He cherished his whole family.
Robert “Bob” Roberto of Revere died on January 30 at the age of 80.
He was the loving husband of the late Angela (Diecidue) Roberto; beloved son of the late Angelo H. Roberto and his wife, Mildred F. (Salamone); devoted father of AnnMarie Lepore of Revere, Robert Roberto and his wife, Cheryl of Saugus, Lisa Rusconi and Michael Roberto and his wife, Lori, all of Revere; cherished brother of Gerard Roberto of Wakefield, Richard Roberto and his wife, Maureen of Florida, John Roberto and his wife, Joann of Wilmington, James Roberto of Dedham; cherished grandfather (Pa) of Angela, Tiffany, Nicole, Michael, Robert, Jennifer, Christopher, Mikey, and Leah. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Bob was a loving husband, a wonderful father and grandfather who cherished his whole family.
A visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere. His funeral will be at the funeral home on Saturday, February 6 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Names and temperatures will be taken upon entrance with capacity limits (masks and social distancing are required). Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
Patricia Ann Melendy
March 1, 1941 – January 30, 2021
Patricia Ann (Welsh) Melendy passed away on Saturday, January 30, in the peaceful surroundings of her home with her loving and caring family at her side. Patricia was a breast cancer survivor who lived courageously with bone cancer for the past few years. She was 79 years old.
A resident of Lynnfield since 1962, she was born and raised in Chelsea, the loving daughter of the late William F. Welsh, Sr. and Pearl A. (Camillieri) Welsh.
She attended Our Lady of the Assumption Parochial School and Our Lady of Pity High School in North Cambridge for her freshman year. She finished her sophomore and senior years at St. Rose High School and graduated in 1958.
Years later she continued her education at the New England School of Anatomy and Science. She graduated in 1967 with highest honors and was admitted into the Mu Sigma Alpha Honor Society. She obtained her license in Funeral Directing and Embalming and joined the family firm, Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home. Patricia also held the distinction of becoming the first female registered embalmer in Chelsea.
Soon thereafter, her devotion turned to home, raising her family of two daughters and one son. Later on, she worked outside of her home as a legal secretary for various private law firms.
She wed David Melendy in 1988 and they shared the past 32 years happily together. In 2005 she left the work place and her devotion again returned to life at home, now becoming a devoted grandmother and second mother to her first grandson, Ethan Wilson. She later welcomed four more adoring grandchildren into her life.
Patricia enjoyed vacationing with David to Bermuda and making frequent trips to New Hampshire. She also enjoyed gardening around her home and cooking.
The beloved wife of 32 years to David W. Melendy, she was the devoted mother of Jennifer Grealey and her husband, John of Medford, Andrea Markarian Jones and her husband, Michel Jones of Lynnfield, Stephen Markarian and his wife, Elizabeth of Rowley and her late infant daughters; Bethany and Margaret Markarian. She was the cherished grandmother of Ethan Wilson, Madelyn Grealey, Kiley, Lucas and Emma Markarian, dear sister of Frank A. Welsh and the late A2cl William F. Welsh, Jr. USAF and the former wife and dear friend of the late Martin R. Markarian. She is also survived by her nieces, nephew, cousins and extended family members.
Due to present Covid-19 restrictions, funeral services were private and concluded with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in Patricia’s name should be directed to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th St., Suite 609, New York, NY, 10036 or visit: WWW.bcrf.org.
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: www.WelshFH.com.
Susanne (DiMattio) Goodrich of Revere passed away on January 29 at the age of 70.
Born in Winthrop on November 15, 1950 to the late Edward DiMattio Jr. and Angelina (Lombardi), she was the cherished wife of Albert Goodrich and is also survived by many loving family members.
A Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere today, Thursday, February 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Capacity limits will be enforced and masks and social distancing are required. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere at 12 noon (names and temperatures will be taken upon entrance.) Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, please visit www.buonfiglio.com