Obituaries 02-08-2011

Joseph O’Neil, Sr.

Worked for BPD Electrical Division

Joseph F. O’Neil, Sr. of Dorchester, formerly of Charlestown, died on January 30.

He was a retired member of the Teamsters Local 25, an employee of the City of Boston BPD Electrical Division, a  member of the Willis N. Penny A.L. Post 399 and James J. Rice Amvets Post 28.

He was the beloved husband of the late Carol T. (Welsh); loving father of Maureen E. and her husband, A. Donald Piccarini, of Braintree, Joseph E. O’Neil Jr. of Dorchester, Carolanne and her husband, Michael D. McColgan, of Quincy, Daniel C. O’Neil of Dorchester, and Sheila M. and her husband, Kenneth J. Clark, of Milton; son of the late John F. and Margaret T. (O’Connell) O’Neil; brother of Alice Sniegoski of Lynn, Leo O’Neil of Billerica, Robert O’Neil of Georgia and the late John F. O’Neil and Margaret Hingston. He is survived by 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy Funeral Home, Dorchester. For guestbook,

Edward DeNapoli

Member of St. Anthony’s Holy Name Society,

Winthrop Elks and Pipefitters Union

Edward J. DeNapoli of Revere died on February 3.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of St. Anthony’s Holy Name Society, the Winthrop Elks and The Pipe Fitters Union Local 6.

He was the beloved husband of Mary (DelVecchio) DeNapoli of Revere; devoted father of Joseph DeNapoli and his wife, Freda, of Quincy and Donna Barchard and her husband, Reed, of Lynn; dear brother of Julie DeNapoli of Winthrop, Lee Kaestner of Florida, Anna Worden of Michigan, Virginia Knowles of Saugus and Marylou Heatherton of Winthrop; cherished grandfather of Dr. Adrienne Barchard-Couts and Ryan Barchard and great-grandfather of Ian Couts.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in his name may be made to: BI Deaconess Medical Center, Prostate Cancer Research Fund, Hemotology/Oncology Dept., 330 Brookline Ave, Rabb 433, Boston, MA 02215. For guestbook, please

Francis ‘Frank’ McCusker Jr.

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Francis W. “Frank” McCusker, Jr. of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 30. He was 50 years old.

A member of the Mass Army National Guard, he was the beloved husband of Linda L. (Lindstrom) McCusker; loving father of Francis W. McCusker III and his wife, Jennifer, of Everett, John M. McCusker of Saugus, Stephanie M. McCusker of Chelsea; dear brother of Joseph J. of Lynn, Edward P. of Revere, Robert A. of Lynn, Randy A. of Wilmington, Deborah R. McCusker of Revere, Karen Cioffi of Winthrop, and the late James Sobanek.  He is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren, Alec, Dylan, Joshua, Jada, Ariana and George.

Funeral Services are entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. However, arrangements are incomplete at this time due to the inclement weather.  Inquires may be made to the Funeral Home at (617) 884-4188.

Jerry Zullo

Business Owner

Jerry Zullo of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston and Chelsea, died on February 5.

He was the proprietor of Donna’s Restaurant Orient Heights East Boston and former owner of Seals Cleaners Chelsea and many other business.

The beloved husband of Loretta ( Caruana ) Zullo with whom he shared 59 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Donna Zullo Marquardo and her husband, Ric, of Lynn, Jerry Zullo Jr. and his husband, Wayne Michalsci, of Danvers, Attorney Vincent Zullo and his wife, Jo-Anne, of Bradford and the late Michael Anthony Zullo; dear brother of Barbara Libby and Mario Zullo, both of Chelsea, and the late Betty Sophia, Christopher, Felix, James, John, Joseph, Michael, Anthony and Charles Zullo; cherished grandfather of Daniel and Michela Marquardo, Roxanne Nealon, Justine, Michaela, Miranda, Zachary and Joelle Zullo and is also survived by four great grandchildren.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a  Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony’s Church Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Tuesday, from  4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Everett. For directions and guest book.

Richard Jackson

Of  Lynn, formerly of Revere

Richard P. Jackson of Lynn, formerly of Revere, died February 2 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness.  He was 83 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Frank and Albina (Berard) Jackson and the beloved husband of Shirley (Morse) Jackson with whom he shared more than 48 years of marraige.

Raised and educated in Revere, he enlisted in the US Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946.

He worked for 15 years for Cushman’s Bakery, then 25 years as a truck driver for Schuster Trucking and finally, before retiring in 2008, his most rewarding and enjoyable experience was from the kindergarten students when he worked as a custodian and in general maintenance at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Swampscott.

He loved watching the Patriots and Bruins and was well loved and enjoyed the company of his friends, family and especially his neighborhood friends, he will be dearly missed.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his daughter, Dana, and her husband, Michael Schmorrow, of Haverhill, his son, Paul and his wife, Barbara Jackson, of Middleton, Nancy and her husband, Louie Tgettis, of Peabody and Paula Erlicman; his sisters, Mildred Starkey of Rhode Island, Hazel Lamalfa of Revere. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  He was the brother of the late Earl Jackson, Gertrude Jackson, Edith Cinney, Ruth Sharp and Charles Jackson.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Memorial donations can be made in his name to the MGH Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St. Danvers, MA  01923.

Marie Brown

Long Time Jack Satter House Secretary-Receptionist

Marie E. (Harrigan) Brown, former long time Revere resident, died unexpectedly after being stricken at her Lynn home and rushed to Union Hospital on January 28. She was 81 years old.

Born in Long Island, New York, she came to live in the Oak Island section of Revere as a young girl and moved to Lynn in 1986. For many years, she was a secretary-receptionist for the “Jack Satter House” for seniors on Revere Beach Boulevard where she was a popular personality as she was a ‘’friend’ and extended family member to many of the residents.

She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Brown who died in February of 1983; devoted mother of James L. Brown and his wife, Margaret M., Paul A. Brown and his significant other, Karen Miller, Betty A. Ramsdell and her husband, Kenneth L., all of Lynn and the late Dennis W. Brown; cherished grandmother of Kenneth L. Ramsdell, Jr. and his wife, Mari, of Manchester, NH, Edward C. Ramsdell of Raymond, NH, Dawn Ball and her husband, Derek, of North Reading, Jaythomas Brown and his wife, Cathleen, of North Andover, Dennis B. Brown, U.S.N. of Groton, CT, Rikkile M. Brown of Lynn and the late Jason K. Brown. She is also lovingly survived by seven great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to My Brothers Table, 98 Willow St., Lynn, MA 01905.

Robert Bennett

Retired Postal Employee, veteran of three wars, member of many organizations

Robert Edwin Bennett, a long time resident of Revere and Chelsea, died unexpectedly on January 29 in his Chelsea home. He was 83 years old.

Born in Chelsea, his family lived in Revere until 1973 when he moved back to Chelsea.  He entered the US Navy in 1945 and retired from the service in February of 1975. “Bobby” was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. After discharge from the service, he began a career with the US Postal service from 1980 until he retired as a senior clerk at the South Postal Annex in 1992. He was a member of the American Legion Post 61, VFW Post 6712 of Beachmont, the Chelsea Merritt Club, the Revere Loyal Order of Moose and a life member of the South Boston DAV Post. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1945.

He was the son of the late Walter J. and Stella M. (Marchand) Bennett; the devoted brother of Ronald F. Bennett and his wife, Florence, of Saugus; the cherished uncle of Gary W. Bennett of Lynn and Saugus Patrolman Paul R. Bennett of Saugus.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Private burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

Martin ‘Marty’ Markarian

Late owner of JEM TV of Chelsea

Martin R. “Marty” Markarian, late owner of JEM TV of Chelsea, a proud member of a vanishing breed of television repair specialists, died suddenly in his Chelsea home on January 27. He was 76 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of the late Hachadour and Margaret (Monooshian) Markarian.   He attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1952. He enlisted in the US Army in 1957, was stationed in Germany and was honorably discharged after completing two years of service. He learned his trade at Mass School of Radio in Boston.

A licensed radio and TV repairman for well over 50 years, “Marty” has been repairing televisions for almost as long as TV’s have been around. He also worked as a professional funeral home attendant and chauffeur for the Welsh Funeral Home in Chelsea for the past 20 years.  He was a member of the First Church of Christ of Lynn, Finance Council.

Devoted to his family, he was a good friend to all who knew him.  He enjoyed traveling abroad, skiing in New Hampshire and was a longtime Braves fan from Boston to Atlanta.  Everyone will sadly miss his smiling face and engaging personality.

He was the former husband and good friend to Mrs. (David) Patricia (Welsh) Melendy of Lynnfield; devoted father of Jennifer Grealey and her husband, John, Andrea Markarian and her husband, Ryan Wilson, all of Medford and Stephen Markarian and his wife, Elizabeth, of Rowley; dear friend and companion of Janet Cragin of Lunenburg; cherished grandfather of Madelyn Grealey, Ethan Wilson and Kiley Markarian; dear brother of the late John E. Markarian and Robert Z. “Babe” Markarian and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Service was held in the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea with his good friend Rev. Vincent J. Gianni officiating. Services concluded with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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