Died: April 09, 2014
A longtime Chelsea resident, she passed away on Wednesday April 9th, (her 97th birthday) at the Aviv center for living in Peabody where she had been receiving supportive care from a stroke she suffered several years earlier. Born in Boston’s North End, she was one of nine children born to Joseph and Amelia (Cianculli) Spinazola. She grew up in Chelsea on Franklin Ave. and attended local schools. She was graduated from Chelsea High School in 1935. She was married to Arthur J. Dwyer and together they raised their three children from the same Chelsea home she was raised. Martha was the Proprietor of “Christine’s” a dress shop she operated from her home before establishing a storefront shop in Winchester during the 1960’s. Martha was also worked for the MDC as a Human Resources Representative. She retired in 1985. Martha was a lifelong and devout parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church in Chelsea. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Arthur in 2006, and her loving daughter Christine Dwyer Fasteau in 2003. She was the devoted mother and mother in law of Paul J. Dwyer and his wife Sharon of Swampscott, and Arthur A. Dwyer of Atlanta GA. Cherished grandmother of Meghan Hansen, Lindsey, Alexandra, Christopher, Bradley and Zachary Dwyer. Adored great grandmother of Amelia and Olivia Hansen. Dear sister of Regina Spinazola and Adolph Spinazola both of Swampscott, the late Anna Spinazola, Olga Zagarri, Yolanda Gilberti, Sammy Ferullo, Alfonse and Albert Spinazola. Spinazola both of Swampscott, the late Anna Spinazola, Olga Zagarri, Yolanda Gilberti, Sammy Ferullo, Alfonse and Albert Spinazola.
Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway CHELSEA on Monday April 14th, at 9:30 A.M. Followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church 59 Nichols St. Chelsea at 10:30 A.M. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Sunday from 3 - 7 P.M. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Vincent dePaul Society, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea.