Obituaries 07-22-2021

Marion Donovan

March 25. 1931 – July 15, 2021

Marion A. (Malas) Donovan, 90, entered eternal rest on Thursday, July 15 with her family at her side after a short illness and rapid decline in health. 

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Rolka) Malas.  Marion graduated from Chelsea High School and continued her education attending college for two years. 

She was married to Lawrence Donovan and raised her daughter from their Chelsea home.

Marion worked outside of her home as an insurance policy writer for independent agents at Boit Dalton and Church, Frank B. Hall & Co. in Boston.  She retired after a career of 50 years.  

She was a member of the Chelsea Elk’s Emblem Club for many years. 

A lifelong resident of Chelsea, Marion also shared the past 15 years residing with her daughter in Saugus where she was a contributing household member and beloved family companion. Well-known as “Bupsch” by her grandchildren and family friends, she was a dedicated Red Sox Fan who enjoyed her quiet at home lifestyle.  

She was widowed in 1994 with the passing of her beloved husband, the late Chelsea Police Lt., Lawrence J. Donovan.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was also predeceased by her brothers, Walter Malas and Henry Malas.   

She is survived by her loving daughter and caregiver, Karen C. Speziale and her husband, Anthony “Tony” of Saugus. She was the cherished grandmother, “Bupsch” of Paul Speziale and his companion, Dara Smith of Plymouth/Chelsea and Lisa Speziale and her companion, Shane Bryson of Melrose and her dear sister-in-law, Rosemarie Malas of Chelsea. She is also survived by her beloved canine companion “Bubba”

Her funeral was held from the Welsh Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 21 followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere.  Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.    

 Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 038105.

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Alan Andrade

Music was his Life’s Passion

Alan D. Andrade, 56, was promoted into eternal life on Sunday, July 18 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Dakar, Senegal, he was a beloved son of Antonia (Delgado) Andrade and the late David Andrade.

He came to Chelsea with his family at the age of three and was a lifelong resident of Chelsea. He attended Chelsea High School Class of 1982 and played C.H.S. Basketball and Football. Alan was considered a young music prodigy participating in the High School Band and Orchestra.  He played various instruments including the tuba and trombone; he was also an accomplished bass guitarist and could play keyboard.

While attending High School he also performed in the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra “GBYSO.”  He toured eight European countries with GBYSO.  In addition, he was the youngest member of Gaelin Wentworth Big Band.  He also coached Chelsea Youth Football.

Music remained his life’s passion.   He was a featured columnist for Sound Check Magazine writing the “Ace of Bass” column. Alan was a bandleader and leader of RACE and Third Stone.

He was the beloved son of Antonia Andrade of Chelsea and the late David Andrade, loving brother of Arlette deAndrade of Chelsea, Mathilde Andrade of Washington D.C., Giselle deAndrade of Bloomfield NJ, Wilson Andrade of Melrose and the late Elcides Andrade; cherished nephew of Sevilha Rocha of Chelsea and dear friend of Karen MacDonald.  He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and extended family members (too many to mention).

Visiting hours will be held from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea  on Friday, July 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. His funeral will be conducted from the Salvation Army Chapel, 258 Chestnut Street, Chelsea on Saturday July 24 at 11 a.m.  Services will conclude with Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:<>

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Angela “Dolly” Soroka

Known for her Baking

A Memorial Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, July 21 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere for Angela L. “Dolly” (Fischer) Soroka, 78, who passed away peacefully on July 13. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Angela, or “Dolly” as she was affectionately known to many, was born in Everett to the late Lucille and Freddy Fischer. She spent most of her life in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School.

Dolly enjoyed many things but one of her favorites was baking for which she was known. She spent a number of years living in Chelsea and was the former wife of the late Robert J. Soroka.

She leaves behind her daughter, Melissa Soroka of Saugus, her daughter, Lorie Heckley, who cared for her until the last days of her life and her son-in-law, Richard Heckley of Revere and her son, Robert Soroka of Everett. She was the loving grandmother of Samantha Heckley, Emily Heckley and Sydnee Bruce and is also lovingly survived by her brother, Joseph Fischer of Malden.        

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals.

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