Obituaries 05.05.2011

May 5, 2011
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Ann Silva

Charlestown resident

Ann M. (Carpenter) Silva of Charlestown died  peacefully at home on April 27 surrounded by her family. She was 65 years old.

The beloved wife of Joseph Silva, she was the loving mother of Joey Silva and his wife, Vanessa, of Woburn, and Chris Silva of Charlestown; sister of Jackie Carpenter of Dorchester, Elizabeth “Betty” Gathers of Spencer, and the late Tiny, Angie, Diane and Suzy. She is also survived by her grandchildren Joey and Jaiden Silva, and many nieces and nephews.

Services were private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to MGH Cancer Center, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. To send a message of condolence or to sign the guest book, visit:  www.mackinnonfuneral.com.

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Mary Harris

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Charlestown

Mary (Hayes) Harris of Seabrook, NH, formerly of Charlestown, died on April 28. She was 61 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Bruce T., loving mother of TinaMarie Hamilton of Charlestown, Virginia Hamilton of Hampton, NH, sister of Joseph M. of Chelsea, John F. of Charlestown, Daniel J. and Edith M., both of Watertown, Jeanmarie Randolph of Boston and daughter of the late Joseph J. and Mary L. (Russell) Hayes. She is also survived by two grandchildren, EmmaKate and Abigail Rose, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton, NH.Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 249 Canal St, Manchester, NH 03101. www.RemickGendron.com.

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Thomas Gray

Bradford resident

Thomas F. Gray of Bradford died April 26. He was 39 years old.

He was the loving husband of India (Lane) Gray, cherished father of Lucien T. and Atticus C. Gray, dear son of James P. and Mary M. (Fitzgerald) Gray of Haverhill, brother of James P. Gray, Jr. and his wife, Courtney, of E. Hampstead, NH, and Jannine M. Fetty of Haverhill.

Funeral arrangements were by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, Haverhill. Burial was in the Linwood Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Gray Children Memorial Fund, c/o India Gray at the Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union, 2 Water St. Haverhill, MA 01830. To view his complete obituary, or to send a condolence, visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.

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Carol Ann Cundiff

Educator

Carol Ann Semonian Cundiff died at her home in Sarasota, Florida on April 4. She was 71 years old.

Born July 29, 1939, in Boston to James and Marian Semonian, she was raised in Charlestown with her sibling James ‘Skip’ Semonian. She attended Charlestown High School, graduating in 1957. She was the first member of her family to attend college, graduating in 1961 from Salem State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in Connecticut; however her sense of adventure led her to teach in Europe where she traveled extensively.

She married David Cundiff in 1965 at Sacred Heart Church in Lexington and, as a military wife, she continued to travel, living in Washington, D.C., California, Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, and Germany before settling back in Lexington to care for her mother.

She longed for warm weather and sunshine and moved to Sarasota, Florida in 1994. The beautiful beaches and pristine sand of the Sarasota Keys were her paradise. She was never happier than when on the beach soaking in the sun with her friends or family often playing a game of Scrabble. She will be especially remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, joyous laugh, and her uncanny ability to make everyone around her feel as though they had their own personal fan club.

She is survived by her children, Stacey Coursey of Carrollton, TX, Dr. Jason Cundiff, M.D. of Yakima, WA, Dr. Paige Cundiff, Ph.D. of New York City, NY, and her granddaughter, Hannah.

Services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 6th, at Westview Cemetery, 520 Bedford Street, Lexington. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service and the reception at Cafe Escadrille, 26 Cambridge Street, Burlington, immediately following  from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to Tidewell Hospice, 1751 Mound Street, Sarasota, Florida, 34236. She will be missed dearly.

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Rosalie Hamilton

Winthrop resident

Rosalie A. (Colman) Hamilton of Winthrop, formerly of Charlestown, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on April 24. She was 72 years old.

A member of the Winthrop Emblem Club 15, prior to her retirement, she worked for Cable Systems in Everett as a solderer for military defense contracts.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Hamilton Jr. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Arline (Harris) Riley-Dwyer; devoted mother of Robert E. Hamilton III, Karen A. Gallo and her husband, David, and the late William P. Hamilton and his late wife, Catherine F. (Dumas), all of Winthrop; adored grandmother of Patrick and Kyle Hamilton and Shauna and David Gallo; cherished great-grandmother of Kylee Hamilton and is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Assn. 460 Totten Pond Rd, Suite 400, Waltham, MA, 02451. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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James Devlin

Member of several organizations

James C. Devlin, Jr. of Charlestown died on April 24 surrounded by his loving family. He was 87 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Bunker Hill Council 62 K of C, the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association and the James W. Conway Post 26 A/L.

He was the beloved husband of Mary (McLaughlin) Devlin for 61 years; loving father of Mary Hafey and her husband, William, of Derry, N.H., James C. Devlin, III and his wife, Rita, of Wollaston, Donna Devlin and her companion, Elliott Smith, of Winthrop; grandfather of Christine Randall, William Scott Hafey, James, Rose, Patrick and Christopher Devlin; great grandfather of Colin and Connor Randall and Benjamin Kai Hafey; brother of the late Denis, Michael and Joseph Devlin; uncle of Dennis Devlin and his companion, Shannon Hickey, and many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club, 15 Green St., Charlestown, Ma. 02129.