Obituaries 09-10-2015

Marguerite ‘Peggy’ Sullivan

Leaves her family a good sense of Irish humor, laughter, love and loyalty

Marguerite R. “Peggy” Sullivan passed away on Thursday, September 3 at Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea where she had been receiving supportive care for the last several months. She was 84 years old.

Born in Boston, the loving daughter of the late Eugene J. and Ellen (Daly) Sullivan of County Cork, Ireland, she attended Chelsea Schools and resided in Chelsea for most of her life. “Peggy,” who resided at the Barnes School Elderly Housing on Marion Street in East Boston for the past 20 years, worked for many years as a business computer program analyst, retiring 20 years ago. She gave her family the legacy of a good sense of “Irish” humor, laughter, love and loyalty.

Peggy supported many causes and charities as she was “rich” with empathy for those less fortunate. A diehard Red Sox Fan, she always placed the needs of others ahead of her own. She was a volunteer Big Sister and animal lover.

Peggy shared her home with her beloved feline companion Re-Re who added joy to her life. She was the dear sister of the late Sgt. John D. Sullivan, Eugene “Joe” Sullivan, Jr. and Eileen Sullivan, beloved aunt of the late Jerry Sullivan. Peggy is survived by her cherished niece Maria Fernandes Sullivan of Wakefield, best friend and cousin Marilyn McNamara of Pembroke and was the beloved aunt of Eugene Sullivan of California and Ann Mahoney of Revere.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, September 12 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 at church, interment will be private. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please 617-889-2723

Frederick Wells, Jr.

Retired Draper Laboratories Engineering Supervisor

Frederick T. Wells, Jr. passed away at the Epsom Healthcare Center in Epsom, NH on Monday, September 7 after a short illness. He was 82 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the loving son of the late Frederick T. Sr. and Louise (Pucillo) Wells, Frederick attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. In 1951 he enlisted in the US Air Force. He was an honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant as a Korean Conflict veteran in 1959.

He returned home to Chelsea where he continued his education and was soon married to Eleanor Clark. Together they resided for many years on Carmel Street in Chelsea before settling in Northwood, NH 10 years ago.

Mr. Wells worked as an Engineering Supervisor for Draper Laboratories in Cambridge, retiring at age 65 after 40 years of service with that same company. He was a proud member of “Red Sox Nation” and in his younger days he enjoyed candle pin bowling with his company bowling team and joined his wife bowling with various couples leagues.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Eleanor Wells of Northwood, NH. He was the devoted father of Susan Wells of Wakefield, Thomas Wells and Paul Wells, both of Saugus, cherished grandfather of Brandyn Wells of Boston and dear brother of Elizabeth “Betty” Michelotti of Wakefield and the late Mary Murray.

His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Monday, September 14 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 10 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 Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

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