Obituaries 12-05-2019

Joseph Isham

April 25, 1946  Nov. 22, 2019

Joseph A. Isham of Chelsea, 73, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 22 in the quiet surroundings of his Chelsea home.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of the late Raymond W. and Frances (Jarmacz) Isham.  He attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1964.  He enlisted in the US Army and served honorably during the Vietnam Era.  He was discharged 1969 at the rank of Sergeant and returned to his home in Chelsea.

Joseph worked for nearly 30 years as a quality control inspector and lab tech in the petroleum wholesale industry.  He began his career working at the Everett terminal starting with Esso and later retired from ExxonMobil in Everett.

In his lifetime, he enjoyed trout fishing, sport target shooting and pleasure rides in his BMW 3 Series.

A self-professed ‚ÄúRadiophile,‚Äù he loved collecting and trading vintage radios.  He was an ‚ÄúApple Computer‚Äù devotee and purchased all things made by Apple, beginning with his Apple I to the latest I-Pad and all other Apple gadgets.

He was a friend and supporter of the Animal Rescue League of Boston and he also enjoyed home gardening and following the Bruins and Patriots.

He was the beloved life companion of 51 years to Mary Maksutian of Chelsea; dear brother of Roberta Bilicki of Sarasota, FL and the late Jean Emitz; amazing uncle of Kristina Paape, her husband Nicholas and John Bilicki III, all of Sarasota FL. 

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Dec. 9 at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea   from 5 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

The funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Animal Rescue League, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116.  https://www.arlboston.org/

Randy Ralph Randazzo 

Beloved father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend

Randy Ralph Randazzo passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 28 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, surrounded by his loving family.  He was 40 years old.

 Born in Boston, the son of Marietta (Pagliuca) Mondello and her husband, John of Seabrook, NH and the late Ralph Randazzo, Jr., he was a resident of Lynn, attended school in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School.  

Randy began his working career as a caterer for Vinwood Caterers in Ipswich.  He later worked as a truck driver for Merrimack Valley Distributing Company in Danvers.  Randy left his job at Merrimack Valley to begin working as a maintenance worker for the City of Chelsea, DPW.  He dedicated 15 years of service before declining health issues caused him to retire at a young age.  

Randy loved life and he tried to live it to its fullest despite his health challenges.  His greatest passion in life was the love he shared for his daughter and for his family.  He will be forever missed by all who loved him.

He was the devoted father of Arianna Randazzo of Lynn, dear brother of Kimberly Randazzo and her fiancé, Joe Rocha of New Hampshire, step brother of Cara Mondello of Revere and cherished uncle of Kyle, Joshua, Justin, Emma and his great nephew, Kamren.  He is also lovingly survived by many cousins and friends.

 Funeral services will be conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea, on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 12 Noon.  Visiting hours will precede Randy’s Funeral from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Funeral Services will conclude at the Funeral Home.  Interment is private.

Henry Ligocki

June 1, 1948 –11/30/2019

Henry Ligocki passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. He was 71 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, a son of the late Henry S. Ligocki and Josephine (LaVerde) Gaskill-Ligocki,  Henry attended Williams Elementary and Chelsea High School and he was a member and lead singer for a local rock band. 

In 1967, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps. and served with a combat division in Vietnam.  He was awarded the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (with palm) and twice awarded the Good Conduct Medal.  He was honorably discharged in 1970 at the rank of Lance Corporal and returned home to Chelsea.

He was married to Diana LaFauci and was a lifelong resident of Chelsea.  Henry volunteered with Chelsea Little League and coached the Orioles for several years.  He worked for over 30 years as a spot welder at Market Forge in Everett, fabricating commercial kitchen and specialty equipment.  He retired in 2011.

He will be lovingly remembered for his wit and sense of humor and his love for hanging around with friends and family.  He was a special caregiver to those in need, most especially fellow veterans and family members.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Diana (LaFauci) Ligocki of Chelsea. He was the devoted father of Henry Ligocki and his wife, Alicia of Brockton and Matt Ligocki and his wife, Carrie of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Viviana Ligocki and Isaac Ligocki, both at  home in Brockton; dear brother of Jerry Ligocki of Pittsfield, Larry Ligocki and Donna Arsenault both of Chelsea and Tom Ligocki of Seabrook and special friend of Rylee Salas.  He is also survived by his canine companion ‚ÄúPede.‚Äù

 Visiting Hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m.   Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  His funeral will be held on Friday from the Welsh Funeral Home at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea at 10 a.m.  Services will conclude with interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Rd, Bourne MA at 2:30 p.m. The funeral home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Pets for Vets, Boston Chapter, PO Box 10860, Wilmington, NC 28404, or just personally say thank you to a Vet, and perhaps buy them a cup of coffee.

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