Obituaries 05-02-2024

Theresa O’Sullivan

She Will Be Remembered for Her Unshakeable Faith in God, Her Devotion to Her Family and the Light She Exuded in the Lives of Many People Around the World

Theresa A. (Lombardi) O’Sullivan, 66, of Norwood, formerly of Chelsea and Jamaica Plain, died peacefully on Monday, April 22nd at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in the care and presence of God and her devoted family and friends.

The adored daughter of the late Frances M. (Drago) Lombardi and Ralph J. Gregorio, she was the beloved wife of Michael J. O’Sullivan of Norwood, with whom she spent 36 beautiful years of marriage; the devoted and cherished mother of Michelle A. O’Sullivan and Michael L. O’Sullivan of Norwood; dear sister of Nina F. Lentz of Marblehead, Joseph A. Lombardi of Nahant and Robert A. Lombardi of Peabody. She was the best friend of Annie Blake of Worcester and treasured companion of her dog, Gizmo. Terri is also survived by many nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Terri will be honorably remembered for her unshakeable faith in God, her devotion to her family, and the light she exuded in the lives of many people around the world.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church in Everett on April 29, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In remembrance, memorial contributions may be made to Beth Israel Lahey Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Office of Philanthropy, 529 Main Street, 4th Floor, Charlestown, MA 02129.

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Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals.

Edward Herman Sr.

 He Leaves Behind a Cherished Legacy for Lives He Touched

Edward J. Herman, Sr. passed away at the age of 90 on April 20, 2024 at Mass General Hospital in Salem. He was the beloved husband of the late Jeanne L. (Larcome) Herman.

Edward, affectionately known as Ed, was born on January 12, 1934 in Chelsea to the late Edward A. and Tillie “Beatrice” Herman.

Ed and Jeanne shared 61 years of marriage until Jeanne’s passing in 2014. Ed attended Boston College High School, where he excelled in basketball and baseball. He proudly served his country during the Korean War. Following his military service, he pursued higher education at the University of Miami. Throughout his life, Ed found success in various business ventures and became well-known for his generosity.

Ed relocated in his later years to Marblehead, which kindly welcomed him as he zoomed around town on his beloved bright red mobility scooter, enjoying the endless scenery and helpful people he met along the way. 

As a devoted husband, father, grandfather, church elder, entrepreneur, mentor and coach, Ed leaves behind a cherished legacy of lives he touched. He lived each day to the fullest and had a remarkable ability to make everyone he encountered feel valued. His charming personality and kindness will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. 

Ed and Jeanne were blessed with five children: Barbara Herman of West Hartford, CT; the late Edward Herman, Jr. of Gucester, Thomas Herman of Portsmouth, NH, Robert Herman and his wife, Stacy of Pembroke and John Herman and his wife, Penelope of Marblehead. 

Ed had a tremendous love for his nine grandchildren who he adored and cherished dearly. He delighted in spending time with them, sharing stories and imparting wisdom. Their love and time spent together brought him immense joy and his affection for them knew no bounds. 

Ed remained very active and resilient until his last breath, embracing life with unwavering faith, vigor and fierce determination.

A private Memorial Service will be held in his honor, commemorating a life lived fully and with enduring love.

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