Obituaries 02-14-2019

Robert Donald Bellomo

Past President and 50 year member of the 5-2 Club in Chelsea

Robert Donald Bello, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, entered into eternal rest on Monday afternoon, Feb. 11 at his home in the comfort of his family.  He recently celebrated his 85th birthday.  

Born and raised in Chelsea, Robert was the son of the late Louis A. and Alice (Allesandri) Bellomo.  He attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1951.  After high school, he attended Northeastern University for two years.

Robert dedicated 27 years of service as a machinist for R.D. Dane in Everett, designing and fabricating custom automatic machinery and machine components.  He retired in 1997.  Robert was a 50 year member and Past President of the 5-2 Club in Chelsea and he was a late member of the K of C #2962 of East Boston.  He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Robert was the devoted husband of Dorothy M. (Guarino) Bellomo, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage, beloved father of Carolann Beck and her husband, Rodney of Florida, Patricia M. Rogers and her husband, Brian of New Hampshire, Robin M. Maganzini of Reading, Officer Richard R. Bellomo, CPD and his wife, Deborah Wyeth-Bellomo of Peabody and the late Jacqueline A. Bellomo; dear brother of Louis A. Bellomo, Jr. and his wife, Cathy of Billerica, Patricia Miles of Florida and the late Mary Lawlor.  He is also lovingly survived by nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Robert’s visiting hours in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave. Chelsea, on Friday, Feb. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral will be from the funeral home on Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  Donations in Robert’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 

Joseph Salvato

August 24, 1922 – February  8, 2019

Joseph G. Salvato passed away on Friday, Feb. 8. He was 96 years old and for the last two years he has been receiving supportive care at CareOne at Essex Park in Beverly. 

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York he was a son of the late Giacomo and Gaetana Salvato. 

Joseph received his early education attending schools in Brooklyn.  He

enlisted in the US Army in 1941 and served honorably with the 101st  Airborne during World War II. He was discharged in November of 1945 and upon discharge, he joined the ATF in New York.  Joseph left the AFT in 1950 and joined the New York Police Department and was stationed at the 82nd precinct of Brooklyn for the next eight years.  

He left the NYPD in 1958 and moved to Boston where he worked for many years in the administration office at the Jewish Memorial Hospital in Roxbury.  There he met his future wife Norah Jean.  They soon married and settled in Chelsea raising a son and daughter. 

His life’s dedication was love of family and home. 

In addition to his parents, Joseph was also predeceased by his siblings; Ann Meli, Sam, Jack, Pete, John and Vinny Salvato.  He is survived by his

beloved wife of 46 years, Norah Jean (Barr) Salvato of Chelsea.  He was the loving and devoted father of Lawrence Salvato and his wife, Jennifer of Beverly and Linda Bussiere and her husband, Mark of Rindge, NH; cherished grandfather of Tony and Angela Bussiere of New Hampshire and Corey Graham of Beverly.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted in the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. 

Visitation with the family will precede the service from 9 to 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. The funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.  For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

Rocco Lombardozzi

June 26, 1933 – Feb. 6, 2019

Rocco Lombardozzi passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after battling many ongoing illnesses.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a beloved son of the late Frederick J. and Stella K. (Uminski) Lombardozzi. Rocco attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. He later enlisted in the U.S. army serving honorably during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged at the rank of corporal and returned to Chelsea.

He married Veronica (Kozlowski) and together raised their family of three in Chelsea. He has been residing in No. Chelmsford for the past three years and recently celebrated his 61st wedding anniversary.

Rocco worked as a Warehouseman for SS Pierce in Boston and Kraft Foods in Peabody. A former parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church where he was a longtime member of the St. Stan’s Choir, he was also a member of the PAV Chelsea Post 13, St. Andrews BBC and Teamsters Local 25.

He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Veronica B. “Ronnie” (Kozlowski) Lombardozzi; devoted father of Felicia Lombardozzi of Chelsea, Stephen Lombardozzi and his wife, Darlene of Lancaster and Karen Lombardozzi of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Stephen, Ryan, Katie and Matthew Lombardozzi; dear brother and brother in law of the late Carole and Chester Pawlak, the late Richard J. Lombardozzi, Sr. who is survived by his wife, Irene Lombardozzi of Chelsea. He is also survived by his aunt Laura Kwiatkowski, uncle Alfred Uminski, several nieces, nephews and numerous cousins and extended family members.

Funeral arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial – Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Office of Development, 330 Brookline Ave., (OV) Boston, MA 02215. https://www.bidmc.org/give/ways-to-giveI.

Richard Perry

Longtime member of the former French Naturalization Club in Chelsea and all-around Boston sports fan

Richard J. Perry of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on Monday, Feb. 11 at CHA Cambridge Hospital.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of Onzimo and Melvina Perry,  Richard attended Chelsea schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and

served honorably during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged in 1956. He was a resident of Chelsea for most of his life and resided in Revere for the pat 30 years.  He worked for over 30 years as a mail handler at Logan Airport Station in East Boston, retiring in 1997. 

Richard enjoyed walks along Revere Beach, home cooking, keeping in touch with family and following their many life events.  During his retirement years, he enjoyed following the stock market, keeping a watchful eye on his own mutual funds and retirement accounts from his home computer. 

He was a longtime member of the former French Naturalization Club in Chelsea and was an all-around Boston sports fan following the Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary E. (Wordell) Perry of Revere.  He was the devoted father Steve M. Perry of Revere and John J. Perry and his wife, Rebecca of Beverly; cherished grandfather of Jack, Andrew and Emma Perry and the dear brother of Linda Armstrong of Pelham, NH.    

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friendsare most kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, Feb. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.   Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to CHA Foundation, 1493 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02139   For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit; www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

Margaret Ambrosino

Longtime hostess at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center

Margaret C. ( Margareci ) Ambrosino of Revere died at Beth Israel Hospital on Feb. 8 at the age of 92.

Margaret worked many years as a hostess at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center.

Born and raised in East Boston to the late Antonio and Lillian (Mossara) Margareci, she was the beloved wife of 64 years to Frederick J. (Retired Lt. RPD); devoted mother of Paul Ambrosino and his wife, Joan of Peabody and Thomas Ambrosino and his partner, Laurie Giardella of Nahant, cherished grandmother of Brianna, Brittany and Alexandra and great-grandmother of  Olivia. She was the dear sister of the late Angelina Margareci, Josephine Margareci, and Mary Aufiero and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Immaculate conception Church today,  Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leonard Florence Center for Living, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150. For guest book, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com.

Joseph Pietkiewicz

Eyeglass frame stylist

Joseph C. Pietkiewicz passed away peacefully in Chelsea at the age of 61 on Feb. 2.

Joseph was born in Malden, a beloved twin son of Victor J. Pietkiewicz and the late Sophia P. (Kurpieski) Pietkiewicz. He was raised in Medford with his twin brother and other siblings.  

Joseph   attended   schools   in   Medford   and   graduated   from  Arlington Catholic High School in 1975. He later attended the Blaine Academy in Boston pursuing studies in hairdressing and cosmetology.

Joseph was a resident of Medford for most of his life and for the past four years he resided in Winthrop. He worked as an eyeglass frame stylist, working for dispensing opticians. For the last ten years he has been fitting custom eyewear at Newbury Visions in Boston. In his lifetime, Joseph had a natural flare for fashion and decorating, crafting window treatments, refinishing and repurposing old furniture and painting. He enjoyed dancing, traveling and vacationing to warm sunny beaches and climates.

He was the beloved son of Victor J. Pietkiewicz, the late Sophia P. Pietkiewicz and step-son of Florence Pietkiewicz. He is lovingly survived by his twin brother, Mark Pietkiewicz of Beverly and the loving brother of Daria Poe and her husband, Steven of Medford, David Pietkiewicz of Chelsea and the late Paul S. Nicewicz, Sr.; cherished uncle of Evan Poe, Tanya Quinn and Paul Nicewicz, Jr. and dear nephew of Stasia Archis of Peabody and Roberta Pietkiewicz of Medford. He is also survived by many cousins, loving friends and extended family members. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today,  Thursday, Feb. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Raphael Church, 512 High St., Medford on Friday, Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. Services will conclude with inurnment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. The funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

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