Thomas Fay, Jr.
Former Chelsea Alderman
Thomas F. Fay, Jr., former city Alderman at Large and well known life long Chelsea resident, passed away on July 3 at the West Revere Health Center (Annemark Nursing Home) where he had been receiving supportive care for the past two years. He was 73 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Thomas F. Sr. and Lillian (MacDonald) Fay, he attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, class of 1959. He furthered his education studying accounting at Bentley College and continued by attending Newbury College where he received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.
Tom was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam Era. Honorably discharged in 1966, he returned to Chelsea to raise his family of three sons. He worked for Northeast Petroleum in Chelsea as a yardman for nearly 20 years and later with the MBTA for an additional 20 years until his retirement.
Tom was dedicated to community service and was elected to several terms as an Alderman at Large, serving as Board President and Acting Mayor. He twice sought the office of Mayor and was a onetime candidate for State Rep. He was a coach and officer for the Chelsea Little League and Fast Pitch Softball League. After retiring, Tom took residence in Lake Suzy, Florida enjoying his time there with many new friends.
He held membership in several Chelsea social clubs among them: the Irish Club, PPC and the former Winnisimmet Club. He was also a proud Union Member of the Teamsters Local 25 and the MBTA Boston Carmen’s Union.
He is survived by his three beloved sons: Thomas F. Fay III of Colombia, South America, Scott C. Fay and his wife, Noelle of Danvers and Todd M. Fay of Chelsea. He was the cherished grandfather of Samantha Lee Fay, Tyler Patrick Fay and former husband of Margaret Ann Fay of Chelsea; dear brother of Richard Fay and his wife, Louise of Malden, James Fay and his wife, Betty, Robert Fay and his wife, Anita, all of Chelsea, Kenneth Fay and his wife, Debra of Melrose and special friend of Carmen Vega of Lynn.
His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to N.E. American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701 http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/local-offices/boston-massachusetts/ For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Hilda Lillian Reid
Active at Mt. Bellingham United Methodist Church
Hilda Lillian (Snow) Reid passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 30 at the Eastpointe Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Chelsea. She was 102 years old.
Born and raised in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, Canada, the daughter of the late Bennett and Mary (Dawe) Snow, Hilda attended school in Canada and moved to the United States in 1936. She settled in Chelsea and has been residing in this city for almost 80 years.
Throughout her lifetime, Hilda was a stay at home caretaker, caring for her husband, her home and her son and daughter She was a faithful and hardworking parishioner of the Mt. Bellingham United Methodist Church in Chelsea. Hilda worked on many craft fairs, ham and bean suppers and fin and hadde luncheons at the Church.
She was the wife of the late G. Stanley Reid; mother of the late Stanley S. Reid and Elaine D. Reid; mother-in-law of Gladys F. Vickers Reid of Boxford; sister of Lewis Snow of Canada and beloved grandmother of Dorothy Reid-Sola of Maine, Donna Reid-Full of Hamilton, Steven S. Reid and his wife, Kim of Boxford and is also lovingly survived by one great granddaughter, Amanda Reid-Full of Hamilton.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Friday, July 10 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will precede the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett.
Longtime bookkeeper for Delta Airlines Air Cargo
Barbara L. Creeden passed away on June 28 at the
at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where she had been receiving supportive care. She was 93 years old.
Born and raised in Revere, she was the Loving daughter of the late James A. and Anna M. (Goodman) Creeden. She was a lifelong resident of Revere (Beachmont) until five years ago when she took residence at the Zelma Lacey Assisted Living in Charlestown.
During World War II, she was a war time employee/assembler at the GE plant in Lynn. Thereafter and for the next 33 years, she worked as a bookkeeper for Delta Airlines Air Cargo headquarters at Logan Airport.
She was a longtime parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Beachmont. In her retirement she was a member of the Beachmont Golden Agers and enjoyed painting and pottery crafts.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her siblings and their spouses: the late Joseph Allen “Ike” Creeden and his wife, Anna, F. Edna French and her husband, John P. and her nephew, the late John French. She was the cherished aunt of Robert Creeden and his wife, Charlene of Dennis, Paul Creeden of Dorchester, Linda Neshamkin (wife of John French) of Charlestown, David French and his wife, Marge of West Port, CT, Mark French of Boston and David French and his wife, ShaSha of Brookline. She is also survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews and great grandnieces and great nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, July 11 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Catholic Relief Services, PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303 or visit www.crs.org/donate/celebration-gifts/. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
29 year employee of US Air
Brian D. Lovett of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died at his Revere residence on June 30 following a long illness. He was 58 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he attended Chelsea schools and was a 1975 graduate of Chelsea High School. Soon after graduation, he began a 29 year career with US Air at Logan Airport as a fleet service representative. Because of several health issues, he was forced into early retirement in 2004. Mr. Lovett lived in Peabody for several years before moving to Revere eight years ago.
Brian enjoyed life to its fullest, enjoyed traveling and visiting the world, although his early death has saddened his wife and friends immensely, the knowledge of his very full life is comforting.
He was the beloved husband of 10 years of Rebecca A. (Dougherty) Lovett, the dear brother of Richard J. Lovett of Colorado and the nephew of the late Richard (Dickie) Lovett.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, July 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by the funeral service in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere at 7:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2031. For more information, please visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com