Obituaries 12-20-2018

Ronald Richard

June 21, 1934 – December 11, 2018

Ronald F. Richard passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a sudden illness. He was 84 years old.

Born, raised and a lifelong Chelsea resident, he was a son of the late Matthew P. and May G. (Savoy) Richard. Ronald attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. He never married but was a revered brother and cherished uncle to several nieces and nephews.

Ronald worked for many years as a general custodian at the Chelsea Soldiers. Working at the home, Ronald held a great respect for veterans and all servicemen and women.

In addition to his parents, Ronald was predeceased by his siblings: the late Stella A. Stahl, Lillian Lemoure, Isabel Caron, Jeanette Wasson and Nancy Desjadon. He was the dear brother of Elsie Fenby of Florida, Laura Steriti of Revere and Leonard Richard of Chelsea. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to “The Home for Little Wanderers”, 10 Guest St., Boston, MA 02135 or by visiting;

William “Billy” Grayson, Sr.

March 1, 1956 – December 11, 2018

William “Billy” Grayson, Sr, of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, passed away

unexpectedly in his Winthrop home on Dec. 11. He was 62 years old.

Billy worked for most of his life as a master plumber, most recently at Revere Housing Authority. He enjoyed fishing, rooting for the Red Sox and morning coffee with his buddies.

Billy will be fondly remembered as a devoted family member and a giving friend.

He was the husband of Andrea Grayson of Revere, devoted father of Maura Grayson of Revere and William Grayson, Jr of Andover; the loving son of the late Virginia M. (Garrity) Grayson, formerly of Salem, and the late Bernard T. Grayson, Sr.; dear brother of Dorothy Grayson and her husband, William Papa, of Salem,  the late Virginia Grayson, formerly of Chelsea, Bernie Grayson, Jr. and his wife, Cathy of Tewksbury and John Grayson and his wife, Lori of Reading. He is also

survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Billy’s wishes, no services will be held. 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;

Francis J. ‘Frankie’ Bernard, Jr.

Well known featured cartoonist for Chelsea Record

Francis J.  “Frankie”  Bernard, Jr. passed   away   on  Tuesday,   Dec. 18 at the   Massachusetts   General Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.  He was 51 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, a beloved son of Mary L. (Manning) Bernard and the late Francis J, Bernard, Sr., Frankie attended local schools, was a graduate of Chelsea High School and also attended Massachusetts College of Art.   Frankie plied himself as a talented and professional cartoonist.   He was a featured editorial cartoonist for the Chelsea Record and Journal Transcript Publications. He also worked several years as a caricature artist in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Market.

Frankie gave art lessons at Bunker Hill Community College and at several after school programs at the Williams School in Chelsea and the Center for Adult Ed. in Cambridge.   He would frequently attend monthly luncheon gatherings with fellow artists in Boston area restaurants and traveled to and attended many national artist conventions across the country over the years.

Frankie is survived by his beloved mother, Mary L. Bernard of Chelsea.  He was the dear brother of  Christopher Bernard and his partner, Christine of Revere, Maureen Jurgelewicz and her husband, Paul of Norwood and Michael Bernard of Salem; cherished uncle of Michael, Mason and  Aubree Bernard and Marissa  and Cody Jurgelewicz; adored nephew of Kate Manning and Michael Manning, both of Sandwich and Hingham and John Falangan of Florida. He is also survived by many cousins and extended family members.  Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral and visitation at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, Dec. 22  from 8:30  to 9:30 a.m. The visitation will be followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10 a.m.  Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Spina Bifida Assoc. of Greater New England, 219 E. Main St., Milford, MA 01757.

Dorothy Robinson

Founding Director of Chelsea’s Sunnyside Day School.

Dorothy B. (Brown) Robinson entered into the hands of our lord on Dec. 12.

A lifelong resident of Chelsea, Dorothy was the founding Director of Chelsea’s Sunnyside Day School.

The cherished wife of the late George C. Robinson Jr., she is survived by her four children: Bruce and Kris Robinson, Robin Steinberg and Kimberly Geraci. She was the beloved grandmother to Joshua and Caitlin Steinberg, Wesley, Molly, Michael and Maryellen Robinson; sister of Virginia Borden and the late Phyllis Barton and cousin and dear friend of Augusta Paclat.

Celebratory services were held at the First Congregational Church of Chelsea, on Dec. 18 and services concluded with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, please consider an act of kindness to someone in need. To send a message of condolence to Dorothy’s family, please visit:

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