Obituaries 06-06-2013

Israel Belen

Of Chelsea

Israel A.  Belen died in Chelsea on June 3.

A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of Luz (Perez); father of Eloisa Palma and her husband, Juan of Everett and Robert Perez and his wife, Blanca Rosado of Chelsea and grandfather of Arturo and David Martinez.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church, Chelsea on Friday morning, June 7 at 9 a.m.. Relatives and friends iare nvited. Visiting hours in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston will be held this evening, Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery.

Yohami Hernandez

Of Revere

Yohami Hernandez, four year old cherished daughter of Gerber Moran and his wife, Indira Hernandez died recently.

Her funeral was held Wednesday, at 8 a.m. from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere followed by a Mass of the Angels in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere at 9 a.m. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. For guest book:

Antoinette ‘Ann’ Scarfo

Enjoyed Her Family Above Anything Else

Antoinette M. “Ann” (Orio) Scarfo, a former resident of East Boston, Chelsea and Peabody, died after a long illness at Courtyard Nursing Care center of Medford. She was 95 years old.

A former resident of East Boston, Chelsea and Peabody, she was born in Brooklyn, New York and came to live in East Boston as a young girl. She continued to life in East Boston until her husband, Adolfo “Rudy” Scarfo died in June of 1976. She moved to Chelsea and remained here with her daughter until moving to Peabody more than 20 years ago.

“Ann” was a dedicated homemaker, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She kept the family together and enjoyed her family above everything else.

She was the devoted mother of Donna M. Feudo and her husband, Peter of Peabody and the cherished “Nonnie” to Theresa N. Kennedy and her husband, Thomas of Danvers, Gina Chalmers and her husband, Russell, Stephanie Dailey and her husband, Paul, all of Peabody and Peter J. Feudo of Ipswich; the dear sister of Jean Cowhig of Chelsea, Carmella Spolsino of East Boston and the late John, Peter and Anthony Orio and Maryann Fahlstrom. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren: Thomas J. Kennedy, Chelsea and Gianna Chalmers, Gracelin and Jason Dailey and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Her Funeral was conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, East Boston. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. For more information, please visit:

Doris Perkins

Retired Home Health Care Provider and Salvation Army Store Volunteer

Doris M. (Marquebreuck) Perkins  passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, May 28 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital.  She was 86 years old.

She was born in Medford to Fred and Laura Marquebreuck on February 28, 1927, attended Medford Schools and graduated from Medford High School. She lived in Chelsea for many years and worked as a home health care provider and volunteered at the Salvation Army Store.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Perkins in 1984 and is survived by four daughters; Christine Gallison of Newburyport, Elaine Nistle and her husband, George, of Virginia Beach. Virginia, Kathleen Jacques and her husband, Allan, of Waterford Connecticut and Darlene Nardone of Exeter. New Hampshire, a stepson, Donald Perkins of Westfield, her brother, Joseph Marquebreuck and his wife, Verna, of New Hampshire. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was very grateful for the devoted friendship of Maureen and Scott Levinson.

Funeral Services were conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on May 31. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, kindly substitute a memorial contribution to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114; or Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Donald Ostler

US Postal Service Retiree and Avid Sports Fan

Donald W. Ostler, a US Postal Service Retiree, passed away on May 28 at Spaulding Rehabilitation North Shore in Salem. He was 89 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Leon and Lillian (Coyne) Ostler, he was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II working as a medic and ambulance driver. He spent time in Germany, the Philippines and Japan.

After marrying Gertrude “Trudy” (Foote) they settled in Chelsea and raised their family here. He spent over 30 years here in Chelsea before settling in Vermont and has been residing in Peabody for the past eight years.

Mr. Ostler worked for many years as a mail handler for the United States Postal Service until his retirement. He was a devout Catholic, served as an altar boy at St. Rose Church and continued while serving in the Army. Donald was an avid sports fan and was well loved by all who knew him.

He was the beloved husband of 68 years to Gertrude “Trudy” (Foote) Ostler of Peabody; devoted father of Patricia McCarthy and her husband, Vince of Nashua, NH, Warren Ostler and his wife, Christine of Saugus, Charles Ostler and his wife, Karen of Revere, Donna Czerwinski and her husband, Joseph of Malden, Maureen Tamasiunas and her husband, Allan of Farmington, NH, Aileen Charles and her husband, Steven of Saugus, Kathleen Nolan and her husband, Robert of Saugus, Lauretta Russo and her husband, John of Tewksbury and the late Kevin and Matthew Ostler. He was the dear brother of Leon Ostler, George Ostler, Marilyn Hayes, Richard Ostler and the late Charles, Arthur, Howard, Allen, Robert, Roland and Lawrence Ostler; cherished grandfather of Jennifer Nunes and her husband, Michael, Bryan Deloney, Michael Ostler and his wife, Sarah, Sean Ostler and his wife, Jennifer, Timothy Ostler, Jillian Florentino and her husband, Michael, Joseph Czerwinski and his wife, Brenda, Linda Rubbicco and her husband, Donald, Alana Hinton, Erica Wright and her husband, Ken, Gregory Tamasiunas and his wife, Jacqueline, Jessica Chase, George Charles, Justin Charles and his wife, Allison, Samantha and Melissa Russo; adored great grandfather of Sidney, Kaylee, Olivia, Hannah, Owen, Jackson, Madison, Dylan, Kaden, Justin, Ryan, Colton, Chase, Hadley, Kailey, Michaela, Bradley and Loralie and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral was held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Monday, June 3 followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11:00 A.M. Services concluded with Interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

Miroslav “Mike” Tenkner

Worked at Press Printing and Boston YMCA

Miroslav ‘Mike’ Tenkner passed away on Saturday morning, May 25 at the Quigley Memorial Hospital of the Chelsea Soldier’s Home.  He was 89 years old.

Born in Sadek, Czechoslovakia, the son of the late Bohnirl and Bozénos (Stoiesoró) Tenkner, he became a US Citizen on August 29, 1958.  He enlisted in the US Army on November 1, 1952, served in the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged on October 31, 1957, receiving an Army Occupation Medal (Germany), National Defense Service Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal.  Upon returning from overseas, Mike worked as a maintenance caretaker at the Press Printing Co in South Boston and at the Y.M.C.A. in Boston.  He retired at age 65.

Prior to his residence at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, Mike lived in the Braintree community.

He was the dear friend of Dorothy Callahan of Braintree; beloved uncle of his God Daughter Tracey Dionne of Quincy, Bobbie-Jo Dionne of Dorchester, Robert Dionne of Holbrook and Toni Callahan of Braintree.

Funeral services were conducted at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Tuesday. June 4.   Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals in Chelsea.

Joyce Marini

Retired Social Security Claims Representative

Joyce F. (Griffin) Marini of Peabody, formerly of Everett and Chelsea, passed away early Friday morning, May 24 at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody following complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 65 years old.

The loving wife of the late John M. “Hawk” Marini who died in 2008, she was born in Everett on February 7, 1948, the daughter of the late William F. and Julia B.  (Johnson) Griffin, Jr. and was raised in Chelsea’s Prattville neighborhood, graduating from Chelsea High School with the class of 1965, before moving to Peabody in 1974. She worked as a claims representative with the Social Security Administration for a total of 34 years, serving in the Lynn, Malden, and Chelsea branches, specializing in the SSI program prior to her retirement.

In her youth, she was a champion bowler in the women’s leagues of Malden at Town Line Lanes, where she met her future husband, John. In retirement, Joyce enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and Florida for Red Sox Spring Training with her husband and to Atlantic City and Niagara Falls with her friends. Her greatest joy was being a mother to her only son, Michael.  She was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church in Peabody.
She is survived by her son, Michael J. Marini of Peabody, her sister, Julia A. Griffin of Chelsea, her sister-in-law, Marion Marini of Billerica, her nephew Thomas and his wife Susan Marini and her great nephews, Matthew and Jacob Marini, all of Billerica.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Conway, Cahill, Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody.

Jason Sobanek

Vending Company Clerk, Boxing and Basketball Fan

Jason M. Sobanek of East Boston died unexpectedly on May 28.

A clerk for a vending company, he was an avid fan of boxing and basketball, especially a fan of Michael Jordan and Lebron James.

He was the loving son of Karen Cioffi and her husband, Gregory of Winthrop; cherished grandson of Arlene (Derome) Sobanek of Chelsea and the late Eugene Sobanek and his wife, Dottie (Lacotiglia) Sobanek and Josephine Cioffi of East Boston; loving nephew of Robert McCusker and his wife, Danielle of Lynn, Wayne Sobanek and his wife, June of North Carolina, Brian Sobanek of New Hampshire, Michael Cioffi and his wife, Stephanie of Everett, Roseanne Schettino and her husband, John of Winthrop and the late Jarnie Sobanek and Godson of Diane Wakaf of Georgia. He also leaves his dear friend Daniel Spritzer and his cousins; Joey, Bobby and Kyle McCusker.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St, Revere with services held in our Chapel of the Resurrection officiated by Pastor George Fay. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book:

Frederick Charles Buckley, Jr.

Computer Software Salesman. Died Tragically in Brazil

Frederick Charles Buckley, Jr. died tragically in Brazil on March 29.

Born in Malden, Mr. Buckley worked in software sales for computers and was the beloved husband of Neuci (Silva); loving son of Denise (Glynn) and Frederick C. Buckley of Kennebunkport, ME; dear and devoted brother of Shannon Freeman of Everett, Kelley Sikora and her husband, Walter of Melrose and Meagan LoBello and her husband, Mark of Winchester; devoted uncle of Terrence and Randy Freeman, Avery, Kyle, Emma and Grace Sikora and Julia and Ally LoBello.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Fred’s Memorial Mass in the Church of the Incarnation, 429 Upham St., Melrose, Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers,  contributions in Fred’s  memory to the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, would be sincerely appreciated.    Arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett 617-387-3120.

Marvin Fleischer

Longtime Carpet Salesman

Marvin Fleischer of Chelsea passed away on May 28. He was 79 years old.

Marvin was born in Chelsea, attended Chelsea Schools, graduated from Chelsea High School and was a lifelong Chelsea resident. Following high school, Mr. Fleischer spent two years in the US Army. He was long time carpet salesman and most recently worked for the Jordan Marsh Company. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and neighbors.

Marvin was the loving son of the late Harold Fleischer and Helen Miller; the dear brother of the late Charles Fleischer; the loving uncle of Howard Fleischer and his wife, Hannah and Melody Spence and her husband, Dudley. He is also survived by his grandnephew, Joshua. Arrangements were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel (617)889-2900, 151 Washington Ave. Chelsea.

Grace ‘Dolly’ Limardo

Of Saugus, formerly of Revere and Chelsea

Grace “Dolly” (Magazzu) Limardo of Saugus, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died recently.

A past member of the Mystic Valley Gun Club of Malden, she was the beloved wife of Saul “Jimmy” Limardo of Saugus; devoted mother of Juanita “Dee” Falta and her husband,  Bob of Saugus, James Limardo and his wife, Cathy of Beverly, Donna Houghton and her husband,  David of Winthrop,  Paul Limardo and his late wife, Diana, Karen DiRosa and her husband, Paul of Peabody, Robert Limardo and his wife, Melina of Peabody, dear sister of Lillian Lekas and her husband, Chris and the late Marie Fama and her surviving husband, Joseph of Everett and the late Anthony Magazzu; cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at St. Anthony’s Church, Revere followed by her being laid to rest in Holy Cross Mausoleum. For more information:

Anna Lojko

Aided Polish Resistance During World War II, Member of Polish Falcons and Polish National Alliance

Anna (Farbotko) Lojko passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers  after a long battle with congestive heart failure. She was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Naliboki, Poland, she was the beloved only child of the late Nicodem and Maria Farbotko. Anna married Antoni Lojko in Naliboki 73 years ago and gave birth to their first daughter at the start of World War II. During the war, she aided the Polish underground forces by smuggling guns and documents for the resistance. In 1940, Anna’s husband was taken during the Soviet invasion of Poland and forced to serve in the Russian Army. Shortly thereafter, German troops arrived in Naliboki and Anna was unwillingly transported to Germany where she spent many years in forced labor. When the war ended, Anna remained in Europe in relocation camps until she was sent to Altoona, PA, with her young daughter.

After ten years of not knowing the fate of her husband, Anna was reunited with Antoni in New York with the help of the Red Cross. Together they moved to Chelsea in 1951, where their family grew to include two more daughters. Anna was employed as an assembler at Smithcraft Corporation in Chelsea for many years. She and her husband moved to Hampstead, NH, 13 years ago.

Anna was strongly devoted to her family and was a longtime parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea. She was also a member of the Chelsea Polish Falcons and the Polish National Alliance.
She was the beloved wife of 73 years of Antoni Lojko of Hampstead, NH; devoted mother of Helena Deprospo of Chelsea, Irene Dennis and her husband, Lindsey of Georgetown and Anna Keith of Hampstead, NH; cherished grandmother of Christopher Deprospo, Lauren Dennis, Katelyn Ferguson and her husband, Ryan, and Alexander Keith.

She instilled in her children and grandchildren a strong work ethic, the importance of education, devotion to family, and her love of all things Polish.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church on Tuesday and services concluded with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

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