Obituaries 05-31-2012

James Zorbas

Melrose Resident

James M. Zorbas of Melrose died on May 27. He was 64 years old.

He was the devoted son of the late Arthur C. and Anne M. (Smole) Zorbas, caring brother of John Zorbas and his wife, Janet of Roslindale, Mary Lacourciere and her husband, Paul of Chicago, Rosann Zorbas of Hampton, NH, Jerry Zorbas of Chelsea and the late Joseph C. Zorbas; uncle of Aviana Zorbas of Revere and George Zorbas of Hollywood, FL.

His Funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose today, Thursday, May 31 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. For directions, obituary, flowers or to sign guest book,

Helen Spiro

Died Four Days Short of her 105th Birthday

Helen (Mael) Spiro of Chelsea, formerly of Millis and Stoughton, died on May 27. She was four days short of 105.

She was the beloved wife of the late Saul Spiro; loving mother of Isaac Kramnick and his wife, Miriam Brody of Ithaca, NY; cherished grandmother of Rebecca Karen Kramnick and Philip Cohen, Jonathan Kramnick, and Leah Sarah Kramnick and Adam Lawrence and great-grandmother of Madeline, Anna Louise, Samuel Oscar Lawrence and Milo Mercury Lawrence; dear sister of the late Harry, Morris, Edward and Mark Mael.

Services were held at Schlossberg Solomon Memorial Chapel, Canton. Burial was at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Cemetery, W. Roxbury. Memorial observance will continue at the home of Marlene Berman today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hadassah-Sharon Stoughton Chapter, 9 Fox Hollow Lane, Sharon, MA 02067. Schlossberg – Solomon Chapel 781-828-6990

Concettina LaPaugh


Concettina J. (DeNisco) LaPaugh, a lifelong resident of Everett, died on May 26 at the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 90 years old.

Born in Medford, she was the beloved wife of the late Jack F. LaPaugh; dear and devoted mother of Emmalea L. Herra and her husband, Harry F. of North Reading; loving sister of William DeNisco of Chelsea, Peter DeNisco of Lynnfield, Laura White of Everett and the late Mary D’Orlando, Josephine Palmieri, Dorothy D’Amico, Theresa Elios and Virginia Cataldo.   She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett today, Thursday morning at 9 followed by her  Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in her memory to the Community Family of Everett, 106 Wyllis Ave., Everett, MA 02149 and/or to the Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., Ste 19, Malden, MA 02148 would be sincerely appreciated.

Robert Parsons

Stoughton Resident

Robert Parsons of Stoughton died on May 24. He was 60 years old.

He was the husband of Joyce M. (Carnes); father of Jonathan H. and Kimberly L; son of the late Harold and Helen (Uminski); brother of Ronald of Middleboro, George of Bridgewater, Thomas, William and James Parsons and Susan Gogos, all of Arizona and the late Marie Brown and is also survived by a large extended family.

Funeral arrangements were by the Farley Funeral Home, Stoughton. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Youth Ministry, 560 Page St., Stoughton, MA 02072. For obituary:

Andrea Anzalone

Member of Deltona Lodge of Moose

Andrea (Medrano) Anzalone died unexpectedly in her Revere home on May 22. She was 46 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of Thomas and Patricia (Frongillo) Medrano of Revere. She attended schools in Chelsea, graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1984 and received an Associate’s Degree in Business from Fisher Jr. College. She married Joseph Anzalone in 1991 and settled in Revere for 12 years and has been a resident of Deltona, Florida for the past seven years sharing time between Revere and Florida. She spent her life dedicated to home and family and was a member of the Deltona Lodge of Moose.

She was the beloved wife of 20 years of Joseph F. Anzalone; devoted mother of Michael McCarhty of Revere, Thomas Anzalone and Nicky Anzalone of Deltona, Florida; loving daughter of Thomas and Patricia (Frongillo) Medrano of Revere; cherished grandmother of Joseph Michael Anzalone; dear sister of Laureen (Medrano) Corbelle of Revere; adored aunt and Godmother of Courtney and Ralph Corbelle. She is also survived by many extended stepfamily members, including grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service was held in the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, May 26.

To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

Lorraine Bowman

Of Stoneham, formerly of Revere

Lorraine M. (Fallon) Bowman of Stoneham, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died on May 23, following a long illness at the Kaplan Family Hospice of Danvers. She was 84 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a 1946 graduate of Chelsea High School. She married Joseph J. Bowman, Sr. in 1951 and moved to Revere in 1954 where they raised their four children. They moved in Stoneham in 2000.

She was active with the Immaculate Conception Parish Community of Revere and was a past president of the Immaculata Guild.

She was the beloved wife of 61 years to Ret. Revere Fire Captain Joseph J. Bowman Sr.; devoted mother of Joraine M. Spelman and her husband, Philip of Stoneham, Joseph J. Bowman Jr. and his wife, Karen of Brecksville, OH, Lisa M. Carlson and her husband, James of Saugus, Christine B. Emond and her husband, Douglas of Marblehead; dear sister of Patricia Colburne of Wakefield and the late Marcella Edgett, Ernestine Page and Chelsea Patrolman Joseph E. Fallon. She is also lovingly survived by nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two sisters in law, Dorothy Bowman of Melrose and Concetta “Connie” Fallon of Everett and by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For more information visit:

Andrew Hartigan-Rivera

Touched Many Lives

Andrew Hartigan-Rivera was granted his angel wings on Thursday, May 17.  He was 48 years old.

His final days were spent surrounded by family. Andy had touched lives in small ways throughout his very memorable life. Andy’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.  His gentle smile and his suave ways brought so much joy to family and friends.  Although he was strong willed, he gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life.

Andy is survived by his son, Seth Andrew Hartigan of Revere. He was the beloved son of Primo and Joanne Rivera of Chelsea; dear brother of Joanne Powers and her husband, Steve, Lorilee McLaren and her husband, Robert, all of Wilmington, Antonio “Tony” Rivera of Winchester and Rachel Rivera of Arlington. He is also survived by nephews: Steve, Scotty and Shawn Powers and Joey McLaren and his nieces: Jamilee Powers, Rebecca, Rachel and Katie McLaren, an aunt, uncle and several cousins. A memorial gathering and celebration of his life was held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea on Tuesday, May 29. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Nicholas Folino

Retired Tile Setter

Nicholas R. Folino, a retired tile setter, died on May 28 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a long battle with overwhelming illness.  He was 87 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the loving son of the late Frank and Constance Folino. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1942.

As a young man, he worked at WT Grants in Chelsea.  While working there he met and courted Mabel Mullen.  In 1943 he was inducted into the US Navy during World War II and while home on leave awaiting assignment he married his beloved Mabel.  He was assigned to the USS Boston and served in the Pacific area.  He was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned home to Chelsea.  He worked as a professional hard tile setter for Bloom, South & Gurney in Boston and was a member of the Bricklayers Local #3.  After completing a 40 year career, he retired in 1987.

He settled in Saugus with his wife and young family in 1959. A devoted fan of the Patriots and Red Sox Nation, he also enjoyed golfing with a six stroke handicap and making a hole in one.  He and his wife were active with the Chelsea Bocci Ball League and he was recently featured in a story in Boston Globe’s Metro section.

He was the beloved husband of 68 years of Mable J. (Mullen) Folino; devoted father of Robert Folino and his wife, Donna of Saugus, Denise Korzeniowski and her husband, Michael of Medford and the late Joyce Folino; cherished grandfather of Megan and Lauren Folino, Kristin Korzeniowski and her wife, Caroline Fales, Mark Korzeniowski and his wife, Alyssa; cherished great grandfather of Ava Korzeniowski and dear brother of the late Frances Smith and Phyllis Powers.

His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, June 1 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Margaret Church, 431 Lincoln St., Saugus at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the VNA of Greater Salem c/o Partners Health Care 125 Nashua St., Boston MA 02114.  For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Bertha Miller

Chelsea Resident 

Bertha Miller of Chelsea died unexpectedly on Monday in the Mass. General Hospital in Boston. She was 86 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she graduated from Chelsea High School and was the daughter of the late Samuel and Pearl (Cohen) Goldberg.

Mrs. Miller enjoyed doing jig saw puzzles and crocheting.

She was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin Miller; devoted mother of Linda and her husband, Jerome Tapper of Swampscott and Harvey and his wife, Debbi Miller of Lakeland, FL; loving sister of Arthur Goldberg of Framingham, Edith Lemach of Peabody, Phyllis Barr of Swampscott, Selma Bossman of Chelsea, Paula Baer of Chelsea and the late Jack Goldberg, Barbara Zundell, and Shirley Rotman; cherished grandmother of Corey Tapper, Stephen Tapper, Lisa Rebello, Jessica Miller, Heather Miller and great-grandmother of Lillie Tapper, Kyle Tapper, Molly Tapper, Alexis Rebello, Julia Rebello, Joshua Tapper and Samuel Tapper.

Services will be held at the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem-Swampscott line today, Thursday, May 31 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Esquire Drive, Peabody. Memorial Observance will be held following the interment until 7 p.m. and Friday 3 p.m. until sundown at the home of Corey and Jennifer Tapper. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01710.

Maureen Galewski 

Chelsea resident 

Maureen Galweski of Chelsea died on May 22.

A viewing will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 1at JB Johnson Funeral Home, 196 Warren St., Roxbury followed by a service at 3 p.m. Burial will be private. J. B. Johnson Funeral Home 196 Warren St., Roxbury 617-445-8150

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