Obituaries 04-05-2011

Earl Reddick

Touraine Paint retiree

Earl D. Reddick of Swampscott, formerly of Lynn and Chelsea, died on March 31 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a short illness. He was 85 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a graduate of Chelsea schools and a dedicated employee of Touraine paints in Everett, retiring after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Cary Square Associates, a former member of the Bellingham Bowling League and a member of the Swampscott Senior Citizens.

The beloved husband of Myrtle B. (Smith) Reddick, he was the devoted father of Gail Benton and her husband, Michael, of Swampsctt and Robert Reddick and his wife, Kimberly, of Lynn; dear brother of Flora Hall and her husband, Richard, of Eatham, Beverly Ege and her husband, James, of Revere and the late Evelyn Corbett and Wiliam W. Reddick. He is also lovingly survived by seven granchildren, Jill, Adam, Lindsey, Aaron, Caleb, Evan and Daniel.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in the Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Edward Ryan

East Boston resident

Edward T. Ryan of East Boston died on March 31.

He was the loving son of Theresa (Cleary) and the late Leo Ryan of East Boston, devoted father of Thomas Ryan of Marion and Daniel Ryan Sr. of Lynn; dear brother of Peter Ryan of Somerville and Thomas Ryan of Winthrop; cherished grandfather of Julian, Kendall and Daniel Ryan Jr. and is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston, today, Tuesday, April 5 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence:

Rodney Jamal Lemon, Jr.

28 day old infant

Rodney Jamal Lemon, Jr., died March 27 at the Mass. General Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 28 days old.

Born on February 28 in Salem Hospital, he was the loving son of Courtney Ann Rebidue and Rodney Jamal Lemon, both of Lynn; the cherished grandson of Kelly (Keefe) Rebidue of Lynn, Christopher Rebidue of Saugus and Edith “DeeDee” (Dockerty) Drame and Rodney Lemon, both of Lynn; great grandson of Barbara McCann of Lynn, Joyce L. (Dow) Rebidue of Peabody and the late Russell F. Rebidue. He also leaves four uncles, CJ, Robert, Justice and Densel and many great aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private graveside service was held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn.

Carmen Crespo

Worked at Sweetheart Paper and Smithcraft

Carmen Crespo of  Chelsea died at home after a courageous 13 month battle with colon cancer on March 31. She was 56 years old.

Born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, she lived in Chelsea for 38 years and worked as an assembler at both Sweetheart Paper and Smithcraft.

She was the devoted wife of Jose Vaga; beloved mother of Milagros Vega and Jose Vega, Jr, both of Lynn, Carmen Vega of Chelsea and Yolanda Vega of Lynn; sister of Domingo Crespo of Chelsea, Tereza Crespo of Florida, Dominga Crespo of Chelsea, Andres Crespo of Lynn and Josefina Crespo, Ernesto Crespo and Fano Crespo, all of Puerto Rico. She was the cherished grandmother of Cynthia and German Bonilla, Yailene Rodas, Mathew Henao and Jose A. Vega.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

Florence Amato

East Boston resident

Florence F. (Maiolino) Amato of East Boston died on March 30.

She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. Amato; loving mother of Doreen Amato and her companion, Joseph Squadrito, of East Boston, Andrew Amato of Revere, Michele Amato and her companion, Edward Campia, of Roslindale, and Diane Amato of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Toni-Ann Privitera and her husband, Philip, Le-Andra Ledoux, Arthur Ledoux and his wife, Melissa, Michael, Erica and Alexa Amato; great-grandmother of Payton and Presley Privitera, Taylor and Brianna Amato; dear sister of Josephine O’Neil of Winthrop, the late Joseph, Mary, Marion and Anna; sister-in-law to Andrew and Fran Amato of Lynn, and Richard and Lorraine DeCristiforo of East Boston. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Winthrop Place, 26 Sturgis St., Winthrop, MA 02152. For online condolences, please visit

Lena Blair

Everett resident

Lena S. (Labadia) Blair of Everett died on March 27. She was 87 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ludger J. Blair; loving mother of Sharon A. Sobalo and her husband, Theodore, of Everett; loving sister of Mary Wilding of Everett; cherished grandmother of Lisa Terrien and her husband, Mark, of Lynn, and Andrea Sobalo of Everett; cherished great grandmother of Emily, Nicholas, Matthew, Ashley, and Sarah. She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.

Monica Trapp

Chelsea resident

Monica M. Trapp of Chelsea died on Friday evening, April 1 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was 58 years old.

Born in Santiago, Chile, she has lived in Chelsea since June of 1996. For over eight years she was a private childcare provider and for a short time worked in real estate.

She was the devoted mother of Ricardo Lyon Trapp of Pleasantville, New York, Carolina Lyon Trapp of Houston, Texas and Felipe G. Lyon Trapp of Chelsea; beloved daughter of Luz E. Munoz of Villa Alemana, Chile and the late Guillermo F. Trapp; loving sister of Patricia Trapp Munoz of Santa Catalina, Brazil, Francisco Trapp Munoz, Ricardo Trapp Munoz and Marcelo Trapp Munoz, all of Villa Alemana, Chile; cherished grandmother of Vincente, Natalia and Tomas Lyon.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday evening at 7:30 in the Iglesia Cristiana Renacer, 65 Munroe Street, Lynn. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

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