Obituaries 07-12-2011

Violet DePaulo

Aetna Insurance retiree

Violet A. (Ariniello) DePaulo, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died in Kingston, MA on July 8. She was 87 years old.

A retiree of Aetna Insurance Co. of Boston, she was the wife of the late John P. DePaulo, the devoted mother of Donna M. Metcalf and her husband, Neil of Kingston, John P. DePaulo Jr. of Brighton, Richard J. DePaulo and his wife, Anna of San Francisco, CA, Stephen J. DePaulo and his wife, Sue Yen of Marblehead, Diane F. Crowley and her husband, William of Rockland, Denise R. Lynch and her husband, Michael of Atkinson, NH and Maria A. DiCenso and her husband, Domenic of Lynn. She is also lovingly survived by 13 grandchildren, two great granddaughters and many nieces and nephews. She was the dear sister of the late Lydia Buckley, Mary Breton, Americo and Robert Ariniello.

Family & friends are invited to attend her Funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, Wednesday, July 13 at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are today only from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701

Florence Elizabeth ‘Fluffy’ King

Worked at Chelsea Clock

Florence Elizabeth (Hudson) “Fluffy” King of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, died at home peacefully with her family on July 1.

The wife of the late Clarence W. King and the daughter of the late Annie (Lyons) Peach and Spurgeon P. Hudson, she was born in Chelsea and worked at the Chelsea Clock, the job she loved. She attended the Pace Program of Lynn. Her family was the most important thing to her and she was always there for them.

She leaves behind her son, Wayne G. King and her daughter in-law Debbie, with whom she lived and also leaves two daughters, Karen J. Richardson of Peabody, Debra A. Lamberis of North Carolina and also William S. Moore of Boxford;  her grandchildren, Scott Richardson of Swampscott, Vincent Luciano of Salem, Logan Lamberis of Salem, Elena Veinot of Peabody, Donna Helton of Florida, Danny Lord of Gloucester, the late Brian King and Johnny Luciano Jr. and many great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday July 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Goodrich Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn. Private burial will be in Puritan Lawn, Peabody.

Ramiro Rodriguez-Martinez

Lynn resident

Ramiro Rodriguez-Martinez of Lynn died recently. Arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial will be in Mexico.

Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home East Boston 617 569 0990

Rose Marie Burke

Retired Manager of the Chelsea Naval Hospital

Rose Marie (Mollica) Burke of Chelsea died peacefully on July 7 at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a brief stay for supportive care. She was 101 years old.

A member of the Chelsea community for over a century and matriarch of a large and popular Chelsea family, she retired as manager of the Chelsea Naval Hospital in 1973 and was a member of the Beachmont VFW and the DAV Post 62.

She was the devoted wife of the late Nicholas Tammaro and William F. Burke; daughter of the late Angelo and Elizabeth (Bucci) Mollica; beloved mother of Mary Cooksey of Chelsea, Robert Burke of Falmouth, Virginia Milliken of Vermont, Elizabeth Havens of Texas, Joseph Burke of Randolph, James Burke of Chelsea, Gerald Burke of North Grafton, Nicholas Burke of Randolph and the late John Burke, Jenny Gallant and Marjorie Parsons; step mother of Miriam Mullens of Lynn and the late Catherine O’Connor, Alice Rimcus, Teresa Attardi, William Burke, Helen MacAfee and Ester Way; dear sister of Virginia Casino of Chelsea, Tony Mollica of Everett, Victor Mollica of Florida and the late Marion McCarthy, Catherine Russo, Josephine Howe and John Mollica. She is also lovingly survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, today, Tuesday, July 12 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 o’clock. Burial will be in  Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168-9168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

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