Member of Daughters of Italy and Revere Moose
Antonina R. (D’Amico) Agnes of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on March 6.
A member of the Daughters of Italy and the Revere Moose Lodge # 1272, she was the beloved wife of John L. Agnes; devoted mother of the late Angela Petrilli, Michael Petrilli and his wife, Beverly, of South Carolina, Vincenza Petrilli and her husband, William Shields, of California and Elizabeth Agnes of Everett; dear sister of the late Jennie Luciano, Mary Procopio, Anna Rossi, Virginia D’Amico, Frances Rigsby, Francisco and Nicolas D’Amico and is also survived by seven loving grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, March 11 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston
Josephine (Collitti) Diaz of Londonderry, NH, formerly of East Boston, died on March 8. She was in her 95th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Franceso Diaz with whom she shared 58 years of marriage; loving mother of Robert of Connecticut, Frank Diaz and his wife of Danvers and John Diaz of New Hampshire; dear sister of Geraldine Collitti of East Boston and the late Mary Langone, Phyllis Panzini, Anthony, Patsy, Joseph and Carmen Collitti. She was the cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of eight.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, East Boston at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Prorpietor of Class Act Beauty Salon
Robert J. DiGiovanni of Saugus and Medford died on March 6.
The proprietor of Class Act Beauty Salon, he was the loving husband of Pamela (Aniello) DiGiovanni; beloved father of Lindsay DiGiovanni of Medford; devoted son of Concetta (Rendazzo) DiGiovanni of Revere and the late Armando DiGiovanni; dear brother of Phil DiGiovanni of Peabody, Sal DiGiovanni of Revere and Armando DiGiovanni of Saugus and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Margaret_s Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the North Shore Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923. For directions and obit: www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Robert Frank Gambale
Proud Revere native
Robert Frank Gambale of Sterling, Virginia, formerly of Revere, died suddenly at home on January 29.
“Bob” was born in Revere and graduated from Revere High School in 1955. His work in the adhesive industry caused him and his family to move away from Revere.They lived in a number of cities, including Ponce, Puerto Rico; Baltimore, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia and_Birmingham, Alabama. However, Revere was always home. He visited family and friends here often and always had a special place in his heart for Revere Beach. He will be missed by so many.
He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Giannino) Gambale, loving father of Mary Flammang and her husband, Keith, Roberta Gambale and her husband, Kenneth, and devoted grandfather to his four grandchildren, Nicholas, Madison and Michael Flammang and “Baby_Bob” Robert Gambale. He was the cherished son of the late Mildred and Frank Gambale and brother of the late John and Ann Gambale and Mildred Falzone, all of Revere. He also leaves many loving nieces and nephews. He will be missed by so many.
Former Manager of My Donut in East Boston
Dorothy “Dottie” (McLean) Everett of East Boston died on March 4.
The former manager of My Donut, East Boston, she was the beloved mother of George of East Boston, Donald of California and the late Michael Everett; dear sister of the late Gloria Peppler and George McLean; cherished grandmother of Gabrielle Rizutti.
Family and friends may visit today, Wednesday, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. Services will be held in the funeral home at 5 p.m. Committal is private. At the family’s request, floral contributions are respectfully omitted. For directions and guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Lynn, formerly of Italy
Alessio Rosato of Lynn, formerly of Italy, died on February 26.
The beloved father of Urbano and Pellegrino Rosato, both of Italy, he was the dear brother of Carmen Rosato of Revere, Patsy Rosato of Kingston, Gerry Rosato of Danvers, Orlando Rosato of Lynn, Maria D’Ambrosio of Revere, Liz Lubiack of Saugus and the late Morris Rosato. He was the devoted companion of 35 years to Marjorie Smith of Lynn and is also survived by two loving granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Wednesday, March 9 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Marion (McCarthy) Mastronardi, formerly of Worcester, retired school nurse with more than 37 years of service for The City of Revere, died on March 6 at Winchester Hospital following a long illness. She was 93 years old.
Born and raised in Worcester, she attended St. Peter_s Grammar and High School of Worcester and graduated from St. Vincent_s School of Nursing, Worcester, in 1942. She entered the US Navy in April of 1944 and served until May of 1945.
She married Revere native John F. Mastronardi, who died in September of 1969 and for more than 37 years she was Revere_s School Nurse. She was a popular personality and professional with both the administration of the school department and especially with the children she cared for. She was a member of the Revere Nurses_ Association.
She was the wife of the late John F. Mastronardi; devoted mother of Richard A. Mastronardi and his wife, Pauline, of Reading, Paul J. and his wife, Wendy, of Melrose, Kevin J. Mastronardi of Revere and the late John R. Mastronardi and mother in law of Carol Mastronardi of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Alexis Walsh and her husband, Gerald, and Christian R. Mastronardi and his wife, Sherri, all of Wilmington, David A. Mastronardi of Reading, Lauren M. Mastronardi of Somerville, Michael Mastronardi of Saugus and Jenna Mastronardi of Peabody; dear sister of Robert McCarthy and his wife, Rita, of Worcester and the late Edward, Thomas and Richard McCarthy, Ruth Chanis and Margaret “Peggy” Xenos. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren Jaelyn, Charlie and Cody Mastronardi, her beloved and caring niece, Dr. Maureen O’Rourke and her husband, Dr. Kenneth O’Rourke, of Winston-Salem, NC. and many other nieces and nephews. She was the loving companion of the late John E. Sullivan, Superintendent of the Revere School System.
Family & friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere today, Wednesday, March 9 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the John R Mastronardi Scholarship Fund c/o The Revere School Dept, 101 School St, Revere MA 02151.
Charles DeMattia, Jr.
Charles M. DeMattia, Jr. of Revere died on March 6.
Born and raised in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1978, he was employed by Raytheon.
He was the devoted father of Krystal Lee DeMattia and his son-in-law, Brandon Vacketta, of Danvers, Amanda Marie and Stacey Elizabeth DeMattia, both of Arizona; beloved son of Charles and Rita (Insani) DeMattia of Revere; dear brother of Charlene McDonald, Judy Melanson, David and Robert DeMattia, all of Revere and is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Kaleb and Gianna Vacketta and Victoria Wyss and his nieces Courtney McDonald, Lauren Melanson and Rachel DeMattia. He was the former husband of Arlene (Laughlin) DeMattia.
Visiting hours are Thursday, March 10 from 4 to 8 .m. His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, March 11 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Catherine C. “Kay” (Crowley) Leary of Revere died on March 5.
She was the beloved wife of the late Norbert F. Leary Sr.; devoted mother of Norbert F. Leary Jr. and his wife, Marybeth, of Wakefield; grandmother of Brendan and his wife, Lauren, of Wakefield, Meaghan of Middleton and Caitlin of Wakefield and is also survived by Evan and Emma. She was the sister of the late Daniel Crowley, Mary Kennedy and Ann Jean.
Her Funeral will be from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St [at Day Sq] East Boston on Thursday morning at 9:30, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. MagrathFuneralHome.com.
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
David Zuravel of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 26 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living. He was 98 years old.
Born in Russia, he resided in Chelsea for 66 years and in Revere for 23 years. He attended Chelsea Schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He was a retired employee of the Chelsea School Department, a retired employee of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and also the retired owner of Ace Cab Company, Cary Square, Chelsea. He was also employed by many other taxi cab companies.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a former member of the Shurtleff Street Shule and a former member of the Cary Square Club. He was an avid fisherman and an exceptional athlete at baseball, speed skating, water skiing, swimming, diving, boating and loved the outdoors. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed having a cold beer or a glass of scotch.
The beloved husband of the late Shirley (Rubenstein) Zuravel, he was the devoted father of Hal A. Zuravel and his wife, Patricia, and Jeffrey J. Zuravel and the loving grandfather of Mark Zuravel.
Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the Leonard Florence Center for Living, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com.
US Postal Service Retiree
Francis Vasile of Chelsea died on March 1. He was 83 years old.
A US Marine Corps veteran of World War II and Korea, he was employed as a processor by the US Postal Service for 31 yrs.
He was the dear brother of Mary DeSantis of Revere, Rocco Vasile of Weymouth, Patsy Vasile of Weymouth, Alice Sharp of Foxboro, Geri DelGrosso of Medford and the late Patricia Dileone and Rita Vasile and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral was held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
Of Amherst, formerly of Florida and Revere
Shirley Kelley died suddenly on March 2 after a fall. She was 76 years old
Born in Woburn on April 26, 1934, she was raised by her loving _Aunt Minnie_ Chapman. She graduated from Woburn High School and met Bill Kelley, a handsome sailor from Charlestown. They were married on September 5, 1952. They raised four children in Revere, Lois, Sharon, Thomas and Irene.
She and her husband retired to Springhill, Florida in 1989 where they spent many sunny days enjoying the beach, bowling, bocci, travel and their large circle of friends. “Bill” died after a long illness in 2005 and Shirley missed him dearly every day since. In 1989 she moved to the Greenleaves community in Amherst to be closer to her family.
Mrs. Kelley believed that the best things in life aren’t things and lived her belief every day. She found joy in her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all of their accomplishments. She rejoiced in the simple gifts of nature wherever she found herself ocean waves, mountain peaks, the sunset from her window, fresh snow on bare trees, birds and bird song, the flight of a hawk, a family of deer walking through the yard, the sound of a waterfall and its spray upon her face.
She loved a good bargain and sensible shoes, a good laugh with friends and a stimulating conversation, children’s laughter and her grandkids’ good report cards. She loved a good book and the Sunday paper, current events and American history, Irish folk music, traveling to new places and coming home to her cat, Max._ She cherished her friends at Greenleaves with whom she shared gatherings, good chats, dinners and card games.
She leaves her daughter, Lois Kelley and son-in-law, Jim Capistran, and their children, Caitlin and Jake of Amherst; her daughter, Sharon Kelley of Peabody; grandson, Jason Piazza and great granddaughter, Alison; her son, Thomas Kelley and daughter in law, Carol, grandchildren, Amanda, Brandon and Skylar and great granddaughter, Kelley, of Dracut and her sister, Rosalyn Massucco and brother in law, Arthur and their family of Natick.
Her children are saddened by her sudden parting but find comfort in knowing that their parents are reunited.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Young@Heart Chorus, 240 Main Street, Memorial Hall, Room 5, Northampton, MA 01060.
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Kenneth Pappalardo of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on March 3.
He was the cherished son of the late Anthony and Beverly (McAleer) Pappalardo; loving brother of Nanci Pappalardo and her husband, Ron Giordana of Revere, Kim Pappalardo of Chelsea, Leeann Pappalardo of Revere and the late Anthony Pappalardo; adored uncle of Jaclyn Giordano and Amanda Pappalardo.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his life in the Chapel of the Resurrection in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. For directions and guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Josephine R. (Laezza) Kennedy of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on March 5.
She was the beloved wife of the late Albert M. Kennedy with whom she shared 64 years of marriage; loving mother of Johanna Kennedy of Revere, Albert M. Kennedy, Jr. of Florida and the late David J. Kennedy; dear sister of Victoria Wilshusen and Retired Federal Judge Nicholas Laezza both of Revere, Peter Leizza of Saugus, John Laezza of Malden and the late Rose Piazza; cherished grandmother of Johanna, Elizabeth, Laura and Victoria Kennedy and great grandmother of Destiny and A.J. Kennedy and three other great grandchildren.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Washington Avenue, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guestbook: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Melrose-Wakefield Hospital retiree
Lucy (Crisafulli) Reppucci of Melrose, formerly of Revere and Malden, died on March 4 following a long confinement at the Bear Hill Nursing Center of Wakefield. She was 98 years old.
Born and raised in Boston’s West End and North End, her family moved to Malden in the late 1930s. She lived in Revere for about 12 years before moving to Melrose in 1952. For many years, she worked as a seamstress for the former Malden Mills & Novelty Co. She retired from Melrose-Wakefield Hospital as a cafeteria worker in 1977.
She was the wife of the late Orlando “Ronnie” Reppucci who died in May of 1973; cherished mother of James C. Reppucci, retired Melrose school principal, and his wife, Diane G., a Melrose school department retiree, and Carmen J. Reppucci and his wife, Peggy, all of Melrose; beloved grandmother of Ronald J. Reppucci and his wife, Diane P., and dear great-grandmother of Lydia J., Nathaniel J. and Gregory J. Reppucci, all of Eliot, Maine. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters-in-law, Frances “Chicka” Crisafulli of Everett, Jeannette Crisafi and Joanne Reppucci, both of Revere, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Jennie M. Santagate, Grace C. Zucco, Joseph and Anthony Crisafulli.
Funeral arrangements were by the Carr Funeral Home, Melrose-Wakefield line. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Melrose Emergency Fund, “Melrose Residents in Need”, The Mayor’s Office, 562 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176.
Of North Reading, formerly of Revere
Evelyn F. (Giannino) Freni of North Reading, formerly of Revere, died at home of cancer on March 4. She was 64 years old.
The beloved wife of Thomas Freni, she was an amazing wife, mother, grandparent, co-worker and friend who has left a huge hole in the lives of her loved ones. She was a bright star said her husband Tom. They grew up in the same neighborhood of Malden and Pemberton Street in Revere.
She was the most beautiful girl I ever saw he said of the day they met. They married Oct 16, 1966 when they were 19 years old, even too young to celebrate with a wedding toast.
Daughters Carolyn and Susan and son Sam completed the family. Tom and Evelyn were inseparable after he returned from Vietnam and they stayed that way for the rest of their 44 years of marriage.
“We did everything together’, Tom said. “We never left each others side, we went shopping- whatever she wanted to do. She was the person who kept everybody smiling. Everybody loved her.”
“What a beautiful woman”, said one of her co-worker friends, Diana Stasinos. “This really devastated everyone – she has so many, many friends at T.J. Maxx’s West Peabody store.
Before she worked outside the home, we knew that she be waiting for us to come home after school. She was there as we changed clothes and had them washed, ironed and back in our closet before bedtime, then dinner would be on the table, desert and all. She was an amazing caring mother who could find, fix or make anything. She also was an amazing grandmother who doted on her grandchildren. Evelyn was a talented Italian cook. We remember the artichokes, stuffed mushrooms and eggplant. She used a “pinch of this and a pinch of that” and was a wonderful cook. We all came first. It was never about her, it was always about everyone else. Her family was all that mattered to her. She was the most selfless individual you ever met. Evelyn did all that all the time for all those people and she did it well.
She was the mother of Carolyn Murphy and her husband, Patrick, of Peabody, Susan Pascucci and her husband, Michael, of Lynnfield and Santo “Sam” Freni and his wife, Kathleen, of Groveland; dear sister of Mary Brenan of Danvers; cherished grandmother of Patrick Murphy, Olivia and Nicholas Pascucci and Samantha and Tommy Freni.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Of Revere, formerly of the West End
Elizabeth M. “Bess” (Nicotera) Christoforo of Revere, formerly of the West End, died on March 5. She was in her 95th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Christoforo with whom she shared 76 years of marriage; loving mother of Rosemary Kolinski of Revere and her late husband, Richard, Anthony Christopher and his wife, Julie, of Revere and Julie LoPiccolo and her husband, Joseph, of Reading; dear sister of Mary Sarno of Woburn, Nora Verrochi of Connecticut, Ann Filon of Nevada, Rose Schulze of Wisconsin, Theresa Beliveau of Nevada, Larraine Kaplan of Quincy, Domenic of Hyde Park, Frank of Readville, John of Medway and Anthony Nicotera of Arizona; cherished grandmother of seven and great grandmother of nine.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Owned Lombardo & Sons Fish Market of East Boston
Lorenzo Lombardo of Lynn, formerly of Somerville, died on March 4.
He was the proprietor Lombardo & Sons Fish Market, East Boston.
He was the beloved husband of Rosetta (Gennaro); devoted father of Antonio Lombardo of Lynn, Michelle Franzese and her husband, Joe, of Peabody and the late Natale Lombardo; dear brother of the late Gaspare, Giovanni, Marie Scalia, Pietro and Angela Zerelle and is also survived by one loving granddaughter, Alessandra, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For guest book or flowers please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.
East Boston resident
Josephine C. (Carrozza) D’Alto of East Boston died on March 3. She was 95 years old.
She was the loving wife of the late Sabino D_Alto; cherished mother of Robert D_Alto of Braintree and his late wife, Margot, and the late Richard D_Alto; beloved grandmother of Robert D_Alto, Melanie Chetwynd, Kimberly Ayer, and Renee McLaughlin; adored great grandmother of Anthony, John, Brendan, Sophia, Ryan M., Ryan C., Elizabeth, and Gabrielle; loving sister of Marianne Stringi of Las Vegas, Gloria Biancardi of Revere, and the late George, James, John, and Frank Carrozza. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 303 Paris Street, East Boston, MA 02128.
Veteran of Two Wars
Earl W. Randolph of Peabody died on March 1.
A US Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he was the loving father of Margaret Moulaison and her husband, Alan, of Peabody, Earl Jr. and his wife, Dede, of Watertown, Frank of Holbrook, Joseph of East Boston, Elizabeth Hunt and her husband, Dennis, of Hingham and the late Carol Mota; dear brother of Violet Nance of Gainesville, Georgia and the late Ernest Randolph. He is also survived by 12 loving grandchildren: Alan Jr., Stephanie, Sonia, Judith, Joeann, Jennifer, MaryJane, Danielle, Ross, Julia, Lisa, Eric and four great grandchildren, Lily, Damian, Nevaeh and Felisia.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Randolph’s memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Richard S. Healey of Revere died on March 1.
He was the beloved husband of Carol (Curcio) Healey with whom he shared 26 years of marriage; loving father of Ronald Healey of Ipswich and Richard Healey Jr, of Beverly; cherished son of the late John and Carolyn (Robson) Healey; dear brother of Deborah Rogow and John D. Healey, both of Hopedale, James W. Healey of Florida, Kevin P. Healey of Oregon and the late Michel Healey; fond uncle of Stephanie Carole and Anthony and James Stalters.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza_s Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Euplio “Pucci” Petrillo of Revere died on March 2.
He was the beloved husband of Antonietta (Sirignano) Petrillo; devoted father of Dr. Enrico Petrillo and his wife, Denise, of Lynnfield and Lisa and her husband, Atty. Eric Kupperstein of Cohasset; dear brother of Atty. Rocco Petrillo, Eleanor Serva and the late Faustino Petrillo, Antonietta Pasciutto and Ada Nasti, all of Italy. He is also survived by three loving grandchildren Adriana, Francesca and Joseph and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons -Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, Ma. 01923. For guest book visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Of Ohio, formerly of Haiti
Mireille (Villard) Adrien of Mason, Ohio, formerly of Haiti, died on February 22.
She was the loving mother of Mindy Thomas and her husband, Francois, of California, Andy Adrien of Ohio and Darlene Cadet and her husband, Ramsay, of Abington; dear sister of Hallande Pierre of Revere, Joseph Pierre of Haiti and Linda Pierre of Lynn; fond niece of Elvir Pierre.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere followed by services in the Haitian Baptist Church, Lynn. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Socrates “Socky” Galatis
Retired Truck Driver, member of many organizations
Socrates K. “Socky” Galatis, a retired truck driver, died Sunday morning, March 6 at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody after a brief illness. He was 83 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea he was the loving son of the late Costadinos and Theodula (Stavropoulos) Galatis. He attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 45. He enlisted in the US Army during World War II and was honorably discharged. He returned to Chelsea, married Ellen Godfrey in 1951 and together they raised two sons.
“Socky” worked for many years as a Warehouseman for Sears & Roebuck at the Landmark Building in Kenmore Sq., Boston, he later went on to work as a Truck Driver, delivering for Commonwealth Bakery, and Holiday Brand Meats “Old Neighborhood” provisions in Lynn. He retired 20 years ago.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Aleppo Temple, Star of Bethlehem Lodge A.F. & A.M. and a life member of the former St. Andrews BBC, Chelsea. He was a longtime member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England in Boston.
He was the beloved husband of 59 years of Ellen D. (Godfrey) Galatis of Chelsea; devoted father of James and Charles Galatis, both of Chelsea; dear brother of Kanela “Kay” Murphy of Revere, Nicholas K. Galatis of Gloucester, John K. Galatis of Revere and the late Basil K. _Bill_ Galatis; cherished great uncle of Shamus Murphy of Wilmington and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted by the V. Rev. Fr. Cleopas Strongylis at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home. 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday March 11 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett._ Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. To send expressions of sympathy or for directions, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children 51 Blossom St., Boston MA 02114. www.ShrinersHQ.org
Chief Investigator Mass. Dept. of Industrial Accidents, Revere Youth Hockey Coach
Mark E. Moschella of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on March 7. He was 48 years old.
A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1980, he was born in Everett and was a resident of Saugus for less then a year. Working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents for the last 25 years, he presently held the position of Chief Investigator.
His involvement in the City of Chelsea was two-fold. As a young man he worked for Mayor Joel Pressman in the Mayors Office and later for the Building Department and was a member of the City of Chelsea Planning Board.
But as we all know, his passion was hockey. He was the Commissioner of the Chelsea Youth Hockey, Head Coach of the Chelsea High School Hockey Team and coach for the Revere Youth Hockey. His determination, quiet presence and friendship will be sorely missed by all those who ever had the opportunity to meet him.
He was the devoted husband of Karen (Saggese); beloved father of Mark Anthony Moschella and Brianna Moschella, both of Saugus; loving son of Christine (Puopolo) Peluso and her husband, Theodore, and the late Robert F. Moschella, Sr.; dear brother of Robert F. Moschella, Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, of Billerica, Scott Moschella and his wife, Marilyn, of Chelsea and Bryan Moschella and his wife, Leslie, of Saugus. He is also lovingly survived by his grandson, Michael Anthony Moschella, his brothers-in-law, Charles and Gary Saggese as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Saturday, March 12 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols Street, Chelsea at 10:30 a.m.M. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home on Friday will be from 3 to 8 p.m.. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the Mark E. Moschella Memorial Fund, Chelsea Employees Federal Credit Union, 500 Broadway, Room 205, Chelsea, MA 02150.
To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com