Obituaries 09-26-2019

John Gonzalez

March 28, 1998 – September 19, 2019

It is with great sadness to announce that John Gonzalez passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.  He is survived by his mother, Alba Rodriguez, sister, Paula Abreu and girlfriend, Sarah Crowley. He is joining his five siblings: Jonathan 11, Jesse 9, Jose 4, Ramon 2 and Alba N. 8 months old, all who passed away in a 1994 fire on Essex Street, Chelsea.

He will be missed by many, including his aunts, uncle, cousins and friends; he was a fun and loving person.  

He was an HVAC graduate of Northeast Vocational in Wakefield. He volunteered for many years, in his younger years, in the community of Chelsea as a peer leader and as a member of the Lewis Latimer Society with Leo and Ron Robinson.

His favorite saying was “Hi My name is John Gonzalez” he would introduce himself to everyone regardless if he knew them or not. We used to call him the Politician.  He, without a doubt, was the life of the party.  

John, you will always leave an imprint on this earth, because of the kindness, happiness and joy you gave to everyone. I hope you make the rest of your brothers and sister and grandfather smile in heaven, we will all miss you, thank you for your time here with us.

Family and friends will honor John’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 12 (noon) to 3 p.m. A Funeral Mass in celebration of John’s life will be held on Monday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose Church on Broadway, Chelsea. Services will conclude with John being laid to rest at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit

Richard Ben Hachey

1930 – 2019

Richard Ben Hachey, 89, passed away Sept. 14 at the Katzman Center for Living in Chelsea.

He was born in Everett on March 9, 1930, the son of Joseph and Lydia Hachey.  He attended Chelsea schools through ninth grade, worked various jobs in Chelsea, married Claire Jackson of Lynn in 1951 and lived in Malden.  The couple had two sons, Richie and Walter Joseph.  They then bought a house in the Linden section of Malden.

Richard was a member of Roofers Union Local 33 for almost 60 years and drove a taxi in Chelsea for Square Cab Co most winters. 

He enjoyed a good game of cribbage, Texas Hold ‘Em and golf and loved the Red Sox, especially Williams and Yaz.  He loved sharing time with his granddaughter, Jessice, including breakfast at the Doo Wop Diner and Prince Pizza. 

In the last four years, residing at Atria Marland Place in North Andover and Cohen Florence Estates at Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea with his companion Jill Gallo, they lived comfortable lives. 

Richard was predeceased by his wife, Claire and son Richie of Malden. He leaves behind his son, Joe and daughter-in-law, Kathy and granddaughter, Jessica and her husband, David of Salem, NH.

His family gives a heartfelt thank you to the people at Cohen Florence and the Katzman Center for Richard’s care. 

Services will be held at a later date.

Warren Ostler

April 23, 1947 – Sept. 18, 2019

Warren M. Ostler, 72, passed away unexpectedly in his Saugus home on Wednesday, Sept. 18. 

Born and raised in Chelsea, a son of Gertrude (Foote) Ostler and the late Donald W. Ostler,  Warren attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School.  He enlisted in the US Army in 1966 and served honorably in Vietnam.  He was discharged as a Private SP-4 in 1968 and returned home to Chelsea. 

Shortly after his return, Warren attended and graduated from Burdette College in Boston.  He married Christine A. (Coddington) in 1971 and settled in Chelsea raising their son and Christine’s daughter. 

He moved to Vermont with his young family where he worked supporting his family as a self-employed communication engineer.  He settled for a time to Florida, returning briefly to Vermont, later to Revere and for the past 20 years, Warren resided in Saugus. 

He was widowed 19 months ago after sharing 46 years together with his beloved wife, Christine. 

In his lifetime, Warren was an avid reader, enjoyed outdoor activities, hunting and fishing and time home gardening with his wife. 

In addition to his wife, Warren was also predeceased by his father, Donald W. Ostler and his brothers, Matthew and Kevin Ostler.  He is survived by his beloved son, Michael Ostler and his wife, Sarah of Southborough and his loving mother, Gertrude I. (Foote) Ostler in Saugus.  He was the cherished grandfather of Rilian Ostler and Rowan Collins, dear brother of Patricia McCarthy and her husband, Vince of Nashua, NH, Charles Ostler and his wife, Karen of Boynton Beach, FL, Donna Czerwinski and her husband, Joseph of Malden, Maureen Tamasiunas and her husband, Allan of Farmington, NH, Aileen Charles and her husband, Steven of Altoona, PA, Kathleen Nolan and her husband, Robert of Saugus and Lauretta Russo and her husband, John of Winter Park FL.  He is also survived by several aunts and uncles, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.   

Funeral arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial – Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Services concluded with Warren being placed to rest together with his wife in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. 

James Robert Reardon

Retired Truck Driver

James “Jim” Robert Reardon entered into eternal rest, Monday morning, Sept. 23 at the West Revere Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family.  He was 83 years old. 

Born in Brockton, the son of the late Daniel F. and Ethel B. (Betts) Reardon,  Jim attended grammar school in Brockton but later moved to Chelsea where he attended Chelsea High School.  

Jim was a truck driver throughout all of his working career, working for various trucking companies.  He resided in Chelsea for many years before moving to Swampscott, but he has been residing in Lynn for the past year. Jim will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. 

Jim was the husband of the late Evelyn L. (Bernard) Reardon, father of Debra A. Gesualdi and Cynthia A. Brennan, both of Chelsea, Karen Rekas of Everett, Michael R. Reardon of Florida, Barbara A. “Barbie” Conlon of West Boylston and the late James R. “Jimmy Boy” Reardon. He was the dear brother of Jeremiah Reardon of Meredith, NH and the late Mary Woody, Daniel Reardon, John Reardon, Harold Reardon, George Reardon, William Reardon, David Reardon. He is also lovingly survived by 14 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral arrangements will be scheduled at a later date.  Please visit for an update on Jim’s Funeral Service information.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.

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