Retired purchasing agent, devoted to family
Donald C. “D-Rob” Robinson passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Boston Medical Center in Boston after a rapid decline in health. He was 68 years old.
Born in Albany, Georgia, he was the eldest of eight children given to the union of James I. and Louise (Marshall) Robinson.
At the age of 10 Donald’s family relocated to Chelsea. He attended local schools and graduated with Chelsea High School, Class of ’67. He attended Northeastern University, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree and began his professional career as a purchasing agent working for Digital, a local telecom company. He relocated with Digital to Denver Colorado in the mid ‘70’s and later worked for US West, another Denver based telecom business. He retired after completing a 35-year career, returned to Chelsea and was a Chelsea resident for most of his life.
In his life time, Donald enjoyed skiing, was a motorcycle enthusiast, played tennis and was an avid all-around Boston sports fan. He also collected and restored MG coupes and roadsters. Devoted to family, he will forever be remembered as an adoring son, loving father, beloved older brother and cherished uncle. Donald was predeceased by his father, the late James I. Robinson and one sister, Irena A. Wilkerson. To mourn his passing and cherish his memory he is survived by his beloved daughter, Dyana Langley-Robinson and her husband, Jeff Chornock of
Lynnwood, WA; the loving and devoted son of Louise Marshall Robinson of
Chelsea, dearly beloved brother of Gwendolyn Greene of North Carolina, Mamie Robinson-Lopez and her husband, Michael, James Robinson and Terry Robinson, all of Chelsea, Jacqueline Robinson-Perry of New Jersey and Margaret Robinson-Williams and beloved nephew of
Mamie Bridges of Chelsea. He was the former husband of Linda Langley of Lake Stevens, WA and he is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many extended family members.
Well attended Homegoing Services were held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Malden on Monday, Feb. 12.
Pastor Wayne A. Gadie presided. Pastor Gadie was assisted by a church sexton and ushers, other participants included Donald’s daughter, Dyana, son-in-law, Jeff, his sisters, brothers and other family members. Pallbearers included: James Robinson Jr., Terry Robinson, Reginal Wilkerson, Melvin Ford, Michael Lopez Sr., Michael Lopez II, Jeff Chornock, Maurice Trotman, Ulysses and Tom Dublin.
Honorary pallbearers were Demetreus and Emmanuel Wilkerson and James C. Robinson. Donalds’ young nieces and nephews participated as flower bearers at church.
Funeral arrangements were under the care and direction of Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home. For on line guest book or to send other expressions of sympathy, please visit
Relished family, watching sports,music and dancing
Eduardo Guzmán of Chelsea passed away of natural causes on Feb. 1. He was 78 years old.
Born and raised in Costa Rica, Eduardo came to Chelsea as a young man 46 years ago.
He was a retired dry cleaning presser. Since retirement, he has enjoyed spending time between Costa Rica and Massachusetts. He relished family, watching sports, music and dancing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bolivar and Rosa Guzmán and a sister, RoseMary Leiva and is survived by his three children; Alex, Didier (Jeannie) and Silvia Guzmán; and his former wife, Sonia De Guzmán. He was the beloved brother of 10 siblings: Julia, Lilian, Alicia, Virginia, Vilma, Carlos Luis, Rodolfo (Manuela Rodriguez), Ruth, Sara (Berto Rodriguez) and Xinia Guzmán. Eduardo also leaves six grandchildren: Chelsea Haderer (Nick), Raquel (Alan Blakeley), Noah, Sofia, Fallon and Jonah and two great-grandchildren: Nathanial and Liam Haderer. He is also survived by more than a 100 nieces and nephews.
Eduardo will be privately laid to rest with his parents and sister in San Jose, Costa Rica. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Guzmán Family Scholarship (www.sites.google.com/view/guzmansscholarship). To send a condolence message to Eduardo’s family, please visit the “Memory Book” (www.memorialwebsites.legacy.com/eduardo-guzman-memorial/homepage.aspx)
Christine Ann Ostler
November 12, 1951 – February 09, 2018
Christine Ann Ostler of Saugus passed away unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Friday, Feb. 9.
Born in Gloucester, Christine was raised in Middleton where she spent her young adult life as a loving daughter of the late James A. and Lillian (Weeden) Coddington. Christine attended school in Middleton and at Masconomet Regional High School. She married Warren M. Ostler in 1971 and settled for a brief time in Chelsea raising a son and daughter.
A work transfer caused the family to relocate to Vermont for 12 years. While residing in Vermont, she joined the VFW Ladies Aux. Post 3041 in neighboring Lancaster, NH. They settled back in the area this time in Revere and later in Saugus 12 years ago.
Christine also worked outside of her home as an Office Administrator for Ideal Trucking. In her lifetime, Christine enjoyed following the NE patriots and activities that centered around her home, gardening, cooking and swimming.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 46 years, Warren C. Ostler of Saugus. She was the devoted mother of Michael Ostler and his wife, Sarah of Southborough and Elizabeth Wood of Sterling; cherished grandmother of Rilian Ostler and Jessica Millward and the dear sister of Mary Jo Sceggell of Rochester, NH.
Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to gather and visit at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, Feb. 15 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel 91 Crest Ave., (Chelsea Soldiers Home) at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Christine being placed to rest at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne at 2 p.m.
Member of former Chelsea Women of Moose
Gloria M. (Arsenault) Morello passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Chelsea Center for Skilled Nursing and Rehab where she had been receiving supportive care for the past few years. She was 87 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a beloved daughter of the lateA rthur J. Arsenault and Alma M. (Chaisson) and her second mother, Bernadette (Gaudet) Arsenault.
She attended local schools and briefly attended college for a semester. A devoted mother and homemaker, Gloria also worked outside of her home as a store clerk with local variety and convenience stores. She was a member of the former Women of the Chelsea Lodge of Moose.
During her lifetime, Gloria enjoyed traveling and activities surrounding home and family as a doting grandmother and babysitter.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, the late Alfred Amorello, a brother, the late Rev. Raymond Arsenault; sisters: Marie Cormier and Marjorie C. Zuchowski-Jaslowich. She was the devoted mother of Marion A. “Midge” Dawicki of Saugus, Arthur A. Amorello of California and Jacqueline Vaczy and her husband, Kenneth of Lynn; dear sister of Howard Arsenault of Saugus, Armand Arsenault of West Peabody, Mark Arsenault of York, Maine, Joan Sarcia of Belmont and Carol Phillips of Chelsea; cherished grandmother of Lori Skory, Keri Lindstrom, Richard Dawicki, Jr., Michelle Powers, Keri Ocasio, Anthony and Angela Amorello and adoring great-grandmother of Ryan, Justin, Haley, Benjamin and Hannah Lindstrom, Brianna and Matthew Skory, Mia and Maddoux Powers. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and extended family members.
Her Funeral will begin by gathering at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Amanda Marie Sullivan
Of Quincy, formerly of Chelsea
Amanda Marie Sullivan of Quincy, formerly of Chelsea, died on Feb. 13.
The beloved daughter of the late Leonard Sullivan and Janet McInnis (Morse) and her late husband, Gill McInnis, she was the adored wife of the late John Flaherty, devoted mother of Felicia North and her husband, Jacob and Jonathon Sullivan; dear sister of Rose Sullivan of Dover, NH, Steven Sullivan and his wife, Jeannine of Wilmington, David Sullivan and his wife, Rita of Revere and the late Leonard Sullivan Jr.; loving grandmother of Lily and John and cherished aunt to the late Christina Sullivan. She is also survived by her long time friend, Jim Hartigan and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, Feb. 16from 8:30 to 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boston Medical Center Pediatric Center, 840 Harrison Ave, Boston, Ma 02118. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Pauline B. Trainor
Of Derry, New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea
Pauline B. Trainor, 56 of Derry, NH died Monday Feb. 12, at the Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, N.H. following a lengthy illness. Pauline was born in Chelsea, MA on May 30, 1961, a daughter of Joseph and Angela (Bandino) O’Connor. She loved to travel, especially to Old Orchard Beach, ME. Pauline enjoyed spending time with her family, music, Boston sports, gardening, and cooking. In her younger years she was a beauty pageant participant.
She is survived by her husband, Matthew Trainor, former 911 police dispatcher for the City of Chelsea, MA, three sons, Christopher Maddeford of Maine, Matthew Maddeford of Braintree, MA, and Ryan Trainor of Derry, her mother, Angela O’Connor of Revere, MA, her father, Joseph O’Connor of Revere, MA, two sisters, Kim Griffin of Hooksett, N.H., and Darlene D’Ambrosio of Derry, her Godmother, Mary Lawnicki, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her baby brother Joseph, and by her beloved dog, Brady.
Following cremation, friends may call on Saturday Feb. 17, 2018 from 1 – 3:30 pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry.