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    Fernando Duarte Tavares 8/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerville,MA / Medford,MA

    Fernando Duarte Tavares of Somerville died on Sunday, August 18, at Cambridge Hospital. Born and raised in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, he was the son of the late Duarte and Maria (Luzia) Tavares. Fernando and his beloved wife Maria (Santos Camelo) came to the U.S. over 50 years ago, settling first in Cambridge before moving to Somerville. Fernando was employed as a machinist for 3M Corporation where he manufactured stethoscopes. He had many interests including travel and gardening, and hobbies including astrology. He was a locksmith with his own shop in the basement, and a talented mason. Fernando had a great sense of humor. He was hard-working and quiet,…

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    Fernando Duarte Tavares 8/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerville,MA / Medford,MA

    Fernando Duarte Tavares of Somerville died on Sunday, August 18, at Cambridge Hospital. Born and raised in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, he was the son of the late Duarte and Maria (Luzia) Tavares. Fernando and his beloved wife Maria (Santos Camelo) came to the U.S. over 50 years ago, settling first in Cambridge before moving to Somerville. Fernando was employed as a machinist for 3M Corporation where he manufactured stethoscopes. He had many interests including travel and gardening, and hobbies including astrology. He was a locksmith with his own shop in the basement, and a talented mason. Fernando had a great sense of humor. He was hard-working and quiet,…

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    Molino, Daniel C.

    Daniel C. Molino, Loving Husband, Father and Friend. Daniel C. Molino of Center Barnstead, NH and Burbank, CA. Formerly of Medford, MA and Salem, NH…

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    Paul A. Crowley, Sr. 7/20/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Somerville,MA / Malden,MA / Woburn,MA

    Paul Alan Crowley, Sr., 79, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away on July 20, 2019 in Port Charlotte, Florida from complications following a series of vascular surgeries. Grandpa/Papa Crowley was born in Medford, Massachusetts on January 20, 1940 to Frances M. Crowley Sr. and Anna (McCarthy) Ganley. After graduating from Medford High School in 1958, he enlisted in the Navy and served for four years as an electrician on the USS Macon and the USS Providence. Paul traveled the world serving our country and solving engineering problems. After his service, Paul worked for the phone company and flipped houses on the side before it was all the rage. He married…

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    Lillian G. (Florino) Janian 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Malden,MA / Somerville,MA

    Lillian G. (Florino) Janian, a lifelong resident of Medford, passed away Monday, August 6th. She was 87. Born in Boston and raised in Medford, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Teresa (Tanso) Florino. Lillian loved everyone, and was loved in return. She would help anyone in need of help; there was not one person she would turn away. She had a vivacious personality and a smile that was known to light up any room that she walked into. She was dedicated to her family, especially her daughter Donna, and taking care of them was her passion, making them all happy was her main goal in life, and…

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    Mary A. (Morello) McIsaac 8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / West End,MA / Boston,MA / Reading,MA / Somerville,MA

    Mary A. McIsaac, of Medford formerly of Boston’s West End, passed away peacefully at the Massachusetts General Hospital, August 1, 2019, following a short period of declining health. She was 90 years of age. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A.F. McIsaac who passed away in 2004. Born in Boston, Mary was the daughter of the late Gaetano and Mary (Mignosa) Morello. Mary was raised and educated in Boston and was a 1945 graduate of Girl’s High School. Mary graduated at the age of 17 and it was in that year sadly she lost her vision. Mary eventually settled in Medford with her family and in 1969…

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    Jerry Lorenzo 7/23/2019 12:00:00 AM Malden,MA / Somerville,MA

    Jerry Lorenzo passed away on July 23, 2019, at home peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. He was 41 years old. Jerry was the beloved husband of Keri Anne Lorenzo. He was the loving son of Jeremias Lorenzo and Norma Aviles. Jerry was the Cherished father of Miles Lorenzo, David Lorenzo, and Matthew Smith. He was the dear brother of Michael Lorenzo of Somerville and Emanuel Saez of Medford. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Funeral service will be held from the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main Street, Malden on Monday July 29th at 11:00am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting…

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    ROBERT W. SCHERTELL 7/21/2019 12:00:00 AM Charlestown,MA / Somerville,MA / Dorchester,MA

    Robert W. Schertell, a 50 year resident of Charlestown and formerly of Dorchester, entered into eternal life suddenly on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his home in Charlestown. He was 62 years of age. Robert was born in Boston on November 7, 1956, a son of Joan (Spanks) Schertell and the late William Schertell. He grew up in Dorchester where he was educated throughout the Boston Public School system. Robert worked as a laborer for most of his adult life. He is the beloved son of Joan (Spanks) Schertell and the late William Schertell. He is the beloved brother of James Schertell. He is also survived by his beloved dog…

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    ANNIE J. (BLACKSTONE) LAWTON 7/21/2019 12:00:00 AM Charlestown,MA / Somerville,MA

    Annie J. (Blackstone) Lawton, a 49 year resident of Somerville and formerly of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at The Courtyard Nursing and Care Center in Medford. She was 84 years of age. Annie was born in Boston on August 2, 1934, a daughter of the late Wesley Blackstone and Margaret (Rainey) Blackstone. She grew up in Charlestown where she was educated in the Boston Public School system and graduated from Charlestown High School. Annie has been a homemaker most of her adult life caring for her children and their families. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and bowling in her spare time but most importantly in…

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    Geraldine R. “Gerri” Luzzo 7/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Franklin,MA / Arlington,MA / Somerville,MA

    Geraldine R. “Gerri” (Darienzo) Luzzo 89, of Franklin, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday July 18, 2019, She was the beloved wife of Anthony V. “Tony” Luzzo, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born July 1, 1930 in Somerville, daughter of the late Gennaro and Anna (Martini) Darienzo, she was a former longtime resident of Arlington before moving to Franklin 9 years ago. Gerri was devoted to her family and she treasured her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and traveling. She had a deep passion for music that she shared with her children and had a special place in her…

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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…

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    Concezio G. D’Amato 4/29/2019 12:00:00 AM Lynn,MA / Lynnfield,MA / Medford,MA / Somerville,MA

    Concezio G. D’Amato of Somerville died on Monday, April 29, at Tufts Medical Center of Boston. Born and raised in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy, he was the son of the late Angelo and Margherita (Leone) D’Amato. Concezio loved to garden and make wine, and he loved dancing and going out with friends. Concezio was the beloved husband of Yolanda (Federico) D’Amato, and the devoted father of Angelo D’Amato of Lynn, and Maria Moreschi and her husband Richard of Lynnfield. He was the loving grandfather of Nicholas and Andrew Moreschi, and the dear brother of Dora Federico of Medford and her late husband Francesco, and Anna Romagnoli and her husband Donato…

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    Apostol, Claire

    Claire (Constantine) Apostol of Framingham, April 20, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Paul Apostol Sr. Devoted mother of Paul Apostol Jr. and his…

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    Helen T. Finn 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM Medford,MA / Somerville,MA / Malden,MA / Salem,MA

    Helen T. Finn, Lifelong resident of Medford, passed away Friday, April 19th. She was 89. Born and raised in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Julia (Pyne) Finn. Helen loved to spend time with her family. She especially loved her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Helen’s family was her pride and joy. She enjoyed listening to all of the stories that they shared with her. When Helen was not spending time with her family, you could find her watching her favorite hockey team on TV, the Boston Bruins. Helen was the dear sister of the late Edward and Geoffrey Finn. She was the loving aunt…

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    BEATRICE A. (SPIERS) DALTON 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerville,MA / Charlestown,MA

    Beatrice A. (Spiers) Dalton, a lifelong resident of Somerville, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 91 years of age. Beatrice was born in Somerville in February 9, 1928, a daughter of the late Charles L. Spiers and Mabel A. (Wood) Spiers. Beatrice grew up in Somerville where she was educated in the Somerville Public School system. She worked as a Taper for Ames Envelope Company for over 20 years. She enjoyed the quality moments in her life while spending time with her fiance and extended family. Beatrice is the loving fiance of William Cunneen. She is the beloved twin…

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    Phyllis A. (Celata) Masse 4/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Somerville,MA / Dracut,MA / Billerica,MA / Hampton,NH / Medford,MA

    Phyllis A. (Celata) Masse passed away at home in the company of her loving family. She was 80. Born and raised in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Umberto and Gilda (Dell’Isola) Celata. Phyllis attended St. Ann Grammar School, Mount St. Joseph Academy in Brighton, and the Deaconess School of Nursing. She enjoyed a long career in nursing with a specialty in surgery and the operating room. She worked alongside surgeons at the Deaconess, Beth Israel and St. John’s hospitals. Phyllis was devoted to her children. Despite the demands of her profession she was committed to their upbringing. She was the founding president of the Campbell School…

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    Arcangelo “Bochie” DiFronzo 4/7/2019 12:00:00 AM North End,MA / Boston,MA / Somerville,MA / Revere,MA / Medford,MA

    Arcangelo A. “Bochie” DiFronzo passed away peacefully on Sunday April 7th. Born and raised in Boston’s North End, Arcangelo was the son of the late Dante C. and Adeline (Genovese) DiFronzo. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. Arcangelo was a friend to all with a kind and generous heart. He loved spending time with his family and friends, most of all with his granddaughters who were his world. Arcangelo was a devoted father to Dante A. DiFronzo and his wife Nicole of Medford, and the late Jennifer D. DiFronzo. He was ‘Nonno’ to Stella, Lucia and Marchella DiFronzo. Brother to Ella Volpe, Camille Cavagnaro and…