Obituaries 02-14-2012

Annette LeBlanc

Lifelong Lynn Resident

Annette B. (Doucette) LeBlanc, a lifelong resident of Lynn, died Sunday in the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was 85 years old.

The wife of the late Alyre LeBlanc, people recognized them as the couple who always held hands while walking and they walked everywhere.

She was born in Lynn, daughter of the late Philip and Marie (Laurie) Doucette and was a graduate of St. Jean Baptiste High School, Class of 1946. She worked at Boyd’s Potato Chips for 17 years and made many friends there.

A communicant of St. Pius V Church, she was a former communicant of St. Jean  Baptiste Church where she was a member of Dames De Ste. Anne. Above all she had a lifelong devotion to her family. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially to his home in Grande Digue, N.B., Canada.

She devoted her life to her children: Marie Anne Desrochers and her husband, Ronald of Lynn, John LeBlanc and his wife, Jill of Groton, Irene Hachey and her husband, John of Beverly, Christine Miller and her husband, Ken of Lynn, Denise Provencher and her husband, Richard of Elma, Washington, Therese LeBlanc and her fiancé, Joseph Geoghegan of Lynn and Pauline Naples and her husband, Michael of Lynn. She was the loving grandmother to her 14 grandchildren: Elaine and Sara Desrochers, Grace Ruelle and her husband, Daryl, Peter, Paul and Emilie Hachey, Ellen Moriarty and her husband, Kevin, Alison Miller, Anthony and Amanda Naples, Laura, Eric and Michael Adrien and Mary LeBlanc. She is also survived by six great grandchildren who lovingly referred to her as Memere, and many nieces and nephews.

She was the grandmother of the late Kevin Desrochers; sister of the late Lester, Frank, Stanley, Bernard and Lewis Doucette, Frances Gaudet, Beatrice Comeau and Lauretta Arsenault.

Her Funeral will be held from the CUFFE-McGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St.,  Lynn on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Pius V Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Jeans Cemetery. Gifts in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, 01701 or to the Kaplan Family Hospice House 75 Sylvan St. Suite B 102, Danvers, MA 01923 . For online register book please visit

Winifred ‘Winnie’ Patrikas

Swampscott Resident, Enjoyed Giving to Others

Winifred “Winnie” C. Patrikas, beloved wife of the late Theodore C. Patrikas, died peacefully on Saturday morning while in the comfortable presence of her family.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Sarah Smith.  She was a resident of Swampscott for more than 50 years before moving to her daughter, Jane’s Guilford’s Connecticut residence where she was lovingly cared for until her passing.

Mrs. Patrikas was a 1944 graduate of St. Mary’s Girls High School, attended Burdett Business School and worked at the General Electric Company in Lynn for 10 years before starting her family.

She was a devout daily communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Swampscott and an active member of St. John’s Sodality.  Winnie also worked at the Swampscott Public Library and Swampscott School System.  In her later years, Winnie volunteered for several organizations.

She enjoyed long walks along the beach with her husband, Ted, was an avid bowler and thoroughly enjoyed her seven grandchildren and attended all of their school and athletic events.  She loved living in the sea-side town of Swampscott.  She was rich in friends and one of her greatest joys was giving to others.

Winnie is survived by her son Teddy Patrikas of Danvers, daughter Jane Rosadini and husband Bill of Guilford, CT and son Dana Patrikas and wife Zoe of Danvers.  She also leaves seven wonderful grandchildren, TJ and Sean Patrikas, Nathan, Sarah and Katherine Rosadini, and Maggie and John Patrikas.  She also leaves several nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her grandson William J. Rosadini, her brother John Smith and sister-in-law Alice, and sister Peggy Gallagher and brother-in-law Frankie, and nephew/godson Joseph P. Gallagher.

Her Funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott at 11:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery.  Visiting Hours will be on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Danvers, 15 Mt. Carmel Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Patricia Vaughn

Well Known Lynn Licensed Practical Nurse

Patricia C. (Dineen) Vaughan, a lifelong resident of Lynn, died Monday in her home surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with cancer.  She was 61 years old.

The former wife of the late Allen C. Vaughan, she was born in Lynn, the daughter of Patricia (Donoghue) Dineen of Lynn and the late Albert W. Dineen.  She was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School and went on to graduate from the Chelsea Soldier’s Home School of Nursing.  She was a lifelong Lynner.

Prior to retirement, she was a well known LPN in the City of Lynn, spending many years assisting patients at the former Devlin Nursing Home.  Helping people brought her great joy.

She was a communicant of Saint Mary’s Church for many years and was a member of the City Hall Bowling Group.  She also enjoyed bingo, reading, quilting and spending time with her granddaughter.

In addition to her mother, she leaves her children, Earl Vaughan and Mary Vaughan, both of Lynn.  She was the sister of Albert P. Dineen and his wife, Agnes “Sissie” of Lynn, Pauline M. Chernoff of Lynn and Mary F. Schomburg and her husband, Fred of Swansea and loving grandmother to Emily Tambeau.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  She was the sister of the late Charles V. Dineen.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Saint Mary’s Cemetery.    Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Corinne McGrane

Florida Resident, formerly of Lynn

Corinne L. (Winter) McGrane of Orange Park, Florida died January 31 in Florida after a long illness. She was 78 years old

She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late George F. and Emma R. (O’Connor) Winter and has been a resident of Florida for the past 35 years.  She was a graduate of Lynn English High School Class of 1951.  She returned to Coastal Carolina Community College where she graduated in 1974 and received her certification as an LPN.

She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Naval Air Station Hospital in Jacksonville, FL in the maternity ward for several years until her retirement. She was also involved for many years with the local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

She was the devoted mother to Kathleen Brown and her husband, Thomas of Phoenix, AZ, Karen Hodge and her husband, Jeffrey of Lynn, Kelly Ann Tuttle and her husband, Douglas of Atlantic Beach, FL, Martin McGrane and his wife, Deborah of Jacksonville, FL and Matthew McGrane and his wife, Kimberley of Orange Park, FL; sister of Norma Hayes of Lynn; grandmother of Jason, Sean, Deidra, Meghane, Morganne, Macie, Timothy and Nickolas.  She is also survived by two uncles and many nieces and nephews.

Corinne’s Funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Saturday at 11:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Pius V Church at 12:00PM.  Relatives and friends invited.  Interment Willow Cemetery, Lynnfield.  Visitation prior to Mass beginning at 9:30AM.  Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.  For online memorial and guestbook, please visit

Mary Theresa Liadis

Longtime Malden Traffic Supervisor

Mary Theresa (Geary) Liadis of Malden, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 7 at the Sawtelle Hospice House after a long illness. She was 80 years old.

Born in Chelsea and a resident of Malden since her marriage, she was Traffic Supervisor for the City of Malden for 31 years and was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph’s Church, Sacred Heart Church and the Immaculate Conception Church.

She was the devoted wife of the late Donald J. Liadis; beloved mother of Nicholas F. Liadis and his wife, Linda of Manchester, NH, Helene Willis of Lynn, Donna Brown and her long-time companion, Gene Duggan, Jr. and Kathleen Lavargna and her husband, Lawrence, of Tewksbury; dear sister of Francis Geary, Jr. of Peabody, Margaret Margossian of Bradford, Roseanne Festa of Revere and the late Ann Calloway, Charles and Anthony Geary; cherished grandmother of Rochelle, Craig, Stacy, Keith, Crystal, Amanda, Shannon, Vincent and the late Richard and Ryan. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Michayla, Gregory, Patrick, Ella and Emily as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square) Malden. Donations in her memory may be made to the VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. To send a message of condolence to her

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Rita Arlene Sheehan

East Boston Resident

Rita Arlene Sheehan of East Boston, formerly of South Boston, died on February 6.

The beloved wife of the late Lawrence L’Arossi, she was the devoted mother of Rita Devaney of East Boston, Donald Parker of Lynn, Daryl Wagner of Boston and the late Donna Devaney; dear sister of Katherine McDonald, Jack, Michael and Stephen Sheehan and the late Marilyn Parker. She was the cherished grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information or to send an online


Marie Nadeau

Members of Daughters of Isabella

Marie E. (Kennedy) Nadeau  of Charlestown died on February 6. She was 83 years old.

A member of the Daughters of Isabella, she was the beloved wife of the late Louis P. Nadeau; devoted mother of David Nadeau of Windham, Me., Linda Smith of Lynn, Donna Wallace of Charlestown, Diane Ferreira and Louis P. Nadeau II, both of Wilmington, Glenn Nadeau of Charlestown and the late Marie E. Nadeau; loving Nana to her many grandchildren the late Amanda Nadeau and her many great-grandchildren; beloved sister of the late John Kennedy and special friend to Beverly Hansen.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in her name to the Golden Living Center, 40 Martin St. Melrose, MA. 02176. For obituary and online condolences please visit

Francis ‘Frank’ Beckwith

Lynn Resident

Francis J. “Frank” Beckwith of Lynn died on February 5. He was 88 years old.

He was the husband of 57 years of Nora (Ohennesian) Beckwith; father of Joseph, Gregory, and Mark Beckwith and Jean LeBaron and her husband, Steve; grandfather of Danielle LeBaron and Gregory Mark Beckwith, Jr. and brother of the late Gertrude Oram.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery. Those who prefer may make donations to Salvation Army, 209 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906. For guestbook:

Thomas Cerulli

Retired Heavy Equipment Operator

Thomas Cerulli of Belcher Street, Winthrop died at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation Center in Peabody on February 5 after a brief illness. He was 79 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the loving son of the late Nancy (Pappelo) and Thomas Cerulli Sr. He was a resident of East Boston for several years before moving to Winthrop more than 58 years ago and was employed as a heavy equipment operator, working for Union Local 4. He was also a former member of the Winthrop Golf Club.

He was beloved husband of the late Janice C. (Porter) and the devoted father of Robbin Cerulli of Winthrop, Lisa LaVigueur and her husband, Robert of Winthrop, Kellie Daniels and her husband, Melvin of Lynn, Thomas Cerulli III of New Hampshire and Meghan Corkhum and her husband, Kenneth of Lynn; loving and cherished grandfather of Selene, Janese, Walter, Thomas, Cassie and Jared and great grandfather of Emma.

Services and committal were private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association PO Box 41705 Boston MA 02241-7005. To sign the online guestbook go to

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