Obituaries 06-05-2014

Estelle Zielinski

Chelsea Centenarian

Estelle (Veligor) Zielinski, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away at the Winchester Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on May 29 just two months after celebrating her 100th birthday.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Josephine Veligor. She attended Boston public schools. After high school, she married Frank Zielinski and they settled in Chelsea. A devoted wife and homemaker, Estelle was a longtime supporter and parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was talented in needle point and crocheting.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Zielinski; dear sister of the late Anthony, Vincent and Edmond Veligor and Josephine Prokopowicz; loving sister in law of Hazel Ells and Alice White; devoted aunt of Eileen Bradley andPaul Veligor and is also survived by many other nieces, nephews and several grand nieces and grand nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church on Wednesday, June 4. Services concludedwith Interment at St. Michael Cemetery in Roslindale. Should friends desire, contributions in Estelle’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home. To send expressions of sympathy, please

Irena Ann Wilkerson

Of Chelsea

Irena Ann Wilkerson, 59, of Chelsea passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a lengthy illness, surrounded by family and friends.

Beloved mother of Reginal J. and Trina L. Wilkerson, Irena was born on October 11, 1954 to Louise (Marshall) and the late James I. Robinson in Albany, Georgia.

Irena moved to Chelsea, MA at a young age and was educated in the Chelsea Public School system prior to marrying James Wilkerson who preceded her in death.  She also attended the Hickox Business School.

Irena worked for the Morse Shoe Company, Shawmut Bank, Osco Drugs and the Cross Country Motor Club.

She leaves to mourn, her son Reginal (Marisol) of Everett, MA and daughter, Trina of Chelsea, MA, her mother Louise Robinson of Chelsea, MA grandchildren Reginal Jr. of Charlotte, North Carolina, Demetreus J. of Malden, MA, Alexxa Q and Emmanuel A. of Everett, MA  and Derrick Miller of Everett, MA, great grandson Mason of Charlotte, NC. She also leaves to mourn, brothers Donald C., James Jr and Terry (Paula) all of Chelsea, MA and sisters Gwendolyn (Melvin) Greene of Round Rock, TX, Mamie (Michael) Lopez of Chelsea, MA, Jacqueline (Jerome) Perry of Jersey City, NJ and Margaret (Wesley) Williams of Norwood, MA, an aunt, Mamie D. Bridges of Chelsea, MA, cousin Eula P. Balloon of Chelsea, MA and a host of relatives and friends.

Services will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church 20 Hillside Ave, Malden MA.  Family hour will be held from 4-6P, and the Home Going Service immediately following.  Interment will be on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10AM.

Waclaw Powalisz

Market Forge Retiree;

of Chelsea, formerly of Poland

Waclaw Powalisz, a retired Market Forge employee and longtime Chelsea resident, passed away on Saturday, May 31 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital after a short period of declining health. He was 87 years old.

Born in Bydgoszcz, Poland, the son of the late Waclaw and Leokadia (Danielewska) Powalisz, he received his early education in Poland and, as a young man in Poland, he married his wife, Irena Ilak and together they began to raise their family there. In 1967 they immigrated to the United States and settled in Chelsea. He immediately began working for Bay State Auto Spring Mfg. as a blacksmith forging auto springs, truck springs and repair parts. He later took employment with Market Forge in Everett working as a large metal press operator and worked there until his retirement.

Waclaw was strongly devoted to supporting and providing a better life for his family. Together with his wife, he was a dedicated member of St. Stanislaus Church while also supporting the local Polish community. He was a hardworking man who only desired simple basic needs for himself and was a very down to earth, private sort of a man.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Irena (Ilak) Powalisz. He was the devoted father of Richard Powalisz and his wife, Carol of Reading and Elizabeth Croce and her husband, Daniel of Revere; cherished grandfather of Jason Powalisz and his companion, Mari Prado, Jeffrey Powalisz, Kathryn Polcari and her husband, David, Daniel Croce and his wife, Charity and David Croce. He is also survived by four great grandchildren.

His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today,Thursday, June 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please

Barry Welsh

Former Chelsea resident

Barry F. Welsh of Dracut, formerly of Chelsea and Everett, died on June 2.

He was the beloved husband of the late Beatrice J. (Cohen) and Judy (Marshall) Welsh; devoted father of Sheryl Raples and her husband, Peter of Abington and Lisa Cutter and her husband, Bryan of Adams; dear brother of Edward Welsh of Everett and the late Gail Winam, Nancy Lehman, Elaine Maillet, John and Joseph Welsh and is also survived by seven grandchildren. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday June 7 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Gail Still-Daley

Retired Health Care Worker

Gail D. (Hoefer) Still-Daley, a 30-year resident of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, died at Beth Israel Medical Center of Boston on Wednesday, May 21. She was 72 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea schools and spent most of her working career as a health care worker at several local nursing facilities, particularly at the former Woodlawn Manor Nursing Home (now Everett Healthcare & Rehab, Inc.)

She was the wife of the late James Daley, Jr.; the cherished mother of Glenda Still-Sarno and her husband, Richard of Billerica, Robert L. Still and his wife, Rochelle of Saugus, Richard T. Still of Everett and the late John A. Still. She was the devoted sister of Glenda A. Mascis of Chelsea and the late Robert “Guy” Hoefer and his late wife, Bonnie; the dear aunt to: Stephen C. Mascis of Saugus and she also leaves several other nieces and nephews. She is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services and interment were held at Glenwood Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity. For additional information, please

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