Obituaries 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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Pasquale ‘Pat’ Logiudice

Retired State Parks and Recreation employee, World War II POW

Pasquale P. “Pat” Logiudice, a retired State Parks and Recreation employee, passed away at the Halifax Medical Center in Daytono Beach, Florida on May 18. He was 84 years old.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Antonio and Mary (Sammartino) Logiudice, he grew up in East Boston and attended public schools there. In 1944, he enlisted into the US Army during World War II. He was assigned to the 79th infantry and campaigned in the Rhineland and Central European Theaters as a medical aideman, assisting fellow combatants. He was awarded the Combat Medical Badge and E.T.O Ribbon with two battle stars. He was captured by the Nazis in February of 1945 and thought to be a casualty by his family when he was in fact taken as a P.O.W. and imprisoned in Stalag IX-B in Bad-Orb, Germany. Conditions there were notably the worst of any Nazi P.O.W. camp. After 71 days, he and his fellow prisoners were liberated by advancing allied troops. He was honorably discharged in November of 1945.

A permanently disabled veteran, he returned home to East Boston and worked for the former M.D.C Parks and Recreation Department as a Parks Supervisor until his retirement. He has been living in Daytona Beach for the last 20 years.

He was the dear brother of Ida Bartnick of Ocala, FL, Dolores Logiudice of Revere, Anthony Logiudice and his wife, Nancy, of Swampscott and the late Frank Logiudice and Francis Y. Batchelor. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere on Monday. Services concluded with Military Honors and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online guestbook, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

 

Carl Mansfield Sr.

Worked for Carmote Paint and Raffey & Swanson Paint Companies

Carl A. Mansfield Sr. of Chelsea died on May 16 in his Chelsea home after a one month cancer illness. He was 85 years old.

Born in Revere, he grew up in Chelsea, son of the late Charles F. and Lillian A. (Buzzell) Mansfield. He attended local schools. In December of 1942, on his 18th birthday, he left Chelsea High School to enlist in the US Navy. He served in World War II and was honorably discharged at the rank of EM 2Cl in 1946.

He returned to Chelsea and married Phyllis V. (Hazelton), together they shared 40 years residing in Chelsea to raise their daughter and son here. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for local paint factories, Carmote Paint and Raffey and Swanson Co.

His wife, Phyllis, died in 1987, and for the last 20 years he has enjoyed the company of his dear friend, Wilma, watched his two granddaughters grow to successful young ladies, enjoyed traveling, visits to his daughter and son in law in Florida, shared his home with his son, and was blessed to see his great-granddaughter, Chloe.

He was the beloved husband of 40 years of the late Phyllis V. (Hazelton) Mansfield; best friend and loving companion of 20 years to Wilma Stevens of Revere; devoted father of Theresa Tomasik and her husband, Richard, of Florida and Carl Mansfield Jr. of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Michelle Tomasik of San Francisco, CA, Kathleen Black and her husband, Eric, of Santa Monica. CA; adored great grandfather of Chloe Black; dear brother of the late Gertrude Foley, Margaret Dempsey, Lillian Robinson, Charles Mansfield Jr. and John Mansfield.

A Memorial Service and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery will take place in late June. Date and time will be announced by the funeral home. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. For online guestbook, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

 

Francis ‘Frank’ Stanley

True “Chrysler Man”

Francis M. ‘Frank’ Stanley, a retired service writer/mechanic for Chrysler Motors, passed away Sunday evening at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home after a brief illness. He was 78 years old.

Born in Boston, he grew up in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston and was the son of the late Matthew S. and Florence (Cahill) Stanley. He began working as a service mechanic for Miles Chrysler–Plymouth City in Boston. After gaining years of experience as a mechanic, he became a Service Department Writer/ Manager. He considered himself as a true “Chrysler Man” and was sought after by many dealerships. His career included, Pallin’s Chrysler Plymouth in Chelsea, Houlihans, Lynnway Dodge and he retired from Dedham Chrysler 13 years ago.

He was the beloved husband of 39 years of R. Jean (Kennedy) Stanley of Chelsea; dear father of Debra, Darren, Sharon and Sandra; loving step dad of Frank Moore and his wife, Zelma, Kenneth Moore and his wife, Linda, John Moore and his wife, Teri, Thomas Moore, Wayne Moore and his wife, Deborah, Robert Moore and his wife, Pamela. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

His Funeral Services will be conducted at the New Hope Assembly, 9 Assembly Drive, Saugus on Thursday (Today) May 27 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guestbook, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com. Funeral Arrangements are by the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

 

Thomas Hogarty

Of Rhode Island, formerly of Chelsea

Thomas J. Hogarty of Bristol, RI, formerly of East Bridgewater and Chelsea, died on May 22.

He was the father of Derek S. Hogarty of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and Nicole A. Hogarty of Providence, Rhode Island; brother of Jan Memmelo of Winthrop, Patricia Kindelan of Lincoln, Nebraska, Michael Hogarty of Stow and the late Joan Levine; grandfather of Matthew Hogarty and Riley Hogarty, both of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield today, Thursday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt St. (Route 106) Mansfield. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute 44 Binney St. Boston, MA 02115. For complete obituary or additional information please visit www.shermanjackson.com

 

Robert Kenneth Miller

City of Boston employee, member of Toastmasters

Robert Kenneth Miller, a 27 year resident of Weymouth, formerly of Revere, died on May 20 at the Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 67 years old.

He was born in Winthrop, raised and educated in the Revere schools and was a graduate of Revere High School and Burdett College. He was a long time employee of the City of Boston, a member of Congregation Sha’Aray Shalom of Hingham and a long time member of the Toastmaster Organization. He also enjoyed storytelling, country music, reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with his beloved cat “Muffin”.

The beloved husband of Naomi (Fogel) Miller, he was the devoted stepfather of Nancy Miller and her husband, Paul, and David Wolfson and his fiancé, Sarah Snell; the loving son of Morris and Ida Miller; the dear brother of Diane Freedman and her husband, Alan, and Tomas Miller and his wife, Barbara; loving grandfather of Marc Miller. He was the devoted uncle of Sheri Freedman, Elizabeth Miller and Matthew Miller. He is also survived by his beloved cat “Muffin”.

A graveside service was held at the New Tifereth Israel of Everett Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation 11 Vanderbilt Ave. Norwood, MA 02062.

 

Gerry DeSisto

Chelsea resident

Gerry (Grasso) DeSisto of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on May 14.

She was the loving mother of Doreen Perez of Revere and Sharon DeSisto of New Hampshire; beloved daughter of Nellie (Dotolo) Grasso of Revere and the late Salvatore Grasso; dear sister of Dennis Grasso of Revere; cherished grandmother of four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral and burial was private. Arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home. For on line guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

 

Victoria Balon

Retired Assembly Line Supervisor

Victoria T. Balon, a retired Assembly Line Supervisor, died on May 15 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where she has been receiving supportive care for the past four years. She was 94 years old.

Born in Springfield and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Florencz and Magdalena (Bidon) Balon. She attended St. Stanislaus Parochial and Chelsea High School. She worked for B.F. Goodrich in Watertown as an Assembly Line Supervisor overseeing the manufacture of waterproof shoes and boots. She was medically retired at the age of 55. For many years, she was a member of the North Shore Assembly of God Church in Malden.

She was the dear sister of the late Josephine Strychalski and Frank Balon; cherished aunt of Carolyn Doucette and her husband, Mark, of Lynn and Robert Balon of Florida.

Honoring her wishes, funeral services were private. She will be placed to rest alongside her mother at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Dr. Matthew S. Schwartz Hospice, 285 Commandants Way, Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guestbook, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

 

Peter Dolan

Melrose resident

Peter J. Dolan of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died peacefully at home on May 19.

He was the beloved husband of Rosemary (MacLaughlin) Dolan; loving father of the Honorable Robert J. Dolan, Mayor of the City of Melrose and his wife, Alison, Dr. Sara Looby and her husband, Greg, of Newton, and Amy Sestito and her husband, Anthony, of Melrose; devoted grandfather of Ryan and Kiley Dolan, Brendan Sestito and Peter Looby; brother of John E. Dolan and his wife, Dorothy, of Chelsea, and cherished friend to many.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Prostate Cancer Research Fund, in care of Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600 Boston, MA 02114. For obituary or to sign guest book, please visit www.gatelyfh.com

 

Kenneth Graczyk

Stoneham resident

Kenneth W. Graczyk of Stoneham died suddenly on May 18.

He was 62 years old.

A US Army veteran of Vietnam, he was the beloved husband of Barbara J. (Scholl) Graczyk; devoted father of Emily Perkins and her husband, Adam, of Tewksbury, Laura Graczyk, Jill Graczyk and Kenneth Graczyk, all of Stoneham; cherished grandfather of John Walsh and Samantha Perkins, both of Tewksbury; loving son of the late Genevieve (Mydlarz) Graczyk and Henry Graczyk; dear brother of Barbara Meza and her late husband Richard of New York, Henry Graczyk and his wife, Fran, Frank Graczyk and his wife, Betty, Stanley Graczyk and his wife, Terri, all of Peabody and Patrick Graczyk and his wife Dee-Ann of New Hampshire. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Please honor him with donations to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send a memorial condolence www.barilefuneral.com

 

Juanita Quinones

Chelsea resident

Longtime Chelsea resident Juanita Quinones died at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston following a long illness on March 15, 2010.

Mrs. Quinones had waged a vigorous battle against respiratory failure, pulmonary edema, kidney problems and finally succumbed to cancer. She was 59.

She was a hardworking, well-liked woman who had many friends throughout the city. According to her son Joel, her family meant everything to her.

She leaves her husband of 25 years, Mario Flores Fuentes and her four children; Carlos Quinones of Lynn; Anthony Quinones Pena of Springfield; Joel Quinones of Chelsea; and Kissybel Cardoza of Lowell.

Mrs. Quinones was a devout Pentecostal Christian who came to Chelsea from Puerto Rico as a young woman.

She was living on Chestnut Street when she died.

Her funeral was held from the Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

She was buried in Lowell Cemetery.

 

Cynthia Epstein

Former Chelsea resident

Cynthia Epstein of Boston, formerly of Chelsea, died on Friday, May 21.

She was the daugjhter of Jacob and Vivian Epstein and is survived by her mother, Vivian Epstein, brother, Larry Epstein, sister, Beverly Burak of Son Corey Green and grandchildren, Chris, Allana and Jacob

Green. In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to Hospice of the North Shore in Danvers, MA.

The memorial service will be held Friday May 28 at 2 p.m. at Ramler Park 120 Peterborough St., Boston MA 02215

Parking will be available at the Shaw’s supermarket lot annex across the street from the Park. This is an outdoor venue so dress appropriately. Casually nice is OK. Bring an umbrella just in case.

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