Obituaries 07-11-2013

Pauline Nolan

K-Mart Retiree

Pauline M. Nolan, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away on July 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness. She was 77 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of Andrew and Evelyn (DeOtt) Gallagher, she attended local schools and worked for many years at K-Mart in Chelsea and Woburn. She retired as a supervisor at the Salem, NH K-Mart location.

She was the devoted mother of Joseph and Celina Nolan and the late Paul Nolan and Theresa “Terry” Doucette; dear sister of her late twin, Paul and is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral Services are private. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

Angel Gonzalez

Accident Victim

Angel L Gonzalex of Chelsea died tragically, by accident, on July 3. He was 44 years old.

Born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, Angel passed away tragically late Wednesday evening after being hit while changing a tire in the breakdown lane of Rt. 93 in Windham, New Hampshire.

He was the devoted son of Violeta (Amaro) Gonzalez of Pennsylvania and the late Juan Gonzalez; beloved brother of Juan Gonzalez, Jr. of Pennsylvania, Maria Harrold of Beverly, Carmen Gonzalez of Providence, Rhode Island, Felix Gonzalez of Chelsea, Juan Alberto Gonzalez of East Boston and Jeannie Pagan of Pennsylvania and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea followed by a Funeral Service in My Father’s House, 19 Coolidge Street, Revere.  Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to Angel’s family, please visit

Ellen Higgins

Of Chelsea

Ellen M. (Hayes) Higgins, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers died on June 28. She was 98 years old.

She was the devoted wife of the late Raymond G. ; beloved mother of Maureen Nagle of Milton; dear sister of Evelyn Goff of Chelsea and the late John Hayes; cherished grandmother of Colleen Nagle of Milton, Michael Nagle of Masschusetts, Biran Nagle of Milton and Kristin McCoy of Illionis; great grandmother of Madline, Annabella and Max Anthony Nagle, all of Massachusetts and Hailey Grace and Brianna McCoy of Illinois. She is also lovingly survived by her former son-in-law, Ralph Nagle of Bridgewater as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel on the Campus of the Chelsea Soldiers Home followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit:

Stanley Bikowski

Longtime Foreman for Industrial Wiper Co.

Stanley J. Bikowski of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on July 3.

He was a 1st Calvary Division US Army veteran of the Korean War and was employed for over 40 years by Industrial Wiper Co. in Chelsea. He enjoyed baking, fishing and scratch tickets.

The beloved husband of Mary (DiThomaso) Bikowski with whom he shared 61 years of marriage, he was the loving father of Nancy Magnifico and her husband, John of Salisbury and Brenda Bikowski of Revere; dear brother of Leo Bikowski of New Hampshire, Joseph Bikowski of Abington, Jeanette Bikowski of Stoneham and the late Vera Wilson; cherished grandfather of Michael Magnifico and John Magnifico and his wife, Lauren and great grandfather of Tatyana.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book:

Lena Buttiglieri

Accomplished Seamstress

Lena J. (Falzarano) Buttiglieri of Beverly, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, died on July 2 at the Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Danvers following a long illness.

Born in Boston, she was a native of Chelsea and attended schools in Chelsea. She lived in Chelsea until moving to Revere briefly and then, in 1955, moving to Beverly. Most of her life was spent as a devoted spouse and mother. However, she was an accomplished seamstress who worked in that industry throughout her working career. She was a member of the Falzarano family of Chelsea       , best remembered being associated with “Rita’s Flower Shoppe” of Broadway, Chelsea for over 50 years. Lena’s mother, Rita (Terino) Falzarano was the founder and designer. Rita’s only son, the late Frank B. “Gypsy Joe” Falzarano and his late wife, Phyllis, took over the business and continued it until the early 1990’s.

She was the wife of the late Frank R. Buttiglieri, Jr., who died in January of 1982; the cherished mother of Theresa M. Buttiglieri of Beverly and Frank R. Buttiglieri, III and his wife, Patricia of Beverly Farms; the dear sister of Joanna Dobson of Oakland, California, Regina Falzarano of West Peabody and the late Frank B. “Gypsy Joe” Falzarno, Louise Faretra, Rose Ciampolillo and Marie “Chickie” Faretra. She is also lovingly survived by her grandchildren: Deborah Lennon and her husband, Patrick of Feeding Hills (Agawam), MA and Frank R. Buttiglieri, IV of Beverly Farms and by many devoted nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Her Funeral was held from the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, Revere followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Interment was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O.Box 1000, Dept. 182, Memphis, Tennessee, 38148-2742. For more information, please visit:

Michael James Darcy

Worked in Construction and Manufacturing

Michael James Darcy of Chelsea passed away June 15 at home of natural causes. He was 56 years old.

Michael was the son of the late Chester G Darcy and Marion (Leland)Darcy of Chelsea. He attended Chelsea public schools and he was an avid baseball and football player throughout his childhood and high school years. Michael then went on to work in construction and manufacturing for years and more recently cared for his elderly mother before her death.

He is survived by three sisters: Debra Darcy of Salem, Patricia Darcy of Tuftonboro, NH and Noreen (Darcy) Grenier of Salem; three nieces: Tara Grenier Romero and her husband, Glenn Romero of Peabody and their two children, Maddox and Isabella, his niece Tracey Grenier of Salem, Caitlin Grenier and her son, Aidan of Salem and a nephew, Freddie Grenier and his three children: Alicia, Gianna and Jordan Grenier, all of Peabody and his good friend, Barbara (McNeil) Desimone of Chelsea.

Funeral arrangments were private and Michael’s burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

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