Obituaries 04-20-2011

April 21, 2011
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Mario R. Tognarelli

Lifelong Charlestown resident

Mario  R. Tognarelli, lifelong Charlestown Townie died on April 19, after a long illness.

He was son of the late Romano and Flavia (Matelli) Tognarelli, beloved Husband of 46 years to Florence E. (Dunbar) Tognarelli. Loving Father of Michael R.”Toggy” Tognarelli of Charlestown and the late Joseph A. Tognarelli. Brother of the late Velma DeRose. Cousin of George Matelli of Winchester, Mary Williamson of Somerville and Roberta Matelli of CA.

Mario was a graduate of the Charlestown High School Electrical Program.  Mario opened The Town Electric company in 1975. He was a 55-year member of the Knights of Columbus Council #62 Charlestown. He was a late member of the Meca and American Welding Society.

Funeral arrangements are by Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, 322 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown, Thursday, April 28, at 9:10 a.m.

Funeral Mass will be at St. Francis de Sales Church, at 10 a.m.

Relatives and friends invited, visiting hours Tuesday April 26, and Wednesday April 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Donations in Mario’s memory may be made to The Boston Sparks Association Inc.

Acknowledgements to the family made be made at www.murphyturnbull.com.

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David Honohan

Retired Boston Herald Pressman

David A. Honohan of Charlestown died suddenly on April 15. He was 60 years old.

A retired 31 year employee of the Boston Herald Newspaper and a member of the Pressman’s Union Local 3, he was the beloved son of the late Andrew J. and Winifred A. (Durant) Honohan; devoted brother of Marie A. LaBella and her husband, John, of Saugus and James Honohan and his wife, Michele, of Revere; loving uncle of Andrew and Jamie Honohan and his grandnephew, Andrew Honohan Jr.; loving companion of Mary Lou White and her daughters, Bernadette Connors and Melinda White and Papa to Chris and Bree.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to The Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For obituary and online condolences, please visit www.carrfuneral.com.

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Lillian Boutilier

First Mayor of Charlestown in 1984

Lillian M. “Lil” (Welch) Boutilier of Charlestown died suddenly on April 12. She was 85 years old.

“Lil” was First Mayor of Charlestown in 1984, a member of Ladies-Auxiliary Post 26, American Legion, the Charlestown Schoolgirls Association and the Bunker Hill Irish Heritage Society.

The beloved wife of the late Leonard G. Boutilier, she was the devoted mother of Lillian King of Weymouth, Leonard Boutilier of Charlestown, Lorraine Pacini of Malden, Lori Buckley of Londonderry, N.H. and Christina Boutilier of Manchester, N.H.; loving grandmother of eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; beloved sister of John Welch, Theresa Lang, Joseph, Ned and Pat Welch and the late Mildred Wall, Richard, Michael and Leo Welch.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. Malden. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in to The Golden Age Senior Center, 382 Main St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For obituary and online condolences please visit www.carrfuneral.com.

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John ‘Jack’ Sheehan

Member of Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus

John P. “Jack” Sheehan of Charlestown died suddenly on April 11. He was 71 years old.

He was a US Marine Corps veteran and a member of Bunker Hill Council 62, K. of C.

He was the beloved husband of 48 years to Mary A. (McCormick) Sheehan; devoted father of Sheila Greene and her husband, Joe, of Melrose, John Sheehan and his wife, Liliana, of Florida and James Sheehan and his wife, Kerri, of Charlestown; loving grandfather of Melissa Sheehan; beloved bother of Francis Sheehan and his wife, Joanne, of Scituate, Paul Sheehan and his late wife, Evelyn, of Somerville and Sheila McGonagle of Charlestown.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, 15 Green St. Charlestown, MA. 02129. For obituary and online condolences, please visit www.carrfuneral.com.

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Theresa ’Lois’ McLaughlin

Charlestown resident

Theresa “Lois” (Caldwell) McLaughlin of Charlestown died on April 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late John E. “Squeaky” McLaughlin; loving mother of John and his wife, Sandra, of Reading, Mandy Simmons and her husband, Robert, of Peabody and Timothy and his wife, Jillian, of Revere; dear sister of Ralph Caldwell and Catherine Shea, both of Charlestown and is also survived by her grandchildren, Annie, Katie, Jaden, Samantha, Marissa, Ava, Peyton, Raymond and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice. www.murphyturnbull.com.