January 10, 2021
Mrs. Elsie Beatrice Shelton transitioned from earth to glory on January 10, 2021 at the seasoned age of ninety-six years old. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, she relocated to Lynn, Massachusetts in the mid-70s, where she was later employed at Union Hospital until her retirement.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who took pride in her family, reminding them to always ask God for his guidance.
In her spare time, she enjoyed working crossword puzzles, making beaded jewelry, and bowling. She was an excellent bowler and could often be found at Lucky Strike Bowling and Metro Bowling Alley knocking many pins down in one strike; but more than even bowling, Elsie loved reading the Bible, listening to gospel music, and praising the Lord.
She had dual membership at Zion Baptist Church in Lynn, Massachusetts where she was ordained as a Deaconess and also at Living Elevated Church in Brockton, Massachusetts, where she become the official Mother of the church.
She leaves to cherish her memory and to live out her legacy, two loving daughters, Johnnie Shelton and Mattie Valrie; two grandsons, Roderick Valrie (Sheila) and Eric Shelton (Morenike); one granddaughter, Rashanda Shelton; and four great-grandchildren, Roderick Valrie, Jr., Shaleah Valrie, Aryana Richardson, and Willow-Symone Shelton.
Service Information: Visitation in the Goodrich Funeral Home, 128 Washington Street, Lynn, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a service at 1:00. Please be mindful with masks and social distancing.
January 10, 2021
Margaret L. (Rauseo) Tripoli, beloved wife of the late Salvatore Tripoli Sr. of Peabody, died on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her family.
Raised in East Boston, she lived there in her youth and graduated from Girls' High School in Boston. She then went to Secretarial/Business School in Boston.
Mrs. Tripoli worked at Sears in Boston, before marrying her husband. Besides nurturing her family and homemaking duties, she was among the original parishioners at St. Adelaide's Church in West Peabody since 1962.
She was a devoted and faithful parishioner at St. Adelaide's and was, among other things, involved with CCD and Religious Studies, the annual Bazaar and the Couples Club. She had a green thumb and was able to keep many plants flourishing and her home green, year-round. Most importantly she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and cherished friend.
Bishop Fenwick High School was another of her interests, where her children attended an she devoted her time. She ran a very successful fundraiser, the 1,000 Club and was a member of the St. Benedict Guild.
Surviving her are one son, Michael Tripoli and his wife Judith of Danvers, Mass.; two daughters, Karen Anderson and her husband Gary of Peabody, Mass., Maria Chorzewski and her husband Ronald of Concord, N.H.; nine grandchildren, Salvatore Tripoli III and his wife Chrissy of West Hartford, Conn.; Michael Tripoli Jr. of Danvers, Mass., Jonathan Tripoli of Somerville, Mass.: Jackie Moore and her husband Jeffrey of Andover, Mass., Kristen Chorzewski and Kyle Chorzewski of Concord, N.H.; Matthew, Cameron and Sarah Anderson of Peabody, Mass. One great-grandson, Theodore Tripoli. Her son, Salvatore Tripoli Jr. preceded her in death. She was the youngest of 10 siblings and was preceded in death by nine siblings, bringing an end to that generation.
A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., location, Peabody. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather for a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Adelaide's Church, Peabody. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. All attendees are required to wear facial coverings and maintain social distancing as well. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to My Brothers Table, 99 Willow St., Lynn, MA 01901 or the St. Adelaide's Church Memorial Fund, 708 Lowell St., Peabody, MA 01960. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for info and sign guestbook.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to her longtime friend and caretaker, Mary Ann Stasinos: