Obituaries 06-02-2022

Jennie Citro

February 11, 1929 – May 29, 2022

Jennie G. (Pietropaolo) Citro passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Sunday, May 29 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading with her loving family at her side.    She was 93 years of age. 

Born and raised in Chelsea, Jennie was one of five daughters of the late Gaetano and Giovanna (Magazzu) Pietropaolo. She attended local schools in Chelsea. 

Jennie was married to Romolo M. Citro for 72 years and together raised one daughter and two sons. Formerly of Chelsea, Jennie and Romolo have been residing in Burlington for the past 45 years.   

Jennie was passionately devoted to home and family.  She also worked outside of her home for many years as a seamstress and later as a banquet hostess for Seiler’s Caterers and a receptionist for the Mitre Corp before retiring. She was a member and past president of the former Chelsea ITAM’s Ladies Auxiliary.  She also enjoyed occupying her time reading and completing puzzles.

In addition to her parents, Jennie was also predeceased by her daughter, Diana M. Telis, her husband, Peter, a grandson, Salvy J. Citro and her sisters and their spouses; Mary A. and George V. Welch, Rose and Pat Leone, Grace and Leon Foubert, Josephine and Mickey Drago. She is survived by her beloved husband of 72 years, Romolo M. Citro. She was the devoted mother of Carmine Citro and his wife, Kathleen of Saugus/Ipswich, Guy Citro and his wife, Kathy Rappa of Chelsea and the late Diana M. Telis and her husband, Peter. She was the cherished grandmother of Matthew Citro and his wife, Maria, Michael Citro, Mark Citro and his companion, Jenna Wolfsgruber, Nicole Marchionda and her husband, Karl and the late Salvy J. Citro and the adored great-grandmother of Luca and Kayla Marchionda. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. 

Visiting hours will be held from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, June 2 from 4 to 8 p.m.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Funeral from the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday, June 3 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere at 11 a.m.  Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in Jennie’s name may be made to a charity of their choice. For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFH.comcharity of their choice.

Laura Ray Moscone

April 11, 1952 – May 8, 2022

At 70 years of age, Laura passed away peacefully at Palm Springs Skilled Nursing Care Center in Chelmsford on Sunday, May 8 following complications from ongoing illnesses.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a beloved daughter of the late Raymond Appleton Bishop and Helen Mae (Sjoberg) Russo.

Laura graduated from Chelsea High School and resided in Everett for most of her life.  A devoted homemaker and mother she also worked outside of her home as a professional secretary and office clerk with several local businesses. 

In her lifetime she most enjoyed time spent with family and friends as well as playing bingo, caring for her feline friends and collecting angels for her home.

She was the devoted mother of Andrew Giannasoli, his wife, Kelly and their daughter, Emma of Everett, Jodi Lyn Moscone and Diana Moscone; dear sister of Josephine Orloff of Malden, Dorothy “Dolly” Blake and her husband, Charles of Saugus, Veronica Laurenza, her husband Joseph of Revere, Vince Ann Piasecki and her companion, Carl Metzler of Billerica. She is also lovingly survived by her close friends and caregivers, Donna and Bob Crafts and Johnnie Reardon, all of Everett, along with many nieces and nephews and her feline companions “Ike” and “Mike”

Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home. Services were private. For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

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