Obituaries 03-07-2013

Anna Collorone

Of Chelsea

Anna F. (White) Collorone, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died unexpectedly at her home on March 3. She was 86 years old.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she was the wife of the late Salvatore Collorone; beloved mother of Christopher Collorone and his wife, Irene of Brockton, Richard S. Collorone and his long time friend, Patricia Daley of Revere, Lucy Tramonte of Chelsea and James A Collorone and his wife, Donna of East Bridgewater; dear sister of the late Evelyn Cornell, Ruth Wahl, Helen White, Mary Lamb, Annette Barilone, Naomi Hammett, Agnes, Roy, William, Christopher, Millie, Carl, John and Daniel White and is also lovingly survived by nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to Anna’s family, please visit

Henry “Hank” Kupczewski

Professional Window Cleaner and Chelsea Yacht Club Member

Henry “Hank” Kupczewski passed away after a short illness on March 1 at Golden Living Center Elmhurst in Melrose where he had been receiving palliative care.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Anthony and Agnes (Konopka) Kupczewski, he attended Chelsea schools and enlisted in the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged at the rank of PFC in 1953.

Hank worked as a professional window cleaner, cleaning the outside windows at the John Hancock Tower and other like buildings and skyscrapers.   He enjoyed boating and was a member of the Chelsea Yacht Club for over 50 years and could usually be found helping in the club galley.  He was the owner/captain of the boat “Are You Alright.” A compassionate man, he would always offer food to help feed those in need.

He is survived by his beloved friend and companion of 30 years, Patty Tracy of Melrose. He was the dear father of Michael, Joseph and Donna Kupczewski; loving brother of Sophie Siuda of Revere, Caroline Mendalka of Chelsea, Genevieve Karczewski of Nashua, NH, Dorothy Wilton of Derry, NH, Nancy Leonard of Florida, the late Mary Iwanicki, Helen Weirs, Thaddeus Kupczewski, Anne Mahoney, Joseph Kupczewski, Florence Carlan and Hedwig Heinis.  Hank is also survived by his feline friends Kelly, Murphy and Brady.

His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, today, Thursday, March 7 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael the Arch Angel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea at 10 a.m.  Interment will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite the Funeral Home. For online guestbook and directions, please visit

Barbara Gallant

Active Member of Chelsea High School, Class of 1950, Reunion Committee

Barbara J. (Tricco) Gallant, much beloved mother, nana, sister, aunt and cousin, passed away peacefully at her home in Tewksbury on February 25 after a short illness.

The daughter of the late Gilbert and Elizabeth (Elliott) Tricco, both from Newfoundland, she was born in Chelsea on January 29, 1933 and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1950. She had a very interesting and full life, working for the telephone company, Eastern Airlines, the Chelsea school system and, lastly, she had a long stint for The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from which she retired in 2002.

She recently celebrated her 80th birthday with many of her family members celebrating her life. A devoted mother and grandmother, she was always putting others’ interests before her own. She loved spending time with her family, immediate and extended, and with her many, many friends, and was always ready to talk and to listen.

She always had a positive attitude that impacted the lives of all who knew her well, and her smile, laughter and adventuresome spirit will be sorely missed. She loved to travel, especially enjoying her yearly trip to Newfoundland every summer for the last decade.

She was actively involved in Tewksbury Congregational Church Ladies’ Aid group, the Chelsea High School, Class of 1950 Reunion Committee, and also enjoyed attending bible studies and women’s retreats at Grace Chapel. She had a strong faith in God which carried her through many challenging times. Even during her last weeks, when her health unexpectedly and rapidly declined, she exemplified strength and trust and an uncomplaining, thankful spirit. She always had a smile, kind word or gentle humor for all those who had the privilege of caring for her during these last days.

“Barbie: was predeceased by her brothers, Gilbert and Charles Tricco. She is survived by her son, Brian, his wife, Lori and their children, Eric and Emma Gallant of Tewksbury, daughter Amy and her husband, Zbynek and their children Richard, Alex, Tanya and Denis Ryzi of Littleton; her brother, James Tricco of Pennsylvania and by many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and sisters-in-law, both in the United States and Canada.

A memorial service, honoring and giving thanks for her life, will be held Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Tewksbury Congregational Church, 10 East Street, Tewksbury. Donations in her memory may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 TradeCenter, G-500 Woburn, MA 01801

Charles Daly

Well Known In Show Business and as a Volunteer and Mentor

Charles M. Daly of Gloucester, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died on February 28 surrounded by his friends and family. He succumbed to his brave battle with cancer at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

In the 1970’s club-goers were rocking to the sounds of Charlie Daly along with his beloved cousins in the band Odious. Daly made the switch to comedy in the 80’s and holds dearly many other Boston comedians as dear friends.
His Acting career including a role in the motion picture Monument Ave with co-star Dennis Leary. Most recently he was cast in the movie Ted, and the yet to be released RIPD. Right up until the end, Charlie was in production acting in his favorite role as Nathan in the stage production of David the Musical with his close friend Dr. Craig Costanza.
In the last couple of years, Charlie dedicated himself to community service including volunteer work for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Cape Ann Chapter. He also worked mentoring youth under the direction of Henry Allen, in acting and comedy.
Charlie will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was the devoted father of Charles Daly of Texas, Alexis Daly and James Daly, both of Revere; dear brother of Jacquelyn French of Florida, Rita Sullivan of Revere, Jack Daly of New Hampshire, Judy Sarno of Lynn and Mary Daly of Chelsea; beloved fiance of Debra Pachero of Gloucester and her family including her mom, Grace Munroe, whom Charles cared for, her several children and he was a special Grampy Charlie to her grandchildren, Lily Dukette and Thomas Robbins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Funeral Home, Revere.

Lorraine Barresi

Retired Paul Revere School Chef

Lorraine B. (LeMary) Barresi died at her Revere home on February 28 following a long illness. She was 89 years old.

Born in Chelsea on October 4, 1923, she lived in Chelsea until moving to Revere in 1957. For more than 30 years, she was a chef within the Revere School System particularly at the Paul Revere School.

She was the widow of Salvatore Baressi who died in 1986; devoted mother of Francis R. Barresi and his wife, Janet of Wappingers Falls, NY, Evelyn B. Kostenko and her husband, Alex of Hopewell Junciton, NY, Paul L. Barresi of Revere, Patricia A. Giannelli of Georgetown, and Thomas J. Barresi and his wife, Mary of Reno, Nevada; cherished grandmother of Robert Barresi, Michelle Barresi, Michael Barresi and his wife, Michele, all of New York, Susan Kostenko of Jacksonville, Florida, John Salvatore Giannelli of Peabody, Tammy Kaminski of Ft. Myers, Florida and the late Natalie Kostenko; dear great grandmother of Jacuelyne, Kailyn, Koslon, Matthew, Tyler and Hannah; loving sister of the late Althea Matarazzo, James, Ernest and Robert LeMay. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

A graveside service was held on March 4 at Riverview Cemetery, Groveland with arrangements by Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Remembrances may be made to the: Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For further information, please visit:

Sandra Santilli

Suffolk Law School Administrative Manager

Sandra G. Santilli of Chelsea, formerly of Winthrop, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on February 21 after a brief illness. She was 35 years old.

An administrative manager for Suffolk Law School, she was born in Melrose, the beloved daughter of Karen (Skelley) and the late James F. Santilli. She was the dear sister of Janine and her fiancé, Mark McClelland of Winthrop and Kim Santilli-Tommaney and her husband, Brendan of Framingham. She is the loving girlfriend of Michael Cocilova; cherished niece of Sandra and Peter G. Edmonds of Peabody and Barbara and George Constantine of Florida; beloved cousin of Peter A. Edmonds of Peabody and is also survived by loving family and many friends who adored her.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley  Funeral Home, Winthrop.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Sandra to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.
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