Obituaries 09-01-2011

Mary Ann Yearout

Chelsea resident

Mary Ann (Pinabell) Yearout of Chelsea died on August 28 at the Tuell Nursing Home in Melrose. She was 93 years old.

Born in Boston, she was a resident of East Boston until moving to Chelsea as a young woman. During her working years she worked for Transitron in East Boston and at the Chelsea Produce Market.

She was the devoted companion of James Barberian of Chelsea; beloved mother of Joan Green of Melrose and Reggie Buell and his wife, Helen of Beverly; sister of the late Virginia Lawson, Anthony Pinabell and Rita Micciullo; cherished grandmother of Debbie Green of Malden, Richard Green and his wife, Linda of Chelsea and Michael Buell of Beverly. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren Alexandria Green and Dylan Buell as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, September 2 at 10 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

Francis Pierce

Former Revere resident

Francis B. Pierce, formerly of Revere and Dracut, died on August 27 following a long illness. He was in his 80th year.

The son of the late Walter H. and Catherine (McFarland) Pierce, he was the dear brother of Agnes Ferrioli of Revere and the late Cecilia Saltalamacchia and Walter H. Pierce Jr.; beloved father of Cindy Pierce and her friend, David Keller of Holyoke, Arlene Pierce and her husband, Robert Dangi of Greenland, NH and Brenda Coyle and her husband, Sean of Salem, NH. He is also lovingly survived by his former wife Elaine (Malvermi) Peters of Derry, NH, three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his brother in law Salvatore Saltalamacchia of Revere.

Family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass today, Thursday, September 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere, followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Arrangements are in the care of Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere.

Rosemarie Nascimento

Lifelong Chelsea resident

Rosemarie Nascimento, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died suddenly in her Chelsea home on August 25. She was 58 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Galvin) Nascimento. She attended Shurtleff School and Chelsea High School. worked for a number of years as a mail sorter at Watson Mailing located in Chelsea and later worked for Cold Water Seafood in Everett. She enjoyed collecting Elvis memorabilia and various types of radios.

She was the beloved daughter of the late John and Mary (Galvin) Nascimento and the dear sister of Belfred Galvin of Chelsea and the late John, Doris, Joseph Nascimento, Theresa McHenry, Raymond Galvin, Virginia O’Connor and Ann Galvin.

A Graveside Service was held at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Eugene Freeman

Former Malden Little League

and Pop Warner Coach

Eugene Freeman, a former Malden Little League and Pop Warner coach, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on August 26 following a short illness. He was 74 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Kerlin and Lucille (Saunders) Freeman. He attended Chelsea Public Schools,was a Malden resident for 30 years and had been residing in Everett. He worked most recently as a bus driver for Hudson Bus Lines and also spent time working at West Lynn Creamery, Charles Lee Disposable and as a barber for a number of years.

He was the beloved husband of Natalie V. (Melnick) with whom he shared the past 50 years of his life. He enjoyed playing softball and baseball and spent time as a coach for Malden Little League and Malden Pop Warner Football as well as being an umpire for the A.S.A.

He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Natalie V. (Melnick) Freeman of Everett; devoted father of Jeff Freeman and his wife, Ana of Malden and Wayne Freeman of Charlestown; dear brother of Carl Freeman of Malden, Ray Freeman of Arizona, Loretta Freeman of Worcester and the late Claudette Freeman; cherished grandfather of Allan, Jalisa, Tyler, Andre, Trevor, Olivia and Ciara Freeman, Haley Dicks, Jillian Constantino, Janelle and Jeffrey Grasso, Chrissy and Anna. He is also survived by his great grandson Shayden Freeman and many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Service was conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Evelyn Mae Wangrocki

Retired Nurse

Evelyn Mae Wangrocki, formerly of East Orleans, died peacefully on August 16 at Pleasant Bay Nursing Center in Brewster. She was 100 years old.

“Evie” was born October 8, 1910 in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Mary and David Sinnott. She was the wife of the late Walter F. Wangrocki who died in 1975.

She spent her entire life in Massachusetts, living on Cape Cod for the last 14 years. She worked in the nursing field for many years and was very caring of all her patients. She enjoyed baking, crocheting, and knitting, was an avid reader and loved to sing. Even at 100 years old, she was known for regularly singing her Sunday hymns and regaling her family and friends at parties and holidays with her renditions of classic ballads.

She was the mother of the late Edgar Pawelczyk and is survived by two sons, Walter Wangrocki of Sacramento, CA, Anthony Wangrocki and his wife June, of Everett and two daughters, Patricia Paul of Newport, RI and Barbara Castle of Yarmouthport, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and many devoted nieces and nephews. She will be affectionately remembered by all.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of the Cape Church in Brewster. A private burial will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett at a later date. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to Pleasant Bay Nursing Home (Resident’s Music Fund), 382 South Orleans Road, Brewster, MA 02631, Lower Cape Outreach Council, 19 Brewster Cross Road, Orleans, MA 02653 or The Needy Fund, c/o the Cape Cod Times, 319 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.

Cornelius Ward

Chelsea resident

Cornelius Ward of Chelsea died on August 18.

He was a beloved son, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, Dorchester. Burial was at  Oaklawn Cemetery.

Richard Jay Karas

Retired Chelsea Cab Driver

Richard Jay Karas, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on Wednesday, August 31. He was 76 years old.

A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1953, Mr. Karas worked as a local cab driver in Chelsea for many years

He was the devoted father of Catherine-Karas-Moore and Michael L. Karas and his wife, Tina; dear brother of Minna Karas-Marino and her husband, Nick; loving “Papa” of Samuel Moore and Michael Scarpetti and adored uncle of many.

A Memorial Service will be be held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Avenue, Cary Square, Chelsea on Sunday, September 4 at 12 noon. Burial and Memorial Observance will be private. For on-line guest book and directions please visit the funeral home website:

Kenneth Ferullo

Dept. of Corrections Officer

Kenneth A. Ferullo, a Massachusetts Department of Corrections Officer, died on August 24 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a tragic accident. He was 49 years old.

Born in Malden, he was the beloved son of Carl and Carol (Morgan) Ferullo.  He grew up in Everett, graduated from Everett High School and enlisted in the US Navy after graduation. He served during peacetime and was honorably discharged.  A corrections officer with the Mass. D.O.C. for the past 18 years, he was stationed at Boston Pre-Release for the last four years.  He was a member in good standing with the M.C.O.F.U. and a member of Mount Carmel Lodge AF & AM in Lynn.

He was the beloved husband of Mary A. (Capone) Ferullo and devoted father of Anthony, Kenny and Angelina Ferullo, all at home in Everett; loving son of Carl Ferullo of Saugus and Carol (Morgan) Ferullo of Everett; cherished son-in-law of Anthony and Margaret Capone of Everett; dear brother of Cindy Tuton and her husband, Buddy and Tracey Boyd all of Everett; adored uncle of many nieces, nephews and two great-nieces.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters with the Mass. D.O.C.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church and services concluded with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit; Arrangements were given to the care and direction of Frank A. Welsh & Sons Chelsea.

Vincent Viarella

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Vincent P. Viarella of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on August 26.

He was the beloved husband of Janice (Piazza) Viarella with whom he shared 41 years of marriage; loving father of James Viarella and his wife, Janine of Chelmsford, Brian Viarella and his partner, Leonard Clifford, and Jeannine Viarella and her fiancé, Jermaine Hernandez, all of Revere; dear brother of Joseph of Revere, John and Stephen, both of East Boston, Catherine Freni of Medford, Joanne Stone of Chelsea, and the late Michael and Salvatore Viarella; cherished grandfather of Brendan Viarella and uncle to many nieces, nephews and friends.

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

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