Obituaries 03-08-2012

Bernard Evers, Sr. 

Charlestown resident 

Bernard A. Evers, Sr. of Charlestown died on March 2.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of Bunker Hill-James L. Conway Post 26 A.L and DAV Post 77 East Boston.

He was the beloved husband of Judy E. (Powers); devoted father of Bernard A. Evers, Jr. of New Hampshire, Judith Evers, William M. Evers, Kathleen Evers and Jennifer Donnelly, all of Charlestown; brother of Barbara Evers and Robert Evers, both of Norwood and the late Henry Evers, Lillian Barnes, Frances Mansfield and Eunice Evers and is also survived by three 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 American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

David Wade Mitton 

Of Marion, formerly of Charlestown 

David Wade Mitton of Marion, formerly of Charlestown, died unexpectedly on February 29 at Tobey Hospital. He was 64 years old.

He was the husband of Nancy Dyer Mitton. Born in Boston, the son of the late Edward John Mitton and Carolyn Church Mitton, he lived in Charlestown before moving to Marion in 1983. The extended Mitton family has resided in Marion since the 1920’s.

He was an explorer of the human spirit and a master of loving kindness. He was a devoted, gentle family man and a friend with a generous sense of humor who enjoyed sailing, fishing, woodworking, reading and travel. Survivors include his wife; a son, David Holmes Mitton of Marion; a daughter, Mirya Wade Mitton Royal of Marion; a brother, Edward John Mitton, Jr. of Reisterstown, Maryland and Nantucket; a sister, Carolyn Mitton Ford of Boston and Marion; two grandsons, Aidan Wade Royal and Stefan Luke Royal; and many loving friends and extended family.

His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m. in St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Chapel, 124 Front St., Marion. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd., (Rt. 6) Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gottschall Autism Center, P.O.Box 979, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For on-line guestbook, please visit

Elizabeth ‘Gert’ Curran 


Elizabeth ‘Gert’ Curran died on March 2. She was 102 years old. The beloved wife of the late Lawrence R. Curran, she was the devoted mother of Lawrence R. Curran, Jr. of Charlestown, Catherine M. West of Malden, Joan G. Matarazzo of Medford, Marilyn E. Mullaney of Malden, Theresa C. Roche of Townsend, the late Catherine Hickey, Patricia Sullivan and Gertrude Toner; beloved daughter of the late John J. and Kate (Boyle) Fox; loving Nana of 26 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For obituary and online condolences, please visit

Caterina Moccia 

Of Medford, formerly of Charlestown 

Caterina (Indaco) Moccia of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on March 3. She was 99 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Michele Moccia; daughter of the late Rafaele and Angela Indaco; devoted mother of Angelo Moccia and his wife, Viola of Florence, Italy, Carmella Ricca and her husband, Osvaldo of Medford, Vittorio Moccia and his wife, Rosa of Medford, Umberto Moccia and his wife, Janet of Everett, Maria Morgan and her husband, Richard of Billerica; dear stepmother of Adelia Carbone, Salvatore and Michele Moccia all of Florence, Italy and the late Silvia Melchiono. She is also lovingly survived by 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. To leave a message of condolence:

Matthew Cullinane, Jr. 

Retired Concord Fire Chief 

Matthew J. Cullinane, Jr. Retired Concord Fire Chief, of Florida, formerly of Concord and Charlestown, died on December 7, 2011.

A US Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of 67 years of Margaret (Jensen); father of Lynne Cullinane of New Jersey, David Cullinane and his wife, Sharon (Crescitelli) of Massachusetts, Marsha Cullinane Cope and her husband, George of Pennsylvania, and his very close auxiliary daughter, Katharine Widmer. He was the brother of Daniel Cullinane, Donald Cullinane, and Patricia Napolitano, all of Massachusetts, and the late Barbara Ryan, Claire Eannuzzo, Olive Lalli, Margaret McDonnell, Edward Cullinane, and Leonard Cullinane.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. in the Farrar Chapel of the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center. Burial will be in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord. For obituary and guest book, please visit:

Albert ‘Albie’ Butler, Jr. 

Woburn resident 

Albert E. “Albie” Butler Jr. died in Woburn on March 1. He was the beloved husband of Joan M. (Michalski) Butler; loving father of Joanne Butler of Woburn and Paul Butler and his wife, Irene of Leominster; cherished grandfather of Michael, Lauren, Elizabeth, Aliyah, and Rhianna.

Funeral arrangements were by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.. Donations may be made in Mr. Butler’s memory to VNA Middlesex East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. (Obituary and guest book at

Arthur Ahern 

Retired Boston School Teacher and Administrator 

Arthur G. Ahern of Florida, formerly of Andover and Charlestown, died on February 14 at Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, Fla. He was 83 years old.

He was born in Boston, raised in Charlestown and lived in Port St. Lucie, Fla., after many years residing with his family in Andover. He was a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor’s Degree in education and a Master’s Degree in education from Boston State. He was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps. After his military service he went to college on the G.I. Bill and then began a long career as a teacher, principal and administrator with the Boston Public Schools. He finished his career in the mid 1980’s as a director of the Title I program.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Ahern of Port St. Lucie; daughters, Karen Stamm of Pauma Valley, California, Colleen Kefferstan of Andover and Denise LaMalfa of Fresno, Calif,; a son, Gerald Ahern of Williamston, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by a brother, Donald Ahern, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and a sister, Lorraine McMahon, of New Hampshire. He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Ahern.

Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, Fla. or Arrangements for Boston-area services and burial at Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington, Mass., are pending.

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