Verizon retiree, real estate broker and self-proclaimed ‘Jack of all Trades”
Paul F. Hurley passed away in his Marlborough home on July 22 from an overwhelming chronic illness. He was 73 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late William M. and Bernice M. Hurley, he attended Chelsea public schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. He enlisted in the US Air Force, served during the Vietnam Era, was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman 1st Class and returned to Chelsea.
With an insatiable desire to further his education, he attended Framingham State University, UMass Lowell, Suffolk University and later Harvard Extension School earning a Master’s Degree. Paul worked as a telephone company technician for 40 years beginning with New England Telephone, NYNEX and retired form Verizon in 2007. He also held an active Mass. real estate broker’s license.
Throughout his lifetime, Paul enjoyed visiting museums, was an avid reader, a constant student of various academics and was a self-proclaimed “Jack of All Trades.”
A former longtime Chelsea resident, he lived in Marlborough for the past 35 years and was a lifetime member of the American Legion.
He was the dear brother of Bernice C. Dondero of Revere and Judith A. Mauchan and her husband, Donald of Marlborough, the late William V. Hurley, Sr. and Ronald J Hurley and brother-in-law to the late Louis Dondero and Margaret Hurley. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
His Funeral will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, July 30 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Ronald Hurley, Sr.
Florida Walt Disney Security Officer
Ronald J. Hurley, Sr. of Haines City, Florida, formerly of Kissimee, Florida and Chelsea, passed away in Florida on July 16 after a brief illness.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late William M. and Bernice M. (Falta) Hurley, Ronnie has been residing in central Florida for the past 35 years. He worked for Walt Disney as a security officer. He loved his work and for a time was a K-9 officer for park security at Disney and later adopted his K-9 partner.
In addition to his parents, Ronnie was also preceded in death several years ago by his daughter, Elizabeth Anne Hotham and recently by his brother, Paul F. Hurley. He was the beloved husband of 23 years to Joanne Hurley of Florida, devoted father of Ronald J; Hurley of New Hampshire; dear brother of Bernice C. Dondero of Revere and Judith A. Mauchan and her husband, Donald of Marlborough, the late William V. Hurley, Sr. and Paul F. Hurley, brother-in-law to the late Louis Dondero and Margaret Hurley. He is also survived by Joanne’s five children, several grandchildren and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
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Proclaimed the world’s best card shuffler by her grandchildren and great grandchildren
Lorraine M. (Arsenault) Pyche passed away on Wednesday, July 22 at the Wilmington Health Care Center where she had been rehabilitating from a brief illness. She was 84 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Stanley and Tessie Arsenault, as a child she attended Our Lady of the Assumption Parochial School graduated from St. Rose High. She supported her family working outside of her home as an office secretary for Kayem Foods in the early 1960’s and 70’s. She also volunteered her time and talents at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home throughout the 80’s and 90’s. In her lifetime, she enjoyed music and card games, her grand children and great grandchildren proclaimed her the world’s best card shuffler.
In addition to her parents, Lorraine was also preceded in death by her only son, Ronald G. Pyche. She is survived by her loving daughter, Carol J. Freeman of Goffstown, NH. She was the cherished grandmother of Kimberly Ebert and her husband, Todd of Wilmington, Lauren C. Freeman of Dallas, TX and Richard Freeman and his wife, Ashley of Malden; adored great-grandmother (Superhero) of Brett, Adam and Emma Ebert and Christopher Freeman; dear sister of Al Arsenault of North Andover, the late Emily Gallant, Eileen Arsenault, Helen Carlson and Yvonne Garafalo. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday Evening with the Rev. Vincent J. Gianni officiating. Final arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Anthony Memorial-Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 43 Nagog Park, Ste 110, Acton, MA 01720. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit
Retired pharmacy tech of Chelsea, formerly of Puerto Rico
Ramon Sanchez of Chelsea, formerly of San Juan, Puerto Rico died on July 27 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett surrounded by his family.
Ramon was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 17, 1933 to the late Ramon Sanchez-Gonzalez and Claudia Hernandez-Villalobos. He was educated in San Juan where he obtained his associate degree to become a pharmacy technician. He then began his career working as a pharmacy tech at the Municipal Hospital of San Juan.
While working there he met the love of his life and married Ana Caraballo in 1960. Ramon retired in 1974 and decided to move with his wife and three children to Massachusetts and settled in Chelsea.
He was the beloved husband of Ana Caraballo-Sanchez; devoted father of Juan Carlos Sanchez, Nancy Sanchez and Sgt. Miguel Sanchez of the Chelsea Police Department and the late Jose Ramon Sanchez; dear brother of the late Milagros Sanchez and is also survived by 10 cherished grandchildren three loving great grandchildren and by many fond nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Ramon’s life by gathering on Friday, July 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston. A service will be held during visitation at 7 p.m. with Pastor Francisco Caro, Sr. officiating. Funeral services and burial will be in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. In honoring Ramon’s memory and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his loving wife, Ana.
Thomas ‘TJ’ Troville, Jr.
Food preparation specialist; loved the Bruins and camping with his family
Thomas J. “TJ” Troville, Jr. of Everett, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on Tuesday July 21 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after bravely battling cancer for the past 10 months. He was 38 years old.
Born in Boston and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved son of Thomas J., Sr. and Jean (Salvo) Troville of Everett. “TJ” attended Chelsea Schools and Northeast Regional Vocational Technical School in Wakefield. He graduated from Metro-Tech in 1996 and went on to attend Newbury College pursuing his training and studies in Culinary Arts. He worked as a line chef at the Hilltop Restaurant and as a shift supervisor with US Gypsum in their Board Plant Division. He later worked preparing and cooking deli and specialty foods for Stop and Shop in Everett.
An early resident of Chelsea he settled in Everett several years ago with his wife and family, In his lifetime “TJ” enjoyed cooking, music and drawing. He was an avid Bruins Fan and loved time with family, camping in New Hampshire’s White Mountains Region.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 17 years, Jamette A. (Shipp) Troville. He was the devoted father of William T. and Christina V. Troville, all at home in Everett; the loving son of Thomas J., Sr. and Jean (Salvo) Troville of Everett; dear brother of Brian J. Troville and his wife, Laura of East Boston and Dominique Lander and her husband, Craig of Revere; dear son-in-law of Mary B. Pierre and her husband, Oral of Taunton; dear brother-in-law to Venita Schandorf and her husband, Sai of Minnesota and Jimmy Le and his wife, Theresa of California. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Anthony Memorial-Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit