Worked at Soldiers Home and
Don Guanella Center
Mildred A. “Patty” (Carroll) Dion passed away on March 14, at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home in Chelsea following a brief illness. She was 78 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Mildred (Smith) Carroll. She attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. Patty’s proudest fulfillment was being a loving and devoted mother to her son, the late Gerard Dion.
Patty worked for over 20 years as a dietary aide at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home. Following her retirement from the Soldiers Home, she worked at the Don Guanella Center where she was a caregiver for adults with disabilities.
Patty is survived by a wide circle of immediate family who loved and cared for her and will miss her immensely: her sister, Joan (Carroll) Ells and Joan’s husband, Charles Ells, of Chelsea; her nephews Edward Ells of Chelsea and Charles Ells Jr. and Charles’ husband, Anthony Melchionda of Revere; her dearest friend and companion, Daniel Chapman of Everett and her friend and caregiver, Cheryl Cunningham, of Revere. Patty was a sister of the late Mary (Carroll) Lipman of Arizona and Jacqueline (Carroll) Scherer of Colorado and is also survived by several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave. Chelsea on Friday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours in the Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will follow the Funeral Service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
Michael ‘Mikey’ Morgan Jr.
Michael R. “Mikey” Morgan, Jr. of Saugus died unexpectedly on March 8. He was 40 years old.
He was the loving son of Michael R., Sr. and Dorothy (O’Donnell) Morgan of Saugus; dear brother of Whitney Elizabeth Morgan of Revere and Kerri Ann Morgan of Vail, Colorado; beloved grandson of the late William H. and Hilda “Snookie” O’Donnell and the late Janice B. Morgan. He is also lovingly survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, March 17 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Should friends desire, contributions in Mikey’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472
Ramona Amaro of Chelsea, formerly of Puerto Rico, passed away March 11. She was 68 years old.
She was the beloved wife of Juan Amaro; loving mother of Antonio Nieves Jr. and his wife, Marisol, Miguel Nieves, Maria Iraola and her husband, Alejandro Jr., Ramonita Nieves, Juan Amaro Jr., and Carmen C. Amaro and her fiancé, Adan Galeas III; cherished grandmother of Marconi, Jerricka, Antonio, Miranda, Carlos, Alyanis and Gianissa.
Family and friends will honor Ramona’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Thursday, March 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning before leaving in procession to St. Rose of Lima Church, Chelsea for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her name at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, For guest book and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com
Pablo Jose Villeda
Pablo Jose Villeda of Chelsea, beloved son of Mara Estrada and Oscar Villeda, died tragically early Saturday morning March 5. He was 19 years old.
Pablo was born in Guatemala, came to Chelsea 16 years ago and attended local schools. He played football from an early age with Chelsea Pop-Warner Football and also participated in Chelsea Little League. Pablo recently graduated from Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School where he studied carpentry and played high school football. In addition to his parents Mara and Oscar, he is survived by two brothers, Oscar and Javier Villeda, both at home. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Mario and Lidia Estrada of Chelsea, his paternal grandparents, Aricely and Javier Villeda in Guatemala and by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway Chelsea. Interment was at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn.
Sgt. Major John Keene
US Army Sergeant Major, decorated veteran
John Keene, US Army (Retired) died on Feb 19 in Tampa, Florida.
John was a retired Army paratrooper with the Screaming Eagles of the 101st, 82nd, and 11th Airborne Divisions. Sergeant Major Keene, a Boston native, received two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars among other awards.
A funeral service with full military honors was held at Arlington National Cemetery after a funeral mass at Incarnation Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida. Please view veteransfuneralcare.com for full obituary.