Obituaries 11-30-2012

Stephen Langone

Retired Boston Firefighter

Stephen T. Langone of West Roxbury, formerly of Charlestown, Ret. Boston Firefighter Eng. Co. #50, died suddenly on November 20. He was 67 years old.

A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and a member of Boston Firefighters Union Local # 718, he was the beloved husband of 26 years of Deborah K. “Debbi” (Brooks) Langone; devoted father of Jillianne LaVallee, Gregory LaVallee (B.F.D. Eng. # 50)  and Justina Langone; proud grandfather of Brendan LaVallee; beloved son of the late Anthony J. and Juliana (Marszalek) Langone; beloved twin brother of Constance Langone and beloved brother of Anthony J. Langone, Jr. and the late Michael Langone.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hosp., P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38101 or Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation, 50 Hallett St., Dorchester, MA. 02124. For obituary and online condolences, please visit

Mary ‘Sis’ McCune

Of Wilmington, formerly of Charlestown

Mary A. McCune of Wilmington, formerly of Charlestown, died on November 19. Affectionately known as “Sis” by friends and relatives, she was 75 years old.

Born, raised, and educated in Charlestown, she lived in Wilmington for 20 years and previously lived in Wakefield. She was a homemaker and was devoted to her family. Throughout her life she also worked as a Clerk at the South Boston Shipyard and prior to that she was also a hairdresser and a school crossing guard serving Wakefield.

She leaves her three sons and their wives: John McCune and his wife, Stephanie of Wilmington, Mark McCune and his wife, Susan of Somerset and Glenn McCune and his wife, Sheila of Grafton. She is also survived by her siblings, John Mahoney and his wife, Lois of Hanover, , , Charles Mahoney of Florida, and Josephine Kingma and her husband, Lou, of Washington State. She was the sister of the late Sheila Gallagher of Melrose and daughter of the late John and Alice Mahoney of Charlestown. Mrs. McCune was the loving grandmother of Christopher and Samantha McCune of Wilmington, Michele Rock, her husband, Chris, and their son, Owen of Plattsburgh, New York, and Madison McCune of Berkley, MA and the former wife of John McCune, Jr., formerly of Wakefield.  She is also survived by many dear and very special nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She is treasured and remembered fondly by all who knew and loved her.

Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Homes for Our Troops ( or to the National Education for Assistive Dog Services, P.O. Box 213, West Boylston, MA 01583. Arrangements were by the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., North Reading.

William McLaughlin

Of South Boston, formerly of Charlestown

William E. McLaughlin, Jr. of South Boston. formerly of Charlestown, died suddenly on November 23. He was 39 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Brooke A. (LaPaglia) McLaughlin; loving father of Cameron, Frankie, Brenna and Paeyton; devoted son of William E. and Eleanor M. (Bowden) McLaughlin of Charlestown; loving brother of Christine Fitzpatrick and her husband, James and Colleen McLaughlin and the loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral on Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home 220 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown followed by his Funeral Mass in St. Francis De Sales Church, Charlestown at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to C.H.A.D. Charlestown Against Drugs, P.O. Box 290035, Charlestown, MA. 02129. For obituary, directions and online condolences, please visit

Michael Lang

Died Suddenly

Michael W. Lang died suddenly on November 8. He was 54 years old.

The son of Theresa M. (Welch) and the late Francis X. Lang, Sr., he was the devoted brother of Francis X. Lang, Jr. and his wife, Deborah (Mancuso) of Boston and his sisters, Theresa M. Whalen and Noreen L. Durham and her husband, Lawrence of Charlestown. He is also survived by his god so,n Michael E. D’Ambrosio, his nephews and nieces, great nephews and a great niece and by many aunts, uncles, cousins and many many friends.

A private cremation was held at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Boston with arrangements entrusted to Brown & Flaherty Funeral Home, Somerville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Warren Street, Charlestown.

Mary Aspell

Of Stoneham, formerly of Charlestown

Mary J. (Hughes) Aspell of Stoneham, formerly of Charlestown, died on November 25 surrounded by her family. She was 82 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Bernard F. “Fat” Aspell, she was the loving mother of Deborah Kelley and her husband, Paul, Katherine Buckley and Laurie O’Halloran and her husband, Kevin, all of Stoneham; devoted grandmother of Jennifer Levesque and her husband, Brian, Christopher Kelley and his wife, Liya, Ryan Kelley, Jason and Nicholle Buckley, Molly, Shaun and Hannah O’Halloran and the loving great-grandmother of Conor and Cameron Levesque and Isabel Kelley. She was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (McCloud) Hughes; beloved sister of Barbara Connell of Stoneham and the late Theresa Keating, Veronica Grill, Joseph, John, Richard and James Hughes; the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews and the special companion to the late Johnny Quinn.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral today, Thursday, at 8 a.m. from The Carr Funeral Home, 1159 Main St., Melrose followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 9 a.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For obituary, directions and online condolences, please visit

Bernard ‘Bernie’ Lane

Of Stoneham

Bernard J. “Bernie” Lane died in Stoneham on November 23.

He was the beloved husband of Mary (Waitte) Lane; devoted father of James Lane and his wife, Stacey of Norwood, Kelly Lane and her fiance, Steven Ferretti of Wakefield, Stacey Dodge and her husband, Thomas of Melrose and Susan Lane of Stoneham; dear brother of Daniel Lane of Charlestown and the late Patrick, Edna and Winnie Lane; dear grandfather of Richard, Maxwell and Harrison Lane, Michael Long, Jonathan and Brian Dodge.

Funeral arrangements were by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn. For obituary and guest book:

Robert ‘Pots’ O’Neill

Special Townies Treasurer

Robert E. “Pots” O’Neill of Charlestown died on November 18. He was 69 years old.

Treasurer of Special Townies and a member of Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association, he was the beloved husband of the late Gail F. (Sullivan) O’Neill; devoted father of Robert W. O’Neill and Phillip E. O’Neill; beloved brother of Helen Jacobs of Dorchester and the late Ann Duncan, Christine McCarthy, Mary O’Neill, Jean Reilly and Leonard O’Neill and loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Entombment was at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to Special Townies, 336 Main St. Charlestown, MA. 02129. For obituary and online condolences, please visit

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