Obituaries 06-23-2011

Jozef Mroz

Retired Welder

Jozef Mroz, a retired welder, passed away unexpectedly in his Peabody home early June 20. He was 81 years old.

Born in Glebe, Poland, the son of the late Jozef and Maryanna Mroz, he was raised in Poland and attended schools there. He joined the Polish Army and fought against Nazi Germany during World War II.   He was captured by the enemy and held as a prisoner of war in a German concentration camp enduring forced labor.

He came to the United States and settled in Chelsea 1961 with his wife and three young sons. In 1971, he moved to Peabody where he had been residing until the time of his passing. He worked as a welder for Market Forge Industries in Everett for over 25 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Chelsea P.A.V. Post 13, Chelsea and a long time supporter and parishioner of St. Stanislaus Parish. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and planting flowers and picking mushrooms when they were in season.

He was the beloved husband of 62 years to Stanislawa (Koczkodan) Mroz of Peabody; devoted father of Joseph Mroz and his wife, Alina, of Peabody and the late Theodore and Charles Mroz; dear brother of the late Stanislawa Pijanowski and Janina Zeilinski; cherished grandfather of Paul, Monika, Lisa, Krystyna, Janalynn, Joshua and T.J. He is also survived by his great granddaughter, Julia.

His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, June 23 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 Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.

Mary Jane Alsterberg

Long Active at Parkway Assembly of God Church

Mary Jane “Aunt Mame” (Mulley) Alsterberg went to be with the Lord on June 19.

She was born in Blackhead, Newfoundland, daughter of the late Allen and Clementine (King) Mulley and is survived by her loving sister Beryl LeGrow of Alabama and a large family of nieces and nephews.  She was the wife of the late Gilbert Alsterberg.

“Aunt Mame” spent her last few years in Homewood, Alabama and will be remembered by many who attended Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church.  She was an active member of Parkway Assembly of God Church in Massachusetts where she spent most of her life.

The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to the many care-givers who were with Aunt Mame over these last few years. Aunt Mame was 101 years young when she passed. She will be missed.

Graveside services were conducted at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea.

Memorial donations may be made to Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church 309 Raleigh Ave. Homewood, AL 35209 or the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Cancer Fund.

Arthur Robert Carbone

Of Medford, formerly of Chelsea

Arthur Robert Carbone of Medford, formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully with his family at his side on June 19 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 67 years old.

He was the son of the late Myrtle E. (O’Sullivan) and Arthur L. Carbone; fiance of the late Lucy DeSimone; father of Robert, Gary, Arthur and John; brother of Mary Leon of Weymouth and Lorraine Domigan and her husband, Paul, of Medford. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes, 781-396-9200. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to MGH Development Office, Cancer Center, 55 Fruit St. Boston, MA 02114. For obituary and guestbook:

Helen Sullivan

Retired Seamstress

Helen (Konop) Sullivan, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on June 16 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was 93 years old.

A seamstress, she was employed by Corman Bag on Arlington Street and Jean Roberts on Sixth Street during her working years.

She was the devoted wife of the late Francis Sullivan; beloved mother of Carole Moyher and her husband, Michael, of Orange, CT and Joseph Sullivan and his wife, Tamara, of Revere; dear sister of Ladis Bernier of Chelsea and the late Stella Krolitkowski, Steff Zajaczkowski, Josephine Gubski and Frances Konop. She is also lovingly survived by 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

Joseph DeMartino

Member of ITAMS and Teamsters Union

Joseph A. DeMartino of Everett died on June 17.

He was a member of the ITAMS of Malden, the Teamster’s Union, Local 25, and a US Army veteran of World War II.

He was the beloved husband of the late Martha J. (Luciano); dear and devoted father of Joseph A., Jr. and his wife, Louise, of Saugus and Carolyn Sanford and her husband, David, of Billerica; brother of Achilles DeMartino of Roslindale, Margaret “Dolly” Faletra of Chelsea and the late Armando, Silvio and Robert DeMartino and Rose Magno; loving grandfather of Erin Deleidi, Joseph A. III, Michael and James DeMartino and great-grandfather of three great-granddaughters. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

Clarisse Pina

A caring and gentle woman

Clarisse G. Pina, a Chelsea resident for more than 25 years passed away on June 21 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a long illness. She was 92 years old.

Born in Cape Verde Island, she came to the United States and settled in Chelsea over 25 years ago and has been residing here since then. She worked outside the home as a seamstress in Cape Verde Island and worked here in the surrounding areas as a professional housekeeper for many years. She was dedicated to her family and a very caring and gentle woman. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crocheting in her spare time.

She was the dear sister of Ilda Miranda of Brockton, Manuel Pina and Maria Timas, both of Chelsea, and the late Matilde Pina. She is also survived by 30 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Her Funeral Services will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m.  Services will conclude with burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Hyman H. Tzizik

U.S. Marine veteran; firefighter

Hyman H. Tzizik, son of William and Fannie Tzizik, died June 15, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Nathan Adelson Hospice Center. He was 87.

Mr. Tzizik attended Williams School and Chelsea High school. Before he could finish school, World War II had begun.

A week Pearl Harbor, Mr. Tzizik enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in the Marines in the first Marine Division for 20 years. He served in locations such as Guadacanal, Vietnam, Korea, China, the Mediterranean Sea area and at Quantico and Camp Pendleton in the United States.

During his term in Korea, he was awarded a Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Services performed in line of his professional duties. He appeared on television in the “Combat” series depicting the lives of a Marine soldier and Japanese soldier. His rank when he left the Marines was Master Sergeant.

After the Marines, he became a firefighter in the city of Oceanside, California, where he resided. Midway through his second career, they discovered he had only one kidney. This shortened his career as a firefighter. According to his colleagues, he was a legend in his own time.

Mr. Tzizik later took the position as a security guard for the San Clemente Nuclear Station.

Mr. Tzizik was laid to arrest in the U.S. Veterans Cemettery in Boulder, Colorado. He was given a ritual burial conducted by Rabbi Bruce for the U.S. Veterans Cemetery on June 21, 2011.

Mr. Tzizik leaves his wife Clara and her family. Kamilla, the oldest granddaughter, would be with him when she needed him. He also leaves a sister, Ethel Tzizik, retired teacher from Chelsea.

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