Obituaries 08-12-2021

Segunda “Mami Luz” Luz Moran

March 29, 1943 – August 6, 2021

Segunda Luz Moran, affectionately known to all as “Mami Luz,” entered eternal life from the peaceful surroundings of her Everett home on Friday, August 6.  She was 78 years old. 

Born and raised in Tecoluca, San Vicente, El Salvador, she was a beloved daughter of the late Isabel Francisco Marenco and Josefa Julia Sosa Merino. 

She brought her family to the US in 1990 and resided for a time in East Boston and Chelsea before settling in Everett for the past 21 years. 

“Mami Luz” worked for Proac Cleaning services until retiring at the age of 62 for medical reasons.

In her lifetime, Mami Luz loved gardening.  During her years at home in El Salvador, she grew herbs and sold them from the open-air markets.  From her home in Everett, she turned to flower gardening, cultivating her beloved red roses. She also enjoyed home cooking and shopping at Macy’s.  When shopping, she always placed others first buying items for family and friends, surprising them all year long with her gifts.

She is survived by her loving children: Cecilia Sosa of Everett, Carlos Sosa in New Jersey and Yolanda Valladares and Roberto Moran, both of Everett; the dear sister of Vilma Sosa and Julio Sosa and she is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea and interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Family and friends may offer condolences by means of the online guest book by visiting: www.welshfh.com

Cariñosamente conocida por todos como “Mami Luz”, entró en la vida eterna desde los tranquilos alrededores de su casa de Everett el viernes 6 de agosto.  Tenía 78 años de edad.

Nació y creció en Tecoluca, San Vicente, ES.  Era hija querida de la fallecida Isabel Francisco Marenco y Josefa Julia Sosa Merino. 

Ella trajo a su familia a los Estados Unidos en 1990 y residió durante un tiempo en East Boston y Chelsea antes de establecerse en Everett durante los últimos 21 años. 

“Mami Luz” trabajó para los servicios de Limpieza de Proac.  A la edad de 62 años se retiró por razones médicas.

En su vida, Mami Luz amaba la jardinería.  Durante sus años en su casa en El Salvador cultivó hierbas y las vendió en los mercados al aire libre.  Desde su casa en Everett, se dedicó a la jardinería de flores, cultivando sus amadas rosas rojas.  

También le gustaba cocinar en casa y ir de compras en Macy’s.  Al comprar, siempre colocaba a los demás primero comprando artículos para familiares y amigos, sorprendiéndolos durante todo el año con sus regalos.

Le sobreviven sus amorosos hijos, Cecilia Sosa de Everett, Carlos Sosa en Nueva Jersey, Yolanda Valladares y Roberto Morán, ambos de Everett.   Era la querida hermana de Vilma Sosa y Julio Sosa.  Ella es unalso sobrevivida por 10 nietos y 13 bisnietos.

Las horas de visita se llevará a cabo desde la Funeraria Welsh, 718 Broadway, Chelsea el martes 10 de agosto de 4 a 8 P.M.  Los familiares y amigos están invitados a asistir.  Funeral de la Funeraria Welsh el miércoles 11 de agosto a las 9:00 A.M.  Seguido de una misa funeral en la Iglesia de St. Rose, 600 Broadway Chelsea a las 10:00 A.M. Los servicios concluirán con el entierro en el Cementerio Woodlawn, Everett.

Chelsea.      

 Para el libro de visitas en línea o para enviar expresiones de condolencia, por favor visite;          

www.WelshFH.com.

George Ostler Sr.

Retired Chelsea Firefighter often referred to as the Chelsea Historian, Curator Emeritus of the Bellingham-Cary House and one of eight brothers who all served in World War II at the same time, the most of any American family

George F. Ostler, Sr, a proud            lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed peacefully on Sunday, August 8 at his daughter’s home in Medford. He was one week away from his 100th birthday on August 15. 

He is now happily dancing in Heaven with his life-long love, his wife, the late Mary (Lally) and he is survived by their five children: George Jr., Eileen Manning and her spouse, Paul, Daniel and his spouse, Eileen, Mary Bourque and her spouse, Robert and Thomas and his spouse, Mark McDonough. Additionally, he leaves: fifteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, his sister-in-law, Jeanne Ostler and many nieces and nephews.

He was the sixth son of the late Leon and Lillian Ostler of Chelsea. They were parents to a total of 12 children (11 sons and one daughter, all now deceased).

He attended the Cary School, with a double promotion skipping 6th grade. Then it was on to the Williams School and Chelsea High School, Class of 1938.

Always an avid reader, lover of history and supporter of education, in 1971 he received his Associates Degree from North Shore Community College.

He was inducted into the US Army Infantry in 1942 and was honorably discharged in December of 1945 at the rank of Master Sergeant.  His time in uniform brought him through Normandy, Northern France, in the Battle of the Bulge, and into the Rhineland.  A good conduct medal, Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign ribbon were just a few of the decorations he received. He was one of eight brothers who all served in World War II at the same time, the most of any American family.  His oldest brother, Charles J. was killed in action in Cassino, Italy. The younger of two sets of twins in the family who weren’t old enough to serve in World War II fought  in The Korean War along with a few of their older WWII brothers who re-enlisted for Korea. That brought the number of Ostler family sons who saw service to America to ten.

In May of 1947, he married and after a few years moved to Murray Street to raise his family. In 1955 he was appointed to the Chelsea Fire Department. Serving Chelsea once again through some very busy years for the CFD.  It was a busy time to be a member of the CFD.  There were conflagrations, multiple rag shop fires, three decker fires and the Blizzard of          “78,” not to mention a cat caught in a tree.

He retired in 1986 at the age of 65.  During those years, he served  alongside his younger brother, Robert.

Always physically active with an incredibly sharp mind, he continued his dedication to the City of Chelsea. Retirement did not slow him down; often referred to as the Chelsea Historian, he served as a volunteer researcher and member of the Board of Trustees at Chelsea Public Library.  He had his own space carved out for him in the back room of the basement of the  library.

There he sat among the dusty archives and microfiche and fielded a variety of questions that would come into city hall or the library.  He located lost family members, identified resting places, found veterans to be included in monuments, provided background for authors writing about Chelsea and answered questions from persons far and away regarding a myriad of things Chelsea.

 He wrote and even lectured extensively about the history of Chelsea, and eventually put his talents to good use with a weekly column in the Chelsea Record entitled “Chelsea Now and Then.”  From that column grew a program on Chelsea Community Television, again entitled “Chelsea Now and Then.”

His great love was for the restoration and continued enhancement of the Governor Bellingham- Cary house.  As the Cary House Curator Emeritus, George worked with a dedicated, caring team of preservationists, historians, and educators to bring back to life and open to the public a valuable piece of Chelsea history. 

He was a member of the Chelsea Historical Commission and in 2005 George received the City of Chelsea Senior Citizen of the Year Award.

As a faithful communicant of Our Lady of Grace Parish, he enjoyed singing in the choir, performing in variety shows, and the community and camaraderie of the parish.  George would frequently drive a truck to gather donated goods for the Our Lady of Grace food bank.  And there are also quite a few scouts who would earn First Aid and Fire Safety badges under his tutelage. 

He was an amazing man who will be missed by all.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend George’s visiting hours on Monday, August 16 at the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave, Chelsea, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at the Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish, Our Lady of Grace, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 12 Noon.  Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.     

The family has requested that those attending  wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines throughout the wake and funeral In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in his name to Chelsea Collaborative, Inc.,  318 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Charles Nicholas Galatis, II

Carpenter and passionate 

fisherman and angler

Charles Nicholas “Chuck” Galatis II, 50, passed away unexpectedly on July 30, while visiting with friends in Greenville, NC.

A son of Carol C. (Bright) Galatis of Fitchburg and the   late   Charles   N.   Galatis, Chuck   grew   up   between Chelsea and Rowley and was a resident of New Hampshire for many years. He was living in Concord, NH for the past five years. 

He loved being a carpenter by trade and worked predominantly in the residential and home remodeling field.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in New Hampshire and was a passionate and avid fisherman and angler. 

In addition to his father, Chuck was also predeceased by his only son, Charles N. Galatis III on June 4, 2020.

He is survived by his beloved fiancé and life partner, Heather Irene Colby in Concord; three daughters: Athena Lambert, Kyra Carey and Alyssa Galatis, at home in Concord.

He was the devoted son of Carol C. (Bright) Galatis of Fitchburg; dear brother of Nicholas Galatis of Christiansburg, VA and Demitrios “Jim” Galatis and his fiancé, Gladys   of   Fitchburg; loving   grandson   of   Nicholas   K.   and   Susan   R.   Galatis   of Gloucester and the late William C. and Bertha M. Bright. Chuck is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members and friends.

Visiting hours will be held in the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, August 13 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, August 14 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10 a.m. Should friends desire, contributions in Chuck’s memory may be made to;        Chuck’s GoFundMe Page

For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.welshfh.com

Francesco “Frank” Licciardi

A kind and loving husband, father and Nonno (grandfather)

Francesco “Frank” Licciardi of Revere passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on August 9 at the age of 83.   

Born in Apice, a Province of Benevento, Italy, on February 3, 1938 to the late Erminio and Caterina Licciardi, Frank married the love of his life, immigrated to America in 1963, settled in Revere and was employed at Straeger Co. in Revere. 

He was the beloved husband of Maria Assunta (Beatrice) for 58 years, loving father of Caterina “Cathy” O’Donnell and her husband, James of Revere, Frank Licciardi and his wife, Sabrina of North Reading, Maureen Melillo and her husband, Matthew of Sturbridge; cherished grandfather of Alexia and Marco Licciardi and Jake Melillo; dear brother of Joseph Licciardi and his wife, Kathy of Saugus, Michele Licciardi and his late wife, Rachela of Apice, Italy, the late Antonio Licciardi of Middleton and Rosaria Genato of Italy; dear brother-in-law of Carmine Masiello and his late wife, Nicolina, Carmine Colarusso and his late wife Antonietta, Elena Coccimiglio and her late husband, Nicola, all of Revere, Francesco DiVito and his late wife, Angelina of Saugus and the late Filippo Beatrice and his wife, Cristina, Michelina Monaco and her husband, Pasquale, Antonetta Beatrice, Antonio Beatrice and Angelo Beatrice; dear Godfather of Anthony Masiello, Gianni Inglese and Giuseppe Genato. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and dear friends. 

Frank was a kind and loving husband, father and Nonno (grandfather). He was a joyful man who taught us that “family was the most important thing.” Frank cherished his wife, Maria, and loved spending time with her; gardening, taking walks hand in hand, going to concerts and traveling. Nothing brought him greater joy than being with his children and grandchildren; summer trips to Maine and family visits to North Carolina. He also enjoyed making (and sharing) wine, swimming, going to the movies and dining out. Frank was a very spiritual man and a devoted parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church. No words can express this incredible loss. He will be deeply missed.

His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, August 13 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be held at Buonfiglio Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. (Masks and social distancing are requested by the family and will be required upon entrance to funeral home and church.) Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

Aurora Sanchez Buendia

Of Florida, formerly of Tewksbury

Aurora Sanchez Buendia of Highland Beach, Florida, formerly of Tewksbury, died August 1 at the age of 91. 

The beloved wife of the late Louis T. Buendia Sr., also of Highland Beach, FL, she was the dear mother of Maria and Martha, both of Wilmington, Louis and his wife, June of Tewksbury,  Laura Calderas of Highland Beach, FL. and her husband, Alfredo, Aurora Iliadis and her husband, Savvas of Everett, Rosemary Brown and her husband, Leon of N. Carolina, Victor and his wife, Denise of N. Andover and Arthur and his wife, Janice of Peabody.  She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great grand-child. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.  Funeral Services have not been finalized at this time and will be announced at a later date.  For more information, please check back at the funeral home website: www.carafafuneralhome.com.

Josephine Falzone

Of Revere

Josephine Falzone of Revere passed away on August 5 at the age of 101. 

Born in Boston on March 19, 1920 to the late Phillipo and Theresa (Micchi), she was the dear sister of the late Ida Contino, Phillip Falzone, Concetta Capobianco and Salvatore Falzone.  Josephine is survived by her loving niece and caretaker, Roberta Rizzo and her husband, Lee of Revere as well as many additional nieces and nephews. 

A visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Tuesday, August 10 followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home.  A private entombment will take place for the immediate family at Woodlawn Mausoleum in Everett.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Josephine’s name to The Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Attn: Activities 204 Proctor Ave, Revere, MA 02151 all proceeds will be used for resident activities.  For guest book please visit www.buonfiglio.com .

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