Francis Michael Mahoney
Decorated veteran and United Airlines Retiree
Francis Michael “Fran” Mahoney, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away on Sept. 25 at the age of 88.
Fran proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and received numerous medals for his service to his country. After returning home from the war, Francis worked for United Airlines, retiring after 30 years. He was an avid sports fan with all of the Boston teams being his favorite. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Born in Revere on Sept. 6, 1932 to the late Michael and Ethelyn (Mallison) Mahoney, he was the beloved husband of the late Jeanne (Roy, devoted father of Karen Ruggieri and her partner, Bastiano Mancuso of Wayland and Philip Mahoney and his late wife, Kathleen of Weymouth; cherished grandfather of Tyler Ruggieri and Olivia Mahoney; dear brother of Ethelyn Mitchell and her husband, Jim of Revere and the late Helen Vorhees and Philip Mahoney. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Due to the current spike in Covid-19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and local officials, funeral services will be privately held for the immediate family under the direction of the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere, Ma 02151. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VFW, Processing Center, P.O. Box 8958, Topeka, KS 66608-8958 or at www.heroes.vfw.org. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com
He Cherished Time Spent With Family
Richard J. Constance, 91, of Everett, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 23 in the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody.
Richard was the loving husband of Rose M, (Bille) Constance for 66 wonderful years. He was born on August 23, 1929 in Worcester, the son of Ralph Constance and Mary Del Greco.
Richard was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served towards the end of World War II and during the Korean Conflict and discharged with the rank of Corporal. He worked at the Charlestown Naval Shipyard and as a Supply Technician in the Air Force Geophysics Lab at Hanscom Air Force Base prior to retiring.
Richard cherished being with his family and especially the time he spent with his grandchildren and great-granddaughters. He was an avid ballroom dancer and Rose and he were on the dance floor every Saturday night. Richard had many passions during his lifetime, watching Western movies, following all the Boston sports teams and probably the greatest passion was savoring every last bite of Rose’s Italian cooking and baking.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Rose and was the dear and devoted father of Frank Constance and his wife, Mary Dusseault of Bedford, Grace A. Flammia of Saugus and Dianne M. Wallis and her husband, Brian of Danvers; cherished Nonu of grandchildren: Bobby Flammia, Matt Flammia and Shaina Flammia and her fiance’ Joe Badolato, Brianna Wallis and Cale Wallis; and adoring great-grandfather of his granddaughters, Adrienne Flammia, Eva Rose Badolato and Ellie Badolato. He will be dearly missed.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s memory to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108 would be sincerely appreciated.
35 Year Employee of Kayem Foods
Paula Hatfield, 59, of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 20, after a brief illness with her loving and caring sister, Carol by her side.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a beloved daughter of the late George F. and Emma F. (Kehoe) Hatfield. Paula attended school in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1980. She worked for KAYEM Foods for over 35 years. Her life was devoted to work, family, home and her pets.
Paula enjoyed gardening, attending concerts, Red Sox games and watching the Patriots play.
In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by two brothers, Philip Kehoe and Richard Hatfield. She was the loving sister and sister-in law of Robert Hatfield of Chelsea, Judith Hatfield of Dover, DE, her twin brother, Paul Hatfield of Chelsea, Carol Manzo of Everett and Yvonne Kehoe of Revere. She was the cherished aunt of Jennifer, Robert, Jr., Eric, Stephanie, Meghan and Tabatha and the adored great aunt to several grand nieces and nephews and the dearly beloved friend of Roseann Gill, Chuckie Garvey, John Tracy and Geanne Lacroix. She is also survived by several extended family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were by the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea. Graveside services were held at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
Should friends desire, contributions in Paula’s name may be made to the MSPCA-Angell Memorial, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02135, MSPCA-Angell or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105. www.stjude.org/donateChelsea.
We continue to encourage family and friends who wish, to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card visit; www.WelshFuneralHome.com.