Retired electrical engineer
Arthur J. Beaulieu, a lifelong Chelsea resident,
passed away unexpectedly in his Chelsea home on Saturday, April 6. He was 78
Born and raised in Chelsea, a son of the
late Joseph C. and Clara E. (Boudreau) Beaulieu, Arthur attended the Assumption
parochial school and continued his education at St. John’s Seminary in
Brighton. He enlisted in the US Army and
served honorably during the Vietnam Era.
He married Carole Ann (Levy) and together
raised two daughters. Arthur was widowed in 2013 aftersharing 47 years of love
and devotion. He worked as an electrical
engineer with Honeywell and later for GE.
Arthur enjoyed fishing, following the Red
Sox and Patriots and caring for his two house cats as well as the many outdoor
Arthur’s BBQ and outdoor grilling skills
were always welcomed, whether at home or visiting the houses of family and
friends. He could be found at the grill
preparing his renowned chicken wings and other favorites. Arthur also enjoyed passing the time playing
games on iPads and smartphones.
He was a longtime member of the American
Legion, Post 331, Beverly and the Beverly Franco-American Club.
In addition to his parents and beloved wife,
Carole, Arthur was also predeceased by a sister, Anne Dumont and brother, Leo
Beaulieu. He was the devoted father of
Michelle Griffith of Chelsea and Susan
Kilgallen and her
husband, William of
Brighton; cherished grandfather of Ginelle Testa, Derek and Cassidy
Griffith, Liam and Aidan Kilgallen and dear brother of Elaine Rawdon of
will be conducted in the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Thursday,
April 11, at 10 a.m. The Funeral Home is fully handicap accessible, ample
parking opposite funeral home. For directions or to send expressions of
sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com.
Herbert J ‘Herb’ Delaney
November 30, 1930 — November 17, 2018
Herbert J. “Herb” Delaney, retired Chelsea
firefighter, expired peacefully with his loving family at his side on Saturday,
November 17 at Brooksby Village in Peabody where he resided for the past two
years. Despite a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, he never lost his
loving good nature. He was 87 years of age.
Herb was born and raised in Chelsea and was
a son of the late Timothy J. and Esther F. (Hannabury) Delaney. He attended
local schools and was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School. During the
Korean Conflict, Herb enlisted into the US Marine Corps. After serving
honorably Herb was discharged in 1954. He returned to Chelsea and was soon
married to Jean R (Leclair) Delaney. Together they shared the next 63 years
raising their family in Chelsea.
Herb was appointed to the Chelsea Fire Dept
in 1960. He was assigned to Engines’ 5 & 4, and later served as a Deputies
Aide before retiring after 30 years of dedication and service with the
department. He was a long-time member of Chelsea Firefighters Local 937.
After retiring, he and Jean settled on his
much-loved Cape Cod in East Harwich and has been residing in Peabody for the
past two years.
In his lifetime, Herb enjoyed sports,
playing baseball as a member of the Bobby Doerr Club, fondly remembering his
day pitching “south paw” for the club in Fenway Park. He also enjoyed
gardening, growing tomatoes and cooking, listening to music or watching planes
while sitting on his Chelsea veranda land and takeoff from Logan Airport.
He loved his family and the Red Sox and was
regarded as the best grandpa to 14 ( and his five greats).
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63
years, Jean R. (LeClair) Delaney of Peabody, formerly of East Harwich and
Chelsea. He was the beloved father of Nancy Perry and her husband, Charles of
North Woodstock, NH, Richard and his wife, Linda of Corona del Mar, CA, Kathy
Richard and her husband, Edward of Melrose, David and his wife, Lisa of Peabody
and Robert and his wife, Lynn of Charlton; cherished “Pa” to grandchildren:
Carolyn Bertolino, Christopher Perry; Kevin, Edward Richard and Daniel Richard,
Jr.; Jeffrey, Katharine Grace, Patrick, Katie, Daniel, Molly, Dylan and Matthew
Delaney, and his adored great-grandchildren Charlotte Spreadbury, Wyatt
Bertolino; Liam, Ciara and Colleen Perry. He was the dear brother of the late
Joseph, John, Thomas A., Francis X., Daniel, Marie D., Rita M., Dolores M.
Delaney and Therese M. Breault and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are most kindly
invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Saturday, April 13 at the Holy Trinity
Church, 246 Main St., Route 28, West Harwich at 11 a.m. followed by his
inurnment in the Holy Trinity Memorial Wall.
desire, memorial donations can be made to the St. Vincent dePaul Society at the
Holy Trinity Church, PO Box 682, West Harwich, MA, 02671
Daniel P. Hanlon, a resident of Chelsea,
passed away at the CHA-Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett on Friday, March 29
after a brief illness and many life challenges. He was 57 years old.
Danny was born and raised in Chelsea,
attended local schools and graduated from Chelsea High School.
He is the forever beloved son of John
J. Hanlon, Sr. and the late Jacqueline (Dufour) Hanlon and dear brother of
John Hanlon, his companion, Christine and Donald Hanlon, all of Chelsea, Sharon
Marth of Fitchburg and the late Paul and Michael Hanlon. Danny is also
survived by many relatives and those who assisted in caring for him.
All services were private and final
arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial –
Frank A. Welsh & Sons, Chelsea. For online guest book or to
send expressions of sympathy, please visit;
Debra Ann Vest
Devoted to home and family
A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Rose
Church on Tuesday for Debra A. Vest, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, concluding
with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Debra passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 3. She was 63 years
Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a
beloved daughter of the late Wilbur R. Vest and Rosemarie T. (Politano)
Debra first attended Shurtleff School and
graduated from Chelsea High School.
Debra’s life was devoted to home and family. Generous to a fault, she
would never refuse to assist those in need always placing the needs of others
before her own. In addition to her
parents, Debra was predeceased by siblings: William Vest, Linda Politano and
John Politano. She was the beloved
mother of Tina M. Nigro and her husband, Bradford of Chelmsford, and Luis
Sanabria of Newton, N.C..; cherished grandmother of Samantha, Hunter, Madison
and Sydney Nigro and Isabella Sanabria; dear sister of Susan Walsh of Lynn,
Pamela Calnan of Everett, Angela
Papa of Sharon, Roberta Cabral
of Saugus, Michael
Vest of Townsend and Rosemarie Perullo of
Rowley. She is also survived by several
nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Should friends desire, contributions in her
memory may be made to N.E. Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 60 Walnut St.,
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. Arrangements
were given to the care and direction of the
Anthony Memorial -Frank A. Welsh & Sons of Chelsea.
For online guest
book or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit; www.WelshFuneralHome.com
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