Obituaries 01-16-2020

John Duguay

Marine Corps Veteran and Retired Stop & Shop Baker

John A. Duguay, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away on Jan. 2 with his longtime companion and partner, John Podolske and his niece, Michelle Mirthes, by his side.

Born in Chelsea on June 30, 1930, he spent his entire life in Chelsea and served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the early 1950’s.

John was an avid baker and cook.  His desserts were very popular and often requested by everyone.

He was predeceased by his mother, Ellen Duguay, his sister, Mary Rita Menard Duguay, his brother, Paul Duguay and his nephew, Edgar Duguay. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Simone Duguay of New York, Joseph Duguay, Leon Duguay, Korey Duguay and Lesha Duguay, and his brothers, Joseph Duguay of California and Theodore of New York.

He also leaves behind countless friends and in-law relatives.  He will be sorely missed.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held sometime in June near what would have been his 90th birthday.

Janet Caron

Sept. 20, 1939 – Jan. 7, 2020

Janet L. Caron passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 7 while an inpatient at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  She was 80 years old.

A daughter of the late Harold H. and Grace (Nicholson) Braid, she grew up in Chelsea, attended local schools and was a lifelong resident of thse city.  She was married at a young age to John A. “Sonny” Carron.  Together they shared nearly 60 years of love and devotion to each other.  She was the beloved mother to five daughters, grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of two.  Her life’s devotion was to her family and home.  She was an extremely caring individual and care giver to people and animals alike.

Janet was also predeceased by two siblings; the late Grace Robichaud and Harold Braid.  Her passing is mourned by her beloved husband of 59 years, John A. “Sonny” Carron.  She is the forever loved mother of Donna Moscatelli and her husband, Tom, Linda Ballard and her husband, Roy, Tricia Seigal and her husband, Jay, Kelly Carron and Corrie Carron; dear sister of Charles Braid, Patricia Detweiler and cherished grandmother of Tommy Moscatelli and his fiancé, Kelly, Christopher Moscatelli and his wife, Korey, Aaron Seigal, Anthony Moscatelli, Lindsey Ballard, Jason Seigal, Matthew Carron, Jillian Ballard and Kelsey Ballard and adored great-grandmother of A.J. Zayas and Kyla Moscatelli.

Arrangments were by Anthony Memorial – Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970.

Kenneth Landry

Of Texas

Kenneth H. Landry, 80, of Boerne, TX, formerly of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 10 in San Antonio, TX. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Haverty) Landry for 54 years. He is lovingly survived by his children: Kenneth W. Landry and his wife, Kimberly of Norton, Robert Landry and his wife, Kristen of San Antonio, and Nancy Scalesse and her husband, Richard of Woburn. He was the dear brother of James Landry of Chelsea and cherished “Papa” of Kaitlyn O’Rourke, Ryan and Brandon Landry, Madelyn and Evan Landry and Meghan, Cameron, and Anna Scalesse and is also survived by sisters-in-law, Mary Landry of Bridgewater, MA, Madeline Landry of Sandown, NH, and Joan Callahan of Woburn  as well as by many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by siblings: John, Mary, Margaret, Charles, Leo, Reis and Richard.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 260 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m.  Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours today, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Joseph Sullivan

June 19, 1994 – Jan. 3, 2020

Joseph P. Sullivan died in Boston from natural causes on Jan. 3. He was 75 years old.

He was a resident of East Boston and Chelsea during his younger days and also spent time in Lynn, Danvers and Salem before finally settling down in Chelsea in 1990.

He held a few different job titles until 1988 when he started his own janitorial company “Karen’s Services.” He was an active member of the Moose and The Salvation Army in Chelsea for many years. He retired Karen’s Services in 2016. Other than working hard, he also liked bowling, pool, darts, fishing and playing solitaire and other card games.

He was the life of the party and always had a joke to tell. He frequented his favorite spots throughout the years including: The Old Timer’s and Chelsea Walk in Chelsea, The Brothers Deli in Peabody and Salem Willows, where many family reunions were hosted by his sister, Mary.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leah (Gallagher) and Joseph V Sullivan, his siblings: Dorothy McPherson DeVeau, Harvey DeVeau and Mary Reynolds, his former wives: Margaret Casucci of Chelsea, Linda Rouff of Portales, NM and Maryann Sullivan (Terrio) of Chelsea, his daughter, Kathleen Principato (Knapp) and stepdaughter Carolann Gray. 

He is survived by his children: Louise Sullivan, Michelle and her husband, Brad Graham of Rio Rancho, NM, Jody Sullivan of Chelsea, Brenda and husband, Jim Leonard of Peoria, AZ, Kimberly Rosario of Chelsea and his youngest, Sabrina Brooks and her partner, Rick Muise Jr. of Waltham;  siblings: Martin (AL) Sullivan of Florida; Joanne and husband, Joseph Bowen of Fitchburg; stepchildren: Joseph, Robert, Thomas and Diane Goodrich. He also leaves behind many granddaughters and grandsons, great granddaughters and great grandsons and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was very loved and will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends.

His service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army, 258 Chestnut St, Chelsea. There will be a gathering following the service. In lieu of flowers. the family asks that donations be made in his name to The Salvation Army, American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

Robert Iudica

Retired Truck Driver

Robert M. Iudica of Saugus, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on Monday, Jan. 6 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after being stricken at his home on Dec. 23, the day after celebrating his 85 th birthday.

Robert was born and raised in East Boston. He was educated in Boston Public Schools, attended East Boston High School and began a 35 plus year career as a truck driver for the Boston Shipyard in East Boston.

He was married for 60 years to Phyllis R. (Cimino). The couple resided in East Boston for many years, then later moving to Revere, and for the past 18 years they lived in Saugus. He loved spending time with family and always having a good time. He was a very proud life-time member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, Winthrop.

He was the beloved husband of 60 years to Phyllis R. (Cimino) Iudica of Saugus, loving father of Deborah A. Zaccaria of Reading and her late husband, Anthony M. “Tony” Zaccaria, Paul Tango  and his wife, Cheryl of Cape Coral, FL, Robert Tango of Woburn and Roseann Tango of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Robert Tango and Christopher Tango and his wife, Sarah, all of Florida, Robert Tango and his wife, Christina of New Hampshire, Lisa Zaccaria of Saugus and the late Michelle Zaccaria, Gregory Tango and Jason Tango adored great-grandfather of Brenna, Jack and Abagail and Lucas; dear brother of the late Lilian Iudica, Dorothy D’Ettore, Anthony Iudica and Josephine Cellucci and proud son of the late Carmelo and Teresa (Aleo) Iudica. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Barbara Jean Borden

June 18, 1936 – Jan. 8, 2020

Barbara Jean Borden, 83, passed away at the Glen Ridge Nursing and Care Center in Medford where she had been receiving supportive care for the past three years. 

Born in Boston, she was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School.

She married George “Sonny” Borden and resided in Chelsea for most of her life. 

Barbara was widowed in 1970 and as a young single mother she raised her son and two daughters, maintained her home and worked at various jobs to support her family.  She held positions with the old Record American in Boston, worked the counter at Franks Donuts, was a teller at Winter Hill Bank in Chelsea and completed her working career as a telemarketer with West Lynn Creamery-Garelick Dairy in Lynn before taking retirement. 

Her life was devoted to family. She also enjoyed reading her favorite hard-cover books, knitting, playing board games, cards and bingo.  She is remembered as a great conversationalist and lively debater. 

In addition to her husband, Barbara was also predeceased by her parents, the late Neal J. and Mary (Ryan) Farrell, one sister, Mary Teehan and her brother, Neal J. Farrell, Jr.  She is lovingly survived by her children and their spouses; Donna Lockard and her husband, Mark of Bern KS, George “Peter” Borden III and his companion, Dawn Pajala of Whitinsville and Deborah Visconti and her husband, Joseph of Billerica. She was the cherished grandmother of Samantha Lockard, George “Sonny” Borden, IV., Cameren Borden and Farrell Paige Visconti, adored great-grandmother of Everly Jo Scalese and dear sister of Alice Anderson of Rhode Island. 

Arrangements were by Anthony Memorial –Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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