Obituaries 12-16-2010

Leonora ‘Lennie’ Indrisano

Winthrop resident

Leonora A. “Lennie” (Repucci) Indrisano of Winthrop died at the Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere on Friday, December 10 after a long illness. She was 87 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Adeline (Susa) and George Repucci, she lived in Winthrop for most of her life. She was the beloved wife of Joseph R. Indrisano, the devoted mother of Stephen Indrisano of Chelsea and dear sister of Mary Indrisano of Georgia and the late Geraldine Caramello, and loving grandmother of Stephen, Nicole and Mark.

Funeral arrangements were by the Caggiano Funeral Home, Winthrop.  Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign her online guest book, go to

Thomas Joy

Former Malden Building Inspector

Thomas J. Joy of Malden died on December 8 after a long illness.

A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he was the former City of Malden Building Inspector.

He was the beloved husband of Florence (Doucette) Joy; father of David Joy of Malden, Thomas J. Joy Jr. of Wilmington, Barabra Chiuve of Chelsea and Kevin Joy of West Virginia; grandfather of Thomas C. Joy, Matthew Chiuve, Nicole Joy and Timothy Joy.

Funeral arrangements were by the E.E.Burns & Son Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alizheimer’s Assoc., 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472.

Lance Cpl Michael Erick Geary

Killed in Afghanistan

Lance Cpl Michael Erick Geary of Derry, NH died December 8 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan while serving with Fox Company 2/9 US Marine Corp. He was 20 years old.

He was born in Malden on August 6, 1990, son of Timothy and Nancy M. (Buiting) Geary and has lived in Derry for the past 11 years, formerly living in Brighton.

He was a 2009 graduate of Pinkerton Academy in Derry where he played football during his Freshman year. He received his black belt in Karate at the age of 14 and competed locally. He enjoyed target shooting, airsoft and paintball games and playing football with friends.

He is survived by his mother, Nancy M. (Buiting) Geary of Derry, his father, Timothy Geary of Derry, formerly of Chelsea; his paternal grandmother, Beverly Geary of Londonderry, NH and also by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was the grandson of the late Charles Geary and Joseph and Louise Buiting.

Calling hours will be today, Thursday, December 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 26 Crystal Ave., Derry. Burial with military honors will follow in the NH State Veteran’s Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

Jean Edelstein

Active Volunteer

Jean E. Edelstein died peacefully on December 13 under the loving care of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 94 years old.

The loving wife of the late Nathan Edelstein who died in 2003, she was born in Boston and was a resident of Chelsea for most of her life.  She was very charitable and volunteered at many organizations including St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea, Walnut Street Shule, Elm Street Shule, the Salvation Army, and for the Senior Citizens of Chelsea.

She was the loving mother of Jackie L. Edelstein and his wife, Mary Anne, Candy Winam of Chelsea, and the late Larry A. Edelstein of Chelsea; the dear sister of Louis Dubie and his wife, Geraldine, of Chelsea and beloved grandmother to her two grandchildren, Chad and Jeremy Winam of Chelsea.

Honoring her wishes, her funeral and graveside services were private.  Burial was held at the Mishna Cemetery in Everett.  Memorial observance is private.  Contributions in her memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Avenue, Chelsea, MA  02150.  For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website,

Lorraine Alberta Smith Harvey

Chelsea Soldiers Home retiree

Lorraine Alberta Smith Harvey was born in Chelsea on May 10, 1931 and died on December 6, 2010. She had been living in California with her daughter, Lorraine.

She was one of 11 children of the late Ethel Jackson and Leon Smith. “Rainy”, as she was fondly called, was known and loved by many. Mrs. Harvey was a lifetime resident who was raised, educated and employed in Chelsea. She worked for Lawrence Freedman and the Chelsea Soldiers Home in the Dietary Department until her retirement in 1994.

“Rainy” was an active member at the Senior Center. She enjoyed her many trips to Foxwood Casino and Atlantic City with her friends. She wouldn’t miss playing the local lottery, no matter what. As a matter of fact, it was the simple things that made her happy, and filled her heart with joy. She was an active participant at the local food bank, picking up and giving food to those in need.

Rainy met and married the late William E. Harvey, Sr. of Chelsea. They settled in Chelsea, and raised their eight children in their 63 year span of marriage.

She was the devoted and loving mother of  William E. Harvey, Jr. of Las Vegas, Joseph M. Harvey and Lawrence V. Harvey, Sr., both of Chelsea, Gerald F. Harvey of California and the late Alan B. Harvey. She also leaves her loving and caring daughters, Lorraine M. Harvey and Darlene A. Eskridge, both of California. and Carol J. Harvey of Chelsea. She also leaves to mourn her sons-in law, Edward V. Roberts and Ottie Eskridge, both of California, and her daughters-in-law, Linda Harvey of California and Dorothy Harvey of Las Vegas. She was the beloved sister of Paul Smith of Las Vegas, Marlene Tyler of Chelsea and the late Morris Smith, Buddy Smith, Charles Smith, Ethel Richards, Mary Clark, Dorothy Cook, Edna Santiago and Emerline Cromwell; the beloved grandmother of William E. Harvey, III, Lawrence V. Harvey, Jr., Joseph Harvey, Jr., Edward V. Roberts, Jr., Edwin Harvey, Dewayne Evans, Patrice F. Harvey, Mechale Eskridge, Sheana M. Harvey, Tamar B. Harvey, Chelsea F. Harvey and great grandmother of Cassidy and Gabriel Andrades. She is also survived by a host of extended family, relatives and many friends.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, December 17 at 10 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Rose Church, 601 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150 or to The Greater Boston Food Bank, 99 Atkinson Street, Boston, MA 02118. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

Marta Klimkiewicz

Retired Kitchen Worker

Marta (Piechota) Klimkiewicz passed away on December 9 at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody. She was 83 years old.

Born in Kalisz, Poland, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Barbara Piechota. She grew up in Lodz, Poland and was educated there. She came to Chelsea in the 1950’s and raised her family here. She worked for many years as a kitchen worker at Kayem Foods. She was a dedicated mother who spent her life tending to her family and she also enjoyed gardening.

She was the beloved wife of the late Wallace Klimkiewicz; devoted mother of Wanda D’Arrigo and her husband, Domenic, of Apple Valley, MN, George Klimkiewicz and his wife, Judy, of Lexington, Dottie Ricci and her husband, Frank, of East Boston and Joan Lewis of Chelsea; cherished grandmother of Dana D’Arrigo and his wife, Chris, Evan and Dianna D’Arrigo, Joshua Klimkiewicz and Jason Lewis; adored great-grandmother of Ethan and Sammy D’Arrigo. She was predeceased by a brother, a sister and a stepsister in Poland.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated St. Stanislaus Church on Tuesday, December 14. Services concluded with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  To send messages of condolences, please visit Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.


Augustus ‘Gus’ Chaison Jr.

National Grid retiree

Augustus J. “Gus” Chaison Jr. of Sweetwater, TN, formerly of Pensacola, FL, and Boston, died peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on December 9.

He was a Safety Engineer for National Grid, (formerly N.E.E.S.) for 34 years and a US Marine Corps veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his loving wife, Dorothy M. Chaison, daughter: Dawnelle M. and her husband, William C. Ouellette, who was more like a “son” to Gus, his special son, Dean J. Chaison, all of Sweetwater, TN. and his son, Augustus J. Chaison III, and his wife, Patricia, of Kentucky; his grandchildren, Corbett and Haley Ouellette of Sweetwater, TN and Jonathan and Jesse of Kentucky.

Arrangements are by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, 4650 Hwy. 411, Madisonville, TN 37354. Ph. (423) 442-4404


Salvatore ‘Sully’ Michael Bellino

With Unit that liberated Dachau Concentration Camp

Salvatore “Sully” Michael Bellino, a 40 year resident of Swampscott, died December 5 at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott. He was 96 years old.

The husband of the late Phyllis (Beatrice) Bellino, he was born in Chelsea on November 28, 1914, son of the late Paul Bellino and Antonette (Tomesello) Bellino, and he lived on Grove Street in East Boston. During the summer of 1931, he served in the Citizens Military Training Camp (CMTC) aka Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC). He was a graduate of East Boston High School, class of 1932.

A veteran of World War II, he enlisted in the Army on the 3rd of May in 1943. He graduated from the School for Medical Technicians at Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia on September 6, 1943. He served in Europe with Company C, 75th Medical Battalion under General George Patton, having engagements in Northern France, Rhineland, and Ardennes Central Europe. In the spring of 1945, Mr. Bellino’s Army unit helped free the prisoners in the Dachau Concentration Camp. He returned to the United States on October 6, 1945 and was discharged at Ft. Devens on November 5, 1945. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, the European, African and Middle Eastern Theater Campaign ribbons and expert marksman badge. He served in both the Battle of the Bulge and the Normandy invasion.

He joined the US Postal Service in 1951 and retired as a Safety Engineer in 1980 at the age of 66. Mr. Bellino was a graduate of the Harvard Exchange Program in Government Safety. For several years he met for breakfast at the Salem Diner with Johnny Pesky and “Pesky’s Posse”.

He is survived by his two children, Marian Phyllis (Bellino) Saluto and her husband George J. Saluto of Danvers and Joseph P. Bellino of Simsbury, CT. He also leaves two nephews, Richard Tacelli and Father Ronald Tacelli of Boston College, a niece Cyndi Tacelli, and several nephews and a niece of the Beatrice family. He dearly loved his many grandchildren and great grandchildren and delighted in spending time with them. He was the brother of the late Grace Tacelli.

His family would like to thank the Jewish Rehabilitation Center of Swampscott as well as his many friends and Swampscott neighbors for their care, concern and friendship.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn.  Burial was in Swampscott Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Jewish Rehabilitation Center, 330 Paradise Rd,, Swampscott, MA 01907.

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