Obituaries 07-22-2010

Robert Griffin

Member of Cary Square Associates

Robert J. Griffin of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on July 19. He was 69 years old.

A member of the Cary Square Associates, he was currently a member of the Board of Directors and a 40 year member of Local 33 Carpenters Union and a US Marine Corps veteran having served in the early 1950’s.

He was the beloved husband of Margaret M. (Keene) Griffin; devoted father of Robert J. Griffin, Jr. of Washington and Margo M. DiBiasio of Saugus; father-in-law of Cindy Gallegos of Washington and Robert “Bobby” DiBiasio of Saugus; dear brother of Edward Griffin of Revere and John Griffin of Georgia; son of the late Joseph J. and Margaret M. (Briggs) Griffin. He is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Joseph Griffin all of Washington, Mia and Marina DiBiasio of Saugus and numerous other sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Friday, July 23 at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home will be held today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m.


Anthony Sabato

Of Waltham, formerly of Everett

Anthony V. “Tony” Sabato of Waltham, formerly of Everett, died on July 19.

He was the beloved husband for 47 years of Rose F. (Umbrello) Sabato; loving father of Loretta M. Harmon and her husband, Chad, of Westminster and Linda E. Sabato of Waltham; dear brother of Marie Nitti of New Jersey, Anna Connors and her husband, Paul, of Everett, Joseph Sabato and his wife, Anne, of New Hampshire, and Margie Sampson and her husband, Ray, of Florida and the late Carmine Citro, Geraldine Weaver and Jennie Citro McConnell; devoted brother-in-law of Francis Umbrello of Waltham and Loretta Umbrello of Lincoln; cherished grandfather of Joseph Harmon. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Antonio and Catherine (Brescia) Sabato and uncle of the late Lana McConnell Steanoski and Olin McConnell.

Funeral arrangements were by the Brasco & Sons Memorial, Waltham. Burial with Military Honors was at Mt. Feake Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2042 Beacon St, Newton, MA 02468 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701.


Richard ‘Richie’ Lombardozzi Sr.

Chelsea resident

Richard “Richie” Lombardozzi Sr. of Chelsea died suddenly at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston surrounded by his caring family on July 16. He was 64 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Frederick and Stella (Uminski) Lombardozzi. He attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1964. Mr. Lombardozzi enlisted in the US Army and served during the Vietnam Era. Honorably discharged, he returned to Chelsea, married Irene Kopaczynski and together they raised their family in North Reading. They returned to Chelsea and have resided here for the past 15 years.

Mr. Lombardozzi was active in Chelsea Youth Hockey during the ‘70s and early ‘80s as a referee for youth and college hockey games. He worked for Marriott In-Flight Services at Logan Airport as a Business Manager and retired in 1994. For the past 11 years he worked as a groundskeeper at the Hillview Country Club in North Reading. He had an unequaled zest for life and sense of humor. He enjoyed the camaraderie and company of friends and family alike.

He was the beloved husband of Irene (Kopaczynski) Lombardozzi; devoted father of Richard Lombardozzi. Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of Hooksett, NH and Adina Lombardozzi of Chelsea; dear brother of Carole Pawlak and her husband, Chester, of Revere and Frederick “Rocco” Lombardozzi and his wife “Ronnie” of Chelsea; dear brother-in-law of Dennis Kopaczynski and Carol Pompeo, both of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Andrew and Darren Lombardozzi and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Revere. Services concluded with Military Honors followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home. For online guestbook, please visit


Jessie Cajolet, 71

Analogic retiree

Jessie A. Cajolet, a long time resident of Revere, died following a long illness on July 17 at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers. She was 71 years old.

Born in Revere, the family moved to Chelsea where she attended school. She lived in Chelsea until 1963 when she moved back to Revere. She worked for Analogic of Peabody for more than 12 years as an Electronic Technician, retiring in 2002.

The beloved wife of 52 years of Andre L., she was the devoted mother of Michael A. and his wife, Roberta, of North Weymouth and John E. Cajolet of Chelsea; devoted sister of Jean Menafo and her husband, Charles, of Long Island, NY and the late Douglas F., William “Bunky” and Arthur “Dick” Kingsley. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

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