Obituaries 02-09-2012

Floyd Richardson

Of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown

Floyd A. Richardson of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown, died on February 5.

He was the beloved father of Delia Martin and her husband, John of Chelsea, Floyd Richardson, Jr. and his wife, Barbara McKenna of Somerville, Mark Richardson of Melrose, Cliff Richardson of Derry, NH, and the late Peter Richardson. He is also survived by several brothers and sisters, 10 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and  his faithful companion, his dog “Peanut.”

Funeral services will be private, and there are no calling hours. (Guest book at Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home (781) 933-0400

Sarah Taylor

Of Saugus, formerly of Charlestown

Sarah L. (Marsden) Taylor of Saugus, formerly of Melrose and Charlestown, died on February 3. She was 93 years old.

Born on July 16, 1918 in Charlestown, she was the daughter of the late John F. & Mary (Walsh) Marsden. She attended Charlestown Schools and spent her younger years in Charlestown.

She was the devoted wife of William Taylor, Jr. of Saugus; loving mother of Bernice Blasi and her husband, Paul of Winthrop, Judith Johnson and her husband, Tom of Florida, Jacalyn Ponsart and her husband, Michael of New Hampshire, William P. Taylor of Stoneham, and the late Janice Page Dunn and the late James Taylor. She was the cherished grandmother of 17, great-grandmother of 32, and great-great-grandmother of seven; the caring sister of Margaret Foley of N. Reading, Mary Collins of Somerville, and the late Estelle Feeney, John Marsden and Joseph Marsden.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. For obituary or to sign guestbook, please visit:

William Howell Piper

DuPont Retiree

William Howell of Winchester died peacefully in his sleep on February 2 after almost a decade living with Parkinson’s. He was 88 years old.

A sweet, kind, loving husband, father and grandfather, he leaves behind his wife of over 57 years, Rose Mary (Smith) Howell, originally of Staten Island, NY. They lived and raised their family outside of Wilmington, Delaware.

He worked for the DuPont Company from 1947 to 1989. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1947. During his time at the University, he left to serve in the US Army, and fought in World War II.

He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, to William Gibson Piper, of Tyrone, PA and Blanche Clowes (Howell), of Irwin, PA. His sister, Betty Piper Bliss Mitchell died in 2004. He is survived by his children and grandchildren: his daughter, Mary Beth Borré and her husband, Peter of Charlestown; his, son David Piper, daughter-in-law Lauren, granddaughters Marina and Julia and grandson Henry, of Thousand Oaks, California; daughter-in-law Leslie Piper and grandson Cullen of Newark, Delaware; and daughter, Claudia Piper and granddaughter, Abigail Pynchon, of Winchester. His son, Ned Piper of Newark, Delaware died in 2008.

His funeral service will be held Saturday, February 11 at 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Burlington, 335 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA 01803. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Presbyterian Church of Burlington. Arrangements are by the Nardone Funeral Home, 373 Main St., Watertown.

Herbert Sherrick

Maine Resident

Herbert Sherrick of Bangor, Maine, died recently.

He served in the US Army following World War II, worked as a security guard and in later years as a crossing guard.

He was born in Dedham on December 12, 1929 to Frank and Alva (Kennedy) Sherrick and is survived by his wife, Jean, of Florida, son Harold and his wife Lynne, of Van Nuys, California and grandchildren, Crystal and George Oullette of Bradford, Maine, with whom he made his home, Jordan Sherrick, and Justice Sherrick, and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Doris Shaw and her husband, Norman, of and his brother Robert Sherrick and his wife, Annie, of Milford, Connecticut.

He was predeceased by his identical twin, Harold Joseph, who died at eight months old. He was also the brother of the late Frank and Howard Sherrick,

Norma Borgeson and Alva Sherrick.

A celebration of his life will be held at the First Church of Charlestown (UCC), Green Street at 2 p.m. on February 11. All are welcome to attend.

Mary Guittarr

Charlestown Resident

Mary F. (Ridings) Guittarr of Charlestown died on February 1.

The beloved wife of the late Charles F. Guittarr (B.P.D), she was the devoted mother of Carol Ann Connors and her husband, James of Charlestown, Joanne Tucker and her husband, Sonny of Maryland, Charles “Chuck” Guittarr and his wife, Mary Ellen of Dedham and Kenneth Guittarr of Billerica; daughter of the late Alfred and Frances (Malanfy) Ridings; sister of Eleanor Murphy, Geraldine and Ronald Ridings, all of Charlestown and the late Alfred “Dinny”, Francis “Joe,” John, Robert, Richard Ridings and Dorothy Spinney. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Mary’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Mass. Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, Ma. 02472.

Rena Tripp

Of Virginia, formerly of Charlestown

Rena E. (Reffi) Tripp, born and raised in Charlestown, died on January 21 at Virginia Hospital Center.

The beloved wife of the late Paul R. Tripp, she was the loving mother of Paul C. and his wife, Patricia, Tripp; sister of Betty Hennessy, Frances Smith and Marci Reffi and is also survived by several nieces and nephews and her former daughter in law, Judy (David) McCallum.

Burial will be on April 26 at 11 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.

Ellen ‘Eileen’ Hunt

Of Lexington, formerly of Charlestown

Ellen F. “Eileen” (Jackson) Hunt of Lexington, formerly of Woburn and Charlestown, died on January 28.

The beloved wife of the late Bernard J. “Keffie” Hunt, she was the dear aunt of Thomas Hunt and his wife, Mary of Walpole and is also survived by two grandnephews, Daniel Hunt and his wife, Min and Stephen Hunt and his wife, Nancy, and two great-grandnephews, Maxwell and Benjamin Hunt as well as by several other nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown. Memorial donations may be made to St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, MA 01801. (Obituary and guest book at:

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