Of Saugus, formerly of Lynn
Dorothy F. (Zachko) Zimirowski of Saugus, formerly of Lynn, died at home on November 27 after a long illness. She was 80 years old.
Born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Michael and Sophia (Usalka) Zachko and the wife of the late Zigmund Zimirowski, she was educated in the Lynn School System. She was a member of the Polish Legion American Veterans Chapter 56, the Holy Rosary Sodality of St. Michael’s Parish and the Retirees of St. Michaels.
She is survived by one son, Mark J. Zimirowski of Saugus and one sister, Shirley Kupelnick of Lynn.
Private services were held in the Nadworny Funeral Home in Lynn with the Rev. James Riley officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Retired American Cancer Society Secretary
Jean A. (Wasilewski) Therrien of Lynn died on November 28 at the Life Care Center of the North Shore after a long illness. She was 66 years old.
Born in Lynn, the daughter of the late William and Jennie (Delinski) Wasilewski and the wife of Ernest V. Therrien with whom she shared 44 years of marriage, she was educated in the Lynn School System and was a secretary for the American Cancer Society on Newbury Street in Boston for 22 years.
In adition to her husband, she is survived by one brother, Dr. William and his wife, Carl Wasilewski of Reading. She was the mother of the late Steven Therrien.
Funeral arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Cremains were buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery
John Paul ‘Jaggar’ Copello Jr.
Former Certified Nursing Assistant
John Paul “Jaggar” Copello Jr., a former Certified Nursing Assistant and a lifelong Chesea resident, died suddenly at the Whidden Memorial Hospital on November 26. He was 50 years old.
He attended local public schools and worked in Chelsea all his life. He was a mail sorter for Watson Mailing Service for several years and as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home for many years.
A caring man, who enjoyed helping others, he also cared for his parents in their home. He enjoyed movies, being in the sun and spending time on the beach.
Born in Chelsea, he was the loving son of John P. Sr. and Clarice (Howe) Copello of Chelsea; devoted brother of Helen Fahey and her husband, George, of Saugus, Anna Marie Breen of Lynn, Joanne Ely and her husband, Larry, of Everett, Paula MacDonald of Revere, Patricia Muse and her husband, Larry, of Maine and the late Catherine Ippolito and dear brother in law of John Ippolito of California. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, a great-great niece and many friends.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel on November 30. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz Hospice and Palliative Care, 285 Commandants Way, Chelsea, MA 02150. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.WelshFuneralHome.com. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.
Christopher P. Siriani of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on November 29.
The beloved husband of Jodi (Quirk) Siriani, he was the father of April Leone of Lynn, Michelle Siriani of Everett and Erin Siriani of Revere; brother of Catherine, Kenneth, Carole, Warren and Louis Siriani and is also survived by 13 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. MagrathFuneralHome.com
Doctor Andrew Cullen
Owner of Everett Animal Clinic
Doctor Andrew Cullen passed away peacefully on November 17 surrounded by family members. Doctor Cullen was most well-known as a life-long resident of Everett and owner of the Everett Animal Clinic at 456 Ferry Street in Everett.
Having left home as an adventuresome teenager, Doctor Cullen made his way to a horse farm where he shared living accommodations with the horses. This is where he first developed his passion for animals and returned to Everett with a firm goal in mind – to become a veterinarian and care for animals for the rest of his life.
After serving as an officer in the US Army working as a cryptographer outside of Washington D.C. during the early 1950’s, Doctor Cullen attended Northeastern University in pursuit of this goal. His exceptional grades earned him acceptance into the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, from which he proudly graduated in 1961.
Doctor Cullen opened the Everett Animal Clinic in 1964 to serve the residents of Everett and the surrounding communities. “Doc Cullen,” as he was fondly known, practiced veterinary medicine with compassion, integrity and respect for his entire professional life. His passion and dedication to his profession and the beloved animals he cared for as well as his commitment and service to his community endured for the last 46 years. Even at the age of 80, his door remained open until medical complications prevented him from returning to the work he so dearly loved. Doc Cullen will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by his family, friends, clients and community.
Doctor Cullen was the father of Steven and David Cullen of Lynn and Lenore DeLaine of Tyngsboro; brother of Joseph of Tewksbury and the late Dorothy Ferullo of Milton; and former husband of Celine Cullen of Nashua, NH. He is also survived by four beloved grandchildren, Lenore, Steven, Derek and Kevin. He is also survived by his son, David’s, three dogs, Milo, Sherry and Duke. What will we do without him?
Doctor Cullen would have felt it appropriate that donations in his memory be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem MA 01970 so that his life’s work of providing care for animals can continue on. May he rest in peace.
Louis R. Mazzochia of Everett died on November 29.
A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Rita (Forte); loving father of Lucille Mazzochia of Everett and Louis Mazzochia and his wife, Diane, of Lynn. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Gary Savoy Jr. and Christina Savoy-DeCosta and her husband, Dan.
Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was at Woodlawn Mausoleum, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations in
his memory may be made to New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108.