Helen A. (Lachnicki) Karas, a retired saleslady, died in her Quincy home Monday evening, January 16 after a brief illness. She was 89 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Adam and Agnes (Jakuboczyk) Lachnicki. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She settled in Quincy in 1962 and has been a longtime resident there. She worked for many years as a sales lady for Jordan Marsh in downtown Boston and continued with Macy’s until her retirement in 1990.
She was a parishioner and communicant at St. Mary’s Church in Quincy, enjoyed traveling and gardening around her Quincy home and feeding backyard wildlife birds and squirrels.
She was the dear sister of Edward “Midge” Lachnicki of Chelsea, the late Anthony ‘Antush” Lachnicki, Mary Dykas and Adam Lachnicki. Loving aunt of Maryann Spinney of Malden and Carol Kolak of Burlington, she is also survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews.
Her Funeral will begin from the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, 157 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Friday, January 20 at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Anthony Memorial today, Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit
Of Tennessee, formerly of Chelsea
Joseph Zaborowski of Savannah, Tennessee, formerly of Lynn and Chelsea, died suddenly on January 12. He was 60 years old.
Born in Chelsea, he was a US Navy Seal and a member of the Carpenters Union Local 218 of Medford.
He was the beloved husband of Helen (Couto); devoted son of the late Zenon and Josephine (Pazyra) Zaborowski; surrogate father of Kristine and Katelyn Estes; dear brother in-law of Edward Docouto of Maine and is also survived by his loving uncle, Charles Pazyra of Malden and three dear friends, James Coronis of Woburn, Lloyd Bell of Methuen and Robert Boyd of Lynn.
Funeral services will be held from The Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Thursday, January 19 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visitation will be today from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston Ma 02108. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Lifelong Chelsea Resident
Katherine J. (Keating) Foster, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on January 16. She was 96 years old.
A long time parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church and a member of the church choir, she was the wife of the late Donald E. Foster, the beloved mother of Donald M. Foster, Noreen K. Mullen and her husband, Frank and Richard C. Foster and the daughter of the late Dennis and Nora (Whooley) Keating. She is also lovingly survived by three grandchildren, Kathryn, Daniel and Michael.
Her Funeral will be held from the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Friday, January 20 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St. (Everett-Chelsea line) at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
Anthony ‘Johnson’ Jenolewicz
Anthony “Johnson” Jenolewicz, an independent fisherman, died January 15 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after a sudden decline in health. He was 88 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the loving son of the late Victor and Elizabeth (Dobilas) Jenolewicz. He attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. In 1943 he enlisted in the Army and served in the Asiatic Theater, Philippine’s Liberation and was awarded a bronze star.
He was honorably discharged in1946 at the rank of PFC. He returned to Chelsea and worked for most of his life as an independent Fisherman/Lobsterman. During the offseason he also worked as an auto body mechanic. Better known to many simply as “Johnson,” he was a member of the Chelsea Yacht Club and PPC/Chelsea.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Josephine Blago, her husband, Roman, and his niece, Barbara Gellar. He was the cherished grand uncle of Eric Gellar and his wife, Kelley of No. Reading; adored great grand uncle of Baylee and Emylee Gellar and the beloved friend of Mary Orluk of Chelsea.
His Funeral will begin from the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, 157 Washington Ave., Chelsea, today, Thursday, January 19 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.
Geraldine Elizabeth Glennon
Of Maine, formerly of Chelsea
Geraldine Elizabeth (Daley) Glennon of Lewiston, ME, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died on January 16. She was 69 years old.
Born October 31, 1942, Geraldine Elizabeth Daley Glennon lived a very spirited life and leaves behind a legacy of humor, practicality, great cooking, and a compassion for those less fortunate. We will miss you Mama.
“Gerry” was the beloved mother of Jodie Glennon of Melrose, James Glennon of Quincy, Joseph Glennon and his wife, Kate of Scituate and Jon Glennon of Hudson; loving grandmother of Michael and Isabella Saracco of Melrose, and Liam and Marina Glennon of Scituate; dearest daughter of the late Bernard Patrick Daley and the late Geraldine Barry Whitmyer; beloved wife of the late George B. Glennon, Jr. She is also survived by her sister Susan (Whitmyer) and her husband, Timothy Blanchard of Marblehead and her brother, James Whitmyer and his wife, Carol of New Hampshire along with many nieces and nephews.
Services honoring her life are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavillion, 102 Campus Ave, Lewiston, MA, 04240.
Joel Cohen of Revere died on January16. He was 82 years old.
He was the beloved husband of 59 years of Mildred (Goldstein) Cohen; devoted father of Michael Cohen and his wife Joan, Stacey Wyzanski and her husband, Steven; loving grandfather of Benjamin and his wife, Nicole, Joel A., Sarah and her husband, David, Hannah, Samuel, Sofie and Seth. He is also survived by one great-grandchild, Autumn.
Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Contributions in his name may be made to Tifereth Israel of Winthrop, 93 Veterans Road, Winthrop, MA 02152-1619. For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website: Torffuneralservice.com
Of Winthrop, formerly of Everett
Philip J. Stevens of Winthrop, formerly of Everett, died on January 12. He was 86 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he served overseas in the battles and campaigns of Normandy and Northern France. He was a retired brick mason for various contractors and a member of the Local 3 Bricklayer’s Union and the Long Shore Men’s Union.
He was the husband of the late Antoinette (Longo) Stevens; beloved father of Lucille M. Legner and her husband. Hart of North Andover, Philip J. Stevens, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Billerica, John Stevens of Rhode Island, Diane M. Palumbo and her husband, Ralph of Rhode Island, Patricia A. Griffin and her husband, James of Winthrop and the late Mark Stevens; dear brother of Marion Farina of South Boston, Marie Chighisola of Florida and the late Beverly Gallagher and Michael Stevens, Jr. He is also lovingly survived by 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association . MA/ NH Chapter 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea
Nancy C. (Wilson) Donovan of Nashua, NH died January 14 at Southern NH Medical Center. She was 77 years old.
Born May 13, 1934 in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Charles H. and Alice C. (Obrish) Wilson, she was the wife of the late Robert F. Donovan, who died August 24, 2008 and whom she married on December 27, 1953.
A graduate of Chelsea High School, class of 1952, she worked as a proof operator in the banking industry retiring in February 2002 from Covered Bridge in Nashua and Amherst where she had worked part-time. She also worked for the former Nashua Trust for 18 years, then for Fleet Bank in Nashua and Primary Bank. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church and her hobbies included knitting and crocheting.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Donovan, Jr. and his wife, JoEna, of Bedford, NH; one daughter and son-in-law, Eileen Botto and her husband, Warren, of Nashua, NH; one sister, Irene Baker, of Florida; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Wilson, of Chelsea and four grandchildren, Allison Botto and Kelly Botto, both of Nashua, NH and Michael Donovan and Savanna Donovan, both of Andover, NH. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are by the Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua, NH. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated today, Thursday, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 216 East Dunstable Rd., Nashua. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may meet at the church. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com.
Mary (Torre) Cataldo of Revere died on January 13. She was 92 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Gennarino “Henry” Cataldo; devoted mother of Carol Leonard and her husband, Thomas of Westwood, Henry and his life long companion, Elaine Brown of Revere, Rosemary Dulude of Revere, Michael and his wife, Pamela of Medford, NJ, and Robert and his wife, Susan of Scottsdale, AZ; cherished grandmother of Matthew Leonard, Nicole Potter and her husband, Edward, Janelle Dulude, Alana, Michela, and Michael Cataldo, David and his wife, Kim Cataldo, Daniel and Dana Cataldo, Christopher and Caren Brown; great grandmother of Thomas Potter and Meredith Brown; dear sister of the late Josephine Bellucci and her husband, Sam and the late Louis Torre and his wife, Gloria and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center, Woburn, MA 01801. For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com
Retired Telephone Company Clerk
Joan M. (Barry) Benedetto, a longtime resident of Everett, died at home on January 14. She was 79 years old.
Born in Chelsea, she was a retired telephone company clerk and a member of the Red Hats of Revere.
She was the beloved wife of Robert A. Benedetto for over 56 years; dear and devoted mother of Robin M. Brickley and her husband, Craig of Everett, James Benedetto of Chelsea, Stacey Benedetto of Revere and Timothy Benedetto and his wife, Marybeth of Lynnfield; sister of Carol LaRosa of Revere and the late Catherine Barry; loving grandmother of Brendan and Connor Brickley, Timothy Benedetto, Chandler Dockery, Zachary and Gregory Benedetto.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Contributions in her memory to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Road, Woburn , MA 01801, would be sincerely appreciated.
Mary D. (Breda) Guarente of Lynn died on January 11. She was 78 years old.
The wife of the late Richard E. Guarente, she was the mother of Richard L. of Newton, NH, Robert E. and his wife, Donna of Peabody, James P. and his wife, Lisa of Nashua, NH, and Patricia A. of Peabody; grandmother of Nicholas, Andrew, Trevor and Daniel; sister of Norma Gianferri and her husband, Tony of Stoneham, James Breda and his wife, Rosella of Lexington, and the late Bruno Breda, formerly of Woburn; she also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Those who prefer may make donations in her name to Bass River Inc., 437 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915. For guestbook: www.solimine.com
Secretary of the Powder Horn Hill Association
Ruth E. Lacy, a 90 year resident of Chelsea, recently of Wenham, died on January10 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington.
A congregant of St. Rose Church for many years and a choir member, she was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1939 and an active member of the “39ers.” She was also the secretary of the Powder Horn Hill Association of Chelsea. She retired from Cabot Corporation after 42 years as an archivist in the legal department.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Catherine (Dolan) Lacy; beloved sister of Edna (Lacy) Mullen of Wenham and the late Robert N. Lacy. She was a devoted aunt to Marie Matthews and her husband, Hugh of Hampstead, NH and their daughter, Renee and family of Medford, Maureen Houghton and her husband, Charles and their son, Patrick of Stoneham and daughter, Kelly of Medford; spiritual aunt to Robert and Barbara Smith of Saugus and their children and grandchildren and she also leaves many Godchildren, friends, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, Beverly. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For information and condolences, www.campbellfuneral.com