Obituaries 10-23-2014

Neil ‘Neilsie’ Penn

Of West Roxbury and Revere

Neil “Neilsie” Penn of West Roxbury and Revere passed away peacefully on October 17 after a brief illness. He was 44 years old.

He was the cherished and beloved son of Richard and Catherine (Belinfante) Penn of Revere and was adored by his sister Marcy Mucci and her husband, Brian. He is survived by one nephew, Nicholas Mucci, all of Revere.

We would like to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Deborah Dreyfus and the entire staff at the May House for the exceptional care and compassion they provided for Neil.

Arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Interment was private. Donations in Neil’s memory may be made to the May Institute, 630 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Lillian Ann Mugford

Retired Lab Technician

Lillian Ann Mugford of Chelsea died on October 18.

A lifelong Chelsea resident and a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of  1975, Lillian passed away unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital  at the age of 56.

She receiving her degree from UMASS Boston. After  service to her country in the United States Army she worked as a lab technician at the Chelsea Soldiers Home and then, for over 20 years until her retirement in 2010, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Jamaica Plain.

She was the devoted daughter of the late Robert G. and Beverly (Antle) Mugford; beloved sister of James Mugford and his late wife, Marlene Iacoviello of Everett and Robert G. Mugford, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Chelsea. She is also lovingly survived by her niece Miranda Beverly Mugford of Everett, aunts, uncles and especially cousins.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea today, Thursday, October 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. Committal Services are private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.To send a message of condolence to Lillian’s family, please visit

Cesidio ‘Joe’ Cedrone

American Airlines Retiree; Devoted to Family

 Cesidio D. “Joe” Cedrone of York, Maine, formerly of Chelsea, entered into rest on Friday, October 17 in the York Hospital. He was 89 years old.

Joe was born to the late Severio and Loretta (Leone) Cedrone on January 15, 1925 in Newton. He attended the High School of Our Lady and was President of the Class of 1943. Joe entered military service immediately upon graduation and served in France and Germany during World War II with the United States Army. He married V. Rose Castellano in 1947, and they lived together in Newton, Chelsea, and Lake Suzy, Florida before relocating to Maine in 1999.

Joe worked in Boston as an air freight agent at American Airlines for 37 years. Upon his retirement he volunteered his time at the Don Guanella Center, a

respite home devoted to those with special needs.

Family, above all else, was most important to Joe.

He is survived by his loving wife Rose of 68 years, and his two daughters: Marian,and her husband, Paul Bertone, of Malden and Catherine, and her husband, Donald Chaisson, of Lancaster. He is also survived by

his grandchildren : Alison Bertone, Rachel Bertone, Amanda Avalos and her husband, Jesse and C. Henry Chaisson. Joe is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Joe leaves behind a mourning community of devoted friends, family, and church fellowship. He was a loving husband and father, full of life, always willing to help those in need. He will be remembered for his contagious smile and wry sense of humor.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, today, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Everett-Chelsea, at 10:30 a.m. Entombment with military honors will be in the Versailles at the Woodlawn Cemetery Community Mausoleum, Everett. Contributions in Cesidio’s memory to any local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans would be sincerely appreciated.

Nathan Matz

Of Canton, formerly of Chelsea

Nathan M. Matz of Canton, formerly of Chelsea, entered into rest on October 20. He was 94 years old.

He was the dear son of the late Israel and Bessie Matz; devoted father of Robert Matz and his wife, Susan of Ohio, Pamela Matz and her husband, Norman Arubin of Cambridge and James Matz of California; loving brother of Edna Perlmutter of Framingham and the late Hanan Matz and Esther Clarke and the cherished grandfather of Channah Rubin. He was the beloved companion of Janice Freeman.

Services were held at the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Canton on Wednesday. Interment was in Sharon Memorial Park. Memorial observance will continue at the home of Stuart and Mitzi Perlmutter today, Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday at the home of Edna Perlmutter from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathay may be made to: Orchard Cove Scholarship Fund, 1 Del Pond Drive, Canton, MA 02021 or to The Yiddish Book Center, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA 02002. For online condolences, please visit:

Wanda Monkiewicz

Retired Registered Nurse; Wife of one of the late principal founders of Kayem Foods and mother and grandmother of present Kayem Executives

Wanda (Alin) Monkiewicz passed away at the age of 94 on October 19 in her Lynnfield home surrounded by her loving family.

Wanda was born in Lawrence, the beloved daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Kuharewicz) Alin. Raised in Lawrence, she attended Holy Trinity Parochial School and Lawrence High School, graduating with the class of 1937, Wanda continued her education in Nursing at Boston City Hospital Nurse Training, completing her courses and becoming a Registered Nurse in 1941. She worked as a private duty nurse during the 1940’s and in 1942 she married Romuald Monkiewicz and began their family which grew to include one daughter and three sons.

Wanda continued nursing at Winchester Hospital during the 1960’s and she was a school nurse with the Lawrence Public Schools from 1972 to 1982. Wanda held a lifelong devotion to family and enjoyed hosting weekly card games in her home with her dear friends.

In addition to her parents Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Romuald, and her brother Edward Alin. She is survived by her children and their spouses; Romuald “Ray” Monkiewicz and his wife, Nancy of Ipswich, Dorothy Colcord and her husband, Bill of Chelmsford, Joseph Monkiewicz and his wife, Nancy of Revere and Michael Monkiewicz of Lynnfield. She was the cherished grandmother of Matthew Monkiewicz and his wife, Jenn, Michelle Bustin, Seth Colcord, Patrick Monkiewicz and his wife, Jessica, Katie Smith and her husband, Juan, Joshua Colcord, Eric Monkiewicz and his wife, Amanda, Kevin Monkiewicz, Amy Monkiewicz, Mark Monkiewicz, Kim Sheppard, Nicole Bishop-Santiago and her husband, Louis and Kenneth Bishop. She is also survived by many great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

A Funeral Mass was said in St. Stanislaus Church, Chelsea on Wednesday, services concluded with committal prayers and Wanda being placed to rest with her husband at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, Rev. Andrew T. Grelak, Pastor of St. Stanislaus Parish officiated. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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