Obituaries 09-07-2023

Anthony G. Schena, Sr.

December 7, 1927 – August 30, 2023

Anthony G. Schena, 95, died on Wednesday, August 30, in the peaceful surroundings of his home with his family by his side. He was 95 years of age. His Funeral will begin from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, September 7, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St. Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Anthony (Antonio) was born in Grottaminarda, Italy on December 7th, 1927.  He was the eldest of nine children of the late Michele and Candida (Minichiello) Schena.

He spent his early years in Italy attending school, working as a farmhand and serving in the Italian Military from 1947 to 1955. During his time in the military, he was stationed in Somalia and Kenya.  He was discharged while in Kenya and remained there to work as a construction laborer, working on many projects including the Kenyan International Airport.

He returned to Italy in 1960, where he married Amelia (Annese) in 1962. Together they settled in the US, briefly in Somerville, before making their home in Chelsea (Prattville), raising their family of two sons and one daughter.

Anthony was a member of the Laborers’ International Union Local 22 and worked as a Stonemason and Laborer.  He was one of the owners/proprietors of Schena Construction in Chelsea/Woburn.

In his lifetime, Anthony enjoyed home gardening, growing vegetables, wine making and cultivating fig trees around his home.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends socializing and playing cards.

On March 31, of this year, after sharing 60 years of marriage, Anthony was predeceased by his beloved wife, Amelia.

He is survived by his loving, caring children and their spouses: Michael Schena and his wife, Donna of Chelsea, Jacqueline “Jackie” Gaudet and her husband, Dennis of Revere and Anthony J. Schena, Jr. of Chelsea and he was the cherished grandfather of Megan Schena and Emily Schena. He was the dear brother of the late Leonida Ianniciello, survived by her husband, Sabato, Guiseppe Schena and his wife, Marie, Carmine Schena and his wife, Angelica, the late Orazio “Mario” Schena, Gerardo Schena and his wife, Eleonora, Vincenzo Schena, Luigi Schena and his wife, Alice “Cookie” and the late Antonetta D’Alelio, survived by her husband, Armando. 

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Joanne M. Quinn

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Relatives and friends attended visiting hours for Joanne M. (Fagone) Quinn on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea and her funeral was held from the Welsh Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 6 followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave, Revere at 10 a.m.

Joanne passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 29.  She was 79 years of age.

Born and raised in Chelsea, a beloved daughter of the late Charles and Theresa “Tillie” (Ulatowski) Fagone, she attended St Stanislaus Parochial School and graduated from Chelsea High School.  Joanne was a longtime former resident of Chelsea and has been residing in Revere for the past 25 years.  She was married to James J. Quinn for 40 years and was passionately devoted to home and family, raising two daughters.  

In her lifetime, Joanne enjoyed being a grandmother of six, spending time with her family, sharing special events together and trips to various casinos. 

She is survived by her beloved husband, James J. Quinn of Revere, her devoted daughters, Cheryl Finnegan of No. Reading and Joanne Cunneen of Revere. She was the dear sister of Rev. Benedict Fagone, OFM.Conv. and Phyllis Noftle, both of Chelsea, Dorothy Montgomery of Malden, Patricia Malone of Wilmington, Christine Giordano of Florida and the late Nancy DeSalvo.  She was the adored grandmother of Joseph Finnegan of Wilmington, Luke Finnegan of Lynn, Shannon Silva of Saugus, Kevin Cunneen of No. Reading, Kelly Ogden of Dover, NH and Keith Cunneen of Saugus, and she is also survived by four adoring great-granddaughters.

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