Obituaries 09-08-2011

Gertrude Baggs

Retired Nurse

Gertrude “Gertie” M. (Mugford) Baggs of Rockport died on September 5. She was 92 years old.

A graduate of Chelsea High School and Chelsea Hospital School of Nursing, she was the wife of the late William A. Baggs and is survived by her daughter, Trudy Thomas and her husband, Bob of Dover, NH., her son, Bill Baggs Jr. and his wife, Judy of Saugus; grandchildren Linda Cahoon and her husband, Deane of Lakeview, Carrie Powers and her husband, Ty of Somersworth, NH, Bill Baggs III of Saugus; her great grandchildren, Riley and Brayden Powers; her sister, Marion Bishop of Saugus; brothers, Murray Mugford and his wife, Gwyn of Gloucester, George Mugford of Wilmington, Frank Mugford and his wife, Hilda of Wilmington, Robert Mugford and his wife, Jean of Newark, CA; her brother-in-law, Bernie Gillespie of Roslindale and many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral service will be today, Thursday, September 8 at 10 a.m. in First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant St, Rockport. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Funeral arrangements are by the Burgess & Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St., Rockport. Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences at

Aileen Robblee

Retired Administrative Assistant to Chelsea Aldermen and City Council

Aileen G. (Hanson) Robblee, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died at home on September 6 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 66 years old.

A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1962, early in her working career, she worked at the Suffolk County Probate Court. In 1979 she took a position at Chelsea City Hall as the administrative assistant to the Board of Alderman, continuing in that capacity when the Chelsea City Council was formed and retiring in 2007.

She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Robblee, Jr.; devoted mother of Michael Robblee and his wife, Joan of Stoneham and Kristin Berteletti and her husband, Thomas of Stoughton; sister of Sr. Claire Hanson, SP, Christine Bishop and Paula Dalis and her husband, Philip, all of Stoneham; cherished grandmother of Mikayla and Lauren Berteletti and Jessica Robblee; loving niece of Louise Sullivan of Dennis, Phyllis Hanson of Revere, Bernard Sullivan of Chelsea and Elaine Sullivan of Revere. She is also survived by many adoring nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, September 9 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to Dr. Choueiri’s Adrenal Cancer Research Fund, Attn: Contribution Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit

Edward Miles-Mikolajewski

Member of Wakefield Elks

Edward “Uncle Eddie” Miles-Mikolajewski of Wilmington died on September 1 from ALS.

A member of the Wakefield Lodge of Elks, he was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was the beloved husband of 50 years of Joyce (Dyer); son of Adele Mikolajewski of Lynnfield and the late Wallace; brother of Daniel Mikolajewski of Chelsea, Geraldine Douglas of Lynnfield and the late Walter Miles of Alabama; brother in law of Judith Dyer and the late Junellen Haskell of Chelsea. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in Unitarian Universalist Church, 239 Woburn St., Reading, today, Thursday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m. At the request of the family, there are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Unitarian Universalist Church, 239 Woburn St., Reading, or to the Fix and Feed Feline Feral Inc., P.O. Box 270035, Tampa, FL 33688. Arrangements are by the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., North Reading.

Lenore Parrotta

Of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea

Lenore Parrotta of Saugus, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, died on September 2.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Ravagno) Parrotta; dear sister of Nicholas Parrotta and his wife, Carol of Chelsea; beloved aunt of Elizabeth West and also leaves her devoted cousin and caregiver, Mary Olsen as well as many other cousins.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, Saugus at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the Kaplan House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01925. For directions and guest book:

Milton Richmond

Member of 1931 Everett High School Championship Football Team

Milton Richmond of Danvers, formerly of Peabody, Everett and Chelsea, died at the Atrium of Danvers, on September 5. He was 98 years old.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Ida (Veigman) and Abraham Richmond, he was raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1931. He was a member of the famous Everett High School undefeated football team. He graduated from Tufts University in 1936 and resided in Chelsea for most of his life.

Mr. Richmond worked at a variety of jobs. He was a regional manager for H&R Block. After retiring from H&R Block, he took a job as an accountant for the I.R.S. and worked there well into his 90’s until finally retiring. He was also a member of the Masons.

He was the devoted husband of the late Lessie (Cotton); dear son of the late Ida (Veigman) and Abraham Richmond; beloved father of Barry and Tammy Richmond; adored grandfather of Chad Richmond and Michelle Richmond; loving brother of the late Julian Richmond and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Sharon Memorial Park. Condolence calls may be made at the home of Barry and Tammy Richmond today, Thursday between 1 and 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the charity of one’s choice. For online condolences: 1-800-982-3717 Goldman Funeral Chapel – Malden

Margaret Hill

Of Florida, formerly of Revere

Margaret M. (Smith) Hill of Palm Bay, Florida, formerly of Revere, died on August 31.

She was the wife of the late Wallace R. Hill; loving mother of Kathleen Hill of Florida, Wallace R. Hill of Chelsea and Margaret Tatosky of Revere; cherished grandmother of Christinas and sister of the late Robert L. Smith and John Smith.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions and condolences:

John E. Strishock III

Lifelong Chelsea resident

Unexpectedly at 36 years of age, he passed away while visiting in New Hampshire on Monday September 5th.  A lifelong Chelsea resident, he was the beloved son of John E. Jr. and Debra (Bergeron) Strishock also of Chelsea.  John attended local schools, played high school football and graduated Chelsea High School Class of 93’. He was member and past President of Explorer Post 109 Chelsea, and was a past coach for Chelsea Pop Warner Football.  He worked as a part-time laborer for local companies and worked at the Boston Flower Exchange as a hand packager.  John enjoyed passing time following all local sports teams.

His Funeral Services will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway Chelsea on Friday Sept. 9th at 10:00 A.M.  Rev. Dr. Al Everton will be  Officiating.  Services will conclude with Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 – 8 P.M.  Funeral home is fully handicap accessible and ample parking opposite funeral home.

John is survived by his two children Kayla Marie Strishock and Edwin Rentas both of Cambridge, his parents John E. Jr. and Debra (Bergeron) Strishock of Chelsea, one sister Kelly Quatieri and her husband Patrick of Salem NH. Niece and nephews; Brendan, Ryan and Summer Quateri.  He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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