Obituaries 03-14-2013

Robert Katzman

Of Chelsea, formerly of Malden

Robert Katzman of Chelsea, formerly of Malden, passed away on March 7.

He was the beloved husband of Adele (Karnow) Katzman; dear brother of Myer Katzman, Sidney Katzman and the late Joseph Katzman; loving uncle of Elliot and his wife, Donna, Scott and his wife, Robin, Alan, Robin, and Lisa and great uncle of Matthew and his wife, Katie, David, Seth, and Adam.

Graveside services were held at the Agudos Shalom Cemetery, Everett. on Friday, March 8. Memorial donations may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150 or to a charity of one’s choice. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website. Torf Funeral Service, (800)428-7161, (617)889-2900

Anna ‘Mandy’ Spinazola

Retired Supervisor of Merchandise for Sears and Roebuck, Charter Member of Powder Horn Hill Association

Anna M. “Mandy” Spinazola of Swampscott, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on March 12.  She was 91 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia (Cianculli) Spinazola.  She attended local schools, graduated from Chelsea High School and resided on Franklin Avenue in Chelsea for most of her life and only settled in Swampscott five years ago.  She worked for 38 years for the Sears and Roebuck Co. as a Merchandise Supervisor at the Boston Landmark Store in the Fenway section of Boston.  She was also Charter member of the Powder Horn Hill Association in Chelsea.

She was the dear sister of Regina Spinazola and Adolph Spinazola, both of Swampscott, Martha Dwyer of Peabody and the late Olga Zagarri, Yolanda Gilberti, Sammy Ferullo, Alfonse and Albert Spinazola; cherished aunt of Paul Dwyer, Phil Zagarri, Ron Zagarri, Arthur Dwyer, Gina Harvey, Geri Ferullo, Joanie Ferullo, Michael Ferullo, Joseph Spinazola and Susan Spinazola and the late Christine Dwyer and is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, March 15 at 9:30 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 today, Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m.  The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Walter Bostrom

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Walter F. Bostrom of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on March 11.

The loving son of Lillian (Flot) Bostrom and her late husband, Walter N. of East Boston, he was the devoted father of Traci  Bostrom of Chelsea and Brian of Winthrop; dear brother of Geraldine “Dolly” Natale of New Hampshire, David of East Boston, Marie Catanuso of Billerica, Richard “Dickie” of Revere and Darlene LoNano of Tewksbury.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, March 15 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street  at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Funeral home is handicapped accessible, a children’s lounge is available, courtesy valet parking at the front entrance of the funeral home. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home please call 617 569 0990. For more information:

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