Obituaries 01-14-2010

Herbert Silver

Of Brockton, formerly of Winthrop

Herbert M. Silver of Brockton, formerly of Winthrop, died on January 12. He was 91 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Norma (Wallace) Silver; devoted father of Barry Silver and his wife, Barbara, of Maryland, Carol Rosenthal and her husband, Nathan, of Westfield and Joy Dawson and her husband, Paul, of Stoughton; loving brother of Rose Goldman of Randolph, Vivian Falk of Connecticut and the late Jack Silver; cherished grandfather of Debra Silver and her husband, Brian Lowinger, Jill de Castro and her husband, Samuel, Erica Rosenthal, Andrew Rosenthal, Elizabeth Brownell, Matthew Brownell, and Allie Dawson and great grandfather of Benjamin de Castro, Elena Lowinger, Annie de Castro and Jesse Lowinger.

Services will be held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington St., Canton, today, Thursday, January 14 at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the Tifereth Israel Memorial Park of Winthrop, Everett. Memorial observance will be held at his late residence following burial until 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Temple Tifereth Israel, 93 Veterans Rd, Winthrop, MA 02152.


Carmela Pepe

Winthrop resident

Carmella Pepe of Winthrop died on January 10.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Vincenzo Pepe and Antonia (Minichello) of East Boston; loving sister of the late Laurenzo, Pelligrino, Michael, John, Philomena, Mary and Rita Lorenza; dear aunt of Richard Pepe of Winthrop, Annette Pepe of Bridgewater, Joyce Ann Pepe of Revere and the late John Pepe of Newburyport and is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston today, Thursday, January 14 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. Memorial donations in her name may be made to: The Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Boston Street, Watertown, MA, 02472. Funeral arrangements are by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home 617-569-0305


Charles Sagan

Known for his charity and generosity

Charles N. "Chuck" Sagan of Swampscott died suddenly while on vacation in Florida on January 10. He was 71 years old.

A native of Winthrop, Mr. Sagan earned a BBA degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A member of the ROTC, he entered active duty upon graduation. In 1981, he established Sagan & Company PC in Swampscott.

Known for his charity and generosity, Mr. Sagan served as President of Temple Tifereth Israel in Winthrop, Temple Israel of Swampscott and the Kernwood Country Club of Salem. He was also active and a supporter of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, Jewish Family Service of Salem and Hillel House at UMass, Amherst.

He was the devoted husband of Phyllis (Gamerman) Sagan; beloved father of Shari and Stephen McGuirk and Scott and Julie Sagan; cherished grandfather of Emma Rose McGuirk, Lily McGuirk, Austin Sagan and Mason Sagan; dear brother of Eliot and the late Miriam Sagan.

Services were held at Congregation Shirat Hayam, Swampscott. Burial was in Peabody. Condolence calls will continue at the home of Scott and Julie Sagan, 22 Puritan Ave., Swampscott, today, Thursday, from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to Jewish Family Service, 2 East India Square, Salem, MA 01970 or Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott, MA. 01907. For online condolences go to Goldman Funeral Chapel-Malden.


James Pallotta

North End resident

James R. "Jimmy Jumbo" Pallotta of Boston’s North End died on January 10. He was 78 years old.

He was the loving husband of Angelina (DiGiacomo) Pallotta of Boston; cherished son of the late Alfred and Mary (Savioli) Pallotta; beloved father of James Pallotta and his wife, Kimberly, Carla Pallotta, and Christine Pallotta; dearest Papa of Christopher and Michael and dear friend of Bryan Huck. He was the loving brother of Anthony Pallotta of Stoneham, Louis Pallotta of Medford, Anna "Dolly" Gambale and her husband, Arthur, of Boston and Mario Pallotta and his wife, Claire, of Winthrop and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial St., Boston, MA 02109 today, Thursday, January 14, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stephen Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400 Waltham, MA 02451.


Arthur Hurwitz

Past Commander, Jewish War Veterans, Department of Massachusetts

Arthur Hurwitz of Winthrop died on December 13.

He was the Past Commander of the Jewish War Veterans, Department of Massachusetts.

The devoted husband of the late Lila (Ectman), he was the beloved father of Esther and her husband, Larry Taylor, and Richard Hurwitz; cherished grandfather of Jared and Adam Taylor; dear brother of Sidney Hurwitz, Mildred Stein and Hilda Hirsh and brother in law of Elliott Ectman and his wife, Patricia, of Boynton Beach, Florida.

Funeral arrangements were by Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Burial was in Everett. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Jewish War Veterans Department of Massachusetts, State House Room, 547 Boston, MA 02133, or Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150.


Jerri-Ann Massucco

Beachmont resident

Jerri-Ann Massucco, a lifelong resident of Beachmont, died unexpectedly at home on January 9. She was 45 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Revere, she was the daughter of Ernest and Norma (Romano) Massucco. She was a graduate of Revere High School and a life-long resident of Beachmont.

She was the mother of Ernest Belmonte and Nikki Belmonte, both of Revere; sister of Deborah Massucco of Revere, Laura Massucco-MacClellan of Everett, Dawn Buccieri of Winthrop and Kristen DiBarri of Swampscott and the beloved aunt of Dominique, Demitria, Dawson and Devin.

Visiting hours will be held in the Porcella Funeral Home, 876 Winthrop Ave., (Beachmont) Revere today, Thursday, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. For directions, please visit:


William Nickerson

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

William Nickerson of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Revere, died on Christmas Eve Morning, December 24 after a long and courageous batle with colon cancer. He was 85 years old.

Born in June of 1924, he served in the Pacific with the US Air Force during World War II and his plane was shot down in combat. He survived and returned home to marry his sweetheart, Dottie Nickerson, in December of 1945. Together, they built a home and raised a family in Malden where he served on the Malden Police Force in the 1950’s. The couple volunteered their time with the 27th Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps in the 1970’s with Mr. Nickerson keeping the instruments in excellent condition.

The couple lived in several cities in Massachsuetts and eventually settled in Revere where they lived until Mrs. Nickerson died in February of 1988. Mr. Nickerson continued working at the Seaview Towrs and Waters Edge Apartments where he ran the Maintenance Divisions until he finally retired at the age of 82 and moved to Florida to live with his oldest son, Leigh, in Port Charlotte.

Mr. Nickerson will be greatly missed and always loved by those who knew him. He is survived by his two sons, Leigh, and his wife, Debbie of Port Charlotte and Scott and his wife, Janet, of Tewksbury. He also leaves four grandchildren, Sandy Monaco, Brian Nickeson, Robert and Andrew Nickerson and seven great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held this spring when he will be brought home to Massachusetts for burial alongside his wife, Dottie. Details will be announced later.


Clara Albiani

Of Florida, formerly of Winthrop

Clara (Giarla) Albiani died after a short illness in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Born on March 13, 1912, she grew up in Revere and Winthrop, and attended Lasell College. Over the years, she always enjoyed entertaining her family and friends at her home in Chelsea and later Miami and Lighthouse Point, Florida.

She was the wife of the late Salvatore Albiani, sister of the late Robert, Thomas, Dorothy and Augustine. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews, Stephen Parker, Robert Giarla, Judith Giarla-McQueen, David Giarla, Dorothy Giarla, Richard Giarla, Gerald Giarla, Elizabeth MacIsaac, Clair Doyle, Marybeth Clark, Thomas Giarla, Peter Bonzagni , Vince Bonzagni, Joseph Albiani, Anthony Albiani, MaryLouise Wilson, Paul Albiani, Marguerite Silva, Charles Albiani and James Albiani. She is also survived by more than 50 grand and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Boynton Memorial Chapel, 800 West Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach, Florida. She was laid to rest at the Boca Raton Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial donation to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.


Frank Richard

Skilled Carpenter, Member of Winthrop BPOE Elks

Frank J. Richard, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, died on December 25 after a brief illness. He was 60 years old.

Born in Boston, the dear son of the late Benjamin J. Richard and Jeanette Labbe, he was a skilled carpenter who applied his trade in various North Shore communities and a longtime member of the Winthrop Loge of Elks, 1078.

He is survived by 11 brothers and sisters: Joseph Richard, Annette Purcell, both of New Hampshire, Janet Sturges of Fitchburg, Joann Scrabner of Indiana, Wayne Richard of Saugus, Edward Richard of Tewksbury and Linda Riley, Barbara Richard, Arnold Richard and Ernie Richard, all of Chelsea.

Funeral services and burial were private with arrangements by the Frazier Funeral Home of Winthrop. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to: The Elks National Foundation, c/o The Secretary, Winthrop Lodge of Elks, 191 Washington Avenue, Winthrop MA 02152 or a charity of your choice.

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