Obituaries 06-24-2010

Gertrude Feldman, 88

Peabody resident

Gertrude Feldman, a resident of Peabody for more than three years and a resident of Wellesley for many years died on June 17. She was 88 years old.

A homemaker, she was born in New Hampshire and raised in Malden, she attended the Malden schools and was a graduate of Malden High School.

She was the devoted mother of Alan Feldman and his wife, Clovia, Barry Wolfson and his wife, Cheryl, Steven Feldman, Ronnie Larkin, and Gerald Feldman. She was the loving grandmother of nine and is also survived by five great grandchildren.

Services were held at the Montifiore Cemetery, Everett on Sunday June 20. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472.


Marie ‘Effie’ Trahan, 92

Award winning scout leader

Marie E. "Effie" (LeBlanc) Trahan of Everett died on June 19. She was 92 years old.

A longtime Girl Scout Leader and a recipient of the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award, she was the beloved wife of the late Bill Trahan; loving mother of Yvonne B. Pettengill and her late husband, James, of Everett, Paul E. Trahan and his wife, Evelyn, of Winthrop, Richard W. Trahan of Braintree and Donald F. Trahan and his wife, Anne, of Gaithersburg, MD. She is also survived by eight cherished grandchildren and two cherished great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For online guest book visit


Michelle Smiddy, 43

Of North Carolina, formerly of East Boston

Michelle F. (McDonald) Smiddy of Hillsborough N.C. formerly of East Boston died on May 13. She was 43 years old.

A Celebration of her life will be held in St. Joseph St. lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston on Saturday June 26 at 12 noon. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. After the church, family and friends are invited to share stories and good times at the Beachmont VFW Bennington St., Beachmont at the East Boston line.

In honoring her memory, memorial donations may be made to The Smiddy Children Fund c/o E.B. Savings Bank, 856 Bennington St, E. Boston MA 02128. Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home is assisting her family with local arrangements. For more info please call 617-569-0990 Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home.


Lynne Cataldo, 59

Revere resident, formerly of Winthrop

Lynne C. Cataldo of Revere, formerly of Stoneham and Winthrop, died suddenly on June 4. She was 59 years old.

The beloved wife of the late John D’Orsi, she was the devoted mother of the late Anthony and Carmen D’Orsi, loving daughter of the late Muriel (Corbett) and Rudy Cataldo, dear sister of Rudolph A. Cataldo of N. Andover, Elida F. Cataldo of Revere, Mark E. Cataldo of Marblehead, Tracy Amero of Somerville and the late Gary Amero.

Committal in the Holy Cross Mausoleum was private. To sign her online guest book go to

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