Obituaries 11-12-2015

Janet ‘Janina’ Wlodyka

Lifelong parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church

Janet B. “Janina” Wlodyka of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at Winthrop Place Nursing and Care Center where she had been receiving supportive care for the past several months. She was 91 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Gregory and Beatrice Wlodyka, Janet was a graduate of Chelsea High School, attended Burdette College in Boston and worked as a professional office administrator and for the Cabot Corp. in Boston as an early keypunch operator for 39 years before retiring. A resident of Chelsea for most of her life, she relocated to Revere 10 years ago to reside at the Prospect House. She was a lifetime parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea and a past member of the former PAV Post 13 Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her siblings; the late Adelle M. Zebrowski, Josephine “Jody” Wlodyka, Pauline Wojciechowski, Rev. Stanley Wlodyka O.F.M. Conv. and Henry J. Wlodyka. She was the beloved aunt of Thoas and Dolly Wlodyka of Scituate Thomas Kowalewski of Winthrop and the late Linda A. Kowalewski; cherished great aunt of Leslie Ann Delisle and her husband, Joshua of Hanover, Amy Beth McLaughlin and her husband, Joseph and Ross T. Wlodyka, all of Rockland; adored great-great aunt of Mari and Avery Delisle and Hunter McLaughlin.

Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, November 13 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., 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 today, Thursday, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of their choice. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Anthony Morales, Sr.

Devoted father, brother and worker

Anthony Morales, Sr. of Chelsea passed away unexpectedly at the Whidden Hospital in Everett on October 31. He was 49 years old.

Anthony or Tony as he was affectionately known, was born in Boston on October 8, 1966 to Israel Morales and Donna Reardon. He was a devoted father, brother and hard worker in the Chelsea area. He graduated from Chelsea High School in 1985 and enjoyed being around his four children and taking random excursions to Florida with them.

He was the loving son of Israel Morales and Donna Reardon; loving companion of Lydia Maria Crespo of Chelsea; devoted father to Anthony Jr., Brandon Lee, Destiney Marie Morales and Caitlin Rose Maldonado, all of Chelsea; dear brother to Isidra Quinones, Carmen Nieves, Patricia Garcia, Deirdre Garcia and Carlos Quinones, all of Chelsea, Michael Morales of Tewksbury and John Michael Torres of Jamaica Plain.

He is also survived by his many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor Anthony by gathering today, Thursday, November 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston and again on Friday morning at 8:45 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. Rose of Lima Church, Chelsea, for a Funeral Mass celebrating Anthony’s life at 10 a.m.

Services will conclude with Anthony being laid to rest in the Pine Grove Cemetery, 145 Boston Street in Lynn.

Concetta “Tina’ Abate

World War II Italian War Bride

Concetta “Tina” (Cuccio) Abate passed away unexpectedly and entered into the Lords home on Sunday, November 8 with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Naples, Italy on May 18, 1926 to Elvira and Joseph Cuccio. At the age of 19, she met and fell in love with her husband, Vincent Abate, an American GI who was serving in Italy during World War II. They lived a wonderful life together until his passing in 1991. They raised four children who loved their parents very much.

“Tina” leaves behind her son, Paul Abate and his wife, Audrey of Chelsea, daughter, Susan Young and her husband, David of Revere, daughter, Dottie and her husband, Peter of Revere and daughter, Elvira Pastel of Weymouth and her late husband, Walter. Mrs. Abate also leaves behind her loving grandchildren who she adored: Brian Trainor and his wife, Kristen of Saugus, Derek Trainor and his wife, Robin of West Peabody, Tara and Timmy Pastel of Weymouth and Alicia Abate of Chelsea and her loving great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Trainor and Brian “LB” Trainor. She was predeceased by one week by her dear sister in law, Lillian Vegan and by Anthony Abate, her brother in law. She is also survived by her loving nephews: Frank Vegan and his wife, Eileen and David Vegan and his wife, Angela. Tina also leaves behind all her cherished friends and cousins and her two loving friends, Eulallia Ramirez and Nancy Crowley, who she loved and said were her adopted daughters and who loved Tina so much. She leaves Chloe, our doggie who loves her and Emmie and Fluffy, our kitties that have passed.

Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday November 14 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 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. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tina’s name can be made to the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit c/o M.G.H. 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

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