Obituaries 11-23-2011

Michael Bellino

Of Lynn, formerly of Charlestown

Michael Bellino of Lynn, formerly of Charlestown, died unexpectedly on Nov. 10.

He was the loving son of Barbara (Nardone) Bellino of Everett and Richard Bellino of Charlestown; beloved brother of Joseph Bellino of Braintree, Richard Bellino of New Hampshire, Patricia Bellino of Maine, Karen Jacobs of Worcester and the late Anthony Bellino. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Procella Funeral Home, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Ctr., 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02445. For condolences:

Lillian Douglas-McLean

Well Known Businesswoman

Lillian M. (Bevens) Douglas-McLean of Revere, formerly of Winthrop and Charlestown, died peacefully on Nov. 11 with her children at her side at Eastpointe Skilled Nursing and Rehab., Chelsea. She was 90 years young.

During her very active 90 years, she owned and managed a number of businesses including the Charlestown Beauty Salon, Charlestown, The Surfside 16 Restaurant, Winthrop, Douglas Motor Coach, Winthrop, and Douglas Realty of Revere.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Douglas; devoted mother of Mary McLean of Everett, Ann (McLean) Herrick of Revere, Nancy (McLean-Picardi) Crombie, William “Billy” McLean and Judith “Judy” McLean, all of Winthrop; stepmother of Aurelia Robson of Derry, NH, and the late Edwina “Cookie” Cyr of Somerville; sister of Dorothea Giddings of Wilmington and the late Elizabeth Woodman and Barbara Russo. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Eastpointe Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, 255 Central St., Chelsea, MA 02150; or Seasons Hospice, 275 Grove St., Newton MA 02466.

Frank Coppola

Longtime Record American Employee

Frank A. Coppola of Medford, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on Nov. 14 with his daughters by his side. He was 88 years old.

The beloved husband of the late Anna R. (DeGregorio) Coppola, he was born in the North End of Boston on March 3, 1923 to Raphael and Concetta (Pascabusco) Coppola He married Anna Rose Coppola on September 2, 1945 and they enjoyed 60 beautiful years together until her death on Nov. 21, 2005.

They raised three daughters in Medford where they were active members of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Frank started work with the Boston Record American during World War II delivering newspapers and remained in the delivery department for 52 years. He was also the former vice president of Teamster Local Union 259.

He was a gentle caring and generous person who loved his family and friends and was loved by many as well. He was a wonderful storyteller to anyone who would listen and had a keen memory for every detail of the story.

He was the devoted father of Carol Ann Lapiana of Stoneham, Phyllis DelTergo of Charlestown and Rosemarie Palumbo of Lynnfield; the beloved Papa of Kerry, David, Matthew, Christopher and Michele; the great grandfather of Abbey, Jackson, Nicolas and Sophia;  the beloved brother of Pasquale Coppola of Florida, Joseph Coppola of Medford, Joanne DeMarco of Boston and the late Angela Giallanella and Justin Coppola and is also survived by many nieces nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cincotti Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was in St Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.

Thomas McNicholas

Charlestown Resident

Thomas J. McNicholas of Charlestown died on Nov. 13 after a long and courageous battle with Cancer. He was 47 years old.

He was a member of the B.C. High School Class of 1982 and the University of Massachusetts, Class of 1987.

The beloved son of Margaret M. (Shea) and Thomas J. McNicholas Sr., he was the devoted brother of Nancy Kelly and her husband, Kieran, Geraldine Murphy and her husband, Steven, William McNicholas and his wife, Agatha, all of Charlestown; loving uncle of Diana and Kieran Kelly and Colin Murphy. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown.  Burial was at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial donations to either St. Francis de Sales Church Maintenance Fund, 303 Bunker HillSt. Charlestown, Ma. 02129 or to The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, 15 Green St. Charlestown, Ma. 02129. For Guest Book and Obituary, visit

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