Obituaries 10-31-2019

Sandra Faccadio

Of Revere, Formerly of the North End of Boston

Sandra (Cavallo) Faccadio of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on Oct. 19.

She was the loving daughter of the late Pellegrino and Theresa (Tedesco), beloved wife of Dominick Faccadio of Revere, devoted mother of Dominick and his wife, Gia of Salem NH and Gia Faccadio of Revere and cherished grandmother of Jayla, Giavanna, Dominick, Gialina and Nicholas.

Funeral arrangements were by  the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen  Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway Suite 526, Dallas, TX 75244. For guest book please visit

Lydia Tamagna

Retired Bookkeeper

LYDIA (Lava) Tamagna passed away on Monday, Oct. 28 at the Hathorne Hill Nursing Center in Danvers where she was receiving supportive care over the last few years. 

Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Serge and Christine (Kachuck) Lava, Lydia graduated from Chelsea High School and completed her education at Bentley College.   

She was married to Joseph A. Tamagna and shared 50 years together until the time of his passing in 2011.  She was a career bookkeeper and worked at the Cambridge Company and NE Produce before retiring in 1998. 

Lydia and her husband resided briefly in Revere but she remained a lifelong resident of Chelsea in her heart.  She was a devoted member of the former Nativity of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in Chelsea, a member of the St. Mary’s Women’s Guild and served as treasurer on the Parish Council. 

In addition to her husband and parents, Lydia was predeceased by a nephew, James A. Dunn, Jr. and a niece, Christine Dube.  She is lovingly survived by nieces and nephews: Sandra Walsh, JoAnn Goodridge, Julie Grant, Stanley Broda, Robert Dunn, Kenny Lava and John Lava.  She is also survived by several grandnieces and nephews and great grandnieces and nephews. 

Her funeral will begin from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. followed by Funeral Matins to be held in the Ever-Virgin Romanian Orthodox Church (formerly St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church), 8 Addison St., Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.   Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Panikhida Service will be held in the Funeral Home at 6:30 p.m. The funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Ellen Luzzatto

Retired Baker, Motorcycle Enthusiast and Animal Lover

Ellen D. Luzzatto passed away suddenly at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Saturday evening Oct. 26 after being stricken in her Malden Home.  She was 70 years old.  Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Eugene and Beatrice “Bea” (Wedge) Luzzatto.  She resided in Chelsea for most of her life and has been living in Malden for the last 31 years with her life partner and companion Robert Allen.  She was a retired baker, having worked for many years at Calareso’s Farm Stand and Garden Center in Reading.   In her lifetime Ellen was a motorcycle enthusiast and lover of animals who enjoyed time with family, going to the beach, listening to Elvis Presley and her canine companion, Dalton.   In addition to her parents, Ellen was sadden by the loss of her daughter, Lori Jean McKinley, granddaughter, Jenna Lynn Glynn and a sister, Elizabeth “Bette” A. Bova.  She is survived by her beloved companion, Robert Allen together with his mother, Mary Allen at home in Malden; her loving sisters, Terry G. Luzzatto of Fall River and Frannie M. Glynn of Antioch TN.  She was the cherished aunt of Kimberly Rauseo, Rachel Luzzatto, Maria Rose Bove, Danielle DeCicco and Bryan Cabral and the late Joseph DeCicco; adored great aunt of Nick Rauseo, Anthony and “JJ” Driscoll and Angelica Esposito.   Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.. concluding with a Family Reflection and Remembrance Service at 7:30 p.m. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Nathaniel Nunez

Best Remembered for His Quiet Personality, Always Smiling Face and Love of Family

Nathaniel Nunez, 39,  passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 27 in the Emergency Department at Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. 

The beloved son and step-son of Carmen Cadiz and Oscar Acevedo of Chelsea, he was born and raised in Boston and has been a resident of Chelsea for the past 20 years.

Nathaniel worked as a residential construction laborer.  He is best remembered for his quiet personality, always smiling face and love of his family.  He enjoyed working on cars and repairing bicycles for his nieces and nephews. 

He was the loving father of Aiden Nathaniel Nunez and Aidelis Ester Nunez, beloved son and step-son of Carmen Cadiz and Oscar Acevedo of Chelsea, dear brother of Pedro Juan Nunez of Chelsea, Ana Elise Nunez of Fitchburg and Rigoberto J. Nunez of Lynn and beloved nephew of Abigail Cadiz and Ana Reyes, both of Chelsea.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. 

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday morning, Oct. 31 from 9 to 10 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home at 10 a.m.  Services will conclude with interment at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield. 

The funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home. Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Chelsea.  For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit;  

Sophie Hicks

Long Time Volunteer at Our Lady of Grace Church and Outreach Program

Sophie (Niemiera) Hicks, a long-time resident of Everett, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 13           

at the Park Manor Nursing Home in McKinney, Texas.  She was 89

years old and the beloved wife of Leslie Hicks for 67 years.

Sophie was born and raised in Chelsea, the youngest of seven children and the daughter of the late Joseph and Victoria Niemiera.  She was also predeceased by her six siblings: Stella, Mary, Alexander, Stanley, Mitchel and Helen.

Sophie attended Chelsea Public schools, graduating in 1948.  She and her family were members of the St. Stanislaus Church.  She worked as an office clerk for the former Filene’s store in Boston for many years before retiring in 1987.

Sophie was a member and volunteer of the Our Lady of Grace Church and spent many years with her husband lending their service to the Church’s Outreach Program.  She will be greatly missed by all who know and loved her. 

Sophie was the devoted mother of Susan (Hicks) Clapp and her husband, David of Dennisport, MA and Karen (Hicks) Bourque and her husband, Paul of McKinney, TX.   She was the loving grandmother and great grandmother of Brian and Catherine Bourque 

of Simsbury, CT and their daughter Thea, Leslie (Bourque) and Craig Groves of McKinney, TX and their daughter Sophie, Eric and Shannon Bourque of McKinney, TX 

and their children Landon, Carson, and Harper, Stephanie (Clapp) and Mark Omobono of Burlington and their son James, and Kimberly Clapp of Boston. She also leaves sisters and brothers in law along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A service for Sophie was held in McKinney, TX on Sunday, Oct. 20 and a Memorial Mass will be held for Sophie on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Our Lady of Grace Church, 194 Nichols St, Everett, at 12 noon.  All family and friends are invited.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Grace, St. Vincent DePaul 

Ministries, 59 Nichols St. Chelsea, MA 02150.

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