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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Lorraine Crafts Callinan Celebrates her 100th Birthday

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Leader Staff Report

Lorraine Callinan, a lifelong resident of Everett, who was born here on January 22, 1919, has turned 100.

Mrs. Callinan, throughout a long life, has been known as a kind, compassionate and merciful woman, by those who came to celebrate with her, as well as family and friends.

She came from Hancock Street, from a family of 12. She is the last survivor.

The party was held by Mrs. Callinan’s children and also by Sal Sacramone at the Whitney- Lorenti House.

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When Chelsea and Everett Come Together at a Funeral

By Josh Resnek

An old-time Chelsea guy Arnold Spector died last week.

He was 87.

Why should anyone from Everett care?

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Because Arnie had an Everett connection – a mighty one at that.

He was my cousin by marriage, someone I’ve known all my life, and who I liked.

He was a man’s man, the real thing.

He was handsome. He was educated. He was a Lt. In the Navy. He was an athlete in his day. He always stood upright like a guy at attention.


He played football. He was popular in his high school class and served as its vice-president.

He wasn’t afraid of anyone, and when he was a kid he showed how he could defend himself on the gritty streets of the Chelsea he grew up in. Fast forward to last Sunday, in a Jewish cemetery just off Lowell Street in Peabody.

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