Mystery Photo

Every Thursday, the Everett Leader-Herald, and the Parlin Memorial Library publish a “Mystery Photo of the Week.” Each week we will show a photo from Everett’s past featuring Everett residents from several decades ago. Readers are encouraged to identify the people in the photo. If you know who is in this picture, call Mark Parisi at the Parlin Library at 617-394-2305, or email him at

This Weeks Photo

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Two youngsters assist in raising a balloon advertising the Everett Industrial Exposition, held at the Everett Armory (now the Connolly Center) in October 1951. Do you know who they are? They both would be about 70 today!

Helen Fleet

Longtime Employee of Shreve, Crump and Low

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FLEET, Helen M. (Sweeney) of Saugus, formerly of Everett, entered into rest unexpectedly, July 15, 2018 in the Melrose Wakefield Hospital. She was 83 years old.

Born in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston, Massachusetts, Helen lived in Everett for most of her life before settling in Saugus with her daughter, Donna.

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Retired Senior Master Sgt., U.S. Air Force

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CELATA, James L. “Jim” Ret. U.S. Air Force Of Florida, fomerly of Everett, on July 7.

Beloved son of the late Alfred and Josephine (Filadoro) Celata. Loving brother of Dolores Domenichello and her husband Robert, and Lucianne McEachern and her husband Bob, as well as the late Anthony Celata.

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Owned the Low Bridge Diner in Everett

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John “Jack” McCormick of East Boston, MA passed away in peace. He was surrounded by his loved ones after spending his last days in the place he loved most, Rock Haven Lake in Maine, at the celebrated age of 90 years old.

Jack was the loving son of the late James and Mary (Southwell) McCormick of Newfoundland and was one of eleven siblings. Raised in Everett, Jack was born a hard worker and took pride in every job to which he committed his time.

Jack was a truck driver with the Local 25 Teamsters for over 40 years and fondly remembers his time making his nightly route from Boston to New York. From there, Jack continued his career as the proprietor of the Low Bridge Diner in Everett. He then enjoyed the last years of his professional life working for the Archdiocese of Boston at the Sacred Heart Church and school in Lynn for over 10 years, before retiring at the age of 70.

Retirement didn’t mean an end to his work. Jack’s children playfully joke that their father would break things just to x them. It was rare to find Jack without a tool in his hand or the idea for a project in his mind.

The happiest years of his life were spent with his wife Leila “Louise” McCormick of 33 years at their home in East Boston, and at their cottage in Maine. The couple would spend their days together on the boat, enjoying the lake, and playing competitive cribbage with their children.

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DiDomenico Co-Sponsors Automatic Voter Registration Bill

Last week, Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed An Act automatically registering eligible voters and enhancing safeguards against fraud.

This legislation, which Senator DiDomenico was a co-sponsor of, creates a framework in which eligible voters will be automatically registered to vote when receiving services from the Registry of Motor vehicles, MassHealth, and other participating state agencies. The framework will be overseen and implemented by the Secretary of State.

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