Obituaries 03-29-2012

George Tassinari, Jr.


George J. Tassinari Jr. of Chelsea died unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital shortly after admittance on March 23. He was 74 years old.

A US Air Force veteran who served during the Korean Conflict, he was a machinist by trade who was employed by American Optical until its closing and then for another 13 years at McCord Winn in Winchester.

He was the devoted husband of Marie A. (Virga) DePatto; beloved step-father of Karen DePatto and her long time companion, Stephen Valenti of Salem and Christine DePatto-DiGiovanni and her husband, Edward of Malden; brother of James Tassinari and his wife, Jean of Harwich and the late Richard Tassinari; cherished grandfather of Edward and Michael DiGiovanni.

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

Leonard Frost

Revere Resident

Leonard M. Frost of Revere died on March 24 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by loving family members.  He was 73 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Albert and Madge Evelyn (Brown) Frost.  In 1960, he married the love of his life, Jean E. (McLellan) Frost and in January, they celebrated 52 years of marriage.  After settling down with Jean, he worked as a class A diesel mechanic at the former United Trucking, out of Somerville.  As a result of a back injury, Mr. Frost had to curtail the work he so enjoyed as a mechanic but it did not stop him from keeping busy with his mechanical skills.

He was the devoted father of Laura A. Manning and her husband, Shawn of Revere, Lorna J. Frost and her husband, Hector Gonzalez, Lynn M. Frost, all of Lynn; uncle of Buddy Frost Jr. of Chelsea; dear brother of the late Albert Frost and he is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren: Thomas Babson and Michael Babson, both of Revere, Adrianna Frost, Luis Gonzalez and Destiny Roisten, all of Lynn.

Funeral services will be conducted at the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave. ,Chelsea on Thursday, March 29.

Rev. Richard T. Loring will officiate at the 11 a.m. service. Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held today, Wednesday, only from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private.  Memorial donations may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House 78 Liberty St. Danvers, MA 01923

Mary Louise Eaves

Worked for NE Tel & Tel

Mary Louise (Tully) Eaves died at her home in Danvers on March 24. She was 88 years old.

She was born in Chelsea on March 7, 1924 to the late James and Ida (Levy) Tully. She was raised in Chelsea, graduated from Chelsea High School and lived in Chelsea for most of her life.Early in her career she worked as a long distance operator for New England Telephone Company and was a member of the N.E. Telephone Pioneers. Mrs. Eaves was a homemaker who lived in Naples, Florida for the past 17 years. She enjoyed cooking and gardening and was an avid Red Sox fan.

She was the beloved wife of 67 years of Robert A. Eaves Sr.,  the loving mother of Robert A. Eaves Jr. and his wife, Karen of Maryland and Ruth M. Cullen and her husband, Dan of Melrose; devoted grandmother of Robert Eaves III and Taylor Eaves of Maryland and Daniel Cullen and his wife, Cheri and Sarah Cullen, all of Melrose; cherished great grandmother of Drew and Liam Cullen; sister of the late James J. Tully Jr., Ruth Sweeney and Edward Tully and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Pl. West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445. To send a message of condolence, please visit

Gary Bockser

Longtime Maintenance Person

Gary Bockser of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Lynn,  died on March 22. He was 58 years old.

Born in Lynn, he was the maintenance person for the Jack Satter House in Revere for many years. He had a long struggle with both heart and kidney failure and was on dialysis for seven years. He loved music, going to concerts on the Esplanade and going to both Foxwoods and Las Vegas.He was the beloved son of Lillian Bockser and the late Alan Bockser; the dear brother of Jeffrey Bockser,  the loving uncle of Jacob Bockser, the devoted stepson of Alex Morochnick and the loving friend of Linda Camara. Graveside services were held. Memorial Observance was  private. Donations in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150 or to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website;

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