Obituaries 12-03-2020

Michael James Feliciano

Most enjoyed time spent with his large, close-knit family 

Michael James Feliciano passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, November 28 at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital in Everett.  He was 34 years old. 

Born in Malden, he was the son of Sigfredo and Deborah E. (Goodrich) Feliciano of Chelsea and Sigfredo’s former wife, Hilda Feliciano. 

Michael grew up in Chelsea and attended Chelsea Public Schools.  He received his GED in 2011.  For the last four years, Michael has been working as a plumber’s assistant for his uncle’s plumbing and heating company.  He enjoyed dancing but more importantly he enjoyed spending time with his large, yet close-knit family.  Michael enjoyed all sports and loved watching all of his beloved Boston sports teams.  He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

 Michael is the devoted father of Abbigal and Addilyn Feliciano, stepfather of Natalia Green, Amber Green and Jason Green; former husband of Micheale Green, dear brother of Matthew Feliciano, Diana Feliciano, Francis Feliciano Martes, Jessica Feliciano, Sigfredo Feliciano and Jeffrey Feliciano and beloved nephew of Evelyn Wall, Patty McComiskey, Joedyann Cooper, William Wall, Albert McComiskey, Keith Cooper.  He is also lovingly survived by nieces, Rebecca Feliciano, Eliana Acevedo, Nunao Justiniano, nephews, Xavier Acevedo, Robert Justiniano, great-niece, Ava Marie Feliciano and great-nephew, Moises Feliciano.  

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Michael’s visiting hours at the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea today, Thursday, December 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Private Prayer Service for family only will follow the visiting hours at 8 p.m.    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 to visit to offer condolences by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.

Linda Ann Cotto

Nov. 29, 1944 – Nov. 23, 2020

Linda Ann Cotto passed away on Monday Nov. 23 after a brief illness at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston. She was 75 years old.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Lawrence V. and Atheldra (Smith) Dahlquist, she was raised in Fall River and Chelsea and graduated from the Fitton Central High School in East Boston. 

She was a resident of Chelsea for most of her life raising a daughter and two sons and has resided in Peabody for the past 20 years before retiring in 2015.  In her lifetime she enjoyed surrounding herself with family and friends, traveling, taking ocean cruises and spending time on the beach.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers; Gary Dahlquist, Larry V. Dahlquist and Wayne E. Dahlquist.  She was the beloved mother of Alex Cotto of Chelsea, Thelma Cotto of Peabody and Timothy Cotto of Reading; cherished grandmother of Alyssa, Zachery, Amber, Aden, Samantha, Sandra and Jaimie; adored great-grandmother of Dolan, Emmett and Gage; dear sister of Keith Dahlquist of Revere, Gail Michalski and her husband, Walter of Billerica, Darlene Dahlquist of Chelsea and Mrs. Wayne E. (Evelyn) Dahlquist of Chelsea.

Funeral arrangements were by the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea.  Should friends desire, contributions in her memory should be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

Jose Sisinio Flores

Freelance Contractor and Landscaper

Jose Sisinio Flores passed away on Wednesday Nov. 25. He had just celebrated his 54 th birthday on Nov. 3.

Born and raised in Yucuaiquin, El Salvador, he was the son of Marcelina Aviles and Pedro Flores. He married his love, Gina L. Flores. They resided for a majority of their lives in Chelsea, were married for 32 years and together raised their three daughters: Evelin Esteban, Cindi Flores and Laura Flores.

Jose supported his family working as a freelance contractor and landscaper for a majority of his life.

Jose enjoyed fishing, outdoor time and time spent with his grandchildren. 

 He was the beloved husband of Gina Flores and devoted father of Evelin Esteban of Chelsea, Cindi Flores of Lynn and Laura Flores of Texas; dear grandfather of Julian, Jadiel, Jacob, Eliany and Alexandra of Chelsea; dear brother of Celina Flores of East Boston, Estela Flores and Marylou Flores of Attleboro, Aristides Flores, Mauricio Flores, Reina Flores, and Marcelina Flores of El Salvador. He is also survived by many extended family members and friends who love and will miss him dearly. 

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, December 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. A prayer service honoring Jose will be held during the visitation.  

 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.

 José falleció el miércoles 25 de noviembre de 2020, acababa de celebrar sus 54 años el 3rcer de noviembre. Nacido y criado en Yucuaiquin, El Salvador, era hijo de Marcelina Avilés y Pedro Flores. Se casó  con su amor Gina L. Flores, vivieron la mayor parte de sus vidas en Chelsea, MA, y estuvieron unidos por 32 anos. Juntos criaron a sus tres hijas Evelin Esteban, Cindi Flores y Laura Flores. José apoyó a su familia trabajando como contratista independiente y paisajista la mayor parte de su vida. A José le gustaba pescar, pasar tiempo al aire libre y pasar tiempo con sus nietos. Fue un

amado esposo de Gina Flores y padre devoto de Evelin Esteban de Chelsea, Cindi Flores de Lynn, Laura Flores de Texas. Estimado abuelo de Julian, Jadiel, Jacob, Eliany y Alexandra de Chelsea, Estimado hermano de Celina Flores de East Boston, Estela Flores y Marylou Flores de Attleboro, Aristides Flores, Mauricio Flores, Reina Flores y Marcelina Flores de El Salvador. También le sobreviven muchos familiares y amigos que lo aman y lo extrañarán mucho.

 Los familiares y amigos están amablemente invitados a reunirse en Welsh 

Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea el viernes 4 de diciembre de 2020 de 4 a 7 p.m. Un servicio de oración en honor a José se llevará a cabo durante la visita. Se requiere que todos los asistentes se cubran la cara, practiquen el distanciamiento social al saludar a la familia, presenten sus respetos y salgan de la funeraria para permitirles la entrada a otros invitados.

John Francis Carroll

Retired Chelsea Soldiers Home Medical Technician 

John Francis Carroll entered into eternal rest on Monday morning, November 23, at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital in Everett. 

Born and raised in Chelsea, the son of the late George B. and Christine B. (Cater) Carroll, John attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1963.  John was drafted into the US Army during the Vietnam War era and was honorably discharged on April 13, 1967. 

John has been a Revere resident for over 30 years.  He is a retired medical technician from the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, dedicating 23 years of service before retiring in 1994.  John was an avid Boston sports fan and enjoyed watching all of the Boston teams play, the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and the Celtics.  He enjoyed collecting coins and as a hobby he was a portrait artist.  He will be greatly missed by all of his family. 

John was the husband of the late Marna (Kelley) Carroll, beloved father of Brian Carroll of Revere and the late Michael J. Carroll, dear brother of Lorraine T. Brown of Chelsea, Patricia A. Smith of Billerica, June E. Carroll of Everett, Joseph E. Carroll of Chelsea and the late George J. Carroll. He is also lovingly survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea on Friday, November 27.  Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery will be at a later date.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea. 

 We encourage family and friends to visit to offer condolences at this time by means of the on-line guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.

Frederick Lavorati

Retired Heavy-Duty Mechanic for Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Funeral Services were held privately for Frederick Lavorati, 70, who passed away unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day, November 26 in his Lynn residence.

Born and raised in Chelsea. Fred was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1969. He worked as a Heavy-Duty Mechanic for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 30 years before his retirement. Fred was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed spending time with his family and spending time up in Maine.

He was the cherished father of Traci C. DeMarco and her husband, Christopher and Frederick J. Lavorati, all of Peabody, and proud grandfather to Christopher J. DeMarco and Bethany E. DeMarco, both of Peabody. He is also lovingly survived by his former wife, Karen A. (Christopher) Lavorati, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Frederick was one of seven born to the late Thomas and Estella (Rovinski) Lavorati.

Remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals. To send online condolences, please visit

Linda Moore

Retired Williams School Cafeteria Manager

Linda A. (Corbin) Moore, 74, who had been living courageously with pancreatic cancer for the last six months, passed away on Monday, Nov. 23 in the peaceful surroundings of her Saugus home and in the loving presence of her devoted and caring family. 

Born and raised in Portland Maine, she was a beloved daughter of the late Joseph R. Corbin and Barbara (Cary) Joyce and her husband, John Joyce. 

Linda has been with Kenneth Moore for over 48 years and has been married to him for the past 42 of them. 

She worked for 17 years for the City of Chelsea School Department as a cafeteria manager at the Williams School.  A work injury caused her early retirement in 1997. 

Linda and Kenny would spend their summers together camping in Hampstead NH. annually for the past 27 years with their children and grandchildren.  Linda loved going to Foxwood’s with her son to play Bingo and slot machines.  An avid reader, she would read the Boston Globe daily and favored books authored by James Peterson and John Grisham.

In addition to her parents, Linda was also preceded in death by her siblings; Peter Joyce, Judith Smith and Nancy Monaghan. She was the beloved wife of 42 years to Kenneth J. Moore, Sr. and devoted mother of Catherine Iannitelli of Wakefield, Lori Miller of California, Michael Iannitelli and Kenneth Moore,Jr., both of Groveland; cherished grandmother of twin boys, Jeffery and Joey LeClair, Charisse Iannitelli, Kenny Moore III and Elise Moore.   She is also survived by four greatgrandchildren. She was the dear sister of Ralph Corbin, Sharron Greenleaf, Maureen Joyce, John Joyce, and Katherine Joyce.

Services were conducted on Tuesday by Rev. Richard Uftring and Linda’s brother-in-law Pastor John “Jack” Moore.   Services concluded with internment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.  Should friends desire, contributions in Linda’s name can be directed to; Mass. General Cancer Center, 125 Nashua St., Ste 540, Boston, MA 02114.

 Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home,Chelsea.  We continue to 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 visit:

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