Obituaries 05-26-2011

Friday, May 27, 2011
By Transcript Staff

John Wood

Retired ships carpenter

John D. Wood of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on May 23. He was 90 years old.

A longtime resident of Winthrop and a graduate of Malden Schools, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, the Winthrop Historical and Improvement Association and a member of the Carpenters Union- Local 218. He was also a regular parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church. Prior to his retirement, he was a ships carpenter at the former Boston Naval Shipyard.

He was the beloved husband of the late Freda (Fotenakes) Wood; cherished son of the late John J. and Mary Kay (Dwyer) Wood; dear brother and brother- in-law of Edwin L. Wood and his wife, Carol, of Malden, Irene M. Wood of Melrose, Oleda T. Dady and her husband, Charles, of Reading, Frances Mitchell and her late husband, Joseph, of Merrimack, NH, the late Raymond F. Wood and his wife, Virginia, of Stoneham, the late Bernard G. Wood and his late wife, Mary, the late Vincent Wood and his late wife, Pauline, and the late Nelson J. Wood and his wife, Barbara, of Ashland. He was the brotherin-law of George C. Fontaine of Florida, Stella McGettigan of Philadelphia, PA, and Angeline Powell of Winthrop and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday at 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Visiting hours are (today) Thursday only from 4 to 8 p.m. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Irene Peters

Dance instructor

Revere died at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea on May 20. She was 86 years old.

Her passion was tap dancing. She was an instructor at the Winthrop Senior Center, coaching the “Seaside Tappers” and the owner of the Irene A. Baron Dance Studio in Beachmont, Revere. In her earlier years, she enjoyed many dance outings at the former Blinstrubs Ballroom near South Station in Boston. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a Loan Officer at the Nashua Trust in New Hampshire.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert L. Peters and the former wife of the late Jacob Baron. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (McNeice) Shields; devoted mother of James S. “Jim” Baron and his wife, Kathy, of Winthrop, and Diane Baron-DiMino and her husband, Sal, of Revere; adored grandmother of Julianna DiMino of Revere; dear sister of the late Lorraine Alfano, Jim Shields, and Dr. Joan Shields and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Visiting hour will be held today, Thursday, May 26, at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass after the visitation at St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. For guestbook and directions, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Elizabeth Weaver

Real estate agent

Elizabeth (Bustos) Weaver of Crystal Cove, Winthrop died at the Whidden Hospital, Everett on May 20 after a long illness. She was 53 years old.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, the daughter of the late Mirtha (Salas) and Dr. Miguel Bustos, she came to this country 30 years ago and resided in Winthrop for two and one half years. She was a college graduate who worked as a real estate agent.

The dear sister of Elina Eddinger of Winthrop, Miguel Marco Bustos, Janeta Bustos and Mirtica Bustos, all of Venezuela, she is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at the Caggiano – O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, from 4 to 6 p.m.

followed by a prayer service. Committal will be private. For directions and online book of condolences go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Gaetana Russo

Stitcher

Gaetana (Maira) Russo of Revere died on May 20. She was 97 years old.

Born in Italy, she worked as a stitcher and was the beloved wife of the late Luigi Russo; devoted mother of Giovanna Lucifora and her husband, Frank, Vincenza “Enza” Bagnato and her husband, Rocco, all of Revere and Angelo Russo and his wife, Catherine, of Winthrop; loving grandmother of Sally Nelson, Frank Lucifora, Laura Bagnato, Christina Russo and great grandmother of three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was at Cross Mausoleum. www.buonfiglio.com.

Richard Miller

Somerville resident

Richard H. “Dick” Miller of Somerville died on May 18.

He was a US U.S. Navy veteran serving on the USS Warrington during the Korean War, volunteered his time at the Charlestown Navy Yard on the USS Cassin Young and was a member of the VFW Logan Post in Somerville.

He was the beloved husband of the late Joan (Sordillo); father of Richard Miller and his wife, Maureen, of Winthrop, Jill Geiger and her husband, Bob, of Virginia, Joannie Miller of Medford, Robert Miller of Somerville, Paul Miller, Maria Moran and Michele Passanisi, all of Medford, Anthony Miller and his wife, Sandy, and Celia Saltman and her husband, Leo, all of Somerville; grandfather of 17, great grandfather of five and brother of the late Janith Balsm.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cota-Struzziero Funeral Home, Somerville. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. www.cotafuneralhomes.com.

Andrea Muise-Duval

Of Everett, formerly of Winthrop

Andrea Muise-Duval of Everett, formerly of Winthrop, died on May 22.

She was the beloved fiancée of Paul Aversa of Everett; loving mother of Renee Muise and John of Salem, NH, Tracy Muise and her fiancé, Christopher, of North Revere, Edward Muise and his wife, Shannon, of Sanford, ME.; cherished grandmother of Anthony, Stefon, Aaron, Leighana, Kaylee and Peyton; great-grandmother of Isabella.

Her Funeral will be held from The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. The family will receive visitors today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in her memory may be brought to visiting hours. To leave online condolences and for directions, visit www.kirby-rapino.com.

Harold Evans Jr.

Member of the D.A.V., Cottage Park Y.C.

Harold J. “Huck” Evans, Jr. of Winthrop died at home on May 20. He was 86 years old.

“Huck” was member of U.S. Army serving during World War II as a Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. He was a Life Member of the D.A.V. and a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a Fleet Serviceman for American Airlines.

Born in Winthrop, he was the son of the late Harold J. and Mildred (Eldredge) Evans Sr.; beloved husband of Nancy E. (Howe) Evans; devoted father of Pamela M. Evans, Charles H. Evans and his wife, Susan,and the late Thomas Evans, all of Winthrop; father-in-law of Patricia Evans-Nichols of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Stephanie, Denise, and Kate Johnson, Matthew and Abigail Evans, and Rebecca Evans; dear brother to the late Donald, Richard, Roy “Mike”, and Sanford “Sam” Evans, and Judith Millar. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in his name can be made to Renal Associates at Mass. General Hospital for Kidney Research, 165 Cambridge St. Suite 202, Boston, MA. 02114. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Raymond Forster

Member of the American Legion

Raymond R. Forster of Revere died on May 20. He was 78 years old.

A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the American Legion, Bay State Postcard Club and the United Airlines Retirement Association.

He was the beloved husband of 51 yrs. of Wanda (Pavey); loving father of Raymond Jr. and his wife, Cynthia, of Andover, Daniel and his wife, Patricia, and Philip and his wife, Judith, all of Marblehead; cherished grandfather of Philip II. Justin, Jaclynn, Jessica, Mary Rose, Raymond III and Mia; dear brother of Ruth Hannigan of Milton, Mary of Revere, Eugenia Nicholson of Lynn, Edward of Winthrop, Joseph of Lynn and the late Rita Kamholz, William and James and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere. Donations in his name can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Church St. Station, PO Box 780 New York, NY 1008-0780 or visit www.michaeljfox.org. For guestbook please visit www.buonfiglio.com.

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