Obituaries – 9/17/09

Edward Keaney, 82

Longtime Eucharistic Minister at

Holy Family Church

Edward W. “Eddie” Keaney, a lifelong resident of Lynn, died peacefully on September 8 in Salem Hospital, following a long illness.  He was 82 years old.

Born in Lynn, son of the late Francis J. and Theresa (McDermott) Keaney, he attended Lynn schools and, prior to his retirement in 1991, he was employed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Cemetery Division at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Salem, a position he held for 40 years.  He was an active communicant of Holy Family Church and served as a Eucharistic minister for many years.

He was the beloved husband of the late Sebastiana (Milia) Keaney. He leaves his sister, Rita M. McCarthy and her husband, Edmund J., of Lynn, his brother, Francis J. “Frank” Keaney of Lynn, and a sister-in-law, Mary Milia, of Pennsylvania.  He is also survived by four nieces: Anne Ridley, Marie Bacherman, Jean Lepore, and Josephine Galloway, and six nephews: Joseph, Stephen, Daniel, and Robert McCarthy and Philip and Joseph Milia.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home of Lynn.  Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Gifts in his name may be sent to the Boston Catholic Television Center, P.O. Box 9196, 34 Chestnut St., Watertown, MA 02471.  For his online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Anna White, 95

Longtime Communicant of

Holy Family Church

Anna E. (Pezzini) White of Lynn died on September 8 in North Shore Medical Center Union Hospital, after a brief illness.  She was 95 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Alfred N. White, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. She was born in West Springfield, daughter of the late Anthony and Argia (Balboni) Pezzini. A resident of Lynn for many years, she previously resided in West Palm Beach, Fla. and Londonderry, NH. Her true devotion was to her home and family. She was a longtime communicant of Holy Family Church.

She leaves one son, Joseph A. Fay, and his wife, Julieann R., of Laconia, NH and she is also survived by four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Robert F. Fay and Dorothy Alman and sister of the late Robert R. and Joseph Pezzini.  She was the grandmother of the late Anna Contant, the great-grandmother of the late Joanna Kane and the great-great-great-grandmother of the late Jackson Kane.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home of Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.  For her online register book, please visit

Leo Kennedy Jr., 82

Retired Letter Carrier

Leo J. Kennedy Jr. of Lynn died on September 9 at a local nursing home, after a brief illness. He was 82 years old.

Born in Lynn, son of the late Leo and Marguerite (Hanlon) Kennedy, he attended Lynn English High School and received his diploma through the GED program.

Mr. Kennedy resided in Lynn for most of his life except for the mid-1990s, when he and his wife, Pauline, retired to Florida, where they spent 10 wonderful years. He served in the US Marine Corps, and after his discharge, he went to work for the Lynn Post Office as a letter carrier, where he worked for many years.

He loved children of all ages up to and including the time of his Alzheimer’s disease, especially his dearly loved grandchildren. He also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, carpentry projects, and playing an occasional game of golf in his younger years.

He was the loving husband of Pauline (Steckel) Kennedy, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage.  In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his beloved sons, Michael J. Kennedy and his wife, Candis, of Lynn, James M. Kennedy of Kirkland, Wash.; his grandsons, Michael R. and Brendan J. Kennedy of Lynn, David S. Kennedy of Mountlake Terrace, Wash.;  his granddaughter, Jamie M. Hughes, and her husband, Jeff, of Wilmington, NC; and a sister, Pat Ferrand, of Amesbury.

He was the brother of the late Daniel, Donald and Eugene Kennedy, Mary Milward, Winifred Termini, Eileen King and Delores Henry and uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were entrusted to the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home of Lynn.  Burial was private. For his online guest book, please visit

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Pius V Church in Lynn or East Baptist Church in Lynn, please designate Youth Ministry.

John ‘Pat’ Malone, 88

Past Exalted Ruler of

Winthrop Lodge of Elks

John E. “Pat” Malone of Revere, Winthrop and Chelsea, died on September 4. He was 88 years old.

Born in Boston, he attended Chelsea schools, graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1938, and attended Northeastern University.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II who was engaged in the Battle of the Bulge. He served as a constable for 52 years in Suffolk County North, was president and CEO of the Carmel Credit Union in Chelsea, a salesman for the former McAdams, United Farmers and Whiting Milk companies and a member of Local 380. He was a member of the Mass. Constables Association and the Mutual Clerks Union. He was the senior Past Exalted Ruler and Life Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078.

He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret Crosby, Beatrice Malone and Katherine S. Mason; devoted father of John E. Malone Jr. of Vermont, Linda M. Brady and her husband, Edward, of Derry, NH; loving brother of Helen Pierce of Connecticut and the late Mary E. Crowley, James and William Malone; loving cousin of Helen Sullivan and the late John J. Sullivan; dear brother-in-law of Mary Stimson of Lynn; and he is also survived by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home of Winthrop. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.

In lieu flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to John E. “Pat” Malone Scholarship Fund, c/o The Secretary, Winthrop Lodge of Elks, 191 Washington Ave., Winthrop, MA 02152.

3 comments for “Obituaries – 9/17/09

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.