Marion E. (Deschuytner) Walczak of Chelsea died at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on January 25. She was 77 years old.
A graduate of St. Rose High School, she continued her education at the Katherine Gibbs School in Boston. In the mid 1960’s and early 1970’s, she was a day school teacher for Clare Colari’s Kindergarten/Day Care in Chelsea. She was also School Librarian at St. Stanislaus Parochial School for many years and a Clerical Worker for the Metro Credit Union, retiring in 1982. She has lived for the past 28 years with Severe Multiple Sclerosis.
Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Josephine (Kiewlicz) Deschuytner; beloved wife of the late Alfred Walczak; devoted mother of Chelsea Police Officer, Gregory Walczak, Paula Sheppard and her husband, Andrew, all of Chelsea; dear sister of Edward Deschuytner and his wife, Caroline, of Wyndham, NH and cherished aunt of Matthew and Brian Deschuytner.
Her Funeral will be from the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home 157 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Friday January 29 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Anthony Memorial today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave, Chelsea Ma 02150. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com
Esther M. (Bell) Giromini of Medford died on January 21.
She was the beloved wife of Adolph “Gerry” Giromini; loving mother of Gary Giromini of Medford; sister of the late Julian, Robert and George Bell, Helen Wilson, Margaret Bell and Mary Lehman.
Funeral arrangements were by the Costello Funeral Home, Winchester. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. www.costellofuneralhome.com
Robert E. Guthrie of Chelsea died at home after a long illness on January 25. He was 74 years old.
Born in Somerville, he attended Somerville High School. He was a house painter by trade and worked for various contractors throughout the Metropolitan area.
The beloved husband of Jean D. (Thompson) Guthrie for 42 years, he was the devoted father of Dani Guthrie of Chelsea; son of the late Stephen J. and Marie A. (Harte) Guthrie; dear brother of Thomas Guthrie and his wife, Catherine, of California, Francis Guthrie and his wife, Dee, of New Mexico, Edward Guthrie and his wife, Anne, Maureen Cammarano and her husband, Joseph, Claire Remai, Ellen Marshall and her husband, Robert, all of California and the late John Guthrie.
Funeral services will be conducted at the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Friday, January 29 at 9 a.m. by the Rev. James Barry, pastor of the Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service from 8 to 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be private.
Helen (Kalinick) Kozlowski of Chelsea died on January 26. She was 93 years old.
Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Stephen and Annie (Muzachuck) Kalinick; beloved wife of the late Charles G. Kozlowski; devoted mother of Carolyn Moglia and Richard Kozlowski; cherished grandmother of Douglas Kingsley and Adam Kozlowski; adored greatgrandmother of Dustin and Shay Kingsley and Adam and Brooke Kozlowski; dear sister of Andrew Kalinick of Brewster and the late Mary Sobolewski, Walter Kalinick, Nellie Leo, and Katharine LoPorto.
Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, January 29, at 10 a.m. followed by Funeral Matins offered in the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 8 Addison St., Chelsea at 12 noon. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. For online guestbook and directions please visit, www.AnthonyMemorial.com.
Business Owner, Resident of Florida and Haverhill
Baynard Paul, a resident of Haverhill and Boca Raton, FL., died on January 25 at the Mass. General Hospital with his loving wife, children and grandchildren by his side. He was 80 years old.
Born in Chelsea on September 20, 1929, the son of the late Hyman and Goldie (Stone) Paul, Mr. Paul was a Corporal in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving the Korean Service medal with Three Bronze Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.
He was the founder and owner of Essex Waste Paper and P&T Container Service in Lawrence, a member of Temple Emanu-El, Haverhill and Temple B’nai Israel, Boca Raton, Florida.
He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Leona (Bell) Paul of Haverhill; loving father of seven children, Howard Paul and his companion, Gina Noto, of Hampstead, NH, Nancy Paul of Haverhill, Susan and her husband, Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman, of Larchmont, NY, Ellen and her husband, Gary Gobbi, of Atkinson, NH, David Paul and wife, Mattie, of Hampstead, Matthew Paul and wife, Laurie, of Hampstead, and Allison Paul and her companion, Jim Jamieson, of Windham, NH. He was the cherished grandfather of 16 and great grandfather of two; dear brother of Florence Shrier of Palm Beach, FL, and Gloria Stockman and her husband, Saul, of Somers, NY and the late Laurence Paul and brother in law of the late, Edie. He was also the brother in law of Jacqueline Williams and the late Anthony, and Natalie Dishaw and her husband, Clarence, and the late Sandra Weiner. He was the proud uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held at Temple Emanu-El, Haverhill. Burial was at Children of Israel Cemetery, Haverhill. A memorial observance (Shiva) will continue at the family home in Haverhill today, Thursday, afternoon and evening, and Friday afternoon until 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Paul Family Continuity Fund at Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St. Haverhill, MA 01830 or to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. A complete obituary and condolences to his family may be found at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com
New Hampshire resident
Joseph P. Nocito of Salem, NH, formerly of Winthrop, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua, NH on January 21 after a brief illness. He was 94 years old.
Born in East Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Elisabetta (Guida) and Orazio Nocito. A resident of Winthrop and East Boston for many years, he was employed as a painter for over 50 years for the Boston Insurance Exchange Building.
He was the beloved husband of the late Antonetta (Ignoto) and the loving father of Joseph Nocito and his wife, Mary, of Chelsea and Elizabeth Wade and her husband, Robert, of Windham, NH; the brother of the late Vincent, Anthony, Michael, Ciro, Louis Nocito and Rose Zeoli; the cherished grandfather and great grandfather of Drs. Robert and Lorena Wade, Scott Wade, Jeanmarie and Benjamin Wade, Luke and Sean Wade and Robert III and Madeline Wade.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Forest Hills. For memorial donations or to sign his online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Homemaker, Mother and Grandmother
Velma M. (Butt) Wheeler of Chelsea died on January 24 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 82 years old.
Born in Chelsea, she was a 1945 graduate of Chelsea High School and a homemaker, mother and grandmother.
She was the wife of the late Robert J. Wheeler; beloved mother of Atty. Robert J. Wheeler, Jr. and his wife, Leslie, of Newton, Nancy S. Wheeler of Chelsea and Paul R. Wheeler and his wife, Ginger, of Chicago; daughter of the late Samuel and Alice (Stanley) Butt; cousin of Gloria Mulley and her husband, James, of New Hampshire and Mildred Flight of Chelsea; sister-in-law of Ronald Wheeler and his wife, Carol, of New Hampshire, Richard Wheeler and his wife, Lillian, of Florida and is also lovingly survived by eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Al Everton of First Congregational Church at the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea today, Thursday, January 28 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
Of Everett, formerly of Chelsea
Eleanor (Burke) Arinella of Everett, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, died on January 24.
A graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1946, she was the beloved wife of James J. “Junior” Arinella, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; cherished daughter of the late John and Grace (Stacio) Burke; dear sister of Louis Burke of East Boston and the late John Burke.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book, www.vazzafunerals.com.
Elizabeth J. (Scibilia) Conway of Lynn died at home
Surrounded by her loving family on January 19. She was 50 years old.
Born in Revere, she was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy (Gearraughty) Scibilia. A high school graduate, she was a devoted wife and mother dedicated to her home and raising her two sons.
She was the beloved wife of John Conway Sr. of Lynn; devoted mother of John Conway Jr. and Christopher Conway, both of Lynn; dear sister of John Scibilia of Chelsea, Harry Scibilia and Matt Scibilia, both of Revere, the late Dorothy “Twiggy” Scibilia and Andrew Scibilia. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles and many nieces and nephews.
A Vigil Prayer Service was held at the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home on January 24 with Rev. Vincent Gianni officiating. For online guestbook please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com
Leslie Lewis Oldfield
Retired Realty Company Property Manager
Leslie Lewis Oldfield of Chelsea died on January 24 at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. He was 60 years old.
Born in Herkimer, NY, he has been a resident of the Soldiers Home for the past several years. He worked as a system properties manager for various realty companies. In 1969, he was drafted into the US Air Force and served honorably in Vietnam.
To mourn his loss and cherish his memory, he leaves behind his wife, Louise Scialdone, of Peabody and two sons.
Committal prayers with military honors were rendered at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
Bresci DiBiccari of Chelsea, formerly of Saugus and East Boston, died on Jan 22.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Louise (Granese) DiBiccari; devoted father of Marlene Perecola of Saugus; dear brother of Lillian Salza of Lexington and the late Frank, Louie, Bruno, Adio DiBiccari, Gina Briasco and Eda Cascieri; cherished grandfather of Steven Perecola and his wife, Carrie, of Saugus; adored great grandfather of Hazel Louise Perecola and is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass celebrating his life will be held today, Thursday, January 28 at 10 a.m. in St. Margaret’s Church, Lincoln Street, Saugus. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Funeral arrangements are by The Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, Orient Heights, East Boston. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com
McDara ‘Zoogoo’ Mullen
Decorated Veteran, US Postal Service retiree
McDara J. “Zoogoo” Mullen died in South Boston on January 18.
He was a retired U.S Postal worker and a US Army veteran of World War II who received the Bronze Star for valor.
He was the beloved son of the late John and Catherine Mullen; loving brother of Robert Mullen of Chelsea and the late Francis “Snagga,” Joseph, Edward, James, Mary Nichols and Margaret Mullen. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his good friends at the Foley House.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cassidy-Keaney Funeral Home, South Boston. Burial with full military honors was at the Mass National Cemetery in Bourne. For online guest book, please visit www.cassidykeaneyfuneralhome.com.
Ann E. (Thomas) Fabiano of SomervIlle died on January 19.
The beloved wife of the late Arthur Fabiano, she was the mother of Karen McNeil of Rhode Island, John Fabiano and his wife, Inez, of Methuen, Joe Fabiano of Somerville, Jeannie Graham of Florida, Jane Fabiano of Medford, and Terri Fabiano of Chelsea; daughter of the late John and Josephine (Mandra) Thomas; grandmother of 16 and great grandmother of seven and sister of Bowie Reboin of Wakefield and Joanne Thompson of Wilmington.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cota-Struzziero-McKenna Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale. www.cotafuneralhomes.com
Former Chelsea resident
Eileen L. (Libman) Gray died January 21 at Hebrew Senior Life, Roslindale.
Born in Everett and raised in Chelsea, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Pauline Libman; the mother of Robin Paige-Polishook and her husband, Bruce, and Marc Paige and his partner, Rene Barrientos; the sister of Bernice Pearlson and her husband, Melvin; the grandmother of Stacey and Lindsey Polishook; and the partner of Daniel Adler.
Funeral arrangements were by the Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, Providence, RI. Burial was in Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick, RI. Contributions in her memory may be made to AIDS Project RI, PO Box 6688, Providence, RI 02904, or Combined Jewish Philanthropies, 126 High St., Boston, MA 02110. Shiva will continue at the home of her daughter, 121 Forest Ave., Newton, today, Thursday, from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Joseph J. Ardagna of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Lawrence, died on December 29. He was 83 years old.
He was born on January 14, 1926 in Lawrence, a child of Frank S. and Carmella (Traina) Ardagna and was the uncle of Frank S. Ardagna of Cape Coral and great uncle of Lisa Ardagna of Revere and Stefano and Gianluca Milazzo of Rome, Italy.
Friends may sign the guest book for the family at www.horizoncremation.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the American Diabetes Association , 4902 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 295, Tampa, FL 33634.
Forbes Lithograph retiree
Sadie (Butt) Peterson of Milford, NH, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 18. She was 85 years old.
A member of the Salvation Army, Chelsea Corps, she was a retired employee of Forbes Lithograph of Chelsea.
She was the daughter of the late Robert and Sadie (Clarke) Butt; sister of the late Edgar Butt, Alfred Butt, Irene Martin, Blanche Ankiewicz-Maleri and Doris Bursey.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was at the family lot at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.
Carlos Tejeda, 70
Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home employee
Carlos Tejeda of Chelsea died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on January 25. He was 70 years old.
He came to Chelsea many years ago and worked at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home in building support services.
Born and raised in Trujillo, Honduras, he was the loving son of the late Jose N. Tejeda and Irene (Murillo) and is survived by his wife, Bertha Tejeda, of Chelsea; one daughter, Zulma Palencia and her husband, Jonathan, of Malden and two sons, Ramon Tejeda, of Chelsea and Carlos Tejeda and his wife, Carmen, of Revere.
A funeral gathering will be held on Saturday, January 30 at the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Miguel Regaldo, 33
Miguel Regaldo of Boston died January 15 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 33 years old.
Born in Chalatenango, El Salvador, he has been living in the Boston area for the past several years. He worked a variety of jobs for many local businesses.
He was the loving son of Miguel Angel Regalado and Maria Magdelena Mancia de Regalado of El Salvador; dear brother of Maritza Yaniro Regalado and her husband, Manuel, of Maryland and is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. Hel was returned home to Chalatenango, El Salvador for burial.