Obituaries 12-21-2010

Annie Vacca

Revere resident

Annie (Mercurio) Vacca of Revere died on December 16.

The beloved wife of the late Philip S. Vacca, she was the devoted mother of Diane Clanton of Saugus and Louis Vacca and his wife, Joan, of Melrose; cherished grandmother of Robert Conte of Saugus, Mark Clanton and his wife, Kristin, of Peabody, Cheryl Kenny and her husband, Michael, of Saugus and Wendi Bennett and her husband, Steve, of Lynn; great-grandmother of seven and one late great grandchild.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook please visit:

Charles McCarthy

40 year Boston Fire Alarm Assistant Superintendent

Charles E. McCarthy of Reading died on December 13. He was 84 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the Assistant Superintendent of Boston Fire Alarm for 40 years.

He was the beloved husband of Doris (Gerry) McCarthy; devoted father of Annmarie O’Brien of Salem, Charles J. McCarthy and his wife, Evelyn, of Beverly, Richard S. McCarthy and his wife, Virginia, of Lynn, Kathleen McCarthy of Salem, Lorraine McLaughlin and her husband, Michael, of Winthrop, Robert P. McCarthy and his wife, Diane, of Haverhill and Deborah DelGreco and her husband, Charles, of Reading; loving grandfather of 14 and great grandfather of seven; dear brother of Robert McCarthy and his wife, Jean, of Medfield, Marion McLaughlin and her husband, Tod, of Charlestown, and the late Henry McCarthy and his surviving wife, Rosemarie, of Amesbury. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home, Reading. In lieu of flowers, please honor him by making donations in his memory to Boston Firefighters Death and Welfare Fund, Florian Hall, 55 Hall St., Dorchester, MA 02124. To send a memorial condolence: www.josephdoherty

Thomas Finnigan

Of Everett, formerly of Lynn

Thomas K. Finnigan of Everett, formerly of Lynn, died on December 10. He was 60 years old.

He was the husband of Kathleen F. (Healey) Finnigan; father of Nathan Finnigan of Everett; brother of Kathleen Robichaud and her husband, Martin, of Lynn.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Finnigan Family Account, c/o Geraldine Dame, 40 Magoun Street, Cambridge 02140. For online guestbook, please visit

Vula Solomos

Lynn resident

Vula (Foundas) Solomos of Lynn died on December 11. She was 88 years old.

She was the wife of the late Dr. William M. Solomos and the daughter of the late Harris and Martha (Tasiopoulos) Foundas. She is survived by a sister Helen F. Aloupis and her husband, Spiros, of Revere. She also leaves three sisters-in-law, Jacqueline Foundas of Ohio and Mary Whittier and Tina Stamulis, both of Saugus, many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. She was the sister of the late Georgia F. Boucouvalas, C. Harris Foundas and Dr. John H. Foundas.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Directions and guestbook at

Ilse Sullivan

Lynn resident

Ilse S. “Oma” (Vollrath) Sullivan of Lynn died on December 12. She was 92 years old.

She was the wife of the late Albert F. Sullivan, former co-owner of the Old Sullys in Charlestown, mother of Ilse Sullivan and Joe Driscoll, of Lynn, Dietger Kleinschmidt of Germany, Ronald Sullivan and his wife, Cheryl, of Westfield, and the late Albert F. Sullivan Jr.; the loving Oma to her grandchildren Kelly Aylward, of Lynn, Sean, Connor, and Shannon Sullivan, of Westfield, Claudia Kleinschmidt of Germany, and the late Ryan Aylward.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Abbott House Patient Activities Fund, 28 Essex St. Lynn, MA 01902. Guestbook at

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