Jessica Barbara Rose Cormier
Worked at Brenners Party Supply
Jessica Barbara Rose Cormier of Everett died on January 3 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 20 years old.
Born in Malden and a lifelong Everett resident, she was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 2009 and Boston Career Institute in Malden where she studied to be a dental assistant. She had worked since graduation at Brenners Party Supply in Saugus.
She was the devoted daughter of Walter and Barbara (Melesciuc) Cormier; beloved sister of Nicole Cormier and her fiancé, Lee Thomas and his son, Samuel Thomas of Everett; granddaughter of the late Stephen and Barbara Melesciuc and Walter and Catherine Cormier and is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to any cause or organization that assists families who have lost a loved one to a violent crime.
To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Member of the Polish Falcons and St. Stanislaus Rosary Society
Helen V. Rovinski, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on December 27.
She was an active member of St. Stan’s Parish. For many years, until it’s closing, she worked for Smith Craft and then as a bookkeeper for the Atlantic Bank until she retired. She was a member of the Polish Falcons and the St. Stanislaus Rosary Society.
She was the devoted daughter of the late Joseph and Helena (Matiss) Rovinski; beloved sister of the late Stella Lavorati and Felix Rovinski and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Retired Harvard University Employee
Francis B. Carey died on January 9 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington after a recent overwhelming illness. He was 91 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the loving son of the late Frank J. and Mary Elizabeth (Graham) Carey. He attended St. Rose Parochial School and graduated from Chelsea High School, enlisted in the US Army during World War II and served as a member of the Army Air Corps. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant and returned to Chelsea.
He married Agnes M. Doherty in 1953. They shared 58 years of love and devotion together raising their two daughters. Mrs. Carey died six months ago.
A resident of Chelsea for most of his life he also resided in Revere for 17 years before settling in Peabody within the last year. He was an avid reader and retired at the age of 77 after working for over 25 years at Harvard University Building Maintenance Dept.
He was the beloved husband of the late Agnes M. (Doherty) Carey; devoted father of Francine Goudreau and her husband, Ron of Peabody and Patricia DiSanto of Saugus; dear brother of the late Ann Holland, Marion Cronin and Alice Carey; cherished grandfather of Michele Maiuri and her husband, Peter of Saugus, Brian DiSanto and his wife, Erin of Melrose. He is also survived by 4 great grandchildren.
His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, January 14 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. The Family will receive visitors Saturday morning only. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit “http://www.WelshFuneralHome.com”
James Ahearn, Sr.
Well Known Letter Carrier
James M. Ahearn, Jr., a local letter carrier, died unexpectedly in his Winthrop home on January 8. He was 58 years old.
Born in Chicago Ill, he was the beloved son of the late James R. and Barbara (McCarthy) Ahearn. “Jimmy” was raised in Chelsea, attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School “Class of 71.”
A resident of Chelsea for most of his life, he relocated to Hampton NH in1991 for 10 years. He returned to Chelsea briefly and settled in Winthrop five years ago.
Mr. Ahearn worked for the US Post Office and most recently was a Letter Carrier in Winthrop. Previously and for many years, he was a well-known and well liked letter Carrier in Chelsea.
He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia (Engebretson) Ahearn; devoted father of James M. Ahearn, Jr. of Raymond NH and Sean Ahearn of Winthrop; loving son of the late James R. and Barbara (McCarthy) Ahearn; dear brother of Margaret “Peggy” Macomber of Hampton, NH.
A time of visitation and life tributes will be held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday Evening, January 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. Private Interment will take place at the High St. Cemetery in Hampton NH. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
William Haley, a retired Polaroid employee, died on January 9 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere where he has been receiving supportive care for several years. He was 92 years old.
Born and raised in the Ukraine, he attended school and received his education under Russian domination. He was an allied combatant during World War II and a POW. After the war, he fled the soviet socialist regime to Argentina. He remained there several years waiting for a visa to the United States.
He came to Chelsea sponsored by an uncle. He gained his citizenship and worked for Polaroid as a lens grinder/polisher. He courted Catherine Markevich of Chelsea and in 1960 they married and remained in Chelsea. He was a longtime parishioner and volunteered his time supporting the Russian Orthodox Church in Chelsea. Keeping his Chelsea home and tending to his backyard garden were among his modest pleasures.
He was the beloved husband of 45 years of shared love and devotion of the late Catherine (Markevich) Haley; dear brother in law of Jenna Markevich of Chelsea, the late Nella Matrinko, Anna Roketenetz, Walter and Gregory “Harry” Markevich and Nicholas vanDerMark; cherished uncle of Michael Matrinko, Nicholas Matrinko and Paula Matrinko and he is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
His Funeral will begin at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday January 13 at 9 a.m. followed by Funeral Matins at the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 8 Addison St., Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Panikhida service will be conducted for the departed at 7 p.m. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit “http://www.WelshFuneralHome.com”
Former Owner of Italian Villa Restaurant in Chelsea
Catherine Bartholomew of Manchester, NH was called home by the Lord on January 7 at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. She was 82 years old.
She was born on February 14, 1929 in Reggio Calabria, Italy, the daughter of Felici and Maria (Amante) Iannazzo. She was raised in Italy and came to the United States in 1957.
She lived in Chelsea before moving to New Hampshire 10 years ago. She worked as a nurse’s aide at the Soldiers Home and at Chelsea Memorial Hospital. Previously she had owned Italian Villa restaurant in Chelsea.
Mrs. Bartholomew truly enjoyed spending time with her family as well as her special friends Aline, Judy and her South Porter family. She was a very social person who loved to reminisce and tell stories. She was active with the Easter Seals program. She also enjoyed watching Lawrence Welk, 60 Minutes, and several cooking shows and had a great love for Princess Diana. She was a very caring and compassionate person.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Natalie Martin and her husband, Gene of Manchester; her son, Dominic Bartholomew and his wife, Renee of East Boston; grandchildren, Gene Martin, Jr., Corey Martin and Trevar Martin, all of Manchester, Cathy Bartholomew of Chelsea, Frank Bartholomew of Gloucester, Jordan Bartholomew of East Boston and four great grandchildren, Jake, Julie, Hayley and Frank; her siblings and family members in Italy, and her two beloved grand dogs, Harley and Pedro. She was the wife of the late Erasmo Bartholomew and mother of the late Frank Bartholomew.
Her Memorial Gathering will be on Saturday at the Phaneuf Funeral Home/Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover St, Manchester from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Her Funeral Service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to New Hampshire Association for the Blind, 25 Walker St. Concord, NH 03301. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements. For more information or to view an on-line guestbook and memorial, please go to “http://www.csnh.com”.
Retired Texaco Oil Accountant
Paul Ferris of Revere died on January 9 after a long illness. He was 67 years old.
A US Army veteran of the VietNam Conflict who served between July 1965 and July 1968, he was a retired finance accountant having worked at the Texaco Oil Co. for 20 years.
He was the beloved father of Melanie J. Ferris and her life partner, Meredith Berger of Needham and Melissa B. Ferris of Melrose; brother of Thomas Ferris and his wife, Alice of Lawrence; son of the late Thomas and Eva (Marotta) Ferris and is also lovingly survived by two grandsons, Tyler and Luke. He was the dear uncle of Laurie, Thomas III, and Danielle.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Cemetery committal was private.
Raymond ‘Monty’ Montague
Retired 20-Year Navy Veteran
Raymond M. “Monty” Montague, a retired 20 year Navy Veteran and a lifelong Chelsea resident, died at Highgate Manor Transitional Care in Dedham on January 5. He was 81 years old.
Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Cecil and Helen (Guppy) Montague. “Monty” was raised in Chelsea, attended St. Rose Elementary school and was a graduate of Everett Vocational High School. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the US Navy and served throughout the Korean Conflict and Vietnam Era. He retired in 1973 after completing 20 years of active service.
After returning home he worked as a machinist, first at Edel Brown and later retiring from Prattville Machine.
He was the beloved husband of the late Beverly A. (Thetonia) and Frances E. (Ponterosso); loving stepfather of Diane Ghalbouni, Tracy Dunnington, John Woodbury Jr., Jean Trioli, Elena Ross, Toni Warwick and the late Christopher Trioli; dear brother of Frederick Montague and his wife, Esther, George Montague and the late Francis Montague; cherished grandfather of Francesca Trioli, Rebecca Warwick, Christopher Warwick, Jason Fitzpatrick, Stephen Dunnington Jr., Taylor Dunnington, Jessica Wilkins-Ross and Jason Ross and adored great grandfather of Ava Parsons and Lex Picillo.
His Funeral Services will be conducted from the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, 157 Washington Ave., Chelsea, today, Thursday at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:15 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit “http://www.AnthonyMemorial.com”.
Anthony Tedesco, Jr.
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Anthony Tedesco, Jr., of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 4.
He was the beloved husband of the late Sandi (McDonald) Tedesco; loving father of Anthony Tedesco, III, and his fiance, Nicole Walsh of Everett, Fred Mandracchia of Weymouth, Salvatore Mandracchia of Louisiana and Samantha Edmonds of Georgia; cherished grandfather of Anthony IV, Haley and Ethan and dear brother of Charlotte Riviera of Revere, Helen Sinno of East Boston, Margaret Gardina of East Boston and the late Billy and Theodore Tedesco. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. To leave online condolences, please visit “www.rapinomemorialhome.com
Carol F. (Grace) Hoffman of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on January 4 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. She was 78 years old.
A US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict born in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Mildred Grace, the beloved wife of the late George Hoffman; devoted mother of Deborah Penta and her husband, Paul of Revere, Robert of Barre, Ma and Doreen Hoffman of Hampton, NH; dear sister of the late Clair Foster, Evelyn Bell, Gerald Grace, Edith Reynolds and Beverly Morris; three loving grandchildren, one late grandchild and four great grandchildren.
At the request of the family, all services are private. Arrangements are by Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association 460 Totten Pond Rd Waltham Ma 02451. www.Buonfiglio.com
Ruth (Breakstone) Polinsky of Chelsea, formerly of Peabody and Malden, died on January 8. She was 89 years old.
She was the devoted wife of the late Dr. Harold A. Polinsky; beloved mother of Myra and Larry Strauss and adored grandmother of Benjamin Strauss.
Services were held at Lebanon Tifereth Israel Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For online condolences, go to: www.goldmanfc.com 1-800-982-3717 Goldman Funeral Chapel-Malden
Sarah ‘Sally’ Bornstein
Sarah “Sally” (Goodman) Bornstein of Chelsea, formerly of Revere and Lawrence, died on January 4. She was 96 years old.
She was the devoted wife of the late Morris “Angie” Bornstein; loving sister of the late Augusta Hershfield, Jean Levine and Abraham Goodman and is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral services were held at the Children of Abraham Cemetery, Lawrence. Expressions of sympathy may be donated to the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150 or to charity of one’s choice . For online condolences: www.goldmanfc.com
Of Brookline, formerly of Chelsea
Sheldon J. Krasker of Brookline, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 3 surrounded by his loving family.
A proud US Marine Corps veteran, he was the beloved husband of Julie (Corcoran) Krasker with whom he shared 44 years of marriage; devoted father of Susan Krasker Elsbree and her husband, William of Jamaica Plain and Amy Krasker Cottle and her husband, David of Berkeley, CA; cherished grandfather of Abigail, Elizabeth and Amanda; son of the late Abraham and Jean Krasker; loving brother of Dorothy Eckstein and her husband, Stanley of Medford; uncle of Mark Eckstein.
Funeral arrangements were by the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Brookkline. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2042 Beacon St. Newton, MA 02468. www.stanetskybrookline.com