Obituaries 12-18-2014

Nicole Alas

Medical Assistant of Georgia, Formerly of Chelsea

Nicole Alas passed away on Sunday December 14 at the Memorial University Medical Center in Savanah, GA. She was 27 years old.

Nicole was born in Malden on October 16, 1987. As a devoted Army wife, she traveled with her husband to posts and bases around the world and in several states. She was a resident at Ft. Stewart Army Base in Hinesville, GA for the past two years together with her husband, two sons and daughter. Nicole, who worked as a Medical Assistant and Manager for Scale Solutions in Hinesville, GA., spent her early years growing up in Chelsea attending local schools and graduating from Chelsea High School. She continued her education at Everest Institute whereupon graduating she obtained her certificate as a Medical Assistant.

Nicole loved listening to music and could beautifully sing any song after hearing it only once. She loved doing home crafts and was very resourceful gathering materials and turning simple items to useful things used around her home. She loved home cooking and entertaining family and friends while living at the various army posts.

She is survived by her loving husband US Army Sgt. Jaredd Alas, Sr. She was the devoted mother of Jaiden, Aubree and Jaredd, Jr. all of Hinesville, GA. She was the loving daughter of Joann Todisco of Chelsea, the late Dean Todisco Sr. and step-daughter of Stephen Condon; dear sister of Dean Todisco, Jr. of Chelsea and is also survived by her beloved grandparents as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her funeral services will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, December 20. 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. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Mary Laukaitis

Animal Lover

Mary D. Laukaitis of Chelsea passed away on November 20 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 60 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late John Laukaitis and Jessica (Olszewska) Laukaitis, she attended the Williams School and Chelsea High School. Through her life, Mary worked at the Gillette Company in South Boston, Schrafft’s Candy in Charlestown, Shaw’s in East Boston and Kayem Meats in Chelsea. Mary loved her pet cats, her dog, and her turtle. She always fed stray cats and the birds, and would always stop to help an animal in need.

Mary is survived by her brothers: John and his family of Florida, Joseph and Robert of Chelsea and Henry of East Boston, and her sisters: Barbara and Joanne of Revere, and by many nieces and nephews.

Sophie Malone

Of Arizona, formerly of Chelsea

Sophie P. (Stepanishin) Malone passed peacefully away on December 7 surrounded by her loving family. She was 95 years old.

She was a resident of Chelsea for more than 50 years until retiring to Phoenix, AZ.

Sophie was the cherished mother of Patricia Buzderewicz, Marlene Krasco, Gerri

Ferguson, Deborah Tiano, and Elaine Malone; Nana to 14 grandchildren and Great Nana to 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her  husband of 53 years William L. Malone and her son, Robert Malone.

Private memorial services will be held at a family residence.   In lieu of flowers, donations made be made in her name to Hospice of the Valley, Peoria, Az.  or to the charity of your choice.

Anne Volosevich

43 Year-Nursing Home Employee

Anne E. (Seavey) Volosevich, a longtime Chelsea resident who relocated to Lynn four years ago, passed away unexpectedly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on December 10 following a sudden illness. She was 70 years old. Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Franklin and Pauline (Muese) Seavey, she attended local schools and received college credits before she began working at the former Cottage Manor Nursing Home. Anne held many positions with the nursing home, most notably as the Activities Director and subsequently working in the kitchen for several years. She remained with the nursing home when it relocated to Broadway and was renamed On Broadway Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her career spanned 43 years with the nursing home. She will be remembered for her caring personality, her love for animals, and her enjoyment of games of chance.

She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Volosevich; devoted mother of Victoria Burge and her husband, Billy of Chelsea, Eddie Vitale of Revere, Janine Volosevich of South Boardman, MI, and stepmother of Eugene, Mark and Donna Volosevich; dear sister of Pauline Dion of Lynn, Frank Seavey of Revere and the late Raymond and Frederick Seavey. She is also survived by her grandchildren. nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Service was conducted at the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 15. Services concluded with Interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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