Obituaries 06-30-2016

Maureen Conway

Avid reader and music lover

Maureen F.  Conway of Revere passed away in Boston on June 5. She was 82 years old.

An avid reader who loved music, Maureen was born in Revere on February 3, 1934 to Frances and Harold Parsons. She was the mother of Susan Corea and her husband, Joseph of Pelham, NH, Nancy Conway of Chelsea, the late Richard H. Conway and his wife, Leslie of Lewiston, ME, Paul Conway of Revere, Frank Conway and his wife, Maureen of Derry, NH, Maureen Dingee and her husband, David of Chicopee. She was the grandmother of 10; great grandmother of six and aunt of many nieces and nephews. Maureen is also survived by her sisters, Jean Gonzales of Tewksbury and Margeret Parsons of Haverhill.  She was predeceased by Richard H. Conway (son), David Parsons and Ella Gleitzman.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maureen’s name to: The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St., Boston, MA 02135. Private services.

Laura Wangrocki

Former member of Ladies of Revere Moose and Chelsea Golden Agers

Laura J.  (Mongiello) Wangrocki passed away on June 23 at Care One of Peabody where she had recently been rehabilitating and receiving supportive care.  She was 94 years old.

Born in Revere, the beloved daughter of the late Luigi and Elvira (Monzione) Mongiello, she grew up in and attended schools in Chelsea. She was married to Joseph E Wangrocki and settled in Revere where she resided for more than 45 years. Her husband predeceased her in 1970.   Laura worked as a nurse’s aide for many years before retiring several years ago.  She was a past and former member of the Ladies of the Revere Moose and the Chelsea Golden Agers.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her son. Louis A. Wangrocki in 1976 and two sisters, Antoinette Turmminello and Josephine Weiner.  She is survived by her brother and sister, Richard L. Mongiello and Mary Mongiello, both of Chelsea and brother–in-law David Weiner of Salem.  She was the cherished aunt of Rachel and Martin Finn of No. Reading, Cheryl and Brian Gideon of Salem, Robert and Janet Weiner of Wakefield, the adored great aunt of Matthew Finn and Alicia Saro and she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

 Viola Bradley

Proud of her Armenian heritage, her heart was always in Chelsea

Viola (Kalkanajian) Bradley passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, June 29 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home where she was receiving rehabilitative care for the past several weeks.  She was 92 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Nishon and Bertha (Sultanian) Kalkanajian.  Viola, who attended Chelsea High School, was proud of her Armenian heritage.  She married William S. Bradley and together they raised their family of one son and three daughters in their Chelsea home.

 Her beloved husband passed away in 1976 and  Viola worked hard performing hand labor for local factories and manufacturers. But she most enjoyed and is best remembered from her 25 year career as a retail sales lady working at Bradlee’s in Chelsea.

A longtime Chelsea resident, she made her home together with her daughter and late son-in-law in Revere for the past 16 years.  But her heart always remained in Chelsea, volunteering at the Salvation Army providing meals to young children, actively participating at the Chelsea Senior Center volunteering on many committees arranging events and activities.

 She traveled to Fort Lauderdale Florida every winter for the past 20 years.  A vibrant and independent soul she would continue to go outside of her home utilizing the ride or local taxis for transportation to visit with family and friends.  She enjoyed life until a recent fall limited her mobility which she was determined to overcome actively rehabilitating at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home.

She was the beloved wife of the late William S. Bradley; devoted mother of Hugh “Butch” Bradley and his wife, Leenie of Woburn, Helen Dobbyn of Saugus, Nancy Voltero and her husband, Michael of Revere, Deborah Clayman of Revere and her late husband, Richard, and Loreen Bradley of Sandwich.  She was the dear sister of John Kalkanajian and his wife, Barbara of Danvers, Patricia McKenna and her husband, Kenneth of Wilmington, the late Mary Stanuchenski and her late husband, Frank, and Viola’s twin sister, the late Helen Kalkanajian.  She was the cherished grandmother of Erin Mateo, Michael Voltero, Jr. and his wife Ivy, William Bradley and his wife, Eileen, John Dobbyn, Jr., Brad Voltero, and Erica Colombo and the adored great grandmother of Maggie Bradley, Franklin Mateo, Max Bradley, Cassandra Mateo, Ryan Dobbyn, Bronson Petrillo, Payton Petrillo and Bree Dobbyn.

Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, July 2 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., (Soldiers Home), Chelsea at 10:30 a.m.  Services will conclude with interment 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, July 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. The  Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking oppositethe Funeral Home.   Should friends desire, contributions in Viola’s memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Foundation, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150.  For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Leo DeFilippo

US Army veteran of World War II, recently honored by the President of the French Republic with the “Chavelier” Award

Leo P. DeFilippo of Everett, formerly of Medford and Chelsea, entered into rest on June 10 in the Chelsea Soldiers Home. He was 97 years old.

Born in the Roxbury section of Boston, Leo lived in Medford for most of his life. He was the former proprietor of the Gloria Food Store in Malden and also worked for many years at Dom’s Sausage in Malden.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a  long time member of the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington, the American Legion of Medford and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Medford. Leo recently received the “Chavelier” of the Legion of Honor Award by the President of French Republic.

He was the beloved husband of the late Viola (D’Andria); dear brother of the late Joseph, John, and Mary DeFilippo, Clara D’Agostino, and Rose Sachetta; brother-in-law of James Sachetta of Everett and Frances DeFilippo of Arlington; loving uncle of Dorothy Groose, Fred D’Agostino, Dr. John DeFilippo, Sandy Juliano, Jim Sachetta, Joe Sachetta, Rainy Leonard, Steve Sachetta and the late Diane Philips. Also surviving him are several loving grandnieces, grandnephews, great grandnieces and great grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment with military honors was in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leo’s memory to Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150, would be much appreciated.

Carol Ann Guthrie

Of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston

Carol Ann Guthrie of Chelsea, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on June 23.

She was the loving mother of Michael, Eric Sr, Jose, Emy, Lizzy, Bianca and the late Francy; cherished grandmother of Kassandra, Miranda, Jose Jr, Ariana, Mia, Eric Jr, Dieze, Navaeh and Angelina and adored great grandmother of Jaslene and Maiyelle.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information, visit:

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