Obituaries 02-14-2013

John Barooshian

Of Chelsea

John V. Barooshian of Chelsea died on February 11.

He was the devoted father of Jon Barooshian and his wife, Lisa of Northborough; loving grandfather of John, Daniel and Nicholas Barooshian; dear brother of Prof. Vahan Barooshian of New York, Armen Barooshian of Newton, James G. and Berg V. Barooshian,  both of Revere.

Visiting hours at the Giragosian Funeral Home, 576 Mt. Auburn St. (Rt.16), Watertown are today, Thursday,  February 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. with services at 7:15 p.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Assoc., 72 E. Concord St., C3, Boston, MA 02118.  For directions, guest book and to light a candle in his memory, visit

Florence Alterio

Retired Waitress

Florence.T.(DeRosa-Lovati) Alterio of Chelsea died in Saugus on February 11 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation – Hammersmith in Saugus where she has been receiving supportive care for the past seven years. She was 79 years old.

Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Albert and Bella DeRosa.  She attended local schools and raised her two daughters here. She devoted her life to caring for family and friends and worked outside of her home for many years as a waitress at the China Roma Restaurant in Revere, before retiring 10 years ago.

She was the devoted mother of Rosemarie Fondini and her husband, Lenny of Peabody and Bellamarie Targee and her husband, Fred; cherished grandmother of Ryan and Andrew Targee, all of Apopka, Florida; dear sister of John DeRosa and his wife, Ruth of Peabody.  Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Tuesday, February 19 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Assoc. 480 Pleasant St., Watertown MA 02472 or go to For directions and/or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Stanley ‘Moose’ Janiluinas

Retired Chelsea Policeman

Stanley A. “Moose” Janiluinas of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 11 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after a long illness.

Born in Boston, he was a member of the Chelsea Police Department, retiring in 1981. “Moose” was the devoted husband of Barbara A. (Magnaghi); beloved father of Scott Janiluinas and his wife, Sandra of Somerville, Steven Janiluinas of Chelsea and Jason Janiluinas of Everett; loving son of Victoria “Tina” of Everett and the late Stanley A. Janiluinas, Sr. ; dear brother of Christine Wade of Everett and cherished grandfather of Kayla and Zachary. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea. Committal Services are private. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, Patient Activity Fund, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150 To send a message of condolence to “Moose’s” family, please visit

Thomastine ‘Tammy’ McGill

Neighborhood Mom; Worked for Sweetheart Paper Products; Longtime Chelsea resident

Thomastine “Tammy” “Ma McGill” McGill, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away surrounded by her loving family at the Peabody Glen Nursing Care Center in Peabody on February 6. She was 88 years old.

Born, raised and educated in Westbrook, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Charles Emery and Lila Ella (Cobb) Shaw; wife of the late McIver, Sr. and James Richard McGill, she settled in Chelsea in 1953 and was a longtime resident until taking residence at the Peabody Glen over a year ago.

A loving and caring mother, who enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she was a “Neighborhood Mom” to all her neighbors affectionately known as “Ma McGill”. She worked outside of the home for many years at Sweetheart Paper Products and also spent time working as a waitress while living in Maine. She enjoyed playing Bingo in her spare time and also enjoyed creating delicious doll cakes.

She was the beloved wife of the late Carl R. McIver, Sr. and James Richard McGill; devoted mother of Carl McIver and his wife, Julie of Whitman, Patricia Jedlikowski of Belmont, NC, Mickey McIver and his wife, Charlotte of Danbury, NH, Cynthia (Lepore) Cormier and her husband, James of West Lynn, Leslie “Buck” McGill and his wife, Kelly of Randolph, Maryann McKenna and her husband, Thomas of Saugus, Joseph “Wayne” McGill and his wife, Sharon of Peabody and the late Linda Jeanne McGill; dear sister of the late Eva Louise Roberts Cleaves and Walter Emery Shaw. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Her Funeral was celebrated at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home on February 12. Services concluded with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142. Memphis, TN 38148-0142. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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