Obituaries 11-17-2016

James Mahoney

Retired electricians supply sales manager

James M. Mahoney passed away peacefully on November 13 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a long battle with ongoing illness. Just ten days earlier, on November 3, he celebrated his 43rd wedding anniversary with his beloved wife of 43 years, Debra A. (Grungo) Mahoney. He was 64 years old.

Jimmy and his wife made their home in Revere and raising their family for most of their 43 years together before settling in Lynn 10 years ago. He was born and raised in Chelsea, one of five children of the late James E. and Dorothy (LaRochelle) Mahoney.

At a young age, he began working with Market Forge in Everett and with Curtis Matheson Scientific. For most of his life, Jimmy worked as an electricians supply sales manager, first with Bernstein’s Electric Supply and later with their successor, Standard Electric, working both in Chelsea and Medford supply houses. He retired in 2015 after completing 43 years of working in that field. Jimmy enjoyed hunting and fishing, attending NHRA drag races and was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan.

In addition to his parents, Jimmy was also preceded in death by his brothers; Dennis and Sean Mahoney. In addition to his devoted wife, Debbie, he is survived by his loving son, James E. Mahoney and his wife, Jennifer of Danvers. He was the proud to be grandfather of Benjamin Dodge and Madalyn Mahoney, the dear brother of Carol Jacobson of Naples, Florida and is also survived by many loving in-laws, extended family members and his Boxer companion “Dino”.

His Funeral will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, November 18 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.

Visiting hours at the funeral home today, Thursday, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. A service of remembrance and family tribute will begin at 7:30 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Kaplan Hospice/Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Just a Little Help Burial Funds, PO Box 262, Revere, MA 02151

Anthony Moschella

Retired Chelsea Firefighter and member of Leon Mottollo VFW Post, Revere

Anthony C. Moschella, retired Chelsea Firefighter, died on November 10 following a long illness at the Kaplan Family Hospice House of Danvers.

Born in Everett, he was raised in the Revere Street section of Revere. Mr. Moschella remained in Revere until moving to Everett in 1984. He entered the U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict, serving from January of 1953 to October of 1954 as a Private First Class. He joined the Chelsea Fire Department after his time in service and remained with the Chelsea Fire Department for over 20 years. “Tony” was a life-member of the Leon Mottollo V.F.W. Post of Revere as well as a long-time devotee of St. Anthony of Padua Parish of Revere.

He was the beloved husband of 40 years to Theresa M. (Doherty) Moschella and the devoted father of Anthony C. Moschella Jr. and his wife, Suzanne of Estero, Florida, Susan O’Neil and her husband, John of Stoneham and Michael Moschella and his wife, Cheryl of Burlington;  the dear brother of Retired Revere Firefighter, Peter Salvetti and his wife, Louise of Revere, Americo “Rico” Moschella and his wife, Susan of Naples, Florida and the late Susan Franzosa. He is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren, his brother-in-law, Domenic Franzosa of Everett, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand- His funeral was conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. For additional information, please visit


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