Obituaries 03-08-2018

Jay Pownall

Pownall family patriarch, will be remembered for his Life Motto:  volunteer, help others, stay busy,  laugh and,  have one CC Highball every evening!

Jay Pownall, 100, died peacefully with family by his side, at the Overlook Masonic Home in Charlton, Mass. on March 2.

Surviving are his daughter, Phyllis Pownall of Cambridge, son, Ron Pownall and daughter-in-law, Darlene DeVita of Chelsea and grandsons, Ben Pownall of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Amos Pownall of Denver, Colo. He was the patriarch of the Pownall clan which has had annual reunions for nearly 40 years. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 71 years, Claudia Pownall.

He grew up on the family dairy farm near Lancaster Penn.; graduated from Penn State; and, served in the US Navy during World War II.  After the war, he and Claudia started a wholesale garden supply business in Wilmington, DE. They retired to Florida in 1982 and “re-retired” to Charlton  in 2006 to be near their children and grandchildren and they summered on Pine River Pond near Ossipee, N.H.

Jay, born and raised a Quaker, was a lifelong member of the Religious Society of Friends.  He was superintendent of the Wilmington Monthly Meeting of Friends and a trustee of Wilmington Friends School.

Jay was active in many charities and organizations, including: the Wilmington Parking Authority; Lions Club; Boy Scouts; Free Masonry; Meals on Wheels; Habitat for Humanity; FISH (Friends In Service Helping); and, Overlook General Store manager (until age 97). He was an avid gardener, golfer and Red Sox fan.

He will be remembered for his Life Motto:  Volunteer • Help Others • Stay Busy • Laugh and,  have one CC Highball every evening!

A celebration will be held on Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, The Overlook, 88 Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA 01507. There will be a burial service in August 2018 at Eastland Friends Meeting, Little Britain, PA.

 In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to:Wilmington DE Friends Meeting or

Masonic Angel Fund – Charlton MA.

Robert J. Miller – Charlton Funeral Home 175 Old Worcester Road, Charlton. Is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Teodolinda Moniello

Retired seamstress

Teodolinda (Ferraro Caruso) Moniello of Revere died on Friday, March 2, after a long and courageously fought illness. She was 83 years old.

The loving wife of Michele Moniello with whom she shared 64 years of marriage, she was born in Tocco Caudio, Italy, the daughter of the late Giovanni Battista Ferraro Caruso and Maria Teresa Spitaletta.  She was predeceased by five siblings and survived by three.

A resident of the United States for 49 years, Mrs. Moniello lived in Chelsea, where she worked as a seamstress at the Emerson Textile Co. She later moved to Revere.

She is survived by four children: Concetta (Tina) Rivellini and her husband, Anthony of Saugus, Gina Luongo and her husband, Robert of Destin, Fla., Teresa Pedicini and her husband, Robert of Lynnfield and John Moniello and his wife, Patricia (Stone) of Barrington, N.H.  She also leaves eight grandchildren: Lena Giordano and her husband, Anthony, Michelle Napoli and her husband, Joseph, Mark Luongo and his wife, Terra, Adam Luongo and Shawn and Robert Pedicini, as well as four great-grandchildren: Evelynn, Francesca, Gavin and Daniela and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home,  Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the American Liver Foundation – New England Division, 188 Needham St., Suite 240, Newton, MA 02464 or at  For guest book, please visit

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