Obituaries 03-08-2023

Kevin O’Hara, Sr.

Formerly of East Boston

Kevin P. O’Hara, Sr. of Portsmouth, NH, formerly of East Boston, was called home by his Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, February 8, following a brief illness. He was 67 years old.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial visitation today, Wednesday, March 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Vertuccio, Smith & Vazza Beachwood Funeral Home, Revere. A funeral will be conducted from Vertuccio, Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Funeral Home,on Thursday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael The Archangel Parish, 320 Winthrop Street in Winthrop.  Interment will immediately follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

He is the father of Officer Kevin P. O’Hara, Jr. and Shannon Taylor O’Hara, both of Revere and the beloved companion of 13 years to Wendy Perkins of Portsmouth, NH.  He was an adored son to his late parents, Det. James E. O’Hara, Sr. and Dorothy M. (Breault), the loving and treasured brother of Carol L. Pepi and  husband Gerald of  Winthrop, Leona M. Orlando & husband John of Revere, Patricia A. D’Addario of Newmarket, NH., and the late Dorothy M. McGrath, James E. O’Hara, Jr. & Richard F. O’Hara Sr. Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Kevin was born & raised in the Harbor View area of  East Boston.  He was one of seven children.  He attended St. Mary Star of the Sea School and was an alumnus of East Boston High School, Class of 1973.  Kevin was a dedicated, hard worker and worked various jobs throughout his life.  As a young man, he worked for Massport for several years, then at Bethlehem Steel as a pipefitter.  His happiest moments were at his last position at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Portsmouth, NH, where he worked as a sexton.  This job was very special to Kevin because of his deep-rooted Catholic faith, and it allowed him to be around the Church daily. 

At St. Catherine’s, he made many friends and acquaintances.  Kevin was a very humble man; he loved sports but was especially devoted to his Boston Teams.

Kevin was known to many as K.P.  He cherished the time that he spent with his family and friends.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, to support cancer research.  For an online guestbook, please visit

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood, Home for Funerals.

Alan James Snider

Retired Shriners Hospitals Material Manager

Alan James Snider, 71, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023 after a long battle of fighting cancer.

He was born to his parents, Almond Snider and Lucy Formicola on December 12, 1951 in Boston.

Alan spent many happy years living in Sun City Center with his partner, Rose Mary Buch.

He worked as a Material Manager for over 20 years at Shriners Hospitals of Children where he retired. He was widely known as a compassionate and dedicated man committed to helping others. He frequently volunteered at the Youth Activity commission, the Counselor for Teens Organization Hospice in Boston.

He was passionate about and affecting the most positive change in people.

Alan was a Master Mason and then became a 32nd Degree Freemason. 

He was an American patriot. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed hockey, blues music, politics and who faithfully read his favorite daily comics.

Most importantly Alan loved his family and friends. He is survived by his sister, Maryellen Snider O’Donnell, his nephews, Tim O’Donnell, Scott O’Donnell and Brett O’Donnell; great nieces, Shayna and Alexis O’Donnell and great nephew, Gavin O’Donnell. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Katherine Snider and his parents, Almond and Lucy Snider.​

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, P.O. Box 23827, Tampa, FL 33623-3827, or visit

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