Lynnfield Obituaries

Ronald J. Freni,

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Ronald J. Freni,

Loved his large and loving family Published in the February 21, 2018 edition READING — Ronald J. “Ronnie” Freni, of Reading, formerly of Malden, passed away on February 14, 2018. Ronnie was the son of Emma (Barile) and the late Joseph Freni. He was the brother of Maria Eaton of New Hampshire; Joseph of Norton; Michael of Malden; Robert of Malden; John of Malden; Chris of Wakefield; David of Everett; Ricky of Revere; Nina of Malden; Nick of Lynnfield; Anthony of Saugus, Mario of New Hampshire; Eddie of Malden; Marc of Everett; Michelle Marrangoni of Reading; Craig of New Hampshire; and Stephanie of Revere. He is also survived by 35 nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, was on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Ronnie’s Funeral Mass was in the St. Mary Church, Revere. Relatives and friends were kindly invited. Visiting hours were Monday.  Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ronnie’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Ronnie was so very proud of his large and loving family, which were his greatest blessing. For more information, visit 1-877-71-Rocco or...

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Vincenzo Pintone, 35

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Vincenzo Pintone, 35

Loved his family and beautiful cars Published in the February 21, 2018 edition LYNNFIELD — On Tuesday, Feb. 13 2018, Vincenzo “Vinny” Pintone, 35, of Lynnfield, left us to be in the arms of our Lord. Vinny was born on March 16, 1982 in Malden, to Rita Santoro-DiStefano and Franco Pintone. He was the beloved brother to Salvatore “Sal” Pintone, Gabriella (Gabby) Izzo and Alexa DiStefano. He was the stepson of Anna Pintone and Nico DiStefano. He was the doting grandson of Agostina Santoro and Adelina Pintone. Vinny was predeceased by his grandfathers Vincenzo Santoro and Salvatore Pintone. Vinny is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins, two nephews and numerous friends. Vinny loved with his whole heart. He was the type of person who enjoyed giving and helping anyone he could. He lived life to the fullest taking every moment he could to laugh and make others laugh with him. Vinny was the type of person, even if you only met him once, you would never forget him. The thousands who knew him fell in love with him immediately. He had this ability to make you feel so special and would do anything to make sure others were not only happy, but entertained at all times. A born salesman with the most genuine spirit and heart, Vinny was able to combine one of his favorite loves, beautiful cars and turn that into a career. He spent most of his adult life working as a salesman at several car dealerships, BMW and Mercedes to name a few. His other passion was his family. No matter what the situation, or where he was in life, his family was part of him and forever in his heart, his love for his family exceeded everything else in this world. He was so full of love he made every friend feel like family. To know him was to love him. There will never be another Vinny, He was one of a kind. The most charismatic, charming, endearing soul with the biggest heart. Vinny will never be forgotten. He remains forever in our hearts. He will never truly be gone because that light and love in an amazing person will live on by everyone he touched. You will be in our hearts, soul, and spirits forever. We miss you so much already. Visitation for relatives and friends was held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday, Feb. 19. His funeral Mass was celebrated in the Our Lady of Assumption Church, corner of Salem and Grove St., Lynnfield on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vinny’s name may be made to Phoenix Multi Sport, 785 Albany St., Boston MA...

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Kevin Hanson, 55

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Lynnfield Obituaries, Lynnfield Villager | Comments Off on Kevin Hanson, 55

Avid fantasy baseball player Published in the February 14, 2018 edition CHELMSFORD — Kevin Hanson, 55, of Chelmsford, formerly of Wakefield, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital. Born in Melrose on November 3, 1962, he was the son of Barbara (Haladay) Hanson of Whitefield, New Hampshire and Ronald W. Hanson of Jefferson, New Hampshire Kevin was a graduate of Pingree School, Class of 1981 and went on to attend the University of Lowell. He had been a longtime bartender and DJ. He was an avid fantasy baseball player and was an overall Boston sports fan. In addition to his parents, Kevin is survived by his beloved daughter, Nicole Hanson and her fiancé Will Douglass of Rehoboth; his brother, Scott W. Hanson and his wife Kathy of Lynnfield; his longtime companion, Linda O’Neill, as well as his former wife, Jacqueline (Roberts) Dooley of Dighton. His funeral was held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday, Feb. 12, followed by a Funeral Mass in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield.  Visitation for relatives and friends was held at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Forest Glade Cemetery in...

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Maureen Donovan, 93

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Maureen Donovan, 93

Active in environmental and civic concerns Published in the February 14, 2018 edition LYNNFIELD — Maureen Hildegarde (Murphy) Donovan, 93, of Lynnfield and Gloucester, passed away on February 10, 2018. She was born April 13, 1924, in Taunton. She was a graduate of Framingham State College, with a bachelor of science in Nutrition; honored with the Alumni Achievement Award in 1995 at her 50th reunion. She was a former member of the Ladies Committee of Peabody Essex Museum; American Field Service in Lynnfield; The Wingaersheek Yacht Club of Gloucester (hosting the Chowder Day for over 25 years); Lynnfield Historical Society; Friends of Harvard Celtic Studies (honored with her husband as Celtic Couple of the Year in 2003); and St. Maria Goretti Church...

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Antonetta Salamone

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Antonetta Salamone

Published in the February 14, 2018 edition WAKEFIELD — Antonetta Salamone, of Wakefield, formerly of Revere, passed away on February 8, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Salamone. She was the devoted mother of Paul Salamone and spouse Paul Cover of Texas; Lucia Salamone of Florida; Angelo Salamone of Lynnfield; and Joseph Salamone of Revere. She was the dear sister of Domenico Tummino of Italy; Gino Tummino of Germany; Joseph Tummino of Revere and Florida; and the late Charles Tummino. She was the cherished grandmother of seven and adoring great-grandmother of five. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio and Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere, on Sunday, Feb. 11. Her funeral was held on Monday, with the Funeral Mass taking place at St. Anthony’s Church. Interment took place at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts Chapter, 480 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472. To sign the guestbook, visit...

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Armand A. Gonzales, 92

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Armand A. Gonzales, 92

Korean War veteran and avid golfer Published in the February 7, 2018 edition MELROSE — Armand A. Gonzales, 92, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2018 while wintering in Ft. Myers, Florida. Armand had just returned back to his condo from practicing his golf game and was sitting comfortably watching the Golf Channel when he was called home by our Lord. Armand’s zest for life was an inspiration to others. Armand was born in Malden on October 15, 1925 to the late Oreste and Teresa (Marucci) Gonzales. He was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1943. He served his country with pride in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Armand worked many years as an Installation Contractor for United States Window Corp. He was the beloved husband of 59 years to the late Delores (Siraco) Gonzales formerly of Everett. Armand was a true romantic. Delores was the love of his life and they began raising their family in Malden before moving to Melrose in 1967. Armand was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His main purpose in this life was providing and caring for his loving family. He enjoyed listening to jazz and was a self-taught pianist playing his baby grand piano by ear. Armand loved to sing and he knew all the lyrics. On many a Saturday night, he could be found playing the piano at Rosaria’s restaurant in Saugus delighting their patrons and wait staff. He was also the nephew of the famous magician, Slydini. He enjoyed performing magic, but nothing gave him more satisfaction than cooking for his family, friends and neighbors. His culinary skills became legendary and his food was “The Best Ever” and always the main focus at any gathering. Armand was the life of the party. He especially loved golf. He was an active, skillful and competitive longtime golfer with Riley’s Raiders, a group at Mt. Hood Golf Club. He looked forward to playing the entire golf season from spring until late fall with “the best guys in the world.” Armand enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest, loving others with a big smile, a warm heart and gleaming blue eyes. Devoted father of Stephen Gonzales and his wife Marinella of Revere, Dennis Gonzales of Newburyport and the apple of his eye, his late daughter, Susan (Gonzales) Psaros and her husband Kevin. Caring grandfather of Gina, Amanda and Jessica. Proud great-grandfather of Tatiana, Idalys, Jordan and Gianna. Armand is survived by his sisters: Emma Tringali of Lynnfield, Josephine Santosuosso of Tampa, Fla., Emily King and husband Ralph of North Andover, and Shirley Morelli and husband Michael of Stoneham. Armand was also the brother of the late Arthur Gonzales and late sister Mary LaCroix. Armand was also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Sunday February 11, from 2 – 5 p.m. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home on Monday February 12, at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, Herbert St. Melrose at 10 a.m. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in name of Armand...

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Leonard F. Rothwell, 76

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Leonard F. Rothwell, 76

Member of the Lynnfield Police Department for 29 years Published in the January 31, 2018 edition LYNNFIELD — Leonard F. “Lenny” Rothwell, 76, died on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Born in Boston on November 21, 1941, he was the son of the late Louis and Grace (Nagle) Rothwell. Lenny was raised and educated in Lynn. He had retired from the Lynnfield Police Department after 29 years of service as a crime prevention officer. In addition to being on the Police Department, Lenny was also the owner of Colonial Carpet Cleaner in Lynnfield. He is survived by his wife, Paula (DiBiase) Rothwell. He is also survived by his four children: Kimberly Rothwell and her fiancé Christopher Cordima of Ipswich; Kevin Rothwell and his wife Jennifer of Lynnfield; Karen Rothwell of Haverhill; and Brenden Rothwell of Lynnfield. He is also survived by his sister, Lois Pelkey and her husband Jerry of Florida. He is also survived by his brothers, Jimmy Rothwell of Salem; and Kenny Rothwell of Lynnfield. He is also survived by his four grandchildren: Emily, Meghan, Christopher, and Lily. A private funeral Mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Assumption Church, followed by interment at Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield. Arrangements were in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home,...

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Peter W. Costas, 38

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Peter W. Costas, 38

Recently returned from a mission trip in Haiti Published in the January 24, 2018 edition LYNNFIELD — Peter W. Costas, 38, a lifelong Lynnfield resident, died suddenly and tragically on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Born in Winchester on September 14, 1979, he was the beloved son of Barbara L. (Fellows) Costas of Lynnfield and the late George Costas. Peter was the beloved brother of John D. Costas of Andover, Karen C. Costas of Dedham and Alainie B. Costas of Revere. Peter is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Peter was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1999 and Westfield State University, Class of 2003. He was employed at CVS Omnicare in Peabody as a pharmacy technician. Peter was an active member of the Great Rock Church in Danvers and recently returned from a mission trip in Haiti. He enjoyed volunteering, hiking, reading, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Visitation for relatives and friends was held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Friday January 19. His funeral service was held at the Great Rock Church, 256 Andover St., in Danvers on Saturday January 20, followed by an interment at Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in celebration of Peter’s life to the Haiti Mission Fund, Great Rock Church, 256 Andover St., Danvers, MA...

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Stasia Moran, 80

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Stasia Moran, 80

Devoted to family and the church Published in the January 17, 2018 edition MILFORD — Stasia Moran, 80, died peacefully, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at the Milford Medical Center with her family by her side. Born in Boston on February 4, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Stefan and Katherine (Witkos) Adamkowski. Stasia was born in Boston and raised and educated in the West End. Shortly after graduating she met the love of her life, the late Kenneth Moran, and her life truly began. They moved to Winthrop and started their family and shortly after, moved to Lynnfield, where they raised their three daughters. Their early retirement years were spent in North Fort Meyers, Florida. Stasia was dedicated to her family and to the church; she was devoted to her daughters and especially cherished time spent with her grandchildren. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth P. Moran, with whom she shared more than 50 years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Laurie Mazzola and her husband David of Upton; Sandra Farina and husband John of Hopkinton; and the late Lisa Nalette. She was the mother-in-law of Douglas Nalette of Florida. She was the sister of Ruth Bartolo of Georgetown and the late David and Lillian Adamkowski. She was the adoring grandmother of Joshua and Lauren Mazzola; and Johnny, Jack and Anthony Farina. A private graveside service will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield. A memorial service at Calvary Christian Church in Lynnfield will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018. People can also make a donation by visiting https://donate.lls.org. Arrangements are in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home,...

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Frank Marino, 71

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Lynnfield Obituaries | Comments Off on Frank Marino, 71

Published in the January 17, 2018 edition Dedicated teacher of children with disabilities CARVER — Frank Marino, 71, died Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston surrounded by family, following an intense struggle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 48 years, Margot (LeCour) Marino of Carver, formerly of Plymouth. He is also survived by his son Lawrence Marino, his wife Jennifer and their two children Greyson and Kellan of Auburn, New Hampshire. He is also survived by his daughter Mary-Jennifer Hanlon, her husband Paul and their two children, Lilli-Ann and Michaela of Plymouth. He is also survived by his daughter Caitlin Lang, her husband Kevin and their two children Kayley and Addison of Kingston. He is also survived by his sister Maria Palermo and her husband Richard of Lynnfield. He is also survived by many other close relatives and friends. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of Lorenzo (Lawrence) and Accurzia (Piazza) Marino. He was raised in Revere where he graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1964. He went on to graduate from Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H., with a bachelor of science in sociology, Class of 1968. He would later earn his masters in education from Cambridge College. He served proudly in the Massachusetts National Guard, with an honorable discharge as a sergeant in 1974. His life-long vocation was as a dedicated teacher of children with severe learning disabilities. In this capacity, he taught in the Marshfield Public Schools from 1970 through 1988, and then in the Plymouth public schools from 1993 until his retirement in 2006. He was a director at Camp Mardayca, a summer camp for special needs children, and served as an advisor for SADD while at Plymouth North High School. He was a passionate and dedicated coach, coaching the Plymouth North High School freshman ladies’ basketball and softball teams, as well as the junior varsity ladies’ volleyball team. He was a dedicated member of the MTA, NEA, and EAPC. During his retirement, he enjoyed working as a starter at Souther’s Marsh Golf Course. He also enjoyed playing golf with his wife during the warmer months in Plymouth and during the colder months at their winter home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He loved exploring new restaurants, cooking for family and friends, and reminiscing of meals lovingly prepared with his mother and grandmother. He passed this legacy on to his grandchildren, teaching them the love of cooking. Frank’s true passion was always family. All that he did and accomplished was for his wife, children and grandchildren. It brought him boundless joy to teach his grandchildren to speak Italian, and he was never tired of proudly introducing them to his many friends and acquaintances. It was his grandchildren that inspired him to establish Four of a Kind for a Cure, a group dedicated to raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Funeral arrangements will be under the care of the Bartlett Funeral Home, 338 Court Street, Plymouth. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 4-7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter’s Church on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Frank’s memory to JDRF New England...

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