July 9, 1933 – April 14, 2021
Mary C. (Jaynes) Sweeney, 87, passed away on Wednesday, April 14 at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a beloved daughter of the late Emily (Lombardozzi) Jaynes Gaff and William Jaynes. She attended local schools and was a lifelong resident of Chelsea.
Mary worked for a time at the former Jay & Cee Delicatessen in Chelsea. She also worked as a cafeteria manager with Services Systems and later with Marriot Hospitality Services, managing the workplace cafeterias at Polaroid in Cambridge. She retired in 1995.
Mary led a quiet private life with her beloved companion, Francis Woodford. Together they enjoyed vacationing in their travel trailer at the Friendly Beaver Campground in New Boston, NH. Mary also enjoyed reading, doing daily crossword puzzles and enjoying time with Francis, her family and friends.
She is survived by her beloved life companion of 42 years, Francis J. Woodford of Chelsea. She was the devoted mother of the late Mary Jane McNeil and step-mother of Carol Leonardo of Florida; dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Nancy Laberge, and her companion, John Curra of Chelsea, Albert “Sonny” Jaynes of Nevada and his late wife, Pauline Jaynes and she is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members.
Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a funeral gathering from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, today, Thursday, April 22 at 10 a.m. followed by graveside services and interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden at 11 a.m. All services will be held in accordance to the Commonwealth of MA Covid-19 Phase-IV regulations.
We encourage family and friends who wish, to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book, visit: www.Welshfh.com.
Joseph Earl Twombly
May 6, 1931 – April 16, 2021
Joseph Earl Twombly, 89, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on April 16 after a brief illness.
Born and raised in Chelsea, a beloved son of the late Ernest and Florence (Gibbeau) Twombly, he attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School.
“Earl” enlisted in the US Army in 1950 and served during the Korean War. He was awarded four Bronze Stars and was honorably discharged in 1953.
He married the former Ella Paradis and together they resided in Chelsea, Malden and Hawaii. He was widowed in 1998 after sharing 47 years of love and deep devotion.
Earl worked as a pipefitter at the Charlestown Naval Shipyard from 1966 to 1973. When Charlestown closed, he transferred to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Honolulu, HI. He retired in 1992. Earl and Ella remained in Hawaii for several years after his retirement. After Ella’s passing in 1998, he returned to Malden and has been residing there since.
He was a faithful parishioner and communicant at St. Joseph’s Church in Malden, a past member of the American Legion Post 462, Boston and the Knights of Columbus Council 11743 in Oahu, HI, He was a six term past commander of the US Gaylord Dillingham, VFW Post 4951 in Honolulu and was a member of the “Military Order of Cooties.”
The beloved husband of 47 years to the late Ella (Paradis) Twombly, he was the dear brother of the late Edna Baker, Florence “Val” Twombly, Bowden E. “Bob” Twombly and Frederick “Shamrock” Twombly. He is lovingly survived by his sister-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” Paradis of Revere and the loved and cherished uncle of Patrice and Eric Montefusco, Derek Paradis and the late William Paradis
Funeral and family visitation will begin from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, April 23 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church. 770 Salem St., Malden at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. “Earl” will be inurned in National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific “The Punch Bowl” in Honolulu, Hawaii at a later date.
All services will be held in accordance to the Commonwealth of MA Covid-19 Phase-IV regulations. We encourage family and friends who wish, to offer condolences at this time by means of the online guest book at www. welshfh.com