Obituaries 04-10-2014

John Cunio, Sr.

Retired Pile Driver;

Former Member of Chelsea Moose

John A. Cunio, Sr. of Pelham, NH died peacefully on Friday, April 4 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was 75 years old.

The beloved husband of Judith M. (Harrington) Cunio with whom he would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on July 24 of this year, Mr. Cunio was born in Boston on July 8, 1938, the son of the late John A. and Mary J. (Levy) Cunio. He received his education in the Revere school system. Before retiring, John was employed as a pile driver at many area locations through the Pile Drivers Local 56 Union in Boston.

Among his many enjoyments, John loved the outdoors, fishing and woodworking. He was also an avid New England sports fan. He was a former member of the Moose Club in Chelsea.

In addition to his wife, Judy, John is survived by a son, John A. Cunio II and his wife, Paula of Pelham, NH; a daughter Christine M. Lombard and her husband, John F. of Pelham, NH; two grandsons Dean A. and Nicholas J. Cunio, both of Pelham, NH; two brothers, Robert Cunio and his wife, Mary of Fort Myers, FL and Robert J. Levy of Reading and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Carol Degurski and the late Joanne Floyd.

In accordance with his wishes, there were no calling hours and a private Memorial Service was celebrated at the Pelham Funeral Home, Pelham, NH with the Rev. Bill Ferguson of the First Congregational Church officiating. E-condolences Those wishing to do so may make contributions in his memory to the Home for Little Wanderers, Development Department, 271 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Arrangements were by the Pelham Funeral Home (603) 635-3333.

Andew Palmer

Phillips Medical Account Manager

Andrew W. Palmer of Nashua, NH, formerly of Chelsea and East Boston, passed away suddenly in his New Hampshire home on March 17. He was 45 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he attended East Boston schools and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1987. After high school, he continued his education at Salem State College receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He was a resident of Malden before settling in Nashua, NH, a year ago. Andrew, who was working for Philips Medical as an account manager, was a good friend to many who loved to watch sports and enjoy a good cigar.

He was the loving son of the late George Costa and Joanne (Reed) Palmer; dear brother of Edna Palmer and her companion, Richard Petersen, Earlene Cambriello and her husband, Richard, all of Florida and Amy Palmer of Boston and the cherished uncle of Leonard and Nicholas Palmer and Lucia Cambriello.

A Memorial Service celebrating Andrew’s Life was held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home and funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes.To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Edward Berfield

Devoted Family Man and US Parcel Post Retiree

Edward I. Berfield, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away April 1 at the West Roxbury Veterans Hospital. He was 92 years old.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Meyer and Annie Berfield, Edward was employed by the United States Parcel Post Service. He was an honorably discharged US Army Veteran having served in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

Edward was a very devoted family man having taken care of his mother, wife and daughter.

He was the beloved husband of the late Carolyn (Fietz) Berfield and is survived by his daughter, Robyn Muise and her husband, William and his brother in law Robert Fietz.

At Edward’s request, funeral services were private. Contributions in his memory to the Chelsea Soldiers Home Activity Fund, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150 would be appreciated. For online guest book please visit

J.D. Frazier

Retired Truck Driver;

Well Known for His Sweet Potato Pie

J.D. Frazier of Chelsea, formerly of Anderson, South Carolina, died peacefully on March 30 on his 79th birthday at the Boston City Hospital.

J.D. was born on March 30, 1935 in Anderson, South Carolina, the cherished son of the late Reese and Christina (Moore) Frazier. He was raised and educated in Anderson and was part of a large and loving family.

J.D. married the “love of his life” Luevenuie Annie Geer. Together they shared more than 50 years of marriage and made countless memories for their family to share with generations to come. J.D. and Luevenuie moved to Chelsea more than 50 years ago where they made their home and raised three wonderful sons.

Prior to retiring, J.D. was a truck driver for DiOrio Brothers Trucking Company for many years. He had a reputation of being a hard worker and very reliable throughout the industry.

In his spare time, J.D., loved to go fishing, enjoyed cooking and was well known for making the best sweet potato pies which he was always willing to share with family and friends.

J.D. will be fondly remembered as a devoted family man, a good neighbor, and a true friend to many; he will be dearly missed by all.

J.D. was the beloved husband of the late Luevenuie A. (Geer) Frazier, devoted father of J.D. Frazier, Jr. and his wife, Gabriela of Killeen, TX, Darell Frazier and James “Reese” Frazier, both of Chelsea, loving grandfather of Jessica Lee Frazier, Jesse Frazier, James Frazier, William Frazier, and great-grandfather of Jaelize McCabe and Alexander Vasquez. He was the cherished son of the late Reese and Christina (Moore) Frazier, dear brother of Pearlie Mae Gray, Jessie Frazier and his wife, Mary, all of Anderson, SC and the late Ella Mae Stanley; brother-in-law of Eula Mae Logan of Anderson, SC and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Service was conducted at the First Baptist Church, Saugus followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Arrangements were under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington.

Pablo Justiniano

Of Chelsea

Pablo Justiniano of Chelsea passed away on April 3 in the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. He was 80 years old.

Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, he has lived in Chelsea since 1973.

He was the devoted father of Carmen Justiniano of Florida, Pablo Justiniano of Revere, Carmen Justiniano of Lynn, Rosa Justiniano of Florida, Pablo Justiniano of Lynn, Nilda Justiniano and Felix Justiniano both of Chelsea, Mickey Justiniano of Peabody and Leni Justiniano and Elvis Justiniano, both of Chelsea and is also lovingly survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home,Chelsea. Interment was at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.

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