Obituaries 11-11-09

Stephen Bashore, 52

Carpenter for Seaver Construction

Stephen Bashore died suddenly on November 2. He was 52 years old.

A carpenter employed by Seaver Construction Company, he was born in Chicopee, the son of Arthur and Jean (Willis) Bashore and the husband of Elaina (Cherry) Bashore with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. He is also survived by two daughters, Marian and Jessica Bashore, both of Lynn; two brothers, Dennis and his wife, Beth, of Lowell and Scott and his wife, Bron Bashara, of Newburyport, two sisters, Patty Tortorella and Susan and her husband, Mike Rynne, both of North Reading. He was the son in law of Carmel DePaula of Florida. He was the brother in law of Peter and Debbie Genzali of Saugus and Michael and Robert Cherry. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus with arrangements by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


Phyllis Ciccolo, 87

Worked at National Stay, Premier Shoe and Lynnhurst Market

Phyllis M. (Messina) Ciccolo of Lynn died November 7 in a local nursing homes after a long illness. She was 87 years old.

The wife of the late E.J. “Chic” Ciccolo, she was a lifelong resident of Lynn and the daughter of the late Vincent and Beatrice (Gaddis) Messina.

She attended Lynn Schools, including Lynn English High School until she had to leave to tend to her family. She worked at National Stay for 18 years and at Premier Shoe for 35 years. She had also previously worked at her family’s grocery store, “Lynnhurst Market”, on Walnut Street, Saugus from 1953-1960. An avid bowler, she also enjoyed ballroom dancing, and traveling.

Mrs. Ciccolo is survived by her sister, Jean DeNunzio, and her husband, Vincent, of York, Maine; her brothers, Vincent Messina, and his wife, Mary, of Lynn, Donald Messina, and his wife, Mary, of Peabody, and Carl Messina, and his wife, Margie, of Lynn, and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Rita Bettinger Powers, and Joan Caulfield.

Her Funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Solomine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, (Route 129) Lynn followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Pius V Church. Burial will be in St. Jean Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Services of Massachusetts, 391 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 attn. Dana DeMiles. For directions and guestbook, please visit:


John Rice, 95

Owned Rice Furniture of Lynn

John H. Rice of Lynn died on November 5 at Union Hospital after a long illness. He was 95 years old.

The husband of Irene E. (Gautreau) Rice with whom he shared 68 years of marriage, he was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland, the son of the late Patrick and Catherine (O’Brien) Rice. He came to the United States as a young child and lived in West Lynn for the greater part of his life. He attended Lynn Classical High School. A furniture salesman, Mr. Rice was the owner of Rice Furniture in Lynn. He also worked at Stuart Furniture and Young’s Furniture in Lynn.

He was a member of the 4th degree of the Knights of Columbus and was an honorary life member of Valladolid Council No.70 of Lynn, where he was a member since 1947. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, and was also an avid baseball fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family and will be remembered as a loving grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lawrence Rice, Sr. of Lynn; a daughter; Patricia Lothrop and her husband, Robert, of Kennebunk, ME; three grandchildren; Lawrence Rice, Jr.; Steven Rice and Alison Rice; six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; one sister, Aileen Wall of Lynn; as well as one niece and one nephew. He was the brother of the late Margaret Lyons and Thomas Rice.

His funeral will be held today, Tuesday, at 9 a.m. from the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Lynn at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation will be today from 9 to 1;30 a.m. prior to the funeral. Those who prefer, may make donations to St. Mary’s Church, 8 South Common St., Lynn, MA 01902 or a charity of your choice. Directions and guestbook at


Neil Howard Wilensky, 57

Lynn resident

Neil Howard Wilensky of Lynn, formerly of Newton and Revere, died November 3. He was 57 years old.

He was the beloved son of the late Julius “Yudie” and Beatrice (Berren) Wilensky; dear brother of Joni (Kagan) Mayer and her husband, Ross, of Sharon; loving uncle of Eric Kagan and his wife, Melissa, of Easton and Lisa Barney and her husband, David, of Illinois and is also survived by his great nieces, nephew and loving cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Canton. Burial was at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02215.


James Ciccarello

Past member of Orient Heights Civic Club

James Ciccarello of East Boston died on November 8.

A past member of the Orient Heights Civic Club, he was the beloved husband of the late Louise (Zirpolo) Ciccarello, he was the devoted father of Deborah Ciccarello of Lynn, James Ciccarello and his partner, Jeanne, of Quincy, Joseph Ciccarello and his wife, Adeline, of Melrose and Donna Matarazzo and her husband, Steven, of Salem; dear brother of Frank of Woburn, Joseph of Medford and Josephine of Richmond VA. He is also survived by seven cherished grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday Nov 13 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating his life in St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit:

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