Obituaries 08-01-2019

Angelina DeRosa

Dec. 29, 1930 – July 21, 2019

Angelina A. DeRosa, a 70-year resident of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, July 21 at the age of 88.

Born and raised in East Boston, she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Louise (Salvatori) DeRosa.

Angie worked for many years as a legal secretary in East Boston for Charles J. Ligotti, Esq. and later with his successor Robert Constantino, Esq.  She was a lifelong parishioner at St Rose Church in Chelsea and sang in the church choir for many years. She was a talented home seamstress fashioning her own clothes and teaching sewing at East Boston High School. She also enjoyed baking and home gardening.

In addition to her parents, Angie was predeceased by her brother, Pasquale DeRosa, Jr. She is survived by her beloved sister, Marie DeRosa of Chelsea and Gertrude Dwyer of Newburyport and her dear brother, Nicholas DeRosa of Lynnfield. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of their choice.

Theresa Szczerbinski

August 8, 1926 – July 24, 2019

Theresa J. Szczerbinski passed away on Wednesday, July 24 at Sunrise of Lynnfield where she was residing in assisted living for the past two and a half years. She was in her 93rd year. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the only beloved daughter of the late Frank and Lottie (Nawrocki) Branczewski. Sometimes known as Tessie or Terry to her friends, Theresa attended Chelsea schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School.

She married Walter F. Szczerbinski and together they raised a family of three daughters and one son. From time to time, Terry worked outside of her home. She is remembered by her daughters for the time she worked at Bailey’s Ice Cream in Boston, preparing special treats for them when they visited their mom at work. She also performed secretarial services for a Chelsea realtor and later worked as a sales lady at the former Jordan Marsh in Peabody.

A resident of Chelsea for much of her life, she settled with her husband in Peabody in the 1980’s and settled in Lynnfield nine years ago.

She was a life-long supporting and devoted parishioner of St Stanislaus Church in Chelsea. She was active in parish life as a member of the former Ladies Sodality and church choir and she was also a longtime member of the former PAV Ladies Aux Post 13 in Chelsea. She enjoyed attending the many polka dances and other social affairs at the post.

In her lifetime, Tessie had a love of music, entertaining family and friends singing and playing the piano completely by ear. She is fondly remembered for her many baked goods and home style pastries.

Theresa was widowed by the passing of her beloved husband of 68 years in September of 2016. She was the dearly beloved mother and mother-in-law of Anita M. Bedrosian and her late husband, Peter, Jr. of Lynnfield, Judy Szczerbinski of Peabody, Mary Sciuto and her husband, David of Dunstable and Thomas J. Szczerbinski and his wife, Andrea of Arlington, VA; cherished grandmother of Jessica and Matthew Bedrosian, Travis and Shannon Benson and Ryan and Justin Szczerbinski.

Funeral arrangements were by Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Should friends desire, contributions in Theresa’s memory may be made to a charity of their choice.

Elba Mazier

Sept. 3, 1935 – July 26, 2019

Elba Mazier passed away on Friday, July 26 while receiving supportive care at Eastpointe Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea. She was 83 years old.

Born and raised in Trujillo Colon, Honduras, she was a daughter of the late Lorenzo Luna and Dora Mercado. Elba settled in Chelsea and made her home here for the past 35 years.

Elba was beloved by her community and was a longtime faithful communicant and parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Parish. Her life devotion was to home and family.

She was the widowed spouse of Arturo Modesto Mazier-Flowers. She is survived by her sons, Elvis Mazier of Chelsea, Melvin Mazier of Conneticut, Marlon Mazier of Boston and Cesar Luna of Colombia and by her many friends.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Her funeral will begin on Friday from the Welsh Funeral Home at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 10:00 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn. Funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.

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

Raymond LeClair

Chelsea Soldiers Home Maintenance Worker

Raymond J. LeClair, age 72,

passed away unexpectedly at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on Tuesday, July 23.  

Born and raised in Lowell, a son of the late Raymond, Sr. and Mary Alice (Colinge) LeClair, Ray attended school in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School. He enlisted in the US Army, served honorably during the Vietnam Era in a field artillery unit and was discharged in 1969. He worked as a drywall installer for many years and for the past several years he was a maintenance worker at the Chelsea Soldiers Home.

Ray, a longtime resident at the Chelsea Soldiers Home Dormitory, is remembered by the other residents, workers and many friends for his congeniality and willingness to help others.

He is survived by his sister Linda Strand, brother Kenneth LeClair and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service with Military Honors was held on Thursday, July 25 in the Martin Auditorium and the Home’s Chaplin, Rev. Patrick Healy and Superintendent Cheryl Poppe led those gathered in fond tribute and remembrances to Ray.

Jose Orlando Paz

Of Chelsea

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday by Rev. Reynaldo Escobar in St. Rose of Lima   Church for Jose Orlando Paz who passed away in the peaceful surroundings of his Chelsea home in the presence of his loving family.  He was 75 years old.

Services   concluded   with   Jose   being   placed   to   rest   in   Pine   Grove Cemetery in Lynn. 

Born in San Pedro Sula Honduras, the beloved son of Ana Rosa Martinez of Chelsea and the late Ignacio Paz,  Jose grew up and attended school in La Lima Honduras and came to the

United States as a young man, settling in Chelsea in 1981.  He has been a Chelsea resident for the past 38 years.  Jose worked as a chauffeur for Wing’s temporary employment agency, driving workers to and from their daily assignments.

A hardworking man, he was an inspiration instilling the virtues of honest work and education to his beloved nieces and nephews.  His life was devoted to supporting his home and extended family.  He enjoyed soccer, favoring teams Lempira and Maratone.  He is survived by his belove mother, Ana R. Martinez, his son, Calin Paz in Mexico, his loving sister, Teresa Martinez of Chelsea and several brothers and sisters here and in Honduras.   He was the cherished uncle of Teresa Garcia, Dennis Garcia, Gabriella Garcia, Jorge Garcia, Olga Rodriguez and their families. 

Arrangements were under the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Chelsea.

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