Obituaries 02-20-2014

Josephine Blago

Longtime St. Stanislaus School Fifth Grade Teacher

Josephine (Czyzon) Blago of Maine, a former longtime Chelsea resident, passed away at the Southern Maine Medical Center on February 16 following a brief illness. She was 95 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Michael Kolondovitz and Stefania (Czyzon), she attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She has been residing in Maine for the past several years. Josephine was the well loved and revered fifth grade school teacher at St. Stanislaus Parochial School in Chelsea for many years. She was a member of the Polish Falcons, Nest 485, Chelsea and the former St. Stanislaus Holy Rosary Society.

She was the devoted mother of Stephanie Whiting and her husband, Al of Maine; dear sister of the late Charles Cizon and is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea today, Thursday, February 20 at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St. Chelsea, MA 02150. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes.To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Lucy Zbikowski

Of Chelsea

Lucy A. (Malachowski) Zbikowski of Chelsea passed away on February 14 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere where she had been receiving supportive care as her illness progressed. She was 80 years old.

Born in Spencer, she was the devoted wife of the late Richard S. Zbikowski; beloved mother of Richard Zbikowski of North Reading, Kathleen Allen and her husband, Robert of Ashburnham, Lucy Zbikowski of Chelsea and Susan Zbikowski of Seattle, WA; daughter of the late Steven and Jennie (Stankiewicz) Malachowski; loving sister of the late Marion Suida, Joseph Malachowski, Caroline Burke and Steven and Edward Malachowski and the cherished grandmother of Nicholas and Jennifer Allen and Jake Zbikowski. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street, North Reading today, Thursday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m. Those attending are asked to meet directly at the church. Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send a message of condolence to Lucy’s family, please visit

Aubrey Frederick French

Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea

Aubrey Frederick French passed away peacefully on February 3 in Port Orange, Florida after a courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

He was a driver for Canada Dry Corp. and also operated a convenience store in Billerica. He was also a long time driver for Puralator Corp.and delivered the Union Leader newspaper for 20 years. His last place of employment, before retiring, was as a maintenance tech in the Port Orange, Florida school system.

He had a love for sports, the Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and the Boston Red Sox being his favorites. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed swimming and boating with his children at his second home in Alton, NH .

A family man and a loving husband and father, he will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Born on January 15, 1934 and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Ada and Cyril French. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary (Coppla) French, and his three children: Dennis French and Donna Cyr of Derry, NH, Scott French and his wife, Roxanne of Hooksett, NH and his daughter, Paula Hewitt and her husband, Ray of Manchester NH as well as his three grandchildren Nicole, Kiera and Jonathan French; his brother Walter Cyril French and his wife, Peggy and his sisters, Stella Larcome and Irene Poliatti. He was also the brother of the late Jack French and William French.

A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Marlene Iacoviello

Of Everett, formerly of East Boston

Marlene Iacoviello of Everett, formerly of East Boston, passed away on February 15. She was 52 years old.

She was the loving mother of Miranda Mugford of Everett; cherished daughter of the late Michael and Lois (McNeil) Iacoviello; dear sister of Michele Conti of Everett, Michael Iacoviello of Ft. Myers, Florida, Mark Iacoviello of New Jersey, and Matthew Iacoviello of Drexel Hill, PA and the loving companion of James D Mugford of Chelsea. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Marlene’s life by gathering today, Thursday, February 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston. A Funeral service in celebration of Marlene’s life will take place on Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 50 Church St. (off Broadway) Everett, MA.(Please go directly to the Church.)

In lieu of flowers, an Education Trust is being set up for Marlene’s only daughter, Miranda. More information will be available shortly. For more information, visit:

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