Obituaries 07-28-2022

John H. Miller

September 30, 1953 – July 17, 2022

A private family farewell was held for John H. Miller, 68, who passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, July 17. 

Born and raised in Passaic, NJ, he was a beloved son of the late Harris T. Miller and Pat (Callahan) Wolcott and a longtime friend, companion and spouse of Peg Austin.

A resident of East Boston for the past nine years, John first settled in Chelsea many years ago.  He relocated to Knoxville, TN some 29 years ago and while residing in Knoxville, he was known as “Boston John.”  

John worked as a truck driver delivering supplies and equipment to jobsites for FRS Roofing & Gutters in Medford.  

He was a loving son and caregiver to his mother and is fondly remembered for his unique charm and storytelling. 

He is survived by his beloved Peg Austin of Knoxville, TN, his loving stepson, Justin Daly and his wife, Vanessa and their children, Elise and Carter Daly, all of Knoxville, TN.  He was the dear brother of Gerry Regan and her husband, Mickey of York, ME, Barbara Kelleher of Lynn and Patty Miller of Florida and is also survived by his dear friends, Zico and Hainer and their families along with several loving nieces and nephews.

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Thaddeus Zaremba

Proud of his Polish Heritage, he was a Founding Member of the Polish American Veterans Club Post 13 in Chelsea

Thaddeus J. “Ted” Zaremba, 91, a long time Wakefield resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 12.

Ted was born on July 23, 1930 in Chelsea at 90 Chestnut Street to Maryanna (Lukasiak) and Walter Zaremba and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1948. 

He was drafted into the Army in 1952, honorably discharged in 1954 and worked for Raytheon Company for 37 years retiring in 1991 at age 61.

Ted was extremely proud of his Polish heritage, enjoying all things Polish.  He was a founding member of the Polish American Veterans Club Post 13 in Chelsea. 

He loved Polka music, sailing on countless Polka themed cruises, following his favorite Polka Bands like a groupie.  He became friends with the bandleaders and Polish music was forever playing in the house loud enough for everyone to hear. 

Dancing the Polka with his wife, Jean was his biggest passion.

Ted had a zest for life. He always had a smile for everyone, and he’d greet you with a warm hello, his big blue eyes shining.  Ted spent his summers in Little

Compton, RI and loved time spent with the Round Meadows crew, but his family was his world.  And he was our world too.

Ted was the husband of the late Jean (Newton) Zaremba, sharing 59 years of marriage.  He was a loving father to his son, John Zaremba and his wife, Donna of Wilmington, daughter Jean Zaremba and her wife, Debbie Serino of Wakefield, Papa to two cherished grandchildren, Jacquilyn Zaremba of Charlestown and Lauren Zaremba of Boston and pup, Dallas.

Ted is survived by his brother, Chester Zaremba and wife, Ann of Chelsea and was predeceased by his siblings: Stanley Zaremba, Edward Zaremba, Vera Barys, Agnes Pretti and Lucille Owocki. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Joseph Church, Wakefield on Tuesday, July 19. Interment was at Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. Arrangements were in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in Ted’s memory to Bedford VA; VA Bedford Healthcare System, CDCE (135), 200 Springs Road, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730.

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