Obituaries 12-24-2019

Carmelo Bottari

Life member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 3

Carmelo Bottari of Everett died on Dec. 19 at the age of 84. 

Carmelo was a life member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen of Local 3 in Charlestown.  He worked on the original brickwork laying at Government Center Boston. 

 Born in Messina Sicily Italia Superiore on April 18, 1935, he was the devoted father of Joanne Roy and her husband, Curtis of Newburyport, Maria Bottari of Revere, Derek Bottari and his wife, Susan of Danvers and Danielle Bottari and her husband, Doug of Winchester; cherished grandfather of Amanda Roy, Ashley Roy and David Moore and dear brother of  Maria Gammacurta of Roslindale, Giovanni of Everett, Agatina Rinella of Medford, Nino of Brighton, and the late Stefano and Joseph.  He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews. 

A Prayer Service will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. and all are welcome at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on Carmelo’s name to Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.  For guest book, please visit 

Bernard Gallant

School bus driver and animal lover

Bernard J. “Butchie” Gallant, 56, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away suddenly in his home. 

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a son of the late John and Marie (Wyman) Gallant. 

“Butchie” attended local schools and worked as a school bus driver.  He is fondly remembered as a fun-loving soul who enjoyed time socializing with friends and family.  He loved animals especially his cat “Sammy” and his beloved rottweiler “Damian”. 

In addition to his parents, Butchie was also predeceased by a sister, Betty Duerden.  He will forever be the loved brother of Margaret Carpenter of Revere, Nancy Welch of New Hampshire, John Gallant of Chelsea, James Gallant of New York and Ann Gallant of Chelsea and special uncle of Theresa Gallant.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and extended family members.  A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.  Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Chelsea.  For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

Leslie Beck, Jr.

Truck driver

 Leslie M. Beck, Jr. of Melrose entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Dec. 19 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  He was 66 years old.  

Born in Chelsea, Leslie worked as a truck driver and served our country in the United States Marine Corps.

The devoted son of the late Leslie M. Beck, Sr. and Bella Cooper, he was the beloved husband of Catherine A. (Barone) Beck, dear and devoted father of Tracy Gagliardi and her husband, Marc of Amesbury, Samantha Beck of Everett and Michael Cowels of Melrose and the loving grandfather of Brianna Vetrano, Michael Vetrano, Nicholas Provost and Juliana Domings.  He was predeceased by seven siblings.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Leslie’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Thursday, Jan. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leslie’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Ste. 202, Cambridge, MA 02140 would be sincerely appreciated.

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Joseph Brousseau 

Retired Chelsea School Custodian and longtime Chelsea Little League Coach

Joseph P. Brousseau passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, Dec. 18. He was 58 years old. 

Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, he was the beloved son of Betty M. (Bulman) Brousseau and the late Leo P. Brousseau.  Joseph attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He was employed by the Chelsea School Dept. for 34 years.  He began working in the school kitchen and delivered meals to local schools.  He continued as a school custodian and was medically retired in 2018. 

He was active with the Chelsea Little League and was a team coach for many years.  He was an active member of the Lynn Elk Lodge #1409. 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sisters: Diane Brosseau of Chelsea and Patty Brousseau of Woodbridge, VA.  He was the cherished uncle of Betty Ortiz, Jimmy Ortiz, Amanda Rosario and Brian Konjo and adoring great-uncle of Anjeli and Brianna Bonilla. 

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a memorial gathering at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway Chelsea on Saturday, Dec. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. in the funeral home.  Funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.  Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of their choice. 

For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Alfred Krasowski

Retired Chemical Engineer

Alfred A. “Fritz” Krasowski, 95, passed away in the peaceful surroundings of his home into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 20. 

Alfred, or Fritz as he was known to all, was born in Chelsea in 1924, a beloved son of the late Boniface and Mary (Ratajczyk) Krasowski.  Fritz and his siblings; the late Irene (Krasowski) McCarthy and Edwin Krasowski were all raised in Chelsea. 

As a young man, he enlisted in the US Army and served honorably during World War II.  After his discharge, he returned to Chelsea and soon was married to the former Stella (Gulino).  He was a resident of Revere for most of his life raising his family of two sons and six daughters.  Fritz was employed by American Biltrite in Chelsea as a Chemical Engineer, crafting formulas for product development.  He was widowed by the passing of the love of his life, his wife of 50 years, Stella Krasowski in 2000. 

In his lifetime, Fritz enjoyed each day with his loved and cherished 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was an active member of the New Hope Assembly Church in Saugus and a proud member of the Super Saints, often leading them in song. 

After his formal retirement from work, Fritz kept active learning new skills in computers and electronics.  He enjoyed keeping up to date with his family on social media. 

In addition to his wife, parents and siblings, Fritz was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Kimberly Krasowski Eaton.  He was the forever devoted father of Alfred “Fred” Krasowski of Revere and his partner, Kim Parker,  Ellen Mastrocola of Reading, Joseph Krasowski and his wife, Kathy of Saugus, Elizabeth DeGenova and her husband, John of  Georgetown, Marie DellaPaolera and her husband, Michael of Groveland, Valerie DeGeorge and her husband, Louis of Georgetown, Nancy Gondek and her husband, Alexander of Glastonbury, CT and Judy Burke and her partner, Joel Morehouse of Lowell.  He was the cherished grandfather of Amy Cole and her husband, Justin, Stephanie Krasowski and her fiancée, Nick McNeil, Diana, Michael and Christina Mastrocola, Rachel and Michael Thater, Sarah, Emily and Rebecca Krasowski, Melissa and Maria DeGenova, Gina Concesion and her husband, Paul and Julianne DeGenova, Danielle and Daina DellaPaolera, Melanie and Sarah Albanese, Alexander Gondek, Daniel, Jessica and Jason Burke.  He is also survived by five adoring great-grandchildren: Madison, Stella, Greyson, Zoe and Eloise.

Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Thursday, Dec. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  His funeral will begin from the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by services in the Woodlawn Chapel, 302 Elm St., at 10 a.m.  Services will conclude with Fritz being placed to rest with his beloved wife in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home. 

The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to Dr. Roger Pasinski and the doctors and nurses of Mass General Hospital and the staff of Care Dimensions Hospice Care. 

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105.  For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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