Obituaries 03-07-2013

March 7, 2013
By

Frances Mastrocola

Retired Mass. State Comptroller

Frances (Tempesta) Mastrocola of Everett died on March 2 at the Meadow Green Nursing Home, Waltham. She was 95 years old.

Born in Boston and a longtime resident of Everett, she was a retired Comptroller for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Mastrocola; dear and devoted mother of Peter J. Masters and his wife, Karolyn of Bedford, Janice Mastrocola of Charlestown and James Mastrocola and his wife, Angela of Texas; sister of Connie Capelli of Florida, Maria Mirabella of Tewksbury and the late Gaetano, Vito Tempesta and Nicoletta Parlatore.  She is also survived by seven loving grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 38 Oakes St., Everett, at 10 a.m.   Friday, March 8. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Frances Mastocola’s memory to I’m Still Here Foundation, 130 New Boston St., Suite 103, Woburn, MA 01801 would be sincerely appreciated.  Arrangements are by: Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett, 617-387-3120.

Arthur Crotty

Among The Original Founders of the Townie Santa Charity

Arthur F. Crotty of Texas, a long time resident of Charlestown, passed away peacefully on February 23. He was 78 years old.

Born and raised in Charlestown, he lived here for 66 years before retiring to Texas. He was an active union member of the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) for which he worked for 44 years. He was one of the original founders of the Townie Santa charity that delivered much needed items and food to the elderly and shut-ins at Christmas. He was a great son, brother, husband, dad and person – he will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

The devoted husband of 54 years of Margaret (Docherty) Crotty, he was the father of Arthur Crotty and wife, Joan of Reading, David Crotty and wife, Donna of Texas, Ken Crotty and wife, Mary of Winchester; Ellen Crotty and husband, Edward Pistorino of Charlestown and the late Stephen Crotty and William (Billy) Crotty of Charlestown; beloved brother of Ellen Quinn of Canton, Ann Joyce of Milton and the late Sister Mary David. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren who loved him dearly and always enjoyed listening to his stories.

A special Mass will be held for family and friends on Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Charlestown. Burial services will be held privately at a future date. Donations in his memory can be made to the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club.