Obituaries 11-15-2012

Theodore ‘Ted’ Szymanski

Of Woburn, formerly of Chelsea

Theodore F. “Ted” Szymanski, a longtime resident of Woburn and formerly of Chelsea,  died at the Woburn Nursing Center  on November 11. He was 91 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School, he was one of seven children born to Felix and Julianna (Sybicki) Szymanski. Following high school, he enlisted in the US Marines, during World War II and served as a Platoon Sgt. in the Asiatic Pacific Area. He served his country proudly, having done two tours during the War.
When he returned home, he began working at Boston College in the Engineering Department . He specifically worked in the painting area and was the supervisor at the time of his retirement.

He was the beloved husband of the late Frances (Szynkiewicz) Szymanski; dear brother of Katherine Falta; loving uncle of Dr. Eugene Lawnicki DMD and his wife, Denise of Winchester and Dr. Barbara Lawnicki, DMD and her husband, Rodney Zukowski of Woburn and the devoted brother in law of Jeannette Lawnicki of Woburn.

Funeral arrangements were by the Lynch Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.  Burial was in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. For obituary and  guestbook:

Linda Guerrero

Social Worker

Linda A. (Martocchio) Guerrero. a 15 year resident of Charlestown, formerly of Malden and South Boston, passed into eternal life on November 11at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a long illness. She was 65 years old.

Born in Revere on September 11, 1947, a daughter of the late Antonio Martocchio and Virginia (Hardy) Martocchio, she grew up in Chelsea where she attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. She also received her degree in social services from Bunker Hill Community College and worked for many years as a social worker through the Visiting Nurses Association of Lynn. She enjoyed crafts, knitting and cooking.

She was the beloved wife of Jairo Guerrero; the devoted mother of Miguel A. Moralez, Richard D. Moralez, John R. Moralez and Judith A. Moralez; the loving grandmother of 11 and also leaves one great-grandaughter. She was the beloved sister of Gail Stiles and Anthony Martocchio and is also lovingly survived by the Guerrero family in Colombia and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Saturday, November 17at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 55 Warren St. Charlestown. There are no visiting hours and her burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in her name to The American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St. 5th Floor, Boston, Mass. 02110.  To send a message of condolence, please visit

Elsie Arrigo

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and East Boston

Elsie M. (Dingwell) Arrigo of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and East Boston, died on November 10.

She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Arrigo; loving mother of John R. Arrigo and his wife, Paula of Revere, William S. Arrigo and his wife, Loretta and Glen R. Arrigo and his wife, Janice all of Burlington and Michael T. Arrigo and his wife, Carmela of Maine; dear sister of the late Geraldine Lynch, Mary Miller, Richard, Harold and Chester Dingwell; cherished grandmother of Kimberly, Brian, Tyler, Brook and Scott Arrigo and great grandmother of Gianni and Domenic Bellia.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in to the American Heart Association , 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook.

Joan Julin

Of Florida

Joan M. (Giannetto) Julin, a resident of Florida and formerly of Minnesota and Melrose, passed into eternal life on October 3 following a brief illness. She was 58 years old.

Born in Chelsea on June 21, 1954, a daughter of the late Nicholas J. Giannetto and Joan M. (Hayden) Giannetto, she grew up in Melrose and attended the Melrose Public School system. She worked for several years before becoming a homemaker to care for her family.

She was a dedicated friend of “Bill W.”; the devoted mother of Rosemarie Julin and the late Andrea Julin. She is the loving Grammy to Andrew, Gino and D’Nario; the beloved twin sister of John A. Giannetto of Melrose and beloved sister of Anne-Marie Peterson and her husband, Roger of Lake Forest, California, Dianne G. Giancarlo and her husband, Charlie of Atherton, California and Nancy A. Farnham and her late husband, Richard of Wakefield and the loving aunt of several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 10. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 17 at the Carr Funeral Home, 1159 Main St. Melrose with a procession to Wyoming Cemetery, Sylvan Street, Melrose at 11 a.m. Following the cemetery service, a Celebration of her life will be held at The Melrose Fish & Game Club. Memorial donations in her name may be made to St. Maurice Church, 2851 Stirling Road, Dania Beach, Florida 33312.

Melvin Leonard Gordon

Of Massachusetts and Florida

Melvin Leonard Gordon of Dorchester, Chelsea, Newton and West Palm Beach died on November 4.

He was the beloved husband of the late Annie Krasker Gordon with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage; father of his devoted sons, Barry Gordon and Steven Gordon; daughters in law Leslie Gordon and Sam Montross; grandfather of Faye and Dan Whipkey, Pam and Gary Gagnon, Ashley and Sarah Gordon, Rachel, Chris and Lisa Montross; great grandfather of Brooke and Ross Whipkey, Leo and Harris Gagnon and Bret and Bryce Montross.

Services were held at Star of David Cemetery and Funeral Chapel, West Palm Beach, FL. 561-627-2277. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations go to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Please sign the Guest Book at

Peter Rich, Sr.

Of Revere

Peter R. Rich, Sr. of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 13.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Pokornicki) with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; loving father of Peter Rich, Jr., John R. Rich, Revere Deputy Fire Chief Glen M. Rich and his wife, Bernadette and Gary D. Rich, all of Revere and Brian A. Rich of Everett; dear brother of Theresa Pizzicone of West Newburyport, Thomas Rich of Chelsea, James Rich of East Boston, Dennis Rich of Topsfield and the late Timothy, Donald and Robert Rich; cherished grandfather of 17 and the late Adam Rich and great grandfather of two.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, Friday morning at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book,

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