Obituaries 07-25-2013

Santos Martinez

Of Chelsea, Formerly of Puerto Rico

Santos Martinez of Chelsea, formerly of Aibonito, Puerto Rico, passed away peacefully on July 21 surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was 92 years old.

Born and raised in Ceyay, Puerto Rico, he resided there until coming to Chelsea 11 years ago,

He was the devoted husband of the late Margarita (Santos); beloved father of Miguel A. Martinez of Chelsea, Carmen G. Perez of Florida, Juana M. Martinez of Chelsea, Victor M. Martinez of North Carolina and the late Angel Luis Martinez; cherished grandfather of Evaristo Soto, Maria Virgen, Javier Perez, Elizabeth Soto, Jenak Martinez, Liliana Perez, Maurice Perez, Janak Martinez, Victor Martinez, Carmen Martinez and Margie Martinez; great grandfather of Jocelyne Otero, Evaristo Soto, Jr., Chalen Vasquez, Joan Marie Vasquez, Kevin L. Otero, Christopher Soto, Evalis Soto, Jorge M. Soto, Carmen Perez, Kiara Perez, Celinet Zelaya, Ronny Zelaya, Victor Dubon, Taina Mejia and the late Madelyn Dubon; great great grandfather of Joanelly Elena Rivera, Wilberto DeJesus, Jeslize Otero, Youary Soto and Satty Soto.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea. Funeral Services and interment will be held at the La Paz del Senor Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. To send a message of condolence to Santos’ family, please visit

Jane Tiernan McDonough

Of East Boston, Formerly of Chelsea

Jane Tiernan McDonough of East Boston, formerly of Chelsea, died on July 21. She was 68 years old.

She leaves her husband, Walter and her sister, Nancy of Provincetown. She was the sister of the late Sister Mary Alice and also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass to follow.

Dorothy MacDonald


Dorothy M. (Casey) MacDonald of Malden, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died at home on July 22 surrounded by her family. She was 72 years old.

A homemaker who enjoyed being with her family, she was the beloved wife of 52 years of Francis MacDonald, the devoted mother of Doreen Cardosi and her husband, Lance of Maine, Karen Turco of Malden and Frank Jr. of Revere; dear sister of James Casey of Malden, Lois DiPietro of Amesbury, Richard Casey and Thomas Casey and is also survived by four loving grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late Ida (Richard) Casey and Joseph Casey.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Thursday, July 25 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. For guest book, please visit

Yolanda Quagenti

Retired Chelsea Superior Court Secretary/ Clerk-Typist

Yolanda F. (Aucella) Quagenti died at Wingate at Andover following a long illness on July 20. She was 94 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, she was educated in Revere Schools and was a 1937 graduate of Revere High School. She lived in Revere for most of her life until moving to Chelsea in 1999.

She left Chelsea when she moved to Andover in 2010.

Mrs. Quagenti had a 15 year career with the Chelsea Superior Court as a clerk typist.

She was the wife of the late Henry J. Quagenti, Sr., who died in April of 1979 and the cherished mother of Henry J. Quagenti, Jr. and his wife, Joyce E. of Plaistow, NH; the devoted grandmother to Jeffrey J. Quagenti and his wife, Devon of Haverhill and Jessica A. Tyre and her husband, Jonathan of Kennebunk, Maine. She was also the dear sister of Anthony E. Aucella, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona and Rosemarie A. Crivello and her husband, Joseph of Baltimore, Maryland and the late John, Matthew and Harold Aucella and Eleanor R. Fleming, Jean Gangi and Agnes Bousquet. She is also lovingly survived by her two great granddaughters, Kayla J. and Novie G. Tyre and by many faithful nieces, nephews, grand nephews and grand nieces.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information, please visit:

Barbara Gagan

Lifelong Revere Resident

Barbara A. (O’Brien) Gagan, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away July 19 at the Wilmington Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.  She was 70 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late John W. and Eleanor R. (Sannella) O’Brien, she attended Revere Public Schools and graduated from Revere High School in 1960.

She was the wife of the late William Gagan and the former wife of Dennis Walters of Everett, the beloved mother of Robert J. Walters and his wife, Janet of Pelham, NH, Kelly A. Quinlan and her husband, Paul E. of Wilmington, Patricia A. Viator and her wife, Carole of Revere and is also lovingly survived by three grandchildren: Ryan Walters of NH, Stephanie Quinlan and Cameron Quinlan, both of Wilmington.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, 389 Washington Ave. Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

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