Obituaries 06-23-2011

Francis Saccardo

Retired Mass. State Court House Officer

Francis J. Saccardo of Hampton, N.H, formerly of Charlestown, died recently. He was 80 years old.

A US Army veteran of The Korean War, he was a member of The Conway/Bunker Hill Post 26 American Legion, Bunker Hill Council 62 Knights of Columbus and a retired Commonwealth of Mass. State House Court Officer.

He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Sevier) Saccardo; loving grandfather of Stephanie Saccardo and James Saccardo, both of Charlestown; beloved father-in-law of Grace Saccardo of Charlestown.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to The N.E. Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. For guestbook and obituary, visit

Edward Devlin

Retired Fire Alarm Operator

Edward J. Devlin of Charlestown died on June 15 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A retired fire alarm operator for 17 years for the Brookline Fire department and three years for the Fire and Police departments, after retirement he worked for the Boston College security force. He was a member of Teamsters Local 25 and the Brookline Lodge of Elks 886.

He was the beloved husband of Virginia E. “Ginny” (Wass) Devlin; loving father of Bonnie Stackpole of East Boston, Marguerite Desko of California, Paul Desko U.S.N. of Virginia; brother of Janet McDermott of Billerica, Clayre Quick of California and the late Richard F. “Dick” Devlin Jr. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the grandfather of Kerri Donovan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at St. Josephs Cemetery, West Roxbury. Acknowledgements to the family at:

Thomas Hughes

Of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown

Thomas J. Hughes of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown, died on June 13.

A member of the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, he was the beloved husband of Catherine (Cosgrove) Hughes; son of Roger Hughes of Charlestown and the late Mariesther (Fitzpatrick) Hughes; loving father of Colleen, Patrick, Kevin and Connor Hughes, all of Somerville; brother of Roger Jr. of Norwell, Joseph Hughes of Weston, FL and the late Maureen Hughes.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, (Powder House Sq.)  Somerville. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney St. Boston, MA 02115-6084. For more information please visit

John Jones


John B. Jones of Brooksby Village, Peabody, formerly of Danvers and Charlestown, died June 13 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 71 years old.

The beloved husband of Phyllis (Penley) Jones, he was born in Boston, the son of the late John B. and Evelyn (Bowler) Jones. He was raised and educated in Charlestown and was a graduate of Dom Bosco High School and the School at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. An honorably discharged veteran, Mr. Jones served his country as a member of the United States Airforce.

Mr. Jones had been employed by the General Electric Company as a draftsman for 15 years. More recently, he was the current co-proprietor of the Fine Arts of Rockport Gallery. A talented and passionate artist who shared his love of watercolors with others through his home studio, The Jack Jones Studio on Maple Street in Danvers, where he taught many the fine art of painting. His marine art is well known throughout the north shore for its beauty.

His true passion in life was his art. He and his beloved wife traveled to many different parts of the United States and Europe to paint. An accomplished artist, he was a recipient of the Copley Artist Status, the Giumbacher Gold Medal and the Hudson Valley Gold Medal Award.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by Mrs. Jones’ son Warren E. Lapham of Durham, NC, his granddaughter, Erin Leigh Lapham of Chicago, IL, and his aunt, Frances Connor of Quincy and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral services will be held at a time to be announced. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte 62) Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Brooksby Village Benevolent Fund at Brooksby Village, 101 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA 01960. For more information: O’Donnell Funeral, Cremation & Memorial Service Danvers and Salem 978-774-6600

Catherine ‘Kay’ Dunne

N.E. Tel & Tel retiree

Catherine M. “Kay” Dunne of Charlestown died suddenly on June 12. She was 89 years old.

A retired operator for N.E. Tel & Tel Company and a member of The Telephone Pioneers of America, she was the beloved sister of the late Theresa Curran and Julia Lydon; the devoted aunt of Margie Drummey, Theresa Woodhouse, Maureen Celata and Jim Curran; loving grand aunt of 15 grandnieces, grandnephews and one great-great nephew.

Funeral arrangements were by The Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holyhood Cemetery. Brookline. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial donations in her name to: The Alzheimer’s Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, Ma. 02472. For obituary and Guest Book visit:

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