Obituaries 06-14-2018

Jean Stanley

December 6, 1934 – June 9, 2018

Devoted member of New Hope Assembly Church

Jean (Kennedy) Stanley, a longtime Chelsea resident, passed away Saturday morning at the West Revere

Health Care Center where she had been receiving supportive care for the past several weeks.  She was 83 years old.  Born and raised in East Boston, she was a daughter of the late John J. Kennedy and Ruth (Coleman) Kennedy–Powell.

She settled in Chelsea with her young family nearly 65 years ago and remained in Chelsea since then. She worked for a time with Jean Roberts Fabrics and draperies on Heard St., and was later hired as a cashier at the opening of the Chelsea Market Basket where she worked until her retirement in 1999.  She was a devoted member of the New Hope Assembly Church in Saugus.  She enjoyed watching Sci-Fi Movies and devoted her life to family and home most dedicated to her grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren.  She enjoyed every Sunday at church and later her time with family. 

In addition to her parents, Jean was predeceased by a son, Richard Moore, brothers, John and Robert Kennedy, a grandchild and her husband, Frank M. Stanley.  She was the devoted mother of Frank C. Moore, Jr. and his wife, Zelma of Revere, Kenneth Mooreand his wife, Linda, John “Jack” Moore and his wife, Teri, all of Saugus, Thomas Moore and his wife, Margo of Everett, Wayne Moore and his wife, Debbie of Coventry, RI and Robert Moore and his wife, Pam of Somersworth NH.  She was the dearly beloved sister of Shirley Kologiski of Manchester, NH, William Kennedy of Groveland, Frank Movitz of Marblehead, Ed Movitz of California and Fred Movitz and Mark Fleuriel, both of Epping, NH.  She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the New Hope Assembly Church, 9 Assembly Drive, Saugus today, Thursday, June 14 at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.  Relatives and friends are most

kindly invited to attend.   Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of their choice.   For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit  ​

 Arrangements under the care and direction of Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons, Chelsea., MA.

Carmela Maria Raimo

October 1, 1930 – June 06, 2018

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Rose Church on Tuesday, June 12 for Carmela M. Raimo. Services concluded with internment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.  Carmela passed away following complications of heart disease on Wednesday, June 6 in the peaceful surroundings of her Chelsea home under the care and company of her devoted sister.   She was 87 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a beloved daughter of the late Erminio and Maria C. (Zirpolo) Raimo.  Carmela attended Shurtleff elementary school and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1949.  She worked together with her family at “Raimo’s Grocery Store,” a well-known and fondly remembered old Chelsea neighborhood store.  

After her graduation, she attended Mansfield   Beauty   Academy   in   Boston   and   became   a   licensed   hairdresser   and beautician.  She   worked   for   several  years  at   various   downtown   Boston   beauty shops.  After leaving the beauty field, she went on to work for the Registry of Motor Vehicles.  She worked as a clerk for more than 30 years in the Dealer Repair Dept. on No. Washington St. in Boston. 

Carmela enjoyed cooking and sewing, gardening around the family home, shopping and day trips, Revere Beach, Dunkin’ Donuts, Brothers Deli in Wakefield, Kelly’s Roast Beef and Kowloon. 

In addition to her parents, Carmela was also predeceased by siblings Elvira Raimo and Alfonso Raimo. 

She is survived by her dearly loved and cherished sister, Mary Raimo of Chelsea and is also survived by several cousins and extended family members.

Arrangements were given to the care and direction of Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons, Chelsea.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of their choice.  For online guestbook or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit    


 Mark Scott Welch

Of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea  

Mark Scott Welch passed away unexpectedly at his home in Lynn on June 5.  He was 51 years old.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Lawrence and Violet (Koby) Welch, Mark has been residing in Lynn for the last 12 years but he was previously a long time Chelsea resident where he grew up and attended Chelsea public schools.  A laborer by trade, Mark was a past member of the Local 22 Labors’ Union in Malden.  

He was an avid movie collector, enjoyed playing video games, collecting comics and listening to heavy metal music.  He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

The loving brother of Kathleen Chapman of Boston, Lawrence “Larry” Welch and his wife, Nancy of Maine, Glen Welch and his fiancé, Stephanie of Saugus, William P. Welch and his wife, Diana of Maine, he was the dear uncle of Joshua Chapman of Boston, Carmen Welch, Valerie Welch and Angel Welch, all of Maine, Lawrence “LJ” Welch and his wife, Samantha Lyn of New Hampshire, Chrissy Welch, Cora Welch and Kasey Welch, all of Maine, Elicia Welch of Oklahoma, Jessica Lynn Welch and her fiancé, Joseph Downey of Florida, Melissa Marie Cyr of Maine and the late Lawrence Welch Jr.  He is also lovingly survived by several great nieces and great nephews.  

Funeral arrangements are private.  


John Harold Chiaradonna, Sr.

Retired Chelsea Firefighter

John Harold Chiaradonna, Sr. of Chester, NH passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 10 in the Parkland Medical Center, Derry, NH.  He was 75 years old. He was born in Revere, MA on February 23, 1943, a son of the late John and Gertrude (Hovasse) Chiaradonna. 

John was a Firefighter for the City of Chelsea retiring after 19 years of service to his community.  He owned and operated J.C. Fence Company Peabody for several years and also operated the Mizpah Horse Farm in Derry. 

John was a member of the Chester Congregational Baptist Church, Chester Seniors and the Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Grace (Collette) Chiaradonna of Chester; two daughters, Cheryl Dale and her husband, Christopher of Derry and Mary Ramsey and her husband, Michael of Epsom, NH; seven grandchildren: Caitlin Dale, Christopher Dale Jr., Bridget Dale, Matthew Chiaradonna, Amanda Johnson, Alyssa Jackson and Dani Rosa; six great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Newman; one brother, Ernest Chiaradonna, his daughter-in-law, Mary Flynn-Raymond and many nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by his first wife June (Davey) Chiaradonna, his son, John Chiaradonna Jr., and one brother, William Chiaradonna.


Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry, NH.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. in the Chester Congregational Baptist Church, 4 Chester Road, Chester, NH.  Burial will follow in the Great Hill Cemetery, Rt 121A, Chester.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, 30 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA 01581, Attn: Development Office.  To send a condolence or for more information, please visit,

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