Obituaries 06-24-2021

Richard L. “Dickie” Macumber

July 23, 1939 – June 18, 2021

Richard L “Dickie” Macumber passed away suddenly on Friday, June 18 at the Lahey Medical Center in Peabody with his loving family by his side.  He was 81 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Emery E. and “Mollie” (Schrimpf) Macumber, Dickie attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1958. He was a resident of Chelsea for most of his life and has been living at the Jack Satter House in Revere for the past 10 years.

He married his beloved Elaine R. (Mort) in 1962 and was widowed 12 years ago after sharing 46 years of true love and devotion.  Together they raised two daughters and welcomed six grandchildren. He was enthusiastically awaiting the August arrival of his first great-grandson.

Dickie worked for Massport Authority as a terminal operator at the Moran Terminal in Charlestown and later retired from Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston.

Devoted to his faith, he was a regular communicant at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel in Chelsea.  He was a weekly lector and usher, frequently assisting Rev. Healey.

In his lifetime, Dickie enjoyed Drum and Bugle Corps, walks and relaxing at Revere Beach and Castle Island or just sitting comfortably in his favorite beach chair wearing his latest baseball cap from a recent trip or vacation.  He most enjoyed every Sunday afternoon gatherings at the Delaney home for weekly dinners where he could be counted on to provide everyone with their favorite pastry.  He also enjoyed many of life’s simple pleasures, riding his bicycle, reading his newspaper and rides in his Jeep. But he most delighted in making others happy and being everyone’s favorite “Papa.”  If you knew anyone in his family, you knew “Papa”.

In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Dickie was also predeceased by a sister, Barbara Doucette, formerly of Lynn.

He was the devoted father of Lisa M. Delaney and her husband, David of Peabody and Elaine “Cissie” Schembri and her husband, John of Saugus; cherished grandfather “Papa” of Patrick and Kerin Delaney, Daniel Delaney, Kaitlin Delaney, Molly Delaney, Adam Schembri and Austin Schembri and the great-grandfather to be of “Baby Boy” Delaney and dear brother of Karen Trickett and her husband, Joe of Merrimack, NH. He is also survived by his dear friend, Barbara Capodilupo-Lally and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave, (Chelsea Soldiers Home) today, Thursday, June 24 at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to meet directly at the Chapel.  Services will conclude with interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Arrangements are by the Anthony Memorial – Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea. Family and friends may offer condolences by means of the online guest book by visiting:

Patricia “Patsy” Decain

Graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1966

Patricia “Patsy” DeCain, 74, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 24 at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. 

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Dante D. and Josephine P. “Chickie” (McClean) DeCain, Patsy was a resident of North Fort Myers, Florida but she was formerly from Chelsea and Charlestown. 

She attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1966.  Patsy started her career as an office worker.  She worked a year with the Chelsea Public School System as a Para before working at the Zelma Lacey House in Charlestown before her retirement. 

 Patsy was a person who truly loved life; she had a heart of gold, always willing to give a helping hand to anyone. She enjoyed going to Las Vegas and Foxwoods, she also enjoyed going to comedy shows and loved to tell a joke.  Patsy enjoyed singing, dancing and meeting and talking to people, she was a true Boston sports fan, never missed watching the Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins.

Patsy loved and solely missed her beloved cat, Seamus of 17 years. Upon moving to Florida, Patsy loved riding her golf cart daily in the community where she resided.  She had joined The Choralaires Chorus and was looking forward to them starting the chorus up again since it’s closing last year. Patsy was admired and loved by many of her family and friends; she will be solely missed by all.  

She was the beloved sister of Dante D. DeCain Jr., of Malden, Diane A. Maslowski of Chelsea. Joan J. DeCain of North Fort Myers, FL and the late Richard E. DeCain; the devoted aunt of Christopher R. Maslowski of Atlanta, GA, Derek K. Maslowski of Chelsea and Tracy L. Maslowski of Chelsea. 

Patsy’s Memorial Service will be conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Friday, June 25, at 12 Noon.  Visitation will precede the Service from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Services will conclude with inurnment at the Family Plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Diana Wilhardt

Long Time Cherished IHop Revere Employee Who Also Ran a Karaoke Business

Diana (Fruciano) Wilhardt of Malden passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on June 15 at the age of 67.

Diana had a large extended family and many loving friends. The Great Eight will never be the same. Diana enjoyed working her karaoke business for many years with Michael at local clubs. Diana was a long time cherished employee of IHop Revere. Diana had a huge sparkling personality and will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Born in Revere on October 1, 1953 to the late Giuseppe and Maria (Fazio), she was the beloved wife of Michael Wilhardt, devoted mother of Saramarie Durgin and her late twin brother, Sean, Joey Wilhardt of Leesburg, VA, and Michael Sanders of Phoenix, AZ; cherished grandmother of Makayla, Sean, Michael, Cody, and Alysa and dear sister of Joseph Fruciano of Rowley, Sarah Fruciano of Malden, and the late Frank Fruciano.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Monday, June 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Diana’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or at For guest book please visit

Ann Mandatori

Verizon Retiree

Ann (DiGregorio) Mandatori was born in Boston on December 24, 1943 and passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 after a long-term illness at her family’s home in Peabody.

Ann worked for Verizon for 45 years and was a loving aunt, great aunt and a wonderful friend to many.

Ann was married to the late Michael Mandatori of Revere for 46 years. She is survived by her nephew, Paul A. Serino, his wife, Jeanette and their three children; Zachary, Alec and Sarah of Peabody and her brother in-law, Paul J. Serino of Revere. Ann was the daughter of the late Anthony and Phyllis DiGregorio of Revere and sister to the late Patricia Serino of Revere.

A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Tuesday, June 29 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service in the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Ann was a patient of Care Dimensions for the past year and a half and the family would appreciate that donations be made to Care Dimensions in lieu of flowers.

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Russell Finnie

Member of Teamsters Local 25 and 42

Russell J. Finnie, 75, died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere on Sunday, June 20. 

Born in Chelsea, Mr. Finnie was the son of the late Russell and Beatrice (Pineau) Finnie. Russell was a member of Teamsters Local 25 and 42. He enjoyed antique cars and was a member of the North Shore Old Car Club. A U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran, he was a member of the Saugus American Legion Post 210. Most of all, Russell enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Finnie is survived by Donna (Eaves) Finnie; two children, Christopher Finnie and his wife, Valerie of Saugus and Michelle MacKenzie and her husband, Keith of Haverhill; eight grandchildren: Joseph, Nicholas, Carl, Dakota, Gianna, Sophia, Lylia, Logan; three brothers-in-law, Thomas Eaves and his wife, Susie of Texas, Paul Eaves and his wife, Joanne of Saugus and Dr. William Eaves and his wife, Chris of Revere as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Diane Files.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus, on Friday, June 25 from 4 to p.m. A funeral service in the funeral home will follow at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Russell’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at

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