Obituaries 12-08-2022

Karen Stahl

Retired Chelsea Soliders Home Medical Transcriptionist

A lifelong resident of Chelsea, Karen M. Stahl, 67, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Saturday, December 3.  

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Dean S. and Stella A. (Richard) Stahl.  Karen attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1973.  She also attended MassBay Community College and received a certificate in healthcare sciences.  Karen retired from the Chelsea Soldiers Home where she worked as a Medical Transcriptionist for twenty years.

She is survived by her aunt, Elsie Fenby of Florida and her life caregivers and supporters, Patricia Frank of Tewksbury and Thomas Caron of Wakefield.  She is also survived by many loving cousins, extended family members and friends.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to gather at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, December 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. immediately followed by services in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Should friends desire, contributions in Karen’s name may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem MA 01970.

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

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Manuel Vicente Gonzalez Doran


Manuel Vicente Gonzalez Doran passed   away   suddenly   in   his   home   on   Friday, December 2. 

Born and raised in San Felipito, Apastepéque, El   Salvador, a   beloved   son   of  the   late   Ezequiel Gonzalez Molina and Victoria Gonzalez, Manuel worked as a landscaper for several local companies.

He   is   survived   by   family   and   friends   in   Chelsea   and   El Salvador.

Visiting hours will be held from the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, December 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.  Manuel will be placed to rest in Apastepéque El Salvador at a later date.

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

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Phyllis Neri

Affectionately known as “Mema”

Phyllis (Gosciniak) Neri, 89, entered into eternal life on December 2. 

Born and raised in Revere, Phyllis led a full life, leaving behind an adoring family: sons: Raymond Neri, Jr. and his wife, Rosemarie of Saugus and Edward Neri and his wife, Nancy of Peabody; grandchildren: Michelle Caron and her husband, Jason, Brian Neri, and Christopher Neri, all of Saugus; great-grandchildren: Kailee, Madison, Emma, Mackenzie, Jason Jr. and Lily Caron, all of Saugus; great-great-grandchildren: Liam and Knox McLellan and Mason Gillis, all of Saugus and many additional nieces, nephews and friends. 

Phyllis lost her loving and dedicated husband of 66 years, Raymond Neri, Sr., of Chelsea, the previous year.

As the youngest of seven and the last surviving sibling, Phyllis was predeceased by her parents Stanislaw and Victoria (Kaczmarek) Gosciniak and siblings: Chester, Carl, Edward and Walter Goscinak, Stella O’Brien, Irene Payne and Sophie Kozen. 

While spending her years as a homemaker, Phyllis hand-made countless cherished gifts for her family through her passion for knitting and rug-hooking. In addition to enjoying classic Nintendo video games (notably excelling at Tetris and Arkanoid), Phyllis enjoyed drives with her husband, Raymond to play games of chance at various casinos. 

At the request of her family, services were held privately on Tuesday, December 6. Family members would like to express heartfelt thanks to friends and the Katzman House of Chelsea, for all their care, compassion and support. 

Phyllis will be fondly remembered for her pride in her Polish heritage. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the charity of your choice. In closing, her family kindly asks that you always remember to say “please” and “thank you” and hug your loved ones. 

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.  We encourage family and friends to visit to offer condolences by means of the online guest book or to send a personalized sympathy card.

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