Jan 28, 1955 - Nov 21, 2023
Jul 28, 1964 - Feb 18, 2023
Happas, Christopher Of Somerville, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, February 18, 2023. He was 59 years old. Born in Chelsea and raised in Somerville, he was the beloved son of the late Louis J. and Mary (Harney) Happas. Devoted father of Ciara Happas of Beverly. Dear brother of Kenny Happas and the late James Happas, Stephen Happas and Louis Happas. Cherished former husband and bestfriend of Colleen (McDonough) Happas. Also survived by many loving friends, extended family members, nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Christopher Happas, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Ana E. Jimenez
Apr 28, 1949 - Feb 16, 2024
Jimenez, Ana E. (Montero) - Of Somerville, passed away on Friday, February 16th surrounded by her loving family. She was 74.Born and raised in Utuado, Puerto Rico. She was the daughter of the late Teleforo and Elena (Domenech) Montero. Ana loved her family, and they were the center of her world. She loved to spend time with them, especially her beloved grandchildren. Seeing her family happy would always bring a smile to her face. On her down time, Ana enjoyed painting, sewing, and ceramics. Her talent did not stop there! She was also an excellent cook. Her loving embrace and gentle smile will be missed by all whom she knew.Beloved wife of Edward Jimenez of Somerville. Devoted mother Edwardo Luis Jimenez, Elena Florez and her husband Alexander, and Omar Jimenez. Cherished grandmother of Alexander Florez, Omar Florez, Aly Florez-Jimenez Bruce Florez-Jimenez, and Wesley Florez-Jimenez. Dear sister of Louie Montero, Mercedes Montero and Felix Montero and the late Ramone Montero. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.At the family's request services will be private.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Ana E. Jimenez, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
David N. Austin
May 25, 1954 - Feb 15, 2024
Austin, David N. "Ozzie" - Of Somerville, passed away peacefully holding his beloved partner Gail's hand on Thursday, February 15, 2024. He was 69 years young. Born in Portland, Maine. He was the son of the late Ralph and Iona (Grant) Austin. Beloved partner of 35 years to Gail Tamper. Father of Cindy Austin. Dear brother of Wayne Austin and his wife Sandra, Jay Austin and his wife Linda, Terrance "Terry Austin and his wife Karen and the late Dennis Austin. Cherished step father to Christie Tamper and the late Shelley Tamper. Loving grampie to Savannah Castro and Andre Bailey and the great grampie to Iliyah and Zahir. He is also lovingly survived by his dear friends Rhonda and Randy and many nieces and nephews. Late U.S Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. Services will be private.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of David N. Austin, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Richard C. Giles
Born : Jul 16, 1931
Richard C. Giles, 92, of Somerville, MA passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Somerville on July 16, 1931 to his late parents Sherman Clayton Giles of Boothbay, ME and Doris (Fuelner) Giles born in Rochester, New York. Richard was the Beloved husband of late Virginia Ann (King) Giles, devoted father of Mark William Giles, late son Michael Clayton Giles, daughter Rhonda Giles Rizzo and husband Ralph, loving grandson of Stephen Richard Rizzo, loving brother of late Ann Stanford and husband Ronald and many loved nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial saying Dad liked: Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. Earlier in my life, I asked Dad, how do you read a compass? So he would tell me. Years later, I asked him again and he’d once again tell me. Now, years later, I realize he was my compass along life’s way. He’s was also my Lighthouse beacon guiding the way in every direction! Richard worked on the Duxbury Pier Lighthouse in Plymouth, MA back in the day while in the Coast Guard, also known as Bug Light. Whenever I needed guidance, strength, understanding, support, patience, calming and so much more, I’d call Dad. We can attribute our qualities to our parents, we can also attribute our faults (no table top was empty in our house, mine either, hahahaha)! Richard lived a good and long life as a caring and thoughtful, generous and loving man, a good friend and a good listener. He was everything you’d want a Dad and Gramps to be. He loved being at his place in Maine and cared very much for all his friends up there, (including his seagull friend Gertrude), where they’d sit on the porch and have a Moxie together with his friends, not Gertrude! They say his quiet kindness was easy to love and rubbed off on those lucky enough to be around him. Friends were quick to let their guard down when witnessing his humble humor, plethora of hidden talents and knowledge, and gentle strength. He helped keep the belief of the good in people alive in the world. So many people loved him for his gentle kindness and caring of mankind and creatures of all sorts. He saw the good in everything and never had a bad word to say about anyone, his old firefighter coworker friend said of him. All these qualities led him to becoming a firefighter in the City of Somerville from November 1961 through September 1986. He also loved traveling across the country to Arizona, exploring the deserts and camping on the Baha. Our Dad ~ the guy whose voice on the phone can make you feel like everything is going to be alright and says ‘I love you’ before he hangs up. The guy whose wise words echo in your head whenever you need guidance. The guy who gives tight hugs every time you see him. The guy whose place in your heart grows bigger every year. You’re all those things and more and we’re all so very proud to be part of your life. You will always be one of the kindest, most caring Dads this world has ever seen! The world is half full vs. half empty in the goodness of his mind. So thank you for giving us all your wisdom, strength, guidance and lessons that our life and friendship has been built on! As we hold him in our memories, even though we are apart, his spirit will live on forever in our hearts! Richard is now wrapped in the arms of our Lord, our Mom and brother Michael. Rest in peace our Dear Dad. He did not want a funeral service but we hope to see you in the Spring for a Celebration of Life get together. Directions to Funeral Home
Diane D. O'Callaghan
Dec 05, 1947 - Feb 08, 2024
O'Callaghan, Diane D. (Rugoletti) - Of Somerville suddenly February 8, 2024.Beloved wife of the late John "Jack" O'Callaghan.Loving mother of Donald Simmons and his wife Jane of Holliston.Sister of David and Dennis Rugoletti, the late Lilly Anderson, Charlotte Raise and Ralph Rugoletti.Dear grandmother of David, Zachary, Jackie and Adam. Great grandmother of Gidian, Henry and Eli. Funeral services are private.Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.Diane worked for the Somerville Schools for many years. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Diane D. O'Callaghan, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Jul 04, 1924 - Feb 08, 2024
Tomlinson, Doris- Of Somerville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2024. She was 99 years young. Born in Lowell and raised in Somerville. She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Florence (Hoxie) Tomlinson. Doris was a teacher for 36 years and taught first and second grade at the Brown and Hodgkins Schools. She was a Sunday school teacher and coached the church league basketball. The beloved daughter of the late John and Florence (Hoxie) Tomlinson. The cherished longtime friend of Audrey Schwartz and her husband George Christin of Medford and their daughters Jessica and Erica. Calling Hours will be held in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) on Sunday, February 11, 2024, from 11:00AM to 12:00PM. Followed by a prayer service at 12:00PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Services will conclude with a private burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Doris Tomlinson, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Paul A. Stone
Jun 29, 1953 - Feb 06, 2024
Paul A. Stone, of Somerville, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by the love of his family on February 6, 2024. He was 70 years old. Born in Cambridge, Paul is one of six children born to Hazel (Currier) and Albert Stone. The beloved husband of Marie (DiBiase) Stone, together they were married for 49 years. Devoted father of Michelle Stone and her partner Edward Hardy of Somerville, and Paul Stone and his partner Deirdre Finn of Dorchester. Dear brother of Jeanne Cassidy and her late husband James, Donna Stone, Michael Stone and his wife Maureen, William Stone, and Francis Stone and his wife Sandra. Brother-in-law of Anne Curro and her husband Peter. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Paul was a retired employee of the City of Cambridge, where he worked for 32 years. He was a longtime member of the Somerville D.A.V. Club, where he enjoyed time spent with his buddies watching sports. He loved his many trips to Hampton Beach and the golf course, especially the annual Cape Cod trip. Above all, Paul enjoyed spending time with family and sharing many meals together, whether dining out or at home. Funeral Procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville on Tuesday, February 13th at 9AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, Union Sq., at 10AM. Relatives and friends invited to attend.Calling Hours Monday, February 12th from 4:00PM -7:00PM. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory can be made to the American Heart Association.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Paul A. Stone, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
James J. Brogan
Aug 15, 1943 - Feb 02, 2024
James J. Brogan, of Somerville, passed away on February 2, 2024, he was 80. Born in Cambridge, he was the cherished son of Edward J. Brogan and Katherine (Loftus) Brogan.Dear bother of Edward J. Brogan and William F. Brogan and his wife Linda M. all of Somerville.A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Clement Church, 64 Warner Street Medford on Wednesday, Feb. 7th at 12:00PM. Relatives and friends invited to attend.Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, donations in James' name can be made to St. Francis House 39 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.James was a retired counselor for the Veteran's Administration, an Army veteran and graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of James J. Brogan, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that the family of Paul Aufiero, 67, of Somerville, MA announces his unexpected departure, and that he has gone home to join his wife Marcia, his brother Joe, and sister Norma. He leaves behind his beloved son, Brian Aufiero, brother Lenny Aufiero, sister-in-laws Debbie Aufiero and Sue Aufiero, stepson Richie Alamar, stepdaughter Danielle D’alto, nieces Ashley, Kendall, Kelly, Richelle, and nephews John and Mark, his beloved cat “Buddy” (Gavin) along with countless friends and extended family. Paul was a delivery driver for Johnny’s Food Master, and a cab driver for Somerville Green cab for many years. He could tell you where to get the best slice, sub, pastry, or meal in all of Massachusetts. Family was always surprised at the sheer volume of people Paul knew and called friend. Paul was a kind soul who lit up any room he was in, always had a smile for everyone he met, and leaves a huge void that will never be filled. He was an avid RAW (Wrestling) fan, and loved the show Heartland (if we’re being honest, he probably loved Heartland more than RAW ??). He enjoyed word searches, crosswords, and recently became a fan of all kinds of games on his iPad. Paul had a heart of gold, and would give anyone his last dime if they asked, and even if they didn’t. He was a joker, and kept the staff at the care facility he was in stiches all the time. Paul never met an enemy. He couldn’t tell a story without cracking himself up in the telling. He loved to share current events, sports stats, and gossip through his daily phone calls with his son, his brother, and various friends. This is probably one of the most difficult obituaries ever written, because there has never been, and never will be, another Paul Aufiero, and our hearts will always bear the unbearable weight of his earthly absence, but take comfort in the fact that he is pain free and in good company with the angels. Directions to Funeral Home
Vilma Ferri Sullivan
Nov 17, 1929 - Jan 29, 2024
Vilma Ferri Sullivan passed away on January 29, 2024. Vilma is survived by her son Gene, his wife Tisha, her two grandchildren, Scott and Lillie, and several nieces and nephews. Vilma was preceded in death by her parents, Umberto and Giovanna Ferri, who were both born in Italy, her husband Gene, her daughter Joanne and her sister Anna.Born in 1929, Vilma lived in East Boston until she graduated from high school, then lived the remainder of her life in Somerville. Much of her working career was spent at Tufts University where she was an editor for the school’s publications until her retirement in 2007. While working full-time there, she also earned a college degree at age 54. She was a life-long parishioner at St. Clement’s church.Throughout her life, she taught others her hobby: arts & crafts. Early on, she taught children in the store she owned with her husband and taught adults at night at Somerville High School. More recently, she taught senior citizens at the Somerville Senior Center until age 89.She was passionate about gardening. She was a certified Master Gardener, and she served as President of the Somerville Garden Club. She generously shared her knowledge, plants and time with others, often volunteering to beautify the city.Vilma was an avid reader, loved to travel, enjoyed sharing her baked goods with friends and family and adored her cats. She loved hosting holidays and spending time with her friends.A devoted and loving wife, she was the sole care-giver to her husband for many years after he became disabled, taking on full responsibility for raising her two young children and working full-time all the while. Likewise, she was a care-giver to her elderly parents for many years. As a labor of love, she published a cookbook of her mother’s Italian recipes, which she gave as gifts to family and friends.She was a very proud grandmother, often taking her grandchildren along with her to her activities at the Somerville Museum and to plays at Tufts Arena Theater. She acted as their short-order cook during Sunday visits every week.Vilma will be remembered for her seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm. She considered herself blessed to have so many wonderful family members and countless friends through the years.Vilma did not wish to have any kind of service. Her ashes will be scattered in the ocean in East Boston by her family. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so can make a donation to the Joanne Mary Sullivan Prize Fund @ Tufts University. Checks can be made payable to Tufts University and sent to Tufts University, Box 3306, Boston, MA 02241-3306. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Vilma Ferri Sullivan, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.