Obituaries 01-06-2011

January 6, 2011
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Adra Ellen Fleming

Worked at Emerson Textile

Adra Ellen (Fredericks) Fleming of Chelsea, formerly of Boston, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on December 31 following a long and courageous battle with overwhelming illness. She was 68 years old.

Born and raised in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret (Tees) Fredericks. She was a longtime Boston resident spending almost all of her life there before settling in Chelsea nearly three years ago. She worked in Emerson Textile, formerly located in Chelsea, as a floor supervisor.

She was the beloved companion of the late Gerald Czerwinski; devoted mother of William McCormick of Michigan, Keith McCormick and Darin McCormick, both of North Attleboro; loving daughter of the late Ralph and Margaret (Tees) Fredericks; cherished grandmother of Joseph McCormick and William McCormick III. She is also survived by one sister.

Honoring her wishes and desires, her funeral services were strictly private. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

Doral McNulty

Revere resident

Doral McNulty of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 3.

She was the loving mother of John McNulty and his wife, Deborah, of Attleboro; dear sister of Ann Carroll of Revere, Alice Gaylord of Everett, Carol Murphy of Saugus, Patricia Luke of Florida and the late Mary Burns, Edward and Thomas McNulty; cherished grandmother of Jenna, Julie and Laura McNulty.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beachwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Gerald Czerwinski

Former Construction Laborer

Gerald J. Czerwinski, a former construction laborer,  passed away unexpectedly in his Chelsea home on December 20. He was 66 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Stanley and Mary (Krakowski) Czerwinski, he was a lifelong Chelsea resident. He worked for many years as a construction laborer for various building trades such as carpentry, plumbing and electrical.

He was the dear brother of Stanley Czerwinski, Lorena Livoli and the late Joseph Czerwinski and is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Honoring his wishes, his funeral services will be private.

To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

John Stasio

Hamilton resident

John S. Stasio of Hamilton, formerly of Revere, died on January 3.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of Mary (Malfitano); devoted father of Nancy Camley and Rick Laird of Hamilton, John and his wife, Donna, of Revere, David and his wife, Shirley, of Chelsea and Michael and his wife, Annmarie, of North Reading; dear brother of the late Vincent Stasio and is also survived by 13 loving grandchildren and one great grandchild.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, January 7 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly Invited. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book or flowers please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Lola Galatis

Chelsea resident

Lola E. Galatis of Chelsea passed away at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on December 24 following a long illness. She was 58 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Nick and Sue (Garvin) Galatis. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1970 and a Chelsea High School Majorette. After graduating from high school, she worked briefly for the State of Massachusetts in the Department of Mental Health.

A loving mother, she devoted her life to caring for her children and family. She also enjoyed music, dancing and animals. She will be missed my many relatives and friends.

She was the devoted mother of Jhamaul Galatis and her fiancée, Michael Leger of Chelsea and Edwin “Rocky” Galatis and his fiancée, Julia Adorno of Chelsea; loving daughter of Nick and Sue (Garvin) Galatis of Gloucester; dear sister of Charles Galatis of Gloucester and Peter Galatis of Concord, NH; cherished grandmother of Xavier Galatis and Edwin Galatis Jr. and adored niece, aunt and cousin to many.

Her Funeral Service was conducted in the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave. Salem, MA 01970 or by visiting www.NortheastAnimalShelter.org. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

Helen Robinson

Lynn resident

Helen D. (Johnson) Robinson of Lynn died on December 30. She was 89 years old.

A retired claims associate for the Traveler’s Insurance Co. in Boston, she was the wife of the late Lawrence Robinson,  the beloved mother of Charles S. Robinson and Lawrence Robinson, both of Lynn, and the late Gloria Moriale; mother-in-law of Richard Moriale of California; daughter of the late Harry E. and Florence (McDonald) Robinson; dear sister of Irene Piasecki and Edna O’Neill, both of Chelsea, and the late Harry Johnson, Hazel Escott, Ruth O’Neill, Grace Moore, Florence Johnson and sister-in-law of the late Marion Johnson.  She is also lovingly survived by two granddaughters.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at the First Congregational Church, 26 County Road, Chelsea on Monday, January 10 at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be held in the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Anthony Francis

Former Butcher and Meat Cutter

Anthony Francis, a former butcher and meat cutter, passed away on January 3 at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where he had been receiving supportive care for the last two  weeks. He was 97 years old.

Born in East Boston on April 19, 1913, he was the son of the late Anthony and Lillian (Peterson) Francis. He was raised in Chelsea with his nine siblings.  He attended local schools, graduated from Chelsea High School and worked as a meat cutter and butcher by trade.

In 1942, he enlisted in the US Army and served his country during World War II. He was honorably discharged in November of 1945. He married his beloved wife Sophie Shelist from Chelsea who died in 1988. His loving mother Lillian died at the age of 106 in 2000.  He is survived by his only child, his loving son Anthony Francis of Satellite Beach, Florida.

He was an avid sports fan and as a youth played baseball and football. Over the years he has been a staunch and serious Boston Red Sox fan.

His Funeral Service will be conducted today at the Woodlawn Chapel in Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St, Everett at 11 a.m. Burial will follow. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

Harvey Berger

Of California, formerly of Chelsea

Harvey Berger, formerly of Chelsea, died in Hollywood, California on December 21. His late wife was Marcia. He is survived by siblings Martin of Denver, CO and Debbie Berzon of Melrose MA.

Peter Centola

Somerville resident

Peter C. Centola of Somerville died on January 2.

He was the beloved husband of Helen (Hartigan); father of Peter M. of Somerville and Anne Marie Centola of Boston; son of the late Pasquale and Jane Centola; brother of Thomas of Charlestown and Victor of Billerica and Carol Centola of Everett, MaryLou Currier of Chelsea and the late George Centola, Barbara Cannata and Elizabeth Griffin.

His Funeral will be held from the Cota-Struzziero Funeral Home, 197 Washington Street, Somerville today, Thursday, January 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Benedict’s Church, 21 Hathorn Street, Somerville at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association , 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. www.cotafuneralhomes.com

Virginia ‘Tootsie’ Kinnon

Malden resident

Virginia (Rennie) ‘Toostie’ Kinnon died on January 3 at her Malden home after a long period of declining health, She was 83 years old.

The beloved wife of Lawrence Kinnon of Malden, she was  born in Chelsea on February 23, 1927 to the late Walter and Alice (Landry) Rennie. She was the loving mother of Lawrence Kinnon of Newbury, Lynda Chase, Diane Hurley and her husband, William, all of Malden, John Kinnon and his wife, Cindy, of Tewksbury, Paula Kinnon of Malden and Sharon Kinnon of North Carolina; devoted sister of Theresa Parow, Anna Marie Rennie and Elaine Cole; cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of four and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Leo M. Norton Funeral Home, Malden Square, today,Thursday, January 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Hearts Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in the family lot at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to The New England Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

Lester DeVincent

Stop & Shop Retiree

Lester J. DeVincent of Chelsea died on January 2. He was 66 years old.

A retired meat cutter for Stop & Shop and a US Navy Veteran, he was the loving father of David M. and his wife, Karolyn, of Plainville, Lester J. Jr. of Boston, Mark J. of Nashua, NH and Scott F. of Chelsea; devoted brother of Carol Neese of Georgia, Henry E. of Waltham, Stephen M. of Norton, Ronald P. of Natick, George M. of Taunton, Kevin J. of Attleboro, Brian P. of No. Attleboro, Brendon C. of Attleboro and Mary E. DeVincent of Georgia and loving grandfather of Brianne and Ryan.

His Funeral will be held from the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home, 270 Main St.(Rt. 20) Watertown today, Thursday, at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in the Church of St. Patrick, 212 Main St., Watertown. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. www.macdonaldrockwell.com

Richard DeLeary

Former Union Carpenter

Richard E. DeLeary, a former carpenter and Vietnam veteran, passed away at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on December 29 following a long illness. He was 72 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Andrew and Leonarda (DelVisco) DeLeary. A longtime Revere resident, he was raised and attended Revere schools and has been residing at the Chelsea Soldiers Home for almost a year.

He enlisted in the US Army and served his country in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1959 and worked as a union carpenter for 32 years.

He was the beloved husband of Antoniette (Fiore) DeLeary of Revere; devoted father of Richard Earl DeLeary Jr. and his wife, Ann Marie, of Revere, Michael DeLeary and his wife, Cheryl, of New Hampshire, Carrie Aresco and her husband, William, of New Hampshire and JoAnn DeVito and her husband, Domenic, of New Hampshire; loving son of the late Andrew and Leonarda (DelVisco) DeLeary; dear brother of Particia DeLeary and William DeLeary, both of Florida and the late Andrew DeLeary. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel on Monday, January 3. Committal Services were held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St. 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210 or by visiting www.Diabetes.org. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

Libby Alpert

Retired Bookkeeper, Former Hadassah Treasurer

Libby S. Alpert of Everett died on December 30.

She was the former longtime Treasurer of Everett-Chelsea Chapter of Hadassah and a retired bookkeeper at Whidden Memorial Hospital and Charles Gilman Co.

She was the devoted sister of Lois Alpert and the late Beatrice Hill; cherished aunt to Linda Hill and Douglas Garde and James and Rebecca Hill; grand aunt of Marci Hill and Lucio Marino and great grand aunt of Sienna Marino.

Services and burial were at Tifereth Israel Memorial Park,  Everett with arrangements by Goldman Funeral Chapel, Everett. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Everett-Chelsea Chapter of Hadassah, 34 Malden St., Everett, MA. 02149, Attn: D. Canter.

Cisco Naranjo

Truck Driver for K-Trucking in Chelsea

Cisco Naranjo, a Woburn resident for many years, died on December 27. He was 41 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Reading, he was the son of Barbara (Grant) Elliot of Arlington, and the late Francisco Naranjo. He was a graduate of Reading High School, class of 1987 and a truck driver, working with K-Trucking in Chelsea, and formerly with Katsiroubas Brothers in Boston for many years.  He loved watching the Pats play, loved his two pit bulls Larz and Jean and loved cooking on the grill no matter what time of year it was.  He also loved hanging out with friends and laughing.  He enjoyed camping, and was an avid Ozzy and rock and roll listener.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Krystal Ann Naranjo of Lynn and Jordan Lloyd Locke Naranjo of Rochester, NH;  his sister, Leslie Naranjo, of Florida and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

His funeral service will be held in the Goodrich Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn today, Thursday, at 7 p.m.  Visitation will begin at 4 p.m.  Cremation will take place Friday.

Rosa Julia Ruiz

Chelsea resident

Rosa Julia Ruiz of Chelsea died in the emergency room of Massachusetts General Hospital Tuesday afternoon December 28 after being involved in an accident in East Boston’s Day Square. She was 66 years old.

Born in Las Marias, Puerto Rico, she was devoted to her family and known as a hard working woman. From the summer of 1971 until it closed, she worked for Sweetheart Paper and then as a butcher at Butcher Block for over 10 years.

She was the devoted mother of Francisco Vita of Lawrence and Marilyn Cuba of Boston; beloved sister of Jose Rodriguez, Juan Rodriguez and Valerianna Rodriguez, all of Puerto Rico, Euclides Ruiz and Julia Ruiz, both of Chelsea, and Otilio Ruiz of Puerto Rico; cherished grandmother of Jaelene Virella, Janais Gonzalez, Jaydon Sanchez, Naima Lara, Anthony Bubluski and the late Antonio Mendez. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews including Magaly, Pedro, Jaime, Edwin, Julia Beatriz, Jorge, Maritere, Mickey, Norma, Edwin, David and Diana Ruiz.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to Rosa’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

Junellen Haskell

Retired Secretary

Junellen (Dyer) Haskell of Chelsea died on January 1. She was 72 years old.

She was a retired clerical secretary for S. Strock & Co, Inc. in Chelsea.

The wife of the late Leslie Haskell, she was the beloved mother of Bradford Haskell and his wife, Carol, and Edward Haskell, all of Florida, Aldene D. Chamberland and her husband, Leonard, of Connecticut and faithful and beloved companion of Thomas “Buddy” Jeffrey of Chelsea. She was the daughter of the late Mitchell and Natalie (Blum) Dyer; dear sister of Judith Dyer of Chelsea, Joyce Miles and her husband, Edward, of Wilmington and sister-in-law of the late Walter Dyer. She is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren, Ashley, Kerri, Amanda, Andrew, Christine, Bradford Jr., Nicholas and two great grandchildren, Brayden and Jacqueline June.

A Memorial Service was conducted at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Reading with arrangements by the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea.

Calvin Farnsworth

Owned New Hampshire Grain Stores

Calvin M. Farnsworth of Kelly’s Corner Road, Chichester, NH, died on January 1 at the Concord Hospital following a long illness. He was 80 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the son of Richard and Helen Farnsworth, he was a graduate of Thayer Academy in Braintree in 1948 and the University of Mass-Amherst in 1952. He worked as a district manager for USS Agri Chemical Co for many years. He purchased Clark’s Grain Store with locations in Chichester and Ossipee, NH, which he owned and operated for the past 31 years.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lois (Nelson) Farnsworth of Chichester, NH; four daughters, Susan Farnsworth of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Nancy Yeaton of Pittsfield, NH, Judy Farnsworth of Mitchellville, MD and Jane Collins of Saginaw, MI and three grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are by the Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home, Pittsfield, NH. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield today, Thursday, at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Calvin Farnsworth Memorial Fund C/O the Pittsfield Rotary Club, PO Box 104, Pittsfield, NH 03263. To sign his on line guest book, log on to Perkinsandpollard.com.

Harry ‘Sonny’ Cole

Member of Several Organizations

Harry A.”Sonny” Cole  of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, died on January 1. He was 87 years old.

A veteran of World War II and a member of several organizations, he was the devoted husband of 61 years to the late Cissy (Simons) Cole; beloved father of Joseph and Inez Cole and Robert and Ellen Cole; cherished grandfather of Jason and Heather Cole, Pamela, Alexander and Carolyn Cole; adored great grandfather of Elyssa and Halen Cole; dear brother of the late Anita Linker.

Arrangements were by The Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Burial was in Everett. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Jewish National Fund, Magen Dovid Adom, the Jimmy Fund or a charity of one’s choice. Special thanks to all the aides, doctors and nurses of Beth Israel Hospital and Kaplan House Hospice of Danvers for their kind compassionate care. For online condolence go to: www.goldmanfc.com

Samuel Brown

Pharmacist

Samuel Brown, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on December 31 at the Beth Israel Hospital. He was 82 years old.

A World War II veteran, he was born in Chelsea, educated in the Chelsea school system, agraduate of Chelsea High School and the Northeastern School of Pharmacy.

He was the loving son of the late Abraham and Stise (Siegel) Brown; loving brother of Frances Barnard; devoted uncle of Russell Barnard, Robert and Nurit Barnard; dear great uncle of Karen, Laura and Rebecca and life long friend of David Brothers.

Graveside services were held at the Agudath Israel Cemetery,  West Roxbury. Memorial observance was private. Donations in his memory may be made to Beis Medraish Lubavitch, 1148 Converse St., Long Meadow, MA 01106, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com.


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