Active at Admiral’s Tower Co-Op Apartments and in the Wider Chelsea Community
Barbara L. (Goglia) Juliano passed away on Monday afternoon, August 10 in the peaceful surroundings of her daughter’s home surrounded by her caring and loving family. She was 90 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Helen A. (Kuzia) Goglia. Barbara attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and graduated from Chelsea High School. For many years she was an active parishioner at St. Stanislaus Church, joining the church choir, working and volunteering at the annual parish bazaars and for many other parish and school activities. She worked for several years with Chelsea’s Board of Health as a school hearing tester. She married Vincent C. Juliano and together they raised their daughter and later welcomed two grandsons to her multi-generational home on Beacon Street. Barbara was widowed in 1984 with the passing her beloved husband, Vinny.
For the past 11 years she made her new home at the Admiral’s Tower Co-op Apartments where she became an integral and beloved part of that community. There she would volunteer her time working daily in the office, attending many holiday and social events and she regarded many of the residents as her extended family. She also continued to be a vital part of Chelsea working for the election commission as a poll worker, greeting and assisting voters in countless elections.
Among her greatest joys were spending time with her grandchildren, several great grandchildren, her beloved friends, both new and old, visiting the casino with friends or simply shopping. Barbara was also a member of the Polish Falcon’s Nest 485 in Chelsea for many years.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Vincent, she was also predeceased by her sister, Marylin Fantasia and her husband, John “Chicky” Fantasia. She was the devoted mother of Linda M. Froio and her husband, Robert of Salem, dear sister of Leona Regnier and her husband, Gene of Amesbury and Punta Gorda, FL. and Joseph Goglia and his wife, Maryann of Tewksbury; cherished grandmother of Kenneth A. Foulds, Jr. and Michael J. Foulds, both of Lynn, beloved step-grandmother to Cheryl Pacheco and her husband, Jorge, Robert Froio and Jennifer McClaren; adored great-grandmother of Alysha Foulds and step-great-grandmother to Isabella and Ben Pacheco, Lorenzo Froio and Evan, Cameron, and Jack Greenwood. She is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, grand and great-grandnieces and nephews, friends and extended family members.
A memorial service and inurnment will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in Barbara’s name should be directed and made payable to “Admiral’s Tower,” c/o The House Fund, 150 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150.
Arrangements have been 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 to visit:
Chelsea High School Hall of Fame Athlete
Irving D. (Sonny) Weiner, 85, of Norton, formerly of Chelsea, passed away quietly at home on August 9 after a brief illness.
The beloved son of the late Morris Paul and Annie (Babener) Weiner and dearest brother to his five late sisters, Lilian Celata of Las Vegas, Esther Wexler of Norton, Jeanette Lee of Wayland, Evelyn Sweeney of Norton and Ray Cummings of Revere, he leaves his significant other, Sheila Byers of Peabody. He was a devoted father to Christine Bielakowski of Randolph and a wonderful uncle to all of his nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-grandnieces and nephews.
Born in Chelsea and affectionately nicknamed “Sonny” as a child, he exceled in multiple sports. The Greater Boston region recognized him as one of its most outstanding athletes, culminating with a 1990 induction into the Chelsea High Hall of Fame as a class of 54’ grad. A football standout for Lawrence Academy and Northeastern, he later received a BS degree in accounting from Bentley College.
Following an early career as a CPA, he owned and operated a successful retail business on the south shore for over three decades before officially retiring in the mid-2000’s.
Moving with his mother out of Boston in 1972, he resided in Sharon for 35 years. Playing competitive men’s basketball at night and softball on the weekends, he was often referred to by his other nickname “Lefty.” When not playing sports, he loved to work in his garden, spend time at his cabin down the Cape and go jogging with his sister, Hava’s dog, Blackie.
Later, he joined Striar’s in Stoughton, where he could shoot hoops in the gym and kibitz with all his friends. Caring for his mother until she passed in 1988, he relocated to the town of Norton following his retirement.
He relished the warmth of the sun, swimming in the cape ocean, vacationing in Florida and more recently, floating in the condo pool with his noodles. Always searching for the next best restaurant, he loved dining out, rating his food experience and, of course, always picking up the tab. Among his favorite pastimes were real estate and stock speculation, reading, vintage celebrity trivia, watching the Celtics and old westerns, coin collecting, horse racing and last but not least, sorting through his junk mail.
Always generous to family and friends, he continued to contribute to over 35 charities annually, many of which supported the humane treatment of animals.
Maybe older in years, he remained a kid at heart with a great sense of humor. His impact on our lives and the memories he left, shall stay with us forever. He was last of his generation within our family and we will miss him dearly.
Graveside services will be held today, Thursday, Aug. 13 at 12 noon at Beth Israel Cemetery, 232 Fuller St., Everett. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, attendees must wear facial covering and practice social distancing. Sharing written remembrances and condolences during this time will be essential in helping the Weiner family reminisce, celebrate and heal. We encourage you to share your memories by visiting www.torffuneralservice.com.
Contributions in his memory may be made to The Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary in Norton Ma. c/o John Sweeney 6 Stone Run Drive Norton, MA 02766
1934 – 2020
Richard F. Conway, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 6.
Born July 16, 1934, son of the late Francis and Dorothy (McKay) Conway, he lived in Chelsea for most of his life and in Chicopee for the past eight years.
Richard retired after thirty-one years of service at Market Forge Metal Works. He was a member of the Father Coppens Knights of Columbus Council 4336 in Tewksbury and was a doting father and grandfather to the family he loved.
He was predeceased in 2013 by his beloved wife, AnnMarie (Luciano) Conway and is survived by his loving children: Susan F. Corea and her husband, Jay of Pelham, NH, Nancy Conway of Chelsea, Paul Conway of Saugus, Frank Conway of Sarasota, FL, and Maureen Dingee and her husband, David of Chicopee; ten cherished grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and his two dogs, Kooky and Muddy. He was predeceased by his son, Richard H. Conway and his sister, Patricia Burke.
Funeral services for Richard will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Kozikowski Funeral Home
565 Front Street
Chicopee, MA 01013