Obituaries 11-08-2011

Lawrence Damico

Peabody resident

Lawrence N. Damico of Peabody, formerly of Medford, died on November 5.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Ethel (Fagone) Damico and together they shared more than 69 years of marriage; devoted father of Sandra Scola of Newburyport, Janice Damico and her husband, Christopher Massey of Arlington, VA, Josephine White and her husband, Paul of Watertown; loving grandfather of Paul and Michael Scola, Jessica and Alex Massey, Maria and Daniel White; loving great grandfather of Sophia, Isabella, Sam, Thomas, Julianna and Gianluca; cherished brother of Carmella Christopher of Lynn and the late Lena Serpone.

His Funeral will be from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Wednesday, November 9  at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service in the Brooksby Village Chapel, 300 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Dello Russo Funeral Home will be held today, Tuesday, from 4 thru 8. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, MA Chapter, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For directions, obituary or to leave an online message of condolence please visit

Richard Murphy

Retired Lynn Firefighter, Decorated Veteran

Richard E. Murphy of Lynn died on November 3 following a long illness. He was 88 years old.

He was the husband of Loraine (Dube) Murphy, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Nahant, he was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1941 and Wentworth Institute, Class of 1948. He was a retired Lynn Firefighter and A US Air Force veteran of World War II who  served in the European Theatre and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He was one of the original crew of 909 B-17 as a tail gunner where he served 30 missions. He volunteered for the Collings Foundation of Stowe repairing World War II planes.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Richard E. Murphy Jr. and Bonnie Martin of Marblehead and Maureen MacDonald of Tucson, Arizona, Kathleen and Joseph Adams of Lynn, and six grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Henry J. Murphy and Phyllis Abbott.

His funeral and burial will be private and memorials, if desired, may be made to the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150 Attn: 4 West. Arrangements are by the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn.

Lucia ‘Lucy’ Ferullo

East Boston resident

Lucia “Lucy” ( Malagriffa ) Ferullo of East Boston and Stewart, Florida died on November 1.

She was the beloved wife of William “Willie” Ferullo with whom she shared 39 years of marriage; loving mother of George Cardinale and his wife, Mona of Billerica and the late Lois Ann Ware and Frank Cardinale; dear sister of Olga Russo of Swampscott, Mary Wolthausen of California, Albert Malagriffa of Lynn and the late Lena O’Neill and Louis Malagriffa and his wife, Emma Jean of Newton; cherished grandmother of Sharon Parlee and her husband, Keith of New Hampshire, Tricia Maraia and her husband, Christopher of Saugus, Regina Paratore of Lynn and the Late Charles Ware. She also leaves three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances’ may be made in her name to the  East Boston Central Catholic School in memory Charles Ware Scholarship Fund, 69 London St., East Boston, Attention: Lucy Dewart. For directions and guest book:

Jeannette Neary

GE Retiree

Jeannette M. (Bourque) Neary of Groveland, formerly of Lynn, died Friday night in a local nursing home after a long illness. She was 83 years old.

The beloved wife of the late James J. Neary, she was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Sarah (Melanson) Bourque.  She attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of Saint Jean’s High School.  She was a resident of Lynn for most of her life before moving to Groveland 27 years ago.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a Clerical Worker for the General Electric.  She was a longtime communicant of the Sacred Heart Church, where she taught Religious Education and was a member of the Sodality.  She was also a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader.   She was an artist and craftswoman who especially enjoyed needlepoint and a former volunteer for the Groveland and Merrimac Councils on Aging.

She leaves her children, James Neary and his wife, Lisa of Dallas, TX, Jacqueline Waters and her husband, Douglas of Amesbury and Jeanne Bowden and her husband, Richard of Groveland.  She was the sister of Edmond Bourque of Honolulu, HI, Robert Bourque and his wife, Roberta of Nunan, GA, Roland Bourque of Salem, Alfred Bourque of New York and John Bourque of Manila, Philippines.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was the sister of the late Fr. Leo Bourque, Marie Moran, Loretta Napierski and Rene Bourque.

Her Funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 11: a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Burial will be in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery.  Visitation prior to Mass beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Penacook Place Nursing Home, 150 Water St. Haverhill, MA 01830.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Rev. Charles Weber


Rev. Charles P. Weber of Lynn and Sanbornville, NH, died Tuesday in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital after a brief illness.

Father Weber was born in Lynn, son of the late Alfred J. and Helen (Curtin) Weber. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart Grammar School, St. Mary’s High School, St. John’s Seminary and went on to receive his Masters Degree in English Literature from Boston College where he also was a Teaching Fellow.

Father Weber was Ordained February 2, 1957. He served at Our Lady of Good Council in Quincy, Our Lady of Lourdes in Revere, Infant Jesus Church in Brookline and Our Lady of Fatima in Sudbury.  He served on the Faculty at St. Sebastian Country Day School. He also served as Chaplain to the Grey Nuns in Lexington, MA and later was a member of Team Ministry with Fr. Phil DesRosiers at St. Edward’s the Confessor in Medfield. Fr. Weber retired August 8, 2000 due to ill health after serving the Archdiocese for 43 years. After retiring, he helped out at several parishes including St. Joseph’s in Everett, St. Anthony Church in Sanbornville, NH, St. Joseph’s Church in Ossipee, NH and was presently assisting at St. Therese of Liseux in Sanford, ME.

He was a 4th Degree member of the Fr. Druillette and the Valladolid Council # 70 Knights of Columbus.

Fr. Weber is survived by two brothers, Alfred N. Weber and his wife, Evelyn (Farrell) of Lynn and Attorney Robert J. Weber and his wife, Judith (King) of Lynn; his loving nieces and nephews Alfred J. Weber, Nicholas J. Weber, Mary M. Weber Sarris, Mark E. Weber, Michele Weber-Chiappini, Robert J. Weber, Jr., Christian K. Weber, Jonathan C. Weber and Thomas L. Weber.  He is also survived by several grand nieces and grand nephews and his long time friend Fr. Philip J. DesRosiers of Lynn.

He was the brother of the late Richard H. “Buddy” Weber.

The Rite of Reception was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, West Lynn.  Fr. Charles Weber lay in state in Sacred Heart Church. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was held in Sacred Heart Church. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Foundation for the Holy Land University Scholarship Program P.O. Box 29086, Washington, DC, 20017-9086 or The Alacoque Weber Trust Fund for Catholic Education c/o Essex County Community Foundation 175 Andover St. Danvers, MA 01923.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn. For online register book please visit

Ruth Magwood

Saugus resident

Ruth E. Magwood of Saugus died Wednesday evening in a local nursing home following a long illness.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Ginger and Mary (Garafano) Fiske and was a resident of Saugus for most of her life. Prior to her retirement, she worked for Sears Roebuck as Manager of the Personnel Department.  After retirement, she devoted herself to assisting her sons in their business ventures.  She had a passion for fashion and Frank Sinatra.

She leaves her sons, Robert Magwood and his wife. Kathleen of Lynn and Ralph Magwood of Gloucester.  She was the Grandmother of Kate VanDam and her husband, Bob, Anthony Magwood and Kristen Magwood.  She is also survived by four great grandchildren.  She was the sister of the late Ralph and Llewelyn Fiske.

Arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Allen Vaughan

Lynn resident

Allen C. Vaughan of Lynn died unexpectedly in Salem Hospital on Thursday afternoon.  He was 70 years old.

Born in Stoughton, he was the son of the late William and Isabel (Garrett) Vaughan.  He lived in Somerville and Everett before moving to Lynn in 1968.

Mr. Vaughan enjoyed motorcycles, movies, music and was a Jeopardy buff.  Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter and he loved his family and friends.

He leaves his children, Earl Vaughan and Mary Vaughan, both of Lynn.  He was the brother of Janice Brown of Danvers and the nephew of Marjorie Garrett of Saugus.  He also leaves his granddaughter, Emily Tambeau and his nieces, Robyn Brown, JoAnn Pydynkowski and Sharon Brown.

Memorial Visitation will be in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn today, Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 7 p.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, 302 Elm St. Everett on Wednesday at 12 noon.  Gifts in his memory may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Deceased Announcement


Mrs. Amelia F. Almeida Gardner

Wife of Paul Gardner

Daughter of Mrs. Eva (Ferreira) Almeida and the late

Mr. Bernardino Almeida

Sister of

Mrs. Olga (Almeida) Sullivan

Amy was employed by Massachusetts General Hospital

Anesthesia Business Office as an Office Manager (20 Years)

Transended on November 3, 2011

There will be no wake service.

Mass to be celebrated at St. Ann Church

Jefferson Avenue, Salem, MA

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, 9 November 2011.

Celebrant her uncle Rev. Alfonse Ferreira

Burial Services will be private

(A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. November 12, 2011 at St. Ursula Church, 214 E. Lincoln Avenue, Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, New York.)

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Listening Place 36 Michigan Avenue, Lynn, MA 01902

Arrangements by Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn, MA

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