Obituaries 11-15-2018

Jose Miguel Arroyo

Of East Boston, formerly of Chelseaand Puerto Rico

Jose Miguel Arroyo passed away Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a long illness.  He was 53 years old.

Born in Patillas Puerto Rico, he was one of nine children given to the union of Inocencia Morales of Chelsea and the late Regino Arroyo, Sr.

He resided in Chelsea as a young boy, attended local schools and returned to Puerto Rico to complete his formal education.  He worked in the masonry construction field as a general laborer and assistant mason. He returned to the area and has been residing in East Boston for the past 10 years.

Jose enjoyed fishing, playing baseball and pick-up basketball games with friends.

He is survived by his beloved life companion, Maria Gomez of East Boston.  He was the devoted father of Kayla Arroyo and Emmanuel Arroyo-Santana, both of Florida; loving son of Inocencia Morales of Chelsea and the late Regino Arroyo Sr.; dear brother Hector Arroyo, Eulalia Arroyo,

Emerita Arroyo, Ernesto Arroyo, Rafael Arroyo, Orlando Arroyo, Regina Arroyo, Jr. and Iris Arroyo and is also survived by many extended family members and friends.

Family and friends are most kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, today, Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m.   The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Robert “Duff” Duffy

Formerly of Chelsea

Robert K. “Duff” Duffy of Norwich, CT, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers after a long illness. He was 64 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, Robert was a son of the late Lawrence Joseph Duffy and Beatrice Aldene (Boudreau) Duffy. He attended Chelsea High School and was known to friends and classmates as “Duff.” He was the devoted husband of the late Amalia Passos-Duffy and together they resided in Norwich CT. Robert “Duff,” who has been widowed for the past two years, worked with various enterprises throughout his life and for several years he was a manager with Mohegan Sun Casino in Conneticut. Robert “Duff” was a longtime member of the Chelsea Sagamore and 5-2 Social Club and liked socializing with his friends at the Brown Jug. An avid music enthusiast, he enjoyed playing guitar and instructed his nephews how to play. Duff was a great conversationalist who enjoyed discussing politics and environmental issues. He will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was also predeceased by his brothers: Lawrence, Arthur and Stephen Duffy. He is survived by his loving sisters: Dianne Cady of Saugus, Kathleen Campbell and her partner Steve Viviano of Revere, Marie Duffy of Salem and Arlene Ellard-Duffy of Beverly. He was the godson of Robert and Anna Veader of Winthrop. He was also the devoted uncle of Lauren, Karen, Robert, Stephen, Toni, Renea, Barry and Darren; and is survived by several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice 75 Sylvan St., Ste 102-B, Danvers MA 01923.

Arrangements are by Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.

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