Judith Ann Beattie
July 13, 1949 – June 20, 2019
Judith Ann (Zalewski) Beattie, 69, passed
away on June 20 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland,
She was born in Chelsea to Stephen
and Agnes Zalewski. Judy grew up in Chelsea and graduated
from St. Rose High School in 1967. After high school, she
attended Boston College in Chestnut Hill, receiving an A.B. degree
in Mathematics. She was a proud member of the first graduating class of
the B.C. College of Arts and Sciences to include women.
While taking a full course load, she also
worked full-time at the post office to pay her way through school. She went on
to earn her M.A. in Mathematics from B.C. in 1973. Judy was a passionate
educator of mathematics at St. Claire High School for several years. She then
moved across the country to earn her M.B.A. at the University of California at
Berkely Haas School of Business in 1979. After graduating, she began working as
a systems engineer for IBM, a position she held for 13 years before leaving to
focus on raising her two daughters.
Judy was an incredible teacher who
homeschooled both of her daughters through high school, instilling in them her
love of learning.
After meeting in IBM training and
maintaining a long-distance courtship for three years, Judy and Mark were
married in 1982 in Chelsea. They were happily married
for 37 years. Judy had a strong Catholic faith and was a member
of Corpus Christi Church in Oakland, Calif. She had a strong commitment to
service, and volunteered her time and resources to numerous Bay Area charities
including St. Vincent de Paul, Alameda County Food Bank, and Casa Vincentia.
Judy enjoyed reading, needlework,
gardening, and was an incredible correspondent, keeping in touch with dozens of
friends and relatives through thoughtful holiday and birthday cards and her
annual Christmas letter.
was an avid traveler and backpacked through Europe after college. Her love of
travel was woven into her daughters’ education, as she crafted annual
cross-country road trips that brought them to numerous historical sites and
Judy will be remembered by her extended
family as the consummate host and event planner, organizing semi-annual family
reunions in Marshfield to maintain a close connection even while living 3,000
She was a woman of remarkable intelligence,
generosity, humor, perseverance, and positivity.
Judy is survived by her
husband, Mark; her daughters, Katherine and Meaghan and numerous cherished
cousins with whom she maintained a close bond. Judy was preceded in death
by her mother, Agnes Zalewski, and her father, Stephen Zalewski.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to
Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh &
Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Inurnment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in
Malden. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made
to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, https://www.jdrf.org
to fund Type 1 Diabetes research.
Retiree of Call’s Central Station Alarm Service
Robina W. (McKinley) Palladino, a lifelong
resident of Chelsea, died on Sunday morning, June 30. She was 89 years old.
Robina, who passed away at the Seaview
Retreat in Rowley, was an employee of Call’s Central Station Alarm Service on
Washington Avenue for over 31 years and in her free time, as well as in
retirement, she enjoyed dancing, crocheting and was an active bowler in leagues
in Malden and Lynn until the age of 89.
She was the former wife of the late John J.
Palladino, Jr., beloved mother of John J. “Jack” Palladino, III and his wife,
Michelle of Elmirage, Arizona, Joel J. Palladino and his wife, Paulette of
Danvers, Jerome J. Palladino and his wife. Kathy of Kensington, N.H. and the late
James J. Palladino; sister of the late Gertrude Murphy, Catherine McPherson,
John, Ernest, Jr. and William McKinley and cherished grandmother of John “Jack”
Paladino, IV of Arizona, Scott Palladino of Danvers, Sheri Acciavatti of
Danvers and Kristin Thompson of Georgia. She is also lovingly survived by her
great-grandchildren, Brett and Payton Palladino, both of Danvers, Brady
Palladino of Arizona, Aria Love of Danvers, Bella Palladino of Arizona, as well
as many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral
Home, 125 Washington Ave., Chelsea. Services concluded with interment at
Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that
memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks
Road, Waltham, MA 02452.
To send a message
of condolence to “Ruby’s” family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Owner and instructor of Genevieve’s Dance Studio in Chelsea
Genevieve Spinelli of Revere, formerly of
Chelsea, passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 30 at the age of
Genevieve, the owner and instructor of Genevieve’s Dance Studio in Chelsea for 42
years, will be sorely missed by all her former dance students. Dance meant
everything to her. She was taught by Stanley Brown, who was the protégé of Bill
Robinson, “Mr. Bojangles.” Genevieve was
beside herself and truly ecstatic when the Tap Reunion came to Boston in the
early ‘70s. This brought the royalty of tap dancers and mentors in from all
around the world with names like Cookie Cook, Gregory Hines, Honi Coles, Brenda
Buffalino, Savion Glover, Jimmy Slyde, and the Great Nicholas Brothers, Fayard
Born on March 9, 1938, in Boston to the late
Jerry Cataldo and Frances (Minichiello), she was the beloved wife of 50 years
to Ralph Spinelli, devoted mother of Robert MacDonald and his wife, Silvia, of
Revere and cherished grandmother of Olivia. She is also survived by her dear
friend, Marie Walker and her husband, Robert, of Rockland and by many cousins and
arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home,
Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to The Tap Scholarship Fund, Attn: Sheila Rosanio School of Dance
and Gymnastics, 233 Washington St., Revere, MA 02151. For guest book, please visit
John R. ‘Buddy’ Lovely, Sr.
Retired Chelsea Fire Alarm Attendant
John R. “Buddy” Lovely, Sr. of Seabrook,
N.H., formerly of Chelsea, passed away at the Brigham Health and Rehabilitation
Center in Newburyport on Thursday, July 4.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II
and worked as a Fire Alarm Attendant for the City of Chelsea.
Born in Leicester, he was the husband of the
late Marie Flora (Sirois) Lovely and the son of the late John and Mary
(Sullivan) Lovely. He leaves a daughter, Dianne Landry and her husband, Charles
of Seabrook, N.H.; a son, Richard Lovely and his wife, Lorraine of Florida and
a daughter-in- law, Beatrice Lovely of Chelsea; five grandchildren,
Jonathan and his wife, Fanny, Jessica
and her husband, Andrew, Daniel, Justin and Tayla. He was pre-deceased by three
sons: Robert, Ronald and Jack Lovely. He
is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral
Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, today, Thursday, July 11, from 4 to 8 p.m.
The Funeral will be held from the funeral home on Friday, July 12, at 10
a.m. followed by a funeral service at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, 302 Elm St.,
Everett at 11 a.m. Interment will be in
Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and condolences:
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