Obituaries 03-22-2012

Beatrice ‘Bea’ Luzzatto

Caring Woman, Devoted to Family and Friends

Beatrice M. “Bea” (Wedge) Luzzatto, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died on March 18 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Center in Medford where she had been receiving supportive care for the past few months. Sunday was her 85th birthday.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Edmond and Emilda (Gallant) Wedge. She attended Our Lady of the Assumption parochial school and graduated from Chelsea High School. She married Eugene Luzzatto and together they raised their four daughters in Chelsea. Her husband, Gene died in 1967. A single mother and independent woman, she supported her family by working in Boston at Peter Piper Restaurant for many years.  She later worked as an office clerk for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Estate Tax Office. She retired in the early 1990’s.

She was completely and lovingly devoted to the former Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and sorely grieved its closing. She enjoyed vacationing and travelling, often visiting her ancestral home in Prince Edward Island, Canada.  She also traveled to Hawaii, the Midwest and Southeastern States and spent time between Chelsea and residing with family in Antioch, Tenn. A caring woman, she was devoted to family and friends and often spent time driving friends to various places in her familiar little blue car.  She was also a member of the former “Colorettes” Ladies Bowling League. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her daughter, Elizabeth Ann “Bette” Bova and granddaughter, Lori Jean McKinley.

Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., Revere at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at 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.

Scott Ferullo

Everett Resident

Scott N. Ferullo of Everett died on March 18.The beloved husband of Cheryl Ann (Sergio) Ferullo, he was the loving father of Scotty, Jr., Brian, Matthew, Samantha, Krystal and Nicolas; beloved son of George and Rosalie (DePrizio) Ferullo; loving brother of George Ferullo and his wife, Kim, Mark and his wife, Lori and Dennis Ferullo. He is also survived by his one loving granddaughter, Leah and many loving nieces and nephews.His Funeral will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St, Everett on Friday, March 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Thursday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking at Main Street entrance. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02210.

Michael Sensale, Jr.

Member of Malden Eagles Club

Michael W. Sensale, Jr. of Everett, formerly of Somerville, died suddenly on March 10. He was 63 years old.

He was the son of the late Michael and Cecelia (DiLuca) Sensale; beloved brother of Ron Sensale and his wife, Joanne of Newton, Paul Sensale and his wife, Donna of Chelsea, David Sensale and his wife, Lisa of Arlington, Lenora Clooney and her husband, Jim of Medford and Roberta Parrinello and her husband, Greg of Reading. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Spadafora Funeral Home. Burial was private. To send a message of condolence see

Ladis Bernier

Active member of PAV

Ladis P. (Konop) Bernier, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on March 14 at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Central Avenue where she received supportive care as her health declined.

She was 87 years old. A Yeoman 3rd Class in the US Navy during World War II, she worked for 18 years for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council based in Boston and for five years for the Chelsea Police Department traffic department. She was an active member of the PAV.

She was the devoted wife of the late Robert J. Bernier, Sr.; beloved mother of Robert J. Bernier, Jr. of Saugus and Richard P. Bernier of Capitola, California; sister of the late Helen Sullivan, Stephanie Zajaczkowski, Josephine Gubski, Frances Konop, Stella Krolikowski and Chester Konop; cherished grandmother of Harmonee Falk of South West Ranches, Florida and Cameo Bernier of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by her great granddaughter Kai Falk of Florida as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

Helen ‘Nana’ Kloss

Former Bradlee’s Saleslady

Helen (Konikowska) “Nana” Kloss, a former saleslady for Bradlee’s in Chelsea, died at the “de Rham” Hospice Home in Cambridge on March 15. She was 88 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Teofil and Victoria (Skorszewski) Konikowski. She attended St. Stanislaus Parochial and Chelsea Public Schools. In 1943, she married Mitchell Kloss and together they raised two daughters and one son here in Chelsea. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1976 after sharing 33 years of marriage together.

A lifelong Chelsea resident and devoted homemaker, “Nana” also worked outside of her home at Bradlee’s in Chelsea as a saleslady and a customer service clerk. She dedicated her life to supporting her children and grandchildren and was affectionately known to many as “Nana.” “Nana” also enjoyed playing Bingo in her spare time. In addition to her husband and several siblings, she was also predeceased in death by her son, Thomas in 2000.

She was also the devoted mother of Carol Zybert, Geraldine Bellitti and her husband, Richard, all of Chelsea and the late Thomas Kloss; adored grandmother of Richard Bellitti and his wife, Janine of Methuen, Mitchell Zybert and his wife, Kerri of Peabody, Christine Loudenslager and her husband, Michael of Reading; cherished great grandmother of Carmela Bellitti; dear sister of Frances Crise of San Bernadino, California and the late Antoinette Donarumo, Wanda Wozniak, Jessie Dandridge, Pauline Morganto, Alice Olszewski, Joseph, Anthony, Thomas and Walter Konikowski.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Revere on Monday, March 19. Services concluded with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to “de Rham” Hospice Home, 65 Chilton St. Cambridge, MA 02138. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea.

Beatrice Wool

Member of Temple Israel, Swampscott and the Marblehead Art Association

Beatrice Wool of Marblehead died on March 15. She was 92 years old.

A member of Temple Israel in Swampscott and the Marblehead Art Association, she was the beloved wife of the late Philip H. Wool; the devoted mother of Carol Wool and her husband, Herbert Dreyer, Ina May Wool and her husband, Daniel A. Weiss and Rose Wool. She was the loving daughter of the late Isaac and Ruth Weener and the loving grandmother of Miriam and Naomi.Graveside services were held at the Temple Israel Cemetery, Peabody.

Shiva will be held at the home of Carol Wool until Thursday evening (tonight.) Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choosing. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website, Arrangements were entrusted to Torf Funeral Service.

Joseph Jerome Witham

Retired Truck Driver

Joseph Jerome Witham of Chelsea, formerly of Cambridge, died at the Soldier’s Home on March 17. He was 77 years old.

A US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a truck driver for various trucking companies and the brother of Mary Phillips of Woburn and Edward Witham of Belmont.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Michael Arch Angel Chapel, Chelsea Soldier’s Home on Friday, March 23 at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visiting hour will be held from 10 to 11 A.M. in the Cardinal Cushing Pavilion adjacent to the Chapel.  Burial will be in the Soldier’s Home Lot at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals in Chelsea.

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