Obituaries – 05/08/09

Friday, May 8, 2009
By Cary Shuman

Raffaele Quarato

East Boston resident

Raffaele “Lalo” Quarato of East Boston died on April 23.

He was the beloved son the late Matteo Quarato and is survived by his mother, Maria (Castriotta) Contrada, and his stepfather, Fiore, of East Boston. He was the loving father of Mathew Drew of Roslindale and Leanna Quarato of Winthrop; companion to Linda Slade of North Reading; cherished brother of Maria Quarato of Everett, Giulia Sorrentino and her husband, Francesco, of Woburn, Michael Quarato of East Boston, Vincenzo Quarato and his fiancée, Terri Cowan, of Florida, Rosa Carbo and her husband, Alfonso, of Everett, Domenic Quarato of East Boston and the late Pasquale Quarato and his surviving wife, Laura, of Danvers; stepbrother of Maria Labella and her husband, Paul, of Somerville. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Mary Lou Molloy, 70

Of California, formerly of Revere

Mary Lou (Person) Molloy of Chatsworth, California, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, died on April 20. She was 70 years old.

Born in Revere, she was the beloved daughter of the late Olaf and Mary (Douglass) Person. She is survived by her loving husband, Francis; her children: Douglass, Doreen, Darren, Dawn and Deanne; and nine grandchildren, all of California. She was the devoted sister of Joseph Person and his wife, Constance, of Melrose, Barbara Matarazzo and her husband, Michael, of Winthrop and loving aunt of many.

A Memorial mass will be offered at St. John the Evangelist Church at noon on Sunday, June 7.

Donations in Mrs. Malloy’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Carl Roan
Hopkinton resident

Carl Roan of Hopkinton died on May 3.

A longtime member of Local 6 Pipe Coverers, he was the beloved husband of Lynn (Barry) Roan; dear brother of Janet Celli and her partner, Susan Whitney, of Florida, Karen Roan of Peabody, Daniel Roan and his wife, Dorothy, of Winthrop and Thomas Roan of Lynn; and he is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Square), East Boston, today, Thursday, at 11 a.m.

Donations in his memory may be made to: VA Healthcare System, Attn: Oncology, 150 South Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Fenton ‘Joe Mack’ McLaughlin, 74

Auto Mechanic, member of many organizations

Fenton K. “Joe Mack” McLaughlin of Winthrop died suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on May 2. He was 74 years old.

A US Army veteran, he was a member of the VFW-Beachmont Post 6712, Winthrop Yacht Club, and a life member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078. Mr. McLaughlin worked as an auto mechanic at Mack’s Auto Repair in Winthrop.

Born in Island Falls, Maine, he was the son of the late John F. and Alta I. (Rickard) McLaughlin Jr.; devoted father of Joseph McLaughlin of Derry, NH, Carol Pellerin and her husband, Raymond, of Merrimack, NH, Rita Pine and her husband, Anthony, of Middletown, RI, and Rosie Vallee of Epson, NH; brother of P. John McLaughlin of California, and the late Alberta Giovi; adored grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of four. He is also survived by a special niece, Stacy Paretchan, many other nieces and nephews, and the children’s mother, Caroline Maniglia, of Merrimack, NH.

A funeral service was held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Donations in his name may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA, 01701. For his guest book, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Marion Riley, 90

Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club member

Marion A. (Vien) Riley of Winthrop died at the Eastpointe Nursing Home in Chelsea on April 29. She was 90 years old.

A member of the Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club, prior to her retirement, she worked as a waitress for 29 years on the eighth floor of Filene’s.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved wife of the late Henry E. Riley Sr.; daughter of the late William and Annie T. (Joyce) Vien; devoted mother of Henry E. Riley Jr. and his wife, Joanne, of Brockton and Mary Lou Heighton and her husband, Clark, of Winthrop; sister of Marguerite Vien of Winthrop and the late William and Thomas Vien; adored grandmother of Henry Riley III and his wife, Meghan, of Whitman, Lauren Roche and her husband, Paul, of Whitman, and Michelle Hall and her husband, Christopher, of Everett; great-grandmother of Willow Riley Hall and Mary Caroline Riley. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service was held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery.

Donations in her name may be made to the Viking Pride Foundation, P.O. Box 520037, Winthrop, MA, 02152. For her guest book, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Thomas Walsh Sr., 64

Bank director of computer operations

Thomas J. Walsh Sr. of Chelmsford, formerly of Winthrop, died suddenly at his home on April 29. He was 64 years old.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Bank of New England as a director of computer operations.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved husband of the late Linda B. (Buckman) Walsh; son of the late John and Emily (Keeler) Walsh; devoted father of Thomas J. Walsh Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Chelmsford; adored grandfather of Caroline G., Virginia J., and Jack Walsh; and the dear brother of Judy Galvin of Andover and the late Emily “Tootsie” Keeler.

His funeral service was held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section.) For his guest book, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Kevin Molloy, 63

MWRA employee

Kevin P. Molloy of Winthrop died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on April 28. He was 63 years old.

A US Army veteran, he was an employed as a mechanic by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority at Deer Island.

Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Patrick and Harriet (Boyd) Molloy; dear brother of Robert Molloy and his wife, Patricia, of Winthrop, Richard Molloy of Arizona, John Molloy and his wife, Teresa, of Virginia, Thomas Molloy and his wife, Patricia, of Winthrop, Patricia Wall of Winthrop, Joanne Silva of Jaffrey, NH, Jeanne Skobeleff and her husband, Richard, of Winthrop, and the late Mary Donnelly; dear friend and companion of Theresa Hanlon of Winthrop. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Cremation was private.

Donations may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House 78 Liberty St. Danvers, MA 01923. For his guest book, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Jeanne Gertrude Hess, 83

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop

Jeanne Gertrude (Flintoff) Hess of Raymond, NH, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH on May 3. She was 83 years old.

Born in Saugus, daughter of the late Gertrude M. (Marlboro) and Cecil F. Flintoff, she lived in Winthrop for many years prior to moving to Raymond, NH 30 years ago. She was a devoted volunteer for the Baby Knitting Program.

The beloved wife of the late John T. Hess, she was the devoted mother of Linda J. Hess of Kingston, NH and the late John Hess; mother-in-law of Marcia Hess of Hampton, NH and grandmother of two.

Her funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home, Winthrop, today, Thursday, at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Holy Rosary Church, Point Shirley, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Winthrop Cemetery.

Alfred Sablone Sr.

Of Florida, owned restaurants in East Boston and Winthrop

Alfred A. Sablone Sr. of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on April 29, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of the Bronze Star, a member of the Winthrop Elks and owner of Sablone’s Restaurant of Winthrop and the Sugar Bowl of East Boston.

He was the beloved husband of Ann (Ciampi) Sablone, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage; loving father of Alfred Sablone Jr. and his wife, Debra, of Revere, Alan Sablone and his wife, Darlene, of Malden and Alec Sablone of Fort Myers, Fla.; cherished grandfather of Alfred III, Todd, Jeffrey, Jason and Allyson and great-grandfather of Caroline, Nicholas, Lauren and Michael Sablone.

A memorial service was held at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Church in Royal Palm Beach. Funeral arrangements were by the Palms West Funeral Home of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Agostino Anthony Pierro, 94

Retired Boston Globe Compositor, member of many organizations

Agostino Anthony Pierro of Pleasant Street, Winthrop died on April 28 at the Pond Home Nursing Facility in Wrentham. He was 94 years old.

He was a retired compositor for the Boston Globe, a 60-year member of Boston Typographical Union 13, 50-year member of the Loyal Order of Moose, 25-year member of the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association and a member of the Winthrop Senior Center.

The beloved husband of the late Martha G. (Elwell), he was the brother of the late Joseph Pierro and Mary DiBenedetto and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Private funeral arrangements were by the O’Maley Funeral Home of Winthrop.

Johannah Maloney

Medford resident

Johannah M. (Cleary) Maloney of Medford died on April 29.

She was the beloved wife of Robert L. Maloney; devoted mother of Gordon J. Maloney and his wife, Christine, of Stoneham, Robert L. Maloney Jr. and his friend, Kelly Farina, Shawn Maloney and his wife, Antonia, all of Medford; loving grandmother of Connor, Mollie, Patrick, Shawn and Angelica; dear sister of Theresa Ryan of East Boston, Mary Barker of Winthrop, Margaret Glennon of Weymouth, and Lawrence Cleary of Billerica.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in her name to the Medford Fire Department, 120 Main St. Medford, MA 02155.

Elaine Oliver, 78

Member of Many Winthrop organizations

Elaine C. (Mills) Oliver of Kennedy Road, Winthrop, died on April 28 at her home. She was 78 years old.

She was a member St. John’s Choir, Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club, Winthrop Community Chorus and the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association.

Born in Claremont, NH, daughter of the late Walter Mills and Gertrude (Skelly), she was the former wife of the late Louis J. Oliver; devoted mother of Michael S. Oliver of Medford, Deborah T. Oliver of Malden and the late Richard P. Oliver; sister of Jennie Bracco of Duxbury, Walter Mills of Georgia and the late Barbara Laskey; beloved grandmother of Katie Oliver of Malden; and aunt of many.

Funeral arrangements were by the O’Maley Funeral Home of Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrision Ave., Boston, MA 02118.

Edward Hawes

Of Maine, formerly of Winthrop

Edward J. Hawes of Rangeley, Maine, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on April 24.

A US Marine Corps Vietnam Era veteran, he was a BPOE, Winthrop Lodge 1078 member.

He was the husband of Marygail T. (Heard) of Lynn, devoted father of Kelli and her husband, Stephen Butler, of Maine and the grandfather of Steven, Justin and Dylan Butler.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Donations in his memory to Mass General Hospital Burn Center, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA would be appreciated.

  • an old friend

    Elaine Oliver was a wonderful and classy lady. Her smile and kind words will be missed

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