Obituaries 11-12-09

Thursday, November 12, 2009
By Transcript Staff

Frank Nicewicz, 68

Member of Chelsea and Winthrop Yacht Clubs and Winthrop Lodge of Elks

Frank A. Nicewicz of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, died on November 8 at the Youville Hospital in Cambridge after a long illness. He was 68 years old.

Mr. Nicewicz worked as a mechanic for the American Steel & Aluminum Company in Auburn and the Tyree Maintenance Company in Westboro. He was a member of the Winthrop Yacht Club, the Chelsea Yacht Club and the Winthrop Lodge of Elks No. 1078.

Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Chester and Gladys (Shumski) Nicewicz, he was the beloved husband of Eileen M. (Collins) and the brother of Chester Nicewicz and his wife, Lynnette, of Chelsea and Henry Nicewicz and his companion, Cynthia Seneca, of Estero, Florida. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the O’Maley Funeral Home, 79 Atlantic Avenue, Winthrop, on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery.

 

Silvio DeModena, 93

Boston Naval Yard retiree

Silvio L. DeModena of Hingham, formerly of Winthrop, died at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth on October 31 after a brief illness. He was 93 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Marietta (D’Angelo) and John DeModena. A resident of Winthrop for more than 58 years, he and his wife moved to Hingham recently to be near their daughter. Mr. DeModena was employed for many years as a electronics supervisor for the Boston Naval Shipyard.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Grifone) and the loving father of Marietta DeModena-Burns and her husband, Richard, of Hingham; the devoted grandfather of Robert Burns and the brother of the late Mario and John DeModena. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Catholic Charitable Bureau, 51 Sleeper St., Boston MA 02210 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown MA 02472. To sign his online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

 

Dorothy Moscato

Revere resident

Dorothy Moscato of Revere died on November 6.

The beloved wife of the late Vincent Moscato, she was the devoted mother of Joseph Moscato and his wife, Roberta, of Peabody, Richard Moscato and his wife, Mary, of Winthrop, Nancy Amos and her husband, Thomas, of Revere and is also survived by her four loving grandchildren, Thomas and Kristen Amos and Liane and Lauren Moscato.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.

 

Helen Gallarelli, 72

Winthrop resident

Helen (Koumanelis) Gallarelli of Winthrop died at her daughter’s home in Revere on November 4. She was 72 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she was the beloved wife of the late Jack Gallarelli; the daughter of the late James and Georgia (Rodes) Koumanelis; devoted mother of Lori Adreani and her husband, Ray, of Revere and William Smith of Cincinnati, OH; sister of William Ellis and his wife, Maureen, of Ormond Beach, FL; adored grandmother of Melissa and Raychel Adreani; dear aunt of Kristin Mullaney and Melissa Bythrow and is also survived by many cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, PO. Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ, 85038. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

 

John Douglass, 88

Retired Mass Highway Department Inspector

John J. Douglass of Winthrop, formerly of Beachmont Revere, died at his home on November 5. He was 88 years old.

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was an avid tennis player and enjoyed daily walks along Revere Beach. Prior to his retirement, he was an Inspector for the Massachusetts Highway Dept.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved husband of Catherine M. (Flanagan) Douglass; the son of the late James A. and Frances G. (Neville) Douglass; devoted father of Bob Douglass and Jane Murphy of Cambridge, Jack Douglass and Cheryl Douglass of New Hampshire, Jayne Cleary and Paul Cleary of Winthrop and the late Karen Marie Douglass; dear brother of Genevieve F. Muldoon of Gilford, NH. and the late Mary Person, Eleanor Barry, Dorothy Moore, and Neville Douglass; adored grandfather of Kara and Colleen Douglass, Jacquelyn and Kathryne Cleary, and John and Shanon Douglass. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section.) Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn., 311 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA. 02472. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

 

Maria Galante

East Boston resident

Maria (Uliano) Galante of East Boston died on November 5.

The beloved wife of the late John A Terilli and Michael Galante, she was the devoted mother of the late Lorraine McCue; dear sister of the late Frances, Theresa, Joseph, Raymond and Jennie; cherished grandmother of Marie McCue of Revere and Raymond McCue Jr. of East Boston; adored great grandmother of John, Nicholas, Christopher and Samantha McCue; loving great great grandmother of Michele and Ashley McCue and is also survived by her many fond nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Phillip Barisano

Served aboard USS Missouri

Phillip R. Barisano of East Boston died on November 8.

A US Navy veteran who served on the USS Missouri and a member of Local 3, he was the beloved husband of more than 59 years of Eleanor (Prisco) Barisano; devoted father of Robert Barisano and his fiancé, Laraine Rossi, and Richard Barisano, all of East Boston, and the late Ronald Barisano and his surviving wife, Corrine, and the late Randal Barisano; dear brother of George Barisano and his wife, Beverly, of Winthrop, Ann Marie Gioia and her husband, Sal, of Saugus; cherished grandfather of Lauren, Christine, Bridget and Julianne and is also survived by his adored great grandson, Anthony, and many loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held at the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street (Orient Heights) East Boston, today, Thursday, November 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating his life in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial with military honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

 

Donald Rossi

US Postal Service Retiree

Donald F. Rossi of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died suddenly on November 3.

A retired US Postal Service employee and a US Army Vietnam Era veteran, he was the beloved son of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Granara) Rossi; brother of Nicholas and his wife, Barbara, of East Boston and the late Kenneth Rossi; nephew of Anna Columbro and Angelo Rossi; uncle of David, Kim, Nicholas, Christopher and Erica and is also survived by many aunts and cousins.

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

 

Ailish Hayes, MD, 58

Pediatrician with Revere-Winthrop Pediatrics

Ailish Hayes MD died peacefully at her home "Seascape" in Marblehead after a long and valiant battle with Kidney Cancer on November 4. She was 58 years old.

Born in Ireland, she followed her family tradition of medicine and attended medical school in Ireland. She did post graduate pediatric training in Toronto and Montreal before moving to Harvard Medical School in Boston where she pursued a rewarding academic career, specializing in Neonatology and Genetics. For the past 15 years, she was dedicated to her primary care pediatric practice at Revere-Winthrop Pediatrics. She lived and loved life to the fullest and drew much joy from friends and family around the world who touched her life.

She was the daughter of the late Richard Hayes and will be deeply missed by her beloved Robert W. Dine, her mother, Chris, her brother, Garrett, sister-in-law, Siobhan, sisters, Maeliosa and Christine, and brother-in-law Damien Rutledge and nieces, nephews and cousins. Her loss is also deeply regretted by her beloved friends, colleagues and patients.

A Memorial Funeral Mass was held with arrangements entrusted to the Eustis-Cornell Funeral Home, Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Attn: Kris Laping, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Please make checks payable to "Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center" and include "in memory of Ailish Hayes." For online memorial, please visit www.mem.com

 

Barbara O’Regan

Billerica resident

Barbara (Reynolds) O’Regan of Billerica, formerly of Somerville, died unexpectedly on November 3.

She was the wife of the late Michael Collins and Dennis O’Regan Jr.; beloved mother of Kathy Murphy and her husband, Donald Murphy, and Kristine Collins of Billerica, Karen Tumbarello-Leonard and her husband, Robert Leonard, of Brentwood, NH and the late Michael Collins; sister of Ruth Toomey of Florida and is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Funeral arrangements were by the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, Billerica. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Burial was in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica.

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