Obituaries 02-09-2017

Craig Wojciehowski

Executive board member of Polish Falcons Nest 485

Craig W. Wojciehowski passed away on January 25. He was 46 years old.

Born August 1, 1970 in Enfield, CT to Walter and Joan (Trocki) Wojciehowski, he was a 1988 graduate of Enrico Fermi High School and Central Connecticut State University in 1992 with a degree in business. He worked in various finance positions throughout his career in Florida and Massachusetts and for the last 10 years, he worked with Mass Housing in Boston. Craig loved the outdoors and was an avid skier and boater. He was a huge foodie, Boston sports fan, and workout enthusiast. He loved discovering new music and playing guitar. Craig was proud of his Polish heritage and was a life-long member and served on the executive board of the Polish Falcons of America Nest 485.

Craig was a loving son, brother, uncle, and nephew and the best kind of friend – the kind that became more like family.  He is survived by his parents, Walter and Joan Wojciehowski of Enfield, CT; his sister and brother–in-law, Noelle Poole and her husband, Josh of Loxley, AL; his sweet niece, Arden and his uncle, Paul Wojciehoski. He was pre-deceased most recently by his aunt, Judith Trocki, who was a clerk of Suffolk County Superior Court.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Craig touched are invited to gather at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea from 8:30 to 10 a.m. today, Thursday, February 2 where the family will receive visitors. This will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St, Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

A memorial mass in honor of Craig will be celebrated Saturday, February 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Adalbert Church, 90 Alden Avenue, Enfield, CT. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005
or the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA. 01970

Regina “Gigi” Spinazola

Of Swampscott, former lifelong Chelsea resident

Regina “Gigi” Spinazola passed away early Saturday morning, February 4 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, after a sudden and recent decline of health.  She was 97 years old.

Born in Boston, she was one of nine children raised by the late Joseph and Amelia (Cianculli) Spinazola. She grew up and resided for most of her life in the family home on Franklin Avenue in Chelsea.  Though she lived in Swampscott for the past few years, she would frequently return to Chelsea to shop, socialize with old friends and have her hair done at her favorite beauty salon.

As a young lady, ”Gigi” worked as a garment buyer for Jay’s Clothing Store in downtown Boston. Later she partnered with her sisters establishing and co-owning “Christine’s Dress Shop” in Winchester.  She also worked for many years and later retired as an office administrator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Industrial Board.

Gigi led a simple life, making her home in Chelsea with her sisters and extended family.  She enjoyed cooking for her family, always maintaining a happy and positive outlook throughout her lifetime fostering strong bonds with family and friends.  When shopping she would always take time to talk with young mothers with their children, offering kind words of inspiration and cheers.

In addition to her parents. Gigi was also preceded in death by her beloved sisters and brothers: Martha Dwyer, Anna M. ”Mandy” Spinazola, Olga Zagarri, Yolanda Gilberti, Sammy Ferullo, Alfonse and Albert Spinazola.  She is survived by her dear brother. Adolphe Spinazola of Swampscott. She was the cherished aunt of: Paul Dwyer, Phil Zagarri, Ron Zagarri, Arthur Dwyer, Gina Harvey, Geri Ferullo, Joanie Ferullo, Michael Ferullo, Joseph Spinazola and Susan Almeida and the late Christine Dwyer.  She is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday February 9 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.

Elaine Reardon

Hostess and waitress at former Reardon’s Restaurant in Revere

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Thursday, February 9 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere beginning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue, Revere) at 12 noon for Elaine J. (O’Donnell) Reardon who died unexpectedly on January 30 at Cambridge Hospital after being stricken at her Revere home. She was 76 years old.

Raised and schooled in Chelsea, she was a graduate of St. Rose’s High School of Chelsea, Class of 1958. She worked as a secretary for John Hancock Life Insurance Co., Boston, for 10 years and for more than 31 years she was a waitress and hostess at “Reardon’s Restaurant” in Revere until its closing in the late nineties.

She was the wife of the late Francis B. “Franny” Reardon, who died in August of 2012; the beloved mother of Gerald L. Styburski of Chelsea and the adored grandmother to: Natalia M. Styburski of Tewksbury; the dear sister of Cornelius W. O’Donnell and his wife, Helen F. O’Donnell of Revere; the devoted aunt of: Dr. Carolyn M. O’Donnell and her husband, Jon J. Walker of Groton and Timothy F. O’Donnell and his wife, Milena of Revere, the late John P “Jack P” Reardon and his surviving wife, Frances “Fran” of Lynn, Sheila A. Scranci of Saugus, Attorney Michael H. Reardon of Washington, DC, Patricia Schwagenbauer and her husband, Michael of Erie, PA, John Reardon and his wife, Daralyn of Revere, Patrick J. Reardon, Jr. and his wife, Donna of Revere, Janice Lane and her husband, Thomas of Fairview, PA, former Revere Police Chief Terrence K. Reardon and his wife, Laureen of Lynnfield and Mary Regis Fusco and her husband, John of Stoneham. She is also lovingly survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For additional information, please visit:

Albert ‘Butch’ Kyes

Father of Chelsea Police Chief

Albert H. “Butch” Kyes of Hanson, formerly of Chelsea and Revere, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, February 8. He was 79 years old.

Al was employed as a master carpenter for many years. He was a friend of Bill W for 30 years and an avid fisherman who enjoyed many happy times fishing with his grandchildren on Oldham Pond.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Linda (Penta) as well as his beloved sons and their wives: Brian (Chelsea Police Chief) and Rosie of Peabody, Kevin and Linda of Lynnfield and Michael and Jennifer of Reading. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Yelitza, Brianna, Kaitlin, Ryan, Hunter, Chase and Emma; brother of Jean Iandolo of Everett and his special niece, Diane Hamel and her husband, John as well as by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Perley and Gladys of Revere as well as his sisters, Virginia and June.

Visiting hours will be held at the the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, February 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services and internment will be private.

Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite the funeral home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit :

Edward ‘Butchie’ Malisko


Services and inurnment at Woodlawn Chapel Columbarium in Everett were held privately last week for Revere native Edward W. “Butchie” Malisko who died after a long illness on January 25 at East Pointe Nursing & Rehab Center of Chelsea. He was 73 years old.

Born in Revere, he spent his life between Chelsea and Revere. He attended Chelsea schools and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1962. For most of his working career, he was a chef at several local restaurants.

He was the beloved son of the late Edward H. Malisko and Carmella (Seratta) Malisko-Barrett; loving brother of Beatrice A. “Bea” Malisko and her partner, Madeline LoPresti of Methuen, formerly of Revere; the devoted nephew to: Marion Zaremba and her late husband, Stanley of Peabody, formerly of Lynnfield and he is also dearly survived by his faithful cousin Robert Belevich and his wife, Karen of Revere and by many other cousins.

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. For additional information, please visit:

Joanne Ford

Home Health Aide, volunteered to shelter victims of domestic violence

Joanne E. Ford passed away on February 1 at the CHA-Everett (Whidden Memorial) Hospital after being unexpectedly stricken in her Malden home. She was 53 years old.

Born in Saugus, she was one of seven children of Joyce E. Studley and the late Arthur G. Studley. She spent her early years in Winthrop. Her family later settled in Chelsea where she attended school and graduated from Chelsea High School. She continued her education attending BU and Fisher Junior College attaining her Associates Degree in Arts. She has been residing in Malden for the past five years. Joanne worked as a home health aide in the home care services field working with disabled children. She would volunteer to shelter and host families and victims of domestic violence.

She is survived by her two sons: Matthew A. and Brian W. Ford, Jr., both of Chelsea.  She is also survived by her mother, Joyce E. (Blaney) Studley of Malden and her six siblings; Mary, Cynthia, Michael, Paul, Arthur and David Studley.

Arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.

Bernice Dondero

Longtime Revere Public School teacher

Bernice C. Dondero of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 1.

Bernice was a legal secretary in Chelsea for many years while continuing her education. She received her Master’s Degree from Suffolk University and went on to teach in the Revere Public Schools for many years. She was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, Zonta Club, Friends Fighting Breast Cancer, The Red Hats, and St. Stanislaus and St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodalities.

The beloved wife of the late Louis P. Dondero. Jr., she was the devoted mother of Lisa Brengola and her husband, Andrew of Lynnfield; dear sister of Judith A. Mauchan and her husband, Donald of Marlboro, and the late William V. Hurley and his wife, Margaret, Ronald J., and Paul F.; cherished grandmother of Alissa Louise Brengola. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in Bernice’s name to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244 or to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St 2nd floor, Framingham, MA 01701. For guest book,  please visit:

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