Obituaries 01-07-2016

Maureen Archdeacon

Retired office clerk for City of Chelsea School & Engineering Departments

Maureen T. (Innes) Archdeacon  passed away on Monday morning, January 4 at the Neville Center in Cambridge after a brief illness and decline in health. She was 85 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late George and Anna (Rourke) Innes,  Maureen attended local schools and  graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea.

She married Charles L. Archdeacon, Jr. in 1950 and raised their family of five sons and one daughter. A devoted housewife and mother, she also worked outside of her home as an office clerk for the City of Chelsea with the city school department and engineering department. She retired from City Hall in the early 1990’s.

Maureen was widowed in 1998 with the passing of her husband, Charles after sharing 48 years of joy and devotion. She enjoyed her daily walks along Revere Beach and around and about Admirals Hill in Chelsea but she most enjoyed time spent devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchild.

 In addition to her parents and husband, Maureen was also preceded in death by her sister, Georgianna Innes. She is survived by her loving children and their spouses: Michael Archdeacon and his wife, Elaine of Manchester, NH, Shawneen Moynihan and her husband, Thomas of Chelsea, Kevin Archdeacon and his wife, Nancy of Lynnfield, Brian Archdeacon and his wife, Karen of Weymouth, Dennis Archdeacon of Woburn and James Archdeacon and his wife, Susan of Braintree. She was the dear sister of Gloria Quigley of Marblehead and  is also survived by 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, January 7 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial 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. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Patricia Colburne

N.E. Tel & Tel retiree

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass for Patricia E. (Fallon) Colburne who died on Sunday, December 13 following a long illness at Winchester Hospital. The Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue, Revere.)

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1944. Most of her working career was spent as a telephone operator with N.E. Tel & Tel  retiring in 1991 after 30 years of service. She also worked for the Adept Telephone Answering Service for several years before her final retirement.

She lived in Revere for many years, then moved to the Barnstead-Merrimac Region of New Hampshire for almost 20 years, before returning to Wakefield.

“Pat” was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community.

Her late husband, Jack W. Colburne passed away in March of 1981. She was the cherished mother of John W. “Jack” Colburn of Ayer; the devoted sister of the late Retired Chelsea Patrolman Joseph E. Fallon, Lorraine M. Bowman, Marcelle Edgett and Ernestine Page. She is also lovingly survived by her sister in law Concetta “Connie” Fallon of Wakefield and by many caring nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. Please visit: Interment will be held privately at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

James Dudley

Worked for First National Stores & Sunshine Biscuit Company

James A. Dudley of Lynn, a resident of Chelsea until moving to Lynn in 2007, passed away at home Monday morning. He was 84 years old.

A graduate of Chelsea schools and a United States Army veteran, James spent the first 18 years of his working career with the First National Stores and then, for the next 29 years, as a sales representative for the Sunshine Biscuit Company, retiring in 1993.

He was the devoted husband of Dorothy Mae (Lombard); beloved father of James A. Dudley, Jr. and his wife, Linda of New Hampshire, Doreen Inman and her husband, David of Lynn, Debra Dudley of Lowell, Dorothy Janis and her husband, James and Richard Dudley, all of Arizona, Sandra Donato of New York

 and Darleen Dudley of Arizona; brother of Theresa DiCicco of Haverhill, Geraldine Doherty of Everett and the late William Dudley, Marie Nigrelli, Florence Panico and Helen Avola. He is also lovingly survived by 18 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Committal Services were private. Expressions of sympathy in James’ name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To send a message of condolence to Jim’s family, please visit

Elaine Freeman

Retired Chelsea Provident Bank Receptionist

Elaine R. Freeman of Chelsea died at home on January 5 surrounded by her family. She was 77 years old.

Born in Everett, the daughter of the late Israel and Fannie (Gerson) Katz, she was employed as a receptionist with the Chelsea Provident Bank for 25 years prior to retirement. She was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother and sister who enjoyed spending time with her family and she will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her son, Glenn Freeman of Topsfield and her daughter, Cheryl Freeman of Chelsea; her grandchildren, Christopher Laborta and Brian Laborta and her sister, Annette Kagan and her husband, Michael of Springfield.

Graveside services are today, Thursday, January 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Pride of Lynn Cemetery, Lakeshore Road, Lynn. Assisting the family with services is the Torf Funeral Service 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea. For guest book and directions please visit:

John Tryder, Sr.

Retired Mail Distribution Supervisor at Eaton Howard Vance Sanders

John J. Tryder, Sr., a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away late Tuesday evening at the Massachusetts General Hospital at the age of 94.

For over 50 years he was employed as a supervisor in the mail distribution at Vance-Sanders and it’s successor Eaton Howard Vance Sanders, located in Boston’s Financial District. He retired in 1994.

The devoted husband for 72 years of Helen Y. (DeGurski), he was the beloved father of John J. Tryder, Jr. and his wife, Rosalind of Peabody, Allen C. Tryder of Raymond, NH and the late David R. Tryder; brother of Robert Tryder of Reading, Anna Berner of Andover and the late Dorothy Brousseau, William M. B. Tryder, Jr., Evelyn Robichaud, Mildred Diomede, James Tryder and Irene Griffin; cherished grandfather of Cristen, Brendan, Kimberly and Jonathan Tryder and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send a message of condolence to John’s family, please visit

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