted in the United States Navy in the summer of 1957, from Columbus, Ohio, serving during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in the summer of 1961 from the USS John Willis, which was docked in Newport, R.I. After his enlistment Chuck settled in Medford with his loving wife Alice and became a police officer for Massport. He enjoyed many years of dedicated service up…

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    Mary C. (Bowse) Mahoney 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Malden,MA / Somerville,MA

    Mary C. (Bowse) Mahoney, a longtime resident of Somerville, passed away on June 17, 2019. She was 86 years old. Mary was loving mother of Ronda Mahoney, Brenda Naughton, and the late Maureen Mahoney. She was the sister of the late Vincent Bowse, Anna Murphy, James Bowse, Robert Bowse and Ronald Bowse. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Mary’s life at Saint John The Evangelist Church, 2270 Mass Ave., Cambridge on Friday June 21st at 10:00am. Visiting hours will be held from the A. J. Spadafora Funeral…

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    Richard P. D’Alessandro, Sr. 6/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Newton,MA / Natick,MA / Medford,MA / Somerville,MA

    Richard P. D’Alessandro, Sr., lifelong resident of Medford, passed away on Saturday, June 15th. He was 70. Born and raised in Medford, he was the son of the late Angelo and Mary (Gange) D’Alessandro. Richard loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren who were his pride and joy. He always made sure to make time individually for each of his five grandchildren. Taking them fishing in New Hampshire, sitting on the beach or taking a walk, they made many everlasting memories. One of Richard’s most recent and proudest, moments was becoming a great-papa to baby Michael Anthony. Richard was a dedicated husband, a great dad, a loving…

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    John A. “Art” Harrington 6/1/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Malden,MA / Somerville,MA

    John A. “Art” Harrington, of Medford, passed away on Saturday, June 1st. He was 81. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late John and Alice (Lavalle) Harrington. Art enlisted into the United States Navy from Boston in 1958, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in the fall of 1962. Art was a dedicated carpet salesman for the Home Depot for many years. He absolutely loved his job, and it showed by the many friendships that he established. He was known to be an “Avid card shark that enjoyed showing off his Texas hold ’em skills either from home, on the computer, or at the…

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    Donna Marie (LeClair) Talbot 5/26/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerville,MA / Medford,MA

    It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Donna Marie (LeClair) Talbot, 72, of Somerville, on May 26, 2019, with her family by her side. Born in Orono, ME, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Miriam (Weymouth) LeClair. Donna graduated from John Bapst Memorial High School Class of 1964 in Bangor, ME. She worked as a secretary for the Air Force on Dow AFB and later as a Travel Agent for Crimson Travel and Globetrotters Travel Agencies. Donna then went on to work for Somerville Meals on Wheels as a delivery driver. She was an active member of St. Joseph’s Church in Somerville…

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    Irini (Saropoulos) Koustomiris 5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Dorchester,MA / Somerville,MA / Canton,MA

    Irini (Saropoulos) Koustomiris of Somerville died on Thursday, May 16. Born and raised in Trygona, Greece, she was the daughter of the late Dimitros and Pelagia (Sarelis) Saropoulos. Irini dedicated her life to raising her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Irini was the wife of the late George Koustomiris. She was the devoted mother of Maria Koustomiris of Somerville, Emmanuel Koustomiris and his wife Esther of Dorchester, Platon Koustomiris of Greece, Rachel Chrissafi of Canton, and Joanna Koustomiris and her husband Guy of Somerville. Irini is survived by 11 loving grandchildren and 13 loving great grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted in the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek…

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    Teresa Dell’Anno 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerville,MA / Medford,MA / Reading,MA / East Falmouth,MA

    Teresa Dell’Anno, of Somerville, passed away on May 10th. The beloved wife of the late Nicola Dell’Anno she was born in in Gaeta, Italy and migrated to the United States in 1956. Teresa was a brave voyager, a creative entrepreneur and a captivating conversationalist. She graduated from an Italian Seamstress Certification Program and went on to pursue a career as an accomplished tailor, who started her own business. In her garden, she created a vibrant paradise that was bursting to life with an array of vegetables, herbs, plants and flowers. Her devout spirit and compassionate sensibility led her to countless joyful hours in nurturing her back yard in the city…

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    Francesca M. (Cammarata) Kelly 5/2/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Somerville,MA / Everett,MA

    Francesca M. (Cammarata) Kelly, lifelong resident of Somerville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, May 2nd. She was 88. Born in Boston and raised in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Guiseppe and Maria (Marino) Cammarata. Francesca loved to spend time with her family. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Francesca’s family was her pride and joy. She enjoyed classical music, going to see the opera, vacationing on Cape Cod, and gardening, she had a natural green thumb and her garden was absolutely beautiful and constantly blooming. Francesca was the beloved wife of the late Eugene G. Kelly. She was…