Obituaries 05-19-2010

May 19, 2010
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Ruth Rogers, 65

Chelsea resident

Ruth E. (Thomas) Rogers, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on May 15 shortly after arriving in the emergency room. She was 65 years old.

The devoted wife of Charles G. Rogers, she was the beloved mother of Eldora Kitchen of New Hampshire and Lois Rogers of Everett; loving sister of Alice, Evelyn and Thomas. She is also lovingly survived by 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

 

John Babcock

Malden resident

John J. “Jack” Babcock of Malden died unexpectedly on May 11.

He was the beloved husband of Catherine T. (O’Connor) Babcock; devoted father of Brian J. and his wife, Ellen, of N. Reading and Steven J. of Somerville; dear brother of Rita Bernhard of Melrose, Barbara Drago and her husband, Domenic, of Stoneham, Helen Hurd of Portland, ME, Loretta Prestia and her husband, Leonard, of Melrose, and James Babcock of Marlborough; cherished grandfather of Kylee, Ryan, and Dylan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations may be made in his memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. (Obituary and guest book at www.lynch-cantillon.com

 

Eva Plagenza

Resident of Boston’s North End

Eva F. (Flammia) Plagenza of the North End of Boston died on May 14.

She was the beloved wife of Leo S.; mother of Roberta Aiello and her husband, Lenny, of Missouri and Antonette LaRosa of Everett; sister of Jennie Gonchar of Somerville, Dorothy Arrigo of Winthrop, the late Michael, Frank, Frances Rigolino and Anna Catalano and is also survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Richard Bruno

Revere resident

Richard P. Bruno of Revere, formerly of Chelsea and Orient Heights, East Boston, died on May 13.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the cherished son of the late Pasquale and Libera (Picinisco) Bruno; loving brother of Antonetta Famolare and her husband, Philip, of Peabody, Rose Mozzetta of Revere and Christine Sale and her husband, Manuel, of Everett and the late Anne DeMatteo and the fond uncle of nine nieces and nephews and 11 grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in the VA National Cemetery in Bourne. For guest book, www.vazafunerals.com.

 

Salvatore Baglio

Malden resident

Salvatore J. Baglio of Malden died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on May 12.

He was the beloved husband of Rosemary (Glynn) Baglio for 53 years; father of John C. Baglio of Tewksbury, Charles A. Baglio of Everett, Rosemary Szewczyk of Acton, Claire MacDonald of Andover, Carolann Gabriella of Malden, Kathleen Humphreys of New Hampshire and Allison Ames and Christine Baglio-Kinnon, both of Malden, and the late Joseph S. Baglio; brother of Joseph V. Baglio and his wife, Margaret, of Tucker, GA, and Phyllis D’Anna and her husband, Carmelo, of Somerville. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the E.E. Burns and Son Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 400 W. Cummings Park, Suite 665D, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Cecelia Strunk

Everett resident

Cecelia Strunk of Everett died on May 12.

She was the loving mother of Ryan DiFillipo; daughter of Celia (Nee) Ronan and the late John, sister of John, Mary, Maureen and Joseph; cherished aunt of four nephews and one special niece.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett.

 

Carolyn Albano, 47

Lifelong Everett resident

Carolyn Albano, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at home in peace with her family on May 13. She was 47 years old.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Daniel and Betty Jean (Gauthier) Albano; dear and devoted sister of Joseph, Carmine, David and Catherine of Everett, Jean of New Hampshire, Alice Albano Hurlburt of Pennsylvania and the late Daniel Jr.; sister in law of William Maltaise, formerly of Everett, and is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso and Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial contributions to the Franciscan Hospital for Children, 30 Warren St., Brighton, MA 02135 or to All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901 would be sincerely appreciated.

 

Gino Gentile

Of Saugus, formerly of Everett

Gino A. Gentile of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on May 12.

He was the loving husband of Diana M. (Ciampa) Gentile of Saugus; beloved father of Gina Gentile of Saugus and Mark Gentile of Norfolk; dear brother of Umberto Gentile and Lucy Spadafora, both of Everett; cherished grandfather of two grandchildren and one late grandchild; son of the late Americo and Lena (Fallovollita) Gentile.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.

 

Sandra Mazza, 61

Registered Nurse

Sandra M. (Hart) Mazza died at her home in Tewksbury on May 12. She was 61 years old.

She was born in Medford on January 9, 1949 to William L. and Marion (Adams) Hart. Raised in Charlestown and Somerville, she was a former Chelsea resident. She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s High School in Somerville, Class of 1966 and has been a resident of Tewksbury for the past 20 years.

For over 30 years, she worked as a Registered Nurse at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. She enjoyed many friendships and activities as a member of the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

She is survived by her husband, Salvatore J. Mazza of Tewksbury; by her children, Victoria Mazza and her partner, Laurie Taraskiewicz, of Chelsea and John B. Mazza and his wife, Michelle, of Revere; her grandchildren, Kylie, Cameron and Corrine; her great grandchildren, Caleb and Alexia; her mother, Marion (Adams) Hart of Charlestown; and by her siblings, William Hart and his wife, Joanne, of Windham, NH, Ronnie Kierstead of Florida and Carol Harrington and her husband, Henry, of Westminster. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late William L. Hart and sister in law of the late George Kierstead.

Funeral arrangements were by the Breslin Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Rd., G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

Irene Fiore, 84

Past President PAV Ladies Auxiliary

Irene E. (Sosnowski) Fiore of Chelsea died on May 12 at the Lighthouse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Revere surrounded by her loving family. She was in her 84th year.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Czuban) Sosnowski.  She attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and graduated from Chelsea High School.  She married Albert Fiore and together they raised their two daughters and one son in Chelsea.

A lifelong Chelsea resident, for the past few weeks she was at the Lighthouse for convalescent and rehab care when her health took a sudden and rapid decline. 

Her life was devoted to family and home. She was a longtime member and past President of the P.A.V. Post 13 Chelsea Ladies Auxiliary and the St. Stanislaus Choir. She sang solo for many weddings, funerals and civic events; she will be always remembered for her beautiful voice, singing traditional Polish hymns and folk songs, her humor and good company.

The wife of the late Albert Fiore, she was the devoted mother of JoAnn Fabrizio of Chelsea, Francis Fiore and his wife, Norma, of Warwick, RI , Mary Ann Fiore and Paul Murphy of Everett; cherished “Babci” of Anthony Fabrizio, Lauren and Tracy Fiore, Melvin Fiore and his wife, Stephanie and the adored Big “Babci” of Kaylee Fiore. She was the dear sister of the late Emily Konieczka, Leo Sosnowski, Walter Sosnowski and John Sosnowski.

Funeral arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St Stanislaus Church. For online guestbook, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com

 

Catherine Walsh, 78

Of Peabody, formerly of Everett

Catherine T. “Kathy” (Lordan) Walsh, of Peabody, formerly of Everett, died peacefully on May 11 in Danvers.

A retired employee of Ametek Corp of Wilmington, she was the loving mother and mother-in-law of James and Flora Walsh of Jacksonville, NC, Georgina and George Pitman of  Peabody and Karen and Wayne Carter of Georgetown; grandmother “Mimi” to her granddaughters and spouses, Michelle and John Higson of Groveland, Heather and Christian Tsoutsouris of Georgetown, Jennifer Pitman and Krystle Pitman of Peabody, Vanessa and Frederick Kaylor and Rebekah and Christopher Sims, all of North Carolina, and Great Mimi to Jordan and Kaylee Higson and Carter Sims.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway,Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 in her memory.

 

George ‘Skip’ Gates, 75

US Postal Service retiree

George A. “Skip” Gates of Everett died on May 10 after a long courageous battle with heart disease. He was 75 years old.

A member of the US Army Intelligence Division during the Korean War, he was a US Postal Service retiree.

He is survived by his loving wife Elena (Rocco) of Everett; loving father of Julie Johnson of Las Vegas, Joanne Luise and her husband, Michael, of Wilmington, Gary Gates and his wife, Laurie, of Plymouth and Kevin Gates and his wife, Theresa, of Franklin; beloved brother of the late Gerald Gates and Ruth Maio; loving son of the late George and Irene Gates of Lynn. He is also survived by 12 loving grandchildren, Mark and Morgan Johnson of Las Vegas, Nicholas, Daniel and Kristin Luise of Wilmington, Alyssa, Joshua, Jacob and Justin Gates of Plymouth and Mathew, Michael and Anthony Gates of Franklin and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , PO Box 50, Memphis TN 38101. www.roccofuneralhomes.com

 

Sabino Fabrizio, 80

Retired Mason and Horse Trader

Sabino Fabrizio, retired mason and horse trader, passed away on Tuesday, May 11 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after battling multiple illnesses. He was 80 years old.

Born and raised in Pratola Serra, Avellino region of Italy, he was the son of the late Nicola and Raffaella (Caporizzo) Fabrizio. From the age of 10, he was apprenticed and trained in the art of horse trading. He would travel throughout the Italian countryside buying and selling horses to local farmers and such. In 1956 he married, and in the early 1960’s he settled with his family in London, England for 10 years before coming to the United States to join his siblings and their families.

Together with his wife and daughter, the family resided in Boston’s North End for nine years before locating to Chelsea for the past 30 years. Mr. Fabrizio worked here as a mason employed by Martignetti Construction and various other contractors. A hardworking man, he remained devoted to his family and dear friends.

He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Giuditta (Sabatino) Fabrizio of Chelsea; devoted father of Raffaella F. DiStefano of Lynnfield; cherished grandfather of Raffaella, Oriana and Gianluca DiStefano, all of Lynnfield; dear brother of Domenico Fabrizio and his wife, Mafalda, of Everett, Antonia Pagliuca and her husband, Giuseppe, of Chelsea, Giuseppe Fabrizio of Chelsea, Gerardo Fabrizio and his wife, Antonietta, of Saugus, Delia Cassano and her husband, Antonio, of Lynnfield and the late Maria Garofalo and Antonio Fabrizio; dear brother in law of Joann Fabrizio of Chelsea, Francesco Garofalo and Rosetta Brusaporco, both of Italy. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or by visiting www.AmericanHeart.org. For online guestbook please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

 

George Govostes

MBTA retiree, member of Everett

BPOE Elks

George J. Govostes of Everett died on May 9.

He was a 30 year employee of the MBTA, a member of the Everett Lodge of Elks and a member of the Boston Carman’s Union.

He was the beloved husband of the late Elaine A. (Constant); father of James of Everett, Linnie Auger of Billerica, Diamond and Nicolas, both of Everett; brother of D. James of Milford and Tina Formosa of Hyde Park. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. www.roccofuneralhomes.com