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 you'…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Mildred Chapman Webster, 89, of Hyannis died Sunday December 9 after a long illness.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Mildred Chapman Webster, 89, died on December 9, 2012 at the Pavilion in Hyannis after a long illness. Millie was born in Malden, Massachusetts on February 11, 1923, the daughter of Mary K. Culleton and Vine Stoddard Chapman. Millie graduated from Malden High School in 1941. During the Second World War she enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a WAVE. In 1945 she married a Marine aviator and her son was born at the Chelsea Navy Hospital. After the war she attended Fisher Junior College. She was a secretary for many years at the General Electric offices in Boston, to the admissions director of the Mount Hermon School, to the head of the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School in Concord, to the head of the Winsor School in Boston, …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Army Veteran served in the 82nd airborne Division.
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by members of the Duffy family.) Brendan L. Duffy passed away on September 5, 2012. He was 74 years old. Brendan grew up in South Boston and graduated from English High School. He was a longtime resident of Malden and lived in Tewksbury for the past 8 years. Brendan was married to Elaine (Sabadini) Duffy, his loving wife for 52 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Cold War and served in Germany in the 82nd Airborne Division. Brendan worked at Malden High School for 35 years, initially as a teacher of English and eventually as a Class Master/ Assistant Principal. He was first exposed to the luster of the MHS faculty when in the early ‘60’s, and while still in college, he …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Visitation is this Thursday at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, and committal and graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 30th.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Article info and text provided by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home: Joseph Surette, of Saugus, passed away on Monday, May 21st, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. Joe was born in Malden, where he was raised and educated. It is also where he met his future wife Hilda at the age of 12. Joe and Hilda were married in January of 1944 in Malden. They first lived together in Malden before moving to Saugus over 50 years ago. They shared over 68 years together and only 12 days apart with Hilda’s passing 12 days ago. Joe had worked for the Nefore Sheet Metal Company as a Sheet Metal Foreman, for over 30 years until health issues forced his retirement in 1985. Joe had a knack for fixing things, and enjoyed browsing flea …
Friday, April 20, 2012
He is survived by many local relatives and friends.
Article, info, and text provided by The JF Ward Funeral Home: Sean P. Sears of Malden died suddenly on April 15, 2012, at 20 years. Beloved son of Dana F. Sears and Debra J. (Martin) Sears of Malden. Loving grandson of the late Beatrice and Kenneth Martin. Loving brother of Lisa Flibotte of Woburn, Dana Sears and his wife Karen of Medford. Loving nephew of Vickie Greene and her husband Ronald of Medford, Karen Poore of Malden, and Kenneth Martin of Arlington. Loving cousin of Julie Raimo and her husband Todd, Kenneth Martin III, Ronnie Greene, Richie Poore, and Seth Martin. Loving uncle of Jeremy Flibotte and Finnegan Sears. He is also survived by many many cherished friends. Relatives and friends are kindly invite to attend a funeral at…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Funeral services are Friday, April 6th, for the Maldonian who was a skilled painter, operated a Martha's Vineyard bed-and-breakfast, and married Herbert L. Jackson, who served in local and state government.
Article and info provided by Weir-MacCuish Funeral Home: Doris E. (Pope) Jackson, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Monday, April 2nd, in the Royal Nursing Home in Falmouth, with her loving family by her side. Doris was born and raised in Everett, and graduated from Everett High School with the Class of 1953. She then attended Portia Law School, which is now New England School of Law. In 1953, Doris married her sweetheart, Herbert L. Jackson of Malden at a ceremony in Boston. They settled down in Malden together to raise their family. They shared nearly 45 years together until Herbert’s passing in 1978 after a proud business and political career in the Malden community. Doris had worked as an Administrator for the Mass …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Hearts on Sunday.
Text and information provided by Shauvaun Callahan: Michael J. Lancelotta passed away to the Spirit World on February 5, 2012 in St. George, Bermuda as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident while on vacation, at the age of 48. Michael, Chan Wakan yuha mini "Walks with the Holy Tree" was proud of his Native-American heritage. He enjoyed traveling and was often described as a Free Spirit. Born, raised and educated in Malden, Michael grew up in the Maplewood section of Malden and graduated from Malden High School. He was a Member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Rhode Island Council. He was the beloved son of Virginia Lancelotta and the late Victor Lancelotta Jr. Loving brother of Victor Lancelotta III, …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Louise owned and operated the Revlin Plaza Function Hall with her husband and was a skilled artist, a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and active in Malden youth sports programs.
Obituary provided by Weir - MacCuish Funeral Home: Louise Agnes DeVincentis, 78, of Marshfield, formerly a longtime Malden resident, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at her home, with her loving family by her side. She was born November 2, 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts the daughter of Henry and Agnes L. (Murphy) McAllister. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School with the Class of 1951. In August of 1952, Louise and her sweetheart Joseph F. DeVincentis were married in St. Catherines Church in Somerville. They first settled down in Somerville before moving to Malden in 1961 where they continued to raise their family. Louise owned and operated the Revlin Plaza Function Hall with her husband. She was …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
White, a political figure who helped transform Boston into a world-class city during 16 often turbulent years as mayor, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about a decade ago.
Monday, January 23, 2012
The former principal and teacher dedicated her life to Catholic education.
Dianne (Morretti) Dingolo, of Saugus, the retired Principal of the Cheverus School in Malden, died Saturday morning at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Revere. She was 68. Born and raised in Lynn, Dianne spent most of her life as an educator. After high school, she entered the Sisters of the Cross and Passion in Wakefield, RI where she taught both there and in Connecticut. She earned her Master’s Degree at U. Mass, Amherst. After leaving religious life, Dianne continued to teach and was a teacher at Cheverus School until being appointed Principal in 1988. She served until 1998. She also taught at Emmanuel College and Pope John High School, Everett until she retired. The beloved wife of Robert Dingolo, Dianne is the loving daughter of Rose…