Obituaries 10-21-2010

Wayne Overholt

Market Basket Employee, helped fight 1973 Chelsea Fire

Wayne G. Overholt died unexpectedly on October 13 at the VA Medical Center during emergency surgery. He was 57 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of the late Glen and Frances J. (Marcin) Overholt. He attended local schools and was a young member of the former Chelsea Auxiliary Fire Dept Lighting Unit. He enlisted in the USAF in 1971. Home on leave in October of 1973 when the Chelsea Fire began, he was assigned to Engine 5 Station on Everett Avenue protecting that building while the conflagration surrounded their position. That building was the only building to survive in the area of the fire.

He remained in the Air Force as a Fire Protection Specialist at the rank of Staff Sergeant. His service time began with the Vietnam Era and concluded as a “Desert Shield/Storm,” Persian Gulf Veteran. He was honorably discharged in 1992, returned to Chelsea and was recently employed working at the Chelsea Market Basket “Deli Dept.”

He was the husband of his late wife Rebecca (Gibson) Overholt and is survived by his dear life partner Anne Cole of Chelsea. He was the beloved father of James and Daniel Overholt of Arizona and Patrick Overholt of Arkansas, cherished grandfather of Quinten Cole of Chelsea and Gavin Overholt of Arkansas; the loving brother of Pamela Cuevas of Chelsea, Diane Mustafa of Townsend, Kevin Overholt of Haverhill, Bruce Overholt of Pennsylvania, Noreen Bryson of Arizona and the late Brian Overholt; adored Godson of Kenneth and Helen Howard of Chelsea. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services with Military Honors will be conducted on Friday, October 22 at 11:15 a.m. at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne, MA.

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home. For online guestbook, please visit:


Isabel Martinez

Loving Mother

Isabel Martinez of Chelsea and Everett died in Boston on October 17 following a courageous battle with overwhelming illness.

Born in Metapan, Santa Ana, El Salvador, she was the daughter of Hermerejildo Martinez and Feliz Aguilar de Martinez of El Salvador. She immigrated to the United States nearly nine years ago and has been residing in the Chelsea and Everett area. She was a loving mother who spent her time at home caring for her children.

She was the beloved wife of Cruz Lemus of Everett; devoted mother of Maria Yesenia Lemus Martinez, Veronica Lv Lemus Martinez, Joel Isaillas Lemus Martinez, Genesis Lv Lemus Martinez, and Maria del Carmen Lemus Martinez, all of Everett; loving daughter of Hermerejildo Martinez and Feliz Aguilar de Martinez of El Salvador and the dear sister of Pedro Juan Martinez and Gregorio Martinez, both of Chelsea.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on October 20 in St. Rose Church. Services concluded with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Needham. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. For online guestbook, please visit www.WelshFuneral


Francisco Kindelan

Of Chelsea, formerly of Cuba

Francisco A. Kindelan of Chelsea, formerly of Cuba, died on September 5. He was 68 years old

Arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home Stoneham-Reading.


Anne M. Hurley

Past Chaplain of ITAM Post of Revere

Anne M. (Scarpetti) Hurley of West Peabody, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on October 13. She was 83 years old.

She was the wife of the late James T. Hurley, Revere educator; devoted mother of John E. Hurley and his wife, June, of Mahtomedi, MN and Edward J. Hurley and his partner, Kenneth P. Elie, of West Peabody; cherished grandmother of Kelly A. Heffner and her husband, Sean, of Peabody and Tracy M. Bruce of Mahtomedi, MN; dear sister of Elizabeth A. “Lee” Jalbert and her husband, Hector H., and Mary Maglione and her late husband, Carmen A. Maglione, all of Revere. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandson, Neal James Bruce, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to My Brother’s Table, 98 Willow St., Lynn MA 01901.


Beatrice Rubin

Celtics Fan, member of many organizations

Beatrice R. (Namyet) Rubin of Chelsea died on October 13. She was 90 years old.

She was a Life member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Chelsea Hebrew School, Shurtleff St. Synagogue Sisterhood and Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Women’s Auxiliary, a member of Temple Emmanuel and a longtime Boston Celtics season ticket holder.

The wife of the late Leon M. Rubin, she was the beloved daughter of the late Harry and Jennie (Rosenfeld) Namyet; devoted mother of Donald and his wife, Eleanor, of Peabody, Joseph of Chelsea, Barry and his wife, Donna, of Wareham, Ina of Waltham, Roberta Niewiadomski and her husband, Robert, of Naples, FL, Jan of Chelsea and Mark Malkovich of Newport, RI; dear twin sister of Eunice Pomerantz of Brighton and her late husband, Edward; dear sister of the late Saul Namyet and his surviving wife, Sylvia, of Canton, the late Helen and Samuel Silberstein, and the late Sylvia and Robert Goldstein; dear sister-in-law of Stanley “Jerry” Rubin and his wife, Helena, of Florida and the late Doris and Charles Zaslow. She was the grandmother of Steven and his wife, Terri, Gary and his wife, Brandi, Michele, Shelley, and Michael and his fiancée, Kimball Hardin; great grandmother of Alexia, Matthew, Natalie, Zachary, and Janella.

Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service of Chelsea. Burial was in the Workmen’s Circle Cemetery. Memorial observance will continue at the home of Jan Rubin through this morning, Thursday, October 21. Donations in her memory may be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave., Revere, MA 02151, or to a charity of your choice. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website:


Linda Reilly

Retired Nurse’s Assistant

Linda (Rupkey) Reilly of Chelsea died at home on October 14. She was 61 years old.

She was born in Boston, raised and educated in Dorchester, lived in Worcester for seven years and the past seven years in Chelsea. She was a retired Nurse’s Assistant.

The loving mother of James Munford of Kingston, David Munford of Chelsea, Sean Reilly of Worcester, Jean Johnson of So. Boston, and Nicole Reilly of Chelsea, she was the devoted daughter of Jean (Clifford) Rausch and Dennis Sullivan of Las Vegas, formerly of Weymouth; loving sister of Sonny Rupkey and Carolyn Jenkins, both of Las Vegas. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, three nephews, and a great grandson.

Donations in her memory may be made to your local Food Pantry. Service will be private with arrangements by the McDonald Funeral Homes, Weymouth.


Ignazio ‘Nat’ Buscanera

Retired Restaurant Manager

Ignazio A. “Nat” Buscanera of Chelsea died on October 18 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere where he had been a resident for only a few days. He was 87 years old.

Born in New York 87, his family came to the Boston area and settled in the North End on Endicott Street. After his military service with the United States Army during World War II ended, he took up residency in Chelsea where he has since remained. Early in his working years, he was a presser in the garment district in Boston, worked at Schrafts Candy in Charlestown and lastly as restaurant manager for Ogden Food Service at Logan International Airport, a position he held for over 20 years until his retirement.

He was the devoted father of Joseph Buscanera of Chelsea, James Buscanera and his wife, Debra, of Revere, Mark Buscanera and his wife, Debbie, of Maine and John Buscanera of Revere; former husband of Mary Buscanera-Moulton of Chelsea and Mary Buscanera of Revere; brother of the late Mary Buscanera, Lillian Leggiardro and James Buscanera. He is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea today, Thursday, October 21 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 9 o’clock. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to “Nat’s” family, please visit


Margaret DiGiulio

Of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea

Margaret (DiNapoli) DiGiulio of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died on October 14 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Woburn. She was 93 years old.

Mrs. DiGiulio was born in Chelsea on May 1, 1917, the daughter of the late James and Angelina (Boccuzzi) DiNapoli. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1934. She resided in Chelsea for 85 years before moving to Peabody in 2002.

Mrs. DiGiulio was devoted to her family and was so proud of her grandchildren and their accomplishments and most recently her five great grandchildren. She traveled extensively and enjoyed going to Foxwoods, Las Vegas and attended at the Peter A. Torigian Community Life Center in Peabody where she enjoyed dancing until most recently.

The devoted wife of the late Thomas DiGiulio, she was the loving mother and mother-in-law of Joseph and Nadine A. DiGiulio of Peabody with whom she resided, Ronald and Rita DiGiulio of Randolph; devoted grandmother of Lisa DiGiulio of Stratham, NH, James DiGiulio of Peabody, Angela Solow of Stoughton, Ronald DiGiulio of Lowell, Thomas DiGiulio and Anthony DiGiulio, both of Randolph; cherished great grandmother of five and aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She was the daughter of the late James and Angelina (Boccuzzi) DiNapoli and sister of eight late siblings.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online obituary and memorial guest book please visit

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