Obituaries 11-12-09

November 12, 2009
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Sheila Howard

Everett resident, formerly of Chelsea

Sheila M. (Budney) Howard, a 31 year resident of Everett, died on November 10 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was 60 years old.

A homemaker, mother and grandmother, she was born, raised and attended schools in Chelsea.

She was the beloved wife of 41 years of Robert E. Howard Sr. of Everett; devoted mother of Robert Howard Jr. and his wife, Stephanie, of Everett, Scott Howard and his wife, Shye, of Florida, Angel Daigle and her husband, Billy, of Revere and the late Timothy Howard; dear sister of Richard Budney and his wife, Sandy, of North Brookfield, Bette Mohr of Hingham, Beverly Gallant of North Andover, Patricia Sobolewski of Revere, Sandra Laft and her husband, Richard, of Saugus; sister in law of the late Russ Mohr, Al Gallant and Robert Sobolewski; loving grandmother of Chanel, Timmy, Michael, Faith and the late Chuckie. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted in the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, 389 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, Friday, November 13 at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Tom Coots. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

 

Phyllis Pecora

Chelsea resident

Phyllis (Filamino) Pecora of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on October 31.

She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas; loving daughter of the late Luigi and Stella (DeSanto) Filamino; dear sister of Mary McCrobie of Virginia and the late Charles Filamino and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in St. Michaels Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For guest book or flowers visit www.buonfiglio.com

 

Stephen Melesciuc

Retired Chelsea Building Inspector and Zoning Board Officer

Stephen Melesciuc of Chelsea died on November 9 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was 87 years old.

A lifelong Chelsea resident, he attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He worked for the City of Chelsea for over 30 years as a Building Inspector and then later as a Zoning Board Officer. He was a fan of horse racing and enjoyed frequent visits to Revere Beach to enjoy the view of the water.

He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Bilot) Melesciuc; devoted father of Barabara Melesciuc – Cormier and her husband, Walter, of Everett, Susan Melesciuc of Chelsea, Stephen Melesciuc and his wife, Kathryn, of Reading, Robert Melesciuc and his wife, Jeannie, of Wrentham, James Melesciuc and his wife, Joanne, of N. Reading and Edward Melesciuc of Chelsea; dear brother of the late Alex Melesciuc and brother in law of Anne Melesciuc of Revere. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday November 13 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

 

Rita Helen Mantell

Legal Secretary

Rita Helen Mantell, a Chelsea resident for several years, formerly of Boston, died unexpectedly on November 2. She was 68 years old.

A Legal Secretary for the Dangel & Mattchen Law Firm in Boston, she was the dear sister of Shelley Chase of Florida and is also lovingly survived by two nieces, Pamela Goldwyn, and her husband, Andrew, and Barri Goldfarb and her husband, Howell, all of Florida.

Arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. A group of her friends and fellow workers will hold a remembrance gathering at 10 Derne St. Boston on Tuesday, November 17 between 5 and 7 p.m. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

 

Anetta Antinick

Dedicated her life to home and family

Anetta V. (Rosa) Antinick, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died after a long illness on November 10 at the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she has been receiving supportive care for the past nine weeks.

Born in Revere, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Saltzman) Rosa. She was raised in Chelsea, attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She dedicated her life to home and family.

She was the beloved wife of the late John Antinick; the devoted mother of John W. Antinick and his wife, Leah, of Everett, Thomas Antinick and his wife, Blanche, of Lynn, Patricia White and her husband, Rodney, of Scottsdale AZ, Stephen Antinick and his wife, Leslie, of Cheyenne WY, Michael Antinick and his wife, Marika, of Haiti and Paul Antinick of Somerville. She was the dear sister of Marie Stephens of Maryland and is also survived by six grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday November 14 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea, at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours on Friday will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations in her memory to St Rose School would be appreciated.

 

Richard Brown

Retired Carpenter

Richard T. Brown, a resident of Malden for six years, formerly of Peabody and Chelsea, died on November 7. He was 92 years old.

Born in Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland, he attended Chelsea Public Schools and retired at age 62 as a carpenter in the building construction industry. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon-Galilean Lodge AF&AM and a communicant of St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea.

The husband of the late Dorothy L. (Soper) Brown, he was the beloved father of Carolann Cavicchio and her husband, Anthony, of Malden; dear brother of Evelyn DeSimone of North Carolina and the late George, Hayward, James, William and Dorothy Brown. He is also lovingly survived by two grandchildren, Staci-Ann Herlihy and Wendy Cassetta and her husband, Harry, and one great grandson, Anthony Casetta.

His funeral will be held from the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, 389 Washington Avenue, Chelsea today, Thursday, November 12 at 10 a.m. followed by a Holy Eucharist Service at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 21 Washington Avenue, Chelsea at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Partners Hospice Development Office, 281 Winter St., Suite 200, Waltham, MA 02451-8713.

 

Marie Ann Perriello

Of Burlington, formerly of Chelsea

Marie Ann (Juliano) Perriello of Burlington, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 8.

The beloved wife of the late Alfred A., she was the loving mother of Alfred and his wife, Deborah, of Burlington, Michael and his wife, Lynn, of Somerville, Susan Piantedosi and her husband, Steven, of Gardner, Cathy Fahey and her husband, Jack, of Burlington, Joseph and his wife, Kristen, of Billerica, and John of Burlington; sister of Barbara Juliano of Wakefield and the late Vincent Juliano; dear friend of the late Eileen Forbes and Mary Rose Medico and is also survived by 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) today, Thursday, November 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in her name may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, www.mass.wish.org. For directions, obituary and online guestbook see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net and/or www.saintmargaretschurch.net

 

Frank Nicewicz

Member of Chelsea and Winthrop Yacht Clubs and Winthrop Lodge of Elks

Frank A. Nicewicz of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died at the Youville Hospital in Cambridge after a long illness on November 8. He was 68 years old.

Mr. Nicewicz worked as a mechanic for the American Steel & Aluminum Company in Auburn and the Tyree Maintenance Company in Westboro. He was a member of the Winthrop Yacht Club, the Chelsea Yacht Club and the Winthrop Lodge of Elks No. 1078.

Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Chester and Gladys (Shumski) Nicewicz, he was the beloved husband of Eileen M. (Collins) and the brother of Chester Nicewicz and his wife, Lynnette, of Chelsea and Henry Nicewicz and his companion, Cynthia Seneca of Estero, Florida. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the O’Maley Funeral Home, 79 Atlantic Avenue, Winthrop, on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery.

 

Matthew Twomey Sr.

Norwood resident

Matthew J. Twomey Sr. of Norwood died on November 7. He was 78 years old.

A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of Florence T. (Sullivan) Twomey; devoted father of Daniel J. and his wife, Ginny, of Norwood, Michael G. and his wife, Lynne, of Marshfield, Matthew J. Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Norwood, Mary S. Marshall and her late husband, Richard J., of Revere and Lynne Dixon and her husband, Marc, of Walpole; cherished Gramps of Mark, Kevin, Lee, Jonathan, Jenna, Patrick, and Jeffrey; brother of the late Daniel, Mickey and George “Toto” Twomey and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, 1248 Washington St., Norwood today, Thursday, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 601 Broadway St., Chelsea. Burial with Military Honors will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

 

Sarkis Krikorian

Worked for Stop & Shop

Sarkis Krikorian of Townsend, formerly of Wakefield and Chelsea, died on November 5. He was 70 years old.

A 40 year employee at Stop & Shop Supermarkets and a 1958 graduate of Chelsea High School, he was a US Air Corps veteran.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy L. (Hout) Krikorian; father of Robert S. Krikorian of Dedham, Lisa M. Buzzell of Stow, Jean M. Krikorian of Townsend, Christina L. Floyd of Burlington; brother of Krikor Krikorian and Margaret Reddick, both of Chelsea. He also leaves five granddaughters.

Funeral arrangements were by the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Townsend Ctr. Memorial contributions may be made to the Townsend Methodist Church, PO Box 497, Townsend, MA 01469 or to the American Cancer Society , 21 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

 

David Tryder

Methuen resident, long involved in state and national beauty pageants

David R. Tryder of Methuen, beloved son of John J. and Helen Y. (Degurski) Tryder, died November 1 at the family residence. He was 55 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1973 and attended Boston State College. He was formerly employed as a Supervisor with Verizon of Boston and for many years was a bank auditor. He had many involvements such as the Miss N.H. USA and Teen N.H. USA, the Miss N.Y. USA and Teen N.Y. USA Beauty Pageants. He was also associated with the Miss America Beauty Pageant systems, before entering the USA system. A longtime Methuen resident he was a supporter of Methuen’s Festival of Trees event.

The son of John J. and Helen Y. (Degurski) Tryder, both of Chelsea, he was the brother of John J. and his wife, Rosalind, of Peabody and Allen C. of Derry, NH.

Funeral arrangements were by the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Methuen. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Memorial contributions may be made to Methuen’s Festival of Trees, P.O. Box 14, Methuen, MA 01844. For online condolences please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com

 

Irene Grzybinska

Retired President of Chelsea Provident Bank, charter member and first president of Zonta Club

Irene A. Grzybinska of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Dedham, died on November 4 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where she has been receiving supportive care for the past three years. She was 83 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Mary T. (Nauiokas) Grzybinski. She attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School. While attending Chelsea High School, she worked part time for the Chelsea Provident Bank. After graduating in 1944, she began working full time for the bank. She received a certificate in accounting from Bentley College. In 1947, she was promoted to the position of assistant treasurer. She continued her education by attending Suffolk University and gaining a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. In 1970 she was promoted to Treasurer, she was appointed Director of the bank in 1971 and became Vice-President of the bank in 1976. In 1979, the Board of Directors elected her President of the Bank, a position she held until her retirement.

During her career, she was active in many community affairs. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church and a member of its financial councils. She also served as a director for the Chelsea Community Y.M.C.A and Chelsea Neighborhood Housing. She was a charter member and first president of the Zonta Club of Chelsea.

She was the loving daughter of the late John A. and Mary T. (Nauiokas) Grzybinski; beloved sister of Richard Grzybinski and his wife, Vicki, of Westford, Janine Trainor of Brewster and the late Chester Grzybinski and Charles Grzybinski; dear sister in law of Veronica Grzybinski of Riverview, FL and Rita Grzybinski of Beverly. She is also survived by 17 nieces and nephews and five great-nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Stanislaus Church with Rev. Andrew T. Grelak officiating. Services concluded with burial next to her parents in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

 

Robyn Cefalo

Everett resident

Robyn Cefalo, 41, of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2009, after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of Patricia Cefalo of Everett and the late Arthur Cefalo.

Ms. Cefalo is lovingly survived by her son, Michael Scarpetti, of Everett; a sister, Catherine (Karas) Moore and nephew, Samuel Moore; three brothers, Michael Cefalo and his wife, Sue, of North Carolina, Joseph Cefalo, of California, and Michael Karas and his wife, Tina, of South Boston; an aunt, Carol Sullivan, of Everett; an uncle, Robert Long, of Quincy; also by dear cousins and friends.

Ms. Cefalo was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She was noted for the many kindnesses that she extended to family and friends throughout her life. Ms. Cefalo liked to help the homeless, volunteering her time at a shelter in Boston.

“Robyn cared about her family and friends, and her son, Michael, was her beacon of light,” said her sister, Cathy. “Everybody loved Robyn’s smile.”

Ms. Cefalo’s son, Michael, wrote a beautiful remembrance of his mother. That heartfelt message appears on Facebook.

Visiting hours will be Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea. Friends are kindly invited to pay their respects.

 

Rudolph Colbert, 71

Soldier’s Home resident

Rudolph W. Colbert of Chelsea died suddenly on November 8 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was 71 years old.

Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Ellsworth and Lorna (Ward) Colbert. After graduating from High School, he worked as a court officer and was a Vietnam Era Veteran of the US Air Force. After completing his duties, he was honorably discharged in 1962. Rudolph had been residing at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home for the past several years.

He is survived by his sister, Lorna Morgan, of Washington, DC.

A private graveside service will be held at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne on Monday, November 16.. Funeral Services were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea.


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