Obituaries 07-18-2018

Carol Ann Cinelli

Long time dog groomer

Carol Ann Cinelli of East Boston, passed away on July 13. She was 71 years old.

A longtime resident of East Boston, she worked as a dog groomer for many years. Carol Ann will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

She was the cherished daughter of the late James and Anne (Minerva) Crosby, dear sister of Laura Mero and her husband, Leonard of East Boston, adored aunt to Carolyn Norton of Andover and Marisa Puppo and her husband, Stephen of Chelsea and is also survived by her great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Carol Ann’s life by gathering in Vazza’s  “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, July 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston for a Funeral Mass in her honor at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery Everett.

Marie Ann Deneumoustier

Cherished member of the

East Boston Community

Marie Ann (Distasio) Deneumoustier, a life-long resident of East Boston and a cherished member of the East Boston Community, passed away peacefully on July 16 at the age of 88.

Marie was a lifelong resident of Jeffries Point East Boston and was always politically and socially active in her community belonging to many community organizations.  She was a proud veteran of the US Navy.

The beloved wife of 58 years of Joseph “Jerry” Deneumoustier, she was the devoted mother of Darlene Montgomery and her husband, George of Andover and Colette Deneumoustier and her husband, Tony Previte of East Boston; beloved sister of the late Frank (Esther) Distasio and the late Joann Cardinale and her surviving husband, Peter; cherished grandmother of Sean Montgomery and his wife, Yaina and Anna Montgomery and Devon Previte and loving great-grandmother of Alice Montgomery. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Marie’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Sunday, July 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. and again on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, Brooks St., East Boston for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Marie’s life. Services will conclude with Marie being entombed at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Attn: Greater Boston Walk to End Alz Team Marie’s Memory Keepers 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 304 Waltham MA 02452.

For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit ruggieromh.com.

John “Jack” McCormick

Born hard worker who took pride in every job

John “Jack” McCormick of East Boston passed away in peace. He was surrounded by his loved ones after spending his last days in the place he loved most, Rock Haven Lake in Maine, at the celebrated age of 90 years old.

Jack was the loving son of the late James and Mary (Southwell) McCormick of Newfoundland and was one of eleven siblings. Raised in Everett, Jack was born a hard worker and took pride in every job to which he committed his time.

Jack was a truck driver with the Local 25 Teamsters for over 40 years and fondly remembers his time making his nightly route from Boston to New York. From there, Jack continued his career as the proprietor of the Low Bridge Diner in Everett. He then enjoyed the last years of his professional life working for the Archdiocese of Boston at the Sacred Heart Church and school in Lynn for over 10 years, before retiring at the age of 70.

Retirement didn’t mean an end to his work. Jack’s children playfully joke that their father would break things just to fix them. It was rare to find Jack without a tool in his hand or the idea for a project in his mind.

The happiest years of his life were spent with his wife Leila “Louise” McCormick of 33 years at their home in East Boston, and at their cottage in Maine. The couple would spend their days together on the boat, enjoying the lake, and playing competitive games of cribbage with their family.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Leila, his children, Carol and Robert Harper of Everett, Jackie Mattucchio of North Andover, John and Bodia McCormick of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jimmy McCormick of North Andover, and the late Elizabeth and her surviving husband, Steve Lind. He is also survived by his step-children Linda and Jerry LaCasse of Somers, CT, Laura and Robert Porzio of Wakefield, Lana and Paul Calvi of Hingham, Louise and Donald Gabor of Medfield and Lorraine and Robert Bucchino of Revere. Jack was the brother of the late Mary Frye, James, Frank, Gerald, Paul, Donald, Jim, Pauline Fritz, Geraldine Doherty and Dorothy Hughes.  He will live in the memories of his 21 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews who will remember their “Da” and “Grandpa John”, and “Uncle Jack” forever telling them stories, singing limericks, and doling out projects for them to complete.

His Funeral was held from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church with Entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum. Donations may be made in Jack’s name to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Centerhttps://giving.massgeneral.org/cancer/donate/.

Evelyn Hickey

Past President of Essex Womens’ Club

Evelyn M. (Crotty) Hickey of Essex, formerly of East Boston, passed away on July 12 following a brief illness. She was 95 years old.

Mrs. Hickey was Past President of the Essex Womens’ Club and a member of the Essex Seniors & Friends of the Council on Aging.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ret. Boston Fire Capt. George B. Hickey Sr., cherished mother of Frances M. Minichello and her husband, William R. of Swampscott, formerly of East Boston, Evelyn M. “Lynne” Wilson  and her husband, R. Lee of New Hampshire, James A. Hickey and his wife, Nancy of Essex and the late George B. Hickey Jr. and his surviving wife, Ann of New Hampshire; adored grandmother of Leanne Raposo, Lance A. Wilson and his wife, Sarah, Brendan J. Hickey, Evan D. Hickey and his wife, Rebecca, Megan A. Jenna and her husband, Sean and James A. “Jay” Hickey, Jr., all of New Hampshire, Boston Police Officer Andrew J. Minichello and his wife, Maria of East Boston, Lt. Katelyn J. Hickey, US Navy of  Naples Italy; dear sister to James E. Crotty of Saugus and his wife Helen, Margaret I. Hollohan of

Imperial Beach, CA and the late Andrew J. Crotty and Mary A. Creamer. She is also lovingly survived by 10 great grandchildren: Monica M., Ryan D., Jason A., Audrey M., Landon A., Emma,  George D., Matthew D., Maire R. and Charlotte and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte 107) Revere today, Wednesday, July 18 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, 45 Brooks St, East Boston at 11 a.m. and immediately  followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

For additional information, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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