Obituaries 12-19-2013

Evelyn Onchick

Longtime Employee of Stop & Shop

Evelyn (Gautreau) Onchick, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on December 11 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital just three days short of her 102nd Birthday.

A longtime Stop & Shop employee, she was a lover of horse and dog racing and would be the first to give you a lucky number to play that night in the lottery. Most of all, she loved shopping and frequently visited the Downtown Crossing area.

She was the wife of the late Zachery Onchick; beloved mother of the late John Onchick and his wife, Barbara of Everett; dear sister of Reene Downs and the late Ruth Ford, Dorothy DeFelice, Alice Robitaille, Helen English, Robert Gautreau, Frank Gautreau and Edward Gautreau; cherished grandmother of Tracy McBride, Stephanie Broderick and her husband, Timothy and is also lovingly survived by four great grandchildren: Christopher and Eric McBride, Janelle and Nicole Broderick and by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass for Evelyn will be announced at a later date. To send a message of condolence to Evelyn’s family, please visit

Stella Michalski

Amateur Radio Operator, Enjoyed Gardening

Stella M. (Dudek) Michalski, a Revere resident for most of her life, died on December 13. She was 89 years old.

Mrs. Michalski worked for many years in the Navy Yard at the South Boston Naval Annex. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time as an Amateur Radio Operator and working on her garden.

Born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Ann (Kania) Dudek, she was the beloved wife of the late Stanislaw “Stanley” RPD,  the devoted mother of Edward J. of Revere; dear sister of the late Joseph Dudek, Peter Dudek, Frank Dudek and Alice Woytach and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home,  Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit

Lidia Nascimento Teixeira

Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea

Lidia Nascimento Teixeira of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Chelsea,  passed away on December 11 at the Orlando Hospital in Florida. She was in her 96th year.

Born and raised in Brava Cape Verde Island, she was a devoted housewife and mother who came to Chelsea with her family in the 1950’s and made her home here for many years before moving to Orlando, Florida.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joao Teixeira; devoted mother of Joao “John” Teixeira of Lynn, Anna Teixeira, Arminda Varrialla and Domingos Teixeira, all of Florida, Clarinda Gomes, Jose Teixeira, Maria Teixeira and Rosa Teixeira, all of Chelsea, Manuel Teixeira of Dorchester and Eugenia Teixeira of Rhode Island. She is also survived by 49 grandchildren, 119 great grandchildren and 21 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Mary Ann Cooksey

Of Chelsea

Mary Ann (Tammaro) Cooksey of Chelsea passed away on Sunday afternoon, December 15 at the Kaplan Family Hospice  House in Danvers.  She was 82 years old.

Born in Revere and a Chelsea resident for most of her life, she was the devoted wife of Martin D. Cooksey, Sr.,  the beloved mother of Paula Boczkowski and her late husband, William Jr. of Chelsea, Martin Cooksey, Jr. and his wife, Kelly of Middleton, Linda Roberts and her husband, John, Sr. of Chelsea, David Cooksey, Sr. and his wife, Kellie of Norton and Michael Cooksey of Chelsea. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas Tammaro and Rose Tammaro-Burke; sister of Robert Burke of Hopkington, Virginia Milliken of Vermont, Elizabeth Havens of Texas, Joseph Burke of Randolph, James Burke of Chelsea, Gerald Burke of Mississippi, Nicholas Burke of Randolph and the late Jenny Gallant, John Burke and Marjorie Parsons; step sister of the late Miriam Mullens, Catherine O’Connor, Alice Rimcus, Teresa Attardi, William Burke, Helen MacAfee and Ester Way; cherished grandmother of Erica Smith and her husband, James of Medford, William Boczkowski III and Nicole Boczkowski, both of Chelsea, William Cooksey and his wife, Nicole of Lynn, Danny Cooksey of Middleton, Kristina Roberts of Chelsea, John Roberts, Jr. of Revere, David Cooksey, Jr. and Amber Cooksey, both of Norton and Shae Cooksey of Chelsea. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren: Noah Cooksey and Kendall Smith as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend her Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, December 20 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be held today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in Mary’s name may be made to St. Rose Church. To send a message of condolence to Mary’s family please visit

Betty Keller

Of Winthrop, Formerly of Chelsea and Florida

Betty (Molk) Keller of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea and Margate, Florida entered into rest December 13. She was in her 90th year.

The beloved wife of the late Harry Keller, she was the devoted mother of Warren and his wife, Linda of Stoughton, Lance and his wife, Linda of Dallas, Texas, Ira and his wife, Ellen of Marblehead, Richard and his wife, Linda of Winthrop and the late Linda Rosenthal and her late husband, Leonard; cherished grandmother of Todd, Steve, Nicole, John, Jessica, Eric, Sam, Jacob, Ethan and the late Samantha Keller Gordon; cherished great-grandmother of Madison, Cooper, Charlotte and Elizabeth and loving sister of Irene Braverman  and the late Ethel Cohen both of Florida.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Brookline. Interment was at Shara Tfilo Cemetery in W. Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Mary Pagliarulo

Longtime Employee of the Chelsea Soldiers Home

Mary E. (Daley) Pagliarulo of Chelsea died on December 14, nine days before her 74th birthday – which she would have celebrated at Newbridge Café with steak tips and a Bloody Mary.

Born in Vermont, she began working at the Fessenden School in Waltham at the age of 18 where she met her first husband, Rocco Pagliarulo. They married and moved to Chelsea to raise their family and where she started her longtime employment at the Chelsea Soliders Home.

Later in life, she met Alfred DeAngelis, who was a fellow Moose Lodge member. They eloped to Las Vegas and settled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Mary hated being away from her three daughters so Alfred, who loved her so much, agreed to move back to Revere so she could be closer to her girls who, in fact, she was often seen walking with, laughing and enjoying life.

The beloved wife of the late Alfred DeAngelis and Rocco Pagliarulo, she was the devoted mother of Deborah Pagliarulo and her husband, George Cashman, Nancy Pagliarulo and Diane Hernandez and her former husband, Vincent; dear sister of William Daley, Kathy Frost, James Daley, Nancy Hubbard and the late George Daley and is also survived by five loving grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mary’s name to: Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, Ma 02445. For online guestbook and memorials please visit

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