Obituaries 01-04-2011

Robert Withers

Decorated World War II veteran,

retired GE Production Engineer

Robert S. Withers of Peabody died December 24 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers.  He was 90 years old.

The husband of the late Catherine M. (Newman) Withers, he was born in Scotland, the son of the late David and Sarah (Mulhinch) Withers. He came to the United States in 1924 and lived in Lynn and Peabody for most of his life.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II, fought in the battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals. He was a member of the 3rd Armored Division Association of the US Army.

A production engineer, he retired from the G.E. in 1982 after 42 years with the company. He coached Little League in Lynn, was a Boy Scout Leader, and loved to play golf.

He leaves three children, Kevin D. Withers and his wife, Robin, of Springfield, Cathleen M.  Gilmour and her husband, Lawrence, of Peabody, and Robert J. Withers and his wife, Catherine, of Marlboro; two sisters, Margaret Scott of Hamilton and Elizabeth Crowe of Beverly; three grandchildren, Catherine Withers, Thomas Withers and Robert Morris and his wife, Jacqui; two great-grandchildren, Bryce and Cailyn Morris, and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late John Withers.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn.  Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For online guestbook please visit

James Mambuca

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

James L. “Jim” Mambuca of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died  on December 24.

He was the beloved husband of Marilyn E. (Bellissimo) Mambuca; devoted father of Anthony James Mambuca of Lynn and Julie Anne Downey of Malden; loving son of Rose (D’Amore) and the late Dominic Mambuca of East Boston; dear brother of Janice Lyons of East Boston and Judith Raye of North Andover; cherished grandfather of Jillian, Jared and Jianna Downey, Nicholas Mambuca, and Jaidan Downey.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information, please visit

Fred Nardone

Retired Postal Worker and shoe salesman

Fred Nardone,  born, raised, and a long-time resident of Revere, died December 21. He was 91 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he worked as a shoe salesman for Coward Shoe in Boston for many years and was also a retired postal worker in Boston. He was a former musician in the U.S. Army Band and the U.S. Postal Band. Mr. Nardone was also a former member of the Winthrop Elks Lodge.

He wais the loving father of Barbara Comeau and her husband, Eugene, of Covington, GA, Thomas W. Nardone and his wife, Dorothy, of Revere, and the late Fred Nardone Jr. of Lynn. He is also lovingly survived by a sister, Louise Bianchi formerly of Revere and was the loving brother of the late Philomena Lillo of Revere, Angelo Nardone of Revere, and Ann Cooke of Malden; loving grandfather of Chris Comeau and his wife, Amy, of Conyers, GA, Lance Comeau and his wife, Christine, of North Kingston, RI, Thomas M. Nardone and his wife, Alison, of Nashua, NH, Eric Nardone of Lynn, and the late Mark Nardone of Lynn; great grandfather of Joshua Comeau of Georgia, Ryan Comeau of Rhode Island, Matthew, William, Rebecca, and Samuel Nardone of New Hampshire. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be announced at a later date.

Richard Hudson

Nursing Assistant

Richard F. Hudson died on December 24 at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center after a long illness. He was 61 years old.

Born in Lynn, the son of the late Eldridge and Erna (Frye) Hudson, he was employed as a nursing assistant at the Don Orione Home in East Boston. He lived most of his life in Lynn and in Revere for the past 12 years.

He is survived by four brothers, Eldrige Hudson Jr. of Manchester, NH, Charles Hudson of Vermont, Wayne and Mark Hudson of Lynn; six sisters, Helen F. Demars and Cora E. Hudson, both of Lynn, Shirley A. Huntington of Manchester, NH, Sandra Hudson, June Paul and Tina Messenger, all of Lynn, and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Walter and Edgar Hudson.

Funeral services were private with arrangements entrusted to the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn.

E. Klydore Wonoski

Former President of Chapter 56 PLAV Auxiliary

E. Klydore K. (Cass) Wonoski of Lynn died in a local nursing home after a brief illness on December 20. She was 91 years old.

Born in Lynn, the daughter of the late William and Irene (Cooper) Cass, she was the wife of the late Chester M. Wonoski. She was educated in the Lynn Public School System and was a fashion coordinator for the Raymond Department Store. She was a member and former president of the Polish Legion American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 56 and also a member of St. Michael’s Retirees and the YMCA Retirees.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan I. and her husband, Anthony DeFilippo, of Delray Beach, Florida and Laura E. and her husband, John M. Walsh Sr., of Lynn; beloved grandmother of Anthony, Michael and Gina DeFilippo and Lisa Day, Jay and his wife, Jill Walsh, Joshua Walsh, Susann J. Sullivan and Lauren N. Pelusi and the late Kimberly J. Pelusi. She is also survived by 11 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Joanne J. Pelusi, Winifred Fox and Richard Cass.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Cremation was at Harmony Grove Crematory in Salem. Burial was in the World War II lot in Pine Grove Cemetery with her husband, Chester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Healing Abuse Working for Change, 27 Congress St., Salem, MA 01970.

Cisco Naranjo

Truck Driver

Cisco Naranjo a Woburn resident for many years died  on December 27. He was 41 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Reading, he was the son of Barbara (Grant) Elliot of Arlington, and the late Francisco Naranjo.  A graduate of Reading High School, class of 1987, he was a truck driver, working with K-Trucking in Chelsea, and formerly with Katsiroubas Brothers in Boston for many years.  He loved watching the Pats play, loved his two pit bulls Larz and Jean, and loved cooking on the grill no matter what time of year it was.  He also loved hanging out with friends and laughing.  He enjoyed camping, and was an avid Ozzy and rock and roll listener.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Krystal Ann Naranjo of Lynn and Jordan Lloyd Locke Naranjo of Rochester, NH;  his sister, Leslie Naranjo, of Florida and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

His funeral service will be held in the Goodrich Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn on Thursday, at 7 p.m.  Visitation will begin at 4 p.m.  Cremation will take place Friday.

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