Obituaries 06-28-2012

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Mauzerol

Former Chelsea Dog Officer

Lawrence A. “Larry” Mauzerol died unexpectedly at his home on June 22.  He was 51 years old.

Born in Beverly, the son of the late Joseph E. and Grace J. (Crouse) Mauzerol, he was educated in the Chelsea school system and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1978.  Following graduation he attended Bunker Hill Community College.

He worked as a dog officer for the City of Chelsea during the late 1980’s and over the course of his working career he was a shipping manager for various companies, including Kayem and Restaurant Depot.  He has been living in Malden for the last several years.

He was the dear brother of Donna J. Mauzerol of Malden, Katherine G. Webber and her husband, Kenneth of Chelsea and the late Joseph E. Mauzerol III; the former husband of Theresa Marra; uncle of Kenneth A. Webber and his fiancé, Laura of Winthrop, Kevin R. and his wife, Christina of Winthrop and is also lovingly survived by four great nephews:  Kevin, twins Kyle and Kenny, and baby Kenny.

Funeral services are private with arrangements entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals in Chelsea.

James Dooley, Jr.

Retired Truck Driver, Winthrop Yacht Club Member

James F. Dooley, Jr, of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Prospect House in Revere on June 19. He was 94 years old.

A U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Teamsters Union-Local 42 and the Winthrop Yacht Club. Prior to his retirement, he was truck driver for Harrison Dispatch in Lynn.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary C. (DiDonato) Dooley. Born in Boston, the son of the late James F. and Adeline (Gardella) Dooley Sr., he was the devoted father of William J. Dooley and his wife, Tricia of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Patrick W, Robyn K. and Allyson Dooley, and great-grandfather of Emile Dooley-Tiburce; dear brother of Claire Lessa of Wakefield and the late Adeline McGrath, Eleanor Dawe, and Arthur Dooley. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Memorial donations can be made to the Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, Ma. 02284, or to the Hallmark Health Hospice Inc., Office of the Executive Director, 178 Savin St., Suite 300 Malden, MA 02148. For guestbook,

James Wallace

Retired Winthrop Middle School Vice Principal

James G. Wallace of Meredith, NH, formerly of Winthrop, died on June 20. He was 81 years old.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #162, Teachers Union, School Committee for the Northeast Regional Vocational School and Past President of the Squam River Association of New Hampshire. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Wallace was the Vice Principal of the Winthrop Middle School.

Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late James F. and Alice B. (Cady) Wallace; cherished uncle of Jimmy Rollo of Ashland, NH and the late Greg Rollo; uncle-in-Law of Heather Rollo of Plymouth, MA; great-uncle of Lindsay Anderson and her husband, Camron of Vermontville, NY and Allison Rollo of Middleboro, MA; dear brother of the late Grace Rollo and Beryl Wallace and is also survived by many loving cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517,Topeka, Kansas 66675. For guestbook, go to

Joseph McCall

Of South Boston, formerly of Winthrop 

Joseph E. McCall of South Boston, formerly of Winthrop and Jamaica Plain, died on June 21.

A member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #120, he was the beloved husband of the late Marie C. (McDonough) McCall: devoted father of Anne M. McCall and her husband, John Griffin of Walpole and Joseph E. McCall Jr. and his wife, Kerri of North Carolina; dear brother of the late Thomas and James McCall; brother in law of Claire McCall of Hopedale; loving grandfather of Christine, Sheila Griffin, Quinn and Cash McCall; dear uncle of Janet and Jim Doyle of Duxbury, Theresa and John Buckley of New York, Thomas McCall of Melrose and Linda McCall of Hopedale. He is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the O’Brien Funeral Home, South Boston. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in “Joe’s” memory to the Sisters of St. Joseph, C.S.J., 631 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135 or the Marian Manor Nursing Home, 130 Dorchester St., South Boston, MA 02127

Allen Paro

Retired Territorial Manager of Bostik Inc.

Allen K. Paro of Middleboro, formerly of Andover and Winthrop, died on June 18 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by his loving family. He was 78 years old.

He graduated from Winthrop High School in 1951 and U Mass Amherst where he received a BBA in Marketing in 1955. After graduating from UMass, he was served as a private in the US Army.

He retired as a Territorial Manager of Bostik, Inc., a manufacturer of chemical adhesives, and was a member of the Financial Investing Group at the Oak Point Community in Middleboro.

He was the beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Conant) Paro; loving father of Mark and Mary Paro of Allenstown, NH, Kimberly Murphy of Methuen, Donna and Douglas Kilgour of South Berwick, ME, Heather and Bruce Prunier of Derry, NH and Steven and Keri Paro of Haverhill; brother of Edward Roy and Beverly (Belcher) Paro of Sudbury; brother in law of Roger Conant of Naples, FL, Dr. Arthur Schramm of Lexington and Carolyn Furey of Charlton and is also survived by 13 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at  the Story Chapel at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations in his honor be made to The American Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. For information visit

John Curran

40-Year Irish Broadcast Radio Host

John M. Curran of Belmont died on June 21.

The host of the “Sound of Erin Irish Radio Program” for 40 years, he was the former owner of Round Tower Travel, a founding member of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Erin and a former account executive of Morris Alper and Sons.

The beloved husband of 52 years of Kitty (Ryan) Curran, he was the loving father of Sean Curran of New York, Patricia Loomis and her husband, Fred of Winthrop, Deirdre Tobin and her husband, Sean of Sudbury and Maura Lally and her husband, Sean of Belmont; cherished Papa of Brendan and Catherine Loomis, Ryan, Fiona, and Catrina Tobin, and Ciara and Keelin Lally; brother of Donal Curran, Eileen Murphy and Marion O’Riordan, all of Crosshaven, County Cork, Ireland, and the late Mary Curran and Christopher O’Brien. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home, Belmont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101A First Ave., Waltham, MA 02454 or the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701.

Harris Cusick

Of Wakefield, formerly of Winthrop

Harris A. Cusick of Wakefield, formerly of Winthrop, died on June 23 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. He was 72 years old.

Born in Winthrop on March 6, 1940, the son of  the late George and Margaret (Barter) Cusick, he was a graduate of Winthrop High School and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era.

Mr. Cusick was a member of the American Legion Post 63 of Wakefield and Post 146 in Winthrop. He was formerly an Assessor for the Town of Wakefield from 1987 to 1993 and retired from the Project Management Department at Stone & Webster of Boston.

He is survived by his son, Casey H. Cusick of Miami, Florida; his  former wife,  Sheila (Palumbo) Cusick, a sister, Georgia Patterson of Lexington and by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral home, Wakefield. Burial was at Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.

Anita Nargi

Retired Medical Secretary

Anita (Miniscalco) Nargi of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died at the Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Chelsea on June 22 after a long illness. She was 83 years old.

Born in Boston, she lived in East Boston prior to moving to Winthrop 18 years ago. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a medical secretary at the East Boston Health Center/East Boston Social Center.

She was the beloved wife of Generoso Nargi, devoted mother of Paula Black and her husband, Bradley of West Roxbury and John Nargi of Winthrop; dear sister of Frank Miniscalco of Andover and Lola Belmonte of California.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’ Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.  Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the East Boston Social Centers, 68 Central Square, East Boston, MA 02128. For online condolences go to

Helen MacAdams 

Medford Resident 

Helen E. (Gallant) MacAdams of Medford died on June 19.

She was the beloved wife of the late Gerald M. “Gerry” MacAdams; devoted mother of Gary MacAdams and his wife, Maureen of Winthrop, Scott MacAdams and his wife, Donna of Medford and Stephen MacAdams and his wife, Michelle of Salem; loving grandmother of Katlyn, Meghan, Craig, Eric, Brandon and C.J. and loving great grandmother of Kayla and Marley. She was the sister of the late Marion Gallant and cherished niece of the late Marion Phelan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent in her name to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA. 01923. To leave a message of condolence, please visit:

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