Robert Joyce, Sr.
Retired union carpenter; past member of Polish Falcons and Revere Lodge of Elks
Robert W. Joyce, Sr. of Chelsea passed away on Monday, November 21 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a brief and unexpected illness. He was 80 years old.
Born in East Boston, he grew up in Saugus, one of four children of the late Joseph and Ellen Joyce. He married the former Carol Anne Baldwin, settled in Chelsea and supported his family by working in the building trades as a union carpenter. He has been retired these past 20 years. He enjoyed following the Red Sox and Patriots, playing cards with friends and was a past member of the Polish Falcons, Nest 485 in Chelsea and the Revere Lodge of Elks.
Mr. Joyce was widowed in 2009 with the passing of his beloved wife, Carol and shortly thereafter he took residence at the Admirals Tower co-op on Captains Row in Chelsea.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by his siblings; Gail Kenney, Richard and Joseph Joyce. He was the beloved husband of the late Carol Anne (Baldwin) Joyce, the devoted father of Mark Palingo and his wife, Gail of Everett, Peter Palingo of Texas, Lisa Palingo and her spouse, Sharon Gouthro of Mattapan, Michael Palingo of Revere, Robert W. Joyce Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Braintree and Ellen M. Joyce and her fiancé, Michael Sigouin of Revere. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and one great grandson.
The family will receive visitors at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, November 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. during which a Vigil Prayer Service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. The Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of their choice.
Longtime employee of Chelsea Parks Department
Phyllis P. Lurie of Laconia, NH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 13 following a period of declining health. She was 73 years old.
Phyllis was born in Winthrop on April 18, 1943 to Michael and Mary (Indorato) Esposito. She spent many years working for the City of Chelsea at the Chelsea City Hall in the Parks Department and also worked as a senior companion for a couple of years. Phyllis enjoyed knitting and crocheting and also loved to cook. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was well known for being a bit of a jokester. Phyllis enjoyed spending time at Revere Beach and cherished moments spent with family and friends.
Phyllis is survived by her grandsons, Jeremy and Gregory Lurie; great-grandson, Gavin Sheffield; and daughter-in-law, Valerie Lurie. She was predeceased by her son, David Lurie, her daughter, Michele Sheffield, her son, John Esposito and her grandson, Stephen Sheffield.
Phyllis will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery on Washington Street in Everett at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14. Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Boscawen is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an On-Line Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, please go to www.phaneuf.net.