Obituaries 08-06-2020

Paul R. and Joyce A. (DeAngelis) Sartorelli

Memorial Mass

A Memorial Mass and celebration of Paul and Joyce’s lives will be held in Rowley on Thursday, August 13 at 8 a.m. at St. Mary’s Parish of Georgetown and Rowley, 202 Main St. Rowley, MA 01969.  

Joyce passed away on June 23 and  reunited with her beloved husband, Paul, who passed on June 7 after sharing 60 years of love and devotion.  Together they were the parents of Paul R. Sartorelli, Jr. and his wife, Christine and the grandparents of Paul R. Sartorelli, III, Joseph Sartorelli and Andrew Sartorelli.  They were brother, brother-in-law, sister and sister-in-law to: Vincent J. Sartorelli and his wife, Sandra of Amesbury, Mary E. Mahoney and her late husband, Dennis, the late Dominic DeAngelis and his wife, Margaret of Tewksbury, the late Claire and Thomas Harney and the late Carol A. and Robert Cataldo.  Both are lovingly survived by their uncle and Friend,  Al   Campedelli   of   Winthrop   and   many   nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and extended family members. 

Should friends desire, contributions in their memory should be directed to a favorite charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea.  We continue to encourage family and friends who wish, to offer condolences at this time to do so by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card by visiting: www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

Dorothy Rennie

Former longtime Chelsea Resident

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 15 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden for Dorothy “Dossie” M. Rennie, a former long time resident of Chelsea, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 13, 2020.  She was 78 years old.  For those attending, a funeral procession will assemble at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea at 10 a.m.  A celebration of her life will immediately follow the cemetery services.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. All attendees are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Doris (Lewin) Flavin.  She attended Chelsea schools and soon after married her high school sweetheart, Russell A. Rennie.  Dossie and Russ raised their own family, making their home on Spencer Avenue in Chelsea for over 30 years.  Dossie also worked as a telephone response operator with 3M Alarm Company. 

After retirement, Russ and Dossie enjoyed many years in Sumner, Maine.  She was a member of the Sumner Women’s Sewing and Quilting Club and enjoyed many hours helping neighbors and friends in the Sumner community. 

In her later years, she and Russ moved to Andover with Nan, Marc and Mike, where they enjoyed making new friends at the Center at Punchard Senior Center. 

In her lifetime “Dossie” enjoyed quilting, baking and a good game of Cribbage. 

She was widowed in 2017 after 58 years of marriage when Russ passed away peacefully at home with his family. 

She was the forever beloved mother of Timothy P. Rennie and his wife, Carrie of Merrimac, Nanette (Rennie) Fournier and her husband, R. Marc of Andover, Lorell A. (Rennie) Lawrence of Berwick, Maine, and Russell A. Rennie Jr. and his wife, Karen of North Conway, New Hampshire.  Dossie was the cherished grandmother of Sarah, Megan and Jacob Lawrence, Michael Conte, and Abigail Fournier. She was the dear sister of Geraldine and her husband, Alan Gopen in Texas and also sister to Barbara and Jack in California and  is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  

In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, donations in Dossie Rennie’s memory may be made to Compassus Hospice, 790 Turnpike Street, Suite 202, North Andover, MA 01845.  Family and friends who wish to offer condolences may do so by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card by visiting: www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

Leonides Bones

Residential Construction Contractor, Musician and Singer

Leonides Bones, 62, passed away tragically on Saturday, July 25 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. 

Born and raised in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, the son of Juana Maria Gomez-Bones of Chelsea and the late Jose Bones, he attended school in Puerto Rico, came to Chelsea as a young man and has resided in Chelsea for the past 43 years. 

He worked as a residential construction contractor for 40 years and also performed as a musician and singer for many years. 

In his lifetime, Leonides liked to sing, play a variety of instruments, dance, draw and paint, build and is fondly remembered for his sense of humor telling “tons” of jokes. 

He is survived by his children; Leonides Jr. Bones-Sanabria, Luis Javier Bones, Jesus Omar Bones, Leonela Bones and Brandon Alexandros Bones.  He was the beloved son of Juana Maria Gomez-Bones, dear brother of Tony Bones, Sonia Bones, Daisy Bones, Luis Bones, Osvaldo Bones, Jose Bones, Omayra Bones and Carlos Bones.

Visiting hours were held from the Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea on Tuesday August 4.

Family and friends who wish to offer condolences may do so by means of the online guest book or may send a personalized sympathy card by visiting: www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

Patricia O’Regan

Retired Chelsea School Bus Monitor, Late Member of Chelsea PTO and Women of Chelsea Moose

Patricia “Patty” A. (Ells) O’Regan, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away Thursday evening, July 30 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  She was 69 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, Patty attended elementary school at Our Lady of Assumption in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1968. 

Patty was a homemaker who lovingly tended to her home, her husband and her four sons.  Later, Patty worked for the Chelsea School System as a school bus monitor.  She dedicated 14 years to the school system before retiring in 2010. 

Patty was a late member of the Chelsea PTO and a late member of the Women of the Chelsea Moose Club.  She will be greatly missed by her four boys and all those who loved her.

Patty was the wife of the late James “Jimmy” P. O’Regan, Sr., with whom she shared 45 years of marriage before his passing 11 months ago.  She was the devoted mother of James P. O’Regan, Jr., Shawn P. O’Regan, Michael S. O’Regan and Kevin M. O’Regan, all of Chelsea; dear sister of William “Bill” Ells and his wife, June of Rutland and the late Marie “Mimi” Porter, dear sister-in-law of Norman Porter of Maine and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.   

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.   All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing when greeting the family, pay their respects and exit the funeral home to allow other guests to enter.  A Memorial Service will follow the visitation in the Funeral Home at 12: noon.  Funeral Services will conclude in the funeral home following the Memorial Service.  Family and friends are encouraged to visit www.carafafuneralhome.com to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.

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