Obituaries 01-09-2020

John Duguay

Marine Corps Veteran and Retired Stop & Shop Baker

John A. Duguay, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away on Jan. 2 with his longtime companion and partner, John Podolske and his niece, Michelle Mirthes, by his side.

Born in Chelsea on June 30, 1930, he spent his entire life in Chelsea and served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the early 1950’s.

John was an avid baker and cook.  His desserts were very popular and often requested by everyone.

He was predeceased by his mother, Ellen Duguay, his sister, Mary Rita Menard Duguay, his brother, Paul Duguay and his nephew, Edgar Duguay. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Simone Duguay of New York, Joseph Duguay, Leon Duguay, Korey Duguay and Lesha Duguay, and his brothers, Joseph Duguay of California and Theodore of New York.

He also leaves behind countless friends and in-law relatives.  He will be sorely missed.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held sometime in June near what would have been his 90th birthday.

Brian Quatieri

Apprentice Plumber

Brian Q. Quatieri, 50, of Middleton, formerly of Chelsea, died Sunday, Dec. 22 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton following a long illness.

Born in Everett, the son of John and Patricia A (Donovan) Quatieri, he was raised and educated in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1987.

Brian was an apprentice plumber who worked throughout the North Shore.  In high school, he played hockey and baseball and also enjoyed fishing at the family camp in New Hampshire.  He most recently enjoyed boxing at the Title 1 gym in Danvers.

In addition to his loving parents, Brian is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Wendy Quatieri of Peabody, Kevin and Joanna Quatieri of Saugus and Patrick and Kelly Quatieri of Salem, NH; his nieces and nephews; Nicholas, Alexandra, Michael, Anthony, Crystal, Joseph, Derek, Brendan, Ryan and Summer and is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private family funeral was held on Saturday with burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. To view on line obituary and sign guest book, visit

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

Laura Osgood

Jan. 22, 1936 – Dec. 27, 2019

Laura Osgood passed away on Friday, Dec. 27 at the age of 83.

She was raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School. 

Laura could always be found on the arm of her loving husband, Neil with whom she spent 65 happy years of marriage.  The couple raised four children: son, Gregory Osgood and his wife, Annette and daughters, Susan Osgood and her partner, Mari McClenny, Sandra Osgood and her partner, Daniel Coyle and Lorna Pimental and her husband, Anthony.  Laura was a loving grandmother to Christopher Copson, Tara Osgood, Jacob Osgood, Julia Osgood and Jamie Osgood as well as her two great grandchildren Finley and Penelope Merrill. 

Laura cared for many people throughout her life, she was raised with many sisters and was loved by many nieces and nephews.  She was known for her carefree ability to love and nurture everyone with whom she crossed paths.  Her home was always open to anyone needing a place to live or a hot meal. She was like a second mother to so many children.

Arrangements were by Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons, Chelsea.

Neil and family will host a Celebration of Life on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street, Malden.

The family asks that you consider making donations in Laura’s memory to All Care Hospice, 210 Market Street, Lynn, MA  01901.

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