Obituaries 02-28-2012

Michael Labuk

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Lynn

Michael T. Labuk of Glen, NH, formerly of Lynn, died at Salem Hospital on February 25 after a long illness. He was 63 years old.

A graduate of the Lynn School System, he was employed as a letter carrier for the Peabody Post Office for 33 and was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

He is survived by one brother, John F. Labuk of Lynn, an uncle and aunt, Walter and Lottie Koziski of Peabody and several cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Funeral services at the Nadworny Funeral Home, 798 Western Avenue, Lynn on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. followed by Cremation in the Harmony Grove Cemetery. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are today, Tuesday, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Mary Bartlett

Lynn resident Who Enjoyed Cooking and Laughing

Mary L. (Mancinelli) Bartlett of Lynn died on February 24 at a local nursing home after a brief illness. She was 77 years old.

Born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Amedeo and Louise (Galante) Mancinelli and the wife of John A. Bartlett with whom she shared 53 years of marriage, she was educated in Lynn Schools. She was a dedicated wife and mother who enjoyed watching sports – especially when her kids and grandkids were participating. She enjoyed cooking and laughing and was a very outgoing and passionate person.

In addition to her husband, she was the loving mother of two sons, John A. Jr. and his wife, Patricia Bartlett and Timothy and his wife, Karen Allen, all of Lynn and one daughter, Lisa and her husband, Christopher Gardas of Blackstone, MA. She also leaves one brother, Robert Mancinelli of Lynn; four sisters: Norma Porter, Gloria and her husband, Bill Soloman, Carolyn and her husband, Fred Schmurbush and Dolores Eilleen, all of Lynn. She was also the sister of the late William Mancinelli.  She was the beloved grandmother of Jackie, Casey, Corey, Chelsea and TJ and one great grandson, Jacoby. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were private with arrangements by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn.

Howard Allen, Jr.

Worked for GE and Owned Temporary Employment Agency in Lawrence

Howard C. Allen, Jr. died at home after a long illness on February 24 surrounded by his family. He was 62 years old.

He was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1967 and Suffolk University Class of 1973. He was in purchasing and production control in the General Electric Aircraft Division for 20 years and was the owner of the Temporary Employment Agency in Lawrence for 15 years.

Born in Lynn, the son of Howard C. Sr. and Josephine F. (Novak) Allen, he was the former husband of Janet Naugle. He is survived by two daughters, Amy and her husband, Brian Altimore of Lancaster, PA and Lori and her husband, Robert Carron of Haverhill; one brother, Kenneth and his wife, Jean Allen; the loving grandfather of Isabella, Lillian and Audrey Altimore of Lancaster, PA.  and Bobby Caron of Haverhill. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Susie Hill

Braves Baseball Fan, Strongly Devoted to Home and Family

Susie M. (Jones) Hill, a longtime Chelsea resident, died on February 21 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 83 years old.

She was one of seven children born to Edward and Jewel (Green) Jones in Albany, Georgia.  She grew up in Albany where she received her early schooling.  After graduating from High School, she furthered her education at Albany State University.  She was married to Willie J. Hill and together they relocated to the New England area in 1947, first settling in Ipswich and Malden before coming to Chelsea in 1958.  Their union ultimately produced 10 loving children.

“Susie” was strongly devoted to home and family.  She loved baseball and was a devoted Braves fan, following the team from their early days in Boston to Atlanta.  She was a longtime member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Revere.

The beloved wife of the late Willie J. Hill, she was the devoted mother of David K. Hill of Middletown, CT, William J. Hill of Lynn, Andrea L. Hill of Chelsea, Karen D. Iantosca of Malden, Debra S. Hill and her husband, Lorenzo of Winthrop, Darlene Y. Willoth and her husband, Robert of Malden, Diane M. Hill of Chelsea, Beverly J. Hill-Burrell and her husband, Ronald of Manchester NH, Eric L. Hill and his wife, Melissa of Orlando FL, and Lisa R Hill of Haverhill; dear sister of Merele Williams of Mockville NC, Franklin D. Jones of Philadelphia PA, Marvin Jones of Albany GA, and the late Edie Glass-Hightower and William Jones.  She is also lovingly survived by 14 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn her passing.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Elaine Chalmers

Lynnfield Resident

Elaine (Zorbas) Chalmers of Lynnfield died on February 19, She was 93 years old.

The wife of the late James M. Chalmers, she was the mother of Michael Chalmers of Lynn and his companion, Betty Catanese of Revere and of the late Priscilla Provanzano; sister of Michael Zorbas and his wife, Barbara of Lynn, Mary Petres and her husband, Charles of Swampscott, and of the late Peter, Theodore and Frances Zorbas; grandmother of five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lynn Friends of Special Needs Citizens, 72 Keslar Avenue, Lynn, MA 01905. For online guestbook please visit:,

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