Obituaries 11-13-2012

Gus Sachetta

Member of IBEW and Everett Retired Mens Association

Gus Sachetta of Everett died on November 7.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a 55 year member of the I.B.E.W. Local 103 and a 30 year member and organizer of the Everett Retired Mens Association.

He was the beloved husband of Lillian (Ciulla); father of Atty. Charles of Lynn, Nancy Howard and her husband, Gordon of Wakefield, Donna Sachetta Davidson of Everett and Dr. Marianne of Wakefield; brother of James, his twin Salvatore, Anna Raso and Marie Mulry, all of Everett, the late Catherine Sforza, Angie Monsini, Charles, Gaspar, Domenic and Frank. He is also survived by four granddaughters: Lauren Rosencranz, Jenna Horne, Nicole Howard and Marina Davidson.

His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett today, Tuesday, November 13 at 10:30 a.m. with the service at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Chidren’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Paul Lamanna

Lynn Educator and School Administrator

Paul P. Lamanna of Lynn died Friday morning in his home after a long illness.  He was 81 years old.

The beloved husband of Joanne (Cushing) Lamanna with whom he shared 46 years of marriage, he was a lifelong Lynner and the son of the late Philip and Rose (Sassone) Lamanna.  He attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1949.  He later graduated from Boston College, Class of 1954, and then obtained his Master’s Degree from Salem State University.  He enlisted in the US Army and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Lamanna began his teaching career with the City of Lynn in 1957 as a Sixth Grade Teacher at the Breed Junior High School.  From 1959 to 1961, he taught Social Studies at Lynn Classical before moving to Lynn English in 1961.  He served as Summer School Principal in 1975 and was appointed Vice Principal of Lynn English in 1979.  He remained in that capacity until 1991 when he served as Vice Principal at Eastern Junior High but then returned to Lynn English that same year as Vice Principal and remained there until his retirement in 1997.

For more than 36 years, he was instrumental in the tutoring of students for AFL-CIO Scholarships.  Under his instruction, Lynn students received approximately $100,000 in scholarships.

He was a member of the Headmaster’s Association and a Lynn English Hall of Fame Inductee.  He was a member of the Valladolid Council #70 Knights of Columbus and the Italian American Citizen’s Club and a longtime proud communicant of Holy Family Parish.  He enjoyed bocce ball and listening to the opera with his friends along with a good glass of wine.

In later years, Mr. Lamanna worked as a Greeter at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, a position he was so proud of and a place where he came to make many long-lasting friendships.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his two children, Lynn City Attorney James Lamanna of Lynn and Dr. Jill Maron and her husband, Dr. Bradley Maron of Sharon.  He was the loving grandfather to Anthony and Katherine Lamanna and Alexis and Jack Maron.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Paul was the brother of the late Vincent Lamanna, Virginia Lamanna, Lucia Villone, Mary Fall, Angelina Southwick and Josephine Bongiorno.

His Funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Holy Family Church at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.  Visiting Hours are today, Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Paul Lamanna Scholarship Fund c/o Lynn Italian American Citizen’s Club, 93 Harbor St. Lynn, MA 01902.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Marie ‘Irene’ Hillard

Worked for GE and Mass Revenue Department

Marie “Irene” Hillard of Lynn died November 6 at the Lynn Home for the Elderly after a long illness. She was 103 years old.

The wife of the late Edward Smoske with whom she shared 42 years of marriage and James R. Hillard with whom she shared 10 years of marriage, she  was born in St. Francois-du-Lec Quebec, daughter of the late Sifrois and Sarah (Whitmore) Salois. She was a resident of Lynn for several years before moving to Saugus and later to Orlando, FL where she resided for 23 years before returning to Lynn.

A graduate of St. Jean Baptiste School and attended Burdett College, she was the Head Clerk for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue in Boston for 21 years until her retirement in 1986. She previously worked as a Clerk at the General Electric Company for 16 years.

A communicant of Our Lady of Assumption Church, she was a member of the Local 201 IUE AFL CIO, the Massachusetts Employees Association and a former communicant of St. Josephs Parish in Orlando, FL.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews including Dr. Lester Jenkins of Lynn and George H. Jenkins of Lynn. She is also survived by several grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the sister of the late J. Armand, Arthur and George Salois, Sr, Jeanette Salois, SSA, Priscilla Fitzgibbons, Marie Jenkins and Yvonne Salois.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in St. Josephs Cemetery. For online register book please visit

On behalf of Mariee’s family a very special thank you is extended to all the staff at the Lynn Home for the Elderly for all the love, compassion and care they showed to Marie. Donations in her memory may be made to the Lynn Home for the Elderly 1 Atlantic Terrace Lynn, MA 01902

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Wurdeman

Retired Union Hospital Maternity Registered Nurse

Dorothy “Dot” Wurdeman of Lynn died November 5 surrounded by her loving family following a brief but courageous struggle at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 89 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Edgar “Whitey” Wurdeman with whom she shared over 60 years of marriage, she was born in Wenham, the daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Harvey) Quinn. After graduation from Lynn English High School, she went on to study nursing at Memorial Hospital Nursing School in Nashua, NH and honorably served her country in the US Army during World War II as a Registered Nurse. While in the Army, she met her beloved husband, Whitey, in Panama.

Following her service to our country, ‘Dot’ was employed by Union Hospital as a Maternity Nurse for 32 years until her retirement in the 1970’s. She was very active in the First Lutheran Church choir, Chattering Crafters, Prime Timers and bowling league as well as the Peabody Senior Center and the Lynn Band Boosters. Above all else, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her the most joy throughout life.

She was the beloved mother of Linda L. Curcuru and her husband, John of Beverly, Lisa D. O’Keefe and her husband, Jack of Lynn, Lori A. d’Entremont and her husband, Darren of Lynn and Loran S. Wurdeman and his wife, Cynthia of Rowley. She also leaves her grandchildren: Stephanie Curcuru and her husband, James Mello, Amy Drinan and her husband, Michael, Kirsten and Michelle O’Keefe, Rachel and Nicole Wurdeman and Adam and Brian d’Entremont and great-grandchildren Tyler, Valerie, Madeline and Jackson. She is also survived by her devoted friend and neighbor, Brenda Scanlan who often cared for Dot and her beloved dog, Little Me.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to First Lutheran Church in Lynn or Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923. For online guestbook, please visit

Marjorie Artemicia “Margie” Garrett

Animal Lover, Bingo Player and Avid Reader

Marjorie Artemicia “Margie” Garrett of Saugus, formerly of Everett, passed away early Saturday morning, November 3. She was 77 years old.
It took several firefighters many hours to help Henry Allen and Etta Eleanor Garrett bring their bundle of joy into the world on March 22, 1935 as she was born dead. Margie was prideful of this fact always saying she was determined to come into this world.

She grew up in Everett, the youngest and little “tag along” of her eight siblings, Etta Muriel, Earl Lyons, Eleanor Dorothea, Isabel Rita, Alberta Amelia, Thomas Allen, Florence Patricia and Norma Elaine, all of whom predeceased her. For the majority of her life, Margie worked at Polaroid and drove her little blue Chevy Nova. She prided in herself in only having one job of which she worked at since she was 16 years of age.
Margie was an avid reader, bingo player and a frequent member of the Winthrop Senior Center monthly gatherings, though the past few years less frequently. She grew up an animal lover and her most constant companion was always her cat. Over the years, Margie was mother to Ralph, Elmer, Mandy and most recently, her most precious cat, Gracie, who is currently in the care of a wonderful family.
Margie leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, among them: Patty, John, Lauryn, John III and Cadence Deluise and Lauryn Hardy of Saugus, Jackie and Joe Dewing of Lynn, Melanie Benson of Dorchester, the late Eddie and Craig Cordwell of Lynn, Eddie, Kathy and Eddie III Sobolewski of Everett, Denyse Sullivan-Blinn of New Hampshire and Stephanie Olson of California and Margie Korb of Alabama, Donna, Joe, Patty, Joey and Beth Clements of Alabama, George, George III and Angelica DeCoste of Florida and Janice, Lance, Ashleigh and Mackenzie Graves of Florida. She also leaves behind Janice Brown of Danvers, the late Allen Vaughan, the late Patsy Vaughan, Mary, Emily and Earl Vaughan of Lynn, Sharon, Robyn, Ashley, Elizabeth and Ami Brown of Peabody, Jo Anne, Bob, Aaron and Leah Pydynkowski of Danvers, Donny, Kenny and Patty, John and Susie Alexander of New York, James, Joshua and Therese Kendall of Acton, Peter, Timothy and the late Michael Greene of New Hampshire, Ned, Maureen, Bonnie, Nancy, Trixie and Trudy Pingree of New Hampshire and Patty Lawrence of Rhode Island and the late William and the late Robert Garrett and many more friends and family members.
Funeral arrangements were by Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations in her honor to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), 350 South Huntington Avenue in Boston, MA 02130. For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

George Calos

Restaurant Owner

George B. Calos of Lynn died Wednesday afternoon in a local nursing home after a long illness. He was 90 years old.

Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Christos and Ethel (Geracoulis) Calos.  He enlisted in the US Army and proudly served his country during World War II.   He was a resident of Lynn for most of his life.

Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and operator of the Jet Lunch Restaurant and the R & S Restaurant, both in Lynn and the Sheik Restaurant in West Palm Beach, FL.

He leaves his brother, Nicholas Calos and his wife, Pia of Clearwater, FL; his nieces and nephews, Nicholas Calos and his wife, Sheila of Lynn, Christos Turner of Lynn, Cynthia Colantonio and her husband, John of Newton, Marguerite Burke and her husband, Tom of Washington, Cheryl Colantonio and her husband, Paul of Watertown, Robert A. Calos of Lynn, Ricky Scourtas of Nahant, Diane Dotchin and her husband, Rich, Chris Calos and his wife, Meg and Lilly Calos all of Florida.  He also leaves his close friend of many years, Ted Ball and his wife, Ilene of Lynn.  He was the brother of the late Peter and Andrew Calos, Evelyn Turner and Virginia Scourtas.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Kim Anne Vaughan

Lynn English High School Graduate

Kim Anne Vaughan of Lynn, passed away unexpectedly due to complications after surgery. The daughter of the late Catherine “Cissy” (Jones) Vaughan and Bobby Vaughan, she was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. Kim was full of life, had a wonderful personality, a unique sense of humor and a special way of making those around her feel at ease.  She will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her brother Thomas Vaughan and his wife and her sister Kelly Vaughan and her fiance. She is also survived by her nephew, Jesse, her niece, Ruby, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

At the family’s request, services will be held privately for her family with arrangements entrusted to the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904.  In honor of Kim’s love for animals, gifts may be sent to the MSPCA At Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. For online register book please visit

George F. Buccheri, Jr.

Revere School System employee and volunteer for the Revere Special Needs Program

George F. Buccheri, Jr. died unexpectedly on November 2 at his Revere home. He was 54 years old.

Mr. Buccheri was born in Medford and lived in Revere all his life. He was a graduate of the Wakefield Vocational School, Class of 1977 and most of his career was spent as a finish carpenter, for the past 10 years with the Revere School System. He was also a volunteer and worker for the Revere Special Needs Program.

He was the beloved husband of Joanne A. (Brandano) Buccheri; devoted son of George F. Buccheri Sr. and Eileen D. (Coppola) Buccheri; cherished father of George J. Buccheri of Revere, Jamie L. Delaney and her husband, Daniel, of Andover, NH, Phyllis G. Buccherie of Utica, NY and Jessica M. Buccheri of Lynn; dear brother of Peter Buccheri of Maine and David Buccheri and his wife, Joyce of Danvers; adoring grandfather of Nathaniel A. Lawler of Revere, Dominick F. and Dante R. Delaney, both of Andover, NH and Amollia M. White of Utica, NY. He is also lovingly survived by his mother in law, Joyce Brandano of Oswego, NY and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Revere Special Needs Program, 101 School St., Revere, MA 02151.

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