Felicina “Phyllis” T.
April 29, 1922 – September 09, 2018
The Mullen and Barbieri families are sad to announce that our loving and precious sister, mother, grandmother, nonna and aunt, Felicina “Phyllis” T. (Barbieri) Mullen, age 96, of Chelsea, left this earth peacefully on Sept. 9.
Born to Italian immigrants, Vincenzo and Maria Michelina (Delli Gatti) Barbieri on April 29, 1922, she was a lifetime resident of Chelsea. Growing up in the harbor front area, she first worked at her father’s convenient store “Jimmy’s”, on the corner of Beacon and Tremont Streets, selling lemonade and pickles from a big barrel. She attended Shurtleff School, but finished after the 9th grade to work at a rag company on Marginal Street.
By the age of 18, she caught the eye of her brother, Frank’s best friend, John L. Mullen, who then married her when she was 20, on April 12, 1942. Before John passed away in September of 1994, they were married for 52 years and brought up three children, Mary, Frankie and Johnnie. She was a past member of the Cpl. Frank Barbieri Lodge Sons of Italy.
Her final years were spent living on Admirals Hill, enjoying family, friends, food and “BEANO.”
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Mullen, brothers, Cpl. Frank Barbieri and Joe Barbieri, sister Angie Navoy and her husband, Tony, brother-in-law Stanley Stec, and sister-in-law Ann Barbieri. Surviving Phyllis is her twin sister, Kay Stec, brother, John Barbieri and sister, Marie Diamond and her husband, Ed and her sister-in-law, Mabel (Mullen) Folino. Her children: Mary Lucchesi and her husband, Tony, Frank Mullen and his wife, Noreen and John Mullen and his wife, Cheryl; her grandchildren: Kim Mullen, Anthony Lucchesi and his wife, Sherrie, Joe Lucchesi, Brian Mullen and his wife, Laurie, Giudi (Lucchesi) Wilson and her husband, Billy, Michelle Lucchesi, Katie (Mullen) Marks and her husband, Paul, Rachel (Mullen) Nielsen and her husband, Scott, Danny Mullen and his wife, Sarah, Joshua Mullen and Michael Mullen; her great-grandchildren: Julia (Lucchesi) Burk, Cameron Lucchesi and his wif,e Margot, Mary Alexandra Wilson, Zaria Lucchesi, Francesca Wilson, Nicholas Querci, Lennon Mullen, Raphael Lucchesi, Steven Wilson, Ronan Lucchesi, Phillip Mullen, T.J. Mullen, Benjamin Marks, Nora Marks and Noah Nielsen and great-great-grandchildren: James Holt, Janessa Burk and Jaiden Burk. She also leaves behind many, many, MANY loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.
“The best bread in the world is bread buttered by Grandma”
Well known as “Ronnie the Clown”
musician and magician
Ronald B. Lovely, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died peacefully on Sept. 1.
A musician and magician, Ron brought great joy and memories to many people. He especially enjoyed performing for children, known to them as Ronnie the Clown. He was a regular at the East Boston Pride Day, running the kids stage every year for over 15 years, his wife joined him the last few years.
He was also known as the magician to the stars and performed for rock stars from A-Z as they toured Boston, thus developing friendships with many people all around the world. He wrote songs in which these prominent friends appeared and produced several successful records and concerts for charity featuring world-famous musicians.
He was a member of ASCAP and BMI. His hobbies and interests include: playing music (especially The Beatles) and writing music, going to concerts when his friends were touring Boston and going to the movies.
The loving husband of Beatrice (Hallmark) Lovely, he was the son of John R. Lovely, Sr. of Chelsea and the late M. Flora (Sirois) Lovely. In addition to his wife and father, Ronald is survived by his brother, Richard Lovely and his wife, Lorraine of Florida and sister, Dianne Landry and her husband, Charles of New Hampshire. He was the brother of the late Jack and Robert Lovely. Ronald is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. A funeral service was held in the Chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery. For condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.
Anthony J. “Tony” Mambuca
June 15, 1970 – September 08, 2018
Born in Everett and raised in Revere, he was the beloved son of Marylyn E. (Bellissimo) Mambuca and the late James L. Mambuca.
Anthony graduated from St. Dominic Savio High School in 1988. He continued his education at Wentworth Institute in Boston pursuing studies in architecture. On graduation, he was conferred a degree of bachelor of science. Anthony was most recently employed with the Mass. Secretary of State Office as an information technology, (I.T.) Specialist.
He married Carolyn Anne Mills and they have resided in Lynn for the past 14 years raising their son. Anthony was a former Boy Scout and received BSA’s highest rank of Eagle Scout. He enjoyed scouting and shared that interest with his young son. Tony was very active with Lynn Boy Scout Troop 80 and has served for several years as troop Assistant Scoutmaster. He enjoyed his free time internet gaming, joining friends online sharing adventure and strategy games. He is survived by his beloved wife of 15 years, Carolyn Anne Mills and his loving son, Nicholas J. Mambuca, both at home in Lynn. He was the loving son of Marylyn E. Mambuca of Danvers and the late James L. Mambuca, dear brother of Julie Downey and her husband, Kenneth of Malden; loving grandson of Rose (D’Amore) Mambuca of East Boston and the late Dominic Mambuca, the late Vincent and Ida (Bonaccorso) Bellissimo; cherished uncle of Jillian, Jared, Jianna and Jaidan Downey. He is also survived by many loving extended family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, on Friday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 7:15 p.m. Services of remembrance and prayers will commence at 7:30 p.m. Graveside services on Saturday, September 22, (Next Week) at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park., 185 Lake St., Peabody, at 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to meet at the Cemetery entrance at 10:45 a.m.
Should friends desire, contributions in Anthony’s memory may be made to Lynn Boy Scout Troop 80, c/o Christina Machado S.A., Eastern Bank, 112 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901
Arrangements entrusted to Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons.