Obituaries 04-18-2019

Laura Covino

Retired Chelsea School Cafeteria manager

Laura M. (Bishop)  Covino, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, wife of the late Bernard Covino,  passed away at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Everett at the age of 76 on April 10.

For many years and until her retirement, she worked as a manager for the Chelsea School System Cafeteria.

She was the devoted mother of Darlene Rounbehler of Chelsea, Donna Fineberg of Salem, Michael Covino of Chelsea and the late Nicholas Covino; beloved sister of Barbara Utcsch of Maine, Marie E. Bishop of Chelsea and the late Raymond Bishop; cherished grandmother of George Covino and his wife, Maria of Methuen, Gina Smith of Beverly, Nicole Bower and Jessica Covino, both of New Hampshire, Krystal and Kari and the late Anthony Covino. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Giovanni, Nina and Gia Covino, all of Methuen and Ryan, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Celebration of Life in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea today, Thursday, April 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. Committal Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or at or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at

Marion Seigal

Former Elder Services cook at Chelsea YMHA

Marion Seigal of Chelsea, beloved wife of the late Morris H. Seigal, died April 13, at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home surrounded by her family. She was 96 years old.

Born, raised and educated in Chelsea, she was a graduate of Chelsea High School and  the loving daughter of the late Barnett and Mary (Sklar) Feinberg.

Marion was employed at the YMHA of Chelsea as a cook for the elder services for 20 plus years. She enjoyed playing canasta with her friends and most of all enjoyed time with her family. She will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her children: Jeffrey Seigal and his wife, Sheara, Jay Seigal and his wife, Patricia and Maxine Ebb and her husband, Michael; her grandchildren: Lisa and Barry Chesky, John and Corey Ebb, Adam Seigal and his fiancé, Sarah, Jared Seigal and his fiancé, Therese, Kara Seigal, Aaron Seigal, Jason Seigal; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings: Ida Mann, Beatrice Sugarman and Harry Feinberg. 

Graveside services were held on April 16 at the Everett Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Morris H. Seigal Scholarship Fund c/o Chelsea High School, 299 Everett Ave., Chelsea, MA 02151. For guest book

Carmen Nieves Flores

May 5, 1969 – April 15, 2019

Carmen C. Nieves Flores passed away Monday morning, April 15 in the peaceful surroundings of her Chelsea home with her loved ones nearby. She was 49 years old.

Born in Boston, a daughter of Donna Reardon of Jamaica Plain and Jorge Nieves of Puerto Rico, Carmen attended local schools, graduated from Chelsea High School and continued her education at Bunker Hill Community College.

For the past 21 years, she was the membership director for the Jordan Boys and Girls Club in Chelsea. Her life’s devotion was to family and fashion. She enjoyed traveling to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and dancing or walking the entire length of Revere Beach with an occasional stop at Kelly’s on the beach.

A past survivor of breast cancer, Carmen was an advocate for cancer awareness and participated annually in the Dana Farber Cancer Walk. She is fondly remembered for her love of fashion and glamour.

Donna was predeceased by two of her brothers. She is the forever beloved mother of Geraldo Flores of Chelsea, Ashley Flores of Lynn and Alonzo Flores of Revere; loving daughter of Donna Reardon of Jamaica Plain and Jorge Nieves of Puerto Rico; cherished “Glamma” of Letizia Flores and Milena Flores and the former wife of Geraldo Flores of Saugus. She is also survived by three sisters, five brothers, many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend her funeral at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea at 9 a.m. today,  Thursday, April 18 followed by a Funeral Blessing in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with committal prayers at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. The funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.

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