Chelsea Record photographer Katy Rogers has won three awards for her photography in the first-ever ‘Welcome to Chelsea’ photo contest, which was announced this week.
Record Photograper Katy Rogers took first in the People of Chelsea category with this photo entitled ‘Maggie and William.’
More than 40 photographs were contributed by amateur and professional photographers in the first “Welcome to Chelsea Photo Contest” over the spring. The contest was presented by Chelsea Prospers, the City of Chelsea’s initiative for vitality in the downtown, and the Facebook group Chelsea MA Photography Club coordinated by photographer and former City Councilor Matt Frank.
The judging panel included Darlene DeVita, an award-winning fine art photographer; Matt Frank, a former City Councilor and photographer who initiated the Chelsea MA Photography Club; State Rep. Roselee Vincent, a champion for the arts and former member of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development; Suzy Chavez, a local painter whose decorative murals and “Welcome to Chelsea” signs can be seen in key locations throughout the city; Marianne Ramos, a self-taught “outsider artist” and longtime Chelsea resident who serves as Program Coordinator for the Chelsea Senior Center; and Alex Train, artist and Assistant Director of the Department of Planning and Development for the City of Chelsea.
The judging panel selected three winning images in four categories along with a Best in Show award. They also nominated images for the public to select a People’s Choice winner. Voting for People’s Choice is now open through July 31 at https://tinyurl.com/ChelseaPeoplesChoice.
Rogers is a photographer who lives in Everett, though her backyard is actually in Chelsea. She attended Monserrat College, and is the founder of Katy Rogers Photography. She works for the Record, and its sister publications in Everett, Charlestown and Revere.
All of the winning images will be reproduced in large print format and will be on public display this fall at Gallery 456, the storefront gallery at 456 Broadway. A community reception will be scheduled in September for the public to meet and celebrate with the photographers. At the conclusion of the exhibit, the winners will take home their high-quality, framed images with the Best in Show and People’s Choice winners receiving additional prizes.
On Tuesday, April 10, at Chelsea District Court, the courtroom was filled with people who had arrest records as long as the Declaration of Independence. They sat at the tables where defendants usually sit.
They’d all been there before numerous times due to their addiction, drug use and petty crimes. This time, though, they were there to graduate – to acknowledge that they’d completed a program at least 18 months long with the courts that helped them turn their lives around.
The program is Drug Court, and it was innovated in Chelsea in 2000 and continues strong through the support of judges, probation officers, recovery coaches and other resources. It is a last stop, last chance for many people who have been in and out of jail for their entire lives.
“It saved my life,” said Erin Eckert, cradling her young toddler girl and noting that she was at the lowest one can get while on the streets of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass in Boston’s South End – known as Methadone Mile. “It took me a long time to do this and make the decision. When I did, it literally saved my life.”
On Tuesday, seven people graduated from the program. Most had been in jail several times, had years or decades of court involvement. This time, though, they changed that trajectory. Most had been clean for more than a year, and most were employed. Families and supporters came to celebrate.
SJC Justice David Lowy was the keynote speaker, sharing how he had lost a cousin last year to opiate overdose. Almost all of the big players in the state’s judiciary were in attendance.
Everyone cried, but they were tears of celebration and relief.
Chelsea started and innovated the program years ago, and now there are drug courts in many of the urban District Courts that are built on that same model. It is a strike against the opiate epidemic, and one that works for many people.
“This last time I was up and down with it,” said Kristen Barnett, who entered the Drug Court in February 2015. “All I know is I changed my life this time. I don’t know what to say why I did it this time, but I did. I’m happy to be here today.”
For the second time in its 70-year history, the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra (NSPO) will follow the direction of a female conductor when Marshunda Smith guest conducts the Orchestra’s Winter Concert on Sunday, Feb. 25, at Swampscott High School.
Smith, a long-time cellist with the NSPO, will ascend the conductor’s podium as Music Director Robert Lehmann begins a sabbatical for the remainder of this season. As an African-American female, Smith’s appearance is particularly rare in orchestral music.
Smith will conduct a program themed on music inspired by the works of famed English writer William Shakespeare, including Felix Mendelsohn’s “Incidental Music from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’” and Hector Berlioz’ enchanting “Love Theme from ‘Romeo and Juliet.” The program also includes Robert Shumann’s “Julius Caesar Overture” and William Walton’s “Two Pieces from Henry V.”
Even in today’s day and age, female conductors are rare in classical music. A 2015 report on Classical-music.com, the official magazine of BBC Music Magazine, commented “The question ‘Why aren’t there more women conductors?’ remains as relevant in today’s music industry as it always has been.”
The article noted recent studies revealed that barely 5 percent of conductors of the world’s leading orchestra’s were female. While females are slowly becoming prominent on the world stage, it is likely that smaller groups such as the NSPO will be a primary showcase in the immediate future.
“We are especially pleased that Marshunda aspired to this opportunity to conduct,” NSPO President Robert Marra Jr. said. “Most rewarding is that she is ‘one of our own’ as she has been an outstanding and dedicated musician and has assisted Dr. Lehmann for the past several years as she developed her conducting skills. When Mr. Lehmann announced his sabbatical that created two opportunities for a guest conductor this season, we were eager to have Marshunda fill one of those spots.”
A native of Tennessee, Smith holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She completed her master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting with an emphasis in music education at the University of Southern Maine, under the Dr. Lehmann’s tutelage.
Tickets to the concert can be purchased at the door, $25 and $20 for seniors and students. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nspo.org.
The North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra plays three subscription concerts at Swampscott High School. The 2017-2018 season marks the Orchestra’s 70th anniversary. The Orchestra is supported in part by a grant from the Swampscott Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information about the NSPO, visit the Orchestra’s website at www.nspo.org. or on Facebook.
On Feb. 13, at 6:40 p.m., officers observed three parties walking in the vicinity of Blossom Street at Eden Street walking back and forth from Washington Avenue to Eden Street. Officers saw the three parties walking near parked cars and looking into them as they walked by. Officers proceeded to drive around the block. The officers lost sight of the group upon returning. One officer exited the cruiser and began to walk the path the group was last seen. The officer observed a female in one car and a male in another vehicle both were rummaging through the interior of the cars. Both were placed under arrest for Breaking and Entering. A search for the third suspect was made with negative results.
Genecis Diaz, 20, 104 Williams St., and Kevin Gomez-Solis, 23, of 149 Addison St., was charged with breaking and entering in the night for a felony.
Police, Fire Officials Investigating Death near Chelsea Brush Fire
Chelsea and State police and fire investigators combing the scene of an apparent brush fire found some signs of accidental ignition Feb. 15, but have not made any final determinations, officials said.
At about 6:40 p.m., the Chelsea Fire Department and State Police assigned to the Revere barracks responded to the area of Route 16 near Webster Avenue for a fire at an unpaved area abutting the roadway. On extinguishing the blaze, firefighters observed what appeared to be a dead body and made the standard notifications for a death investigation.
State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office responded to the scene, as did Suffolk prosecutors, Chelsea Police detectives, State Police criminalists, the State Fire Marshal’s office, and accelerant-sniffing K-9 unit.
The deceased was badly burned but appeared to be an adult male. The office of the Chief Medical Examiner will attempt to determine the cause and manner of his death. A mattress that fire investigators said was highly flammable was found in close proximity to the body, as were cardboard debris, sterno, a cigarette pack, and other items that may indicate an accidental fire. Nonetheless, officials said, the investigation into the origin of the fire, the cause of the man’s death, and his identity is still under way.
Multiple witnesses reported the fire to 911 beginning at 6:37 pm, but any motorists or passersby who may have observed the area shortly before then are asked to contact Chelsea or State Police.
BROKE INTO APARTMENT
On Feb. 13, officers responded to 57 Burma Rd. on a report of a breaking and entering. A representative from Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) stated many vacant apartments had been illegally entered and that they had set up a camera inside 57 Burma Rd. to record any illegal entry. Officers were notified by the CHA that an entry at the apartment had taken place and they had a video of the suspect.
The officers identified the suspect from the video and placed him under arrest.
Carlos Acosta, 18, of 59 Burma Rd., was charged with breaking and entering in the night for a felony, larceny from a building and larceny under $250.
On Feb. 14, at 2:24 p.m., Officers responded to a past assault at Cottage Street at Highland Street. Upon arrival, they met the juvenile reporting victim who stated four males followed him home, one male whom he identified.
The juvenile victim reported threats were made with a knife against him. The identified juvenile was placed under arrest.
A 17-year-old Chelsea youth was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, intimidating a witness, and threatening to commit a crime.
On Feb. 14, at 12:09 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Eastern Avenue and Clinton for a report of a motor vehicle break in progress. While responding, dispatch informed officer’s that the calling party was watching a male subject breaking into a motor vehicle and entering the car. Officers identified a second individual involved and placed both into custody.
Michael Lacrosse, 36, of Lynn, was charged with Breaking and entering a vehicle in the night for a felony, malicious damage to a motor vehicle, larceny under $250, and possession of burglarious tools.
William Linscott, 42, of 934 Broadway, was charged with Breaking and entering a vehicle in the night for a felony, malicious damage to a motor vehicle, and larceny under $250.
On Feb. 5, at 2:16 a.m., a CPD officer on patrol on Shawmut Street observed an oncoming vehicle without his headlights illuminated. The officer then proceeded to flash his lights to alert the driver. Another CPD officer traveling in the opposite direction also flashed his lights to alert the driver, but to no avail. The vehicle continued to operate on several streets without lights. At that point, officers activated their emergency blue lights in an attempt to stop the driver to ascertain his condition. The car was finally pulled over with the assistance of other CPD officers. Based on a conversation with the driver he was placed under arrest for OUI 2nd offense.
Selvin Parada, 40, of 17 Willard St., was charged with operating under the influence of liquor (2nd offense), negligent operation and lights violation.
On Feb. 10, at 10 a.m., officers were dispatched to 74 Springvale Ave. # 1 for a report of a loaded firearm in the apartment. The reporting party stated that she and her husband observed a loaded gun on their roommate’s bed. CPD officers responded to the address and placed the subject under arrest for the illegal possession of a firearm and drugs observed by officers in the bedroom. Officers discovered several packets of what was believed to be heroin and several unlawful prescription pills on the subject at the time of arrest.
The firearm ended up not being in violation of state law as it was a replica airsoft gun.
Olsen Cejour, 27, of 74 Springvale Ave., was charged with trafficking in heroin, distribution of a Class B drug (subsequent offense), and distribution of a Class C drug.
Selvin Parada, 40, 17 Willard St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor (2nd offense), negligent operation of motor vehicle and lights violation.
Caroline Cash, 23, 84 Otis ST., Winthrop, was arrested on a warrant.
Mario Martinez, 39, 29 Roosevelt St., Revere, was arrested for trespassing.
Bryan Solano-Alvarez, 18, 77 Carroll St., Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen motor vehicle.
Edgar Lara, 30, 53 Dorchester Ave., Providence, RI 02909, was arrested for operating motor vehicle unlicensed and one-way violation.
Olsen Cejour, 27, 74 Springvale Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for trafficking heroin/morphine/opium, distribution of Class B drug and possessing to distribute Class C drug.
Albert Moore, 48, 40 Driscol, Peabody, was arrested for shoplifting.
Ashley Rivdera, 22, 103 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operating under the Influence of liquor, possessing open container of alcohol in motor vehicle (2 counts), speeding, stop sign violation (2 counts) and improper operation of motor vehicle.
Eliezer Ordonez, 43, 34 Gardner St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.
Jeffrey Curry, 30, 5 Waverly Rd., Woburn, was arrested for shoplifting.
Roberto Leon, 31, 145 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant and intimidation of a witness.
Francisco Damacio Lopreto, 42, 101 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle.
Genecis Diaz, 20, 104 Williams St., Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime.
Kevin Gomez-Solis, 23, 149 Addison St., Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime.
Carlos Acosta, 18, 59 Burma Rd., Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering building nighttime for felony, larceny from building, larceny under $250.
Sandra Sargent, 33, 71 Winthrop Ave., Revere, was arrested on a warrant.
Michael Lacrosse, 36, 13 Moral Ave., Lynn, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime, malicious damage to motor vehicle, larceny under $250 and possessing burglarious instrument.
William Linscott, 42, 934 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime, malicious damage to motor vehicle and larceny under $250.
Jessy Sandoval Aldana, 36, 16 Minot St., Lynn, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle.
Siobhan McKenna, 39, 45 Douglas St., Winthrop, was arrested for violating harassment prevention order.
Ramon Pagan, 56, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, was arrested for possessing alcoholic beverage.
Asia Galvin, 31, 277 Meridian St., East Boston, was arrested on a warrant.
Gregory Salinas-Rodriguez, 31, 1 Mill Ct. Chelsea, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor (3rd offense), possessing open container of alcohol in motor vehicle and operating motor vehicle with suspended license.
Landy Perez, 35, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, was arrested for dangerous weapon.
Roland Souza Velho of Fall River, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 9. He was 92 years old.
The husband of the late Mildred (Kennerson) Velho, he was born in Fall River, the
son of the late Madeline (Viveiros) and John S. Velho Sr. He worked as a truck driver for Merchant Tire and also as a nighttime custodian for Beth Israel Hospital.
He was the father of the late David Velho and is survived by his daughter-in-law, Kathy Velho, three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five siblings.
His service will be held on Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. at the Fall River Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2695 N. Main St., Fall River, with burial to follow at Pocasset Hill, Tiverton, RI. Arrangements are by the A F Almeida & Son Funeral Home, 1309 Globe St. Fall River. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the America Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma, OK 73123 or the Joslin Clinic, 1 Joslin Pl., Boston, MA 02215. For on line guestbook, visit: www.almeida-pocasset.com
Worked at Dunkin Donuts on Everett Avenue until the age of 83; active member of Everett Moose
Helen E. (Nadworny) Allen of Chelsea passed away on September 8 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a very brief illness.
Born in Chelsea 92 years ago, for over 20 years, and until it’s closing, she worked as a clerk for the American Optical Company. After its closing, and for the next 20 years, she worked for Dunkin Donuts, previously known as Mister Donut on Everett Avenue, retiring at the age of 83. She was also an active member of the Everett Moose.
She was the devoted wife of the late William B. Allen; devoted mother of Carol Giordano of Revere, June Falco and her husband, Anthony of East Windsor, New Jersey and the late Naomi “Jeannie” Hornbraye; dear sister of the late Jean Bowen, Sophie Gisetto, Joseph, Michael, Frank, Chester, Charles and William Nadworny; cherished grandmother of Stacey Zolla, Richard Giordano and Kelly and Sean Falco. She is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren: CJ, Angelo and Addario Zolla and Joseph and Jessica Giordano, her sister-in-law, Eva Nadworny of Peabody and by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To send a message of condolence to Helen’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Walter ‘Fishcake’ ‘Wally’ Szczerbinski
Past Post Commander of PAV Post 13 of Chelsea
Walter F. Szczerbinski of Lynnfied, formerly of Chelsea and Peabody, passed away after a brief Illness on September 7 at the Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danvers. He was 90 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the youngest of five children born to the late Vincent and Albina Szczerbinski. He graduated from Chelsea High School, enlisted in the US Navy and served honorably during World War II. While in the Navy, he served as a ships electrician and received additional training and education in public health.
He was honorably discharged in 1946 at the rank of Coxswain and returned to Chelsea to marry the former Theresa J. Branczewska. Together they raised a family of three daughters and one son. Walter continued his education in public health. He worked for many years as a Health Inspector for the cities of Chelsea and Salem. He later took the position of health and environmental supervisor in the Emergency Department at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. After his retirement, he continued part time work as a security officer at Avnet in Peabody.
A resident of Chelsea for much of his life, he and his wife moved to Peabody in the 1980’s and settled in Lynnfield seven years ago. He was a member, officer and past Post Commander of the PAV Post 13 of Chelsea. Walter enjoyed reading, bike riding and spending time with his beloved wife, family and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his siblings: William and Charles Szczerbinski, Irene Lantych and Hedwig Kornack. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Theresa J. Szczerbinski. He was the devoted father and father-in-law of Anita M. Bedrosian and her late husband, Peter of Lynnfield, Judy Szczerbinski of Peabody, Mary Sciuto and her husband, David of Dunstable and Thomas J. Szczerbinski and his wife Andrea of Arlington, VA; the cherished grandfather of Jessica and Matthew Bedrosian, Travis and Shannon Benson, Ryan and Justin Szczerbinski.
Funeral arrangements were by Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Should friends desire, contributions in Walter’s memory may be made to a charity of their choice.
Attorney Vincent J. Zullo Of Bradford formerly of East Boston on June 13th. Beloved husband of Jo-Anne (Coar) Zullo. Loving and dedicated father of Zachary V. and Joelle C. Zullo. Loving son of Loretta (Caruana) Zullo and the late Jerry and beloved son-in-law of Marie L. Coar. He is survived by his devoted sister Donna Marquardo and her husband Richard and brother Jerry Zullo Jr. and his husband Wayne Michalski as well as the late Michael Zullo. Loving brother-in-law of Marie-Elena Buttitta and her husband Claudio and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., EVERETT, on Friday, June 17th at 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Thursday only 4 to 8 p.m. Complimentary valet parking Thursday at Main Street entrance. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vincent’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice . Interment will be private.
Retired Revere Police Officer, highly decorated veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict
Frank A. Taraburelli of the Chelsea Soldiers Home, formerly of Revere, died on June 15.
A retired Revere Police officer, he was a highly decorated World War II Army Veteran. His Theaters of Operation include: Northern France, Ardennes, Alsace, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He was the recipient of several combat medals: Silver Star, Bronze Star w/”V”, Battle Patrol Patch, Presidential Unit Citation, just to mention a few. He was part of the 69th Infantry Division. During The Battle of the Bulge Frank was part of Battle Patrol, a special Combat Patrol Duty, in the movies referred to as “The Dirty Dozen.“ Undaunted he served again five years later in the Korean Conflict.
He was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Crivello); dear brother of Mary Penzo and her husband, Vincent of Dover, NH and the late Domenic Taraburelli; cherished uncle of Christine Moffa of Danvers, Loren Flansbury of Newburyport and Robert DeAngelis of Dalton, NH and is also survived by five great nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 17 in St Michael of the Arch Angel Chapel, Chelsea (Chelsea Soldiers Home) at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment with military honors will be at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home Resident Activity Fund, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150 For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
French Club retiree
Judith E. (Glover) Ames passed away in her Chelsea home on May 31.
Born in Boston, she was raised in Brockton, attended local schools and was a graduate of Brockton High School. At the age of 21, Judith relocated to Chelsea and has been a long time resident ever since. She worked for over 30 years at the French Club in Chelsea until her retirement in 2014.
The beloved wife of John T. Ames of Chelsea, she was the dear sister of Janet Hutchensen of Wareham, Mary Shea of Las Vegas, Dianne Beek of Brockton, Shannon Grabowsky of Wareham, William Glover of Braintree, Nancy Skippar of E. Bridgewater, Sandra Roukas of Brockton and the late Patricia Ahrend. She was the daughter of the late William O. and Mary (Lussier) Glover and the dear aunt of numerous nieces and nephews.
A Prayer Service was conducted in the Carafa Family Funeral Home, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Thursday, June 2 with visiting hours prior to the service.
Anna Andrades, 54, 768 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for distribution of Class A drug, conspiracy to violate drug law.
Olga Torres, 55, 113 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for conspiracy to violate drug law, possessing Class A drug.
Francisco Correa, 40, 28 Malden St., Everett, was arrested for conspiracy to violate drug law, distribution of Class A drug.
Brian Kobs, 31, 14 Reynolds Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for interfering with police officer, threat to commit crime, 6 warrants.
Carla Borum, 48, 165 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested for being incapacitated person.
Oscar Oliva, 24, 1926 Franklin Rd., Nassua, NY, was arrested on a warrant.
Julio Mota, 34, 442 Sumner St., East Boston, was arrested for robbery, armed firearm & masked, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, robbery, firearm-armed & masked, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, 3 counts of intimidation.
Michel Nogueira, 24, 122 Bennington St., East Boston, was arrested for robbery, firearm-armed & masked (2 counts), aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts), intimidation (3 counts), trespassing.
William Rios, 44, 220 Webster Ave., robbery, firearm-armed & masked ( 2 counts), aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts), intimidation (3 counts) receiving stolen property +250 (2 counts), trespassing.
Jeffrey Jean-Charles, 27, 104 Bow St., Everett, was arrested for trespassing.
Nain Montiel, 46, 87 Garland St., Everett, was arrested for trespassing.
Claudia Dias, 42, 189 Campbell Ave., Revere, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Dionicio Ayala-Roche, 30, 155 Central Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.
Claudia Dias, 42, 189 Campbell Ave., Revere, was arrested for affray, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.
Eddie Bailey, 47, 122 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.
Eddie Bailey, 47, 122 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.
Joyce Ratcliffe, 55, 32 Annese Rd., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.
Farah Ibrahim, 21, 4 Clinton Ct., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.
Diego Merino, 27, 119 High St., Haverhill, was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Wilver Merino, 36, 206 Lexington St., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and affray.
Juvenile Offender, was arrested for breaking and entering daytime for felony, larceny over $250.
Jefferson Dyett, 27, 215 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for lewd, wanton & lascivious conduct, possessing Class B drug and trespassing.
Stacy Gordon, 36, 24 Wamesit Ave,. Saugus, was arrested for lewd, wanton & lascivious conduct, trespassing, possessing Class B drug.
Edward Craffey, 67, 8 Grove St., Chelsea, was arrested for conspiracy to violate drug law, possessing Class B drug.
Deqyann Whyte, 24, 14 Torrey St., Dorchester, was arrested for distribution of Class B drug, possessing to distribute Class B drug, possessing to distribute Class A drug, Conspiracy to violate drug law, intimdation, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Adrianna White, 25, 55 Milk St.,Methuen, was arrested on a warrant.
Juvenile offender, was arrested on probation warrant.
Christopher Gallagher, 48, 1 Breed Ave., Woburn, was arrested for unarmed robbery, assault and battery on pregnant person.
Sandra Heckley, of Chelsea died on May 6. She was 76 years old.
The daughter of the late Justin and Florence Lee, she was the beloved wife of the late George Heckley; dear mother of James and his wife, Teresa, George, Sandy and Stephanie Heckley and the late Sharon Heckley and loved grandmother of Robert Stephens.
Services will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To leave a condolence, visit www.bostoncremation.org.
Rosalie M. (Luciano) Horn of Chelsea passed away May 4. She was 78 years old.
The longtime partner for over 50 years of William”Ike” Miller, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Donabedian) Luciano; loving mother of Karen Furtado of Revere, Grayce Guarnieri of Florida, Cheryl Horn of Medfield, Michelle Pierni of Woburn, Paul Pierni of California, David Williams of South Boston, Angela Miller of Revere, Bruce Portlock of Worcester, Alonzo Portlock of Chelsea and the late Ronald M. Horn; sister of Paul Luciano of Saugus, Francine LeBel of New Hampshire, Enrico Luciano of Chelsea, Carmella Mello of Revere and Joseph Luciano of Winthrop, cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of 15. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Friday, May 13 in St Rose of Lima Church, Chelsea at 10 a.m. For online guestbook www.vazzafunerals.com
Owner of Parkway Motors on Williams Street
Joseph T. DeFelice, born in and a lifelong resident of Chelsea, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 7 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House at the age of 85. A cancer survivor of over 12 years, he passed away from bladder cancer that was diagnosed in the latter part of last year.
A local businessman for over 60 years, Joe was the owner of Parkway Motors on Williams Street. Dedicated to his family, Joe was known to family and friends as someone who could fix anything. He was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church and after its closing, St. Michael’s Chapel on the grounds of the Chelsea Soldiers Home. A former member of the Merritts Club, in his spare time he enjoyed time on Marco Island in Florida as well as gardening and taking in stray animals.
He was the devoted husband for 62 years of the late Joanne D. “MiMi” Goffredo; beloved father of Rosemarie DeFelice and her husband, Joseph Fineran of Revere and Angela DiPerri and her husband, Ronald of Wakefield; brother of the late James C. DeFelice, Guy T. DeFelice and his late wife Dorothy and Charles DeFelice; cherished grandfather of Regina Colombo of Providence, RI, Ronald “Sonny” DePerri II of California and Jessica Fitzgerald and her husband, John of Marshfield. He is also lovingly survived by his great grandchildren: Jack, Griffin, Julia and Declan as well as by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea at 10 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in Joe’s name may be made to St. Michael’s Chapel or to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, c/o Community Relations Dept., VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. To send a message of condolence to Joe’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com
Boston Edison retiree and former Chelsea resident
Joseph J. Argonish Of Lynnfield, formerly of Scranton, PA and Chelsea, passed away on May 6 after a brief illness in the peaceful surroundings of his home surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Scranton, PA he was one of four sons born to the late Joseph and Anna (Schipp) Argonish. Joe received his early education in Scranton where he graduated from High School and enlisted in the US Navy. He served for four years during the Korean Conflict. In 1952 while still enlisted he was wed to Irene Chwaliszewski. He was honorably discharged and began his life with his young bride in Chelsea. The devoted husband and father of one daughter and one son, Joe began working for Boston Edison as an Electrical Engineer. He furthered his education at Northeastern University receiving a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Engineering and Management. He moved his family to Lynnfield and has resided there for the past 57 Years. Joe retired from Boston Edison after a career of 38 years.
He was a proud Navy veteran and past member of the PAV Post 13, Chelsea. In his lifetime Joe was an avid golfer and enjoyed his time golfing at Colonial and Sagamore Golf courses.
In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by his son, William Argonish and a brother, Jackie Argonish. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Irene (Chwaliszewski) Argonish and devoted daughter Barbara Argonish, two surviving brothers, Michael Argonish of Peckville PA, and Robert Argonish of Ocean View DE. He is also survived by numerous relatives and friends.
His services and burial will be private. Should friends desire, contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to: Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or online at WWW.CareDimensions.org since they were so helpful, caring and supportive of him and the family.
Ann was an active member of her community, a longtime participant in the 20 mile Walk for Hunger, a volunteer with the Ahearn Memorial Pilgrimage Group for persons with physical disabilities as well as the Simon of Cyrene Society which sponsors Days of Recollection for persons with disabilities. She was also an Associate with the Sisters of Notre Dame.
The daughter of the late Mary, Ann is survived by her beloved cousin, Anne Crotty Joyce of Milton and is also survived by three Godchildren: Jill Montanile, Peter Chotkowski and Kathleen Lambros and by many cousins, extended family and friends.
Visiting hours were held and a Funeral Mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Rocco-Carr-Henderson Funeral Service. For additional information, visit: RoccoFuneralHomes.com
Retired Nurses Aide
Dolores H. (Tsolas) Graham, a life long resident of Chelsea, passed away late Sunday afternoon at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere where she was receiving supportive care. She was 82 year old.
A graduate of Chelsea Schools, she worked for over 22 years as a Nurses Aide at the Whidden Hospital, retiring in 1983.
She was the devoted wife of Lavon L. Graham, beloved mother of Sean Graham and his wife, Eileen of Marlboro and the late Georgiann Braid; sister of the late Gregory Tsolas; cherished grandmother of Kimberly Kowalski and her husband, Daniel of Revere, Scott Braid and his companion, Rebecca Dausch of Salem, Caitlin Graham of Chicago and Erin Graham of Dorchester.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St., Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home, Patient Activity Fund, 91 Crest AvenueChelsea, MA 02150. To send a message of condolence to Dolores’ family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.
Martin Cooksey, Sr.
Career Navy Veteran and City of Chelsea employee
Martin D. Cooksey, Sr. of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, passed away at the Whidden Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
A career US Navy Veteran, born in Washington, DC 82 years ago, he served 20 years aboard many ships during his enlistment to include the USS Dealey, USS Cone and the USS Tweedy. Upon his discharge, he settled in Chelsea in 1973. After his service to his country, he worked for the City of Chelsea in the Department of Public Works and later as the maintenance coordinator for the Chelsea Senior Center.
He was the devoted husband of the late Mary Ann (Tammaro); beloved father of Paula Boczkowski and her late husband, William, Jr. of Chelsea, Martin D. Cooksey, Jr. and his wife, Kelly of Lynn, Linda Roberts and her husband, John of Chelsea, David Cooksey and his wife, Kelley of Norton and Michael Cooksey of Chelsea; brother of Marie Willett and her late husband, Walter “Sonny,” Rodger Cooksey and his wife, Cheryl, all of Maryland and the late Marion White and Janie White; cherished grandfather of Erica Smith and her husband, James of Medford, William Boczkowski III of Chelsea, Nicole Boczkowski of Chelsea, William Cooksey and his wife, Nicole of Lynn, Danny Cooksey of Lynn, Kristina Roberts of Chelsea, John Roberts, Jr. of Washington, D.C., David Cooksey, Jr. of Norton, Amber Cooksey of Norton and Shae Cooksey of Lynn. He is also lovingly survived by his great grandchildren: Noah Cooksey, Kendall Smith, Chloe Smith, William Boczkowski, IV and Logan Cooksey as well as by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea today, Thursday, April 28 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, 302 Elm Street, Everett at 11 o’clock. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. To send a message of condolence to Martin’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com.
Oscar Gonzalez Linares
Of Chelsea, formerly of El Salvador
Oscar A. Gonzalez Linares passed away unexpectedly in his Chelsea apartment on Wednesday March 23. He was 60 years old.
Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, the son of the late Armando Linares and Luz Gonzalez Terrazas, Oscar came to Chelsea with his family in 1989 and has resided here since then. He worked for a time with Unico and at various other jobs as a general laborer. He recently worked at a local fruit stand in Bellingham Square. In his spare time, Oscar enjoyed card games, dancing and socializing with friends.
He is survived by his siblings; Jose Gonzalez of Lynn, Rigerberto, Guillermo, Alicia, Lucia, Dora, Julio and David Gonzalez.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea.
James ‘Lewie’ Lewis
New England Coffee retiree
James R. “Lewie” Lewis of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on April 23 with his loving wife at his side.
Jim and Jean have been together for 35 years and resided in Winthrop since 1980. He was a longtime member of the P.P. Club of Chelsea and was an avid Boston sports fan. Jim was a shipper and receiver for the New England Coffee Company of Malden, retiring in 1998 after 17 years with the company.
He was the beloved husband of Jean M. (O’Donnell) Lewis; brother of Janice of N. Revere and the late Winthrop, Leon, Kenneth, Eugene, Marilyn, Thomas and John; cherished grandfather of Collin Lewis; brother in-law of Pat Rorick and her husband, Tony of Vermont, Janet Daloia and her husband, Frank of Tewksbury and Peg Ryan and her husband, Patrick of California; loving uncle of Michelle and Rand Pelton of Vermont, Michael and Caterina Rorick of Framingham, Melanie and Brian Vokey of Winthrop and Stephanine and Bryan Mannetta of Tewksbury and great uncle of Jesse, Austin, Darius, Kaden, Olivia, Pinennah and Mari-Jean.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hosp., 262 Danny Thomas PL., Memphis, TN 38105. For guestbook go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Giuseppe ‘Joseph’ Pagliuca
High End Custom Cabinetmaker
Giuseppe A. ‘Joseph’ Pagliuca died unexpectedly in his Chelsea home on Thursday, April 21. He was 74 years old.
Born and raised in Montefalcione, Italy, he was one of five children born to the late Antonio and Angela Pagliuca. Giuseppe received his early education in Italy and apprenticed in finish cabinetry. He worked as a skilled craftsman in Italy, carving and crafting items like church pews and other fine works that are still admired today in his beloved birthplace.
He married his childhood sweetheart Antonia in 1962 and they began their life together in Italy and for a time in Switzerland before coming to the United States in 1970 settling with family in Chelsea in 1974 and have resided here since that time. He continued working as a high end custom cabinetmaker with Ocean Woodworking and before retiring he worked for Alpine Woodworks. He was a past member of the Carpenters Union, Local 51.
Giuseppe enjoyed anything having to do with cars and sports, he was an old school Boston Bruins and Boston Celtic fan. He enjoyed time with family and friends but most specially time doting on his four treasured granddaughters.
Giuseppe is mourned by his beloved wife of 53 years, Antonia (Fabrizio) of Chelsea, his children and their spouses; Antonio and Maria (Cataldo) Pagliuca of Peabody, Angela (Pagliuca) and Gaetano Ciampa of Dedham. He was the cherished grandfather of Antonia and Josephine Pagliuca and Vanessa and Sabrina Ciampa; dear brother of Alfonso and Josephine Pagliuca of New York; Francesco and Vincenza Pagliuca, Antonio Pagliuca and Antonietta (Pagliuca) Amadeo Lionetti, all of Italia; dear brother-in-law of the late Francesco and Maria Garofalo, the late Sabino and Giuditta Fabrizio, the late Anna Fabrizio and the late Giuseppe Fabrizio. He is also survived by his beloved in-laws: Domenico Fabrizio, Gerardo and Antonietta Fabrizio, Delia and Anthony Cassano and JoAnn Fabrizio and by many cherished nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews in the United States and in Italia.
His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, April 28 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Oakes Street, Everett at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of their choice.
Devout Catholic and animal lover
Helen C. (Benton) Barnes of Chelsea passed away on Friday, April 22 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice in Reading where she was receiving palliative after suffering a debilitating stroke 10 days earlier.
Born and raised in Chelsea, a beloved daughter of the late Arthur C. and Mary “Vina” (Gallant) Benton, she was raised in Chelsea, attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She attended college and considered religious life studying with the Marist Sisters. Choosing secular life, she later married her beloved Cornelius “Neil” Barnes and together they resided in South Boston for 14 years and in Chelsea for the past 42 years. A devoted housewife, Helen was a deeply spiritual person and devout Catholic. She was a lifelong parishioner of the former Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Chelsea and joined the Immaculate Parish in Revere when her beloved “French Church” closed several years ago.
In her lifetime, Helen enjoyed her faith, family, friends, playing cards and was a well know animal lover and special lover of birds.
In addition to her parents, Helen was also preceded in death by her siblings; Arthur, James, Robert and John Benton and Jean Allen Gillis. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Cornelius “Neil” F. Barnes of Chelsea and she was the dear sister-in-law of Elaine and Elder Benton and the late Kathleen Benton. She is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of their choice.
James Barry, Jr.
His life centered on work, family, and home life
James B. Barry, Jr. of Chelsea died on Wednesday evening, April 19 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after battling Leukemia for the past two years. He was 81 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the beloved and only child of the late James B., Sr. and Nancy L. (Lanzo) Barry. His mother died while he was still a toddler and he was raised by his father, aided by the help and guidance of his grandmother and the Lanzo family. He attended Our Lady of Grace parochial school and graduated from Chelsea High School. He was trained in auto body repair and worked for many years with Mastercraft Auto Body Shop on Heard Street in Chelsea. He completed his career at Commercial Auto Body in Malden, retiring in 1999.
His life centered on work, family and home life. Jim enjoyed home vegetable gardening, growing various crops of tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini squash, herbs and more from his Chelsea garden. He would proudly share the fruits of his labor with his family making homemade soups, cooking fresh vegetable dishes and sharing his homegrown produce from his car as if it were a private farm stand and growers market. In addition to his parents and beloved grandmother, he was also preceded in death by his uncle Alfonso Lanzo, his aunts; Lucy Larcome, Margaret Denis, Rose Palermo and Anna Guanci. He is survived by his loving cousins: Jane Vivona and her husband, Ben of Wilmington, William Lanzo and his wife, Dolores of Burlington and his godchild, Nancy Montalbano and her husband, Paul of Andover. He is also survived by many more cousins and beloved extended family members.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O.Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168. Click link to give on line