Obituaries 08-11-2022

Joseph A. Wozniak

November 10, 1963 – July 28, 2022

Joseph A. Wozniak, 58, passed away on Thursday, July 28 at the Hartford Hospital.

Born in Everett, he was a beloved son of the late John P. and Kathleen J. (Connors) Wozniak.  Joseph grew up on Watts Street in Chelsea. He attended St. Rose Parochial School in Chelsea and graduated from Dom Savio High School in East Boston.  He continued his education at East Coast Aero-Technical School in Lexington and also held an associate degree from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT.

He was the beloved husband of Jean Bodnaruk-Wozniak and together they resided in Terryville, CT. for the past 30 years. Joseph worked for many years with Pratt Whitney Aviation as a mechanic and traveled around the country and the world servicing and repairing airplane engines.

In his lifetime, Joseph enjoyed boating at the Cape, Boston Harbor and Gloucester.  He loved to go bicycling on long 20-mile excursions.  He also liked hiking and walking along trails at various nature preserves.  He really enjoyed the fact that his job afforded him the opportunity to work and visit many countries such as Switzerland, China, Thailand, and spending three months in Seattle, Washington. 

Joe had a deep abiding devotion to the Blessed Mother and made it a point to visit her many shrines and churches throughout the country.  He is fondly remembered for remaining in contact with his old Chelsea friends, posting Dom Savio Vintage photos and for having a great love for his family and his wife, Jean.  

He is lovingly survived by his beloved wife of 30 years Jean Bodnaruk-Wozniak and he was the dear brother of Kim M. Wozniak of Chelsea, June Ann Catalano and her husband, Michael of New Hampshire, Michael Wozniak of Chelsea and John P. Wozniak of Florida.  He is also survived by nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. 

Visiting hours will be held from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Sunday, August 14 from 3 to 7 p.m.  Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. His funeral will be from the Welsh Funeral Home on Monday, August 15 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

Should friends desire, contributions in Joseph’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

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Oscar Ramos

October 13, 1994 – August 8, 2022

Oscar Ramos, 27, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 8 in his home in Chelsea.

A lifelong resident of Chelsea, he attended Chelsea Schools. He later attended NETTTS, received his Commercial Driver’s License “CDL” and worked as a professional truck driver for Jacob Trucking, hauling soil and paving asphalt to and from construction sites.

He was best known as a great son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend.  A humble but charismatic man, he was someone who could always be counted on by friends and family.

In his lifetime, Oscar enjoyed attending car shows and shopping and was proud of his Acura ILX.  He also enjoyed music and he is fondly remembered for his humor, sharing a joke, his distinctive voice and dancing.

He was the loving son and stepson of Maritza Bello and Joan Mendoza of Chelsea and Oscar Ramos of Honduras; dear brother of Pamela Ramos, Joan Eddyl Mendoza, and Anthony Mendoza, all of Chelsea; cherished grandson of Maritza Sevilla of Chelsea and beloved nephew of Cristina Sevilla and Julio Sevilla, both of Chelsea, Adolfo Bello of Lawrence, and the late Yanira Bello.

Family and friends are invited to honor Oscar by gathering at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea, on Friday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, immediately followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 12 noon.  Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

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