Obituaries 04-10-2012

John Hopkins

GE Retiree

John “Jack” Hopkins, a long-time resident of Peabody, died in peace at home on April 3 with his wife and two daughters by his side.  He was 79 years old.

Born in Central Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia, he was raised in Revere by his parents, the late Cleveland and Vivian Hopkins. He graduated from Revere High School in 1950 and bravely enlisted into the U.S. Navy on Nov. 14, 1952 and served in the Korean War as an MM3 aboard the U.S.S. WASP (CRV 18) prior to being honorably discharged on Nov. 7, 1956.

Seeing education as an honor, Jack attended Boston University where he studied Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Maintenance and obtained his Associate’s Degree in 1958. He soon put his skills to the test, opening his own business in Revere–The Marine Engineering and Transmission Co. Inc. in 1970. He then went on to a very tenured career as a machinist at the GE Riverworks Plant in Lynn. As he was known there, “Hoppy” retired in 1994 after 17 years of dutiful employment. Until recently, Jack remained active working as a courier at the Freedom Pharmacy in Byfield.

In his younger years, he was the secretary and then President of the Broad Sound Tuna Club in Revere. Throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, wood-working, and painting. And while all of these hobbies brought him much happiness over the years, he expressed that his greatest joy came from his 41 years of marriage, the ability to watch his girls grow up, and laughter with his grandchildren.

Jack’s patience, kindness, security, and love will be missed by his wife Janet (Gainor) Hopkins of Peabody; daughters Elisha (Hopkins) Ewing of Peterborough, NH and Elizabeth (Hopkins) Moughan of North Andover; son-in-law Joshua Moughan; grandchildren Jack Moughan, Liberty Ewing, and Ty Moughan; siblings, Leslie Hopkins, Sylvia and Chet MacDonald, Pauline and Robert Redding; Karen and Paul Munson and nieces, nephews, extended family, and many new and life-long friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to Hospice in appreciation for all of the care and support that was provided by the entire Hospice family. Donations can be sent to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923,  Please visit for online obituary and memorial guest book.

Bemvinda Sanford Gentile

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Bemvinda (Carvalho) Sanford Gentile of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 2 at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem following a short illness. She was 86 years old.

Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Mario and Joanna (Oliveria) Carvalho, she grew up  in  the Beachmont section of Revere and attended Revere public schools.

She married and settled in New Jersey raising her daughter and two sons there.  In the mid 1960’s she came to Chelsea and lived on George Street for nearly 18 years before returning to Revere 28 years ago.  She worked outside of her home for several years as an assembler at Transitron Electronics in East Boston.

In 2008, she was predeceased by her beloved husband and companion, Philip F. Gentile after sharing 35 years together.  Devoted to home and family, “Grandma” was the forever dependable and always available babysitter for each of her nine grandchildren.

She was the beloved wife of the late Philip F. Gentile devoted mother of Joann M. Murphy and her husband, Robert of Lynn, Russ C. Sanford and his wife, Suzanne of Winthrop, Ron J. Sanford and his wife, Deborah of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Wayne Cocorochio,  Michael Cocorochio, John Cocorochio, Philip Hunt, Casey Hunt, Melanie D’Orio, Veronica Brooks, Jacqueline Sanford, Lauren Sanford and the adored great-grandmother of 12.  She was the dear sister of the late Gus, Bernie, Ben and Tony Carvalho and Bellamina Diaz.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Paul Davis

Of Dedham, formerly of Everett

Paul R. Davis of Dedham, formerly of Everett, died on April 2.

He was the beloved husband of Lorraine (Turgeon) Davis and devoted father of Nicole Turgeon of Cambridge; loving son of Gertrude and the late Joseph Hinton, brother of Marilyn Hinton and Charlene Davis, all of Everett, Cheryl Hinton of Lynn, and the late Alan Hinton. He is also survived by a host of relatives and friends.

His Funeral Service was held at the Imani Temple Ministries, Malden with arrangements by Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home Everett 617-387-0506

Wade Stallings

Retired Printer

Wade L. Stallings of East Boston, a former lifelong resident of Winthrop, died at home on April 5. He was 56 years old.

He was a graduate of Winthrop Schools and prior to his retirement, he worked as a printer for A&M Printing.

He was the beloved husband of Lorraine (DiLeo) Stallings; born in Pontiac, MI, he was the cherished son of Jane (Harvey) Chevalier of Winthrop and the late Delbert Stallings; devoted father of Taylor Stallings of New Hampshire, Heather MacLean of East Boston and Richard MacLean of Lynn; dear brother of Deborah Chevalier of Winthrop and adored grandfather of David Stephan and Isabella and Nicholas MacLean.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Tuesday, April 10 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle section). For guestbook, go to

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