Obituaries 06-10-2021

Paul Nicewicz

January 21, 1998 – May 30. 2021

Paul Nicewicz passed away on Sunday, May 30 at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester with his mother, Lee Fleck, his aunt, Daria Poe and his Devereux caregiver, Donellia Carter at his side. He was 23 years old.

Born in Chelsea, a son of Lisa “Lee” Fleck and the late Paul Stanley Nicewicz, Paul was a resident at the May Institute until he aged out at the age of 22. He then became a resident at a group home in Sterling run by the Devereux Foundation. We can’t say enough about the loving care Paul was given by both his May and Devereux families. Their professionalism, kindness, dedication and genuine affection for Paul was greatly appreciated by his family.

Paul loved to play catch and soccer. He enjoyed any kind of musical card, book or toy. Skeeball, trampolines and sprinkler parks were among his favorite leisure activities. Paul loved to sit in his favorite chair and mealtimes and snack times were very important to him.

Paul was predeceased by his brother, Mark Fleck, his grandmother, Sophia Pietkiewicz and his uncle, Joseph Pietkiewicz. Left to mourn his loss are his mother, Lee Fleck, his sister, Tanya Quinn, nieces, Cecelia and Evelyn Quinn, brother, Eric Fleck, aunt Daria, uncle Steven and cousin, Evan Poe, and loving uncles, Mark and David Pietkiewicz. He was the grandson of Victor Pietkiewicz,and Florence Wiencko. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, June 16 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Raphael Church, 512 High St., Medford at 11 a.m.  Services will conclude with inurnment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions in Paul’s name may be made to Autism Speaks:

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Debbie A. Mark

Dec. 8, 1955 – May 27, 2021

Debbie A. Mark passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 27.  She was 65 years old.

Born in Winthrop, the beloved daughter of the late Robert A. and Dorothy M. (Derome) Froio, she grew up and attended schools in East Boston.  She lived in East Boston raising her family of three before moving to Chelsea 30 years ago.

She worked for the City of Chelsea as a crossing guard for 16 years. For 10 years, she was a popular and familiar School Crossing Guard in front of St. Rose School, watching over children on their way to school and home again. In between her crossing guard duty, she worked for St. Rose preparing lunch meals as a beloved lunch mother in the school cafeteria.  Debbie retired from her work last year.

She is fondly remembered for her laidback personality, relaxing with family. She loved to joke and laugh and would always enjoy a good-natured prank for fun. 

She was the beloved wife of 26 years to John M. Mark of Chelsea, the devoted mother of Peter R. Aceto of Danvers, Stacy M. McConnico of Everett and Heidi M. Aceto of Chelsea; cherished grandmother of Kayla and Nik Aceto, Peter Aceto Jr., Darius and DeAndre McConnico, Carlos Nieves Jr. and Vanessa Nieves; adored great grandmother of Joziah Salazar and dear sister of Robert J. Froio, Sr. of Salem.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea. Interment was at  Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

 It is the request of her family that those wishing to make donations visit her GoFundMe page “Help for Debbie’s Funeral Expenses” by visiting;

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Sygmund F. “Ziggie” Piasecki

July 6, 1943 – April 21, 2020

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend Ziggie’s Memorial Service on Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m. in the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea.  Visitation will precede the service from 9 to 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. 

Sygmund “Ziggie” F. Piasecki of Billerica passed away on Tuesday April 21, 2020 at age 76 after a brief illness. 

Ziggie was born on July 6, 1943 in Chelsea to Zygmunt and Blanche (Naruszewicz) Piasecki.  He graduated from Everett Vocational High School in 1961 and worked as a machinist in the printing industry for Metropolitan Lithograph & Printing in Everett and for Matheson Higgins Congress Press in Woburn (and many other jobs in between) before retiring in 2008. 

Ziggie loved the outdoors and being with family and friends. He was a member of the Billerica Elks, the Chelsea Yacht Club, and was a past president of the Polish Political Club.  He went boating, fishing and camping on Rainsford Island with his children and then his grandchildren.  He enjoyed playing cribbage with anyone willing to lose to him! His other hobbies included taking his grandchildren to flea markets and yard sales on weekends. He was also an avid music lover, especially Elvis Presley and polka music.

 Ziggie was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche, and his father, Zygmunt. He is survived by his children:  James Piasecki and his wife, Pamela of Walpole, Tim Piasecki of Billerica, Steve Fulmer, Norma “Sissy” Scalese and her husband, Joe of Billerica, Billie Jo Barr of Burlington and Kelly Ann Mauch of Troy, NH; his brother, Peter Piasecki and his wife, Debra of Chelsea, twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, several cousins, a niece, and a nephew.  

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Ernesto Morales

June 19, 1987 – June 1, 2021

Ernesto Morales, 33 years of age, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 1 at the Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill. 

Born in Boston on June 19, 1987, a beloved son of Maria A. Pineiro and Jose Morales, he grew up in Everett where he attended school and lived for most of his life.

He enlisted in the US Army National Guard, served faithfully for eight years and was honorably discharged in 2013.  He moved to Chelsea with his family six years ago.  

He enjoyed working in the building and construction field, but mostly he worked preparing and providing meals from the family Canteen Truck.  He was most proud of his time spent in the National Guard. 

He is fondly remembered for his ability to always bring a smile to family and friends and for his personal body art and tattoos. He is lovingly survived by his parents: Jose and Maria of Chelsea; the dear brother of Antonio Medina, Gloria Medina, Jose Pineiro, Anthony Pineiro, Barbara Sindo and the late Linda Sindo.  He is also survived by his aunts, uncles, several nieces and nephews and extended family members and friends

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend Funeral Services at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, today, Thursday at 10 a.m.  Services will conclude with interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at a time to be determined.

Family and friends may offer condolences by means of the online guest book by visiting:

Angel Luis Vazquez

February 3, 1948 – May 29, 2021

Angel L. Vazquez, 73, passed away suddenly on May 29 at the Yabucoa Mennonite Health Center in Yabucoa Puerto Rico. 

Born and raised in Patillas, Puerto Rico, a beloved son of the late Braulio and Venidicta Vazquez,  Angel settled in Chelsea 53 years ago and resided in Chelsea and Malden for most of his life.  He worked for several years at Panco Rubber (American Biltrite) in Chelsea and later in the shipping department at Kraft Foods in Woburn.  He retired from Kraft Foods several years ago.  Two years ago, he returned to Yabucoa to care for his aging mother in Patillas, PR.  

In his lifetime, Angel was a true outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting and boating.  He also enjoyed cooking and preparing traditional Spanish meals for his family and friends. 

In addition to his parents, Angel was also predeceased by his son, Louie Vazquez.  He was the beloved father of Michelle Giancola and her husband, Paul, Keri Knox and Brian Vazquez.  He was the cherished grandfather of John Alejandro, Jessica Alejandro and Rita DePina and is also survived by 10 additional grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren, three sisters and three brothers.      

Visiting hours will be held from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, June 11 from 4 to 8 P.M.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. His Funeral will be held from the Welsh Funeral Home on Saturday, June 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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