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We are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our entire staff.

"Comfort ye, O comfort ye my people, saith your God" - IS. 40:1

Our Team

Peter A. Zaksheski

Managing Director

Licensed Funeral Director and Registered Embalmer since 1980 to present

Jeffrey M. Gigliello

Jeffrey M. Gigliello

Type 6 Funeral Director and Embalmer

Email: jeff@chelseafuneralservice.com
Phone: 617-889-2723

A Chelsea native, Jeff attended St. Stanislaus and St. Rose Elementary Schools in Chelsea and is a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield. He started his career in funeral service with our firm in 2001 and became a Type 6 Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer after receiving his Associates in Applied Science in Funeral Service from FINE Mortuary College. Jeff serves on the executive committee of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Chelsea.

Chester V. Zaksheski

Director Emeritus

Licensed Funeral Director since 1950 to present.

Operated Anthony Zaksheski & Son Funeral Service at 79 Broadway from 1956 to 1965

Dedicated the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home in Cary Square on December 10, 1965 to honor the memory of his late father

 

CONCIERGE STAFF (non-Licensed)

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Webster's Dictionary defines Concierge (pronounced Kon-C-airz) a French word meaning “gatekeeper” or “Keeper of the Keys”. The position has its origins going back to the time of palaces and castles in ancient France. The royal household employed a “Concierge” whose job it was to see to the needs of VIP visitors as well as to hold the keys to the many castle rooms. The “Key” remains a symbol of the concierge profession to this day.

Carrying the position forward into modern times, many of today’s businesses recognize that ancient tradition of hospitality gives them the competitive edge in terms of client satisfaction and employee retention.

In recent years Concierge services may be found in “Class A”; hotels, office towers, residential buildings, retail settings, civic, academic and medical properties. (See National Concierge Association)

All of our support staff is trained to offer that same level of unexcelled hospitality found in any Class "A" establishment. To aide the comfort of the families we serve and thier guests who come to visit.

Donna M. Zaksheski

Office Manager

IN MEMORY

OF -

Frank A. Welsh

Founder 1887-1950

A licensed Funeral Director he established
and operated

"Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Service"
from 1912 untill 1950.

Anthony W. Zaksheski

Founder 1893-1959

A licensed Funeral director, he established and operated

"Anthony Zaksheski and Son Funeral Service"
 
from 1930 untill 1956

William F. Welsh

1917-1999

A licensed Funeral Director and Registered Embalmer  from 1938-1999

Co-director Frank A. Welsh & Sons from 1950-1994

John G. Welsh

1923-2009

A licensed Funeral Director 1949 to 2009

Co-Director of Frank A. Welsh & Sons from 1950 - 1999