Obituaries 04-18-2011

Derek Fula

Died of Metatastic Melanoma

Derek G. Fula of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died on April 13 following a two year battle with metastatic melanoma. He was 27 years old.

He was the beloved son of Denise E. MacAllister of Everett and Gabriel A. DeSousa-Fula Sr. of Portugal’ cherished brother of Ellyse L. MacAllister of Maine, Devon E. and Samantha J. DeVito, both of Revere, Gabriel A. DeSousa-Fula Jr., Destini Albert, Daralyn Albert, Pamela Dobson and Brandi Albert, all of Maine; dear grandson of Ralph R. MacAllister and the late Denise E. (Botticelli) MacAllister of Revere and Hermino and Maria Fula of Cape Cod, MA. He is also lovingly survived by his girlfriend, Nicole M. Keating and her children, Joshua V. and Isabella M. DeSouza, with whom he made his home in Lynn. He is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and his nephews Devon DeVito Jr. and Carlos Esmurria III and his best and devoted friend Nicholas Gigliello III of Revere.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances made directly to the family would be most appreciated.

Darcy Lynn Mansfield

Everett resident

Darcy Lynn Mansfield of Everett died unexpectedly on March 24. She was 30 years old.

She was the daughter of the late Robert A. Mansfield, Jr.  and is survived by her two little boys, Jeremy Jacob Luongo, age 8 and Jesse Robert Luongo, age 6; her long time partner Jerry Luongo of Everett, her brother Robert Mansfield, her mother Sandra (Hare) Luongo of Everett, her step father Anthony Luongo of Everett, her father and mother-in-law Kevin and Paula Whiteley, both of Revere, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul and Jeanette Serino and Peter and Nicole Luongo, all of Peabody, brother-in-law Sean Whiteley of Revere and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Luongo Children Memorial Fund has been established in her honor to help Jeremy Luongo with the care of their two young boys, Jeremy Jacob and Jesse Robert.  Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made at any TD Bank location throughout the United States.  Funeral services have been held.

Bella Weisberg

Of North Andover, formerly of Lynn

Bella (Shultz) Weisberg of N. Andover, formerly of Marblehead and Lynn, died on April 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late Philip Weisberg; devoted mother of Sandra A. Stern and the late Dr. Barry Stern and Nancy E. Bagnall and her husband, Dr. Kevin Bagnall; loving daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie (Solomon) Shultz; dear sister of the late Morris Shultz and his wife, Rose; loving grandmother of Julie (Stern) Widi and husband, David, Joshua Stern and wife, Carla, Jaime Stern, Matthew Bagnall and Daniel Bagnall and is also survived by two great-grandchildren: Jianna and Brayden Widi.

She will be loved and honored everyday by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. She touched many with her love and goodness.

Graveside services were held at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon.For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website at

Edward Ross, Jr.

Employed by Ross Family Greyhound Kennels

Edward J. Ross, Jr. died on April 8 at Morton-Plant Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida, following a long battle with chronic obstructive lung disease.

Born and raised in Lynn, he was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Elementary School. The family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida and he graduated from St. Petersburg Junior High and St. Petersburg Junior College. For a time, he worked in the family business, the Ross Family Greyhound Kennels of New Hampshire and St. Petersburg. He then went to work for “American Tote” of Memphis, TN, for several years, and returned to St. Petersburg to work for GTE-Verizon for more than 10 years.

At a very young age, he became a motorcycle enthusiast and developed an innate curiosity about their construction and ride. He belonged to several bike clubs in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida. He also developed a passion for Rock & Roll and Blues that continued throughout his long illness.

Mr. Ross has been battling chronic lung disease for more than 10 years which caused him to take a very early retirement.  Under his hardened exterior image, there lay a kind, generous and benevolent  gentleman who came forth increasingly with age. He was all about family and longed for his family of siblings to be most present in his life. All of his siblings as well as their families were in attendance when he passed.

He was the son of the late Edward J. Ross, Sr. and Mary Louise (Hannon) Ross; devoted brother to Robert W. Ross of St. Petersburg, Florida, Patricia A. Capossela and her husband, Alexander F. Sr., “Bob” Caposella, Mary Lou Ross and Cynthia M. Ross, all of Revere; cherished uncle of Alexander F. Capossela Jr. Lauren M. and Robert E. Caposella, all of Revere, Shanah L. Ross-DiMare of Revere, Jeremy E. Ross and his life-mate, Daniella Roy of Florida, Jessica S. Ross and her husband, Daniel Souza, all of Hampton, NH. He was the loving nephew of Anna Nelson and her late husband, Ry, of Marblehead, Dorothy Fernakess and her husband, William, of Hubbardston, MA and Charles Hannon and his wife, Linda, of North Reading. He also leaves a daughter, Courtney Ryan Ross of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Route 107) Revere. Private burial will be held at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery of Lynn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the  Lungevity Foundation, 435 North LaSalle St., Chicago, Illinois, 60654.

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