Obituaries 05-11-2017

Herbert Wineberg

Of Revere

Herbert Wineberg of Revere died on Tuesday, May 2.     A proud US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Elsie (Cohen) Wineberg; devoted father of Madalyn Purdy and her husband, Douglas of Sandwich, Barry Wineberg and his wife, Renée and Larry Wineberg and his wife, Janet, all of Revere; loving son of the late Abraham and Katie Weinberg; dear brother of the late Arthur Weinberg, Irving Weinberg and Sarah Weinberg; cherished grandfather of Justin, Sean, Chris, Amanda and her husband, James, Cori, Shaina, Andy and his wife, Emily and great-grandfather of Damyen, Willow, Ava and Tobin.

Arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Interment was in Beth Israel Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Herbert’s memory may be made to VA

Boston Healthcare System-Brockton Campus, Voluntary Service-940 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301. ATTN: VA Adult Day Healthcare Program-Chelsea. For guestbook, visit:

Edward ‘Teddy’ Fusco, Jr.

State House Ranger, Sagamore Club member, remembered for his thoughtful and helpful demeanor, friendly personality and congenial nature

Edward T. “Teddy” Fusco, Jr. died unexpectedly on May 5 at his home in East Boston.  He was 41 years old.

Teddy was born and raised in Everett and attended the Webster School and Our Lady of Grace Parochial School.  He was also a graduate of Pope John High School and Suffolk University, graduating with an Associate’s Degree in business.  Teddy worked for the DCR for the past 20 years as a State House Ranger.  He was a member of the Sagamore Club in Chelsea.

Teddy enjoyed amateur photography and following Boston sports teams. He will be forever remembered for his thoughtful and helpful demeanor, his friendly personality and congenial nature.

The beloved son of Edward T. “Ted” Fusco, Sr. and Mary Grace (Gulizia) Fusco of Winthrop, he was the dear brother of Jennifer Hoye and her husband, James of Taunton, cherished uncle of Jimmy, Abigail and Joey Hoye, all at home in Taunton; dear grandson of the late Joseph and Jennie Gulizia and Angelo and Ruth Fusco. He is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.
A graveside service will be conducted today, Thursday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  In lieu of flowers, donations in tribute to Teddy’s memory may be made to; The Samaritans, 41 West St., 4th floor, Boston, MA 02111 Arrangements are by Anthony Memorial ~ Frank A. Welsh & Sons. Chelsea.

Maryann Scacchi

Animal lover and longtime Cary Square resident

Maryann Scacci, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away on Wednesday, April 26 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett.  She was 71 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a daughter and step daughter of the late Andrew L. Scacchi, Constance (Indorato) Jakusiak and Chester Jakusiak.

She attended local schools and as a young lady Maryann worked at various jobs as a laundromat assistant, answering service operator and several other positions.  For the last 23 years, Maryann was the beloved companion and fiancée of Thomas W. Wise.  Tom himself recently passed away, just 11 days earlier, on April 15.  Maryann and Tom were longtime residents of the Cary Square neighborhood in Chelsea.  They both loved animals, providing forever homes over the years to their beloved dogs.

Maryann was very faithful to her Lord and church.  She frequently attended Mass at St. Stanislaus Church.  During those years, Maryann met and became good friends with Rev. Paul Miskiewicz OFM Conv., a friendship she has treasured all of these years.

In addition to her parents, Maryann was also preceded in death by her two brothers and two sisters: Diane L. Testa, Patricia Hatfield, Lawrence Scacchi and Joseph Scacchi and her nephew, Joseph Testa.  She is survived by her a sister and brothers-in-law: Gloria Morris and her husband, William “Bill” of Texas, Carl A. Testa and Robert Hatfield.  She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and their spouses: Carl V. Testa and his wife, Theresa of Winthrop, James L. Testa and his wife, Florence of East Boston, Linda Testa, Lori Testa and Michael Testa, all of Revere, William Morris, Donna Morris and John Morris, all of Texas and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea with a special Funeral Mass offered for both Maryann and Tom Wise at St Michael the Archangel Chapel.

Robert Fietz, III

Proud veteran of World War II and DAV member

Robert H. Fietz, III peacefully entered into eternal life on Friday April 28 while in residence at the Chelsea Soldiers Home. He was 91 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, a son of the late Robert H. Fietz II and Sophia (Greenman) Fietz, Robert attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. He entered the US Army in 1943 during World War II and served as a supply clerk and participated in several battle campaigns across Central Europe before receiving his honorable discharge in 1946.

He returned to Chelsea and took work at the Boston Navy Yard. He sustained a serious work injury leaving him a paraplegic and he has been permanently disabled since that time. However, with the care and assistance of his siste,r Carolyn Berfield, he was able to continue independent living. For many years, Robert resided in the Green House Apartments on Pearl Street, Chelsea and for the past 17 years, he has been a resident at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. He was a proud US Army Veteran and a member of the DAV.

 In addition to his parents, Robert was also preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Carolyn Fietz Berfield and Edward I. Berfield. He is lovingly survived by his niece and retired Chelsea Public School teacher, Robin Berfield Muise and her husband, William of Tewksbury.

Funeral Services with Military Honors were conducted from the Chelsea Soldiers Home Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea. Robert was placed to rest privately at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Soldier’s Home Activity

James A. Dunn, Sr.

Retired Accountant for the State of Massachusetts; past treasurer of Cary Square Assoc. of Chelsea

James A. Dunn, Sr., a longtime resident of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on May 3 in the peaceful surroundings of his home with his caring family at his bedside. James recently observed his 75th birthday. Born in Everett, he grew up in Chelsea, a son of the late Arthur W. and Anne (Lava) Dunn. Jimmy attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. James enlisted into the US Air Force, served during the Vietnam Era, was honorably discharged in 1963 and returned home to Chelsea. He was soon married to Barbara Slevoski and as newlyweds they made their first home in Chelsea and began raising a family.

Jim enrolled in Bentley College and received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He worked for the Commonwealth of Mass. as an accountant assigned to various government agencies, assisting in general accounting, budgets and grant applications. He retired in 2003 but was retained by the state on a part-time basis for several years thereafter.

Jim enjoyed traveling with his wife to destinations like Las Vegas and favored trips to the beaches of Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. He was also an avid sports fan and longtime Patriots fan. He was a past treasurer and longtime member of the Cary Square Assoc. in Chelsea.

In addition to his parents, James was also preceded in death by a son, James A. “Shamus” Dunn, Jr. and a sister, Christine Dube. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Barbara E. (Slevoski) Dunn at home in Everett. He was the devoted father and father-in-law of: Paula Gallant and her husband, Paul of Wilmington, Walter Williams and his wife, Kim of Revere, Robert Dunn and his wife, Audra of Boonton, NJ and dear brother and brother–in-law of Robert and Alberta Dunn of Everett; cherished grandfather of Meaghan Gallant, Katelyn Gallant, Anthony James “AJ” Williams, Alexandra Williams, Katie Dunn and Connor Dunn.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research. PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 08248-0142 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 9 Erie Dr., Natick, MA 01760.

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