Obituaries 06-14-2012

June 15, 2012
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Ellython Morales

Of Chelsea, formerly of Chile

Ellython Morales of Chelsea formerly of Santiago Chile, died at home surrounded by his family.

He was the beloved husband of Moniea (Vargas) Morales with whom he shared 48 years of marriage; loving father of Estaban and Carolina Morales, both of Chelsea and Andres Morales of Georgia; dear brother of Onesima Pinila of Revere, Robinson Morales of Everett and Edison Morales of Chelsea.

Family and friends may visit today, Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. Burial will be private. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com

Alexander Safer

Of Chelsea, formerly of Saugus

Alexander P. Safer of Chelsea, formerly of Saugus, died on June 10.  He was 70 years old.

A graduate of Saugus High School and Boston University, he was the loving son of the late Peter and Grace (Boyaj) Safer; dear brother of Robert Safer of Saugus; cousin of Patricia Parent of Chicopee and Richard Barsom of Wilbraham.

Visitation will be held at the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave. Saugus on Friday from 11a.m. to noon followed by a funeral service at noon in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. www.BisbeePorcella.com

Domingo Alvarez

Of Chelsea and the Dominican Republic

Domingo Alvarez of Chelsea and the Dominican Republic died on May 31 in the Dominican Republic. He was 78 years old.

Born in Cuba, he was the son of the late Juan and Anna Alvarez. He came to the United States when he was in his 20s and settled in Chelsea. He was a longtime resident of Chelsea and also spent time living in Revere. He worked as a truck driver and later moved to the Dominican Republic to open his own produce business. He had been living between Chelsea and the Dominican Republic for the past 25 years.  He enjoyed watching baseball and was a Boston Red Sox fan.

He is survived by 16 children, his brother, Armando Alvarez and his sisters, Dora Simo, Juana and Reyna Garcia. He is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Service was held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home on June 10. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

www.WelshFuneralHome.com

Louis Singer

Of the South End, Malden and Medford

Louis Singer of the South End, Malden and Medford died on June 6.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mildred (Reap) Singer; devoted father of Sheila Singer Steiner and husband, Nolan Steiner; loving son of the late David Singer and Ida (Bevider) Singer; loving brother of the late: Joseph Singer, Bernard Singer, Samuel Singer, Max Singer, Philip Singer, Rose Freedman, Sonny Hoffman, Mollie Mantia and Frances Singer. He is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many devoted nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Birsen Cemetery, Everett. For on-line guest book please visit: www.torffuneralservice.com

Samuel Zazula

Active Lifelong Member of Chelsea Community

Samuel S. Zazula of Chelsea and Medford died on June 5.

A resident of Chelsea since the age of two, he was very much attached to the Chelsea Community. He attended Chelsea Schools, graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1939 and from the Mass. College of Pharmacy. He served in the US Army during World War II as a Master Sergeant.

At the age of 11 he started running errands for the local drug store and continued until retiring at the age of 62. He was very charitable

minded for the Chelsea and Jewish Community and was also a significant supporter of the American Heart Association through the years.

One of the original supporters of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home from its founding days as a single family home. He was a member of the Orange Street Synagogue, Masonic Lodge-Cannon Lodge Chapter, the Knights of Pythias,

Temple Beth El of Chelsea, Temple Shalom in Medford and the Chelsea Hebrew School.

Served in US Army during WWII rank of Master Seargent.

He was the husband of Rita (Hurvitz) Zazula; father of Sharon Zazula, Ralph Zazula and his wife, Michele Ross, Judi Zazula and her husband, Doug Ely, Gregory Zazula and Lenore Giacalone, Linda Kent and her husband, Martin and the late Robin Z.

Skinner; son of David and Fannie Zazula; brother of the late Morris Zazula and the late Harry Zazula; loving grandfather of David, Jordana, Suzanne, Risa, Garrett, Stephanie, Rebecca and Michael. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren Kari, Zachary, Elijah and Rachel.

Services were private. Burial was in the

Jewish Community Center Cemetery, Danvers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund, MA Affiliate, 89 South Street, #406, Boston, MA 02111 or to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078 or to a

the charity of choice. For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website. Torf Funeral Service 1-800-428-7161: www.torffuneralservice.com

Janet McNelly

Of Chelsea, formerly of Charlestown

 

Janet McNelley of Chelsea, formerly of Charlestown, died on June 8.

She was the devoted and loving companion for 30 years to Peter J. McEachern; dear sister of Carol, George, Warren “Mac” and Edward and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service in celebration of her life was held at The Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels of Waltham which assisted Peter with arrangements. To contact Peter to share personal remembrances of Janet and for the complete obituary, guestbook and additional information please refer to; www.BrascoFuneralHome.com

Robert Benson

Teamsters Member

Robert W. Benson of Chelsea, a former long-time resident of Malden, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 9. He was 80 years old.

A member of the Teamsters Local #25 in Charlestown, he was a U. S. Air Force veteran during the Korean War.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marie F. (Goyetche) Benson, devoted father of Ed Benson and his fiancée, Tammy Stoey of Wilmington, Brenda Fitzgerald and her husband, John of Windham, ME, and Donna D’Elia and her husband, Gerry of Chelsea; loving grandfather of Russell Amirault of Lowell, Allison and Patrick Buckley of Manchester, NH, Victoria and Danielle D’Elia of Chelsea, Jaime, Casey, and Nicholas Benson of Wilmington, Alan and Kana Fitzgerald of Windham, ME, Wendy and Jay Lewis of New Gloucester, ME, as well as seven great-grandchildren. He was the cherished son of the late Carl and Ida (Prescott) Benson; dear brother of the late Helen Davidson, Ida Palmer, Charlie Benson, and Evelyn Smith and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the father-in-law of the late Katy Benson.

Family and friends will gather for a graveside service on Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m. in the Wildwood Cemetery, Wildwood Street, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington.

John ‘Bill’ Reed

Chelsea Resident

John W. “Bill” Reed died in Chelsea on June 5.

A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of Ann (Joy) of East Boston; father of John “Rick” Reed and his wife, Tracey of New Hampshire, Anne Marie Johnson and her husband, Tim of New York, Deborah Simmons and her husband, Scott of New Hampshire, Patricia Interbartolo, Kathleen Clark and her husband, Billy, all of Chelsea; brother of Paul Reed, Kaye Johnson and Mary Church and is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston where prayer services and Military Honors were held. www.MagrathFuneralHome.com

Samuel Zazula

Active Lifelong Member of Chelsea Community

Samuel S. Zazula of Chelsea and Medford died on June 5.

A resident of Chelsea since the age of two, he was very much attached to the Chelsea Community. He attended Chelsea Schools, graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1939 and from the Mass. College of Pharmacy. He served in the US Army during World War II as a Master Sergeant.

At the age of 11 he started running errands for the local drug store and continued until retiring at the age of 62. He was very charitable

minded for the Chelsea and Jewish Community and was also a significant supporter of the American Heart Association through the years.

One of the original supporters of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home from its founding days as a single family home. He was a member of the Orange Street Synagogue, Masonic Lodge-Cannon Lodge Chapter, the Knights of Pythias,

Temple Beth El of Chelsea, Temple Shalom in Medford and the Chelsea Hebrew School.

Served in US Army during WWII rank of Master Seargent.

He was the husband of Rita (Hurvitz) Zazula; father of Sharon Zazula, Ralph Zazula and his wife, Michele Ross, Judi Zazula and her husband, Doug Ely, Gregory Zazula and Lenore Giacalone, Linda Kent and her husband, Martin and the late Robin Z.

Skinner; son of David and Fannie Zazula; brother of the late Morris Zazula and the late Harry Zazula; loving grandfather of David, Jordana, Suzanne, Risa, Garrett, Stephanie, Rebecca and Michael. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren Kari, Zachary, Elijah and Rachel.

Services were private. Burial was in the

Jewish Community Center Cemetery, Danvers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund, MA Affiliate, 89 South Street, #406, Boston, MA 02111 or to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078 or to a

the charity of choice. For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website. Torf Funeral Service 1-800-428-7161: www.torffuneralservice.com

Alfred Gallant, Jr.

Professional Machinist

Alfred J. “Al” Gallant, Jr., a professional machinist, died on June 11 in his Chelsea home after a brief overwhelming illness with his loving family at his bedside.  He was 55 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of Lois M. (Holland) Hutchinson, the late Eben Hutchinson and Alfred J. Gallant Sr.

He attended local schools and began working as an apprentice machinist before becoming a full licensed machinist.  He was first employed by Edel Brown and later went on to work for Middleton Aerospace machining aircraft parts.  He enjoyed playing his guitar and was a music aficionado.  He was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and spending time with friends.  He was never too busy to listen to their tales.

He was a member of the Revere Lodge of Moose, a past member of the French Naturalization Club and former bar manager there.  He was also a former member of the Star of Bethlehem Lodge AF&AM and the Aleppo Temple.

He was the beloved companion of Joy Viola of Saugus; devoted father of Nicole Lopez and Danielle Gallant of Chelsea; loving son of Lois M. (Holland) Hutchinson of Chelsea, the late Eben Hutchinson and Alfred J. Gallant Sr.; dear brother of Donald R. Gallant of Chelsea and Lois Hutchinson-Stone and her husband, Michael of Nantucket; cherished grandfather of Alexzander Gallant, Mackenzie Vose, Aiden and Rylee Lopez and the adored uncle of Jaime Ferguson.

His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway,  Chelsea on Friday June 15 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 .m.- 8 P.M.  For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

www.WelshFuneralHome.com


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