Obituaries 06-02-2011

Eleanor Noonan

Former Administrative Assistant at Mass. Eye and Ear

Eleanor J. Noonan of Loring Road, Winthrop died at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea on May 29 after a long illness. She was 59 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of Jennie (Campia) and Anthony Dellorco. She lived in Hyde Park at an early age and moved to Winthrop more than 36 years ago. She worked for several years as an Administrative Assistant at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston.

She was the beloved wife of Robert E. Noonan and the loving mother of Jennifer Murphy and her husband, Joseph, and Robert P. Noonan and his wife, Megan, all of Winthrop. She was the dear sister of Anthony and Robert Dellorco, both of Franklin; the cherished grandmother of Connor, Robert, Matthew, William and Ryan.

The funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, June 3 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation today, Thursday, from 3 to 8 p.m. Burial will follow the Mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Survivors by the Sea, 180 Lincoln St., Winthrop MA 02152. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to

Anthony  Badolato

30-year manager of St. Therese’s Drill Team of Everett

Anthony C. Badolato of Everett died at home early Tuesday morning, May 31 surrounded by his loving wife, family and friends.

He was employed by Bethlehem Steel prior to enlisting in the US Army in 1944. As an infantry man, he saw combat in Belgium and Germany as part of the 10th Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division and on September, 1944 he was captured in Germany and was held as a POW until liberated. Upon returning to the states, he then became a U.S. Postal worker until his retirement. He spent his free time with the youth of Everett by managing the St. Therese Drill Team for over 30 years.

He was the beloved husband of more than 63 years of Dorothy May (Rocheville); son of the late Dominic and Anna (Romano) Badolato; dear and devoted father of Lorraine Fortes and her husband, Phil, of Pascoag, RI and Maureen Badolato of Tewksbury; brother of the late Florence Smith; loving Papa of Marshall Jack and his wife, Lindsey, Dylan Jack and John Fortes and loving Great-Papa of Morgan Paige Jack. He is also survived by life-long friends, Peter and Erma Raimondi of Winthrop.

His Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett, Saturday morning at 9 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Oakes Street, Everett, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the DAV, Department of MA, Room 546, Boston, MA 02133-1042 or to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, 28050, would be sincerely appreciated.

Paul Troisi

Retired Electrician

Paul E. Troisi, a retired electrician, died at the Leonard Florence Center for Living on May 29 following a battle with overwhelming illness. He was 85 years old.

Born in Italy, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Maria Troisi. He was raised in Chelsea and attended local schools. After leaving Chelsea High School, he enlisted in the US Army and served during World War II in the 10th Army Air Corps flying missions over Burma. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He was licensed electrician and licensed journeyman and worked for many years at Rudolph Electric in Chelsea. He was a lifetime member of the Chelsea Yacht Club and enjoyed fishing and boating.

He was the dear brother of Emilio Troisi of Winthrop, Luisa Mika and Mary Troisi, both of Chelsea, Theresa Ernst of Seattle, WA and the late Anna and Rose Troisi. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Monday, June 6 at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Paul Bova

Revere resident

Paul A. Bova of Revere died on May 29.

He was the cherished son of the late Paul S. and Josephine (Imbroglia) Bova; former husband of Debora Farrell of East Boston; loving father of Paul Bova of East Boston and Bianca Bova of Winthrop; dear brother of Mark and Jennie Bova of Arizona and Cheri Bova of Revere. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere on Friday, June 3 at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 017976.

Joseph Gulizia

Retired Union Construction Laborer

Joseph P. Gulizia, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away suddenly in the Whidden Memorial Emergency Dept. early Thursday morning May 26 after being stricken in his home. He was 86 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea he was the beloved son of the late Antonio and Mary (Vilanova) Gulizia.  He attended local schools, graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1943 and immediately enlisted in the US Navy during World War II. He served in various theatres on both fronts, was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned home to Chelsea.

He worked as a Union Construction Laborer for more than 50 years with Local 151.  He married Jennie Bruno in 1950 and together they raised their four daughters in Chelsea. He was a member of the Chelsea Yacht Club and the Chelsea Lodge of Elks.

He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Jennie Grace (Bruno) Gulizia; devoted father of Mary Grace Fusco and her husband, Edward “Ted” of Winthrop, Ann Welsh and her husband, William “Buddy” of Revere, Jean Jandrys of Winthrop and Judith Gulizia of Chelsea; dear brother of the late Santo “Sandy” Gulizia, Vincent “Jimmy” Gulizia and John “Abs” Gulizia; cherished grandfather of Jennifer Hoye, Teddy Fusco, Nicole Burke, Michael Welsh, Gregory and Stephanie Jandrys; adored great grandfather of Jimmy, Abigail and Joey Hoye, Mia and Katie Burke and Michael Gino Welsh.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church. Services concluded with Full Military Honors and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of their choice.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.

Lillian Hayes

Retired Home Health Aide

Lillian (Corbett) Hayes of Winthrop died at the Whidden Hospital on May 26. She was 84 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Hayes worked as a home health aide for Intercity Home Health Association.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Elizabeth Lillian (Hughes) Corbett; the beloved wife of the late Thomas W. Hayes; devoted mother of Edward Hayes and Thomas Hayes and his wife, Diane, of Winthrop, and Priscilla Tracy and her husband, Lawrence, of North Andover; adored grandmother of four and great-grandmother of two. She was also the dear sister of two late brothers and two late sisters and is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Her Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church on June 1. Cremation followed the Mass. Burial with her late husband will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. Donations in her name can be made to All Care Visiting Nurse and Hospice Assn. 16 City Hall Sq. Lynn, MA, 01901. For guestbook, go to

Dr. A. Thomas  Pellegriti


Dr. A. Thomas Pellegriti of Pelham, NH, died on May 24 with his beloved wife of 68 years, Nora R. (Carresi) Pellegriti, by his side. He was 91 years old.

Born in Regalbuto, Sicily, February 18, 1920, the son of the late Peter and Maria (Labruna) Pellegriti, he immigrated to the United States at an early age.

He was a graduate of Boston English High School and Northeastern University with a BS in Education. He received his Masters Degree and Doctorate in Child Psychology and Sociology from Boston University. Prior to retirement, Dr. Pellegriti taught Child Psychology and Sociology at Boston State College for many years. Previously, he taught in the Winthrop school system and later the Boston School system.

Dr. Pellegriti and his wife enjoyed travelling the world where he mastered several languages. In addition, he was an avid boater and wintered  in Marco Island, FL.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Pelham Funeral Home, Pelham, NH. Burial was at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Contributions in his memory may be made to Northeastern University. E-condolences/directions at (603)-635-3333.

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