The Honorable Eugene G. Panarese

The Honorable Eugene G. Panarese (retired Presiding Justice, Chelsea District Court) died peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 surrounded by his family.

Judge Panarese was born in Chelsea to the late Louis A. Panarese and Ella (Rauseo) Panarese. He graduated from Chelsea High School, Harvard College ‘50 and Boston University School of Law ‘53. He served as an Assistant Attorney General before opening a law practice in Boston. He was appointed to the bench by Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988. He was instrumental in building the new Chelsea District Court. He retired as Presiding Justice in 1998.

He is survived by his loving wife Margaret (Sullivan) Panarese, and his children, Mark J. Panarese & his wife Sasa of Milton; Ellen Panarese Gibson & her husband Nathan of Newton; Matthew T. Panarese & his wife Pamela of Villanova, Pennsylvania;  Luke C. Panarese & his wife Nina of Milton; Maria Panarese Dala & her husband Ruperto of Sandy Hook, Connecticut, and 14 cherished grandchildren with whom he loved spending time.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, MA, Monday May 6 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Milton Cemetery. Reception following.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for MA (SEL4MA) 3 Moore Street, Somerville MA 02144 or