Obituaries 09-15-2011

Ruth Jarmak

New Hampshire Resident

Ruth (Shanahan) Jarmak of Moultonborough, NH, died on September 7.

She was the devoted wife of the late Jerry Jarmak; daughter of the late Patrick and Esther (Miller) Shanahan; beloved mother of Sharyn Jarmak of Austin, Texas and Arnie Jarmak and his wife, Catherine Goodale of Chelsea; dear sister of Daniel Shane of Salem, Gloria Liechtenstein of East Providence, RI, Myron Shanahan of Laconia, NH and Marion Argenbright of East Providence, RI; cherished grandmother of Lisa Davy of New Hampshire and Jeffrey Jarmak of Ohio and is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Jerrica Davy and Torre Davy as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service was held at Union Cemetery, Laconia, NH with arrangements by Smith Funeral Home 617-889-1177

Jessie Geary

Of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea

Jessie F. Geary of Saugus, formerly of Chelsea, died at home on September 11. She was 75 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was the devoted daughter of the late Edward and Lillian Geary; beloved sister of Constance Madigan of Revere, John Geary of Chelmsford, Walter Geary of Rowley, Evelyn Sullivan of Stoneham and the late Elizabeth Geary, Marie Lynch, Dennis and Robert Geary. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea today, Thursday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel on the Campus of the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.


Shirley Ann Mastalerz

Chelsea resident

Shirley Ann (Darish) Mastalerz of Chelsea died on September 12.

She was the beloved wife the late Walter Mastalerz; devoted mother of Richard Mastalerz and Ronald Mastalerz, both of Chelsea, and Jay Mastalerz of Lynnfield; loving daughter of the late Julius Darish and Bessie (Abramson) and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

A Family gathering will be held at Torf Funeral Service 151 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. followed by a Graveside Service at 11 a.m. in Greenview Cemetery, Everett. For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website. Torf Funeral Service 1-800-428-7161


Robin Perry

Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea

Robin K. (Morgan) Perry of Florida, formerly of Chelsea and Somerville, died suddenly on September 3. She was 53 years old.

She was the beloved mother of Charles W. and James S. Perry, Jr., both of Chelsea; loving sister of Lynn Dobson of Florida, Cheryl Statho of Ipswich and the late Lee Morgan and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral procession will begin from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville today, Thursday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 138 Conant St., 1st floor, Beverley, MA 01915. For more information visit:

Rose Morrison

Genealogy Enthusiast

 Rose E. (Buckman) Morrison of Chelsea, formerly of Needham and Wellesley, died on September 8.

She was the former business manager with Milo Baughman Design and the former secretary at Christ Church United Methodist in Wellesley. She had a passion for genealogical research, tracing her family back to the 1500’s. She volunteered countless hours at the National Archives and the State Archives of Massachusetts, receiving citations from both, including one presented by Governor Dukakis.

She was the loving mother of Richard B. Morrison and his wife, Vera of Chelsea and Northport, ME; James D. Morrison and his wife, Brigitte Seng of Quebec, Canada and the late Joan Morrison McManus and Robert J. Morrison. She was the sister of nine late siblings and is also survived by seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A private graveside ceremony and celebration of her life will be held on Friday, September 16. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to: New England Historic Genealogical Society, Development Office, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 http://www.american For obit, or to share a memory, please visit Eaton Funeral Home 781-444-0201

Walter Raye

Retired Master Carpenter for B&M Railroad

Walter J. Raye, a former Chelsea resident, died on September 9 at Wingate of North Andover where he has been receiving supportive care for the last month. He was 93 years old.

Mr. Raye retired from the Boston & Maine Railroad where he worked for many years as a Master Carpenter. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Chelsea Council 83 and was a 4th Degree Knight. During the 1950’s and 1960’s he organized and was the emcee of the youth group known as “Wally Raye and the Highlighters,” the group entertained veterans at the Chelsea Naval Hospital and various VA Hospitals throughout the state as well as other private venues during that time.

 A Chelsea resident for most of his life, he was a member of St. Rose, St. Vincent DePaul Society, served as an usher during Sunday Masses and volunteered at the St. Rose Food Pantry.

He relocated to Medford several years ago and has been residing with his daughter in Tewksbury for the past five years.  He always enjoyed woodworking projects creating many useful wooden articles for family and friends.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the loving son of the late Joseph and Fannie (Lynartowska) Rachubinski; the beloved husband of 65 years of the late Marjorie (Hayes) Raye; the devoted father and father in law of Ronald J. Raye and his wife, Judith of No. Andover, Ellen M. Costa and her husband, Arthur and Lyn Raye, all of Tewksbury and the late James W. Raye.  He was the cherished grandfather of Ron Raye of Woburn, Kenneth Raye of Acton, Lisa Solemina of Revere, Paul Costa and Justyn Raye. both of Tewksbury; adored great-grandfather of Ethan and Tyler Raye of Acton, Abigail and Alex Solemina of Revere; dear brother of the late Frances Seeley, Marjorie Glassmeyer, Florence Gordon, Marilyn Baber, Martha Kozlosky, and Sandra Sanders.

Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett with arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homel Home, Chelsea. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of their choice. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

John Strishock III

Chelsea resident

John E. Strishock, III of Chelsea died on September 5.

He was the beloved father of Kayla Marie Strishock and Edwin Rentas, both of Cambridge; loving son of John E. Jr. and Debra (Bergeron) Strishock of Chelsea; dear brother of Kelly Quatieri and her husband, Patrick of Salem, New Hampshire; cherished uncle of Brendan, Ryan and Summer Quateri. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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