Obituaries 02-14-2013

February 17, 2013
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Kathleen ‘Kay’ Doherty

Of Charlestown

Kathleen F. “Kay” Doherty of Charlestown died on February 7.

She was the devoted daughter of the late Mary (Burns) and Bernard Doherty; beloved sister of Joanne Doherty of Charlestown, Danny Doherty and his wife, Lilly of Saugus and the late Bernard, Tommy, and Johnny Doherty. She was also the sister of Nancy Ryan of Reedville, Mary Deery and Peggy Gillis of East Dennis, Barbara Hunter of New Hampshire, Hugh Doherty of Saugus and Roger Doherty of Charlestown. She was the cherished aunt of Lili Maltais, Katie Swales, Dano Doherty, Jacqueline Doherty and also leaves many more nieces and nephews and the dear friend of Sidney McComiskey of Charlestown.

Service will be private with a Memorial Mass at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Anthony’s Shrine, 100 Arch St. Boston, MA 02110. For acknowledgements and memories to the family go to: murphyturnbull.com

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Margaret ‘Penny’ Arroyo

Homemaker

Margaret E. “Penny” (Reid) Arroyo, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, passed into eternal life on December 31at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She was 65 years old.

Margaret was born in Boston on February 19, 1947, a daughter of the late Arthur Reid and Tillie A. (Comeau) Reid. She grew up in Charlestown where she attended the Boston Public School system. Margaret was a homemaker who dedicated herself to bringing up her children.

She was the devoted mother of Federico Arroyo and Patricia of Charlestown, Martina Arroyo and Patty of Charlestown, Louis Arroyo of Pennsylvania, Sonjia Arroyo of Lee, Fernando Arroyo and Katie of Charlestown, Dedeira Arroyo and Ky of Belmont, Artania Leonard and Michael of Charlestown and Anthony Bolger of Charlestown; the loving Nana Penny to 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and the beloved sister of Arthur Reid, Susan Durgin, Suzanne Mullen, Thomas Reid, Edward Reid, Sandra Ortiz, Michael Reid and the late Linda Alvarado. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held on January 4 in St. Francis De Sales Church. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com

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Mary Walsh

Past President of Bunker Hill Conway Post American Legion Ladies Auxiliary

Mary B. (Gunning) Walsh, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, passed into eternal life on January 7 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after an extended illness. She was 91 years old.

Mary was born in Boston on January 15, 1921, a daughter of the late John J. Gunning and Margaret F. (Harte) Gunning. She grew up in Charlestown where she attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from Charlestown High School. Mary was a dedicated and devoted homemaker and spent all of her adult life caring for her husband and seven children. She was a devoted communicant at St. Francis De Sales Church in Charlestown and a big supporter of Catholic Television. She was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Bunker Hill, James W. Conway American Legion Post # 26 of Charlestown.

She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. Walsh; the devoted mother of Michael J. Walsh Jr. and his wife, Christine of Middleboro, Margaret Walsh and her husband, Jack of Cambridge, Kevin J. Walsh and his wife, Paula of Sandwich, John P. Walsh and his wife Donna of Foxboro, James F. Walsh and his wife, Kathleen of Charlestown, Thomas W. Walsh and his wife, Debra of Lincoln and Mary Walsh-Gordon and her husband, Michael of Dedham; the beloved Nana to 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and the beloved sister of Frederick Gunning of Charlestown, Margaret Murphy of Medford and the late John, Thomas, James and Francis Gunning. She was the beloved sister-in-law of Jeremiah Kelleher of Weymouth and the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held on January 14 in St. Francis De Sales Church. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com

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Patrick Tracy

Carpenter

Patrick M. Tracy, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, passed into eternal life unexpectedly on December 31. He was 52 years old.

Born in Boston on May 7, 1960, a son of Mary L. (DeLacy) Tracy and the late Richard C. Tracy, he grew up in Charlestown where he attended the Boston Public School system. ‘Pat’ worked as a carpenter for many years.

He was the devoted father of Michelle Elwell of Lowell and Megan Elwell of Malden; the beloved son of Mary L. (DeLacy) Tracy of Charlestown and the late Richard C. Tracy; the loving Grandpa to Jayden, Madelynne and Clancy and the beloved brother of Kathryn Walsh and her late husband, John of Revere, Marylou Tracy of Charlestown and the late Christopher Tracy. He was the loving uncle of Katie and Mike Mason, Johnny Walsh, Christa Day, Skyla Tracy and Rayven.

A Funeral Mass was held on January 5 in St. Francis De Sales Church. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com

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Annmarie McLaughlin

Of Florida, formerly of Charlestown

Annmarie T. (McInnis) McLaughlin, an eight year resident of Pompano Beach, Florida, formerly of Charlestown, Everett and Derry, New Hampshire, passed into eternal life unexpectedly on January 13 at Broward Health North Hospital in Deerfield Beach, Florida. She was 69 years old.

Annmarie was born in Boston on September 19, 1943, a daughter of the late Joseph McInnis and Helen (Gallivan) McInnis. She grew up in Charlestown where she attended the Boston Public School system. She was a dedicated homemaker who took pride in caring for her husband and children and the upkeep of her home. Annmarie loved  travel and listening to Irish music and was very involved with her shuffleboard teams in Everett and in Pompano Beach, Florida.

She was the cherished wife of 52 years to Patrick J. McLaughlin; the devoted mother of Patrick J. McLaughlin Jr. and his wife, Sabrina of Saugus, Sharon Fiorentino and her husband, John of Litchfield, New Hampshire and Shaun McLaughlin and his wife, Tammy of Litchfield, New Hampshire;  the loving Nana to Patrick J. III, Bernadine, John IV, Nicholas, Dominique, Jennifer and Shaun Jr.;  the beloved sister of Jackie McInnis of Maryland, Michael McInnis of Malden, Helen Schaar of Barnstable, Kathleen Murphy of Derry, New Hampshire, Susan Matarazzo of Charlestown and the late Joseph McInnis. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass was held on January 19 in St. Mary’s Church. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com

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Eleanor Ridings

Member of Old Charlestown Schoolgirls Association

Eleanor M. (Nover) Ridings, a long time resident of Charlestown and former resident of Somerville for over 50 years, passed into eternal life on January 21, at her home in Charlestown. She was 82 years old.

Born in Boston on June 25, 1930, a daughter of the late Otto Nover and Grace (Brennan) Nover, she grew up in Charlestown where she attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1948.

She was a dedicated homemaker while caring for her husband and four sons while living in Somerville. She was an active parishoner at St. Benedicts Parish in Somerville before moving back to Charlestown. Eleanor was a member of the Old Charlestown Schoolgirls Association and her favorite past time was listening to opera.

She was the beloved wife of the late John P. Ridings; the devoted mother of John P. Ridings Jr. and his fiancé, Rose Messina of North Reading, Ronald Ridings of Boston, Robert Ridings and his wife, Pamela of Fitchburg and William Ridings and his wife Maureen of Scituate; the loving Nana to Christopher, Jason, Christine, Jenna, Eric, Michelle, Brittany and her great-grandchildren; Chason and Cassidy and the beloved sister of the late Joseph Nover and Dorothy Rea.

Her Funeral Mass was held on January 25 in St. Mary’s Church. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com

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Mary Junta

Retired Home Health Aide of Burlington, formerly of Charlestown

Mary B. (Flaherty) Junta, a six year resident of Burlington and a former longtime resident of Charlestown, passed into eternal life on February 1 at her home in Burlington following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 82 years old.

Mary was born in Boston on October 30, 1930, a daughter of the late John J. Flaherty and Barbara (Durrane) Flaherty. She grew up in Charlestown where she attended the Boston Public School system. Mary worked for over 20 years as a Home Health Aide for the Visiting Nurse Association in Cambridge. She enjoyed reading and most of all she dedicated her adult life to the love and caring of her 12 children.

She was the devoted and loving mother of Barbara Tracy and her husband, Arthur, Mary Ellen Brown and her husband, Richard, John Junta and his wife, Susan, Agnes Junta-White, Thomas Junta, Ann Kelly and her husband, Bernie, James Junta, Michael Junta, Theresa Lawton, Paul Junta and his wife, Sheila, Daniel Junta and his wife, Caroline and Patrick Junta and his wife, Caroline. She was the loving grandmother to 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and  the beloved sister of the late Florence Salvato and Anne Flaherty.

A Funeral Mass was held on February 6 in St. Mary’s Church. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com

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Chaina Coleman

Lifelong Charlestown Resident

Shaina M. Coleman, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, passed into eternal life unexpectedly on February 5 at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence. She was 30 years old.

Shaina was born in Boston on March 22, 1982, a daughter of Joanne (Libby) Coleman and Stephen Coleman. She grew up in Charlestown where she attended the Boston Public School system. Shaina was a homemaker who dedicated her young adult life to the caring of her four sons.

She was the beloved wife of Edinson Suazo;  the loving mother of Riley Tejeda, Reardon, Edinson and Stephen Suazo; the devoted daughter of Joanne (Libby) Coleman and Stephen Coleman; beloved grandaughter of William “Matches” McGrath and the late Patricia McGrath and the late Stephen and Pauline Coleman; the loving niece of Shawna and Thomas McGrath and is also survived by many other nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Service was held  in The Carr Funeral Home. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com