Obituaries 02-02-2023

Laura Kwiatkowski

September 15, 1926 – January 25, 2023

Laura Kwiatkowski passed away on Wednesday January 25 at the Katzman Family Center for Living where she had been receiving supportive care for the past few years.  She was 96 years of age. 

Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, she was one of eight children of the late Waclaw and Maryann (Godlewski) Uminski. 

Laura attended St. Stanislaus Parochial School and was a graduate of Chelsea High School.  She was married to Chester C. Kwiatkowski and raised her own family of two daughters and one son, making her home on Shawmut St. in Chelsea for most of her life.

Her preeminent devotion was to home and family.  Later in life she returned to work at Chelsea Clock as an assembler, a job she held years ago as a young single lady. 

She held membership for many years with the demised PAV Ladies Aux. and was a lifelong parishioner of the former St. Stanislaus Church.  She enjoyed playing cards in the homes and kitchens of her family, in-laws, and friends.  Recently she was an active member of the Chelsea Senior Center, participating in many events and enjoyed playing the three “B’s,” Bowling, Bocce, and Bingo.

She is fondly remembered for her quiet unassuming demeanor, her strength in adversity, her delightful smile and loving nature.   

Laura was preceded in death by her parents, her former husband, Chester C. Kwiatkowski and siblings; Stella Lombardozzi, Jessie Covino, Helen Parsons, Joseph, Charles, and Edward Uminski.  Laura was also predeceased by her daughter, Diane Kwiatkowski in March of 2007. 

She is lovingly survived by her children and their spouses, Carol Danner and her husband, Robert of Wakefield, Kenneth C. Kwiatkowski, Sr. and his wife. Joanne of Chelsea. She was the dear sister of Alfred Uminski of Revere, cherished grandmother, “Babci” of Sean Conlon and his wife, Leanne, Brian Conlon, Sr., Heidi Chichester and her husband, Bryan, Ashley Kwiatkowski, Melissa Kwiatkowski and her fiancée, Jimy Aguilar, Kenneth Kwiatkowski, Jr. and Mary Swanson and her husband, Mike;  the adoring great-grandmother of Brian Conlon, Jr., Kylie and Kaytlin Chichester, MelinaRae Swanson, Mason Aguilar, Alexis and Anthony Spagnuolo.  She is also survived many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. 

Funeral arrangements were by the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea. Following a Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Church on January 30, interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  

For online guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *