Obituaries 06-19-2014

June 19, 2014
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Sidney ‘Sid’ McComiskey

Electrician

Sidney J. “Sid” McComiskey, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, June 16 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a valiant and courageous battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.

Sid was born in Boston on December 10, 1953, a son of the late Sidney McComiskey and Helen (Ward) McComiskey. He grew up in Charlestown where he was educated in the Boston Public School system and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1971. Sid worked as an electrician for many years.

Sid was the devoted father of Sidney “Sid” McComiskey II and his wife, Jennifer and William Allen and the loving grandfather to Liam; the beloved brother of Rita Boyden, Clare Senna, Margaret Gallo, Mary Giannino and her husband, John and the late John McComiskey;  the brother-in-law of Ellen McComiskey. He was the former husband of the late Laurie (Cahill); the nephew of John Hicks and good friend to John Toomey. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Sid’s Funeral on Friday, June 20,  at 9 a.m. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown followed by his Funeral Mass in St. Francis De Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be today, Thursday, June 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Sid’s name to Caring For A Cure, c/o Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office, 55 Fruit St. Boston, Mass. 02114. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Gorsuch

Homemaker

Elizabeth M. “Betty” (Fitzpatrick) Gorsuch, a 33 year resident of Malden and former longtime resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, June 16 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a long illness. She was 81 years old.

Betty was born in Boston on October 27, 1932, a daughter of the late Edward J. Fitzpatrick and Helen (Manning) Fitzpatrick. She grew up in Charlestown where she was educated in the Boston Public School system. Betty was a homemaker most of her adult life and took pride in caring for her husband and daughter.

Betty was the beloved wife of 64 years to Thomas O. Gorsuch; the devoted mother of Sheila Gorsuch Sillari of Malden; the loving Nana to Charles Sillari Jr. and his wife, Laurie of Wakefield and Lindsay Blumsack and her husband, Brian of Stoneham and her great-grandchildren: Charlie, Sofia, Matthew Sillari and Robby Blumsack. She was the beloved sister of Marion Hughes, Ann Fitzpatrick, Robert Fitzpatrick, Joseph Fitzpatrick and the late Helen Geno, Dorothy Pratt, Edward, William, John, Warren, Paul, Gerald and Francis Fitzpatrick. She was the loving Godmother to Charles Pratt of Charlestown and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Betty’s Funeral on Saturday, June 21 at 9 a.m. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Francis De Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Visiting hours are Friday, June 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Betty’s name to ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 315 Norwood Park South, First Floor, Norwood, Mass. 02062. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.CarrFuneral.com