Obituaries 09-20-2011

September 20, 2011
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Jennie ‘Jean’ Picone

Among First Occupants of St. Mary’s Plaza

Jennie “Jean” (Podlecki) Picone died at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center on September 16 after a brief illness. She was 91 years old.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Blanche (Walczynska) Podlecki and the wife of the late Joseph A. Picone. A former resident of Edwards Court where she lived for many years, she and her husband were one of the first occupants of St. Mary’s Plaza back in 1982. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, a former member of St. Michaels Church and a member of St. Michael’s Retirees.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia A. and her husband, Angelo Napolitano of Reading and Sandra and her husband, Michael Ozahowski of Burnsville, NH; two grandsons, Steven Napolitano and his wife, Elizabeth of Reading and Andrew Napolitano of Everett and two great grandchildren, Luke and Ava Napolitano. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Sylvester and Florence Podlecki, Helen Myslinski and Sophia Johnson.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Avenue, Lynn on Thursday at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Joseph Keegan

Retired State Bridge Tender

Joseph L. Keegan died in a local nursing home in Sanford, Maine on September 15 after a brief illness. He was 86 years old.

Born and educated in Lynn, he lived in Peabody before moving to Maine.  He was a US Army veteran of World War II having served in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theatre of Operations. He was a Bridge Tender for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts working for many years at the Fox Hill Bridge in Lynn and, before retirement, he worked on the Beverly-Salem Bridge. He was a member of the VFW Post 1011 of Peabody and a Life Member of the Polish Legion American Veterans Post 56 of Lynn.

He was the son of the late Charles and Mary (McNeill) Keegan and the husband of the late Virginia (Feener) Keegan. He is survived by three daughters: Ann Marie Keegan of Orlando, Florida, Darlene Kuklinski of Peabody and Rose Sullivan of Acton, Maine; three sisters, Agnes Scott of Peabody, Rita Porcella of Lynn and Terry Sullivan of Revere, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Charles and Daniel Keegan.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Services in the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Avenue, Lynn today, Tuesday, September 20 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.

Emma Kerr

Known for her Peanut Butter Pie

Emma (North) Kerr of Concord, a former long-time resident of Everett, died September 13 at Rivercrest Long Term Care Facility. She was 95 years old.

The wife of the late Frederick B. Kerr, she was born in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, Canada on December 29, 1915, the daughter of the late Arthur and Fanny (Taylor) North.

Mrs. Kerr married and settled in Everett. She was an active member for many years at the First Methodist Church and First Federated Church in Everett where she served as President of the Woman’s Society. She was also a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Kerr enjoyed spending time with her loving family as well as cooking and entertaining her wonderful friends. She was known for her “Peanut Butter Pie”. She also enjoyed crocheting items for many church fairs.

She is survived by her children, Rev. Dr. David A. Kerr and his wife, Faye of York, Maine and Janice Flight of Lynnfield; her grandchildren, Donald Kerr and his wife, Nicole of Kittery, ME, Mark Kerr and his wife, Robin of Kennebunk, ME, Christopher Kerr of Lynn, Kimberly Contardo and her husband, David of Lynnfield, her daughter-in-law, Deborah Kerr of Lynn and several great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Donald Kerr, mother in law of the late Jack Flight and grandmother of the late Brian Flight.

Funeral arrangements were under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, Concord Funeral Home, Concord. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her name may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760 www.ccf.org To share a memory or offer a condolence, visit: www.concordfuneral.com

Toshiko Randolph

Former Owner of Toshiko Salon of Revere

Toshiko N. Randolph, formerly of Lynn and Wakefield, died September 11at Langdon Place in Exeter, NH with her loving family by her side. She was 81 years old.

Mrs. Randolph was born on April 7, 1930 in Japan. She moved to the United States many years ago and settled in Massachusetts to raise her family. She was a hairdresser by trade and owned and operated Salon Toshiko in Revere for more than 30 years. She moved to Hampton, NH 15 years ago to be closer to her family.

Family members include her devoted daughters, Linda Meissner and Grace Randolph, both of Hampton, and her grandchildren, Ashley and Bradley Meissner and Jillian Merrill. All services for Mrs. Hampton were private. Assistance with arrangements was by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home, Hampton, NH.  Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to sign an online guestbook.

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