Obituaries 10-25-2012

Herbert ‘Lenny’ Greenblatt

Of Stoneham, formerly of Chelsea

Herbert L. “Lenny” Greenblatt of Stoneham, formerly of Cambridge and Chelsea, died on October 21. He was 90 years old.

He was the beloved husband of the late Pearl (Ackerman) Greenblatt and is survived by his children: Debra and Richard Mabel and Daniel and Ginger Greenblatt, all of Burlington and Phyl and Neil Rubinstein of North Yarmouth, Maine. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Scott Mabel and his partner, Caitlin Whelan, Eva and Michael Smith, Susan and David Harrington, Donna Greenblatt, Ari Rubinstein and his partner, Rachel Bernheim, and Gabriel Rubinstein. He also leaves four great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Hand in Hand Cemetery, West Roxbury. Shiva will be observed at the home of Daniel and Ginger Greenblatt through tonight, Thursday evening. Donations in his memory may be sent to either The Salvation Army or Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston. Brezniak-Rodman Chapel

Maralyn Gordon

Of Weymouth, formerly of Chelsea

Maralyn (Freeman) Gordon of Weymouth, formerly of Chelsea, died on October 21.

She was 72 years old.

Mrs. Gordon worked in sales and real estate and was the loving daughter of the late Ida (Greene) and Perry Freeman; dear sister of Jerome Freeman and the late Donald Freeman and the late Marvin Freeman.

A Graveside service will be held today, Thursday, October 25 at the Chevra Kadisha Cemetery of Chelsea, 232 Fuller Street, Everett at 12 noon.  Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 89 South Street, #406, Boston, MA 02111. For further information, visit

Lorraine Fusco

Retired Accountant, member of American Legion, VFW and DAV

Lorraine Fusco of Chelsea died unexpectedly on October 20 in the emergency room of the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett.

A member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, she was born in Lynn, where she spent her early years. She moved to Chelsea 39 years ago.

She was a graduate of Suffolk University and prior to her retirement. she worked as an accountant for Radio Shack. A member of many veterans organizations including the American Legion, DAV and VFW, in her leisure time she enjoyed reading, music, plays and assisting other veterans.

She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Marion (Sheehan) Fusco; devoted sister of the late Evelyn DiNatale, George Fusco, John Fusco, Joseph Fusco and Gloria Plummer and is lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews including Kathleen Morrell, Thomas DiNatale and Diana Doherty.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, October 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. Committal Services will be private. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

Joseph Soriano

Retired Chelsea DPW. Foreman

Joseph V. Soriano of Chelsea died on October 20 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was 95 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II and a former member of the Saugus, VFW, he was a former foreman for the Chelsea DPW.

The beloved husband of the late Concetta (Ruma), he was the devoted father of Gaetano “Gary” of Chelsea, Phyllis Fusco and her husband, Guy of Salem; loving grandfather of Gino Fusco and Christina Dumas; great grandfather of Anthony, Analisa, Francesco and Mia; dear brother of the late “ His twin” Antoinette Santilli, Frank Soriano, Anna Giovino and Florence Cataldo and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Thursday, October 25 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For guest book please visit

Mary Wronski

Malden Knitting Mills Retiree

Mary (Wojzianowski) Wronski, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away peacefully at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere on October 19. She was 99 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Frances (Degorski) Wojzianowski. She attended local schools, married Anthony Wronski and together they raised their son in Chelsea. She was a resident of Chelsea for 63 years before relocating to Revere.

A devoted wife and mother, she also worked outside of her home as a seamstress at Malden Knitting Mills on Eastern Avenue in Malden for 30 years.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Anthony in 1991 after sharing 44 years of marriage. She shared her quick wit and heartfelt chats with neighbors, friends and family over the years and enjoyed crocheting doilies and bedspreads as well as spending her time sewing.

She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Wronski; devoted mother of Stanley Wronski and his wife, Vivian of Methuen; dear sister of the late Stella Pennington and Ann Williams and is also survived by several nieces, nephews and relatives in Poland.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St. Chelsea, MA 02150. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

Mary Adams

Of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea

Mary E. (Carson) Adams, a former Chelsea resident, passed away in her Saugus home surrounded by her loving family on October 20 following a courageous battle with an overwhelming illness. She was 79 years old.

Born in Berlin, NH, she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Eleanor (Biledeau) Carson. She was educated in Berlin, NH schools, married George R. Adams and together they raised their family spending time living in Chelsea and Revere. She relocated to Ocala, Florida and lived there for 28 years. After returning from Florida, she took residence with her family in Saugus.

She worked for many years as a fish slicer and scaler in a former fish market located here in Chelsea.

After sharing 55 years of marriage, she was predeceased by her beloved husband. George in 1998. Devoted to her family, she enjoyed frequent vacations with her family and grandchildren and also enjoyed ceramics and playing bingo.

She was the beloved wife of the late George R. Adams; devoted mother of Cheryl Constantino and her husband, Joseph, Dean Adams and his late wife, Leona, and Michelle Sandry, all of Saugus and Susan Clements of Ocala, Florida; dear sister of Lorraine Dunn and Raymond Carson, both of Revere, Henry Carson of Chelsea, Linda Richardson of Saugus, Judith Mucci of Revere, Gail Giammanco of Ocala, Florida and the late Clarence Carson and Irene McKay. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Her Funeral  Services will be conducted at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, October 25 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Phyllis Grove

Of Chestnut Hill, Formerly of Chelsea

Phyllis (Greene) Grove of Chestnut Hill, formerly of Framingham and Chelsea, died on October 16. She was 82 years old.

The beloved wife of 61 years of Harvey Grove, she was the loving mother of Cheryl Grove and Jeffrey Grove and his wife, Gail; cherished grandmother of Haley Grove; dear sister of the late Selma Goldman and fond aunt to her nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at Sharon Memorial Park, In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300

Patricia Lee Kelley

Time Warner Cable Retiree and Self Taught Folk Artist

Patricia Lee Kelley of Wakefield, passed away on October 15 of natural causes.  She was 69 years old.

Born to the late Walter and Dolores (Fiorillo) Cunningham on June 9, 1943 in East Boston, she  attended East Boston High School and Fisher College.  She married the late Richard P. Kelley in 1964, and they lived together in Chelsea for many years before relocating to Myrtle Beach, SC.

Patty received several employee awards for her hard work as a Disbursements Manager for Time Warner Cable from which she retired in 1998.  She was a self-taught folk artist with a great sense of humor.  She loved reading, painting, attending live theater and visiting the beach.

She is survived by her two sons, David Kelley of Pawtucket, RI and Rich Kelley of Stoneham;  her granddaughter, Kaitlyn Kelley; siblings, Mary Bath and Leigh Honora Fiorillo; an uncle, John Lee; cousins, Judy Murphy, Paula Gubitose and Brian Thibodeau and by many others, as well as by her long-time friend, Jan Giusto of South Carolina.

She requested no services.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements were by the

Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home


Debra Morabito

Wife of Former Owner of Art Tone Studio, Revere

Debra (Braccia) Morabito , 7/12/54-10/23/12, the wife of the former owner of Art Tone Studio in Revere  has lost her long battle with ovarian cancer.

She was diagnosed on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.  She courageously battled her disease until succumbing  on October 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere, the very place she was employed until the day she was diagnosed.

She passed away quietly surrounded by family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard Morabito of Revere, her brother ,Michael Braccia of East Boston, and her daughter ,Amanda Morabito of Revere, and by many relatives and friends.

Her wake will be held at Vazza’s funeral home on Beach Street, Revere on October 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. and her funeral mass will be held on October 31 at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere.  For listing information, please visit or contact the funeral home at 781-284-1127.

No flowers, please.

James ‘Johnny’ Healy

Retired GE Nuclear Engineer

James “Johnny” Healy of Schenectady, NY, formerly of Chelsea, died on October 21. He was 89 years old.

John was a World War II veteran who spent 18 months as a communications expert on the island of Majuro in the Marshall Islands during the Pacific Campaign.

He was a graduate of Union College and a long time employee of General Electric where he worked as a nuclear engineer until his retirement in 1988.


He was the devoted uncle of Robert Chapman, Michele Bowman, Jerry Bowman, Edward Rossi, Colleen McGinty, Toni Rossi, Joanne Rossi, Joe Sciolla, Marie Abrams, Ellen Chapman, Beth Baker, Barbara Ostler and Danny Chapman; loving great uncle of Brad, Trina, Ellie and Jackson Bowman, Edward. Alyona, Nikita, and Phillip Rossi, Ted Rossi. Matt Rossi Aronson, Luke Rossi Aronson, Sam Rossi Aronson, Brett Rossi McCampbell and Jake Rossi McCampbell. He was the beloved friend of the late Eddie Rossi aka ‘Doc Rossi’ and his wife, Anna Mae Rossi and special friend of all the Rossis of Garfield Avenue, Chelsea and the beloved cousin and great friend of the late Alfred and Marjorie Chapman.

John was a World War II veteran who spent 18 months as a communications expert on the island of Majuro in the Marshall Islands during the Pacific Campaign.

He was a graduate of Union College and a long time employee of General Electric where he worked as a nuclear engineer until his retirement in 1988.

“You will be missed by all your nieces, nephews, and friends.” Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral which will begin Saturday morning at 10:15 at the Gleason Funeral Home, 730 Union Street, Schenectady and at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church where the Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Citymeals-on-Wheels, 355 Lexington Avenue, NY,NY 10017.

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