Obituaries 11-16-2017

Joseph Yannizze, Jr.

Of Malden

Joseph Yannizze, Jr. of Malden died on November 9.

He is survived by his former wife, Carmella (Sofia).  He was the devoted father of Mildred Mannion and her husband, Keith Newins of Revere, Carmella Trodden and her husband, William of North Carolina and Joseph Yannizze III of New Hampshire; cherished grandfather of Jamie, Jenni, Joey, Anthony, Christopher and great grandfather of Jackson.  Joseph is also a brother to Maryann, Peggy, Bobby, Marcia, Patrick and Jimmy.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute , P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA. For guest book please visit

Luis Arroyo-Sanchez

Auto mechanic at Town Fair Auto in Everett

Luis A. Arroyo-Sanchez, a Chelsea resident for most of his life, died tragically while walking home from work on Tuesday evening, November 7. He was 27 years old.

Luis was a loving son of Ana L. Sanchez and Angel L. Arroyo. He was raised in Chelsea and Revere throughout his early years and graduated from Revere High School 10 years ago.

Louis was a trained auto mechanic who received his certificates in automotive repair from Job Corps in Vermont and New Jersey.  He has been working as a mechanic at Town Fare Tire in Everett for the last three years.

In his too brief lifetime, Luis loved his family and was passionate about all things surrounding cars; he had a penchant for “JDM” cars and was a great fan of the Boston Celtics and NE Patriots.

To mourn his passing and treasure his memory, he leaves his loving parents Ana L. Sanchez of Ft. Meyers, Florida and Angel L. Arroyo of Chelsea, five beloved brothers: Jose Lehardy of Salem, NH, Angel Arroyo of Ft. Meyers, Christian Arroyo, Brian Arroyo and Derek Arroyo, all of Chelsea. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home Chelsea.  Committal and interment were private.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

Chester Galewski

Of Florida, formerly of Chelsea

Chester J. Galewski of Tequesta, FL, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 12 after a long battle with COPD. He was 74 years old.

He was a graduate of Chelsea High School and worked at Global Petroleum for 38 years as a Truck Driver and Terminal Operator. He was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 25 Union of Boston as well as an active member of the Teamsters Local 25 Retirees Chapter. He was also an active member of St. Stanislaus Parish and the Polish Political Club in Chelsea.

The son of the late Chester F. Galewski and Rita Galewski, he was born in Chelsea and was a resident for 69 years. He was the husband of Deborah Galewski for 40 years and the father of Krystal Gadless and her husband, William of Boca Raton, FL, Shannon Scolly and her husband, Joseph of Jupiter, FL, the late James J. Galewski and his wife, Lisa of Castle Rock, WA, and the late Chester F. Galewski II; the brother of Joanne Hendrick and her husband, Paul of Newark, DE, Linda Caruso and her husband, Savy of Swampscott and the late Maureen Galewski. He is survived by five grandchildren: Taylor Scolly and Joey Scolly, Jr. of Jupiter, FL, Amanda Valentine, Amber Ripp, and Zack Galewski and great grandson Clyde Ripp of Washington state.

A visitation service in his memory will be held at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center ,St. Jupiter, FL 33458 on Friday, November 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church,   204 U.S. 1, Tequesta, FL 33469 on Saturday, November, 18 at 10 a.m. A reception will follow at Vulcano’s Italian Restaurant, 221 South U.S. 1, Tequesta, FL 33469. In lieu of flowers, , memorial donations may be made to your local hospice.

Molly Devonick

Retired Secretary/Bookkeeper for both Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea and Chelsea YMHA and lifelong volunteer

Molly (Miller) Devonick of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, beloved wife of the late Irving Devonick, died Saturday, November 11 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her loving family.  She was 97 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Louis and Sarah (Tansman) Miller, she was raised and educated in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1938. Molly retired as the bookkeeper and secretary for Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea and the Chelsea Y.M.H.A. She was a member of the JRC Swampscott Auxiliary, Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Auxiliary, the Jewish Historical Society of the North Shore, did life long volunteerism at the Chelsea Y.M.H.A, the Chelsea Memorial Hospital, the Leonard Florence Assisted Living and was also an air raid warden during World War II.

She is survived by her son, David Devonick and his wife, Svetlana of Berkeley, NJ, her loving grandchildren, Jeremy, Lisa, Katie and great grandchildren, Elias and James. She was predeceased by her son, Michael Devonick,  brother, Benjamin Miller and sisters, Betty Friedland and Jean Gilman.

Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Interment and shiva was private. Contributions in her memory may be made to: Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea 60 Tudor St. Chelsea, MA 02150 or Kaplan Family Hospice House 78 Liberty St. Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook:

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