Obituaries 07-23-2020

Judith Hanly

Her Friendly Face Was Beloved by Patrons of Several Local Supermarket Deli Counters

Judith A. (Stratos) Hanly passed away unexpectedly in her home on Friday, July 17.  She was 65 years old. 

A longtime resident of East Boston, she was born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Peter and Viola (Saggese) Stratos.  She attended Our Lady of Grace Parochial School, graduated from Chelsea High School and worked briefly for the Commonwealth of Mass. with the Office of Finance. 

Judith married Gerard J. Hanly and raised two daughters.  A stay at home mom and beloved homemaker for several years, she later returned to work outside of her home as a Deli Clerk at several local supermarkets; Cerretani’s in Revere, Wild Harvest in Saugus and lastly at Shaw’s in Revere before retiring.  She was always a friendly face and beloved by many store patrons.

In her life time, Judith enjoyed reading and time spent at the beach, she loved watching football, following the New England Patriots and TV crime shows.  She was the beloved wife of 44          years to Gerard J. Hanly, devoted mother of Kristyn Hanly, Jennifer Polsonetti and her husband, Michael, cherished grandmother of Ella, Emilia and Michael Polsonetti, all of East Boston.  She is also survived by her aunt, Pauline Lyons and her husband, Lloyd of Winthrop as well as by many loving cousins and extended family members. 

Visiting hours will be from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, on Saturday July 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 12 noon in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing when greeting the family, pay their respects and exit the funeral home to allow other guests to enter.  We encourage family and friends who wish to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card to visit;   Should friends desire, contributions in Judith’s memory should be directed to Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226

Ernest Sacco, Jr.

A Kind and Gentle Soul

Ernest L. Sacco, Jr. of Revere died on July 8 at the age of 57.

Ernie was a proud member of the Triangle community in Malden for many years, having participated in Impact and Ablevision. He was a kind and gentle soul who could forever be found with a smile on his face. He was always ready and willing to help others. He will be missed dearly by all of those lucky enough to have known him.

The devoted son of the late Ernest Sr. and Frances (Limoli) Sacco, he was the dear brother of the late Kenneth J. Kennedy and adored uncle of Lisa Kennedy and Brigit Kennedy, both of Revere; cherished nephew of John Limoli and Jennifer Sclafani. Ernie is also lovingly survived by many cousins and countless friends.

Due to the ongoing restrictions with COVID-19, all services will be held privately and under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ernie’s memory to Triangle, Inc., ATTN: Development, 420 Pearl Street, Malden, MA 02148 or at  . To share a memory or condolence, please visit . 

Barbara Eisenberg

City of Revere Retiree

Barbara (Levine) Eisenberg, 90, of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, entered Eternal Rest on July 16 after a brief illness. Born in Boston, she was a resident of Revere for many years. Barbara was a retired City of Revere employee.

She was the devoted wife of Carl Eisenberg, dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Melvin and Edith Levine, the late Albert and Gertrude Eisenberg and Evelyn and the late Harry Beder; beloved aunt of Ilene and Jonathan Cutler, Dianne and Burton Gesserman, Dr. Jerold Levine,  Rhonda and Scott Marks, Dr. Mitchell Pressman and late Carol Jacques, Ruth Pressman and late Peter Pressman and the late Kenneth Pressman and the cherished grandaunt of many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Due to current health conditions, services were private. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to Dana Farber Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th  Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or Hebrew Senior Life 1200 Centre St. Roslindale, MA 02131. For online condolences, go to:     

Goldman Funeral Chapel-Malden.

Eleanor Rachel Williams

Retired Massachusetts State Social Worker

Eleanor Rachel of Medford entered into eternal rest at Massachusetts General Hospital on July 17 surrounded by the compassionate staff of the MGH ICU and her immediate family via ZOOM, as well as supported in prayer by many who loved her.   She was 88 years old.

A retired Social Worker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance, a loyal Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and a proud Red Sox Fan “since 1946,” Eleanor was the daughter of the late Newton O. and Gertrude A. [Carey] Williams, sister of the late Dennis E. Williams and wife of the late William R. Lamphier.

Eleanor was the beloved mother of the Rev. David Dismas with whom she made her home, Lee (Lamphier-Spatafore) Berrier and her husband, Jerry, of Malden, and grandmother of Rachel Spatafore and her fiancée, Joan Klinke, of Athol.   She is also survived by her stepson, Robert Lamphier and his wife, Elizabeth; her devoted niece, Annemarie Russell and her dear friend, Annette Scoppa.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and with genuine concern for the people Eleanor loved most, a private committal service was held.   A public Celebration of Her Eternal Life in Christ will be scheduled when it is safe to hold large gatherings.

Contributions in Eleanor’s memory would be sincerely appreciated to either Sacred Heart Southern Missions, Attn: Father Jack Kurps, PO Box 190, Walls, Mississippi 38680, or to her son’s mission:  Saint Nicholas Ministries, Attn: Rev. David Dismas, PO Box 560095, West Medford, MA 02156-0095.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Weir-MacCuish Funeral Home, Malden, MA.

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

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