Obituaries 03-31-2022

John Ames Sr.

Retired Chelsea Police Officer

John T. Ames Sr. of Chelsea passed peacefully into eternal rest on March 22 at home surrounded by his family.

A retired Chelsea Police Officer, he proudly served as a Patrolman and Dispatcher for 28 years.

John was a certified scuba diver and a member of The Boston Sea Rovers Diving Club. He was an amateur photographer, enjoyed listening to swing music from the late 30’s and 40’s, an avid pool player and a past member of the Chelsea Elks. 

John was born January 20,1939,  the son of the late Mary (Smith) and Albert T. Ames of East Boston. He was the devoted and loving husband of the late Judith E. (Glover) Ames and was adored by his sisters: Carol Anne Clark, Mary Alice Gaidelis and her husband, Ted and the late Alberta Rybinski. He is survived by his loving children: Jeanette Ames of Chelsea, Gary Ames and his wife, Allison of Malden and James Ames and his partner, LeeAnn Minichiello of South Yarmouth and he was predeceased by his son, John T. Ames Jr. John leaves behind his grandchildren of whom he was very proud: Joshua Ames and his wife, Rebecca of Westwood, Gary Ames Jr. and his wife, Stanis of Salem, Cory Ames of Wilmington, NC and Nicole Ames-Traill and her husband, Christopher of Malden. John was also a great-grandpa to Adam and Edith Ames of Westwood.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Friday, April 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea. Entombment Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Bread of Life Malden, or a charity of your choice.

Gerardo Antonio Fabrizio

July 14, 1983 – March 21, 2022

At 38 years of age, Gerardo Antonio Fabrizio passed away unexpectedly in his home on Monday, March 21.

Born in Boston, he was a loving son of Mafalda Pagliuca and the late Domenico Fabrizio. 

Gerardo was raised in Montefalcione, Italy and received his formal education in Italy.  He attended college in Italy and was a cadet enrolled in the Italian Carabinieri Academy. 

He returned to the United States as a young man residing briefly in Everett and for the past 15 years he was living in Boston’s North End.  Gerardo was currently employed by the City of Boston working as an office clerical worker.  He was a frequent lector at St. Leonard’s Church. 

He is remembered as a man who was very mechanically inclined and he enjoyed repairing cars and anything with a motor.  He also enjoyed riding motor cross, building and racing go-carts, and fishing.

He was the loving son of Mafalda Pagliuca and the late Domenico Fabrizio; dear brother of Nicola Fabrizio and his wife, Andrea (Barbiris), Maria Fabrizio, Domenic Fabrizio, Jr. and his wife, Jacqueline (Cormier), Anthony Fabrizio and his wife, Heidi (Sacks); cherished uncle of Nicola Fabrizio, Domeniko D.J. Fabrizio and Nanina Fabrizio, Joseph Fabrizio, Anna Fabrizio and her companion, Cyril Jenness, Roman Fabrizio, Alexander Fabrizio and Marcus Fabrizio; adored great uncle of Julietta Fabrizio and Serephina Fabrizio; the beloved nephew of Consolata Pugliese and her husband, Pasquale, Antonia (Fabrizio) Pagliuca and her late husband, Giuseppe Pagliuca. Gerardo Fabrizio and his wife, Antonietta, Delia (Fabrizio) Cassano and her husband, Anthony, the late Sabino Fabrizio and his wife, the late Giuditta, the late Maria (Fabrizio) Garofalo and her husband, the late Francesco, the late Antonio Fabrizio who is survived by his wife, Rosetta Brusaporco, the late Giuseppe Fabrizio and JoAnn Fabrizio.  Gerardo is also survived by numerous cousins, extended family members and friends.

Services were held at St. Leonard Church, 320 Hanover St., Boston on Tuesday March 29. For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

Pauline Templehof

August 1, 1932 – March 28, 2022

Pauline F. Templehof, 89,  passed away on Monday, March 28 at the CHA Everett Hospital with her family by her side.

Born and raised in Everett, she was a beloved daughter and one of fourteen children born to the late Rocco and Natalie (Napolitano) Nuzzo.  Pauline attended schools in Everett. 

She was married to Albert Templehof for many years.  Pauline was a lifelong devoted homemaker and mother raising her seven children and grandchildren.

For most of her life, she resided with her daughter, caregiver and best friend, Ann Templehof.  They resided for many years on Carroll St. in Chelsea and settled in Revere six years ago. 

During her lifetime, Pauline enjoyed playing various games of chance and caring for her canine fur-baby “Snickers.”  In addition to her parents, Pauline was predeceased by her husband, Albert in 2002 and all her siblings within the last decade.  

She was the devoted mother of Albert Templehof of Lynnfield, Paula McLaughlin of Malden, John Templehof of Revere, Nicholas Templehof of Winthrop, Theresa Brooks of Peabody, Robert Templehof and Ann Templehof, both of Revere. She was the cherished grandmother of Colleen McLaughlin-Cabral, Jenn Smith, Erin McGrath, Kevin McLaughlin, John Thomas Brooks, Ashley Brooks, Nolan McLaughlin, Robert Templehof and Cory Templehof and adored great-grandmother of five. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends.

In accordance with her wishes, services were private and concluded with Pauline being placed to rest with her husband in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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