Obituaries 11-03-2011

Richard ’Richie’ O’Brien

Former Owner of Bunker Hill Insurance Agency

Richard S. “Richie” O’Brien of Charlestown died on October 29. He was 61 years old.

The former owner of Bunker Hill Insurance Agency, he was a member of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association, the Bunker Hill Council #62, K of C. and was an usher at St. Francis De Sales Church

He was the beloved husband of the late Sheila (Bird) O’Brien; devoted father of Kaylee O’Brien and Richard Evers, both of Charlestown; loving grandfather of Joseph S. Brown; beloved brother of Betty Magistro and her husband, Sal of New Hampshire, Mary Rose Landolfi and her husband, Paul of Brockton and Patricia O’Brien of North Carolina; loving uncle of several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Box 9376, Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook and obituary, visit

Vincenzo Iapicca

Of Charlestown, formerly of Orient Heights

Vincenzo C. Iapicca of Charlestown, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston and Mirabella Avelino, Italy, died on October 28.

He was the cherished son of the late Rocco and Linda (Capodanno) Iapicca; loving father of Linda Iapicca of East Boston; dear brother of Bernadina Scippa of South Yarmouth, Amalina Scippa of Revere, Rocco Iapicca of Reading and Pasquale Iapicca of Peabody and also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. For online guest book.

Earl Sherman

Charlestown resident

Earl D. Sherman of Charlestown died suddenly on October 27. He was the beloved son of the late Harry and Beatrice (Boullais) Sherman; brother of James Sherman and his wife, Katie of Everett, Richard Sherman and his wife, Karen of Pittsfield and the late Roger and Beatrice Sherman; uncle of Scott Sherman of Adams.

Burial was in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington, Vermont.

Josephine Hardin

Lifelong North End Resident

Josephine A. (Pizzano) Hardin, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North End, died on October 26. She was 85 years old.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Angelina (Bravacco) and Domenic Pizzano; cherished mother of Yolanda Hardin of Boston, Lillie Kunkel and her husband, Brad of Key Largo, Florida, and the late James Hardin; loving grandmother of Dannielle Wright of Atlanta, GA, Mark Hardin and his wife, Richelle of Dover, Jason Hardin and his companion, January Taylor of Malden, James Hardin of Boston, Shelly Oerman of York, PA, and the late Christopher Hardin; great grandmother of four. She was the caring sister of Camille Lucci of Medford and her late husband, Anthony, Phyllis Buccieri of Charlestown, Mary Sambucco and her husband, Frank of N. Andover and Yolanda Musto and her husband, Pat of Woburn. She is also survived by many loving nephews and nieces.

A prayer service was held at the Boston Harborside Home. Burial was at St. Michael Cemetery, Boston. Boston Harborside Home J.S. Waterman & Sons-Waring-Waterman

Joseph Hayes

Of Chelsea, formerly of Charlestown

Joseph M. Hayes of Chelsea, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 24.

A Vietnam veteran, he was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Mary (Russell) Hayes; brother of John Hayes of Charlestown, Daniel and Dee Hayes, both of Watertown, Jean Marie Hayes of Charlestown and the late Mary Harris of Seabrook, N.H.

Funeral arrangements were the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, CharlestownIn lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 51454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.

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