Obituaries 10-15-2010

Kenneth Kennedy

Retired E-911 dispatcher

Kenneth J. Kenney, a retired E-911 dispatcher, died unexpectedly on October 10. He was 63 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Herman and Frances (Limoli) Kennedy. He received his education in Florida and was a longtime Chelsea resident. He has been living in Revere for the past 33 years and worked as an E-911 emergency dispatcher with Chelsea Emergency Management for many years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends as well as being a devoted football fan.

He was the devoted father of Lisa Kennedy of Revere and her son, Sam Rigano, and Brigit Kennedy of Chelsea and her son, Shay McDonald; dear brother of Ernie Sacco of Revere and Randi Schunk of Pennsylvania and is also survived his companion, Kim LaPorta, and her children Rachel and Mike LaPorta and grandchildren, Aliana and Angelo, all of Revere.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway Chelsea on Friday, October 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. concluding with a Prayer Service to be held at 7 p.m. Committal services will be private. For online guestbook and directions, please visit


Judith McCarthy

Revere resident

Judith A. McCarthy of Revere, formerly of Medford, died on October 4.

The beloved daughter of Josephine M. (Short) McCarthy of Medford and the late John A. McCarthy, she was the sister of Janice Comeau of Mashpee, Joyce Drolet of Bonita Springs, FL, June McCarthy of Chelsea, Jean Acquadro of Wellesley, Jacqueline Lajoie of Arlington and John and Joseph McCarthy of Medford. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Malden followed by burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. At the request of her family, services were private. Arrangements were by Breslin Funeral Home of Malden.


William Zuroff

Owned Wilmark Pharmacy in Roslindale

William Zuroff of Newton died on October. 13, 2010 at the age of 87. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth (Gordon) Zuroff.

William was born in Boston and graduated from Chelsea High School before he attended the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. William was the owner of Wilmark Pharmacy in Roslindale and Winthrop Pharmacy in Brookline. He also was involved in the real estate business. William was a member of Temple Mishkan Tefila in Newton and had homes in Cape Cod and Florida. In his free time, William enjoyed travelling and playing golf.

William was the devoted father of Mark G. Zuroff and his wife Jane and Lori Zuroff and her husband Peter Foldi. He was the dear brother of the late Morton Zuroff, Bess Rappaport and Betty Lane. William was the loving grandfather of Stefanie Zuroff, Alexa Zuroff, Adam Foldi, & Raya Foldi.

Graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, 120 Canton Street, Sharon on Friday, October 15 at 10:45 AM. Memorial observance at the home of Mark & Jane Zuroff immediately following the service and additional shiva at the home of Lori Zuroff, hours to be announced at the funeral. Donations in William’s memory may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For online guestbook and directions please visit the funeral home website,


Kevin McDonough

Construction worker

Kevin M. McDonough, a general laborer in the construction field, passed away unexpectedly at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on October 8. He was 40 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Robert A. and Jean C. (McAuliffe) McDonough. He was raised in the Quincy area and was a graduate of North Quincy High School. He had been living in Malden before moving to the Chelsea Soldiers Home a short time ago. He was a laborer, working in the construction field as a member of the Local 151. He was also a proud US Army Veteran, serving his country in the early 90’s and a member and supporter of the Church of the Jubilee in Mattapan.

He was the loving father of Shawn, Timothy and Matthew McDonough, and friend of their mother, Lesley Kinney, all of Framingham; beloved son of the late Robert A. and Jean C. (McAuliffe) McDonough, formerly of the Squantum section of Quincy and is also survived by his loving siblings, Patricia A. and Ray Bombadier of Mashpee, Paul F. and Bernadette McDonough of Hanson, and Robert T. and Kathleen McDonough of Marshfield as well as several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

His Funeral Service will be held at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea ,today, Thursday, October 14 at 11 a.m. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 2:30 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory made me made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guestbook please visit Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.


Catherine Kerrigan


Catherine Kerrrigan died at home on October 10 after a period of failing health. She was 92 years old.

Born in Everett, she attended the Immaculate Conception Grammar School and graduated from St. Rose’s High School in Chelsea. She worked for the Department of Mental Health as a hairdresser for 35 years. She was a US Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 176.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine (Carney) Kerrigan and the sister of Joseph of Pennsylvania and the late Rose Garofano, John, William, and Edward Kerrigan; aunt of Edward Garofano of Florida, Pat Cafasso of Melrose and the late Thomasina Mary Medeiros.

Her Funeral will be held from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett, today, Thursday, at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in The Immaculate Conception Church, Everett, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to The Immaculate Conception Renovation Fund, 489 Broadway Everett, MA 02149.


Alfred Stein

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Alfred Stein of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on October 9. He was 87 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he attended Chelsea schools and has been a resident of Revere for more than 50 years. He worked as a distributer for the National Screen Service Corporation for many years and also enjoyed his time at the Wonderland Park and Track and the Suffolk Downs Track.

He was the loving son of the late Harry and Ruth Stein; the dear brother of the late Betty Bernbaum; the loving uncle of Mark Bernbaum and his late wife, Mary, and Rick Bernbaum and his wife, Elayne. He was the devoted great uncle to Lauren Bernbaum, and Michele Bernbaum.

Graveside services were held at the Beth Israel Cemetery, Everett wth arrangements by Torf Funeral Service of Chelsea. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. For online guestbook please visit the Funeral Home website:


Roland Cote


Roland J. Cote, a Chelsea resident since the age of 19, died at home after a brief illness on September 21. He was 83 years old.

Born in Waterville, Maine he was an avid bingo player, referred to as the "Mayor," he worked as a garment presser in Chinatown and was a member of the Garment Workers Union for over 40 years.

He was the devoted husband of the late Theresa (DePatto); beloved father of Gilda Miller of Chelsea; loving brother of Stella Lacombe of Waterville, Maine, Jean Godan of Fairfield, Maine and the late Albert Cote, Jr. and Juliette Hansen; cherished grandfather of Winnie Wade, Michael Wade, Anthony Miller and Jason Bates. He is also lovingly survived by his great grandchildren, Meagan Waszazak and Miracle Nieves-Wade as well as his godchildren and his niece and nephew, Marlene Ferrante and Edmond LaChance.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit


Robin Christo

Quincy resident

Robin A. (McCastor) Christo, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died on October 7. She was 51 years old.

The beloved mother of Jamie Christo and her husband, Lenny Brennan of Quincy and Jaclyn Christo of Chelsea, she was the partner of Matthew Foley, former wife of Stephen Christo, daughter of Carleen Coyle of Florida and the late James McCastor, sister of James McCastor and his wife, Laurie, of New York and Steven McCastor and his wife, JJ, of Texas. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are by the Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams Street, Quincy Center. Her funeral will be held today, Thursday, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. Memorial donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline MA 02445. For more information, Hamel, Wickens & Troupe F.H. Quincy 617 472 5888


Frederick Abbruzzese

Director of Rehabilitation at a veterans home

Frederick "Fred" Abbruzzese of Conway, NH, formerly of Everett, died on September 22. He was 64 years old.

A US Air Force veteran of Vietnam, he was the Director of Rehabilitation at the Veteran’s Home in South Paris, ME. And the President of the Mt. Washington Valley Radio Control Aircraft Club.

The beloved husband of Natasha (Ovchinnikova) Abbruzzese, he was the loving step-father of Dasha Abbruzzese; dear brother of Linda Carafa and her husband, William, of Chelsea and Mary L. Abbruzzese of Nevada and Lakeville; uncle of Jennifer Carafa-Castater and her husband, Robert, and Amy Carafa, all of Everett; son of the late Louis and Rose (DeBiase) Abbruzzese. He is also lovingly survived by numerous cousins and friends.

A Memorial Service will be conducted in the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Sunday, October 17 at 3:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visitation will precede the service from 2 to 3 :30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dasha Abbruzzese for her college tuition expenses, c/o The Carafa Funeral Home.


Dorothy Saitz

Of Florida, formerly of Sharon

Dorothy (Green) Saitz of Lake Worth, FL, formerly of Sharon, died on October 5.

Mrs. Saitz worked in the Executive Offices of Sears & Roebuck for 20 years

She was the beloved wife of 47 years of the late Barney Saitz; loving mother of Fayellen (Hernan) Rodriguez; cherished grandmother of Nicole.

Funeral arrangements were by Schlossberg-Solomon, Canton. Burial was at Sharon Memorial Park. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


Robert George King

Georgetown resident

Robert George King of Georgetown died October 2 at his home. He was 63 years old.

A US Navy veteran and a member of the Georgetown VFW, he also worked as a machinist for General Electric for 37 years.

He was the son of the late George King and is survived by his mother Ann R. (Della Russo) King, his wife Linda A. (Buonopane) King of Pompano Beach, FL, formerly of Georgetown, his daughters, Laurie King of Haverhill, Lisa Bodenrader and her husband, Ted, of Haverhill and Deb Clough and her husband, Fred, of Barrington, NH. He is also survived by his grandchildren Cameron King and Samuel Clough, both of Barrington, NH, as well as his sister, Ruth Nally, and her husband, David of Wakefield, and a brother in law Arthur Buonopane and Sandra Ficociello and special cousins and many friends.

Arrangements were by the Merton E. Roberts Jr. and Conte Funeral Home, Georgetown. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300,’ Frisco, TX 75034. To leave on-line condolences please visit


David Leva

Formerly of Arlington and Cambridge

David L. Leva, formerly of Arlington and Cambridge, died on October 9.

He was the son of the late Joseph and Nancy Leva; loving father of Bernadette Russo and her fiancé, Vital, of Lynn, Christina Russo of Everett, and David Russo of Chelsea; grandfather of Angelina and Thalia; brother of Rosemarie Dew of Florida and Tracey Carnevale of Everett.

Funeral services and burial were a. For obituary or to send a condolence visit

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