Virginia Gail Beane
Virginia Gail (Ippolito) Beane of Chelsea died suddenly on January 2.
The beloved wife of more than 38 years to Paul R. Beane, she was the loving daughter of Charles and Estella (Gatti) Ippolito of Florida, devoted mother of Sheree Michelle Beane and her husband, Dr. Anthony A. Cardone of Saugus and Paul R. Beane ll of Chelsea; dear sister of James Ippolito and his wife, Katherine of Tewksbury and Lena Christopher and her husband, Richard of Saugus and is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, January 6 at 9 a.m.with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life in Our Lady of Grace Church, Nichols St., Chelsea (at the Everett line) at 10:30. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited, Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation 29 Crafts St. #450 Newton, 02458. Services will conclude in the chapel of Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information please visit www.ruggieromh.com
Retired Revere School Custodian
William J. Kiejna of Revere died on January 3 at Beth Israel Hospital. He was 90 years old.
He was a former custodian for the Revere Public Schools, a US Army veteran of World War II and member of the VFW Mottolo Post.
Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Joseph and Stanislawa (Ceijboskaia), he was the beloved husband of the late Helen Ann (Michalski); devoted father of Cynthia “Cindy” Kiejna of Revere; dear brother of the late Stephen Kiejna, Josephine Drobneck and Mary Jasinski and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, January 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be today, Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics MA 512 Forest ST Marlborough MA 01752. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.Buonfiglio.com
Walter Krasco, Jr.
Retired Machine Operator
Walter Krasco, Jr., a retired sheet metal slitter machine operator, died unexpectedly in his Arizona home during the early morning hours of December 26. He was 68 years old.
Born and raised and a lifelong resident of Chelsea. He was the beloved son of Stephanie (Klimek) Krasco of Chelsea and the late Walter Krasco Sr. He attended St. Stanislaus School, Williams Jr. High School and graduated from Chelsea Senior High School, Class of 1961. He enlisted in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam Era and was discharged in 1971 at the rank of Sergeant.
While serving with the National Guard, he married Marlene Malone in 1969 and the couple settled in Chelsea raising a son and daughter. He worked for various local sheet metal fabricators, operating a slitting machine and was a 39 year member of the Teamsters Local 25. He retired in 2010 after completing 15 years with the Ryerson Company in Ayer. A lifelong avid reader and history buff, he enjoyed watching the History Channel.
He and his wife of 42 years, Marlene (Malone) Krasco relocated to Glendale, Arizona only 13 months ago. He was the devoted father of Kathleen Krasco and James Krasco, both of Danvers; loving son of Stephanie (Klimek) Krasco of Chelsea and the late Walter Krasco, Sr.; dear brother of William Krasco and his wife, Susan of Stoneham; dear son-in-law of Sophie Malone of Arizona and brother-in-law of Patricia Buzderewicz, Geraldine Fergurson, Deborah Tiano, Elaine Malone, all of Arizona and the late Robert Malone. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Stanislaus Church on January 4. Services concluded with Military Honors followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home.
Played Chelsea Youth Baseball and Pop Warner Football
Russell E. Bouche, a general laborer, died unexpectedly on December 19. He was 28 years old.
Born in Boston, he was the son of Richard and Valerie (Gaskill) Bouche. He was raised in Chelsea and attended Chelsea High School. He played in the Chelsea Youth Baseball League and Pop Warner Football. He worked as a general laborer and had been residing in Medford for the past several years. He was an avid sports fan.
He was the loving son of Valerie A. Bouche of Medford and Richard Bouche of Brookline; dear brother of Richard Bouche of Medford, Robert Bouche of Saugus, Veronica Bouche of Lynn and Valene Solon and her husband, James of Weathersfield, VT; cherished Godfather of Devan Sullivan and adored uncle of Nathan Griffin, Jonathan Bouche and Kayla Jackson.
A Memorial Gathering will be held in the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Thursday (this evening), January 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.
Bartender at Former Family Business, Cutler’s Café in Chelsea
Gerald H. Schwartz of Marblehead, formerly of Salem and Revere, died at home on December 29 after a long battle with cancer.
“Gerry” was born to the late Abraham and Emily (Cutler) Schwartz on March 24, 1941. He grew up in Revere, graduated from Huntington Prep and received his Bachelor’s Degree in social work from Suffolk University. He spent the last 22 years with his best friend and life partner, Ella (Harrington) Zay.
He loved people, food and conversation and spent much of his time tending bar. He started working as a bartender in his family’s restaurant, Cutler’s Café in Chelsea. Once, he moved to Salem, he found a home at In a Pig’s Eye where he stayed for more than 20 years.
“Gerry” collected many friends over the years and even more jokes, More than anything, he loved cooking for his family and friends while listening to music. A loving father and grandfather, he enjoyed going to the beach and taking vacations.
He is survived by his loving partner, Ella Zay of Danvers; devoted daughter, Bethany and her husband, Louis Porrazzo of Marblehead; his caring sister, Karen and her husband, Arthur Feinberg of Andover; two wonderful grandchildren, Emily and Jack Porrazzo of Marblehead and his nephew, Jeffrey Feinberg of New Jersey.
A celebration of his life will begin on Sunday, January 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (corner of North Street) Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Lahey Clinic Cancer Center, c/o Philanthropy 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 or online at www.lahey.org. For online guest book or for additional information, please call 978-744-0497 or visit: www.MurphyFuneralHome.com
Rolando Guillama of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 1.
He was the beloved husband of Josephine (Kulas) Guillama; devoted father of Sandra, David and Jose, all of Revere, and Steven Guillama of Saugus; cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren and one adored great grandson.
In accordance with Mr. Guillama’s wishes, funeral services are private with arrangements under the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home.
Formerly worked at Dillions Russian Steam Bath in Chelsea
Eric D “Eddie” Guglielmi of Malden died on December 30. He was 45 years old.
He worked for several years at Dillions Russian Steam Bath in Chelsea and as a cook for Primo’s Restaurant in Woburn.
He was the devoted father of Cassandra Guglielmi of Malden; loving son of Ralph and Maria Guglielmi of Malden; dear brother of Lisa Rizzo of Nahant; former husband of Lisa (Duncan) Guglielmi of Malden and cherished uncle of Anthony Rizzo lll of Nahant. He is also survived by many adored aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. He was laid to rest in the mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com