Obituaries 01-23-2014

E. Scott Clark

Paint Manufacturing Plant Project Manager and Supervisor

E. Scott Clark, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away suddenly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on January 17 after being stricken ill in his Chelsea home. He was 45 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the son of Edward and Dolores (Noveska) Clark, he attended Chelsea schools and worked for many years as a supervisor and project manager for a paint manufacturing plant in Danvers. Scott enjoyed deep sea fishing and spending time with his children.

He was the devoted father Justin Chance Clark and Kylee Rose Clark of Mesa, AZ; loving son of Dolores (Noveska) Clark of Chelsea and the late Edward Clark; dear brother of Bruce Clark of Chelsea, Karen Clark and Bernie LaVita of Dracut, Stacy Gillis and her husband, Vincent of Bradford and the late Lance Clark; cherished uncle of Kassidy Jay and Brendan Jay.

His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, January 23 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude at

Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.

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Bertha Elizabeth Jackson

Longtime Chelsea Resident

Bertha Elizabeth (Tibbetts) Jackson

passed away Monday afternoon, January 20 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham. She was 92 years old.

The daughter of the late Leon E. and Elsie May (Carter) Tibbetts, she was born and raised in Chelsea and attended Chelsea Public Schools. She was introduced to the Congregational Church in Chelsea as a young child and became an active member as a young adult. In 1991, she was pre-deceased by her late husband William E. Jackson, Sr. Together they had lived in Chelsea, where Bertha took care of her family and her home. She resided in Melrose for several years before moving to the Nursing Center in Stoneham.

Bertha was the beloved mother of William E. Jackson, Jr. and his wife, Carol of Reading, Lois M. Giordano and her husband, William of Marshfield and Linda A. Jackson of Chelsea; the dear sister of Donald Tibbetts and his wife, Pearl of North Reading, Doris Ford of Stoneham, Frances Klare of Pennsylvania and the late Edward Tibbetts. She was also the grandmother of Lisa Kuftinec and her husband, Steven of Salt Lake City, Utah, William E. Jackson, III and his fiancé, Christina Doucette of Methuen and the late Michael P. Giordano and three great-grandchildren, Sebastian Kuftinec, Michaela Kuftinec and Amelia Grace Jackson.

Funeral services will be conducted in the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave.. Chelsea on Saturday, January 25 at 3 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will precede the service from 1 to 3 p.m. Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bertha’s memory may be made to the Michael P. Giordano Scholarship Fund c/o William R. Carafa & Son Funeral Home 389 Washington Ave. Chelsea.

John Triolo, Sr.

Specialist in Landscape Masonry

John Triolo, Sr., a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away at The Rehabilitation Center of Everett on January 16. He was 71 years old.

Born in Sicily, the son of the late Rosario and Antonia (DiStefano) Triolo, he attended schools in Sicily and came to America and settled in Chelsea as a young man. He remained a longtime Chelsea resident residing here for most of his life. John worked as a masonry laborer specializing in landscape masonry and enjoyed home gardening.

He is survived by his children: John Triolo, Jr. and his wife, Julie of Fitchburg, Anna Triolo of Saugus, Roy Triolo and Antoinette, both of Revere; his siblings: Stella Triolo of Chelsea, Salvatore Triolo and his wife, Anne of Everett and his late sister, Anna. He was the cherished grandfather of Alex Schirripa, Elizabeth Schirripa, Brandon Triolo, Olivia Triolo, Nicholas Triolo and Carissa Triolo.

Funeral Services were conducted at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea on Wednesday, January 22. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Jerome Junk

Worked for N.E. Tel & Tel and as MBTA Supervisor; Animal Lover and Member of K of C and 5-2 Club in Chelsea

Jerome N. Junk, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away at Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. He was 65 years old.

Born in Wisconsin, the son of the late George and Grace (Chaloupka) Junk, he attended schools there and following high school, he enlisted in the US Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam Era. After being honorably discharged, he married Camille Pegnato and the couple settled in Chelsea.

He worked for over 20 years for New England Tel. and Tel. and later as a supervisor for the MBTA. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the 5-2 Club in Chelsea and will be remembered for his love for animals. He also enjoyed working on cars.

He was the beloved husband of Camille Pegnato-Junk of Chelsea; dear brother of George and his wife, Kim, Guy, Gordon, Georgia, Sr. Jeanne and James Junk; the devoted brother in law of Dom and Pat Pegnato, Marie Bruno and her husband, Michael and Frank and Drusella Pegnato and is also survived by Al Palladino and his late wife, Rose and by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were conducted at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home on January 17. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation 85 Astor Ave. Suite 2
Norwood, MA 02062-5040 or by visiting Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

William McCarthy

25 Year Head Chef at New Bridge Cafe, Member of 5-2 Club of Chelsea

William F. “Billy” McCarthy died most unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 7 after being stricken at work in the kitchen at New Bridge Cafe, Everett-Chelsea line. He was pronounced dead at the Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, where he had been rushed. He was 53 years old.

Born in Revere, he was raised and educated in Everett and was a 1978 graduate of Everett High School. A member of the 5-2 Club of Chelsea, he was the Head Chef for the Newbridge Cafe of Chelsea for over 25 years. ”Billy” spent most of his life in the Chelsea-Everett area. He was a member of the 5-2 Club of Chelsea. Never having married, he had a particular devotion to his parents, brothers, sister, their spouses and their children. His loss will be intensely felt, not only by his cherished family, but by the many, many friends and colleagues he has enjoyed over the years.

He was the beloved son of the late Francis J. McCarthy and Dorothy A. (Sabbagh) McCarthy-DeLuca and the late Steven P. DeLuca; devoted brother of Francis J. McCarthy, Jr. and his wife, Joanne of Everett, Patricia A. Muollo and her husband, Christopher C. of Groveland and Kevin A. McCarthy and his wife, Rhonda F. of Salisbury. He was the cherished uncle of Aeriell, Eric, Maegan, Rachel, Christopher, Stan, Chris, Joe and Alyssa and is also lovingly survived by two aunts and two uncles, Harriet J. Hamhoomis of Melrose, Claire McCarthy of Charlestown, Edward McCarthy of Lynnfield and Gerard Alterio of Wakefield and a grand nephew, Christopher Choquette.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Susan B.Komen for the Cure of Breast Cancer, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111. Please

Rose Kwiatkowski

Supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Rose M. Kwiatkowski passed away at home after a long battle with cancer on January 12. She was 81 years old.

Born on November 19, 1932, she was the wife of the late Henry S. Kwiatkowski. She is going to be missed by her three sons, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and her pets. Rose supported Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital and would love for you to continue her support.

There will be a Mass at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chelsea on February 23 at 8:30 a.m.

Lillian Smith

Active Volunteer and Member of Many Organizations

Lillian (Barnett) Smith of Chelsea died on January 15 surrounded by her family. She was 79 years old.

Lillian was a member of Temple Tifereth Israel in Malden for 37 years and served on their Board of Trustees. She was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chelsea Jewish Foundation and on the Board of the Leonard Center for Living, in addition to being a volunteer in many capacities at the Cohen Florence Levine Estates Assisted Living Facility for 11 years. She was co-president of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Women’s Auxiliary for many years and an active volunteer there for 50 years. Lillian served as PTA President of the Chelsea Hebrew Academy in the 1960s and was a charter member of the Zonta Club of Chelsea.

She was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1952, and was co-chairperson of their reunion committee for many years.

Lillian was the beloved and dedicated wife of James for 59 years, and devoted mother of her children: Howard, Sherri, Laurie, Claire and Rosie. She was the cherished grandmother of Alana, Moe, Joshua, Elizabeth, and Jared, and treasured great-grandmother of Calynn and Hannah. She was the dear aunt of several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at the Torf Funeral Home, Washington Ave, Chelsea, on Sunday, January 19 at 11 a.m. Burial followed at the Chevra Kadisha Cemetery, Everett. Memorial week was private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Foundation, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150. Lillian’s family would like to give special thanks to the extraordinary doctors and nurses at Beth Israel Hospital of Boston and St Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta.

Rose Lindholm

Homemaker and Lifelong Chelsea Resident

Rose E. (Palermo) Lindholm died Monday, January 20 in Lanessa Extended Care, Webster surrounded by her family. She was 89 years old.

Born in the family home in Chelsea, the youngest child of Ignazio and Giovanna (Spinelli) Palermo, she lived here all her life until moving to Webster last year. Mrs. Lindholm was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting and completing crossword puzzles.

Her husband of 20 years, the late Arthur W. Lindholm, died in 1966. She was the mother of four children including a son, Robert P. Lindholm and a daughter, Karen A. Christie Bartholomew and her husband, Paul Bartholomew; seven grandchildren, including Robin Lush and her husband, Paul; six great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Arthur C. Lindholm in 2003, by a sister and by three brothers.

A private ceremony will be held at a later time. Memorial donations in her name may be made to Lanessa Extended Care Patient Activities Fund, 751 School Street, Webster, MA 01570. Arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School St., Webster. For more information, contact:

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