Retired Union Glazer, Coached Chelsea Youth Baseball
Kim R. Leisey of Nahant passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 3 at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem. He was 58 years old.
Born in Cambridge, the son of the late Leroy and June (Babin) Leisey, he attended Cambridge Public Schools throughout his elementary school years and graduated from Somerville High School in 1973. He attended ITT Tech for two years, receiving an education in HVAC. Kim was a Union Glazer for PPG Industries Glass Supply Distributor, having dedicated 22 years of service.
He retired in 2010. He was a member of the Union District Council Local #35 Painter’s and Allied Trades and spent his retirement helping others in the neighborhood. He enjoyed carpentry, sports, and coaching baseball in the Chelsea Youth Little League.
He will be greatly missed by many. The devoted husband of Pamela K. (Patti) Leisey of Nahant, he is survived by one brother and two sisters. He was the son-in-law of Jean (Noftle) Patti of Chelsea and her late husband, William Patti; brother-in-law of William Patti and his wife, Elaine of Chelsea, Catalino Rivera and his wife, Valarie of New Jersey; dear uncle of Keith Patti of Chelsea and Noah Rivera of New Jersey. He is also lovingly survived by his adored dog and man’s best friend, Sugar.
His Funeral will be held from the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Friday, November 8. at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
Lifelong Communicant of St. Stanislaus Church
Anna V. (Konieczka) Garniewicz passed away on October 29 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home following a very short illness. She was 95 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Adalbert and Teofila (Grzeszczak) Konieczka, she attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and started work finishing and trimming shoes at Walton Shoe Factory in Chelsea. It was there she met her future husband Charles Garniewicz. They married in 1940 and settled in Chelsea to raise their son. Her husband passed away in 1986 after sharing 46 years of marriage together. Anna was devoted to her home and family and was a faithful parishioner and lifelong communicant of St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea.
She was the beloved wife of the late Charles A. Garniewicz, Sr.; devoted mother of Charles A. Garniewicz, Jr. and his wife, Mary of Worcester.; cherished grandmother of Christopher D. Garniewicz and his wife, Lara of Hilton Head, SC, Rexford C. Garniewicz and his wife, Amy Laughlin of San Diego, CA and Elizabeth Beard and her husband, Warren of Worcester; adored great grandmother of Hayden Garniewicz and Maxwell and William Beard; dear sister of Catherine Smigelski of Chelsea, Alfred Konieczka of Peabody and the late Mary Palladino, Lucy Garniewicz, Walter and Thaddeus S. “Ted” Garniewicz.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St, Chelsea, MA 02150. To send expressions of sympathay, visit:www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Cool Ray Retiree
Madeline F. (Hagan) Cromwell, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died early on November 5 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett after being transferred from Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday.
Born in Boston, she celebrated her 82nd birthday in February of this year. She was a member of the AME Baptist Church and worked as a glazier at Cool Ray until it closed.
The devoted mother of Maurice Cromwell, Jr. and Jonathan Cromwell, both of Chelsea and the late Donna Cromwell, she was the beloved sister of the late Barbara and John Hagan; cherished grandmother of Maurice Cromwell III of Rhode Island and Lauricia Cromwell of Chelsea. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren: Maurice IV and Maurliyah as well as by many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service celebrating Madeline’s life will be held at a later date. To send a message of condolence to Madeline’s family, please visitwww.smithfuneralhomes.com
Former City of Chelsea Bookkeeper
Maryann ( Faretra ) Porrazzo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away October 31 surrounded by her family. She was 73 years old.
Maryann was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1957 and was employed for many years as a bookkeeper for the City of Chelsea. Born April 5, 1940, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ann ( Buccella ) Faretra, she was the beloved and devoted wife of John Porrazzo with whom she shared 55 years of marriage; loving mother of Elisa Porrazzo and her fiancé, Jason Janiluinas and her children Matthew and Cheyenne, all of Malden and John Porrazzo and his son, Dante of Revere; dear sister of Clerk Magistrate Joseph Faretra of the East Boston Court and his wife, Rosalind of Winthrop and Linda Faretra and Robert DiCroci of Revere; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Place Memphis, TN. 38105 or the charity of your choice. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Deborah L. (Malcolm) Pescione died on October 13. The beloved wife of Joseph A. “Sonny” Pescione, she was the loving mother of Joseph L. Pescione, Charissa Laszczkowski and her husband, Joseph and Mark Cowell; beloved sister of the late Donna Pashjian.
She is also survived by her three beloved grandchildren, Gino, Mea and Adrianna.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment was in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Deborah’s memory may be made to Boston College Campus School, Lynch School of Education, Campion Hall, Rm 197, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.roccofuneralhomes.com