Obituaries 08-24-2017

James Joseph Warren ll

Sports lover

James Joseph Warren II of Chelsea passed away suddenly in his home on August 13

at the age of 48.

James attended Chelsea public schools in his youth and had a love for baseball and every sport.

He was the beloved son of James and Karen Warren of Chelsea and is survived by his brother, Jerimy Warren of Chelsea, sister,  Janeen Deleon and her husband, Osiris and nieces and nephews, Tayla and Jeremy Warren and Kamryn and Kollin Deleon of Peabody.

All services were held privately.

Francisca Rivera

Retired seamstress and hand stitcher, nurturer and caregiver

Francisca Rivera of Chelsea died peacefully Sunday morning with her family by her side at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness.  She was 89 years old.

The devoted wife of Eusebio  Rivera, she was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Gregorio and Adelina (Cortes Arce) Cortes Roman. She has lived in Chelsea for many years.

Francisca was employed for many companies, but was mainly a seamstress and hand stitcher her whole life before she retired many years ago. She was a care giver who helped nurture and raise many children of the neighborhood and was an inspiration to all who knew her and loved her including her many children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, and of course the neighborhood children.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived eight children: Eida Feliciano of Littleton, Domingo and Sigfredo Feliciano, both of Chelsea, Nelson Feliciano of Beverly, Jennifer Morales of Peabody, Steve

Rivera of Tewksbury, Jacqueline Forstrom of Clinton and Randall Rivera of Florida; 21  grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday August 26 at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 40 Hy-Sil Ave, Revere, to which relatives and friends are kindly welcome to attend.

Arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody.  Visit  to sign on-line obituary.

Alice Williams

Revere native, resident of Chelsea and Florida

Alice L. (Upton) Williams died at the residence of her daughter, Sandra, where she has made her home for the past two years. She was 91 years old.

Alice was born and raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School in 1943. She married and raised her family in Revere for more than 40 years. They moved to Chelsea where they remained for about 10 years and where she and her late husband were very active in the Mill Hill Naturalization Club of Chelsea until 1996 when her beloved husband, Wilfred H. “Bill” Williams, Jr. passed unexpectedly on October 11, 1996.

In 1998, she moved to Florida with her daughter, Donna E. Williams and remained there until moving back to New England when Donna passed in 2015.

She was the devoted mother of Sandra E. “Sandy” Johnson and her husband, John E. of Melvin Village, NH, JoAnn A. Williams of Brattleboro, Vermont and the late Donna E. Williams; the dear sister of Lawrence Upton of Hallandale, Florida and the late: Robert F., John, William, Thomas and Edward Upton, Dorothy Cuningham and Marilyn Perry. She was the cherished grandmother to: Jennifer J. Bennett and her husband, Sean of Concord, NH, Jason J. Johnson and his wife, Courtney of Birmingham, Alabama, Matthew Flake of Everett, Jon W. Johnson and his wife, Jill of Avon, CT., Anna Quinn and her husband, John of Brattleboro, VT, Joshua W. Johnson and his wife, Meghan of Wolfboro, NH and Kelsey Carew of Queens, NY. She is also lovingly survived by 11 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Inc. of Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite Hospice Organization, in memory of Alice L. Williams. For additional information, please visit

Alexandra Judith Milroy’

Make-Up Artist

Private funeral services were held last week for Alexandra J. Milroy who passed away unexpectedly at 28 years of age on Friday evening, August 11.

She was thebeloved daughter of Paula A. Matrinko and Bryce Milroy. “Alex” spent her early years in Quincy, moved to Malden as a young girl and has resided in Chelsea for the past five years. She attended elementary school in Malden and the Northeast Regional Vocational School in Wakefield. She graduated Metro-Tech in 2007 with a certificate in cosmetology and continued her education at the David Nicholas Institute.

She worked as a make-up specialist for Sephora and was recently employed at Tweed Barber Shop in downtown Boston.   She enjoyed being a Make-Up Artist, time with friends and listening to music. She will always be remembered as being a great friend, her overwhelming personality and her loving but sometimes sarcastic wit.     She willforever be the beloved daughter of Paula A. Matrinko of Chelsea and Bryce A. Milroyand his wife, Laureen of Brockton; loving sister of Dominic M. Milroy of Chelsea, Jason and Matthew  Ignacio of Dartmouth and Meghan Rego and her fiancé, Kevin Pineirho of New Bedford. She was the dearly loved grandniece of Jenny Markevich and the cherished niece of Michael and Cheryl Matrinko, Nicolas Matrinko. She was the adored godmother to Aubrey Matrinko; cherished granddaughter of the late Paul and Nella (Markevich) Matrinko, Bryce and Ann “Chickie” Milroy and loving aunt to Hannah and Leah Ignacio, Marissa Pineirho and Joseph Ignacio. She is also survived by many loving cousins.

Should friends desire, contributions in Alexandra’s memory may be made to St. JudeChildren’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.   For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Lorenzo Roderico Sanchez

Longtime fleet auto/truck mechanic for Republic Services

Lorenzo Roderico Sanchez passed away at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston

surrounded by his family on Monday, August 14. He was 60 years old.

Born and raised in San Jose de Idolo,

Suchitepéquez, Guatemala. he was one of eight children born to Nicolasa Amanda

Rodas-Merida of Texas and the late Rodrigo Sanchez-Flores. He received his early

education in Guatemala.

As a young man in his early twenties, Lorenzo immigrated to the United States and first settled in Somerville. He also resided for several years in Medford. He was the father of three children. For the last 10 years, Lorenzo resided in Lynn and was employed for many years as a fleet Auto/Truck Mechanic working for Republic Services in Boston.

Lorenzo’s favorite pastimes revolved around his family and friends, especially his children and all of his favorite nieces and nephews.  He enjoyed all things related to cars and trucks and will be fondly remembered for his calm and peaceful demeanor.

He is lovingly survived by his children: Maximiliana “Millie” Sanchez and her

husband, Brian Latter of Chelsea, Sandy Sanchez of Roxbury and Jeffrey Sanchez of

Revere.   He was the spouse of Maria Olga Sanchez de Cabral of Medford and the

cherished grandfather of Marissa, Aaron, Aiyanna and Adriana.  He is also survived by

three   beloved   brothers, four   adoring   sisters  and  by many   loving   nieces   and


Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Lorenzo is to be repatriated to his home country next week for entombment in his family’s mausoleum in the cemetery at San Jose de Idolo, Suchitepéquez in Guatemala. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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