Obituaries 02-03-2011

February 4, 2011
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Paul Bassett

Of Lawrence, formerly of Charlestown

Paul F. Bassett of Lawrence, formerly of Charlestown, died on Jan. 27.

He was a US Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a retired 45 year employee of Brockway-Smith Co., Andover.

He was the beloved husband of Roberta (Hoellrich) Bassett; devoted father of Paul F. Bassett Jr., Christine Ronca, Michael Bassett, Jennifer Coppolino, Michael Ouellette, and the late Daniel Bassett; grandfather of Joseph Ronca, Paul F. Bassett III, Alyssa Ronca, Emma Bassett, Gianna Bassett, and Jack Coppolino; brother of Rita and her husband, Albert Del Dotto, and Charles and his wife, Joyce Bassett, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.

Francis X. Norton

Charlestown resident

Francis X. Norton of Charlestown died on Jan. 26.

A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of Cheryl M. Aucoin-Norton; devoted father of Mark Norton and his wife, Julie, of Melrose, Gregg Norton of Wilmington and the late Keith Norton; brother of Mary Carroll and her husband, Jack, of Danvers and the late Claire Healy; grandfather of Francis X. II, Patrick, Taylor and Anna Norton.

Visiting hours and funeral will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown.

Agnes Griffin

Of Everett, formerly of Charlestown

Agnes C. Griffin of Everett, formerly of Charlestown, died on Jan. 23.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Andrew and Bridget “Agnes” (Foley) Griffin; devoted cousin of John Griffin of Connecticut; loving friend of Claire Wagstaff of Everett, Dennis Costin of South Boston and the late Margaret Costin.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Peter Demarkis

Woburn resident

Peter W. “Pete” Demarkis of Woburn died Jan. 26.

He was the dear brother of Arthur Demarkis and the late Christopher, James, and George Demarkis; cherished uncle of Janice Barch of Andover, Linda Cailler of Tewksbury, Lillian Favreau of North Reading, Susan Seaver of Fort Myers, FL, Sandra Mawn of Chester Springs, PA, John Demarkis, William Demarkis, both of Methuen, Lisa Demarkis of Charlestown, and the late William Demarkis. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral was held at the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, Woburn. Burial was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Demarkis’ memory to the Annunication of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801. (Obituary and guest book www.lynch-cantillon.com).

Philip Coleman

Charlestown resident

Philip E. Coleman of Charlestown died on January 25.

He was the beloved husband of Mary G. (Allwood); devoted father of Philip (BPD) and his wife, Jennifer Coleman, Shane and Brendan Coleman; brother of Francis Coleman, Jr, Kevin Coleman, Mary Busa,Robert Coleman and Daniel Coleman (BPD); grandfather of Philip, Madison, Liam and Molly Coleman.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Dina DeAngelo

Charlestown resident

Dina M. DeAngelo of Charlestown died unexpectedly on Jan. 22. She was 47 years old.

She was the devoted mother of Nicole Giglio of Everett and Anthony Giglio of Medford; loving Grandma to Eric A. Mazzio; beloved sister of Diane Hansen of Woburn, Darlene Shaheen and David Farrell, both of South Carolina, Josie McLaughlin of Saugus, Vincent, Susan and Joseph DeAngelo, all of Charlestown, and the late Ronald Farrell. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by The Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. For obituary and online condolences: www.carrfuneral.com.

Emily ‘Dolly’ Cofran

Arlington resident

Emily A. “Dolly” (Justice) Cofran of Arlington died on January 26.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert M. Cofran; dear mother of Janice A. Weber and her late husband, David, of Arlington and Mark Cofran and his wife, Carolyn, of Lowell, Maine; loving grandmother of eight and great grandmother of 16; sister of James Justice of Union, Maine and the late David III and Donald Justice. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the DeVito-O’Donnell Funeral Home, Arlington. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.. In lieu of flowers, donations to The First Baptist Church, 819 Mass Avenue, Arlington, or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. www.devitofuneralhomes.com.

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Lorena Georgianna DiFelice

Relished Charlestown’s way of life

Lorena “Rena” Georgianna (Wood) DiFelice of Burlington and St. Pete Beach, FL, formerly of Charlestown and Cambridge, died on Jan. 25.

Born in Portland, Maine, she was one of 10 children born to the late Charles and Mildred Wood. She lived in Portland until she was 16 years old when her family  moved to Massachusetts and she lived in Cambridge and Charlestown. She relished Charlestown’s way of life, but as her family was growing she and her husband, Andy, decided to move to the suburb of Burlington to raise their family.

She was the beloved wife of Cesideo “Andy”; loving mother of C. Andrew, Jr. and his wife, Marie, of Tewksbury, Charles W. and his wife, Denise, of Lehigh Acres, FL, Robert and his wife, Allison, of Tewksbury and Lorena “Renie” Morneweck and her husband, Richard, of Burlington; sister of Eleanor Applegate of Oregon, Linda Wells of Kentucky, Kay Speed of Florida, Shirley Walley of Florida, Phyllis Sakay of Maine and the late Brenda Rundatz, Mary Ellen Phillips, Mildred Ramond, and Charles Wood. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Memorials in her name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements were under the direction of the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, Burlington. For obituary and online guestbook, see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net & www.saintmargaretschurch.net.

Theresa Sandra “Sandy” Chase

Charlestown resident

Theresa Sandra “Sandy” Chase died on Jan. 24, she was 65 years old.

Beloved daughter of the late Thomas P. and Bridget M. Hall of Charlestown.

She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard C. Chase.

Devoted sister of the late Thomas P. Hall and his wife Arlene, James J. Hall, Richard J. Hall and his wife Caroline, Mark A. and his wife Frances), Francis N. Hall and his wife Ellie , Kenneth J. Hall and Margaret B. Lavigueur

Caring mother of Theresa S.  and her husband Scott Wright, Bernard C. Chase and his wife Christine, Frances M. and her fiancé Mark Copson, Margaret J. and her husband Kenneth Trapp.

Loving and caring grandmother “Nana” of Brittney M. Pritchard and her fiancé Bryan Paquette and 13 other grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. For obituary and online condolences, www.carrfuneral.com.