Of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea
George Olejnik, of Lynn and formerly of Chelsea, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on September 19. He was 80 years old. Born in Poland, the son of the late Theodore and Stefania Olejnik, he worked as a kitchen cook at area nursing homes before taking his full retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Maria (Glen) Olejnik of Lynn, two brothers; Mark Olejnik of Revere and Peter Olejnik of Lynn and one sister, Wanda Sulkowska of Revere.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. TO send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Revered as the Family Matriach
Genevieve (Kazmierczak) Nemerowski, a devoted and loving mother, died in her Everett home on September 19. after a brief illness.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Anna Kazmierczak. She was married to John S. Nemerowski for 62 years and the couple settled in Everett with their son and two daughters.
Devoted to home and family, she enjoyed summers at the family cottage in Windham NH. She enjoyed cooking and passing the art of Polish cooking to her daughters and granddaughters. Revered as the family matriarch, she was a trusted confidant to her family and was always willing to share reliable advice with all who sought it.
She was preceded in death by her only son John S. and her husband John E. Nemerowski. She was the devoted mother and mother in law of Eileen (Mrs. John S.) Nemerowski of Wakefield, Linda Babine and her husband, John of Reading, Patricia Soderstrom and her husband, Dean of Plano, TX; cherished and loved “Baci” of Tracy and Steven Vigdor of Dracut, Nicole and Christopher McShane of Wakefield, John and Stephanie Nemerowski of Stoneham, Melissa and Mark Richards of Andover, Michael and Cynthia Walter of Quincy, Kate and Jeffery McCoy of Lakeland FL, Tricia and Bo Balard of Conroe, TX, Pamela Soderstrom of Dallas, TX, Jennifer and Bob Peznola of Methuen and Erica and Jeff Hurley of San Diego, CA; adored and treasured big “Baci” of Tess, Hope, Christopher, Kenny, Deacon, Ben, Leo, Wes, Winnie, Ella, Alexandra, Jack, Gia, Max, and Stella and dear sister of the late Joseph Kazmierczak and Henry Kazmierczak.
Her Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea, Her Nephew, the Rev. Brian Cleary was the Celebrant and said committal prayers at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of their choice.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit
Longtime Chelsea Resident
Francesca (Lagana) Bitto, a longtime Chelsea resident, died at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston on September 23 after a brief illness. She was 72 years old.
She was born, raised and educated in Messina, Sicily, the beloved daughter of the late Salvatore and Theresa (Amaroso) Lagana.
She married Francesco Bitto and in the 1960’s she came to Chelsea and has been a Chelsea resident for the past 45 years. She was dedicated to home and family.
She worked outside of her home for Sweetheart Paper in Chelsea until they left the city. In 1993 she was preceded in death by her husband Francesco. From her home she enjoyed feeding wild birds and doting on her only grandson.
She remains the beloved mother of Domenico Bitto and Giovanni Bitto, both of Chelsea; adored “Nonna” of Brandin Francesco Bitto and is also survived by loving family in Messina, Sicily.
Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, September 28 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit
www.WelshFuneralHome.com Frank A. Welsh & Sons, Chelsea, 617-889-2723
Richard ‘Dick’ Bonte
Retired Truck Driver and Private Landscaper
Richard J. “Dick” Bonte, a longtime Chelsea resident, died unexpectedly in his Chelsea home on September 16. He was 86 years old.
Born in Salem, the son of the late Jules and Emily LaBonte, he attended schools in Salem and enlisted in the US Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1945.
Dick worked from many years as a Truck Driver for Market Forge Industries and has been working as a local private landscaper since 1970 until his recent retirement. He enjoyed spending time caring for cats.
He was the beloved husband of 37 years to Irene (Stawicki) LaBonte; devoted father of Randy LaBonte of Tewksbury and Joanne Magnan and her husband, Paul of Derry, NH; cherished grandfather of Tiffany Magnan of Derry, NH and Melanie Magnan of Somerville. He was preceded in death by eight brothers and one sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on September 22 in St. Stanislaus Church followed by burial with Military Honors at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.AnthonyMemorial.com. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.
Retired Vice President of Citizens Bank, Active in Many Organizations
Beverly A. (Roberts) Ege died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on September 19 surrounded by her loving family. She was 73 years old.
Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Alfred and Ethel (Wells) Roberts, she graduated from Chelsea High School in 1957 and later settled in Revere with her loving husband, James A. Ege. She and James’ 50th wedding anniversary was remembered on September 22.
Beverly retired from Citizens Bank as the Vice President. She was the former owner of Curly’s Restaurant in Chelsea and a Team Leader at the Target Corp.
She was also very active in many clubs and organizations. She was a member of the Revere Chamber of Commerce, the Revere Rotary Club and the Past President of the Zonta International Club of Chelsea. She was the Treasurer and an active member of the Standing Committee at the First Baptist Church in Revere.
The devoted mother of Thomas Ege, Denise Martin and Annmarie Ege, she was the dear sister of Flora Hall and the late Evelyn Corbett, William Reddick, and Earl Reddick; beloved grandmother of Erin, Emily and Samantha Martin and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Donations in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, 209 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151.
Retired Postal Clerk
Virginia M. (Clark) Korzeniowski, a 39-year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died at her daughter’s home in North Andover surrounded by her loving family on September 17 after a short illness.
Educated in Chelsea Public Schools, she was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1943 and retired as a US Postal Service Clerk in 1990 after 23 years of dedicated service.
She was the beloved wife of Edward P. Korzeniowski; devoted mother of Paul K. and his wife, Clare (DiGiovanni) Korzeniowski of Sudbury, Joyce and her husband, Anthony Arrigo of North Andover and Diane J. Korzeniowski of Revere; sister of the late Doris White, Mildred Comeau and Thelma Stone. She is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren: Christine M. Arrigo of Medford, Anthony E. Arrigo of Boston, Edward J. P. Arrigo of North Andover, David E. Korzeniowski and Mary B. Korzeniowski, both of Sudbury.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the W. R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For those who wish,
memorial donations may be made to the MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.
Thomas F. Kelley of Chelsea died on September 20.
He was the beloved husband of the late Mary A. (Walsh); loving father of James F. of South Carolina and Peter T. of Chelsea; brother of the late Charles H. and Edward J. and is also survived by two grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. roccofuneralhomes.com.
Lifelong Chelsea Resident
Barbara E. (Smith) Crowell, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died peacefully at her home on September 12 after an extended illness. She was 73 years old.
As a young girl, she attended St. Rose Elementary School and remained an active parishioner at St. Rose Church until the time of her passing. She attended Chelsea High school and was a good athlete. She played with the City’s Park leagues and also was an avid Boston sports fan.
Mrs. Crowell worked at several Chelsea factories over the years: Smithcraft Lighting, Leonard/Towle Silver, Town and Country Jewelers and American Optical, She also worked at the Y.M.C.A. and donated time at St. Rose School.
Later in life, she provided superb care to her parents in there elder years and most recently to her deceased and loving husband, Gordie who passed away in July of 2011. She had an endearing love for all who knew her and she adored Elvis Presley, visiting Graceland, attending many tribute shows and also liked shows at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.
She was the wife of the late Gordon Crowell; beloved sister of Richard Smith Chelsea 9-1-1 Dispatcher of Revere, Patricia Aniello and her husband, Joe of New Hampshire; daughter of the late Chelsea Police Det. Sgt. Joseph B. Smith and Teresa (Francis) Smith and dear aunt of Julie Aniello of Medford, Noelle Smith of Revere, Joseph Aniello of Florida, Mark Aniello of New Hampshire and Steven DeLeo, Jr. of Medford and to many nieces and nephews in the United States and Nova Scotia, Canada.
Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home for Funerals, Chelsea. A special thank you to the Chelsea Police department and family and friends for your kindness during our loss.
John Chiaradonna, Jr.
Former Proprietor of JC Fence Co.
John H. Chiaradonna, Jr. of Peabody died unexpectedly following a long 12 year battle with a brain injury sustained in an automobile accident. He was 50 years old.
Born in Revere, he was raised and educated in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1980.
He was the beloved husband of Mary A. (Flynn) for more 25 years. The couple moved to Peabody 23 years ago and John owned and operated JC Fence Co. of Chelsea and Peabody for about 10 years until a tragic auto accident 12 years ago ended his working career. He miraculously survived the auto accident but sustained a substantial brain injury. The last 12 years have been a very long and difficult battle with surgeries, therapies etc. He spent eight years at his parent’s home in Chester, NH and the last three years at an assisted living facility in Manchester, NH.
He was the beloved son of John H. Chiaradonna, Sr. Chelsea Fire Department retiree and the late June (Davey) of Chester, NH; devoted father of Matthew J. Chiaradonna and his wife, Natalia of Middleton, Amanda M. Chiaradonna and her fiancé, Wade A. Johnson of Ipswich and Alyssa G. Jackson and her husband, Thomas of Peabody; dear brother of: Cheryl L. Dale and her husband, Christopher of Derry, NH, Mary K. Ramsey and her husband, Michael of Epsom, NH and is also lovingly survived by his father and mother in law, Keith A. and Marie F. (Simone) Flynn of Peabody. He was the uncle of: Caitlin M., Christopher C. and Bridget D. Dale, all of Derry, NH and is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association, 30 Lyman St., Suite 10, Westborough, MA 01581. www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
Resident of Norwell
Angelo A. Logrippo of Norwell, formerly of Boston, went home to the lord surrounded by his loving family on September 20, He was 61 years old.
He was the beloved husband for more than 40 years of Ann Marie (Nolan); devoted father of Laurie Miller of Texas, Angelo Logrippo of Boston, Joseph Logrippo of Boston and Christine Nordgren of Tennessee; dear brother of Louis Logrippo of Methuen, Patricia Roukes of Methuen and Joseph Logrippo of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Hailey, Brad, Caleb, Ann Marie, Annabelle and Ava and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to create a hospice facility by making a donation to Campus of Caring Inc. PO Box 323, Norwell 02061.
For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com. Arrangements were under the direction and care of: Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston.
Genevieve (Kazmierczak) of Everett died on Septembe 19. She was the beloved wife of the late John E. Nemerowski; devoted mother and mother in law of the late John S. Nemerowski and his wife, Eileen of Wakefield, Linda Babine and her husband, John of Reading and Patricia Soderstrom and her husband, Dean of Plano TX; cherished and loved “Baci” of Tracy and Steven Vigdor of Dracut, Nicole and Christopher McShane of Wakefield, John and Stephanie Nemerowski of Stoneham, Melissa and Mark Richards of Andover, Michael and Cynthia Walter of Quincy, Kate and Jeffery McCoy of Lakeland FL, Tricia and Bo Balard of Conroe, TX, Pamela Soderstrom of Dallas, TX, Jennifer and Bob Peznola of Methuen and Erica and Jeff Hurley of San Diego CA and adored and treasured big “Baci” of Tess, Hope, Christopher, Kenny, Deacon, Ben, Leo, Wes, Winnie, Ella, Alexandra, Jack, Gia, Max, and Stella. She was the dear sister of the late Joseph Kazmierczak and Henry Kazmierczak.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Of Wakefield, Formerly of Everett and Chelsea
Elmira E. (Lepore) Caprio of Wakefield, formerly of Everett and Chelsea, died on September 18.
She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence J. Caprio; loving mother of Sandra Colonna and her husband, Thomas of Boxford, Denise Caprio and Lauren O’Donnell and her husband, Hugh, all of Wakefield; grandmother of Danielle, Ryan, Shane and the late Tommy and sister of the late Dora Cutone and Esther Fiorentino.
Funeral arrangements were by the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery. For obit/ /guestbook, www.mcdonaldfs.com.
Martha ‘Mikki’ Stone
Of New York, Formerly of Everett
Martha “Mikki” (Israel) Stone of The Bronx, NY, formerly of Everett died on September 15. She was 95 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late David Stone; devoted and loving mother of Edward Stone of Bronx, NY and Beverly Stone of Salem, MA; sister of the late Harry Israel, Abraham Israel and Ida Fogel and is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Graveside services were held at Tifereth Israel Everett Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Jewish National Fund, National Tree Order Center, 78 Randall Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-3946. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com.
Jacob Hinterleitner of Chelsea died unexpectedly at home on September 7. He was 45 years old.
He enjoyed fishing and was a very good cook.
He was born in Boston to Andreas
Hinterleitner of Virginia and the late Josephine (Mello) Hinterleitner and is survived by his common law wife Tammy Anketell of East Boston, his son, Jacob Bell of Virginia , his brothers, Andreas Hinterleitner of Boston and George Hinterleitner and his wife, Jessica of Virginia and his sisters, Rose Cruzado and her husband, Mario of Chelsea and Donna Rizzo and her husband, Ralph of Lynn. He was the brother of the lateAndrew Hinterleitner of Revere and Mary Danforth of Quincy. He enjoyed fishing And was a very good cook.
Services were private.