Decorated Veteran, Motorcycle Enthusiast, Member of DAV and Chelsea Knights of Columbus
Donald Mullett of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at home on October 2 after a short illness. He was 87 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Patrick and Elizabeth Mullett, Donald attended local schools and enlisted in the US Army during World War II, He subsequently re-enlisted and served throughout World War II and Korea, retiring during the Vietnam Era.
During his military career, he married Helen Amelio of Chelsea and together they shared 58 years of love and devotion raising two sons and one daughter. They lived together as a military family moving about to Donald’s various duty assignments at military bases in Japan, Germany, Georgia and Alabama. Donald retired from active military duty as a Master Sergeant in 1966 and was a bronze star recipient.
They returned to Chelsea and made their home on Arlington Street for many years. Donald returned to school receiving his certificate as a Refrigeration Technician, and worked as the in-house serviceman for the Parker House Hotel in Boston, retiring in 1998 after working there for 25 years.
Donald and his wife moved to Everett 16 years ago taking residence with their daughter. He was a lifelong Harley Davidson enthusiast and motorcyclist and a lifelong member of the DAV and Chelsea Knights of Columbus.
In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his son, David J. Mullett, Sr. and his brothers: Albert, William and Philip Mullett. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Helen E. (Amelio) Mullett. He was the devoted father of Donald A. Mullet and his wife, Teresa of Guaynaba PR and Donna Shepard of Everett; cherished grandfather of Diana, David Jr., Jesse, Joshua, Danielle, Ethan, Shanna and Luke and adored great-grandfather of Xander, Kailyn, Ally and Zoeigh. He was the dear brother of Anna Bonner of Wisconsin and James Mullett of Florida.
His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, October 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, 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 visit
Carmela ‘Millie’ Elder
Retired Chelsea City Hall Employee
Carmela M. “Millie” (Damiano) Elder, a retired Chelsea City Hall employee, passed away on Sunday, October 26 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a short illness. She was 88 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Vito and Anna (Palladino) Damiano, she attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School.
She began working at Chelsea City Hall as a young lady where she was introduced to her future husband, Harold B. Elder. She soon married and began to raise her family. In the early 1960’s she also worked as an office secretary in a downtown Chelsea dentist practice.
For many years Millie was the very familiar secretary at the local Veteran Services Office. During her tenure there she worked for four separate directors assisting local veterans and their families. She also worked for Massport and the Chelsea Police Dept. Traffic Bureau before taking her full retirement.
Millie was widowed in 1966 with the passing of her beloved husband, Harold, in addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her granddaughter Jamie Ann Elder in 2013 and years earlier by her sister, Frances Prezioso and her husband, Ronald. She is survived by her loving son Harold B. “Poncho” Elder, Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Chelsea. She was the dear sister of Anna Tiro and her husband, Anthony “Chubby” of Saugus; cherished grandmother of Amy Ann Elder of Reading, Michelle LaMattina and her husband, John of Lynn and adored great grandmother of Brandon Elder, Jackson and Makayla May, Madison and Siobhan Kane.
Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, October 31 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFuneralHome.com.