Obituaries 09-30-2010

Ruth Smith

Charlestown resident

Ruth E. Smith of Charlestown died on Sept. 17. She was 78 years old.

The devoted mother of Maureen Stout and Jean Smith, both of Malden, Joan Smith and her fiancé, Stephen, of Pawtucket, R.I. and Cynthia Smith-Evans and her husband, Johnnie, of Everett, she was the loving Nana to Marc and his wife, Kelley, Ashley, Kevin, Jackie, Jenna and her great-grandchildren, Bailey, Nathan, Saddie and Sophia and the beloved sister of Virginia, Rita, Earl Jr., Arthur, George and the late Richard, Donna, Earlene and Herbert. She is also survived by her many friends in Charlestown.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. in St. Francis De Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown. For obituary and to send a condolence, visit

Anne Vaughn

Of West Dennis, formerly of Charlestown

Anne T. (Crowley) Vaughn of West Dennis, formerly of Charlestown and Dorchester, died on Sept. 21.

She was the devoted wife of the late James A. Vaughn; the cherished mother of Christine M. Vaughn and Barbara A. Vaughn of West Dennis and the loving mother of the late James P. Vaughn; the loving daughter of the late Lena and Thomas Crowley and sister of the late Timothy J. Crowley, Helena T. and Mary M. Crowley and Agnes F. Lowell.

Funeral arrangements were by the Hallett Funeral Home, S. Yarmouth. Burial was in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Shayne Joseph Noone

Of Tewksbury, formerly of Charlestown

Shayne Joseph Noone of Tewksbury, formerly of Charlestown, died on Sept. 21 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 41 years old.

He was an active member and past executive of the Pipefitters Union Local 527 and a former US Marine.

He was the loving husband of Kristin A. (Ward) Noone, devoted father of Julia Ann and Shayne Patrick Noone, all of Tewksbury, cherished son of the late Walter and Ann (Hartnett) Noone, beloved brother of Cheryl Martell of Billerica, Laura Bourgeois and Denise Bohne-Loehlein, both of Charlestown, Eunice Aroyian of Watertown, Ann Vesey of No. Reading, Sheila Butler of Melrose, and the late Donna Porter and the dear son-in-law of Rosemary Ward of Tewksbury. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury. Memorial donations may be made to the Noone Children Scholarship Fund, c/o Lowell Five Cents Savings Bank, 1775 Main St., Tewksbury, MA 01876.

Isabel Duggan

Worked at Osco Drug in Chelsea

Isabel T. (Ford) Duggan, a longtime Chelsea resident, died on Sept. 18 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett of natural causes. She was 82 years old.

Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late William and Isabel (Woods) Ford.  She grew up in Somerville and graduated from the public schools there.  In 1950 she married Alfred J. Duggan, settled in Chelsea and together they raised their family there.  She worked outside the home for 29 years at Osco Drug in Chelsea and devoted her life to home and family.

In 1996, her beloved husband of 46 years, Chelsea Police Lt. Alfred J. Duggan, died. She was the devoted mother of Isabel Pisano of Brookline, Alfred Duggan of Charlestown, Ann Mini of Everett, Mary Duggan of Chelsea and Peggy Duggan of Wayland; mother in law of Alan Pisano, Kathleen Morris Duggan, Bob Mini, Joseph Karbowski and the late Jack Poole; cherished grandmother of Alan and Pauline Pisano, Alfred and Bill Duggan, Brian, Bridget and Christopher Mini, Matthew, Grace and Jack Karbowski and the dear sister of Margaret Corcoran of Cambridge.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons of Chelsea. A Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Whidden Memorial Hospital Patient Care Fund, 103 Garland St., Everett or School Scholarships for L’Asile Haiti C/O 59 Nichols St., Chelsea.   Condolences may be expressed at

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