Retired Lithographer, Saugus School Custodian and Excellent Athlete
Ronald P. Bennett of Saugus died in Blueberry Hill Nursing Home on December 10 after a long illness. He was 83 years old.
Born in Chelsea, the husband of Florence (LeBlanc) Bennett and son of Walter and Stella (Marchand) Bennett, he was raised in Revere and has been a Saugus resident since 1958.
While in IC (Immaculate Conception?) High School, he excelled in baseball, football and basketball having been voted into several All Star teams and also played in a playoff game in Fenway Park. He played outstanding hockey for the CYO teams. He was also a bowler of note and he and his son, Paul, were featured in a playoff match against each other on Candle Pin Bowling Tourney on TV, a first for the TV program. Later in life, he was an avid horse shoe player and he and his son were known as the Killer “B’s. All told, he was an excellent athlete.
He worked as a lithographer for 21 years with Forbes and Buck Printing, then as a custodian with the Saugus School System from 1977 until retiring 20 years ago. He also spent 14 years with the US Army Reserves. He enjoyed his family, playing cards and greyhound racing.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Paul Bennett of Saugus and Gary Bennett of Lynn and by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the St. Laurent Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in St. Jean’s Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that donations be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Fund.
Of Maine, formerly of Chelsea
Peter A. Harrison of Lewiston, Maine passed away at home on December 5 surrounded by his loving family. He was 62 years old.
Born on August 21, 1950 in Brookline, a son of Ernest E. and Loris P. (Halkett) Harrison, he attended school in Boston and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1968. For many years, he worked as an associate shipper for The Worcester Telegram and Gazette in Worcester. He was a huge New England Patriot Fan and enjoyed a big Patriot victory when he attended the Patriots vs. Colts game a couple of weeks ago.
He was a very artistic and creative individual who was an avid writer and reader, one time reading six books in one week. He was also a serious collector of comic books and had a great love and passion for music.
He is survived by his mother, Loris P. Harrison of Chelsea; three sisters: Gayle Goss and Lisa Harrison of Chelsea and Laurie Carvalho and her fiancée, James Begin of Lewston; three brothers, David Harrison and his wife, Mayumi of Bookline, Keith Harrison of Saugus and Bruce Harrison and his wife, Debby of Chelsea and by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Cynthia Harrison and the son of the late Ernest Harrison.
Funeral arrangements were by The Fortin/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, Auburn, ME. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, Inc., One Bowdoin Mill Islane, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086-1240. To share thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Harrison family, visit their guest book at: www.thefortingroupauburn.com.
Loved to cook
Anna Dellaquilla, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on December 2.
Ms. Dellaquilla, who loved to spend time in the kitchen cooking for family and friends, was the beloved daughter of the late Donato and Addolorada (Palumba); devoted sister of the late Camille Milano, Pat Dellaquilla and Salvatore “Sam” Dellaquilla. She is also survived by many loving extended family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea and Revere
Allen M. Kresnow of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, entered into rest on December 6.
He was the beloved husband of Kalah (Estrach) Kresnow; devoted father of Marcie-jo Kresnow Sedacca and her husband, David Sedacca of Atlanta, GA, Malorie and her husband ,Michael Butera of Stoughton and Marnie and her husband, Robert Zammer of Peabody; loving brother of Renee Naseck of Swampscott; cherished grandfather of Halle and Daniel Sedacca, Amanda, Jake, Sam, and Luke Butera, Lexie and Allen Zammer and is also survived by many close nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem-Swampscott line. Burial was at the Chevra Mishna Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody, MA 01960 or to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
Deborah J. (Lancia) Borella of Melrose, formerly of Everett, died on December 6.
The beloved daughter of the late Anthony and Harriet (Bos), she was the sister of Diane Masucci of Chelsea, Lucille Najarian of New Hampshire, Anthony of Boston, Lisa Lancia of Melrose and the late Joanne King and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A period of visitation will be held today, Thursday, at the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett from 5 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.