January 13, 2001, Saturday, Third Edition Copyright 2001 Globe Newspaper Company The Boston Globe January 13, 2001, Saturday, Third Edition
(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- A funeral Mass will be said today for Thomas E. Spartichino, a retired lieutenant colonel of the State Police. Mr. Spartichino died Wednesday in his home in Lynnfield. He was 71. He was born and raised in Cambridge. He served in the Marine Corps in China in 1948 and 1949. A member of the State Police from 1972 until his retirement in 1993, he previously was a Metropolitan police sergeant. He leaves two daughters, Susan A. Sullivan of Burlington and Debra J. Rodden of York, Maine; four sisters, Helen Stephens and Doreen Perrotti, both of Lowell, Sandra Rosenthal of Nashua, and Katherine MacLean of Burlington; his partner, Mary M. Connor, and her children, Noreen Connor, Jeff Connor, and Kara Angelone; and six grandchildren. The funeral Mass will be said at 11:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Lynnfield. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose.