Obituaries 02-02-2012

William Kelly

Retired Rohtstein Corp. Transportation Director

William J. Kelly of Chelmsford, formerly of Quincy and Charlestown, died on January 27. He was 86 years old.

Born in Somerville on August 19, 1925, a son of the late Daniel W. and Agnes V. (Murphy) Kelly, he was a US Navy veteran of World War II and later worked as a Transportation Director for Rohtstein Corp in Woburn.

He was the beloved husband of the late Helen T. (McCarthy) Kelly and is survived by his daughter, Kathleen M. Novaco and her husband, Salvatore of Chelmsford, his son William J. Kelly, Jr. of Tewksbury, seven grandchildren; Michael, Matthew, Marc and his wife, Melissa, Megan, and Christian Novaco and Brian and Erin Kelly and his great-grandson, Nicholas. He is also survived by his brothers Edward F. Kelly of Charlestown and Vincent D. Kelly and his wife, Margaret of Milton; his sister-in-law, Ann Kelly, daughter-in-law, Dawn Ryan of Chelmsford and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his dear beloved friend, Mary Malas and his many friends from the Chelmsford Senior Center. He was the father of the late Daniel W. Kelly of Chelmsford, brother of the late Daniel and Kevin Kelly of Charlestown, and brother in law of the late Edna Kelly.

Funeral arrangements were by the Blake Funeral Home, Chelmsford. Burial was in Pine Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01863. For online condolences visit

Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Carnes

Of North Reading, formerly of Charlestown

Gertrude T. “Trudy” Carnes of North Reading, formerly of Melrose, Charlestown and Somerville died on January 26.

She was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Gatt) Carnes; sister of Marie H. McCarthy and her husband, Michael of Derry, NH, William H. Carnes and his wife, Anne of Melrose, Robert Carnes and his wife, Lynne of Somerville and the late John, Edward and Joseph Carnes. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. For obituary or to send a message of condolence please visit

Joanne Turner

Former MIT Secretary

Joanne D. (Shaw) Turner of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 17. She was 58 years old.

A former secretary at MIT, she was the beloved wife of the late George W. Turner; loving daughter of Doris (Sherrick) Shaw of Charlestown and the late Norman H. Shaw, Jr.; beloved sister of Richard Shaw of New Hampshire, Sandra Weagle of Maine, Terry Shaw of New York, Laura Shaw of New Hampshire, Ruth Cassavant of Rhode Island, Paula Melaugh of New Hampshire and David Shaw of Tyngsboro; loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

A  Memorial Service was held in The First Church in Charlestown (Congregational.) Arrangements were by the Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown.

Regina Burke

Of Revere, formerly of Charlestown

Regina Burke of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died on January 24.

The cherished daughter of the late William G. and Dorothy (Moore) Burke, she was the loving sister of 10 siblings.

Funeral and services were private. Remembrances may be made in her name to the St. Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlain, SD 57826 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online guest book

Francis X. MacDougall, Jr.

Of Wakefield, formerly of Charlestown

Francis X. MacDougall, Jr. of Wakefield, formerly of Charlestown, died on January 25. He was 57 years old.

He was the beloved father of Francis X. MacDougall, III and his wife, Pam of Saugus and Jessica J. MacDougall of Billerica; cherished grandfather of Chelsea and Isaiah Tindal and Johnathan MacDougall; dear brother of Thomas MacDougall and his wife, Kathleen, Susan Cocash and her husband, Henry, all of Wilmington and the late Ann Martin (MacDougall), John “Jack” MacDougall and Michael MacDougall. He was the loving son of Edith A. (Crosby) MacDougall and the late Francis X. MacDougall and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. To send a memorial condolence:

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