Obituaries 02-13-2014

Albert LaFauci

Of East Boston, formerly from Chelsea

Albert J. LaFauci of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on January 29 at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Broadway in Chelsea where he had been receiving supportive care for the past few weeks. He was 85 years old.

Born in Boston, he grew up in Somerville and received his formal education there. Albert worked in the electronics field in quality control as a circuit board tester and trouble shooter for BLH Electronics, Inc. Waltham and Teledyne Technologies in Boston. He retired at age 65.

He resided in Chelsea for most of his life and was a resident of East Boston for the past few years. Albert enjoyed working out and was an amateur body builder who enjoyed time at Revere Beach and watching old movies.

He is survived by his beloved wife Valerie (Dalton) LaFauci of Chelsea. He was the devoted father of Diana Ligocki and her husband, Henry of Chelsea, John LaFauci of Arlington and Albert V. LaFauci and his wife, Arlene of Salem NH; dear brother of the late Nicholas LaFauci, Barbara Gibbo, and Hugo LaFauci; cherished grandfather of Henry Ligocki, Matthew Ligocki and his wife, Carrie, Albert J. LaFauci, Christina LaFauci, Anthony LaFauci and Ryan LaFauci. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Anthony Memorial/ Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Homes. Interment was at Wildwood Cemetery in Winchester. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Joseph Bruno

Member of Chelsea and East Boston Knights of Columbus; Retired Professional Floor Installer and Chelsea Soldiers Home Carpenter

Joseph Bruno, a former longtime resident of Chelsea,  passed away in his Malden home after a long battle with mesothelioma. He was 86 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Giuseppe and Grace Bruno, he attended local schools and  graduated from Chelsea High School, class of 1945. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. He returned to Chelsea and was married to Barbara Ann Higgins and together they raised their family of eight sons and five daughters in Chelsea.

A professional floor installer since 1946, he was a member of the Carpenters and Joiners Union Local 67 & 2168. In 1971, he began working as a carpenter at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. He retired from the Home in 1989 and that same year he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara Ann. For the next 14 years, he worked as an independent floor installer and Joseph also held various second and third jobs during his career to support his family.

He was a late member of the Knights of Columbus in both Chelsea and East Boston.

He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara Ann (Higgins) Bruno; devoted father of Stephen Bruno of Melrose, Francis Bruno of Gloucester and his late wife Cheryl, Mark Bruno and his wife, Andrea of Westfield, Joseph Bruno and his companion, Karen O’Connell of Bedford NH, Linda Simko and her husband, David of Melrose, Catherine Bruno of Chelsea, David Bruno of Arlington VA, Mary Bruno and her companion, Paul Sheehan of Danvers, Elizabeth Kramer and her husband, Robert of Lawrence, Grace Kurtz and her husband, Christopher of Devils Lake, ND, Thomas Bruno of Malden, Gregory Bruno and his wife, Hilary of Wilmington DE and the late Andrew Bruno; dear brother of Jennie Gulizia of Chelsea and the late Albert Bruno, Paul Bruno, Carmelo Bruno and Marie Casey. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Rose Church on January 28. Services concluded with Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Should friends desire, contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea MA or a charity of your choice. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit: Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes.

John Spada, Sr.

Member of Everett High School Basketball Hall of Fame

John was a US Army veteran who served from 1964 to 1967 during the Vietnam crisis. He was an outstanding athlete at Everett High School and is in the Everett High School Basketball Hall of Fame as well as having played football in the Orange Bowl. After graduating Everett High he went back to coach for many years.

He was the father of John A., Jr and his wife, Cher and their children: Zachary, Jake and Fallon, formerly of Everett. The loving son of the late Anthony and Loretta (Busteed) Spada, he was the beloved companion for over 20 years of Roxy Zucchori; dear brother of June Chiarello and her husband, Peter and Roseanne Grassa, all of Everett.

A Funeral Mass in celebration of John”s life will be held today, Thursday, February 13 in Our Lady of Grace Church, Nichols Street at the Chelsea /Everett Line at 10:30 a.m. Visiting prior to the Mass starting at 8:30 a.m. in the church. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with John being buried with military honors with his military family in the National Cemetery, Bourne. Arrangements are under the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home. For more information:

Frances Cimino

Retired Payroll Clerk, Lifelong Chelsea Resident

Frances Cimino, a lifelong Chelsea resident,  passed away on February 4 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after being suddenly stricken in her home on Saturday. She was 59 years

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of Dorothy (Ducey) Cimino of Chelsea and the late Arnold Cimino. She attended local schools and  graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1972.

She began her career as a Payroll Clerk working for various companies such as Cabot Paint, HP Hood and Polarizer and was employed by Gulf Oil working at the Chelsea Terminal and Newton Office for 12 years. She retired five years ago for medical reasons and failing health.

Frances was a well-loved, lively and high spirited individual who always brightened the lives of all to whom she was endeared.  She enjoyed arts and crafts, home cooking and baking but most of all she loved time shared with her beloved nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.

She was loving sister of Arnold Cimino and his wife, Carol of Revere, Catherine Terry of Everett, Dottie Lombardi and her husband, Tony of Peabody, Donna Marie Cimino of Roslindale and Susan Tanaglia and her husband, Robert of Lynn; cherished aunt of Sal Lombardi, Cindy Sambartaro, Anthony Lombardi and Christina Hebert and adored great aunt of Nino, Nicholas and Jack Sambartaro, Emma and Ava Lombardi and Rose-Marie Hebert.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Rose Church. Services concluded with Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes.

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