Retired bank customer service representative
Doris T. Pelletier of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on November 28. She was 89 years old.
Born in Lawrence, the daughter of the late Elgide and Leonie (Bouchard) Pelletier, her family settled in Chelsea and she lived here for most of her life. She has been residing in Everett since 1975. Doris worked for many years as a customer service representative at Chelsea Savings Bank and later at The Boston Five on Broadway. She was supporter and parishioner of the former Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Chelsea.
She was the dear sister of the late Robert, Wilfred and Jeanette Pelletier and is survived by two nieces, Regina O’Brien of Andover, Janice Carmichael of Haverhill and one nephew, William Pelletier of North Carolina.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Rose Church. Services concluded with Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Andover. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.
Retired cab driver
Eugene L. Pizzano of Chelsea passed away on Saturday, November 29 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after a brief illness. He was 90 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of the late Rudolph Sr. and Angelina (Scalino) Pizzano. He attended Chelsea Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1942, He enlisted in the US Army during World War II and served with the Army Air Corps in the Western Pacific and Tinian Islands. He was honorably at the rank of Corporal in 1946 and returned to Chelsea.
Mr. Pizzano enrolled in the Scott Garvey School of Art in Boston gaining his diploma and Certificate of the Arts. In 1953 he married Eleanor Scalino and together they raised their daughter and son in Chelsea.
Eugene drove a cab for Sq. Cab in Chelsea and retired after many years of service. During his life he enjoyed drawing portraits.
In addition to his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by his wife “Helen” K. Pizzano, his son Ronald A, and two brothers, Rudolph Jr. and Walter Pizzano. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Gina A. Pizzano of Chelsea, a sister Judith Pizzano of West Medford and a brother Ronald C. Pizzano of Arlington.
His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, December 5 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at The Immaculate Conception Church, (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue) Revere at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours have been respectfully omitted. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit
Zuilda Monteiro Gomes
Had kind and loving heart
Zuilda Monteiro Gomes, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away surrounded by her loving family on November 26 in her Chelsea home after a long illness. She was 87 years old.
Born and raised in Sao Nicolau, Cabo Verde, she was the daughter of the late Manuel Miguel Monteiro and Josefina Fermino Monteiro. She attended schools there and married Joao Nepomuceno Gomes. They raised their family in Cape Verde Island and settled in the United States in 1976,, taking permanent residency in Chelsea in 1977.
Zuilda was a loving wife and mother devoted to her home and family. She worked outside the home as a laundry aide at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, retiring in 1989.
Her kind and loving heart was felt by the great number of people who she touched and helped throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed cooking and teaching her family how to prepare traditional dishes. She loved spending time with her family, working on Word Search Puzzles and rooting for the Celtics, her favorite basketball team.
She was the beloved wife of 67 years to Joao Nepomuceno Gomes; devoted mother of Maria Alina Connolly, Mario Do Rosario Gomes, Emilia Gomes, Lorena Lopes, Josefina Gomes-Pais, Benedita Gomes-Wani, Virginia Monteiro Fernandes, Osvaldina Gomes Daly, Filipa Delfina Gomes, Manuel Gomes, Maria Josefina Gomes, Ana Oliveira, Inacio Gomes, Pedro Gomes; dear sister of Antonia Ana Monteiro, Florintina Soares, Antonia Canjinha Almeida, Miguel Monteiro, Maria Benedita Monteiro, Maria Arcenia Gomes, Jose Manuel Gomes, Serafin Manuel Gomes, Boaventura Ramos Monteiro, Benvinda Fermino Monteiro Lopes, Baltazar Ramos Monteiro, Belarmino Ramos Monteiro, Benfeito Ramos Monteiro, Maria de Lourdes Monteiro Soares, Armanda Fermino Monteiro Silva, Herminia Fermino Monteiro Soares and Joao Monteiro. She is also survived by 43 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; seven sons in-law. three daughters in-law and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Rose Church on Monday. Services concluded with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B162 Danvers, MA 01923 and by visiting www.CareDimensions.org or the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. To send expressions of sympathy, please visitww.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Retired LPN; man with many interests
Paul F. Bryan, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a long illness on November 28. He was 67 years old.
A member of a military family, Paul spent a good portion of his younger years living at bases in Germany and across the United States. After returning to Chelsea after his service to his country, he received a LPN degree in nursing from the Chelsea Soldiers Home and began working for various nursing care facilities until retiring 10 years ago from Mediplex in Lynn. Not one to let time be wasted, Paul also had a business degree from Bunker Hill Community College as well as a real estate license. In his spare time, he loved the guitar, playing it, writing songs and even singing. A participant at Woodstock, he also collected records and wrote poetry.
The devoted husband of Lorraine A. (Richards), he was the beloved father of Derek Bryan of Pembroke Pines, FL, Kimberly Bryan-Dizon and her husband, Ted, III of Chelsea and Carrie DiNapoli and her husband, Michael, Jr. of Derry, NH; brother of James Bryan of Randolph, Judith Bryan of North Carolina and the late Patricia Bryan-Armstrong; cherished grandfather of Aidan Dizon, Gillian Bryan, Michael DiNapoli, III, Bryan DiNapoli and Mason Dizon and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea today, Thursday, December 4 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 AM. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in Paul’s name may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451 or to the Salvation Army-Chelsea Pantry, 253 Chestnut St., Chelsea, MA 02150.
To send a message of condolence to Paul’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Worked behind counter at Arthur’s Deli and S & L Cold Cut Center
Elaine M. Comeau, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away on Thursday evening November 27 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after a courageous three month battle with cancer.
She was devoted to her family and friends and for many years she could be found behind the counter working at Arthur’s Deli and S & L Cold Cut Center.
The daughter of the late Joseph P. and Mary H. (McComiskey) Comeau, she was the devoted companion of Tammy M. Rampey of Chelsea; beloved sister of Cheryl McDonough of Chelsea, Lillian Baker of Malden and the late Pauline Comier, Joseph Comeau, Philip Comeau and David Comeau and she is also lovingly survived by her nieces and nephews, Jaime Lubanski of Everett, Michael Lewis of Chelsea, Christopher Mercer and John Mercer, both of New Hampshire, Joshua Baker of Chelsea, Patrick Baker of Malden, Maryanne Smith, Michelle Comeau and Robert Comeau, all of Canada, Haley Comeau of Saugus and Allyson Comeau of Lynn.
At her request, funeral services were private. Expressions of sympathy in Elaine’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society of Massachusetts, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. To send a message of condolence to Elaine’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com