July 22, 1938 – Aug. 31, 2019
Roland E. Brown passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Exeter Center in New Hampshire. He was 81 years old.
Born in Burlington, Vermont, a son of the late Harold and Flora (Whitcomb) Brown, he came to Chelsea at the age of 14 with his mother and stepfather, the late John Morehouse. He graduated from Chelsea High School and married his childhood sweetheart and love of his life, Barbara T. DeGregorio in 1957.
He was a career veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he attended Control Tower Tech School. His specialty was as an air traffic controller. He held several duty assignments oversees and stateside at US Air Stations from Germany to Tennessee and Tacoma, WA and served during the early Vietnam Era. His wife accompanied him to these varied assignment’s. Three of his five children were born at US Air Force Bases, two in Germany and one son in Tennessee.
He was honorably discharged and first returned to Chelsea before moving to Revere. He worked as a civilian air traffic controller at Logan Airport for several years. He concluded his work career as a warehouse foreman working for Quinlan Printing in Boston.
A resident of Exeter, NH for the past 15 years, he spent most of his life residing in Chelsea, Revere and briefly in Rowley before settling in Exeter NH with his wife.
In his lifetime, his wife was his world and he was forever devastated with her passing four years ago. He was strongly devoted to home and family and enjoyed all kinds of outdoor activities, hunting, camping and fishing to name a few. After retirement, he briefly took the position of Range Officer at Danvers Fish and Game Club.
Roland was predeceased by his parents, wife and siblings. He was the beloved husband of 58 years of the late Barbara T. (DeGregorio) Brown; devoted father and father-in-law of John W. Brown of Newburyport, Dawn L. Covey and her late husband, Anthony of Port Huron, MI., Terrance “Terry” M. Brown and his wife, Jeanne Roselli of Boxford, Michael E. Brown and his wife, Teresa of Atkinson, NH and Theresa M. Tidmarsh and her husband, John of Rowley; dear brother of the late Kathleen Brown, Raymond Brown and Patrick Brown and he is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
His Funeral will be held from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, at 9 a.m. followed by services in the Woodlawn Chapel, 302 Elm St., Everett at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. Funeral home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown MA 02472.
Dec. 27, 1928 – Aug. 31, 2019
Carmella Wagner, 90, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Cottages at Dartmouth Village, an assisted living facility in Dartmouth.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Rose (Ginoffe) Monzione. She graduated from Chelsea High School and married Norman Wagner in the late 1940’s. She resided in Chelsea for most of her life and raised two sons.
She worked outside of her home as a telephone operator, beginning with NE Tel & Tel Co. and continuing with NYNEX and Verizon. Throughout her career, she was stationed at the Chelsea and Malden Central Telephone Exchanges. She served as a union representative, traveled across the country fulfilling her duties and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
She retired to West Yarmouth in the 80’s and became active in community life there, volunteering at the local senior center and the American Red Cross, tutoring young children in reading and as a member of the Garden Club of Yarmouth.
She relished relaxing on Cape beaches reading in her lounge chair while enjoying her favorite Dunkin’ Coffee.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, one son and several siblings. She was the beloved wife of the late Norman Wagner, loving mother of Paul Wagner and his wife, Darlene of Lunenburg and the late Richard M. Wagner, dear sister of Dominic Monzione of Hallandale, FL, Lillian Frongillo of Moreno Valley, CA, Angela Smith of Danvers, Lucy Hazelton of Hallandale FL, the late Joseph J. Sr., Michael and William Monzione, Eleanor Puleo, Rose Ambrogi and Mary Tosches. She is also survived by her grandson, Sandy Wagner and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and extended family members.
Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, Sept. 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visitation will be followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St., Revere at 12 noon. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
The funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.
Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown MA 02472.
March 13, 1975 — Aug. 27, 2019
Charise L. Heater of Franklin passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 27. She was 44 years old.
Born in Melrose and raised in Billerica, the loving daughter of William and Diane Howard of Franklin, she moved with her family to Somerville New Jersey where she attended high school and graduated from Somerville High School. She excelled in school and was the Captain of the H.S. Color Guard, president of the Thespian Society, a member of the school Key Club and a High School Peer Leader. She placed 6thin a world competition held by Field of View.
She earned her BS degree in English Education from West Chester University, PA and earned a Master of Arts degree in Medieval Literature from Kutztown University, PA. She taught at the Pen Argyl Middle School, Nazareth PA. She also taught middle and high school English with Newton and Beverly school systems and directed two high school musicals.
She was the beloved mother of McKenna and Ivy Heater of Franklin, loving daughter of William and Diane Howard of Franklin, dear sister of Kimberly Woodruff and her husband, Michael of Lawrenceville, NJ and adored aunt of Mia and Zachary Woodruff. She is also survived by her aunts, uncles and several extended family members.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the WelshFuneral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted in the funeral home immediately following the visitation at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.
Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society c/o St. Mary’s Church, One Church Square, Franklin, MA 02038
Active at Chelsea Senior Center and St. Stanislaus Parish
Stella S. (Kloss) Janiak of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 3 after a short illness in the peaceful surroundings of her Lynn home, comforted by the presence of her loving family and in the tender arms of her daughter. She was 89 years old.
Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, she graduated from local schools.
She married to Walter S. Janiak (CPD Patrolman Ret.) in 1958 and together they raised a family of two sons and three daughters.
Stella worked for a time at Chelsea Clock, was a teacher’s aide with the Children’s Community Corner, a home health aide and part time floral designer. She still devoted her life to home and family. For a short period, Stella and Walter owned and operated a White Hen Pantry store in Malden before enjoying her full retirement. Stella also enjoyed summers at the family cottage in Goffstown, N.H., traveling with her husband to Europe, Poland, Italy and French Morocco. She was an active member and participant at the Chelsea Senior Center joining celebrations, dances and trips with her fellow seniors. She was also a longtime parishioner and communicant at St. Stanislaus Church. Stella and her husband moved to Lynn four years ago to be close with family in their golden years.
Stella was widowed two years ago, the beloved wife “My Sweetheart” of 59 years to the late Walter S. Janiak. She was the forever devoted and loved mother of Deborah Berardino and her husband, William of Londonderry N.H., Lisa Correnti with her companion, William M. Cohan of Lynn and Lisa’s late husbands; Paul Spada and Roy F. Correnti, Laurie Cataldo and her husband, Gregg of Chelsea, the late Michael Drigotas and Alfred “Butchie” Drigotas; cherished grandmother of Annmarie Dasaro, Tanya and Anthony Fierro, Michael and Adele Drigotas, Christopher Drigotas, Alisha Spada, Blasé Cataldo and fiancé, Mariah Salah and AutumnRose Cataldo and adored great-grandmother of Natasha Dasaro, Jay and Ayane Brennan, Alexis Brennan and Logan Brennan. She is also survived by her precious great-great-grandchildren: Gianni, Gino, Scott, Emily and Fiona.
Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway Chelsea on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Her funeral will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from the Welsh Funeral Home at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St., Chelsea at 9:30 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. The funeral home is fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to The MGH development Fund, 125 Nashua St., Ste 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com
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 : www.WelshFuneralHome.com