Obituaries 03-28-2019

Hector Corchado Gonzales

Oct. 30, 1937 — March 19, 2019

Hector Corchado Gonzalez of Medway died Tuesday, March 19 at Medway Country Manor in Medway following a long illness. He was 81 years old.

He leaves his wife of 47 years, Ana, his three sisters, a son, Hector, and two daughters, Yuria and Sahara, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many longtime friends.

He was born and raised in Isabela Puerto Rico, the son of Rosauro and Julia Corchado. In his early years, Hector helped work the family farm and learned to fix cars. He left Puerto Rico as a young man for the U.S., worked hard and forged many solid friendships along the way. He met Ana in the late 1960s and together they created a family. Hector was a loving father and a good provider who always had his family’s best interests at heart. Hector will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere on Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to Parkinson Research Foundation, 5969 Cattleridge Blvd., Suite 100, Sarasota, FL 34232

Rogelio Sanchez

July 19, 1937 — March 21, 2019

Rogelio Sanchez of Jamaica Plain, formerly of Chelsea and Guatemala, passed away on Thursday, March 21 after a brief illness while at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

He was born and raised in San Jose el Idolo, Guatemala, and came to the United States as a young man, settling in Chelsea and residing here for many years. He has been living in Jamaica Plain for the last 10 years.

He worked for NECCO in Revere producing their renowned candies for several years. He enjoyed passing time sitting by his apartment window and watching his favorite television shows while observing the coming and goings of his neighbors and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ofelia Ruiz de Sanchez at home in Guatemala. He was the beloved father of Elcida Sanchez, Olga Sanchez and Antonio Sanchez, all of Chelsea. He was the brother of Natividad Sanchez of Jamaica Plain and Julio Sanchez of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandfather of Sayra Hernandez and Luis Hernandez and is also survived by several additional grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea and  Rogelio will be returned to Guatemala for burial in municipal cemetery in San Jose el Idolo. Arrangements were by Anthony Memorial-Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home.

MaryEllen ‘Mel’ Appleby

Aug. 6, 1959 — Dec. 15, 2018

MaryEllen ‘Mel’ Appleby of Beaufort, South Carolina passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 15, 2018 at her residence. She was 59 years old.

The daughter of the late Howard and Martha (Kobernik) Appleby, Mary Ellen was born in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 6, 1959.

Mel, as she was known to family and friends, recently retired from Beaufort Memorial Hospital where she worked as a Registered Nurse since 1983. Mel loved helping the sick and hurting. For over 30 years she was devoted to caring for patients in the emergency department and found great fulfillment training new nurses. Mel’s passion inspired her niece to pursue a professional nursing career.

Not only was her nursing knowledge extensive, she also cultivated a love of history and the arts through military world travel in her early and adult years. Mel was deeply loved by her family. She is remembered fondly for her sense of humor, generosity, compassion for those in need, people and animals. She especially loved rescuing cats.

Mary Ellen is survived by her two brothers; Mark Appleby and his husband, Keith DuBois of Savannah, Ga., and Matthew Appleby and his wife, Diane of Harvest, Ala., nieces: Sara Haire and her husband, Daniel, Jennifer Lockhart and her husband, Brian; nephews: Jacob Appleby and his wife, Megan and Joshua Appleby and his wife, Leslie. She is also survived by two grandnieces and five grand nephews.

 Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to visit on Saturday, March 30h at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea from 10:30 to 11 a.m. followed by a celebration of her life in the funeral home at 11 a.m. The Funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Tabby House, 2127 Boundary St., #13, Beaufort, SC 29906.

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