Obituaries 3-25-2020

Lorraine (Waite) Mullins, Gallo, Swaffield
Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea

Lorraine (Waite) Mullins, Gallo, Swaffield, 84, of Lake Suzy, Fl. formerly of Chelsea. passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2020 at Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte Fl.
She was born Sept.16, 1935 in Everett to the late Edwin and Ellen ( Anderson ) Waite.
She attended the Everett school system, and graduated Everett High School in 1953. While there, she was on the EHS Honor Roll, The Secretarial Staff, Drama Cub and was part of the Gilbert and Sullivan Theatre Group. She was a Rainbow Girl and would also perform with her father in the Esso Variety Shows. She enjoyed get togethers with her cousin Jackie, her friend Janet, along with other friends, that would include rollerskating, movies, swimming, singing and dancing.
She took college writing courses and was a very talented writer of stories, songs, and poems. As an amazing journalist and photographer, she was the keeper of our family history. She was an avid reader, coin collector and lover of world history. She was an outstanding professional secretary, bookkeeper, and accountant. She worked for Town and Country Fine Jewelry, in Chelsea in the diamond department for twenty years before retiring.
She was a Proud, Loving, Caring and Devoted Mother, Nana, Great Nana, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Niece and Friend. She enjoyed family and friend get togethers, board and card games, attending musicals and plays, dances at the Wonderland Ballroom, watching her Boston Red Sox, Florida Rays and Golf, collecting elephants and lighthouses, cooking, crossword puzzles and of course, her lottery. She loved hot air balloon rides, beautiful sunsets and butterflies.
As a world traveler, she remained lifelong pen pals with all the friends she met in her travels. She was deeply spiritual, and a proud member of the Unity Church of Peace in North Port, Fl, where she was a part of the Friday writing group and the Wednesday book club, a co-ordinater of the Fall Festival and often a Platform assistant. She was a champion of All people and animals. She was loved and adored by all who knew her. She leaves a legacy of love, and will forever be sadly missed.
She is survived by her devoted husband, James “Jim” Swaffield of Florida; her loving children: Lynn Ann (Mullins) Petersen and her husband, Bruce of Florida, Frank Mullins and his wife, Lisa of Massachusetts, Ronda (Mullins) Ponte and her husband, Charles of Florida, Lori (Mullins) Tivay and her husband, Kamyar of Massachusetts, Robert Mullins and his wife, Barbara of Massachusetts, Florence (Mullins) Repecko and her husband, Jay of New Hampshire, Nancy (Mullins) Tomasik and her husband, Stan of Florida; her cherished grandchildren: Michael Tomasik, John Repecko III, Lauren ( Repecko) Griffeth, Nick Ponte, Christopher Tomasik, Bobby Mullins, Robert Mullins Jr, Sean Mullins, Cassaundra Mullins; adored great grandchildren: Shawn, Kylie and Thomas Griffeth; dDear brother Stanley Waite and his wife, Sandra of Florida and dear sister/cousin Jacqueline “Jackie” (Ferguson) Goins and her life companion, Howard of Massachusetts. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and step children. She was predeceased by her beloved twin sons, George and Reed Mullins and grandson Ralph DiZoglio, her late husbands, George Mullins and Leo Gallo and her late parents, Edwin and Ellen (Anderson) Waite.
Special thanks to Rev. Donna Loflin for always being there for our mom.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Unity Church of Peace, 1250 Rutledge St. North Port, Fl. 34288; (941/423-8171). Due to current events in our country, the date noted could possibly change.

Marianne Quam
Retired CNA

Marianne T. (Amorello) Quam, 70, of North Reading, formerly of Chelsea, died from injuries after being hit by a motor vehicle on Main Street in North Reading on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Born in Revere, on October 3, 1949, the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Kneeland) Amorello, Marianne was a graduate of Chelsea High School.
A retired Certified Nursing Assisant, she worked at the Meadow View Nursing Home in North Reading for 25 years. She also worked part time at Stop & Shop in North Reading. She was a full-time wife and grandmother.
Marianne was an incredibly loving and caring person, who never had a bad word to say about anyone. She loved her family and friends and cared for many patients as if they were her own parents.
Her grandchildren made her so happy. She loved to cook and read. Marianne had a desire to make others happy. She always would do more than her share at work or with her family.
Family members include her loving husband of 33 years, Dean D. Quam; loving sons, Charles Newman and his wife, Teri and Brian Quam and his wife, Donna; daughters, April Newman and her partner, John Russo and Kristin Stanley and her husband, George; her brother, Robert Kneeland; grandchildren: Nicole and Nora Newman, Scarlett, Olivia, Betty, Lily, George and Jordan Stanley, Alyssa, Brianna, Callie and Brian Quam and James and Joshua Russo.
There will be a celebration of life at a future time. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the CCS/North Reading Food Pantry, P.O. Box 626, North Reading, MA 01864. Arrangements are under the direction of the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. www.croswellfuneralhome.com.

George Reardon
Certified drug and alcohol counselor

George E. Reardon of Seabrook, NH passed away on March 12, after a long battle with Cancer.
George was born on June 6, 1959 and raised in Chelsea. He attended Chelsea High School and furthered his education by graduating from college. George then went on to be a certified alcohol and drug counselor, an ongoing passion of his. George had also contributed in serving the community of Everett for many years. He helped many individuals throughout his life. George’s passion for helping others was shown not only in his career as a counselor but in the constant selfless acts he did for others. He also had a talent for making anyone laugh.
George is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Ida M. Reardon; his two daughters, Lisa Higgins and Katrina Reardon and grandchild Gregory Higgins Jr.
He was a devoted husband to his wife Ida, a devoted father to his two beautiful daughters and devoted grandfather to his grandson, Gregory Jr. All were the light of his life. He cherished his family, especially his grandson, Gregory Jr. George will live on in memory through his family which also includes his extended family of brothers, cousins, etc.
Due to the current corona virus pandemic, services are being postponed until further notice.

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