Obituaries 08-17-2017

Ethel Band

Homemaker and sports fan whose her favorite hobby was shopping

Ethel (Borr) Band of Chelsea, beloved wife of the late Maurice “Murray” Band, died unexpectedly on August 8 at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 93 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Simon and Ann Borr, she was raised and educated in Chelsea and attended Chelsea schools.

Ethel was a homemaker who enjoyed attending to her family’s needs. Her favorite hobby was shopping and she was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her close friends.

Ethel was active at the assisted living center where she was a resident and a member of the B’Nai Brith. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Richard L. Band and his wife, Loretta of Peabody; grandchildren: Stephanie L. Band and her fiancé, Brian Kaplan, Josh M. Band and his girlfriend, Catherine Threlkeld and Jonathan A. Band. She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth J. Band and her sisters: Evelyn Miller, Freda Reynolds, Seidel Borr and Lillian Beader.

Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Thursday, August 10  followed by interment in Agudath Shalom Cemetery, Everett. Memorial observance was held following the burial at Richard and Loretta’s home until 8:30 PM, Friday at 201 Captains Row, 4th Fl. Chelsea, from 1 to p.m. and back at Richard’s home on Saturday at sundown and on Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody, MA 01960, or Cohen Florence Levine Estates, 201 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150. For guest book:

Evelyn ‘Nanu’ Cimino

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea

Evelyn J. “Nanu” (Gaita) Cimino of Fremont, NH, formerly of Chelsea, died on August 9,

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Cimino, devoted mother of Marie Wormhood and her husband, Joseph of Kingston, NH, cherished “Nanu” of Alexa Marie Wormhood, dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Marilyn Conrad, her husband, Floyd, Carolyn Zajackowski, her husband Charles and Lillian Trent who is survived by her husband, John Trent of Arizona. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

Bryan Holmes

Stop and Shop grocery manager

Bryan S. Holmes of Wakefield, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on August 6. He was 49 years old.

Born in Boston and a longtime Chelsea resident, he has been a resident of Wakefield for the last 20 years. He was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1986. For over 15 years, he was the grocery manager for the Stop and Shop company mainly at their North Shore supermarkets. In his spare time, he was a sports fan and movie buff, enjoying music, especially Barry White.

The devoted son of Carol (Covino) Pratt of Wakefield and Stephen D. Holmes of Washington, he was the beloved brother of Michelle Wasak-Riley and her husband, Riley of Lynnfield, Priscilla Keith and her husband, Kenneth of Washington and the late Stephen D. Holmes, II and Amanda Holmes; grandson of the late Mary and Carmine “Bam” Covino and Catherine Holmes; Godson of Nancy and Jeffrey Clare of Wakefield; Godfather of Amanda Carlise and uncle of Tiffany and Tyler Holmes, Spencer and Vanessa Riley and Brandon, Jack and Lorelei Keith.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, Attn: Development, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135.

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