Obituaries 04-01-2021

Norma Teofila Calix de Gonzalez

Her life’s devotion was to her family, home and grand and great- grandchildren

Norma Teofila Calix de Gonzalez passed into eternal life on Wednesday, March 24 due to Covid related illness.  She was 65 years of age.

Born and raised in Honduras, she was a beloved daughter of the late Rodolfo Calix and Rosa Henriquez and the beloved wife of 47 years to Jorge A. Castro.

Norma came to the United States 35 years ago and first settled in New York City before coming to Chelsea 20 Years ago.   She worked as line-cook and kitchen assistant at Fenway Park for several years and for the last 15 years she was employed with Sal’s Pizza in the TD Garden concession counter.

Her life’s devotion was to her family, home and grand and great- grandchildren. And as the middle child of nine, she was the central caregiver to her parents, brothers and sisters. 

She is lovingly survived by her devoted husband Jorge A. Castro of Chelsea, her loving children and their spouses: Jorge Castro of Chelsea, Saida Castro and her husband, Alfredo Sarmiento of Houston, TX, Rosa Castro and her husband, Josue Antunez of Chelsea; cherished  grandmother of Jorge  Castro,  Christopher Sarmiento, Anndy Sarmiento, Norma Barrera, Ariel Barrera, Leilani Antunez, and Isaias Antunez and adored great-grandmother of Leslie, Janelly and Adelyn; dearly loved sister of Cristina Sanchez of Florida, Alma Sanchez of Spain, Argentina Sanchez and Aida Sanchez, both of Chelsea, Martha Calix of Revere, Rodolfo Calix and Javier Ramierez, both in Honduras and the late Gladys Calix.   

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 by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card visit:

Norma pasó a la vidaeterna el miércoles 24 de marzodebido a una enfermedadrelacionada con Covid.  Tenía 65 años. Nacida y criadaen Honduras fue una amadahija del fallecido Rodolfo Calix y Rosa Henriquez.  Fue la amadaesposa de 47 años de Jorge A. Castro. 

Norma llegó a los Estados Unidos hace 35 años y se estableció por primeravezenNueva York antes de venir al Chelsea hace 20 años.  Trabajócomococinera de línea y asistente de cocinaen Fenway Park durantevariosaños y durante los últimos 15 añostrabajó con Sal’s Pizza en el mostrador de concesión de TD Garden.

La devoción de suvidafue a sufamilia, hogar y nietos y bisnietos. Y comohijamedianade 9 años, fue la cuidadora central de sus padres, hermanos y hermanas.

Le sobrevive con cariñosudevotoesposo Jorge A. Castro, de Chelsea. Sus hijos amorosos y sus cónyuges; Jorge Castro de Chelsea, Saida Castro y suesposo Alfredo Sarmiento de Houston TX, Rosa Castro y suesposo Josue Antunez de Chelsea.

Preciada abuela de Jorge Castro, Christopher Sarmiento, Anndy Sarmiento, Norma Barrera, Ariel Barrera, Leilani Antunez e Isaias Antunez y adoradabisabuela de Leslie,  y Adelyn. Querida hermana de Cristina Sánchez de FL, Alma Sánchez de España, Argentina Sánchez y Aida Sánchez ambas del Chelsea, Martha Calix de Revere, Rodolfo Calix y Javier Ramírez tanto en Honduras comoen la fallecida Gladys Calix.

El horario de visita se llevará a cabodesde la FunerariaGalesa, 718 Broadway, Chelsea el martes 30 de marzo de 4:30 PM a 7:00 P.M. Familiares y amigos estánmásamablementeinvitados a asistir. La reuniónfúnebre y el cortejodesde la FunerariaGalesa el miércoles 31 de marzo de 10:00 AM a 11:00 AM Serviciosconcluirán con entierroen el Cementerio Woodlawn, Everett. Todos los servicios se llevarán a cabo de conformidad con la normativa ma covid-19 Fase-IV de la Mancomunidad de Ma Covid- 19.   Seguimosalentando a la familia y amigos que lo deseen, a que ofrezcan sus condolenciasenestemomento a través del libro de visitasenlínea o envíen una visitapersonalizada con tarjeta de condolencia;


Rosemary Ann “Rosie” Nolan

Sister of late Chelsea   Mayor   Thomas   J.   Nolan   Jr.

Rosemary Ann “Rosie” Nolan of Milton,   formerly   of   Chelsea   and   Saugus,   passed   away   on Saturday, March   27 from   complications   due   to   Alzheimer’s. She was 75 years of age. 

Rosie   was   born   and   raised   on   Library   Street and graduated from St. Rose School, all in Chelsea.

She was well known due to the fact that she worked as a part-time sales clerk while in high school and after graduation as a Senior Buyer at Wolper’s, a popular clothing store on Broadway in Chelsea for 18 years until the store closed. 

She completed her working career employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department   of   Transitional   Assistance/Welfare   at   offices   in   Boston,   Revere   and Chelsea, retiring in 2002.  Making and keeping numerous friends along the way. 

In her retirement years she dedicated her time to her beloved family, especially her late mother, Mary (Cronin) Nolan.  In addition to her mother, Rosie was also predeceased by her   twin   brother   and   former   Chelsea   Mayor   Thomas   J.   Nolan   Jr.   and   brother,   John “Jack” Nolan.  Rosie’s priorities in life were her faith, family and friends.

She   is   survived   by   her   loving   sister,   Regina   Nolan   (Masucci)   of   Milton,   her   devoted brother,   Robert   “Bob”   Nolan   and   his   wife,   Kathleen   of   Saugus,   nephew   and   godson, Christopher Nolan (Masucci), his wife, Elizabeth and their children: Emily, Evan, Patrick and   Christopher   Nolan,   Jr.,   all   of   Milton,   niece,   Mary   Kathryn   (Nolan)   Corazzini,   her Husband,  Tom   and   their   son,   Charles   “Chip-Bob”   Corazzini,   all   of   Georgetown; dear sisters-in-law, Linda Nolan of Revere and Charlotte “Cam” Nolan of Newburyport Visiting   hours   will   be   held   in   the   Welsh   Funeral   Home, 718   Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday morning, April 3 from 9 to 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited.   Funeral Services will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.

All services will be held in accordance to the Commonwealth of MA Covid-19 Phase-IV regulations.      

We   continue   to   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: Should friends desire, contributions in Rosie’s name should be directed to Alzheimer’s Assoc., 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 

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