Janet Montminy, 68
Retired Homemaker for Intercity Corp.
Janet F. (Norton) Montminy, former Revere resident, died in Dracut on December 21 following a long battle with lung cancer. She was 68 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1962 graduate of Revere High School. She lived in Revere until moving to Dracut four years ago and, for many years, she was a homemaker for Intercity Corp. of the North Shore.
She was the daughter of the late Francis J. and Leona M. (Arsenault) Norton; devoted mother of John R. Montminy Jr. and his wife, Patricia A., of Mooresville, NC and Scott N. Montminy and his wife, Flora, of Pelham, NH.; cherished grandmother of Brendan P., Ted F., and Erin G. Montminy, all of Mooresville, NC, Rebecca R., Meghan F., Hannah M. and Evan N. Montminy, all of Pelham, NH and is also survived by her former husband, John R. Montminy, of Dracut.
Her Funeral will be held from the Porcella Funeral Home, 876 Winthrop Ave. (Beachmont) Revere today, Wednesday, December 30 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be held privately at a later time in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Lungevity Foundation, 435 No. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60654. For directions: www.bisbeeporcella.com.
Carol Anne Joyce
Carol Anne (Baldwin) Joyce of Chelsea died on December 25.
The beloved wife of Robert W. Joyce Sr. of Chelsea, she was the devoted mother of Mark Palingo of Chelsea, Peter Palingo and his wife, Suzanne, of Texas, Lisa Palingo and her partner, Sharon Gouthro, of Mattapan, Michael Palingo of Chelsea, Robert W. Joyce Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Weymouth and Ellen M. Joyce of Revere; dear sister of Walter Baldwin Jr., Leonard, Daniel and Michael Baldwin, Katherine Hunkins, Linda Ellis, Cheryl Attardo and Michelle Baldwin, all of South Boston, and the late John and Timothy Baldwin and is also survived by 15 grandchildren.
Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Wednesday December 30 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen Street, Framingham MA 01701. For on line guestbook and directions please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
June Chiaradonna, 65
Horsebreeder and Business Owner
June R. (Davey) Chiaradonna, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died in Chester, NH on December 21 following a long battle with emphysema. She was 65 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, she was a 1961 graduate of Revere High School. From 1961 to 1988, she was a Chelsea resident. In 1988, she and her family moved to Derry, NH. Mrs. Chiaradonna, together with her husband, John H. Chiaradonna, a retired Chelsea Firefighter, bought “Mispah Horse Farm” of Derry, NH and continued to operate it for 15 years. While in Chelsea and Revere, the couple founded JC Fence Co of Chelsea and Peabody, still in operation under the ownership and direction of their grandson, Matthew Chiaradonna of Peabody. She was a long time member of Chester Lions Club of Chester, NH and the Chester Congregational and Baptist Church.
The beloved wife of 48 years of John H. Chiaradonna, she was the devoted mother of John H. Chiaradonna Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Chester, NH, Cheryl L. Dale and her husband, Christopher, of Derry, NH and Mary K. Ramsey and her husband, Michael, of Epsom, NH.; cherished grandmother of Matthew J., Amanda M. and Alyssa G. Chiaradonna, all of Peabody, Caitlin M., Christopher C. and Bridget D. Dale, all of Derry, NH.; dear sister of Sandra A. Davey-Montague and her husband, Daniel, of Nottingham, NH and Henry F. Davey Jr and his wife, Martha S., of West Peabody. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Sons Home for Funerals, Chelsea. Burial will be held in the spring at Great Hill Cemetery, Chester, NH. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, 350 So. Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130-9923.
Roy E. Strong of Weymouth died suddenly on December 21.
A US Army Vietnam veteran, he was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Ells) Strong; loving father of Stacey Rieckehoff and Thomas Strong; brother of Lee Schelin of Sturbridge, Tina Strong of New York, Henry Strong of New Zealand and the late Robert Strong. He is also survived by five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the CC Shephard Funeral Home, Weymouth. Burial was Milton Cemetery.
Barbara Triffletti, 79
Barbara E. (Ruiz) Triffletti of Kingston, formerly of Plymouth and Chelsea, died on December 26. She was 79 years old.
Born in Boston on July 18, 1930, a daughter of the late Fernando Quintero Ruiz and Eleanor (Midwood) Ruiz, she was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1948 and the Brockton Academy of Beauty, Class of 1975. She was a self employed hairdresser operating the Rocky Nook Hairstyling Salon. She was active with the Church of the Pilgrimage where she was a member of the choir, music committee and a former Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of the Town and Country Bowling League and enjoyed Ballroom dancing at the Quincy VFW and Braintree Viking Club.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Triffletti; loving mother of F. Steven Triffletti and his wife, Noel E., of Plymouth and Philip Triffletti M.D. and his wife, Deborah, of Lynnfield and the late Paula Triffletti; sister of Rose D’Ambrosio of Middleton; grandmother of Frank, Diana, David, F. Ashley, N. Courtney, and Lindsay H. Triffletti and her beloved pet, Shadow.
A memorial service will be held on January 2 at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Pilgrimage, Town Square, Plymouth. Visiting hours in the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth will be held on Friday, New Years Day, January 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. only with a bereavement luncheon to follow at Plymouth Country Club. Private burial will be in Munroe Cemetery in Lexington. Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Pilgrimage Music Memorial Fund, Town Square, Plymouth, MA 02360. For more information and online guestbook, please visit www.cartmellfuneralhome.com
Anthony ‘Dukie’ Davis
Member of American Legion
Anthony C. “Dukie” Davis of Revere died on December 23.
A US Navy veteran of Vietnam and a member of the American Legion, he was the beloved husband of Sandra (Long) Davis; loving brother of Richard Davis and his wife, Diane, of Dracut, Sandra Ciancarelli and her husband, Edward, of Revere; dear brother in law of Trisha and Cliff Winn of Billerica, Michael and Robert Long, both of Revere and is also survived by his mother-in-law. Ethel Long. of Revere and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Partners Hospice Development Office, 281 Winter St., Suite 200, Waltham, MA 02451-8713.
George Catalano, 92
Co-Founder and CEO of Catalano Brothers
George Catalano, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on December 24 from an unexpected complication following a brief illness at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was 92 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late David and Mary (Iantosca) Catalano.
Mr. Catalano attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. At the young age of 17, he was a co-founder of Catalano Bros. Trucking Co., and was presently its very active CEO. During World War II, he was active in local civil defense, volunteering as an air raid warden for the city. A longtime member of the Mass 100 Club, his initial membership helped to qualify Chelsea Police and Firefighters inclusion in benefits.
He was the beloved husband of the late Aldine M. (Gallant) Catalano; devoted father of David Catalano and his wife, Gail, of Middleton, Fred Catalano and his wife, Carol, of Westford and Georgine Catalano of Chelsea; dear brother of Patrick Catalano of Chelsea, Lillian Verricchio of Lynnfield, the late Mary Fuccillo, Jennie Bettencourt, Joseph, Ralph, Anthony and Andrew Catalano; cherished grandfather of Kenneth Catalano, Kim Polombo and her husband, Gerry, all of New Hampshire, Lorrie Catalano of Billerica, Courtney Catalano of Medford and Christopher Catalano of Chelmsford. He is also survived by four loving great grandsons.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home Chelsea. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Allan A. Kaplan of Danvers, formerly of Newton, Peabody and Chelsea, died after a brief illness in Beverly on December 22. He was 99 years old.
Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Louis and Ida Kaplan, he graduated from Chelsea High School and studied college courses at night for two years. He was a multi-talented man who had many businesses including a wholesale and retail grocery, thoroughbred race horses and a shoe business, among others, until he found his calling in the real estate and financial management business. He was a former member of Temple Emanuel of Newton.
He was the beloved of 69 years of the late Jean Kaplan; devoted father of Fredlee Ann Kaplan of New York, David and his wife, Jeanne Kaplan, of Chicago, Barry and his companion, Beth Vellante of Newbury; loving brother of Irving Kaplan of Newton. He was the brother of eight late siblings and the cherished grandfather of Olivi Ann Kaplan.
Funeral arrangements were by the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem-Swampscott line. Burial was in Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery (Temple Israel Section) Peabody. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to the Rotary Club of Danvers, POB 14, Danvers, MA 01923 or the Rotary Club of New York, 322 8th Avenue, Suite 1701, New York, NY 1001 or to the Gift of Life, co Gilda Chirafisi, 2500 Johnson Avenue, 15K, Riverdale, NY 10463 or the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago, 510 North LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL, 60610.
Food Industry Retiree
Israel Feldman of Chelsea died after a short illness at the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 22. He was 84 years old.
Born in Dorchester, he was educated in the Boston Schools and was a resident of Chelsea for most of his life. He retired from the food industry and was a big Boston Red Sox Fan.
He was the beloved husband of Harriette (Blackman); devoted father of Rhonda Deparolesa and her husband, Edward, Mark Feldman and his wife, Lynne, and Michael Feldman and his partner, Francesca. He was the dear brother of the late Joseph, Benjamin, Samuel, and Phillip Feldman and the loving grandfather of David, Michelle, Julia, Noah, and Brianna.
A Graveside Service was held at Sharon Memorial Park with arrangements by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Donations in his memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for Children, 10 Brookline Place, West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 For online guest book please visit www.torffuneralservice.com
Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea
Alice E. (Wasielewski) Terciak of Florida, formerly Chelsea and Lowell, died on December 21. She was 94 years old.
Born in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Blanche (Kectic) Wasielewski. She lived in Chelsea for most of her life and attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School. After graduating from high school, she worked for New England Telephone Company on Franklin Street in Boston as an operator until retiring in 1986. She had been living in Florida for the past 12 years.
A member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, she was also a devoted parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church and a former member of the P.A.V. Post 13, Chelsea, Ladies Auxiliary.
She was the beloved wife of the late Chester Terciak; the devoted mother of Nancy Bolduc and her husband, John, of Florida and Ronald Terciak and his wife, Carol and the dear sister of Edward Wasielewski of Stoughton. She ws the sister of one late brother and one late sister. She is also survived by two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Worked for SkyChef
Mathilda (Arsenault) Romano-Karwanski of North Reading, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 15. She was 89 years old.
Born in Prince Edward Island, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Sylvere and Josephine (Poirier) Arsenault. She was a Chelsea resident for most of her life and spent a short amount of time living in Saugus as well. She worked in the kitchen for SkyChef, preparing a variety of different items for daily airline departures.
She was the beloved wife of the late Oswald Romano and the late Henry Karwanski; devoted mother of Carol, Diane, Linda, Christine, Robert and Beverly; dear sister of Thelma, Edward and the late Helen, Alfred and Arthur and is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
A Memorial prayer service was held at the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.