March 6, 1925 – January 9, 2021
Ella M. Jagielski, 95, of Chelsea passed away on Saturday January 9 in the peaceful surroundings of the home where she resided in for over 57 years.
Born in Winchester, Connecticut, the daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Kiepeicz) Horvath, she attended schools in Torrington, Connecticut.
She married Edmund J. Jagielski in 1951 — he was the church organist at St. Stanislaus Church and a teacher in Chelsea for many years.
Ella worked as a Nurses Aide and as a Laboratory Assistant at the Chelsea Soldiers Home for almost 30 years. In her lifetime, she enjoyed time with her family and loved nights out playing bingo with friends.
She was widowed in 2017 after 66 years of marriage with her beloved husband, the late Edmund Jagielski.
Ella was the beloved mother of Jacqueline Clark of California, Susan Kennedy and her husband, George of Illinois, Mary Hescock and her husband, Paul of Chelsea, John Jagielski and his wife, Dana of Duxbury, David Jagielski of Chelsea and Laurie Solis of Plymouth; cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Lauren, Michael, Matthew and Olivia and is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren:, Hannah, Natalie, Brendan and Grace. She was also the mother of Sandra Bailey of West Melbourne, Florida, James White of Enfield, Connecticut, and Charlotte Tabin of Agawam from a previous marriage and had an additional seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Funeral Services were private and concluded with Ella being placed to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 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: www.welshfh.com Should friends desire, contributions in her memory should be directed to St Jude Children’s research hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38501 or visit www.StJude.org/donate.
July 19, 1948 – January 8, 2021
Nancy B. Serna, 72, passed away on Friday, January 8 at the Cambridge Hospital after a very brief illness.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Beatrice (Walczak) Swope, Nancy attended St. Stanislaus parochial school and graduated from Chelsea High School. She worked for a time with the Bell System before becoming a fulltime mother raising her family of three daughters and a son. She was a resident of Chelsea for most of her life before settling in East Boston 20 years ago.
In her lifetime, she enjoyed completing puzzles, reading and relaxing watching television. She was the beloved mother of Amy DeBona and JoMarie DeBona, both of East Boston, Nicole DeBona of Florida and Jonathan DeBona and his wife, Lissette of New Hampshire; dear sister of Thomas Swope of Taunton, Allan Swope of Winthrop and the late Joseph Swope. She was the cherished grandmother of 24 and adoring great-grandmother of nine.
Her Funeral will be held from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, today, Thursday, January 14 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. 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: www.WelshFH.com.
Francisca Prudencio Carcamo
October 4, 1932 – January 4, 2021
Our family sadly and suddenly lost our matriarch, our beloved Francisca Prudencio Carcamo “Paca” on January 4, 2021, at the age of 88. She’s gone home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ, and to be reunited with her loving partner, Julian Castro.
Paca was predeceased by her father, Benedicto Prudencio, her mother, Bernarda Carcamo and several brothers and sisters.
She is lovingly remembered by her children: Ramiro Reyes, Edgardo Prudencio, Francisco Castro, Placido Castro, Cesar Castro, Alberto Castro, Lionel Castro, Adalid Castro, Iris Castro, Glenda Castro and her daughter in law, Theresa Castro.
Paca is also survived by her sister, Edelmira, her brother, Cleofis and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends.
Paca has been a Chelsea resident for several decades. She loved traveling back and forth to her beautiful country of Honduras. And she loved cooking authentic Honduran food.
She was very active in her church, Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana & Emanuel, and will be greatly missed by all.
She will always be remembered, and forever in our hearts. We love you, Rest In Peace.
Nuestra familia, triste y repentinamente, perdió a nuestra matriarca, nuestra amada Francisca Prudencio Carcamo (Paca) el 4 de enero de 2021, a la edad de 88 años. Ella se fue a casa para estar con nuestro Señor Jesucristo y reunirse con su amada pareja. Julián Castro.
Paca murió después que su padre Benedicto Prudencio, su madre Bernarda Carcamo y varios hermanos y hermanas.
Sus hijos, Ramiro Reyes, Edgardo Prudencio, Francisco Castro, Placido Castro, Cesar Castro, Alberto Castro, Lionel Castro, Adalid Castro, Iris Castro, Glenda Castro y su nuera, Theresa Castro, la recuerdan con cariño.
A Paca también le sobreviven su hermana Edelmira, su hermano Cleofis y muchas sobrinas, sobrinos, primos, nietos, bisnietos y muchos amigos.
Paca ha sido residente de Chelsea durante varias décadas. Le encantaba viajar de ida y vuelta a su hermoso país de Honduras. Y le encantaba cocinar auténtica comida hondureña.
Ella estuvo muy activa en su iglesia, Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana & Emanuel, y todos la extrañaremos mucho.
Ella siempre será recordada y para siempre en nuestros corazones. Te amamos, descansa en paz.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea and a visitation was held at the funeral home on Saturday January 9. Final services and burial will take place in her native Honduras.
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 the funeral home website at: www.welshfh.com.
Olivette Marie “Yvette” Pizzano
Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea
Olivette Marie (Dion) “Yvette” Pizzano, 96, passed away on Sunday, January 10 at the Lighthouse Care Center in Revere where she was receiving supportive care for the past several years.
Born in Nashua, NH, she was an adoring daughter of the late Edmond and Olivine (Roy) Dion. She grew up in Chelsea, attending Our Lady of the Assumption School and Carter Jr. High School. She left school at an early age to help support her family. She worked for Modine Paint Factory and other paint manufacturers in the area.
In1953 she wed Frederick Pizzano, the late proprietor of Pizzano Hardware in Revere. Together they raised their own family of two daughters. Yvette was widowed in 1972 having shared 19 years with her beloved husband. Formerly of Chelsea, she resided for most of her life in Revere. She lived a quiet life, devoted to home, family and faith. She was a former dedicated member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.
In addition to her parents, Yvette was predeceased by her cherished daughter, Michelle Pizzano. She is the forever loved mother of Elisa Brelsford and her husband, Dennis of
Revere; adored grandmother and great grandmother of Adam and Crystal Brelsford and their children: Adam, Jr., Alex and Aaron Brelsford, Seth and Kelly Brelsford and their children: Morgan and Benjamin, Keith Brelsford and his companion, Jessica and their children, Payton and Skyla; the loving sister to Raymond Dion of Lynnfield, Gerald Dion of New Hampshire, Paul Dion of Revere, Cecile Resca of Peabody, Yvonne Petrosino of Plymouth and the late Norman Dion and Theresa Erickson and their spouses. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend her funeral from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, January 15, at 9:30 a.m. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice physical distancing when greeting the family, pay their respects and exit the funeral home to allow other guests to enter. The visitation will be immediately followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, Beach St., Revere at 10:30 a.m.
All attending Mass are required to provide contact information, wear face coverings and, practice physical distancing while in church. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
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: www.WelshFH.com.
April 7, 1950 – January 2, 2021
Santos Rivera, 70, passed away on Saturday, January 2 at Massachusetts General Hospital following complications due to Covid-19.
Born and raised in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, he was the second of seven children of the late Antero Rivera Sr. and still living, Lydia Torres.
Santos settled with his parents and siblings as one of the initial Hispanic families in Chelsea in the 1960’s. He was always a hard worker and currently worked at REM Transportation. His devotion was family and being the beloved husband of Dominga Rivera-Crespo for 49 years. His passions were boxing and baseball. He was an avid Red Sox fan and played for the local baseball teams for many years.
He is lovingly survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Dominga Rivera Crespo of Chelsea, his mother, Lydia Torres, his children: Jorge Rivera, Rosa Olivarez-Jorge and Lena White; his siblings Antero Rivera, Jr., Rosa Rivera, Carmen Crespo, Lydia Santa, Norma Sanchez, and Margarita Rivera; the cherished grandfather of 10 and adored great-grandfather of nine. He is also survived by many friends and extended family members.
Funeral arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial – Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea and final services will take place in Arroyo Puerto Rico, interment will be in Cementerio Municipal de Arroyo. 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 by visiting: www.welshfh.com.