Obituaries 06-16-2011

Margaret Madden

Of Rhode Island, formerly of Chelsea

Margaret A. Madden of Rhode Island, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 12. She was 80 years old.

She was the beloved mother of Ronald, John, Donna, Robert, Linda and James and cherished grandmother of 15.

Visiting hours are today, Thursday, June 16, from 4 to  p.m. at the Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Rd., Lincoln, RI. Funeral services will be private. For directions, please visit

Anthony ‘Peeno’ DeMasse

Retired machinist

Anthony “Peeno” DeMasse of Malden died on June 13 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 89 years old.

Born in Manchester, NH and a longtime Malden resident, he was a machinist by profession and worked for Manton Gaulin Company in Everett for more than 20 years. A long standing member of AA, on numerous occasions, he was the opening speaker.

He was the devoted husband of Rosalie (Messina); beloved father of Paula C. O’Brien and her husband, Daniel, of Marshfield, Anthony M. DeMasse, Jr. and his wife, Pamela, of Reading and the late Helene M. Dami; father-in-law of Peter Dami of Florida; brother of Joseph Piasecki and Joan Collins, both of Chelsea, and is also lovingly survived by nine grandchildren and one great grandson.

Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to MSPCA-Angell, Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 or to the Pine Street Inn, Attn: Abby Spooner, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118. In accordance with his wishes, funeral services are private. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit

Jean Marie Rodriguez

Chelsea resident

Jean Marie (Constantino) Rodriguez, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on June 12 at the Boston Medical Center. She was 61 years old.

She was the devoted wife of the late Bernardo Caraballo; beloved mother of Mary Rodriguez and Anita Caraballo, both of Chelsea, Bernardo Caraballo, Jr. of Quincy and Benjamin Caraballo of Chelsea; loving sister of Cheryl Pearson, Ronald Constantino, Joseph Constantino, Calvin Beal, Joseph Angelo, Nicholas Constantino and the late Donald, William and Mary Grace Constantino; cherished grandmother of Israel Rodriguez, Lisa Lomba, Alicia Lomba, Adan Rivera, Jr. Santos Caraballo, Caleb Williams and the late Roberto Rodriguez, Jr. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours in the Smith Funeral Home today, Thursday, June 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. Committal Services will be private.

To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

Marie Wisniewski

Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea

Marie (Cappa) Wisniewski passed away on June 6 in her Dania Beach residence in Florida. She was 82 years old.

Raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Stella (Ciconte) Starr of Florida and the late Frank Cappa.  She attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1946.  For many years she worked as a secretary for a Tool and Die Company in Somerville which was owned and operated by her husband Charles Zappala, who died in 1968.  She later married Henry Wisniewski and settled in the Buffalo, NY area.  Together with her husband, Henry, they managed various real estate holdings.  She retired to Dania Beach, Florida and has resided there for the past 30 years.

She was the wife of the late Charles Zappala and Henry Wisniewski and is survived by her beloved mother, Stella Starr, presently residing in Florida at the age of 105, and two dear sisters, Stella Sullivan of South Carolina and Nancy Giuliano of California.

Mrs. Wisniewski will be placed to rest with her husband Charles at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Funeral and interment are private.  Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of their own choice. Local arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.  To send expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit

James Turner

Malden resident

James Turner of Malden, formerly of Silver Springs FL. died on June 11.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Jean Turner; devoted father of Linda C. Butaro of Malden and the late Paul Smith; cherished brother of the late Leonard Turner and the late Ernest Turner; loving grandfather of Paula J. Carroll and great-grandfather of Justin, Jordan, and Jared; dear uncle of Robert Turner of Wilmington, Jack Turner of Hudson, NH, Dianne Polizzotti of Dracut, Rosemary Turner and Norman Turner, both of Florida.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, June 16, at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Malden. For obituary and directions,

Anthony DeFeo, Jr.

Former GE Machinist

Anthony A. DeFeo Jr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on June 13.

He was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1971, and a former machinist at the GE Plant in Lynn.

The cherished son of Anthony A. DeFeo Sr. and Elena “Helen” (Todesco) DeFeo of Chelsea, he was the loving brother of Constance Bertolino and her husband, Anthony, of Revere and Patrick DeFeo and his wife, Donna, of Florida; dear friend of Diane Pagluca of Medford and adored uncle of Toni-ann Merlina and her husband, Mark, of Saugus, Amy of South Weymouth, Felicia of Nahant and also leaves many uncles, aunts and cousins. He is also survived by his cat, Misty.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit:

Bennett Greenblatt

Of Brockton, formerly of Chelsea

Bennett Greenblatt of Brockton, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 12. He was 84 years old.

The beloved husband of Judith (Silberstein) Greenblatt, he was the devoted father of Russell Greenblatt and his wife, Caroline, Eric Greenblatt and his wife, Tova, and Ivan Greenblatt and his wife, Michelle; beloved brother-in-law of Karen and Mike Stern and Phyllis Silberstein; loving grandfather of Hadassah, Andrew, Noah, Yonah, Alyssa, Zachary, Shira and Eili; beloved uncle of David and Cheryl Stern and Alex and Jeremy Wiener.

Graveside services were held at the Linas Hazedek #2 Cemetery, Everett with arrangements by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Memorial donations may be made to the V.A. Hospital, 940 Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website:

Edward Zaremba, Sr.

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea

Edward R. Zaremba, Sr. of Atkinson, NH, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 9.

A U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and plank owner and member of the USS New Jersey Historical Society, he was the former co-owner of RAM Printing in Hampstead, NH.

He was the beloved husband of Eleanor M. (Doucette) Zaremba and loving father of Loretta Meleedy and her husband, David, of Amesbury, Cheryl Guido and her husband, Charles, of Sun City West, AZ, Edward F. “Buddy” Zaremba, Jr. and his wife, Robin, of Hampstead, NH, and Walter “Wally” Zaremba and his girlfriend, Juli Darwin, of Sandown, NH and is also survived by seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, his brothers, Chester Zaremba and his wife, Anne, of Chelsea, Stanley Zaremba and his wife, Marian, of Peabody,  Ted Zaremba and his wife, Jean, of Wakefield, Lucille Owocki of Brewster, MA and the late Vera Barys and the late Agnes Pretti.

Funeral arrangements were by the Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, Plaistow, NH. Burial was in Atkinson Cemetery.

Marie King

Retired Whidden Hospital Nurse’s Aide

Marie (Whalen) King of Everett, formerly of Newfoundland, died on June 9. She was 92 years old.

A retired nurse’s aide who worked at the Whidden Hospital for 35 years, she has returned home to Newfoundland every summer since 1962 and was a member of the Sea Breeze Senior Club in Newfoundland during her summers there.

She was the wife of the late Clifford “Cliff” King; beloved mother of Carl King and Iris Ulm, both of Everett; dear sister of Louisa Delaney of Newfoundland and the late Herbert Whalen, Ormond Whalen, Myrtle Fraser, Madeline Bulger and Bernadette Whalen; aunt of Florence Fraser of Everett and is also lovingly survived by three grandchildren, Wayne Ulm of Maine, Dawn Ulm of Virginia, Deborah Doria of Pennsylvania; three great-grandchildren, Briana Ulm of Everett, Adrian Ulm of Virginia and Chris Kirmes of Everett; two step great-grandchildren, Anthony and Nichols Doria of Pennsylvania and many nieces and nephews in Newfoundland.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial will be at a later date in the United Church Cemetery at Broad Cove, Newfoundland. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Amelia Grela

Chelsea resident

Amelia (Lawrynowicz) Grela of Chelsea died on June 5.

She was the devoted wife of the late Michal Grela; beloved mother of Helen Milne and her husband, Neil, of Warsaw, Poland and Peter Grela and his wife, Linda, of Weston; cherished grandmother of Amelia and Ola Milne and Meghan, Erin and Lauren Grela.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Kosciusko Foundation’s Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women’s Club Scholarship at and please specify in memory of Amelia Lawrynowicz Grela for the MFPW or to The Kosciusko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065 or by calling 212-734-2130.

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