Obituaries 01-18-2018

Jose Victor Molina

Of Chelsea

Jose Molina of Chelsea, died suddenly on Jan. 3 while vacationing in El Salvador.  He was 38 years old.

Born and raised in Tamarindo, La Union, El Salvador, Jose came to Chelsea as a young man 14 years ago.  He enjoyed music and created numerous music mixes for friends, karaoke parties and entertainers.  He was known as DJ Molina Vic performing at numerous celebrations throughout the years.

Wheelchair bound for most of his life, Jose is remembered for his warm smile and wonderful personality.  Jose traveled back to Tarmarindo on December 12 together with his mother in order to spend the holidays with family in El Salvador.

Jose is survived by his loving mother, Cipriana Contreras de Molina of Chelsea and the late Jose I Molina.  He was the beloved brother of Donys Contreras of Chelsea and Marina Dubon of Portland, ME.

A wake and family visitation was held at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, East Boston. Jose will be privately laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Arrangements by Anthony Memorial ~ Frank A. Welsh & Sons, Chelsea.

Ismael Agostini

Retired carpenter and electrician who most enjoyed spending time with his family

Ismael Agostini, a longtime resident of Chelsea, died January 13 at Eastpointe Rehab and Skilled Care Center.   He was 82 years old.

Ismael was a carpenter and electrician most of his life until his stroke in 1999, but that did not stop him from doing the things he loved to do. In his lifetime our father loved fishing, building things, playing guitar, the organ, playing cards, dominos, cooking, watching baseball and wrestling. He loved working on his cars. He also had many pets (mostly birds) throughout his life.   His favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees. Papa loved going to the Senior Center in Revere with his wife daily.

But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. We could write a book on just how amazing a man he was. We love and miss you dearly Papa, R.I.P.

Born and raised in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Pedro Agostini and Librada Rodriguez.

He is survived by his loving wife Marta Agostini to whom he was married for 55 years. He is also survived by his five children: Sammy Agostini and his wife, Patti of Brockton, Antonio “Tony” Agostini of Chelsea, Marta Inzodda and her husband, Brian of Taunton, Jesus Agostini of Boston and Ismael “Izzy” Agostini and his wife, Lidia of Chelsea. He was the cherished grandfather of 10: Michael, Andrea, Gabriella, Jessica, Jennifer, Julia, Amy, Joanna, Angelina   and   Lidia and adoring   great-grandfather   to   Prudence,Adelaide, Myles and one more on the way. He was the dear brother of Pedro Agostini and Elizabeth Agostini, both of Chelsea and Esteban “Ramon” Agostini of Florida and of the late; Monserrate “Adria” Agostini de Feliciano, Marta Agostini, Baudilio Agostini, Luz E. Agostini and Esperanza “Sofia” Agostini; step-brother of Iris Agostini of New York and Carmen “Tily” Agostini of Puerto Rico, the late Reino Agostini and Inais “Nany” Agostini. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, Jan. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers and in order to help with final expenses,the family respectfully and humbly asks that donations be directed to     We thank you all very much. The Agostini Family. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Chester Wankowski, Jr.

Past Grand Knight of

Chelsea Knights of Columbus

A Mass of Christian Burial was said in Our Lady of Grace Church last Thursday by Rev. James Barry for Chester J. Wankowski, Jr. who passed away on Saturday, Jan. 6 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston after a sudden onset of overwhelming illness. He was 75 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the only son of the late Chester J. Swankowski, Sr. and Angelina (Daloia) Swankowski. Chester attended local Schools, graduated from Chelsea High School and later graduated from Boston’s Wilfred Beauty Academy. He established and operated Chester’s Beauty Salon for several years. The salon was formerly located on Sagamore Avenue in Chelsea’s

Prattville neighborhood. Chester also worked for many years as a school custodian at Northeast Regional Vocational H.S. in Wakefield.

He   married   the   former   Joan A.   Memmolo and   the couple recently celebrated their 50 th wedding anniversary. Together, he and his wife spent several years between their Chelsea home and their home in Murrells Inlet, SC. Following their retirement, they took fulltime residence in South Carolina 10 years ago. Chester was a Fourth Degree Knight and Past Grand Knight with Chelsea Council #83, Knights of Columbus. He was an avid golfer and all around sports fan favoring the NE Patriots for many   many   years.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 50 years, Joan A. (Memmolo) Swankowski. He was also the devoted father of Chester J. Swankowski, III and his wife, Suzanne of Tewksbury and Cheri L. Swankowski and her husband, Dominic Pegnato, III of Methuen and the dear brother of Cheryl Sullivan of Brockton. He is alsosurvived by many nieces and nephews.

Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home.   Should friends desire,contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude   Place   Memphis,   TN.   38105   (StJude.ORG)     For   directions   or   to   send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Helen Delaney

Of Chelsea

Helen E. (Kanarkiewicz) Delaney passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital after a brief illness.  She was 94 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Libner) Kanarkiewicz, Helen attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and Chelsea High School.  She married late retired Chelsea Firefighter, Frank X. Delaney, Sr. and together raised their three children from their Cook Avenue home in Chelsea.

A Chelsea resident for most of her life, she and her husband settled in Malden about 16 years ago. Helen was widowed shortly thereafter and remained in Malden for several years more. For the past five years, she has been receiving supportive care as a resident at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham.

A talented home seamstress, she enjoyed many crafts like sewing, crocheting and knitting.  From her home she styled and made outfits for “Vogue Dolls” and is remembered for her Mr. and Mrs. Santa-Claus dolls.  Many of the articles she made were donated for charity fund raisers.

Helen also worked outside of her home as a home health aide with Revere Homemakers.  She was a member and Past President of the former PAV Chelsea Post 13 Ladies Auxiliary and she was also a PAV State Officer.

In addition to her parents and her late husband “Del”, Helen was also predeceased by her siblings: the late Jeanette Marcinkus, Jessie Hine, Sophie Engebretson, Catherine Martin, John, Walter, Stanley and Frank Kanarkiewicz. She was the beloved mother of Frank Delaney, Jr. and his wife, Barbara of North Reading, Maryann Capone of North Reading and Doreen Killgoar and her husband, Robert of Randolph; cherished grandmother of Deborah Lewis, Michael and Iwona Delaney, Kimberly and Timothy Quamme, Christopher and Vera Capone, James Capone, Michael Capone, Colleen and Eric Palmer, Robert Killgoar, Scott and Kerry Killgoar and adored great-grandmother of Becca, Tom and John Lewis, Nina and Erik Delaney, Adam, Ryan and Emily Quamme, Nicholas and Benjamin Capone, Michael and Gwen Palmer, Brayden and Joel Killgoar. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, Jan. 18 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 9:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to The Resident Council c/o Bear Hill Nursing Center, 11 North St., Stoneham Ma 02180.

Anna Quasarano

Chelsea Senior Center member

Anna (Maglione) Quasarano, a longtime resident of Chelsea, passed away at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center at the age of 99.

Prior to her retirement from John Hancock Insurance Company, Anna worked in the garment industry for many years as a hand sewing finisher for a Boston men’s designer wear company. Anna was a member of the Chelsea Senior Center where she enjoyed knitting for her family and friends.

She was born on July 26, 1918 in Boston to the late Giuseppe and Antonia (Mastrangelo) Maglione and was the devoted wife of the late Leonard Quasarano, beloved mother of Patricia Hazel and her late husband, Robert of Harwich, Diane Cambria and her husband, Frank of Saugus, Josephine Pepper and her late, husband Bruce of Saugus, Christopher Quasarano and his wife, Karen of Reading and Linda Quasarano of Chelsea; cherished grandmother of Leo Pepper and his wife, Rhonda of Saugus, Joshua Pepper and his wife, Melody of Saugus, Christina Kourkoulas and her husband, George of Peabody, Rachel Gatta and her husband, Aaron of Reading, Jeremy Pepper of Woburn and Nicholas Quasarano of Reading. She is also lovingly survived by nine great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Edward, Elizabeth, Madelyn, Frank, Genaro, Dorathea, Ernest and Angela. Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Entombment was at the Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Patient Activities Account, 204 Proctor Avenue, Revere, MA 02150. To send a message of condolence to Anna’s family, please visit

Denise (Dalton) Parsons

Will be remembered as a sweet, loving and caring person

Denise (Dalton) Parsons of Exeter, NH, formerly of Revere, died on Jan. 11.

She worked her entire life in the auto industry and most recently with AAA. Denise was an avid bingo player and

a passionate baker but will mostly be remembered as a sweet loving and caring person.

She was the beloved wife of Stephen Parsons, step mother of Suzanne Parsons, Stephen Parsons and his companion, Tina Life, Sean Maddox and his wife, Karen, Shannon Parsons and the late Scott Parsons, the daughter of the late Albert and Theresa Dalton, sister of Nancy Iovanna and her husband, Andrew, Raymond Dalton and  Karen Dalton, all of Revere, Maureen Waddell and her husband, George of Beverly and Charles Dalton of Revere.

Denise is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are most respectfully invited to attend a Funeral

Mass in St. Mary’s Church, 670 Washington Ave, Revere

Friday, Jan. 19 at 11a.m. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in the CHURCH. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Please omit flowers and make donations in Denise’s name to Friends of Hyder Family Hospice House with checks made payable to FHFHH, 285 County Farm Rd., Dover, NH 03820. Arrangements are by the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., North Reading.  For additional information, visit:

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