Obituaries 11-29-2011

Ann Patricia Wentzell

Lifelong Lynn resident

Ann Patricia Wentzell died peacefully on November 17 at the Hannah Dustin Nursing Home in Haverhill where she had been a resident for the past five months. She was 89 years old and would have turned 90 on December 30.

She was born and raised in Lynn, where she resided on Beach Road until five months ago. She was a lifelong resident of Lynn and Swampscott. She loved to play music and sing, was a talented guitarist and keyboard player, enjoyed swimming and loved the beach.

She graduated from Lynn English High School and Burdett College in Lynn. She was employed for about 10 years at Grammar Inc. in Wakefield as a secretary and was a lifelong member of Saint John’s Church in Swampscott.

She was the daughter of the late Helen and William Wentzell of Swampscott, sister of the late Lillian of Swampscott and the late William and his wife, Doris Wentzell of Lynn. She is survived by her niece, Susan Cudmore of Ashby and her husband, Douglas, three great nieces and their families, her first cousin, Nancy Salious-Taylor and her husband, Walter, their children and families.

A graveside memorial and commitment service will be held December 3 at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lynn. Arrangements are by the Goodrich Funeral Home, 128 Washington St. Lynn.

Pauline Di Stefano

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Pauline (Sbriglio) Di Stefano of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on November 23 in the comforting presence of her family, a day before her birthday. She was 83 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Paul and Concetta (Santangelo) Sbriglio, she grew up in East Boston and went to East Boston High School. She has lived in Peabody for the last 47 years. Mrs. Di Stefano worked as a seamstress and later in the cafeteria of Lynnfield Middle School until her retirement 14 years ago.

She was active at the Peabody Council on Aging and the Torigian Community Life Center where she enjoyed gathering with friends and volunteering for podiatrist visits. She loved bingo and Boston sports teams such as the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics. She will be remembered for her feisty conversations about politics and for her great sense of humor.

She was the wife of the late Girolomo “Jerry” Di Stefano of Peabody and is survived by her sons, Gerard Di Stefano of Seabrook, NH, Angelo and his wife, Christine Di Stefano of Lynn and Paul Di Stefano of Peabody; three grandchildren, Angelo and his wife, Jen Di Stefano, April Di Stefano and her fiancé, Chris Hanlon and Krista Di Stefano; two sisters, Carmella Nevola of Winchester and Mary Di Mauro Vallone, formerly of East Boston, several beloved extended family members and cousins including the La Mattina family as well as nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Salvatore Di Mauro and Sonny Sbriglio.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, c/o Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Please visit for online obit and condolences.

Frances Generas

Owned a sandwich shop in Cambridge

Frances L. (O’Connell) Generas of Somerville died on November 20. She was 93 years old.

A retired housemaid for Harvard University, she was a former member of a garden club in Somerville, where she won the Best Garden award and the former owner of Jimmy’s Sandwich Shop in Cambridge.

She was the wife of the late James Generas; beloved mother of James T. “Jimmy” Generas of Somerville; daughter of the late Thomas and Florence (Lorgeree) O’Connell; dear sister of John O’Connell of Lynn, Leo O’Connell of Chelsea, Agnes Franson of New Hampshire and the late Donald O’Connell, Margaret Webber, Dorothy King, Warren O’Connell, Gertrude Jones, Alice LaRose. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

June White

Of Lynn, formerly of Everett

June J. (Moccia) White of Lynn died peacefully at home following a brief illness. She was 80 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Leonard W. White, she was born in Everett, daughter of the late Charles and Victoria (Angrisano) Moccia. She was a resident of Lynn for the past 43 years. She previously lived in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School Class of 1949.

Prior to her marriage, she worked for the former Touraine Paints for 18 years. Mrs. White was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Assumption Church in Lynnfield. She also enjoyed doing crafts and was active with many Christmas Bazaars.  Her true devotion was being a loving wife and mother and spending time at gatherings with her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving son Leonard S. White of Lynn; one sister, Gloria Hoyt of Stoneham and many devoted nieces, nephews and cherished friends. She was the sister of the late Christopher Moccia, Lena Capps, Jean Mayo, Mary Szuluk Ciulla and Emma Punch.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Willow Cemetery, Lynnfield. Gifts in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For online register book please visit

John Casino Jr.

Chelsea resident

John J. Casino, Jr. of Chelsea died on November 25.

A USAF Vietnam Era Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient, he was the beloved husband of 30 years to Barbara (Briggs) Casino; devoted father of Rhonda Casino of Medford, Nancy Casino-Medway of California, Jeffrey Casino and his wife, Misty of Lynn, John J. Casino, III of Chelsea and Reia Briggs-Connor and her husband, Richard of Saugus; loving son of the late John and Rose (Martocchio) Casino; dear brother of and brother in law of Nancy Roselli and her husband, Eddie, Alexander “Al” Casino and his wife, Kathy; cherished grandfather of Victoria Pawlak, Nicholas Pawlak, James Medway, Jared Connor and Aaron Conner. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Tuesday, November 29 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden on Friday, December 2 at 11 a.m.. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to or to The American Lung Assoc ., 460 Totten Pond Rd., Ste-400, Waltham MA 02454. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Jerald Di Lorenzo

Orient Height resident

Jerald J. Di Lorenzo of Orient Heights East Boston died on November 20.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the beloved husband of Patricia (Costa) DiLorenzo with whom he shared 32 years of marriage; loving father of Jerald DiLorenzo of Winthrop, Robert, John and Rachel DiLorenzo, all of East Boston and Marie Stevens and her husband, Kenneth, of Lynn; dear brother of Edward DiLorenzo and Maureen Jannini of California, Robert Araisian of Wayland and Lorena Lanza of Revere; cherished grandfather of Robert DiLorenzo, Anthony MacAllister and Kristin and Kenneth Stevens. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook:

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