Obituaries 10-28-09

Josephine Copello

Retired Soldiers Home Senior Bookkeeper

Josephine T. (Lentini) Copello died on October 26 at the Kaplan Family House. She was 91 years old.

Born in Boston on September 16, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Casper and Mary (DeAmecis) Lentini. She was raised and educated in South Boston and lived in Chelsea for most of her life prior to retiring to Danvers.

She was employed as the Senior Bookkeeper at the Chelsea Soldiers Home for more than 20 years and enjoyed many summers with her family at their cottage in Alton Bay, N.H.

The wife of the late Francis W. Copello with whom she shared 60 years of marriage, she was the mother and mother-in-law of William and Sharon Copello of Danvers, sister of Mary DeChristofero of Bourne, Ann Thompson of Waltham and Frances Noto of South Boston.

Her Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 30 at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN, 38101.


Estelle Smigielski, 90

Retired Computervision Corp. Technician

Estelle A. M. (Cantara) Smigielski, a longtime resident of Chelsea, died on October 25 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where she had been receiving supportive care. She was 90 years old

She was born in New Hampshire and during her working career which spanned many years until her retirement in the late 1970’s, she was employed as a technician for Computervision Corp.

She was the devoted wife of the late Vincent H. “Freddie”; beloved sister of the late Gloria Hammond, Aurora Clarke and Ernest Cantara and is lovingly survived by nieces and nephews including William Hammond and the late David Hammond. She is fondly adored by her great niece Amanda Hammond.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be celebrated today, Thursday, October 29 in St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut Street, Chelsea at 9 AM. Services will conclude with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send a message of condolence to her family, please visit


Jennifer Ann Punch

TV and Radio Writer, worked for WEEI and Red Sox

Jennifer Ann Punch of Lynnfield died suddenly on October 23.

She was a college graduate and after earning her degree, she worked as a professional writer in the marketing and promotion field for both television and radio. During her career she worked for WEEI Sports Radio and the Boston Red Sox.

She was the loving daughter of Phyllis (Lasota) Trippi of Lynnfield and the beloved fiancé of Brian Carlson of Lynnfield. Funeral Services were private. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.


Carmen Arroyo

Teacher’s Aide

Carmen N. Arroyo of Chelsea died unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on October 20.

Born in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Aurturo and Sara Nieves (Ortiz). She immigrated to Chelsea with her family and was a longtime Chelsea resident. She worked for the Chelsea School Department as a teacher’s aide for 36 years and throughout her career she worked at the William’s School, Sokolowski School and the Early Learning Center in Chelsea. She loved her job teaching and will be remembered as a caring person who loved working with children.

She was the devoted mother of Nitza Arroyo-Oswald and her husband, Michael, of Chelsea, Gladys Guzman and her husband, Elmer, of Chelsea; she also played an active role in raising Amarilis, Nitza, Jacqueline and Hugo as her own. She was the dear sister of Pedro Nieves and Betsy Nieves of Chelsea and Anna Nieves and Jorge Nieves, both of Puerto Rico; beloved grandmother of Yessenia, Matthew, Kimberly and Lissandro. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden with burial following. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.


William Marks

Revere resident

William C. Marks, a life long resident of Revere, died unexpectedly, although he was a long time victim of Juvenile Diabetes, on October 20. He was 38 years old.

Born in Everett, he was a 1989 graduate of Revere High School and a former mailroom employee of the Boston Childrens Hospital. His struggle with Diabetes kept his social world confined but not limited. He was an avid sports fun and had a keen interest in motorbiking and motorcycling.

He leaves his devoted parents, Donald L. Marks Sr. and Lorraine A. (Aideuis) Marks with whom he made his home. He was the cherished brother of Brenda J. Kelly and her husband, John, and Donald L. Marks Jr. and his wife, Maria, all of Lynnfield; loving uncle of Matthew and Lauren Kelly, Austin H. and Olivia M. Marks, all of Lynnfield, and is also lovingly survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Pl., Boston, MA 02215, Attn: Development Office.


John Brown

Painting Contractor

John A. Brown of Saugus died on October 21 at the Kaplan Family House after a long illness. He was 61 years old.

A painting contractor all of his life, his last project was the painting of the Saugus World Series Park. He was the Vice President of the Saugus National Little League.

The devoted husband of Diane (Rossetti), he was the beloved father of John A. Brown II and Shaun Brown and his wife, Melissa, all of Saugus; brother of Linda Blake of Beverly and Andrew Brown of Sanford, Maine; cherished grandfather of Alexis, Gabriella and Ava Brown and is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service was held in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923. To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit


William Nolan

Malden resident

William L. Nolan of Malden, formerly of Revere and Chelsea, died on October 24. He was 78 years old.

Born in Revere and educated in the Revere School system, he was a 1950 graduate of Revere High School. After high school, he joined the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Nolan retired as a Production Control Supervisor for General Electric in Lynn after 20 years of service.  

He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Hayes) Nolan of Malden, the devoted father of William L. Nolan Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Billerica, Kevin Nolan and his wife, Laurie, of Malden and Stephen Nolan and his wife, Christine, of Westford; loving grandfather of Haley, Hannah, John, Amanda, Cera, Casey, Patrick and Elizabeth Nolan; loving brother of Walter T. Nolan and his wife, Elizabeth, of New Hampshire, Paul “Pete” Nolan and his wife, Pearl, of New Hampshire and Florida, Joseph Nolan and his wife, Ann, of Florida and the late Mildred Randell. He was the brother in-law of John Hayes, James Haggerty, Robert Hayes, Michael Marrotta and his sister in-law, Elaine Marrotta.

Funeral arrangements were by the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Sacred Hearts Church, Malden. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice.


Daniel Andrade

Longtime employee of Emerson Textile of Chelsea

Daniel S. Andrade of Peabody died on October 24.

A long time employee of Emerson Textile of Chelsea, he was the loving husband of 50 years to Isaura Reni (Joia) Andrade and devoted father of Daniel Andrade Jr. of Germany, David J. of Peabody, Edith J. Sales of Tennessee, Adam J. Andrade of Reading, Abel Andrade Lopes of Dorchester, also Oliver, Natel, Orlando, Anita and Maria Theresa Andrade; brother of David and Joel Andrade, Esther Dalomba and Elsea Cooper, all of Pawtucket, RI, Ruth Rezendes of Rhode Island and is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews and loving friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. For obituary and guestbook, please visit


Josephine Malinowski

Of Reading, formerly of Chelsea

Josephine J. (Sybicki) Malinowski of Reading, formerly of Malden, Everett and Chelsea, died on October 24.

An employee of the Joslin Clinic, Boston, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Kopes) Sybicki; beloved wife of the late Joseph Malinowski; loving mother of Michael J. Malinowski of Melrose, Susanne M. McNamara and her husband, John, of Saugus; sister of Charles Wolski of Winchester and the late Henry Walski, Genevieve Sczepaniak, Anna Usewicz, Walter Walski, Walter Wolski and Jane Anderson; grandmother of Kimberly Manzelli of North Reading, Julie Fox of Maryland and Susanne Miles of North Carolina and is also survived by six great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For obit


Antonio Baptista

Chelsea resident

Antonio Baptista of Chelsea died at the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on October 20. He was 85 years old.

Born in Pedra Molar, Cape Verdes Island, he was the beloved husband of the late Guilhermina (Silva) Baptista and the devoted father of Daniel Baptista of Chelsea.

A gathering was held at the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home with burial following in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.


Serafim Vaios Boutas

Owned Brother’s Deli II of Chelsea, retired from Liberty Loan

Serafim Vaios Boutas of Canton died unexpectedly October 21, at the Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center in Norwood. He was 77 years old.

Born March 15, 1932 in Saint George, Karditsa, Greece, the son of the late Vaios and Agoritsa (Tsianou) Boutas, he immigrated to the United States arriving in Boston in 1951. He enjoyed time spent with his beloved family and traveling to his native Greece. Starting at the Athens Olympia Restaurant, he later became an entrepreneur owning George and Nicks Steakhouse, Athenian Taverna of Cambridge and Brother’s Deli II of Chelsea and retired from Liberty Loan Company, also of Chelsea. He was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Brockton.

He leaves his wife of 52 years, Fotine (Halatsis) Boutas; his daughters, Audrey Casavant and her husband, Richard, of Wilmington and Efthimea Jaramillo and her husband, Sergio, of Canton. He was the cherished grandfather of Sergio Christopher and Serafim Haralambo “Bobby” of Canton; his brothers, Kostas Boutas and his wife, Tina, of Brockton and Vasilios Boutas and his wife, Beth, of Brockton; his sister, Despina, the wife of the late Evangelos Nikolakakos of Randolph; He also leaves many nieces and nephews, a large extended family in Greece, and many friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, Brockton. Burial was in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton. Memorial donations may be made to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 457 Oak St., Brockton or a charity of one’s choice. For obituary, visit


Rose Lela Dore

Chelsea resident

Rose Lela (Terhorst) Dore, 76, died Tuesday, October 27, at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, where she has been receiving supportive care for the past 2 years. Mrs. Dore was born November 5, 1932 at Denver, Colorado, daughter of the late William and Bertha Terhorst. She received her education in Denver and settled in Chelsea as a young house wife and mother. Lela worked outside of her home for many years as a waitress for Pressman’s Deli in Chelsea. She briefly moved to Vermont for several years and returned to Chelsea ten years ago. She was the longtime companion of the late Joseph "Buddy" Babson, and was predeceased by her son Alan Dore. She is survived by her loving daughter Donna Troisi and her husband Stanley of Chelsea. Cherished grandmother of Amanda Troisi and Michael Troisi and his wife Melissa. Adored great-grandmother of Jacquilyne, Kenneth and Victoria Baker. Honoring Lela’s request and wishes, her funeral services are strictly private. Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, Chelsea