Obituaries 02-08-2018

Patricia A. Lewin

March 14, 1938 – February 5, 2018

Patricia Lewin, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away on Monday, Feb. 5 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where she was receiving supportive care while battling several ongoing illnesses. She was 79 years old.

 Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a loving daughter and one of six children of the late Clarence W. and Catherine F. (Tumulty) Lewin. She attended St. Rose Elementary School and graduated from St. Rose High School. She worked for nearly 30 years for the Shawmut Bank as an Internal Auditor. Patricia was a devoted family caregiver. She enjoyed traveling but preferred a simple homebody life style.

In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by two brothers, John J. Lewin and William E. Lewin. She is lovingly survived by her dear sister, Marilyn F. Lewin of Chelsea, her brothers and their spouses; Robert G. Lewin and his wife, M. Terry Lewin of Chelsea and Kevin F. Lewin and his wife, Karen M. of Saugus. She was also the beloved aunt of Brian Patrick Lewin of Chelsea.
Family and friends are most kindly invited to visit and gather at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, Feb. 8 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The gathering will be immediately followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of their choice.

Patricia Muse

Devoted mother with a warm and welcoming personality

 Patricia M. Muse of Mill Street in Springvale, Maine died on Jan. 21 at the Southern Maine Healthcare in Biddeford. She was 61 years old.

Patricia was born on March 15, 1956 in Chelsea, the daughter of John and Clarice (Howe) Copello, Sr. She married Lawrence E. Muse on July 8, 2000 at the Gazebo in Goodall Park. Together they enjoyed trips to Nova Scotia, going to Dolly Wood in Tennessee and spending time in the Smokey Mountains.

Patricia worked for many years at the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit in the housekeeping department and also worked at the corner store by her home in Springvale. Patti was very excited and proud to obtain her GED through the adult education program; as she and her only daughter attended classes together. She enjoyed cross word puzzles and spending the day with her grandchildren and great grandchildren who called her Mimi. The holidays were extra special as she taught them the fine art of making their own Christmas wreaths. Patti was known to have an assortment of dogs in her life and believed in adoption through the local shelters.

Patti was a devoted mother with a warm and welcoming personality. She enjoyed a hot cup of coffee and visits with her sisters in Massachusetts. She will be dearly missed and her love and memories will live on within her large, extended family.

She is survived by her children, Sharon Copello and her son-in-law, James Moise of Salem, NH; her sons, James Copello of Springvale and Timothy Sweeney, Jr. of Sanford; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her four sisters, Paula MacDonald of Revere, Joanie Ely of Everett, Anna Breen of Lynn and Helen Fahey of Saugus and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Patti was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence E. Muse in 2014 and by her brother, John Copello, Jr. of Chelsea and Cathy Ippolito of California.

Funeral arrangements were by the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, Alfred, Maine. In lieu of flowers, and with Patti’s love of animals, memorial donations may be made to the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.

Raymond ‘Ray Cash’ Dalton

U.S. Airforce veteran; driver for Patriot Taxi

Lived at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home

Raymond Dalton passed away suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Son of the late Albert and Theresa Dalton; brother of Nancy Iovanna and her husband, Andrew of Revere,  Karen Dalton of Revere, Maureen Waddell and her husband, George of Beverly and Charles Dalton of Revere, and the late Denise Parsons, and her husband Steve Parsons. Ray is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held on Monday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s of Assumption Church on Washington Avenue, in Revere.

A private burial will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at a later date.

George Cox, Jr.

Decorated World War II Veteran

George L. Cox, Jr., 93, died Thursday, Feb. 1. He was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on Jan. 31, 1925 to the late George Leo and Estelle Griner Cox.  George was a decorated WWII Veteran participating in 23 missions in the Western Theater as a bombardier in the B-26 Martin-Marauder. After 20 years’ service, he retired as a master sargent in the U.S. Airforce, and later he retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Boston. George was an active member of the St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Danville, and a member of the American Legion Post, Stanford, KY.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Casey Cox of Danville, Ky.; one brother, Robert (Lorraine) Cox of Newton, Massachusetts; three sons, George (Kathy) Cox of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Stephen (Celia) Cox of Atlanta, Georgia, and Joseph (Susan) Cox of North Kingstown, Rhode Island; four daughters, Madeline Cox of Revere, Massachusetts, Peggy (Ron) Tudor of Lancaster, KY, Nancy (Kent) Glines of Lexington, KY, and Dian (Garry) Baker of Francestown, New Hampshire ; twenty-seven grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his first wife, Louise Gomes Cox, three sisters, and one brother,

The funeral mass will be at 1pm, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Danville.  The Celebrant will be Father Alan Carter. The Reverend Jane Love, pastor of The Presbyterian Church, will also participate in the service. Pall bearers will be grandsons, Brian Cox, Justin Campbell, Adam Stocker and Clay Stocker, with Honorary Pall Bearers Chris Roller and Ron Tudor. Interment will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.  Visitation will be 11am-1pm, Saturday, prior to the mass at the church.  Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Saufley Post #18.  Memorial donations are suggested to Heritage Hospice or Danville-Boyle Co. Humane Society.  The online guestbook is available at

Gertrude Bial

Co-owned Bial Upholstery in Boston, served as Chelsea B’nai B’rith President

Gertrude (Florence) Bial of Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Chelsea, entered into rest on Jan. 30 at the age of 94.

Gertrude was born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Myer Israel and Fannie (Raisman) Florence. She graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1941 and later attended Fisher College and Secretarial School. During World War II, she worked as a volunteer at the Naval Ship Yard. She was president of B’nai Brith in Chelsea,  executive secretary at American Biltrite Corporation and co-owner of the Bial Upholstery Company in Boston with her late husband, Norman Bial.

Gertrude was a homemaker, wonderful friend, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and will be greatly missed.

The devoted mother of Louis C. Bial and his late wife, Deborah, Roberta Pinta and her late husband, Howard and Scott N. Bial and his wife, Lisa, she was the cherished grandmother of Dr. Erica Bial and her husband, Todd Chapin, Lauren Bial Schneider and her husband, Eric, Matthew Bial and his wife, Dr. Wendy Glaberson, Jennifer Pinta, Natalie Pinta and her husband, Kevin Gonsalves, Adam J. Bial, Jason R. Bial, Jack F. Bial and Julia A. Bial, and great grandmother of Jacob, Nehemiah and Dayne Schneider and Jordan Bial. She was the loving sister of David Florence, Rosalie Cohen and the late Sylvia Sazinsky, Bernard Florence, Dr. Lewis Florence, Dr. Hyman Florence and Leonard Florence.

Funeral services were held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Canton. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation,, or Autism Speaks,

Stanetsky Memorial Chapel

(781) 821-4600

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