Obituaries 06-11-2020

John Quatieri

Longtime president and former coach of the Chelsea Youth Hockey League

John Quatieri, 76, of Middleton, formerly of Chelsea and Everett, beloved husband of Patricia (Donovan) Quatieri, died Sunday, June 7 at home surrounded by his family following a brief illness.

Born in Somerville, the son of the late John B. and Mary (Cimildoro) Quatieri, he was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1962.

Mr. Quatieri had been employed for twenty-seven years as a supervisor for General Motors in Framingham and Tarrytown, NY until the time of his retirement.

John had a great love for hockey and served as president and former coach of the Chelsea Youth Hockey League for many years.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife with whom he shared 56 years of marriage, he is survived by three sons and their wives: John and Wendy Quatieri of Peabody, Kevin and Joanna Quatieri of Saugus and Patrick and Kelly Quatieri of Salem, NH;  ten grandchildren: Nicholas, Alexandra, Michael, Anthony, Crystal, Joseph, Derek, Brendan, Ryan and Summer; two sisters, Angela Gallant of Peabody and Rosanne Iwanicki of Medford, one brother, James Quatieri of Nashua, NH and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Brian Quatieri and brother of the late Karen Rogers.

His funeral services will be held privately at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. Arrangements are by the Conway Cahill Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Pediatric Oncology, c/o Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. For online guestbook please visit

Mark A. Parsons

Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea

Mark A. Parsons, 63, of Lauderdale Lakes, FL, formerly of Marblehead and Chelsea, died May 18 at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, FL after a long illness.

He was the husband of Priscilla (Pierce) Parsons with whom he shared 42 years of marriage.

Born in Everett, the son of the late Austin E. and Wilma (Doody) Parsons, he attended Marblehead Schools and graduated from Marblehead High School, Class of 1975. He married his wife Priscilla in 1978 and was baptized a Jehovah’s Witness in 1988.

Mark earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business at Eastern Maine College, Class of 1990. He enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling and woodworking.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Aleaha Flood (Keena Flood) of Tamarac, FL and Leslie Parsons of Fort Lauderdale, FL, one grandchild, Isaiah Flood, two brothers, Scott A. Parsons of Shelbyville, TN and Willian H. Parsons of Salem, MA and one sister, Wendy Walker of Loris, SC, as well as their loving spouses. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

Arrangements are by Parker Funeral Home, 35 Franklin St., Lynn, MA.

Joseph Conlon

Will be sorely missed for his gentle spirit and unfailing good nature

Joseph V. Conlon of Tewksbury, formerly of Chelsea and Boca Raton, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on June 3 at the age of 87 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family.

The son of the late Anna (Clifford) and Joseph G. Conlon, Joe was raised in Worcester and Charlestown. He settled in Chelsea after his marriage to Alice (Kelly), where they made a life and raised their six children. He was an active parishioner at Saint Rose Church for many years, and later, a weekly communicant at Saint Michael’s Chapel. 

Joe was a long-time member of the Saint Rose Holy Name Society and the Merritt Club. He was an avid reader, devoted Boston sports fan, horse racing enthusiast and fierce Scrabble competitor.  He was known for his ability to answer Jeopardy questions before the contestants.  Joe will be sorely missed for his gentle spirit and unfailing good nature.

After graduating Christopher Columbus High School, Joe joined the US Army and served as a radio operator during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, he went to work at Sears & Roebuck in Porter Square, Cambridge. He spent 38 successful years with the company culminating with his retirement from the chain’s Saugus location in 1993.

During their retirement years, Joe and Alice enjoyed splitting their time between their Massachusetts and Boca Raton residences.

He is survived by his wife, Alice, the love of his life and his best friend of 62 years. He was the devoted father of Patricia Cooper and her husband, the late Dennis Cooper, of Andover, Mary Leverone and her husband, Andrew of Tewksbury, Janet (J.) Conlon and her wife, Nancy Azar of Roslindale, Kathy Ruggieri and her husband, John of Chelsea, Joe and his wife, Tracy of North Reading and Bill and his wife, Christine of Medway. He was the beloved Papa of Joshua Richard and his wife, Marisa, Ali, Jillian, Brian and Jack Conlon, Joseph, Daniel, Samantha and Nicholas Leverone.  He was the adored Papa Joe of Matthew and J.J. Leverone.

He is also survived by his cherished sister, Mary (Conlon) Farren of Norwood and his nieces and nephews: Mary Ann Farren Tobin, Dan Farren and Kevin Farren, Anne Kelly Byerly, Ed Kelly and Joan Kelly McNeill. In addition, Joe leaves behind his close cousins Eileen Donahue and Barbara Castle as well as many dear friends.

Funeral Services and interment are private. 

Donations in Joe’s memory can be made to the Oblate Residence, 486 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876.

Funeral Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.

Geraldine Sacco

Graduate of RHS, Class of 1979

Geraldine “Geri” Sacco of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, passed away unexpectedly on June 5 at the age of 58.

Geri graduated with honors from Revere High School, class of 1979. She attended Northeastern University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Born in Revere on Dec. 22, 1961 to Rose (D’Ambrosio) Sacco and the late Nicola Sacco, she was the devoted mother of Thomas Faigle of Virginia, dear sister of Lois Sacco and her husband, Joseph L. Pedoto of Saugus and cherished aunt of Joseph Pedoto II.

A Funeral Mass was be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St, Revere on Tuesday, June 9. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum.  For guest book. please visit

George Tirro

Decorated veteran, served with the US Army 30th Infantry WW II D-Day Normandy Landing

George Tirro of Revere passed away on June 8 at the age of 101. 

George proudly served his country in the United States Army in the 30th Infantry that landed in Normandy and advanced into France during WWII.  He received the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, 3 Bronze Service Stars, American Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.  George was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the N.E. chapter of the 30th Infantry Division. 

Born in Revere on June 5, 1919 to the late Frank and Anna (Tampano), he was the beloved husband of 57 years to the late Mary (Fala); devoted father of Ann Marie Costa-Ferullo and her husband, Ronald of Revere and Rosalie Hobbs and her late husband, William of Swampscott; dear brother of the late Ralph and Angelo Tirro; cherished grandfather of Rachel Simone and her husband, James Chilton of Hollis NH, William Hobbs II of Swampscott and Marisa Hobbs of Arlington; adored great grandfather of Isabella Simone of Hollis, NH.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to thank the Chelsea Soldiers Home for the compassion and exceptional care they gave to George during his time there. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St, Revere today, Thursday, June 11 at 10 a.m.  Private Interment.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Rd, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or to a charity of one’s choice.  For guest book please visit

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