Obituaries 02-24-2022

Todd Allen Martin

April 29, 1966 – February 14, 2022

Todd Allen Martin passed away at Boston Medical Center on Tuesday, February 14 into the arms of his loving Savior.  

He was the youngest child of Isabelle (Lopes) Martin and the late William “Cornney” Martin.  Born in Lynn on April 29, 1966, he was 55 years old.  Todd grew up in Everett and went to Everett High School.  He and his family lived in the same house for over 30 years.  He recently went to school and received his CDL license. 

He worked many different jobs in his life and was always true to his family values by making sure he always gave his all to doing good work.  He loved the Lord, he often read and quoted from his many bibles.  He frequently discussed the Lord’s word with his mother, his family and friends.

To mourn his passing and cherish his memory he leaves his beloved mother, Isabelle (Lopes) Martin, his loving siblings – Elizabeth (Bette) Tucker, William (Neil) Martin, Kim Martin and David Martin.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends to mourn his passing, grieve for him, and celebrate his love for life.  He will be missed by all.

Family and friends are most kindly invited to visit at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The visitation will be followed by a funeral service and life tribute at 2 p.m.  Services will conclude in the funeral home and will be followed by a repass meal at Anthony’s of Malden, 102 Canal St., Malden.

For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

John Albert Cardone

June 11, 1946 – February 20, 2022

John Albert Cardone was born on June 11, 1946 in Chelsea to his beloved parents, Maria E. (Bilardi) and Albert N. Cardone.  He remained a lifelong resident of Chelsea.  He was predeceased by his stepfather Lawrence D. Cardone. 

John attended Chelsea High School where he was a member of the Latin Club and Traffic Squad.  He completed a degree program in Aeronautical and Space Engineering Technology at the Wentworth Institute of Technology.  He was nicknamed “the Thinker” of his class.  John also went on to complete a Bachelor of Engineering Technology at Northeastern University in 1985.  John retired several years ago after working as an engineer for many years at Raytheon Technologies.

In his lifetime John enjoyed taking frequent road trips all along the east coast, traveling from Niagara Falls to Orlando, FL.  John enjoyed quick jaunts to Kittery and York Beach, ME.  He created especially fond memories for his family when he took them to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

John lived a quiet, simple life and found joy in his favorite hobbies.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and was always trying to make them laugh.  He enjoyed spending time in the comfort of his home, practicing carpentry and tending to his garden with the help of his most treasured dog, Lucky. 

John was the beloved father of Dr. Anthony Cardone, DMD and his wife, Sheree of Saugus and John L. Cardone and his wife, Melissa of Swampscott; cherished grandpa to Aubrey and Luca Cardone of Saugus and Lilly Cardone of Swampscott; the dear older brother to RoseAnne Musto and her husband, Paul of Saugus and Lawrence M. Cardone and his wife, Kathy of Chelsea.  John is also survived by his former spouse, Michelle Cardone of Revere.  He leaves behind many nieces and nephews:  Steve and Jen Polidoro of Reading, Lisa and Flavio Pellegrino of Saugus, Paul and Briana Gregorio of Revere, Maria Cardone of Chelsea and grand-nieces and nephews: Stephen and Sophie Polidoro of Reading, and Bella, Nicky and Gianna Pellegrino of Saugus.

Per order of the Chelsea Board of Health, all visitors are required to wear face masks while in the Funeral Home.  

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend his funeral which will begin from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, February 24 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

John was an avid animal lover.  In remembrance of John, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston:

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Abraham Engber

Member of Germania Boston Lodge of Masons and Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea

Abraham “Mitzi” Engber of Melrose, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on February 17. 

The beloved husband of 70 years of Irene (Saganov) Engber,  Abraham was a proud WWII Veteran who served in the US Navy aboard Aircraft Carrier USS Bunker Hill.  During his service, Abraham earned 13 battle stars. 

After serving, he became a partner in the family business, L. Engber and Sons Textile Co., located in Chelsea. 

Abraham was a proud Chelsea native, who hung out with buddies on 5th Street and met some of his closest lifelong friends from the Chelsea Schools.  Abraham was a tremendous athlete who loved watching sports and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.  He also was a Mason at the Germania Boston Lodge and a long-time member of Temple Emmanuel. 

Abraham was the devoted father of Jeffrey Engber and his wife, Cassandra and Michele Engber and her loving companion, Joe DiMarino, the dear brother of the late Fred Engber, the late Louis Engber, and the late Sarah Litchman and the loving grandfather of Corinne and Melanie.   

Graveside services will be held on Sunday, February 20 at 12 Noon at Temple Emmanuel Cemetery, 16 Buxton Road, Danvers.  Donations in Abraham’s memory may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA  01923. 

For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website:    

Catherine Cunningham

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

Catherine F. “Cathy” (McCarthy) Cunningham passed away after a long illness on February 10 surrounded by family at the age of 77.  

Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Frances H. (Doherty) McCarthy.  She leaves behind her beloved son, Leo P. Cunningham along with his wife, Nicole and their children, Chloe, William (Sanford) and Leo P. Cunningham, II. She also leaves her brother, Leo McCarthy and his partner, Nancy A. Baynes of East Sandwich, her devoted friend, Lucy Tramonte of Chelsea, loving Godson, Domenic Saraceni and her nieces: Charlene, Trina and Jeannie May.  She was also pre-deceased by her brother, James J. “Icky” McCarthy

Well known in the community, she worked in the service industry for many years. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and sense of humor.  Her personality allowed her to connect with all she met regardless of circumstance.  She will be missed. 

A Celebration of Life Ceremony was held in the Smith Funeral Home 125 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Thursday, February 17.

Funeral Services and entombment private.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Anthony’s Shrine, 100 Arch St. Boston, MA 02110  or at

Louis Rossetti, Sr.

Co-Owner of Nardizzi’s Restaurant in Revere and Chelsea

Louis A. Rossetti, Sr. of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 21.

A U.S. Army veteran, who saw action during the Korean Conflict, Louis was born and raised in Revere, graduating from Revere schools prior to moving to Chelsea where he raised his family and resided until his passing. He was active in the Chelsea, Revere and Everett Youth Hockey programs as well as the Chelsea Senior Center and was Co-owner of Nardizzi’s Restaurant in Revere and Chelsea. 

The devoted husband of Mary Lou (Brennan), he was the beloved father of Robin McCarron and her husband, James of Revere, Louis A. Rossetti, Jr. and his late wife, Kathy (Hartman) of Chelsea and Richard Rossetti and his husband, Cameron Harris of Chelsea; brother of Susan Benenati, Dominic, Thomas, Dennis, Robert and Steven Rossetti, all of Revere; cherished grandfather of Ashleigh Rossetti of Chelsea, Kayla and James McCarron, both of Revere and John Mederios of Chelsea. He is also lovingly survived by his great granddaughter, Destiny Rossetti and his daughter-in-law, Cheryl Rossetti as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere on Friday, February 25 at 10 a.m. Those attending are asked to meet directly at church and be seated prior to the arrival of the family.

Visiting hours will be held in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea today, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment with Military Honors at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

The Chelsea Board of Health as well as the Archdiocese of Boston require all visitors to be masked or use face coverings. Reasonable social distancing is encouraged.

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