Obituaries 06-25-2015

Stephanie Malachowski

Lifelong Chelsea resident

Stephanie B. (Mikolajewski) Malachowski passed away Sunday evening, June 21 at the Charlwell House in Norwood where she had been receiving supportive care for the past two years. She was 95 years old.

She was born and raised in Chelsea, one of five children born to the late Franciszek and Anastasia (Budzinski) Mikolajewski. After attending local schools, Stephanie worked briefly as an assembler for Standard Box Co., in Chelsea. She married Bronislaw Malachowski in 1947 and together the couple raised their family of two daughters and one son. She dedicated much of her life to caring for home and family.

She was a lifelong communicant and parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea and was a devoted member of the former Rosary Society and St. Stanislaus School Mothers Club. During her life she mostly enjoyed the quiet home life style and keeping up on current and family affairs.

In addition to her parents, Stephanie was preceded in death by her husband, Bronislaw after 60 years of marriage and by her sisters: Mary Kondracki, Jeanette Banusiewicz, Matilda Mroczek and her brother, Wallace Mikolajewski. She is lovingly survived by her devoted children: Ann Malachowski of Dedham, Janice Laskowski and her husband, Timothy of Portland, CT. and Paul Malachowski and his wife, Carol of Franklin. She was the cherished grandmother of Craig Laskowski and his wife, Melanie of Milton, Kenneth Laskowski and his wife, Melissa of Chicago, IL and Stephanie Malachowski of Franklin, adored great grandmother of Chase Laskowski and by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday June 25 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 9:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Millis. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to “Boston” Catholic TV, PO Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit


Ramona Vega-Amaro

Former proprietor of State House Cleaners of Bowdoin Street, Boston.

Ramona Vega-Amaro of Chelsea, formerly of Maunabo, PR, died on June 18

The former proprietor of State House Cleaners of Bowdoin Street, Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Ulysis Amaro; devoted mother of Roberto and Yvette Colon of Puerto Rico, Anthony G. Ortiz of the Chelsea Police Department and the late Rolando Colon; dear sister of Frank Vega, Jr., Annette Vega, Jeanette Vega-Alvarez, all of New York City, Angel Vega of Florida and the late Eve and Ralph Vega. She was the adored grandmother of Rolando Colon Jr., and Anthony Ortiz Jr. and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, Orient Heights, East Boston. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.


Joseph Richard

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea

His greatest joy was to spend time

with his family

Joseph A. Richard died suddenly on June 16 at his residence in Dunbarton, NH. He was 71 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he has resided in Dunbarton for the past 23 years.

The son of Benjamin and Jeanette Richard, Mr. Richard worked his entire life as a machinist starting with the Gaulin’s Corporation of Everett. He was a US Navy veteran and a member of the VFW Post #834. Joe loved spending time in the outdoors fishing and hunting, however his greatest joy in life came from spending time with his family and especially with his granddaughter, Jordan.

Members of his family include his wife of 50 years, Diane Richard of Dunbarton, his daughter Nicole Richard and son in law Joe Bonta and granddaughter Jordan Richard all of Winchendon, MA. Joe is also survived by his siblings Elaine Patti, Linda Riley, Janet Sturgis, Annette Purcell, Joanne Scribner, Arnold, Eddie, Wayne, Ernie and Barbara Richard, all of Chelsea.

Funeral arrangements were by the

French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 South Mast Street, Goffstown, NH. Burial with military honors was at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Winchendon, MA.

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