Obituaries 01-30-2014

Timothy (Antle) Geary

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea

Timothy M. (Antle) Geary of Londonderry, New Hampshire formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on January 26 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 56 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a former member of the Carpenters Union Local # 218.

He was the husband of Lisa Geary of Fairhaven; devoted father of the late U.S Marine LCpl Michael Erik Geary who died while on active duty in Afghanistan in 2010; beloved son of Robert Antle and his wife, Georgeann of Billerica and the late Beverly (Maskell) Geary; loving brother of William (Antle) Geary and his wife, Susan of Londonderry, NH, Kim Florentino and her husband, Elmer of Weare, NH, Tina Iovino and her husband, Daniel of Billerica, Shannon Brandano and her husband, Michael of Malden and Amy Geary Graf and her husband, Michael of Londonderry, NH. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Tuesday, February 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Committal Service is private. Expressions of sympathy in Tim’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. To send a message of condolence to Tim’s family please visit

Leo Walter O’Connell

Retired Truck Driver

Leo Walter O’Connell of Chelsea passed away Saturday evening, January 25 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 82 years old.

The son of the late Thomas F. and Florence A. (Lorgeree) O’Connell, Leo was born and raised in Malden but has lived in Chelsea for over 50 years. He was a retired truck driver for the former Everett Furniture Store on Chelsea Street in Everett and formerly belonged to the Moose Club, which at one time was in Chelsea.

Leo was the dear brother of Agnes “Honey” Franson of New Hampshire and the late Donald O’Connell, Warren O’Connell, John O’Connell, Frances Generas, Margaret Webber, Dorothy King, Gertrude Jones and Alice LaRosa. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea today, Thursday, January 30 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Visitation in the Funeral Home will precede the service from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett will follow the Mass.

Reed Mullins

Of Salem, Formerly of Chelsea

Reed S. Mullins of Salem, formerly of Chelsea, passed away peacefully in Danvers on January 19 with his sister, Florence and her husband, Jay by his side. He was 58 years old.

Reed was born and raised in Chelsea and attended Chelsea schools. As a teen, he worked as an order boy at the long time family store Gallo’s Market in Chelsea. In addition to other jobs, he worked at the Salvation Army Store in Saugus and was also employed for several years at Bally’s Health Club. He was loved and respected by patrons and co-workers alike.

He will be fondly remembered for his mischievous sense of humor and love for his animals, especially his dog Bruno and his cat, Little Salem.

Besides animals, he loved growing plants, bowling, playing cards and bike rides with Debby to area beaches. He will be missed by all.

He was the son of Lorraine Mullins Gallo of Port Charlotte, FL and the late George F. Mullins of Chelsea and Richmond Hill, NY. He also leaves seven siblings:  Lynn Ann Mullins of Port Charlotte, FL, Frank Mullins of Saugus, Ronda Ponte of Port St John, FL, Lori Tivay of Revere, Robert Mullins of Peabody, Florence Repecko of Concord, NH and Nancy Tomasik of Port Charlotte, FL. He was the twin brother of the late George J. Mullins of Chelsea and father to the late Ralph DiZoglio of East Boston. He also leaves his special dear friend, Debbie Farnham of Salem and many aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

There will be a memorial service on April 11 at 11.30 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Detailed information will be announced at a later date. For guest book and online memorial, please go to

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