Obituaries 07-19-2018

Uvaldo Elias Azo-Maradiaga

Of Chelsea

Family and friends gathered at Iglesias de Luz de Cristo in Chelsea on Monday, July 9, to honor Uvaldo’s life and mourn his tragic passing.  Uvaldo passed away tragically on July 4 while swimming with his cousins at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus.  He was 21 years old.

Born and originally raised in Santa Maria Olancho Honduras, he was one of six sons of Jose Ignacio Erazo-Chirinos and Dominga Maradiaga-Nunez.  His parents and three siblings still reside in Honduras.  Uvaldo was sponsored by his aunt Marta B. Erazo-Chirinos, he came to Chelsea at the age of 14 and enrolled in Chelsea High School.  A resident of Chelsea for the past seven years, he just recently moved to Lynn.  Uvaldo spent most of his free time close to home and family.  He enjoyed soccer and was a hardworking young man. He had been working with Elite Metal Framing as a sheetrock installer and plasterer. His pride and joy was his silver BMW, caring for it, washing, waxing and detailing the prized ride he worked so hard to acquire.

Uvaldo was returned to his family home in Honduras to be buried at cementerio el Guapote, Santa Maria, Honduras.   In addition to his parents, Uvaldo is survived by his brothers: Oscar Erazo-Maradiaga of Chelsea, Raquel Erazo-Maradiaga of New York and Carlos, Darlin and Ignacio Erazo-Maradiaga, all in Honduras.   He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, several cousins and extended family members.

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Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Chelsea.

Anthony Iantosca

Retired Chelsea Police Sergeant

Anthony G. Iantosca passed away peacefully at the Salem Hospital on Wednesday, July 11 after a short illness surrounded by his loving family.

Born and raised in Chelsea, a son of the late Americo G. and Mary (Longobucco) Iantosca, he attended Mary C. Burke Elementary School and graduated from Chelsea High School. He married the former Kathleen M. Connor and they raised their family of three children in Chelsea.

Anthony worked briefly as a truck driver with Catalano Trucking before being appointed to the Chelsea Police Department. He retired from the CPD at the rank of Sergeant in the mid ‘90’s after completing 35 years of service. After retiring he returned to Catalano Trucking for a short time while waiting for his wife to join him in full retirement.

For the past 20 years, they spent their winters in Lake Suzy, FL returning to Saugus enjoying the summer months with family.

He was a 15-year member of the B.P.O.E. “Punta Gorda Elks” Lodge 2606. Anthony enjoyed following golf and the Patriots, quality time spent with family and quietly sharing a glass of merlot with his beloved wife, Kathleen. Kathleen passed away on May 27 of this year after together sharing 61 years of marriage.

He was the devoted and loving father of Kathleen Morris and her husband, Wayne of Manchester, NH, Deborah Sanford and her husband, Ronald of Saugus and Anthony Iantosca and his wife, Tai of Menlo Park, CA; the cherished grandfather of Shawn Morris and his wife, Meg, Jacquelyn (Sanford) Ciocco and her husband, Anthony, Lauren (Sanford) Webster and her husband, David, Taylor Iantosca and the adoring great-grandfather of Lucy Day Morris; dear brother of Grace Lombard of Lake Suzy, Joseph Iantosca of Marco Island and Christine Capra of Lake Suzy.

Honoring Anthony’s wishes and at the request of the family, all services are strictly private.

Arrangements were by Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh and Sons, Chelsea.

Sarah Resnek

Formerly of Marblehead

It is with deep regret we note the death of Sarah Resnek, 97, formerly of Marblehead, wife of the late Moses Resnek, mother of Joshua Resnek and his wife, Carolyn of Lynn and Ruth Resnek and Dr. Bill Rice of West Palm Beach, Florida.

She died peacefully and with dignity at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on the morning of July 11.

Sarah is also survived by her grandchildren, who she adored, and who returned her love: Jacob Resnek and his partner, Wen Ho, and Joseph Resnek, Kate and Naudia Resnek.

At 27 years old, Sarah married Moses Resnek, 25 years her elder. They moved to Marblehead in 1948 and started their family. She loved her home in Marblehead. She loved us and her life. Our world will never be the same without her. We thank the staff of Cohen Levine Estates and the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home for their professionalism and love during the past year. A celebration of Sarah’s life will be held at her son’s home at 229 Ocean Street, Lynn, Saturday, July 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. Friends and family are welcome.

Donations may be made in Sarah’s memory to Chelsea Jewish Life Care, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150

Noelia Garcia

Formerly of Chelsea

Noelia Garcia, formerly of Clark Avenue, Chelsea, passed away on Friday, July 13 at the Hunt Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center in Danvers. She has been residing in Danvers for the past seven years.

Noelia, who was born and raised in Corozal Puerto Rico, settled in Chelsea in 1992 with her husband, Ernesto Garcia. She was a devoted homemaker and house wife. Noelia was predeceased by her husband in 2004.

Arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Interment was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Donald Arsenault, Sr.

Proprietor of Acme Thread Co. Inc. of Lynn

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, July 17 in St. Adelaide’s Church in Peabody for Donald J. Arsenault, Sr. who passed away on July 11   following a long illness. He was 86 years old. Services concluded with interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he attended Chelsea schools. As a young boy, Donald possessed a strong work ethic and entered the work force at an early age.

He married Jean A. (Iovine) and

together the couple raised their family in Chelsea, before settling in Peabody for the past 62 years.

In 1968, Donald established the Acme Thread Company, Inc. in Lynn and he worked alongside his wife for many years, retiring at the age of 84.

Donald was a generous and hardworking family man and his wife and children were paramount in his life. He lost his beloved wife, Jean A. (Iovine) Arsenault on June 3, 2018, only

44 days prior to his own passing and after sharing 66 wonderful years of marriage.

Donald served as a Little League Coach in Peabody for a number of years and was a member of the Boston Boot

& Shoe Club Association.

He was the devoted husband of the late Jean A. (Iovine) Arsenault, cherished father to Donna Jean Colello and her husband, Edward of Brewster, NY and Donald J. Arsenault, Jr. of Webster, NH; proud grandfather to Nicholas A. Colello and his wife, Sarah of McKinney, TX, Christoper W. Colello and his wife, Danielle, Marianna E. Colello and LeighAnne Colello, all of Brewster, NY and Cory Arsenault of Dover, NH; dear brother to Eleanor Hartigan of Saugus and her late husband, Michael, Marilyn

DiFlumieri and her husband, Carl of Stoneham, John Arsenault and his wife, Joan of Leesburg, FL and the

late Marie L. White-Shuman, James and his late wife, Jacqueline Arsenault, Earl Arsenault and his late wife, Ann, Thelma Hurd and her late husband, George, Theresa Harris and Michael Arsenault  and his late wife, Mary. He is also lovingly survived by his great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Jean,

many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was the respected brother-in-law of Kendall

Harris of California, Helen Gilleberto and her late husband, Antonio and Ronald Iovine, all of Revere,  Edith L. Iovine of Maine and Barbara Ann Iovine of Revere and the late Richard A. Iovine, Robert E. Iovine and Louis R. Iovine. Funeral Arrangements were under the care and direction of the Vertuccio

& Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere.

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Charles Kaliris

Retired WBZ-Channel 4 news photographer

Charles R. Kaliris, formerly of Revere and a long-time resident of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully on July 12 at the age of 84.

Charlie, a Korean War Veteran who served in the U.S. Army, graduated in 1959 from Boston University.  Working for almost 40 years as a news photographer at WBZ-Channel 4 Boston, Charlie enjoyed sharing memories of his career with his children and grandchildren.

Charlie was a lover of the ocean and an avid sailor.  He was a life-time member of the Winthrop Yacht Club where he served on the Board of Directors for over 30 years.   Charlie was also a ham radio operator.

Charlie was known for his strength, quick wit, warmth and unwavering dedication and love for his family.  He could always be found in the stands of his grandchildren’s games, cheering them on.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Charles and Loretta (Cassidy) Kaliris, he will be remembered as the dedicated and loving husband of Mary L. (Dillon) Kaliris with whom he shared 59 years of marriage; devoted and treasured father of the late Charles (Chuck) Kaliris and his wife, Karen of North Reading, William Kaliris and his wife, Denise of Melrose and Christine Kaliris and Eric Danilchuk of Winthrop; cherished grandfather of Diane, Mark, William, Dillon and Matia Kaliris.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster Street in Melrose. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Gifts in Charlie’s honor can be made to Brian Cohen, MD, Pratt Diagnostic Center at Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Box 327, Boston MA 02111. To sign online condolence visit

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