Obituaries 08-21-2012

Arthur Timmons

Retired Salesman

Arthur A. Timmons died at his Everett home on August 12. He was 90 years old.

One of six children born to the late Fred and Clara Timmons, he was born in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1940. He served in the military in the Merchant Marines and worked as a salesman for Montgomery Elevator Company which is now Kone Elevator Company.

He was the loving husband of Pauline E. (Delaney) with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; the devoted father of Patricia Shediac and her husband, Charles of South Boston, Maureen Timmons of the North End, Kathleen Timmons and her friend, Tom Yameen of North Andover, Susan Timmons of Charlestown, Arthur Timmons Jr. of Everett and the brother of Chester of Amesbury, Gertrude Griffin of Malden and the late Frederick, Charles, and Russell. He was the grandfather of Michelle DeCastro of Florida, Michael Dello Iacono of Haverhill and the late Eric Tempesta of North Reading and is also survived by four great grandchildren. He also leaves his dear lifelong friends Herbert Strong and Tony Caracciolo. Arthur will be remembered for his warmth, sense of humor, gracious spirit, and devotion to family and friends. Besides being a very devoted father and husband, he also enjoyed playing golf and cribbage.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery. Please make donations to the Family of Eric Tempesta Memorial Fund, c/o TD Bank., 470 Main St., Reading MA 01867.

Emma DeFronzo

North End Resident

Emma DeFronzo of the North End died on August 15. She was the devoted daughter of the late Pasquale and Camella (D’Ambrosio) DeFronzo; beloved sister of the late Esther Chiullo, Helen Longo, Antonetta Amari, Biagio and Michael DeFronzo and is lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center-North End, 70 Fulton St., Boston, MA 02109

Frank Spagnole

Of Medford, formerly of the North End

Frank A. Spagnole, also known as Frank A. Spagnuolo, of Medford, formerly of North End of Boston, died on August 15.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Gilda (Elia); devoted father of Judith Ann Rossi of Lexington and the late Frank A. Spagnuolo; loving grandfather of Peter and Rosanna Rossi, Laura and Jeff Spagnuolo and is also survived by three loving great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. To leave a message of condolence

Joseph Santangelo, Sr.

Worked for Honeywell and Hewlett-Packard

Joseph J. Santangelo, Sr. of Manchester, NH died peacefully on August 14. He was 88 years old.

“Joe” was born in Boston on September 22, 1923, the son of Salvatore and Maria (Augello) Santangelo. He lived in Boston’s North End until 1943 when he enlisted in the US Army and proudly served his country in several campaigns including Normandy (DDay +6), Northern France, Rhineland, The Battle of the Bulge in Ardennes and Central Europe and was also involved in the Army Occupation of Germany following World War II.

After his overseas military service, he was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Boston Fire Department Auxiliary. He was employed by Honeywell for a period of time and eventually went to work as a machinist at Hewlett-Packard, retiring after 26 years.

Joe was a passionate Red Sox fan who also loved horseracing. He will be remembered fondly for his wonderful sense of humor.

He is survived by two sons, Joe Santangelo Jr. of San Diego, CA and Paul Santangelo and his wife, Maureen of Pelham, NH; two grandchildren Matthew and Catherine Santangelo of Pelham, NH; his sisters Nancy Biarrio of Arlington and Susan Moccia of Windham, NH; his Godson Salvatore Moccia and his wife, Becky of Hampstead, NH; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Barbara and his brothers, John and Tony Santangelo.

A Memorial Gathering was held at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Manchester, NH. Inurnment was at the New Hampshire State Veteran Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VNA of Manchester & Southern NH at 33 South Commercial St. Suite 401 Manchester, NH 03101. To view an online memorial or leave a message of condolence please go to

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