Waclaw ‘Walter’ Pozniak
Retired Mechanical Engineer
Waclaw ”Walter” Pozniak, a retired mechanical engineer, died on August 7 at the Lexington Health Care Center where he had been receiving supportive care for the past few weeks. He was 88 years old.
Born in Poland, the son of the late Waclaw and Jadwiga (Mickiniec) Pozniak, he attended early schooling in Poland and after settling in the United States, he attended the Wentworth Institute where he studied machine drafting and design, graduating in 1957.
He had been residing in Woburn for the past 50 years with his beloved wife, Helen until her passing less than a year ago. He worked for Polaroid in Waltham for many years as a mechanical engineer and was a longtime supporter and devoted parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church.
He was the beloved husband of the late Helen T. (Yuknevich) Pozniak with whom he shared 50 years of marriage; dear son of the late Waclaw and Jadwiga (Mickiciec) Pozniak. He was also the brother of several late siblings in Poland.
His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, August 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. Should friends desire, donations in his memory may be made to a Hospice or Breast Cancer Research.
To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Clothing Industry Seamstress
Marta (Gil) Soto, a Chelsea resident for many years, died on July 29 at Salem Hospital after a long illness. She was 76 years old.
Mrs. Soto grew up in Cuba, daughter of the late Jose Gil and Maria Castillo. She supported her family working as a seamstress in the clothing industry.
She was the beloved wife of the late Pantaleon Soto and is survived by her son, Albert Soto of Chelsea.
Graveside Services were conducted in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com.
Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere
Lorraine (Juliano) Crowley of Chelsea, formerly of Revere, died on August 2.
She was the beloved wife of the late Clayton C. Crowley, III; devoted mother of Cynthia J. Tuggay of Arizona, Susan Cuoco of Pepperell, and Kirk Crowley of Chelsea; dear sister of the late John and Anthony Juliano and is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Stitcher and long time Salvation Army cashier
Lucy M. (Lee) Robinson, devoted to home and family, died peacefully on August 7 in her daughter’s Saugus home surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She was 83 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the loving daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy (McGinnis) Lee. She attended Chelsea schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She was married to the late Walter E. Robinson Jr., and their union produced three daughters and five sons.
Widowed as a young lady, she worked outside of her home as a stitcher for Exclusive Rug in So. Boston and later for Lou Al Weiss, a Chelsea Textile Company. Working in Chelsea allowed her to be close to home and family. She also worked as a cashier at the Salvation Army Store in Chelsea for nearly 20 years before retiring.
A Chelsea native, she settled in Everett 37 years ago. However, she maintained ties to Chelsea, the community she loved so much and she was active with the Chelsea Senior Center.
She was the beloved wife of the late Walter E. Robinson, Jr.; devoted mother of Gail Mauch and her husband, Bruce of Saugus, Leo Robinson and his wife, Linda and Ronald Robinson, all of Chelsea, Daniel Robinson and his wife, Judy of Knoxville TN, Arlene Robinson of Everett, Jody Robinson of Saugus, the late Walter E. Robinson III and Karen Nunally. She was the dear sister and sister in law of James Lee and Edith of Everett, Florence May and Sheppard of Malden, Jeanette Lee of Wayland, Catherine Pass, Lou Robinson and Pam Robinson, all of Dorchester, Earl Moore of Stoughton, Bay O”Bannon of Memphis TN and the late Charles Lee, Henry Lee, Dorothy Crawford and Evelyn Moore; cherished grandmother Keisha Robinson, Natasha Durst and her husband, Reed, Vanessa Halfant, Lucia Robinson, Justin Robinson, Adam Nunally, Nickolette Mauch, the late Daniel Robinson Jr., and Jordan Robinson. She is also survived by 11 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, August 11 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to The Chelsea Senior Citizens Center. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Of Florida, formerly of Point of Pines
Josephine R. (Presto) White of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Point of Pines, Revere, died on August 5 at her Boca Raton residence after being in failing health for the past year. She was in her 90th year.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea Schools and was a 1939 graduate of Revere High School. She lived in Point of Pines, Revere for more than 50 years while wintering in Florida for more than 30 years.
She was the wife of the late Revere Fire Capt. Joseph E. White Sr.; devoted mother of Joseph E. White Jr. and his wife, Jeanine L. of Lynnfield and Retired Revere Firefighter Robert S. White of Boca Raton, FL.; cherished grandmother of Stacey A. White and her husband, Michael A. Koch of Jupiter, FL, Joseph E. White III and Kendra White of Boca Raton, FL and Jeanine-Marie White of Santa Cruz, CA; beloved sister of Angelina DiStasio and her late husband, Michael of Merrimac, NH, John Presto and his wife, Marie of Brockton, Anthony Caputo Jr. and his wife, Virginia of Chelsea, Joseph Caputo of Revere, Viola Boffa of Saugus and the late Russell A. and Frank A. Presto, Louis M. Caputo Sr., Salvatore R. Caputo, Frank Caputo, Jennie Boccuzzi and Mildred Giliberti. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren Anthony J. White of Jupiter, FL, Nicole and Isabella White of Boca Raton, FL, her niece Sharon Lucci and her son, Michael, both of Merrimac, NH, and by many other nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family today, Thursday, August 11 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Nettie L. (Bass) Feiner of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on August 6.
The beloved wife of the late David L. Feiner, she was the dear daughter of the late Abraham and Fannie (Marnoy) Bass; devoted mother of Alan Feiner and Judy Feiner, both of Cambridge; loving sister of the late Edward, Samuel, Beatrice, Irene, Irving and Shirley.
Funeral arrangements were by the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Brookline. Burial was at Ostro Marshoe Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. www.stanetskybrookline.com
Claire T. (Thomas) Breau of Chelsea died on August 5.
She was the devoted wife of Robert C. Breau, Sr.; beloved mother of Ann Marie Long of Virginia, Teresa Claire Kaplan and her husband, Michael of Nahant, Robert C Breau, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Winthrop and Michael Jude Breau of Chelsea; dear sister of Katherine Passeri of Revere, Louise Malone of Florida and Paul Thomas of New Hampshire. She was also the sister of five late brothers and one late sister. She was the cherished grandmother of Maryann and Michael Long, Jesse, Sarah and Sean Kaplan, Robert III, Brian and Lauren Breau, Emma, Christian, Brenden and Daniel Breau and is also lovingly survived by 10 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. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Retired Business Consultant
Michael O. Sullivan died unexpectedly at home on August 3. He was 52 years old.
He was born in Chelsea to the late Paul and Irene (Nott) Sullivan and was a retired business consultant for Arden Company Plumbing and HVAC. He was the dear brother of Walter J. Sullivan and his wife, Deborah of Maine, Maureen Kelleher of California and her companion, David Parker, Paul A. Sullivan, Jr. and his wife, Mary Jane of New Hampshire, Robert A. Sullivan and his wife, Sharon of Leominister, John L. Sullivan and his wife, Linda of Saugus, Karen Marcotte and her husband, Paul of Bridgewater, Alice Belanger and her husband, Jack of Everett. He is also lovingly survived by 15 nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Rockland. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Anna Mae McLellan
Retired Nurse’s Aide
Anna Mae (Smith) McLellan, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on August 4 at Massachusetts General Hospital following a major stroke. She was 94 years old.
A retired nurse’s aide who worked at the former Grover Manor Hospital in Revere, she also worked at the Charlestown Naval Shipyard during World War II and was a former member of the Chelsea VFW Ladies Auxillary.
She was born March 12, 1917 to John H. and Mary (Sheppard) Smith in Charlestown and was the wife of the late Carroll W. McLellan, Sr., mother of the late Carroll W. McLellan, Jr., and mother in law of the late Carol E. (Joyce) McLellan. She was a devoted mother to her daughter-in-law Mary McLellan of Newton, her son James McLellan and his wife, Jacquie, of Duxbury and her son Richard McLellan of Whitman. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed spending time with her 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in her name may be made to the MSCPA @ http://www.mspca.org/donate/tribute-honor–memorial-giving or Children’s Hospital Boston @ http://giving.childrenshospital.org. For more information, you are invited to visit http://www.carafafuneralhome.com
Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea
Edward J. Skara of Lake Mary, Florida died on August 3. He was 83 years old.
He was born on January 2, 1928 in Chelsea to Joseph and Mary (Andrzejewska) Skaradzinski and is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Elaine T. Cotter Skara of Lake Mary, FL; three daughters, Patricia Jones of DeBary, FL, Susanne DeSanctis and the late Bob DeSanctis of Billerica, and Lauren Heres and her husband, Albert of Sanford, FL; one son, Lawrence Skara and his wife, Lynne (Winkler) of Orlando, FL; a sister, Theresa McNamara of New York; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Oaklawn Chapel of Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home. Burial was at Oaklawn Park Cemetery, Lake Mary, FL. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Homes and Cemeteries Oaklawn Chapel, 5000 CR 46A, Sanford, Florida 32773 407-322-4263 was in charge of the arrangements.
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Bernard A. Finstein of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on August 4. He was 87 years old.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a memer of the Jewish War Veteran’s Post of Cambridge, and a member of the Masons and Scottish Rite.
He was the beloved husband of the late Nathalie (Zelman) Finstein; devoted father of Janice Cohen of Northboro; loving son of the late Charles Finstein and Edith (Tananbaum) Finstein; dear brother of Gerald Finstein and the late Stanford and Milton Finstein and loving grandfather of two.
Graveside services were held at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon with Rabbi Frank Waldorf officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to the Congregation 420, 420 Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA 02151. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website: Torffuneralservice.com
Jason Steven Burgos
Jason Steven Burgos of Chelsea died suddenly on August 6. He was 31 years old.
He was the loving son of Jose and Eva Baires of Chelsea; beloved husband of Karen Loaisiga of Chelsea; devoted father of Katherine Burgos of North Carolina, Jason Burgos Jr, Jose Burgos and Arianna Burgos, all of Chelsea; dear brother of Jose and Janette Baires, Miguel and Vanessa Ortiz and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston on Friday, August 12 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life in Most Holy Redeemer Church, Maverick Street (Maverick Square) East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send his family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com
Rosalina Dardon of Chelsea died on August 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
She is survived by her daughters, family and friends.
Her Funeral Service was held in the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home on Sunday, August 7. She will be returned to Guatemala for burial. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.