Obituaries 01-18-2011

Elaine Bernstein

Loved fine art, culture and chocolate

Elaine Bernstein, formerly of Medford, died peacefully on January 11.

She was the widow of Henry Bernstein, the daughter of Sadie and Jacob Stone, sister to Edith Ross, Ann Stone, Mickey and Morris Stone.  She left a legacy of love, strength, and sensibility to her two children, Jeff Bernstein and Robin Silva and two grandchildren Hallie and Rennie Silva.  Her appreciation of fine art, culture, and fondness for all things chocolate mixed with nuts will not be forgotten.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.  Arrangements were entrusted to Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn.

Baldassare LaRosa

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Baldassare LaRosa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 10.

He was the beloved husband of Rosanna (Graziani) LaRosa; long father of Antonietta LaRosa of Revere, Floredana Colarossi of Brighton and her late husband, Donato, marinella Schena and her husband, Lorenzo, of Tewksbury and Anna Rita Cali and her husband, Shawn, of Revere. He was the son of Antoinetta (DiGirolamo) LaRosa of East Boston and the late Paul LaRosa; dear brother of Angelo of Revere, Nino of Malden, Frank, of Lynn, Maria of East Boston and Giovanna DeFeo of Revere. He was the cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book:

Frank Joseph Rosa

Revere resident

Frank Joseph Rosa of Revere died on January 13

A US Navy veteran, he was the beloved son of the late Carl P. and Marie (Signore) Rosa; devoted  brother of Carl R. Rosa and his wife, Mencia, of Revere; loving uncle of Juan Carlos Rosa and Cecila Castro of Revere and two grand-nieces.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.

Edna Cowan

Valued education and a strong work ethic

Edna S. (Drewicz) Cowan died at the Masconomet Health Care Center in Topsfield on January 4. She was 98 years old.

Born and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Geneva (Dankowski) Drewiczenski. She worked in several areas of employment while raising her children on her own. Her spirit, determination and independence served as a model for her family, friends and the women of the time. She valued education and strong work ethics throughout her life. She loved to garden and spend time with her children and granchildren, who admired and adored her.

She is survived by three children, Dr. Carole Cowan of Manchester-By-The-Sea, President of Middlesex Community College, Judge WIlliam J. Cowan of Laguna Niguel, California and June Cowan of Parrish, Florida. She is also survived by her sister, Natalie Drewicz, also a resident of Masconomet Health Care Center. She was the beloved grandmother of five grandchildren, Joseph McGrath of Salem, Regina Cowan of WIlmington, Jonathan Cowan of Medford, Kevin Napierski of West Hollywood, California and Laura McGrath of Camden, Maine and six great grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Alphonse Drewicz and Cassie “Pat” Drewicsewski.

According to her wishes, private funeral services will be for the immediate family. Those who wish to honor her life may contribute to the Masconomet Heatlh Care Activities Fund, 12 High St., Topsfield, MA 01983 in thanks for the lovng care and friendship provided to her by the entire staff. Arrangements were entrusted to the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn.

Fred Nardone

US Postal Retiree

Fred Nardone., who was born, raised, and a long-time resident of Revere, died December 21, 2010 in Port Charlotte, FL. He was 91 years old.

Mr. Nardone was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He worked as a shoe salesman for Coward Shoe in Boston for many years and was also a retired postal worker in Boston. He was a former musician in the U.S. Army Band and the U.S. Postal Band. Mr. Nardone was also a former member of the Winthrop Elks Lodge.

He was the loving father of Barbara Comeau and her husband, Eugene, of Covington, GA, Thomas W. Nardone and his wife, Dorothy, of Revere, and the late Fred Nardone Jr. of Lynn and  is also lovingly survived by a sister, Louise Bianchi, formerly of Revere, He was the loving brother of the late Philomena Lillo of Revere, Angelo Nardone of Revere, and Ann Cooke of Malden; loving grandfather of Chris Comeau and his wife, Amy, of Conyers, GA, Lance Comeau and his wife, Christine, of North Kingston, RI, Thomas M. Nardone and his wife. Alison, of Nashua, NH, Eric Nardone of Lynn, and the late Mark Nardone of Lynn. Great Grandfather of Joshua Comeau of Georgia, Ryan Comeau of Rhode Island, Matthew, William, Rebecca, and Samuel Nardone of New Hampshire and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony’s Church on Friday, January 21at 10 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. For guestbook please visit

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