Obituaries 01-10-2013

January 10, 2013
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Dante Maida

Of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea

Dante A. Maida of West Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 6.

A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved husband of the late Frances “Sissy” (Curran) Maida; loving father of Donald Maida and his wife, Teresa of Middleborough and David Maida and his wife, Joan of Byfield; cherished grandfather of Christopher, Jonathan, Dylan, Isabella and Derek Maida; dear brother of Vito Maida and his wife, Lucy of Tewksbury and the late Catherine Storm. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Friday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Joseph Constantino, Sr.

Chelsea Contractor and former City Alderman

CONSTANTINO SR., JOSEPH D.

Well known Chelsea Contractor and former City Alderman died suddenly from cardiac arrest at the North Shore Medical Center-Union Hospital in Lynn after being stricken in his home on January 5. He was 59 years old.

Born in Boston,  he grew up in Chelsea and was one of 10 children of the late Nicholas S. and Grace (Beal) Constantino.  He attended local schools and was self-employed as an independent contractor in building and demolition fields and as a hauler and heavy equipment operator.

Well known and liked in the Chelsea, the city he always called home, Joe also served as an At-Large member of the former Board of Aldermen and was also a member of the Chelsea Yacht Club.

He was the beloved husband of Cheryl (Adams) Constantino of Saugus; devoted father of Joseph D. Jr. and Jolene Adelin, all of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Gianna “Shea” Constantino; loving son of the late Nicholas S. and Grace (Beal) Constantino; dear brother of Cheryl Pearson of Sandown, NH, Ronald Constantino of Van Nuys, CA, Nicholas Constantino,  Jr. of Rio Rancho, NM, Cal Beal of Mesa, AZ, Joseph A. Constantino of Saugus, the late Jean Rodriguez, Donald, William and Mary Grace Constantino.

His Funeral Services will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday January 10 at a time to be announced.  Services will conclude with burial at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

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John Hegarty

Avid Boater, Roofer, Laborer and Stop & Shop employee

John T. Hegarty of Randolph died unexpectedly at home on January 3 after suffering an acute myocardial infarction upon returning home from working as a foreman on the night shift at Stop and Shop where he has worked for the past four years. He was 50 years old.

Prior to working for Stop & Shop, he worked in the roofing industry for many years with “Angelo’s Roofing” of Revere. He was an avid boater who enjoyed his time on the ocean, sailing the harbor.

He was the beloved and faithful husband of 29 years to Lee M. (Frieden); devoted bother of Kathleen M. Walsh and her husband, Lawrence, Maureen A. Alikonis and her husband, Stephen, all of Winthrop and the late Michael J. Haggerty. He was the dear uncle to Stefani Kosinski

of Chelsea, Diana Walsh of San Diego, California, Daniel and Andrew Walsh, both of St. Petersburg, Florida and Christopher Nicholas and Ryan Alikonis, all of Tewksbury. He also leaves his sisters in law, Maryann Hegerty of Revere and Ellen Spicuzza of Canton. He was the caring nephew of Robert P. Hegarty and his wife, Patricia of Tewksbury, Maryann Giglio and her husband, Roger of Revere, Eileen M. Hegarty of New Bedford and the late Kevin M. Hegarty. He was also the grandson of the late Timothy and Anne T. (Sheridan) Hegarty.

Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Sunday, January 13 beginning at 12 noon in the Vertuccio  & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. His funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1 p.m.In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-9376. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

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William Fallon, Sr.

Retired VP of Northwest Insurance of Lexington; Former Revere K of C Grand Knight

William E. Fallon, Sr., a lifelong Revere resident, died on January 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers following a long illness. He was 88 years old.

Born in Chelsea and a lifelong resident of Revere, he was a 1940 graduate of Revere High School. He entered the US Marine Corps in May of 1943 and served until April of 1956, discharged at the rank of Sergeant.

Most of his working career was within the insurance industry as a licensed broker and salesman. He retired as vice president of Northwest Insurance Company of Lexington. For more than 40 years, he was a member of the Revere Council, Knights of Columbus #79 and served as Grand Knight in the 1960’s.

He is survived by his adoring and faithful wife, C. Marie (DiModica) Fallon – the couple recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. He was the cherished father of Dr. John A. Fallon and his late wife, Irene of Lynnfield, Attorney William E. Fallon, Jr. and his wife, Joan of Melrose, Francis K. Fallon and his wife, Loretta and Daniel J. Fallon and his wife, Margaret, all of Lynnfield. He was also the devoted grandfather of John A. Fallon, Jr. and his wife, Cynthia of Lynnfield, Jennifer A. Fallon of Danvers, Elizabeth M. and Mark X. Fallon, both of Revere and Christina M. Fallon of Danvers and the loving great grandfather of: John A. Fallon III and Courteny A. Fallon of Lynnfield. He is also lovingly survived by a large extended family of nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923, Attn: Kaplan Family Hospice House or to: All-Care Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com.

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William Flynn

Former Revere City Council President and Ward 5 Councilor

William C. Flynn of Revere died on January 2 at Beth Israel Hospital. He was 73 years old.

A Self Employed Insurance and Financial Advisor, he was a US Navy Vietnam veteran, former City of Revere Council President, Ward 5 Councilor, a former president of Revere Little League and a member of the H.B.P.A at Suffolk Downs.

He was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Palagreco); son of the late William and Elizabeth(LeFay) Flynn;devoted father of Deanna Creamer and her husband, Stephen of Medford and Terence Flynn and his wife, Virginia Meara of Revere; dear brother of Daniel of Chelsea, Patricia Gallucci of Revere, Michael and Carolyn Flynn, both of Nahant, Barbara Foulds, Nancy Flynn and Timothy Flynn, all of Revere and the late Ann Bostrom. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren Harrison, Hannah, Liam, Adam, Alexys and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. For Guest Book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

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William Freedman

Co-owner of Harry Freedman and Sons Scrap Metal

William Freedman of Chelsea passed away on January 2. He was 92 years old.

Born in Chelsea and a Chelsea resident for more than 70 years, Mr. Freedman attended the Williams School, Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1938. He was the co-owner/operator of Harry Freedman and Sons Scrap Metal. He was a proud World War II veteran and a member of the Malden Jewish War Veterans, a member of Temple Emanuel of Chelsea and a member of the Temple Emanuel Brotherhood. He was also the past president of the Linas Hazedek Cemetery Association.

Mr. Freedman was the beloved husband of Rhoda (Olans) Freedman; the devoted father of Jay Freedman and his wife, Stephanie Elkind and Burt Freedman; the loving son of the late Harry Freedman and the late Bessie Freedman; the dear brother of Roberta Miller, Marcia Wish and her husband, Shelley, the late Phillip Freedman, the late Beatrice Gaman and the late Florence Caplitz. He was also the loving grandfather of Isaac Freedman, Adam Freedman and Ariel Freedman.

Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150.  For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com.

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Marilyn Portnoy

Chelsea’s first City Council Woman, First Woman Alderman and a Member of the School Committee

Marilyn Portnoy of Chelsea passed away on December 25. She was 77 years old.

She was born in Boston and was a life long Chelsea resident . She attended the Chelsea School System and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1953. She also graduated from the Chandler School for Women. Throughout her entire life, Marilyn was involved in both education and politics for the City of Chelsea. She was the past president of the Parent Teacher Organization for the Shurtleff School and past president of the Parent Teacher Organization for the Chelsea High School and a longtime member of the Chelsea School Committee. Marilyn was an Alderman in the City of Chelsea for Ward #1, an Alderman at Large, and a Chelsea City Councilor for District 5. It is also very important to note that Marilyn was the first woman on the Chelsea City Council and the first female Alderman for the City of Chelsea.

She was also the past president of the Chelsea City Council, past president of the Shurtleff Street Shul Sisterhood and a member of the Temple Emmanuel Sisterhood. Even during her later years, her involvement in politics continued with her role on the Tenant’s Council for the Admirals Tower building.

The beloved wife of the late Edward Portnoy, she was the devoted mother of Randi Zeff and her late husband, Robert, Robyn Iorio and her husband, Philip, Cara Portnoy and Eric Portnoy and his wife, Alaine and  the dear sister of George Pickard. Marilyn was the loving grandmother of Jennifer, Jamie, Cole, Stone and Ava. She is also survived by four great grandchildren.

Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Donations in  her memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website, www.torffuneralservice.com.

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