Obituaries

Thursday, February 19, 2009
By Cary Shuman

Priscilla Woytaszek, 86

Teacher and secretary at First Church

Priscilla E. (Pollard) Woytaszek of Winthrop died at the Masconomet Healthcare Facility in Topsfield on February 16. She was 86 years old.

A former secretary and Sunday school teacher at the First Church of Winthrop United Methodist for many years, she was the beloved wife of the late Henry Woytaszek, with whom she shared 52 years of marriage.

Born in Boston, she was the cherished daughter of the late Randolph and Margaret (Dam) Pollard; loving mother of Estelle Zedalis and her husband, George, of Winthrop, Christine Zedalis and her husband, Joseph, of Winthrop, Henry Woytaszek and his wife, Maria, of Saugus, and Dale Woytaszek of Tuftonboro, N.H.; dear sister of the late Randolph, Frederick and Theodore Pollard; adored grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of nine.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. Funeral services were private.

Memorial donations in her name may be made to the First Church of Winthrop United Methodist, 217 Winthrop St., Winthrop, MA, 02152.

For her guest book, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Donald Silva, 73

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop

Donald J. Silva of Gilmore Court, Jaffrey, NH, died peacefully February 14 at home, surrounded by his family, following a long illness. He was 73 years old.

He was born May 17, 1935 in Chelsea, son of the late Joseph and Louise (Frost) Silva. He attended Chelsea schools before entering the US Marine Corps in 1953. Mr. Silva was a resident of Jaffrey since 1985 and previously lived in Winthrop. He was employed as station manager for Parkway Service Station in Revere.

He was a life member of the Jaffrey Memorial VFW Post 5613 and a member of the John Humiston American Legion Post 11 in Jaffrey and the Elks Lodge 1078 in Winthrop. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends and building puzzles together.

Mr. Silva is survived by his wife of 52 years, JoAnne (Molloy) Silva, of Jaffrey; two daughters, Theresa Shell of Rindge and Janine Slocum of Pittsfield; three granddaughters, Brianna and Samantha Shell, and Cheyanne Slocum; a sister, Sheila Silva of Derry, NH; three brothers, Richard Silva of Foxborough, Jack Silva of New Hampshire and Florida, James Silva of Ayersdale, SC; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Friends are invited to call at the Cournoyer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 33 River Street, (Route 202 South) in Jaffrey, NH on Friday, February 20, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. A memorial service will be held at noon in the funeral home with the Rev. Wilfred H. Deschamps, pastor of St. Patrick Church in Jaffrey officiating. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts State Veterans Cemetery in Winchendon, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Monadnock Family Services, 17 Ninety-Third Street, Keene, NH 03431, to support their efforts of purchasing their facility in Jaffrey, or to Hospice at HCS, for patient care needs in the Jaffrey area, P.O. Box 496, Peterborough, NH 03458.

To send a condolence to his family or for more information, please visit www.cournoyerfh.com.

Phillip Maddalone

Winthrop resident

Phillip L. Maddalone of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on February 4.

He was the loving son of the late Francis and Carmella (Grieco) Maddalone; dear brother of Saverio “Sully” Maddalone of Swampscott, Rose Tacelli of East Boston and Frank Maddalone of Revere; special uncle of Carla, Carmine, Christopher and Christina DiRuzza of Revere; loving companion of Rosemarie Zarro and her niece, Tanya, of Malden. He is also survived by many fond nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial celebrating his life will be held in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston on Saturday, February 21, at 10 a.m. A memorial visitation will be held in The Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St.(Orient Heights), East Boston, on Saturday, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. prior to the church service. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Because of his love for and devotion to his nephew, Christopher, memorial donations honoring Mr. Maddalone may be made to Boston College Campus School Campion Hall Room 197, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill MA 02467.

For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Anthony Savasta

World War II veteran

Anthony J. Savasta of East Boston died on February 12.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Julia (Frongello) Savasta; devoted father of Pamela Capezzuto and her spouse, Peter Metcalf, of Revere, Diane DiGiacomo and her spouse, John, of East Boston; dear brother of Joseph A. Savasta and his wife, Muffie, of Saugus and the late Connie Dacey, Mary Capazzuto and Sam Savasta; cherished brother-in-law of Elizabeth Frongello of Winthrop; loving grandfather of Peter Metcalf and his wife, Victoria, and his special triplets, Sophia, John and Gia DiGiacomo. He is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

Burial with military honors was in Holy Cross Cemetery with funeral arrangements by the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston.

Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley Street, East Boston.

For more information or to send online condolences, please visit www.ruggieromh.com.

Celia Shick, 93

Member of B’nai B’rith and Hadassah

Celia (Miller) Shick of Medway, formerly of Chelsea, died on February 15 at the Medway County Manor. She was 93 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was educated in Chelsea schools and graduated from Chelsea High School. She was a member of B’nai B’rith and Hadassah and also enjoyed collecting dolls.

She was the devoted mother of Lawrence Shick and his wife, Cheryl; dear sister of Jeanette Fraidan and Hilda Patch; loving grandmother of Daryl Ross and her husband, Jason, and Jennifer Shick-Bahani and her husband, Siyavosh. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Nadia, Kamron, and Matthew Bahani.

Graveside services were held at the Liberty Progressive Cemetery, Fuller Street, Everett.

Donations in her memory may be made to Autism Speaks-5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90036. For her online guest book, please visit www.torffuneralservice.com.

Mary Giordano, 86

Proprietor of Mary’s Kitchen of Everett

Mary G. (Imbernino) Giordano of Revere, formerly of Everett and Boston’s North End, died on February 10 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere, following a long illness. She was 86 years old.

Born and raised in Boston’s North End, she lived in Everett for more than 30 years before moving to Revere 42 years ago. She and her husband owned and operated a popular luncheonette in Everett known as Mary’s Kitchen for more than 25 years. She was a member of the Revere Center Seniors.

Mrs. Giordano was the wife of the late Alfred P Giordano, who died in August of 1997; devoted mother of Joseph J. Giordano and his wife, Julie, of Seattle, Wash. and Steve P. Giordano of Malden; cherished grandmother of Brett of Texas and Domenic T. Giordano of Seattle; sister of the late Charles and Philip Imbernino; and she is also lovingly survived by her cousins, Phyllis F. Palermo of Revere, Mary Tassinari of Winthrop, Jennie Anderson of Florida and Mary Chester of Belmont; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Vertuccio Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, on Thursday, February 19, at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours were Wednesday. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to the Activities Fund of the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, 204 Proctor Avenue, Revere, MA 02151.

Albert Giorgio Sr.

Formerly of East Boston

Albert L. Giorgio Sr. (Al Judd) Of Rhode Island, formerly of East Boston, died on February 11.

He was the beloved husband of Helen; father of Lucy Giorgio-Pirkey, Albert L. Giorgio, Jr., and the late Steven Giorgio, all of Revere; brother of Helen Reitano and Anthony Giorgio of Winthrop and the late Charles, Joseph, and Mario; grandfather of Robert and Jason Palladino, Albert L. Giorgio III, James and Kathryn Pirkey. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Mass was held in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Providence, RI.

Arturo Rossi

East Boston resident

Arturo Rossi of East Boston died on February 16.

He was the beloved husband of Haydee (Barca) Rossi.

In accordance with Mr. Rossi’s wishes, funeral services are private. For more information, call the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home of East Boston at 617-569-0990.

Bertram Kline Sr., 82

Pharmacist

Bertram W. Kline Sr., a Winthrop resident for more than 50 years, died on February 15. He was 82 years old.

A graduate of Boston Latin School, Mr. Kline enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served as a Marine Corps pharmacist mate during World War II. He then graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1950 and New England College of Pharmacy in 1954. He was the owner and operator of Edmands Pharmacy in Newtonville for over 21 years, until his retirement in 1977.

He was the beloved husband of the late Rosalyn (Rapoport); father of his devoted children: Bruce Kline, Marc Kline, Charlie and Mary Kline, Marcia Kline, Bertram Jr. and Joanne Kline and Susan and Dr. Richard Altman; grandfather of Rosalyn, Damian, Nathaniel, Hannah, Alexandra and Bertram Jason, whom he cherished; loving brother of the late Alan Kline and Marjorie Orlick and uncle of the late Michael Katz. He also leaves his brother, Ronald Kline, his in-laws, Claire and David Goldstein and his niece and nephew, Maurine and Ron Murphy.

Funeral arrangements were by the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Canton.

Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to Disabled American Veterans, Room 546 State House, Boston MA 02133-1042.

Harry Briggs Jr., 45

Active member of Winthrop Little League

Harry “Frank” Briggs Jr. of Main Street, Winthrop, died suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on February 16. He was 45 years old.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the beloved son of the late Mary A. (Huffman) and Harry “Frank” Briggs Sr.

A resident of Winthrop for most of his life, he was active in Winthrop Little League and the Winthrop Youth Hockey Association. He was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1981, and was employed as a truck driver, working for EZ Disposal, Viking Oil and most recently for UPS. He was a member of International Order of Teamsters and the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078.

He was the beloved husband of Paris (Theriault); loving father of Samantha Briggs of Revere; brother of Vickie Briggs of Winthrop and Joe Briggs and Barbara Finnegan, both of Tampa, Fla.; and the cherished uncle of Bryan, Adrianna, Kelsey, Amber and Brian.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop, on Friday, February 20, at 10 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will follow the service in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

For directions or to sign his online guest book, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Jordan Cohen, 61

Owned Atlas Paint and Supply of Quincy

Jordan L. Cohen, of Quincy died on February 15 at the John Scott Nursing Home. He was 61 years old.

Born in Boston, he moved to Quincy, where he resided for more than 50 years. He was educated in the Quincy schools and graduated from Belnap College in New Hampshire. He was the former owner of Atlas Paint and Supply of Quincy and past deputy director of Quincy Emergency Management.

He was the beloved husband of Laura Cohen, devoted father of Samantha Cohen, and Phillip Cohen and the dear brother of Marcia Cohen.

Graveside services were held at the Sudilkov Cemetery, Fuller Street, Everett. Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. For his online guest book, please visit www.torffuneralservice.com.

Virginia Kirk, 80

Swampscott resident

Virginia M. (Burns) Kirk of Swampscott died on February 16. She was 80 years old.

She was the wife of the late Robert J. Kirk; daughter of the late Carl G. and Mary Agnes (Londergan) Burns. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Theresa E. Kirk, principal of Meritor Academy in Middleton, of Swampscott, a grandson, Ryan Carl Kirk, a senior at Swampscott High School and her treasured dog “Bailey”. She also leaves her sister, Eleanor Burns Pumphret of Winthrop, a brother, Carl J. Burns of Littleton, a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Kirk Salley, and her husband, Charles, of Peabody. She was a special aunt to Susan and Bob Cunnington of Merrimack, NH, Julie and Michael Brennan of Walpole, William and Jennifer Pumphret of Winthrop, Stephen and Roberta Pumphret of Winthrop, Charles and Mary Agnes Salley of Danvers, Dr. Marc. and Joan Kerble of North Andover. She also leaves several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (Route 1A), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Cremation and burial will be private. Visiting hours are on Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. Directions and guest book are at www.solimine.com.

The family prefers donations be made to Wide Horizons for Children, 38 Edgehill Road, Waltham, MA 02451.

Robert Davolio

Formerly of East Boston

Robert Davolio of Boston, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on February 6.

In accordance with his wishes, funeral services were private, with arrangements by Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, Orient Heights, East Boston.

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