Obituaries 11-24-2010

Lottie Goldkrand

Worked in Chelsea Assessor’s Office, active in many clubs and organizations

Lottie "Charlotte" Goldkrand of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died on November 22. She was 98 years old.

Born in Roxbury and raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea Schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She worked as the senior clerk in the assessor’s office for the City of Chelsea and was very active in many clubs, groups, organizations and temples. She was a member of Hadassah, Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, Jewish Family Society, Jewish Civic Service Employees, National Asthma Center, Jewish Memorial Hospital, Everett Seniors Social Club, life member of Temple Emmanuel and the temple Sisterhood, Carl Stein Post #187-Auxiliary Everett, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center- Roslindale, and a life member of Congregation Tifereth Abraham. She conducted numerous religious services during her residency at the Florence Cohen Levine Estates.

A very active singer throughout her life, singing was the activity she enjoyed more than any other. She performed at choral groups, choirs, nursing homes, senior citizens groups and at Shabbat services.

She was the beloved wife of the late Abner Goldkrand, the devoted aunt of Susan Arsenault and her husband, Joseph, and Ellen Fine and her husband, Scott, the loving great aunt of Rebecca Fine and the dear sister of the late Dorothy Steinberg.

Services will be held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave. Cary Square, Chelsea today, Wednesday, November 24 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Baker Street Jewish Cemeteries, West Roxbury. Donations in her memory may be made to the Temple Emmanuel Sisterhood, 60 Tudor St. Chelsea, MA 02150. For directions and online guestbook please visit the funeral home website:


Darren Testa

Worked for Mass Turnpike Authority

Darren S. Testa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on November 19.

He was a Mass Turnpike Authority employee, assistant coach of the Revere Pop Warner E Team and a member of the Friends of East Boston Greenway, The Greenway Council.

He was the cherished son of Carol (Pantaliere) Testa of Revere and the late Eugene Testa Sr.; loving brother of Cheryl Gove and her husband, Keith, and the late Eugene Jr. and his wife, Christine Testa, all of Revere and is also survived by two loving nephews, Justin and Kyle, one loving niece, Meaghan, and many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, at 9: 30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in The Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. At the family’s request, floral contributions are respectfully omitted.


Margaret Cash

Retired Administrative Assistant

Margaret A. "Peggy" (Milano) Cash of Winthrop died at the Epoch Nursing Care Facility in Melrose on November 21. She was 71 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Cash worked as an administrative assistant for Retail Enterprises.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Helen J. (Driscoll) Milano; the devoted mother of Tammy Smith and her husband, Howard, of Winthrop, John Cash and his wife, Julie, and Julie Erbetta and her husband, Ed, all of Tewksbury, and TJ Cash and his wife, Dina, of Winthrop; adored grandmother of Taylor, Alex and Chelsea Smith, Jack and Jamesie Cash, Christian Erbetta, and Isabella Grace Cash; dear sister of Walter Milano of Danvers, Richard Milano and Donald Milano, both of Winthrop, and the late Michael Milano. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today (Wednesday) November 24 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL., Memphis, TN, 38105. For guestbook, go to


James Phillips

Melrose resident

James G. Phillips of Melrose died on November 12.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Sandra (Moriarty) Phillips; loving father of James G. Phillips Jr. and his wife, Beth, of Winthrop, David S. Phillips of St. Peters, MO and the late Mark A. Phillips; cherished grandfather of James G. Phillips III and David S. Phillips Jr.; brother of Judith Slaughter of Oregon and is also survived by several nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Saturday, November 27 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions, flowers, obituary and to sign guest book visit


Mary Ferraguto

Lifelong Winthrop resident

Mary T. (Simole) Ferraguto, a life long resident of Winthrop, died on November 17.

The beloved wife of the late Domenic Ferraguto, she was the devoted mother of Carol Spano and her husband, John, of Danvers and the late Andrew Ferraguto; dear sister of the late Jenny Leto, Angie Montrose, Rose Leto, Joseph Simole, Frances Laudani and Frank Simole; loving grandmother of Jonathan and Justin Spano,

In accordance with Mrs Ferraguto’s wishes, funeral services and burial were private. Arrangements were entrusted to the

Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home. To send an online condolence visit:


Joan Marie Biagiotti

Lifelong Bruins fan

Joan Marie (Shea) Biagiotti of East Boston, formerly of Quincy, died on November 15. She was 54 years old.

A lifelong Bruins fan, she was the beloved wife of Francis Biagiotti of East Boston; devoted mother of Malinda Pulicari and her husband, Ron, of East Boston; dear sister of Katharine Sullivan and her husband, Daniel, of Brockton and Leo Shea and his wife, Jean, of Quincy. She is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. In honoring her life, memorial donations may be made to Evercare Hospice 950 Winter St. Waltham 02451. For more information or to send her family an online condolence, please visit:

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