Obituaries 05-24-2011

Raymond Forster

Member of American Legion, Bay State Postcard Club and United Airlines Retirement Association

Raymond R. Forster of Revere died on May 20. He was 78 years old.

A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the American Legion, Bay State Postcard Club and the United Airlines Retirement Association.

He was the beloved husband of 51 yrs. of Wanda (Pavey); loving father of Raymond Jr. and his wife, Cynthia, of Andover, Daniel and his wife, Patricia, and Philip and his wife, Judith, all of Marblehead; cherished grandfather of Philip II. Justin, Jaclynn, Jessica, Mary Rose, Raymond III and Mia; dear brother of Ruth Hannigan of Milton, Mary of Revere, Eugenia Nicholson of Lynn, Edward of Winthrop, Joseph of Lynn and the late Rita Kamholz, William and James and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are today, Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Please omit flowers. Donations in his name can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Church St. Station, PO Box 780 New York, NY 1008-0780 or visit For guestbook please visit

John Dolan

25-year Head Injury Survivor

John J. Dolan, a 25 year head injury survivor, died at the Hyannis Pavilion on Saturday evening, May 14, where he had been receiving supportive care for the past 2½ years after a long battle with overwhelming illness. He was 62 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late John P. and Lillian (Carroll) Dolan. He attended St. Rose Parochial School and was a 1968 graduate of Dom Savio High School in East Boston. He attended U-Mass in Boston and settled for a time in Swampscott and Natick.

During the late 1970’s, he briefly owned and operated a Brigham’s Ice Cream Shop in Natick and also worked as a commercial film developer. He later took in Natick and also worked as a commercial film developer. He later took a position as a district sales representative for a large giftware distributor assigned to the northern New England region.

In 1985, he fell victim to a serious head injury sustained in an automobile accident. After many months of rehabilitation on Cape Cod and Community Reentry Services in Lynn, he became self-sustaining and resided in Lynn until three years ago when he suffered several medical setbacks necessitating more supportive care. He was and remained an avid chess player who liked to write and pen poetry. Prior to his injuries, he also enjoyed amateur photography.

He is survived by his dear sister and caregiver Annemarie Santoro of Marstons Mills; two daughters, Kristin Dolan of No. Conway, NH and Katelyn Dolan of Dover, NH and his only granddaughter, Sophia DiBella.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Hyannis Pavilion Nursing Home, 876 Falmouth Rd., Hyannis, MA 02601.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Barbara Ennis

Registered Nurse


Barbara A. Ennis, RN, of Lynn died May 7 after a courageous battle with emphysema with her family by her side. She was 80 years old.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mary (Dempsey) Goodenough and step-daughter of the late Watson Malik and the wife of the late Roger E. Ennis, Sr.

She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Girls High School and a member of the first cheerleading squad. She graduated from Lynn Hospital School of Nursing in 1952 and was employed for more than 30 years as a maternity unit nurse at the Lynn Hospital. She was active in the community as a lunch aide mother at St. Michael’s Parochial School, a volunteer parent in the West Lynn American Little League, a Den Mother for the Sacred Heart Parish Cub Scout Troop and was one of the original organizers of the St. Mary’s High School PTO in the 1970’s. She received a personal thank-you letter from the White House for her published tribute to the former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy following the assassination of the President.

She was the beloved mother of Roger E. and his wife, Robin Ennis, of Lynn, James P. and his wife, Cheryle Ennis, of Middleton, daughter-in-law of Michelle and her late husband, Joseph F. Ennis, of Lynn; beloved grandmother of Carrie, Jesse, Matthew, Michael, Timothy, Gerald, Jacob and Samuel and step-grandson Adam Vigliotta. She was the aunt of Maryann Sullivan, Jo-Anne Trubia and Paul B. Tarbox and sister of the late Mary R. Tarbox.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Lynn on Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. Immediately followed by a Celebration of Life at the Knights of Columbus on Lynnfield Street in Lynn. Funeral arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Ave., Lynn. Memorial donations may be made for the benefit of the Barbara and Joe Ennis Memorial Fund c/o Eastern Bank, 156 Boston St., Lynn, MA 01904.

Shirley Scenna

Retired Waitress

Shirley A. (Bradbury) Scenna of Lynn, formerly of Everett, died on May 18. She was 79 years old.

An area waitress, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Isabelle (Simon) Bradbury, mother of Lisa I. Scenna of Everett, sister of Jane Tropeano of Wakefield,  William Bradbury and his wife, Esther, of Salem and the late Janet Murray. She was the former wife of the late Rudy Scenna.

Her funeral service was private with arrangements by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Donations in her name should be made to the Lupus Foundation of New England, 40 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Guestbook at

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