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OBITUARIES

Paul Welch, 65 

Paul W. Welch, age 65, of Berlin, NH, and formerly of Lynn and Lynnfield, died on Thursday Aug. 13 at his home. He was the husband of the late Arlene M. “Marcy” (Wilson) Welch. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late William N. and Eileen D. (Lucy) Welch.  Raised in Lynnfield, he graduated from Lynnfield High School Class of 1968, and lived in Lynnfield for 50 years before moving to Lynn. He then graduated from Norwich University and from the Mass. State Police Academy.  He was a Vietnam War veteran and served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970. He was a Police Officer for the Town of Lynnfield for 10 years. He then worked as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for Tri-Mount Bitouminous for three years. He leaves three daughters Lisa Smith of Gloucester, Kimberly Holt and her husband Aaron of Berlin, NH, and Terri Smith of Salem, six grandchildren Elizabeth and her husband Robert Wells, Jr., Sandra Garcia and her companion Jhonny Rodriguez, Miguel Vega, Xavion Derosa, Chynell Gassim and Anthony Quinones, two great-grandchildren Christina Rodriguez and Robert Wells, III, and several nieces and nephews.

Donald Foglietta, 76

Donald John Foglietta, 76, passed away Aug. 17. He was born on Dec. 28, 1938 in Lynnfield, the son of Rupert Depavolis and Lillian E. (Lancaster) Foglietta. He is survived by his loving wife Paula, children, Donald Jr., Scott and Mark and Michelle Forcier and grandchildren. He also leaves behind his siblings Loretta, Ronetta, Lillian, Rupert and Robert.

Ronald McKean, 49

Ronald Perly McKean, age 49, of Lynnfield and formerly a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on Monday, Aug. 17 as a result of a job related accident. Ron was born in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1983. He was a talented and dedicated construction worker. Ron enjoyed spending his time in Maine with family and watching New England sports with friends. Ron was the beloved husband of Jennifer (Marsh) McKean and cherished father of Ryan McKean and Ashley McKean all of Lynnfield. Devoted son of Joseph P. McKean of Melrose and the late Patricia J. Mckean. Loving brother of Arthur McKean and his wife, Doreen of Wakefield, Susan Brennan and her husband, Rich of Melrose, and Bruce McKean and his wife, Maureen of North Andover. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ron’s memory to Jennifer McKean FBO The McKean children c/o Eastern Bank, 45 Salem St., Lynnfield, MA 01940.

Margaret Rizzotti, 99

Margaret A. (Marraffa) Rizzotti, 99, of Bridgewater, formerly of Salem, wife of the late Frank Rizzotti, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 17 at the Brockton Hospital, following a short illness and just months before her 100th birthday. Raised in Salem’s close knit Italian community, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Gaetana (Pimpo) Marraffa and was a resident of Salem for more than 70 years before moving to Lynnfield, Danvers and ultimately to Bridgewater in 2004. Prior to her retirement in 1980, she was employed for many years as the payroll coordinator for GTE Sylvania on Boston Street in Salem. Like her mother, Gaetana, Margaret loved helping others especially children and family, and enjoyed plants and flowers of all kinds. She was a parishioner of the former St. Mary’s Italian Church in Salem, until its closing, and served on the Board of Trustees for the Plummer Home on Winter Island Road in Salem.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Grace Ann and Louis Spychalski Jr. of Lynnfield, and her son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Kathleen Rizzotti of Bridgewater, three grandchildren, Louis Spychalski, III and his wife Sheila of Danvers, Mark and his wife Patricia Spychalski of Lynnfield, and Frank W. Rizzotti of Bridgewater, two great-grandchildren, Louis Spychalski, IV of Danvers, Patrick Louis Spychalski of Lynnfield. She is also survived by a brother-in-law Salvatore Sonny Rizzotti of Florida, a sister-in-law Grace Rizzotti McElmon of Salem, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by eight siblings, Jenny Foti, Mary Okker, Angela D. Corrao, Florence M. Femino, Anthony Marraffa, Rosario C. Sorio Marraffa, John A. Marraffa, and Salvatore R, Sub Marraffa.

For those who desire, donations may be made in her memory to The Plummer Home,www.plummerhome.org/donate.php 37 Winter Island Road, Salem, MA 01970.

 Constance Sacco, 82

Mrs. Constance A. (DiGiulio) Sacco, age 82 of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Sacco. Born in Boston and raised in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Angelina (Popeo) DiGiulio. She was a devoted wife and mother and worked as the credit manager for Crown Coffee. She moved from East Boston to Saugus in 1964. She leaves four sons, Gene Sacco and his wife Lorraine of Lynnfield, Frank Sacco & his wife Deborah of Haverhill, Carl Sacco & his wife Joyce of Melrose, Robert Sacco & his wife Rachael of Stoneham; two daughters, Stacy Dillon & her husband Kevin of Lynnfield, Ann Salzillo & her husband Arcangelo of Saugus; twenty one grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Pasquale Pat DiGiulio of FL. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She is pre deceased by her grandson Reid, three brothers, Peter, Biagio Bucky, and Vincent Jimmy DiGiulio; two sisters, Rose Atherton & Angela Fabbo.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Research Fund, c/o Essex County Community Foundation, 174 Andover St., Danvers, MA 01923.