Obituaries 08-04-2011

Evelyn Leong Wing

Chelsea Business Woman and Lifelong Supporter of Asian American Affairs

 Evelyn Leong Wing, Chelsea Businesswoman and lifelong supporter of Asian American Affairs, died on Monday August 1 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a sudden illness. She was 81 years old.

Born in Dorchester, as an infant her parents relocated to Hong Kong where she received her early education.  During the World War II Battle of Hong Kong, she was evacuated from the island with her mother and two siblings, leaving behind other siblings and family members.  She returned to the Dorchester area and worked in a family laundry business while attending Boston Latin High School.  After graduating, she worked for Stone and Webster in Boston where she held the position of Accounting Supervisor.

As a young lady, she worked tirelessly to bring her siblings and family to the United States.  With the help of Senator Leverett Saltonstall, she succeeded in reuniting her family.

In 1955, she married Lawrence Wing a Chelsea restaurateur and entrepreneur. Together with her husband, who died in 2002, they owned and operated “Wing’s Restaurant” in Chelsea for 45 years and several other enterprises.

Mrs. Wing continued to manage Wing Realty up to the time of her passing.  She actively supported the Maryknoll Sisters, the Chinese Women’s Association of N.E., the Asian Catholic Community, St. James Church in Boston, the Lee Family Association and the Leong Family Association. She and her late husband were founders of the Asian American Diabetes Initiative at the Joslin Clinic.

She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence L. Wing; devoted mother of Lauren Lee “Lori” Wing of Culver City CA., Linda Wing Hom of Newton and Leverett Wing and his wife, Marian of Boston; cherished grandmother of Lleyton Wing, Douglas Hom and Jacquelyn Hom; dear sister of Helen Chin of Long Island NY, Jane Clark of Saugus, Frank Leong of Quincy, Bing Leong of Stoughton, the late Kaye Leong and Thomas Leong.  She is also survived by many loving brothers in law and sisters in law, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway Chelsea on Friday August 5, at 11 a.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 today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.   Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Asian American Diabetes Initiative, 1 Joslin Place Rm. 382a, Boston, MA 02215

Beryl Butt

Peabody resident

Beryl E. Butt of Peabody, formerly of Everett, died on July 30

She was the cherished daughter of the late John and Valetta (Hudson) Butt; devoted sister of Margaret R. Andress of Danvers; dear friend of Bernice Hudson of Chelsea. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are private. For obituary, please visit

Manuel ‘Sarge’ Andrews

Chelsea resident

Manuel L. “Sarge” Andrews of Chelsea, Somerville and Malden died on July 25.

He was the beloved son of the late Emily (Soares) and Manuel Andrews Sr.; brother of the late Theresa Andrews and Mary (Andrews) Scott; uncle of James Scott and his wife, Annette, Emily (Scott) Hendron and her husband, Mark and is also survived by his grand niece, Sarah Jane Scott and a brother in law, James Scott Sr.

Funeral arrangements were by the Leo M. Norton Funeral Home, Malden Square. For obituary and guestbook visit

Gertrude Eggers

Of Scituate, formerly of Chelsea

Gertrude E. (Rossi) Eggers of Scituate, formerly of Chelsea and Dorchester, died peacefully at home on August 1. She was 93 years old.

She was the loving wife of the late Roger W., Sr.; devoted mother of Roger W., Jr. of Scituate and the late Stephen G.; sister of Dr. Richard G. Rossi of Plainville, Anne J. Bellorado of Middleton, the late Josephine Wilson, Achello Rossi, Augustus Rossi, Julia Masella, Dr. Edward A. Rossi, Robert W. Rossi and Anthony Rossi. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.

Friends and family are invited to attend visiting hours today, Thursday, August 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd., Scituate. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 5 at St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent St., Scituate at 10 a.m. followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Scituate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church. For directions or to leave condolences please visit

Adele Green

Of Canton, formerly of Chelsea

Adele (Mathews) Green of Canton, formerly of Hyde Park and Chelsea, died on July 31.

She was the beloved wife of Jason Green for 55 years; devoted mother of Cheryl and Jonathan Pozner, Robin and Robert Gorham and Michael and Jennifer Green; loving sister of Jerome and Jerrie Sue Mathews and the late Elliot Mathews; loving grandmother of Matthew, Daniel, Jamie, Bryan, Steven, Jake and Rachel.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Canton.  Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NY, NY, 10280,

Barbara Bevere

Of Chelmsford, formerly of Chelsea

Barbara Bevere of Chelmsford, formerly of Chelsea, died on July 21.

She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Matilda Bevere, sister of Joseph of Saugus, Marilyn and her husband, Matt Berardi of Lynnfield, and the late Robert Bevere, and many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be celebrated today,  August 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea. Donations in her memory may be made to Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea, MA02150.

Ronald Taraskiewicz Sr.

Retired Salesman

Ronald B. Taraskiewicz, Sr. of Dunedin, FL, formerly of Saugus and Chelsea, died on July 28 at the Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida shortly after admission.

Born in Chelsea, he attended local schools and was a resident of Saugus for many years. After retiring as a salesman in the trucking industry, he moved to Dunedin, Florida where he spent his latter years golfing and pursuing his interest in cars.

He was the beloved father of Deborah Alimonti and her husband, James of Peabody and the late Susan “Su” Taraskiewicz and Ronald B. Taraskiewicz, Jr.; former husband of Marlene (Ryan) Taraskiewicz of Peabody; brother of Richard Taraskiewicz of Everett, Anthony Taraskiewicz of Chelsea and the late Benjamin F. Taraskiewicz, Jr. and Francis R. Taraskiewicz; cherished grandfather of Jacleen, Jillian and James Alimonti.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square) Malden on Monday, August 8 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 758 Salem Street, Lynnfield at 10 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Carroll Funeral Home will be on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit

Pauline Kirby

Past President of Revere Emblem Club,

Pauline E. (Tighe) Kirby of Revere died on July 30 following a brief illness at the Lighthouse Nursing & Care Center of Revere. She was 97 years old.

She was born in Chelsea on August 6, 1913 and lived her entire life in Revere. She was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1931 and, early in her working career, she was a telephone operator for the old Revere Memorial Hospital for several years. Later, she was a telephone operator for the Department of Public Welfare at 600 Washington Street in Boston for 10 years. She retired in 1980.

A long time member of the Revere Emblem Club, she held the post of President for four terms. She was also a   member of the Revere Lodge of Elks #1171 and a life time member of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community.

She was the widow of the late Robert E. Kirby; devoted mother of Brendan T. Kirby, Paula C, Martin and her husband, William J., Dorothy F. Foley and her husband, Gerald, all of Revere; cherished grandmother of Patrick M. Foley of Chelsea, Paul R. Foley of Malden, Ann C. Belliveau and her late husband, David M. of Revere and Robert J. Martin and his wife, Julie of Saugus. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Catherine A. Belliveau and Liam J. Martin and many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister, of the late Revere Patrolman Edward J. Tighe.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody.

Helen Connolly

Cambridge resident

Helen E. (Tamlyn) Connolly of Cambridge died on August 1. She was 79 years old.

She was the mother of Ruth A. Farrell of Chelsea, James W. of Weymouth and Walter J. of Tewksbury; sister of Marie Murphy of Leominster, Judy Wilson of Northborough and the late Marjorie Tamlyn and Ruth Bailey and is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, August 5 at 11 a.m. in Cambridge Cemetery, 76 Coolidge Ave, Cambridge. For online guestbook visit:

Benjamin Randolph Day II

Educator, artist and sports enthusiast

Benjamin Randolph “Ben” Day II of Chelsea, formerly of Brookline, born November 27, 1942, died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at his home. He was 68 years old.

He was born in Baton Rouge, La., where he grew up and graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1960. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont, Texas, and his master of fine arts degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. He taught graphic design and visual communications at Louisiana Tech, Missouri State University, Boston University and Virginia Commonwealth University, where he retired as Professor of Communication Arts and Design in 2005. During his tenure at VCU, he co-authored “Typographic Design: Form and Communication,” a textbook that continues to be used internationally by design students. Mr. Day served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1966 to 1968.

In addition to his professional design work, he was a painter and sculptor, and most recently worked in hand-painted collage. An avid sports fan, he especially enjoyed LSU and Va. Tech football, and the Boston Celtics.

The son of the late Benjamin Randolph and Mercedes Friar Day, he leaves his son, Benjamin Randolph “Rand” Day III and his wife, Kelley of Cincinnati, and his daughter Alene Meredith Day of Louisville, Ky.; his sisters, Becky Abbott and Sandra Aden, both of Huntsville, Texas, and Ginger McInnis of Gonzales, La.; his brother, Arless Day of Bradenton, Fla.; his granddaughters, Sydney Elizabeth and Sarah Avery Day; and numerous nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews. He also leaves his dear friend, Suzanne Perry. He will be missed by the hundreds of students he mentored whose lives were enriched by his love of the visual arts.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Rabenhorst Funeral Home, Baton Rouge, LA . Casper Cremation of Boston assisted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a scholarship established at Virginia Commonwealth University so that he may continue in spirit his passion for teaching. Send donations to: The Ben Day Memorial Scholarship for Graphic Design, P.O. Box 842519 at 325 N. Harrison St., Richmond, Va. 23284.

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