Obituaries 07-07-2016

Maureen Grant

Devoted to home and family

Maureen (Graves) Grant passed away on June 29 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford after a brief illness and rapid decline in health. She was 71 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, a loving daughter of the late CFD Deputy Chief Leo B. Graves, Sr. and Lillian P. (Auld) Graves, she attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. She continued her education at Merrimack College and at the former Cardinal Cushing College where she received her bachelor’s degree in accounting. Maureen settled in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Boston in the mid 70’s raising her three daughters and supporting her home by working as a bookkeeper for Turner Fisheries on the Boston Fish Pier. She completed her work career with the Judge Baker Children Center in Boston.

In 1998 she returned to Chelsea, sharing residence with her father in the family home on Garfield Avenue. She retired 14 years ago and for the last seven years, she was an active resident at the Admiral Towers co-op where for a time she held the office of treasurer.

For many years she followed in her father’s footsteps as a local Voting Poll Worker and Poll Clerk, assisting at countless city, state and federal elections.

In her lifetime, Maureen was devoted to home and family enjoying special time with her adoring grandchildren. She was a lifelong avid Red Sox Fan and NE Patriots/Tom Brady Fan.

She is survived by her three loving daughters: Holly Herring, Shelby Grant and Courtney Amoroso, all of Boston and her beloved siblings; Lillian P. Fitzgerald of Peabody, Leo B. Graves, Jr. of Tennessee and Denise M. Graves of Chelsea. She was the loved and cherished grandmother of Katelynn Schmoker, Maureen Caruso, David Caruso and Jenna Caruso.
Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday July 7 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Barbara Noseworthy

Often volunteered at First Congregational Church in Chelsea

Barbara H. (McNeil) Noseworthy, a longtime Everett resident, passed away Thursday morning, June 30 at her daughter’s home in New Hampshire.  She was 92 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late George and Irene (Hughes) McNeil, she worked at the former Everlastic Factory in Chelsea during World War II  making supplies for servicemen overseas.  She later worked at the former Homer’s Bakery in Everett, which is now known as Elm St. Bakery.  Barbara worked at the bakery for 12 years before becoming a homemaker, caring for her family and her home. Barbara was a longtime resident of Everett, where she and her husband raised their family.

She was the wife of the late Edward Noseworthy, Sr. They shared 59 years of marriage before his passing in 2003.  During her free time, Barbara enjoyed playing bingo, was a member of the Saugus Senior Center and often times volunteered at the First Congregational Church in Chelsea.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Barbara was the devoted mother of Edward Noseworthy, Jr. and his wife, Carolyn of Revere and Diane Greenwell and her husband, James of Gilford, NH; sister of the late George McNeil and Bertha Toce; beloved grandmother of six grandchildren: Carole Rocha and her husband, Brian, Kim Misci and her husband, Bryan, Edward Noseworthy III, Barbara Greenwell and her life partner, Michael Rutherford, Susan Clark and her husband, Scott and Julie Phipps; nine great grandchildren: Madison, Reileigh, Reese and Gavin Clark, James and Robert Phipps, Evan and Aubrey Rocha and Miles Misci.  She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice 780 North Main St. Laconia, NH 03246.

Marie Watt

Of Rowley, formerly of Revere and Chelsea

Marie P. (Langone) Watt of Rowley, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died at home surrounded by her family on July 6. She was 75 years old.

She was a former secretary for John Hancock Insurance Co.

Born in Revere, the daughter of the late Francis and Angelina (Williams), she was the beloved wife of the late Joseph R.; devoted mother of Joseph Watt of New Hampshire, Pamela Medeiros and Ronald and Steven Watt, all of Rowley; dear sister of the late Linda Ronga, Phyllis Caserta, Ralph Langone, Frank Langone, Charles Langone and Robert Langone and is also survived by three loving grandchildren: Jessica, Brian and Joseph and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated  in St Anthony’s Church (Revere) on Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marie’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit

Evelyn Flammio

Lifelong Chelsea resident

Evelyn G. Flammio passed away on Wednesday, June 29 at Wingate of Melrose (Epoch Nursing Home). She was in her 100th year.

One of six children born to the late Pasquale and Elizabeth (Liucci) Flammio, she was born in Boston and was a lifelong resident of Chelsea spending most of her life residing in the family home on Lewis Street in the Mill Hill neighborhood. She attended local schools and worked at Forbes Lithograph to assist supporting her family. She also worked as secretary and office clerk for many years assisting a local dentist, Dr. Hoffman DDS in his office.

Evelyn never married, she remained devoted to home, her parents and was a longtime caregiver for her brother, Carmine “Carli” Flammio. In addition to her parents, Evelyn was also preceded in death by her five siblings:; Mary T. DelVisco, Elizabeth G. Peavyhouse, Thomas, “Carli” and James Flammio. She is survived by several devoted nieces and nephews: Betty Flammio, Thomas Flammio, James Flammio, Kenneth Peavyhouse and Emily Surrette and by many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Kathleen Santoro

Of Wilmington, formerly of Chelsea

     Kathleen F. (Madigan) Santoro of Wilmington, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on June 30 after a long illness. She was 65 years old.

Born in Chelsea and a Chelsea resident until moving to Wilmington 20 years ago, Kathleen was the teller supervisor for Bank of America at their State Street branch for over 25 years.

She was the devoted wife of Nicholas J. Santoro, Jr.; beloved mother of Barbara Santoro-Leneski and her husband, Michael of Lakeworth, FL and Nicholas J. Santoro, III and his wife, Katie of Tewksbury; daughter of Constance Madigan of Revere and the late John E. Madigan, Sr.; dear sister of Connie Rossetti of Revere, Clare Arsenault of Everett, Loretta DiCresce of Las Vegas, NV, Daniel Madigan of Peabody, Lillian Madigan of Revere and the late John E. Madigan, Jr.; cherished grandmother of Nicholas J. Santoro, IV and she is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea today, Thursday, July 7 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in Kathy’s name may be made to National Kidney Foundation of MA, 390 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608. To send a message of condolence to Kathy’s family, please visit

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