Obituaries 04-23-2020

Marion Green

Known throughout her newspaper world as “Miss Marion”

Marion I. (Resnick) Green of Chelsea passed away on Friday, April 17 at the age of 93.

Marion was happiest when spending time with her family and beamed when she and her family were together. She loved Revere Beach and the Boston Sports Teams, especially the Boston Red Sox. But, when there was music and singing, Marion soared! She could really “cut a rug”.

Marion worked in advertising and was employed by various local newspapers. She was known throughout her newspaper world as “Miss Marion” and had ink in her blood.

Marion was the loving mother of Cheryl Rivers and her partner, Ernest Brown and Darlene Jones and her husband, Carl (Butch) Jones; cherished grandmother of Monique Falta (predeceased) and her husband Walter, Elise Caputi and her husband, Jeffrey, Jennifer Jones, Jonathan Jones and Lena Wickham and her husband Jared.

Marion was the adored great grandmother of Ashley Rivers and her partner, Samuel Gonzalez, Danielle Rivers, Sean Falta and his wife, Sarah, Andrea Passacantilli and her husband, Robert, Amanda Falta and her partner, Edward Roman, Gabriella DePrimeo, Eli Wickham and Sofia DePrimeo.

She was also the cherished great-great grandmother of Nadia Rivers-Gonzalez, Scarlette Roman and Madison Falta.

Meyer Katzman was a very dear and devoted friend.

She was the daughter of the late Lena (Rosenfelt) and Charles Resnick, originally from Russia. She was also predeceased by her dear brothers and their wives: Max and Mildred Resnick, Louis Resnick and Jennie Balicki, and Isadore Resnick. Marion is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

A private burial will take place due to the Covid 19 crisis. Contributions in Marion’s memory may be made to Chelsea Jewish Life Care, 17 Lafayette Avenue, Chelsea, Ma. 02151 with a special thank you to the 1st. floor staff. 

Fredy Alberto Ramirez

Great chef and avid Barcelona futbal fan

Fredy Alberto Ramirez of Revere, formerly of Colombia, passed away unexpectedly on April 10 at the age of 50.

Fredy was a great chef who enjoyed cooking for his family and friends. He was an avid Barcelona futbol fan who never missed a match. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Goodbye hurts the most when the story wasn’t finished.

Born in Santa Rosa De Osos, Colombia to Maria (Gomez) and the late Gonzalo Ramirez, he was the devoted father of Christopher and Brian Ramirez and cherished step father to Duvan Lopera and Mateo Tobon; adored brother of Luz Ramirez, Jader Ramirez and Astrid Ramirez, all of Colombia and Sandra Ramirez of Revere. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately.  For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com 

Richard Bednarek

Malden Hospital retiree who never said no to anyone who needed anything

Richard P. Bednarek passed away on Friday, April 17 at the West Roxbury VA Hospital after a short illness.  He was 83 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, a son of the late Walter C. and Helen (Stopczynski) Bednarek.

He attended local schools and enlisted into the US Navy in 1954, serving during the Korean Conflict.  He was honorably discharged in 1957 at the rank of Machinist Mate and was very proud and honored to have served his country.

Upon his return, he met Deb (Ostergard) and were married in 1961.  They spent almost 55 years together being each other’s best friend and raising their family.  He was the strong silent type with the biggest smile and a sparkle in his eye – he was someone who never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was loved and respected by all who met him and he gave you his time without question – He never said no to anyone who needed anything.

Richard worked as HVAC technician and Maintenance Group Leader at the Malden Hospital for nearly 32 years, only retiring when the hospital closed in 1999.  He was happy to retire at the very young age of 62.  He had the freedom to do as he pleased and that of course meant taking care of all those around him (including feeding the birds – which was almost a daily occurrence!) 

He spent his leisure time with Deb, his grandchildren or helping out at Franks Auto (on most days he could be found there).  Richard was active with Chelsea Youth Hockey for many years and volunteered his time as a team coach.  He was an avid bowler – 10 pin every week as part of a league and he did that for the past 30 years.  He could bowl for hours and would if we let him.  He looked forward to getting together with family and the Christmas Eve (Wiglia) tradition was a favorite-one that continued over years.

In addition to his wife and parents, Richard was also predeceased by his siblings; the late Carol Diamond, Florence Tomaszewski and Ronald Bednarek.  He was the beloved husband of the late Diane M. “Debbie” (Ostergard) Bednarek and the devoted father of Richard “Rick” Bednarek and his wife. Laura of Kennesaw GA, and Terri DiOrio and her husband, Robert of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Nikki and Hannah Bednarek of Georgia, “RJ” DiOrio and his wife, Catherine of Connecticut and Deryn DiOrio and his fiancé, Priscilla Gomez of Chelsea and adoring great-grandfather of Robert III (J.J.)    

A private family farewell and committal service was held at Woodlawn Cemetery. A Mass and Celebration of his life will be held and announced for a later date.  In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home Activity Fund, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea.

Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea.  For those who wish, we encourage family and friends to offer condolences by means of the online guest book or to send private expressions of sympathy, please visit;  www.WelshFuneralHome.com

William “Owen” Olenik

Avid Boston Sports Fan

William “Owen” Olenik of Revere, 93, died on April 18 at Boston VA Medical Center due to complications caused by Covid-19. 

William was born in Charlestown to William Olenik and Hazel  (Webb) Olenik. He was

raised in Charlestown and was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving on both the USS Edgecombe and the USS Barnwell during WWII. He worked at Schrafft’s Candy factory for many years. In his free time, he enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, was an avid Boston sports fan and, on occasion, would visit Foxwoods Casino. 

He was the beloved husband of the late Bernice “Bunny” (Pisano), devoted father of Kim Mancini and her late husband, Thomas Kulakowski of Revere, Shane of Revere, Cory and his wife, Monica of Everett, Colleen Fisher and her husband, Michael of Connecticut, Tracy Gacicia and her husband, Philip of Hanson, Stacy OLenik and partner, Maggie Buchan of Saugus and the late Troy Olenik; dear brother of Pauline Mc Laughlin of Charlestown, Ronald Reeves of Lancaster and Laurie Reeves of Tyngsboro, and the late Ada Tibbetts.  He is also survived by nine loving grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

In accordance with the CDC’s current restrictions on gatherings due to Covid-19, all services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Patient activities fund at Chelsea Soldiers Home., 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com

Anne McCarthy

Kind hearted spiritual woman with a special devotion to the Blessed Mother

Anne C. (O’Connor) McCarthy passed away peacefully of Covid19 on Saturday, April 18 at the Katzman Family Center for Living where she had been a resident for three years.  She was 83 years old.

The beloved daughter of the late Michael and Marguerite (Margie) O’Connor, Anne was raised in Chelsea where she graduated from St. Rose High School. Her first job was working for the telephone company as a switchboard operator.

She married John (Jack) McCarthy on May 23, 1959 and together they raised their three sons in Chelsea. She and Jack were devoted to their children whether it was helping with schoolwork, going to their sporting events or taking them on day trips and vacations — and her youngest sister, Barbara was lucky as she got to go along also.

After the boys were teenagers, she went to work as a bi-lingual aide in the Chelsea Schools where she loved being with the children. She also held a job there preparing lunches for all school children. She furthered her working experience at M.W.R.A. Charlestown as an Administrative Assistant to the Human Resources Manager.

When Anne and Jack retired, they devoted many years volunteering – whether it was running the St Rose food pantry, taking the subway to work at Catholic Charities in Boston or counting weekly envelopes at Our Lady of Grace Church.

Anne was a kind hearted spiritual woman with a special devotion to the Blessed Mother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and long-time friends. Both she and Jack relished the many nights and weekends of playing cards and domino’s with friends. Anne liked walking, dancing, music, going to concerts and plays. She loved to cook and was quite the baker. There were always numerous containers of homemade cookies stacked in the freezer for the taking.

In later years they enjoyed vacations with friends taking cruises, going to Las Vegas, Ireland and England to name a few.

In addition to her parents, Anne was predeceased by her sister Maureen O’Connor and two nieces, Sandy and Sherry Austin. She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Jack. She will be the forever-loved mother of John McCarthy of Rowley, Brian McCarthy and his wife, Debbie of Danvers and Michael McCarthy and his wife, Kelly of Andover. She was the dear sister of Barbara O’Connor of Chelsea and Helen O’Connor of Pontiac, Michigan and is also survived by her grandson, Michael McCarthy and his wife, Laura of Danvers; granddaughters, Kenadie McCarthy of Danvers and Emmi McCarthy of Andover; great grandson, Nathan McCarthy of Danvers, niece, Terry Austin and nephew, Darrell Austin, both of Michigan as well as many dear cousins and friends.

A private family farewell and committal service was held at Woodlawn Cemetery. A Mass and Celebration of her life will be held and announced for a later date.  In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in Anne’s memory may be made to the Katzman Family Center for Living, 17 Lafayette Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea.  For those who wish, we encourage family and friends to offer condolences by means of the online guest book or to send private expressions of sympathy, please visit;

www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

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