Obituaries 01-16-2014

January 16, 2014
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Angela Umanita

American Biltrite Retiree

Angela N. Umanita, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Wednesday, January 8. She was 79 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Minutoli) Umanita, Angie attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. Shortly after graduating, she began working for American Biltrite in Chelsea as a Clerk in the Accounts Receivable Department. She moved to corporate headquarters in Waltham after the Chelsea plant closed, retiring in 2002 after 52 years of service. During her working career, the company bestowed upon her numerous perfect attendance awards and citations for her dedicated service. A lifelong parishioner and communicant of St. Rose Church in Chelsea, Angie was also a candle pin league bowler receiving many trophies. Aunt Angie was dedicated to her family never forgetting to acknowledge the birthdays of all her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was the dear sister of Natalie Umanita-Bloom of Marblehead and the late Charles, Anthony “Nino” and Joseph Umanita; loving “Auntie Angie” of Gina Umanita, Bobby Umanita, Tony Umanita, Lisa Umanita, Charles Umanita, Jr., Kathleen Dobbyn, Maria Cheevers, Richard Schneiderman-Rook and Sarah Umanita-Bloom. She is also survived many great nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Rose Church on Tuesday, January 14. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to The Chelsea Reach Program, c/o Chelsea High School, 299 Everett Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.

Evelyn Onchick

Died Three Days Short of Her 102nd Birthday

Evelyn (Gautreau) Onchick of Chelsea died on December 11 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital just three days short of her 102nd birthday.

She was a lifelong resident of Chelsea and was employed with Stop & Shop for many years. She was a lover of horse and dog racing and would be the first to give you a lucky number to play that night in the lottery. Most of all, she loved shopping and frequently visited the Downtown Crossing area.

She was the wife of the late Zachery Onchick; beloved mother of the late John Onchick and his wife, Barbara of Everett; dear sister of Reene Downs and the late Ruth Ford, Dorothy DeFelice, Alice Robitaille, Helen English, Robert Gautreau, Frank Gautreau and Edward Gautreau; cherished grandmother of Tracy McBride, Stephanie Broderick and her husband, Timothy and is also lovingly survived by four great grandchildren, Christopher and Eric McBride, Janelle and Nicole Broderick and by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass for Evelyn will be held on Saturday, January 18 in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols Street, Chelsea at 11 a.m.

To send a message of condolence to Evelyns’ family, please visitwww.smithfuneralhomes.com

Jeanette DiGirolamo

Retired Educator

Jeanette A. DiGirolamo passed away on January 10 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett following a brief illness. She was 83 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Domenica (Tontodonato) DiGirolamo. She attended Boston schools and worked for many years as a teacher for Catholic schools until her retirement. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her devotion to her faith. She was the beloved sister of Flora DiGirolamo of Chelsea, Emilio DiGirolamo of Roslindale, Valentino DiGirolamo and his wife, Jean of Chelsea and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel.Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial/Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Homes, Chelsea.Should friends desire, donations in her memory may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, Spirituality Center, 30 Jeffreys Neck Rd., Ipswich, MA 01938. To send expressions of sympathy, please visitwww.WelshFuneralHome.com.

Marie Chiuve

Of Chelsea

Marie J. (Basanisi) Chiuve of Chelsea passed away on January 5. The beloved wife of the late Emmanuel Chiuve, she was the loving mother of Robert Chiuve and his companion, Mary Ann Acone of Chelsea, Richard Chiuve and his wife, Barbara of Weymouth, Ronald and his wife, Karen and Diane Tatone and her husband, Joseph, all of N. Reading; dear sister of Marilyn O’Connell of Chelsea, and the late Lorraine Storm; cherished grandmother of nine and great grandmother of two and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com        (W/FLAG) Robert Roche Retired Massport Equipment Operator; Original Starting Club Member of Cary Square Associates in Chelsea Robert F. Roche of Malden, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 13. He was 84 years old. A U.S. Air Force Veteran, he was a retired equipment operator for Massport for 40 years and an original, starting club member of the Cary Sq. Associates in Chelsea. He was the husband of the late Mildred G. Kelley; beloved father of Ann M. Roche and Carol A. Roche, both of Malden; sister of Ellen Lynah of Swampscott and the late Joseph Roche, John Roche, Dorothy Demers and Kathleen Roche; brother-in-law of Mary Roche of Salem and the late John Demers and is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Saturday, January 18 at 4 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will precede the service from 2 to 4 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett at a later date. Donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Homes For Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780.

Robert Roche

Retired Massport Equipment Operator; Original Starting Club Member of Cary Square Associates in Chelsea

Robert F. Roche of Malden, formerly of Chelsea, died on January 13. He was 84 years old.

A U.S. Air Force Veteran, he was a retired equipment operator for Massport for 40 years and an original, starting club member of the Cary Sq. Associates in Chelsea.

He was the husband of the late Mildred G. Kelley; beloved father of Ann M. Roche and Carol A. Roche, both of Malden, and the late Robert F. Roche Jr.; brother of Ellen Lynah of Swampscott and the late Joseph Roche, John Roche, Dorothy Demers and Kathleen Roche; brother-in-law of Mary Roche of Salem and the late John Demers and is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Saturday, January 18 at 4 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will precede the service from 2 to 4 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett at a later date. Donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Homes For Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780.

Jerome Junk

Of Chelsea

Jerome N. Junk Of Chelsea died on January 13.

He was the beloved husband of Camille Pegnato-Junk of Chelsea.

His Funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway Chelsea on Friday, January 17 at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held prior to the service beginning 9 a.m. Full obituary information in next week’s Chelsea Record or by visiting www.WelshFuneralHome.com.


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