Obituaries 01-01-2014

Elvera Petrocelli

Homemaker Of Everett

Elvera A. (Romano) Petrocelli of Everett died at home on December 28. She was 82 years old.

A homemaker born in Boston and a longtime Everett resident, she was the beloved wife of Neil R. Petrocelli for over 58 years; dear and devoted mother of Elaine Nickerson of Hampton, NH, Diane Joy and her husband, Stephen of N. Easton, Julie Hauss and her husband, Richard of Groveland and Neil J. Petrocelli and his wife, Elaine of Swampscott; sister of Domenic Romano of Cape Cod and Olga Romano of N. Andover; loving grandmother of Stephen Nickerson, Jr., Stephanie O’Hearn, Stephen and Julianne Joy, Jennifer and Melissa Hauss, Neil J. , II and William Petrocelli and loving great-grandmother of Kaden O’Hearn.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Elvera’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Friday, January 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. Her services will held be in the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will be aqt Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Donald Chiavelli

Retired Malden Teacher, Member of Everett Library Trustees

Donald E. Chiavelli, a longtime Everett resident, passed away on December 22. He was 81 years old.

Donald served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a retired Malden School Teacher, and served on the Board of Trustees for the Everett Library Department.

He was the beloved husband of Carole (O’Neil) Chiavelli; loving father of James Chiavelli and his wife, Carla of Everett, Lauren Chiavelli of Malden, Mark Chiavelli of Everett and Christopher Chiavelli and his wife, Mary of Winchester; dear brother of Dorothy LeBlanc and her husband, Robert of Saugus. He is also survived by seven cherished grandchildren and one cherished great grandchild. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Donations in Donald’s memory may be made to the ALS Association, 315 Norwood Park South, 1st Floor, Norwood, MA 02062 or to Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090. For  online guestbook, visit

Edward Nadolny

Of Chelsea, formerly of Everett

Edward P. Nadolny of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, died on December 25.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of the late Rose (Salamone); dear and devoted father of Daniel Nadolny and Rose Paradiso and her life partner, George Steuber of Everett; brother of the late Charles and Alex Nadolny and Helen Carberry; loving grandfather of Stephanie and Samuel Paradiso, III and great-grandfather of three great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister-in-law, Mary Nadolny of Everett. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Edward’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Tuesday morning, Dec. 31 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by his Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Edward’s memory to St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150 would be sincerely appreciated.

Madeline Bresnaham

Housewife of Revere, formerly of Everett

Madeline (Ciampa) Bresnaham of Revere, formerly of Everett, passed away December 24.

A housewife, she was the beloved wife of the late Jack Bresnaham; cherished daughter of the late Pelino and Teresina (Colella) Ciampa; dear sister of the late Matilda LaCortiglia and friend of Gloria Haggerty of Revere.

Family and friends honored Madeline’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere  before leaving in procession to St Anthony’s Church, Revere where  her funeral mass was celebrated. Committal was private. For guest book:

Robert Orcione

Carpenter’s Union Member, Past President of the 5-2 Club in Chelsea

Robert Orcione, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at home on December 12. He was 63 years old.

Born in Everett and a US Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, he was a member and past president of the 5-2 Club in Chelsea and the Carpenter’s Union, Local 218.

He was the beloved husband of 38 years of Karla R. (Lucas) Orcione; loving son of the late Americo and Marion (Whitmore) Orcione; dear and devoted father of Keith R. Orcione and his fiance, Jewel Hoeun of Saugus, Janel M. Orcione of Everett and Justin A. Orcione and his wife, Jillian of Malden; brother of Nancy Vitukevich of Everett and Linda Greeley and her husband, Michael of Chelsea; loving grandfather of Ayuka Yazawa, Charlize Hoeun, Rocco Orcione, Isabelle Orcione and Bianca Orcione; brother-in-law of Donna and John Butler of Stoneham, Gail and Greg Hoskins of Florida, William and Lisa Lucas of Wakefield, April Akley of Malden and the late Eric and Steven Lucas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to  the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment with military honors was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Mildred Berry

Retired Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Nurse and Mentor to Many

Mildred A. (Garmalinsky) Berry, a longtime resident of Chelsea and Everett, died on December 22 at her Everett residence under the loving care of her family following a prolonged illness.

Born and raised in Willimantic, Connecticut, the family moved to Chelsea and then to Everett 37 years ago. “Millie” was a graduate of both the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home School of Nursing and the Mass Bay College of Nursing. For more than 32 years, she nursed at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home where she earned an outstanding reputation as a most caring and devoted nurse, not only to her patients but to their families as well. Families would often request that she be assigned to their loved one’s care. Millie enoyed the role of “mentor” to many nursing students often resulting in continued life-long relationships.

She was the wife of the late George R. Berry, Sr., who died in December of 2003; the devoted mother of Millie Berry, RN and George R. Berry, Jr. both of Everett, William L. Berry and his late wife, Maryalice of Uxbridge and the late Stephen J. Berry, who died in June of 1974. She also leaves her dear twin sister, Lee Woodworth of Willimantic, CT and she is also lovingly survived by her surrogate grandson, Andrew Forget of Uxbridge and her faithful friends, Nancy Hocter of Middleton, Lucy Hunter and Nino Mittolo, both of Revere and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1800, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101-9908. For additional information, visit:

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