Berta C. Ramirez
Described as ‘a big kid at heart’
Berta Ramirez passed away after a long illness with her loving family at her side on Monday evening, October 2 while in the peaceful surroundings of her Chelsea home. She was 83 years old.
Born in Oilton, Texas, she was a second generation Mexican-American and beloved daughter of Valentin Cadena and Cecilia Soliz Cadena. She grew up in Laredo, Texas and received her early education there.
While still in Loredo, she married Adolfo S.”Fito” Ramirez and the couple settled in Chelsea 50 years ago raising their family of four. Berta was widowed in 2010 with the passing of her beloved Fito, together they shared 48 years of love and devotion.
As a young housewife Berta returned to school to become a certified teacher’s aide and began working as an aide with CAPIC. She had an adventurous nature, enjoyed family camping and trips to visit family in Texas and Indiana. A “Big Kid” at heart she enjoyed sledding and playing games with her family, she loved cooking traditional ethnic meals, Sunday breakfast in her home was always a big family event, and making frequent and long telephone calls to her sister in Indiana. She was a master crocheter, crafting most intricate lace table coverings and repairing antique lace articles.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her brother ,Roberto Cadena. She is survived by her loving and devoted children; Leticia Ramirez, Sandra Y. Ramirez, Adolfo S. Ramirez, Jr, and Raquel Ramirez, all of Chelsea. She was the dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Maria E. Garcia of Marion, IN, Miguel Ramirez and Maryann Callahan, and Guadalupe Esparza. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and her canine companion “Fifi”.
Visiting hours will be held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home,718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Her Funeral will be held from the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday, October 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway Chelsea at 10:00 A.M. Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.
Eduardo Troche, Jr.
Lifelong Chelsea resident
Eduardo Troche, Jr., a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died in the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on September 30 from injuries sustained earlier in the week. He was 37 years old.
The devoted son of Eduardo, Sr. and Olga (Ruiz-Guilloty) Troche, he was the beloved grandson of Cecilia Guilloty of Chelsea, Aleja Valez of Florida and the late Victor Ruiz, Sr. and Ernesto Troche; dear nephew of Victor Ruiz of Revere, Ramon Perez and Sylvia Garcia, both of Florida, Inez Ortiz, Socorro Gonzalez and Maria Hernandez, all of Chelsea, Marisol Troche of Florida, Nancy Troche of South Carolina, Evelyn Troche of Florida, Luiz Ernesto Troche of Boston and Pedro Garcia of Florida. He is also lovingly survived by his cousins: Leonides Ortiz, Carmen Ortiz, Cia Ortiz, Moises Ortiz, Rosalie Hernandez and Casandra Hernandez as well as his best friends, Ricky Crespo and Pedro Lugo both of Chelsea.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Saturday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols Street, Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
James Leslie Moulton
Of Boston, formerly of Chelsea
James Leslie Moulton passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 27 in his home. He was 52 years old.
The beloved son of Jacqueline M. “Jackie” (Gaudet) Moulton and Paul F. Moulton, Sr., he was born in Revere and raised in Chelsea, Jimmie attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1984. A resident of Chelsea for most of his life, Jimmie also resided in Lynn briefly before settling in Boston for the past five years.
As a young man, he worked for Al Zack’s Restaurant and Katz Bagels in Chelsea. He worked for many years as a taxi driver with Cambridge Checker Taxi and Boston Cab Co. and for the past several years Jimmie worked at the Boston Rescue Mission as truck driver gathering supplies and donations for the mission. In his lifetime, Jimmie held many varied interests from fishing to bowling, music, playing harmonica and singing karaoke, drawing, playing chess and bingo.
He is lovingly survived by his parents; Jackie Mouton of Chelsea and Paul Moulton Sr. of Haverhill. He was the dear brother of Christine M. Moulton of Chelsea, Paul F. Moulton, Jr. of Everett and Robert C. Moulton and his wife, Pamela of Boscawen, NH. He is also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, and many cousins and extended family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are most kindly invited attend visiting hours at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday October 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. A vigil prayer service will be held during the visitation. Funeral home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home. Should friends desire, contributions in James’ memory may be made to the Boston Rescue Mission, 39 Kingston St., Boston, MA 02111