Obituaries 07-14-2011

Lisa Beauvais

Florida resident

Lisa A. Beauvais of Fort Lauderdale, Florida died July 2. She was 46 years old.

Born in Everett to the late Henry and Marilyn (Bailey) Beauvais on July 18, 1964, she was the widow of the late Robert Ward of Chelsea and is survived by her brother Philip Beauvais and his wife, Stephanie of Davie, Florida, her sister Yvette (Beauvais) Saunders and her husband, Michael and their three children of Clinton, MA.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in her name to VITAS Hospice Care, Fort Lauderdale FL, a wonderful facility that kept her comfortable in her final days.

Helene Waluk

Interior Designer

Helene M. Waluk, well known Interior designer, died in her Chelsea home on July 6.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Bennie and Dorothy (Gencewsky) Waluk.  She attended local schools and was a proud alumnus of Boston University. A lifelong Chelsea resident, she worked as an independent interior designer, conducting her business known as Waluk Associates, She was also a longtime member of I.I.D.A.

She is survived by her beloved cousins; Catherine Dean, Curtis Dean and Kenneth Dean. She is also survived by many additional loving cousins and dear friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, she desired that contributions in her memory be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 252 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 [email protected] To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Alan Synnott

Band Leader

Alan G. Synnott, band leader and owner of the local band Rocky Road, died of Prostate Cancer on July 9 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 64 years old.

He attended the Berkley School of Music and was an accomplished saxophone player.  He married Sandra Pignato and they lived in Chelsea before settling in Revere 40 years ago.  A well known entertainer for over 25 years, he owned and led “Rocky Road” and also entertained as DJ Alan Synnott.  He retired several years ago from the City of Chelsea DPW Dept., enjoyed Classic Cars, was a member of the NRA and enjoyed vacationing on the beaches of Puerto Rico.

Born and raised in Fall River, he was the loving son of the late James and Hilda (Ponte) Synnott; beloved husband of 43 years to Sandy (Pignato) Synnott of Revere; devoted father of Alan Synnott of Everett and Renee Synnott of Texas; cherished grandfather of Nicholas Mastromarino and Roman Synnott and dear brother of James Synnnott.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, July 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Casa Lucia, 61 Lucia Ave., Revere.  A special tribute in celebration of Alan’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Please bring your favorite memory and a story about Alan to share with all.

Should friends desire, contributions in his name may be made to Boston Prostate Cancer Walk, 69 Farragut Avenue,   Somerville, MA 02144 (Memo; Alan Synnott on your check).

Violet DePaulo

Aetna Insurance retiree

Violet A. (Ariniello) DePaulo, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died at the Wingate of Kingston in Kingston, MA on July 8 following a brief illness. She was 87 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1942 graduate of Revere High School. She lived in Revere until marrying in 1949 when she moved to Chelsea. For more than 25 years, she worked as a claims adjustor with Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Co. of Boston, retiring in 1989. She also worked as a comptometer operator for General Electric of Lynn prior to her career with Aetna.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, she will be sorely missed.

She was the wife of the late John P. DePaulo who died in September of 1984 , the devoted mother of Donna M. Metcalf and her husband, Neil of Kingston, MA, John P. DePaulo Jr. of Brighton, Richard J. DePaulo and his wife, Anna of San Francisco, CA, Stephen J. DePaulo and his wife, Sue Yen of Marblehead, Diane F. Crowley and her husband, William of Rockland, Denise R. Lynch and her husband, Michael of Atkinson, NH and Maria A. DiCenso and her husband, Domenic of Lynn. She is also lovingly survived by 13 grandchildren, two great granddaughters and many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Lydia Buckley, Mary Breton, Americo and Robert Ariniello.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701

Lawrence A. “Larry” Duffy

Longtime Sagamore Club Bartender

Lawrence A. “Larry” Duffy, a longtime member of the Sagamore Club, passed away in his Chelsea residence surrounded by his loving family following a brief but overwhelming illness. He was 65 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Lawrence J. and Beatrice A. (Bourdeau) Duffy. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the US Air Force and served his country during Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1969. He worked for a brief time in the Chelsea Naval Ship Yard and later became a bartender at the Sagamore Club in Chelsea for over 20 years.

A gentleman devoted to his family and friends, he enjoyed helping others. He also enjoyed nature and spending time at his family’s camp in the mountains. He was a devoted parishioner and longtime supporter of Our Lady of Grace Church and served as an usher there for many years. Larry lived by the motto “Live in the day, stay in the day”.

He is the loving father of Renea Banks of Kansas. He was the devoted brother of Dianne Cady of Saugus, Robert Duffy and his wife, Amalia of Connecticut, Kathleen Campbell and her partner, Steve Viviano of Revere, Marie Duffy and her partner, Tony Meads of Salem, Arlene Ellard of Everett and the late Arthur and Stephen Duffy; devoted uncle of Lauren, Karen, Toni, Robbie, Stephen, Barry and Darren; dear great uncle of Barry, Addy, Jayden, Dario, Dante’ and Michael.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. James Barry in Our Lady of Grace Church on July 12. Burial was in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

Rose Marie Burke

Retired Manager of the Chelsea Naval Hospital

Rose Marie (Mollica) Burke of Chelsea died peacefully on July 7 at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a brief stay for supportive care.  She was101 years old.

A member of the Chelsea community for over a Century and matriarch of a large and popular Chelsea family, she retired as manager of the Chelsea Naval Hospital in 1973 and was a member of the Beachmont VFW and the DAV Post 62.

She was the devoted wife of the late Nicholas Tammaro and William F. Burke; daughter of the late Angelo and Elizabeth (Bucci) Mollica; beloved mother of Mary Cooksey of Chelsea, Robert Burke of Falmouth, Virginia Milliken of Vermont, Elizabeth Havens of Texas, Joseph Burke of Randolph, James Burke of Chelsea, Gerald Burke of North Grafton, Nicholas Burke of Randolph and the late John Burke, Jenny Gallant and Marjorie Parsons; step mother of Miriam Mullens of Lynn and the late Catherine O’Connor, Alice Rimcus, Teresa Attardi, William Burke, Helen MacAfee and Ester Way; dear sister of Virginia Casino of Chelsea, Tony Mollica of Everett, Victor Mollica of Florida and the late Marion McCarthy, Catherine Russo, Josephine Howe and John Mollica. She is also lovingly survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168-9168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

Jennie Onsrud

Proud member of Red Hats

Jennie N. (Bruno) Onsrud of Windham, NH died on July 7 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton after a long illness.

Born in Boston and a resident of Windham, New Hampshire since 1987, in her early working years, she worked from 1953 until the late 60’s at American Optical and then from 1969 until her retirement in 1996 at K Mart retiring from their Saugus store. She was a proud member of the Red Hats.

She was the devoted wife of Stuart Onsrud; beloved mother of Robert “Mick” McDaniel of Chelsea, Darlene Kinckle and her husband, Robert of Tewksbury and Steven “Mick” McDaniel and his wife, Kristin of Middleboro; sister of the late Anthony and William Bruno; cherished grandmother of Kim McDaniel, Lorna McDaniel, Michael Higginson, Robert McDaniel, Justin Kinckle, Tyler McDaniel and Lindsay McDaniel and is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren Alexia, Abigail and Brendan.

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

Robert Manning

Melrose resident

Robert P. “Bob” Manning of Melrose died on July 8. He was 67 years old.

He served in the US Marine Corps from 1961 to 1965.

The devoted husband of Susan E. (Murphy) Manning of Melrose, he was the loving father of Kara L. Clegg and her husband, Max of Fairfield, CT and Courtney E. Manning of Stoneham; cherished grandfather of Julia and William Clegg; son of the late Paul L. Manning, Sr. and Mary F. (Ryan) Manning; brother of Paul Manning, Jr. and his wife, Jude of Andover, William Manning and his partner, Maryanne Poya of Nevada, Patricia O’Keefe and her husband, Joseph of North Eastham, Mary Manning and her partner, Gerry DePrima of Everett, Gail Romeo and her husband, Mark of Amesbury, Edward Manning and his wife, Shari of Framingham and Carole Kim and her husband, Richard of California; brother-in-law of William Murphy and his wife, Patti of Florida and Karen Lohrman and her husband, Kenneth of Florida; beloved son-in-law of Frances Murphy of Florida. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, close neighbors, and caregivers at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home.

His Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was the in VA National Cemetery in Bourne. Memorial Contributions may be made to Special Olympics of Massachusetts, 512 Forest St., Marlborough, MA 01752. For obituary or to sign guest book, please visit:

H. Bernard ‘Bernie’ Liberty

Chelsea Soldier’s Home Administrator

H. Bernard “Bernie” Liberty of Chelsea died on July 8.  He was 85 years old.

The beloved husband of 56 years of Rose (Specter) Liberty, he was born in Chelsea, attended the Chelsea schools, graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1944 and continued his education graduating from Suffolk University, Simmons College and Prince School of Retailing.  He was a Hospital Administrator for the Chelsea Soldier’s Home.

A U.S. Navy Seabee who served during World War II, he received a Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy Unit Accommodation, and a Purple Heart.  He was a veteran of the Tarawa Battle in the Gilbert Islands in the Pacific, Kwartelein Battle in the Marshall Island in the Pacific and the Tinian Battle in the Marianias Island in the Pacific.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) in Chelsea, the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) Post in Chelsea and the Jewish War Veterans (J.W.V.) Chelsea Post.  He was also very active in the community as President of the Y.M.H.A., President of the Kiwanis Club of Chelsea, Commander of the Seabee Island in Palm Beach, Florida, President of the Boston Club of Kings Point in Delray Beach, Florida, and Co-Chairman of the Chelsea Planning Board.

He was the devoted father of Nelson Liberty and his wife, Marcy Hunt Liberty, Arleen Stoller and her husband, Jeff, and Bryan Liberty and his wife, Susan; dear brother of Edith Swartz and the late Morris Liberty and loving grandfather of Samantha, Amanda, Max and Nathan.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Danvers.  Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Road, Weston, MA  02493.  For online guestbook and directions please visit the funeral home website:

Marvin Taub

Cambridge resident

Marvin Taub of Cambridge, formerly of Winthrop, died on June 28. He was 96 years old.

Born in the Bronx, New York, he was the beloved husband of the late Miriam (Garber) Taub; devoted father of Jane L. Taub and Alan Taub and his wife, Paula and the late Lisa Anne Taub; loving son of the late Max and Esther (Singer) Taub, both of Austria.

Graveside services were held at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon. Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115

Louise Wells

Longtime Bookkeeper for the Town of Winthrop

Louise A. Wells of Seaview Avenue, Winthrop died at home on July 6 after a long illness. She was 84 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Ada (Robichaud) and Nicholas Menutole. She was a graduate of Winthrop High School and was a bookkeeper  for the Town of Winthrop for many years.

She was the beloved wife of the late William G. Wells Jr. and the loving mother of Loraine Shannon of Winthrop and the late William J. Wells. She was the sister of the late Joseph P. Menutole and the cherished grandmother of Amanda Gale Shannon, Emily Louise Shannon and Theresa A. LeMay. She is also survived by two great grandchildren.

A graveside service was conducted at Winthrop Cemetery.

Donna Chapman

Former US Postal Clerk

Donna L. (Cutulle) Chapman of Revere died on June 22 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

She worked for many years as a Clerk for the US Postal Service  in Revere, Chelsea and East Boston. She was 65 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Lucy (Oreto) Cutulle, 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. Memorial donations may be made to St Judes Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis TN38105-1905

Helen ‘Lovey’ Sullivan

Chelsea resident

Helen T. “Lovey” Sullivan of Chelsea died on July 6.

The beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (O’Neill), she was the sister of the late John J. Sullivan of Saugus, loving aunt to Jane Jordan, Maureen and Jay Sullivan and sister of Helen Pierce. She was predecesed by William J. Malone, James Malone, Mary Crowley and John “Pat” Malone. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy & O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main St., Suite 126, Charlestown, MA 02129 or St. Rose’s Elementary School in Chelsea, MA.

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