Obituaries

September 24, 2009
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Rev. Anthony Giang Nguyen, 70

Long associated with the Cambodian and Vietnamese communities of Chelsea

Reverend Anthony Giang Nguyen, a resident of Lowell and a parochial vicar at St. Patrick Church, Lowell, died peacefully September 21 at the Kindred Hospital in Waltham surrounded by family and members of his church community.

He arrived at St. Patrick Church in Lowell in 1986 and has been working very closely with the Vietnamese and Cambodian communities in Lowell, Chelsea, Lawrence and Haverhill. Rev. Anthony was also associated with St. Rose of Lima Parish in Chelsea for many years.

He is survived by two brothers, Trieu P. Nguyen and his wife, Tuyet, of California and Van P. Nguyen and his wife of Vietnam; a sister, Phong T. Nguyen, and her husband of Vietnam; also many nieces and nephews, including Lap Nguyen and his wife, Hien Banh, of Lowell and Mary Banh of Lowell. He is also survived by his great nephews, Joseph Banh and Loc Banh, both of Lowell.

Rev. Anthony will lie in state at St. Patrick Church, 282 Suffolk St., Lowell, today, Thursday, from 4 until 9 p.m. with an evening prayer service at 7 p.m. and on Friday from 4 until 9 p.m. with a solemn vigil service at 7 p.m. led by the Very Reverend Arthur M. Coyle, Regional Episcopal Vicar of the Merrimack Region. A Mass of Christian Burial will be con-celebrated on Saturday morning at 11 in St. Patrick Church, Lowell. Burial will be held in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford with a reception to follow in the parish hall at St. Patrick Church. Arrangements are by the Roland W. Martin Funeral Home, 308 Pawtucket St, Lowell.

 

Walter ‘Joe’ Shea Jr.

Medford resident

Walter “Joe” Shea Jr. of Medford died on September 17.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Cintolo) Shea; devoted father of Marc Shea and his wife, Kimberley, of Medford; dear brother of Diane Shea of Somerville, Donna Shea of Chelsea and John Shea and his wife, Laura; brother-in-law of Robert P. Cintolo and his wife, Nancy, of Florida.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. For Guestbook and obituary, dellorusso.net

 

Beatrice ’Bea’ Ciulla, 93

Everett resident

Beatrice “Bea” (Sutera) Ciulla of Everett died on September 21. She was in her 93rd year.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony Ciulla with whom she shared 72 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Marie Contrada of Malden and her late husband, Carmine, Lillian Vaughn Riley and her fiancé, Rusty Butera, of Chelsea and the late Anthony “Tony” Ciulla; dear sister of Nat Sutera and his late wife, Lilly, Marge Marino and her late husband, Angelo, Rita Sabella and her husband, Alfred, Jennie Ciuffo and her late husband, Nicholas, all of Everett, Phyllis Orlando and her husband, Michael, and Kay Orlando and her late husband, Mac, all of Gloucester, Lucille Bonfilio and her husband, John, of Stoneham, Leo Sutera and his wife, Barbara, of Florida and the late Philip Sutera and his late wife, Sena, and Lucy Sutera. She was the cherished grandmother of nine, great grandmother of 15 and great great grandmother of one.

Funeral and services will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a service in Our Chapel of the Resurrection by Father Vincent Gianni at 1:30 p.m. Family and friends may visit Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Michael Scott Bickel, 61

Carbone Metal Fabricators employee

Michael Scott Bickel of Tewksbury died September 20. He was 61 years old.

An employee of Carbone Metal Fabricators in Chelsea and a member of the North Shore Bridge Church in Beverly, he was the beloved husband of Helen L. (Jones) Bickel; father of A. Vincent Ularich of Somerville; son of Beth (Spear) Bickel of Tewksbury and the late Roy E. Bickel; brother of Allen and his wife, Vicki Bickel, of Biloxi, MS, Richard and his wife, Ava Bickel, of Edmund, OK, Bob and his wife, Diane Bickel, of Shawnee, KS, and the late Linda Pasco; uncle of Melinda Curry and Shelly Pasco, both of East Boston, Wayne Bickel and Dow Bickel, both of Oklahoma; great uncle of Linda Wagner and Mario Pasco.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, September 26, at 2 p.m. in the North Shore Bridge Church, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 135D, Beverly, MA 01915. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church will be appreciated. Arrangements are by the Tewksbury Funeral Home. tewksburyfuneralhome.com

 

Dennis Horgan

Salem resident

Dennis G. Horgan of Salem, formerly of Revere, died on September 20.

He was the loving son of Mary P. (Goggin) Horgan of Groveland and the late Gerard J. “Buddy” Horgan; dear brother of Patricia Adrien and her husband, David, of Groveland, Joan Marra and her husband, John, of Wilmington, Anne Dow and her husband, Edward, of Georgetown, Michael Horgan and his wife, Caroline, of Glenshaw, PA and Maribeth Christopher and her husband,Thomas, of Georgetown. He is also survived by four nieces and eight nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, today, Thursday, September 24 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St, Revere at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to The Immaculate Conception School Scholarship Fund, 127 Winthrop Ave, Revere, MA 02151.

 

Andrew Scibilia

Revere resident

Andrew P. Scibilia of Revere died unexpectedly on September 19.

He was the loving son of Donna (DiPao) Scibilia and her companion, Danny Suloff; cherished grandson of Anna Annabel Pezzi; dear brother of Michael Scibilia of Revere and Tiarra Suloff of Chelsea and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be appreciated. For guest book and directions, visit: www.vazzafunerals.com

 

C. Eileen Camillieri, 91

Served as President of Chelsea Woman’s Club

C. Eileen (Gates) Camillieri died peacefully on September 18. She was 91 years old.

Born in Nova Scotia, she arrived in Chelsea at the age of six and made her home here for 85 years. An exceptional woman of great faith whose life centered on her family and friends, she was always involved in the activities of the churches to which she belonged, Chelsea’s First Baptist and Horace Memorial Baptist and Malden’s Maplewood Baptist. She had also served as president of the Chelsea Woman’s Club, as Worthy Matron of Ruth Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and had been active in the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.

She was the cherished wife of the late Frank Camillieri; loving mother of Frank R. Camillieri, Elaine T. Burns, and the late Maria E. Cummings. She also leaves her beloved daughter-in-law Kathleen, son-in-law, James, grandson, Matthew Camillieri and his wife, Wendy, granddaughter, Jennifer Ferguson and her husband, James, granddaughter Sarah St. Jean and her husband, Jason, and adored great-grandchildren Madeleine, Grace and Sofia Camillieri, Elizabeth, Adam and Nathaniel St. Jean, Rowan and Lorna Ferguson. She will be greatly missed by her brothers, Charles Gates of Florida and Roy Gates of California as well as by her nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by Carafa & Son Funeral Home. Private burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.

 

John Preziosi, 92

Chelsea resident

John J. Preziosi of Chelsea, formerly of Medford, died on September 20. He was 92 years old.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II, 548th Field Artillery Battalion.

The cherished brother of Mary Serra and Anthony Preziosi, both of Medford, and the late Alfonso, Americo “Mac” and Andrew Preziosi, he is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the A.J. Spadafora Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

 

Martin Ciaramella, 91

Retired GE Machinist

Martin Ciaramella of Chelsea and Revere died on September 20. He was 91 years old.

A retired machinist for GE, he was the loving father of Lucille Gunn and her husband, Thomas, of North Billerica; cherished grandfather of John Gravallese Jr. and Danelle Stone and great grandfather of Gianna and Samuel Stone; dear brother of Maria Gunn-Venuti of Revere and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held in Holy Cross Cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook, visit: www.Buonfiglio.com

 

Mary Benjamin, 90

Chosen as one of 350 Jubilee Bostonians

Mary Benjamin died on September 20 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 90 years old.

Mrs. Benjamin was born in Lithuania and lived most of her life in the West End. She was a homemaker who kept active by dancing, swimming, walking and biking. She was also a nanny and a part-time model and was chosen as one of the 350 Jubilee Bostonians by Mayor Kevin H. White. She volunteered with U.S. veterans and received recognition for her volunteerism by the National Jewish Welfare Board.

She was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin Benjamin and the devoted mother of Eileen Benjamin.

Graveside services were held at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorial observance was private. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website, www.torffuneralservice.com.

 

Frederick Yutkins Jr., 40

Early Childhood Teacher

Frederick “Freddie” Yutkins Jr. an Early Childhood teacher, died September 19 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after battling Pancreatic Cancer for the past 10 months. He was 40 years old.

Born at the Grover Manor Hospital in Revere, he was raised in Chelsea. He attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and graduated form the Northeast Metro Technical School in Wakefield. He continued his education at Salem State College where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He was employed at South Shore Day Care Services in Quincy as a kindergarten teacher. Prior to his illness, he was pursuing his Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education at Quincy College.

He was the loving son of Frederick J. and Gladys J. (Pistone) Yutkins of Chelsea; beloved life-partner of eight years to Kevin Egan of Dorchester; dear brother of Joseph Yutkins and his wife, Claudette, of Topsfield; cherished uncle of Joseph Yutkins Jr. and is also survived by many aunts, uncles, numerous cousins and extended family members.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church, Peabody. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Funeral arrangements were under the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Research 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445-9924

 

Michael Gutowski, 45

Of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea

Michael D. Gutowski of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 17 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 45 years old.

A baker who was employed by several area bakeries, he was born in Chelsea, the son of Stanley A. Gutowski and the late Larraine (Le Cain) Gutowski; husband of Kathleen (McDonald) Gutowski and the beloved father of Maureen Gutowski of Winthrop. He was the brother of Beth Posey of Maine and the late Stanley T. Gutowski.

Memorial Services will be held in St. John’s Episcopal Church, corner of Bowdoin and Buchanan Streets in Winthrop at 3 p.m. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.

 

Diane DeAngelis

Member of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality

Diane M. DeAngelis of Chelsea died on September 16.

A member of St. Anthony’s Sodality, she was the beloved daughter of the late William and Nellie (Fino) DeAngelis; loving sister of Carol Speranza of Lexington; dear niece of Edith and Hugo Orlandella of Revere and Godmother of Diane Orlandella of Beverly.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook www.Buonfiglio.com

 

Catherine ‘Kay’ Smith, 76

Chelsea resident

Catherine T. “Kay” (Ryan) Smith of Chelsea died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack on September 19 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett despite unrelenting work by the emergency room doctors and staff for almost an hour to revive her. She was 76 years old.

A graduate of St. Rose High School, in her early years she worked for State Street Bank in Boston. During her children’s school years, she worked part time and then full time for American Optical Corporation and lastly, for over a decade, as a teller at the Chelsea-Provident Bank on Broadway.

The devoted wife for 53 years of Michael J. Smith, Sr., she was the beloved mother of Michael J. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Saugus and Kim Ann Clifford and her husband, James, of Melrose; cherished grandmother of Ryan P. Smith and Matthew J. Smith, both of Saugus; daughter-in-law of Josephine Smith of Chelsea; dear sister of Marlene Taraskiewicz of Peabody, Sheila Ciaramella of Chelsea, Helen Asaro of Burlington, Joseph Ryan of Maine and the late Leo F. Ryan, Jr., Kevin Ryan, Agnes Gordon, Mary Cushing, Patricia Coyne and Martin Ryan. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols Street, Chelsea, today, Thursday, September 24 at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Smith Funeral Home 617-889-1177 www.smithfuneralhomes.com

 

Zelda Baskies

Chelsea resident

Zelda S. (Savenor) Baskies of Chelsea died on September 18.

She was the beloved wife of the late Max Baskies; devoted mother of Dr. Robert Baskies and his wife, Jage, and Dr. Arnold Baskies and his wife, Susan; dear sister of the late Yossi and Jack Savenor; loving grandmother of Meredith, Michael and his wife, Risa, Douglas and his wife, Miriam, and Pamela. She was also the loving great grandmother of Joshua, Seth, Samuel, and Molly.

A Chapel Service was held at Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Memorial Week was private. Donations in her memory may be made to Temple Emmanuel, 60 Tudor St., Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guest book please visit www.torffuneralservice.com

 

Joseph Assenzo

Lifetime member of K of C 97 and member of DAV and VFW

Joseph “Joe” Assenzo of Everett died on September 15.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the DAV, VFW and a life time member of the Knights of Columbus 97.

He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Ciulla); father of Dennis and his wife, Susan, of Wakefield and Patricia Pastori and her husband, Joe, of Medford; brother of Anna Sinagra of the North End, Camille Renzulli of East Boston, Lena Assenza of the North End, Jennie Ruotalo of Chelsea and the late Mary Riley-Assenza. He is also survived by five grandchildren, David, Brian, Lauren, Michael, Ashley and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Resident Council Fund, c/o Courtyard Nursing Care Center, 200 Governor’s Ave., Medford, MA 02155. www.roccofuneralhomes.com


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