Raymond Louis Neri, Sr.
Will Be Fondly Remembered for Being Generous with His Time, Having a Great Sense of Humor in the Face of Adversity and Hiding Snacks for Later
Affectionately known as “Pa,” Raymond Louis Neri, Sr., 88, entered into eternal life on March 9.
Born and raised in Chelsea, Raymond led a full life and leaves behind an adoring family; his wife of 66 years, Phyllis (Goscinak) of Chelsea; sons Raymond Neri, Jr. and his wife, Rosemarie of Saugus, Edward Neri and his wife, Nancy of Chelsea; grandchildren Michelle Caron and her husband, Jason, Brian Neri and Christopher Neri, all of Saugus; great grandchildren: Kailee, Madison, Emma, Mackenzie, Jason Jr. and Lily Caron; great-great-grandchildren, Liam and Knox McLellan; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
The youngest of nine and last surviving sibling, Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Agostino and Nellie (Cushing) Neri, and his sisters: Alice Deleidi, Prima Wheeler, Seconda Neri, Wanda Pezzuto, Lores Keating, Rose Ryan, Elise Bizzochi and Rita Yannetti.
Always a loving provider, Raymond worked hard throughout his life, first delivering bread by horse and buggy for his family bakery and later holding positions with Stride Rite, Airlift International, Boston Garden’s “Bull Gang,” and Tucker Construction. His most important job, however, was showing love to his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, making each one of them feel special and cared for.
At the request of family, services were held privately on Friday, March 12. The family would like to express gratitude and heartfelt thanks to family, friends, Care Dimensions of Danvers, and The Dexter House of Malden for all their care and support.
Raymond will be fondly remembered for being generous with his time, having a great sense of humor in the face of adversity, and hiding snacks for later. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the charity of your choice or “donated” at a casino as he often did. In closing, his family kindly asks that you always remember to say “please” and “thank you,” and hug your loved ones.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea. We encourage family and friends to visit www.carafafuneralhome.com to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.
She Will Be Truly Missed by All Who Knew Her
Kim M. (Mottola) Buttiri of Groveland passed away unexpectedly on March 12, at the age of 52.
Kim had such a big heart and would do anything for her family and friends. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.
Born in Brighton on June 8, 1968 to the late Ronald Francis Mottola Sr. and Anna May (Jiamattei), she was the beloved wife of Joseph “Joe” Buttiri, devoted mother of Joseph and Joshua Buttiri, adored sister of Ronald Mottola Jr. and his wife, Doreen of Groveland and Gregg Mottola and his wife, Janha of Illinois and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, niece and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere. Due to capacity limits, we ask that you keep your visit brief to allow others to pay their respects to the family. Masks and social distancing are required when entering the funeral home. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A Funeral service on Friday at the Buonfiglio Funeral Home at 10 a.m. will be followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. (names and temperatures will be taken upon entrance). Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.
N.E. Tel & Tel Retiree, Proud Member of the I.B.E.W. And Telephone Pioneers of America and Devoted Caregiver to Family and Friends
Mary A. (Godfrey) Bullock passed away following a brief decline in health on Tuesday, March 16 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 85 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, a beloved daughter of the late James R.
and Mary S. (Butler) Godfrey, Mary attended St. Rose Parochial School and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1953.
In 1953. she married to Thomas E. Bullock. She was widowed in 2013 after the couple shared 60 years of love and devotion, residing in Chelsea where they raised their son and two daughters.
A devoted housewife and mother, she also worked outside of her home for 25 years as a telephone operator with NE Tel & Tel at Bowdoin Square in Boston. She was a proud member of the I.B.E.W. Local 2222 and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Mary was a devoted caregiver to family and friends in need, no one ever needed to ask for her aide, she was always there lending her helping hand.
Mary made her home at Chelsea Village Apartments for many years and could always be relied on to chauffeur friends and neighbors on many errands or accompany her to a favorite bingo game.
In addition to her parents and beloved husband, Mary was also predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ellen Rivera, granddaughter, Jennifer Bauer Travassos, her siblings, Ellen D. Galatis and John Godfrey and cousin, Lillian Laffey.
She is survived by her loving son, Thomas Bullock of Chelsea, dear daughter, Loreen Bauer of Quincy and son-in-law, Paul Bauer and his wife, Barbara of New Hampshire. She was the cherished grandmother of P.J. Bauer and his wife, Jennifer, Heather Martin and her husband, Brett, Jonathan Bauer, Joseph Rivera, Thomas Martinez and Kristina Martinez and several adoring great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her dear cousin, Velvet Walsh Smith and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.
All services are strictly private. Should friends desire, contributions in Mary’s name may be made to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston MA, 02118.
Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Chelsea.
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