Obituaries 02-16-2012

John Cardillo

Former Smithcraft Co. Retiree

John G. Cardillo died in his Revere home on February 12 following a long illness. He would have celebrated his 95th birthday on March 5.

Born and raised in Revere, he worked as a quality control manager for more than 45 years for the former Smithcraft Co. of Chelsea and was a long time devotee of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community.

He was the son of the late Giocchino and Louisa (Sateriale) Cardillo; the beloved husband of 60 years of Mary R. (Alba); devoted father of Paula Cardillo and LuAnn Cardillo, both of Revere; cherished grandfather of Kristyn Ann Pardi and her husband, James of Stoneham and Lauren Ann Kulakowski of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his great granddaughter, Juliana Maria Pardi and many nieces and nephews. He was the dear brother of the late Louise Fino, Joseph, Henry, George M., Emilio, John and Carmine Cardillo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688. For further information, directions and more:

Paul Pistone

Carpenters Union Member

Paul C. Pistone of Winthrop, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on February 13.

A US Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member of Carpenters Union Local 218, he was the beloved husband of Madeline (Pace) Pistone with whom he shared 46 years of marriage; loving father of Marie Mieggs of Saugus, Christine Pistone and Diane Marie Bennett, both of Revere, Paul Pistone of Chelsea, Janet Kay Beach of Florida and the late Torrie Denise Pistone; dear brother of Carol Barone of Connecticut, Marie Caseletto and Gladys Yutkins, both of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of seven and great grandfather of two.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section. For directions and guest book:

Daniel Frost

Cab and Tow Truck Driver

Daniel J. Frost, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died at the Kindred Hospital of the North Shore in Peabody on February 12 after a long illness.  He was 57 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Albert and Helen (Holland) Frost.  He attended local schools and enlisted in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era.  He worked as a tow truck operator for Tudor Garage and Quealy Towing for many years.  He also drove local cabs.

He was the beloved husband of 17 years of Eileen Fleischer; cherished father of Daniel Davis of Chelsea, Dawn Frost of Florida and Joseph Frost of Boston; adored grandfather of Daneya and Daisy Davis, Ileane Frost and Marie Bennett; dear brother of Kathleen Burgin of Maine, Sharon Frost of Chelsea, the late Albert Frost Jr. and Mary Bouche and former husband and beloved friend of Rochelle L. Frost of Chelsea.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Visiting Hours and Funeral Services were held at the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea.To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Marguerite Donovan

Taught at the Prattville School, Trustee of the former Chelsea Memorial Hospital

Marguerite (Walsh) Donovan of Melrose, formerly of Chelsea and Bass River, died in Melrose on February 7. She was 78 years old.

Born and raised in the West End of Boston, she was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Boston, Class of 1950. She went on to earn her degree from Boston Teachers College, Class of 1954. She was a homemaker who resided in Melrose for many years and also worked in Real Estate in Chelsea and Melrose. She was a former teacher at the Prattville Elementary School in Chelsea and a former Trustee of the Chelsea Memorial Hospital. The beloved wife of 35 years of the late John F. Donovan, Jr., she was the devoted daughter of the late Thomas J. and the late Catherine (Cuddy) Walsh; loving mother of Jane D. Harney and her husband, James of Melrose, John F. Donovan, III and his wife, Laura Cella Donovan of Winchester, Catherine C. Donovan of Medford and Maryann D. Lynch and her husband, John of Melrose; cherished grandmother of Annie, Jimmy, Alyssa, Caroline, Abby, Jack and Tim; caring sister of Kathleen (Walsh) Leary and her husband, George of Milton; sister in law of Robert F. Donovan of Chelsea and the late Richard C. Donovan and his wife, Kathleen of Arlington. She is also survived by several nieces and one nephew.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in her name may be made to Camp Sunshine, 35 Acadia Rd., Casco, ME 04015 or For obituary and to sign guest book visit

Kenneth Howard

Retired Chelsea Police Lieutenant

Kenneth V. Howard died suddenly on February 10 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Everett after suffering a heart attack in his Chelsea home. He was 87 years old.

Born in Haverhill,  the son of the late Walter V. and Geraldine A. (Bullis) Howard, he grew up in Chelsea, attended St. Rose School and married Helen S. (Marcin) of Chelsea.  He was inducted into the US Navy during World War II and served as a Ships Cook 3rdclass aboard the USS Valencia in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned to his wife at home in Chelsea.

He was first appointed a reserve officer for the Chelsea Police Department and was soon made a permanent Patrolman and Sergeant of the Department. He was later promoted to Lieutenant and served at that rank until his retirement in1986 after 35 years of dedicated service.

A lifelong Chelsea resident, he was a member of the PPC and Sagamore Clubs in Chelsea, the Past Exalted Ruler of Chelsea Elks and a life member of the Saugus Lodge 642 B.P.O.E. He was also a member of the Chelsea Police Relief Association  and the Mass. Police Association.

He was the beloved husband of 67 years of Helen S. (Marcin) Howard; devoted father of Diane Howard and her husband, Bill of Franklin; cherished grandfather of Kimberly Woodruff and her husband, Michael of Lawrenceville, NJ and Charise Heater and her husband, Christopher of Newton; adored great grandfather of McKenna and Ivy Heater, Mia and Zachary Woodruff; dear brother of Elizabeth O’Callaghan of Rockland and Henry Howard of Missouri.

Funeral Services with military honors were held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea with the  Rev. Jack Howard SJ presiding. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one’s own choice.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Herbert Sherman 

Former Chelsea Resident 

Herbert Sherman, formerly of Chelsea and Medford, died on February 6.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he worked for 30 years at the Charlestown Navy yard as a shipfitter and at General Electric in Lynn.

He was the beloved husband of Molly (Shapiro) Sherman; devoted father of Leonard Sherman, Judith Atwood, and the late Neal Sherman; dear grandfather of Adam, James, and Beth Sherman, and Mark, Ellis, and Rachel Atwood and great grandfather of Molly Ellis.

Graveside services were held at the Jewish Community Center Cemetery, Danvers. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements were by the Brezniak-Rodman Chapel

Mary Carew 

Chelsea Resident 

Mary (Guaragna) Carew of Chelsea, formerly of South Boston, died on February 7. She was the mother of William Paige of California, Diane Paige of Ohio, Denise Paige of Chelsea, and Paul Carew of Florida; sister of James Guaragna of Quincy and is also survived by her grandchildren Krystin Paige of Hanson, Paul Paige of Ohio and Matthew Phillips of Ipswich.

Funeral arrangements were by the Casper Funeral Home, South Boston. For online guestbook:

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