Obituaries 11-03-2010

Cornelius ‘Neil’ ‘Connie’ Daly

Plumber, of Melrose, formerly of Charlestown

Cornelius F. “Neil” “Connie” Daly, a 41 year resident of Melrose and also of West Kennebunk, Maine, died on Oct. 26 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following an extended illness. He was 70 years old.

Born in Boston on June 20, 1940 to the late Cornelius and Anna M. (Griffin) Daly, he grew up in Charlestown where he attended St. Francis de Sales Parochial School and graduated from Boston Trade High School in Boston in 1958. He enlisted in the US Navy on April 15, 1959 and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict. He was discharged on February 24, 1961 with the rank of FN (E-3). He worked as a union plumber for the Boston Housing Authority for more than 27 years and was a 43 year member of the Plumbers Union Local # 12. He enjoyed playing golf and cribbage.

He was the beloved husband of 45 years of Regina A. “Sue” (Williams) Daly, the devoted father of Neil J. Daly and his wife, Paula B., of Melrose; loving Gramps to Patrick and Michael Daly; beloved brother of John Daly and his wife, Barbara, of Wayland, Gerald Daly and his wife, Terri, of Roslindale and the late Daniel Daly and his surviving wife, Ruth, of Plymouth and also his beloved late dog, Gypsie Lulu, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Carr Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to the Angel Animal Medical Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. To send a condolence message visit


Margaret ‘Peggy’ McLaughin

Revere resident, formerly of Charlestown

Margaret M. “Peggy” McLaughlin of Revere, formerly of Charlestown and Dorchester, died on October 26. She was 90 years old.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Daniel and Bridget McLaughlin; dear sister of the late Anna Doyle, James, John and Catherine Theresa “Kay” McLaughlin; loving aunt of Edward Doyle Jr. of Whitman and Mary Christine Doyle of Boston.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.


Thomas Carr

Of Burlington, formerly of Charlestown

Thomas G. Carr, a 51 year resident of Burlington, formerly of Charlestown, died on Oct. 28 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 79 years old.

Born in Charlestown on May 31, 1931 to the late Francis H. and Anne (Collins) Carr, he grew up in Charlestown where he attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1948. He then attended The Citadel Military Academy, graduating in 1952. He entered the US Army on October 1, 1952 and served his country as a First Lieutenant Platoon Leader during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged on Sept. 10, 1954.

He worked as an engineer and sales representative for Shell Oil Company and retired after 34 years of service. Following his retirement, he worked as a consultant with the State Fire Marshall’s Office for 10 years. He was past president of Burlington Youth Hockey, a member of The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association and avid fisherman who enjoyed playing golf. He cherished spending time with his wife and following his five sons throughout their youth sports programs. In recent years, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was the beloved husband of 51 years to Gloria (DiPietro) Carr; the devoted father of Thomas G. Carr Jr. M.D. and his wife, Michele, of Fairhaven, Richard Carr and his wife, Lori, of Holden, James Carr and his wife, Maureen, of Holbrook, Robert Carr and his wife, Amy, of Wilmington and John Carr and his wife, Rebecca, of Rowley. He was the loving grandfather of 10 grandchildren, the beloved brother of Mary Simeone and her husband, Salvatore, of Weston, Philip X. Carr and his wife, Mary, of Charlestown the late Anne Donahue, William J., Francis H. Jr., John Keville, Joseph A. and Robert D. Carr. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held in St. Margaret’s Church, Burlington. Burial was at Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington with arrangements by the Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780. To send a condolence message visit


Peter Conley

Belmont resident

Peter F. Conley of Belmont died on Oct. 30. He was 86 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (McAuliffe) Conley; loving father of Martin Conley of Belmont, Thomas Conley of Paris, France, Judith Conley of Belmont, Nancy Siracusa of Belmont, Peter Conley of Rockport and Amy Conley of Charlestown; grandfather of Ryan, Kevin, Jimmy, Jeff, Elizabeth, Caitlyn, Brooke, Grant and Timmy; brother of the late Teresa Miglierina, Madeline Conley, Alice Connolly and Martin Conley.

Funeral arrangements were by the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home, Belmont. Burial was in Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the VNACare Network & Hospice Development Office, 5 Federal Street, Danvers, MA. 01923. On line guest book at


Mary ‘Dolly’ Hudson

Charlestown resident

Mary A. “Dolly” (Logan) Hudson of Charlestown died on Oct. 26.

She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Hudson; devoted mother of Charles L. Fittz and his wife, Carrie, of Andover, Joseph J. Fittz and Liam D. Fittz. both of Charlestown, and the late Sean A. Fittz; loving grandmother of Jack, Parker Mason, Maeve and Aidan; sister of Joan Herhoff of Chicago, Ill, and the late Joseph Logan.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to The Charlestown Boys and Girls Club, 15 Green St., Charlestown, Ma. 02129.


George Murphy

Of Winchester, formerly of Charlestown

George E. Murphy of Winchester, formerly of Charlestown, died on Oct. 25.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late C. Audrey (Harrington); devoted father of George H. Murphy, Jr. and his wife, JoAnn, of Lexington; devoted grandfather of Daniel and Elizabeth Murphy, both of Lexington; brother of Henry Murphy of Medford, Geraldine O’Donnell of Melrose and the late Helena Cunio, Susan Godsell, Bessie Ritchie, Catherine MacDonald, Alice Walker, John, Charles, Ruth and Eugene Murphy. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the John B. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

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