Orlando ‘Red’ Rojas
Longtime Eastpointe Nursing Care Security Supervisor
Orlando “Red” Rojas of Revere died on February 19. He was 69 years old.
Born in Cuba on August, 1, 1942, the son of Alipio and Julia (Ramos) Rojas, he came to the United States in 1962 and worked for many years at Eastpointe Nursing Care Center, Chelsea as Security Supervisor.
He leaves his wife, Ada of Revere; three sons, Lenny and his wife, Katherine of Michigan, David Orlando of Revere, Robert of Revere, and one daughter, Julia Marie-Allyce of Revere. He is the treasured grandfather of two, Trent and Isabella; dear brother of Argelia, Rafael, Maurilio, and Osvaldo.
Arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston.
Of Chelsea, formerly of Winthrop
William A. Perella, a resident of Chelsea for 10 years, formerly of Winthrop, died on February 21 at Boston Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 80 years old.
He was the loving son of the late Angelina (DeRosa) Casiello and Alphonso Perella; brother of Dolores Casiello Roycroft, Richard Casiello, Conchetta “Connie” Hunt, Mary Perrotta (step-sister), Mario Aloisi (step-brother), and the late Rubina “Dolly” Perella-MacDonald, Alphozina (Tina) Perella-Rudolph and Albert Casiello. He was the beloved father of Alan Perella of Leominster, Fay Perella Stempien of Danvers, and William Perella, Jr. of Atkinson, NH; cherished grandfather of Ashley and Alesha Perella of Leominster, Sarina, Gillian and Nico Stempien of Danvers, Shaylyn Perella of Salem, NH, and Olivia, Anthony, and Madeline Perella of Atkinson, NH.
Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, West Peabody. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Linda Siuda-Valentin of Chelsea died on February 20. She was 49 years old.
She was the devoted wife of the late Luis A Valentin and devoted mother of Erik Scriven of Chelsea; loving daughter of Helen (Riley) Siuda and the late Stephen Siuda of Chelsea; cherished granddaughter of Sophie (Kupczewski) Siuda and the late Vincent of Revere; dear sister of Darlene Siuda of Chelsea, Mark Siuda and his wife, Annette of Everett, Cathy Todisco and her husband, Pat of Peabody and Stephen Siuda Jr. and his wife, Charlotte of Malden and is also survived by many fond aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MGH Ellison 16 Nursing Fund, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston 02114. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Victim of Hit and Run
Dolores J. Coito, a longtime resident of Chelsea, died unexpectedly shortly after admission to the emergency room at Massachusetts General Hospital from injuries sustained in a hit and run accident in Everett. She was 69 years old.
During her working years, she handled customer service in local resturants.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Filomena (Alfieri) Coito; beloved life partner of the late Betty L. Smith; dear sister of the late Marie Ebli, Manny Coito, Louis Coito and Rita Coito and is lovingly survived by her partner’s children: Christopher Smith, William Smith, Daniel Smith, Alejandro Smith, Carlos Smith, Consuelo Smith, Angel Smith, Virginia Smith, Herminio Smith and Asia Galvin as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Braves Baseball Fan, Strongly Devoted to Home and Family
Susie M. (Jones) Hill, a longtime Chelsea resident, died on February 21 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 83 years old.
She was one of seven children born to Edward and Jewel (Green) Jones in Albany, Georgia. She grew up in Albany where she received her early schooling. After graduating from High School, she furthered her education at Albany State University. She was married to Willie J. Hill and together they relocated to the New England area in 1947, first settling in Ipswich and Malden before coming to Chelsea in 1958. Their union ultimately produced 10 loving children.
“Susie” was strongly devoted to home and family. She loved baseball and was a devoted Braves fan, following the team from their early days in Boston to Atlanta. She was a longtime member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Revere.
The beloved wife of the late Willie J. Hill, she was the devoted mother of David K. Hill of Middletown, CT, William J. Hill of Lynn, Andrea L. Hill of Chelsea, Karen D. Iantosca of Malden, Debra S. Hill and her husband, Lorenzo of Winthrop, Darlene Y. Willoth and her husband, Robert of Malden, Diane M. Hill of Chelsea, Beverly J. Hill-Burrell and her husband, Ronald of Manchester NH, Eric L. Hill and his wife, Melissa of Orlando FL, and Lisa R. Hill of Haverhill; dear sister of Merele Williams of Mockville NC, Franklin D. Jones of Philadelphia, PA, Marvin Jones of Albany, GA, and the late Edie Glass-Hightower and William Jones. She is lovingly survived by 14 grandchildren and also leaves a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Agatha ‘Tina’ Buonopane
Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere
Agatha “Tina” (Messina ) Buonopane of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died on February 28.
A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1942, she was the beloved wife of the late Richard Buonopane; loving mother of Michael Buonopane of Revere and Janice Casoli and her husband, Robert of Lynnfield and the late James J. Buonopane; dear sister of the late Louis and Joseph Messina and cherished grandmother of three and great grandmother of five.
Her funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St, Revere, Friday morning at 9 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Family and friends may visit Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. lieu of flowers donations may be made to the woundedwarriorproject.org. For directions and guestbook. www.vazzafunerals.com