Obituaries 07-16-2020

Harriette Louise Feldman

Lifelong Chelsea Resident

Harriette Louise (Blackman) Feldman, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on Thursday, July 9 of complications of Pneumonia.

The beloved wife of the late Israel Max Feldman, she was the devoted mother of Rhonda Deparolesa and her husband, Edward of Chelsea, Mark Feldman and his wife, Lynne of Marshfield and Michael Feldman and his partner, Francesca of Saugus; loving daughter of the late Michael Blackman and Goldie (Goldberg) Blackman, dear sister of the late Pauline Stone, cherished grandmother of David Deparolesa, Michelle Filipiak and her husband, Brian, Julia Feldman, Noah Feldman and Brianna Feldman and loving great-grandmother of Olivia Filipiak. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Sharon Memorial Park Cemetery, Sharon. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital-PO Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38101-2132 or to the Chelsea Jewish Foundation-201 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150. Arrangements were under the care of Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea, MA. for guestbook.

Patricia Beck

Dec. 5, 1942 – July 8, 2020

Patricia M. Beck, a longtime Medford resident, passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord on Wednesday, July 8.

Patricia was born in Chelsea on December 5, 1942, one of seven children of the late Joseph C. Glennon Sr. and Mabel R Glennon. 

Raised in Chelsea, she attended Williams School and Chelsea High School.  Patricia worked at Digital Equipment for 20 years before retiring. She also drove a bus for North Reading Transportation for several years, driving special needs people.

A member of the Sports Car Club of America during a brief time in her life, Patricia enjoyed home crafts, knitting, crocheting and challenging herself completing crossword and word search puzzles. She also enjoyed traveling.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her former husband Charles L. Beck, Sr.  She was the devoted mother of   Paul C. Beck of Virginia and Charles L. Beck Jr. and his wife, Lora J. (Baril) Beck of Medford; cherished grandmother of Mason Abel Beck of Virginia and Cassandra I. Beck; loving daughter of the late Joseph C Glennon Sr. and Mabel R Glennon; dear sister of Joseph C Glennon Jr. of Arkansas, James H. Glennon of New Hampshire, Arthur A. Glennon of North Carolina, Cora E. Madrid of Massachusetts, Martha P. Sommers of Florida, Ruth A. Donnay and her brother-in-law, Robert Donnay of Virginia.  She is also survived by many friends from around the world.  

Visiting hours were held at the Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea on Tuesday and private committal services were at Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Should friends desire and in lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 127, Waban, MA 02468

James Furlong

Gillette Retiree

James (Jim) P. Furlong passed away in peace on July 7.

Born in Medford on June 10, 1939, Jim attended St. Joseph’s Parochial Grammar School and Matignon High School in Medford. After graduating high school, Jim attended Northeastern University earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting and economics. After college, Jim enlisted in the military serving for two years in the Army Signal Corp. During his military service, Jim served in Seoul, S. Korea, and in Arizona.

After an honorable discharge from the service, Jim had the good fortune to work for The Gillette Company where he worked for 37 years in various capacities. Jim joined the company as an internal auditor, then advanced to positions within the finance, employee benefit, human resource, and community affairs departments. Jim enjoyed his time at Gillette and developed close ties to a number of terrific people. Jim loved the theatre and was an avid movie buff, particularly film noir. He was also a voracious and lifelong reader.

 He was a devoted uncle to his nephew, James Alberetti and his wife, Maria and a beloved great uncle to his great nieces, Ava and Tess Alberetti. He is also survived by many loving cousins and friends.

At Jim’s request, all services will be privately held. Jim will be buried alongside his sister, Ann Elizabeth (Furlong) Alberetti and his parents, Irene (Gillespie) and James Furlong in the family plot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.  For guest book, please visit

Ann Marie Menard

Loved Life and Time Spent With Family and Friends

Merrimack, NH — Ann Marie Menard, 73, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, July 9.

The beloved wife of Philias Menard with whom she shared 52 years of marriage, she was born in Chelsea on September 13, 1946, the daughter of the late Alfred and Theresa (Holland) Gisetto.

Ann Marie was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High  School, Class of 1964. She worked at Sky Chef in East Boston, Schrafft’s Chocolate Factory in Charlestown and more recently at Market Basket in Chelsea.

She loved life and cherished time with her family and friends.

In addition to her loving husband, Philias, she leaves her children: Michael Menard and his wife, Heather of Wells, ME, Lisa Luke and her Husband, Paul of Hudson, NH, her grandchildren: Janessa, Jaycie, Jocelyn and her partner, Varian Ricard, and Mikey, her brother, Luigi Gisetto of Townsend, her sister, Karen Kehoe and her husband, Richard of Chelsea, her brothers-in-laws: Anthony Menard and his wife, Heather of Piermont, NH, Charles Menard of Poughkeepsie, NY, Joseph Menard and his wife, Tamara of Glenndale, AZ and Peter Menard and his wife, Valerie of Watertown, NY; her sisters-in-law: Ella Dean of Pittsfield,  Bernadette Menard and her husband, Francis Romero of Pittsfield, Barbara Hickle of Merrillville, IN  and Florence Menard of Pittsfield.

She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Ann Marie was predeceased by her sisters-in-law, Kathleen Wilson and Marguerite Menard and also by Derek Massucco, the fiancé of Janessa Luke.

Funeral services and interment were held privately. Memorial donations may be made in Ann Marie’s name to Mass General Hospital Pancreatic Cancer Research, 165 Cambridge St. Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 or    

Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Blake Lake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford. For directions and online guestbook, visit or find us on Facebook.

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