Obituaries 05-22-2012

Irene ‘Daisy’ Piasecki

Retired Fruit Processor

Irene P. “Daisy” (Johnson) Piasecki, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on May 16. She was 75 years old.

A retired fruit processor, having worked at the Lowell Bros. Produce Co. in Chelsea for over 20 years, she was the beloved wife of Joseph E. Piasecki; devoted mother of Phyllis I. Iapicca of Lynn and Joseph F. Piasecki of Chelsea; daughter of the late Harry and Florence (McDonald) Johnson; dear sister of Edna “Bub” O’Neil of Sharon and the late Harry Johnson, Hazel Escott, Florence Johnson, Helen Robinson, Gracie Moore and Ruth O’Neil.  She is also lovingly survived by seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, Chelsea.  Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn.

Henry Maksimowicz

GE Retiree, spent eight years in Siberian Labor Camp

Henry Maksimowicz, a 52 year resident of Lynn, died at home after a long illness on May 15. He was 81 years old

Born in Poland, he was a painter in the Turbine Division of General Electric before his retirement. In his early years, he spent eight years in a Labor Camp in Siberia. He was a member of the former St. Michael’s Parish and the Polish National Alliance Lodge 630.

He was the son of the late Marcia and Stanislawa (Kohanowski) Maksimowicz and the beloved husband of Irene (KIurowska) Maksimowicz with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Alinka and her husband, Gene Amoroso of Lynnfield and one son, George, and his wife, Kinmberlea Maksimowicz of Milton; three grandchildren, Tessa and Adam Amoroso and Landon Maksimowicz. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of Thaddeus Maksimowicz and Bolewsiwa Lisoewski, both of Michigan, Regina Gienieczko of Marblehead and Sophia Maksimowicz of Florida and the late Stefania Lisowski.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nadworny Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Agnes Thompson

Former Chelsea Building Department Secretary and Switchboard Operator at Soldier’s Home

Agnes L. (O’Brien) Thompson, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died on May 13 at the Leonard Florence Center for Living where she had been receiving supportive care. She was 82 years old.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth (Hanlon) O’Brien.

She graduated from St. Rose Elementary and High School, married Clifford H. Thompson, Jr. who died in 2010 after sharing 60 years of marriage together. The couple raised their family in Chelsea and she worked for many years for the City of Chelsea as a secretary for the Building Department and later at the switchboard of the Chelsea Soldiers Home. Mrs. Thompson enjoyed the company of family and friends and playing “BINGO” in her spare time.

She was the devoted mother of John Thompson and his wife, Laurie of Lynn, Clifford Thompson and his wife, Julia of Lexington, Michael Thompson and his wife, Claire of West Peabody and Glenn Thompson of Texas; cherished grandmother of Clifford Barton, Caitlyn, Michael, Brittany and Sam and dear sister of the late James, Albert and Edward O’Brien, Beatrice Bishop and Edna Flaherty.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

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Joyce Puzzangara

Retired Boston Hotel Cocktail Waitress

Joyce E. (Fitzgerald) Puzzangara of Revere,

formerly of Cambridge and Winchendon, died on May 20 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was 83 years old.

The wife of the late Joseph Puzzangara, she was born and raised in Winchendon and Cambridge, the daughter of the late Howard and Gertrude (Leland) Fitzgerald. A resident of Revere since 1962, Mrs. Puzzangara worked as a cocktail waitress at several Boston area hotels.

Mrs. Puzzangara leaves two daughters, Barbara Squitieri and her husband, Philip of Revere, Robin Hines and her husband, David of Lynn; one son, Charles Lindberg and his wifem Roberta of Revere; four grandchildren, Derek Lindberg and his wife, Nicole, Vanessa McKay and her husband, Matthew, Bianca Squitieri and her fiancé, John Quirk, Alexa Squitieri and her wife, Jennifer; three great grandchildren, Brooke McKay, Colin McKay and Jonathan Squitieri. She was the aunt of John Bernard and his wife, Lillie, Suzanne Bernard and Elizabeth Carey and great aunt of Brianna Carey.

Relatives and friends are invited to join in a celebration of her life on Thursday, May 24 from 5 to 8 the Winthrop Arms, 130 Grovers Ave., Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 1309 Beacon St., Memorial Donations, Brookline, MA 02446 or Funeral arrangements are by Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus and Revere. For condolences:

Theresa McGrath

Retired Billing Clerk, Active CAPIC Member

Theresa (LaSalle) McGrath of Revere died on May 18. She was 85 years old.

A retired billing clerk, she was an active member of CAPIC Community Action Programs Inner City and former Treasurer of the Tenants Association Hyman Towers, Revere. She was an avid Bingo Player, but above all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was the beloved grandmother of Christine Quagenti and husband, Joseph of Saugus, Diana McGrath of Lynn, Mathew McGrath of Revere, Brian McGrath of Malden, Autumn Deheulle of Malden and April Dehueulle of Malden; cherished great-grandmother of Arianna, Victoria, Daniella, Aliyah and Jordan and dear mother-in-law of Linda McGrath of Malden.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Thursday, May 24 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours are Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook please visit:

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