Obituaries 05-19-2022

Philip Mullett

October 27, 1951 – May 7, 2022

Philip G. Mullett, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 7.  Born and raised in Chelsea, Philip attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and graduated from Chelsea High School.  He enlisted in the US Army in 1969 and actively served during the Vietnam War.  He was discharged in 1971 and returned home to Chelsea.  Philip worked as an independent house painter.  He was an all-around Boston sports fan. 

The beloved husband of Albani DeMello Mullett of Chelsea, he was the devoted father of Philip DeBellis and his wife, Michelle of Florida, loving son of the late Helen (Osiecki) Mullett and the late Philip Mullett, survived by his wife, Barbara (Pisiello) Mullett of Chelsea; dear brother of Elizabeth Dampolo and her husband, Conrad of Saugus, Anita Comen and her husband, Michael of Illinois, Patrick Mullett and his wife, Barbara of Everett and Joanne Mullett-Moore and her husband, Danny of California.  He is also survived by two grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea.  

For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFH.com.

Patricia “Pat” Sullivan

Chelsea Meter Maid, Crossing Guard and Prattville Poll Checker

Patricia “Pat” Anne Sullivan of Chelsea passed away unexpectedly on May 13.

Pat was a meter maid and crossing guard for the City of Chelsea and also a  Prattville poll checker on voting days.  She loved going to Bingo and all her Bingo friends. Pat was a proud Chelsea resident for more than 60 years and she was involved in Chelsea Youth Sports, Our Lady of Assumption School, Chelsea politics and Our Lady of Grace Church.

The beloved wife of the late Bernard “Barney” Sullivan, Sr., she was the loving mother of John, Glenn and his wife, Justine, Kelly Sullivan and her husband, Jerry Rodgers, Stacey Sullivan and Bernard Sullivan, Jr. and his wife, Kara; proud nana of Janelle, Tyler, Shannon, Patrick, Zachary, LilyKate, Lindsay, and Daniel who she cherished and adored.  She told stories of them to anyone that would listen. She was the devoted sister of Joan Embree and the late Jack and Jay McDonough and  Marsha Couch and she is also survived by several nieces, nephews and her special uncle, Chet Marsh.

Her Funeral will be held from the William Carafa Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave, Chelsea on Wednesday, May 25 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church at 10 o’clock.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Visiting hours are Tuesday, May 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

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Marcia Ann Kamens

Of Chelsea

Marcia Ann Kamens, 66, of Chelsea passed away peacefully on May 16. 

The loving daughter of Barbara and the late Dr. Hyman R. Kamens, she was the dear sister of the late Jacqlyn Sue Scarlatelli and loving aunt of Katie R. Scarlatelli.

Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Wednesday, May 18 and interment in Melrose followed.

Donations in Marcia’s memory may be made to Temple Emmanuel of Chelsea, 60 Tudor St., Chelsea, MA  02150.  For online guestbook and directions please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com.

Veronica “Ronnie” Lombardozzi

January 20, 1935 – May 6, 2022

Veronica B. “Ronnie” (Kozlowski) Lombardozzi passed away unexpectedly on Friday May 6 in the peaceful surroundings of her home in Devens, Mass.  She was 87 years old. 

Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Bialecka) Kozlowski, Ronnie attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. Ronnie was married to Rocco Lombardozzi for 61 years and together raised two daughters and one son.  Ronnie was passionately devoted to home and family.  

A resident of Chelsea for most of her life, she and Rocco settled for a time in Chelmsford.  She was widowed in 2019 and relocated to Devens for the past two years.

Ronnie also worked outside of her home as a Bookkeeper and Office Clerk.  She was a lifelong parishioner of the former St. Stanislaus Church and was a member of the Ladies Sodality and supported the Church Choir. 

She is fondly remembered for her quiet unassuming demeanor, supporting and championing her family in all their endeavors.  She was the family live in nanny, caring for her grandchildren and her grand dogs. She enjoyed handcrafts, creating numerous holiday decorations, macramé and needle point art, and crocheted items.   

In addition to her parents and husband, Ronnie was also predeceased by her siblings; the late Frank Kozlowski, US Army Cpl. Stephen Kozlowski (KIA), Stella, Gladys and Bronislaus Kozlowski. She was the dearly beloved wife of 61 years of the late Rocco Lombardozzi, devoted mother of Felicia Lombardozzi of Chelsea, Stephen Lombardozzi and his wife, Darlene “Dee” of Lancaster and Karen Lombardozzi of Chelsea; cherished grandmother of Stephen Lombardozzi, his wife, Krystyn and their daughter, Lilith, Ryan Lombardozzi and his fiancée, Carolina Gomez, Katie Lombardozzi and Matthew Lombardozzi and his companion, Olivia McSweeney; dear sister-in-law of the late Chester and Caroline Pawlak, Richard Lombardozzi, Sr. survived by his wife, Irene Lombardozzi of Chelsea,

Visiting hours will be held from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday May 20 from 3 to 7 p.m.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Funeral from the Welsh Funeral Home on Saturday, May 21 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 11 a.m.  

Should friends desire, contributions in Ronnie’s name may be made to The Gifford Cat Shelter, 30 Undine Rd., Brighton, MA 02135.  Gifford Cat Shelter Donation Site

For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFH.com.

Santos “Junior” Leon Jr., USMC

Known as the Mayor of Grove Street

Santos “Junior” Leon Jr., USMC of Chelsea, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 11 at his home in Chelsea, at the age of 66. 

Santos, affectionally known simply as “Junior,” was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on November 5, 1955 to his parents, Teresa and Santos Sr.  Shortly after being born, his family relocated to Philadelphia, Pa where he attended St. Bonaventure Catholic School and then went on to Thomas A. Edison High School, also in Philadelphia, graduating with the class of 1973.  Shortly after graduation, Santos enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in February of 1974 and he completed eight years of honorable service to his country obtaining the rank of E5 Sergeant.  During his time as a US Marine, he received numerous awards to include two good conduct medals, national defense service ribbon, overseas service ribbon and marksman rifle badge.

After leaving the United State Marine Corps, Santos relocated to Chelsea where he began working for the United States Postal Service as an associate in the Chelsea sorting center eventually becoming the supervisor of operations and retiring in 2016 after a lengthy career.  Santos enjoyed working out at the YMCA in Chelsea where he made numerous lifelong friends. He also had a passion for bowling. 

Those who knew Santos could tell you that he was anything “Philly” including all of their great sports teams and it was rare not to see him sporting a Philly team jersey. But his passion was the Philadelphia Eagles, always chanting “The Eagles’ Victory Song”, Fly Eagles Fly! on the road to victory (Fight! Fight! Fight!) fight Eagles fight! Score a touchdown 1,2,3! (1! 2! 3!) Hit ‘em low! Hit ‘em high! and watch our Eagles Fly! on the road to victory! E-A-G-L-E-S! Eagles!  

Santos was known as the Godfather of Uncles to Robert Jr., Giselle, Christian, Michael, Christina, David, Ally, Iaisha, Gilly, Jessica, Janessa, Jennifer, Jalitza, Yesenia, Stephanie, Louie, Brittney, Shane, Franky and Sabrina.  It certainly wasn’t uncommon for Santos, who was the oldest of his siblings, to get a call from time to time from his brothers and sisters to be the disciplinarian of this group of 20 nieces and nephews.  Santos would show up and take charge, in only a way he could, as a United States Marine, and bring his love and affection not just to them but his entire family because he was always their protector.

Santos was also known as the Mayor of Grove Street, Chelsea and he loved to play dominos and softball and had a strong passion for jazz music. 

The beloved husband of the late Michel (Callahan) Leon, he was the devoted father to Aaron J. Callahan-Leon of Chelsea, loving son to Teresa Nazario and the late Santos Leon Sr. , adored brother to Baldwin Leon and his wife, Jackie of Saugus, Stephen Leon of Fall River, Shirley Gonzalez and her husband, Frank of Philadelphia, Pa., Nancy Leon and her loving companion, James Duffy of New York, and Robert Leon and his wife, Gabriela, of Lynn; honorary brother to Santos, Pedro, Geraldo and Hiran Flores, as well as Dr. William Short.  Santos also leaves behind numerous loving uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

Family and friends honored Santos’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston, on Monday, May 16 and immediate family members gathered again on Tuesday, May 17 before leaving in funeral procession by Santos’s home at 151 Grove Street, then to St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in celebration of Santos’s life.  Santos will be laid to rest side by side with his wife, Michel, at a later date.  

Santos will be sorely missed by all who knew him and may he rest in eternal happiness. To leave an online condolence visit www.ruggieromh.com.

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