Robert D. “Duke” Bradley, Sr.
Lifelong Resident of Chelsea
Robert “Duke” Bradley, Sr., a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed to eternal life on Aug. 12 after a sudden illness. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a son of the late Hugh A. and Rita (O’Brien) Bradley. Duke attended local schools and Chelsea High School, playing football for the school team. He graduated with the class of 1955.
Duke enlisted into the USMC, served during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged at the rank of Lance Corporal.
He married his beloved wife Dorothy L. (Fee) and they raised their family in Chelsea sharing over 58 years together. He worked as local letter carrier for the post office and was the first Executive Director of Chelsea Cable Television, a position he held for over 30 years. Duke also served his beloved community as a former board member with CAPIC and Chelsea Council on Aging. Duke as warmly respected in his community, and has been the recipient of countless awards and citations for his dedication and devotion to Chelsea. Duke was ever-present in virtually every aspect of community life, either behind or in front of the CCTV Camera or simply attending in the crowd.
He was the beloved husband of Dorothy L. (Fee) Bradley with whom he shared 58 years of marriage; devoted father of Paula A. Batchelor and her husband, David of Peabody and Robert D., Jr. and his wife, Kimberly of Swampscott, cherished and proud “Papa” of David and his wife, Taisha, Beau, Bobby and Austin Batchelor and Bobby, Ryan, Brendan and Jessica Bradley; adoring great-grandfather to Bayleigh and Brody Batchelor and dear brother of Dorothy Sena of Revere and the late Rita Dente, Hugh, Gerald, William, Lawrence “Eddie,” Herbert and Richard “Tootsie” Bradley. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Visiting Hours will be today, Thursday, August 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. His funeral will be on Friday from the Welsh Funeral Home at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. The funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.
Yarieliz Nicole Fontanez Mendez
Placed into her mother’s arms an angel in heaven on Sunday, August 11, the forever loved and cherished daughter of Katerin Mendez and Jose Fontanez of Chelsea and angelic sister of Denzel Fontanez, died.
She was the maternal granddaughter of Maria Maribel Ramos in Honduras and Olvan Mendez of Chelsea, paternal granddaughter of Mary Luz Santiago of Chelsea and Francisco Fontanez in Puerto Rico.
Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a visitation and prayer service in the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Tuesday August 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Colocan en brazos de su madre un angel en el cielo el domingo 11 de agosto, la hija por siempre amada y apreciada de Katerin Mendez y Jose Fontanez de Chelsea y la hermana Angélica de Denzel Fontanez en casa. Ella era la nieta materna de Maria Maribel Ramos en Honduras y Olvan Mendez de Chelsea, nieta paterna de Mary Luz Santiago de Chelsea y Francisco Fontanez en Puerto Rico. Familiares y amigos son más amablemente invitado a asistir a un servicio de visitación y oración en el Welsh funeraria 718 Broadway Chelsea el martes 20 de agosto de 5 a 7 p.m.
José Luis Chino
Jose Luis Chino of Revere passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the age of 61.
He was the beloved husband of Paula Chino (Cortes), devoted father of Madeline Rodriguez and her husband, José, Luis Chino and his wife, Lina, Irving Chino and his wife, Kimberly and Evelyn Dunn and her husband, Jesse, all of Chelsea; cherished son of the late Juan and Emiliana Chino; dear brother of Augustin Chino, Nohemi Chino, Alba Chino, Miguel Angel Chino Aquino, Juan Manuel Chino Aquino and his wife, Leticia, Bladimir Chino Aquino and his wife, Gloria and Soledad Chino Aquino and her husband, Evaristo Azomosa; adored grandfather of Leonardo Chino, Dante A Chino, Miguel Angel Chino, Nicholas, Anthony and Genesis Rodriguez, Rafael Chino and James Cole Dunn.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church 133 Beach Street, Revere on Saturday, Aug. 10. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were by Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere.
Chino, José Luis de la ciudad de Revere, MA. falleció eldía martes 6 de agosto de 2019 a la edad de 61 años. Amado esposo de Paula Chino (Cortés), padre devoto de Madeline Rodríguez y su esposo José, Luis Chino y su esposa Lina, Irving Chino y su esposa Kimberley y Evelyn Dunn y su esposo Jesse, todos de Chelsea; querido hijo del difunto Juan y Emiliana (Aquino) Chino-Sosa; querido hermano de Agustín, Nohemí, Alba y Miguel Ángel Chino Aquino, Juan Manuel Chino Aquino y su esposa Leticia, Bladimir Chino Aquino y su esposa Gloria y Soledad Chino Aquino y su esposo Evaristo; adorado abuelo de Leonardo Chino, Dante A. Chino, Miguel Ángel Chino, Nicholas, Anthony y Genesis Rodríguez, Rafael Chino y James Dunn. Los familiares y amigos están cordialmente invitados a asistir al horario de visitas el día viernes 9 de agosto de 2019 en la funeraria Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Brunoubicada en 128 Revere St, Revere de 5 p.m. a 9 p.m. La misa fúnebre se llevará a cabo en la Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción ubicada en 133 Beach St, Revere, el día sábado 10 de agosto de 2019 a las 12:30 p.m. Todos están invitados a asistir directamente a la iglesia.
Posterior Entierro en el cementerio Woodlawn, en Everett. Por sus condolencias y muestras de cariño, muchas gracias.
Formerly of Chelsea
Louanne V. (Gaff) Eccleston, age 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood, NH where she was receiving supportive care.
She was born Feb. 19, 1933 in Somerville to the late Henry and Louise “Ma” Gaff. She was the oldest girl and helped care for her younger siblings with much love and perseverance.
She married William H. Eccleston, Jr. and resided and raised her family in Chelsea. Louanne worked for many years at the Chelsea Soldiers Home and retired as a dietary supervisor. She was a member St Rose Parish and participated in many of the Minstrel Shows at the former Assumption Parish. She loved to sing, bowl, cook, and above all take care of her family. She was a past member of the Lt. Norman Prince Chorus of Malden.
Louanne was widowed in 1987. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was also pre-deceased by her brothers, Edward, Henry (Sonny), Lawrence Gaff, and sister Louise Kelly. She is survived by her sister, Joanne Wheeler and brothers: Gilbert, Robert, and John Gaff. Louanne also leaves behind her children: Cynthia McCarthy and her husband, Bill of Epping NH, William Eccleston and his wife, Donna of Farmingdale, ME, Louanne Eccleston and her partner, Dan Gray of Lynn, Wayne Eccleston of Riverside, RI, Gerald Eccleston and his wife, Nanci of Nashua NH, Sandi Garofano of Dunstable, Joseph Eccleston and his partner. Susan Payne of Lynn, Richard Eccleston and his wife, Cheryl of New Hampshire and her step-daughters Carol Firby, Pam Porter and Linda Morrow. Louanne is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Services concluded with inurnment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Arnold Massirman passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Aug. 12. He was 98 years old.
We are all very grateful to have spent so much quality time with him for so long. He was the beloved son of Joseph and Sarah Massirman from Kiev, Ukraine. He was born in Chelsea and attended Chelsea High School where he lettered in Basketball. He then went to Northeastern Law School nights, but enlisted in the military before he could finish. Arnold served his country in World War II as a PT boat sub chaser in the Aleutian Islands and was a member of the SeaBees. He attended graduate school at Notre Dame University and retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant.
He worked in his family business Superior Column & Distributing from after the war until he sold the business in the early 70’s and retired to Boca Raton, Florida to be with his family and the love of his life – golf!
Arnold was a tall strapping handsome man. He was a leader, a fighter and advocate for safe vehicles on the highway. He communicated ideas and supported Ralph Nader in his book “Unsafe at any Speed.” He formed an organization called SANE. Safe Automobiles National Enlistment for which he tirelessly lobbied and wrote to politicians, NTSB, police departments, schools and offered materials for lectures on safe driving.
He loved his hometown of Chelsea and even donated police cars and jaws of life to local Police and Fire Departments when they could not afford them. What his family and friends will remember most is his incredible generosity, unrelenting sense of humor, professional joke telling ability, loving care and appreciation for his children.
Arnold is survived by daughters: Karen and Janet, sons Dana (Soraia) and Jay (Lisa); grandchildren: Drew, Jordan, Austin, Sarah, Emily, Rylan and Darin and several great grandchildren. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sisters Helen Gale and Pearl Miller.
Services were held at Temple Beth Am, Pinecrest, Fl, Wednesday August 14. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation; www.mchf.org