Obituaries 06-30-2011

Ruth Griffin

Of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea

Ruth E. Griffin of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 24.

She was the loving daughter of the late Carlton and Claire (Stoddard) Crapo; beloved companion of Anthony Marotta of Winthrop; dear sister of Paula DeAngelico of East Boston, Douglas A. Crapo of Winthrop, Jane E. Crapo of East Boston and the late Carlton A. Jr and Russell E. Crapo. She is also survived by many adored nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held in Grace Church, 760 Saratoga St (at Byron St) East Boston on Sunday, July 3 at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In accordance with her wishes, visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In honoring her, memorials may be made to No. Shore & Greater Boston Hospice, 75 Sylvan St, Danvers. Arrangements are under the personal care of Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home East Boston 617 569 0990. For more information or to send her family an online condolence:

Theresa Mazzeo

Chelsea resident

Theresa S. (Frye) Mazzeo of Chelsea, formerly of Somerville and Everett, died on June 24.

She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Mazzeo; loving mother of Marissa, Robert Jr., and Eric Mazzeo, all of Chelsea; daughter of Mary Frye and the late David; sister of Elaine, Nancy, David, Maryann, Cheryl, Lorraine and Danny and grandmother of Angelina and Olivia.

Her funeral procession will begin from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.), Somerville, today, Thursday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Ann Church, Somerville at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the New England Baptist Hospital, Spine Center, 125 Parker Hill Ave., Boston, MA 02120.  For more information, please visit

Clarisse Pina

Seamstress and Professional Housekeeper

Clarisse G. Pina, a Chelsea resident for over 25 years, passed away on June 21 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a long illness. She was 92 years old.

Born in Cape Verde Island, she came to the United States and settled in Chelsea more than 25 years ago and has lived here since. She worked outside the home as a seamstress in Cape Verde Island and worked here and in the surrounding areas as a professional housekeeper for many years. She was dedicated to her family and was a very caring and gentle woman. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crocheting in her spare time.

She was the devoted mother of Ilda Miranda of Brockton, Manuel Pina and Maria Timas, both of Chelsea, and the late Matilde Pina. She is also survived by 30 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Her Funeral Service was conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home on Friday, June 24. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Linda Kowalewski

Winthrop resident

Linda A. (Wlodyka) Kowalewski of Winthrop died on June 22.

She was the beloved wife of 30 years to Tommy Kowalewski; loving daughter of the late Henry J. and Genevieve (Kolanik) Wlodyka; dear sister of Thomas Wlodyka and his wife “Dolly” of Scituate, dear sister in law of Edward Kowalewski and his wife, Frances, of Milford; cherished aunt of Amy McLaughlin and her husband, Joseph, of Rockland, Leslie Delisle and her husband, Josh, of Boston, Ross Wlodyka of Scituate and Christine O’Shea of Grafton; adored niece of Adelle Zebrowski and Janet Wlodyka of Revere. She is also survived by her feline companion “Maxine.”

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Frank A. Welsh & Sons Chelsea, 617-889-2723

Donna Chapman

Former US Postal Worker

Donna L. (Cutulle) Chapman of Revere died on June 22.

A former US Postal Worker, she was the beloved wife of Richard; the devoted mother of Brian “RPD” and his fiancé, Nancy Nicosia; dear sister of the late Rose Chandler, Joseph Cutulle and Nicholas Cutulle and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to St Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN38105-1905

Salvatore Scimemi

Revere resident

Salvatore Scimemi of Revere died on June 25.

He was the beloved son of the late Guiseppe and Crocifissa (Gucciardi) Scimemi; loving husband of Filippa (Amato) Scimemi; loving father of Antonette Belschner and her husband, Gary, of Lynnfield, Joseph Scimemi of Revere and Salvatore Scimemi, Jr. and his wife, Lisa Marie, of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Alyssa and Taylor Belschner of Lynnfield; beloved brother of Paolo Scimemi of Chelsea and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the late brother of Francesca Marino, Maria Ferrante and Mario Scimemi.

Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. For on line condolences, please visit

Andrew Hartigan

Retired Ship Fitter

Andrew Hartigan, a retired ship fitter, passed away in his Chelsea home on June 25 after a brief illness. He was 68 years old.

Born in Chelsea he was the son of the late Gerard and Grace (Cook) Hartigan. He grew up in East Boston, attended East Boston public schools and was employed by Bethlehem Steel as a shipfitter. He enjoyed fishing and outdoor sporting.

He is survived by his children; Barbara Ann and Andrea and his beloved twin sister “Sissy” Scott of Chelsea. He was also the dear brother of Grace Craven of Melrose, William Hartigan and the late Gerard Hartigan and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services here private with arrangements given to the care and direction of Frank A. Welsh & Sons,  Chelsea,

Kathleen Adams

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Kathleen A. Adams of Revere, formerly of Charlestown and Chelsea, died on May 24.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Earl and Christine (Harower) Adams; sister of Marion Hart of Medford, formerly of Charlestown, and the late Beatrice McNelley, Irene Ricupero and James and Charles Adams. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury.

Guillerma Castillo

Devoted to home and family

Guillerma M. Castille of Chelsea passed away on June 24 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after an overwhelming age related illness.  She was 86 years old.

Born and raised in Higuey of the Dominican Republic, she came to Chelsea 23 years ago and was devoted to home and family.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ernesto Nunez; devoted mother of Salustia Vega of Chelsea, dear sister of Olivia Garcia, Escolastica Castillo, Carmen Cedeno, all of Chelsea; cherished grandmother of Hanlet, Guilamo and Jason Vega and adored grandmother of Daniel Guilamo and Jalen Vega.

Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden with arrangements by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons  Chelsea

Jose ‘Gus’ Cortez

East Boston resident

Jose “Gus” Cortez of East Boston died on June 23.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.

Agnes Carey

Always followed latest styles and fashion trends

Agnes M. (Doherty) Carey passed away at the Peabody Glen Nursing Center on June 27 where she has been receiving supportive care for the past eight months.  She was in her 91st year.

Born in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Annie (McKay) Doherty. She grew up in Chelsea, attended Chelsea Public Schools, married her beloved Francis Carey and together they raised their two daughters in Chelsea.  She was devoted to home and family and was a resident of Chelsea for most of her life.

She and her husband settled in Revere in 1993.  She was a lifelong devoted parishioner and communicant of St. Rose Church in Chelsea and enjoyed following the latest styles and newest fashion trends.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Joseph P. Doherty. She is survived by her beloved husband, Francis Carey, her devoted daughters; Francine Goudreau and her husband Ron, of Peabody and Patricia DiSanto of Saugus; cherished grandchildren; Michele Maiuri and her husband, Peter, of Saugus and Brian DiSanto and his wife, Erin, of Melrose and two great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday July 1 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  The family will receive visitors Friday morning only.

Israel Fishman

Of Stoughton, formerly of Chelsea

Israel Fishman of Stoughton, formerly of Chelsea, died on June 27. He was 92 years old.

The beloved husband of Lillian (Goren) Fishman, he was the devoted father of Sumner Fishman and his wife, Deanna Chiampa, of Millis, Eileen Landy and her husband, Merric, Sharon Deanaher of Revere and Paul Fishman and his wife, Marcia, of Raynham; loving brother of Ida Gordon of Chelsea; cherished grandfather and great grandfather of many.

Funeral arrangements were by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem.  Burial was at Ahavath Achim Anshe Sfard Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kidney Foundation , 85 Astor Avenue, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062.

James ‘Marcy’ Marcella

Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston

James “Marcy” Marcella, a resident of East Point Nursing Home in Chelsea for several years, formerly of East Boston, died on June 28 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was the son of the late Theresa and James Marcella of East Boston and he leaves two sons, James of New Hampshire and Brian of Florida. He was the beloved brother of Geraldine Weimert and her husband, Jack, and Marie Matarese, all of Revere, and John Marcella and his wife, Domenica, of Woburn; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the dear friend of Ralph Scarpa.

A private funeral will be held in his memory with arrangements by Vazza Funeral Home of Revere.

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