Obituaries 05-12-2022

Dennis A. Petrosino

February 7, 1945 – May 5, 2022

Dennis A. Petrosino, 77, a longtime resident of Everett and formerly of Chelsea, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 5 while receiving palliative care at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. 

Born and raised in Chelsea, a beloved son of the late Pasquale and Pearl (Szymczak) Petrosino,  Dennis attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. 

As a young man, he worked alongside his father as a longshoreman and was a member of the Boston ILA.  He also worked for many years as a warehouseman for various produce companies.  Dennis has been enjoying his retirement for the past 25 years. 

He was the beloved life partner and loving companion of Nancy Carroll for 22 years. 

In his lifetime he enjoyed playing golf with his brothers and was a member of the Winthrop Golf Club.  He is remembered as a voracious reader and was a fan of the writings of James Mason.

He is survived by his beloved Nancy Carroll and he was the dear brother of Patrick Petrosino and his wife, Linda, Richard Petrosino, and the late Alphonse “Sonny” Petrosino, survived by his wife, Peggy Petrosino.  He is also survived by his children, several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. 

Services were held on Tuesday, May 10 at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea. For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

Theodore “Sonny” Kupczyewski, Jr.

Vietnam War Veteran and Purple Heart Recipient

Theodore W. “Sonny” Kupczyewski, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, May 4 while at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. He was 75 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, a beloved son of the late Theodore Kupczyewski, the late Mary (Flammia) Delorey and George Delorey,  Sonny grew up in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School.  He enlisted in the US Army in 1966 and served with combat forces in Vietnam. Following wounds   received   in   action, he   was   honorably discharged in 1968.  He was awarded a Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars for his heroism and he returned to civilian life in Chelsea. 

A 100% Disabled Veteran, he still went on to work in the building construction and demolition fields as a heavy equipment operator.   He retired from this field 25 years ago. 

He was a lifelong resident of Chelsea, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a former member of the Beachmont VFW and the Chelsea Irish Club. 

Throughout his life, he remained a Big-Kid at heart and enjoyed watching football and episodes of Star Trek. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his longtime and loving companion of 40 years, Karen (Hanson) Gallenski in 2019.  He was the devoted father of Mark J. Kupczyewski of Revere and East Boston, a most loyal friend of Mark Lee of Malden, beloved stepdad of Carrie Leone and the late Jodi Gallenski and step-granddad of Samantha Salvage, John Leone and Nicholas Leone and dear brother-in-love of Maureen Brewster of Princeton. He is also survived by his cherished canine fur baby, Precious whom he always called “Pooch!”.

Graveside services and military honors were held for Sonny at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett on Monday.  Should friends desire, contributions in Sonny’s name may be made to New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108         

Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home.            

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