Howard Joseph Jones
US Navy Submarine Service Retiree
Howard Joseph Jones, better known as “Murph” to family and friends, died on April 22 as a result of contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus). He was a resident of the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home. Murph was born in New York in 1935, the son of the late Joseph and Helen Jones. He had a long and successful career in the U.S. Navy, primarily in the submarine service, retiring as E-9 Master Chief in 1970. During his career as navigator and quartermaster, he served aboard the SS Aspro, SS Toro, SS Blenny, and SS Shark and was stationed in New London, CT, Brooklyn, NY, San Diego, CA, and Norfolk, VA. Following his Navy career, he worked in the restaurant business for many years.
He was married to the late Jeanne Jones and is survived by three children: Michael Jones of Charlottesville, VA, Richard Jones of Enfield, CT, and Cynthia Jones of Groton, CT; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
All services were private with arrangements by Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. We encourage family and friends who wish to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.
Oct 17. 1919 – May 14, 2020.
Mary T. Mongiello, in her 101st year, passed away on Thursday, May 14 while convalescing at Brooksby Village Continuing Care in Peabody.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a loving daughter of the late Luigi and Elvira (Monzione) Mongiello.
Mary attended local schools and worked as a seamstress in Boston’s garment industry. In her lifetime Mary enjoyed sewing, family gatherings and sports including her beloved Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.
In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by siblings: the late Carmen Mongiello, Laura Wangrocki and her late husband, Joseph Wangrocki, Antoinette Tumminello and her late husband, Joseph Tumminello, Josephine Weiner and her late husband, David Weiner and a nephew Louis A. Wangrocki. She is survived by her beloved brother, Richard L. Mongiello of Peabody. She was the cherished aunt of Rachel Finn and her husband, Martin Finn of North Reading, Cheryl Gideon and her husband, Brian Gideon of Salem and Robert Weiner and his wife, Janet Weiner of Wakefield. She was the adored great aunt of Matthew Finn, Sydney Eberth and Alicia Sarro.
A private family farewell will be held followed by graveside prayers and interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. A Mass and Celebration of her life will be announced at a later date when family and friends can attend. We encourage family and friends who wish, to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.
Arrangements are by Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.
In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in Mary’s memory should be directed to; St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105. www.stjude.org/donate.
Dora Emelia Calvo
April 27, 1947 – May 16, 2020
Dora Emelia Calvo, 73, a nearly lifelong resident of Chelsea, cherished daughter of the late Pedro Calvo and Cecilia Corrales of Costa Rica and Chelsea passed away on May 16 after a long battle with her illness.
At 21 years of age, she immigrated from Puerto Limon, Costa Rica to New York City and two years later to Boston, finally making her home for over 40 years in Chelsea.
Dora started her career at the Gillette Company for 12 years. Then over the next 30 years, she worked her way from housekeeper to Executive Housekeeper at multiple Howard Johnsons Hotels in Boston and Cambridge. Dora also worked at Walgreens in Everett for 20 years as an admired store clerk. And during those years, she brought all her siblings and parents to the United States.
She will always be remembered as a wonderful, strong, independent daughter, sister and aunt who was the main pillar of her family. She will be deeply missed but always remembered by her family, friends and everyone who knew her.
Dora is survived by her siblings: Ramon Calvo and Anna Araya of Florida, Maria Monge of Chelsea, Pedro Calvo of Boston, Cecilia Calvo of Costa Rica, Rita Arce of Florida, Fernando Calvo and Alejandro Calvo, both of Chelsea, Raul Calvo of Costa Rica and Nelly Bosque of Florida. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A private family farewell will be held on Friday May 22 followed by a procession and funeral blessing at the doors outside of Saint Rose of Lima Church, concluding with graveside prayers and interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Family and friends will bid farewell in the safety of their cars at the church and at the cemetery before the burial. Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea. We encourage family and friends who wish, to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book.
George Britton, Jr.
Of Everett, formerly of Chelsea
George Britton, Jr. of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, 63, passed away on Sunday, May 17 at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a beloved son of the late George and Marie (Solar) Britton. George attended local schools and graduated from North East Regional Vocational High School. He worked for SCIS at Logan Airport as a ramp security officer.
A resident of Chelsea for most of his life, he moved to Everett three years ago. George enjoyed all Boston sports and lottery games of chance. He was past member of the Polish Political Club in Chelsea.
He was the beloved brother of Marie Barker of Everett and Michael Britton and his companion, Elba Mendoza of Peabody, cherished uncle of Stephen Barker of Everett, Elaina Marie Barker of Maine, Michael Britton and Sean Britton of Peabody; dear nephew of Nancy Stock of Chelsea and Eleanor Cotter of Lynn, the late Gerald Solar, Frank L. Solar, Jr., Marie Britton, Ronald Solar and Evelyn Solar.
A private family farewell will be held followed by graveside prayers and interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea. We encourage family and friends who wish, to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card visit:
July 13, 1924 – May 10. 2020
Benjamin T. Hankins, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away on Sunday, May 10 at the Mt. Auburn Hospital after a brief illness. He was 95 years old.
Born and raised in Dublin, GA, he was one of seven children given to the union of A.C. Hankins and Eola (Shivas) Hankins. Ben received his formal education in Dublin.
As a young man, he worked briefly as a farmhand before enlisting in the US Navy. He served during World War II as a Stewards Mate FC, his duty assignments included NTC Bainbridge, MD, N.Q.B. Newport, RI and the Chelsea Naval Hospital.
As a young Navy Man, he caught the eye of Chelsea native Gloria K. (Revallion) and they married in February of 1946. Later that same year, Ben was honorably discharged and settled with his bride on Arlington St., Chelsea. Together they raised a family of one son and four daughters.
Ben supported his family working as a truck driver for Purity Supreme grocery chain. After his retirement, he continued work as a parts-man and courier for Hub Starters in Malden.
Ben was widowed 18 years ago, after 56 years of marriage to his beloved wife Gloria K. Hankins. Ben remained active in his beloved community and served many years as a trustee for the Peoples AME Church in Chelsea. In his lifetime, Ben’s family was foremost in his devotions, he also enjoyed time with friends socializing and playing a friendly game of cards.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rowena Paxton, a granddaughter, Audrey Paxton and his siblings; A.C., Melvin, Lil, Ann and Zenobia. To mourn loss and cherish his memory, Ben leaves his devoted children; Willetta Hagan, Gloria Jean Hankins and her husband, Jeff, Christine Martinez and her husband, Nelson, and Benjamin Hankins, Jr.. He was the dear brother of Mae Lewis, the proud grand-father of eight and adored great-grandfather of nine. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.
A private family farewell was held in the Welsh Funeral Home, concluding with graveside prayers and interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. We encourage family and friends who wish, to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.