Obituaries 10-01-2014

Richard Calla

Retired AT&T Senior Technician

Funeral services and interment were held privately at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden for Richard W. Calla who died unexpectedly on September 23 after being rushed to Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett from his Revere home. He was 73 years old.

Born in Arlington, his early years were spent there while attending Somerville Schools. He graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1959.

The family moved to East Boston where he lived for more than 25 year before moving to Medford. He lived in Medford for several years and then moved to the “Jack Satter House” on Revere Beach Boulevard in 2007.

He was a Postal Clerk for the US Postal Service before moving on to AT&T as a Senior Technician retiring after 25 years of service. He was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era.

He is survived by his devoted children: Lisa A. Feeley and her husband, Sean of Martinsburg, West Virginia and David W. Calla of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Aleander E., Patrick, Richard and Felicia V. Feeley, all of Martinsburg, West Virginia. He was the dear brother of: Ralph L. Calla of Miami, Florida and the son of the late William and Antoinette (DeAngelis) Calla.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. For more information, visit:

Dominic Avellani

Director of East Boston

Adult Education Center

Dominic Avellani of Somerville, formerly of Tione degli Abruzzi, Italy died on September 27.

Dominic was the Director of the East Boston Adult Education Center, a retired 30 year Guidance Counselor in the Boston Public Schools and a member of the Freedoms Foundation.

He was the beloved husband of Pamela M. (Guthrie) Avellani; father of Renato Avellani and Catherine Cabezas, both of Weymouth and the late Joey Avellani; brother of Remo Avellani of Somerville, Lino Avellani of Medford, Dina Avellani-Trebbe of Florida, Rena Cincotta of Saugus, Adelina Coppola of Andover and Anna Trifoni of Somerville and is also survived by five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, North Square, Boston on Thursday morning, October 2 at 11 o’clock. (Please meet at church) Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours will be held in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Square) East Boston today,, Wednesday, October 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the American Diabetes Assn. would be appreciated. For more information:

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