Obituaries 05-28-2015

Raymond Chipman, III

Diehard Boston Sports Fan

Raymond R. Chipman, III of Chelsea died on May 15.

A diehard Boston Sports fan and former supervisor at Restaurant Depot, Raymond passed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was the devoted son of Linda (Urbaczewski) Chipman of Chelsea; beloved brother of Rae Chipman of New York and Jacqueline Chipman of Malden; loving nephew of Jack and Patty Urbaczewski of Wakefield, Maxine Urbaczewski of Revere and Debbie and Kevin Murphy of Revere; uncle of Jonathan Chipman of Melrose, Elizabeth Ellison of New York and Isabella LaVita of Malden. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Life Celebration on Saturday, May 30 in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea from 12 Noon until 1:30 p.m. Committal Services are private. Expressions of sympathy in Raymond’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Catherine Maniscalco

Lifelong Chelsea resident

Catherine A. (Sclafani) Maniscalco of Chelsea died on May 21.

A lifelong Chelsea resident for 86 years, Catherine passed away at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where she had been receiving supportive care for the last six years.

She was the devoted wife of the late Vincenzo; beloved mother of Janet Maniscalco of Chelsea, Thomas A. Maniscalco and his wife, Luigina of Danvers and the late James V. Maniscalco; loving sister of the late Michael Sclafani; cherished grandmother of Carla Giovinco and her husband, Francesco and Vincent Maniscalco and his fiancee, Adina Sweet-Vickery and the dear friend of Rita and George Tentindo of Chelsea.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at St. Michaels Cemetery, Roslindale. Expressions of sympathy in Catherine’s name may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, Patient Activity Fund, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. To send a message of condolence to Catherine’s family, please

Gilbert Cherry

Former Chelsea High School teacher and past president of Temple B’nai Israel

Gilbert M. Cherry of Swampscott, long time beloved partner of Shirley Ashman, died May 21 surrounded by his loving family. He was 92 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Alfred and Lena (Kaplan) Cherry. He was raised and educated in Cambridge and was a graduate of Harvard University and Boston University Graduate School of Education.

An honorably discharged US Army veteran of World War II, he was employed as a teacher at Chelsea High School. He also worked part time as a cook at Wonderland Dog Track and the Ritz Carlton Hotel and was past president of Temple B’Nai Israel.

Gilbert is survived by his children: Deborah of Lynn, Elyse of Brookline, Howard of New York; step children: Louise Goodman and her husband, Michael of Lexington and William Ashman and his wife, Debbie of Littleton; grandchildren Jacob Cherry and Rebecca Cherry and step grandchildren, Jesse Goodman, Daniel, Ben and Becky Ashman.

Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Chapel of Chelsea Interment was in Beth Shalom of Cambridge Cemetery, 232 Fuller St. Everett. Memorial observance will continue at the home of Deborah Cherry in Lynn through today, Thursday, from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in Gilbert’s name may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 or Temple B’Nai Israel 1 Wave Ave. Revere, MA 02151. For directions and guest book please visit

Hyman Newman

Former proprietor of the Winnesimett Loan Shop in Chelsea

Hyman Newman of Swampscott, formerly of Chelsea, died on May 25 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. He was 95 years old.

The beloved husband of the late Helen (Adelstein) Newman, he was born in Russia, the son of the late Joseph and Charlotte Newman and raised and educated in Chelsea Schools. An honorably discharged veteran of World War II, he proudly served in the United States Army. Hyman was proprietor of the Winnesimett Loan Shop in Chelsea for many years.

A loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather who will be deeply missed, he is survived by his children: Mark Newman, Sandra Newman, Todd Newman and Beth Newman and his grandchildren Adam Newman and Matthew Newman. He was predeceased by his brother, Irving Datz and sister, Sarah Jaffee.

His funeral service will be held from the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea today, Thursday, May 28 at 11 a.m. followed by interment in the North Russell Street Cemetery, 232 Fuller St., Everett. Contributions in his memory may be made to: The National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018. For directions and guest book, please visit:

John Mastropietro

Worked for electrical contractors

John T. Mastropietro of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 26 after a brief illness in the peace of his own home, surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was 56 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of the late Carmen Mastropietro, the late Mary R. (Brennan) Garceau and her late husband Thomas Garceau. John attended Chelsea Schools and worked as a laborer for various electrical contractors.

He was married to Theresa M. King Mastropietro and was the father and guardian to three sons and four daughters. He began raising his family in East Boston and was a Lynn resident for the past 17 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years. He was the devoted father of Nicholas, Jolene, Lauren, Theresa and loved guardian of Andrew, Ashley and Michael Mento; dear brother of Jerri and George, Anna, Joey and Vicki, Dottie and Pablo, Carmen, Ricky, Jimbo and Ronny and the cherished grandfather of Aliyah.

His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, May 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. It was John’s wish that those attending be encouraged to dress casually. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

Delma Pesce

Dedicated homemaker

Delma D. (Borgatti) Pesce passed away peacefully on May 21 at the Life Care Center of Attleboro. She was 93 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1938. Delma resided in Saugus for many years before moving to Wakefield. She later settled in Attleboro at Canterbury Woods before taking residence at the Life Care Center of Attleboro. Delma was a homemaker for most of her life, caring for her husband, her three children and her home, later enjoying all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She devoted many years to the Blessed Sacrament Church in Saugus as the CCD Coordinator and Ladies Sodality.

She was the wife of the late Ernest F. Pesce; the beloved mother of Robert E. Pesce Sr. and his wife, Janet of Georgetown, John J. Pesce and his wife, Donna of North Attleboro, and Carol A. Pesce of Somerset; daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Luppi) Borgatti; dear sister of Robert Borgatti and his wife, Terry, Richard Borgatti and his wife, Dorothy, all of Virginia and the late Louis and Frances Borgatti and the sister-in-law of the late Grayce Borgatti. She is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carafa Family Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Wendy Dunlop

Of Chelsea

Wendy Dunlop of Chelsea died suddenly on May 23. She was 38 years old.

She was the beloved daughter of the late John Mandracchia and Marie (Koczorowski); devoted sister of Virginia DeSantis of New Hampshire; cherished granddaughter of Louise (Flammia) Koczorowski of Chelsea and the late Anthony; dear niece of Lola Hollingsworth of Tewksbury, Teresa Koczorowski of Revere and Richard Koczorowski of Haverhill; loving aunt of Stephen Garrett, Ryan Garrett, Kristin DeSantis, Jason Garrett Jr and great aunt of Liam Doty and is also survived by her cousins Kenneth Dulong and Fadela Nedjar.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons- Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, May 29 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book, please visit

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