Obituaries 01-26-2023

Dolores Logiudice

February 4, 1928 – January 24, 2023

Dolores Logiudice passed on January 24 after a brief illness at the Kaplan Hospice in Danvers. She was one week shy of her 94th birthday.

Dolores grew up in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High, Class of 1946.  She worked for G.E., US Air Force and the Food and Drug Administration. She lived the last 16 years at the Satter House in Revere where she was very happy.  She will be missed.

She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Sammartino) Logiudice, sister of Anthony Logiudice and his wife, Nancy of Swampscott, and the late Frank and Pat Logiudice, Yolanda Batchelor,and Ida Bartnick.  She is also survived by many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend visiting hours in the Welsh Funeral Home, 718   Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, January   27   from   9:30   to   11:30  a.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Massat 12 noon, at St. Anthony of Padua, 250 Revere St., Revere.   Services will conclude  with  interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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

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Anthony Vozella

Former Proprietor of Anthony Vozella Electrical Contractors

Family and friends attended visiting hours followed by a funeral service on Wednesday, January 25 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Anthony S. Vozella, 89, who died in the loving presence of his family following a long illness. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Anthony was born in Boston’s North End to the late Anthony F. and Theresa (Coviello) Vozella. He was an only child.

The family later moved to Chelsea and Anthony was raised and educated in Chelsea schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1951. Following High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He proudly and faithfully served his country and was honorably discharged following his service.

Anthony furthered his education, by studying to become an electrician at Wentworth Institute of Technology. In 1960, he opened his own business and named it Anthony Vozella Electrical Contractors. He was a hardworking businessman with an impeccable reputation. During this time, he was raising his three children, and later he proudly welcomed his son, Anthony to the business, He continued to work alongside his son as the roles shifted and he retired after 52 years in 2012.

Anthony moved to Salem, NH with his wife, Ann in 1974. He was a humble man, who knew the value of working, taking care of family and enjoying them as well.

He was a former member of the Merritt Club and a past member of the Chelsea Yacht Club.

The beloved husband of 41 years of the late Ann (Gymziak) Vozella, he was the loving father of Anthony F. Vozella and his wife, Nancy of Saugus, Susan M. Goss and her husband, Robert “Bobby” of Salem, NH and the late Linda Greene and her husband, Paul; the devoted son of the late Anthony F. and Theresa Vozella and cherished papa of Jaime B. Vozella, Anthony Vozella IV, Stephanie Vozella, Paul Greene, Robert “Bobby” Goss, Lance Goss and the late Angelina Goss and Katie Vozella and Nicholas “Nick” Greene and nine great grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St Jude Children’s research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences, please

Joseph A. Browne, Jr.

He Will Be Fondly Remembered for His Wonderful Personality and Infectious Laugh

Joseph A. Browne, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, January 18.  He was 84 years of age.

Born and raised in Chelsea, a beloved son of the late Joseph A., Sr, and Louise A. (Donovan) Browne, he attended St. Rose Parochial School and graduated from the Immaculate Conception High School in Revere.

He worked for over 50 years as Records Retention Administrator in the commercial insurance industry.  He retired in 2006 and was acknowledged for never missing a single day of work throughout his career.   Joseph preferred walking and using public transportation over driving.  He would make a daily bus trip to Demoulas or as he called it, going to “The Basket.”  There he would shop and socialize with friends over a cup of coffee in the Basket’s Cafe.  

He was a lifelong resident of the Prattville neighborhood in Chelsea.  And, for the past 26 years, he resided in the Jones Ave. Apartments where he was a favorite resident to many friends and neighbors.  Joseph also enjoyed listening to talk radio and keeping up on current affairs.  He is fondly remembered for his wonderful personality and his infectious laugh.  

In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his companion and fiancé, Johanna Maher, is lovingly survived by his siblings, Maureen Harrington and her late husband, Jack of Revere, John V. Browne, and his wife, Linda of New York and Paul L. Browne, and his wife, Kathleen of Wakefield.  He was the cherished uncle of Christopher, Joseph, Linda, Kristen, Lauren, Jaclyn and the late Timothy Browne and best friend of Frank Moran.

Relatives and friends attended a funeral gathering and visitation at the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Tuesday January 24 which was immediately followed by a funeral service in the Funeral Home Services concluded with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

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Thomas Birmingham

Former Mass State Senate President Who Dedicated His Life to Advancing the Careers of Working People, First as a Union Labor Lawyer and Then as a Massachusetts State Senator

Thomas “Tom” Birmingham passed away in Boston on January 20 surrounded by family, after an illness. He was 73 years old.  

Tom Birmingham’s was a life well lived.  Born in Boston, he was raised in Chelsea, the son of the late John J. and Agnes I. Birmingham.  Tom attended the Shurtleff School in Chelsea and Austin Preparatory School in Reading, where he captained the football and basketball teams.  In recent years, Austin Prep established a sports hall of fame, and Tom was the first alum elected in three sports – football, basketball and baseball.

Tom continued his education at Harvard University, earning a degree in Social Studies in 1972 and winning a Rhodes Scholarship.  Through the Rhodes, Tom studied English Literature at Exeter College at Oxford University.  After returning to Massachusetts, he earned a law degree at Harvard Law School.  He dedicated his life to advancing the lives of working people, first as a union labor lawyer and then as a Massachusetts State Senator.  He was a passionate advocate for the highest quality education for children in Massachusetts, co-authoring the landmark 1993 Education Reform Act with Representative Mark Roosevelt.  This Act provided increased funding to schools and statewide standards for students and educators, leading to student success locally and nationally.

In 1996, Tom was elected by his peers to serve as Senate President.  While he had many accomplishments in that role, he is perhaps best known for two.  In 1999, he negotiated the deal to keep the New England Patriots in Massachusetts.  Later, in 2001, he became an unexpected champion for LGBTQ rights by repeatedly blocking the Defense of Marriage Act.  This was one step on the way to Massachusetts becoming the first state to allow same-sex civil unions.  Like other former Senate Presidents, his portrait now hangs in the Massachusetts State House, painted by his favorite artist, George Nick.  Since that time, he continued to advocate for, and write about, education quality.

He leaves behind his wife and childhood sweetheart, Selma Botman, and their daughters Erica of New York City and Megan Wolf and son in law Stewart Wolf of New York City and grandchildren Madeline and Asher.  He also leaves his devoted sister, Nancy Birmingham of Charlestown.  His brother, Jim Birmingham, predeceased him and Tom also leaves behind his nephews and niece, Jack, Adam and Allie, along with his sister-in-law, Jennifer.  He also leaves many faithful cousins and extended family members throughout Massachusetts, from Charlestown to Cape Cod.

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend his Memorial Funeral Mass at St. Francis de Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown on Saturday January 28 at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tom’s name may be made to Austin Preparatory School, – Austin Scholars Program in memory of Thomas F. Birmingham ’67 –, 101 Willow St., Reading, MA 01867.  Austin Prep-donate.

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