Ana Maria Diaz-Baez
Family oriented wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother
Ana Maria Diaz-Baez passed away Monday morning, October 16 at her home in Chelsea surrounded by her loving family. She was 93 years old.
Born in Ciales, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Isaias and Pascasia (Vega) Diaz, Ana came to the United States in 1969 and settled in Chelsea where she has continued to reside with her family. When Ana came to the US she began working as a factory worker at the former Standard Box Company in Chelsea. In 1977, Ana stopped working at Standard Box Company to take care of her home and her family.
The wife of the late David Baez, they shared 54 years of marriage together before his passing in 2005. Ana cherished her family very much. She was family oriented and enjoyed going to the casinos with her daughters. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
The devoted mother of Ana I. Romero, Ana M. Baez-Ardon and her husband, Marco A. and Brunilda “Bruny” Baez, all of Chelsea, she was the dear sister of Maria Ester Diaz of Puerto Rico and the late Mercedes Diaz, Joaquin Diaz and Ana Delia Diaz and the dear aunt of Elizabeth Torres of Chelsea. She is also lovingly survived by three grandchildren, Maribel Baez-Almonte of Revere, Alexy Tinoco, and Marco Ardon and his girlfriend, Michelle Concannon, all of Chelsea, two great grandchildren, Marleyna Baez-Montijo of Chelsea and Milani Almonte of Revere.
Her Funeral will be from the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Immaculate Conception Church, 127 Winthrop Avenue, Revere at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Wife of former Chelsea Police Chief
Marilyn Rose (Mace) Wilson entered into eternal rest on Saturday evening, October 14 at the Cambridge Hospital after fighting a long illness. She was 87 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late, former Lt. Chelsea Police Officer, John R. and Bridget “Delia” (Malone) Mace.
Just after high school, Marilyn married her beloved husband, former Chelsea Police Chief, Charles H. Wilson, Jr. Together they shared 37 years of marriage before his passing in 1987.
Throughout her life, Marilyn was a homemaker, tending to her husband and four children. She was a lifelong resident of Chelsea until she moved to Revere. Marilyn was well cared for by the loving staff at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center for the last six years. She was a late parishioner of St. Rose Parish and was a member of the Women’s Club. She enjoyed knitting, playing bingo, bowling, playing bocce, being active at the Chelsea Senior Center, and watching her beloved Boston sports teams, the Red Sox and New England Patriots. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Marilyn was the devoted mother of Kathleen “Kathy” Stewart of New Hampshire, Gail Wise and her husband, Don of Malden, Sandra “Sandy” Cravines and her husband, Ted of Saugus and the late Charles P. Wilson. She was the sister of the late John T. Mace and dear sister-in-law of Claire Mace of Maine. She is also lovingly survived by three grandchildren, Christopher B. Stewart of Saugus, Julie Ann Stewart of New Hampshire and Brian A. Wise and his wife, Corinne of South Carolina and by many nieces and nephews and her beloved cat, Luther.
Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Son’s Funeral Home. 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, October 20 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Services will conclude with Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverley Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452. Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Recently retired Revere Public Library assistant
Helen A. (Jankowski) Fulco of Revere died on October 11 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center. She was 79 years old.
Born in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Walter and Casimira (Talarska) Jankowski, she recently retired from the Revere Public library after working 13 years as a Librarian Assistant.
She was the beloved mother of Charlotte Ferrante and her husband, Mark and Deborah Martin and her husband, Edward; cherished grandmother of Ryan Martin, Michael Salvatore Martin and Michael Charles Ferrante; adoring great grandmother of Madison Martin; loving sister of Geraldine Desalvo of Lynnfield and the late Walter Jankowski and the dear former wife of the late Salvatore Fulco.
Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105.. For guest book please visit www .Buonfiglio.com
Of Quincy, formerly of Chelsea
John W. Buzderewicz passed away on Friday, September 22 at the Boston Medical Center in Boston after a long and ongoing illness. He was 69 years old.
The beloved husband of
Marylou Kemp-Buzderewicz, he was born and raised in Chelsea, a son of the late
Joseph S. Buzderewicz, Sr. and Dorothy (Seeley) Buzderewicz. John attended school in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School. He enlisted in the US Navyand served honorably during the Vietnam Era. He was a resident of Chelsea for mostof his life and resided in Quincy for the past 18 years. He worked for many years as asalesman for Eagle Electric Supply in Boston and later for Controller Services in Avon before retiring several years ago.
He was a member of the PPC of Chelsea and theChelsea Yacht Club where he was a past board director and past vice commodore. Hewas also a member of the American Legion Nickerson Post 382 in Squantum.
In his lifetime, John was a devoted husband to Marylou and doting grandfather of five, he enjoyed boating and socializing with his dock buddies at his yacht club.
He is survivedby his beloved wife of 11 years, Marylou Kemp-Buzderewicz; two cherished stepsons and their wives; Kenny Kemp and his wife, Christine of Billerica and Scott Kemp and his wife, Marina of Byron, MN. He was the adored grandfather “DziaDzia” and “Buzzy” to
Jody, Jack and Kevin Kemp, Kealie and John Kemp; dear brother of Francis “Frannie”Buzderewicz and his wife, Pat of El Mirage, AZ, Robert Buzderewicz and his wife, Carla of Maine, Richard Buzderewicz of Chelsea and David Buzderewicz and his wife, Doreen of Hampton, NH, and the late Joseph S. Buzderewicz, Jr. He is also survived by severalloving nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Relatives are most kindly invited to attend a memorial gathering and remembrance
service today, Thursday, October 19
beginning at 12 noon at the
Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea. A prayer service will be begin at 1 p.m. concluding with
military honors. In tribute to John’s love of boating on the “Sea Eagle,”those attending his last “Bon Voyage” are requested to dress with casual nautical attire. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.
For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit
Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons
Late employee of Budget Car Rental
Bonnie M. Freda, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, October 13 after battling a long illness. She was 61 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the daughter of the late Victor M. and Marion F. (Hamilton), Bonnie attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. She was a late employee of Budget Car Rental at Logan Airport in Boston. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Bonnie was the wife of the late Donna M. Chafin, the loving cousin of Stephen Wood of Lexington and the dear friend of Christine DiGiovanni of Malden and Louise Pereira of Revere.
Funeral services will be held at a later date. Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home