Obituaries 05-19-2011

John Dolan

25-year head injury survivor

John J. Dolan, a 25 year head injury survivor, died at the Hyannis Pavilion on Saturday evening, May 14, where he had been receiving supportive care for the past 21/2 years after a long battle with overwhelming illness. He was 62 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late John P. and Lillian (Carroll) Dolan.

He attended St. Rose Parochial School and was a 1968 graduate of Dom Savio High School in East Boston. He attended UMass in Boston and settled for a time in Swampscott and Natick. During the late 1970s, he briefly owned and operated a Brigham’s Ice Cream Shop in Natick and also worked as a commercial film developer. He later took a position as a district sales representative for a large giftware distributor assigned to the northern New England region.

In 1985, he fell victim to a serious head injury sustained in an automobile accident. After many months of rehab on Cape Cod and Community Reentry Services in Lynn, he became self-sustaining and resided in Lynn until three years ago when he suffered several medical setbacks necessitating more supportive care.

He was and remained an avid Chess Player who liked to write and pen poetry. Prior to his injuries he also enjoyed amateur photography.

Joseph Tamanga

Member of the VFW

Joseph A. Tamagna, of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died on May 13.A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Saugus VFW. He was the beloved husband of 46 years to Lydia(Lava) Tamagna of Chelsea; loving son of the late James and Susie (Cataloni) Tamagna; dear brother of Carol Moran of West Peabody, Grace Brown of Wilmington and Robert Long of New Hampshire and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 17 inSt. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Services concluded with full Military Honors being rendered followed by burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

Celia Borden

Devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church

Celia T. (Tennerini) Borden, a former employee of B.F.Goodrich and Gillette, died in her Chelsea home surrounded by her loving family on May 17. She was 95 years old.

Born and raised in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Tennerini and Maria (Barbetta). After settling in Chelsea, she spent time living in East Boston and later returned to Chelsea becoming a long time resident. A devoted wife and mother, she was the wife of the late Albert L. Borden who died in 1981. She spent time working outside the home as a stitcher and supervisor for B.F. Goodrich and later worked for Gillette in Boston.

A devoted parishioner and supporter of Our Lady of Grace Church, she was a Eucharistic Minister there for many years offering communion to the congregation well into her 80s.Devoted to her family and grandchildren, she enjoyed numerous trips to Foxwoods and Las Vegas to satisfy her love for slot machines and Bingo. Her many other hobbies included crocheting and keeping her mind sharp solving crossword puzzles and the daily newspaper’s “Jumble.”She was the beloved wife of the late Albert L. Borden; devoted mother of Elaine Merchant of Chelsea and her late husband, Robert, Joseph Borden and his wife, Teresa, of Mims, FL and Victoria Drelick and her husband, Gene, of Groveland; dear sister of Anna Luciano of Chelsea and the late Sabina Cioto, Viola LaMarco, Louisa Lyon, Theresa Paterna, Edward Tenerini and Joseph Tennerini; cherished grandmother of Kim Fagg, Elaine Steele, Dawn Borden, Joey Borden and Jeannie Kamperides and the adored great grandmother of Kody, Kasandra, Lexie, Nicholas, Myah, Harrison and Savannah. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, May 21 at 9:30a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church,59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Homefully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home._ Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Sq. Lynn, MA 01901. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Rose Shultz

Retired teacher

Rose A. (Rosenberg) Shultz died on May 11 at the Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere. She was 93 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she lived in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School and Salem State College, Class of 1939. She taught at the Louis Pasteur and Mary T. Ronan Schools and later in her career, until her retirement, she was a remedial reading teacher. She was a member of the Hadassah B’nai B’rith. She spent her life dedicated to her husband and family.

The beloved wife of the late Morris L. Shultz, she was the devoted mother of Elaine Gadon and her companion, James O’Brien, of Winthrop; loving daughter of the late Max and Mary Rosenberg; dear sister of

Manuel Rosenberg and his wife, Janice, the late Dorothy Cohen and her late husband, Samuel, the late Selma Leibowitz and husband, Harold, the late Bernard “Sunny” Rosenberg and his late wife, Rhoda, and sister in law to the late Philip and Bella Weisberg. She was the grandmother of Jay Gadon, Bradley Gadon and his wife, Amy, and Heather Gadon-Lee and her husband, Andrew; dear great-grandmother of Myles, Marley, Maxwell, Ethan and Rachael. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends who loved her dearly.

Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Sharon. Memorial donations may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Home, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151 or to the Alzheimer’s  association, 311 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472. For on line guestbook visit www.torffuneral

Frederick Chafe

Of  Saugus,  formerly of Chelsea

Frederick C. Chafe of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, died on May 15 after a brief illness.

An avid Red Sox fan, he was the beloved son of the late George “Russ” and Elizabeth “Betty” (Carey) Chafe; brother of Lynda McConaghy; twin brother of Russell, brother of Paul Chafe of Saugus and Bettyann Raley of Henniker, NH; uncle of Erin McConaghy and Candace Raley.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William Carafa Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Jennie Baldassaro

East Boston resident

Jennie B. (Saladino) Baldassaro of East Boston died on May 15.

She was the beloved wife of the late Henry “Gary” Baldassaro and the devoted mother of Theresa “Terry” Mastrangelo and her husband, Thomas, of Danvers, Joan Merino and her husband, Arthur, of Peabody, Ann Nastasia of East Boston, Lona Ruggiero and her husband, George, of Tewksbury; dear sister of Helen Mercurio of Chelsea and the late Elizabeth Dingwell, Anne Porcaro, Edith Vozzo and Carmelo Saladino; cherished grandmother of seven and great grandmother of seven and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Thursday, May 19, at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of her life in St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

For complimentary transportation to the funeral home please call 617-569-0990. Services will conclude with burial with her beloved husband, in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Norbert LaVoie

Chelsea resident

Norbert L. LaVoie of Chelsea,formerly of Saugus, died on May 5.

He was the husband of the late Blanche (St. John) LaVoie; loving father of Maureen LaVoie, Audrey Patch and her husband, Harold, and Christine  LaVoie, all of Saugus, Dorothy McDonough and Daniel O’Brien of Taunton and Robert LaVoie; brother of George, Paul, John and Charles LaVoie and the late Alice Baer, Madeline Bernstein and Frances LaVoie; cherished grandfather of Craig McDonough, Jennifer Prezioso, Harold, Justin, Darcy and Jillian Patch and is also survived by three great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Margaret’s Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Saturday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Chelsea Soldier’s Home Activity Fund, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.

Arrangements are by Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus. For condolences,

Genevieve Selados

Member of the PAV Auxiliary

Genevieve P. Selados died at the Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham on May 11.She was 84 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she has lived in Weymouth for 42 years. She was an auxillary member of the Polish-American Veterans Club in Chelsea and a homemaker who was loved by all.

The daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Chwaliszewski, she was the beloved wife of the late George J. Selados; mother of Joan Catherine Dalto and her husband, Edward, of Randolph, Janice S. Weeks and her husband, Roy, of Rockland, Jennifer Selados of Weymouth and George J. Selados Jr. and his wife, Christine M., of Rockland; sister of Chester Hollis of Malden, Josephine Grabowski of Chelsea, Rev. Roman “Henry” Chwaliszewski O.F.M. of Somerville and the late John, Mary and Stephen Chwaliszewski; grandmother

of Justin R. Weeks, Sarah J. Weeks, George J. Selados III and Alexandra C. Selados, all of Rockland.

Funeral arrangements were by the South Weymouth McDonald Funeral Home. Burial was in Holy Family Cemetery, Rockland.

Ana Alvarez

Former Chelsea teacher’s assistant

Ana Alvarez of East Boston died May 12 at her home following a seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 58 years old.

Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, she lived in Chelsea and Elizabeth, NJ before moving to East Boston. Ms. Alvarez had been employed as a teacher’s assistant in the special education program in the Chelsea Public Schools, as a real estate agent for Exit Realty and most recently as a case manager for Suffolk Mental Health. She was a member of the Inglesia Bautista Palabra De Vida Church in East Boston.

She is survived by three daughters, Rosa Alvarez Hanks of Chelsea, Laura Macquart-Moulin of Singapore and Yazmin Guevara of Chelsea.

Funeral arrangements were by the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.

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