Obituaries 04-05-2012

Joseph Harvey, Sr.

Worked for GE in Lynn

Joseph M. Harvey, Sr., a longtime resident of Chelsea, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on March 24. He was 63 years old.

Born on December 31, 1948, he was raised in Chelsea, the son of the late William and Lorraine Harvey. He attended Chelsea Schools, graduated from Chelsea High School, attended Brandeis University and worked for General Electric in Lynn for close to 30 years building engines for aircraft carriers.

He is survived by his son, Joseph M. Harvey, Jr.; his brothers, William E. Harvey, Jr. of Las Vegas, Lawrence V. Harvey, Sr. of Chelsea and Gerald F. Harvey of California. He was the brother of the late Alan B. Harvey. He also leaves his sisters, Lorraine M. Harvey and Darlene A. Eskridge, both of California and Carol J. Harvey of Chelsea; his nephews, William E. Harvey, III, Lawrence V. Harvey, Jr., Edward Roberts, Jr. and his nieces, Patrice F. Harvey, Mechale Eskridge, Sheana M. Harvey, Tamar B. Harvey and Chelsea F. Harvey and his great niece and nephew, Cassidy and Gabriel Andrades. He is also survived by a host of extended family, uncles, aunts, relatives and many friends.

In keeping with the wishes and desires of the family, services were private and under the direction of Casper Funeral Services of Boston.

Stephen Weisberg


Stephen Weisberg of Revere died suddenly in Florida on April 1. He was 50 years old.

A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1979, he was employed as a paralegal in Boston.

The loving son of Molly Weisberg and the late Sumner Weisberg, he was the dear brother of Michelle Cohen and Edward Weisberg and loving uncle of Jeff, Michael and David.

Funeral Services will be held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Avenue (Cary Square), Chelsea, on Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Beth Israel Cemetery,  Everett. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Founders Affiliate of American Heart Assoc., PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For on-line guest book and directions please visit:


Celia Flammia

Chelsea Resident

Celia (Barbato) Flammia of Chelsea died on April 1.

The beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Flammia, Sr., she was the loving mother of Joan Severino and her husband, Arthur, Carol Cucchiara and her husband, Orlando, Barbara Meola and her husband, Louis, Anthony J. Flammia Jr. and his wife, Cecile and the late Anna Mayo; loving sister of Ida Sordillo, Daniel Barbato, Betty Tintindo and the late Rose, Mary, Florence, Joseph, Helen, Lillian, Vera and Mildred. She is also survived by many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett on Friday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. A Wake service will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be private.

Evelyn Cornell

Worked in Shoe Industry

Evelyn (White) Cornell, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on March 29 at the Abbot House in Lynn. She was 87 years old.

A spotter in the shoe industry, she was the devoted wife of the late Harold Cornell; beloved sister of Anna Collorone of Chelsea and the late Ruth Wahl, Helen White, Mary Lamb, Annette Barilone, Naomi Hammett, Agnes Roy, William, Christopher, Millie, Carl, John and Daniel White and is lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Entombment was at the Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

Marilyn Kalil

Retired Assembly Supervisor and Waitress

Marilyn M. (Oles)-Kalil, a lifelong resident of Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, died at home on March 28 after a long illness. She was 70 years old.

An assembly supervisor for more than 10 years for Allied Signal, she also worked as a waitress at Joe D’s in East Boston for more than 20 years and at the Old Timers on Fifth Street.

She was the devoted wife of Ralph Kalil; beloved mother of Joseph Anzalone of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Audrey Anzalone Jackson and her husband, Rob of Ft. Pierce, Florida, John Kalil of New Hampshire, Kim Kalil of Revere and the late Jason James Anzalone; dear sister of Carole Oles of Chelsea and the late Eileen Loper; cherished grandmother of Richard Joseph Maragni, Brittney Anzalone, John Thomas Maragni, Tara Anzalone, Saunna Field and William Field and loving mother-in-law of Viki Anzalone.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit

Jean Claire Lechten

(Kravetz) Lechten of Chelsea

died peacefully about 11:30 p.m. on March 29 at Mass General Hospital surrounded by seven loving members of her family. She was 81 years old.

Born in Chelsea in January of 1931, she married Alvin Lechten of Chelsea and together they founded the Cherron Tire Company in Peabody. “Al” passed away at the young age of 51 and following his passing, she worked and owned Klock Kart in Boston’s Faneuil Hall for many years. Several years ago, she had a stroke and since then has been living, and well cared for, at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where she was faithfully visited by her friends and family and especially by her daughter, Rhonda.

She was the very loving mother of Cheryl and her husband, Fred Trenk, Rhonda Lechten and daughter, Rozlyn and her husband, Gary Steeves, and the incredibly wonderful grandmother to four grandchildren: Aaron and Jeffrey, the children of Rozlyn and Gary and Mathew and Emily, the children of Cheryl and Fred. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Service Chelsea. Burial was in Temple Beth Shalom Cemetery, Danvers. Memorial contributions may be made the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home 17 Lafayette Avenue, Chelsea, MA or to the American Stroke Foundation 5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100, Mission, KS 66202. For more information, please visit the funeral home web site at:

Ernest Azzone 

Of Belmont, formerly of Chelsea 

Ernest Azzone of Belmont, a former resident of Chelsea and Boston’s North End, died on March 29.

He was the beloved son of the late John F. and Rafaella (Basso) Azzone and brother of the late Florence Small, Eleanor DeGeorge, Millie Roberto, Jennie Spanoghe, Mary Marinacci, Edith Puopolo, Clara, Tom, Mike, Dario, Pat and Ralph Azzone. He will be dearly missed by his nephew Lieutenant Tino Azzone of the Belmont Fire Department and his wife, Cathy and their son, Dario of Belmont; his brother-in-law and good friend Paul DeGeorge of Dennisport and also by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Brasco & Sons Memorial, Belmont. Burial was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For complete obituary, guest book and additional information please refer to:

Philip Matthew Dyer 

Former Chelsea Resident

Philip Matthew Dyer, born August 16, 1933, departed this world in Woburn on March 21, 2012.

Formerly of Chelsea, he is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Alice Dyer. He was the father of six childrena; Paul, Fred, Philip, Jr, Marty, Aimee, and the late Vincent; One of eight siblings, he left behind sisters Gerry, Mary, and Frances and his journey is now reunited with sister Anne, and brothers Ed, Walter and Richard. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved his grandchildren and their children and their children, and there was nothing he would not do for them. His last moments were surrounded by his family and friends who loved and relied on his wit, courage, and heart.

A service was held at St. Charles Church, Woburn followed by a reception at The Moose Club, in Woburn.

Bemvinda Sanford Gentile 

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Bemvinda (Carvalho) Sanford Gentile of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 2 at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem following a short illness. She was 86 years old.

Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Mario and Joanna (Oliveria) Carvalho, she grew up  in  the Beachmont section of Revere and attended Revere public schools.

She married and settled in New Jersey raising her daughter and two sons there.  In the mid 1960’s she came to Chelsea and lived on George Street for nearly 18 years before returning to Revere 28 years ago.  She worked outside of her home for several years as an assembler at Transitron Electronics in East Boston.

In 2008, she was predeceased by her beloved husband and companion, Philip F. Gentile after sharing 35 years together.  Devoted to home and family, “Grandma” was the forever dependable and always available babysitter for each of her nine grandchildren.

She was the beloved wife of the late Philip F. Gentile devoted mother of Joann M. Murphy and her husband, Robert of Lynn, Russ C. Sanford and his wife Suzanne of Winthrop, Ron J. Sanford and his wife, Deborah of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Wayne Cocorochio,  Michael Cocorochio, John Cocorochio, Philip Hunt, Casey Hunt, Melanie D’Orio, Veronica Brooks, Jacqueline Sanford, Lauren Sanford and the adored great-grandmother of 12.  She was the dear sister of the late Gus, Bernie, Ben and Tony Carvalho and Bellamina Diaz.

Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway,  Chelsea on Friday, April 6 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Liturgy Service and Blessing offered in her remembrance at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 9 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. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Basil Veinot

Chelsea Resident

Basil L. Veinot of Chelsea, formerly of Charlestown, died on April 3. He was 87 years old.

He was the beloved husband of the late Genevieve E. (Martins) Kachoris-Veinot; devoted step-father of Thomas Kachoris and his wife, Elizabeth of Tewksbury, Joanne Demming and her partner, Robert Soroka of Chelsea, Patricia Duscombre of Pepperell, Genevieve Dressler of Purcell, Oklahoma, John Kachoris and his wife, Marjorie of Raleigh, N.C., Joseph Kachoris and his wife, Starr of Niles, MI and Marianne Cotta and her husband, Leo of Delray Beach, Fla. He is also survived by 20 loving grandchildren and many loving great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in his name to Hospice of the No. Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For obituary, directions and online condolences, please visit

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