Obituaries 04-09-2015

Lorraine Patricia ‘Chickie’ Visconti

Stay-at-home wife, mother and home caretaker

Lorraine Patricia “Chickie” (Nuzzo) Visconti of  Chelsea passed away April 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston surrounded by her loving family. She was 86 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in the North End, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Natalie (Napolitano) Nuzzo. Chickie was the stay at home caretaker of her home, her husband and her five children and will be missed by all who loved her.

She was the wife of the late Adam J. Visconti, the beloved mother of Diane A. Bonfiglio and her husband, Albert of Stoneham, John A. Visconti and his wife, Eva of Malden, Cynthia M. Chadbourne and her husband, Dan of Lynnfield, Stephanie Vitale and her husband, Sal of Lynn and the late Lorraine M. Fothergill; dear sister of Rocco Nuzzo of Groveland, Rose Marie DiGaetano of Winthrop, Natalie Dello of New Hampshire and the late Dan and Francis “Sonny” Nuzzo, Camille Nuzzo and Dorothy Gillis; mother-in-law of the late Richard Fothergill and is also lovingly survived by eight grandchildren: Kara, Amy, Julie, Albert III, Robert, Allison, Adam and Harrison and two great-grandchildren, Mia and Dino.

Funeral Services will be conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave.,  Chelsea today, Thursday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visitation will precede the service from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

John Powers

Worked for Verizon

John E. Powers, a lifelong Revere resident, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on April 7 after a long illness. He was 52 years old.

John worked for Verizon for over 18 years and was a member of Local 2222.

Hewaws the beloved father of Jesse, Jillian and John Powers, all of Revere; devoted son of John F. Powers (Revere City Councilor) and the late Maureen (McCarthy); dear brother of Maryanne Jans of Florida, Charlene Theodore of Lynn, Pamela Feldberg of Wilmington, Jacqueline Chagaris of Revere, Maureen Feeney of Medford, Michael Powers , Michelle Powers, and Shawn Powers, all of Revere and the late Deborah Cagliuso and Madeline Powers. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Saturday, April 11 at 9:30 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Friday from 3 to 8 p.m.

Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MGH Development Office, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston MA 02114 c/o Blood Donor Center. For guestbook please visit

Robert ‘Brian’ Mullen

Enjoyed painting, theatre and poetry

Robert K. “Brian” Mullen of Chelsea passed away March 31at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with his beloved sweetheart, Helen by his side. He was 83 years old.

Born and raised in South Boston, Robert was the son of the late John and Catherine (Foley) Mullen. He enlisted in the US Navy on May 18, 1950, served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on August 31, 1951. In addition to his Naval Service, Robert was a member of the Merchant Marine.

Over a period of his working career, Robert was a manager of housekeeping services in the hotel/nursing home industry. As a resident of Chelsea, Robert has been residing at the Chelsea Village Elderly at Admiral’s Hill. He became an artist in his later years and enjoyed painting and had a passion for theatre and reciting poetry. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Robert is the former husband of Kathlyn E. (Smith) Mullen of Brockton and Grace A. (Morris) Mullen of Georgia; beloved sweetheart for 31 years of Helen K. (Keene) Cox of Chelsea and Boston; beloved father of Stephanie Mullen-Single and her husband, Albert of Brockton, Kathleen “Kate” Grant of Brockton, Denise Mullen of New Jersey and Patrick M. Mullen and his wife, Julie of Georgia; brother of the late Joseph Mullen, James Mullen, Edward Mullen, McDara Mullen, Francis Mullen and Mary Nichols. He is also lovingly survived by 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

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