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Juan F. Arias Melendez

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, January 10th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Juan Francisco Arias Melendez, who died unexpectedly on Monday, January 3rd at his home, he was 70 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, January 11th at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose of Lima Church, 600 Broadway CHELSEA at 10:00 a.m. & immediately followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Juan was a native of San Vicente, El Salvador. He met & married his wife, Brigida De Carmen Ayala in El Salvador & 37 years ago, along with their family, they journeyed to the United States. The settled in Chelsea, and it was there they made their home. Juan was a very hardworking man & did what he could to provide for his family. He worked as a packer for a food manufacturing company for over 14 years. He was a proud member of a Mariachi Band, and he loved to play and see people enjoy the music he and his fellow band members played. Juan played the Guitarrón , a large 5 string bass. Although music was very important in his life, nothing was more important than his family.

He is the beloved husband of 49 years to  Brigida De Carmen Ayala in El Salvador. Devoted son of Lucia Otilia Arias Viuda de Melendez of El Salvador & the late Angel Melendez. Loving father of Juana Arias & husband De Madrid, Sonia Arias & husband Flores, Juan P. Arias & wife Kenya Burgos, all of Chelsea & Patricia Arias & her companion Ralphael Ayala of Revere. He is the “Papi” of 10 grandchildren and the dear brother of three sisters and one brother, both in the U.S. & El Salvador. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Per order of the Archdiocese of Boston, Masks are required in Church.


Visiting Hours

Monday, January 10th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, January 11th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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  1. José Gutiérrez
    Jan 10 2022

    Mis condolencias para toda la familia y amigos. muy triste con la perdida de Juanito Cómo cariñosamente le llamamos, El fue un gran compañero en el Mariachi Mexamerica de Pepe Gutierrez un servidor y un gran amigo que compartió con nuestra familia y compañeros de trabajo en Tacos el Charro restaurante. Te extrañaremos mucho, descansa en paz!

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