Independent Carpet Installer
Michael L. Mastrangelo of Revere died unexpectedly on December 18 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 33 years old.
An independent carpet installer, he was the cherished son of Lawrence and Elaine (Molloy) Mastrangelo of Revere and beloved brother of Meghan Mastrangelo, all of Revere; loving uncle of Jakob Perkins; grandson of the late Thomas and Doris Molloy and Anthony Mastrangelo and is also lovingly survived by his aunts and uncles, Nancy Molloy of Revere, Denise and George Levy and Peter and Susan Molloy, all of Lynn, John Molloy and his companion, Laurie Sullivan of Quincy, Michael Molloy of Chelsea, David Molloy of Waltham, Richard and Denise Molloy of Wilmington, Ralph and Barbara Mastrangelo of Peabody, Anita and Steven Morandi of Swampscott, Rose and John Ciepiela of Peabody, Allen and Dana Mastrangelo of Wakefield, Toby Buccieri of Las Vegas, Nevada, his girlfriend, Shelly Whitmore and his cousins, Danny Molloy, Nicholas Levy, Madison Molloy, Brad Mastrangelo, Peter Mastrangelo, Chris Mastrangelo, Jill Donovan, Jeffrey Morandi, Todd Ciepiela, Kimberly Keough, Jonathan Ciepiela, Olivia Mastrangelo, Bryan Molloy, Stephen Molloy, Seth Molloy, Alicia Molloy and Adam Buccieri.
It is the request of the family that funeral services be private. To send a message of condolence to Michael’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
20-Year employee of the MGH
Pearl M. (Bezirgian) Scrivano of Chelsea died on December 21 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, where she had been receiving supportive care since January of 2007. She was 86 years old.
For over 20 years, she was employed by the Massachusetts General Hospital on Bellingham Street.
She was the devoted wife of 43 years to the late John B. Scrivano; beloved mother of Toni Cronin of Revere, John A. Scrivano of Saugus, Tracy Scrivano of Chelsea and the late Deborah Scrivano; loving sister of the late Charles Bezirgian; cherished grandmother of Stephen Cronin, Brett Todisco, Kristine Scrivano and Matthew Scrivano; great grandmother of Stephen “Nick” Cronin, Zoe, Eva and Alex Todisco and great great grandmother of Zachery Cronin.
Private entombment was at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum with arrangements entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, Activity Fund, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. To send a message of condolence to Pearl’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Lifelong Chelsea Resident
Ruth M. (Perry) Lanzillo, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on December 23 at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehab. She was 83 years old.
During her working years, she was employed by J.J. Newbury, as a labeler for Modine Paint and an assembler for Deneral Electric and at Gorins Meat, both in East Boston.
She was the devoted wife of the late Richard Lanzillo; beloved mother of Richard Lanzillo of Florida, Denise Domelowicz of Peabody, Robert Lanzillo and his wife, Catherine of Chelsea, James Lanzillo and his wife, Tara of Revere and Paul Lanzillo and his wife, Debra of Saugus; sister of the late Donalda, Joseph and Lillian; cherished grandmother of Paul, Stephen, Kimberly, Kelly, Christopher, Kristen, Richard and Derek and great grandmother of Aundraya, Nevaeh, Amaya and the late Arianna. She is also lovingly survived by her niece, Doris Sullivan survived by her niece, Doris Sullivan and her husband, Larry of Melrose as well as by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, December 28 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send a message of condolence to Ruth’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Self-Employed Disc Jockey
Richard J. Cianci passed away at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home on December 18. He was 59 years old.
Born in Cambridge, the son of the late Sebastian L. and Helen I. (MacDonald) Cianci, he enlisted in the US Navy on February 3, 1970 and was honorably discharged on July 15, 1971. Upon returning home from the military, he was a self-employed disk jockey for several years and has been a resident at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home for the last 12 years.
He was the beloved father of Richard J. Cianci Jr., Joseph P. Cianci and Anthony M. Cianci, all of Arlington and Ashley M. Carrier of Peabody; former husband of Paula (DiDonato) Cianci; dear brother of Elaine M. Luongo of Medford, Robert L. Cianci of Florida and Janice A. Cianci of New Mexico; loving companion of Jean Gravel of Stoneham and is also lovingly survived by one granddaughter, Jenna Lynne Cianci and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the St. Michael Archangel Chapel, Chelsea Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea on Friday, December 28 at 11 a.m. Visitation will take place in the Cardinal Cushing Pavillion, adjacent to the Chapel from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
Alexis D. “Lexii” Hightower
Educator, Party and Event Planner, Chelsea Kiwanis Club Member
Alexis ‘Lexii’ Hightower passed away unexpectedly on December 20. She was 35 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of Patricia A. Hightower-Moreno of Chelsea and the late Samuel A. Moreno, she was raised in Chelsea, attended Chelsea public schools and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1995. After high school, she attended classes for fashion design at Bay State College in Boston. For the last several years, she worked as an education instructor of new employees at ShoeBuy.com in Boston. Lexii enjoyed life, loved spending time with her family and friends and was a kind, loving young woman. She enjoyed party and event planning so she dedicated spare time to her side business, Lexii’s Party Planning. Her business helped sponsor the Chelsea Youth Basketball League. She also helped plan events for SoulKore Productions in Boston and was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Chelsea.
Lexii was a dedicated mother, loving daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was compassionate and always willing to help others and will be greatly missed by all.
The devoted mother of Jaysen Hightower of Chelsea, she was the loving sister of John P. Bruttaniti of Lynn, Jason S. Hightower of Saugus, Jasmine A. Hightower of Chelsea, Austin R. Hightower of Dartmouth, Samira P. Hightower of Chelsea and the late Samuel A. McLure and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted in the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, 389 Washington Avenue, . Chelsea on Saturday, December 29 at 3 p.m. Visiting hours will precede the service from 1 to 3 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be private.
Former Eastern Smelting and Refining Office Manager
Christine (Coschigano) Serino of Revere died at the Light House Nursing Care Center on December 22. She was 91 years old.
Born in Mt. Vernon, NY,the daughter of the late Salvatore and Grace (Longabardo) Coschigano, she was the former office manager of Eastern Smelting and Refining andlived most of her life in Revere.
She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale; devoted sister of the late Louise Coschigano, Yolanda Zampaglione, Mary D’Irio, Luciano, Anthony, Frank, Michael, Rocco and Joseph Coschigano and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Light House Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Ave. Revere, MA 02151. For guest book, please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Margaret (Tedesco) Martucci of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on December 20.
She was the beloved wife of the late Augustino “Gus” Martucci with whom she shared many years of marriage; loving mother of Anthony Martucci and his wife, Mary Ellen “Minnie” and Domenic Martucci, all of Winthrop and Margherita Lombardi of Dalton and her late husband, Vincent; dear sister of Helen DeFeo of Chelsea, Louise Frongillo of East Boston and the late Mary Silva and Jennie “Jay” Chisari; cherished grandmother of nine and great grandmother of 12.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Saturday morning at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 11:30a.m. Family and friends may visit on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Avenue, Winthrop, MA 02152. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
William Coyne of Roslindale passed away on September 28.
He was the Chef at the Union Oyster House for 11 years and a gourmet catering chef for 19 years. He was also the chef at Le Meridian Hotel in Boston for five years, a member of Eseoffer Club and an Honorary Member of Les-Dames.
The partner of Gill Gallego, he was the son of Catharine of Chelsea and the late William Coyne; brother of Catharine and Margaret of Chelsea and was also predeceased by two brothers.
A Memorial service will be held December 28 at 5:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist, 35 Bowdoin St., Boston. Friends and relatives are invited.
Of Maine, formerly of Chelsea
Neil E. Carolan of Mill Stream Terrace, Casco, ME died Tuesday evening at his home.
He was born in Chelsea, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Carolan. He graduated from high school in 1962 prior to attending Northeastern University as well as the University of Maine. He served for four years in the US Air Force and also received training in repairing video relay equipment. He was employed by Dielectric for 32 yrs.; Mega Industries for three years and also worked part time at the Train Shop in South Casco, ME. For 31 years, he was a volunteer on the Casco Fire Department.
Neil was a member of the Casco Village United Church of Christ for 15 years and enjoyed fly fishing for most all his life.
His survivors include three brothers: Kevin Carolan and his wife, Juanita and Joseph Carolan and his wife, Delia all of Sierra Vista, Arizona and Robert Carolan and his wife, Theresa of Chelsea; his significant other, Catherine Dean of Malden and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at the Casco Village United Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Casco Fire Dept. P.O. Box 60, Casco, ME 04015 or to the Casco Village United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 367 Casco, ME 04015. Arrangements were by Hall Funeral Home, Casco, ME.
Of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea
Blanche (Rudolf) Sliwinski of Saugus, a former longtime Chelsea resident, passed away in her Saugus home on December 19. She was 94 years old.
Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late William and Franciska (Rutyna) Rudolf. She was educated in Lowell schools and as a teenager her family relocated to Chelsea. She married Alexander Sliwinksi and they remained in Chelsea raising their family here before moving to Saugus where she has lived for the past 45 years. A loving wife and mother, she was devoted to her home and family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband and both of her children.
She was the beloved wife of the late Alexander S. Sliwinksi; devoted mother of the late Alexander M. Sliwinksi and Frances Barbaro; cherished grandmother of Lisa Lucas, Alexander Sliwinski, Leslie Blaney and Anthony Barbaro, Jr. and is also survived by eight great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church on December 22. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.
Of Randolph, formerly of Chelsea
Jason Dlott of Randolph, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 17. He was 73 years old.
Jason was born, raised and educated in Chelsea. During the Vietnam Era he served in the US Army and was a member of the band.
He was the husband of the late Barbara Graham-Dlott; devoted brother of George E. Dlott of Quincy, Ronald Dlott of Canton and the late Marilyn Keselman and Roberta Keselman. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service was held at the VA National Cemetery, Bourne. Arrangements were by the Cartwright Funeral Home, Randolph. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Brockton V.A. Medical Center, 940 Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301, Attn. Patients Activities Fund. For additional information or to leave a sympathy message, visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Andrea P. (DeBellis) Bogus of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 18.
She was the devoted wife of Francis Bogus of Revere; beloved mother of Lisa Parziale and her husband, Anthony of Marblehead, Michelle Mannion and her husband ,Tom of Lynn, Jennifer Bogus of Revere and Frank Bogus of Winthrop; dear sister of Rosemary Killam and her husband, Roger of North Carolina and the late Frank DeBellis II and is also lovingly survived by her granddaughter, Amanda Parziale of Marblehead as well as by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to Development Center, MGH, 165 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114. Smith Funeral Home 617-889-1177 www.smithfuneralhomes.com