Bernacchi, of Arlington, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Vera Julia Bernacchi, beloved sister, aunt and mother, of Arlington, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at Mt. Auburn Hospital from complications of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (a form of blood cancer). Born in Somerville, she lived in Arlington, Mass., and Ormond Beach, Fla., for most of her life. She worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an executive secretary during the 1960s and later was a strong advocate for the special education for gifted children. Vera was the daughter of the late Pietro G. and Olga Bernacchi, and the sister of the late John P. and Rita Bernacchi. She is survived by her son Anthony Bernacchi of Arlington, her sisters Alba Gouldthorpe of Newburyport and Elsa Gould of Weymouth and many nieces, nephews …
U.S. Army Major Steven T. Brothers, who died May 30, will be laid to rest today at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Flags in Massachusetts will be at half-staff today in honor of U.S. Army Maj. Steven T. Brothers, an Arlington resident who died May 30 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. Brothers, who was 35, was being treated for leukemia at the center, according to his obituary in the Daily Journal, an online newspaper in Indiana. He will be laid to rest today at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, according to the obituary. Flags were ordered at half-staff by Gov. Deval Patrick. Brothers was born in Potsdam, N.Y. He then lived in Massena, N.Y., and Bloomington, Ind., before moving to Arlington, according to his obituary. He entered the Army after graduating from Indiana University’s ROTC program in 1998, his obituary …