Obituaries 09-16-2010

Paul Antonelli

Lynn resident

Paul B. Antonelli of Lynn, formerly of Medford, died on September 7.

He was the beloved husband of Joan (Kennedy) Antonelli (formerly of Somerville); devoted father of Paul Jr. and Jennifer Marie, both of Lynn; dear brother of Angela Diaz and Frances Antonelli, both of Revere, William Antonelli of Medford, Anne-Marie Miele of Alabama, Cheryl Chesna of Saugus and the late Donald Antonelli; best friend and cousin of Will Antonelli. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Antonelli Children’s Trust. For obituary and guestbook


Mary De Marco

Charlestown resident

Mary L. (DiStefano) De Marco of Charlestown, formerly of East Boston, died on September 7.

She was the beloved wife of the late Severino De Marco with whom she shared 24 years of marriage; loving mother of Diane Tiro and her husband, Dennis, of Lynn; dear sister of the late Josephine DiFronzo, John, Michael, Salvatore and Damiano DiStefano.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book,


Pasquale ‘Nicky’ Navarro

Thomas Strahan of Chelsea retiree

Pasquale “Nicky” Navarro died unexpectedly at his Chelsea home on September 5. He was 85 years old.

Mr. Navarro was born and raised in Fall River and came to Everett as a young boy. He moved to Chelsea in 1951 when he married the love of his life, Grace L. (Fulco.) The spent the next 59 years together and just celebrated their anniversary in August.

Mr. Navarro was affectionately known as “Patsy” or “Nicky” and was a wallpaper designer for the former Thomas H. Strahan Co. of Chelsea for more than 27 years. He was also a free lance photographer for Coronet Studios of Chelsea and was still taking pictures for weddings and other functions until he was 81 years old. “Nicky” was an amazingly energetic individual who, until his untimely death, was a volunteer at the Chelsea Citadel of the Salvation Army and at the Food Pantry at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Chelsea.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his sons, Jeffrey P. Navarro and his wife, Lori, of Lynn and David and his wife, Michelle, of Winthrop. He was the cherished grandfather of David, Danielle, Jessica, Eric and Christopher and is also survived by his sister in law, Carmelina Navarro of Everett and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Ernest, Nunzio, Josephine and Michael Navarro and Domenica Pesce.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army Citadel, 258 Chestnut St., Chelsea, MA 02150.


Adele Lafon

Advocate for the Mentally Ill

Adele L. (Jaeger) Lafon of Lynn, formerly of Everett, died at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 79 years old.

She was the daughter of the late John and Rose Jaeger. Born in Boston, she was raised in Dorchester and lived in Everett for many years until moving to Lynn 25 years ago.

  A homemaker, she was an advocate for the mentally handicapped in the Everett area in the 1970’s. She loved ceramics and playing bingo. She was a very social person and was a member of the Wall Tower Association. She enjoyed going to the beach and frequent drives to New Hampshire. Her greatest joy was caring for her family and she enjoyed all the time she spent with them.

She is survived by her son; John T. Lafon of Lynn; three grandchildren; Lorraine Eagan of Lynn, Julie Lafon of Florida and John T. Lafon, Jr. of Washington; nine great-grandchildren: Charles Eagan and Aliana Colon of Lynn; Kristen and Leah Lafon of Florida and Amanda, Tierra, Alyssa, Aleigha and Amariah Lafon of Washington as well as one great-great-grandchild, Jaylaa Eagan. She was the mother of the late Rose D. Eagan and Michelle Denise Lafon and the beloved beloved significant other of the late Charlie.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St. 5th floor, Boston, MA 02210 or Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For guestbook:


Adeline Allen

East Boston resident

Adeline (Cassaro) Allen of East Boston died on September 4. She was 87 years old.

She was the wife of the late Arthur T. Allen, mother of the late William A. Allen, Sr; mother-in-law of Gail Allen; grandmother of William A. Allen, Jr. and his wife, Donna; great-grandmother of Tori and Billy III, all of Lynn; sister of Lee Contardo of Wakefield, Mary “Sue” Mahoney of Hudson, Julie Cassaro of Wakefield, Gloria Morrison of Swampscott, Edie Janielis and her husband, Joseph, of Winthrop, and the late Michael Cassaro; sister-in-law of Phyllis Cassaro of Wakefield; she also leaves many nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, services under the direction of Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn, were private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Dr., Natick, MA 01760 or Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Attn: Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Pl. West 6TH Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. Guestbook at

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