Obituaries 01-15-2015

Genevieve ‘Jean’ Cataldo

Of Florida, formerly of Revere


Genevieve “Jean” (Primatello) Cataldo of Rockledge, Florida,  formerly of Revere, died on January 11.  She was 90 years old.

A homemaker and a devoted member of St Theresa’s Parish for many years, Jean was born and raised in Revere, the daughter of the late Achille and Antoinette (Festa) Primatello. She was the beloved wife of the late Amorino; devoted mother of Maureen Cerqua of Florida; dear sister of Lawrence “Larry” Primatello of Revere and the late Christy Ferrante, Joseph Ferrante, Mary Martinello, Silvia Spagnolo, Albert Ferrante, Frank Primatello and Patrick Ferrante and is also survived by two loving grandsons, Stephen III and Michael Cerqua of Florida and by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday January 16 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102 ,Danvers MA 01923. For guest book, please visit


Thomas Finnegan

Owner of Spencer Property Management and life member of Revere Elks

Thomas J. Finnegan, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died at the E.N.Rodgers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on Saturday, January 10 following a long illness. He was 82 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, Tom attended Immaculate Conception Grammar School and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1951.  After graduation, Tom went to work for the Ford Motor Plant in Somerville, working on the “Assembly Line.” and in  1951 Tom joined the United States Army, serving his country proudly during the Korean Conflict.

When Tom returned home from duty, he went to work for United Airlines for 18 years.

On March 5, 1957 Tom married Anna L. “Louise” Peters.  The couple remained in Revere when they began their family, later moving to Chelsea to raise their six children.

Tom worked very hard and always dreamed of having his own business, so he began “Spencer Property Management” a business that he owned and operated for 51 years. Tom was also a life member of the Revere Lodge of Elks #1171. Through all of his achievements and success, there was nothing that he enjoyed more than being with his family.

He was the devoted husband of Anna L. “Louise” (Peters) Finnegan with whom he shared 57 years of marriage;  the loving father of Coleen A. Doss and her late husband, James A. Doss of Louisville, KY, Marcelle M. McDonough and Jacqueline M. Finnegan, both of Chelsea, Daniel G. Finnegan of Somerville, Sean T. Finnegan and his wife, Aretuza and the late Thomas H. Finnegan;  the cherished grandfather of Chrystal, Melanie, James, Asenath, Katie, John, Jasmine, Kenya, Desiree and Brianna and the adored great grand father of 12.  He was the beloved brother of the late Mary MacDonald, Peggy DiBiase, Kathleen Mackay and Eileen Clifford and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

 His funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 77 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Thursday, January 15 at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. at 10 a.m.. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association MA & NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472. For more information, visit


Robert ‘Bob’ Carlton

Former airfreight truck driver

Robert M. “Bob” Carllton passed away after a long illness on Tuesday evening, January 13 in his Chelsea home with his loving family at his side. He was 58 years old.

Born in Lowell, beloved son of the late Joseph F. Sr., “Buddy” and Jacqueline Carlton, he grew up in East Boston and attended East Boston schools. He married Mary Ellen Turner and together they had one son, Paul.

A resident of Chelsea for the past 30 years, Bob supported his family as an airfreight truck driver, most recently working for T&D Trucking in Chelsea before becoming medically disabled.

During his lifetime, Bob enjoyed fishing and was an avid movie buff enjoying westerns and military films.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a sister, Eileen DiGirolamo and two brothers Daniel and Thomas Carlton. He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Mary Ellen (Turner) Carlton. He was the devoted father of Paul Carlton of Chelsea, dear brother of Joseph Carlton and his wife, Ann of Virginia., James Carlton and his wife, Linda of Revere, Ellen Romano of Dennisport, Michelle Carlton of Saugus and Maryellen Carlton of Lynn and the cherished “Uncle Bob” to several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral services will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Tuesday, January 20 at a time to be announced later. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions, additional information or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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