Obituaries 06-26-2012

James Dooley, Jr.

Retired Truck Driver for Harrison Dispatch of Lynn

James F. Dooley, Jr, of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Prospect House in Revere on June 19. He was 94.

A U. S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Teamsters Union-Local 42, and a member of the Winthrop Yacht Club. Prior to his retirement, he was truck driver for Harrison Dispatch in Lynn.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary C. (DiDonato) Dooley. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late James F. and Adeline (Gardella) Dooley Sr.; devoted father of William J. Dooley and his wife, Tricia of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Patrick W, Robyn K. and Allyson Dooley, and great-grandfather of Emile Dooley-Tiburce; dear brother of Claire Lessa of Wakefield and the late Adeline McGrath, Eleanor Dawe, and Arthur Dooley. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in his name can be made to the Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168, Boston, Ma. 02284, or to the Hallmark Health Hospice Inc., Office of the Executive Director 178 Savin St., Suite 300 Malden, MA 02148. For guestbook, go to

Frank Kucharski

Texaco Retiree, Officer of Local and State Polish Legion American Veterans and Longtime Director and Bar Secretary of St. Michael’s PNA Lodge

Frank J. Kucharski of Stoneham, formerly of Saugus and Lynn, died after a brief illness in a local nursing home on June 21. He was 84 years old.

A US Army Veteran of World War II, he graduated from St. Michael’s Grammar School, Breed Junior High School, Lynn Classical High School and Bentley School of Accounting.

Before his retirement, he was a credit manager for the Texaco Company, Boston Region for 42 years. He was a member of the Polish Legion American Veterans Post 56 and served as Past Commander, Past Commander of the Department of Massachusetts and a National VAVS Officer. He was a member of St. Michael’s PNA Lodge 630 where he was Director and Bar Secretary for many years.

Born in Lynn the son of the late Frank and Florence (Popkowski) Kucharski, he was the devoted husband of Lorraine C. (Humphries) Kucharski with whom he shared 61 years of marriage and the father of Frank H. and his wife, Patricia Kucharski of Andover and Wayne M. and his wife, Kellee Kucharski of Saugus. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Daniel and his wife, Keri, Thomas and his wife, Jade, Kyle, Kara, Katie, Christopher and Sean Kucharski and three great grandchildren, Harrison, Britton and Samuel Kucharski. He was the brother of Rita Sarnowski of Lynn and also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Homne, Lynn. Burial was in the World War II Lot at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.

Paul Smith

Of Reading, formerly of Charlestown

Paul F. Smith of Reading, formerly of Charlestown, died on June 20.

He was the beloved husband of Alice G. (Swales) Smith; devoted father of Joann Smith of Charlestown, Paul F. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Wilma of Lynn, Wayne Smith and his wife, Catherine of Oregon and Karen Doran and her husband, Joseph of Pennsylvania; brother of James R. Smith Jr. of Reading, Beverly Foley of Weymouth and the late Frederick Smith. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., 2nd flr, Princeton, NJ or to donate online

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