Obituaries 01-10-2019

Jerry Vega, Jr.

Of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea

Jerry Vega, Jr. of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on Jan. 2.

Born in Malden and raised in Chelsea, Jerry has been a resident of Peabody for the last 14 years. For many years he worked in the meat department at Market Basket, for GLSS and for Rudy’s Tow and Auto Repair in Peabody.

He was the devoted son of Jerry and Nereida (Anaya) Vega, father of Isaiah and Jeremiah Vega; loving brother of Jonathan, Joshua, Justin and Cristina Vega and cherished grandson of Lydia Anaya-Santiago and Luis Anaya and Lino and Betsy Vega. He is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send a message of condolence to Jerry’s family, please visit

Attorney James Page

Retired U.S. Treasury Area Manager who  served on the Revere School Committee from 1980-82

Attorney James F. Page, Sr. died on Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home following a nine-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Mr. Page was just 28 days shy of his 85th birthday.

His funeral was conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere, on Tuesday, Jan. 8 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel on the Campus of the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home. Interment was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

Born, raised and educated in Revere, “Jimmy” lived almost his entire life in Revere. He was a graduate of  Immaculate Conception High School, Revere, Class of 1952, a 1956 graduate of Boston College and an alumnus of N.E. School of Law.

He served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict, from December of 1956 thru July of 1963, earning the rank of Commander. During his term of service, he was a member of U.S. Naval Intelligence as a team member of “The Frogmen,” the prelude to the “Navy Seals.”

He returned to school shortly after being discharged from the Navy for a two-year stint at Boston State College, earning a master’s degree. He then began a working career with the Department of the Treasury from 1978 thru 2003, retiring as area manager.

Concurrently, he became immersed in the field of local politics and was successful as an elected member of the Revere School Committee from 1980-1982.

As a licensed realtor, he opened an office at his Revere residence for about five years.

A proud Catholic, he served as an active member of Immaculate Conception Parish Community and the former Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Beachmont. He was also a long-time member of the Revere Council, Knights of Columbus, #179.

He was the beloved husband of 46 years to the late Helen G. “Tootie” (Snow) Page, who passed on Dec. 19, 2009; the cherished father of Cynthia A. “Cindy” Page, Suzanne M. “Suzy” Kioussis and her late husband, Jorgo, all of Revere, James F. Page, Jr. and his wife, Kimberley of Lynn and Dorothy M. Morgan and her husband, Michael of Revere; the adored grandfather to Christina L. Page of Revere, Laura M. Cudoni of Woburn, Samantha P., Nicholas F., Jacqueline M. and James H. Kioussis, all of Revere, Joshua H., Matthew J., Jessica E. Page, all of Lynn, Michael J. and Catherine S. Morgan, both of Revere; the dear brother to Edward G. Page, III of Revere and the late Dorothy Hanlon; loving son of the late Edward and Florence (Dwyer) Page. He is also lovingly survived by his faithful friend, Susan Armoian of Wilmington, his two great-grandchildren, Noah V. Page and Luigi Maringello and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Patient Activities Fund at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For more  information, please visit

Roland John Bonneau

15 year resident of the Chelsea Soldiers Home

Roland John Bonneau passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20 at Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge. He was 85 years old.

He was born on July 21, 1933 in Dexter, Maine, to the late John and Lenora (McGilvery) Bonneau.

At 17, Roland enlisted in the U.S. Army, completed his training and served at Ft. Bragg, NC until his honorable discharge in 1953. He was awarded both the National Defense Service Medal and the Parachutist Badge during his time in the military.

Roland lived on Boston’s North Shore for many years and worked as a machinist. He returned to Dexter for a time and has lived at the Soldier’s Home in Chelsea for the past 15 years.

Roland was a fiercely independent man who enjoyed being outdoors feeding the birds. He also loved talking about his home state of Maine.

Roland is remembered by his many nieces and nephews in the North East and mid-Atlantic regions. He was predeceased by his sisters Jackie Ruksznis, Glennis Pagliuso and Jean Flewelling and his nephew, Carroll Ruksznis. Future burial arrangements at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, Maine are pending.

Roland’s family would like to thank the staff of the Soldier’s Home for the care and companionship he received throughout his life. Memorial donations may be made in Roland’s name to Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA., 02150. To send a message of condolence to Roland’s family, please

Funeral Arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea.

Mary Dixon

Lifelong Chelsea resident

Mary J. (Altavilla) Dixon died in Peabody early on Christmas morning.

Born in Chelsea and a resident of Chelsea for most of her life, Mary passed away peacefully Christmas morning at CareOne of Peabody at the age of 94.

During her working years, she held clerical jobs at Biltrite, Everlastic and lastly at Reliable Heating on Broadway in Revere. 

She was the devoted wife of the late William “Billy” Dixon, loving daughter of the late Antonio and Domenica (Fiore) Altavilla; beloved sister of the late James Fantasia, Antonio “Tony” Altavilla, Carmello “Minego” Fantasia, Theresa Barrazzo and  Patsy “Patrick” Fantasia and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to Mary’s family, please visit:

Philip Kehoe

Loved fresh water fishing, family vacations and all Boston sports teams

Philip M. Kehoe of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away Jan. 5 at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer.

Philip enjoyed fresh water fishing, family vacations and all the Boston sports teams.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 32 years Yvonne (Norton) Kehoe. He was the beloved son of the late George and Emma (Kehoe) Hatfield, the cherished father of Tabitha, Meghan, Cameron, Kyle and Kayla and three step-daughters Cheryl, Sharon and Kimberly. He also leaves behind six grand-children and three great-grandchildren. He was the loving brother of Robert, Judith, Paul and Paula Hatfield, Carol Manzo and the late Richard Hatfield and is also survived by many family members.

Per Philip’s wishes, services will be private.

Florence Leah Tilley

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. retiree 

Florence Leah Tilley passed away Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 2 at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Peabody.  She was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Andrew and Eliza M. (Callahan) Tilley, Florence attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1946.  She began her working career at the former Index Bureau Insurance Company in Boston, which later became the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.  She dedicated 50 years of service before retiring in 1997. 

 Florence was an Everett resident for 50 years before moving to her home at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Peabody. 

The sister of the late Evelyn M. Dudley and sister-in-law of the late Allen I. Dudley, she was the loving aunt of three nieces, Nancy Lyon and her husband, David and Judith “Judy” E. Dudley, all of Danvers and the late Debbie Carter and her husband, Frank Carter of Tyngsboro.  She is also lovingly survived by four great nephews: David A. Lyon of Peabody, Steven J. Lyon and his wife, Leanne of Lynn, Christopher P. Lyon of California, Brian D. Carter of New Hampshire and one great great-niece, Ryleigh Lyon of Lynn. 

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave. Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  Donations in Florence’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association National Headquarters 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or on-line at

Scott Paradis

Of Revere

Scott Paradis of Revere, currently living in Londonderry, NH, passed away on Jan. 4 at the age of 31. 

He was the beloved son of Cindy Paradis-Giannelli and her husband, Mark Giannelli of Londonderry, NH, cherished brother of Chris Paradis. He is also survived by his step father Robert Stephens. The son of the late Paul Fierley, he was the adoring grandson of Joseph Paradis Sr. and Charlotte Paradis of Revere, dear nephew of Renee Kehoe of New Hampshire, Joseph Paradis Jr. of Maine, Dale Paradis and Tina Paradis, both of Revere, Dale Hughes, Darlene Fierley and Sue Fierley, all of New Hampshire, Frank Fierley of Cape Cod, and Scott Fierley of New Hampshire.  He is also survived by many loving cousins and friends.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfigilio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Saturday Jan. 12 at 12 noon followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church in Revere at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A viewing will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.  For guest book, please visit 

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