Obituaries 10-04-2012

Robert Jacobs

Revere Resident

Robert I. Jacobs of Revere died on Saturday, September 29.

He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Bookspan) Jacobs; devoted father of Carl Jacobs of Revere and Mark Jacobs of Germany; loving son of the late Michael Jacobs and the late Poba (Holmes); dear brother of Rose Weeks of Revere and the late Joseph Jacobs.

A Graveside Service was be held. at the Tifereth Israel of Revere Cemetery, Everett with arrangements by Torf Funeral Service of Chelsea. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website

Antoinette ‘Toni’ Barry

Former Proprietor of Antoinette Barry Dance Studio of Revere, “Mary K” Cosmetics Consultant

Antoinette “Toni” (Lehmann) Barry of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on September 30 following a long illness. She was 83 years old.

Mrs. Barry was born and raised in Revere and was a 1947 graduate of Revere High School. From 1960 to 1990 she owned and operated “Antonette Barry Dance Studio” on Pleasant Street in Revere where several thousand children from the area learned how to dance and perform. She was a legend in her recital performances. “Toni” did it all, managed the school, instructed the lessons, taught the rudiments of acting and presentation. Many of her former students went on to careers in the theater and on the stage.

Concurrently with her dance school and raising her nine children, she was a distributor and consultant for “Mary K” Cosmetics for many years. Her time with “Mary K” earned her the moniker, “The Mary-Kay Lady.”

While her children were attending Immaculate Conception Grammar and High School in Revere, she was most active in the Immaculata Guild and served as a president.

She and her husband lived in Revere all their lives before moving to Saugus in 1996.

In addition to her beloved husband of 63 years, Lawrence W. Barry, she was the devoted mother of : William Barry of Saugus, Andrew J. Barry and his wife, Donna, of Franklin, Stephen F. Barry and his wife, Marilyn of Melrose, Laureen B. Reardon of Lynnfield, Lawrence P. Barry and his wife, Lisa of Methuen, Christopher J. Barry and his wife, Jacqueline of Saugus, Annette Barry Cowhig of Newbury, Matthew M. Barry of Saugus and Patrick N. Barry and his wife, Kiersten of Norwood; cherished grandmother of Andrew, Alex, Evan, Kimberly, Katie, Shauna, Kristen and Joseph Barry, Makena and Terence Reardon and Devin Cowhig.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Resarch Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481.. For more information, please visit

Jacob Hinterleitner

Chelsea Resident

Jacob Hinterleitner of Chelsea died unexpectedly at his home on September 7. He was 45 years old.

He enjoyed fishing and was a very good cook.

He was born in Boston to Andreas
Hinterleitner of Virginia and the late Josephine (Mello) Hinterleitner and is survived by his common law wife Tammy Anketell of East Boston, his son, Jacob Bell of Virginia, his brothers, Andreas Hinterleitner of Boston and George Hinterleitner and his wife, Jessica of Virginia and  his sisters, Rose Cruzado and her husband, Mario of
Chelsea and Donna Rizzo and her husband, Ralph of Lynn.  He was the brother of the late Andrew Hinterleitner of Revere and Mary Danforth of Quincy.

Services were private.

Louis ‘Red’ Pelosi

Treasurer of the Korean War Veterans of Massachusetts, Educator, American Airlines Retiree and World Traveler

Louis M. “Red” Pelosi of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully in bed at home while surrounded by family and friends. He was 84 years old.

Louis attended East Boston schools, was a graduate of East Boston High School and was blessed to have enjoyed life-long relationships with his East Boston friends.

After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. For gallantry in action in Korea he was awarded the Silver Star and was also the recipient of three Purple Hearts. “Once a Marine, always a Marine” became part of his life and an often recited phrase to his children and grandchildren.

After his military service, he graduated from Boston University and was employed by American Airlines for 17 years. He then became an educator in the Saugus School System where he taught for 17 years.

He reveled in spending time with his family and attending school functions and sporting events to see his participating children and grandchildren.

His retirement was full of Marine Corps activities, travel, family and friends. He attended his Marine Corps F-2-5 reunions regularly and was treasurer of the Korean War Veterans of Massachusetts, playing a significant role in obtaining funding and seeing the completion of the Korean War Memorial at Shipyard Park in Charlestown. He represented Korean War veterans in a variety of ways including marching in local parades and speaking at Memorial and Veterans Day events.

With his loving wife Rita, he traveled the world enjoying trips to Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Highlights included over a dozen trips to Italy, cruising the Nile, a South African safari, hot-air ballooning in Turkey, snorkeling among the Galapagos Islands, hiking Machu Picchu and viewing the Terracotta Warriors in China. He was always a great ambassador for the United States, making conversation and friends around the world. Most importantly, he was an inspiration to his children, grandchildren and to those who knew him well. He was always ready to lend a hand, and never too busy to miss an opportunity to help. He lived a life full of love, accomplishment and adventure. He will be remembered by all who know him for his compassion.

He was the son of the late Michael and Agnes (DiPietro) Pelosi, and is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Rita (Iavicoli) Pelosi of Saugus, his sister Palmena Pelosi of Chelsea and his brother, Angelo “Blondie” Pelosi of Hollywood, FL. He was the loving father of Michael and his wife, Patricia of Wilmington, Andrea and her husband, Eric Pizzotti of Melrose, Christine and her husband, Nicholas Meninno of Swampscott, and Louis and his wife, Susan Purdy Pelosi of Palo Alto, CA; devoted grandfather to Erica, Amanda and Nicholas Meninno; Jack, Elena, Andrew and Christian Pizzotti; Michael Pelosi; Isabella and Sophia Pelosi.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Louis M. Pelosi Scholarship Fund, Saugus Federal Credit Union, 509 Main Street, Saugus, MA 01906. For guestbook:

Francis Kearney

Retired Trailways Bus Co. Office Manager

Francis X. Kearney of Randolph, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 28. He was 92 years old.

Mr. Kearney was born in Chelsea, attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1938. After graduation, he attended Bryant and Stratton Business School.

He was a life long resident of Chelsea  until moving to Randolph in 1988. He was the office manager for Trailways Bus Co. of Boston where he worked for 35 years until retiring in 1985.

Mr. Kearney served in the US Army during World War II, attaining the rank of Tech 4 serving in Northern France, Ardennes Rhineland and Central Europe and being awarded the Bronze Star, as well as EAME Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal.

He was a man of great faith and an active parishioner of St. Mary Church, Randolph where he served for many years as Senior Altar Server, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Acolyte, Lector, and Sacristan until he retired in 2005.

The son of the late Bernard and Mary E. (McDonald) Kearney, he was the brother of the late James F., Joseph P., John J., Mary R., Lawrence, Bernard, Hugh, and Margaret Kearney. the caregiver and cousin of the late John Deasy as well as the caregiver of several of his brothers and sisters. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cartwright Funeral Home, Randolph.  Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to, HELP HOSPITALIZED VETERANS, PO BOX 98099  Washington, DC 20090-8088.  For additional information or to leave a sympathy message visit the funeral home website at

Theresa O’Brien

Chelsea Resident

Theresa L. (Brown) O’Brien of Chelsea died on September 29.

She was the beloved wife of the late James O’Brien; devoted mother and mother in law of Dennis O’Brien and his wife, Ann of Lynnfield, James C. O’Brien of Maine, Daniel O’Brien and his wife, Maria of Marblehead, Edward O’Brien of Chelsea, and the late Kevin O’Brien; dear sister of Edward Brown of Florida, Gertrude Garland of Falmouth, and the late Harold Brown and is also survived by four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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:

Evelyn Maltzman

Chatham Resident

Evelyn (Furie) Maltzman died at Liberty Commons in Chatham on September 26. She was 95 years old.

She was the wife of the late David Maltzman and is survived by her children Susan Weinstein of Harwich and Alan Maltzman of Boston. She also leaves her grandchildren, Lisa, Eric, Stephen and Debra as well as eight great grandchildren.

Services were private. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. The family would like to give a special thanks to all the staff who assisted Mrs. Maltzman at the Victorian and Liberty Commons of Chatham. Their compassion, thoughtfulness and professionalism will never be forgotten.

Alfred Hoffman

Retired Antique Salesman

Alfred Hoffman of Chelsea died on September 25 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 92 years old.

He was the devoted husband of Sara E. and the beloved father of the late Arthur Hoffmann. Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. To send a message of condolence to Alfred’s family please visit

Jean Aceto

Devoted and Loving MOther

Jean (LaLicata) Aceto died while undergoing palliative care at Wingate of Reading on October 1, her 85th birthday with her loving family at her bedside.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she was the beloved daughter of Sicilian natives, Aggrippino and Josephina LaLicata.  She married Antonio Aceto and together they resided in Boston’s West End, Cambridge and East Boston where she settled for most of her adult life.

A devoted homemaker, Catholic and beloved friend, she enjoyed cooking and caring for her family.  For the past several years she was a daily visitor with Community Family in Medford, a senior care center. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband in 1986, and lived in Everett with her son for the last several years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Aceto; devoted mother of Angela Aceto Mila of Quincy,  Peter Aceto of Everett, JoAnn Santaniello of North Reading,  Michael Aceto of Boston and the late Lorraine Aceto; dear sister of the late Salvi Alegata, Joseph Alegata and Mary Tracy.  She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway, Chelsea today,  Thursday October 4 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Beach Street, Revere at 9:30 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 311 Arsenal St., Ste. 4, Watertown MA  02472.  For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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