Obituaries 11-14-2019

Cyndi Lee Mandell

Will Be Remembered for Her Quick Wit and Great Sense of Humor

Cyndi Lee (Brooks) Mandell, 55, of East Hampstead, NH passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 5 after a courageous battle with cancer. 

The daughter of Kathy Brooks, Cyndi was born and raised in Chelsea and later relocated to Revere where she raised her five children. 

Cyndi found great joy in helping others, especially through her work at Home Depot and as a real estate agent in the Revere area.  She loved making others laugh and will be remembered for her quick wit and great sense of humor.

Cyndi was a loving mother, daughter, wife and sister.  She is survived by her husband, Ross of Peabody, her daughter, Kasey Botte and her husband, Anthony of Beverly, her son Michael Mandell of East Hampstead, NH, her son, Brandon Mandell and her daughter, Brittany Mandel, both of Peabody, her daughter, Brooke Mandell of East Hampstead, NH and her brother, Buddy Brooks of East Hampstead, NH.  She will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 Family and Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life in Cyndi’s memory on January 4, 2020, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 302 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA.

James Smith

Longtime Woburn School Teacher, Track and Football Coach

Family and friends are invited to attend Memorial Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere today, Thursday, Nov. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. for James W. “Smitty” Smith who passed away following a long illness on Nov. 6. He was 79 years old.

A Funeral Service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 7:15 p.m. Interment will be private. Parking is available in the lot left of the funeral home.

The son of the late Herbert H. and Alice (Hicks) Smith, he attended Chelsea schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. Following high school, he continued his education at Bridgewater State University earning his bachelor’s degree.

He married Mary Rose (Orluk) and the couple began their family together and made their residence in Woburn where he remained for the past 40 plus years. Smitty, as he was affectionately known by family and friends, was a teacher in the Woburn schools for the entirety of his career teaching at the Daniel L. Joyce Middle School and later in Woburn High School. During those years, he earned the respect of not only his students but also his fellow faculty members. He also served as a track and football coach for a number of years.

A devoted husband and father, family was paramount to him and he was dedicated to his family; always looking after them and guiding them even as his children grew to become adults. His greatest honor was when he became a grandfather to his only granddaughter, Ryleigh. She was his pride and joy and she adored him and they loved spending time together.

The beloved husband of 44 years to Mary Rose (Orluk) Smith of Woburn, he was the devoted father of Erin E. Smith, Ryan J. Smith and Julie M. Smith and her fiancé, Jess Davis, all of Woburn and admired role model of Michael Brady of Lowell, adored grandfather of Ryleigh; dear brother of Robert Smith and his wife, Linda of Lynn and the late Richard Smith, Irma Ajewski, Edward Smith and brother-in-law to Michael Ajewski and his companion, Cara LaCourse of Saugus; cherished uncle of Denise Hache and her husband, Jason and their children: Connor, Cadence and Kenny Smith, Peter Smith and David Smith and his wife, Robyn and the late Charles M. Ajewski.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Ste. 250, Framingham, MA 01701.

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