Graham Readies Another Great Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill

Graham Readies Another Great Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill

The ALS Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill, run by the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCFL), will host its 10th

In its milestone 10th year, the Leonard Florence ALS Walk for Living on Admiral’s Hill is being coordinated by Maura Graham, who came to the LFCFL in January. She said they are in the middle of crunch time for the Sept. 30 walk, but are excited how things are coming together. The walk is expected to attract residents of all ages, including several high school students from Chelsea, Everett and Malden Catholic.

annual walk this coming Sept. 30, and new Director Maura Graham said she is ready for another great event.

“This is my first year as walk director, but I’ve had the good fortune of having the previous walk director sty on to consult and help me,” said Graham. “Now we have 10 years of walks and so we have some history under our belts and it comes together really well. It’s huge for us. It’s our only fundraise at Leonard Florence and 100 percent of the proceeds go towards resident care.”

The Walk for Living benefits ALS and MS patients at the LFCFL, and helps them to be able to do unique activities. It is the only fundraiser for the home, which exclusively cares for those with ALS and MS. As an example, last year several residents with ALS were able to use proceeds from the walk to go to Disney World in Florida.

The walk is a family activity, and Graham said they have a lot of fun things to do in addition to the walk for families and young adults.

Matt Siegel of Kiss 108 will once again be the emcee of the event, this being his fourth year of participating in the walk.

In addition, Phyllis and Alan Bolotin of Swampscott have been named the Walk for Living Ambassadors this year.

“They have been very good to the Leonard Florence over the years and they have graciously accepted the roles of Walk Ambassadors,” said Graham. “They’ve been wonderful and have a huge team coming.”

Also coming will be hundreds of students.

One of the unique things about the Walk for Living is the fact that high school students from Chelsea High, Everett High and Malden Catholic participate and learn about ALS. Many eventually befriend the residents and gain an understanding of what it is to live with ALS or MS.

“Everett, Chelsea and Malden Catholic will all be participating and will have a big group,” said Graham. “Malden Catholic will be bringing a large group because they are honoring Brother Joe (Comber), who lives here at the Leonard Florence. The fact that so many young people participate is wonderful and shows a great sense of unity with the residents here and the community. It is multi-generational.”

Another aspect of the walk is that many of the residents who are benefitting from the fundraising participate side-by-side with the fundraisers. Many even bring their own teams.

“It is a rare thing to be able to walk side-by-side with the people you’re helping,” she said. “It’s a sense of camaraderie.”

Graham came to the LFCFL in January and previously worked in public relations and marketing for the Cambridge Office of Tourism and the Harvard Square Business Association.

“The minute I walked in to the Leonard Florence, I felt it was a great fit,” she said.

Graham lives in Melrose and has two young children.

To sign up for the Walk for Living, go to Registrations are also accepted the day of the event. Registration is $20 and kids 12 and under are free. Students are $10.

The event begins at 10 a.m. on Sept. 30, 165 Captain’s Row.

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Housing Families Annual Legislative Breakfast Set for March 28

Housing Families Annual Legislative Breakfast Set for March 28

Housing Families will host its annual Legislative Breakfast on Wednesday, March 28, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. to raise awareness of the magnitude of family homelessness in Malden, Medford, Everett, Chelsea and Revere.

Housing Families’ Legislative Breakfast is a free event open to all and hosted at the Irish American Club, 177 West St, Malden, MA.  A complimentary light breakfast will be served starting at 8:30am and the speaker series will run from 9:00 – 10:00 am.

Housing Families’ Director of Homelessness Prevention and Advocacy Laura Rosi said, “This is an opportunity for families who have experienced homelessness to share their stories and educate others about the issue.  Community members will also have an opportunity to hear about State and local efforts to combat housing instability and learn about ways they can get involved.”

Ed Cameron, Housing Families’ CEO, added, “Our families in shelter have average income of less than $12,000 per year.  With most apartments going for over $2,000 a month in our area, they just can’t afford to keep their heads above water.”

State and local elected officials have been invited to the Breakfast.  To date, legislators scheduled to attend include: State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representative Paul Donato, Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, Medford Mayor Stephanie Muccini-Burke, Melrose Mayor Gail Infurna, City Councilor Neal Anderson, and Malden Public Schools Superintendant John Otieri.Other elected officials are expected to attend.

Special thanks to Bill Hart and the Malden Irish American Club for hosting the breakfast.

Service organizations sponsoring the breakfast are Housing Families Inc, Chelsea Collaborative, Homes for Families, and Shelter Music Boston. Housing Families is also grateful to its corporate sponsors for making this event possible: Kelliher & Callaghan, Lucey Insurance Agency, Stratford Capital Group LLC, Cataldo Ambulance, Fresco’s Roast Beef & Seafood, Hugh O’Neill’s Restaurant & Pub, Minuteman Press, New England Security, Shapiro & Hender, Yankee Pest Control, 3MG Boston, and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

To RSVP, contact Patty Kelly at Housing Families 781-322-9119 x115 or

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Obituaries 12-10-2015

Nina DeFlumeri

Her greatest and most cherished interests were church and family

Nina (Cataldo) DeFlumeri passed away on December 5 in the peaceful surroundings of her Malden home after a short illness with her husband and family at her side. She was 87 years old.

Born and raised in Monte Falcione, Italy, she was one of seven children born to the late Angelo and Margaret (Sordillo) Cataldo. She garnered her formal education in Italy and was married to Reginald “Reggie” DeFlumeri in the fall of 1951. Together with family they immigrated to the United States as newlyweds and first settled in Chelsea and Everett for several years. They made their home in Malden for the past 40 years.

Nina remained at home raising two sons and caring for her household. A deeply religious and faithful Catholic, she was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Everett and most recently at the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett when St. Joseph’s closed several years ago. She was also strongly dedicated to the St. Anthony Shrine, Arch St. Chapel, in Boston and performed many acts of volunteer work at all of those churches. Throughout her life, Church and Family were her greatest and most cherished interests.

Nina is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, “Reggie” DeFlumeri (Owner/Proprietor of “Reggie’s Service Station” in Chelsea). She was the devoted mother of Joseph DeFlumeri and his wife, Donna of Lunenburg, VT and Anthony DeFlumeri and his wife, Debra of Peabody; cherished grandmother of Alexandra Chapman and her husband, Jonathan, Joseph DeFlumeri, Jr., Anastasia DeFlumeri, Paul DeFlumeri and Daniel DeFlumeri; dear sister of Louis Cataldo of Monte Falcione, Italy, Joseph Cataldo of England, Rose Cataldo of Monte Falcione, Italy, Michael Cataldo of Wakefield and the late Nicholas and Marie Cataldo.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was said on Tuesday in the Immaculate Conception Church, Everett, Rev. Gerald Osterman officiated. Services concluded with entombment at Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. Should friends desire, contributions in Nina’s memory may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St., Boston, MA 02135. For Guest Book entries or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

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Police Briefs 10-01-2015

Monday, 9/14

Leandro Cruz, 22, 1 City Hall AVe. (shelter) Boston, was arrested for intimidate of witness and warrant.

Tuesday, 9/15/15

Willie Bozeman, 54, 440 Harrison Ave., Boston, was arrested for shoplifting and warrant.

Daniel Saliba, 51, 35 Cooper ST., Boston, was arrested on warrant and operating motor vehicle with suspended license.

Daniel Ghidella, 46, 50 Kimball Rd., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant.

Wednesday, 9/16

Dana Fay, 28, 106 Chelsea St., East Boston, was arrested on a felony warrant and shoplifting.

Esther Rivera, 54, 2 North St., Somerville, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Simon Deblas, 37, 112 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on felony warrants.

Thursday, 9/17

Michael Shine, 47, 165 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant.

Shalonda Brantley, 37, 48 Tudor St., Chelsea, was arrested on a felony warrant.

Alexandria Vega, 31, 342 Blue Ledge Dr., Roslindale, was arrested for breaking and entering misdemeanor

Ramon Pagan, 54, 126 Pine ST. Inn Boston, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.

Michael Shehadi, 30, 81 Magon Ave., Medford, was arrested for assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon.

Matthew Graves, 23, 4 Parkway Ct., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest.

Roger Farro, 40, 138 Lynnfield St., Lynn, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended license.

Friday, 9/18

Michele Tierney, 40, 39 Boylston St., Boston, was arrested for shoplifting.

Jamie Ayala, 54, 46 Hawthorne ST., Chelsea, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Luis Saravia, 31, 41 Waverly Ave., Everett, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct

William Wol, 32, 46 Light Ave., Medford, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Alves Ismael, 45, 208 Havre St., East Boston, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Manuel Verganza, 57, 163 Pearl St., Chelsea, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Paul Jennings, 49, 35 Richmere Rd., Mattapan, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Mark Rizzo, 32, 39 Clifton Ave., Saugus, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Girmeab Biru, 31, 180 Chestnut ST., Chelsea, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Marlon Rivas, 28, Address unknown, Chelsea, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Eduardo Ramirez, 35, 84 Addison St., Chelsea, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Jinbin Ren, 28, 5 Rockland Park, Malden, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

William Wilson, 63, 3 Lindor Rd., Reading, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Alaa Khamis, 51, 71 Haith St., Revere, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Jose Vasquez, 50, 72 Grove ST., Chelsea, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Mauro Carillo, 42, 85 Congress Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for paying for sexual conduct.

Saturday, 9/19

Henry Nelson, 24, 60 Reservoir St., Brockton, was arrested for armed robbery, possessing Class B drug, warrant, carrying dangerous weapon, furnishing false name, felony warrant (2), conspiracy.

Angel Quilan, 24, 45 Winter St., Quincy, was arrested for armed robbery and felony warrant.

Isaias, 33, 122 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for warrant and operating motor vehicle with revoked/suspended license.

Edwin Ibanez, 27, 589 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage.

Cesar Lino, 33, 250 Kennedy Dr., Malden, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Julio Santiago, 28, 1 Clinton Ct., Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace.

Gover Memecio, 32, 162 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for mayhem and assault and battery.

Sunday, 9/20

Ruben Diaz, 33, 92Myrtle ST., Brockton, was arrested on a felony warrant.

Joshua Conte, 27, Homeless, was arrested on a warrant.

Justin West, 43, Kasneck House, Malden, was arrested on warrants (4) and felony warrant.

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Obituaries 10-01-2015

Edward Bazylewicz

Former Chelsea resident

Edward M. Bazzylewicz, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly in Worcester on Wednesday, September 30. He was 67 years old.

He was born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Adalbert and Olga (Osowick) Bazylewicz; brother of Roberta Monkiewicz and her late husband. Anthony, and the late Albert Bazylewicz and Robert P. Bazylewicz; uncle of Peter and Jean Ellen Monkiewicz, Philip Monkiewicz and Roberta and Charles VanderHeyden and the adored great uncle of Arioch, Talia and Emma Monkiewicz.

His Funeral will be conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Tuesday, October 6 followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, 163 Chestnut St. Chelsea. (Times to be Announced) Services will conclude with entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Monday (Times to be announced) Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Leona ‘Libby’ Grell

Former Chelsea resident

Leona “Libby” (Rubenstein) Grell, formerly of Chelsea, passed peacefully on September 25.

Libby was a vibrant woman who was highly respected and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Manuel Grell and is survived by her son, Steve of California; her former son-in-law and his wife, Carl and Sharon Minkovitz of Revere; grandchildren Gina and Ron Ellison, Greg Minkovitz and Brad and Kristina Minkovitz. She was also the adored great grandmother of Tori and Ava; sister to Shirley Cohen, the late Selma Galer, Bertha Seigal and Herbert Rubenstein.

Service and burial were held Sunday in Boca Raton, Florida. Memorial donations may be made to the Manuel R. Grell Home Care Agency, 201 Captains Row, Chelsea, MA 02150 or Temple Emmanuel, 60 Tudor Street, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Irvin Javier de Paz Castro

Chelsea High School Freshman

Irvin Javier de Paz Castro of Chelsea died tragically at 15 years of age on Sunday, September 20. He was pronounced in the Emergency Dept. at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Born in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, the beloved son of Griselda A. Castro Reyes and dear step-son of Carlos Morales, Irvin resided in Chelsea with his parents since 2007. He attended Chelsea schools and was just beginning his freshman year at Chelsea High School. He enjoyed swimming, cars and going to the movies as well as spending some time playing PlayStation video games.

His Funeral was conducted from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea on September 24. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

To send expressions of sympathy, please visit

Octavio Baez

Known for his easy personality and as a great conversationalist

Octavio Baez of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on September 25 after a short illness. He was 87 years old.

Born and raised in Ciales, Puerto Rico, the loving son of the late Juan Baez and Jacinta Reyes, he settled in Chelsea in 1968 and worked for 27 years for Community Suffolk Farms in Chelsea, retiring in 1993. He moved to Lynn eight years ago.

Throughout his life, he was well known for his easy going personality and was also a great conversationalist who love socializing with friends both new and old.

He was the dear brother of Luis Baez and his wife, Anna, Rosa Baez, Melita Baez and the late David Baez and Reina Baez. He is also survived by his beloved niece and caregiver Nancy Baez of Lynn and several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral was held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea on September 30 followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church. Entombment was at Holy Cross Chapel Hill Mausoleum, Malden. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

Albert ‘Buzz’ Bazylewicz

Recently retired Kayem employee

Albert P. “Buzz” Bazylewicz of Wenham, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on September 23 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a short illness. He was 71 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Adalbert and Olga (Osowick) Bazylewicz, attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. He enlisted in the US Army during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged.

In his earlier days, “Buzz” worked for US Gypsum in Charlestown and later as a Union Iron Worker. He also worked for many years for Kayem Foods in Chelsea as a machinist and equipment maintenance worker.

“Buzz’ also resided in Malden for several years before settling with family in Wenham five years ago.

He enjoyed playing pool and billiards and was a well-known and admired patron of Amazin Billiards, Malden. He was the loving brother of Roberta Monkiewicz and her late husband, Anthony Bazylewicz and the late Robert P. Bazylewicz; cherished uncle of Peter and Jean Ellen Monkiewicz, Philip Monkiewicz and Roberta and Charles VanderHeyden; adored great uncle of Arioch, Talia and Emma Monkiewicz and dear friend of Thomas and Mary Jane Surette.

A Funeral Mass was said by Rev. Andrew T. Grelak on at St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea. Services concluded with Interment at the Iron Rail Cemetery in Wenham. For guest book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit:

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Chelsea Students are in MBTA Pilot Program

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack on Wednesday launched a year-long pilot program that will provide MBTA monthly passes to up to 1,500 youth between the ages of 12 and 21 in the cities of Boston, Somerville, Chelsea and Malden.

The pilot program was spearheaded by efforts of the ECOYouth Club at the Chelsea Collaborative, and came only after numerous meetings with the MBTA in an effort led by the young people.

“While we continue to work with MassDOT and the MBTA to provide transportation choices that are world-class and reliable year-round, we also want to ensure those options are accessible for our youth,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “The Youth Pass Pilot is a step in the right direction to find new and innovative ways to provide access at a price that is affordable for young people to get to work, school and extracurricular activities.”

At Roxbury’s Dudley Station, Secretary Pollack was joined by representatives from a coalition of youth advocacy organizations. The partnership between the MBTA and the cities is designed to extend the current Student Pass available through some middle and high schools to a larger population of young people within the MBTA service area.

“The Youth Pass Pilot Program being launched today was developed by a working group of MassDOT, MBTA, youth advocates, and municipal partners who met for eight months to address the transportation access needs identified by the youth,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “The pilot will measure costs to the MBTA and the benefits to the youth, including their ability to access jobs, school, and civic opportunities.”

Instead of schools, the pass will be administered by municipal partners. The Youth Pass is a LinkPass valid on local bus and subway and will cost $26 a month or $7 for a 7-day pass (7-day pass availability depends on the city partner). Individuals between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible if they live in Boston, Chelsea, Somerville or Malden and are not receiving a Student Pass from their school. Residents aged 19-21 must meet a needs-based criteria by demonstrating enrollment in high school, a GED or other education program, job training program, or state or federal benefit program.

The pilot will collect data to evaluate the benefits to youth, costs, and the feasibility of having partners administer reduced fare products. Participants (and their parents) must sign consent forms agreeing to anonymous data collection on their use of the MBTA in order to measure the program’s impact.

The MBTA took applications for the pilot and over 2,700 youth applied. Participants were allocated a set number of spots in each city. A waiting list for each city was created, and youth can still apply on the MBTA website to join the waitlist.

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Chelsea, Wynn to Go to Arbitration

Chelsea is less than a mile from both casino proposals – 0.7 miles to be exact – but while the Mohegan Sun project in Revere has recognized the impacts Chelsea will have, the Wynn project in Everett has had no such understanding of the situation

On Tuesday evening, both Chelsea and Wynn filed for arbitration with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding a surrounding community agreement (SCA).

“All along, I have said that I do not believe that negative impacts from the casino, wherever it is, are inevitable, so long as we have the right mitigation plan in place. I feel like that plan exists with Mohegan Sun, but is non-existent with Wynn at this time. We’ll look forward to the arbitration process to state our strong case that negative impacts are very likely without the appropriate level of programs and personnel to get ahead of those impacts,” said Ash.

Representatives for Wynn Resorts were not immediately available for comment on the Chelsea SCA matter.

The arbitration process was established by the MGC and is certainly not anything new for the statewide process. Several communities have also filed for arbitration with the various applicants for the slots license, previoulsy, and the casino licenses at the moment. Final best offers were due for all SCAs on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Both Chelsea and Wynn submitted those offers by the deadline.

Under the process, an arbiter cannot come to a compromise or split the middle. He or she can only choose one best offer or the other.

Numbers were not immediately available, but sources indicated Chelsea was looking for more money than Malden ($1 million) and less money than the Chelsea SCA with Mohegan Sun ($2.5 million). However, other sources said Wynn had offered less than $1 million – perhaps somewhere in the neighborhood of $700,000.

Chelsea and Wynn have been at odds for some time on impacts that Chelsea would potentially experience, despite the relatively close proximity to the Wynn proposal.

In fact, at first, Wynn did not even classify Chelsea as a surrounding community. Ash said negotiations have been cordial, but agreement on the issues is very far away.

“I would characterize my negotiations with Wynn as cordial, but we are very far apart on potential impacts and therefore potential mitigation,” said Ash. “You will recall that the original submission by Wynn to the Gaming Commission did not even recognize Chelsea as a surrounding community. It was not until I formally objected to the submission and lack of recognition that Wynn then acknowledged that Chelsea is a surrounding community. We have not agreed on much else since then.”

In insider circles, some believe that Chelsea’s record setting SCA with Mohegan and Ash’s endorsement of Mohegan over Wynn might have something to do with the lukewarm reception from Wynn. Ash has long believed that Wynn’s project would have far more impacts than Mohegan’s.

Wynn is known to play hardball with surrounding communities in a way that Mohegan has largely not – though tensions have arisen between Mohegan and some communities, including Winthrop.

Wynn is also known to pay careful attention to every single detail – from the pictures of him used in newspapers to the color of the carpet pattern at community meetings. So, it is unlikely that the relationship between Mohegan and Chelsea would have escaped him.

Last week, while Chelsea struggled with Wynn, other communities like Lynn Medford, Cambridge and others inked SCAs with Wynn.

Malden has already secured an agreement with Wynn some time ago.

“I look forward to the vitality a resort casino can bring to a region, but want to make sure we address the negatives that sometimes can come with such a development,” said Ash. “Preventing crime is paramount, as is having a solid plan in place to address social consequences, like addiction, domestic violence and poor school performance. I’ll continue fighting for all that I believe Chelsea deserves, and we’ll continue to do all we can to make sure that whichever operator is selected is being responsive to our local needs and concerns.”

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Obituaries 01-02-2014

Obituaries 01-02-2014

Edward Nadolny

Of Chelsea, formerly of Everett

Edward P. Nadolny of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, died on December 25. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of the late Rose (Salamone); dear and devoted father of Daniel Nadolny and Rose Paradiso and her life partner, George Steuber of Everett; brother of the late Charles and Alex Nadolny and Helen Carberry; loving grandfather of Stephanie and Samuel Paradiso, III and great-grandfather of three great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister-in-law, Mary Nadolny of Everett. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Edward’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Tuesday morning, Dec. 31 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by his Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Edward’s memory to St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150, would be sincerely appreciated.


Mildred Berry

Retired Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Nurse and Mentor to Many

Mildred A. (Garmalinsky) Berry, a longtime resident of Chelsea and Everett, died on December 22 at her Everett residence under the loving care of her family following a prolonged illness. Born and raised in Willimantic, Connecticut, the family moved to Chelsea before moving to Everett 37 years ago. “Millie” was a graduate of both the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home School of Nursing and the Mass Bay College of Nursing. For more than 32 years, she nursed at the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home where she earned an outstanding reputation as a most caring and devoted nurse, not only to her patients but to their families as well. Families would often request that she be assigned to their loved one’s care. Millie enjoyed the role of “mentor” to many nursing students often resulting in continued life-long relationships. She was the wife of the late George R. Berry, Sr., who died in December of 2003; the devoted mother of Millie Berry, RN and George R. Berry, Jr. both of Everett, William L. Berry and his late wife, Maryalice of Uxbridge and the late Stephen J. Berry, who died in June of 1974. She also leaves her dear twin sister, Lee Woodworth of Willimantic, CT and she is also lovingly survived by her surrogate grandson, Andrew Forget of Uxbridge and her faithful friends, Nancy Hocter of Middleton, Lucy Hunter and Nino Mittolo, both of Revere, and by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1800, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101-9908. For additional information, visit:


Robert Anderson

Avid Sports Fan of Ayer, formerly of Chelsea

Robert C. Anderson of Ayer, formerly of Chelsea and Malden, passed away at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer on December 21. He was 63 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he lived here until his marriage and has lived in Ayer since 1999. Bob worked for the City of Malden maintenance dept. for 10 years leaving there to work in the same capacity for the City of Somerville for 20 years until his retirement. A member of the Malden VFW and American Legion, in his spare time he was an avid sports fan who took pride in knowing all statistical information of all teams.

He was the devoted husband of 32 years of Jacqueline (Crannell) Anderson; beloved brother of Marilyn Klimarchark of Chelsea, Mary Nadworny of Tyngsboro, Patricia Beffre of NH and the late Margie Laidlaw, Kenneth Anderson and Claire Spencer and is also lovingly survived by his beloved cat K.C., many nieces and nephews and his best friend, Nick Carbone.

Funeral arrangements were by the Carroll Funeral Home, Malden. Committal was private. Expressions of sympathy in Bob’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Reserach Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950.

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Robert Orcione

Carpenter’s Union Member,

Past President of the 5-2 Club in Chelsea

Robert Orcione, a lifelong resident of Everett, died at home on December 12. He was 63 years old. Born in Everett, he was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam Era, a member and past president of the 5-2 Club in Chelsea and the Carpenter’s Union, Local 218. He was the beloved husband of 38 years of Karla R. (Lucas) Orcione; loving son of the late Americo and Marion (Whitmore) Orcione; dear and devoted father of Keith R. Orcione and his fiance, Jewel Hoeun of Saugus, Janel M. Orcione of Everett and Justin A. Orcione and his wife, Jillian of Malden; brother of Nancy Vitukevich of Everett and Linda Greeley and her husband, Michael of Chelsea; loving grandfather of Ayuka Yazawa, Charlize Hoeun, Rocco Orcione, Isabelle Orcione and Bianca Orcione; brother-in-law of Donna and John Butler of Stoneham, Gail and Greg Hoskins of Florida, William and Lisa Lucas of Wakefield, April Akley of Malden and the late Eric and Steven Lucas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Interment with military honors was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Carole Ann Beaulieu

Worked for Chelsea City Retirement Board and Formerly for Our Lady of the Assumption Parish

Carole Ann (Levy) Beaulieu, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away early Christmas morning at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a suffering a debilitating stroke three days earlier. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Margaret W. (Cox) Levy. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1960. She married Arthur Beaulieu and together they raised their two daughters in Chelsea. A devoted housewife and mother, Carole also worked outside of her home for many years in Chelsea City Hall for the City Retirement Board as a Financial Administrator. She retired in 2002 after 15 years of service. Earlier, she worked for 14 years in the Rectory Office for Our Lady of the Assumption Parish as their Financial Clerk. Carole, who was a six year Breast Cancer survivor, enjoyed traveling with her husband, they enjoyed many weekend getaways together. She was the beloved wife of 47 years to Arthur Beaulieu; devoted mother of Michelle Griffith of Hudson, NH and Susan Kilgallen and her husband, William of Brighton; cherished grandmother of Ginelle Testa, Derek and Cassidy Griffith and Liam and Aidan Kilgallen; dear sister of Margaret Petrosino of Revere, Donna DiPrima of Merrimac, NH and the late William Levy. Funeral Services were held last Saturday and were led by Rev. Vincent Gianni. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Breast Care Center c/o BIDMC, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. For a link for donations or to send a sympathy card, please visit


Richard Campagna

Boston Parks Department Retiree

Richard Campagna formerly of East Boston, passed away on December 22 at the Chelsea Soldiers Home where he has lived for the past few years.

Born and raised in East Boston, he was the son of the late Napoleon and Edith Campagna. He attended schools in East Boston, graduated from East Boston High School. He enlisted in the US Army in 1946 and was honorably discharged following World War II. Richard worked for many years for the Boston Parks Department in East Boston retiring after many years of faithful and dedicated service.

He is survived by his niece, Judith Russell of Florida.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel. Services concluded with Military Honors. T Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit


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Voters Are Ready To Head to Polls

Voters Are Ready To Head to Polls

Chelsea residents will go to the polls Tuesday (June 25) to cast their ballots in the U.S. Senate special election.

Two candidates, Congressman Edward J. Markey of Malden, who has served in the House of Representatives for 37 years and Garrett Gomez of Cohasset are vying for the Senate seat.

The winning candidate in Tuesday’s election will take over the Senate seat previously held by John Kerry, who left the position to become the Secretary of State. “Mo” Cowan has been serving as the interim U.S. Senator.

Elizabeth Warren is the Bay State’s other U.S. Senator, having been elected to the position last November. .


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