Obituaries 09-15-2016

Roland Souza Velho

Of Fall River, formerly of Chelsea

Roland Souza Velho of Fall River, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 9. He was 92 years old.

The husband of the late Mildred (Kennerson) Velho, he was born in Fall River, the

son of the late Madeline (Viveiros) and John S. Velho Sr.  He worked as a truck driver for Merchant Tire and also as a nighttime custodian for Beth Israel Hospital.

He was the father of the late David Velho and is survived by his daughter-in-law, Kathy Velho, three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by five siblings.

      His service will be held on Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. at the Fall River Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2695 N. Main St., Fall River, with burial to follow at Pocasset Hill, Tiverton, RI.   Arrangements are by the A F Almeida & Son Funeral Home, 1309 Globe St. Fall River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the America Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma, OK 73123  or the Joslin Clinic, 1 Joslin Pl., Boston, MA 02215. For on line guestbook, visit:

Helen Allen

Worked at Dunkin Donuts on Everett Avenue until the age of 83; active member of Everett Moose

Helen E. (Nadworny) Allen of Chelsea passed away on September 8 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a very brief illness.

Born in Chelsea 92 years ago, for over 20 years, and until it’s closing, she worked as a clerk for the American Optical Company. After its closing, and for the next 20 years, she worked for Dunkin Donuts, previously known as Mister Donut on Everett Avenue, retiring at the age of 83. She was also an active member of the Everett Moose.

She was the devoted wife of the late William B. Allen; devoted mother of Carol Giordano of Revere, June Falco and her husband, Anthony of East Windsor, New Jersey and the late Naomi “Jeannie” Hornbraye; dear sister of the late Jean Bowen, Sophie Gisetto, Joseph, Michael, Frank, Chester, Charles and William Nadworny; cherished grandmother of Stacey Zolla, Richard Giordano and Kelly and Sean Falco. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren: CJ, Angelo and Addario Zolla and Joseph and Jessica Giordano, her sister-in-law, Eva Nadworny of Peabody and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to Helen’s family, please visit

Walter ‘Fishcake’ ‘Wally’ Szczerbinski

Past Post Commander of PAV Post 13 of Chelsea

Walter F. Szczerbinski of Lynnfied, formerly of Chelsea and Peabody, passed away after a brief Illness on September 7 at the Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers.  He was 90 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the youngest of five children born to the late Vincent and Albina Szczerbinski.  He graduated from Chelsea High School, enlisted in the US Navy and served honorably during World War II.  While in the Navy, he served as a ships electrician and received additional training and education in public health.

He was honorably discharged in 1946 at the rank of Coxswain and returned to Chelsea to marry the former Theresa J. Branczewska. Together they raised a family of three daughters and one son.  Walter continued his education in public health.  He worked for many years as a Health Inspector for the cities of Chelsea and Salem.  He later took the position of health and environmental supervisor in the Emergency Department at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston.  After his retirement, he continued part time work as a security officer at Avnet in Peabody.

A resident of Chelsea for much of his life, he and his wife moved to Peabody in the 1980’s and settled in Lynnfield seven years ago.  He was a member, officer and past Post Commander of the PAV Post 13 of Chelsea. Walter enjoyed reading, bike riding and spending time with his beloved wife, family and grandchildren.

 In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his siblings: William and Charles Szczerbinski, Irene Lantych and Hedwig Kornack.  He is survived by his wife of 66 years Theresa J. Szczerbinski.  He was the devoted father and father-in-law of Anita M. Bedrosian and her late husband, Peter of Lynnfield, Judy Szczerbinski of Peabody, Mary Sciuto and her husband, David of Dunstable and Thomas J. Szczerbinski and his wife Andrea of Arlington, VA;  the cherished grandfather of Jessica and Matthew Bedrosian, Travis and Shannon Benson, Ryan and Justin Szczerbinski.

Funeral arrangements were by Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.  Should friends desire, contributions in Walter’s memory may be made to a charity of their choice.


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