Robert Conti 90, passed away on November 4 at the West Revere Health Center with his loving wife Lillian by his side.
Bob was born on November 22, 1928 in Everett one of four children of the late Profeta and Mary (Locatelli) Conti. Bob grew up in Everett and it was in Everett that he established his business, Everett Aluminum which has become one of the foundations of the Everett Business Community. Bob Conti was respected, loved and admired by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
John C Rindone 74, a life long Everett resident passed away at home with his son Jason by his side on Monday November 4.
John was born on February 11, 1945 in Everett, the son of Charles and Sophie (Iwanicki) Rindone. John was raised in Everett and attended the Everett Schools. He served his country in the United States Navy.
Maryann Rindone (Mietus) of Everett passed away on July 26 at the Kaplan House in Danvers at the age of 64. Maryann was born in New Bedford on May 11, 1955 one of three children of the late Alfred E. Mietus and Mary (Pokornicki) Mietus.
Mary Ann lived in New Bedford and Fairhaven before moving to the Boston area many years ago. Maryann taught for over 30 years in local parochial schools, including Our Lady of Grace in Everett and St. Stanislaus in Chelsea, where she also served as vice-principal. She was currently employed by the Everett Public Schools and she worked at the Madeline English School.
With municipal elections arriving soon with the speed of the blink of an eye, there are indications that new challengers are far and few between. Voting office records kept at city hall reveal very few newcomers taking out papers for the municipal election in the fall.
There had been the belief that an entire slate of newcomers would dominate School Committee races during this period of School Department turmoil.
Although many residents complain about the City Council doing the mayor’s bidding nearly every time, neither the incumbents on the City Council nor those on the School Committee need be too concerned.
Is it a lack of interest holding people back from putting their name onto a city ballot? Is it the power of incumbency that causes newcomers to stay away? Is it nearly everyone’s frustration with a system that seems unto itself that keeps possible participants away from the political process?