Obituaries 10-06-2010

William Moore

Peabody resident

William J. Moore of Peabody, formerly of Lynn, died recently. He was 90 years old.

He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Duggan) Moore; dear father of Daniel W. Moore of Peabody, Ellen and her husband, William McLaughlin, of Swampscott and Janet and her husband, John Williams, of Reading, and the late Col. James M. Moore; father-in-law of Amy Moore of Virginia. He also leaves six grandchildren, Michael and Kristen McLaughlin of Danvers, Patrick McLaughlin of Charlestown, Christopher and Laura Williams of Reading, Meghan and Sean Moore of Virginia and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Anna May Martin and Josephine Craven.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial donations may be made to the Col. James M. Moore Scholarship Fund, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 Att: Kristin Dodge. Visit for online obit or to sign condolences


Catherine Tracy

NE Tel & Tel and Xerox retiree

Catherine J. (Leonard) Tracy of Windham, NH, formerly of Charlestown, Arlington and Somerville, died on Sept. 25. She was 89 years old.

Mrs. Tracy worked for New England Telephone and the Xerox Corp.

The wife of the late Frank E. Tracy, she is survived by her daughter and son in law Karen A. and William Medeiros of Atkinson, NH; granddaughters Lynn Medeiros of Lee, MA and Kristen Murphy of Fremont, NH and great granddaughter Kaitlyn Murphy.

Funeral arrangements were by Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, Plaistow, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mealey’s Meals would be appreciated.


Ann Bannister

Of Rockland, formerly of Charlestown

Ann E. (Ezekiel) Bannister of Rockland, formerly of Norwell, Somerville and Charlestown, died Oct. at Radius Health Care in Quincy. She was 93 years old.

The daughter of the late Peter and Anna (O’Flynn) Ezekiel, she was born in Boston, August 1917 and raised and educated in Charlestown. Mrs. Bannister enjoyed bingo, reading, crossword puzzles and knitting.

She was the beloved wife of the late William D. Bannister; devoted mother of Karen A. Farraher of Marshfield, William P. Bannister of York, ME, Thomas F. Bannister of Arlington and Dr. Brendan D. Bannister of Melrose; beloved sister of Fred Ezekial of New Hampshire and Mary Bowen of Arizona; loving grandmother of 13 and loving great grandmother of 13.

Funeral arrangements were by the Sullivan Funeral Home, Hanover. Burial was in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. For online guest book visit


Katherine Moore

South Boston resident

Katherine A. Moore of South Boston died suddenly on Sept. 8.

She was the loving mother “ma” of John Moore of Hawaii, Danielle Farmer and her husband, Michael, of South Boston, Christine Leach of Rhode Island, Janet Santosuosso and her husband, Michael, of Abington, Tammy Moore of Charlestown and Thomas Moore and his life partner, Justin Lentini, of Revere; cherished sister of Wesley Niles and his wife, Pat, of Pennsylvania, Anita Parish of Georgia, Chester Niles and his wife, Sharon, of Pennsylvania and the late Janet McCormack, Pauline “Polly” Studley, Lawrence Nilesa and Fredrick “Bucky” Niles; loving nana of Brian, Matthew and Kristen Farmer, Amanda Kane Moore, Christian Leach, Alison and Rachel Santosuosso, Bryan and Serenity Moore. She was the special friend of Catherine Watts of South Boston and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Casper Funeral Home, South Boston. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Randolph. For online guestbook


Megan Kehew Baroni


Megan Kehew Baroni of 21 Allston Street, Charlestown died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on Sept. 7 from a sudden illness. She was 30 years old.

She was the loving and devoted wife of her soul mate, Roland Angelo Baroni III. The couple met in 1999 at the College of the Holy Cross, a place she held dear to her heart. When they met, Roland was struck by Megan’s beauty, intelligence, and passion for life. The couple married in 2005 and shared a deep and special bond that was immediately apparent to all those who had the privilege of enjoying their company. They shared many happy memories of traveling, laughing, and loving as they began to build their life together.

She was born in Hartford, CT on December 4, 1979, the loving daughter of Michael P. and Maura (Kelly) Kehew of Middletown, RI. She and her three younger sisters, Elizabeth Kehew of Newport, RI, Erin Kehew of Boston and Brenna Kehew of Washington, DC were raised in Middletown, R.I. As the eldest, Mrs. Baroni provided her sisters with ongoing wisdom and support. She helped mold the girls to become the women they are today, and as a devoted friend and mentor, she touched countless other lives.

She was a 1997 graduate of St. George’s High School where she began to develop a love of sailing and continued her love of learning. She became an avid sailor and was a proud member of the J24 Rolex Women’s International Keelboat Championship Team in 1999 in Newport. Mrs. Baroni earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from the College of the Holy Cross in 2001. She was active in the college community both during and after her time at Holy Cross. She served as class chair and participated in the Choir, an acapella group, and the sailing and rugby teams. She attended the Boston Architecture College where she would have graduated in 2011 with a Masters degree in Architecture. She worked as a project manager at LPBA Architects, Inc. of Boston for the past four years.

In addition to her husband, parents, and sisters, she is survived by her grandparents, Eileen (Mannion) Kelly of Glen Cove, NY, and Peter L. and Colette (Gendreau) Kehew of Portsmouth, RI, her in-laws Roland and Lisa (Kingsley) Baroni of Armonk, NY and her sister-in-law Melissa Baroni of Boston.

She will be remembered as a tenacious and fabulous young woman who accomplished in 30 years what the rest of us can only hope to achieve in a lifetime.

Funeral arrangements were by the Memorial Funeral Home, Newport, RI. Burial was at the St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown, RI. Donations in her memory may be made to the College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610 Attn: Development Office. Condolences and information at


Sally Kelly-Porter

Boston Public School teacher

Sally Kelly-Porter, a special needs teacher in the Boston Public School System, died at home on Oct. 2. She was 67 years old.

Raised and educated in Charlestown, she has lived in Hingham for 37 years. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Education at Regis College and her Masters Degree in Special Education at Simmons College.

She was the beloved wife of 40 years of David J. Porter; devoted mother of Brian K. Porter and his wife, Stefanie, of Rockland, Kevin K. Porter of Washington, DC, Stephen K. Porter of Boston and the late Mass. State Trooper Gregory K. Porter who was married to Jennifer of Hingham; proud grandmother of Gregory K., Jr., Emily A., Kelley D. and Tighe J. Porter; loving sister of Neil Kelly of Weymouth, John Kelly of Florida and the late Gerald and James Kelly.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, South Weymouth. Burial was at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hingham. Donations in her memory may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Attn. Advancement Office, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA. 02135-2800.

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