Obituaries 06-09-2022

Maurice Francis “Mon” O’Shea

Past President of Bunker Hill Community College and Charlestown Historical Society

Maurice Francis “Mon” O’Shea of Melrose, formerly of Dorchester and Charlestown, died on June 4 after a brief illness. 

Mon had a lifelong thirst for learning; he attended St. William’s School, Boston Latin School, Northeastern University, St. John’s Seminary, Boston University, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Mon was a past President of Bunker Hill Community College where he worked for 26 years in several executive positions.

A member of the Society of St. James the Apostle, he spent seven years as a missionary in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.     

Mon was a Past President of the Charlestown Historical Society.  

Mon loved to read and was passionate about history; he loved his Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots, and in his earlier days, he loved the beach; most notably his time at Hampton Beach with his family.        

Above all, Mon cherished his family, his wife Anne, his three sons and their families, and his brothers and sisters and their families.

The loving and devoted husband for 51 years of Anne M. (Callahan) O’Shea, he was the loving father of Matthew O’Shea and his wife, Rachel, Christopher O’Shea and his wife, Jennifer and Timothy O’Shea and his wife, Kairsten; cherished Papa to Callie, Josh, Sarah, Maren, Will, Rory, Ryan, and Gavin.

Born June 18     , 1932 to the late Maurice and Mary O’Shea (Malley) in Boston, he was raised in the Savin Hill section of Dorchester, the oldest of eight children and the proud big brother of William O’Shea and his wife, Geri, Mary Senier and her late husband, Robert, Justin O’Shea and his wife, Kathy, Maureen Tomasz and her husband, Steve and the late Paul O’Shea, Robert O’Shea and his late wife, Mary Lou and Daniel O’Shea.

His Funeral will be from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) Stoneham on Monday, June 13 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating Mon’s Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Mon’s Family on Sunday, June 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available.  Interment Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Mon’s memory to The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, 15 Green St. Charlestown, MA 02129 or by referring to or to The Harvest on Vine Food Pantry, 49 Vine St., Charlestown, MA 02129 or by referring to      .

Arrangements by the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM. 

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Barile Family Funeral Homes

Celebrating Life ~ Sharing Memories. 781.438.2280.

Fred Mortali

Ford Motor Company Retiree

Fred C. Mortali of Revere died on June 4 at the age of 88. 

Born in Boston on June 21, 1933 and raised in Revere by his late parents Charles Mortali and Tina (Alvino), Fred left Revere in the 1950’s and resided in Vermillion, Ohio for 28 years where he was employed by the Ford Motor Company.  Fred returned to his hometown, Revere in the 1980s after retiring from Ford and enjoyed travel and wood working. 

The beloved husband of 64 years to Alice (Farren), he was the devoted father of Frank Mortali and his wife, Nancy of Toledo, OH, Roseann Mortali and her husband, Patrick Fitzgerald of Laguna Niguel, CA, Jill Mortali and her husband, Chad Reed of Hanover, NH and Fred Mortali and his partner, Mandy Mitchell of Mandeville, LA; cherished grandfather of Daniel, Sean and Kevin Mortali, Robert Lee, Devin Reed, and Sydney Mortali and adored great grandfather of Aria, Chiara and Riley Mortali.  He is also survived by loving nieces, and nephews. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St, Revere on Monday, June 13 at 11 a.m. (Everyone to meet directly at the church).  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Interment at Holy Cross cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fred’s name to the Revere Public Library, 179 Beach St, Revere, MA 02151. 

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