Obituaries 01-21-2021

Betty Argenzio

Retired Revere Public School Nurse

Betty (Wert) Argenzio of Revere died on January 18.

The beloved wife of the late Vincent P., she was the devoted mother of Superintendent of Public Works, Paul Argenzio and his wife, Colleen of Revere and the late Mark and Ronald Argenzio; cherished grandmother of Vincent, Kathryn and Laura; great-grandmother of Mark, Alexa, Brennan, David, Anthony and Emma; dear sister of the late Marilyn Harwin and loving aunt of Debra Doene and Steven Harwin.

Betty and Vincent met in Colorado while on a double date. Vincent was in the Air force and Betty was in nursing school. Later they were married and raised their family in Revere. Betty was head nurse at Malden Hospital for a few years before becoming a school nurse in the Revere Public Schools. In her free time Betty enjoyed gardening, crocheting, coin collecting and was an avid Red Sox fan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Habitat for Humanity, 240 Commercial St, FL4 Boston, MA 02109 or habitat.org. Due to the ongoing covid 19 pandemic, all services were held privately. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit www.Buonfiglio.com.

Michael Etters

July 6, 1948 – December 23, 2020 

On December 23, Michael J. Etters, 72, lost his valiant battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his beloved mother, Mary (Eretzian), father Anderson (the Chief), beloved cousin, Brenda Pifel (Cheffalo) and his dear nephew, Timothy Browne. He is survived by his sister, Carol and nephew. Christopher Browne and family of Long Island, New York, the Eretzians of Maine and the Pifel family of South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC. Special acknowledgement to the Merino family, aka “Michael’s Angels” and dear family friends who provided love, care and most importantly, laughter to Michael before and during his illness.

Michael was born in Chelsea on July 6, 1948, grew up on Grove Street with his extended family and graduated from Chelsea High School in June of 1966. He received a Batchelor’s Degree from Boston College in June of 1970 and in 1977, he joined Massport Authority at Logan International Airport until retiring on July 31, 2002.

Michael pursued several passions, among them his love and appreciation for music, jazz specifically, attending Newport Jazz Festivals and many headliner concerts. “Chasing the snow” with his friends resulted in many trips and winters to the best sights in the United States and Canada as they bit off one challenge after another. And for all who knew him, his unending love for the beach. Once retired, he could be found at Revere taking his daily walk, meeting and greeting old friends and making new ones.

Michael endeared himself to many throughout his life; he was warm of spirit, big of heart, and could always find a way to amuse. He is well-known for his generosity and good will toward his family, friends and even total strangers.

In response to his request, as weather and well-being allow, his remains will be interred with his beloved Mother Mary. As soon as possible after that, his family is looking forward to a celebration of his life where we may share stories, pictures and memories of the life of a loving brother, uncle, relative and friend. Rest in peace, dearest Michael.

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

Jenna Markevich

October 6, 1926 – January 10, 2021

Jenna Markevich, 94, passed away Sunday, January 10 at Care One at Newton where she had been receiving care for the past several months.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Michael and Alexandria (Slosar) Markevich, Jenna attended local schools and worked for many years at the now defunct Standard Box Company in Chelsea.  

She was a lifelong devoted member of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in Chelsea and was a member of the Church Women’s Guild.  An extremely quiet, unassuming lady, Jenna loved to walk, going to church on Sundays, shopping or to her hairdresser and for other various personal errands.   

In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by all of her sisters and brothers: Catherine Haley, Anna Roketenetz, Nella Matrinko, Walter Markevich, Gregory “Harry” Markevich and Nicholas vanDerMark. 

She was the cherished and loved aunt of Michael and Cheryl Matrinko, Nicholas and Donna Matrinko and Paula Matrinko, she is also survived by many additional nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

 Due to present restrictions, funeral services were private.  Funeral Matins were sung in the former Nativity of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church.  Services concluded with Jenna being placed to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery together with her late parents.  Dear family friend and former rector of the church, the Very Reverend Archpriest, John T. Bacon presided. 

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

Cheryl Christine Chesbrough

January 3, 1991 – January 7, 2021

Cheryl Christine Chesbrough (Bella) Beautiful Soul died suddenly on Thursday January 7.  

The beloved and cherished daughter of Stephen Chesbrough and Christina (Chesbrough) Galleguillos of East Boston/Lynn and step daughter of Neil Galeguillos of Lynn, she is survived by her loving brothers and best friends: Matthew and Thomas Chesbrough, Mark Mullaney and her sister, Jessica DeMars; her Nana and Papa Nicholas and Cheryl Zenga, uncle and Godfather, Steven Merrill, aunt and uncle, Joyce and Mark Bouche, adored nieces: Madison, Elise and Aria, second mothers, Michele Goodwin Torres and Sirlene Leite, best friend, Amanda Lundrigan, numerous cousins and friends, who she treasured individually and the loves of her life: Keith Marshall of Lynn and her fur babies, Brax and BooBoo.

Cheryl was incredibly beautiful in every way, her love and talents were unsurpassed as a licensed Cosmetologist, Certified Machinist and Amateur Chef. As a stylist, she put love and gave her all, as a machinist, she showed women have no limits or bounds, as a chef, she was honing talents that had no symmetry but it all tied in where she could make you look and feel beautiful, build you a plane and feed you gourmet, all at the same time.

She was brave, never intimidated, fiercely determined and independent.  She was contagiously funny, sweet, caring, loving, generous and very active in advocating self love, self help, mental illness and addiction, She loved everyone with all she had.  

She was Ride or Die! She was Everyone’s best friend!  She had her issues and ways but she was on the right path and that got suddenly and tragically detoured.  Every Loss is painful, this one is Epic! 

Memorial Services were held on Saturday January 16, 2021 at the Bethany Congregational Church, 410 Eastern Ave. Lynn. .

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.

Robert “Bob” Keith Fothergill

Retired Lynn Toial Court Officer 

Robert “Bob” Keith Fothergill, a late resident of Everett, passed away peacefully at home on Monday evening, January 11 surrounded by his loving family.  He fought a courageous battle with cancer all the way to the end.  He was 64 years old. 

Born and raised in Chelsea, Bob was predeceased by his parents, former Chelsea Fire Chief Herbert C. Fothergill, Sr. and Leona W. (Holland) Fothergill.  Bob attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1975.  After high school Bob enlisted in the USMC Reserves.  He fulfilled his obligation to the Reserves on July 14, 1982 when he was discharged.  Bob was a retired court officer for the Lynn Trial Courts.  He dedicated 23 years of service to the MA Trial Courts before retiring in 2019. 

Bob was actively involved in Everett youth sports for 10 years.  He was proud to help coach his son’s little league team.  His greatest passion was spending time with his kids, his family, his granddaughter and his great nieces and nephews. 

Bob had a heart larger than life.  He always placed his family and friends ahead of himself. Bob made so many friends along his journey in life from his early days coaching to colleagues at Lynn District Court.  He will be forever missed by his family and friends who loved him dearly. 

The husband of the late Patricia M. (McLellan) Tholen Fothergill with whom he shared 26 years of marriage before her passing in 2017, he was the devoted father of USMC Steven J. Tholen and his wife, Andrea of California, Erin M. Merrill and her husband, Matthew of North Andover, beloved brother of Retired Chelsea Fire Chief, Chuck Fothergill and his wife, Patricia of Tewksbury and the late Arlene J. Fothergill and brother-in-law of Bert Garrity of Woburn. He is also lovingly survived by one granddaughter, Hailey Merrill of North Andover, soon to be born granddaughter, Emma Tholen of California and by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  

Bob’s Memorial Mass was celebrated on Monday, January 18 at Our Lady of Grace Church in Chelsea.  Committal is private.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.     

We encourage family and friends 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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