Obituaries 10-17-2019

Joanne Schreibman

Past President of Shurtleff Street Sisterhood

Joanne (Gilman) Schreibman, 86, of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, beloved wife of the late Melvin (Manny) B. Schreibman of Winthrop died on Oct. 14 after a brief illness.

Born, raised and educated in Chelsea, she was the loving daughter of the late Maurice (Murray) and Ida Gilman and much-loved daughter-in-law of the late Rose Schreibman .  

Joanne was past president of the Shurtleff St. Sisterhood, a skilled bookkeeper, and partner with Manny in many adventures including their lifelong love of horses.  Joanne enjoyed spending time with family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Joanne is survived by her son Phillip Schreibman and his wife, Amy of Lexington and her four grandchildren Brian, Helena, Matti and Ariana. She was predeceased by her son and daughter in law, Nathaniel and Michelle (Rosenzwaig) Schreibman and her sister Paula Movitz with whom she enjoyed spending winters in Boynton Beach, Fl.

Services were held at the Torf Funeral Chapel 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea Wednesday October 16. Interment was in AAA Sfard Cemetery, Lynn. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For guest book: 

Marie Lorraine Monahan

Nov. 23, 1922 – Oct. 13, 2019

Marie Lorraine Monahan passed away on Sunday, Oct 13 in the peaceful surroundings of her home.  She was 96 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Robert J. and Margaret L. (Elmore) Powers.  Lorraine received her early education in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School.

She married Michael J. Monahan and resided for a short time in Dorchester before settling in Chelsea.  She spent most of her life living in Chelsea raising her family of one daughter and two sons and also worked for many years in the Clerk’s office at Chelsea City Hall. 

After her retirement, she and her husband spent many winters in Venice, Florida and returned for summers in their new home in Londonderry, NH.

In her lifetime, Lorraine enjoyed playing Bingo and was a past member of the Chelsea Knights Couples Club. 

Lorraine’s life devotion was to her home and family.  She was widowed in 1999 after celebrating 50 years of marriage to her beloved husband.  She was also predeceased by her parents and only brother, the late Robert Powers.  She is survived by her loving children; Deborah Malcom and her husband, John of Reading, Michael Monahan and his wife, Asli of Sanford, FL and Brian P. Monahan and his wife, Jean of Londonderry, NH.  She was the cherished grandmother of Michael Monahan and his wife, Anne, Brian Monahan and his wife, Maura, Patrick Monahan with his companion, Ashleigh Reed and Matthew Monahan.  She is also survived by her great-granddaughter, Emerson Monahan.   

Funeral arrangements were by Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

Mary Parro

Former Chelsea Resident

Mary E. (Holland) Parro of South Yarmouth, MA and Dunedin, FL, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on Oct. 15.

She was born and raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She worked as a telephone operator for New England Telephone Co. and married her late husband, Anthrony R. Parro in 1952. They raised their family in Melrose, retired to Cape Cod and spent the winter months at their home in Dunedin, Florida.

Mary is survived by her children, Robert A. Parro of Ipswich, Rosemary E. Parro of Tewksbury, Anne Marie Buckley and her husband, John of Dracut, Michael E. Parro and his wife, Claude-

Marie of Melrose, Daniel F. Parro and his wife, Janet of Ipswich and Kathleen M. Parro and her partner, Ann MacDonald of Saugus and son in law Henry Hartley of Stoneham. She was predeceased by her daughter, Maureen T. Hartley. She also leaves 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. at Saint Pius X Church, Station Ave., South Yarmouth. Burial will be at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA

The Parro family would like to extend a special thank you to Mary’s care givers, Leonardo Calle and Janice Vintro and in lieu of flowers gifts in her memory may be made to Broad Reach Hospice and Palliative Care, 390 Orleans Road, N. Chatham, MA  02650.

Hector Luiz Diaz

Feb. 22, 1970 – Oct. 8, 2019

Hector Luiz Diaz, 49, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Care in Medford where he had been receiving supportive care for the the past several years. 

Born in Everett, he was a lifelong resident of Chelsea and a beloved son of Maria Diaz–Santiago and Gregorio Robles.  He attended the Williams School in Chelsea and began working full time at a young age, first as a fleet-mechanic with  Waste Management and most recently with FW Russell in Somerville.  

Suffering a tragic injury five years ago, he has been medically disabled since that time. 

He was the beloved husband of Maria I. Diaz and devoted father of Tatiana Diaz, Hector Luiz Diaz, Jr. David Diaz, Jonathan Diaz, Amando Diaz, Ethan Diaz, Hailey Diaz and the late Tiana Diaz; loving son Maria Diaz-Santiago and Gregorio Robles, dear brother of Roberto Diaz and cherished nephew of Eneida Diaz and Lucy Diaz. He is also survived by many loving cousins, extended family members and friends. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Anthony Memorial – Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

Elaine Uminski

July 27, 1938 – Oct. 11. 2019

The Uminski family sadly announces the passing of their beloved wife, devoted mother, loving grandmother and sister. 

Elaine passed away Friday morning October 11 in the peaceful surroundings of her home after a brief illness, while in the presence of her loving and caring family.  She was 81 years old.

Elaine was born and raised in Chelsea, a daughter of the late Kenneth W. and Helen (Gozdon) Davis.  She attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and Chelsea High School, graduating with the class of 1955. 

As a young lady, she began working for the John Hancock Insurance Co in Boston.  She married Alfred H. Uminski 61 years ago and began to raise her family, blessed by a son and two daughters. 

A devoted homemaker and mother, she also worked outside of her home.  She worked for a time in the office of a local import/export company before taking her place as a travel agent with Sikorski Travel Agency in Chelsea. It was a job she much loved, assisting clients and friends completing their travel plans.  She would travel herself, exploring new destinations.  She would assemble and accompany groups to many of these varied destinations sometimes by plane, cruise ships or bus. 

With the closing of the agency, Elaine went to work in the offices of KAYEM Foods for the next ten years as a bookkeeper in the accounts payable department before retiring. 

Elaine considered herself a lifelong resident of Chelsea even though she settled in Revere several years ago.  She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church and devoted 70 plus years singing in the church choir.  She began singing with the junior choir while attending school and later transitioned into the adult choir.  She participated in many church and social celebrations and committees and enjoyed planning the annual Opłatek Dinners. 

She was a determined advocate for rights of the disabled and was a driving force behind Mass Chapter 766, an act providing transportation for the disabled and those with other life challenges.

In her lifetime, she enjoyed polka dances and many Polish traditions. She was a member of the Chelsea Senior Center and played for many years on the Chelsea Bocce Team and other bowling leagues.   She was a familiar presence at the PAV Post and was a former member of the Polish Falcons in Chelsea.  

She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Alfred H. Uminski. She was the devoted mother of Kenneth J. Uminski, Sr. and his wife, Lori, Lisa Uminski and Lorianne Uminski, all of Revere, cherished grandmother of Brittany, Daniel, Kenneth, Jr. and Gianna Uminski and dear sister of Diane Adamczyk and her husband, Thomas of Tewksbury.  She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and many extended family and friends.

The Funeral will be from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 670 Washington Ave., Revere at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Funeral home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.

Robert E. Carter

Aug. 25, 1942 – Sept. 23, 2019

Robert E. Carter passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 27. He was 77 years old.

Born and raised in Roxbury, the only beloved son of the late Robert E., Sr. and Eunice Carter.  He received his early education in Boston public schools, was inducted into the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam Era.  He was attached to the 504th MP Co.  and was honorably discharged in 1966. 

He returned to Dorchester and resided there for most of his life. He returned to school and gained his Doctorate in Jurisprudence.  

As an attorney, he worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a hearing officer with States Insurance Review Board. 

Robert resided for several years in the Keville House at the Soldiers Home in Chelsea and befriended many of his fellow veterans there. 

To mourn his passing and cherish his memory, he leaves his dear sister, Kimberly Taylor of Dorchester and his niece, Dominique.

Services were held at the Cardinal Cushing Pavilion, Chelsea followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel with Military Honors rendered at the conclusion of Mass.  Following cremation, committal in Mt. Benedict Cemetery will be held at a later date and will be private.  

Arrangements were entrusted to the Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. 

Margaret Gavin

Mother of Retired Revere Fire Captain

Margaret Gavin of Revere died on Oct. 9 at the age of 83.  

The devoted mother of Retired Captain RFD Robert DiSalvo and his wife, Gina of Peabody, Kim Graham of Lynn, Tara DiSalvo of Winthrop and the late Dino DiSalvo, she was the dear sister of Mary Sullivan of Winthrop, Mike Gavin of Winthrop, Eileen Lewis of Maryland and the late Robert Gavin, Patricia Gavin and Joanne Beaudoin and is also lovingly  survived by six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home , Revere.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassus Hospice 790 Turnpike St, Suite 202 North Andover, MA 01845  For guest book please visit

Robert Hinckley

May 10, 1994 – Oct. 8, 2019

Robert H. Hinckley, 25, died tragically on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital emergency dept. 

He grew up in Chelsea and was a lifelong Chelsea resident. 

He was the beloved son of Marylou (Flamingo) Hinckley and the late Robert H. Hinckley, Jr.  He attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School with the Class of 2012.  Robert excelled in all sports and was coached by his father and mentor.  He participated in many activities at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club.  He devoted much of time to family, especially his young daughter, Emy. 

He is survived by his mother, Marylou, his daughter, Emy, his companion and fiancé, Angela Barrientos,his sister, Janee Flamingo and aunt, Patty Pepi. 

His funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m.  Funeral home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home.

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