Obituaries 01-30-2020

Barbara Libby

Jan. 30, 1939 – Jan. 25, 2020

Barbara Libby, 82, passed away unexpectedly in her Chelsea home on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was one of eleven children born to the late Christopher Zullo, Sr. and Angelina (Riccio) Zullo.  She attended local schools and was a lifelong resident of Chelsea.

She was the beloved wife of the late John W. Libby and was widowed 37 years ago.  A single mother of five, she worked outside of her home to support her family.  She held various jobs at Shrafts’ Candies and K-Mart and was a familiar cashier at Stop and Shop in Chelsea before taking her retirement. 

During her lifetime, Barbara enjoyed spending time with family and friends, she was an adoring cherished grandmother remembered for her dancing and trips to casinos and was an active member and volunteer at the Chelsea Senior Center for many years.

In addition to her husband and parents, Barbara was also predeceased by her ten siblings: her sister, the late Elizabeth Sofia and brothers: Charlie Zullo, Felix Zullo, Mario Zullo, James Zullo, Michael Zullo, Anthony Zullo, Jerry Zullo, John Zullo and Christopher Zullo, Jr.  She was the beloved mother of Frank L. Tallent of Stoneham and his fiancée, Diann DiBenedetto, John Libby and his wife, Leona of Chelsea, Robert Libby of Carver, James Libby of Chelsea and Linda Bednarek and her husband, Kevin of Tewksbury; cherished grandmother of Jeffrey Tallent, Robert Libby, Jr., Brianna Libby, Daniel Libby, Nicholas Libby, Madison Libby, James Libby, Eric Libby, Brendan Bednarek, Ryan Bednarek and Mackenzie Bednarek.  She is also survived by her dear friend, Jimmy Nardizzi and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Visiting hours will be held at Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea , Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.   Funeral services will be conducted in the Welsh Funeral on Friday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m.  Services will conclude with interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 12:45 p.m.  Funeral home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.

Luci DiPrima

A Lifelong Creative Spirit

Luci DiPrima, beloved mother, sister, daughter, and aunt, lifelong resident of East Boston and Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, January 27, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was 53 years old.

Born on May 5, 1966 as the second of three girls in a family of six kids. Growing up in Charlestown, she was educated at St. Francis de Sales School and Boston Public Schools. Later attending Wilfred Beauty Academy, she was the former owner of Salon 44 in Charlestown, where she worked as an accomplished hairdresser. A lifelong creative spirit, Luci could often be seen lighting up both her home and those of her friends and family with her impressive design skills and crafts. Animated, caring, and kind, she enjoyed summers in Cape Cod, going out for breakfast, visiting the library, and hosting holiday parties and birthdays. She was a loving mother and aunt, whose affection and dedication to her nephews, nieces, and, above all, her daughter, will long remain in the memory of those who knew her.

Luci was the devoted and caring mother of Alanna Treanor. The cherished daughter of Priscilla R. (Flaherty) and the late Santo S. DiPrima of East Boston, formerly of Charlestown, she was the sister of Joseph DiPrima, Steven DiPrima and his wife Maria, Charles DiPrima and his wife Nubia, Rita Gingras and her husband Albert, all of East Boston, and Lisa Sgrosso and her husband Joseph, of Groton. She was the doting aunt of Steven, Nicholas, Julia, Christopher, and Gisel. She leaves behind many wonderful family and friends, including Daniel Treanor and Sandra McLaughlin, whose love and support are greatly appreciated.

Arrangements will be made through Carr’s Funeral Home in Charlestown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special Townies in Charlestown.

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