Pitney Bowes Office Machines Retiree
Richard J. VanCampen of Everett entered into rest unexpectedly on June 9 in the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 74 years old.
Born in Lynn, Dick resided in Everett for many years. He retired from Pitney-Bowes Office Machines Company where he worked as a service technician in the postage meter company. He was a US Army veteran and a member of Saugus-Everett Lodge of Elks #642 and the city of Everett Disability Commission.
He was the beloved husband of Marie E. (Ranelli) for over 51 years; dear and devoted father of Julie Ann Orozco and her husband, Carlos of Everett, Richard J. VanCampen, Jr. and his wife, Susan of Danvers, Susan M. VanCampen of Revere, Linda A. Morrow and her husband, Shawn of Melrose and Robert J. VanCampen and his wife, Lisa of Everett; brother of the late Robert VanCampen; loving grandfather of Ashley and Andrea Orozco, Olivia, Ricky and Sarah VanCampen, Shawn, Jake and Emma Morrow and Lily and John VanCampen.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Richard’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett on Friday, June 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral will be from the funeral home on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St. Everett-Chelsea at 10:30 a.m. Interment, with military honors, will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s memory to the N.E Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St. Boston, MA 02108 would be sincerely appreciated.
Self Employed Musician and Educator
Roman “Ray” Stanislaus Bogus, a US Army veteran of World War II, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 8 at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years old.
Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Nicholas and Helen (Pszybylska) Boguszewski, Ray enlisted in the US Army on April 22, 1940. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon. Ray was honorably discharged on August 24, 1945. Upon returning home from the service, Ray earned his living as a self-employed musician. He also taught interior and exterior painting at the Shurtleff School in Chelsea for nine years.
Ray was a previous resident of Everett but has been residing at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home for the last several years. He was a member of the Musician’s Union Local 9-535 in Boston.
Ray was the husband of the late Nancy (Magazzu) Bogus and the former husband of the late Marguerite J. “Maggi” Veader-McHale; beloved father of Lisa Santarpio of Chelsea, Bryan Bogus of New Hampshire, Deborah Brems and her husband, Frederick of Saugus and the late Eric Bogus – McHale; brother of the late Alfred Boguszewski, Sabina Syngajewski, Julia Benirowski, Edwina “Evelyn” Balkus and is also lovingly survived by five grandchildren: Alycia Santarpio of Chelsea, Melissa Hull and Clayton Bogus, both of New Hampshire, Johnny Volatile and Jacob McHale, both of California and by five great-grandchildren.
His Funeral will be held from the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea on Thursday, June 12 at 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael Arch Angel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea at 12 Noon. Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chelsea Soldier’s Home c/o John Davis 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150.