Obituaries 05.05.2011

Sandra Lee Muzarol

Chelsea School Crossing Guard and Parking Enforcement Officer

Sandra Lee (Getz) Muzarol passed away suddenly on Friday April 29 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital Emergency Department after being stricken in her home.  She was 44 years old.

Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, she attended Chelsea High School and worked for Melinco Framing Co. in Chelsea. She was introduced to Edward Muzarol, they soon married and together settled in Chelsea raising their four daughters here.  She also worked as a school crossing guard for the City of Chelsea and as a parking enforcement officer.  She was devoted to home and doting on her beloved grandchildren.

She was the beloved wife of 22 years to Edward A. Muzarol of Chelsea and devoted mother of Cheryl Greene of Brighton, Alicia Muzarol, Jessica Muzarol and Gina Muzarol, all of Chelsea; loving daughter of Agnes (Scuturio) Getz of Peabody and the late James A. Getz, Sr.; cherished grandmother of Hallie, Kaylie and Timothy Greene; dear sister of James A. Getz, Jr. and William Getz, both of Peabody, and Debra Baseman of Gloucester and adored aunt of Joshua, Derek and Taylah Baseman.

Her Funeral will begin from the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, 157 Washington Ave., Chelsea, today, Thursday, May 5 at 10 a.m.  followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to visit with the family this morning.

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David Paul

Retired Electrical Engineer

David M. Paul of Dover, NH, formerly of Winthrop and North Hampton, NH, died on May 1. He was 83 years old.

He was a retired Westinghouse Electric electrical engineer and a US Navy veteran.

He was the loving husband of the late Joan M. (Synnott); father of David Jr. and wife, Karen, of Fort Montgomery, NY, Donna Brownell and her husband, Kevin, of Durham, NH and brother of Barbara Lucas of East Sandwich. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Daniel, David, Jennifer and Tony, his great grandchild, Anderson, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton, NH. Burial was in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston. The family suggests donations to a charity of one’s choice.

Norma Sheinker

Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea

Norma B. (Kline) Sheinker of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 28. She was 83 years old.

The beloved mother of Rita Sheinker, Patricia Pellegrino, Anita Walk and Al Sheinker, she was the cherished grandmother of Lauren Walk, Emily Walk, Mara Pellegrino and Jason Pellegrino and loving sister of the late Herbert Kline and Sumner Kline.

Funeral arrangements were by Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Burial was in Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to a charity of one’s choice. For online condolences go to:

Michael Smith, Sr.

Member of St. Andrews BBC and 25 year employee of Mal’s Supermarket in Malden

Michael J. Smith, Sr. of Chelsea died on April 29.

A US Marine Corps. veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a 25 year employee of Mal’s Supermarket in Malden and a member of St. Andrews BBC.

He was the devoted husband for 53 years to the late Catherine T. (Ryan) Smith; cherished son of Josephine Smith of Chelsea and the late Michael G. Smith; beloved father of Michael J. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Saugus and Kim Ann Clifford and her husband, James, of Melrose; loving grandfather of Ryan and Matthew Smith of Saugus and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols Street, Chelsea today, Thursday, May 5 at 11 a.m. Visiting Hours were held at his late residence, the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Wednesday. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Smith Funeral Home 617-889-1177

William ‘Billy’ Mendalka

Chelsea resident

William ‘Billy’ Mendalka of Chelsea died on April 28.

The beloved and treasured son of Edward and Caroline (Kupczewski) Mendalka of Chelsea, he was the dear cherished brother of John Mendalka and his wife, Cathy, of Revere and Karen Hoerrner and her husband, Mark, of New Jersey; adored uncle of Ingrid, Caroline and Philip Hoerrner and Kaitlin Mendalka.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of the Northshore, 75 Sylvan St., Ste B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Herbert Bonness Chisholm

NASA retiree

Herbert Bonness Chisholm died on April 24. He was 84 years old.

Born June 7, 1926 in Chelsea, he grew up in Somerville. He graduated from Somerville High School in 1944 and entered the US Naval Air Force. He graduated from Williams College in 1948 where he served as the Captain of the Cross Country team, then attained an MA in History from Boston University in 1950. From 1951 to 1960, he worked in Naval Facilities Management, and from 1962 to 1981 he worked for NASA, retiring as Chief of Resources Management of the Astrophysics Program. He retired from the Naval Reserves as a Commander in 1980.

He rediscovered long distance running in the 1970¹s, and completed over 20 marathons with multiple sub 2:40 efforts. He was a nationally ranked masters distance runner for over 20 years until an injury ended this hobby.

He and his late wife, Norma, then became avid square dancers and he continued to organize dances until his death. His other two passions included hunting/fishing and sing alongs. He loved his summer residence in Cape Breton Nova Scotia.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Norma S. Carey, and his brother, Alvah Chisholm. He is survived by his brothers, John and Roy, his sons, Carey and Todd, and his daughter, Sara.

Memorial donations may be made to the Burchell United Church, 2333 New Campbellton Rd., Cape Dauphin, Nova Scotia B1F1X8.

Felix Efrain

Longtime Chelsea resident

Felix Efrain, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on April 27 following a brief illness. He was 76 years old.

Born in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Arturo and Rufina (Castro) Felix. He grew up and attended schools in Puerto Rico and then came to the United States and settled in New York before moving to Chelsea 34 years ago. He worked as a glazier cutting and installing glass for various Glass Companies. He loved music, dancing and having a good time.

A Funeral Service was conducted in the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home. Services concluded with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.

He was the beloved husband of 52 years to Carmen (Anaya) Felix of Chelsea; devoted father of Efrain Felix Jr. and his wife, Sara, of Nevada, Maribel Lamboy and her husband, Fausto, of Revere, Roberto Felix and his wife, Sylvia, of Revere, Jorge and Andy Felix, both of Chelsea; dear brother of Selena Felix, Catina Felix, Georgina Felix and Mario Felix; cherished grandfather of Daisy, Ismael “Bibi” ,Michael, Melanie, Laura, Rob, Raquel, George, Crystal, Josh, Georgio, Andy and Nina. He is also survived by 13 great grandchildren.

His Funeral Service was conducted in the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home. Services concluded with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. To send expressions of sympathy and for online guestbook, please visit

Mary Harris

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Charlestown

Mary (Hayes) Harris of Seabrook, NH, formerly of Charlestown, died on April 28. She was 61 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Bruce T., loving mother of TinaMarie Hamilton of Charlestown, Virginia Hamilton of Hampton, NH, sister of Joseph M. of Chelsea, John F. of Charlestown, Daniel J. and Edith M., both of Watertown, Jeanmarie Randolph of Boston and daughter of the late Joseph J. and Mary L. (Russell) Hayes. She is also survived by two grandchildren, EmmaKate and Abigail Rose as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton, NH.Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 249 Canal St, Manchester, NH 03101.

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