Obituaries 01-12-2012

Patricia Bradley

Of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown

Patricia M. Bradley of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown, died on January 3.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Daniel P. and Mary A. (Guilfoyle) Bradley; loving sister of Mary Tower and her husband, Louis and Frances Sullivan and her husband, Leo, all of Squantum, and the late Daniel P. Bradley, Jr. and his surviving wife, Carol, of Plum Island. She is also survived by several nieces, nephew, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368.

Joseph DiPrima

Carpenter and Educator

Joseph H. DiPrima, a long time resident of Everett, died on January 4 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. He was 83 years old.

Born in Boston, he was a carpenter and also taught carpentry at the North Bennett St. Industrial School in Boston.

He was the beloved husband of Elena A. (Chirichiello); dear and devoted father of Charles J. DiPrima and his wife, Donna of Merrimack, NH and Ella DiPrima-Spayne of Revere; loving grandfather of Charles J. DiPrima, Jr., Lisa M. DiPrima and Jennifer E. Spayne and great-grandfather of Alyia Pizarro; brother of Stephen DiPrima of Charlestown, Jerry DiPrima of Medford, Mary Romano of Malden, Carmella Gilardi of Medford, Phyllis DiPrima, Anna DiPrima and the late Phillip DiPrima.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Contributions in his memory to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Ste. 400, Walthan, MA, 02451 would be sincerely appreciated.

Salvatore ‘Sal’ Lombardo

Beloved Teacher and Coach

Salvatore J. “Salvatore” Lombardo of Dartmouth, MA died at home on December 31 surrounded by his loving family after a battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 83 years old.

The husband of Ruth (Henkels) Lombardo with whom he shared 55 years of marriage, he was born and grew up in Charlestown, son of the late Giacomo and Nunzia (LaCascia) Lombardo and brother of the late Gaspar, Peter and Joseph Lombardo, Nina Belmont and Mae McGurty.

He lived in Fairhaven and Dartmouth for the past 45 years and was a member of St. Mary’s Church of Fairhaven.

He was a graduate of Charlestown High School, Class of 1945, and graduated from Huntington Preparatory School in Boston in 1947. As a senior at Charlestown High, he was both President of his class and captain of the football team. He also was football captain at Huntington Prep. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1953 with a degree in Business Administration and from Boston University in 1965 with a Masters in Education.

At Northeastern University, he was the captain of the 1951 undefeated football team and was considered one of the finest ends both offensively and defensively in all of Husky Football History. His Coach, Joe Zabitski, described him as the “best” both as a receiver and as a tackler. As a senior, he was on the All New England Squad. While at Northeastern, he earned three varsity letters in football and two in basketball.

After graduating from Northeastern, he was drafted by the L.A. Rams but chose to coach and teach. He coached basketball both at St. Michael’s College in Winoski, VT and at Northeastern University. At Dean Junior College, he served as Athletic Director and Head Coach for basketball and football. At Fairhaven High School, he taught in the business department and was the head basketball and football coach. At New Bedford High School, where he taught for 25 years in the business department, he was the head basketball coach and assistant football coach. During one season, he, along with assistant coach Mitch Kuliga, took his basketball team to the Bristol County League Championship and Tech Tournament. In more than 20 years of coaching basketball, he enjoyed more than 200 victories.

Sal enjoyed teaching night school to adults at New Bedford High School and will be remembered as a beloved teacher and coach. Past players and students still recall the impact he had on their lives.

In honor of his athletic accomplishments, he was inducted into the Northeastern University Hall of Fame in 1978 and in 1991 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Dean Junior College.

He was a Certified American Red Cross Safety Instructor and head of the swimming program at Camp Nonquit in South Dartmouth. He taught scores of local children the basics of swimming, including his own children and grandchildren.

He was also an avid gardener and woodworker and made furniture for his children and grandchildren. He was a racketball player at “The Club” (HealthTrax Fitness and Wellness Center) since the early 1970’s where he was dearly loved and razzed by his many buddies. Sal was an excellent card player and especially enjoyed playing cribbage with friends and family.

Survivors in addition to his beloved wife, Ruth, include his daughter, Diane Racine and her husband, David, of Manasses, VA and their children, James, Jennifer and Katie; a son, Stephen Lombardo and his wife, Mariette, of Columbia, MO and their children, Alexander and Lana and daughter, Jennifer Marszalek and her husband, David, of Dartmouth and their children, Elizabeth and Rebecca; his sisters, Josephine Masucci of Medford and Nancy Lombardo of Charlestown; a brother, Phil Lombardi of Ohio.

J. Eileen Mirra

Charlestown Resident

J. Eileen (Harrington) Mirra of Charlestown died on Jan. 1.

She was the loving daughter of the late Jeremiah and Mary (O’Shea) Harrington and devoted step-daughter of the late Margaret (Murphy) Harrington; beloved wife of the late Richard W. Mirra; dear sister and sister-in-law of James and his wife, Margaret Harrington of Arlington, Betty Harrington of Newburyport, Margaret and her husband, Peter Neitz of Quincy, Catherine Dickinson and her late husband, Richard of Wilmington, Anne and her husband, Bernard Sullivan of Charlestown, and the late John, Gerald, Dennis, Michael Harrington and Mary McLaughlin. She was the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be made to the Spinabifida Foundation, 321 Fortune Boulevard, Milford, MA 01757. To leave a message, sharing your thoughts and memories with her family go to

Rose Carr

Of Concord, formerly of Charlestown

Rose Marie (Hall) Carr of Concord, formerly of Charlestown, died on Jan. 1.

She was the beloved wife of 60 years of the late John Joseph Carr; devoted mother of John Jr. and Naomi of Japan, Daniel Carr and his late wife, Connie of Granby, Janet Carr of Concord, Michael and Holly Carr of Lunenburg, Karen and Joseph Venti of Concord and Katy and PJ Connell of Westford; sister of L. Jean Bradshaw of Concord and is also survived by 10 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dee Funeral Home, Concord Center.  Burial was in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Concord. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the charity near and dear to her heart to benefit her granddaughter Addie Rose Venti: Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, 31250 Plymouth Road,Livonia,MI.48150 ( For obituary or to share a remembrance in Mrs. Carr’s guest book please visit

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