Obituaries 07-28-2011

Donna Hartung

Retired Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff

Donna M. (Hennessey) Hartung of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died on July 24. She was 63 years old.

Born in Somerville on August 4, 1947 to the late Joseph and Frances (Cunha) Hennessey, she grew up in Charlestown where she attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1968. She furthered her education at Bunker Hill Community College and Suffolk University and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She began working for The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department in 1991 as a Deputy Sheriff. She retired in 2009 after 18 years of service. She was also the first woman member of the Revere Police Auxillary.

The beloved wife of 28 years to Lady June Baker, she was the devoted mother of Janet Hartung of Revere, Tricia Avery of Woburn and Mark Luiso of Everett; loving Nana “D” to Eric, Kaileen, Adam, Devon and Anthony; beloved sister of Tom Hennessey (Ret. B.P.D.) and Jack Hennessey, both of Everett, and Mike Hennessey of Malden. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral on Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Francis De Sales Church, Charlestown, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. For obituary, directions and online condolences, please

Nancy Cotter

Teacher for Department of Defense School System

Nancy M. Cotter of Naples, Florida, formerly of Needham, died on July 14. She was 71 years old.

Born in Needham and a graduate of Boston College, she was a teacher for 10 years. She taught special needs and regular students from elementary through college level. She moved into administration at the elementary level and remained there for 20 years. During this period she worked for the Department of Defense School System and this enabled her to travel the world. Upon her retirement from DOD in Naples, Italy, she moved to Naples, FL. She was a communicant at St. William Catholic Church and a Secular Franciscan.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert G. Curry; daughter of the late John E. Cotter, Deputy Fire Chief, Town of Needham and Catherine (Doran) Cotter; sister of Jack E. Cotter of Charlestown, Mary Ellen Howarth of Ashland, Allie E. Robey of Needham, Catherine Smith of Danville, NH and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Needham. Burial was in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105. For guestbook:

William Sheehan, Jr.

Charlestown resident

William J. Sheehan, Jr. of Charlestown died suddenly on July 16.

He was the beloved son of Joan (Mirdik) and the late William J. “Rebel” Sheehan, Sr.; loving brother of Jacqueline, Kevin and Scott Sheehan, all of Charlestown, and Shelly Lucchesi of Wilmington, and the late Andrew Sheehan; loving and devoted father of Kylie and Rori Sheehan and is also survived by nieces and nephews, Caitlin Durette, Paige Lucchesi, William Durette and Andrew Howell. He was the grandson of the late Andrew and Josephine (Crowley) Mirdik and James “Shiner” and Palmira (Toranto) Sheehan.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Margaret Coyne

Member of the Old Charlestown Schoolgirls Association 

Margaret M. (Tagen) Coyne of Charlestown, formerly of Malden and Burlington, died on July 18. She was 89 years old.

A Womens Army Corps veteran of World War II, she was a member of The Old Charlestown Schoolgirls Association.

She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas P. Coyne; devoted mother of Margaret M. Crowley and her husband, David of Melrose, Thomas P. Coyne Jr. and his wife, Susan of Wilmington, Stephen J. Coyne and his wife, Nancy L. of Methuen; beloved sister of the late Mary Yahnian, Frederick, Harry, Buddy, and Mickey Tagen; loving grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of eight.

Funeral arrangements were by Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial as at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial donations in her name to either The Childrens Miracle Network, 205 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 or to The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, 15 Green St., Charlestown, MA 02129. For guestbook and obituary,

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