Obituaries 03-12-2015

Lillian Ciulla

Federal Government worker

Lillian M. Ciulla, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on March 7 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital shortly after her admission from home. She was 62 years old.

A graduate of Chelsea High School, for many years she worked for Bank of Boston before spending over 20 years working for the Federal Government Department of Human Services at the JFK Building in Boston.

She was the devoted daughter of the late Anthony and Julia (Botka) Ciulla; beloved sister of Leo Ciulla of Middleton and Frank Ciulla and his wife, Cathleen of Stoneham and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews as well as her cat, Oreo.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation with the family will begin at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to Lillian’s family, please visit

Emilio ‘Emmy’ Troisi

Retired master electrician, greatest grandfather and accomplished Mr. Fix-it

Emilio P. “Emmy” Troisi passed away Sunday evening March 8 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a sudden and debilitating illness. He was 74 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Pasquale and Maria Troisi he attended St. Rose parochial school and later graduated from Chelsea High School. Best known to his friends as Emmy, after graduating from High School he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served during the Vietnam era. He was honorably discharged and soon thereafter married his beloved wife, Jo-Ann Theberge. Together they settled in Chelsea to begin raising their own family.

He moved to Winthrop nearly 45 years ago and has been resident of that community since then. Emmy also attended the Wentworth Institute in Boston beginning his career of becoming a Master Electrician. He worked as a residential and commercial Master Electrician for over 35 years with Rudolph Electric of Chelsea, retiring in 1995.

He was a longtime member of the Chelsea Yacht Club,  enjoyed boating and time spent out on the ocean. A devoted husband and beloved father he could always be relied upon for answers on a wide variety of subjects. He also excelled in the role of greatest grandfather. He was a home handyman extraordinaire and an accomplished Mr. Fix-It. If he couldn’t fix something, chances are that it was beyond repair.

In addition to his parents, Emmy was also preceded in death by his brother, Paul Troisi and sisters Theresa Ernst, Anna and Rose Troisi. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Jo-Ann L. (Theberge) Troisi of Winthrop. He was the devoted father of Beth Troisi and her companion, Linda of Hyde Park, Eric Troisi and his wife, Kim of Wasilla, AK, Karen Farrell and her husband, Robert of Wilmington and Joyce Troisi of Lynn; cherished grandfather of Jordan and Dylan Troisi, Jillian Barroquillo, Lindsay, Robbie and Jack Farrell and Madison Troisi; adored great-grandfather of two and dear brother of Luisa Mika and Mary Troisi of Chelsea.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass in celebration of “Emmy’s” life in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m. (Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to go directly to the Church) Visiting hours will be held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today,  Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to MGH Development Office, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston MA 02114 For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:


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