Longtime Secretary at Family and Childrens Services of Lynn
Phyllis (Abernathy) McNulty of Lynn died March 13 at a local nursing home after a long illness. She was 85 years old.
Born in Lynn, she was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School. She worked at the General Electric Co. during World War II and was a secretary at the Family and Childrens Services of Lynn for many years before her retirement. She was also a member of The Daughters of Isabella of Lynn.
She was the daughter of the late Walter and Evelyn (McEmany) Abernathy and the wife of the late Robert McNulty and is survived by one daughter, Maureen, and her husband, John Donovan of Lynn; six sons, Patrick J. and his wife, Maureen, Robert J., Michael, T. John W. and his wife, Kathleen and Joseph A. and his wife, Sheri, all of Lynn and Daniel and his wife, Donnette, of Ruidoso, New Mexico. She was the beloved grandmother of 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren and also leaves several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Walter and Thomas Abernathy and Evelyn Fernald.
Funeral arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Bruno “Red Nolan” Scali
World War II veteran recently honored by the Lynn Item
Bruno J. “Red Nolan” Scali of Lynn, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, died on March 15. He was in his 91st year.
He graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1937 and was employed as a letter carrier by the US Postal Service for more than 30 years. He was a US Army veteran of World War II who participated in many campaigns including Normandy. Last summer he, along with 20 other veterans, made a trip to Washington, DC courtesy of Freedom Flight in New Hampshire to view the World War II Memorial. This past Veterans Day, he was featured in the Lynn Item honoring him for his duty in France and Germany during World War II.
He was the beloved husband of Marguerite (Grella) Scali with whom he shared 42 years of marriage; lovng father of Paul Scali and his wife, Wendy, of Lynn and David Scali and his wife, Kathy, of Reading; dear brother of the late Mary Buontemp, John and Danny Scali; cherished grandfather of Michelle, Nicholas and Paul Scale and dear friend of Raela Connors of Lynn.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial contributions may be made to Freedom Flight, PO Box 16287, Hooksett, NH, 03106. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Albert ‘Neno’ Pecora
Past Commissioner of East Boston Softball and Past President of S&M Bowling League
Albert “Neno” Pecora of East Boston died on March 13.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the Commissioner of East Boston Softball for more than 25 years; Past President S&M Bowling league for over 25 years and a Past American Legion Post member.
He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth E (Gum); devoted father of Barbara Inferrera and her husband, Dominic, of Saugus, Linda Cavalieri and her husband, James, of Revere, Ruth Ann Zirpolo and her late husband, John, of Lynn, Albert Pecora III of Stoneham and Theresa Pecora of Lowell. He was also the brother of eight late siblings, the adored grandfather of 11 and great grandfather of 10. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial with Military Honors was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring “Neno,” memorial donations may be made to Dept. of Vascular Surgery % B.I.D.M.C 110 Francis St. Suite 5B Boston 02215 Attn. Michael Macina. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com
Rose Marie Benitez
Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston
Rose Marie (Rock) Benitez of Lynn, formerly of the Jeffries Point Section of East Boston, died on March 17.
She was the beloved wife of Jose Benitez-Ruiz; devoted mother of James Rock of North Carolina, Anthony Rock of Hull, Elizabeth “Ellie” Madaula of Revere, Carrie Ann Boyarsky of Brighton, Brian Rivas of New Jersey, Juan Jose Benitez of Peabody, Jonathan Benitez of Boston and Nathaniel Benitez of Lynn; dear sister of Maryann Black, Josephine Aiello, Gilbert “Junior” Rock, Grace Simon, Patrick J. Rock and Arnold Rock; cherished grandmother of 20 grandchildren; adored great grandmother of nine and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com
Eugene ‘Gene’ Conlon
Eugene “Gene” Conlon of Malden died on March 16.
A US Navy veteran, he was a member of the Danvers Rifle Club, VFW and the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors.
He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Laft) and long time companion of Martha Virginia “Ginney” Gallella; father of Thomas of Lynn, Eugeneia May and her companion, Roger Callahan, of Everett and the late Diane Nazzaro and is also survived by seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in Mr. Conlon’s memory may be made to The Zuni Maritime Foundation, PO Box 28042, Henrico, VA 23228. www.roccofuneralhomes.com