Obituaries 05-03-2018

Florence Mary Iacoviello

Passed away just 15 days short of her 100th birthday

Florence Mary (Giordano) Iacoviello passed away Sunday morning, April 29, at the West Revere Nursing and Rehab Center.  She was just 15 days short of her 100th birthday.

Born in Revere, the daughter of the late Emilio and Rose (Scandone) Giordano, Florence attended Revere Public Schools and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1936. Florence was a homemaker for most of her life, tending to her husband and her six children.  In her spare time, she was able to work outside of the home as a seamstress.

Florence resided in Chelsea for 70 years but more recently has been living in Revere as her health has been declining.  She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Florence was the wife of the late Frank J. Iacoviello, beloved mother of Rosemary Oakley and her husband, David of Tennessee, Margaret “Maggie” Fay of Chelsea, Frank J. Iacoviello and his wife, Kathleen of Rowley, Wayne Iacoviello of Malden, John Iacoviello and his wife, Lourdes of California and the late Charles Iacoviello.  She was the mother-in-law of Ruth Iacoviello and the late Thomas Fay, Jr.,  dear sister of Thomas Giordano of Saugus, Mary Desiderio of New York, Frank Giordano of Revere and the late Ralph, William, Joseph, Alfred, Philip, Michael Giordano, Alice Crowe and dear family friend of Carmen Vega.  She is also lovingly survived by 10 grandchildren: Thomas Fay III, Scott Fay, Amanda Fay, Brian Iacoviello, Christopher Iacoviello, Allison Oakley, Seth Oakley, Angela Brannigan, John Iacoviello, Jr., Christian Iacoviello and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea today, Thursday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or on-line at:

Angelina Antczak

August 03, 1926 – April 29, 2018

Angelina “Angie” J. (Curcio) Antzcak passed away early Sunday morning, April 29 in the peaceful surroundings of her Chelsea home with her tender, loving family at her side. She was 91 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Spellino) Curcio, Angie attended St. Rose Parochial school and graduated from St. Rose High School. She was an accomplished and self-taught seamstress who worked for many years in Boston’s garment industry, in the North End and with other designers and clothiers such as the House of Bianchi in Boston and on Newbury Street with Sarah Fredericks and Giorgio Armani.

She married Wallace J. Antczak in 1947, and together, they raised their family of two daughters and two sons from their Chelsea home. Angie was a member of Saint Domenic Savio’s Mothers Club during her sons attendance there. A devoted Catholic, Angie was a frequent communicant at St. Michael Chapel in Chelsea and was a member of the Chapel’s Prayer Group. Devoted to home and family, Angie enjoyed sewing and knitting useful articles for her family.

In addition to her parents, Angie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Wallace in 2011 after 64 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by two sons and several siblings. She was the devoted mother of Josephine Stanton of Roslindale, Patricia Burge and her husband, John of Chelsea, the late Thomas W. Antczak and Francis M., who is survived by his wife, Mary “Molly” Antczak of Reading.   She was the dear Sister of Henrietta Iebba of Chelsea, Lucy McGrath of Revere and the late Mary Testa, Rico, Anthony, Edward and Robert Curcio; the cherished grandmother of Amy Isbell and her husband Peter of Reading, Michael Antczak and his wife Roseann of New Jersey, Thomas Antczak and his wife, Jennifer of Wilmington, Andrew Antczak and his wife, Sarah of Andover, John T. Burge and his wife, Natasha of West Newbury, Robert Burge and his wife, Allison of New Hampshire, Tricia Stanton of Roslindale and Mary Stanton of Maine; adored great-grandmother of 11: Dana, Sophia, Jacey, Paige, Molly Mae, Sean, Jake, Nolan, Brayden, Bryce and Samuel. She is also survived by her nephew, Armand Iebba and his wife, Gail of Wakefield.

Her Funeral will be  from the Anthony Memorial-Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, on Thursday, May 3, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael The Archangel Chapel (Chelsea Soldiers Home) 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the “Poor Clare Nuns”, Franciscan Monastery of Saint Clare, 920 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

John Gearraughty

Longtime Gas/Service Station Manager of the landmark Bell Oldsmobile in Revere

John M. Gearraughty passed away surrounded by his caring family, on Monday evening, April 23, in the peaceful surrounding of the Everett home he shared with his daughter for the past six years.  He was 87 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he was one of six children of the late Harry J. and Eliza M. (Murray) Gearraughty.  John received his formaleducation attending Revere Public Schools.  As a young man he worked in the Revere Milk Farms.

He married the former Eleanor R. Arsenault in 1955 and together they settled in Chelsea, raising their family of five children.  John worked for many years at the landmark Bell Oldsmobile in Revere as a Gas/Service Station manager.  John and his wife resided for most of their lives on Webster Avenue in Chelsea, moving to Everett a few years ago. John was widowed two and a half years ago having marked 61 years of marriage.

In his lifetime, John enjoyed traveling by car with his wife, visiting family and friends with trips to Florida, North Carolina and Disneyworld, playing assorted games of chance, scratch tickets and day trips to Foxwoods.   He also enjoyed the simple pleasure of coffee and a plain donut at Dunkin’ Donuts.

In addition to his parents, John was also predeceased by his beloved wife Eleanor R. Gearraughty; two sons: John H. Gearraughty and Thomas W. Gearraughty; his siblings: Annabelle King, Katherine Leonard, Dorothy Scibilia, Harry J. Gearraughty and Francis J. Gearraughty.

He was the loving father of Donna Purcell of North Carolina, Diane Filadoro of Florida and her late husband, James, and Sharon McBride of Everett; the cherished grandfather of five: David J. McBride, Alyssa M. McBride, Megan E. McBride, Justin T. Purcell and Caitlin P. Purcell and the adoring great-grandfather of Alex, Briana, Haven, Joel and Aiden. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A memorial gathering and funeral service will be conducted from the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, on Friday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will precede the services on Friday from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m.  Services will conclude with inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Should friends desire, contributions in John’s memory may be made to The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA, 01701.

For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.

Rosalyn ‘Honey’ Sorkin

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Swampscott

Rosalyn “Honey” (Shapiro) Sorkin of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Swampscott, entered into eternal rest on April 27.

The beloved wife of the late Richard J. Sorkin, she was the devoted mother of Nancy Sorkin, Shari and Robert Cashman and Dr. Jeffrey and Amy Sorkin; cherished bubbe of Alyssa, Haley, Jessica, Amanda and Jeremy; loving daughter of the late Harry and Ethel Shapiro; dear sister of the late Joseph Shapiro, Netti Kamens and Mitchell Shapiro; sister in law of Kenneth and Karen Sorkin and adored aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott, interment was at Shirat Hayam Cemetery, Peabody. Condolence calls may be made today, Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the home of Shari and Robert Cashman and on Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the ninth-floor Community Room of the Jack Satter House, 420 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere, from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley, MA 02481, or to Camp Yavneh, 160 Herrick Road, Newton 02459. For online condolences, go to:

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