Obituaries 05-17-2011

Joyce Wonoski

Retired Lynn Girls Club Coordinator

Joyce A. (Lucier) Wonoski of Center Ossipee, NH, formerly of Lynn, died at the North Conway Memorial Hospital on May 7 after a long illness with her family by her side.

She was educated in the Lynn School System and was employed by the Metropolitan District Commissioner Officer Staff for 10 years. Before her retirement, she was employed as a Coordinator at the Lynn Girls Club Inc. She enjoyed summers on the boat with the family and mostly with her grandchildren.

Born in Lynn in June 6, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Isabelle (Andrews) Lucier; devoted wife of Fred H. Wonoski with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. She is also survived by two sons and two daughters, Paul, Lynn Police Officer, and his wife, Kieranna Winoski of Lynn, Steven “Bucky” Wonoski of Atlanta, GA, Jil-Lyn Wonoski and her husband, Greg McHale of Melrose, Paula and her husband, Greg Reynolds of Atlanta, A. She was the beloved grandmother of Jake, Andrea, Sophia, Alex, Nadia and Stacia and the sister of the late Walter Lucier.

Funeral arrangements were the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Girls Inc. of Lynn, 50 High St., Lynn, MA 01902.

Ana Alvarez

Mental Health Case Manager

Ana Alvarez of East Boston died May 12 at her home  following a seven-year battle with pancreatic cancer.  She was 58 years old.

Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, she lived in Chelsea and Elizabeth, NJ before moving to East Boston.  Ms. Alvarez had been employed as a teacher’s assistant in the special education program in the Chelsea Public Schools, as a real estate agent for Exit Realty and most recently as a case manager for Suffolk Mental Health.  She was a member of the Inglesia Bautista Palabra De Vida Church in East Boston.

She is survived by three daughters, Rosa Alvarez Hanks of Chelsea, Laura Macquart-Moulin of Singapore and Yazmin Guevara of Chelsea.

Funeral arrangements were by the Goodrich Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.

John Copello

Retired Lithographer

John P. Copello, a former lithographer, died at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on May 5.  He was 94 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Annie T. (O’Connor) Copello. He attended local schools and shortly after graduating from high school he enlisted in the US Army and served during World War II. After being honorably discharged, he married Clarice (Howe) and together they raised their family in Chelsea.

Mr. Copello worked for 29 years as a lithographer and plate setter for Forbes Lithograph in Chelsea until the company went out of business and later worked for 10 years at Metropolitan Printing located in Everett. He was a member of the Graphic Communications International Union and the Amalgamated Lithographers of America.

He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Clarice (Howe) Copello of Chelsea; devoted father of Helen Fahey and her husband, George, of Saugus, Anna Marie Breen of Lynn, Joanne Ely and her husband, Larry, of Everett, Paula MacDonald and Reynold Difilippo of Revere, Patricia Muse and her husband, Larry, of Maine and the late Catherine Ippolito and John P. Copello Jr.; loving father in law of John Ippolito of California; dear brother of Ernie Copello of Chelsea, Eileen Farreau of Billerica, the late Arthur, Chester, Francis, Florence and Eleanor Copello, Sarah Melisi, Helen Nelson, Rose Scanell and Margie Farreau. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel at Chelsea Soldiers Home on Wednesday, May 11. Services concluded with full Military Honors and burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Chelsea Jewish Foundation, 17 Lafayette Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

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