US Postal Service Retiree
Private services and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett were held for Russell Andrew Carver, a lifelong Somerville resident, who died at the Somerville Hospital in Somerville on August 9 following a long illness. He was 72 years old.
A victim of diabetes mellitus, he was a double amputee for the past seven years. He retired from the US Postal service in 1999 after 20 years as a mail clerk at South Postal Annex.
Born and raised in Somerville, he attended schools there and was a 1959 graduate of Somerville High School. Russell entered the US Navy in January of 1961 and served until January of 1968. He was a member of the VFW Post of Somerville.
He was the beloved son of the late Russell F. Carver and Frances A. (Crawford) Carver. He is survived by his twin sister Rosalind F. Bossi of Revere and his brother, Bruce Carver and his wife, Cathy of Mystic, Connecticut. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.
Remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Nora Theresa ‘Terry’ Forbes
Former Executive Secretary at the East Boston Social Centers
Nora Theresa “Terry” (Donohoe) Forbes of Quincy died on August 24. She was 87 years old.
Terry grew up in South Boston and graduated from the Gate of Heaven High School and the Windam Secretarial School in Boston. Early in her career, Terry was employed by the Boston City Hospital and the Catholic Boys Guidance Centre.
Terry took time out to raise a family of nine children and then went back to work with her husband, Jack as the Executive Secretary at the East Boston Social Centers. Her work at the Social Centers included many years running the store for the campers at the East Boston Camps.
Terry then transitioned to a position as an administrative assistant in the Quincy District Court Probation Office. She was an active volunteer for 25 years at the Forbes School of Irish Step Dancing owned by her daughters. Terry led an active life and was loved by many.
She was the devoted wife of John L “Jack” Forbes and loving mother of John and wife, Cindy of East Boston, William and his wife, Susan of Methuen, Peter and his wife, Kathleen of Braintree, Ann Sullivan and her husband, Duane, Mary Gallotto and her husband, Mario, Paul and his wife, Sue, Joan Dunn and her husband, Jim, Terry Free and her husband, Mark, all of Quincy and Michael and his wife, Marlene of East Boston. She was the sister of Rita Nazzaro and her husband, Al, Martin Donohoe, Patrick Donohoe and Mary O’Sullivan (all deceased) and is survived by her brother, Hugh MacAlese. She is also survived by her sisters in law, Sally and Peggy Donohoe; 34 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and by her life long friend, Dot Riley.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours today, Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 10:45 a.m. Thursday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. John’s Church, Quincy at 11:30 a.m.. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations in memory of Nora may be made to Alzheimers Assn., MA Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
Retired Proprietor of Meads Brothers Plumbing of East Boston
Stanley J. Meads of Revere and Middleton, formerly of East Boston, died on August 22 at his Middleton home surrounded by the love and devotion of his family following a long illness. He was 81 years old.
Born and raised in East Boston, the son of immigrant Portugese parents the late Manuel F. and Julia (Dia) Meads, the family settled in East Boston and were among the founders and first members of St. John the Baptist Portuguese Church on Saratoga Street, East Boston. Although the church property was sold and converted to condominiums, the social and devotional societies of the church are still meeting.
Stanley was a 1951 graduate of East Boston High School. He entered the US Navy in February of 1952 and served until February of 1956. In 1960, he and his brothers founded the Meads Plumbing Co. of East Boston. Stanley owned and operated his business until 2002 when he retired.
Stanley was active in St. John’s Portugese Club and The Empire of the Holy Ghost. He was also a member of the American Legion Post of Middleton and the Sportsmens’ Club of East Boston.
Stanley and his beloved wife of 59 years, Theresa M. (Poto) Meads, lived in Revere for over 45 years until moving to Middleton four years ago. In addition to his wife, he is survived by and was the cherished father of Gary J. Meads of Revere, Mark M. Meads (the proprietor of Rapid Flow Inc.) and his wife, Roberta of Middleton. He was the devoted “Papa Stanley” to: Amanda N. Meads and her companion, Nicholas Nazzaro of Tewksbury and Mark A. Meads of Middleton; the dear brother of Manuel F. Meads of Longwood, Florida, Theresa Merin of Peabody and the late Mary F. Burns, Ernest L. and Anthony J. Meads. He is also lovingly survived by his sister in law, Philomena “Philly” Meads of East Boston and by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Inc. of Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the VA Medical Center, Attn: Spinal Cord Clinic, 140 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com