Obituaries 01-24-2019

Selma Masel

Retired electrologist and volunteer for troubled teens

Selma (Gilman) Masel of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, died Jan. 20 at the Whidden Hospital. She was 94 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Morris and Lillian (Finklestein) Gilman, she was raised educated in the Boston and attended Boston Girls High School in the South End.

Selma worked as an electrologist and also volunteered her time at Care About Now in Chelsea working with troubled teens to fight addiction. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Selma also enjoyed spending her time with friends at the Chelsea Senior Center.

She is survived by her son, Lawrence Altman of Cambridge, her brother, Irving Gilman of Chelsea, and her niece, Beverly Minsky nephews, Jerry Minsky and Michael Ford and great nieces and nephews: Desirae Hudson, Nicolette Ford, Arthur Minsky and Daniel Boyle. She was predeceased by her sisters: Frances Minsky, Rose Gilman, Tobey Donovan and her nephew, Randy Donovan.

Funeral services will be held from the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea today, Thursday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Rabbi Isaac Elchonon Cemetery, Everett. Memorial observance will be held at The Continental Rte. 1 Saugus following services. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Joseph Indian School 1301 N. Main St. Chamberlain, SD 57326. For guest book and directions: www.torffuneralservice.com

Maria Cardone

Oct. 10, 1928- Jan. 19, 2019

One of Chelsea’s first World War II War Brides

Maria E. Cardone passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in the presence of her loving and caring family on Jan. 19. She was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Naples, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Giovanni and Anna (Ruggiero) Bilardi. She grew up in Italy during World War II. During the war years, she was a hospital volunteer caring for wounded American GI’s. There she caught the eye of an American soldier, Albert Cardone. They soon married and she came to Chelsea as one of the first American war-brides of the city. She learned English at Chelsea High School and immersed herself in her new community.

Albert passed away in 1955 and as a young widow with two small children, she remarried 62 years ago to Lawrence D. Cardone, soon afterward bearing her third child.

Devoted to home and family, Maria also worked outside of her home for many years as a lens-glazier and assembler at American Optical in Chelsea.

In her lifetime, Maria enjoyed living “Dolce Vita” traveling to visit family in Italy, dinning out, home cooking and caring for family, baby-sitting and spending time with her six grandchildren and later welcoming seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Maria was also predeceased by five brothers at home in Italy. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Lawrence D. Cardone of Chelsea. She was the devoted mother of John A. Cardone of Chelsea, Rose Anne Musto and her husband, Paul of Saugus, Lawrence M. Cardone and his wife, Kathy of Chelsea; cherished grandmother of John Cardone and wife, Melissa, Dr. Anthony Cardone DMD and his wife, Sheree, Stephen Polidoro and his wife, Jennifer, Lisa Pellegrino and her husband, Flavio, Paul Cardone and Maria A. Cardone and adoring great-grandmother of Lilly and Aubrey Cardone, Stephen and Sophie Polidoro, Isabella, Nicholas and Gianna Pelligrino. She is also survived by her dear sister, Assunta Bolizio of Naples, Italy.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to visit at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, Jan. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral will begin from the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St, Revere at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.   Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Arrangements entrusted to Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home

Paul Giordano, Sr.

Of Wilmington, formerly of Chelsea

Paul L. Giordano, Sr, a long-time resident of Wilmington, formerly of Chelsea, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20.  He was 81 years old.

Paul proudly served in the U. S. Navy aboard the USS Ticonderoga during the Korean War. 

The beloved husband of the late Helen K. (Malek) Giordano, he was the devoted father of Linda A. Brown and her husband, Norman of Milford, NH, Michael Geer of Florida and Paul L. Giordano, Jr. of Wilmington; loving “Papa” of Kristina Pelczarski and her husband, Robert of Paxton, Norman Brown IV and his wife, Keri of Lynnfield, Matthew Brown of Ayer, Joseph Giordano of Wilmington, Karissa Skotedis and her husband, Tom of Pennsylvania, Kristoffer Geer of Utah and grandchildren: Brennan, Kailey, Isabella, Sophia, Spencer, McKenzie, Addison, Arabella, Kristoffer and Christian.  He was the cherished son of the late Joseph and Laura (Axworthy) Giordano, dear brother of Catherine Young of Nashua, NH, David Giordano of Duxbury and the late Barbara Giordano. Paul is also survived by several nieces, nephews and a large extended family in Canada.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Friday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home today, Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. For additional information, visit: www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

Wayne Thomas Richard

Master Electrician

Wayne Thomas Richard, formerly of Chelsea, died on Sunday at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.  He was 61 years old.

The husband of Marguerite Ann (Scott) Richard with whom he shared 23 years of marriage, he was born in Boston, the son of the late Benjamin and Jeanette (Labbe) Richard. 

A devoted family man and supporter of disabled veterans, Mr. Richard loved fishing and adopting pets.  He was a proud member of the NRA.  Mr. Richard worked for many years as a master electrician for his friend and company owner Shawn Kileen at Kileen Electrical.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children; Erica Margaret Murphy of Saugus, Paul John Scott and his wife, Lauren of Lynnfield, Margaret May Breton and her husband, Christopher, both of Saugus and both U.S. Army veterans., Joshua Thomas Richard and his wife, Marissa of Emeryville, CA.  He was the grandfather of Meaghan Margaret, Brayden Douglas, Madison “Micah” Margaret, Alex Christopher and Helene Margaret and another little blessing on the way. Mr. Richard was the brother of the late Benjamin, late Robert, late Joseph, late Frank, late Janet, Joanne, Linda, late Leonard, late Suzette, Arnold, Ernest, Annette, Elaine, Edward, Barbara and the late Caroline. He is also survived by sister in law Judith (Scott) Cash and her husband, Roger, brother-in-law, John Scott and his wife, Rita and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, his former, wife Mary and his beloved dog, Teddy. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Friday, from 3 to 7 p.m. His Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10 a.m. For directions and condolences: www.BisbeePorcella.com.

Mary Troisi

Retiree of A.L.Smith/Smithcraft Lighting

Mary R. Troisi passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17           while in residence at the Don Orione Home in East Boston. She was 90 years old. 

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a

daughter of the late Pasquale and Maria (Tondi) Troisi.   Mary attended St. Rose

parochial school and Chelsea High School.   She worked for many years as an assembler for A.L. Smith/Smithcraft Lighting in Chelsea. 

Though she never married, Mary was devoted to family and home, caring for her parents and other family

members.  Having no children of her own, she was a doting aunt to her nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. 

She was a lifelong resident of Chelsea and was living at Don Orione Home for the past year where she was a much-loved vibrant resident participating in the many daily activities there. 

In her lifetime, Mary was a Boston sports fan and proud member of “Red Sox Nation” and “Fenway Faithful,” accepting any opportunity to visit the ballpark to cheer and support the home team.  She relished her

quiet home life, gardening around the family home, doing various arts and crafts and dining out with family at a popular local restaurant where she enjoyed her meals, deserts, comradery and playing games of chance. 

In addition to her parents, Mary was

also predeceased by several beloved siblings; Paul E. Troisi, Rose Troisi, Theresa Ernst, Anna Troisi and Emilio P. “Emmy” Troisi.  The forever beloved sister, sister-in-law and cherished aunt and great aunt, she is survived by her dear sister Luisa Mika of Chelsea and sister-in-law Jo-Ann Troisi of Winthrop.  She is also survived by several adoring nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. 

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Arrangements were given to the care and direction of

the  Anthony Memorial – Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea.           

For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit; 

www.WelshFuneralHome.com

Francis ‘Frank’ Murphy, Jr.

Chelsea Fire Department retiree

Francis W. “Frank” Murphy, Jr., a lifelong resident of Chelsea, who retired from the Chelsea Fire Department after 29 years of service to his community, passed away on Jan. 16 at Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Beverly where he was receiving supportive and hospice care for a brief time. He was 62 years old.

A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of ’74, he continued his studies at Bunker Hill Community College where he received his associates degree. A member of the Chelsea Fire Department for over 29 years until his retirement, he previously worked for 10 years as a mail carrier for the United States Post Office in Chelsea, delivering to the Prattville section of Chelsea. He was an MP during his service to his country with the United States Army and in his free time he enjoyed golfing, the beach and his family’s annual trips to Hawaii. 

He was the devoted son of Patricia (Gurkin) Murphy-Marsters and her late husband, William and the late Francis W. Murphy, Sr., father of Erin Kate Murphy of Chelsea, beloved brother of Debra Murphy and her wife, Beverly Corwin of Beverly, Patricia Blais and her husband, Jack of Holliston, Steven Murphy and his wife, Joy of Plymouth and the late James Murphy and is also lovingly survived by six nieces and one nephew.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial Services were private. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Chelsea Firefighters Relief Association, c/o Michael Thompson, 307 Chestnut St., Chelsea, MA 02150.

To send a message of condolence to Franks’ family, visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

Maria Cardone

Oct. 10, 1928- Jan. 19, 2019

One of Chelsea’s first World War II War Brides

Maria E. Cardone passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in the presence of her loving and caring family on Jan. 19. She was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Naples, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Giovanni and Anna (Ruggiero) Bilardi. She grew up in Italy during World War II. During the war years, she was a hospital volunteer caring for wounded American GI’s. There she caught the eye of an American soldier, Albert Cardone. They soon married and she came to Chelsea as one of the first American war-brides of the city. She learned English at Chelsea High School and immersed herself in her new community.

Albert passed away in 1955 and as a young widow with two small children, she remarried 62 years ago to Lawrence D. Cardone, soon afterward bearing her third child.

Devoted to home and family, Maria also worked outside of her home for many years as a lens-glazier and assembler at American Optical in Chelsea.

In her lifetime, Maria enjoyed living “Dolce Vita” traveling to visit family in Italy, dinning out, home cooking and caring for family, baby-sitting and spending time with her six grandchildren and later welcoming seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Maria was also predeceased by five brothers at home in Italy. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Lawrence D. Cardone of Chelsea. She was the devoted mother of John A. Cardone of Chelsea, Rose Anne Musto and her husband, Paul of Saugus, Lawrence M. Cardone and his wife, Kathy of Chelsea; cherished grandmother of John Cardone and wife, Melissa, Dr. Anthony Cardone DMD and his wife, Sheree, Stephen Polidoro and his wife, Jennifer, Lisa Pellegrino and her husband, Flavio, Paul Cardone and Maria A. Cardone and adoring great-grandmother of Lilly and Aubrey Cardone, Stephen and Sophie Polidoro, Isabella, Nicholas and Gianna Pelligrino. She is also survived by her dear sister, Assunta Bolizio of Naples, Italy.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to visit at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, Jan. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral will begin from the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St, Revere at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.   Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Arrangements entrusted to Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home

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