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Concetta Mallia, 87 

Concetta “Tina” (Uccello) Mallia, 87, of Peabody, died April 11 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late George Mallia.

Born in Boston, daughter of the late Salvatore and Theresa  (Casanello) Uccello, she grew up in East Boston, then moved to Peabody as a teenager where she lived most of her life.

Mrs. Mallia worked at Olan Mills in the sales department, and had worked with her husband in the oil delivery and service business.

She leaves three grandchildren, Gary and his wife Nikki Diotte, Steven Mallia, Jr. of Peabody, and Jennifer Pitrowski;  five great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Joseph, Leo, George, and Gavin, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death, besides her parents and husband, by a son Steven Mallia, brothers Joseph and Frank Uccello, and sister Louise Jowers.


Josephine Renda, 88

Josephine (Gulla) Renda, 88, of Peabody April 7 at Beverly Hospital following a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late John Renda.

Born in Cohasset, daughter of the late Anthony and Vincenza (Andracchio) Gulla, she was a lifelong resident of Peabody.

After raising her children, Mrs. Renda was employed for over 15 years at Ann & Hope in Danvers as a pizza maker at the snack bar. 

She leaves two sons, Joseph and his wife Kate Renda of Rockport and Robert Renda of Peabody; a daughter, Angela and her husband Jerry McGinn of Ipswich; six grandchildren, Danielle and her husband Richard Gallegos, Erin and her husband Donald Brown III, Jessica McGinn-Napier and her husband Justin Napier, Sean and his wife Chelsey McGinn, and Sophie and Jackson Renda;  seven great-grandchildren, Isabella, Noah, Emma, Madison, Harper, Ella, and Tosh and is many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her siblings, William, John, James, Leo, Joseph, and Angela Gulla, Teresa Liberato and Mary Mustone.


Paula Stewart

Paula (Belforte) Stewart, 71, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose and Quincy, passed away peacefully April 7.

She leaves her children, Rina Laugelle of Weymouth, Lyn Cohen of Dorchester, and Carla Carbonara and her husband Richard of Brockton; stepmother of Lori Stewart Coletti and her fiance Ed Camuso of Essex; a sister Donna Jackson and her husband J. Robert of Summerfield, Fla., and Frederick Ricky Petrucci and his wife Joan of Hingham, 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Gifts in honor of her may be made to Allcare Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901. 



Shifra Boudreau, 74

Shifra (Halpert) Boudreau, 74, of Peabody formerly of Salem and Revere, died April 6. She was the wife of the late Thomas  Boudreau.

She leaves her children, Alan Boudreau and his husband Shawn Pace, and Craig Boudreau; her brother, Harris Halpert and his wife Elizabeth.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the Explorers Institute for Learning in Retirement of Salem State University, 10 Federal St., Salem, MA 01970; Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215; or a charity of one's choice.


John DiTomaso

John DiTomaso, of Peabody, formerly of East Boston, passed away April 5. He was the husband of Helen (Manganello) DiTomaso.

He also leaves his children, John DiTomaso Jr. and his wife Pamela of Peabody, Gary DiTomaso and his companion Susan of NH, and Lisa Cibotti and her husband Ron of Ashland; his grandchildren, Brittany and Nicholas Cibotti, Katie and Michelle DiTomaso; his siblings, Mary Panarese of Revere, Joseph DiTomaso of Tewksbury and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Domenic "Sonny" DiTomaso.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John's name to American Lung Association 460 Totten Pond Rd. Waltham, MA 02451.


Joan Culliton

Joan (Green) Culliton, of Peabody, formerly of Revere, died April 1.

She leaves a daughter, Charlene Scarpa and her husband Robert; a granddaughter, Gina-Marie Scarpa of NY NY and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. 

She worked for many years as an assembler at Chelsea Clock and Marshall’s Corporation in Woburn.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Rosewood Nursing and Rehab Residence Fund ,22 Johnson St Peabody MA 01960.


Robert Mallard, 62

Robert Mallard, 62, of Peabody, died April 9 at Union Hospital, Lynn. He was the husband of , 62, beloved husband of Jackie (Meadors) Mallard.

Born in Peabody, son of the late John and Dorothy (Proulx) Mallard, he grew up in Peabody where he attended schools.  He also attended Essex Agricultural & Technical High School of Danvers.

Mr. Mallard was in the United States Navy, and served during the Vietnam War.

He was a licensed electrician and worked for Paras Electric for many years.  He also did small jobs on the side in his own business.

He also leaves a brother, John and his wife Linda Mallard of FL formerly of Peabody; a sister and brother-in-law Janice & Chris Cornet of Peabody; and several nieces and a nephew.  He was preceded in death, besides his parents, by brothers Paul and Frank, and a sister Barbara Mallard.

Memorial donations may be made to Johns Hopkins Cardiac Care Research, c/o JHU/Development Business Services, Attn: Gift Processing Supervisor, 3910 Keswick Road N2100 Baltimore, Maryland 21211.