Obituaries 09-18-2014

Maureen Rita Coveney

Active in church ministries

Maureen Rita (Hosty) Coveney passed away at home Wednesday afternoon, September 10 surrounded by her loving family. She was 71 years old.

A lifelong resident of Everett, the daughter of the late Paul T. and Alice M. (Doyle) Hosty, Maureen was a 1957 graduate of the Our Lady of Grace School in Everett and a 1961 alumnae of Cathedral High School in Boston. She worked for many years as a computer systems specialist at the Northeastern University bookstore in Boston, was very active in many ministries at the OLG parish, in World Wide Marriage Encounter, Cursillos de Cristiandad and Marriage Preparation in a number of parishes in the Boston diocese.

Maureen was the beloved wife of 51 years of Thomas F. Coveney; devoted mother of Thomas G. Coveney and his wife, Briony of Arlington, Paul F. Coveney and his wife, Sonia of Lawrenceville GA., Michelle T. Sweeney and her husband, Michael P. of Malden. Maureen is also survived by her grandchildren: Kevin, Christopher, Kathryn, Keirra, Michael, Brendan, Brianna and Bridget. She was the loving sister of Alice J. (Hosty) West and her husband, the late William West of Ft. Pierce FL., Paula A. (Hosty) Andert and her husband, Timothy Andert of Phoenix AZ. and Eileen M. (Hosty) Hughes and her husband, Wayne P. Hughes of Kissimmee FL. and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Church Everett/Chelsea line on September 13. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. Donations in Maureen’s name may be made to your local church or a charity of one’s choice.

Alice ‘Theresa’ Parow

Parishioner of Former French Church; Longtime Soldiers Home Employee; Always Had a Kind Word for All

Alice “Theresa” (Rennie) Parow passed away on Wednesday Evening, September 11 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 88 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Walter J. and Alice J. (Landry) Rennie, Theresa attended Our Lady of the Assumption Parochial School and later graduated from St. Rose High School. She married Kenneth J. Parow Jr. and together they raised their family of three sons and one daughter in Chelsea.

She was a longtime devoted member of the former Assumption Parish “The French Church” in Chelsea and was an annual participant in the parish ‘Minstrel Show”. She worked for many years at the Chelsea Soldiers Home as a payroll and benefits secretary, retiring in 1988. She also worked at Bradlees Dept. Store, Raffi and Swanson and was a secretary for the Marist Fathers.

Theresa is best known for always having a kind word for all and most loved being surrounded by her children, grandchildren, family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters; the late Florence Elaine Cole and Martha Virginia “Tootsie” Kinnon. She was the beloved wife of 66 years to Kenneth J. Parow Jr. of Chelsea and is also survived by her loving children; Kenneth J. Parow III of Chelsea, Donna Marie Cronin of Hardyston, NJ., Richard J. Parow and his wife, Mary Alice of Windham, NH and Robert J. Parow and his wife, Terry of Wilmington, her dear sister, Anna Marie “Tiffie” Rennie of Malden; cherished grandchildren; Michael K. Cronin and his wife, Amanda, Shawn R. Parow, Dr. Amy Marie Parow, Christopher J. Parow, Christopher J. Cronin and his wife Sarah, Kevin J. Parow, Allison L. Parow, Drew Cronin and his wife, Lauren, Timothy J. Parow and Briana K. Parow; her loved and adored great grandchildren: Kali Cronin, Emily Cronin, Cameron Cronin, Thomas Cronin and Caitlin Cronin. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, Soldiers Home, Chelsea followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Raymond Bishop

Retired Chelsea DPW Worker, Also Worked at Soldiers Home

Raymond A. Bishop, a retired DPW worker for the City of Chelsea, passed away in his Revere home on Saturday morning, September 13 with his wife and loved ones at his side. He was 69 years old.

Ray had a lengthy illness but lived a vibrant life throughout his sickness never complaining or burdening anyone.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Raymond and Marie (Rossetti) Bishop. He attended Chelsea Schools, enlisted in the US Army and served honorably for four years during the Vietnam Era. A resident of Chelsea for most of his life, he had only settled in Revere for the past six years.

He was a hard worker all his life and as a young man began his career working for the Chelsea DPW, retiring after 30 years of service,

He then continued working at the Chelsea Soldiers Home in the Building Maintenance Dept. where he was known as the “Demolition Man.” He fully retired two years ago

Ray enjoyed traveling going to Las Vegas, Bermuda Turks and Caicos Islands and just returned from a trip to Aruba last month. He also enjoyed socializing with his friends and playing cards. He was longtime member of the Cary Square Associates in Chelsea and the Revere / Beachmont VFW.

On his behalf, Ray’s family would like to thank all those who loved and cared for him especially the nurses and staff at All Care Hospice for providing such wonderful and continuous supportive care.

Ray was the beloved husband and companion of 10 years to Margaret M. “Peg” Smith; devoted step dad and second father to Crystal Smith of Revere and Ricky Smith and his wife, Holly of Framingham; loving son of the late Raymond and Mary (Rosetti) Bishop; dear brother of Laura Covino and Marie Bishop, both of Chelsea and Barbara Ulstch of Maine; cherished grandfather of Jaelynn and Londyn Smith and Lincoln Smith; dear brother-in-law of Mary “Penny” Sweeney, Gail Sweeney, Charlene Sweeney and Barbara Cole; beloved friend of Mike and Kathy Nadworny. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelea on Saturday, September 20 at, 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. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Joan Lelie Gallagher

Lifelong Chelsea resident

Joan Leslie (Lavers) Gallagher, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, September 13 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Leslie A. and Laura R. (Woodlock) Lavers, Joan was a homemaker who took care of her husband and two children.

Pre-deceased by her husband David W. Gallagher in 2001, she enjoyed her time by taking care of her children, her granddaughter and her two beloved dogs

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. in Revere.

She was the beloved mother of Leslie D. Gallagher of New Hamphire and Jill M. Gallagher of Chelsea; dear sister of Estella M. England and Barbara A. Forester, both of Chelsea and is also lovingly survived by one granddaughter, Alyse Gallagher of Chelsea and two pet dogs, Teddy and Punkin.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea. Interment was at the Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne.

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