Obituaries 02-20-2019

Philip Gambale, Jr.

Beloved by his friends and family

Philip “PJ” J. Gambale Jr, slipped the bonds of this wondrous earth on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the age of 25.  He has left behind a devastated family.

He is survived by his mother, Martine Laureyns, of Bow, NH; his father, Philip J. Gambale, Sr. of Wolfboro, NH; his grandfather Rene Laureyns of Patchauge, NY;  his sisters, Marie Gambale of Gilmanton, NH and Suzanne Parnell (Gambale) of Merrimack, NH; his niece, Aubrey Bruneau; nephews, Carter Bruneau and Ryan Parnel and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandmothers: Marcelle Laureyns (Riou) of Howell, NJ and Antoinetta Gambale (Diminico) and his grandfather, Felice (Phil) Gambale, both from East Boston.

PJ attended Hillsboro-Deering High School and graduated with the Class of 2011.  He attended NHTI and took classes for Early Childhood Education.  He was a Customer Service Representative and the head cashier at Lowe’s for the last three years, earning praise and awards. PJ was also studying to earn his real estate license.  He was an avid sports fan always knowing player stats and standings for the Celtics, Red Sox and especially the victorious New England Patriots. 

His passion was playing the guitar.  He played several instruments, which he self-taught: electric guitar, ukulele, bass, organ — really any instrument he could get his hands on.  He loved jamming with his friends, whether they were other musicians or Guitar Hero.  He is most loved for his goofy sense of humor.  He loved to make you laugh, almost any way he could, whether it was his goofy smile or one liners he was spot on. 

Most of all, he was beloved by his family and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at  St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 158 Old W Hopkinton Road, Henniker, NH 03242, today, Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11a.m. All are welcome to join the family for a reception following the funeral service in the Parish Hall at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. The burial will be in the spring at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to PJ Gambale Scholarship Fund at TD Bank. Fond Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at: for the Gambale family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.

Joseph McDonald, Jr.

Of Dorchester, formerly of East Boston

Joseph T. McDonald, Jr. of Dorchester, formerly East Boston, passed away suddenly, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Feb. 4.

He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth McDonald, cherished son of Hilda Brown McDonald and the late Joseph Sr.; devoted father of Sean Anthony Wilson-McDonald and Dyllon Joseph McDonald and loving brother of Jean Tibbetts, Debra McDonald, Henry F. McDonald. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Joseph by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m.  to 12 noon. Committal services will be private.

Joseph ‘Mumbo’ Mulcahy

Of Lowell, formerly of East Boston

Joseph J. “Mumbo” Mulcahy of Lowell, formerly East Boston, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 14.

He was the beloved husband of Marion Mulcahy, devoted father of Shauna Mulcahy of Everett and Joseph Mulcahy Jr. of Winthrop, cherished brother of Jack Mulcahy and his wife, Deanna of Rochester and Theresa LaScola and her husband, Matt of Reading. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Joseph’s life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston (Orient Heights) for a memorial gathering on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. A prayer service will begin at 3 p.m. All other services will be private.

Lorraine Andrews

Lifelong East Boston resident

Lorraine C. (Vallen) Andrews, a life-long resident of East Boston and a proud resident of over 43 years of Brandywyne Village, passed away on Friday, Feb. 15 after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family at the age of 87.

Lorraine was born in Boston on Sept, 19 to Alexander and Constance (Prisco) Vallen.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Andrews. devoted mother of Stephen Andrews and his wife, Doreen of Revere and the late Paul “Pokey” and James “Jimmy” Andrews; dear sister of Eleanor Barisano of East Boston, Carol Capodilupo of Burlington and the late Claire Martello; cherished grandmother of Gina, Melissa and Vincent Andrews, James O’Keefe and Robert Mayer and adored great-grandmother of Aurora and River. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Lorraine was a past member of the Beachmont VFW Women’s Auxiliary and an avid bingo player. She also loved trips to Foxwoods.Family and friends will honor Lorraine’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston today, Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for a Funeral Service in celebration of Lorraine’s life to be held in the Serenity Chapel of the Memorial Home at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Lorraine being laid to rest beside her beloved husband at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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