Obituaries – 10/1/09

October 3, 2009
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Gene Arthur Carter

Longtime Chelsea resident

Gene Arthur Carter died on September 16.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of Charlene Carter and the late Gene A. Carter. He spent his childhood and most of his life in Chelsea and was educated in the local public schools. After high school, he began working in the construction field. He enjoyed playing basketball and loved to go fishing with his sons.

He was the devoted father of Lesha, Gene, Jovan and Devon and a special friend to Nicky. He was the dear brother of Susan, Lisa, Gregory and the late Michael Carter and is also survived by his grandchildren, Shanelle, Jordan, Bliss, Vanessa and Myah. He was the uncle of Erik, Kairee, Justin, Stephon, Soleil, Natalia and the great-uncle to Mya and Isabella.

The family will receive visitors at the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, October 2 beginning at 7 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.

 

Gian Saini, 89

Of Malden, former long time Chelsea resident

Gian S. Saini died on September 27 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 89 years old.

Born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab India, he immigrated to Chelsea and lived here for many years until recently moving to Malden.

He was the husband of the late Gurbachan Saini; the devoted father and father-in-law to four sons and their wives. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A traditional prayer service was held prior to his cremation. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

 

Daniel Carbone, 23

Worked at Chelsea Soldiers Home

Daniel J. Carbone, a lifelong resident of Revere,

died unexpectedly on September 27 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 23 years old.

Born in Boston, he worked for a period of time at the Chelsea Soldiers Home as a member of the facilities service for the kitchen.

  He was the devoted son of Lynne Carbone of Revere; beloved grandson of Carole Carbone of Revere and the late John Carbone; dear nephew of Steven Carbone and his wife, Jayne, of Saugus, John Carbone and his wife, Christine, of Billerica and the late Brett Carbone; loving cousin of John and Sophia Carbone, Danielle and Connor Morency and great nephew of the late Janet Durant.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, October 2 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut Street, Chelsea at 11 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the Meridian House, 408 Meridian Street, East Boston, MA 02128. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

 

Barbara Matuszak, 78

Long Time Chelsea resident

Barbara H. Matuszak, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on September 22 at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center after receiving supportive care there for many years. She was 78 years old.

She was born on September 17, 1931, the beloved daughter of the late Geneva “Louise” (Crossman) Matuszak – Beauchamp and the late John Matuszak. She was a very dear friend of Bea Luzzato and is also survived by many friends and family in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

 

Thomas Callahan, 81

Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea

Thomas A. “Tom” Callahan of Venice, Florida, formerly of Chelsea and Reading, MA, died September 22 after a brief illness. He was 81 years old.

He grew up in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1945. He was drafted into the service in 1946, was stationed in the Aleutian Islands and received an honorable discharge in 1948. He then enrolled at Atlantic Christian College in North Carolina where he excelled at football and baseball. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in 1952 and married in 1953. He and his wife, Stella, raised four children at their home in Reading and spent summers on their island on Lake Maranacook in Readfield, ME. He was an Engineer for the B&M Railroad for 20 years and an Import Specialist for the Customs Department until his retirement in 1987. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife moved to Venice, FL.

His survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Stella; daughters, Karen of Stoneham, Nancy and her husband, Irwin Rosenthal, their daughters Shannon and Marisa of Topsfield; sons, Thomas and his wife, Jodi, their sons Tommy and Brian of Wilmington, Mark and his wife, Christine, their children Hannah, Luke and Sarah of Ipswich; sisters, Dolly Locker of Vandalia, OH and Eileen Gregory of Chelsea. He was also the brother of the late Joan Cranford and the son of the late Cornelius and Josephine (Meade) Callahan.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Anthenasius Church in Reading on October 3 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society .

 

Richard Keven Robert Malone, 26

Carpenter

Richard Keven Robert Malone of East Boston died unexpectedly on September 27. He was 26 years old.

Born in Malden and a resident of Chelsea for many years, he was a carpenter by trade.

He was the devoted son of Rustee Malone of East Boston; beloved father of Brianna Goodrich and Morgan Malone, both of East Boston; cherished grandson of Ann Carroll of Revere; step-brother of John Feeley of East Boston and is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

At the request of the family, funeral services were private. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

 

Maryann Curtis, 44

Revere resident

Maryann (Cascio) Curtis died in Revere on September 25. She was 44 years old.

The beloved daughter of Carmela J. (Baldassarri) Cascio of Revere and the late Frank V. Cascio, she was the cherished mother of eight; dear sister of Francis A. Cascio and his wife, Joan, of Saugus, Victor K. Cascio and his wife, Bonnie, of Atlanta GA, Joan C. Cascio and her husband, Nelson Feliciano, Edward J. Cascio and his wife, Maria, all of Revere and is also lovingly survived by her three grandchildren, Anabelle, Ciana and Joseph S. Jr. and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mass. Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure , P.O. Box 845037, Boston, MA 02284-5037.

 

Christine Wong, 58

Speech Therapist

Christine P. Wong of East Boston, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died on September 24. She was 58 years old.

A former Speech Therapist for the Stockbridge Public Schools, she was the daughter of the late Harry Wong and Emma (Chin) Wong-Chin; devoted sister of Valerie Wong-Vitello of Greenfield, MA, Atty. Russell L. Chin of Hingham, Mavis A. Chin of Chicago, IL and the late Philip A. Wong; cherished aunt of Miranda J. Vitello of Cambridge, Katherine L. Vitello of Albany, NY, Matthew L. Chin and Alexander A. Chin, both of Hingham, and is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mass. Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure , PO Box 845037, Boston, MA 02284-5037.

 

Sarah Stone Epstein

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Sarah Stone (Weiner) Epstein of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Dedham, died on September 25.

She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur “Ubby” Stone and Julius Epstein; devoted mother of Judith Stone Berman of Framingham, Roberta S. Weiner and her husband, Stephen R., of Boston; loving grandmother of Mark Berman and his wife, Elizabeth, Melissa Janfaza and her husband, Andrew, and Adam J. Weiner and his wife, Rita; cherished great-grandmother of Hannah Stone Berman, Rachel, Zachary, Noah and Rebecca Janfaza; loving sister of Ida Bostwick of Framingham and her late husband, Harry, the late Joseph Pressman and his surviving wife, Frances, of Peabody, the late Barney Weiner and his late wife, Claire, and the late Nat and Florence Weiner. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

The family expresses gratitude to her caretakers, Jo Ann Oxner, Patricia Maxwell and Reva Levy.

Burial was at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hebrew Senior Life Development Office, (C/O Jack Satter House) 1200 Centre St., Roslindale, MA 02131, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Development Office, C/O Martin P. Solomon, MD Scholars Fund, 116 Huntington Ave., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116 or The Weiner Stem Cell Research Fund, Attn: Kris Lapping, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors.

 

William Connors, 85

Soldiers Home Cook, Retired Merchant Seaman

William F. Connors died on September 19 after a short illness at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home where he had been a resident for 17 years. He was 85 years old.

Born in Boston, he attended Boston Public Schools. He was a US Army veteran Technical 5th Grade who served with the First Calvary Division Artillery during World War II. He worked as a cook in food services at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home for 17 years and was a retired Merchant Marine Seaman who transported fuel and goods.

He was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Kenny) Connors and the uncle of Nancy Shapiro of Peabody.

His Funeral Mass was celebrated at the St. Michael Archangel Chapel at The Soldiers Home. Burial was at the Soldiers Home lot in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Funeral Home, Chelsea.

 

Edmund Browne, 93

Of Wakefield, formerly of Chelsea

Edmund J. Browne of Wakefield, formerly of Chelsea, died September 23 at the Epoch Senior Healthcare in Melrose. He was 93 years old.

Born in Chelsea on January 13, 1916, the son of the late John V. and Mary (Greene) Browne, he has been a Wakefield resident since 1972. He was a graduate of Chelsea High School, a US Army veteran of World War II, and worked as a lithographer for Forbes Lithography in Chelsea. He retired in 1982 as a quality controller from the Clorox Company.

Mr. Browne was the husband of the late Elizabeth G. (Smith); the father of Edmund J. Browne Jr. of Wakefield and the late Elizabeth Reardon; brother of Francis Browne of Saugus and the late John Browne, Joseph Browne and James Browne. He is also survived by three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital, Gastrointestinal Cancer, 32 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114

 

Haig Haroutunian, 90

Owned former City Hall Fruit in Chelsea

Haig Haroutanian of Medford and Ashburnham died peacefully on September 22 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 90 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Waltham and he was the former proprietor of Haig’s variety store in Ashburnham and City Hall Fruit in Chelsea.

He was the beloved husband of the late Louise (Arcenian) Haroutunian; devoted and loving father of David Haroutunian and his wife, Melanie Bennett, of Newburyport and Janice Haroutunian – Avery and her husband, Steven Avery, of Medford and Ashburnham; loving grandfather of Vanessa Haroutunian and Marie Louise Avery; dear brother of Aroxie Hart of California and the Late Harry, Arsen, Aram, Vartan, Bruce, Armen and Vanoohy; uncle of Gail and Robert Haroutunian and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorial gifts may be made to Amvets Post 41, 215 Grove Street, Watertown, MA or to Saint James Armenian Church.

 

Arthur J. Caissie Sr.

Retired Shipyard Foreman

Arthur J. Caissie Sr. of Danvers, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 21.

A US Army veteran of World War II and a retired shipyard foreman, he was the beloved husband of the late Louise M. (Robichaud) Caissie; devoted father of Arthur J. Caissie Jr. and his wife, Sheila, of Danvers, June C. Ells and her husband, William, of Rutland, Denise M. Rescigno of Lynn, Debra A. LaMontgane and her late husband, Thomas, of Revere; cherished grandfather of Kristen and Brian Ells of Rutland, Joseph Caissie and his wife, Brandy, of Illinois and Anna-Louise Rescigno of Lynn, adored great grandfather of Kaia Caissie. He was the dear brother of the late Joseph, Edward, and Wilfred Caissie, Rose Doran, Helen Arsenault and Mary Allen.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

 

William Muise

Chelsea resident

William J. Muise of Chelsea died on September 26.

He was the beloved husband of Geraldine “Gerry” (Leonard) Muise; father of Carole A. Muise and her fiancée, David Gilbert, of Chelsea, William J. Muise and his wife, Robyn, of Tewksbury; brother of the late Joan Muise, Alfred and Walter Muise of Nova Scotia; grandfather of Michael, Stephen and Michelle, all of Chelsea, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Service will be held in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville today, Thursday, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. For more information, please visit: dohertyfuneralservice.com


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