Obituaries 12-08-2011

Gerald Moltedo

Everett Resident

Gerald P. Moltedo of Everett died on December 6 surrounded by his loving family and his beloved wife of 49 years Janet M. (Butler). He was the loving father of Kelly Ann Moltedo of Everett, and the late Cheryl Ann Sacramone; brother of Robert of Chelsea; grandfather of Justin and Jenna Sacramone of Peabody; brother-in-law of Jim and his wife, Pat Butler of Saugus and Michele Butler of New Hampshire and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett on Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 11a.m. Visiting hours are today,  Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m.

David Murphy

Former Shipper and Receiver

David M. Murphy, a former shipper and receiver, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on December 4 following a brief but overwhelming illness. He was 59 years old.

Born and raised in Medford, he was the son of the late James H. and C. Marie (Ouellette) Murphy. He attended schools in Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. A longtime Everett resident, he had been residing in Chelsea for just over four years.

He worked as a mail handler and forklift operator for PFPC in Lynnfield and also worked at the former Hub Wire and Cloth Co. in Everett for many years.  He enjoyed H.O. Model Railroading, listening to music and was an avid reader.

He was the beloved husband of 35 years to Laurie Murphy of Chelsea; devoted father of Jaime Murphy of Chelsea; dear brother of Nancy M. Caswell of Clinton and Claudia Corbe of Youngstown, OH; cherished grandfather of Jocelyn L., Jessenia L. and Johanna L. Gonzalez and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Gathering will be held at at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, December 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. A  Memorial Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 43885, Alexandria, VA 22334-0883. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Ruth Lack

Of Florida, formerly of Everett

Ruth (Bernstein) Lack of Aventura, Florida, formerly of Everett, died on December 2.

Mrs. Lack was the wife of the late Judge Harry M. Lack, who served as a Justice of the Cambridge District Court. She was born in Providence, RI, a daughter of the late Max and Gussie (Halpern) Bernstein, had been a long time resident of Everett and later moved to Hollywood, Florida and then to Aventura, Florida. She graduated with Honors from Central High School in Providence, RI in 1935.

Mrs. Lack pursued a successful business career in two periods. First, prior to her marriage, she owned a liquor store in Providence, RI. Later, at age 63, after having brought up her two sons, she passed the real estate broker’s exam in the state of Massachusetts. She then became a realtor at Century 21 in Malden for many years. She won several awards during her career as a real estate broker including a Gold Jacket as one of the highest producing brokers at her firm selling over $5 million homes that year.

Mrs. Lack leaves two sons, Michael and his wife, Marjorie and James and his wife, Candice. She also leaves her sister, Ella Persky and her brother in law, Dr. Max Lack. Her other sister, Rosella Cohen died in 2004. Her long time husband, Judge Harry Lack, died in 1991.

Services were private and entrusted to Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Memorial donations may be made to the Judge Harry M. Lack Scholarship Fund, C/o Suffolk University Law School Attn: Jane DiGangi, 8 Ashburton PL. Boston, MA 02108. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website,

Thomas Quigley, Sr.

East Boston resident

Thomas Quigley, Sr. of East Boston died suddenly on December 5.

He was the devoted father of Thomas Jr. of Chelsea and Steven of Brookline; dear brother of Marie DeFeo and her husband, Bruno of Revere, Joseph and his wife, Linda of Florida, John and his wife, Joanne of Revere and the late William and Louise Dickson; beloved companion of the late Helen Martorana and is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Thomas III and Allyssa, his former wife, Donna (Thompson) and many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons –Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, December 9 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial  will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit

James Michael Cullity

Retired Boston Firefighter Honored for Distinguished Service

James Michael Cullity, a 40 year resident of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, died on November 29.

He worked on the Boston Fire Department for 33 years retiring from Engine Company 50 of Charlestown and was the recipent of the Distinguished Service Award and the American Legion Award for service above the call of duty. A Korean War veteran, he served as a Military Police officer at Fort Sam Houston and with the United States customs.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ethel L. (O’Brien); loving father of James H. Cullity and his wife, Kellie of North Reading, Patricia A. Logan and her husband, Donald of Waterford, ME, Veronica C. Allen and her husband, Thomas of North Carolina; brother of Timothy Cullity and his wife, Dolly of Chelsea, and the late Lawrence, Jack, Bartholomew, Thomas, Leo, Joseph and Rita. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and was the dear Papa of Christopher and Benjamin Cullity, Elizabeth and Stephen Logan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, Charlestown. Memorials in his name may be made to Windsor Place of Wilmington Carlyse Suites, 92 West St., Wilmington, MA 01960. For acknowledgements and memories to the family, please visit:

Ronald Gibbons, Sr.

Retired Shipper and Receiver

Ronald V. Gibbons, Sr. of Chelsea died on December 3. He was 73 years old.

He was a retired veteran of the MA Army National Guard, having served for more than 28 years, a retired shipper and receiver of the Fidelity Press Printing Co., formerly in Everett, a  member of the 182nd Infantry Assn, the National Guard Assn. and the VFW Post 2394 in Melrose.

He was the husband of the late Joyce E. (Campbell) Gibbons; beloved father of Joyce E. Pino of Revere, Ronald V. Gibbons, Jr. and his wife, Amy of California and James J. Gibbons of Everett; son of the late Herbert F. and Jeannette V. (Burns) Gibbons; dear brother of Jeanne Fitzpatrick of New Hampshire and the late Herbert F. Gibbons, Jr., Roger W. Gibbons, and twins, John and James Gibbons.  He is also lovingly survived by two granddaughters, Alexandra Gibbons of California, and his special caregiver, Samantha L. Pino of Revere, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  Memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz and Palliative Care, 285 Commandant’s Way, Chelsea, MA 02150.

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