Obituaries 02-10-2011

Jose Santos Jr.

Of Puerto Rico, formerly of Chelsea

Jose J. Santos Jr. of Arroyo, Puerto Rico, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly at home n January 1.

Born in Malden, he was the beloved son of the late Jose Santos Sr. and Amelia (Cordero) Santos; beloved brother of Brenda Cotto of Webster, Tommy Santos of Revere, Advein Santos of Spencer, Miguel Santos of Everett, Freddy Santos of Spencer, Milagnus (Santos) Diaz of Chelsea, Minerba Santos Cordero and the beloved uncle of many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Services were held in Puerto Rico. He will be sadly missed.

Richard Yandell Sr.

Retired Self-Employed General Contractor

Richard S. Yandell, Sr. of Danvers, formerly of Chelsea, died February 7. He was 69 years old.

Raised in Chelsea, he was a graduate of Everett Vocational High School, class of 1959, a retired self employed general contractor for 30+ years and formerly worked in the printing industry.

He was the husband of Doris E. (Cushing) Yandell of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, and is also survived by one son, four daughters, eight grandchildren, two brothers, James and his wife, Carol Yandell of Wakefield and Stephen Yandell of Reading. He was the son of the late James W. and Lillian (Barlow) Yandell.

His Funeral will be held today,Thursday, February 10 at 11 a.m. at the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home, 84 Washington Square East, by Salem Common, Salem. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Hospice of The North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For on-line guestbook, complete obituary and directions, visit

Jerry Zullo

Business Owner

Jerry Zullo of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston and Chelsea, died on February 5.

He was the proprietor of Donna’s Restaurant Orient Heights East Boston and former owner of Seals Cleaners Chelsea and many other business.

The beloved husband of Loretta ( Caruana ) Zullo with whom he shared 59 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Donna Zullo Marquardo and her husband, Ric, of Lynn, Jerry Zullo Jr. and his husband, Wayne Michalsci, of Danvers, Attorney Vincent Zullo and his wife, Jo-Anne, of Bradford and the late Michael Anthony Zullo; dear brother of Barbara Libby and Mario Zullo, both of Chelsea, and the late Betty Sophia, Christopher, Felix, James, John, Joseph, Michael, Anthony and Charles Zullo; cherished grandfather of Daniel and Michela Marquardo, Roxanne Nealon, Justine, Michaela, Miranda, Zachary and Joelle Zullo and is also survived by four great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For guest book:

Dorothea Saulnier

Retired Special Needs Teacher

Dorothea ( Musi ) Saulnier of Saugus, formerly East Boston, died on February 7.

A retired special needs teacher in the Boston Public Schools, she was the beloved wife of the late Henry Saulnier; loving mother of Henry Saulnier and his wife, Gail, of Saugus, Dorothea “Gerry” Millerick of Plymouth, Andrea Palmstrom and her husband, Mark, of Milton and Michelle Saulnier of Chelsea; dear sister of the late Anthony Musi and his late wife, Frances; cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of two.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in The Blessed Sacrament Church, Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends may visit Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For directions and guest book.

Bernard Gopin

Chelsea Real Estate Businessman

We mourn the passing of Bernard Gopin of Brookline, MA and Jerusalem, Israel. Mr. Gopin was born in Chelsea in 1925 and was a successful Chelsea real estate businessman all his life.

He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Muriel, four children, 12 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. A true Legacy.

Donations in his honor may be sent to Maimonides School, Philbrick Road, Brookline, MA 02445.

Antonetta Lea

Retired Secretary

Antonetta (DiMonde) Lea passed away Thursday evening February 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers with her beloved husband at her side.  She was 80 years old.

A retired office secretary, she was born and raised in East Boston, the daughter of the late Angelo and Rosaria (Riccio) DiMonde.  In 1956, she married Henry J. Lea and they settled and remained in Chelsea. She was devoted to keeping a wonderful home for her family.

Receiving only a few voice lessons she was a self trained soloist and shared her talent of song at many family weddings and special ceremonies.  She enjoyed outdoor gardening and keeping a well manicured and lovingly cared for backyard oasis at her Chelsea home. She seldom missed a Friday ritual playing “Pokeno” with her sisters.  She also enjoyed live theater and watching over her children and grandchildren and also worked outside of her home for many years as an Office Secretary for Sears and Roebuck in the Kenmore Square “Landmark Building” in Boston.  She later worked in East Boston as an Office Administrator for Bethlehem Steel before retiring several years ago.

She was the beloved wife of 55 years of Henry J. Lea; devoted mother of Anthony G. Lea and his wife, Roberta, of Nashua NH, Louis D. Lea and his wife, Michele, of Danvers, Donna M. Najia and her husband, Toufic, of Danvers, Adele E. Vittozzi and her husband, Robert, of No. Reading; dear sister of Jean Barrett of Norwood, Pat DiMonte of Seabrook NH, Anna Rotondo of Saugus, Gloria Ferrullo, Rose Festa and Lena Spagnola, all of Revere, Marie DiMonte of Framingham, Anthony DiMonte of Chelsea and the late George DiMonte and Margaret DiMonte.  She was the cherished grandmother of Dominic and Joseph Lea, Alexandra, Christopher and Nicholas Lea, Mohamad and Laila Najia and Adriana and Aldo Vittozzi.

Her Funeral Service was conducted in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, February 8 followed by Inurnment in the Woodlawn Mausoleum.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers MA 01923 or the Dana Farber Cancer Institute,   44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

W. Lawrence ‘Larry’ McNeil

Chelsea resident

W. Lawrence “Larry” McNeil of Chelsea, formerly of Somerville, died on February 1.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved son of the late John and Mary McNeil, the loving brother of Paul J. McNeil of Marblehead and Rita Schissel of Amesbury and the late John and James McNeil.

Funeral arrangements were by the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110. For more information visit

Domenic ‘Tommy’ Cataldo

Everett resident

Domenic J. “Tommy” Cataldo of Everett died on February 2.

A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy Cataldo; dear brother of Joseph A. Cataldo of Chelsea, Margaret Avakian and Mary Cataldo of Everett and the late Angelo J. and Amoreso Cataldo; loving uncle of Ellen Cataldo of Chelsea and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home,  Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.  Contributions in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, would be sincerely appreciated.

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