Obituaries 12-29-2011

Irene Smith

Charlestown Resident

Irene V. (Hughes) Smith of Charlestown, formerly of the West End, died on December 19.

She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Smith; devoted mother of Irene Mahan and her husband, Edward of Charlestown, Thomas F. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Constance of Burlington, William R. Smith (Ret. BPD) and his wife, Helen of Weymouth, Robert H. Smith and his wife, Judith of Melrose, Claire M. Smith and Dorothea A. Jacob, both of Charlestown, Maureen E. Kane and her husband, William of Medford, Kathleen M. Swales and her late husband, Edward, Kevin L. Smith and his wife, Lynne, all of Charlestown, and the late Brian Smith. She was the sister of the late Matthew, Lawrence, William Paul Hughes and Dorothy Akerley and is also survived by 36 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

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

Violet Peters

Rockport Resident

Violet Peters of Rockport died on December 16.

She was the daughter of the late Peter and Annie Anastas; sister of the late Helen Cohen, Anne, Sophie and Mary Peters; aunt of Monever and her husband, Norm Chambers of Boxford., Carol and her husband, Marc Perelman of Charlestown and Bruce Peters and his wife, Marianne of Rockport. She is also survived by many loving great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cota-Struzziero Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Ellen Falletti

Active in Charlestown Organizations

Ellen (Sullivan) Falletti of Charlestown died suddenly on December 14 in Florida due to trauma. She was 88 years old.

A founding member of The Charlestown Garden Club, she was a Lifetime Member of The Charlestown Historical Society, a member of The Old Charlestown Schoolgirls Association and The Daughters of Isabella #1

She was the beloved wife of the late John B. Falletti; devoted mother of Kathleen Falletti and her husband, Peter of Charlestown, John R. Falletti and his wife, Ruth of Winchester; loving grandmother of Tiffany Smith and her husband, Will, Tamela Higginson and her husband, Bobby, Tracy McKinney and her husband, Chad, John Thomas Benoit and Angelina Falletti; great-grandmother of Taylor, Tatum, Tia, Myles and Maxton; loving sister of George Sullivan of Charlestown, Josephine Jacob of Westwood, Jackie Sullivan of Florida and the late Eugene Sullivan and former mother-in-law and dear friend of Gerard Benoit.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. For Guest Book and Obituary visit

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