Obituaries 07-31-2012

Diane Ward

Motor Vehicle Accident Victim

Diane Ward of Lynn died Friday at Massachusetts General Hospital from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on July 23. She was 61 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Charles and Madeline (Flannigan) Blakely, she was educated in New York and moved to Lynn 30 years ago. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church where she would often volunteer for different church functions and also volunteered at My Brother’s Table. She loved taking long walks with her beloved husband, trips to Salem Willows and she especially loved to shop. She didn’t know how to say “No.”

She was the beloved wife of John P. “Buddy” Ward with whom she shared 29 years of marriage and also leaves her New York family and her devoted family friend, Karen Dow of Lynn.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Avenue, Lynn on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Church, Lynn at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that donations be made to St. Joseph Church, 40 Green St., Lynn, MA 01902.

Roseanne Ameno

Lynn Community Health Center Family Nurse Practitioner

Rosanne (DiLeo) Ameno of North Reading died on July 22.

Mrs. Ameno was a Family Nurse Practitioner at Lynn Community Health Center where she provided comprehensive healthcare to the community, regardless of ability to pay.

Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she managed the McGlaughlin House in North Reading, a transitional living facility for adults with brain injuries. She also worked as a Visiting Nurse for pregnant and parenting teens at Family Service of Greater Boston, a Visiting Nurse on the Psychiatric Team at the Malden Visiting Nurse Association and the Charge RN at Franciscan Children’s Hospital. She received her Post-MS, MS and BS degree in nursing from the University of Mass. Boston and her BS in psychology from Boston State.

She was the beloved wife of Michael Ameno; mother of Michelle, Gennaro and Mario Ameno, all of North Reading; daughter of Mario and Rosemarie DiLeo of East Boston and daughter-in-law of Gennaro and Adeline Ameno of the North End; sister of John DiLeo and his wife, Deana of Virginia, Lorraine DiLeo of East Boston and Steven DiLeo and his wife, Susan of Methuen; sister-in-law of Carl Ameno of the North End and Sofia Raffael and her husband, Ernie of North Reading. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral arrangements were by the Cota Funeral Home, North Reading. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rosanne’s name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and It’s Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, West, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02445:

Richard T. LaFlame

Of Lynn

Mr. Richard T. “Dick” LaFlame, age 81, of Lynn, passed away Saturday morning, July 28, 2012 after a lengthy illness.  He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Nelson) LaFlame, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn, Richard was the son of the late Alan and Annie (Chruniak) LaFlame.  He attended Lynn Schools and was a lifelong resident of Lynn.  Dick enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country for 4 years during the Korean Conflict.  He was the proud recipient of many citations and medals including the Bronze Star and 9 President Citations.

Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and operator of R.T. LaFlame Carpet Service, a business he ran for over 35 years.  In earlier years, he had served as a firefighter in Virginia after his service to the Army.

Dick was a longtime member of the Gannon Golf Club, the VFW Post 507 and the Taro Leafs of the Korean War.  He enjoyed golfing, cooking and football.  He had a great love of animals, especially his cat, Samantha.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his children, Michelle LaFlame-Healey and her husband Tom of Natick, Christopher LaFlame and his wife Mary Lou of Virginia and Stephanie LaFlame of Virginia.  He was the brother of Raymond LaFlame of Peabody, Beverly McCusker of Arizona and Joanne Green of Lynn. Dick is also survived by 3 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late Kenneth LaFlame.

Dick’s Funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Wednesday at 8:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Mary’s Church at 9:00AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Interment Pine Grove Cemetery.  Visiting Hours Tuesday 4-7PM.  Gifts in his memory may be sent to the St. Mary’s Food Pantry, 8 South Common St. Lynn, MA 01902 or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9 Eerie Dr. Natick, MA 01760.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

David Anthony Weiner

Loved Everyone and Everyone Loved Him

David Anthony Weiner of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died suddenly at home on July 24. He was 51 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved son of Lawrence and Joan (DeRosa) Weiner, he lived in Revere for most of his life before moving to Lynn more than 10 years ago.

He enjoyed many activities and spending time with his family.  He loved everyone and everyone loved him.

In addition to his parents, he leaves his brother, John Weiner of Lynn, his sister, Jodi Weiner of Lynn, and his nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service was held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home. Burial was private.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit


Marshall Of Lynn

Richard W. “Dick” Marshall of Lynn died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday after a two and a half year battle with cancer.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Courtois) Marshall with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.

His funeral will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the North East Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave. Salem, MA 01970. For online guestbook and complete obituary, please visit

Edward W. Sauchuk

Of Lynn

Edward W. Sauchuk, age 67, of Lynn, died on Thursday, July 19, 2012 after a long illness.

Born in Lynn and a lifelong Lynn resident, he was the son of the late James and Lillian (Oxner) Sauchuk.

He enjoyed the outdoors and activities including but not limited to gardening, fishing, camping, and pickling/preserving.

He was the husband of Marilyn F. (Brady) Sauchuk of Lynn, the father of Donna Brown of Lynn and of the late Laurie Sauchuk, the brother of James Sauchuk of Danvers, Robert Sauchuk of Saugus, Marilyn Sauchuk of Lynn and Ronald Sauchuk of Lynn, the grandfather of Keila, Kelsey, Karissa and Donald Brown, III all of Lynn. He was the uncle of David Jackson of Carthage, Maine, Phiedra Padios of Lynn, Jonathan Padios, Jr. of Lynn, Shaun Sauchuk of Billerica, Lindsey Sauchuk of Saugus, Tammy Eicknell of Billerica and Leeanne Cassarano of Londonderry, NH.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, August 2nd from 4-7 PM in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn, followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to GLSS, Meals on Wheels, or a food pantry/soup kitchen of your choice.

For online register book please visit

Wayne J. White

Formerly of Lynn

Mr. Wayne J. White, age 56, of Coral Springs, FL, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.  He was the beloved husband of Evelyn (Schrater) White.

Born in Lynn, Wayne was the son of Evelyn (Mahoney) White and Bernard White, Sr.

He was born and raised in Lynn and then moved to Marblehead, where he raised his family and started his own successful business, White’s Carpentry and Painting which he ran for many years.  He later moved to Florida where he had been a resident for the past several years.  He was a devoted husband, a very loving father and touched the hearts of many that entered his life.  He had an infectious laugh, humor that would bring everyone joy and he had unconditional love for his family and friends.  He enjoyed working with his hands and fixing things, vacationing to New Hampshire in the White Mountains along with fishing and canoeing.  Wayne impacted the many people he came in contact with.  He was original, one of a kind with a heart of gold.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his children, Melinda I. Evans of Marblehead, Lisa E. White of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Joshua A. White of Coral Springs, FL.  He was the brother of Linda Umphrey of Lynn, Bernard “Bernie” White, JR. of Lynn, Karen White of Maine, and Thomas White of Lynn.  He was the loving grandfather of Joshua T. White, Rufus “Bernie” Horne III and Jaedon N. Evans.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late Michael White and Michelle Olsen and father in law to the late Enos D. Evans.

Wayne’s Funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Thursday at 8:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Mary’s Church at 9:00AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Burial will be private.  Visiting Hours Wednesday 4-8PM.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Janette M. Blinn

Of Lynn

Mrs. Janette M. (Aronis) Blinn, age 69, of Lynn, died Friday, surrounded by family, in Massachusetts General Hospital after a lengthy illness.  She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Blinn.

Born in California, Janette was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Phyllis (DiCarlo) Aronis.  She attended Everett Schools and was a graduate of Everett Vocational High School Class of 1961.  She was a resident of Lynn for the past 35 years.

Janette previously worked at Analog Devices, but her true love was working as a train conductor on the children’s railroad at Square One Mall.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and puzzles, as well as spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

She leaves her children, Tina Aronis and Robert Egan and his wife Lori, all of Lynn.  She was the sister of Thomas DiCarlo, Richard Aronis, and Joseph Aronis all of California and Diane Murphy and her husband Marty and Madeline Borgonzi and her husband James all of Revere.  She was the loving Grandmother of Emily and Olivia.  She also leaves her dear friend Dan Casipe of Haverhill and her nieces and nephews.  She was the twin sister of the late Annette Egan.

Janette’s Funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Wednesday at 9:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 10:00AM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Visiting Hours Tuesday 4-8PM.  Gifts in her memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

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