SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 7, 2014

Severino A. “Toñito” Vargas, Sr., 83


Peabody, MA — Severino A. “Toñito” Vargas Sr., 83, of Peabody, passed away Tuesday evening at the NSMC-Salem Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Maria (Altagracia) Vargas.

Severino was born on November 8, 1930, in the Dominican Republic, son of the late Baldemiro Duran and Juana Vargas. He was raised and educated there, and worked as a truck driver, until moving to the United States in 1971. While in the U.S. he worked as a tanner for Sirois Leather Co. in Peabody.

Some of his interests were playing cards, dominoes, watching baseball, and wearing baseball caps from any team, even though he was a Boston fan at heart. Along with his sense of humor, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Xiomara and Angel Garcia of Salem, Javier and Jocelyn Vargas of Lynn, Candida and John Bouchard of Peabody, Hilda and Michael Record of ME, Pedro Vargas of Florida, Jay Vargas of Peabody, and Tony and Jennifer Vargas of Peabody; 19 loving grandchildren, especially Kelvin Espinal, who he cherished as a son; 3 great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters.

ARRANGEMENTS: A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 9, from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. His funeral will be held on Monday, March 10, at 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass in St. John’s the Baptist Church, Peabody, at 11 a.m. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for online guest book.