John ‘Skip’ Wronski
John V. “Skip” Wronski passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, November 26, at the William Child Hospice facility in Palm Bay Florida. He was 84 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he was one of three children of the late William and Mary Wronski. John graduated from Chelsea High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served honorably during the Korean Conflict as a Senior Machinists Mate aboard the U.S.S. Wrangell. He was honorably discharged in 1955.
He returned to Chelsea and married Beryl (Shine), together they raised three daughters. John later worked for the Polaroid Corporation as an H.V.A.C. specialist at the Cambridge facility. After retiring from Polaroid, John enjoyed over thirty years of retirement, traveling and wintering in Florida. He enjoyed ocean cruises with friends and family. John “Skip” was very active walking several miles per day. He enjoyed reading the paper on a daily basis.
In addition to his wife and parents “Skip” was also preceded in death by one of his daughters, Laura Aldrich. He is survived by siblings; Leona M. Grabowski and his brother-in-law, Frank Grabowski, Richard J. Wronski and sister-in-law, Carol Ann Wronski, his two daughters, Donna M. Atwood and son-in-law Gregg Atwood, and Denise Stevens. He is also survived by his six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to gather and attend a Funeral Mass in his honor on Saturday, January 7 at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea. Services will conclude with Military Honors and Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Should friends desire, contributions in John’s memory may be made to may be made to a charity of their choice. Arrangements are by the Anthorny Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.
Her love for family, laughter with friends and infamous ‘kitchen stick’ are treasured memories shared by all who knew and loved her
Jennie G. (Bruno) Gulizia gently passed away on December 29 in the peaceful surroundings of her Chelsea home and in the presence of her loving and caring family. She was 92 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was one of seven children born to the late Giuseppe and Grace (Manganaro) Bruno. She attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. In the 1940’s, shortly after World War II, she caught the eye of a young man, Joseph P. Gulizia. They wed in 1950 and together spent the next 61 years together raising their family of four daughters in Chelsea. Jennie also worked outside of her home with the Chelsea School Department leading cafeteria workers preparing school meals at the Mary C. Burke and Shurtleff Schools. In her earlier days, she worked as a seamstress in the Boston garment district. She would also used these skills in her home to craft and mend clothing for her family.
Throughout her lifetime, she enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Her home and kitchen were always open like “Grand Central Station,” cooking splendid meals for her family, always having room for that unexpected and always welcome guest. Her love for family, laughter with friends and the infamous “kitchen stick” are treasured memories shared by all who knew and loved her.
Jennie was widowed in 2011 with the passing of her husband, Joseph. She was also preceded in death by her sister and brothers: the late Marie Casey, Joseph Bruno, Albert Bruno, Paul Bruno and Carmelo Bruno. She is survived by her beloved daughters and sons-in-law; Mary Grace Fusco and her husband, Edward “Ted” of Winthrop, Ann Welsh and her husband, William “Buddy” of Revere, Jean Jandrys and Judith Gulizia, both of Chelsea. She will forever be the cherished grandmother of Jennifer Hoye, Teddy Fusco, Nicole Welsh, Michael Welsh, Gregory Jandrys and Stephanie Jandrys and adored great grandmother of Jimmy, Abby and Joseph Hoye, Mia and Katie Burke and Michael, Evan and Ian Welsh.
Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, January 5 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. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923
Woodlawn Cemetery groundskeeper
Ismael Concepcion of Chelsea died suddenly on December 28. He was 53 years old.
Born in 1963 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, he was one of many children of Javier Concepcion and Isabel Chavez Concepcion of Mayaguez. Ismael came to Cambridge with his family as a young boy and received his early education at Cambridge schools. His family later settled in Chelsea and he has resided in Chelsea for most of his life.
For the past 18 years, Ismael worked as a seasonal groundskeeper at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. He was married to Norma Salinas and together they have made their home in Chelsea.
He enjoyed time playing cards with family and friends and sharing time with his grandson, Daniel. Ismael enjoyed working outdoors and took great pleasure helping family or friends with home maintenance projects with especially painting as his specialty.
He is survived by his parents and his beloved wife of 17 years Norma Salinas of Chelsea, two children; Ismael, Jr. and Joselyn, his step-daughter, Carla and several additional step-children, his beloved grandson, Daniel and many grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous siblings including locally his brothers; Thomas, Richard, Javier, Christopher, Michael and Zacharias and sisters, Evyette and Ilana and many others residing in New Jersey and New Hampshire.
His Funeral was conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.