Obituaries 08-13-2015

Kazimiera Kociszewski

Devout Catholic, lifelong vegetarian

and animal lover

Kazimiera Kociszewski of Chelsea passed away on August 5 in the peaceful surroundings of her daughter’s home with her caring family at her side. She was 85 years old.

Born in Tulislow, Poland, she was loving daughter of the late Andrew and Czeslawa (Jesiolkiewicz) Siepka. When she was six years old, her parents settled in northern France. She gained her formal education attending schools there.

She married her beloved Leon Kociszewski and in 1957 she and her family immigrated to the United States settling in Chelsea where she remained for the better half of her lifetime. A deeply religious and devout Catholic, she was a longtime parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea. She dedicated her life to a simple home life style, caring for her family. She enjoyed time preparing and hosting family dinners. She had a great love for animals and was very fond of her pet corgi “Abby”. She was an avid reader of all subjects. Having grown up on a farm and with her strong love for animals, Kazimiera has been a lifelong vegetarian.

In addition to her parents, Kazimiera was also preceded in death by her husband Leon Kociszewski and her sister Marianna Bialas. She was the devoted mother of Irene Zaroda and her husband, Adam of Revere and Christine Kociszewski of Merrimack, NH and the cherished grandmother of Andrew Zaroda, Anthony Zaroda, Annette Zaroda and her fiancé, Daniel Morales.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Leo Demko

40-year Owner of Northeast Floor Covering of Chelsea; member of

Temple Emmanuel Brotherhood

Leo J. Demko of Chelsea died on Thursday, August 6.

The beloved husband of Marlene (Karacek) Demko, he was born in Chelsea, the son of the late Joseph and Annette (Pagliuso) Demko. Leo was owner operator of the Northeast Floor covering in Chelsea for over 40 years.

A member of the Temple Emmanuel Brotherhood of Chelsea, he loved to cook and entertain his family and friends. He was a family man, a dog lover and great “Buddy” to many.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, Leo is survived by his daughters: Lisa Cohen and Lauren Demko, his grandchildren Benjamin and Kate Cohen, his brother, Robert Demko and uncle to many. He was also the brother of the late Joseph Demko.

His Funeral service was held on Sunday, August 9 at Temple Emnuel of Chelsea. Interment was in Greenview Cemetery, Everett. Contributions in his memory may be made to Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea, 60 Tudor St., Chelsea, MA 02150 or The National Parkinson Foundation 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131. For guest book, please visit the funeral home web site

Robert Martinello

Retired Chelsea Firefighter

Robert J. Martinello, retired Chelsea Fire Fighter and Vietnam Veteran, passed away at his Chelsea home on August after a long illness. He was 61 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea he was the loving son of Armando and Grace M. (Griffin) Martinello of Chelsea. Robert attended Chelsea schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1971. While attending high school, he excelled in sports and was a talented athlete in football, track and field sports. After graduating he enlisted in the US Air Force and served during the Vietnam Era. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Airman and returned to Chelsea. He married Andrea Porazzo, together they settled in Medford raising their family there.

In 1982 Robert was appointed as a fire fighter with the Chelsea Fire Department. He returned to school and received an Associate’s Degree in fire science. He was injured and disabled while on the job and was required to retire. He was a former member of CFD Local 937. He moved back to Chelsea in ’96 and has resided in Chelsea since that time. He was an all-around Boston Sports Fan and an avid history buff, He enjoyed golfing and music, but mostly enjoyed spending time with his children and granddaughter.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his former wife Andrea (Porrazzo) Martinello of Medford. He was the devoted father of Jamie DiClemente and her husband, Michael of Reading, Robert A. Martinello of Cambridge, Ryan J. Martinello of Medford and his fiancé, Courtney Hughes. He was the cherished grandfather of Giulia DiClemente; loving brother of Stephen Martinello and his wife, Patricia of Peabody, Thomas Martinello and his wife, Linda of Saugus, Michael Martinello of West Yarmouth, Frank Martinello and his fiancée, Christine of Winchester and the late Frederick, Maureen and Theresa Martinello.
His Funeral will be held from St. Michael the Archangel Chapel (Cardinal Cushing Pavilion) at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea today, Thursday, August 13 at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.

Hector Enrique Romero

Loved movies and socializing with friends

Hector Enrique Romero of East Boston, formerly of Honduras, passed away after a sudden illness at the Boston Medical Center in Boston on August 11. He was 61 years old.

Born and raised in LaLima Cortez, Honduras, the beloved son of Ofelia E. Molina of Chelsea and Hector A. Romero in Honduras, he received his early education in Honduras and was a business major attending college in Honduras. He was a self-employed grocer in Honduras and came to the United States in the 1990’s settling in the Miami area where he established himself as an independent canteen truck operator. He settled in the Boston area 10 years ago and continued working as a laborer in the residential construction field.He was a resident of East Boston for the past 10 years. He enjoyed watching movies at local cinemas and socializing with friends.

He is survived by four sons and one daughter in Honduras. He was the dear friend and companion of the past 22 years to Sylvia Guillen of East Boston and he was the dear brother of Juan Vale, Aldina Romero, Ivonne Romero and Delcy Sunsin, all of Chelsea. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, August 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. A Catholic Prayer service will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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