August 8 1926 July 24 2019
Theresa’s Obituary Theresa passed away on Wednesday July 24th at Sunrise of Lynnfield, where she was residing in assisted living for the past two and a half years. She was in her 93rd year. Born and raised in Chelsea she was the only beloved daughter of the late Frank and Lottie (Nawrocki) Branczewski. Sometimes known as Tessie or Terry to her friends, Theresa attended Chelsea schools and was graduated from Chelsea High School. She was married to Walter F. Szczerbinski and together they raised a family of three daughters and one son. From time to time Terry worked outside of her home. She’s remembered by her daughters for the time she worked at Bailley’s Ice Cream in Boston, preparing special treats when they would visit Mom at work. She also performed secretarial assistance for a Chelsea Realtor and later on as a Sales Lady at the former Jordan Marsh in Peabody. A resident of Chelsea for much of her life, she settled together with her husband in Peabody in the 1980’s and recently settled in Lynnfield 9 years ago. She was a life-long supporting and devoted parishioner of St Stanislaus Church in Chelsea. She was active in parish life as a member of the former Ladies Sodality and Church Choir and she was a longtime member of the former PAV Ladies Aux Post 13 in Chelsea. She enjoyed attending the many polka dances and other social affairs at the post. In her lifetime Tessie had a fond love of music, entertaining family and friends singing and playing the piano completely by ear. She is fondly remembered for her many baked goods and home style pastries. Theresa was widowed by the passing of her beloved husband of 68 years in Sept. of 2016. She was the dearly beloved mother and mother-in-law of Anita M. Bedrosian and her later husband Peter, Jr. of Lynnfield, Judy Szczerbinski of Peabody, Mary Sciuto and her husband David of Dunstable, Thomas J. Szczerbinski and his wife Andrea of Arlington, VA. Cherished grandmother of Jessica and Matthew Bedrosian, Travis and Shannon Benson, Ryan and Justin Szczerbinski. ARRANGEMENTS: Her Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway CHELSEA on Wednesday July 31st at 8:30 A.M. Followed by a funeral mass at St. Stanislaus Church 163 Chestnut St. Chelsea at 9:30 A.M. Services will conclude with interment at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 (seven) P.M. Funeral home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite funeral home. Should friends desire, contributions in Theresa’s memory may be made to a charity of their choice. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Theresa J Szczerbinski August 8 1926 July 24 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Chelsea, state: Massachusetts