Obituaries 03-31-2016

Sean Patrick Honohan

Student at Perkins Schoool for the Blind

Sean Patrick Honohan died at home with his family on March 23.

Sean was a student at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. Sean’s family would like to thank all of his nurses and care givers, especially Bernadette, Auntie Tiff and Jen. They are forever grateful.

He was the beloved son of James “Jamie” Honohan, Jr. and Melissa DeVeau; dear brother of Harrison James Honohan; cherished grandson of James and Michele (Tucker) Honohan of Revere and Michael and Maureen (Zajac) DeVeau of Chelsea; loving nephew of Andrew Honohan, Sr, Miri Otero and her husband, Johnny and Scott DeVeau; cousin of Andrew, Jr, Johnny, Jr, and Jayden. He is also survived by many great aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visiting hours were held in The Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 1P36dsa.or or Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon St, Watertown, MA 02472 C/O Deafblind Preschool Program in memory of Sean. For guest book please visit

Carol “Cookie” Higgins

Nurse, of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Carol “Cookie” E. (Zajac) Higgins of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on Monday, March 21. She was 70 years old.

Cookie was a nurse at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home and the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Norma (Hildner) Sinnott and Henry Zajac, the beloved wife of David C. Higgins; loving sister of June Dingwell, Alice Suloff, Barbara Morvan and Dorothy Ekey and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Carol’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere at 8 a.m. today, Thursday, before leaving in procession to St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. For guestbook and directions:

Eileen Green

Active at Our Lady of Grace Parish

Eileen C. Green passed away on Wednesday evening, March 24 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center in Medford where she had been convalescing over the last several months. She was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Lowell, she was the beloved and only daughter of the late James and Ellen (Settle) Entwistle. She was married to Stanley W. Green and in 1955, together with their young family,, they settled in Chelsea and resided for many years on Burma Road and Normandy Road. in Chelsea. To help support her family, later in life, she began working at Chelsea Bottle Co. as a machine operator. After more than 20 years with the bottle company, she retired in 1990.

She and her husband were both faithful and active parishioners at Our Lady of Grace Church. In her lifetime she enjoyed dancing and entertained family and friends with her singing voice.

In addition to her parents, Eileen was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stanley in 2007 and her brothers; John, James and Joseph Entwistle. Since 2009, Eileen has been residing with VNA assisted living in Somerville.

She is survived by her loving children and their spouses; John “Colby” Green and his wife, Jacqueline of Needham, Jeffrey Green and his wife, Diane of Hillsboro, NH, Judy Sullivan and her husband, Charles of Saugus, Brian Green and his companion, Heidi Decato of Nashua, NH and Michael Green and his wife, Mary of Lynn. She was the cherished grandmother of Michael and his wife, Pamela Rizzo, Jason and his wife, Laurie Rizzo, Scott Green, Nicole Green, Justin Weaver, Slade Green and Aaron Green. She was the adored great grandmother of Liliana Rizzo and Sophia Rizzo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Should friends desire, contributions in Eileen’s memory may be made to Our Lady of Grace Parish. For additional information, please visit:

Vilma Madrid

Member of the Immaculate Parish Community of Revere

Vilma Madrid passed away unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 26 after many previous and successful battles with cancer. She was 48 years old.

Born and raised in Matapan, El Salvador, she was the beloved daughter of Martin Madrid and Juventina Monterola de Madrid. She came to the United States as a young lady where she met and married Francisco B. Tejada, together they raised their family of two sons and one daughter residing in East Boston and in Revere for the past 10 years.

Vilma worked for over 18 years with the housekeeping department at Tufts University, Boston Campus in Chinatown. For health reason she retired a year ago.

She was a member of the Immaculate Parish Family in Revere and in her lifetime Vilma enjoyed home cooking and entertaining family and friends in her home, she also enjoyed traveling back to El Salvador and Mexico City.

She is survived by her beloved husband Francisco Tejada and was the devoted mother of Darlene Flores, Josue Tejada and Francisco Tejada; loving daughter of Martin Madrid and Juventina Monterola de Madrid and is also survived by 14 loving siblings.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

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