Obituaries 04-17-2014

Robert King, Jr.

Retired Pansonic Executive

Robert C. King, Jr. of Murrieta, CA passed away quietly in his home on April 7 surrounded by family. He was 80 years old.

The son of the late Robert C. King and Florence ( Flight) King, he was born on March 4, 1934 in Chelsea, served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, and worked as an executive for Panasonic until his retirement in 1993.

Bob was a devoted father and husband, generous and caring; a man of unequaled wit and character. His children will lovingly remember him as their loyal friend and protector.

He is survived by his second wife, Sharon King and their son, Wade, of Murrieta, CA; his first wife, Mary King and their four children: Jean King of Nashua, NH; Joanne Phinney and her husband, Daniel of Chelmsford, Robert King and his wife, Shanna of Alpharetta, GA and Michael King of Campbell, CA; three grandchildren: Melissa Tardif and her husband, Jason of Nashua, NH and Robert and Katlin King of Alpharetta, GA; two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Ryder Tardif of Nashua, NH; his sister, Constance Frazier and her husband, Gerald, of Melrose and by many wonderful nieces and nephews.

After a private memorial service in Port Hueneme, CA, his ashes will be scattered at sea.

Genevieve Morrison

Of Chelsea

Genevieve M. (Gallant) Morrison of Chelsea died on April 10.

She was the devoted mother of Karen Calo and her husband, Robert Sr. of Revere, Pearl Carr and her husband, Paul of South Easton, Roy Morrison of Hillsboro, NH, Anita Salhanick and her husband, Jay of Bridgewater, Mary Arsenault and her husband, Harold of Thousand Oaks, CA, David Morrison and his wife, Colleen of Billerica and the late Barton Morrison; dear sister of Robert Gallant of Peabody, Theresa Trainor of Winthrop, Barbara O’Brien of Billerica and the late Francis, Clifford, Ferdinand, Joseph and Anita Gallant and Lucy Nelson. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Martha Dwyer

Retired Dressmaker

Martha P. (Spinazola) Dwyer, a longtime Chelsea resident and dressmaker, passed away on April 9, (her 97th birthday) at the Aviv Center for Living in Peabody where she had been receiving supportive care from a stroke suffered several years earlier.

Born in Boston’s North End, she was one of nine children born to Joseph and Amelia (Cianculli) Spinazola. She grew up in Chelsea on Franklin Avenue, attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1935.

She was married to Arthur J. Dwyer and together they raised their three children from the same Chelsea home in which she was raised.

Martha was a professional dressmaker and Proprietor of “Christine’s” a custom dress shop she operated from her home before establishing a storefront shop in Winchester during the 1960’s.

Martha also worked for the MDC as a Human Resources Representative, retiring in 1985 and was a lifelong and devout parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church in Chelsea.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Arthur in 2006, and her loving daughter, Christine Dwyer Fasteau in 2003. She was the devoted mother and mother in law of Paul J. Dwyer and his wife, Sharon of Swampscott and Arthur A. Dwyer of Atlanta, GA; cherished grandmother of Meghan Hansen, Lindsey, Alexandra, Christopher, Bradley and Zachary Dwyer; adored great grandmother of Amelia and Olivia Hansen; dear sister of Regina Spinazola and Adolph Spinazola, both of Swampscott and the late Anna Spinazola, Olga Zagarri, Yolanda Gilberti, Sammy Ferullo and Alfonse and Albert Spinazola.

Her Funeral was held on April 14 and her Funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea. Services concluded with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Vincent dePaul Society, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea. For Guestbook or to send expressions of sympathy, please Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh & Sons, Chelsea, 617-889-2723

Jean Dorcas Guthrie

John Hancock Insurance Retiree

Jean Dorcas (Thompson) Guthrie, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away at home on April 9 comforted by her loving daughter after succumbing to a short illness. She was 71 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Stephen F. and Mildred D. (Levy) Thompson, she attended the Chelsea public schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1960. She attended Simmons College in Boston and received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Jean was a long-time technical advisor for the John Hancock Insurance Company in Boston, retiring in 2004 and was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church in Chelsea.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Robert E. Guthrie in 2010 with whom she shared 42 years of marriage and was the beloved mother of Dani L. Guthrie of Chelsea and is also lovingly survived by many cousins.

Funeral services were conducted at the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea.

Angela Lewis

Member of Revere Moose

Angela (Taranti) Lewis of East Boston, formerly of Revere and Medford, passed away at Boston Medical Center on March 19. She was 75 years old.

Born in Medford and a member of Revere Moose, she was a resident of Revere and spent her last year and a half at the Lewis Mall Apartments in East Boston.

She was the devoted wife of the late Kenneth Lewis, Sr., beloved mother of David Lewis and Steven Lewis and his wife, Maureen, all of Chelsea and the late Eugene, Kenneth Jr., Thomas, John and James Lewis; sister of Rosemary Colarusso of Florida and is also survived by 13 loving grandchildren.

After a family Memorial Mass, committal services were private. The family would like expressions of sympathy in her name to be made to the American Diabetes Foundation. To send a message of condolence to Angela’s family, please visit

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