Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020 OBITUARIES Ralph Cella Passed away peacefully November 20, 2020 at the age of 94. Ralph was born in Boston to the late Louis ad Mary (Casoli) Cella, he was a proud Everett resident for 87 years. Ralph graduated in the class of 1944 where he was a standout football player earning a football scholarship at Marianapolis Prep but chose to join the Navy at 17, serving from 1944-46. Ralph served on the USS St. Paul, which was a heavy cruiser and member of the Third Fleet. Ralph and his shipmates witnessed history as they watched the offi cial surrender ceremonies in Tokyo Harbor as an escort ship fl anking the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945 ending the war with Japan. After the service, he joined the Everett Fire department reaching the rank of Deputy Chief retiring after 44 years of service in 2001. Ralph met Claire McClure at the Fireman’s Ball, he would often joke that he found her under the cabbage patch where his mother use to say she had found him. They married in 1958 and enjoyed 54 years together until Claire’s death in 2012. They loved traveling and spending time with family and friends, particularly his many aunts, uncles and cousins who were extensions of his immediate family, and his brothers from the fi re department. Ralph was predeceased by his parents, wife Claire, brother Louis, sister Eileen Cavallaro and her husband Sam, survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephew. His family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the kind staff at Atria in Andover. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, at the family’s request all services will be private. Joseph J. Santagate, Sr. Of Everett on November 14, age 76. Beloved husband of the late Paulette (Bruno). Loving father of Joseph Santagate Jr., Jodi Santagate and Scott Santagate. Brother of Anthony Santagate and the late Stevie and Charlie Santagate. Also survived by two grandchildren: Keithen McCoy and Scott Santagate, Jr. Joseph will be missed 91, of Londonderry, NH, formerly of Everett, passed away Thursday November 19, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born on October 28, 1929 in Berlin, NH, son of the late Leslie and Florence “G.G.” (Fancy) Houldsworth. Bob was raised in Berlin, before relocating to Malden at age 14 and graduated from Malden by many nieces, nephews and friends. He loved coaching baseball and was the President of Everett Little League in the 1970s. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the family has chosen a private funeral service for the safety and protection of those who loved him. Robert E. “Bob” Houldsworth High School. He spent most of his adult life in Everett, MA prior to moving in to Londonderry, NH in 2001. Bob proudly served his country in the US Army. He was the owner of B&L Esso in Everett for 15 years and a mechanic at Churchills in Everett for 30 years. Bob enjoyed golfi ng and loved watching sports, especially the Patriots, Celtics and Giants. He is survived by his beloved 2nd wife of 20 years, Adeline (Santo) Carter, his daughter, Katherine Houldsworth Delloiacono Pascal, his brother Donald Houldsworth; grandchildren Jody (Delloiacono) Whittington and her husband of RI, Mark Delloiacono of Malden, Matt Pascal and Mike Pascal. Great-grandchildren Christopher, Arianna, Seth, and Ellee. As well as many nieces and nephews. His step-children Lisa and Charles; granddaughter Gina and great-granddaughter Lea. Bob was predeceased by his beloved first wife, Katherine “Kay” (Caswell) Houldsworth, and his brother-in-law James H. Caswell of which he and Kay raised as their own son. His siblings Leslie, Mary, Lucy and Lillian (DiDi) and step-son Robert Gerniglia, Following cremation, memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 11am – 1pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. A private committal service will be held at a later date. Due to State of NH guidelines, all guests are required to wear masks, minimize contact and maintain social distancing. In lieu of fl owers, memorial contributions may be made to: The NH Veterans Home 139 Winter Street Tilton, NH 03276. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com

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