Obituaries 10-15-2015

Theresa Rose ‘Terry’ Borgatti

Of Virginia

Theresa Rose ‘Terry’ Borgatti of Vienna, Virginia died at home surrounded by her family on September 30.

She was the beloved wife of 64 years of Robert A. Borgatti, Sr., loving mother of Donna (Mostafa) Aghabeh, Robert Christina) Borgatti, Jr., Pamela Jones and Denise Bogatti; daughter of the late William and Theresa Henry; sister of the late William ‘’Bill” Hendry and John “Jack” Hendry and grandmother of Mehdi and Undsey Aghabeh, Sarah and Robert Borgatti, Lawrence, Katie and Jaclyn Jones and Emily and Melissa Adams. She is also survived b her loving son-in-law, Lawwrence Jones, Jr. and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Services and interment took place in Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030. Arrangements were by the Money and King Funeral Home, Vienna, VA. Online condolences and fond memories may be offered to the family at

Dana Peterson

Of New York, formerly of Chelsea

Dana C. Peterson of Webster, New York, formerly of Chelsea, died on October 6. He was 80 years old.

A graduate of Lowell Technological Institute where he earned a BS in Physics, Dana was a past member of the Robert Lash Lodge, AF&AM in Chelsea.

He was predeceased by his wife, Carol; brothers, Walter and the Rev. Dr. Dewey Peterson. He leaves his children: Scott, Walter and Ruth (David) Rupert; sisters-in-law, Alice Peterson and Joan (B.G.) Koether as well as nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to his Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 17 at Webster United Church of Christ, 570 Klem Rd., Webster, NY. Memorials may be directed to Webster Comfort Care Home, 700 Holt Rd., Webster, NY 14580. Arrangements entrusted to the Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, Webster NY

Frank Hojlo

Honeywell retiree; of Peabody, formerly of Chelsea and Saugus

Frank Hojlo passed away Thursday evening, October 8 at the Beverly Hospital after being admitted for a brief and sudden illness. He was 89 years old.

He was born in Philadelphia to Polish immigrants Andrew and Mary Hojlo and as a young child he settled in Chelsea with his parents and siblings. Frank attended local schools and as a senior attending Chelsea High School Class, Class of 1944, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps. He was admitted into the Corps missing his graduation exercises and received his diploma in the mail while in boot camp.

During World War II, Frank was stationed in the Pacific Theater and was engaged in battles in Guadalcanal and the Battle of Midway. After his discharge in 1946, he returned to Chelsea and enrolled at Bentley College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting.

He married the former Mildred Hicks and together they raised three sons at the family home on Library Street in Chelsea.

Frank was first employed at the Shawmut Bank, formerly on Broadway, Chelsea. Later he was employed as an Office Accountant with the Honeywell Corp in Burlington and Wilmington. He retired in 1985 after 35 years with the company.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Chelsea Council 83, a Fourth Degree Knight, Bishop Cheverus Assembly, and a member of the K. of C. Couples Club. Frank spent the first few years of his retirement caring for his wife, Mildred who sadly passed away in 1988. He married again, this time to the former Rae (Nickerson) Diamond. Together they relocated to Saugus. He was a member of the VFW DeFronzo Post in Saugus.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rae in 2004. He relocated to Brooksby Village in Peabody and was an active resident there for the past 10 years. In his life Frank always loved to work and continued assisting people helping prepare their tax returns.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mildred M. (Hicks) Hojlo and the late Rae (Nickerson) Diamond-Hojlo; devoted father of Frank Hojlo, Jr. and his wife, Jody of Pelham NH, James Hojlo and his wife, Leona of Stoughton and Thomas Hojlo of Merrimack NH; cherished grandfather of Frank Joseph Hojlo, III, Justin and Michael Hojlo, Gina Finno, Krista Hojlo and the late Juliann Hojlo; adored great-grandfather of Ava Finno and dear brother of the late Andrew and Joseph Hojlo. Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Leonard’s Franciscan Friars, 320 Hanover St., Boston MA 02113. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

Michael ‘Ben’ Hogan

Of Wilbraham

Michael “Ben” Hogan of Wilbraham, loving and devoted husband of Louise Pelletier, father of Mycah, Wyatt, and Ashley, and brother of Elizabeth, Thomas and Richard, passed away on Friday, September 25 at the age of 62.

A memorial service to celebrate and honor his life will be held on Sunday, November 1 at 12 p.m. in Leonard Hall at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Friends and family are invited to share stories and reflections at a reception immediately following the service. Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or offer an online condolence, please visit

Linda Lorraine Thompson

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea

Linda Lorraine (Rinaldi) Thompson of Auburn, NH, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on October 4 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill after a long and courageous battle with sarcoidosis and liver disease. She was 58 years old.

Linda was born November 20, 1956 in Boston and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1974. Ad a long time employee of Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, she was subsequently employed for 19 years with the State of New Hampshire Drinking Water Bureau. She had been a resident of Auburn since 1985.

Members of her family include her husband of 35 years, Jim Thompson of Auburn; a stepson Donald Thompson of the United States Air Force serving in Japan. She was the devoted daughter of Joseph and Hope Rinaldi of Chelsea; beloved sister of Dorothy, Carol, Joseph, Salvatore, Victor, John, Brenda, and Melissa; daughter in-law Julie Thompson and two grandchildren Ethan and Emma Thompson. She was predeceased by her brother Michael.

A gathering of family and friends was held on Thursday October 8 at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH.  Expressions of sympathy in Linda’s name may be made to  Pope Memorial SPCA, 94 Silk Farm Rd, Concord, New Hampshire 03301.

Louise J. Butler Tyrrell

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea

Louise J. (Butler) Tyrrell of Hudson, New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on October 9 in the emergency room of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center shortly after arriving from her home. She was 74 years old.

Born in Chelsea and a lifelong resident until moving to New Hampshire 2 years ago, she was the devoted wife of the late Paul G. Tyrrell; beloved mother of Dawn Murphy of California, Renee Morrell and Paul Tyrrell, both of Revere; dear sister of Joseph Butler of West Bridgewater and is also lovingly survived by her grandchildren: Ashley Tyrrell of Hudson, New Hampshire, Alexis Tyrrell of Revere and Rebecca and Amanda Murphy, both of California.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, October 15 at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To send a message of condolence to Louise’s family, please visit

Ernest Hewitt

Active member of Salvation Army Seniors Group

Ernest M. Hewitt of Chelsea died on October 12. He was 82 years old.

Born in Stoneham and a resident of Chelsea for most of his life, Ernest passed away at the Chelsea Center on Broadway early Monday morning. During his working years, he held a number of jobs but mostly worked as a truck driver. Ernest was an active member of the Salvation Army Seniors Group.

The beloved companion for many years to Elizabeth (Murphy) Polovick, he was the devoted father of Linda Bartlett and her husband, David of Methuen and Richard Polovick of Chelsea; brother of Helen Cooper of Tewksbury, Betty Quinlan of Rhode Island, John Hewitt of Florida and the late Bertha J. Cowels; cherished grandfather of Christina Delorey of Elliot Maine, Ashley Freccero of Lynn, Jennifer Bartlett of Methuen and Erika Dube of Danvers and is also lovingly survived by his great grandchildren Keoni and Keilani Delorey, both of Elliot, Maine and Sawyer Reed Watson of Danvers as well as by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, October 16 beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service held in Chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St. Everett at 12 Noon. Committal Services are private. Expressions of sympathy in Ernest’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701

Born in Stoneham and a resident of Chelsea for most of his life, Ernest, at 82 years of age, passed away at the Chelsea Center on Broadway early Monday morning. During his working years, he held a number of jobs but mostly worked as a truck driver. Ernest was an active member of the Salvation Army Seniors Group.

To send a message of condolence to his family, please visit

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