Obituaries 11-22-2011

Joseph Nicholson

Of Revere, formerly of Lynn

Joseph H. Nicholson of Revere, formerly of Lynn, died on November 18 in the care of the Greenwood Nursing & Rehab Center, Wakefield.

A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of the late Agnes M. (Duffy) Nicholson; devoted father of Gloria Hobson and her husband, David of California, Evelyn Lovett and her husband, George of Melrose, Joseph G. and his wife, Margaret of Stoneham and David and his wife, Mary of Tewksbury; dear brother of the late Avis Lillian, James Leonard, George, William Franklin, Sadie Eleanor, Bessie Louise, Nathan Aaron, Doris Bertha, Grace Edna, Lucy Elizabeth, Thomas Arthur, John Harold, Beatrice Virginia, Mildred May and Marjory Gail; cherished grandfather of 12, great-grandfather of 24 and great-great grandfather of five.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere Wednesday, November 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Tuesday, from 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to: Greenwood Nursing and Rehab Center, 90 Greenwood St., Wakefield, MA 01880 or St. Stephen’s Memorial Episcopal Church, 74 S. Common St., Lynn, MA 01902.  Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. For guestbook please visit:

Michael Bellino

Lynn Resident

Michael Bellino of Lynn, formerly of Charlestown, died unexpectedly on November 10.

He was the loving son of Barbara (Nardone) Bellino of Everett and Richard Bellino of Charlestown; beloved brother of Joseph Bellino of Braintree, Richard Bellino of New Hampshire, Patricia Bellino of Maine, Karen Jacobs of Worcester and the late Anthony Bellino. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Ctr., 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02445. For condolences

Mary O’Leary

Saugus resident, formerly of Revere

Mary T. (Dowd) O’Leary of Saugus, formerly of (Beachmont) Revere, died on November 13.

The loving wife of Patrick O’Leary of Saugus, she was the beloved mother of Henry Doucette and his wife, Ann Marie of Winthrop, Mark Doucette and his wife, Carolyn of Lynn and Beth Doucette of Kansas City, MO; dear sister of Elizabeth Golden of Peabody, Helen Ulman of Lynn, the late Agnes Eaton, Edmund, Bernard and Jack Dowd and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Assoc. , Mass Affiliate, Inc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For condolences:

John Burbridge

Sports Enthusiast who Lived Life with Passion, Love and Laughter

John C. Burbridge of Lynn, formerly of Somerville, died on November 18 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 64 years old.

He was an amazing father, son, brother and uncle. He had a passion for New England sports, especially the Bruins and Red Sox. He was a youth soccer coach and an avid runner, including running the Boston Marathon more than once. He lived with passion, love and lots of laughter.

He was the son of the late Frederick and Anne (Griffin) Burbridge. He leaves his beloved son, Jason of Lynn, former wife Deborah Gaudet O’Connell of Swampscott, his brothers, Fred and his wife, Mim of Groveland, Jim and his wife, Sigrid of Easton, Tom of Milford, Paul of Belmont, NC, Chris of Peabody and his sistersm Elizabeth McGaffigan her husband, Paul of Arlington and Anne Marie Costanza and her husband, Anthony. He is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews and 11 grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780. For more information please visit:

Elaine Leach

Dance Instructor and Founder of

“The Elegant Rounds Dance Group.”

Elaine M. (White) Leach of Harvest, Alabama, formerly of Revere and Cambridge, died on November 6 following a yearlong battle with lung cancer. She was 67 years old.

She was born in Everett, raised in Revere and lived in Cambridge and Dracut before moving to Harvest, Alabama in 2001. She was a dance instructor and founded the “Elegant Rounds Dance Group” which she directed and managed for more than 18 years. She was also a member of the OSHA Lifetime Learning Instructors at the University of Huntsville, Alabama.

She was the beloved wife of George C. Leach, devoted mother of Dawn M. Stone and her husband, Rob of Hollis, NH and Lori A. Lavoie of Lowell; cherished grandmother of Sage M. Stone, Daniel R. and Sophia M. Leach and is also lovingly survived by Curtis E. Leach and his wife, Iryna of Las Vegas, NV., Robert M. Leach and his wife, Teresa and Judith A. Smith and her husband, Sam, all of Alabama, Michael P. and Michelle M. Breitbach and Jennifer M. Leach; dear sister of Margaret F. Kavanaugh and her husband, Timothy of Malden, Bernice A. “Bunny” Shuman and her husband, James of Medford, Marie L. White and her companion, James Lawless of Lynn and the late Maureen C. Leach and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Services and burial were held privately. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, Ma. 01701-9376. Arrangments were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.

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