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Obituaries 08-29-2013

August 29, 2013

Ruth Goldberg

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Ruth (Frim) Goldberg of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on Monday, August 26.

She was the beloved wife of 60 years of the late Jack Goldberg; devoted mother of Alan Goldberg and his wife, Lynne Goldberg and Sandra Abramson and her husband, Dr. Mitchell Abramson; loving daughter of the late Morris Frim and Gertrude (Kaplan); dear sister of the late Albert Frim and Melvin Frim; loving grandmother of David Goldberg and his wife, Allison, Jeffery Goldberg and his wife, Alisa, Daniel Goldberg and his wife, Sarah, Jason Abramson and Jennifer Abramson; great grandmother of Lexi, Levi, Drew and  Max.

Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Interment was at New Tifereth Israel Cemetery, Everett. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave,. Chelsea, MA 02150. Memorial Observance will continue today, Thursday, from 1 to 8 p.m. at the residence of Sandra and Dr. Mitchell Abramson.  Visit www.torffuneralservice.com for guest book and directions.


Thomas Bullock

Member of Chelsea Elks, Worked for Airline Industry

Thomas E. Bullock, a longtime resident of Chelsea, passed away at Annemark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Revere on August 22 after a brief illness.

Born in Boston, for over 35 years, Tom worked on the ramp for Butler Aviation and then in the same capacity for five years at Signature Airlines. A United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was also a member of the Chelsea Elks.

He was the devoted husband for 60 years of Mary (Godfrey); beloved father of Loreen Bauer of Manchester, New Hampshire, Thomas Bullock of Atlanta, Georgia and the late Mary Ellen Rivera; brother of Florence Clarke of Boston and Walter Bullock of Ft. Meyers, Florida; cherished grandfather of Paul Bauer and his wife, Jennifer, Heather Martin and her husband, Brett, Jonathan Bauer, Joseph Rivera and his wife, Jessica and Thomas Martinez, all of New Hampshire, Christina Martinez of Belchertown and the late Jennifer Bauer Travassos. He is also lovingly survived by his great grandchildren: Elena Travassos, Vanessa Rivera and Isaac Bauer, all of New Hampshire as well as his son-in-law, Paul Bauer and his wife, Barbara of New Hampshire and by many nieces and nephews.

At his request, services were private. To send a message of condolence to Tom’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com


John Gravallese, Sr.

Chelsea Police Officer and All Around Great Guy, Member of Chelsea K of C and Salvation Army Board

John R. Gravallese, Sr., a longtime resident of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly at home August 22. He was 63 years old.

Born in Boston, he was a member of the Chelsea Police Department for 38 years where he held the position of Firearms Instructor as well as Senior Patrolman. He was a member of the Chelsea Knights of Columbus Council #83 a board member for the Salvation Army and was an overall great guy to both his family which included foster children as well as his Brothers in Blue.

He was the devoted husband of Teresa (McComiskey); beloved father of John R. Gravallese, Jr. of Billerica, Danielle Stone and her husband, Chris of Saco, ME, Dominique, Nicholas and Georgieana Gravallese, all of Chelsea; brother of Anne Crawford and her husband, Richard of Melrose and Marygrace Gravallese-Festa and her husband, Gerardo of East Boston; cherished grandfather of Gianna Stone, Amiliana Gravallese, Samuel Stone, Laylah-Rose Gravallese and Sophia Gravallese.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was  at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

To send a message of condolence to John’s family,please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

Joseph Goodrich

Retired Auto Mechanic

Joseph P. Goodrich of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at the Life Care Center of Stoneham on August 21.  He was 72 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Clarence P. and Lillian M. (McCarthy) Goodrich, as a child, Joseph attended St. Rose School in Chelsea.

He was the beloved husband of Cynthia “Jean” (Wry) Goodrich, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage.  Together they settled in Revere and have been Revere residents for over 40 years.

A dedicated automotive mechanic, Joseph retired after 45 years of service.  Throughout the years he worked at several automotive garages, servicing numerous cars and trucks.  He was a social member of the Beachmont VFW Post 6712 in Revere.

Joseph was the devoted father of Lillian K. Goodrich of Revere; dear brother of Margaret “Peggy” Rivera of Chelsea, Kathleen Iannuzzi of Georgia and the late Thomas Goodrich, Robert Goodrich and Dorothy Butts; brother-in-law of Rose Goodrich of Medford and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Richard ‘Rickey’ Nardone

Lifelong Chelsea Resident

Richard J. “Rickey” Nardone,  a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away at the Whidden Hospital in Everett on August 21.  He was 66 years old.

Born in Everett, the son of Paul P. Nardone of Chelsea and the late Edith L. (Bernard), for a number of years, Rickey worked as a floor installer for the floor covering industry.  He retired at an early age due to declining health.

He was the dear brother of Robert P. “Bobby” Nardone and his wife, Aggie of Chelsea and the late Paula M. Nardone; uncle of Robyn Arruda and her husband, Eddie of Georgetown.  Rickey is also lovingly survived by his great nephew Cameron Nickell and his wife, Caitlin of Melrose and his great niece Chloe Arruda of Georgetown.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Our Lady of Grace Church, Everett/Chelsea line. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals in Chelsea.

Edward Paul Korzeniowski

Retired Construction Laborer

Edward P. “Eddie” Korzeniowski of Revere passed away on Monday, August 26 at his daughter’s home in N. Andover surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Chelsea, Eddie was the son of the late Karol and Antonina (Paszkowska) Korzeniowski.  He attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1945.  Shortly after high school, Eddie enlisted in the US Army on October 4, 1946.  He served overseas in Japan for 13 months during World War II and received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal.  Eddie was honorably discharged on February 20, 1948.  Returning from the service Eddie worked as a construction laborer for various construction firms.  He retired at an early age due to medical problems.   He ended his career at the Strager Counter Co. in Revere.

Eddie was the beloved husband of the late Virginia M. “Ginger” Korzeniowski.  Together they shared 57 years of marriage before her death in 2012.  He was the devoted father of Paul K. Korzeniowski and his wife, Clare of Sudbury, Joyce and her husband, Anthony Arrigo of N. Andover, Diane J. Korzeniowski of Revere.  Dear brother of Mary Pinkman of Chelsea, Charles Korzeniowski and his wife, Alice of Rockland, Helen Pierce of Chelsea,  and the late Michael Korzeniowski; brother-in-law of the late Lillian Korzeniowski, James Pinkman and Linwood Pierce and is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren: Christine M. Arrigo, Anthony E. Arrigo and Edward J.P. Arrigo, all of  N. Andover, David E. Korzeniowski, and Mary B. Korzeniowski, both of Sudbury and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave. ,Chelsea on Saturday August 31 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 9:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours in the Funeral Home are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  For those who wish donations in Eddie’s memory may be made to the M.S.P.C.A, 350 S.Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

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