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Knights of Columbus

Fr. Francis Coppens Council #4336 

Knights of Columbus
Tewksbury Council #4336
2068 Main St.
Tewksbury, MA 01876
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Hall Manager: Carol Cary
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In Memorium of Our Brothers

May their souls and the souls of all of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God,  rest in peace.


 

Vincent Tortorici, PGK

Vincent (Vinny) Tortorici, age 72, moved on to a new and eternal stage of his life with God on January 6, 2021. He died peacefully at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington after a gallant struggle to survive the Covid-19 virus. Vinny was born in Cambridge, MA, raised in Medford, and became a long-time resident of Tewksbury after his marriage. After graduating from Don Bosco High School in Boston, he continued with technical training at the Charlestown Navy Yard. During his career as a piping design draftsman, he worked for several distinguished engineering companies in the Boston area.

Vinny was a long-time member of Saint Williams Catholic Church in Tewksbury and was an active and distinguished member of the Tewksbury Knights of Columbus, where he served as their Treasurer and was a past Grand Knight. He loved spending countless summer evenings with family and friends in Lovell, Maine, on the docks of Kezar Lake. He was a straight talking, tell it as it is guy who had a smile for everyone. During the Christmas season he donated much of his time to charitable organizations by playing Santa Claus, with his real white beard.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Salvatore and Ann (Petroni) Tortorici, his uncles – Charlie Tortorici, Frank Tortorici, Larry Tortorici, Michael Petroni, Francis Petroni and Vincent Petroni; his aunts - Josephine (Petroni) Colford, Joan (Barruw) Petroni, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tortorici, Eunice Tortorici, Lee Petroni, Mary Petroni, and Connie Petroni.

Vinny’s passing is mourned by his children Deanna Bourbeau and her husband Kevin of Pepperell and Paul Tortorici and his wife Sara of Carlisle; his brother Salvatore Tortorici and his wife Carolyn of Overland Park, KS; and his partner Carol Harrington of Medford; grandchildren Kacie and Rylie Bourbeau, and Finn and Sawyer Tortorici, niece Julian Hill-Tortorici and great-niece Morgan Yanez. He was very close with his cousins who will miss his visits and jovial personality: Mary Ann Tortorici Marrocco of Reading, Nancy Tortorici Swan of Byfield, Frank Tortorici of Methuen, Kathy Tortorici O’Connell of Stoneham, Mary Ann Tortorici Guadagnoli of Framingham, Frances Tortorici Launie of Sandwich, and Carol Tortorici Sabanty of Stoughton; Vincent Petroni of Canton, Linda Petroni Davis of Seabrook, NH, Dolores Petroni Callahan of Woburn, Laura Petroni of Medford, Michele Petroni Fitzsimmons of Stoneham, Mark Petroni of Quincy, Sharyn Petroni Seymour of Dracut, Dana Petroni of Richmond, TX, Andrea Petroni Maffeo of Billerica.

Due to COVID restrictions, his funeral services were held privately at the Tewksbury Funeral Home, 1 Dewey Street, Tewksbury, MA. However, we invite Vinny’s family and friends to participate in a virtual remembrance and prayer service to be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 between 5-6 PM.

Joseph Cozza, PGK

Joseph Anthony Cozza, age 69, formerly of Tewksbury, a leader and participant of several Fraternal and Veteran’s organizations, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 19, at the Bourne Manor Rehabilitation Center surrounded by loving family. He was the beloved husband of Mary Anne (Crowley) Cozza, with whom he had celebrated a thirty-six wedding anniversary this past July 30.

Joe was born in Cambridge, one of four children of the late Vito and Louise (Pizzuto) Cozza, and raised in Cambridge. After High School he enlisted into the U.S. Army and served honorably during the Vietnam War. Joe was highly decorated, having earned the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Air Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Combat Infantryman Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with bronze service star and silver service star, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, and Expert badge. He was honorably discharged in 1976.

He joined the Cambridge Police Department, and retired after twenty five years of service to the city. He remained faithful to his fellow soldiers as past Commander of the Mt. Auburn Memorial Cambridge V.F.W., Post 8818, and founding member of the Somerville Vietnam Veterans Organization. Joe was also a devout Catholic layman, a communicant of St. William's Church in Tewksbury and Christ the King Church in Mashpee, served as Past Grand Knight of the Fr. Coppen’s Council Knights of Columbus in Tewksbury, and a Fourth Degree member of the Bishop Delaney, Greater Lowell Assembly, Knights of Columbus.

Besides his wife, he leaves four children, Andrea K. Cox and her husband Matthew of Waitsfield, VT, Shannon E. Newcomb and her husband Tommy of Ashburnham, MA, Joseph A. Cozza Jr., and his wife Melissa (Koussa) of Dayville, CT, and Christina L. Cozza and her significant other, Kevin Chambers of Nashua, NH; eight grandchildren, Kathryn, Julia, and Caroline Cox of VT, Ashley and Alex True of Ashburnham, Hannah, Joseph, and Jacob Cozza all of CT; two sisters, Carmella Zarrella and her husband Arthur of No. Reading, and Victoria Hastey and her husband Walter of No. Weymouth; many nieces and nephews; and was predeceased by his brother, Vito F. Cozza Jr.

Joe will perhaps most be remembered for his incredible generosity of spirit and kindness to others. He fought for his country at a young age and then spent the rest of his life loyally supporting fellow veterans. His sense of humor and lighthearted joking colored many interactions with family and friends. When he witnessed suffering or need, he would do whatever he could to lend a hand, whether in his capacity as police officer, as an organizer of special fundraisers and events for his Cambridge, Somerville and Tewksbury communities, or though simple acts of kindness toward friends and strangers alike. His fierce sense of family devotion was something he instilled in his own children and grandchildren.

Visiting hours Friday, Feb. 21, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, Ph. (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950. His funeral will begin Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10:30 from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 in St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury. Burial will be Monday in the National Cemetery at Cape Cod.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, , 3 International Drive, Suite 200 Rye Brook, NY 10573 or www.lls.org are encouraged.

Robert Jamieson, PGK

WILMINGTON - Robert W. “Bob” Jamieson, age 89, died peacefully Monday, July 30 at his home, in the loving care of his family and hospice after a courageous extended battle with declining health. He was the beloved husband for fifty-five years of Katherine “Kay” (Valente) Jamieson, who died in January 2015.

Bob was born in Everett in 1929, one of five children of the late Robert A. and Florence (Boudreau) Jamieson, was raised in Tewksbury and attended Tewksbury Schools. He and Kay had lived in Wilmington since 1952.

Bob drove long-haul trucks for several national carriers and worked Tuna boats in California for most of his working career. He was a member of Teamsters Local 25 in Boston. Since retirement, he had worked as a courier for Boutiette’s Auto Body and Patriot Auto Body companies in Tewksbury.

Bob was an active member at St. Dorothy’s Church in Wilmington, and was an active member of Fr. Coppen’s Council 4336, Knights of Columbus in Tewksbury, where had held most offices including Past Grand Knight.

He leaves four children, Donna Argrove of Chelmsford, Diane Peabody and her husband John of Windham, NH, Robert Jamieson and his wife Abby of Salt City, FL, and Lucille Mayle of Eutawville, SC; three sisters, Eleanor Roche, Beatrice Collins, Lorraine Boudreau and her husband Bernard, all of FL; a brother, Walter and his wife Kathy (Morris) Jamieson of Hollis, NH; and many nieces and nephews, including Suzanne Knowles of Billerica, and a dear friend Susan Felton of Wilmington, both whom had served as Bob’s home and health care providers, advocates, and assistants through the final chapters of his life.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 3 at 12:00 Noon in St. Dorothy’s Church, corner of Harndon and Main Sts. (Rte. 38) Wilmington. Burial will follow in Tewksbury Cemetery. At Bob’s request visiting hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Tewksbury Community Pantry, 999 Whipple Rd., Tewksbury, MA 01876 will be appreciated.


 

Paul Keohane, PGK

TEWKSBURY – Paul Dennis Keohane, age 62, a devoted husband, father and businessman, well known in the Tewksbury community for the past thirty–three years, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, June 15, from an apparent heart attack. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen M. “Kathy” (Moran) Keohane, with whom he had celebrated a thirty-eighth wedding anniversary this past May 3rd.He was born in Arlington in July 1955, one of five children of the late John and Mary (Sylvester) Keohane, and raised in Arlington, attended Arlington schools, and graduated Arlington High School with the Class of 1974. He and Kathy moved to Tewksbury in 1980 to raise their family.

Paul was an automobile damage appraiser, who founded, owned, and operated the Arlington Auto Appraisal company.

Active in the Knights of Columbus, he was Past Grand Knight of the Fr. Coppen’s Council, K of C, 4336 in Tewksbury, and a 4thDegree member of the Bishop Delaney Council K of C of Greater Lowell. Paul piloted the K of C Float in this year’s Memorial Day parade in Tewksbury. He was also a member of the Tewksbury-Wilmington B.P.O. Elks Lodge 2070, and an active member of the St. William’s Parish community.

Paul loved boating and fishing for “Stripers” off the coast of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and was a faithful fan of the Red Sox, Bruins, and Patriots.

Besides his wife, he leaves three children, Dennis M. Keohane and Shannon M. Keohane both of Tewksbury, and Patrick E. Keohane of Haverhill; a brother, Stephen Keohane of Methuen; a sister, Margaret Keohane of IN; many nieces and nephews; and was predeceased by his siblings, Virginia Foss and Elaine Wilson.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 22, at 11:30 a.m. in St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury. At his request, visiting hours are omitted and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Fr. Coppen’s Council, K of C, "Scholarship Fund" 2068 Main St. Tewksbury, MA 01876 will be appreciated. Arrangements through the Tewksbury Funeral Home, visit tewksburyfuneralhome.com.