Obituaries 01-17-2013

January 17, 2013
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Edward T. and Eleanor M. McFarland

Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday

Edward T. McFarland of Revere died after a long illness at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose on July 23, 2012. His dear wife of 69 years, Eleanor M. (Valiante) McFarland, also of Revere and also a resident of Annemark Nursing Home in Revere, where they both had been living (she was unaware of his passing) died at Annemark Nursing Home on November 23, 2012, exactly four months later, peacefully and quietly.

Mr. McFarland was born in Framingham, raised in Charlestown and attended Charlestown Schools. Most of his working career was spent as a policeman with the former Boston and Maine (B&M Railroad) for more than 45 years. He also worked as a maintenance supervisor for the MBTA until retiring in 1985.

Mrs. McFarland was born in Boston, raised in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1940. For many years, she worked for the Somerville Hospital as a Patients’ Advocate and Adjucator. She was a long time member of the Guild at the Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain.

Mr. and Mrs. McFarland lived in Somerville for most of their lives until coming to Revere 15 years ago in 1998.

They were the beloved and devoted parents of Lorna M. McFarland of Hudson, Florida and Lynne M. McFarland-Robison and her husband, David V. Robison of Revere; the cherished grandparents of Edward M. Piscopo of Manchester, NH, David M. Piscopo and his wife, Priscilla of Salem, NH and the dear great grandparents of Brittany D. and Miranda L. Piscopo of Manchester, NH and Jessica L. and Angela Piscopo of Salem, NH. Mrs. McFarland was the dear sister of Constance Rando of Wilmington. Mr. McFarland was the brother of the late Henry McFarland and Margaret Bartera. They are also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend their Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere followed by entombment at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel Building in the Narcissus Room. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38148-0142. Arrangements are in the care of Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere –www.vertuccioandsmith.com