Smithcraft Lighting Retiree
Beatrice Sacherska, a former lifelong Chelsea resident, died peacefully without illness on September 25 at the Don Orione Home in East Boston where she has been convalescing for the past seven years. She was in her 93rd year.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Boleslaw and Sophie (Branczewski) Sacherski. She attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and Chelsea High School. She remained at home with her mother, died 13 years ago, at the age of 102.
She worked for nearly 35 years as an assembler for Smithcraft Lighting in Chelsea and Wilmington, retiring in 1981. Beatrice continued to keep herself involved with family and current affairs and enjoyed knitting and crocheting afghans and personal items for family and loved ones.
She was the dear sister of the late Genevieve Szklar and Helen Szklar; cherished aunt of Elizabeth Paradis of Revere and her late husband, William, the late John and William Szklar; dear great-aunt of Patrice Montefusco, Derek Paradis and the late William Paradis. She is also survived by two great grandnieces, three great grandnephews and many cousins.
Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, October 7, in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Inurnment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.
Boston Edison Retiree
John S. McSorley of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, a retired Boston Edison employee, died on September 20 at the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Boston. He was 98 years old.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Bolton) McSorley. He attended Boston schools, enlisted in the US Army during World War II and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre receiving the American Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
A Winthrop resident who spent many years living in Chelsea, he worked for many years at Boston Edison retiring in the 1960’s. A coin and stamp collector, he was an avid reader and a sports fan who enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Notre Dame games.
He was the beloved husband of the late Helen M. (Wozniak) McSorley; loving son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Bolton) McSorley; dear brother of the late William and Edward McSorley, Jane McSorley, Helen Slye, Sarah O’Brien and Mary Cloutier. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea. Burial was in. Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St. Chelsea, MA 02150. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com.
Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea
Melvin Podalsky, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 21.
He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley (Uze); beloved father of Steven Kenneth; devoted brother to David (Bernice) Podalsky, Florence Zeichick and the late Abe and Harold Podalsky; cherished grandfather and great grandfather of Gregg, Jessica, Alexa and Ryan and loving friend to Wendy Podalsky.
Services were held at the Eternal Light Memorial Gardens, Boynton Beach, FIorida under the direction of the Gutterman Warheit Memorial Chapel, Boca Raton, Florida.
Enjoyed fishing, baseball and salsa music
Reinaldo Rivera of Chelsea died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on September 22. He was 48 years old.
Born, raised and educated in Caguas, Puerto Rico, he settled in Boston and lived there 12 years before moving to Chelsea where he has been a resident for the past seven years. He worked as a substance abuse counselor at the Hector Reyes House in Worcester for five years. Reinaldo enjoyed fishing, baseball and salsa music and possessed a great sense of humor, a positive attitude and has inspired many who knew him.
He was the beloved husband of Hilda I. Diaz of Chelsea; devoted father of Ivette M., Marianne H., Reinaldo A. Rivera, Ismael and Joel; loving son of Providencia Gonzalez of Puerto Rico and the late Victor M. Rivera. He is also survived by 11 siblings and six grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Homes, Chelsea. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Of Peabody, formerly of Everett
Inez J. (Manganiello) Magno of Peabody, formerly of Everett, died on September 25. She was 89 years old.
She was the wife of the late Marino Magno; mother of the late Patricia A. Martini; daughter of the late Herman and Louise (Lambaise) Manganiello; dear mother-in-law of Richard A. Martini of Peabody; sister of the late Robert Manganiello; sister-in-law of James Magno and his wife, Joanne of Everett and is also lovingly survived by two grandchildren, David and Kate Martini, both of Peabody.
Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701
Manuel Ortiz Tirado
Retired Carpet Installer
Manuel Ortiz Tirado of Chelsea died at home just before midnight on September 20 after a 16 month courageous battle with Leukemia.
He was 79 years old.
Born in Maunabo, Puerto Rico, prior to his retirement, he worked as a carpet installer for Chelsea Floor Covering on Everett Avenue.
He was the devoted husband of Dominga (Ramos) Ortiz; beloved father of Manuel Ortiz, Jr. of Chelsea, Evelyn Kenny of Lynn and William Ortiz of Waltham and is also lovingly survived by many brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Catherine ‘Babe’ Pilato
Catherine “Babe” (Bottaro) Pilato of Chelsea, formerly of Medford and East Boston, died on September 22.
She was the beloved wife of James “Sonny” Pilato; loving mother of Lori Crist of Peabody; dear sister of Mary Pilcher of East Boston and the late Rosie Rizzo, Connie Larson, Josie Palladino, Mario, John, Nicholas and Anthony Bottaro; cherished “Nonnie” of Gregory A., Lisa M., and Richard T. Crist, Jr. and longtime companion of Rocky Vitale of Winthrop.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery Medford. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Felicita Vaquerano of Chelsea died on September 25 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past five years.
Born in San Vincente, El Salvador and a long time resident of Chelsea, she was the devoted mother of Margarita Vaquerano of Chelsea, Aminta Novoa of North Carolina, Gladys Vaquerano and Carlos Vaquerano, both of Chelsea, Armando Vaquerano and Blanca Vaquerano, both of North Carolina; beloved sister of Amanda Vaquerano of Chelsea, Vincenta Vaquerano of El Salvador, Hilda Vaquerano of Cambridge, Concepcion Miranda of Somerville, Delmys Vaquerano of Chelsea and Lidia Mota of El Salvador. She is also lovingly survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Dolores ‘Dodie’ Tennerini
East Boston resident
Dolores A. “Dodie” (Marcella) Tennerini of East Boston died on September 25.
She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Tennerini; sister of Marilyn Ford, Charles J. and Kenneth Marcella, all of East Boston, Marybeth Osgood of Salem, NH, Virgina Sprague of Malden, Karen Giardullo of Saugus, Maureen Sprague of Virginia and the late Helen Bono, Robert, Richard and Charles B. Marcella; sister-in-law of Anna Luciano of Chelsea and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held in Grace Church Federated, 760 Saratoga St., East Boston, Saturday, October 1 at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Grace Church Food Bank, 760 Saratoga St., East Boston, MA 02128 would be appreciated. MagrathFuneralHome.com
Past Commander of the Mass. State Guard
Harry Abrams of Revere died on September 22.
Born in Canada, he came to Chelsea as a child where he enjoyed his youth and adult life and later moved to the Jack Satter House in Revere. He was loved by all who knew him as a warm, gentle and genteel man always ready to make you laugh.
He loved his family, adored his wife of 71 years, Sylvia, and wouldn’t miss a Red Sox broadcast or a card game where he was known as “Full House Harry”. He was honest, hardworking and, in earlier years, volunteered at the Soldier’s Home and for Meals on Wheels. He was past Commander of the Massachusetts State Guard, a life member of the Knights of Pythias and past President of the Brotherhood of Shaare Zion in Chelsea.
He was the beloved husband of Sylvia Helen (Berkovitz) Abrams; devoted father of Elaine Abrams and Rona Medrano; loving son of the late Jacob Abrams and Rebecca (Tuchman); dear brother of the late Kay Geller; loving grandfather of John L. Adams, Eric L Adams; great grandfather of Joshua M. Adams, Mollie D. Adams, Christopher Merchin and great-great grandfather of Mikayla Adams.
Graveside Services were held at Congregation Tifereth Israel Cemetery. For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com
Of Marlborough, formerly of Chelsea
Nathaniel Pearlstein of Marlborough, formerly of Natick, Millis and Chelsea, died on September 21. He was 82 years old.
Mr. Pearlstein served his country in the US Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He owned a local deli in Cambridge for many years and was well known in the community, working up to the age of 80. When not working at the deli, he enjoyed spending time in his garden.
He was the beloved husband of Winifred (Sanitsky) Pearlstein with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.; devoted father of Brenda Pearlstein and her wife, Cara Cercone of Marlborough and Karen Glasser of Marlborough.
Services were private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mass Division, 33 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. Stanetsky Memorial Chapel 617-232-9300 ~www.stanetskybrookline.com
Member of Retired State, County and Municipal Association
Lena Matera of East Boston died on September 21. She was in her 84th year.
A member of the Retired State, County and Municipal Association and the Third Order of St. Francis, she was the cherished daughter of the late Domenic and Lucy (Frederici) Matera; loving sister of Victor Matera of Las Vegas, Nevada and the late Joseph Matera; loving niece of the late Eugenio and Marguerita Matera, formerly of Jeffries Point, East Boston with whom she resided for many years.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial remembrances may be made in her name to the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, 3305 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or East Boston Elder Services, LLewis Mall, 225 Summer St., East Boston, MA 02128. For online guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
James Kelly, Sr.
Of Groveland, formerly of Chelsea
James S. Kelly, Sr. of Groveland, formerly of Chelsea, died in Haverhill on September 20, at the Merrimack Valley Hospital. He was 71 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Marian T. (Fletcher) Kelly, loving father to James S. Kelly, Jr. and his wife Kathy, Donna Hallowell and her husband, Robert, Michelle O’Hearn and Bob Tremblay, all of Groveland; devoted brother to Joseph Kelly, Jr. of Wakefield, Joyce Newberry and her husband, Richard of Peabody; cherished grandfather to Stephanie and Robert Hallowell, Kelleigh, Shauna, Katie and Meaghan O’Hearn.
Funeral arrangements were by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill & Bradford, Condolences and complete obituary may be obtained at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com
Of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea
Dennis P. Dickson of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 22.
He was the beloved husband of Katherine (Griffin) Dickson; loving father of Jennifer Ricciardi and her husband, Frank of Lynnfield, PJ Dickson and his wife, Carrie of Peabody and Amy Dickson of Everett; cherished grandfather of Matthew and Emma; dear son of Lloyd Dickson of Saugus and the late Pauline (Buckley) Dickson; brother of Donna Brown of Colorado and Paula Ouimette of New Hampshire.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Funeral Mass today, Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St,, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Dennis P. Dickson to the NICU Fund at Massachusetts General Hospital. Checks can be mailed to Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. Donations may also be made on line at www.massgeneral.org/give For directions and condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com
Former Chelsea resident
At 47 years, he passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Sunday, Sept 25th after a lengthy battle with overwhelming illness.
Born in New York City he was the dear son of Carmen Cruz of Revere and the late Francisco Tiburcio Jr. As a child he settled in Boston with his family and attended and graduated from Boston Latin High School.
He joined the US Marine Corps and was honorably discharged after serving out his enlistment.
He and his family relocated to Chelsea where he has lived for most of his adult life and for the past 5 years he has been living in Revere.
Before being medically disabled, he worked in Charlestown for US Gypsum Co., and was a security officer for the Mass General Hospital, Chelsea Unit on Bellingham St.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway CHELSEA on Friday September 30th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.
He is lovingly survived by his devoted mother Carmen Cruz of Revere, his beloved children; Yazmin, Lillibeth and Francesna Tiburcio all in South Carolina, Damien Tiburcio of Lynn, his dear brother David Tiburcio and his wife Jaime of Revere.
To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com