Monday, May 13, 2013
Services are being handled by Carr Funeral Home.
Monday, May 13
Ann E. (Blute) Humphrey, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. She was 81 years old. Ann was born in Boston on May 14, 1931, a daughter of the late James Blute and Mary (Sullivan) Blute. She grew up in Charlestown where she attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1949. Ann worked as a clerk at ”Donovan & Fallons” on Main Street in Charlestown for more than 30 years until its closing. She then worked as a clerk at CVS in Charlestown for more than 20 years before retiring a couple of years ago. Ann enjoyed spending quality time with her family. Ann is the beloved wife of the late retired …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Services are being handled by Carr Funeral Home in Charlestown.
Thursday, May 9
Steven W. Jones, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died tragically on Tuesday evening May 7, 2013 in Charlestown. He was 21 years old. Steve was born in Cambridge on Jan. 28, 1992, a son of Susan Rawlinson and Richard Jones. He grew up in Charlestown where he attended the Boston Public School system. Steve worked several different jobs in his short lifetime but was always concerned about the well-being of his family and friends. He cherished the quality time that he spent with his loving mother. Steve is the loving and cherished son of Susan Rawlinson and Richard Jones. He is the devoted brother of Richie, Sherry, Dovante and Shante. He is the beloved grandson of Gloria Rawlinson and the late Walter Rawlinson, Mary and Cark Jones. He is …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Carr Funeral Home.
Thursday, May 2
Lawrence R. Curran Jr., a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Epoch of Melrose Nursing Home in Melrose following a lengthy illness. He was 80 years old. Larry was born in Boston on Jan. 30, 1933, a son of the late Lawrence R. Curran and Elizabeth “Gert” (Fox) Curran. He grew up in Charlestown and attended the Boston Public School System. Larry worked as a longshoreman on the Boston waterfront many years ago and worked several other jobs in his lifetime. Larry is the beloved father of Joseph Curran of Georgia, Lawrence Curran of New Hampshire and the late Margaret A. Curran. He is the beloved grandfather of five randchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is the devoted brother of …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Chinese national was studying statistics at Boston University. She was killed in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.
A Chinese newspaper has identified the third Boston Marathon bombing victim as Lu Lingzu, a Boston University graduate student, according to the Associated Press. Lu, from Shenyang, China, was studying statistics in Boston. A second Chinese national and BU student, Zhou Danling, was also injured in the blasts. She is listed in stable condition in a Boston hospital, according to Chinese officials. Lu's death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. Lu's Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features). A former neighbor in China was elegiac when talking about Lu on his Sina Weibo …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Services will be held Thursday, April 4.
Tuesday, April 2
Ruth M. (Myers) McLaughlin, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Eastpointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea following a lengthy illness. She was 79 years old. Ruth was born in Boston on June 9, 1933, a daughter of the late Philip J. Myers and Ellen F. (Kehoe) Myers. She grew up in Charlestown where she attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from Charlestown High School. Ruth has been a homemaker most of her adult life taking care of her four children. Ruth is the devoted mother of William McLaughlin and his wife Yoli of California, Sandra McLaughlin of Charlestown, Kim McMaster and her husband Tom of Lynn and Jay McLaughlin of Florida. She is the loving grandmother of …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Visiting hours are scheduled for Thursday and funeral services will be held on Friday.
Wednesday, March 13
Florence M. (Heidelman) MacDonald, a 50-year resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life unexpectedly on Monday, March 11, 2013 at her home in Charlestown. She was 87 years old. Florence was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 8, 1925, a daughter of the late William Heidelman and Sofie (Merz) Heidelman. She grew up in Ridgewood, New York where she attended schools there and graduated high school there. Florence worked as a legal secretary for Wolf, Greenfield and Sacks Law Offices in Boston for more than 30 years. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, baking, sewing, gardening and traveling to Falmouth. Florence is the devoted and loving mother of William P. MacDonald and his wife Amanda of Charlestown. She is the wife of John F. MacDonald…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Ryan was a former resident of Jamaica Plain and Charlestown.
Thursday, February 28
Mildred P. Ryan, 88, of Canton, formerly of Jamaica Plain and Charlestown passed away Feb. 26 at the Epoch Senior Health Care in Sharon surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Boston, she attended Boston Schools and lived in Canton for several years. Beloved wife of the late James M. Mother of Arline Puccio and her husband John of Berkley, Susan Walsh and her husband William of Mansfield and Jean Faucher and her husband Raymond of Auburn. Sister of Richard Moore of Quincy. Also survived by four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A funeral mass was held Thursday, Feb. 28, followed by a burial St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury. Donations may be made in her memory to: St. John School Foundation 700 Washington St. …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Boston TV icon hosted a children's show in the 1950s-1970s. Do you have any photos from back in the day?
Rex Trailer, a Boston TV icon who had been recovering from pneumonia recently, has died. Trailer hosted “Boomtown,” a children’s show with a Western theme on WBZ-TV from 1956-1974. How did a Western cowboy make his mark in Boston? According to Wikipedia, his corporate overlords gave him a choice of Cleveland or Boston. But he's remembered for more than his cowboy get-up. The Boston Globe wrote in an editorial last year: Kids adored Trailer’s rodeo tricks. But mostly they adored him for his consistent kindness and competence. Trailer was 84. A funeral is being planned, but no date has been set yet, according to his website. Meantime, what are your memories of Rex Trailer? Did you ever meet him or have your picture taken with him? If…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Funeral service information for a former Charlestown resident.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Laurie A. Cahill, a 12-year resident of Manchester, NH and formerly of Charlestown, passed into eternal life on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 following a lengthy illness. She was 50 years old. Laurie was born in Boston on March 16, 1962, a daughter of the late William “Bo” Cahill and Jean (Donovan) Cahill. Laurie grew up in Charlestown where she attended the Boston Public School system. She worked for several years in the health benefits department for the Carpenters Union and also several years in the investment division for Fidelity Investments. Laurie is the devoted mother of Sidney McComiskey and his wife Jennifer and Private William Allen, U.S. Marine Corps. She is the loving grandmother of Liam McComiskey. She is the beloved sister of …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Funeral service information for a Charlestown resident.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Linda A. (Martocchio) Guerrero, a 15-year resident of Charlestown and formerly of Malden and South Boston, passed into eternal life on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a lengthy illness. She was 65 years old. Linda was born in Revere on Sept. 11, 1947, a daughter of the late Antonio Martocchio and Virginia (Hardy) Martocchio. Linda grew up in Chelsea where she attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. She also recieved her degree in social services from Bunker Hill Community College. She worked for many years as a Social Worker thru the Visiting Nurses Association of Lynn. Linda enjoyed crafts, knitting and cooking. Linda is the beloved wife of Jairo Guerrero. She is …