Past Officer of the Polish American Veterans Post 13
Edward W. Uminski, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away Saturday evening, July 1 at the Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington after a brief illness. He was 81 years old.
A son of the late Waclaw and Maryann (Godlewski) Uminski, Ed attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and was a graduate of Everett Vocational High School. He enlisted into the US Marine Corp, served faithfully during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged in 1963 at the rank of corporal.
He returned home to Chelsea, married Nancy (Kulka) sharing nearly 50 years together and was blessed and proud to be the father to his daughter Stephanie.
Ed was a longtime member and past officer of the Polish American Veterans, Post 13. He worked for a time with Modern Decorators / Construction in Winthrop and later in retail sales for Somerville Lumber and the Home Depot in Somerville for many years.
He was the loving and devoted husband of Nancy (Kulka) Uminski; loving and cherished father of Stephanie Chagnon and her husband, George of Malden, beloved and cherished grandfather of Courtney and Emily Chagnon; dearly beloved brother of Laura Kwiatkowski of Chelsea and Alfred Uminski of Revere and the late Stella Lombardozzi, Jessie Covino, Helen Parsons, Joseph and Charles Uminski. He is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, grand and great-grandnieces and nephews.
Visiting Hours will be held on Friday, July 7 at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. A gathering will precede the services from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, Virginia 22172.
NE Tel & Tel-NYNEX retiree
Clare Proctor, a resident of Melrose for the past 21 years and formerly of Chelsea, passed away early Saturday morning July 1 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a sudden onset of overwhelming illness. She was 90 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, a daughter of the late Chester W. and Cecilia (Tomaszewski) Proctor, Clare attended St. Stanislaus parochial school and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of ’44. She began her 45 year career with New England Tel & Tel. Co. as a telephone operator in the Chelsea Office. She later held the position as a service representative and retired as a second level manager from NYNEX in 1990.
She enjoyed winters in Hilton Head, SC and summers on Plum Island. Clare was very active in parish life with St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea and enjoyed volunteering her time at the Whidden Hospital Gift Shoppe in Everett. She also spent time as a volunteer usher with the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly and taught ESL (Polish to English) at the Chelsea Public Library.
In addition to her parents, Clare was also preceded in death by her sisters, the late Marie Costigan and Josephine Krasco and her brothers-in-law, the late Guy Grimaldi and George Krasco and her friend, the late Jeanie Letizia. She is survived by her beloved sister, Theresa Grimaldi of Chelsea, her brother-in-law, Edward Costigan of Woburn and dear friend Eleanor Hooton of Melrose. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, today, Thursday, July 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Stanislaus Church.