Obituaries 04-25-2013

Ruth Jones

Longtime Copley Plaza Hotel Employee

Ruth M. (Janson) Jones of Everett passed away at the Everett Rehab & Nursing Center on April 18.  She was 83 years old.

A former longtime employee at the Copley Plaza Hotel and an avid Red Sox fan, she was the beloved wife of Oscar D. Jones, loving sister of Helen Long of Wisconsin; loving sister in law of Lillian and Ted Juzwiski of Melrose, Carol Jones of Chelsea, and the late Mary Ellen and Shirley Jones.

Arrangements were by the JF Ward Funeral Home, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. For information, visit

Robert Robak

Vietnam Veteran

Robert F. Roback of Otto, North Caroline died on April 23. He was 63 years old.

A Vietnam Veteran, he was the son of the late Theodore Robak and Charlotte (Toce); husband of Janet Moulton; father of Eleanor and her husband, Paul Chabot of Chelsea, Walter of New Hampshire Kenneth and his wife, Hannah of Florida, Kristina of North Carolina; brother of Sandra, Donald, Kenneth, and Susan Robak of Chelsea and  Wayne of Florida; uncle of Stephanie Frasier of Florida and grandfather of Raymond, Gabriel and Brendan Chabot of Chelsea.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.

Michael Hanlon

US Navy Retiree; Veteran of Desert Storm and Gulf War

Michael P. Hanlon of Chelsea passed away at home on April 16 surrounded by his loving family. He was 53 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the son of Jacqueline (Dufour) and John Hanlon, Sr. of Chelsea, he attended local schools and enlisted in the US Navy in 1982, serving during Desert Storm and the Gulf War. He achieved the rank of Cryptologic Technician, First Class and received numerous medals throughout his career.  He retired from the US Navy after 20 years of faithful service.

He was the devoted father of Stephanie Hanlon and her fiancé, Tyler Davenport and Michael Hanlon, Jr., all  of Alabama; loving son  of Jacqueline (Dufour) and John Hanlon Sr.  of Chelsea; dear brother  of John, Donald and Daniel Hanlon, Sharon Marth and the late Paul Hanlon and is also survived by many relatives and friends. Honoring Michael’s wishes, burial at sea will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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