Sandra Heckley, of Chelsea died on May 6. She was 76 years old.
The daughter of the late Justin and Florence Lee, she was the beloved wife of the late George Heckley; dear mother of James and his wife, Teresa, George, Sandy and Stephanie Heckley and the late Sharon Heckley and loved grandmother of Robert Stephens.
Services will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To leave a condolence, visit www.bostoncremation.org.
Rosalie M. (Luciano) Horn of Chelsea passed away May 4. She was 78 years old.
The longtime partner for over 50 years of William”Ike” Miller, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Donabedian) Luciano; loving mother of Karen Furtado of Revere, Grayce Guarnieri of Florida, Cheryl Horn of Medfield, Michelle Pierni of Woburn, Paul Pierni of California, David Williams of South Boston, Angela Miller of Revere, Bruce Portlock of Worcester, Alonzo Portlock of Chelsea and the late Ronald M. Horn; sister of Paul Luciano of Saugus, Francine LeBel of New Hampshire, Enrico Luciano of Chelsea, Carmella Mello of Revere and Joseph Luciano of Winthrop, cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of 15. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Friday, May 13 in St Rose of Lima Church, Chelsea at 10 a.m. For online guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com
Owner of Parkway Motors on Williams Street
Joseph T. DeFelice, born in and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 7 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House at the age of 85. A cancer survivor of over 12 years, he passed away from bladder cancer that was diagnosed in the latter part of last year.
A local businessman for over 60 years, Joe was the owner of Parkway Motors on Williams Street. Dedicated to his family, Joe was known to family and friends as someone who could fix anything. He was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church and after its closing, St. Michael’s Chapel on the grounds of the Chelsea Soldiers Home. A former member of the Merritts Club, in his spare time he enjoyed time on Marco Island in Florida as well as gardening and taking in stray animals.
He was the devoted husband for 62 years of the late Joanne D. “MiMi” Goffredo; beloved father of Rosemarie DeFelice and her husband, Joseph Fineran of Revere and Angela DiPerri and her husband, Ronald of Wakefield; brother of the late James C. DeFelice, Guy T. DeFelice and his late wife Dorothy and Charles DeFelice; cherished grandfather of Regina Colombo of Providence, RI, Ronald “Sonny” DePerri II of California and Jessica Fitzgerald and her husband, John of Marshfield. He is also lovingly survived by his great grandchildren: Jack, Griffin, Julia and Declan as well as by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in Joe’s name may be made to St. Michael’s Chapel or to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, c/o Community Relations Dept., VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. To send a message of condolence to Joe’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Boston Edison retiree and former Chelsea resident
Joseph J. Argonish Of Lynnfield, formerly of Scranton, PA and Chelsea, passed away on May 6 after a brief illness in the peaceful surroundings of his home surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Scranton, PA he was one of four sons born to the late Joseph and Anna (Schipp) Argonish. Joe received his early education in Scranton where he graduated from High School and enlisted in the US Navy. He served for four years during the Korean Conflict. In 1952 while still enlisted he was wed to Irene Chwaliszewski. He was honorably discharged and began his life with his young bride in Chelsea. The devoted husband and father of one daughter and one son, Joe began working for Boston Edison as an Electrical Engineer. He furthered his education at Northeastern University receiving a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Engineering and Management. He moved his family to Lynnfield and has resided there for the past 57 Years. Joe retired from Boston Edison after a career of 38 years.
He was a proud Navy veteran and past member of the PAV Post 13, Chelsea. In his lifetime Joe was an avid golfer and enjoyed his time golfing at Colonial and Sagamore Golf courses.
In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by his son, William Argonish and a brother, Jackie Argonish. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Irene (Chwaliszewski) Argonish and devoted daughter Barbara Argonish, two surviving brothers, Michael Argonish of Peckville PA, and Robert Argonish of Ocean View DE. He is also survived by numerous relatives and friends.
His services and burial will be private. Should friends desire, contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to: Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or online at WWW.CareDimensions.org since they were so helpful, caring and supportive of him and the family.