Obituaries 11-24-2010

Joseph Steen

Wilmington resident

Joseph M. Steen of Wilmington, died peacefully on Nov. 19 with his family at his side. He was 76 years old.

A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired Inspector for Elevator Construction Local 4 in Boston; Commander of American Legion Post 136 in Wilmington, Past Commander of Middlesex County, Dept. of Massachusetts, and National Sergeant at Arms. Past Grand Knight of the Fr. Croke Council Knights of Columbus in Wilmington.

He was the beloved husband of 53 years of Nancy J. (Wrenn) Steen; devoted father of Deborah A. Stygles and her husband, Joseph, Joseph P. Steen, Richard R. Steen, Nancy J. Steen and her partner, Tony Carvalho, Robert C. Steen and his wife, Terry, Mary Ellen Deschenes and her husband, Daniel, all of Wilmington, and Karen M. Lucier and her husband Ret. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Lucier of Nebraska; loving “Papa” of 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; cherished son of the late Raymond and Catherine (Foley) Steen; dear brother of Rev. Raymond A. Steen O.M.I. and Patricia Steen both of Abington, Russell Steen and his wife, Ann, of Weymouth, Jackie Surrette of Texas, and Ruth Norton and her husband, Larry, of Quincy; son-in-law of the late Daniel and Mary Wrenn; brother-in-law of Mary Ellen Howell, Barbara Marsden, Johnny and Linda Wrenn, all of Charlestown, Danny and Cindy Wrenn of Medford, and the late Carol Wrenn, Joe and Jane Wrenn, Don Howell, Jack Marsden, and Terry Wrenn. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington today, Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 8:45 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in his name may be made to Local Heroes Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.


Deborah Bernard

Bunker Hill Community College Staff Associate

Deborah A. “Debby” (Osgood) Bernard of Everett died on Nov. 14.

Mrs. Bernard was a 20 plus year staff associate at Bunker Hill Community College.

She was the beloved wife of Richard J.; mother of Michael O. of Somerville and Meredith A. of Revere, formerly of Everett and the sister of Charles A. Jr. “Mister Osgood.”

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Bernard’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


Thomas Carr

Pine Street Inn Purchasing Agent

Thomas J. Carr of Randolph, formerly of Dorchester, died on Nov. 15.

Purchasing agent at the Pine Street Inn, he was the devoted son of the late Paul J. and Sally (Kelly) Carr; brother of Virginia M. Carr of Dorchester, Lawrence E. Carr of Boston, Michael J. Carr of Charlestown, Peter H. Carr of Revere and the late Paul J. Carr, Jr. He is also survived by his nephews, Bernard Wilson, III of Holbrook, Richard Wilson of Wayland and John M. Pagnotta of California.

Funeral arrangements were by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, Milton.


John Mongiello

Florida resident

John N. Mongiello of Naples, Florida, formerly of Winchester, died on Nov. 11. He was 92 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the loving husband of the late Frances (Cardinale) Mongiello; devoted father of James Mongiello of Naples, FL., John Mongiello, Jr. of Wellesley and Frances (Mongiello) Buck of Lee, N.H. ; cherished grandfather of six and great grandfather of five; dear brother of Alba McElroy of Charlestown and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Lane Funeral Home, Winchester. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Donations may be made in his memory to: The Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472-2782. For on line condolences, please visit

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