Obituaries 11-16-2023

Felipe Orellana

September 13, 1924 – November 09, 2023

Relatives and friends attended visiting hours on Monday, November 13th in the Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea for Felipe Orellana, His funeral wase conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, November 14, immediately  followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Rose of Lima Church, Chelsea. Services concluded with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

Felipe Orellana passed away on Wednesday, November 8 at 10:55 p.m. at 99 years of age surrounded by his beloved children. He was born and raised in La Unión, El Salvador, a beloved son of his parents, Simeón Orellana and Isabel Bonilla.  He married Guadalupe Bernal in 1953 and their marriage lasted 49 years. They formed a family in the City of Chelsea for 35 years.

His wife, Guadalupe Bernal de Orellana (of pleasant memory) passed away in 2002.  He is survived by his children: Orellana Bernal, Marta Yolanda, José Efrain, José Arquimedes, José Samuel, Irene Carmen, Maria Luisa, José Aristides, Felipe Carlos, Deisys Martiza and his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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Alvin Bernard

“Pee Wee” Moore, December 3, 1934 – October 30, 2023

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a celebration of love for Alvin Bernard “Pee-Wee” Moore on Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon in the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea.  Immediately following the services, please join the family at Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal St., Malden for a continued Celebration of Life.

On Friday, October 20, 2023, the Moore family lost their hero and patriot, Alvin Moore. Alvin was born on December 3rd, 1934 to the late Irving Moore and Evelyn Dennis-Moore-Gardner.  Alvin passed away at the home of his beloved daughter in Decatur, GA after a valiant fight with Amyloidosis.  He was 88 years of age.

He grew up in Chelsea with six siblings and was predeceased by his brothers Irving, Earl, William “Billy” Moore, and sisters Arlene Moore and Natalie Butler. He is survived by Charlotte Bonds, his only living sibling.

Alvin attended the Chelsea School system and excelled in both academics and athletics.  Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and upon completion of his tour of duty received an honorable discharge.  He then went on to learn the construction trade and soon became a construction worker/engineer. He retired from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) where he worked on some major historical projects throughout the Boston area.

Al’s love for his family ran deep, just like his love for Boston.  After living in some of Boston’s surrounding areas, he moved to Mashpee, MA to care for his beloved mother. That was Al.  He took care of everyone around him until he couldn’t.  His easy-going personality, infectious smile, bright hazel eyes and swift moves on the dance floor made him unforgettable.  He loved a good meal and never met a haddock he didn’t like.  A true New Englander who loved all things chowder and all things sweet.

He is survived by his children, Darcelle (Michael) Jones and Nicole (Lyn) Moore-Jackson.  He was preceded in death by his children, Deana and Shawn Moore and granddaughters, Sacoya and Tyler Moore.  

Al also leaves to cherish his memory grandchildren: Vincent, Darren, Jasmyn, Michael Jr., LaDonne, Tyshaun, Jasmine  and Amber.

He is also survived his partner, Anna Lewis, and her family: Johanna (Renardo) Andrade, Karen (Vern) Cowan, Ferdinand and Kevin (Leslie) Singleton.

Al will be missed by a host of family members and friends. 

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Jean Guilmette

January 18, 1925 – November 06, 2023

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend visiting hours and funeral services in the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, on Friday, November 17, beginning at 9 a.m. for Jean Guilmette who passed away after a brief decline in health on Monday, November 6th at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. She was 98 years of age.  The visiting hours will be immediately followed by funeral services in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  

Born and raised in Chelsea,  the beloved daughter of the late Stanislaus and Antoinette (Szczublek) Lenkiewicz, Jean was a lifelong resident of Chelsea and attended local schools.

She was married to Alfred G. Guilmette, Jr. for 34 years, raised her son, Alfred G. III. and was passionately devoted to home and family.

Jean also worked outside of her home for several years as a Linotype/typesetter in the commercial printing industry in Boston. She was a lifelong parishioner, devoted and faithful member of the former St. Stanislaus Parish.  She is fondly remembered by her family for her unparalleled devotion to her son and her love for her family. 

Jean was predeceased by her husband, Alfred G. Guilmette, Jr., her siblings and their spouses; Edward Lenkiewicz, Sr. and his wife, Florence, John Lenkiewicz, Stella Badessa, Stephanie Lenkiewicz, Alice Lenkiewicz and Anthony Lenkiewicz.

She was the devoted mother of Alfred G. Guilmette, III of Dorchester and Chelsea, cherished aunt of Paula Lenkiewicz of Chelsea, Edward Lenkiewicz, Jr. of Everett, the late Joyce Dabene, who is survived by her husband, Paul of Weymouth, the late Carolyne and Wayne Toth and the adored great aunt of Nicole Dabene and Paul Dabene, Jr.

Should friends desire, contributions in Jean’s name may be made to Autism Speaks/New England, 88 Broad St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. 

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Cajou E. Clark

March 03, 1961 – November 12, 2023

 Relatives and friends attended visiting hours in the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, on Tuesday, November 14th for Cajou Clark who passed away in his home after a brief illness on Sunday, November 12.  He was 62 years of age.  His funeral was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 15th and services concluded with Cajou being placed to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

Cajou was born and raised in Boston.  He was a resident of Chelsea for several years and was married to Rosa M. Rivera.  He attended area schools and was a US Army Veteran.  He received a master’s degree in law enforcement and worked as a Campus Police officer at Bunker Hill Community College.  

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosa M. Rivera; his children and stepchildren; Acetyn Clark, Aven Clark, Avyanie Clark, Caja Johnson and Cajou Johnson,  Jessica Rivera, Jessenia Rivera and Pricila Rivera; his siblings: Paul, LaCar, Randy, Linda, Shelly, Aqua and the late Taero and Petey. He is also survived by two granddaughters, one grandson, several extended family members and friends.

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Anna Louise Finnegan

Active at the Chelsea Senior Center

Family and friends attended visiting hours on Tuesday in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals,

262 Beach St., Revere for Anna Louise (Peters) Finnegan who died at home on Friday, November 10, surrounded by her loving family, following a brief battle with breast cancer. She was 85 years old. Her Funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday, November 15, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere and interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Louise was born in Boston on September 8,1938 to her late parents, Gilbert B. and Althea K. (Lawrence) Peters. She was one of four girls raised and educated in Revere. Louise was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1956. The following year, she married her sweetheart, Thomas

J. Finnegan. The couple resided in Revere where they began their life and their family together.

They later moved to Chelsea, where their family continued to grow. Louise and her husband, Tom owned and operated Finnegan’s Variety Store in the 1970’s, while Louise was raising her children

and working in the store. They later closed the business and started a new venture together, Spencer Property Management.

Louise was always dedicated to her family first. She was able to cherish her time with her grandchildren, watching them grow, become adults and begin their own families. She was blessed to become a great great grandmother as well. Her family adored her for the mother she was, her strong faith and love for people.

Louise was an active member at the Chelsea Senior Center. There she belonged to the club “Empty Spools Quilters” making blankets for veterans and children. She also enjoyed doing ceramics and making many wonderful treasures for herself, family and friends.

She was the beloved wife of 57 years of the late Thomas J. Finnegan, loving mother of Colleen A. Doss and her late husband, James A. Doss of Muldraugh, KY, Marcelle M. McDonough, Jacqueline M. Finnegan, Daniel G. Finnegan and his partner, Dana Dicken, all of Chelsea, Sean T. Finnegan and his wife, Aretuza of Saugus and the late Thomas H. Finnegan; cherished Nana of Chrystal, Melanie, James, Asenath, Katie, John, Jasmine, Kenya, Desiree and Brianna; great grandmother of 12 and great great grandmother of four; dear sister of Mary Coggswell of Revere and

the late June Salie and Althea Peters. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Chelsea Senior Center Activities Fund, 10 Riley Way, Chelsea, MA 02150. To send online condolences, please visit Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals.

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