Obituaries 09-20-2018

William Leo Hubner, Sr.

Retired Chelsea Fire Captain

William Leo Hubner, Sr. passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Melbourne, FL on Sept.12. He was 87 years old.

He was born in Chelsea on May 16, 1931 where he was raised before becoming a long-time resident of Saugus.

Bill was appointed to the Chelsea Fire Dept. in 1968, promoted to Lieutenant in 1971 and made the rank of Captain in 1982.  He retired from the department in 1992 after 24 years of service.  He was a member of Chelsea PFF Local 937 and served in the US Army, 3rd Armored Division while stationed in Germany.

He was a graduate of Everett Vocational High School, the New England Linotype School and North Shore Community College where he earned an Associate in Science Degree with High Honors.  Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Betty (Abramofsky) Hubner, his three children, Betty Penney (William) of Voorhees, NJ, William Hubner, Jr. of Saugus and Gail Palingo (Mark) of Saugus; five grandchildren: Daniel Penney, Steven Penney (Erica), Amanda Mogauro (Robert), Randy Hubner and Marc Hubner and two great grandchildren, Aaron Hubner and Tyler Mogauro. Bill is also survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, friends and his beloved dog, Chelsea.

Bill was predeceased by his parents, Edward J. Hubner Sr. and Alice Watson Hubner, his sister, Elaine B. Yakoobian, and his brothers Edward J. Hubner Jr. and Charles A. Hubner.

Bill enjoyed weight lifting to stay physically fit and was an avid athlete throughout his entire life. He played on his high school basketball team and local football teams. He twice completed the Boston Marathon in addition to numerous other running races. He competed for two decades in the National Veterans Golden Age Games earning gold medals in table tennis in addition to medals in swimming, biking, running, and shot put.

He competed in the Florida Senior Games where he earned several gold medals in table tennis. He was a long-time member of the Greater Palm Bay Senior Center where he enjoyed playing social table tennis during much of his leisure time. In his younger days, Bill raced stock cars and became a big fan of NASCAR racing. Bill also enjoyed spending leisure time boating and fishing.

His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, Sept. 21  at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. A private burial service will be held on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.  The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite the Funeral Home.

Should friends desire, contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to The Chelsea Fireman’s Relief Association, P.O. Box 505616 Chelsea, MA 02150.

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Jose Mauricio Hernandez

Floor installer

Jose   Mauricio Hernandez of East Boston, formerly of El Salvador, passed   away   on   Saturday,   Sept. 15, at   the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after suffering a sudden and major stroke several days earlier.  He was 34 years old.

Born in Metapan El Salvador, he was raised by his uncle and aunt, Felix and Bertila Hernandez.  He received his education in El Salvador and came to the United States 15 years ago. He settled in East Boston and has resided there with his wife, Rosa Hercules.  He worked for most of this time as a hard floor installer and had hopes of someday being an independent installer.

He was faithful to his church and enjoyed traveling.

To mourn his tragic loss, he leaves his wife, Rosa in East Boston, his beloved uncle and aunt at home in El Salvador, a brother, Marcial Hernandez in Florida, his first cousins (second siblings) Kelvin, Genaro Jose and Rene Hernandez.

Jose will be returned to El Salvador for final services and burial in Cementerio los Yanitos in Metapan, Santa Ana, El Salvador.  Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Chelsea.  For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit;

Susan Marie Lynch-Lippincott

January 26, 1964 – September 10, 2018

Susan Marie Lynch-Lippincott passed on Monday, Sept. 10 after a brief illness. She was 54 years old.

A beloved daughter of the late Edward F. and Dorothea Phyllis (Sweeney) Lynch, she grew up in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School. She worked for several years with Boston D.P.W. as a water dept. dispatcher, briefly relocated to Schenectady, NY and has been residing in Everett for the past three years. She enjoyed music, reading and vacations to Cape Cod at Truro.

She was the longtime loving companion of Steven Hallem, the dear and loving sister of Michael Lynch of New Hampshire, Maureen Duffy of Florida, Jack Lynch and his wife, Claire of Florida, Mary Foust and her husband, John of California and Edward P. Lynch of Connecticut; adored aunt of Allison Digaetano, Marlo, Myra, Cameron and Mia Lynch and cherished and special friend to Bonnie Cresta, Paul Sweeney, Devon Darden, Laurie Lessard and Jay Gordon. She is also survived by her beloved canine companion “Jack”.

Arrangements are by Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home. A memorial service will be scheduled at a future date.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of their choice.

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