Obituaries 11-30-2023

Anne DeMattia

Well Known Throughout the Town for Her Sense of Humor Which Remained Strong Until the End of Her Life

Anne(Maguire) DeMattia, 74, a life long resident of  Charlestown, died peacefully on Thursday, November 11 at Care Dimensions Hospice House, Lincoln, MA.

Anne was born in Boston on May 27, 1949.

She was the devoted and much loved wife of the late Anthony (Tony) DeMattia,

he much loved daughter of the late Thomas and Annie Maguire, the beloved sister of the late Thomas Maguire and his surviving wife, Meg of S. Weymouth and William (Billy) Maguire and his wife, Nancy of Hollywood, Florida.

Anne grew up in Charlestown and attended Boston Public Schools. She was well known throughout the town for her sense of humor which remained strong until the end of her life. All of Anne’s many life long friends considered themselves fortunate to have known her.

At Anne’s request funeral arrangements were private.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Boys and Girls Club of Charlestown, 15 Green St., Charlestown, MA 02129

Evelyn Catherine (Walsh) Christian

Retired Caregiver for the Elderly

Evelyn Catherine (Walsh) Christian,100, of N. Andover, passed away on Sunday, November 19 at Lawrence General Hospital. She was the widow of the late Walter Christian with whom she shared 18 years of marriage before he passed away.

She was born on March 1, 1923 in Charlestown and was a daughter of the late Walter Walsh and the late Mildred (Driscoll) Walsh. She grew up in Charlestown and Somerville, living with her grandmother, Catherine Driscoll. While residing in Charlestown, she played an active role in her church community, particularly at St. Francis Church many years ago. In her 90’s, she relocated to North Andover to be closer to her family, maintaining an independent lifestyle until the age of 97.

Evelyn worked as a caregiver for the elderly, assisting in various households. Her gift of gab allowed her to effortlessly make friends wherever she went. She took great joy in caring for those around her, with a special focus on being a great nana and spending quality time with her grandchildren, never missing any of their events.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Catherine Petillo and her husband, Louis of N. Andover; her grandchildren, Stephanie Petillo of N. Andover and Jennifer Peavey and her husband, Stephen of Windham and her great granddog, Cooper. She is also survived by two sisters, Joan Lightizer of California and Donna DeCrescenzo of South Carolina and three nieces Laura DeCrescenzo, Kimberly DeCrescenzo, and Michelle DeCrescenzo Esposito.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded  by her daughter, the late Linda Christian; her son, the late Walter Christian; and her siblings, the late Doris Lightizer, the late Lois Lightizer, and the late Eileen Walsh.

 Her funeral mass was celebrated at 12 noon on November 25 at Saint Francis de Sales Parish, 303 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Arrangements were by the Tewksbury Funeral Home. Please find us on facebook or visit to leave the family a message of condolence at anytime — 978-851-2061.

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