Obituaries 11-10-2010

James Santos

Veteran of two wars

James A. Santos of Charlestown died on Oct. 31.

A retired employee of Freeman Decorating of Braintree, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

He was the beloved husband of Joanne M. (McNevin) Santos; devoted son of the late Sarah (Callahan) and Manuel Santos; beloved brother of the late Manuel Santos; brother-in-law of Judith Johnson of Charlestown and Margaret Smith and her husband, William, of Medford; loving uncle of several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. The family acknowledges with sincere gratitude and thanks, the staff members of The Mass. General Hospital. For guest book and obituary, visit

Nathaniel Mullins

NE Telephone retiree

Nathaniel T. Mullins, a 20 year resident of Wakefield and former 30 year resident of Everett, died on Nov. 2, at his daughter’s home in Lynnfield following a long illness. He was 85 years old.

Born in Boston on December 1, 1924 to the late Nathaniel N. and Mary T. (Conway) Mullins, he grew up in Charlestown where he attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from Boston Technical High School. He enlisted in the US Navy on December 13, 1943 and served his country during World War II. He was discharged on February 13, 1946 with the rank of Electronics Technician’s Mate Third Class. He worked for New England Telephone Company as a switchman and retired in 1999 after 55 years of service. He was a member of I.B.E.W. Local 2222. He also worked for more than 10 years as a Veterans Agent for the City of Everett.

He was the beloved husband of the late Anne Marie (McCauley) Mullins; the devoted father of Nathaniel T. “Tom” Mullins Jr. of Boston, Carol A. Gill and her husband Michael of Wakefield, Jill A. Montanile and her husband Robert of Lynnfield and John T. Mullins of New Hampshire; the loving grandfather of Katie, Sean, Tom, Olivia, Christina, Emma, Nathaniel, Kate and a newborn great-grandson; beloved brother of Leonard Mullins of Florida and brother-in-law of Maryellen Mullins of Danvers.

Funeral arrangements were by The Carr Funeral Home. Burial was in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to The Angel Fund for A.L.S., 649 Main St. Wakefield, Mass. 01880 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main St. Suite 104, Natick, Mass. 01760

Gertrude Grant

Charlestown resident

Gertrude M. (Finn) Grant of Charlestown died on Nov. 3.

She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Lorne Grant; devoted mother of Connie Garceau of Florida, Richard Grant and his wife, Connie, of New Hampshire, Geraldine Carrington and her husband, Robert, of Stoneham, Diane Grant of Charlestown and the late Steven Grant and Arthur Lorne Grant Jr.; loving grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of 11; beloved sister of Rita Ortalani, Helen Keene and Margaret Rose, all of Somerville, and Albert Finn of Billerica.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial donations to The Life Focus Center, One City Square, Charlestown, Mass. 02129. For Guest Book and obituary visit

Edward McMaster

Of Hanson, formerly of Charlestown

Edward A. McMaster of Hanson, formerly of Charlestown, died on Nov. 2. He was 55 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Linda L. (Komnenus) McMaster; devoted father of Robert of South Boston, Edward A. Jr. of Whitman, Brittney and Warren McMaster, both of Hanson; beloved brother of Michael of Brockton, Thomas and his wife, Kim, of Lynn and the late Daniel and Stephen McMaster; son-in-law of Lorraine Sainato of Charlestown, brother-in-law of Loren Hogan, Geraldine Sainato, Walter and Robert Komnenus and Margie Gould; dear friend of Claire and Joseph Tyler, Elizabeth and Wayne Princiotta, Joann and Mike Tobin and Eddie Mahan, also many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home Charlestown. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made: To The Benefit of Ed McMaster Sr., P.O. Box 239, Plympton, MA 02367. For obituary, and condolences,

Eleanor Mawhinney

Of Medford, formerly of Charlestown

Eleanor R. Mawhinney of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on Nov. 1.

The beloved daughter of the late Lewis and Annie (Murphy) Mawhinney, she was the sister of the late Joseph and Edmund Mawhinney, Gertrude Brown and Lillian Malone.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Roslindale.

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