Donald Waite, Jr.
Retired Deputy Sheriff and Middlesex County Corrections Officer
Donald E. Waite, Jr. of Chelsea died on January 24.
A Retired Deputy Sheriff and Middlesex County Corrections Officer, he was the beloved husband of Ana C. Waite of Chelsea; devoted father of John Waite of Brighton, Michael Waite of Germany and Donny Waite of Brighton; loving son of the late Donald and Joan (Ellis) Waite; inspired grandson of the late CFD Capt. John T. Ellis and dear brother of Patricia Zelinski, Jack Waite and Kathy Moran, all of Atlanta, Georgia.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit
Matteo Plagenza ofChelsea died on January 25.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Mary A. (Corea) Plagenza; the devoted father of Linda List and her husband, Eric of Tewksbury and Joanne Colella and her husband, Dick of Norwell; dear brother of Fay Manfra of New Hampshire, Leo Plagenza of the North End and the late Joseph and Peter Plagenza; cherished grandfather of Brian List, Olivia and Tom Pizzano, Erin and Keith Newman and Sara and Paul Sciascia and adored great grandfather of Matteo, Olivia and Tyler.
His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, today, Thursday, January 31 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Michael Leo Kinsella, Jr., LTC, (USA Retired)
Decorated Veteran of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea, Charlestown and Winthrop.
Michael Leo Kinsella, Jr. died in Manchester, NH at the VA Medical Center on January 14 surrounded by his loving family. He was 69 years old.
Born in Charlestown on September 17, 1943, the eldest son of the late Michael Leo and Eileen (Murphy) Kinsella, he graduated from Boston College High School and Boston College. He later graduated from the US Army Command and General Staff College. ‘Mike’ proudly served his country in Viet Nam for three tours of duty and was awarded two Bronze Stars. After leaving active duty, he served in the Massachusetts National Guard, retiring in 2003 as Lieutenant Colonel. ‘Mike’ was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Medical Assistance until his retirement in 2003.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janice (Malinowski); two daughters, Leigh Ann Kinsella of Windham, NH and Dana V. Kinsella of Danvers. He is also survived by his sister, Sheila K. Wander and her husband, Philip of New York and his brother, Kevin T. Kinsella and his wife, Nancy of Winthrop and by many cousins, nieces and nephews.He was buried at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH.
Elaine (Golding) Ricci of Chelsea died on January 27.
She was the loving mother of John Ricci and his wife, Gail of Peabody and Julia Messina and her husband, Dominic of Middleton; dear sister of Raymond Golding of Chelsea, Margaret Nightingale of Lynnfield and John Golding of Winthrop and cherished grandmother of Michael J. Ricci. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life today, Thursday morning at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01707-4688. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Ralph ‘Skippy’ Agostinelli
Of East Boston
Ralph “Skippy” Agostinelli of East Boston died on January 28.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Elda (Catone) Agostinelli, the loving father of Renaldo Agostinelli and his wife, Kathy of Winthrop, Ralph Agostinelli and his wife, Mary Beth of Dedham, and Ronald Agostinelli and his wife, Ellen of West Roxbury; dear bother of Mary Pecoraro of Revere and the late Rina Gasparini, Dolores Mazzarini and Arthur Agostinelli; cherished grandfather of eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Thursday ,from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com
Thomas Murphy, Jr.
Retired Chelsea Fire Department Acting Lieutenant, Member of Many Organizations
Thomas J. Murphy, Jr., of Winthrop and Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on January 20 at the Peace River Regional medical Center in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was 66 years old.
He was a US Air Force veteran, a Life Member and Post Commander of Beachmont VFW Post # 6712, a Life Member of VFW Post # 5690, a member of the Cary Square Associates, DAV, Winthrop Elks, Winthrop Yacht Club and Malden Eagles.
Born in Chelsea, he was a Chelsea Firefighter. He was appointed a reserve firefighter on June 11, 1973, made a permanent firefighter on February 4, 1974 and retired from the department as an Acting Lieutenant on December 30, 2000.
He was the husband of Charlene (Allen); beloved father of Erin Murphy of New Hampshire and Vicki Russo and her husband, David of Winthrop; son of the late Thomas J., Sr. and Virginia (O’Brien) Murphy; loving brother of Janice Murphy of Winthrop, John Murphy and his wife, Paula of Wilmington and the late Dennis Murphy; cherished grampy of Kayla, Kelly and Jonathan Russo; brother-in-law of Valerie LaBlanc and Cynthia O’Connell, both of Winthrop, Douglas Allen of California and Barry Allen of Missouri.
Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send a message of condolence to Tom’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Robert Breau, Sr.
Brewer Petroleum Retiree
Robert C. Breau, Sr., a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on January 28 at the Cohen Florence Assisted Living. He was 92 years old.
He was a US veteran of World War II, a 35 year employee of Brewer Petroleum and a retired member of Teamsters Union Local #25.
He was the devoted husband of the late Claire T. (Thomas); beloved father of Ann Marie Long of Williamsburg, VA, Teresa C. Kaplan and her husband, Michael of Nahant, Robert C. Breau, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Winthrop and Michael J. Breau of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Mary Ann and Michael Long, Jess, Sarah and Sean Kaplan, Robert III, Brian and Lauren Breau, Emma, Christian, Brenden and Daniel Breau and is also lovingly survived by 10 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea today, Thursday, January 31 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. To send a message of condolence to Robert’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Avery Franklin Foley
Retired Revere Firefighter, Member of Beachmont VFW
Avery Franklin Foley of Coconut Creek, Florida, formerly of Revere, died recently of natural causes. He was 86 years old.
Mr. Foley was a US Navy veteran of World War II who saw active duty as a signalman on a destroyer escort. He was a retired firefighter with the Revere Fire Department and served for many years with Engine 3 in Beachmont. He was also a member of the VFW in Beachmont.
He was the beloved husband of the late Marie (Goodwin); former husband of the late Helen (Laurenson) of Revere; loving father of Patricia Lauren-Magrath of Winthrop, Kathleen Mack of Naples, Florida and John A. Foley
of Chelsea and father-in-law of Heloisa Miranda-Foley of Chelsea; loving father of the late Joyce Brandano, the late Daniel Foley, and the late Timothy Foley, all of Revere; loving stepfather of Elaine Griffin of Coconut Creek, Florida, William Quirk of Revere, the late Ann Marie Mclean of Ocala, Florida and the late Chuckie Quirk of Revere.
He is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family plans a private service in his memory.
Arthur J. DeYoung of Malden died on January 27.
A US Air Force Korean veteran, he was the beloved husband of Dorothy A. (Chicoler) DeYoung of Malden; devoted father of Arthur “Joe” DeYoung of Acton, Susan Amato of Saugus, and Michelle Anciello of Shirley; cherished grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of two; loving brother of Charles DeYoung of Florida and the late Francis DeYoung. He is also survived by Dorothy’s sons, Joseph W. Maciel of Beverly and John J. Maciel of Westford.
His funeral service will be held in the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden today, Thursday, January 31 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For obituary and directions: www.weirfuneralhome.com