Obituaries 02-12-2015

Michelle Pizzano

Persevered with lifelong challenges and needs and the love and devotion of a caring family

Michelle B. Pizzano passed away on February 6 at the Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River after a very brief illness. She was 46 years old.

Born in Everett, she was the beloved daughter of Olivette M. (Dion) Pizzano and the late Frederick Pizzano.

From the time of her birth, Michelle  persevered with difficult lifelong challenges and needs. She remained in the family home in Revere where she received the love and devotion of her caring family. For the past 30 years she was in residence at Crystal Springs in Assonet, a long-term care and special needs school facility.

She is survived by her devoted mother Olivette M. Pizzano and her dear sister and brother-in-law Elisa and Dennis Brelsford, all of Revere. She was the cherished aunt of Adam Brelsford and his wife, Crystal, Seth Brelsford and his wife, Kelly and Keith Brelsford; adored great aunt of Adam Jr., Alexander, Aaron, Morgan, Benjamin and Payton Brelsford. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, February 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to “Crystal Springs School Inc., 38 Narrows Road Assonet, MA 02702 or by visiting For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

Michael Cornetta

Coca Cola retiree; bartender, transported Bridgewell special needs students

Michael J. Cornetta passed away suddenly on February 4 at the North Shore Medical Center Union Hospital in Lynn after a sudden and unexpected illness. He was 64 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of Benjamin Cornetta of Deltona, FL. and the late Evelyn V. (Chiano) Cornetta. He grew up in Revere, graduated from Revere High School and continued his education at Massachusetts College of Art where he received an associate’s degree in the arts.

Michael worked as a forklift operator for the Coca-Cola Company in Waltham, retiring in 2013. Most recently he worked chauffeuring special needs students for “Bridgewell” in Lynnfield. He also worked as a bartender for various local establishments such as Jacob’s Ladder, The Chandlery, The Speak Easy, the Dublin and Companions. He enjoyed telling many interesting stories, golf and fishing.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his beloved wife and companion for 25 years, Linda G. (Bowers) Cornetta. He was the loving father of Derek Brent Cornetta of Orlando, FL; dear brother and brother-in-law of Frederick Cornetta, Diane MacDonald and her husband, James, all of Deltona, FL, Karen Conrad and her husband, Michael of Chelsea, and Debbie Dennis of Plaistow, NH. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 14 at a time to be announced at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway Chelsea. Should friends desire, contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to “Bridgewell”, 471 Broadway, Lynnfield, MA 01940. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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