Obituaries 01-13-2011

George Apt

Former Shipping and Receiving Clerk

George M. Apt, a former shipping and receiving clerk, passed away on January 6 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers where he had been receiving supportive care for the last few days. He was 74 years old.

Born in Allston, he was the son of the late George and Dorothy (Henward) Apt. He grew up in Medford and attended Medford schools. Mr. Apt settled in California and worked for a west coast electronics company for several years.  He returned home and resided in Chelsea for the past 40 years.  He worked locally as a Shipping and Receiving Clerk for Bradlee’s, Transitron Industries and Chase – Parker in Chelsea; He retired from Kaufman Co. of Cambridge, an industrial tool and supply company. Mr. Apt enjoyed spending leisure time with family and friends.

He was the father of Valarie, Christopher and Stephanie, all of California; beloved companion of Rose Sobolewski of Chelsea; dear brother of Dorothy McCusker and the late Bernard Apt, Kenneth Apt, Caroline White and Virginia Kirkorian.

His Funeral Service will be conducted in the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Thursday (this evening), January 13 at 7:30 p.m. Visiting Hours will be held in the funeral home beginning at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Ludmila Lopes

Of Chelsea, formerly of Everett

Ludmila R. Lopes of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, died suddenly at her home. She was 23 years old.

Born in Brazil, she has lived in the United States for the past six years and worked in her family’s home/office cleaning business.

She was the loving daughter of Nelson De Oliveira Costa and Rozania Rodrigues  Oliveira of Brazil;  the beloved wife of  Jose Carlos Lopes, the loving mother of Rayssa Rodigues Lopes and the sister of Jessica Rodrigues Oliveira.

Her Funeral Service was held at Fellowship Hall. Everett and burial was in Santa Rita Cemetery in Brazil. Arrangements were under the care of The Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, Everett.

Esther Brown

Retired Clerk for B&D’s

Esther L. (Sargent) Brown of Chelsea, a resident of the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere, passed away at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on January 3. She was 72 years old.

For many years, until her retirement, she worked as a clerk at B&D’s on Broadway.

She was the devoted wife of the late George B. Savoy and Arthur Brown; beloved mother of Kenneth Savoy and his wife, Cindy, of Chelsea and Kathleen Levy and her husband, Lawrence, of Revere; dear sister of Donald Sargent of Pennsylvania and the late Richard Sargent, Jr. and Herbert Sargent; cherished grandmother of Nicole Van Steensberg of Saugus and Eric Savoy of Peabody and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service was held in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

Sooren ‘Jerry’ Artroogian

US Postal Service Retiree

Sooren “Jerry” Artroogian of Chelsea died on January 8 at the Annemark Nursing Care Center in Revere. He was 90 years old.

Born in Haverhill and a resident of Chelsea for most of his life, he was a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. For 30 years, until his retirement, he worked as a clerk for the United States Post Office at the South Boston Annex.

He was the devoted husband of Janina (Panasink); the beloved father of Diane Flynn and Francis Flynn, both of Everett, Janina Finn of Falmouth and Kenneth Flynn and his wife, Rita, of Saugus; brother of the late Elizabeth Vagshenian. He is also lovingly survived by nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, January 14 at 11 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the Hallmark Hospice, 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit

Salvadore Flores Molina

Chelsea resident

Salvadore Flores Molina of Chelsea died on January 5.

He was the devoted husband of Hortenzia (Mendoza); beloved father of Rosa Rivera, Oyuky Montoya, Efrain Molina, Nelson Molina and Guillermo Molina, all of Chelsea and is also lovingly survived by 20 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to Salvador’s family, please visit

Gertrude Topson

Revere resident

Gertrude (Frem) Topson of Revere died on January 7 at Penacook Nursing Home. She was 88 years old.

The devoted wife of the late Nelson Topson, she was born in Plymouth and attended the Revere schools.  She was very dedicated to her grandchildren and in her spare time she loved dancing, shopping, singing and the beach.  She was very well liked by all the aides and nurses at Penacook Nursing Home and the family is grateful for the wonderful care she received during her stay there.

She was the devoted mother of Francine Blair and the late Sandi Fittingoff and dear mother-in-law of Richard Fittingoff; the dear sister of Sally Ann Abel and the loving grandmother of Jason Fittingoff, Brian Fittingoff, and Jennifer Blair.  She is also survived by two great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial was in Brockton.  Memorial contributions  may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA  02472.  For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website,

Mitchell Rosenberg

East Boston resident

Mitchell J. Rosenberg of East Boston died on January 7 of lung cancer.

He was the beloved son of Charlotte (Alpert) Rosenberg of Bridgewater and her late husband, Myron “Mike” Rosenberg; loving father of Michael and Nicole of Rhode Island; loving brother of Jill Geller and her husband, Steven, of Bridgewater; dear uncle of Michelle; former husband of Joyce Kelly of Rhode Island and is also survived by many caring friends.

Arrangements were by Schlossberg Solomon Memorial Chapel, Canton. Burial was at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon. Remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Schlossberg -Solomon Chapel 781-828-6990

Krikor ‘Koko’ Krikorian

Retired Aircraft Mechanic, Veteran of Two Wars

Krikor “Koko” Krikorian of Chelsea died on January 9. He was 85 years old.

He was a retired aircraft mechanic for Northeast and Delta Airlines, a former member of The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and a  US Air Force Veteran having served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He was the beloved brother of Margaret K. Reddick of Saugus and the late Sarkis Krikorian; brother-in-law of Nancy Krikorian of Townsend; son of the late Kachadoor and Varter (DerBoghosian) Krikorian; dear uncle of Donna Sardagnola of Shrewsbury, Nancy Packard of Billerica, Margaret “Peggy” Sorrentino of Melrose, John Reddick of England, Lisa Buzzell of Stow, Robert Krikorian of Dedham, Jean Krikorian of Townsend, and Christina “Tina” Floyd of Burlington.  He is also lovingly survived by 12 great nieces, two great nephews and one great-great niece.

Funeral Services will be conducted in the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Friday, January 14 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *