Obituaries 05-25-2011

James Arthur DeLacy


James Arthur DeLacy  died on April 2 at his Kaneohe, Hawaii home with his loving wife Kawehi (Lindsey) DeLacy at his side.

He was born in Winthrop on June 9, 1966, the son of Barbara M. DeLacy and the late Arthur F. DeLacy and grew up in East Boston. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Hawaii with an Economics Major, and received a Juris Doctor Degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law. After completing law school, he started the successful law firm of Costa & DeLacy with his classmate and friend Brian A. Costa. He was also sworn in and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 2009.

He is survived by his loving mother, Barbara DeLacy; his beloved wife Kawehi (Lindsey) DeLacy; dear sister Cheryl and her husband, Frank Ricardo, and their two children Ashley and Nathan.

Arrangements were by the Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Service. Burial was at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Andrea Muise-Duval

Of Everett, formerly of Winthrop

Andrea Muise-Duval of Everett, formerly of Winthrop, died on May 22.

She was the beloved fiancée of Paul Aversa of Everett; loving mother of Renee Muise and John of Salem, NH, Tracy Muise and her fiancé, Christopher, of North Revere, Edward Muise and his wife, Shannon, of Sanford, ME.; cherished grandmother of Anthony, Stefon, Aaron, Leighana, Kaylee and Peyton; great-grandmother of Isabella.

Her Funeral will be held from The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m.  The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Donations in her memory may be brought to visiting hours.  To leave online condolences and for directions, visit

Margaret ‘Marge’ McCallum

Lifelong East Boston resident

Margaret “Marge” McCallum, a lifelong East Boston resident, died on May 20.

She was the beloved wife of the late Henry McCallum; loving mother of Henry McCallum and his wife, Sharon, of Arizona, Ronald McCallum and his wife, Carol, of Wareham, Janet White and her husband, Michael, of Peabody, Ellen DiFiore and her husband, David, of N. Reading, Dana Donahue and his wife, Cathy, of Ohio; sister of Eleanor Gray of Chelmsford, Grace Gawlinski of East Boston, and the late Walter, Hugh, Daniel, John Donahue, Anna McElaney, Rita Kraus and Dorothy Tozza. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations may be to the Boston Visiting Nurse Association, 500 Rutherford Ave., Charlestown, MA 02129. Acknowledgements to the family made be made at

Peter Spolsino

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Peter P. Spolsino of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on May 19. He was 86 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a graduate of  Wentworth Institute and a member of the Rossetti Senior Center of Revere.

He was the husband of the late Margaret T. (Marciano); devoted father of Sandra J. DeAmelio and her late husband, Thomas J., Joyce S. Parent and her husband, Michael, Lisa S. King and her husband, Donny, all of Revere and Gail S. Nicholls and her husband, John, of Middleton; dear brother of Rose Fiorino of East Boston, Mary Venezia of Florida and the late Anthony and Nicholas Spolsino and Angie Ferro. He is also lovingly survived by 10 grandchildren, a great-grandson, Brayden P. DeAmelio of Worcester and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the VNA Care Network & Hospice, 5 Federal St., Danvers, MA 01923, attn: Development Office.

Carolyn Concepcion

Touched many lives in the Hispanic Community

Carolyn (Scaramozza) Concepcion of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, died at home on May 19   surrounded by her loving family and closest friends after a long illness. She was 58 years old.

A former employee of Boston Parks & Recreation Department, East Boston Health Center, Stephen Gopin, LLC as well as the Chelsea Square interpretation services, she will be remembered for the many lives she touched and families she reunited throughout the Hispanic community.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Concetta (DelTufo) and Guido Scaramozza; devoted mother of Thomas, Richard, Cruz and Gregory of Revere; beloved sister of Janet of Merrimack, NH, Joseph and Rita of Revere and Richard, Annette and the late Robert of East Boston. She is also survived by her loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rugiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send the family an online condolence:

John Dolan

25-year Head Injury Survivor

John J. Dolan, a 25 year head injury survivor, died at the Hyannis Pavilion on Saturday evening, May 14, where he had been receiving supportive care for the past 2½ years after a long battle with overwhelming illness. He was 62 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late John P. and Lillian (Carroll) Dolan. He attended St. Rose Parochial School and was a 1968 graduate of Dom Savio High School in East Boston. He attended U-Mass in Boston and settled for a time in Swampscott and Natick.

During the late 1970’s, he briefly owned and operated a Brigham’s Ice Cream Shop in Natick and also worked as a commercial film developer. He later took a position as a district sales representative for a large giftware distributor assigned to the northern New England region.

In 1985, he fell victim to a serious head injury sustained in an automobile accident. After many months of rehabilitation on Cape Cod and Community Reentry Services in Lynn, he became self-sustaining and resided in Lynn until three years ago when he suffered several medical setbacks necessitating more supportive care. He was and remained an avid chess player who liked to write and pen poetry. Prior to his injuries he also enjoyed amateur photography.

He is survived by his dear sister and caregiver Annemarie Santoro of Marstons Mills, two daughters, Kristin Dolan of No. Conway, NH and Katelyn Dolan of Dover, NH and his only granddaughter, Sophia DiBella.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Hyannis Pavilion Nursing Home, 876 Falmouth Rd., Hyannis, MA 02601.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Anne Mahen

Arizona resident, formerly of East Boston

Anne M. (DiNucci) Mahen of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Topsfield and East Boston, died at the Northwest Medical Center in Tucson on April 10.

Born in East Boston, the daughter of the late Carl and Delia (Puzzo) DiNucci, she was raised and educated in Medford and East Boston and was a graduate of Boston University. Mrs. Mahen was employed as a stewardess with American Airlines when she met her husband who was employed as a pilot. She was a resident of Topsfield for more than 47 years prior to moving to Tucson with her late husband in December of 2007. She was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church in Topsfield, a member of the Topsfield Historical Society, the Topsfield Garden Club and many other organizations.

She was the beloved wife of the late James L. Mahen, loving mother and mother-in-law of James L. Mahen Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, of Chester, NJ, Drusilla (Mahen) Carroll and her husband, Charles, of Tucson, AZ and the late Candace (Mahen) Minot; devoted grandmother of James Mahen III and his wife, Nicholette, Nicholas Mahen and his wife, Elizabeth, Andrew Mahen and his wife, Andrea and Jillian Mahen; great grandmother of Sophia and Isabella Mahen, loving sister of Jean Mullins of Stoneham and the late William DiNucci.

Her funeral Mass was held in St. Rose of Lima Church, Topsfield. Private burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Topsfield. Assisting the family with the arrangements was the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, Danvers. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Topsfield Historical Society, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield 01983 or the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham 01701.

Adelina Marano

East Boston resident

Adelina (Coscia) Marano of East Boston died on May 17. She was in her 95th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincenzo Marano with whom she shared 35 years of marriage; loving mother of Pasquale Marano and his wife, Christine, of Peabody, Alphonse Marano and his fiancé, Ann Marie Raffaele, of Revere, Michael Marano of East Boston and the late Anthny Marano; dear sister of Antonetta Gregorio and Marie Bonetti, both of Italy, and the late Filomena Trichet, Antonio, Frank and Orlando Coscia; cherished grandmother of Peter, Sherri and Vincent Marano and great grandmother of James and Anthony Tommey.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For guest book:

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