Obituaries 12-24-2015

Diana Russo

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Diana (Cardone) Russo of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 20.

Born and raised in Chelsea and a long time member of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality, she was the daughter of the late Vito and Vilma (Rizzo) Cardone,  the beloved wife of the late Thomas A.; devoted mother of Nancy Ramey and Kathy Ramey, both of Revere, dear sister of Betty Addivinolo of East Boston, Margie Mamur of Revere and Lawrence Cardone of Chelsea. . She is also survived by one loving granddaughter, Nicole McCloy and her husband, Josh; two great grandchildren, Charlotte and Cooper and by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Wednesday, December 23 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit

Michael Lush, Jr.

Video game pro; worked in property maintenance

Michael L. Lush, Jr. of Chelsea passed away suddenly at home on December 13.

Born in Melrose 33 years ago, he was a graduate of the Northeast Vocational High School, worked in property maintanance and was a pro with video games.

He was the devoted son of Michael L. Lush, Sr. and Lillian T. Madigan; beloved brother of Amanda Lanceleve and her husband, Steven of Haverhill; cherished grandson of Margaret C. “Connie” Madigan of Revere, Albert Lush of Chelsea and the late John Madigan and Juanita Lush. He is also lovingly survived by his nephew, Aaron and niece, Mila as well as by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Committal was private.  Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the MSPCA, 350 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

Charlie Smith

Auto enthusiast

Charlie Smith of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea and Lynn, passed away unexpectedly at home in West Ossipee, NH on December 11. He was 61 years old.

He was born to the late James and Muriel (Christie) Smith and grew up in Lynn as well as Chelsea – those were the days. He graduated from Lynn Classical High in 1972 where he was on the track team for long distance running and shot put.

Charlie learned to turn a wrench at a young age. He worked at many car dealerships over the years and  ran his own shop. Charlie would take his sons to numerous swap meets and car shows. He was a bartender where he won many games of cribbage on the bar board. He was on a bowling team for many years. Charlie was a 30 year member of the Mount Carmel Masonic Lodge of Lynn.

He leaves his wife, Cheryl (Curtis) Smith of West Ossipee, NH and his sons, Charles C. and his wife, Ashleigh of New York City, NY and Nicholas R. and his wife, Jen of Billerica;  three grandchildren, Kaylee Fone, Emma and baby, Nick; his stepsons, Derek MacIver and his girlfriend, Tanya Matthewson and Logan Flynn of Madison, NH and his stepdaughter, Kelly MacIver and her boyfriend, John Elliot and his grandson, Jack Ducker of Madison, NH. He also leaves his sister, Eleanor and her husband, John (Jackie) Josefowitch of Chelsea; brothers: James (Jimmy) and his wife, Linda of Chelsea and George and his wife, Linda of Lynn; his mother-in-law, Virginia Curtis of Marblehead,  sister-in-law, Rene and her husband, Merle McCartney of Newark, DE and his long time friends, Stevie and Marie St. John from Deltona, Florida; great friend, Fran Thomas and his family of Madison, NH and many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. He is also survived by his pets, Stanley, Malcom and  Benny – the boys.

Special thanks are extended for years of care by Dr. Beverly Bowker, Dr. Lillian MoyYee and Dr. Kenneth Miller.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Neely House @ Tufts Hospital, Boston, MA or the Conway Area Humane Society, Conway, NH. Funeral arrangements were by  the Lord Funeral Home at 50 Moultonville Rd, Center Ossipee, NH.

Alice Rose Dean

Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea

Alice Rose Dean passed away on December 13 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, Florida. She was 94 years old.

Alice was born in Somerville and had been a resident of Fort Pierce for six months coming from Chelsea.

Alice volunteered at Sancta Maria Hospital in Cambridge and  was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Dean of Fort Pierce, Fl; her sister, Marilyn Seward of Arlington; nieces, Kati Bell and Jessica Bell and nephew, Joshua Bell. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Dean and her sister, Barbara Fisher of Arlington.

There will be no services. In lieu of flowers contributions should be made to the American Cancer Society Friends may visit the online guest book at Arrangements are under the care of Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce, FL.

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