Sal DiDomenico’s legacy

The death over the weekend of Sal DiDomenico, the father of State Senator Sal DiDomenico, brings to an end the charmed life of a hard working and generous man who left this earth after spending a lifetime doing for others, and for his family, whom he loved.

Senator Sal wrote an impressive farewell to his father on his Facebook page – a long, passionate, personal message about his Dad that should be read. If you are a Facebook fan, go to the Senator Sal DiDomenico site and read it.

It reveals a side of Senator Sal’s humanity we do not ordinarily come in contact with.

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Profile of Uncle Jack

From the family of Jack McGrath

A crisp, nocturnal wind blows through the stadium. The crowd seethes with anticipation, for here is the long-awaited showdown between high school rivals, Peabody and Everett, a football game with Super Bowl ramifications and a unique announcer.

“Four Everett captains take the field for the coin toss,” the Everett announcer Jack McGrath explains, “DiFlorio, Denning (D-E-N-N-I-N-G), Naumann (N-A-U-M-A-N-N) and Nazarro.

McGrath clarifies the number change of quarterback Anthony ‘The Nucleus’ Nazarro in the Peabody program. Nazarro recently assumed the retired high school jersey number of his father who died of cancer three years ago.

The Everett High cheerleaders dance to the band’s version of “Hey”! “They are coached by Maureen DiBiaso, ‘The Effervescent Eagle’ of Estes Street,” McGrath’s proud voice proclaims.

The game resumes while Jack’s words permeate the silence of his shy, play-by-play announcer Bob Caramanica. Mr. McGrath utilizes a narrative teeming with alliterations and local histories.

“Yes, Omar ‘The Emperor’ Easy of Edith Street led by fullback ‘Bull’ Borgonzi completes another first down.”

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We wish to thank everyone who reached out to our family with an incredible outpouring of friendship, kind words, and acts of charity following the death of our beloved father, husband, and grandfather, Fiorindo Antonelli.

We cannot express accurately with words how grateful we are for such a special outpouring of emotion and kindness from all of you who reached out to us during this difficult time.

It is during times like these that we all come to realize what community and love are all about, how our suffering is made easier to bear by the presence of friends and those who care.

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Letter of Appreciation

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On behalf of Cindy DiLoreto and myself, we extend our thanks to the Emergency Room Staff, the 1st floor staff, the ICU and the 3rd floor staff of the Cambridge Health Alliance, formerly Whidden Hospital, for the care that was provided to our friend Mary Cataldo. Your patience, kindness, and understanding that you gave to Mary and us during her hospital stay in May will never be forgotten.

Your total commitment to caring for Mary and others gave us thesupport and encouragement knowing that she was in good hands. The City of Everett is blessed to have the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital in our Community.

We would also like to thank Frederick Cafasso and Sons for theirsupport during this sad time. Their kindness and compassion arebeyond words.

Our thanks to Kelley at Everett Florist for taking the time to help us select the flowers for Mary’s service. Her arrangements were beautiful. We want to thank Father Gerry Osterman and Rick Randazzo for taking the time to serve at Mary’s Memorial Mass. Mary thought so highly of you.

Cindy DiLoreto Christine Falzarano

Large Crowd Attends Baxter Time in Woburn

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Everett Fire Fighter Thad Baxter’s “bunker jacket” hung on the wall at the doorway at the Woburn American Legion Post 101. Shown above is Lori Rankin, who was one of the many guests last Friday evening.

Leader Staff Report

More than 200 men, women and children, the friends of the late Thaddeus Baxter, attended a fundraising event for his family.

About 50 fire fighters with their spouses and girlfriends or family members and friends of the Baxter’s got together en masse at the American Legion Hall 101 in Woburn for the evening affair which took place Saturday.

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