Obituaries 03-04-2010

Bautista Gonzalez-Ayala, 94

Lynn resident

Bautista Gonzalez-Ayala of Lynn died on February 27.

Born in Utuado, Puerto Rico where he worked as a farmhand, he came to the United States in 1965, settling first in Newark, New Jersey and for the last 26 years in Lynn. He passed away at the North Shore Medical Center-Union Hospital in Lynn on Saturday evening at the age of 94.

He was the devoted father of Carmen Lydia, Luz Maria, Miguel, Efrain, Olga, Gloria, Aida, Victor, Luis, Felecita and Jose; cherished grandfather of many including Oscar, Gabriela, Ezequiel, Luis, Cassandra, Jose, Jr. and Isaud as well as many great grandchildren.

Family and friends are kindly invited to meet at the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Wednesday morning, March 3 at 9 a.m. with a procession to Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home are today, Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit


Nicholas Caruso

Member of Mohawk Athletic Club, Moose and Sons of Italy

Nicholas J. Caruso of Revere, formerly East Boston, died on February 26.

He was a member of the Mohawk Athletic Club, Revere Moose and Revere Sons of Italy.

He was the beloved husband of Denise (DiCino) Caruso with whom he shared 35 years of marriage; loving father of Vanessa and Gina Caruso, both at home; cherished son of Josephine (Zichittella) Caruso of Lynn and the late Nicholas; son in-law of Charles DiCino of Revere and the late Marie ( Minerva) DiCino; dear brother of Frederick Caruso and his wife, Roberta, of Florida and Pamela Granese and her husband, Joseph, of Marblehead; brother in-law of Charles DiCino and his wife, Marie, of Salem; uncle of John Caruso, Karen Correnti and Joseph Granese.

His funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere today, Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Davenport 9 Oncology Suite, Salem Hospital, 154 Highland Ave Salem, MA 01970. For directions and guestbook,


Magaret Kotkowski, 84

Lynn resident

Margaret T. (Forrestall) Kotkowski of Lynn died at Salem Hospital after a brief illness on February 25. She was 84 years old.

Born in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Margaret Forrestall and the wife of the late Adam C. Kotkowski.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret M. “Peggy” Shambarger of Peabody and Karen A. and her husband, Louis Sullo, of Lynn; two sons, Gerald A. and his wife, Barbara Kotkowski, and Edward J. and his wife, Cynthia Kotkowski, both of Hampton, NH. She was the sister of Michael, Francis, James and Brenda Forrestall, all of Everett, Marion O’Hare of Medford; grandmother of 13, great grandmother of two and also leaves several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lucy Furman, Katherine Pisano, Helen DeSantis, Cecilia Forrestall and Carol Julian.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.


Amelia Somers

East Boston resident

Amelia A. (Abruzzese) Somers died suddenly in East Boston on February 21.

She was the beloved wife of the late William Somers; mother of Jonathan Somers of Lynn; sister of Eleanora Montalto of Peabody, Marie Gray of New York, Peter Abruzzese of California, Anita Climo of Virginia and the late Robert Abruzzese; grandmother of Jonathan Somers Jr.

Memorial Services will be held at a date to be announced. Arrangements were by Magrath Funeral Home.


Anna Chaklos, 79

Of Salem, formerly of Chelsea

Anna (Pzyra) Chaklos of Salem, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 22 after a brief illness. She was 79 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a graduate of Chelsea High School and lived in Chelsea until moving to Salem in 1967. She worked for Salada Tea in East Boston and while living in Chelsea, she was a communicant of St. Stansilaus Parish where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality. She was a former communicant of St. James Parish in Salem. Her family was her greatest joy and she will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was the beloved wife of 55 years of the late Clarence E. Chaklos who died 11 days before her. She was the daughter of the late Stansilaw and Apolonia (Hardel) Pazyra and is survived by her five children, Jerry Chaklos and his wife, Beth, of Salem, Kevn Chaklos and his wife, Linda, of Malden, Sharon Arrigo and her husband, Rick, of Epping, NH, Mark Chaklos of Salem and Brian Chaklos and his wife, Andrea, of Lynn; five grandchildren, Sabrina and Rebecca Chaklos, Elyse and Courtney Arrigo and Scott Starrak-Chaklos; two sisters, Irene Cyr of Lynn and Helen Vecciarello of Revere; her beloved cousin, Gladys Nieptepski as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Francis, Joseph and Jane Pazyra and Angela Ford.

Funeral arrangements were by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Those who prefer may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 30 Seen St., Framingtham, MA 01701. Guest book at

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