Obituaries 01-20-2022

George Paul Mastrangelo

Retired Chelsea Firefighter, Bronze Star Recipient Who Fought in Battle of the Bulge

George Paul Mastrangelo, a life-long resident of Chelsea, passed away Friday, January 14 at the age of 95. Born February 23, 1926, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Nichols) Mastrangelo, brother to the late Joseph Mastrangelo Jr., Lucy Lohman, and Mary D. ”Chickie” Love. 

George attended Chelsea Public Schools and later worked as a Chelsea firefighter for 26 years until his retirement in 1984.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the infantry as a bazooka man and anti-tank gunner through three campaigns, including The Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Bronze Star.

George was the devoted husband of the late Mary (Limoli) Mastrangelo; beloved father to Donna Filipiak and her husband, Stanley of Saugus and  Georgette “Gigi” Colombo of Peabody and her late husband, Anthony; cherished grandfather of Justin Filipiak, Brian Filipiak and his wife, Michelle, Alana Colombo and Anthony John Colombo. He is also lovingly survived by his great-grandchildren, Olivia and Dylan George Filipiak as well as many nieces and nephews. 

He loved spending time with his family and will be forever missed at Sunday dinner.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea today, Thursday, January 20 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Those attending are required by the City of Chelsea to wear face coverings and are asked to socially distance during services.

Joyce Anne Dabene

She Will Be Forever Remembered

It comes with such deep sadness to announce that Joyce Anne (Lenkiewicz) Dabne, 66, of South Weymouth gained her angel wings on January 5, hand in hand with her two loving children.  Her passing was unexpected but we will cherish in our hearts the fond memories that we all have shared with my mother, Joyce. The impact that she made on our lives throughout her time on this earth will forever live on in each one of us.  

Joyce was born to the late Florence (Covino) and Edward J. Lenkiewicz on September 9, 1955 in Chelsea and she was a devoted and loving mother to Nicole Ashley Dabene and Paul Dabene, Jr., both of Boston and wife to Paul Dabene of Weymouth for 35 years. She is also survived by her sister, Paula Lenkiewicz, of Chelsea and her brother, Edward Lenkiewicz, of Everett.   

Joyce graduated from Chelsea High School in 1973 and began working at the Federal Reserve Bank. Following that, Joyce worked for the Department of Social Services in Boston where she met her husband, Paul, who was installing phones in the office.  After getting married, the two lived in the North End of Boston for a few years before relocating to Weymouth to raise their two children.  Once her first child arrived, Joyce went on to perform her one true calling of being a devout and dedicated stay at home mom.  There was truly no one more suited for this job and no one more passionate.  She lived for her kids; all the dreams that she held in her heart for them will forever live on in their spirits. 

Joyce was the most selfless person; she always put everyone else’s needs and wants ahead of her own.  Everything she did was for everyone else and her hands worked without fail, day and night.  Whether she was sewing a pillowcase, making a bow for a gift, or serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert for her kids, she truly never stopped.  The meals and treats she made were always gourmet, yet effortless, for her.  We have yet to figure out how she could whip up something amazing out of barely nothing.  And while her Italian cuisine can’t be outshined, Tuesdays will never be the same without her tacos.  Above all that, she lived for her kid’s happiness and success.  She dedicated herself to giving her kids the best life she possibly could, and it was perfect.  Our mom was and always will be our biggest cheerleader; she never once missed any event or adventure that we wanted to take, and always had flowers and a smile on her face as she watched us grow into the people that we are today.  There isn’t one soccer game, let alone practice, that she didn’t attend. Mom put forth her best self in everything she did and she wouldn’t stop until she knew that what she was giving was truly perfect.  

Joyce will forever be remembered for her heart; not only did it put forth so much love, it was so perfect that up until the last second of her life, her heartbeat was unflawed.  You truly only had to meet our mom for two minutes to know how much love she had to give and how kind and caring of a woman she was.  The memories, life lessons, and the ways in which she touched each and every one of us will allow for my mom to live on in our hearts and spirits.   To have known our mom is to have loved our mom. 

Always and Forever.   

The family received visitors on Wednesday, January 19 in the J.S. Waterman-Langone Chapel, 580 Commercial St., Boston and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Leonard Church, 320 Hanover St., Boston.  For online condolences, please visit: www.watermanboston.com.

Joseph Curcio

Of New Hampshire

Joseph Curcio, 77, of Pembroke, New Hampshire passed away comfortably while surrounded by his children on January 10. 

Joe was the first of five children born to the late Anthony Curcio and the only child to the late Julia Frateroli.

Joe was a loving father to Lyn MacAskill (Curcio) of Newburyport,  David Curcio of New Hampshire, Danielle Curcio and her husband, Andrew Hernandez of Las Vegas, Andrew Curcio of Las Vegas, and JJ and Christian of Pembroke, New Hampshire.

Papa Joe cherished his three granddaughters: Brianna, Kylee and Amelia.  Joe is also survived by his Auntie Honey lebba of Chelsea and Cousin Armand lebba of Wakefield as well as many other cousins, nieces and nephews.

No services are scheduled at this time. A Mass will be planned in his honor. Donations can be made in his name to the COPDfoundation.org. The Petit-Roan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or  to offer a condolence, please visit www.petitroan.com.

Patricia Burke

She Will Be Remembered for Her Warmth, Kindness, Sense of Humor, Generosity and Beautiful Smile.

Patricia A. (Driscoll) Burke, 86, devoted wife for 48 years of the late Frederick W. Burke, beloved mother of Kathleen Burke of Seabrook, NH, Margaret (Peg) Marcus and her husband, Allan of Saugus and John Burke of Chelsea, passed away peacefully on January 9. She was the daughter of the late John J. Driscoll and Margaret (Kelleher) Driscoll; the sister of the late John Driscoll and his surviving wife, Evelyn and Mary Driscoll Hintlian and her late husband, Harry; the loving grandmother to David Marcus, Alanna Marcus and Kathryn Burke and cherished great-grandmother to Sophia and Lianna.  She lovingly leaves behind many nieces, nephews and close family friends.

A graduate of St. Rose High School in Chelsea, Pat had many interests including music, dancing, reading, art, ballet and animals.  Her greatest joy was that of being a wife, a mother and spending time with family.

Pat also enjoyed travels to Ireland with her husband, Freddie, a memorable trip to Paris with her sister, Mary and cruises and week-end getaways with her children.

Pat will always be remembered for her warmth, kindness, sense of humor, generosity and beautiful smile.  She will be missed.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or at www.stjude.org which was a cause close to Pat’s heart.

Pat will be laid to rest beside her beloved, Freddie at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.  Services will be private.

To send a message of condolence to Pat’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.

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