Obituaries 03-28-2013

David Reardon, Sr.

Former Member of Chelsea Moose

David A. Reardon, Sr. of Chelsea passed away at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on March 22.  He was 73 years old.

Born in Brockton, the son of the late Francis and Ethel (Betts) Reardon, he moved to Chelsea with his parents when he was just a child and has lived in this city ever since.  He was a retired laborer having worked for various construction companies throughout the years, retiring at age 65 and is a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Chelsea.

He was the husband of the late Mary L. (Whiteknact); the beloved father of David A. Reardon Jr. and his wife, Sharon Butler of San Diego, CA, Joseph P. Reardon and his wife, Christy of Bradford, NH, Charles L. Reardon and his wife, Eva of Barnstead, NH and Scott J. Reardon and his wife, Lori of Chelsea; dear brother of James Reardon of Lynn, Jeremiah Reardon of Florida and the late Harold, Daniel, George, William, John Reardon and Mary Woody.  He is also lovingly survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren with another expected to arrive in a couple of months.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals. Chelsea.  Cemetery arrangements were private.

William Hanlon

Mechanical Design Engineer

William “Billy” J. Hanlon, of Middleton, NH, formerly of Westborough and Chelsea, died peacefully with his family by his side at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH on February 19. He was 71 years old.

Born in Everett, the son of William J. and Agnes (Brennan) Hanlon, he was a 1960 graduate of Chelsea High School and graduated from Wentworth Institute in 1962. During his 45-year career as a mechanical design engineer, he worked for Digital Equipment Corp., Data General Corp. and retired from Bose Corp. in 2007.  He was a member of the Lions Club of Westborough, enjoyed summers at Sunrise Lake in New Hampshire, trips to Cancun and winter skiing trips.

“Billy” is survived by his loving wife of  47 years, Roberta (Galitz) Hanlon; his daughters, Michelle Locke and her husband, Jeffrey of Holden and Beth Wallace and her husband, Charles of Shrewsbury; his grandchildren, James, Rebecca, Emily and Sarah Wallace and Jared and Rachel Locke; his sisters, Diane Cahill and her husband, Frank of Foxboro, Donna Lush and her husband, Timothy of Chelsea and Joyce Runnells and her husband, Dennis of Sandwich; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Maggie. He was predeceased by his brother, John “Jackie” Hanlon.

His funeral service was held on February 22 at the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. Interment will be in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220 or The Lions Club of Westborough, P.O. Box 193, Westborough, MA 01581. To share a memory or to leave an online condolence, visit

Charles Sullivan

Of Randolph, formerly of Chelsea

Charles F. Sullivan of Randolph, formerly of  Chelsea, died on March 12.

A retiree of Smith Craft Keene Lighting Co., the Lightolier, a member of the BPOE #2130 Randolph and the American Legion Post #34 of Chelsea, he was born and raised in Chelsea, the son of the late Frank and Lil Sullivan of Fay Square. He was the husband of the late Nancy (Tibbetts) Sullivan; loving father of Suzanne Smith of Holbrook and the late Michael Sullivan; dear grandfather of Kerry Smith and Vikkilyn Gallagher; brother of the late Bernard and Eugene Sullivan and is also survived by three great grandchildren; his nephew, Michael and his wife, Tina of Winthrop and his sister in law, Pat Sullivan of Chelsea.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cartwright Funeral Home, Randolph. Burial was in Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, S-1802, NY, NY 10001. For additional information or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit:

S. Mark Kornechuk

Of Virginia, formerly of Chelsea

S. Mark Kornechuck of Woodbridge, Virginia, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on March 8.

Mark was a graduate of Chelsea High School and manager of the Hockey Team. He was also a graduate of Salem College in Salem, West Virginia, where he was named in “Who’s How in American Colleges.” He was a Scoutmaster at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Chelsea, a Camp Director at Summer Boy Scout Camp Pouch in Staten Island, NY, an Adminsistrator for the Big Brothers and Sisters Association, a Substance Abuse Counselor and Manger of Tri-state Subway Management, an animal lover and mentor to many.

He was the son of the late long standing school committeeman Paul A. Kornechuk and his wife, Grace Werner Kornechuk, the brother of the late Carole Helliwell of Kittery Point, Maine and is survived by his wife, Nancy and her son, Richard Fox of Assawoman, Virginia and his children, Lisa Coleman of Jensen Beach, Florida and Edmund “Tigger” Coleman of Columbus, Ohio and well as his sister Grace Pizzano and her husband, Richard of Woburn and Rye, New Hampshire and his brothers, Paul A. Kornechuck, Jr. and his wife, Tandy of Dodge City, Kansas, David Kornechuk and his wife, Joann and Peter Kornechuk, all of Rye, New Hampshire.

There will be a memorial service on Knotts Island on the outer banks of N.C. on April 20 .

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or to Merrimac River Feline Rescue Society, 63 Elm St., Salisbury, MA 01952. For more information, contact: Mark Kornechcuk [email protected].

A local memorial service will be held in the near future. He will be sorely missed. May he have eternal peace

Thomas Myhal

Known as Birdman

Unforgettable memories of Thomas M .Myhal

3/5/41 to 3/8/13

Known as the DAD, BIRD MAN and many more titles, Tommy boy will always be remember for his unique personality. He was and is a free spirited Wonderful father, friend and man full of LIFE, the simple LIFE.

Dad lived to the fullest of his ability, even when times were TOUGH, he always pushed on, he was a strong man, a fighter and will always be respected for that.

As traditional services were not held for DAD, all who knew him, knew he was not just ordinary, so why change now, instead we ask that everyone LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH each day as DAD did and pray as YOU feel is needed.

I have always had a cliché I loved and wanted to share, as this reminds me of DAD





Now it is time to “BLAST OFF”………….God Bless and Amen

Celeste Ascollilo

Lifelong East Boston Resident

Celeste N. Ascollilo of Marian Street, East Boston passed away at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston on March 22 after a prolonged illness. She was 80 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Philomena (D’Argenio) and Pasquale Repucci, she was a lifetime resident of East Boston and the devoted wife of over 53 years to the late Robert J. Ascollilo Sr.; the loving mother of Robert J. Ascollilo, Jr, and Donna C. Petraglia, both of Winthrop, Richard Ascollilo of Chelsea and the late Christine M. Ascollilo; the dear sister of Nicholas Repucci of Hyde Park, Patty Picardi of Danvers and Carol Repucci of East Boston and the late Antonio Repucci, Rita Ciazzo, Mary Mastrangelo and Robert Repucci; the cherished grandmother of Celeste, Corinne, Michael, Robert, Andrew and Christine.

Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Tuesday, March 26 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment followed the Mass in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go to or

Dorothy DeFelice

Of Chelsea

Dorothy A. (Gautreau) DeFelice, a lifelong resident of Chelsea who spent her life caring for her entire family, passed away early on Wednesday morning, March 27 at home surrounded by those she loved so much. She was 86 years old.

The devoted wife of 67 years to the late Guy T. DeFelice, she was the beloved mother of Charles DeFelice and his wife, Lorraine and Guy F. DeFelice, all of Chelsea and Melinda DeFelice of Haverhill; dear sister of Evelyn Onchick and Ruth Ford of Chelsea, Irene Downs of Florida and the late Helen English, Alice Robitale, Frank, Robert and Edward Gautreau; cherished grandmother of Charlie DeFelice, Jr., Robert Kelley, Richard Kelley, Julie Leonard, Stephanie Kelley and Christina DeFelice and is also lovingly survived by nine great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Tuesday, April 2 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel on the Campus of the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea at 11 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with entombment at Holy Cross Mausoleum. To send a message of condolence to Dorothy’s family, please visit

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