Obituaries 11-25-2009

Patricia Kerrins, 56

Health Educator

Patricia A. Kerrins of Lynn, formerly of Revere and Montague, MA, died on November 16 following a 16 year courageous battle with breast cancer.

Ms. Kerrins spent her career in health education in Franklin County (Amherst, Shelburne and Turner Falls, MA). At the time of her death, she held the position of Sr. Management Community Director for Franklin County Medical Center Management Team.

She was the cherished daughter of Jean F. (Innes) Kerrins of Revere and the late Thomas J. Kerrins Jr.; beloved sister of Kathleen J. Kerrins of Revere, Thomas J. Kerrins III and his wife, Ellen Torres, of Danville, CA and Atty. Michael P. Kerrins and his wife, Paula M., of Lynn; devoted partner of John Dunphy of Montague, MA; adored aunt of Jessica Britt and her husband, Jarrett, of Quincy, Thomas Kerrins-Torres and Stephen Kerrins-Torres both, of Danville, CA and Sophia M. and Benjamin D. Kerrins, both of Lynn. She is also lovingly survived by her aunt, Dorothy Bowman, of Melrose and her uncle, Jack Proverb, and his wife, Lois, of Chelmsford and many cousins.

A Memorial Funeral Mass was held in St. Pius V Church, Lynn. Burial was private. Arrangements were completed by the Vertuccio Home for Funerals of Revere.


Daisy DiCesare, 80

Proprietor and office Manager of Atlas Auto Body

Daisy A. (Modugno) DiCesare of Revere died on November 13 at her daughter’s home after a long illness. She was 80 years old.

Born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Alphonina (Francis) Modugno, she lived most of her life in Revere. She was the former proprietor/office manager of Atlas Auto Body, a member of the Revere Historical Society, a former Den Mother for the Boy Scouts of America and an avid bowler who enjoyed ceramics in her spare time.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony; devoted mother of Vincent and his wife, Nancy, Anthony and his wife, Janet, Ferdinand and his wife, Paula, and Gail Shea and her husband, John, all of Lynnfield; dear sister of Lydia McDonough of Revere and the late Norma Modugno and Vilma Vonkahl. She also leaves an extended family member, Francis DeMarco, 11 loving grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. For guest book visit


Doris Farnsworth, 78

Lynn resident

Doris (Fitzgerald) Farnsworth of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died on November 13 at the Lynn Union Hospital. She was 78 years old.

The daughter of the late Edward and Josephine (Farrel) Farnsworth, she was the beloved wife of Cecil E.; devoted mother of Rose Mahon and her husband, Wayne, of Danvers and Linda Costa and her fiancé, Steve Provo, of Lynn; dear sister of Joann Sforza of Georgetown, Edward “Buster” Fitzgerald of Wrentham and the late John “Jackie” and Robert Fitzgerald. She is also survived by six loving grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

At the request of the family, all services were private. Arrangements were by the Paul Buoniglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Wrentham Developmental Center, PO Box 488, Wrentham, MA 02093.

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