Obituaries 11-26-2014

John (Andruszewski) Andrus

Of Everett

John (Andruszewski) Andrus of Everett died on Friday, November 21. He was 92 years old.

The beloved son of the late Stanislaus and Catherine (Piorkowska) Andruszewski, he was the devoted brother of Theresa Chotkowski and her late husband, Anthony of Woburn and the late Edward Andruszewski and Henrietta Zadroga and her husband, Joseph; cherished uncle of Joseph, William, and John Zadroga, Paul, Gregory, Peter and Philip Chotkowski, Karen Zaleski, and the late Stephen Zadroga.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in John’s memory to the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, 5229 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075.

Walter Anthony Godlewski

Of Millis, Formerly of Chelsea

Walter Anthony Godlewski of Millis, formerly of Chelsea, son of the late Veronica (Operacz) Godlewski and Anthony Godlewski, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 15. He was  66 years old.

Walter was born and raised in Chelsea,  graduated from St. Stanislaus Parochial School and Chelsea High and became an avid golf player.

A US Army veteran, he was employed by Sears Roebuck and was a retired state employee. Cancer took his life early.

Married to his loving wife Eileen Murphy and a devoted father to Mark and Allison Godlewski, he also leaves a dear sister, Helen (Godlewski) Woytowicz.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated  at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Millis. Burial was private. Those wishing to do so, may make a contribution in Walter’s memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Inc., 9 Erie Drive, Natick, MA 01760. Please see for guest book and other information.

Debra Lavandier

Retired MGH Administrative Assistant

Debra T. Lavandier, a retired administrative assistant for the Massachusetts General Hospital, passed away in her Malden home on November 18. She was 59 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea,  the daughter of the late John “Johnny Duggan” and Theresa (Caissie) Lavandier, she attended Our Lady of the Assumption Parochial School and was a graduate of Fitton Central High School in East Boston. She began working for the telephone company and later became an administrative assistant at the Massachusetts General Hospital. After serving in various departments, Debbie retired from the Human Resources Department at MGH.

A resident of Chelsea for most of her life, she had been residing in Malden for the past 20 years. Debbie was an animal lover and leaves behind her two feline companions, Delilah and Chuck.

She is survived by her beloved siblings Audrey Moscatelli and her husband, Robert of Malden and Brian Lavandier of Malden.

A Memorial Gathering will be scheduled and announced at a later date. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes.

Lillian Bishop

Worked at Chelsea Soldiers Home

Lillian (Babineau) Bishop of Chelsea died on November 22 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. She was 96 years old.

A Commonwealth of Massachusetts employee, she worked at the Chelsea Soldiers Home for 25 years and was a member of the Chelsea Senior Center,

She was the devoted wife of the late Francis R. Bishop, Sr.; beloved mother of Francis R. Bishop, Jr. and his wife, Elaine of Middleton, Donna Domelowicz and her husband, Joseph of Myrtle Beach, SC, Robert H. Bishop and his wife, Ann of Chelsea, Beverly Henry and her husband, Michael of Revere and the late William F. Bishop and his wife, Christine M. Bishop of Peabody; sister of the late William Babineau and is also lovingly survived by eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Tuesday, November 25th at 9:30 a.m. ollowed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 AM. Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Expressions of sympathy in Lillian’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Louise Sullivan

Retired Chelsea Retirement Board Executive Secretary

Louise L. Sullivan, retired executive secretary for the City Of Chelsea Retirement Board, passed away Thursday evening, November 20 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after being stricken in her home earlier in the week. Louise just celebrated her 91st birthday this month.

Born in Somerville,  the beloved daughter of the late Eugene F. and Agnes C. (McGuigan) Sullivan, she grew up in Arlington before her family settled in Chelsea where she graduated from St. Rose High School.

Louise worked primarily as an office administrator and was employed for many years by the City of Chelsea working in Chelsea City Hall as the Executive Secretary for the City Retirement Board. She retired in 2004 after completing 50 years of service. A devoted Catholic, she was a longtime communicant and parishioner of St. Rose Church in Chelsea.

In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by two sisters Rita H. Sullivan and Agnes M. Murphy and a brother Eugene F. Sullivan, Jr. She is survived by her brother, Robert W. Sullivan and his wife, Joan of Woburn and her sister Barbara A. Dixon and her husband, James of Chesapeake VA and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Her Funeral was held on Tuesday November 25. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Rose Church and services concluded with Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. For online guestbook, or to send a sympathy card, please visit

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