PEDI, Barbara A. (Templehof)
A longtime Chelsea resident, she passed away on Thursday, April 5th at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. She was 81 years of age. Born and raised in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Abbie (Dean) Templehof. She attended schools in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School. As a young adult she worked at Ellie’s Bakery and as a hat check girl at Frank Pedi’s Celebrity Showroom on Revere Beach. She married Edward Pedi and together they settled in Chelsea and raised their family. She remained a longtime Chelsea resident. She was predeceased by her husband in 2009 after sharing 60 years together. A devoted mother and homemaker, she also worked outside the home as a lunch mother at the Shurtleff School for some time. Barbara cherished her grandchildren and also enjoyed roller skating, cooking, baking, and frequent visits to Foxwoods.
Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway CHELSEA on Tuesday, April 10th 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 Monday from 4 - 8 P.M.
She is the Beloved wife of the late Edward P. Pedi Sr. Devoted mother of Nettie Pedi-Gauvain of Chelsea and her late husband Bruce, Lou Anne Higgins and her husband Donald of Chelsea, Mary Casey and her husband Joseph of Hingham, Robert Pedi and his wife Dorothy of Hudson, NH, Edward Pedi, Jr. and his wife Jeannie of Braintree. Dear sister of Louise Reed of PA, Doris Huber of Derry, NH and the late Albert and Henry Templehof. Cherished grandmother of Laurie Willis, Christina, Donald, Terence and Olivia Casey, Owen and Cameron Pedi and adored great grandmother of Alec Willis.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472.