Obituaries 12-08-2011

John Lynch

Charlestown Resident

John J. Lynch of Charlestown died on December 2.

He was the beloved son of the late Joseph J. and Bridget “Bridie” (Marshall) Lynch; devoted brother of James J. Lynch and his wife, Susan of Charlestown and loving uncle of John and Ryan Lynch, both of Charlestown.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Memorial remembrances in his name may be made to the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club, 15 Green St., Charlestown, MA 02129.

Katherine MacDonald

Charlestown Resident

Katherine B. “Kay” (Pender) MacDonald of Charlestown died on December 1. She was 87 years old.

The beloved wife of the late George L. MacDonald, she was the devoted mother of Sheila Hollien and her husband, Fred of Milton, George MacDonald and his wife, Melissa of Marblehead, Judy MacDonald-Kelly of Charlestown, Stephen MacDonald and his wife, Suzanne of Billerica, Doug MacDonald of Charlestown and Debbie Allen and her husband, Mitch of Epping, NH; loving Nana to 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of The North Shore/Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For obituary and online condolences, please visit: HYPERLINK “”

Michael Meli

Lexington Resident

Michael B. Meli of Lexington died on December 1.

He was the loving son of Mildred M. (Rand) and the late Basil J. Meli; brother of Joseph V. Meli and his wife, Dawn of Charleston, So. Carolina; beloved uncle of Giovanni, Gabriella and Chloe Meli, all of Charleston So. Carolina.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to The Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

James Michael Cullity

Retired Boston Firefighter Honored for Distinguished Service

James Michael Cullity, a 40 year resident of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on November 29.

He worked on the Boston Fire Department for 33 years retiring from Engine Company 50 of Charlestown and was the recipent of the Distinguished Service Award and the American Legion Award for service above the call of duty. A Korean War veteran, he served as a Military Police officer at Fort Sam Houston and with the United States customs.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ethel L. (O’Brien); loving father of James H. Cullity and his wife, Kellie of North Reading, Patricia A. Logan and her husband, Donald of Waterford, ME, Veronica C. Allen and her husband, Thomas of North Carolina; brother of Timothy Cullity and his wife, Dolly of Chelsea, and the late Lawrence, Jack, Bartholomew, Thomas, Leo, Joseph and Rita. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and was the dear Papa of Christopher and Benjamin Cullity, Elizabeth and Stephen Logan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, Charlestown. Memorials in his name may be made to Windsor Place of Wilmington Carlyse Suites, 92 West St., Wilmington, MA 01960. For acknowledgements and memories to the family, please visit: HYPERLINK “”

Richard Whalen

Charlestown Resident

Richard J. Whalen of Charlestown died on November 18. He was 36 years old.

He was the beloved son of George H. Whalen and the late Colleen M. (Doe); beloved father of Jonathan Whalen; beloved brother of the late Jillian Boyden; devoted grandson of Colleen Braccini and her husband, Mike and Lillian Whalen. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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