Obituaries 03-01-2011

Paulette Blake

Sodecido Company Environmental Manager

Paulette M. (Clarke) Blake of Lynn died suddenly at Union Hospital on February 25. She was 56 years old.

She was an Environmental Manager for the Sodecido Company for the past 10 years.

Born in St. James, Jamaica, she was the daughter of the late Ruel and Carmelite (Clarke) Clarke and has lived in Lynn fr the past 17 years.

She is survived by one son, Audley W. Mills Jr. of Lynn and three daughters, Julia A. Mills, Tameka A. Mills and Tamara A. Mills and one step son, Rakeem Palmer, all of Lynn. She was the beloved grandmother of Kaddem Dalley, Oma Young, Tovin Young, Amy Blake, Akeem Blake, Michayla Lawrence, Michaela Olabrisi and Ava Maria Mills; sister of Sedrick, Owen and Ryan Clarke, all of Jamaica and Ryka Clarke and Audrey Williams, both of Miami, Florida.   She also leaves one nephew, Romaine Anderson, one great aunt, Sylvia Paul and one great uncle, Durrel Paul and a cousin, Dwight Paul Jr. and several other grand nieces and grand nephews and a dear friend, Nuggent Palmer of Lynn.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services in the Zion Baptist Church, 4 Adam St., Lynn on Saturday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visiting hours at the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Avenue, Lynn, will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Michael MacQuarrie

Verizon Technician, Sports enthusiast

Michael J. MacQuarrie of Lynn died February 22 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers after a brief illness. He was 45 years old.

He was a technician for Verizon for the past 18 years and an avid coin collector who enjoyed sports including skiing. He was involved in the Lynn Community Youth and High School Sports.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Anne J. MacQuarrie and the loving son of Joseph Pennell and his wife, Gail; husband of Valerie (Certusi) MacQuarrie of Lynn with whom he shared eight years of marraige; father of Ryan Powers of Lynn and step-son. Randy, and his wife, Stephanie Gallo, of Wakefield; loving grandfather of Gianna Gallo; brother of Todd and his wife, Lori Pennell of Vermont, Wayne and his wife, Vicky Pennell of Tewksbury and Brett and his wife, Linda Pennell of Maryland and the late Joseph Pennell; brother-in-law of Patricia Carr of Revere and Jean Carr and Donna Garobaldi of Swampscott.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

Pellegrino Sozio

of Lynn

Pellegrino Sozio of Lynn died suddenly at Salem Hospital on February 19. He was 74 years old.

Born in Italy, he was the son of Onofrio and Palmina (Novaco) Sozio and the husband of Anna (Trasente) Sozio with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. He was educated in Italy and served in the military before coming to the United States. He was a machinist at the Boston Machine Company for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Onofrio ‘Norm” and his wife, Kimberly Sozio, of Stow Ma. two daughters, Rita and her husband, Thomas Bouzane of Gacy, NC and Palmira and her husband, Wayne Pearson of Danvers; a Godson, Sabino Russo of Marblehead; four sisters, Giuseppina Pagnetta, Elvira Russo, Lucia Altavilla and Rosetta Guerrera, all of Italy. He was the brother of the late Onofrio Sozio and beloved grandfather of seven grandchildren: Nicholas and Danielle Sozio, Catherine, Cristina and Christopher Bouzane and Wayne and Amanda Pearson as well as several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends  attended his funeral from the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Avenue, Lynn on Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church at 10 a.m. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn.   Those who wish, may make donations to the National Center for Padre Pio, 2213 Old Route 100, Bartow, PA 19504.

Stella Thomas

Winthrop resident

Stella (Booras) Thomas of Winthrop died suddenly in Florida on January 29.

Born and raised in Winthrop, she was the daughter of the late Dimitri and Pauline Booras. A true hometown girl, she lived in Winthrop all her life. Affectionately known as Mama Stella she welcomed everyone into her life with her warm smile and kind heart.  Our family was never just the four of us. The door was always open. She taught us what it meant to see the good in people.  She was always busy helping others, never thinking of herself.   Keeping these lessons in mind, let’s all pay it forward everyday and do something kind to help someone as well. Her legacy will live on forever and the world will be a better place.

She was the beloved wife of the late John N. Thomas, the devoted mother of Paula Carrozza of Beverly and Katherine Koutroubas of Manchester, NH; cherished guardian to John Harrelson of North Redington Beach, FL, Ricky Harrelson of Quechee, VT, Tricia Harrelson and Michael Harrelson, both of San Diego, CA; adored grandmother of Irene Carrozza and Elizabeth and Marena Koutroubas; dear sister of John and Paul Booras of Winthrop and the late Peter Booras; supportive mother-in-law to Paul Koutroubas and Bobby Carrozza. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Born and raised in Winthrop she was the daughter of the late Dimitri and Pauline Booras.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Her Funeral Service was held in St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Lynn. Burial was at Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). For guestbook, go to   A Memorial Service will be held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn on March 6. Donations in her name may be made to Viking Pride Foundation P.O. Box 37 Winthrop, MA, 02152.

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