Obituaries 07-11-2019

Judith Ann Beattie

July 13, 1949 – June 20, 2019

Judith Ann (Zalewski) Beattie, 69, passed away on June 20 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, Calif.

She was born in Chelsea to Stephen and Agnes Zalewski. Judy grew up in Chelsea and graduated from St. Rose High School in 1967. After high school, she attended Boston College in Chestnut Hill, receiving an A.B. degree in Mathematics. She was a proud member of the first graduating class of the B.C. College of Arts and Sciences to include women.

While taking a full course load, she also worked full-time at the post office to pay her way through school. She went on to earn her M.A. in Mathematics from B.C. in 1973. Judy was a passionate educator of mathematics at St. Claire High School for several years. She then moved across the country to earn her M.B.A. at the University of California at Berkely Haas School of Business in 1979. After graduating, she began working as a systems engineer for IBM, a position she held for 13 years before leaving to focus on raising her two daughters.

Judy was an incredible teacher who homeschooled both of her daughters through high school, instilling in them her love of learning.

After meeting in IBM training and maintaining a long-distance courtship for three years, Judy and Mark were married in 1982 in Chelsea. They were happily married for 37 years. Judy had a strong Catholic faith and was a member of Corpus Christi Church in Oakland, Calif. She had a strong commitment to service, and volunteered her time and resources to numerous Bay Area charities including St. Vincent de Paul, Alameda County Food Bank, and Casa Vincentia.

Judy enjoyed reading, needlework, gardening, and was an incredible correspondent, keeping in touch with dozens of friends and relatives through thoughtful holiday and birthday cards and her annual Christmas letter.

 She was an avid traveler and backpacked through Europe after college. Her love of travel was woven into her daughters’ education, as she crafted annual cross-country road trips that brought them to numerous historical sites and national parks.

Judy will be remembered by her extended family as the consummate host and event planner, organizing semi-annual family reunions in Marshfield to maintain a close connection even while living 3,000 miles apart.

She was a woman of remarkable intelligence, generosity, humor, perseverance, and positivity.

Judy is survived by her husband, Mark; her daughters, Katherine and Meaghan and numerous cherished cousins with whom she maintained a close bond. Judy was preceded in death by her mother, Agnes Zalewski, and her father, Stephen Zalewski.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Anthony Memorial –  Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Inurnment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,  to fund Type 1 Diabetes research.

Robina Palladino

Retiree of Call’s Central Station Alarm Service 

Robina W. (McKinley) Palladino, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on Sunday morning, June 30. She was 89 years old.

Robina, who passed away at the Seaview Retreat in Rowley, was an employee of Call’s Central Station Alarm Service on Washington Avenue for over 31 years and in her free time, as well as in retirement, she enjoyed dancing, crocheting and was an active bowler in leagues in Malden and Lynn until the age of 89.

She was the former wife of the late John J. Palladino, Jr., beloved mother of John J. “Jack” Palladino, III and his wife, Michelle of Elmirage, Arizona, Joel J. Palladino and his wife, Paulette of Danvers, Jerome J. Palladino and his wife. Kathy of Kensington, N.H. and the late James J. Palladino; sister of the late Gertrude Murphy, Catherine McPherson, John, Ernest, Jr. and William McKinley and cherished grandmother of John “Jack” Paladino, IV of Arizona, Scott Palladino of Danvers, Sheri Acciavatti of Danvers and Kristin Thompson of Georgia. She is also lovingly survived by her great-grandchildren, Brett and Payton Palladino, both of Danvers, Brady Palladino of Arizona, Aria Love of Danvers, Bella Palladino of Arizona, as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Ave., Chelsea. Services concluded with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

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Genevieve Spinelli

Owner and instructor of Genevieve’s Dance Studio in Chelsea

Genevieve Spinelli of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 30 at the age of 81. 

Genevieve, the owner and instructor of  Genevieve’s Dance Studio in Chelsea for 42 years, will be sorely missed by all her former dance students. Dance meant everything to her. She was taught by Stanley Brown, who was the protégé of Bill Robinson, “Mr. Bojangles.”  Genevieve was beside herself and truly ecstatic when the Tap Reunion came to Boston in the early ‘70s. This brought the royalty of tap dancers and mentors in from all around the world with names like Cookie Cook, Gregory Hines, Honi Coles, Brenda Buffalino, Savion Glover, Jimmy Slyde, and the Great Nicholas Brothers, Fayard and Harold.

Born on March 9, 1938, in Boston to the late Jerry Cataldo and Frances (Minichiello), she was the beloved wife of 50 years to Ralph Spinelli, devoted mother of Robert MacDonald and his wife, Silvia, of Revere and cherished grandmother of Olivia. She is also survived by her dear friend, Marie Walker and her husband, Robert, of Rockland and by many cousins and friends. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Tap Scholarship Fund, Attn: Sheila Rosanio School of Dance and Gymnastics, 233 Washington St., Revere, MA 02151.  For guest book, please visit

John R. ‘Buddy’ Lovely, Sr.

Retired Chelsea Fire Alarm Attendant

John R. “Buddy” Lovely, Sr. of Seabrook, N.H., formerly of Chelsea, passed away at the Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center in Newburyport on Thursday, July 4.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and worked as a Fire Alarm Attendant for the City of Chelsea.

Born in Leicester, he was the husband of the late Marie Flora (Sirois) Lovely and the son of the late John and Mary (Sullivan) Lovely. He leaves a daughter, Dianne Landry and her husband, Charles of Seabrook, N.H.; a son, Richard Lovely and his wife, Lorraine of Florida and a daughter-in- law, Beatrice Lovely of Chelsea; five grandchildren, Jonathan  and his wife, Fanny, Jessica and her husband, Andrew, Daniel, Justin and Tayla. He was pre-deceased by three sons: Robert, Ronald and Jack Lovely.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, today, Thursday, July 11, from 4 to  8 p.m.  The Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, July 12, at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, 302 Elm St., Everett at 11 a.m.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and condolences:

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