Obituaries 03-31-2010

Paul McNamara

Zimmans Sales Consultant

Paul J. McNamara of East Boston, formerly of Lowell, died at home on March 25.

He was a lead sales consultant in the custom design department for Zimman’s Fabric Furniture and Decorative Accessories in Lynn and also spent time as a Funeral Assistant for Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home in Revere.

He was the son of James J. McNamara and the late Virginia R. (Robarge) McNamara; brother of Mary Ann McNamara, RN of Lowell, Eileen Nutter of Dracut, James Jr. and Brian McNamara all of Lowell and also leaves nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends Jim Dyment, Ralph Vertuccio and Dan Smith.

Funeral arrangements were by the O’Donnell Funeral Home, Lowell. Contributions in his memory to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854.


Georgina Caraballo Santana

Chelsea resident

Georgina Caraballo Santana of Chelsea died on March 20.

The devoted mother of Sandy Rivera of Revere, Yolanda Rivera of Lynn, Jose Angel Gonzalez of Chelsea, Georgina Santana of Everett and Mercedes Santana of Malden, she was the loving daughter of the late Marceliano Caraballo and Maria F. Ramos; dear sister of Emalanio Ramos of Chelsea, Alfosina Caraballo of Braintree, Jovita Diaz and Anna Sanchez of Chelsea, Ignacio Caraballo and Mary Caraballo of Puerto Rico and is also survived by 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online guestbook and directions, please visit


Dorothy Niebrzydowski Dziezic

Georgia resident

Dorothy Niebrzydowski Dziezic of Riverdale, Georgia, died on March 20. She was 83 years old.

The daughter of the late Frank and Marcella Niebrzydowski and grandmother of the late Jay Stephen Girard, Angel Elisabeth Girard and Grace Mary Girard, she is survived by her husband, Richard Dziezic; her sons, Richard F. Dziezic and his wife, Penny, of Loganville and Martin D. Dziezic of Palmetto; her daughter, Emily D. Girard and her husband, Stephen, of Fayetteville; her grandchildren, Tiffany Mitchell and her husband, Brandon, of Social Circle, Derek Dziezic of Tampa, FL, Ricky Dziezic of Loganville, Jessie V. Girard of Fayetteville and Mary Jo Girard of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren and her sister, Theresa Matvichuk and her husband, Edward, of Lynn.

Burial was at Camp Memorial Park with arrangements by the Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Georgia:


Thomas Medeiros

Worked for Specialty Aluminum in Revere

Thomas J. Medeiros of Revere died March 24 after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. He was 52 years old.

Born in Attleboro, he was the son of Anthony J. Medeiros of Norton and the late Georgina (Texeira) Medeiros. He was employed by Specialty Aluminum Co. in Revere and was an avid fisherman, enjoyed rock music and time spent with his family.

In addition to his father, he leaves his fiancé, Karen Bostrom of Revere; a daughter, Tina Medeiros of Lynn; two sons, Thomas of Florida and Terry of Pennsylvania; a sister, Joanne Medeiros of Winthrop; two grandchildren, Chloe and Eric, and his former wife, Sally, of Florida. He was the brother of the late Anthony Medeiros Jr.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, April 3 in the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton from 2 to 4 p.m. with a service at 4 p.m.


Dorothy Paradis

Worked for Sylvania and Salem Old Fashion Candy

Dorothy E. (LeBlanc) Paradis died suddenly at home in Ipswich on March 25. She was 89 years old.

Born and educated in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon and Maria (Gagnon) LeBlanc and the wife of the late Robert E. Paradis. She lived in Salem for 44 years, 20 years in Beverly and in Ipswich for the past two years. She was employed for 10 years at Sylvania electric and at the Salem old Fashion Candy for many years before her retirement.

She is survived by three sons, Paul R. and his wife, Robin Paradis, of Waldorf, MD, Robert E. and his wife, Dorothy Paradis, of Carnegia, PA and Jean A. Pardis of Ipswich; her daughters, Alice M. LeBlanc and Janet E. and her husband, Theodore Spak, both of Danvers; two brothers, Edward “Ray” LeBlanc of Jacksonville FL and Robert “Jerry” LeBlanc of Winter City, WI and May C. Pineault of Salem. She was the sister of the late Napoleon LeBlanc. She also leaves 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and four gret great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Locust Grove Cemetery, Ipswich.


Marie Holland

East Boston resident

Marie (Ciampa) Holland of East Boston died on March 25.

She was the loving mother of Donna, Lisa and Frank Holland, all of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Ashley Holland; beloved friend of Frank and Joni Holland of Chelsea and best friend of Phyllis Bushey of Lynn.

Family and friends may visit today, Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Vazza’s East Boston Funeral Home, 11 Henry Street (opposite Maverick Station.) Committal will be private. For directions and guest book, please visit:

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