Obituaries 01-14-2011

Friday, January 14, 2011
By Transcript Staff

Patricia Kelley

Member of Sons of Italy Women’s Lodge

Patricia G. (Marino) Kelley of Winthrop died on January 10.

She was the beloved wife of the late Harold B. Kelley Jr.; loving mother of Harold G. Kelley III and his wife, Sharon, of Florida, Patricia Ricci of Lynn and Marie Ortalani and her husband, Stephen, of Winthrop and the late Anne Slick; sister of the late Joseph Marino and cherished grandmother of eight and great grandmother of five.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday morning at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 9 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MSPCA Angel Memorial, 350 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130. For guest book and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com.

David McCluskey

Of Florida, formerly of Winthrop

David D. McCluskey of Ft. Myers, Florida, formerly of Chicopee and Winthrop, died on December 29. He was 67 years old.

He was the beloved husband of the late Grayce Henebury McCluskey and son of the late Henry and Rita McCluskey; brother of Henry and his wife, Linda McCluskey, of Ft. Myers, Florida, Mary Alice Watson and her husband, Richard Watson, of Winthrop and the late Michael McCluskey. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his life at a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop, on Friday, January 21 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the Mass in Winthrop Cemetery.

Alice Regan

Retired Mammoth Mart Sales Manager

Alice E. (Scott) Regan of Winthrop, formerly of Norwell and Clearwater, Florida died at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on January 10. She was 94 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Regan was a sales manager for the former Mammoth Mart Dept. Store. She was the Past President and Treasurer of the Norwell Senior Citizens Organization, Past President of the Norwell Council on Aging, and the Past Treasurer of the Twin Palms Mobile Home Park in Clearwater, Florida.

The beloved wife of the late Ambrose J. Regan, she was born in Cambridge, the loving daughter of the late Ralph W. E. and Mary M. (Butler) Scott. She was the devoted mother of Maryalice Lester and her husband, Robert, of Clearwater, FL, Alma Perella and her husband, Edward, of Largo, FL, Lorene McLaughlin and her husband, Robert, of Gardner, Michael Regan of Melrose, Ronald Regan of Largo, FL, and Phyllis Arnold and her husband, Gary, of Winthrop; dear sister of the late Frank, Ralph Jr, and Reginald Scott, and Alma Tibbetts. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, January 14 at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Donations in her name may be made to the American Heart Assn. 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA, 01701. Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Jean Floyd

Retired Cook for Winthrop Schools

Jean L. Floyd of Main Street, Winthrop died at home on January 5 after a long illness. She was 82 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she was the daughter of the late Grace (Connolly) and Bill Moriarty. She attended Winthrop Schools and married the late Arthur “Sonny” Floyd, a retired Winthrop Police Officer. After her children were grown, she went to work for the Winthrop School System. She loved her job cooking for and serving the children. The highlight of her career was preparing spaghetti dinners every Friday night for the football team. Being with the team, Coach Fucillo, and his staff was very special to her.

She was the devoted mother of Billy Floyd, Nancy Floyd, Jimmy Floyd and Cindy Sweeney; the beloved sister of John and Mary Moriarty, Mary Sirianni, Nonny and Henry Hayes and the late William “Moe” Moriarty, Elaine Petrillo and Ralph Sirianni; loving grandmother of Jimmy McDonald, Kelsey Floyd and the late William Floyd. She was also the adored aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Father Don Milligan, a loyal family friend, officiated at her service and offered prayers at the burial in Winthrop Cemetery. For memorial donations or to sign her online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Antonetta Rota

Winthrop resident

Antonetta (Caggiano) Rota of Shirley Street died at the Epoch Nursing Home in Melrose on January 8 after a brief illness. She was 93 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Mariano Caggiano and Mary (Pasquale). She lived in East Boston before moving to Winthrop more than 60 years ago.

She was the beloved wife of the late Virgilio Rota,  the loving mother of Dennis Rota of North Reading and the late Frank A. Rota; the cherished grandmother and great grandmother of Kelly, Brian, Kaylee and Anthony.

Her Funeral Service will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, January 13 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the service in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To sign her online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Marie Riley

Woburn resident

Marie F. (McGeorge) Riley died in Woburn on January 8.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph L. Riley; devoted mother of Jane M. Farynaz and her husband, William, of South Carolina, Jo-Anne A. Stewart and her late husband, John of California, Geraldine Alger and her husband George of Ipswich and Joseph L. Riley Jr. and his wife, Kathleen M. of Burlington; dear sister of the late Thomas and Eugene McGeorge; loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

Her Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn today, Thursday, January 13 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony Church, 851 Main St., North Woburn at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends may call today from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Donations may be made in Mrs. Riley’s memory to the Hospice of North Shore Inc., 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. (Obituary, directions and guest book at www.lynch-cantillon.com)

Joanne Ford

East Boston resident

Joanne M. Ford of Saratoga Street, East Boston died at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on January 9 after a long illness. She was 75 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Pia and Bruno DiTroia;  the beloved wife of the late Robert Ford and the loving mother of Gale Valliere of Winthrop, Robert Ford of East Boston and Tracey Ford of Winthrop; dear sister of the late Robert DiTroia. She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, January 15 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Memorial donations may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, ATTN: Donations, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130. For directions or to sign her online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Hazel Coleman

Winthrop resident

Hazel A. (LeBlanc) Coleman of Winthrop died January 6 at Masconomet Health Care in Topsfield.

The wife of the late Retired U.S. Navy Commander Robert E. Coleman, she is survived by two daughters, Sue Carabott of Dover, NH and Cathy McKenna of Winthrop; a brother, Thomas LeBlanc and his wife, Josephine, of Revere; three grandchildren Michelle Brockmann, Todd and Jeffrey Sullivan as well as five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church,  Winthrop followed by burial in Winthrop Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SolAmor Hospice, 161 Main St., Middleton, MA 01949. For guestbook please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com.

Ruth Fidler

Winthrop resident

Ruth M. (Pelton) Fidler of Winthrop, formerly of Charlestown, died on January 7.

The Retired Supervisor at The Kennedy Family Service Center, Charlestown, she was the beloved wife of the late William J. Fidler; devoted mother of William F. Fidler and his wife, Lisa, of Rhode Island, Karen Fidler and Maureen Fidler, both of Winthrop; loving grandmother of Marthe and Aidan Fidler; beloved sister of the late Arthur Pelton; devoted cousin of Jean Gilson of Wilmington and the late Joe Connolly; loving aunt of several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown.  Burial was at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. For guestbook and obituary: www.carrfuneral.com.

Stanley Wolfgang

Former Owner of Family Jewelers, Boy Scout Leader, member of many organizations

Stanley Wolfgang of Revere died on January 7. He was 80 years old.

Born in Boston and raised in Winthrop, he lived in Revere for most of his life. He was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War,  a member of Kearsarge I.O.O.F., Revere Kiwanis, Consolidated Lodge A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite and a member of the Beachmont Yacht Club. An avid painter, he was the former owner of Family Jewelers in Revere. He was also a former long time Scout Leader.

He was the beloved husband of the late Naomi (Davidson) Wolfgang; devoted father of Mark Wolfgang and his wife, Kerry (Welby) and Seth Wolfgang; devoted brother of Barbara Finkleman and Risa Buckstein and her husband, Jan; loving uncle of nephews and a niece.

Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea. Burial was in Sharon. Donations in his memory may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Minute Man Council, 411 Unquity Rd., Milton, MA 02186. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com.

Rose Marie DiPiero

Of Wilmington, formerly of East Boston

Rose Marie (Perron) DiPiero of Wilmington, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on January 5 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 64 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Ernest DiPiero, she was the loving daughter of the late Henry and Lillian McDonagh of Brighton; devoted mother of Lorraine Amato and her husband, John, of Wilmington, Ernest DiPiero and his fiancé, Liz Kanofsky, of Revere and the late Joseph Paul Borden of Revere; second mother to Raymond Borden of Winthrop. Her life was dedicated to her grandchildren who meant the world to her, she was the adoring grandmother of Angelina, Michael, Christina, Brandon, and Daelan; loving sister of Catherine Stehr and her husband, Richard, of New York, Mary Garbarino and her husband, James, of Rhode Island, and the late Joseph McDonagh of Brighton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com.

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