Obituaries 12-06-2012

Paul John Leone

Retired Master Pipe Fitter

Paul John Leone passed peacefully on November 30 after a courageous battle with cancer. He fought a hard fight and never gave up. Paul was in the care of the kind, understanding and attentive caretakers at the Spaulding Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in the North End of Boston. He was 84 years old.

A US Navy veteran who served on the USS Lioba and the USS Coney, he traveled to many parts of the world while in the Navy and loved to tell stories about his adventures. He worked for many years as a master pipefitter for Boston Woven Hose, Charlestown Navy Yard and Quincy Shipyard until his retirement. He loved the Boston Red Sox and was thrilled to see them win two World Series. He loved to play cards and enjoyed making model airplanes and battleships. He loved seeing the Tall Ships when they came to Boston and was a frequent visitor to The USS Constitution, Old Ironside.

He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Paris) Leone and is lovingly survived by his four daughters and their spouses, Susan and Edward Perkins of Newbury, Paulette and William Lang of Wakefield, Judith and George Wamboldt of Somerville and Rebecca and Luis Duarte, Sr. of Fall River. He was the proud grandfather of Paul Perkins, Jennifer Arseneau, Venessa Ward, Susan Caisse, George Wamboldt, Luis Duarte, Jr., Amy Comeau and Kimberly Faria. Loving great grandfather of Katherine, Penelope, Sean, Dante, Phoebe, Damian, Louis, 3rd, Ava and Mason. He also leaves his wife, Linda (Parquette) Leone and several step children and step grandchildren. He was born in Bridgeport, CT on October 25, 1928, the youngest child of the late Salvatore and Pasqualina (Silvagni) Leone and was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Brown-Flaherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Boston American Cancer Society, 125 South Huntington Ave., Boston,MA02130. For guestbook, please visit:

Irene Saunders

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Charlestown

Irene F. (Rumley) Saunders of Hampton, NH, formerly of Charlestown, passed away on November 25 surrounded by her family.

She was the wife of the late William V. Saunders and is survived by three daughters and one son; Mary Ann, who lived with her, Nancy and her husband, Peter B. Williams, and Joan and her former husband, Steven L. Pettengill, all of Newmarket, NH, and William and his wife, Kristine, of Danvers. She also leaves five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was born in Boston on March 8, 1925, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Moriarty) Rumley. She was predeceased by her first husband, James Cuddihy, two brothers, Robert and Thomas Rumley, and three sisters, Mary Patterson, Helen Brock, and Katherine Davis.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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Robert Davis

Of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown

Robert M. Davis of Somerville, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 1.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn (Airey); devoted father of Deneen Davis and Kim Davis, both of Charlestown, Patricia White and Roseann Milliken and her husband, Gary all of Somerville and Linda Ceruti of Natick; loving grandfather of 11 and great grandfather of six.

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

Edgar Bailey

Of Charlestown

Edgar R. Bailey of Charlestown died on November 21.

He was the husband of the late Ida (Durfee); father of Cheryl Hoyt, Linda Gangemi, Ralph, Kevin, David and Karen Bailey; brother of Clyde Bailey, Shirley Weston, June Bowring and Betty Small and is survived by 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren and one great, great, great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were by the Laughlin, Nichols & Pennacchio Funeral Home, Hyde Park.

William McLaughlin, Jr.

Of South Boston, formerly of Charlestown 

William E. McLaughlin, Jr. of So. Boston, formerly of Charlestown, died suddenly on November 23. He was 39 years old.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carr Funereal Home, Charlestown. More information:

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