Obituaries 04-20-2017

Teresa ‘Terry’ Torres

Medical billing specialist and animal lover, devoted to home and family

Teresa A. “Terry” Torres, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away at Merrimack Valley Hospice with her beloved family at her bedside on Wednesday, April 12. She was 52 years old.

Terry was born in Everett and raised in Chelsea, one of four children of the late George and Theresa (Witkowski) Trickett.  She graduated from Chelsea High School and worked for several years with Partners Health Care as a medical billing specialist and was on medical leave at the time of her passing.  Terry was a great animal lover and gave homes to a wide variety of pets of different species.  She loved traveling to the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Disney and to many varied destinations.  During her lifetime, she enjoyed watching “Hallmark” movies and she was devoted to home, family and her beloved granddaughter.

She is lovingly survived by her son and daughter, Trina Torres of Revere and Felix E. Torres of Chelsea and their father, Felix Torres and her treasured granddaughter, Jasmarie Morales.  She was the beloved sister of Donna Zybert of Newburyport, George Trickett and his wife, Donna of Groveland and Robert Trickett and his wife, Paula of Somerville and the cherished aunt of eight: David and Chris Zybert, Julie Chakrin, Jocelyn Zybert, Jonathan, Danny, Bryan and Robert Trickett.

Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, April 20 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 9:30 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.

Thomas Kowaleweski

Retired mechanical engineer; past member of the Polish Falcons Nest 485, Chelsea and faithful parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church

Thomas P. Kowaleweski passed away unexpectedly in his Winthrop home on Sunday, April 9.  He was 69 years old.

Born and raised in South Boston, one of two sons born to the late Walter and Pauline (Jakubowicz) Kowalewski, Tommy attended Boston Technical School and later Wentworth Institute of Technology where he received an Associate’s Degree in Engineering.

He married Linda A. (Wlodyka) and the couple settled for a time in Chelsea and North Reading before moving to Winthrop.  They spent 40 years together united in love and affection to the day of Linda’s passing in June of 2011.  He worked for many years as a mechanical engineer with Verizon.  He was a past member of the Polish Falcons Nest 485-Chelsea and a faithful parishioner and communicant at St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop.  Tom was an avid Boston sports fan who enjoyed golfing, cruises and traveling with family and friends.

He is survived by his brother and sister–in-law, Edward M. Kowalewski and his wife, Frances of Glen Allen, VA, his brother-in-law, Thomas Wlodyka and his wife, “Dolly” of Scituate. He was the cherished uncle of Christine O’Shea and her husband, Daniel of Glen Allen, VA, Leslie Delisle and her husband, Josh of Boston, Amy McLaughlin and her husband, Joseph of Rockland and Ross Wlodyka of Scituate. He was the loving great uncle of Connor, Kevin, Mari, Avery and Hunter and is also survived by many cousins, extended family members and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701 https://donate3.cancer.org/?lang=en or the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA.  01970 https://secure.northeastanimalshelter.org/memorial-tribute.php

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