Obituaries 07-12-018

Roy Scally

Overcame Cerebral Palsy to live a full and productive life

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte.107) Revere on Friday, July 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. for Roy T. Scally, a lifelong Chelsea resident, who passed away on Wednesday, July 4 following a brief battle with lung cancer and a lifelong disability with Cerebral Palsy. He was 76 years old.

Since August of 1991, Roy lived independently after the passing of his dear mom, Mildred F. (Silva) Scally.

Roy was born in Everett and lived his entire life in Chelsea. As a youngster, he attended the Williams School in Chelsea. He enjoyed being tutored by his mom, for in the 1950s, when he was a student, accommodations for the disabled were nowhere to be found. Thankfully, the world and all else has become accessible to each and every one regardless of disability or handicap.

Roy’s struggle with mobility did not deter him from entering the work force. He worked as a packer for the Revere Smoked Fish Co. of Chelsea for some 10 years and later worked in maintenance at local restaurants and coffee shops. He enjoyed riding his motorized scooter all over the area and for the excitement he received and the many friends and acquaintances he secured. This fine gentleman should prove to be an inspiration to any and all dealing with adversity.

He was the devoted and cherished son of the late Mildred F. (Silva) Scally and the late William Scally; the dear brother to William C. Scally and his wife, Lorraine Scally of Revere and the  late Carole Charles and her late husband, Walter Charles of Florida. Many nieces and nephews also survive Roy.

The family gratefully acknowledges and publicly addresses heartfelt joy to the entire staff at the Leonard Florence Center for Living with the care afforded their brother Roy and to them, as well. Because of that, rather than flowers, the family asks that remembrances be made to the Leonard Florence Center for Living, 165 Captain’s Row, Chelsea, MA 02150. For more information, please visit

Ann Vozella

Bookkeeper for Vozella Electric and St. Stanislaus School substitute teacher

A funeral for Ann (Gymziak) Vozella of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, who passed away in the Salem Woods Nursing Home of Salem, N.H., following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease will be held in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Wednesday, July 11, at 10 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born and raised in Chelsea, Ann was a graduate of of Chelsea High School, Class of 1960. Her working career included her bookkeeping position at Vozella Electric of Chelsea for several years. Later, she held the position of “substitute” teacher in St. Stanislaus School of Chelsea.

Ann and her husband, Tony lived in Chelsea and Winthrop for many years until moving to Salem, N.H., in 1974. Although, geographically they were at a distance, they kept a tight and firm grip on the friends and friendships they made in Chelsea and Winthrop. She was a remarkable homemaker and caregiver for her family. She had an interest in many topics, which accounted for her avid interest in books. Among Ann’s prized and dearest possessions were her books (volumes and boxes).

The beloved wife of 41 years to Anthony S. Vozella of Salem, N.H., formerly of Chelsea, she was the cherished mother of Kelly Anne Dortona and her husband, David of Salem, N.H., Christopher J. Manning of Londonderry, N.H., Anthony V. Vozella and his wife Nancy of Saugus, Susan M. Goss and her husband, Robert “Bobby” of Everett and the late Linda Greene and her late husband, Paul; the dear sister to John Gymziak and his wife, Linda of Georgetown and the late Raymond Gymziak;  the devoted grandmother to Mark R. Wehrer, Annemarie J. Wehrer, Adam and Callie Michalsky, Jason T. Michalsky, Jaime B. Vozella, Anthony Vozella, IV, Stephanie Vozella, Paul Greene, Nicholas “Nick” Greene, Robert “Bobby” Goss, Lance Goss, Donnie, Bobby and Matt Dortona and the late Angelina Goss and Katie Vozella. She is also lovingly survived by seven great-grandchildren: Nathan Goss-Ventullo, C.J. Goss, Matthew and Mia Goss, Paul Greene, Caylee Hickman, Camila Goss and the late Brodie Goss-Feeley. Several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive her.     In lieu of flowers, remembrances​ may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. For more information, please visit

Marie Trainor

Accomplished seamstress

Marie E. (Arsenault) Trainor, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died suddenly on July 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  She was 93 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late John Oscar and Helen (Cassie) Arsenault, she graduated from St. Rose High School, Class of 1943 and worked as a bookkeeper for Brown Bros. Harriman in Chelsea for several years before her marriage to James E. Trainor.  They lived in Mill Hill, Chelsea for many years.

Marie was tragically widowed in 1978 when her husband, a Chelsea firefighter, died in the line of duty fighting a fire on New Years Eve.  Marie was devoted to home and was an accomplished seamstress.

She was the beloved mother of Patricia Ann Walsh, James M. Trainor and the late Kathleen M. Blizzard, the cherished grandmother of Kathryn Trainor Walsh and James O’Brien Walsh.

Funeral Services will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, on Saturday, July 14, at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Salvation Army or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Virginia Grayson

Aug. 24, 1932 — July 2, 2018

Virginia M. Grayson of Salem, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on July 2.

The beloved wife of the late Bernard T. Grayson, Sr., she was the devoted mother of William Grayson of Salem, Dorothy Grayson and her husband William Papa of Salem, Bernard Grayson and his wife Cathryn of Tewksbury, John Grayson and his wife, Lori of Reading and the late Ginny Pothier Grayson; daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude Garrity, sister of the late Rev. Francis D. Garrity and the late Gertrude Trusselle and her late husband, Robert; loving grandmother of Kristin Loehning and David Pietrantonio, Maura and Billy Grayson, Christopher and Matthew Pothier, Kevin, Megan and Brian Grayson, Hannah, Catherine and Caroline Grayson and great-grandmother of Grayson James Loehning. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial-Frank A. Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Remembrances in her name may be made to the Jeanne Jugan Residence, Little Sisters Of The Poor, 186 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143. For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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