Obituaries 05-28-2020

Michael Marden, Jr.

“Super” Patriots Fan

Funeral services and Interment will be held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Michael E. Marden, Jr., who died at home on Saturday, May 23 in the comfort and love of his family after a long illness. He was 39 years old.

Michael was born in Malden and raised and educated in Revere. He attended Northeast Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield and Revere High School. Due to Michael’s health, he was disabled and could not work.

He had a deep passion for the New England Patriots and was enthralled with each game, play and victory. Like many of us, Michael was able to truly enjoy the past 20 years of football with his team dominating the game. His fascination demonstrated that he was a “Super Fan.” He also enjoyed watching the Boston Celtics as well, but not at the same level of excitement and devotion as the New England Patriots.

He loved being surrounded by his nieces and nephews and watching them grow up. He was a young man with a good heart and good sense of humor, he will always be loved and remembered.

The beloved son of Michael E. Marden, Sr. and his wife, Pamela (Theberge) Marden of Saugus, formerly of Revere, he was the cherished brother of Michelle L. Mazza of Lynn, Kerri A. Marden of Danvers and Paul E. Marden and his wife, Alicia of Saugus; adored uncle of Kylie Mazza and Cameron Mazza, both of Lynn, Stella Bulla, Sadi Grey Bulla, both of Danvers and Saylor Marden of Saugus. He is also lovingly survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Philip Mathew Dyer, Jr.

Oct. 26, 1959 – May 2, 2020

Philip Mathew Dyer, Jr. of Chelsea passed away on Monday, May 25 from health complications.  He was 60 years old.

Philip was born on October 26, 1959 in Chelsea, one of six children born to the late Philip M. Dyer, Sr. and Alice (Martineau) Dyer. He was the brother of Paul Dyer of Burlington, Fred Dyer of Woburn, Aimee Dyer of Maine, Marty Dyer of Everett and the late Vincent Dyer.

Philip attended St. Rose School in his elementary years and then to Chelsea High School.  In his childhood, Philip spent most of his days at Carter Park.  He played baseball, tennis, street hockey and even camped on the top of the water tower at Soldier’s Home.

After high school, Philip married Martha Cetina of Chelsea.  They were married for 26 years and had three children: Veronica Dyer-Medina, Carol Dyer Sanchez and Philip Dyer III, all of Chelsea.  The two remained good friends always.

Philip was involved with his children’s schooling as PTO president, coached his son’s little league team and played and coached for the Chelsea LHAS men’s softball league for many years in the 90’s.  Philip won three championships with the Cardinals at Carter Park, and will be infamously remembered for frequently getting tossed by the “Umps.”

Philip enjoyed taking long train rides with his children and nieces and nephews to Manchester by the Sea for the beaches.  He enjoyed fishing, all Boston Sports and cooking.

Later in life, Philip re-married the late Kathleen Healy of Hull.  He was also the proud grandfather of Charlize Sanchez, Cailyn Sanchez, Heylee Medina and Rudy Medina.  Philip’s eldest grandchild nicknamed him “Da” and so he was called by all before his passing.

Philip will forever be remembered as a good old Chelsea boy, beloved father, uncle, son, brother and Da!

A private family farewell will be held next week.  A full celebration of his life will be announced at a later date when family and friends can attend.

We encourage family and friends who wish, to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.

In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in Philip’s memory should be directed to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 201 Washington Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150

Arrangements are by Anthony Memorial – Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea.

Donald ‘Don’ Pasco

Proprietor of Pasco Aluminum and Piano Player at Continental Restaurant in Saugus for over 30 years

Funeral Services and Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be held privately due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic for Donald A. “Don” Pasco who passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 21 as God granted his final wish of being home surrounded by his family. He was 91 years old.

Born and raised in Boston, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Gamaldo) Pasco. He attended Boston English High School and immediately enlisted in the United States Army. A proud member of a military family, Don and his three brothers each enlisted into separate branches of the United States Armed Forces, all of them serving faithfully and honorably. It was in the Army where Donald made many lifelong friends. He thoroughly enjoyed serving his time and defending the country that he loved.

He took up boxing while he was in the Army and it was there that he realized his potential in many aspects of his life, especially as a talented musician. After multiple re-enlistments, he was honorably discharged in 1951 and returned home to East Boston.

He began working in the business of aluminum siding and specialized in windows and doors. He would eventually own and operate his own business named Pasco Aluminum for many years.

His love for music led him to become a popular piano player in various venues throughout the North Shore area and later in Central Massachusetts. He played for over 70 years, from the Frolics on Revere Beach to the Driftwood and the Pony Lounge in East Boston. His resume included a 30-year stint at the Continental Restaurant in Saugus and Angelica’s in Middleton, among others. After marrying Yvonne M. Goulart, the couple resided in Dorchester with their youngest son for several years before moving to Revere and eventually to Brookfield where they made their new home about nine years ago. As a result, Don would continue to share his musical talent in Central Massachusetts. He continued throughout his 80’s playing in several senior centers and even until recently, he and his wife, Yvonne, performed at Brookhaven Assisted Care in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Don was a dedicated family man and his personality drew everyone to him immediately. He and his family were avid theatre goers and as a result made many honored friendships over the years. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him or anyone who had the joy of listening to his gift of music that he shared with so many throughout his life.

The beloved husband of 29 years to Yvonne M. Goulart of Brookfield, he was the devoted father of Melinda S. “Mindy” Curry and her fiancé, Timothy Amentola of Everett, Michelle L. “Shelly” Pasco and her companion, Matt LeGallo of Revere, Nicole L. Pasco and her husband, Fouad Chebani of Revere, Anthony D. Pasco and his wife, Nicole Tedesco-Pasco of Taunton and  Nathaniel “Nathan” D. Goulart-Pasco of Brookfield; cherished grandfather of Linda Brown and her husband, Joshua, Mario N. Pasco, Yassmina Kalila, Sophia Pasco, Roman Pasco and Dominic and Camron Shaw. He is also lovingly survived by Roberta L. Racki of Chelsea, Brian R. Racki and his wife, Athanasia of Lynn, Ottavia Racki of Chelsea and her children and Stephanie Murphy of Salem, NH and her daughter. He was the dear brother of Edward Pasco and his wife, Candy of Woburn and the late Jeanette Venuti, Richard “Dick” Pasco, Elizabeth “Betty” Oliva, Leonard “Lenny” Pasco and Maryann Dello Russo. Don is also fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family and friends. To send online condolences, please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

Charlene Mary Carter

She was the life of the party wherever she went

Charlene Mary (Wolcott) Carter of Lynn, a long-time resident of Chelsea, passed away on April 10.

Charlene was educated in the Chelsea public school system.  Among other jobs, Charlene worked for CETA in Chelsea and CAPIC Head Start as a Teaching Assistant. From there, she worked at the Massachusetts Highway Department where she worked for many years as a Program Coordinator in the Civil Rights Division before retiring in 2006.

Upon retiring, she volunteered her time at the non-profit Girls Inc. of Lynn as a mentor.  Everywhere she went, Charlene was the life of the party.  In her down time, she regularly participated in a Lynn bowling league.  Charlene loved gardening, shopping with her friends and was an avid Boston sports fan.  Those who unconditionally loved her will miss her immeasurably.

She was born in Boston on July 10, 1939 to the late Leonard A. Wolcott and the late Barbara A. (Russell) Wolcott.  She was the former wife of the late Gene A. Carter, devoted and loving mother of the late Gene A. Carter, Jr., the late Michael A. Carter, Susan A. Carter of Cambridge, Lisa A. Tucker of Chelsea and Gregory A. Carter of Revere; the loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sister of the late Althea Brown and the late Richard Wolcott. She is survived by her brothers: Leonard, Donald and Douglas and her sister, Dawn-Marie. She also leaves behind loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and her devoted friends, Shirley, Yvonne and Charlie. 

A celebration of her life will be held and announced at a later date when family and friends can attend.  Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea.  We encourage family and friends who wish, to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card visit; www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

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