Obituaries 04-26-2018

Ann Henrietta Raley

Worked at Chelsea Clock, Beacon Wiper, and Chelsea Rubber

Ann Henrietta (Follis) Raley passed away Monday, April 16 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  She was 86 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Sarah (Connors) Follis.

 For many years Ann traveled with her husband during his years in the armed forces, but she was a Chelsea resident for most of her life. Throughout her working career, Ann worked at Chelsea Clock, Beacon Wiper and finally at Panco Rubber, where she trimmed rubber for the soles of shoes.  During her retirement, she enjoyed playing Beano at the Polish Club in Chelsea.  She was also a 40 year member of the Top 3 Military Retired Association.

Ann was predeceased by her husband, Harvey C. Raley, Sr., her four children: Harvey C. Raley, Jr., William Raley, Darlene and Karen Raley and her two brothers, William C. Follis and Frederick Follis.  She was the beloved mother of Carol Ann Raley of Chelsea, dear sister of James F. Follis and his wife, Gloria of Malden. She is also lovingly survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carafa Family Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

John Gerraughty

Longtime Gas/Service Station manager of the landmark Bell Oldsmobile in Revere

John M. Gearraughty passed away surrounded by his caring family, on Monday evening, April 23 in the peaceful surrounding of the Everett home he shared with his daughter for the past six years. He was 87 years old.

Born and raised in Revere, he was one of six children of the late Harry J. and Eliza M. (Murray) Gearraughty. John received his formaleducation attending Revere public schools. As a young man he worked in the Revere Milk Farms.

He married the former Eleanor R. Arsenault in 1955 and together they settled in Chelsea raising their family of five children. John worked for many years at the landmark Bell Oldsmobile in Revere as a Gas/Service Station manager. John and his wife resided for most of their lives on Webster Avenue in Chelsea, moving to Everett a few years ago. John was widowed two and a half years ago having marked 61 years of marriage.

In his lifetime, John enjoyed traveling by car with his wife, visiting family and friends with trips to Florida, North Carolina and Disneyworld, playing assorted games of chance, scratch tickets and day trips to Foxwoods.   He also enjoyed the simple pleasure of coffee and a plain donut at Dunkin’ Donuts. In addition to his parents, John was also predeceased by his beloved wife Eleanor R. Gearraughty; two sons: John H. Gearraughty and Thomas W. Gearraughty; his siblings: Annabelle King, Katherine Leonard, Dorothy Scibilia, Harry J. Gearraughty and Francis J. Gearraughty.

He was the loving father of Donna Purcell of North Carolina, Diane Filadoro of Florida and her late husband, James, and Sharon McBride of Everett; the cherished grandfather of five: David J. McBride, Alyssa M. McBride, Megan E. McBride, Justin T. Purcell and Caitlin Purcell and the adoring great-grandfather of Alex, Briana, Haven, Joel and Aiden. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A memorial gathering and funeral service will be conducted from the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will precede the services on Friday, May 4 from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Services will conclude with inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in John’s memory may be made to The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA, 01701.

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John Lenkiewicz

Taught in Everett and Chelsea school systems, retired Commonwealth of Mass employee, consumate gentleman, long influential in the Polish community

John S. Lenkiewicz of Chelsea died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on April 16. He was 96 years old.

He was a retired 20-year employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a US Army veteran of World War II, a life member of the Revere American Legion, Saugus Everett Lodge of Elks, PAV Post, Polish Political Club and the Chelsea Yacht Club.

Born in Chelsea to the late Stanislaus and Antoinette Lenkiewicz over 96 years ago, he was a lifelong Chelsea resident who recently received supportive care at the Leonard Florence Center for Living on Admirals Hill.

A lifelong communicant of St. Stanislaus Church, he was very influential in the Polish community.

Enlisting in the United States Army and assigned to the Air Corps Wing, he spent his active time overseas as a Gunner 911 marksman. After his active service during World War II, he worked as a translator for Radio Free Europe.

Receiving schooling both here and overseas, John began his career as a school teacher in both the Chelsea and Everett Public School systems.  Eventually, he transitioned in later years to working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where he was responsible for recommending parcels of land for acquisition purchases for the Commonwealth that would equate to the scope of the project involved.

As a strong minded Republican yet the consummate gentleman, his advice on many subjects was always sought by friend and foe.

The devoted son of the late Stanislaus and Antoinette (Szczubelek) Lenkiewicz, he was the beloved brother of Jean Guilmette and Edward Lenkiewicz, Sr., both of Chelsea and the late Stella Badessa, Stephanie Lenkiewicz, Alice Lenkiewicz and Anthony Lenkiewicz; loving uncle of Paula Lenkiewicz and Edward Lenkiewicz, Jr., both of Chelsea, Joyce Dabene of Weymouth, Alfred Guilmette of Chelsea and the late Carolyne Toth and great uncle of Nicole and Paul Dabene.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Stella Triolo

January 8, 1930 — April 19, 2018

Stella Triolo passed away on Thursday April 19 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 88 years old.

Born and raised in Mineo, Sicily, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Rosario and Antonia (DiStefano) Triolo. Stella received her early education in Italy and came to Chelsea as a young lady together with her parents and siblings. Stella never married but her life was nevertheless dedicated to her family and home, caring for her parents and many extended family members. Stella worked outside of her home as a factory line worker for Sweetheart Paper and later as a kitchen worker for Trios Pasta.

She was the loving daughter of the late Rosairo and Antonia Triolo and the dearly beloved sister of the late Salvatore S. Triolo who is survived by his wife, Anna, the late John Triolo, Sr., Anna Raia and Maria Triolo. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial –   Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.  Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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