Norman LeClair of Revere died on October 29.
Norman owned and operated a CPA business on Broadway in Chelsea for many years. He and his wife, Josephine enjoyed many years traveling. His true passion was golf, having lived on both the Ipswich Country Club and the Deer Creek Country Club in Florida. Before becoming a resident of Florida, he and Josephine would spend winters there to avoid the harsh New England weather. Norman had many laughs watching the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and would make sure to stay awake to enjoy the program. He was known for having a toothpick in his mouth or in his pocket at all times.
The beloved husband of 46 years to Josephine (DiBlasi) LeClair, he was the devoted father of Diane LeClair and Jason Loeser of Revere, and Joseph LeClair of Lynn; dear brother of Jean Delaney and her husband, Del of East Harwich and the late Marlene Perry, Raymond LeClair and Celina Fairbank; cherished grandfather of Jessica and Jason Loeser and Joseph LeClair.
A Memorial Mass will be held at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Revere on Friday, November 4 at 12 noon. Interment is private. Memorial donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St, New York, NY 10016. Funeral Arrangements are in the care of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere MA 02151. For guest book, please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Longtime cashier at the Chelsea Salvation Army Store
Joann (Lush) Schleer of Chelsea died unexpectedly on October 26.
Born in Laredo, Texas, 57 years ago, Joann passed away at home after years of declining health. Devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren, she worked as a cashier at the Salvation Army store on Broadway, Chelsea for many years.
She was the devoted mother of Michelle Lush of Saugus, Michael Lush and his wife, Kelly of Woburn and Gregory Schleer, Jr. of Everett; daughter of Albert Lush of Chelsea and the late Juanita Lush; beloved sister of Mary Follis and Michael Lush, Sr., both of Chelsea and Debbie Kasabuski and Linda Ayala, both of Saugus and the cherished grandmother of Ryan, Nolan and Madison Lush and Sophia MacKay.
At her request, funeral services are private.
To send a message of condolence to Joann’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Active in Chelsea Youth Hockey in his youth
Salvy J. Citro of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly at home on October 21.
Born in Boston and a resident of Chelsea for most of his life, Salvy was a graduate of Our Lady of Grace School and Pope John High School. In his youth, he was active in the Chelsea Youth Hockey program.
He was the devoted son of Guy Citro and his wife, Kathleen Rappa of Chelsea and the late Elizabeth (Fronte) Citro; beloved brother of Matthew and Michael Citro, both of Chelsea; cherished grandson of Romolo M. and Jennie G. Citro of Burlington; nephew of Carmine Citro and his wife, Kathleen of Saugus and Diane Tellis and her husband, Peter of Wilmington.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Mass to be celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols Street, Chelsea on Saturday, November 5 at 10:30 a.m. Committal Services are private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or to a charity of your choice. To send a message of condolence to Salvy’s family, please visit: www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Vittorio ‘Victor’ Grillo, Sr.
Of East Boston
Vittorio “Victor” Grillo, Sr. of East Boston passed away on October 25 surrounded by his loving family.
The beloved husband of Deborah (DeFronzo) Grillo, he was the cherished father of Matthew, Kimberly and Vittorio Grillo, Jr.; loving son of Rosalia (Lambiase) and the late Matteo Grillo; dear brother of Maria “Pina” Falzone and her husband, Salvatore of East Boston, Tina Mitrano and her husband, Giuseppe of Stoneham, Giovanna Chiulli and her husband, Umberto of East Boston, Antonio Grillo and his wife, Lucia of Stoneham, Frank Grillo and his wife, Diana and Julio Grillo and his wife, Deborah of East Boston, Rita Grillo of Stoneham, Patty Hanton and her husband, Robert of East Boston, Sonia Connolly and her husband, Christopher of Stoneham, Serena Grillo of East Boston and the late Andrea Grillo and his wife, Patricia. He was the dearest son in law to Jane DeFronzo and her late husband Sonny and he is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Victor was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Victor’s memory may be made to the Vittorio Grillo, Jr. Educational Fund, 5 Sparhawk Circle, Stoneham, MA 02180. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Mary ‘May’ Bakos
Animal lover, sports fan, gardener and doting aunt and second mother to her adoring nieces and nephews
Mary “May” Bakos of Everett passed away peacefully while surrounded by her caring family on Thursday morning, October 27 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 90 years old.
Born and raised in Winthrop, May was one of five children born to the late John and Anna (Fotoupoulos) Bakos. A graduate of Everett Vocational High School, May held various jobs to support her home. She worked for most of her life as a surgical instrument sterilizer in the Central Supply Dept. at the Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary in Boston.
Although she never married, she was a doting aunt and second mother to her many adoring nieces and nephews. An affectionate animal lover, she opened her home and cared for her dogs; Buffy and Prince, her cats; Cleo I, Cleo II and Nike.
In her lifetime, May was an allaround Boston sports fan watching and cheering the Red Sox and Patriots. She also enjoyed gardening and yard work. She is best remembered for her fun loving spirit and vibrant personality.
In addition to her parents, May was also preceded in death by two brothers; Charles and George Bakos, her brother-in-law, Jack Fay and a nephew, Christos E. Bakos. To cherish her memory, she leaves her dear sister Sophie Fay of Everett, her brother Louis Bakos and his wife, Pauline of Melrose, two sisters-in-law: Aphrodite Bakos of Lynn and Christine Bakos of Winthrop. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews: Debbie and Marty Esolen, Michael and Pat Fay, Richard Fay, Frances and Tom Frangos, George, Jr. and Amanda Bakos, John Bakos, Greg and Kaye Bakos, John and Pam Bakos, Anna Bakos, Fr. Iakous “Billy” Bakos, Stephanie and Michael Keimig. She is also survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Anthony Memorial-Frank A. Welsh & Sons, Chelsea.
Her Funeral Service was held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Lynn. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Anthony Memorial-Frank A. Welsh & Sons, Chelsea.