Obituaries 08-14-2012

Charles ‘Chickie’ Femia

Of Swampscott, formerly of Lynn

Charles S. “Chickie” Femia of Swampscott, formerly of Lynn, died on August 11.

He was the husband of Jane Ellingwood Femia; father of Charles S. Femia Jr. and his wife, Diane of Derry, NH, and the late Jayne Femia; grandfather of David and Daniel Femia, both of Derry, NH, Denise Quintiliani and her husband, Daniel, of Lynn, Danielle Marquis-Roy and her husband, Robert of Beverly and the late Robert Marquis; great grandfather of Madalaine and Gabrielle, brother of Joseph Femia of Saugus and Marion Femia of Orient Heights and uncle of many nieces and nephews. His Funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home 426 Broadway (RTE129), Lynn followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Pius V Church. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hour are Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guestbook at

Muriel McCullough-Caputo

Retiree of Salvation Army Boston Store

Muriel (Ireland) McCullough-Caputo of Lynn, formerly of Saugus, died on August 8 following a brief illness. She was 85 years old.

A retiree of the Salvation Army Store in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late James F. McCullough and Frank P. Caputo; cherished mother of Deborah A. Caputo and Michael W. Caputo, both of Norwich, CT,  Peter A. Caputo and his wife, Jill of Saugus, John L. Caputo of Lynnfield and the late Daniel DeFelice and Frank L. Caputo; devoted grandmother of Danielle Bradley of Dartmouth, MA, Raya Sunshine DeSimone-Caputo of Winthrop, John R. Surette of Charlestown and Michael C. Surette of Saugus; dear sister of Helen Fuller of New Jersey and is also lovingly survived by her great-granddaughter, Tiara Pina and her devoted caregiver, Joseph A. Rotunno  of Lynn, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Private burial was in Swampscott Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St, Boston, MA 02108. For more information visit:

Beverly Iris Ward

Attorney for Mass. Commission Against Discrimination

Beverly Iris Ward  of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died on August 7 after a long battle with cancer. She was 54 years old.

Born in Boston and a graduate of Revere High School, Ms. Ward received her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. She also graduated from Suffolk Law and received her Masters Degree from the University of San Diego. She was an attorney for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

She was the loving daughter of the late Leo and the late Sylvia (Luster) Ward;  the dear sister of Gary Ward, Barry Ward and his wife, Nancy and the late Martin Ward;  dear sister-in-law of Marie Ward and the late Kathleen Ward and the loving aunt of Lisa, Jason, Joseph, Michelle, Jeremy, Ashley, Victoria and Zachary. She is also survived by her two loving cats, Mitch and Bailey.

Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial was in Greenview Cemetery, Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or to Friends of Marblehead’s Abandoned Animal Shelter, 44 Village St. Marblehead, MA 01945. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website:

John Richard Limoli

Of Maine, Formerly of Revere

John Richard Limoli of Maine, formerly of Revere, died on July 30.

A US Navy Vietnam veteran, he was the beloved son of Grace (Deel) Limoli and the late Joseph Limoli; loving father of Robin Adam Limoli of Maine and John Joseph Limoli of Lynn; dear brother of Diane Limoli of Framingham, Daniel Limoli of Maine and Cathy Limoli of Revere and cherished grandfather of five.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For guestbook please visit:

Sharon Coddington

Enjoyed Poetry, Crocheting and Crossword Puzzles

Sharon A. (Maxwell) Coddington of Lynn died unexpectedly at Union Hospital on August 3. She was 63 years old.

She enjoyed poetry, crocheting and crossword puzzles and found great comfort in being spiritual. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

Born in Salem, she was the beloved wife of Richard W. Coddington with whom she shared 30 years of marriage and the daughter of the late Newton A. Maxwell and Marion (Lamberton) Durant. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Richard  C. Coddington and Jonathan E. Coddington, both of Lynn and is also survived by her brothers, Herbert Durant and his wife, Ruth of Lynn, George Durant and his wife, Theresa of California and Clinton Durant and his wife, Pamela of Bedford, NH along with several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late James Durant.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.  Please visit for online guestbook.

Cecilia Pasquale

Member of St. Pius V Sodality

Cecilia M. (Lally) Pasquale of Peabody died August 5 in a local nursing home after a long illness.  She was 91 years old.

The beloved wife of the late John Pasquale, she was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Carr) Lally.  She attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of St. Mary’s Girl’s High School.  She was a resident of Lynn and Swampscott for most of her life and a member of the Sodality at Saint Pius V Parish.  She enjoyed sewing, reading, the ocean, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She leaves her children, John Pasquale and his wife, Mary Alice of Virginia, William Pasquale and his wife, Ellen of New York, Robert Pasquale and his wife, Annemarie of Wakefield, Sharon Goins and her husband, Billy of Topsfield, Margaret Clarke and her husband, Michael of Lynn and Mary Lou Ganey and her husband, Wiley of California.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Thomas and Jack Lally.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was at Swampscott Cemetery.  Memorial gifts may be sent to the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, Office of Mission Advancement, 637 Cambridge St. Brighton, MA 02135.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Leon Vercellone

Of Haverhill, formerly of Lynn

Leon R. Vercellone of Haverhill, formerly of Lynn, died unexpectedly at home on August 5. He was 77 years old.

Born in Swampscott, he was the beloved husband of the late Marjorie (Peach) Vercellone and the son of the late Frank P. and Marie I. (St. Arneault) Vercellone.  He attended Lynn Schools and resided in Lynn for many years before moving to Haverhill 17 years ago.

Prior to his retirement, he spent many years as a machinist and laborer for Eastman Gelatin in Peabody.  He previously worked as a welder for the Quincy Shipyard. A former member of the Italian-American Club of Peabody and the former Broadway United Methodist Church of Lynn, he enjoyed reading, traveling, shopping and crossword puzzles.

He leaves his children, Ronald L. Vercellone of Bradford, Maria E. Costanzo of Haverhill, David S. Vercellone and his wife, Irene of Haverhill and Cheri B. Smith and her husband, James D. of Melrose.  He was the brother of Frank Vercellone and his wife, Donna of Peabody; loving grandfather of Elena, Anthony, Emma and Sofia and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to Merrimack Valley Nutrition Project, 57 River Rd. Andover, MA 01810.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

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