Obituaries 05-23-2013

Kevin Piotrowski

Car Salesman

Kevin M. Piotrowski of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea and Lynnfield, passed away at the North Shore Medical Center at Salem Hospital on May 17 after a courageous battle with overwhelming illness. He was 61 years old.

Born in Boston on May 12, 1952, Kevin grew up in Chelsea, attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School, Christopher Columbus High School and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1970.  He worked as a car salesman at various area auto dealerships.

In the early 80’s he settled in Lynnfield raising his three children.  He relocated to Peabody 10 years ago and has been residing and receiving supportive care at Pilgrim Rehab in Peabody for the last several years.

He is survived by his parents Charles G. Sr. and Patricia Piotrowski of Stoneham.  He was the beloved father of Kevin Jr., James and Mary Piotrowski, all of Lynnfield; dear brother of Charles Jr., and his wife, Joan of Peaks Island, Maine, Cheryl Breault and her husband, Donald of Stoneham, Denise Stec of Wakefield and her late husband Alexander. He was the former husband of Nancy Piotrowski of Lynnfield and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Shaughnessy-Kaplan Rehab, 1 Dove Ave., Salem MA 01970 www.SKRH.Org. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Simonella Magliulo

Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston and Charlestown

Simonella Y. “Cricket” Magliulo of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston and Charlestown, died on May 18.

She was the devoted mother of James M. Magliulo and his fiancé, Diane of New Mexico, Tina Becker of Revere and the late Andre Magliulo, loving partner of Cheryl Capozzi of Chelsea and is also survived by five cherished grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass in celebration of her life will be held today, Thursday, May 23 in the Most Holy Redemeer Church, Maverick Street, East Boston at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial donations may be made to MGH Cancer Research, 55 Fruit St., Boston 02115. Arrangements are under the personal care of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 617 569 0990. For more information, visit:

Robert Malley, Sr.

Retired Union Carpenter

Robert F. Malley, Sr., a retired union carpenter, passed away on Monday evening, May 20 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home where had been residing for the past three years. He was 89 years old.

Born in Nashua, NH, the son of Dennis and Gertrude (Pillsbury) Malley, he grew up, attended schools in Pepperell and enlisted in the US Navy in 1941 during World War II. He served as a medic’s assistant with the US Marines engaging the enemy in Guadalcanal.

While stationed in Boston, he met Mary (Marchuk) and they soon married following his honorable discharge. They settled in Chelsea and raised their family here. He was predeceased by his beloved wife in 1992. Robert worked for many years as a union carpenter and enjoyed golf and bowling.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary C. (Marchuk) Malley; devoted father of Patricia M. Elliott and her husband, David of Beverly, Richard Malley of Chelsea and the late Robert Malley Jr., Christine Elliott, Dennis Malley and Timothy Malley; dear brother of Richard Malley of Pepperell; cherished grandfather of Amanda and Amy Malley, Michael, Rachele and Timothy Elliott and Christopher Malley and adored great grandfather of Timothy Elliot II.

His Funeral will be held from the Cardinal Cushing Pavilion, Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea on Friday, May 24 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel at 11 a.m.  Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Roger Fenwick

Owned and Operated Middleboro Plating Corp. and Whitman Plating Co.

Roger B. Fenwick of Acushnet, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 27 of congestive heart failure.  He was 94 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Dr. George and Elsie Fenwick of Nichols Street, he was the brother of Ruth Fenwick, former French teacher in the Chelsea public school system.  A graduate of Chelsea High, he received a scholarship to Dartmouth College for outstanding athletic ability in baseball, football, and basketball.  After college graduation, he was drafted into the US Army in 1943 during World War II. He served in the 328th Infantry Regiment on the front lines and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Returning to Chelsea after the war, he married the late Rosanne McGill of Boston.  The couple was married for 45 years and are survived by two children – Craig and Sharla Fenwick.

He owned and operated Middleboro Plating Corp. & Whitman Plating Co. for 35 years while he resided on the South Shore.  He retired at the age of age 87 from the Olin Aegis Comp. in New Bedford and lived in Acushnet until his death.

Burial was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.   Condolences may be sent to his daughter, Sharla Fenwick at #1 Willard Pl., Plymouth, MA 02360

Hendryk Zenon Kenna

Worked for US State Department and US Army National Geodetic Survey

Hendryk Zenon Kenna, a long time resident of Chelsea, passed away of natural causes on April 30 in Houston, Texas. He was 82 years old.

The son of the late Czeslaw and Zenobia Kenna, both long time residents of Chelsea, he served in the US Marine Corps from 1948 to 1952 and received several awards and citations of distinction. He also served with the State Department in the Foreign Diplomatic Service for many years and resided in several countries. He worked for the U.S. Army with the National Geodetic Survey at Curundu, Panama and Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

Hendryk was a member of the Knights of Colombus and the Polish American Veterans of Chelsea.  He was also a member of the VFW post in Albrook Panama Canal Zone and a life member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans.

Mr. Kenna is survived by his daughter, Julieta I. Lutz of Jacksonville, Florida, and three sons: Thomas Kenna of Panama City, Panama, Francis Kenna of Jacksonville, Florida and Walter Kenna of Houston, Texas.

Burial with full military honors was held on May 6 at the Houston National Cemetery at Veterans Memorial in Houston Texas. Expressions of condolence can be sent to the home of his daughter, Julieta Lutz, 7807 North Knoll Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32221

Paul Francis Howard

Of Everett

Paul Francis Howard of Everett died on May 20.

He was the beloved husband of Tais Howard of Everett; devoted father of John Alvaro Costa Howard and his wife, Mariana of Falls Church, VA; dear brother of Rev. John W. Howard SJ, Maj. Gen. Robert T. Howard and his wife, Ciretta and William S. Howard and his wife, Diane; cherished grandfather of Julia and Luke Howard; adored uncle of Laura, Kimberly and Charise.

Funeral and Visitation will begin at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday May 24tat 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea.  at 11 a.m.   Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday morning ONLY. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.

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