Obituaries 11-08-2012

Richard Charles ‘Rick’ Serio

Master Electrician

Richard Charles “Rick” Serio, a Master Electrician and resident of Reading, formerly of West Peabody and Saugus, passed away on November 2 following a brief illness. He was 55 years old.

Born in Chelsea he was the beloved son of Richard A. and Lillian (Cassell) Serio.  He grew up in Saugus and West Peabody and resided in West Peabody for most of his life.  He attended Our Lady of the Assumption Parochial School in Lynnfield and was a graduate of Peabody High School. He continued his education at The Franklin Institute in Boston and was a licensed Master Electrician in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  He worked as a residential and commercial electrician as an independent contractor and was also employed with other independent electrical contractors.  He enjoyed music and was accomplished in playing the guitar.  He also enjoyed wildlife and herpetology.

He was preceded in death by his father Dick Serio last October and is survived by his beloved mother Lillian (Cassell) Serio of Reading. He was the dear brother of Debra Serio and her husband, Michael Mallor of Norton, Ronald F. Serio and his wife, Dannette of Bedford; beloved uncle of Peter and Phillip Rizzo, Ian and Jordan Mallor and is also survived by several cousins.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to help in protecting wildlife habitats by making a donation to Comm. of Mass–Wildlands Fund. c/o Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, 251 Causeway St, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114-2152. Or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Ruth Goldberg

Former Sisterhood Hadassah Woman of the Year

Ruth Goldberg of Everett passed away on November 4. She was 89 years old.

Born in Everett and a resident of Everett for 84 ½ years, she was educated in the Everett schools and was a graduate of Everett High School. She was the assistant to the president of American Textile Company in Boston, a member of Congregation Tifereth Israel of Everett Sisterhood, Hadassah (former Woman of the Year) and a volunteer at the Cohen Florence Levine Estates.

She was the loving daughter of the late William Goldberg and the late Sadie Goldberg; the dear sister of the late Nathan Goldberg and his wife, Florence; loving aunt of Jonathan Goldberg and Laura Goldberg. She will be sorely missed by many dear friends.

Graveside services were held at the Tifereth Israel of Everett Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 165 Captains Row Chelsea, MA 02150. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website:

Linda Meiggs

Of Tewksbury, formerly of Chelsea

Linda A. (Durbano) “Casiello” Meiggs of  Tewksbury, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, died on November 2.

A past member of the Emblem Club of Billerica, she was the loving  mother of  Dan Meiggs and his spouse, James Murphy of Winthrop,  Eddie Meiggs of Manchester NH, Stephen Meiggs of Tewksbury and Tracy Meiggs of Winthrop; devoted love of Joseph Casiello of East Boston, cherished grandmother of George MacKay and is also survived by many cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville,MD 20852. For more information:

Perikles Karakostas

Of Stoneham, formerly of Chelsea

Perikles T. Karakostas of Stoneham, formerly of Chelsea, died on October 31.

He was the beloved father of Teddy Karakostas and his fiancé, Natacha Alexandre, Maria Koleas and her husband, George; loving brother of Erasmia Stamatiou, Kostas Karakostas and his wife, Linda and Emilios Karakostas and his wife, and loving companion of Natalie Longo. He is also survived by four grandchildren, one great grandchild and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Faggas Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial was in Lindenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church Taxiarchae, 25 Bigelow Ave., Watertown, MA. For online guestbook please visit Faggas Funeral Home 800-222-2586

Guy DeFelice

Dunn and Bradstreet Retiree

Guy T. DeFelice of Chelsea died on November 1.

A US Navy Seabee veteran of World War II, he was a retired 32 year employee of Dunn and Bradstreet.

He was the devoted husband for 67 years to Dorothy A. (Gautreau), the beloved father of Charles DeFelice and his wife, Lorraine and Guy F. DeFelice, all of Chelsea and Melinda DeFelice of Haverhill; brother of James DeFelice and Joseph DeFelice, both of Chelsea and the late Charles DeFelice and cherished grandfather of Charlie DeFelice, Jr., Robert Kelly, Richard Kelly, Julie Leonard, Stephanie Kelly and Christina DeFelice. He is also lovingly survived by nine great grandchildren as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Entombment was at the Holy Cross Chapel Hill Mausoleum. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to St. Michael’s Chapel. Smith Funeral Home 617-889-1177

Mikel Pulisciano

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Mikel Pulisciano of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 1.

He was the beloved husband  ofTheresa (Longo) Adams with whom he shared 20 years of marriage; loving father of Michael Pulisciano of Florida, Mark Pulisciano and his wife, Eleanor of Malden, Michelle Adams and Denyell Anderson, both of Revere and the late Lisa Dunn of Chelsea and the late Rocky and Domenic Pulisciano; cherished grandfather of Tessa Anderson, Matthew Longo and Anthony and Joseph Pulisciano.

Funeral  arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For online guest book

Edythe Goldstein Pallin

Retired Chelsea Memorial Hospital Nurse Practioner

Edythe Goldstein Pallin of Charlotte, NC died peacefully on October 26 at Carolina’s Medical Center – Pineville Division.  She was 95 years old.

The beloved daughter of the late David Goldstein and the late Lena Foodem Goldstein, she was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Parker Pallin and her brother Edward Goldstein.

Mrs. Pallin was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived there until she nearly graduated from high school.  She then moved with her family to Los Angeles, California where she graduated high school in 1932.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1935 from UCLA.  In 1942, she graduated from the Jewish Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, which is now known as Albert Einstein Medical Center Northern Division.  She received her Nursing Degree and went on to become a Nurse Practitioner. After practicing for many years as a Registered Nurse, she became  certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.

Mrs. Pallin served her country during World War II as an Army Nurse with the 156th Evacuation Hospital.  She served on IeShima Island in Okinawa beginning in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1945.

During her service in the Army, she married her husband, Ralph Parker Pallin. The couple lived in several places during their married life, but spent more than 50 years living in Massachusetts and were members of Temple Emmanuel in Chelsea during that entire time.

She was and her grandchildren are currently members of Temple Beth El Synagogue, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mrs. Pallin practiced in collaboration with Dr. Allan Kaitz at Chelsea Memorial Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts until her retirement in the 1980’s.  She retired from nursing in 1987.

After retiring, she and her husband moved back to California where they lived until his health began to decline in 2004. They then moved to Charlotte, NC where her husband died in April of  2004. Mrs. Pallin continued to live in North Carolina until her death.

She is survived by three children: Linda Rome of Texas and Francie S. Bernier of Leesburg, VA and Jeffrey J. Pallin of California.  She is also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on October 29 in Charlotte, NC.Shiva was observed in Fort Mill, SC.

Memorials in her honor may be made to any local chapter of the USO.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203; Please share on-line condolences at

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