Obituaries 01-12-2023

Rosemarie Fondini

Of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea

Rosemarie ‘Rosie’ (Lovati) Fondini, 69, of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea, died  on  December  31 after losing her long battle with multiple sclerosis.

She  leaves  behind her  husband,  Leonard  (Lenny)  of Peabody, her sister, Bella Targee and her husband,  Fred of Tavares, Florida; nephews, Ryan Targee and  his daughter, Avery of Sorrento, Florida and Andrew Targee of Shrewsbury, MA. She was pre-deceased by  her  mother, Florence (DeRosa) Alterio of Chelsea. Services will be private.

If you desire, contributions can be made in her name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Robert Bayne

Owner of Bayne TV in Chelsea

Robert “Bob” Bayne of Peabody passed away on January 5 surrounded by his family. 

Bob was the owner of Bayne TV in Chelsea for over 50 years. 

The beloved husband of 62 years to Roberta Bayne, he was the devoted father of Alan Bayne and his wife, Suzanne and loving “GP” of Samantha Bayne and Lauren Bayne.

Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea, on Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. and interment was in Everett.  Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.  For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website:

John Carron

MWRA Retiree, Always Available To Lend a Helping Hand

John A. “Sonny” Carron, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away on Wednesday, December 28 in the peaceful surroundings of his lifelong home with his loving daughters at his side. He was 86 years of age.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was one of five children of the late George and Christina (Zipps) Carron.  He attended local schools and enlisted in the US Army serving in the 101st Airborne Division.

He married Janet L. (Braid) and together they shared nearly 60 years of love and devotion to each other and raised five daughters.  Sonny was passionately devoted to home and family.  He worked for several years at the Charlestown Navy Yard. After the yard closed, he held various jobs in different fields. He completed his career at the MWRA, retiring in 2003.

In his lifetime, Sonny enjoyed getting together with family and friends to celebrate any occasion, especially when he had the opportunity to show off his dancing and singing talents. He spent many years camping with his extended family.  He was especially fond of visiting state parks. Upon retiring, he enjoyed many road trips and cruises with his sweetheart, Janet (Mama Bear). Most recently, he cherished a trip to Hawaii with his daughters. Sonny was always available to lend a helping hand with a ride, home repairs or assisting a neighbor when needed.  He had a great compassion for animals, this was exemplified by his many rescue efforts bringing injured and stray animals into his home and caring for them.  He was a member of the former French Naturalization Club and was actively involved at the Chelsea Senior Center.

Sonny was predeceased by his wife, Janet L. Carron and his siblings: Mary Carron, Theresa Alden, George Carron and Rita Rossetti.  He is survived by his loving daughters and their spouses: Donna Moscatelli and her husband, Tom, Linda Ballard and her husband, Roy, Tricia Seigal and her husband, Jay, Kelly Carron, and Corrie Carron. He was the cherished grandfather of Tommy Moscatelli and his wife, Kelly, Christopher Moscatelli and his wife, Korey, Aaron Seigal, Anthony Moscatelli, Lindsey Ballard, Jason Seigal, Matthew Carron, Jillian Ballard, and Kelsey Ballard and the adored great-grandfather of A.J. Zayas, Kyla, Cameron, and Isabella Moscatelli. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, extended family members and his two feline buddies Oliver and Sophia.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970.  Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home.  For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit;

Ada Torres

Strongly Devoted to Home and Revered as a Neighborhood Mother

Ada L. Torres  passed   away   on   Friday,   December   30  with   her loving family at her side in the peaceful surroundings of her home.  She was 79 years of age and lived courageously for the past years with various health issues. 

She was the loving spouse of 50 years to the late Ernesto Muniz.

Born and raised in Aguada, Puerto Rico where she was one of eight children of the late Jose Torres and Hipolita Ruiz de Torres, as a young lady in Puerto Rico, Ada worked with young children as a special needs teacher.

She moved to Chelsea with her family in 1978 and has resided here for most of her life.  She was strongly devoted to home raising five children of her own and was revered as a neighborhood mother to many young men and women. She could always be counted on by new arrivals to Chelsea assisting them with basic needs and she was a longtime member of the St. Rose of Lima Parish in Chelsea.   In addition to her parents and her husband, Ernesto, she was also predeceased by three siblings.

She is survived by three sisters and one brother in Puerto Rico and her children; Edwin Echevarria, Orlando Echevarria, Ada Nieda Echevarria, Jose Echevarria and Ernesto Muniz.   She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Private services were held by her family.

Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home.

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