Obituaries 02-16-2012

John Doherty

Charlestown Resident

John P. Doherty died on January 28.

He was the beloved son of the late Barney and Mary (Burns) Doherty; beloved brother of Kathleen, Joanne, Daniel, Hugh and Roger Doherty, Barbara Hunter, Peggy Gillis, Mary Deary, Nancy Ryan, and the late Bernard and Thomas Doherty.

Services were private.

Mary Venturini

Of Woburn, formerly of Charlestown

Mary J. (Wilson) Venturini of Woburn, formerly of Cambridge and Charlestown, died on February 12. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles P. Venturini; devoted mother of Charlene Venturini of Oldsmar, FL, Gina Venturini-Kennedy and her husband, Robert Kennedy of Woburn, and the late Michael Venturini and Janet Chambers; loving grandmother of Jacquelyn Chambers, Robert Chambers, Jr., and Olivia Johnson and her mother, Brandy of Iowa and great-grandmother of Brianna Chambers.

Her Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn on Friday, February 17 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 10. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday morning from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Soldier’s Lot at Woodbrook Cemetery. (Obituary, directions and guest book at

Ruth McLaughlin

Charlestown Resident

Ruth C. (Maguire) McLaughlin of Charlestown died on  February 4.

S   he was the beloved wife of the late John J. McLaughlin; devoted mother of Ruth Kacic and her husband, Ronald of Michigan, John J. McLaughlin Jr. and his wife, Karen of Peabody, Robert F. McLaughlin and his wife, Margaret of Quincy, Daniel E. McLaughlin and his late wife, Marianne of Medford and his fiancé, Maryann Pulliam of Billerica, Paul F. McLaughlin and his wife, Ann Marie of Charlestown and the late James M. McLaughlin; sister of Rosemary Kelly of Hingham and the late Frances Noseworthy and Lillian Etta Forgione. She was the Nana to 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to St. Francis de Sales Church Bldg. Fund, 303 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown, MA. 02129.

June Brenner

Of Charlestown, formerly of Florida

June T. (Wells) Brenner of Charlestown, formerly of Bradenton, Florida, died on February 10. She was 86 years old.

The beloved wife of the late George H. Brenner, she was the devoted mother of Janice I. Brenner of Charlestown. Funeral Services will be held in Florida. To send a message of condolence, please visit Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown

Marie Nadeau

Members of Daughters of Isabella

Marie E. (Kennedy) Nadeau  of Charlestown died on February 6. She was 83 years old.

A member of the Daughters of Isabella, she was the beloved wife of the late Louis P. Nadeau; devoted mother of David Nadeau of Windham, Me., Linda Smith of Lynn, Donna Wallace of Charlestown, Diane Ferreira and Louis P. Nadeau II, both of Wilmington, Glenn Nadeau of Charlestown and the late Marie E. Nadeau; loving Nana to her many grandchildren and the late Amanda Nadeau and her many great-grandchildren; beloved sister of the late John Kennedy and special friend to Beverly Hansen.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in her name to the Golden Living Center, 40 Martin St., Melrose, MA. 02176. For obituary and online condolences, please visit

Jay Kelley

Florida Resident

Jay G. Kelley of Naples, Florida, formerly of Walpole, died on February 2. He was 76 years old.

A US Navy veteran, he was the beloved husband of the late June (Stefanik) Kelley; loving father of Jay G. Kelley, Jr. and his wife, April of Franklin, Sean J. Kelley and his wife, Susan of Walpole, Tracey K. Lavin and her husband, John of Charlestown, and the late Kerry S. Kelley; cherished grandfather of Katie, Jake, Brian, Kerry, Anna, and Drew.

Arrangements were by the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, Walpole. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Walpole Scholarship Foundation, in memory of Kerry S. Kelley, 3 West Street, Walpole, MA 02081.

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