Obituaries 06-13-2013

Leilani ‘Lily’ Molina

Of Chelsea

Leilani “Lily” Molina of Chelsea died unexpectedly on June 8 in Boston Children’s Hospital.

She was the cherished four year old daughter of Salvador and Elena (Vega) Molina and the dear sister of Joshua and Franky Molina.

Funeral Services were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Frederick Charles Buckley, Jr.

Computer Software Salesman.

Died Tragically in Brazil

Frederick Charles Buckley, Jr. died tragically in Brazil on March 29.

Born in Malden, Mr. Buckley worked in software sales for computers and was the beloved husband of Neuci (Silva); loving son of Denise (Glynn) and Frederick C. Buckley of Kennebunkport, ME; dear and devoted brother of Shannon Freeman of Everett, Kelley Sikora and her husband, Walter of Melrose and Meagan LoBello and her husband, Mark of Winchester; devoted uncle of Terrence and Randy Freeman, Avery, Kyle, Emma and Grace Sikora and Julia and Ally LoBello.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Fred’s Memorial Mass in the Church of the Incarnation, 429 Upham St., Melrose, Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers,  contributions in Fred’s  memory to the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, would be sincerely appreciated.    Arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett 617-387-3120.

Deputy Fire Chief Charles Crowley, Jr.

Deputy Chief Since 2011

Deputy Fire Chief Charles A. Crowley, Jr. of Northwood, NH, formerly of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly on June 3. He was 56 years old.

A member of the Chelsea Fire Department since 1987 attaining the rank of Deputy Chief in 2011, he was a member of the Chelsea Fire Fighters Association Local 937, the IAFF, PFFM and the Polish Political Club.

He was the devoted husband of Cheryl (Shaw); beloved father of Charles Crowley of Northwood, NH, Jim Funicella of Exeter, NH and Mike Funicella of Northwood, NH; son of Mildred (Lanzillo) Crowley of Peabody and the late Charles A. Crowley, Sr. ; dear brother of Chelsea Fire Lt. Kevin Crowley of New Hampshire, Kathleen Crowley-Raulerson of Alabama and Kelley Crowley-Bedsole of Florida and is also lovingly survived by nieces and nephews, his aunt, Theresa Studzinski of Peabody as well as his cousins, Janet Toth of Peabody and William Studzinski of West Newbury. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Deputy Crowley’s name may be made to MA Fallen Firefighters Memorial, 2 Center Plaza, Suite 4M, Boston, MA 02108 or at To send a message of condolence to Deputy Crowley’s family, please visit

Jan “Granpee” Lach

Member of Polish Falcons of Chelsea

Jan “Granpee” Lach passed away at Mass General Hospital on June 6. He was 86 years old.

Jan, who was born in Poland on June 28, 1926, lived in East Boston and formerly lived in the West End of Boston. He worked for over 30 years as a baker for the Stop and Shop. After retiring from the Stop and Shop, he worked as a janitor for Mass Port. He loved local and national politics and he was an avid fan of all Boston Sports. He was also a member of the Polish Falcons of Chelsea.

He was loving father of Therese Minardi-Lee of Everett and her husband, Mark, a Chelsea firefighter, and grandfather of Tyron Minardi, Lawn Jea-Lee, Joshua Minardi and Shauniete Lee-Minardi. He is also survived by great grandchildren and a host of friends.

Services were held on Wednesday from Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett.

Zoila Valdez-Gonzalez

Of Chelsea

Zoila Valdez-Gonzalez of Chelsea died on May 24.

She was the devoted mother of Alberto Gonzalez of El Salvador, Gloria Travaglione of Rhode Island, Carlos Gonzalez of Guatemala, Irma DeAldana of Guatemala, Sylvia Motta of Chelsea, Mynor Gonzalez of Saugus, Giovanni Gonzalez of Guatemala and the late Hugo Gonzalez and is also lovingly survived by 28 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Benedicts Church, Somerville on May 30 with interment at Cementerion General in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

To send a message of condolence to Zoila’s family please visit

Lorraine Terese Prince

Real Estate Broker and Former Chelsea Resident

Lorraine Terese Prince passed away May 9 on Vashon Island, Washington at the age of 86.

She was the youngest daughter of the late Frederick C. Parow and Mary A. (McCarthy) Parow of Chelsea.

As a child Lorraine attended Shurtleff School and Chelsea High School.  She also lived in Lexington, Massachusetts in the late 1950’s.

After her marriage to Robert Prince, she moved to Palos Verdes, California where she worked for Carriage Realty and began a long and successful career as a real estate broker.  She subsequently moved to Yucaipa, California, where she worked for Century 21 Lois Lauer Realty and was the resident broker for a large residential development called Hidden Meadows.

‘Lori,’ who continued her successful career in real estate until she retired at age 75, had a talent for arts and crafts and doll making.  She made friends wherever she lived and worked with her beautiful smile and positive attitude.  She was always willing to help others and shared the comforts of her home with family and friends throughout her life wherever she lived.  Her door was always open.

Lori is survived by her three children: Maureen Vinson, William Prince, and Robert Prince, her sister, Carol Meader, six grandchildren and a great granddaughter.   She was predeceased by three siblings: Eileen Flynn, Edward Parow and Lawrence Parow, all of Chelsea.

A funeral mass will be said for her on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Church, 601 Broadway, Chelsea followed by internment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

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