Albert ‘Barry’ Barys
Retired Kayem Employee, Long Active at St. Stanislaus Church and at Chelsea PAV Post 13
Albert L. “Barry” Barys of Saugus and a former longtime Chelsea resident passed away unexpectedly Monday evening March 24 while rehabilitating at the Annemark Nursing Home in Revere.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Agatha Barys. He attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and as a young man worked as a Shoe Laster for Walton Shoe in Chelsea, He enlisted in the US Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946.
He began civilian life working as a tailor and later as a meat smoker for Kayem Foods. In 1950, he married Josephine Kolomicka and together they raised their two sons and daughter in Chelsea.
He was a lifelong parishioner of St Stanislaus Church and former member of the Holy Name Society and Church Usher there.
He and his wife moved to Saugus 28 years ago where he enjoyed gardening and simply puttering around the house. He retired from Kayem Foods in the late 1980’s after 40 years of employment there. He was also a longtime active member of the PAV Post 13 in Chelsea where he and his beloved wife enjoyed many dances and social gatherings.
He was the beloved husband of 64 years to Josephine (Kolomicka) Barys; devoted father of Elizabeth Gilman of Burlington and her late husband, Chick Gilman, Frank Barys and his wife, Catherine E. of Middleboro and the late Joseph Barys.Cherished grandfather of Louis Gilman of Arlington, Julianne Gilman of Burlington, Jennifer Barys of Saugus and Abigail Barys of Hopedale; dear brother of the late Catherine Piaseczny, Celia Benson, Stephanie Jandrys, Mary Marshall and Walter and John Barys. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, March 29 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial offered in his Remembrance at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 9:30 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 Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Stanislaus Church. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit
Avid Bowler, Bridge Player and Red Sox Fan
Josephine E. (Hovasse) Lang, formerly of, Chelsea, Revere, Hampton, NH and Venice, FL passed away in Denver, CO on March 12. She was 93 years old.
Jo, who was an avid bowler, bridge player, and Boston Red Sox fan, was born on March 26, 1920 in Revere to the late Elsie J. (Walwer) and August L. Hovasse and raised in Revere and Chelsea.
She is survived by her sons Brian T. (Joanne) Phillips of Telford, PA and Harry A. (Christine) Phillips of Denver, stepson Roger J. Lang III (Janet) of Lowell, two grandchildren, three step-granchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her husbands Roger J. Lang, Jr. and Harry S. Phillips and her stepson George M. Lang.
Her Funeral Mass will be at 12 noon on April 5, at Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell followed by burial and a reception luncheon. For more information, please contact: Mahoney Funeral Home, Lowell MA, 978-452-6361. Please make memorial contributions to the charity of your choice.
Supporter of Talking Books for Blind; Dedicated to Home and Family
Marion C. (Hanlon) Denning, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away unexpectedly in her Chelsea home on March 22. She was 85 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of Thomas J. and Marion R. (Keyes) Hanlon, she attended local schools and was a graduate of St. Rose High School, Class of 1945.
She married Robert Denning and together they resided in Chelsea. Marion was a devoted wife and mother, dedicated to her home and family. She was predeceased by her beloved husband in 1989. Marion was faithful parishioner and communicant at Our Lady of Grace Church in Chelsea. She also supported Talking Books from Perkins School for the Blind.
The beloved wife of the late Robert J. Denning, she was the devoted mother of Barbara Martin and her husband, Edward of Stoneham; cherished grandmother of Michael Martin and his wife, Vanessa of Reading and Meghan Jones and her husband, Michael of Beverly; adored great grandmother of Brendan and Teagan Martin and is also survived by her dear sister Helen Hanlon of Chelsea, her brother Charles Hanlon and his wife, Terry of Peabody. She was the dear sister of the late Robert and Edward Hanlon and Thomas J. Hanlon Jr.
Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway Chelsea on Friday, March 28 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 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 Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to The Talking Book Library c/o Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472-2790. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Licensed Nurse Practioner
Jennifer A. Winam, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away in her Chelsea home following a courageous battle with overwhelming illness. She was 42 years old.
Born in Revere, the daughter of James and Gail (Welsh) Winam, she attended local schools was a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational Technical High School, Class of 1989. After graduation, High School, Jennifer continued her education becoming a Licensed Nurse Practioner. She worked for many years at the former Woodlawn Manor Nursing Home in Everett and was most recently employed at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. She enjoyed visiting Revere Beach and going to Bianchi’s Pizza.
A devoted mother, Jennifer was dedicated to her four loving daughters and she will be sorely missed by the many friends and family whose lives she touched.
She is the devoted mother of Jessica, Jennifer, Julia and Joanna Agostini, all of Chelsea; loving daughter of the late James and Gail (Welsh) Winam; dear sister of James, John and Christopher Winam; cherished aunt of Justin and Christopher Winam and is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Rose Church on Wednesday. Services concluded with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons, Funeral Home. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Longtime Devotee of St. Luke’s Church
Barbara (Chick) Shaw, a former longtime Chelsea resident and a graduate of Chelsea High School, passed away peacefully on March 15 in North Charleston, South Carolina.
The daughter of Elmer and Leora (Moulton) Chick and the loving wife of Ronald Shaw, she was a longtime member of St. Luke’s Church where she and her husband were in charge of the Sunday School. Ten years ago, she moved to Saugus to be with her daughter, Martha, and about five years ago, they moved to South Carolina.
In addition to her daughter, Martha, she leaves two other daughters, Kathleen Spencer and her husband, Brien and Karen Medico and her husband, Joseph. She also leaves 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Services were held in St. George’s Church in South Carolina and will also be held on Friday, March 28 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Church in Saugus. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
Edith C. (King) Hudson of Chelsea died on March 24. She was 94 years old.
She was the wife of the late James E. Hudson; beloved mother of Alvin E. Hudson of Bedford, Barbara D. Moores and her husband, Robert of Chelsea and Janice R. Johnson and her husband, Ed of Maine; daughter of the late John and Bertha (Butt) King; dear sister of Ellen Noftle and Minnie Snow, both of Newfoundland, Canada and the late Rev. J. Calvin King, Arthur King, Lillian King and Mariam Rockwood. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, March 28 at the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Graveside Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Advancement Department Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116 or by visiting http://www.arlboston.org/donate.
Lifelong Chelsea Resident
Elaine D. Reid, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on March 21. She was 70 years old.
The retired Unit Manager at the former Joseph P. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of Hilda (Snow) of Chelsea and the late Gilbert S. Reid, the sister of the late Stanley S. Reid, sister-in-law of Gladys Vickers Reid of Boxford, dear aunt of Dorothy Reid-Sola of Saugus, Donna Reid-Full of Hamilton, Steven S. Reid and his wife, Kim of Boxford and grand aunt of Amanda Reid-Full of Hamilton. She is also lovingly survived by many cousins and friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted in the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will precede the service from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett will be held at a later date.