Devoted to home and family
Barbara T. (DeGregorio) Brown passed away on February 23 at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital with her family at her side from the results of suffering a major stroke in her home several days earlier. She was 76 years old.
Born in Boston, she grew up in Chelsea, the daughter of the late John A. and Louise (Sarni) DeGregorio. Barbara attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. In 1957 she married her childhood sweetheart and career USAF Airman Roland E. Brown. She was a loving airman’s wife joining her husband on many of his duty assignments. Giving birth to two of her five children in Germany and raising them along the way at US Air Stations in Tennessee, Tacoma, Washington and others during Mr. Brown’s enlistments. They returned to Chelsea in 1964
A devoted homemaker and mother, she also worked outside of her home as a production worker for Thomas H. Strahan Wallpaper Co. in Chelsea and as an office clerk with Copley Business, a Boston based publisher and printing company.
A resident of Exeter, NH for the past 10 years, she spent most of life residing in Chelsea, Revere and briefly in Rowley before settling with her husband in Exeter NH. She was a longtime cancer survivor and was devoted to family and home. In her life time she enjoyed knitting and quilting items for her beloved family and loved ones.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was also preceded in death by two sisters, Vera Malek and Marie T. Pezzuto. She was the beloved wife of 58 years to Roland E. Brown of Exeter, NH, a loving mother and mother-in-law to John W. Brown of Newburyport, Dawn L. Covey and her husband, Anthony of Port Huron, MI., Terrance M. Brown and his wife, Jeanne Roselli of Boxford, Michael E. Brown and his wife, Teresa of Atkinson, NH and Theresa M. Tidmarsh and her husband, John of Rowley. She was the dear sister of John A. DeGregorio of Everett and is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, February 27 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 committal prayers at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Society For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit
Janice B. Morgan of Revere passed away peacefully on February 9. She was 94 years old.
Janice, born and raised in Gloucester, moved to Revere to raise her family. She loved the beach and collecting seashells, golfing, kayaking, camping and family road trips. She adored her little dog Lucy. Janice will be greatly missed by her family.
She was the wife of the late James W. Morgan Jr.; beloved mother of Michael Morgan and his wife, Dorothy, of Saugus, Janice Morgan of Colorado, Virginia Perez of Boston, Susan Morgan of Florida, and her late husband, Frank Lentini, Patricia Martinez and her husband, Fernando, of New York and James W. Morgan III; loving grandmother of Kimberly Morgan Coleman, Kristine Morgan Jones, Michael A. Morgan, Jennifer Martel Bastien, David Martel, Michael R. Morgan Jr., Whitney Morgan, Kerri Morgan, Bianca Martinez and Diego Martinez and great grandmother of Tristan Jones, Michael J. Morgan, Catherine Morgan, Jake Bastien and Wes Bastien.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or www.alz.org.
Eleanor B. (Picardi) Cristiano of Revere died on February 22.
She was the beloved wife of the late Michael A. Cristiano; devoted mother of Michael Cristiano and his wife, Noreen of Revere, Nancy Ciarlone and her husband, Stephen of Revere and Brad Cristiano of Florida; dear sister of Robert Picardi of Pennsylvania and the late Gorge Cristiano, Henry Cristiano Jr., Madelyn Muello and Lillian Palumbo; cherished grandmother of Laurie LeBranti, Todd Cristiano, Richard LeBranti, Amy O’Malley and Gary Cristiano and great-grandmother of seven.
Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eleanor’s name may be made to: Memorials and Tributes, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, PO Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284-5945. For online guestbook and memorial please visit: www.Buonfiglio.com
Robert Ankiewicz, Sr.
Robert P Ankiewicz, Sr. passed away unexpectedly on February 20 at the Beverly Hospital after an ongoing battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Edward S. Ankiewicz and Emma B. (Butt) Mulieri, Robert attended Chelsea Schools. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged. He returned to Chelsea and married MaryAnn Ballero. Robert supported his family as a union pipefitter, working in the HVAC industry.
A Peabody resident for the past 20 years, he also resided in Everett and Saugus. He was a hardworking man and longtime member of the Pipefitters Union, Local 537 in Boston. In his lifetime he enjoyed time with family and socializing with friends meeting daily at the Lake Street Dunkin’ Donuts in Peabody.
The beloved husband for the past 44 years of MaryAnn F. (Ballero) Ankiewicz, he was the devoted father of Robert P. Ankiewicz Jr. and his wife, Evanna Joan of Fayetteville NC, John Ankiewicz and his wife, Kelly of Peabody, Edward Ankiewicz of Andover and Jennifer Anton and her husband, Jon of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Calvin, Jonathan, Lila and Nick; dear brother of Marilyn Ankiewicz of Westwood, Barbara Vozzella of Indiatlantic, Florida and Edward Ankiewicz of Lynn and Nalcrest, Florida.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody today, Thursday, February 25 at 10 a.m. (Those attending are asked to meet directly at the Church) Services will conclude with interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Funeral arrangements are by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the J.D.R.F.