Obituaries 03-21-2013

March 22, 2013
By

Clara Mahoney

Former Supervisor/Manager of

Bunker Hill Health Center

Clara M. (DiIanni) Mahoney, a 56 year resident of Charlestown, entered eternal life on Saturday, March 16 at her Charlestown home following an extended illness. She was 79 years old.

Clara was born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, on April 9, 1933, a daughter of the late Lorenzo DiIanni and Francesca (Giampaolo) DiIanni. She grew up in McKees Rocks where she attended schools and graduated high school. She moved to the Boston area more than 56 years ago after meeting her then future husband, John at Revere Beach.

Clara worked at the Bunker Hill Health Center in Charlestown for over 34 years as a Supervisor/Manager and took great pride in helping the many people who required medical attention at the facility. She enjoyed visiting Foxwoods once a month with her friends, but most of all she enjoyed quality time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

She was the beloved wife of 56 years to Retired Boston Police Officer John F. Mahoney;  the devoted mother of Patricia Marshall and her husband, David of West Roxbury, AnneMarie Hasanen and her husband, Pertti of Charlestown, Elaine “Lainie” Sheehan and her husband, Kieran, Eileen Mahoney and John Mahoney, all of Charlestown and Thomas Mahoney and his wife, Patricia of Braintree. She was the loving Nana to 11 grandchildren, the beloved sister of two sisters and two brothers and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral on Thursday, March 21 at 10 a.m. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St,. Charlestown followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren St. Charlestown at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Clara’s name to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St. Danvers, MA 01923. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com

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Margaret Martell

Longtime Charlestown Resident

Margaret M. (Doherty) Martell, a longtime resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on March 12 at the Marian Manor Nursing Home in South Boston following an extended illness. She was 84 years old.

Margaret was born in Belfast, Ireland on November 22, 1928, a daughter of the late John Doherty and Catherine (McBrearly) Doherty. She grew up in Chelsea and attended St. Rose Parochial School and graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea. She was a switchboard operator for New England Telephone Company for several years and also worked for Dupont Company in Boston. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to yard sales and most of all spending quality time with her family.

She was the beloved wife of the late John L. “Lou” Martell; the devoted mother of John and Cheryl Martell of Billerica, Steven Martell of Boston, David and Mary Martell of Chestnut Hill, Daniel and Kerri Martell of Reading and the late Kevin Martell and Paul Martell;  the loving Nana to Shannon Tackaberry, Annie Martell, Jack Martell, Owen Martell and Emily Martell and her great-grandaughters; Sadie and Annabelle; the beloved sister of Mary MacDougall of Groveland, Joseph Doherty of South Carolina, and the late Michael Doherty, Kathleen Gaudet and John Doherty. Funeral arrangements were by The Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Margaret’s name to Marian Manor, 130 Dorchester St. South Boston, Mass. 02127. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com

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Florence MacDonald

Retired Legal Secretary

Florence M. (Heidelman) MacDonald, a 50 year resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life unexpectedly on March 11 at her home in Charlestown. She was 87 years old.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 8, 1925, a daughter of the late William Heidelman and Sofie (Merz) Heidelman. She grew up in Ridgewood, New York where she attended schools and graduated high school. Florence worked as a Legal Secretary for Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks Law Offices in Boston for more than 30 years. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, baking, sewing, gardening and traveling to Falmouth.

The devoted and loving mother of William P. MacDonald and his wife, Amanda of Charlestown, she was the wife of John F. MacDonald and the sister of the late Sonny Heidelman.

Funeral arrangements were by The Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in her name to the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, 15 Green St. Charlestown, Mass. 02129. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com