Obituaries 02-28-2019

Mabel Rosalie Mann

Oct. 29, 1928 – Feb. 23, 2019

Mabel Rosalie Mann was born into eternal life on Saturday, Feb. 23 in the peaceful surroundings of her home. She was 90 years old.

Born and raised in New Bedford, she was one of ten daughters given to the union of the late Antonio and Bertha (DeWeer) Monteiro. As a young lady, she settled in Chelsea with her family and resided here for many years before moving to Swampscott for the past 34 years.

Mabel worked outside of her home as an administrative assistant and medical records clerk beginning at the Boston Lying Hospital and later for the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She retired in 1994.

She was a deeply religious person and held a strong devotion to St.’s Jude and Faustina. In her lifetime, she enjoyed walking along the seashore, belly dancing at the Café Amalfi in Cambridge, cooking chili and kale soup for family and entertaining in her home, hosting many themed events and celebrations.

In addition to her parents, Mabel was predeceased by her husband, the late Arthur W. Mann, her grandson, Brent Hynes and her sisters; Dolores Tynes, B. Frances Pawlak, Sadie Cruz and Edna Monteiro. To cherish her memory and mourn her passing, she leaves her beloved daughter, Cyndi Hynes and her husband, Ralph of Danvers; dear sisters, Marjorie Silva of Lynn, Gladys Fermino of East Providence, RI, Antonia Duarte of Revere, Pearl Monteiro of Hyde Park and Rachel Silva of Boston. She was the cherished grandmother of Brandon Hynes of San Diego, CA and Justin Hynes of Danvers and she is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews and extended family members. 

Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, March 1, 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 Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 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. The funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home. 

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

Kathleen Virginia

“Katie” Santos

Her love and tenderness knew no bounds

Kathleen Virginia “Katie” (Espinola) Santos of South Berwick, ME, formerly of Lynn, passed away with her family by her side at the Mass General Hospital in Boston on Feb. 20 at the age of 59.

Born Aug. 28, 1959 in Chelsea, Katie was a career Mom – boundless in her devotion to her family as well as friends. A parishioner of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Sanford, ME, she was active with Lent and Advent Book Studies; an integral aide to the Jumble Sale fundraising event and regularly participated in Community Care Day. During her years in Lynn, she was an active parishioner of the former St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

A passionate child advocate, especially for children with autism, she dedicated an abundance of time through her life to working with and for children. Her love and tenderness knew no bounds.

She stood as the “Neighborhood Mom” in every community in which she lived, always there to lend support to anyone in need. She will rest as the Patron Saint of the Santos Clan.

The beloved wife of 37 years to Stephen Manuel Santos, she was a devoted mother to Joseph Frederick, Adam Justin and Kenneth Stephen, as well as a loving Vao Vo to Alexia Raquel, Rylee Benjamin, Zandros Michael Manuel and Kenneth Stephen.

She passes to her celestial family above. She was the loving daughter of the late Francis J. and Marguerite I. Espinola and dear sister to Donald F., Nancy A., Joseph F., Phillip A., and Kenneth W.,  as well as loving niece of the late Rod and Phyllis Moore, Bill and Gladys Keefe and Buddy Sheppard.

Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, March 2 at 12 noon followed by a Holy Eucharist Service at St. Luke’s Church, 201 Washington Ave., Chelsea at 1 p.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parkingopposite the funeral home. 

Joanne Claire Tarason

Owned Coprico Printing in Chelsea, member of Chelsea Chamber of Commerce and Chelsea Rotary

Joanne Claire (Schultz) Tarason, age 77, of Swampscott, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 19 in Salem Hospital.

Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late George C. and Mary F. (Taylor) Schultz. She was raised in Stoneham, and has lived in Swampscott since 1978.

Joanne was a graduate of Stoneham High School, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Salem State College.

Joanne was the owner of Coprico Printing in Chelsea. She had a strong work ethic, took great pride in her business and met every day with positivity and a warm smile.

Well respected in the Chelsea community, she was an active member of the Rotary Club of Chelsea and the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. She humbly received the Paul Harris Fellow recognition from the Rotary Club for her support and service to the community.

She impressively balanced her work life with her personal life and sincerely enjoyed time spent with her family and good friends.

She will be dearly missed by her son, David Tarason of Swampscott; her daughter, Susan Sonesson and her late husband, Lennart Sonesson of Cape Elizabeth, ME, her grandchildren; Elin, Hanna and Gustav Sonesson and Nicolai and Ana Tarason; her siblings; Brenda Kerrigan and her late husband, Dan of Stoneham, Ken Schultz and his wife, Denise of Woburn and Will Schultz and his wife, Judy of North Reading; her beloved nieces, nephews and cousins, her longtime dear friends, and her devoted employees. She was also the sister of the late George Schultz.

The family would like to give special thanks to all those who loved and supported Joanne.

Arrangements were by the Solimine Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, with a memorial service at 12PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rotary Club of Chelsea, PO Box 507647, Chelsea, MA

02150.  For guestbook, visit:

Thursia Louisa Pistone

July 26, 1934 – February 21, 2019

Thursia Louisa Pistone passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a sudden illness. She was 84 years old.

Born in Iredell, Texas, one of nine children born to the late Jerry Micah and Levina (Anderson) Todd, she grew up on a family farm in the rural town of Hico, Texas and received her education at schools in Hico.

In 1955, as a young newlywed, she settled in Chelsea to raise her own family and recently took residence in Salem.

Thursia worked for many years as an office administrator and clerical worker for Safety Insurance in Boston.

During her lifetime, she enjoyed reading and indoor gardening, tending to her many house plants. She enjoyed following football, studying and analyzing team and player standings and statistics.  

She was the devoted mother of Diana Bennett and her husband, Craig of Revere, Paul C. Pistone of Salem, Janet Beach and her husband, Reginald of Ft. Meyers, FL and the late Denise Pistone. She was the cherished grandmother of Jon, Tod, Larissa, Vanessa and Ricky and adored great-grandmother of Marium, twins, Tayvian and Taylani, Shane and Nate. She is also survived by one sister, Susan Cornell of California.

Funeral services and internment were private with arrangements by Anthony Memorial-Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.

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