Obituaries 10-04-2012

Marguerite Bornstein

Longtime employee of Former Sharaf’s Restaurant in the Back Bay

Marguerite M. Bornstein died on September 25 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham, comforted by family and friends, her daughter, Mary and friend, Pat Christie, were by her side. She was 85 years old.

Marguerite was born in Charlestown on August 10, 1927, the daughter of John and Margaret McTighe. She was educated in Boston Schools and her quick wit and compassionate nature found many friends throughout the Foxborough community where she has lived for over 25. She worked for many years at the former Sharaf’s Restaurant, Back Bay in Boston and was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Foxborough. In addition to volunteer work at the Wrentham Developmental Center, she was an avid reader of three daily newspapers and crime fictions and a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her brother, John McTighe and her husband, Frederick Bornstein and is survived by her daughter, Mary Michaels and her husband, Lloyd of Meadville, Pennsylvania and their son, Jack Michaels, who resides with his wife, Emily and their children, Callie and Tyler in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada.

Private services were entrusted to the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, Foxborough. Memorial donations may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115. To light a candle in her memory, please visit the funeral home web site at

Phyllis Senna

Past President of Bunker Hill Task Force

Phyllis I. Senna of Charlestown died on September 28.

Phyllis lived in the West End of Boston and moved to Charlestown as a result of urban renewal. She arrived a single woman and raised four children in the Bunker Hill Housing projects where she resided for 55 years. She was very active in politics working the polls each year until she was well into her eighties. She was the past President of the Bunker Hill Task Force where she took great pride in helping people in her community.

She was lovingly known as “Noni” and her warm smile and greetings which she gave in many languages will be missed by all

She was the beloved daughter of the late Frank and Rosina (Cianna) DeAngelis; beloved mother of George Senna, Rosemarie Greatorex and her husband, Bob, Judy Kerrigan and her husband, Bob, and the late Kathleen Antonelli and her living husband, Joe; sister of Antoinette Giordano and the late Louis, Rocco, and Noel DeAngelis. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was the dear friend and confidante of her sister in law Sarah DeAngelis and gardening companion of Bob Kelley of Charlestown.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in her name may be made to Anthony’s Dream, POBOX 290884, Charlestown, MA 02129.

Ralph ‘Vin’ Gray

Lincoln Labs Retiree

Ralph V. “Vin” Gray of Everett died on September 25.

Mr. Gray retired from MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington and was a US Army veteran of World War II.

He was the beloved husband of the late Beverly (Magnus); loving father of Robin Perry and her husband, Robert of Everett, Rosalyn Gray Perkins and her husband, Gregory of Charlestown and Ralph Gray and his wife, Robin of Newfields, NH; dear grandfather of Laura Perry, Joshua Perry, Jeffrey Perkins, Matthew Perkins, Kimberly Gray, Courtney Gray, Nathan Gray, Morgan Gray and Katelyn Gray. Please join the family in a celebration of his life on Thursday, October 4 at 4 p.m. at the First United Parish, 460 Broadway, Everett. A period of visitation will be held at the First United Parish on Thursday afternoon from 2 to 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire, 109 North State Street, Suite 2, Concord NH 03301.

Francis Farrell

Retired Firefighter

Francis A. Farrell of Charlestown died on September 30.

A Retired Firefighter Ladder #21, East Boston, City of Boston and a member of the Halligan and Cronin Clubs, he was the beloved spouse of Ce Ce (Benoit) Emerson of Charlestown, the devoted father of Mary Beth Lovejoy of Charlestown, Jill O’Brien and her husband, Rob of Wakefield and Laurie Farrell of Charlestown; Pa of Brendan and Bridget Lovejoy and Adriana Farrell, all of Charlestown and Maeve O’Brien of Wakefield and the late Eamon O’Brien; brother of Thomas Farrell of Connecticut, Joseph Farrell of Florida, William Farrell of Quincy and Mary Desilets of Florida.

His Funeral will be held from the John J. Sawyer Funeral Home, 329 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown today, Thursday, October 4 at 9:10 a. m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Francis de Sales Church at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice Care, Inc., 100 Sylvan Rd., Woburn, MA 01801.

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