James F. McCarthy Sr.

james mccarthyMcCarthy, James F. Sr. – Of Somerville January 13, 2015.

Beloved husband of Louise (Lindstrom) McCarthy.

Loving father of James F. McCarthy Jr. and his wife Inez of Medford, Elizabeth Costa and her husband Roy of Stoneham, Kevin McCarthy and his wife Susan of Somerset, NJ.

Brother of Maura Grace, John J. McCarthy and the late Shivaun Arnott.

Cherished grandfather of Colleen, Genevieve, Nicholas, Joseph, Hannah, James F. III, Cormac and Jack.

The Funeral procession will begin from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville, Saturday morning at 9am, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Raphael Church, Medford at 10:00.

Relatives and friends invited.

Calling hours Friday 4-8. George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.)

Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Late member of the American Legion Post #388 Somerville,
former member Somerville School Committee, Past President Somerville Alderman, Alderman Ward 1 and member of the Somerville Redevelopment Authority.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in James’s memory to the Cathedral High School, 74 Union Park St. Boston, MA 02118.


Russell Anthony Joyner

Russell Anthony Joyner. We were saddened to learn of Russ Joyner’s sudden death on January 1st. He was Assembly Row’s energetic General Manager whose personal warmth and charm made him an outstanding ambassador for Federal Realty Investment Trust. Raised in the Bronx, Russ captained the first Boston College football team that played in a bowl game. After playing in the NFL for two years, he took up a career in development and retail management. The parties who now contemplate a Union Square Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with developer US2 could have learned something from Russ. He was part of the team that developed L.A.’s Hollywood and Highland Center and negotiated a CBA that has become a national model. He will be missed.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 8, from 2-9 p.m. at the McNulty Funeral Home, 3006 Middletown Road, Bronx, New York.


Kate Thomas

thomas_obit_webKathleen “Kate” Thomas, of Jamaica Plain, passed away at home on Aug. 25, at age 41.

Born in Bangor, Maine, on March 15, 1973, Kate was a graduate of Riverview High School in Oakmont, Penn. She received her bachelor’s degree from Boston University and was a licensed social worker.

Kate was an advocate and champion of LGBT elders. Through her work at Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, Kate founded the Cambridge Café at Ryles, originally Cadbury Café, a monthly dinner for LGBT seniors. In June, the Cambridge LGBT Commission presented her with a Recognition Award at their 24th Annual Pride Brunch.

Kate was treasured by her neighbors, co-workers and friends for her caring and generous spirit. She loved cooking for people while listening to Nina Simone, and she’d never turn down perfectly ripe raspberries or a well-poured Guinness. She will be remembered as an avid sports fan, doting cat mom to her sweet Rosie, and lover of all things dance, Muppets and Sesame Street.

She is survived by longtime friend and partner, Tina Cincotti of Jamaica Plain; her father, Calvin Thomas II of Daytona Beach, Fla., and his partner Janie Phillips; her brother, Calvin Thomas III of Lake Hopatcong, N.J., and his partner Vicki Hantke; her uncle and aunt, Timothy and Ann Rittal of Anchorage, Alaska; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Marilyn Hancock and Frank Cincotti, both of Randolph; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Michael and Kristen Cincotti, and her niece and nephew, Kyla and Leo Cincotti, all of North Attleboro. She was the daughter of the late Constance Rittal Thomas.

Visiting hours were at the P.E. Murray Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., West Roxbury, on Sept 2. A celebration of life was held on Sept. 3 in Jamaica Plain. Interment will be private.

Donations in her memory may be made to the LGBT Aging Project; please make checks payable to “Fenway Health,” indicate “LGBT Aging Project” in the check memo line, and mail to Fenway Development Dept, 1340 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215.


David F. Mahan

obit_6_11_14_webDavid F. Mahan, 69 of Malden, formerly of Somerville, June 2, 2014 . Loving father of Sharon Talbot, Robert Mahan, Diane Veroneau and David Mahan. Brother of Judy Oliva, Susan Malizia, Gale Furtado and the late Robert Mahan. Grandfather of Ashley, Amanda, Samantha, Crystal and Kyle and many friends, nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be private.


Robert A. Ventura Sr.

ventura_obit_webVENTURA, Robert A. Sr, 78 – Of Chelmsford formerly of Somerville May 1, 2014. Beloved husband of Lucille (Armstrong). Loving father of Randy R. and his wife Mirisa of Melrose and Rodney R. and his wife Betty-Jo of Leominster. Loving brother of Jean Barry and her husband Don of Somerville. Cherished Papa of Owen, Maeghan and Joshua Ventura. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours to be held at the George L. Doherty 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq) Somerville, Tuesday 4-8pm. A Funeral Home Service will be held on Wednesday morning at 11:30 followed by interment at the MA Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA at 2pm.