Obituaries 07-14-2016

Patricia Ann ‘Pat’ Burge

Retired bookkeeper

Patricia Ann “Pat” (Smith) Burge passed away Friday morning, July 8 at home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was 76 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late William W. and Ann E. (Connolly) Smith,  Pat was a lifelong resident of Chelsea.  She was raised in the city and attended Chelsea Public Schools, graduating from Chelsea High School, Class of 1958.  After high school, Pat attended bookkeeping school for a couple of years.  In addition to caring for her family, Pat worked as a bookkeeper at the former Carmel Credit Union in Chelsea for 17 years before retiring in 2002.  In her spare time, Pat enjoyed playing the piano and crocheting.  She particularly enjoyed crocheting large Christmas stockings for her children and grandchildren.  Most importantly, Pat enjoyed entertaining her family and friends.  She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Pat was the wife of the late Arthur J. “Junior” Burge, Jr.,  the beloved mother of Arthur J. Burge, III and his wife, Janice of Everett, William R. Burge of Chelsea and Dawn M. Sullivan and her husband, Joseph of New Hampshire; mother-in-law of Victoria Burge of Chelsea; dear sister of James Smith of Leominster, Valerie Neaumayer of California, Robert Smith of Milton, Barbara Smith of Weymouth, Richard Smith of Medford and the late William Smith.  She was the adored grandmother of Billy, Christopher and Victoria Burge, all of Chelsea and Arthur J. Burge IV and Danielle Burge, both of Everett. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on July 12. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Fred Mandracchia

Late proprietor of New Bridge Café Chelsea

Fred J. Mandracchia of Everett, passed away July 11. He was 88 years old.

He was the late proprietor of New Bridge Café Chelsea, and a US Navy veteran of World War II.

The loving father of Mark C. Mandracchia Sr., he was the cherished grandfather of Mark C. Mandracchia Jr., Marisa, Christopher and Christina Mandracchia and adored greatgrandfather of Anthony and Dominic Mandracchia; dear brother of Charlie Mandracchia of Revere, Johnny Mandracchia of Stoneham, Ann O’ Brien of Lynnfield and the late Josephine Saraceno. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Fred’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. Revere on Thursday, July 1h  from 4 to 8 p.m.and again at 9 a.m. Friday before leaving in procession to St Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral  Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book and directions

George DePietro

Letter Carrier

George DePietro of Chelsea died on July 9.

George served in the US Army and was a letter carrier for over 30 years.

He was the beloved husband of Susan (Censullo); devoted father of Joseph “Joe” DePietro and his partner, Tony and Shea DePietro, all of Chelsea; dear brother of Elaine and Rosemarie DePietro, both of New Hampshire,  Wayne DePietro and Marian of Revere and the late Louis and Anthony DePietro.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Parish at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Visitation will be today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Interment will be at Puritan Lawn Cemetery.  For guest book, please visit

Pearl Maryann Paradis

Devoted mother of 18 children, 51 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren

Pearl Maryann (Belanger) Paradis of Eagle Lake, Maine and Chelsea, passed away July 5 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston surrounded by her family. She was 95 years old.

Pearl was born on December 21, 1920 on Belanger’s Plantation, Wallagrass, Maine, the daughter of Cyril  Belanger and Marie Charette Belanger. She was raised on the family plantation, learned to play the piano and received her early education at home.

On August 29, 1935, she married Arthur J. Paradis from Eagle Lake, Maine. They had 18 children and moved to Chelsea in 1955. She stayed at home and worked throughout her life as a devoted homemaker while raising her children.

Vivid memories of her upbringing along Maine’s Route 11 and her family history live on in the stories she shared with her family. She was well known for her cooking, baking her special cookies and sewing but she will always be remembered for her love of family.

In addition to her parents, Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur in 1988, a daughter Sharon Paradis in 1973, two brothers, Earl Belanger and William Belanger, four sisters; Jane Page, Hazel Martin, Jeanette Bowden and Annette Ryerson. She is survived by 11 children and their spouses: Archie Paradis and his wife, June, Roger Paradis, Gary Paradis and his wife, Madeline, Paul Paradis and his wife, Linda and Darlene Kendall and her husband, Jeff, all of Sumner, Maine, Joseph Paradis and his wife, Linda, Kevin Paradis and his wife, Kathy and Pamela Paradis, all of Revere, Diana Feyler and her husband, Robert of Tewksbury, Paula Govostes and her husband, Nicholas of Everett,, Sandra Gotto and her husband, John of Salem, NH. She is also survived by 51 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett
Should Friends desire, contributions in Pearl’s memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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