Obituaries 02-21-2019

Carol – Lee Botchie

Retired Chelsea School Paraprofessional

Carol – Lee (Parker) Botchie passed away Thursday afternoon, Feb. 14 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  She was 76 years old.

A lifelong resident of Chelsea, the daughter of the late Walter S. and Della (Clarke) Parker,  Carol-Lee attended Chelsea Public Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1961.  Throughout all of her working career, Carol-Lee worked in the Chelsea Public School System.  She began her career as a paraprofessional and later worked in the High School library. Carol-Lee dedicated 33 years of service before retiring in 2017.  She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.  

Carol-Lee was the devoted wife of John W. Botchie, Sr. of Chelsea, with whom she shared 55 years of marriage and the beloved mother of John W. Botchie, Jr. and Darlene C. Berghello, both of Chelsea.  She is also lovingly survived by two grandchildren, Kristina Berghello and John A. Berghello, III, both of Chelsea. 

Family and friends gathered to visit with Carol-Lee’s family at the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea, on Tuesday evening, Feb. 19.  Funeral services concluded the visiting hours. Interment will be private and at a later date.

Mary Kwiatkowski

Of Chelsea

Mary E. (Leary) Kwiatkowski of Chelsea died on Feb. 13.

She was the devoted wife of the late Charles S. Kwiatkowski, beloved mother of Richard Kwiatkowski of Chelsea, Patricia Richard and her husband, William of Somerset, NJ and Robert Kwiatkowski of Chelsea; dear sister of the late Sr. Louise Leary SP, Winifred Nugent, Joseph Leary and Barbara Goldsmith; cherished grandmother of Tara Kwiatkowski-Romanos and her husband. Alex of Winthrop, Kristen Lewis and her husband. Kenneth of Peabody, Andrew Richard and his wife, Reka and Brian Richard, all of Somerset, NJ. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Lily, Gabriella, Luke and Matthew as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sisters of Providence-Mission Advancement Office, 1 Sisters Providence Road, St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana 47876-1007 or to Chelsea Jewish Hospice and Palliative, 123 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150

Lenore Ann Terchiak

Dec. 26,1945 – Feb. 15, 2019

Leonore Ann Terchiak, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away on Friday, Feb. 15 after a long illness while in the peaceful surroundings of her home with her loving family at her side.  She was 73 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the devoted daughter of the late Stanley and Marie (DeLorey) Terchiak,. Lenore attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She worked outside of her home as a waitress for over 20 years at Jeveli’s Restaurant in East Boston, retiring eight years ago.

 Lenore will be forever remembered for her loving generous heart, helping friends and family, most especially to her daughter and family. She also enjoyed her time spent with friends at the Chelsea Senior Center.

In addition to her parents, Lenore was also predeceased by siblings; Donna Ritch, Maureen Smith, Stanley and Paul Terchiak. She was the devoted mother of Edward J. Terchiak and his wife, Eileen and Lisa Terchiak, all of Chelsea and the special caring and loving aunt of Michael Ritch of Malden; cherished grandmother of Edward Terchiak, Jr. Scott Terchiak, Genesis Lee Terchiak and Alexander Rojas. She is also survived by her nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial -Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea.

Grace Alyce Pizzano

Retired Shurtleff School Administrator

Grace Alyce (Kornechuk) Pizzano passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17 in the peaceful surroundings of the home she shared with her husband.  She was 84 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, a daughter of the late Paul A. and Grace A. (Werner) Kornechuk, she attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School.  She married Richard C. Pizzano and together they made their first home in Chelsea and later settled in Woburn where she resided for many years before moving to Rye, NH 20 years ago.  Before retiring in the 80’s, she was the office administrator at the Shurtleff School for many years.  Grace was devoted to home and family and was an ardent animal lover.  She enjoyed Middle Eastern and Greek folk dancing, her time spent at the family mountain house in Harts Location, NH where she loved skiing, hiking and volunteering with the Mount Washington Observatory and assisting many overnights at the observatory.   She was the wife of 65 years to Richard C. Pizzano, mother of Heidi Cady and her late husband, Michael, grandmother of Jeffrey Cady and his wife, Lauren of Somerville and Daniel Cady and his companion, Anna Stevens of Salem; dear sister of Paul Kornechuk and his wife, Tandy of Dodge City, KS, Peter Kornechuk, David Kornechuk and his wife. Joann Stroh, all of Rye NH, the late Carole Ross Helliwell and S. Mark Kornechuk.

Her Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 12 noon followed by a Eucharist Service at St. Luke’s’ Episcopal Church, 201 Washington Ave, Chelsea at 1 p.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 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.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 161 So. Huntington St., Boston, MA 02130.  For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

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