Obituaries 04-23-2015

Margaret ‘Sissy’ Burley

Lifelong Chelsea resident

Margaret “Sissy” (Cole) Burley of Chelsea  passed away in the comforting presence of her devoted family and loved ones on Friday, April 17 at the Eastpointe Nursing Care Center in Chelsea after a short illness. She was 76 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Nathaniel and Margaret (Snow) Cole. “Sissy” attended local schools and worked as a certified nurse’s assistant at the former Pleasant View Nursing Home in Somerville and was medically retired in 1988.  A lifelong resident of Chelsea, Sissy had been residing and receiving supportive care at Eastpointe for the past 15 months.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three of her own children. She was the beloved mother of Lorraine Valencia and her husband, Patrick of Epsom, NH, Charlene DarcAngelo and her husband, John of Salisbury, Margaret McClellan of Concord, NH, Michael McClellan of Seabrook, NH, and the late Nathaniel McClellan, Doreen Kenney and Carol Ali. She was the dear sister of Dottie Hoyt-Aloisi of Virginia and the late Barbara Penney, Frank, William and Robert Cole. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and her dear friend Thelma “Louise” DiChiara of Chelsea.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a Memorial Gathering at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Monday, April 27 from 9 to 10 a.m.  immediately followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Richard T. Loring officiating. Services will conclude with inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN . For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

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