Obituaries 04-20-2011

April 21, 2011
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Catina ‘Tina’ Tritto

Chelsea resident

Catina A. “Tina” ( Caccamesi ) Tritto of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died on April 19.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Tritto with whom she shared 37 years of marriage; loving mother of Frank Tritto of Lynn, James Tritto and his wife, Sandra, of Saugus, Dennis Tritto and his wife, Susan, of Stoughton,  Joseph Tritto and his wife, Darlene, of Malden and daughter in law, Janice Tritto, of Peabody; dear sister of Mary Esposito of Plymouth, formerly of Revere, and the late Liboria Tranfaglia and Charles Caccamesi; cherished grandmother of Mark, Marci, Bethany, Joseph, Julie, Michael and David Tritto and great grandmother of Joseph Tritto.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Friday morning at 9 a.m. followed by a Liturgical Blessing in St Anthony’s Church, Revere Street, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery Everett. For directions and guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.

Harold Braid

Charlestown Navy Yard maintenance head

Harold Braid died on April 17 at his Chelsea home surrounded by his loving family. He was 69 years old.

Born in Revere and in management for the National Parks Service, he was head of maintenance for the Charlestown Navy Yard.

He was the son of the late Harold and Grace (Nicholson) Braid; devoted brother of Janet Carron of Chelsea, Grace Robichaud of Saugus, Charles Braid of Chelsea and Patricia Detweiler of Florida; father of John Braid of Melrose, Tina Stickney and her husband, Shawn, of Swampscott and Peter Braid of Wakefield and is also lovingly survived by his granddaughter Sara Stickney as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Monday, April 25 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 10 o’clock. Services will conclude with burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

Helios Sunsin, Sr.

Of Everett, formerly of Chelsea

Helios Sunsin, Sr. of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on April 17 after a heroic battle with cancer. He was 79 years old.

Born in Honduras and a resident of Chelsea since 1978, he worked for over 17 years in the maintenance department of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home.

He was the devoted husband of Trinidad (Cruz); beloved father of Gustavo Sunsin of Honduras, Helios Sunsin, Jr. of Revere, Magaly Sunsin of Everett and the late Mario Sunsin and is also lovingly survived by many brothers, one sister as well as many nieces and nephews. He was the cherished grandfather of Carlos Joel, Ronald, Helios, Mario, Kelvin, Sinead, Gustavo, Jr., Andrea and Carlos and great grandfather of Anahya, Izaiah and Mia.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, April 22 at 10 a.m. followed by a Liturgical Blessing in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be today, Thursday, from 5 to 9 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to Helios’ family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

Celina Fairbank

Medical Records Administrator

Celina A. (LeClair) Fairbank of Concord, NH died April 17 at home after a battle with cancer. She was 69 years old.

Born June 27, 1941, she was the daughter of Augustus and Emily LeClair and resided for many years in Chelsea and Manchester, CT before moving to Concord in 2005.

Her career included 20 years in medical records administration at Cottage Manor and On Broadway nursing homes in Chelsea, and most recently in customer service at Granite State Candy Shoppe.  Her passion for cooking and entertaining was surpassed only by her ardent need to care for anyone she befriended.  She celebrated every holiday with verve and lavish decorations.  She was generous to coworkers, patients, their families, customers, neighbors, her family, and others in her community.

She was the wife for 45 years of  the late Alan H. Fairbank and was the sister of the late Marlene Perry and Raymond LeClair; she is survived by three children, Mark and Denise Fairbank of Concord, Michael and Patricia Fairbank of Hampstead, and Michele Fairbank of Marina Del Rey, CA; her sister Jean Delaney of East Harwich, MA; her brother Norman LeClair of Revere; her grandchildren Trevor and Emily Fairbank of Concord and Max and Benjamin Fairbank of Hampstead; and by all of her nieces, nephews, friends, associates and acquaintances who will remember her generosity.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel at the Soldier’s Home in Chelsea. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Concord Regional VNA Hospice Care:  www.CRVNA.org

Rose Anne Palermo

Retired Stitcher and Bingo enthusiast

Rose Anne Palermo, a retired stitcher in the garment industry and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Tuesday evening, April 12 following a brief illness. She was 86 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Jennie (Ciano) Lanzo. She attended local schools and worked as a stitcher for Emerson Textile in Chelsea. She married Christopher J. Palermo in 1956 and together they raised their three daughters here. She was predeceased by her husband in 1999.

Mrs. Palermo had many family and friends in Everett and belonged to Community Family in Everett. She was also an avid Bingo player, playing Friday Night Bingo at the P.A.V in Chelsea and St. Anthony’s Parish in Revere.

She was the beloved wife of 43 years to the late Christopher J. Palermo; devoted mother of Carol Palermo of Everett, Donna Palermo of East Boston and Christine Bennett of Barrington, NH; dear sister of the late Lucy Larcome, Alfonzo Lanzo, Margaret Dennis and Ann Guanci; cherished grandmother of Tara Ortiz, Eugene Bennett Jr., William Bennett, Hayley Cunningham, and Ronald J. Gagglione III and is also survived by her great grandchildren Briana, Owen and Lucas.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church. For online guestbook, please visit www.ChelseaFuneralService.com. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

Edith Forge Perry

Retired teacher

Edith Forge Perry of Quincy died on April 12. She was 90 years old.

She was a teacher and mentor to countless grammar school students at St. Ann School, Wollaston, for more than 30 years.

She was the cherished wife of the late Philip P. Perry; devoted mother to Suzanne of Chelsea, Donna of Beverly, Diane and Carl Cierpial of Pleasant Hill, CA, Robert Perry and Mary McNamara of Milton, Maria Perry and John Stock of Kansas City, MO; beloved grandmother of Elisa, Philip, and Christiane Perry; dear sister of Ann O’Connor and the late Pauline Bonanno; loving aunt of Richard, Robert, and Theresa Bonanno and their families.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Burial was in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Donations in memory of Mrs. Perry may be made to the Edith F. Perry Scholarship at Quincy Catholic Academy, 370 Hancock St., Quincy, MA 02171. See www.Keohane.com for online condolences.

Pauline Ruth Trickett

Former Nun and devoted educator

Pauline Ruth Trickett (Sr. Catherine Joanne S.P.), a former Nun with the Sisters of Providence, died on Thursday April 7 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Lynnfield following a short decline in, health. She was 87 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea she was the beloved daughter of the late John and Catherine (Woodrow) Trickett. One of six children, she attended St. Rose School in Chelsea.  She began her noviate and professed her solemn vows in Maryland in 1941, joining the order of the Sisters of Providence.  She attended St. Michaels College in Vermont where she received her master’s degree in education.  She was assigned to the Church of Faith Hope and Charity in Winnetka IL, a suburb of Chicago, where she was the Director of Religious Education for many years. She resigned from the order in 1971 and continued as a parochial school teacher for next 25 years.  She retired in 1996.

She loved world traveling, taking many annual “action vacations”.  A strong and independent woman, she enjoyed daily walks and keeping up on all current events.   She was the dear sister of the late Carmel Trickett, Marguerite Jones, Mary Rosetti-Page, James T. and Edward Trickett; cherished aunt of Marilyn Morley of Wakefield, Karen Fait of Long Beach, CA, Joseph Rosetti of Salem, NH, Carmel Maureen Nason, Billy and Paul Jones, the late John Jones and Jamie Trickett.

Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Monday, April 25 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. To send expressions of sympathy please visit www.ChelseaFuneralService.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

Arakel ‘Arthur’ Krikorian

Retired Oriental Rug Dealer

Arakel “Arthur” Krikorian died peacefully on April 14 at home surrounded by his family and friends. He was 92 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was a US Army Air Force veteran of World War II who served as a Sergeant and instructor in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He retired from the Oriental rug business in 1990 after 43 years.

He and his wife, Sheila, were long time residents of Swampscott before moving to their present home in Lynn. He loved entertaining their many roller skating and ballroom dance friends. He also leaves many friends in Aruba where they vacationed every winter for the past 35 years. He was a member of the St. James Armenian Apostolic Church and Men’s Club, the Swampscott Historical Society, Roller world and Roller Palace Skating Clubs, the USS Constitution Museum, and the Vittori Rocci Post 56. He loved sports, traveling, ballroom dancing and roller skating with his wife. The beloved husband of 42 years to Mrs. Sheila (Cloran) Krikorian, he was the dear son of the late Hatchik and Imastoohie (Der Arakelian) Krikorian; the brother of the late Edward, Mary, and Jennie Krikorian and  the devoted son in law of Lisia Cloran.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Star of the Sea Cemetery, Marblehead. Donations may be made to St. James Armenian Apostolic Church, 465 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, Massachusetts 02472, My Brothers Table, 93 Willow Street, Lynn, Massachusetts 01901 or the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association ,72 East Concord Street, C3, Boston, MA 02118. Guestbook at www.solimine.com

Arlene Burke

Former Secretary at Chelsea and Revere HS

Arlene (Melesciuc) Burke, a former secretary and clerk for Chelsea and Revere High Schools, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday morning, April 18 following a battle with overwhelming illness. She was 64 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she was the daughter of Anna (Metrick) Melescuic of Revere and the late Alexis Melesciuc. She was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She married Robert L. Burke and together they raised their two children in Revere. She was predeceased by her husband two years ago. She had been residing in Revere for the past 33 years.

She spent time working as a secretary for a law firm and then began working as a secretary and clerk for many years at both Chelsea High School and Revere High School. She was an active parishioner at the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Chelsea. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. Burke; devoted mother of Jennie Solis and her husband, Wilfredo Javier, of Revere and John R. Burke of Revere; loving daughter of Anna (Metrick) Melesciuc of Revere and the late Alexis Melesciuc and the cherished grandmother of Alexis Solis.

Her funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, April 21 at 10 a.m. followed by the Funeral Matins said in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 8 Addison St., Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.   Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 110 Washington Ave., Chelsea. To send expressions of sympathy and for directions, please visit www.ChelseaFuneralService.com. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes.

Roger J. Belanger

Retired US Postal worker

Roger J. Belanger, a retired maintenance supervisor for the US Postal Service, he passed away on Tuesday, April 19th at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett following a short illness. He was 85 years of age.

Born in Manchester NH, he was the son of the late Adelard J. and Eva (Cormier) Belanger. He grew up in Chelsea and was a resident here for most of his life. He attended Chelsea High School and enlisted in the US Marine Corp. during World War II and served as a combat veteran in the Pacific Theatre. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned to Chelsea.

Roger worked as a maintenance supervisor for the United States Postal Service at the South Boston Postal Annex for over 30 years. He retired in 1989. He was a member of the D.A.V. and the Beachmont V.F.W.

His Funeral will be held in the will St. Michael the Archangel Chapel (Cardinal Cushing Pavilion) at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea on Tuesday, April 26th at 10:00 A.M. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Chapel at 11:00A.M.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Monday from 4 – 8 P.M. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

He is the beloved husband of 29 years to Sattie S. (Sapdoy) of Chelsea.  Dear father of Roger Belanger of KS, Charlie Belanger, Kenneth Belanger , Gary Belanger  and Nancy Belanger, all of NY and Wayne Belanger of NH.  Dear brother of Richard Belanger of Malden, Ray Belanger of Hanover, Norma Schroth of Haverhill, Vernon Belanger of SC, Robert Belanger of Chelsea, Donald Belanger of Medford, Ronald Belanger of Salem, NH, Daniel Belanger of Hopkinton and the late Frank Belanger.  Also survived by several grand and great grandchildren. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and the direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.


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