Obituaries 11-17-2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011
By Transcript Staff

Mary Albano

East Boston Resident

Mary (Eruzione) Albano of East Boston died on November 15. She was in her 98th year.

She was the beloved wife of the late Carmen Albano with whom she shared 58 years of marriage; loving mother of Salvatore Albano and his wife, Mary, of Florida, Ann Fairbanks and her husband, James, of Wakefield and Michael Albano and his friend, Marie Bosco of East Boston; dear sister of Annette Fucilo, Ann Jaworski, Eugene and Vincent Eruzione, all of Winthrop and the late Phyllis Menzo; cherished grandmother of six and great grandmother of 11.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Jean Hussey

Winthrop resident

Jean M. (Cerbone) Hussey of Winthrop died on November 14.

The beloved wife of the late John, she was the devoted mother of Michael Hussey and William and Thomas Hughes, dear sister of Theresa Silvia and Nancy Aiello; cherished grandmother of Lauren and Madison Hussey; loving aunt and godmother of Richard Silvia as well many adored nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, November 19 at which family and friends can share stories and memories in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston from 4 to 7 p.m. In accordance with her wishes. funeral services are private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Riverside Road, Weston 02483 or MSPCA, 350 So. Huntington Ave., Boston 02130. For more information or to send an online condolence: www.ruggieromh.com.

Paul Murray

Chef at Winthrop Arms

Paul T. Murray of Hermon Street, Winthrop died on November 10 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 57 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Mary J. and Paul P. Murray. He lived in Dorchester at an early age, moved to Winthrop and was a graduate of Winthrop High School. He was employed as a chef for many years at the Winthrop Arms. He was an avid tennis player and was a member of several tennis clubs in the area.

He was the loving father of Robin Eccles and her husband, Dan of Swampscott, Gina Murray and Christina Murray, both of Winthrop; the dear brother of Kevin Murray and his wife, Patti of Saugus and the cherished grandfather of Ana.

His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home on Monday, November 14 by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop. Rev Peter Graziano celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the burial in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Edna Buonagurio

Of East Boston and Point Shirley

Edna F. (Laurano) Buonagurio of East Boston and Point Shirley Winthrop, died on November 13. She was in her 90th year.

She was the beloved wife of Stanley W. Buonagurio with whom she shared 66 years of marriage; loving mother of Juilet Bettano and her husband, Carl of Winthrop, Rita Cutroni and her husband, Paul of Belmont, Edna Howard and her husband, Paul of New Hampshire, Stanley Buonagurio of East Boston and his friend, Heather Bolt of Malden and the late Peter A. Buonagurio; dear sister of Catherine Melchionda of Revere, Mary Memmolo of Rhode Island, Gloria Laurano of East Boston and the late Ella Letterie, Eleanor Laurano and Fr. Anthony Laurano. She was the cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home 262 Beach Street, Revere today at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St, East Boston at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.

Margaret Carroll

Winthrop School cafeteria retiree

Margaret J. “Peggy” (Hickey) Carroll of Winthrop died at the Emerson Hospital in Concord on November 13. She was 89 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Carroll worked for the Winthrop Public School System as a cafeteria assistant for many years.

The beloved wife of the late George J. Carroll, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (Cavanaugh) Hickey. She was the devoted mother of Jeremiah R. Carroll and Mary M. Carroll, both of Winthrop; dear sister of the late John, Robert, Thomas, and William Hickey, Rita Alves and Mary Curley. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made to the Globe Santa Fund Trust c/o Citizens Bank P.O. Box 845059, Boston, MA, 02284-5059. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Rocco Flamingo

East Boston resident

Rocco Flamingo of East Boston died suddenly on November 9. He was 55 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Rita (Devaney) Flamingo; devoted father of Rocco Jr, Taressa, Anthony Flamingo and Jennifer Baldassare; dear step father of Nicole, Michael and Tiffaney Devaney; cherished brother of Linda Doucette, Emily Willis, Judy Morgan, Marylou Hinkley, Corrina and Lena Flamingo and is also survived by his adored grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. In honoring his memory and to help the Flamingo Family with funeral expenses, memorial donations may be made directly to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home.

Lillian Douglas-McLean

Well Known Businesswoman

Lillian M. (Bevens) Douglas-McLean of Revere, formerly of Winthrop and Charlestown, died peacefully on September 11 with her children at her side at Eastpointe Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility, Chelsea. She was 90 years young.

Over her very active 90 years, she owned and managed a number of businesses including the Charlestown Beauty Salon, Charlestown, The Surfside 16 Restaurant, Winthrop, Douglas Motor Coach, Winthrop, and Douglas Realty of Revere.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Douglas; devoted mother of Mary McLean of Everett, Ann (McLean) Herrick of Revere, Nancy (McLean-Picardi) Crombie, William “Billy” McLean and Judith “Judy” McLean, all of Winthrop; stepmother of Aurelia Robson of Derry, NH, and the late Edwina “Cookie” Cyr of Somerville; sister of Dorothea Giddings of Wilmington and the late Elizabeth Woodman and Barbara Russo. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Remembrances may be made to the Eastpointe Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, 255 Central St., Chelsea, MA 02150; or Seasons Hospice, 275 Grove St., Newton MA 02466.

Thomas Grillo

Of Everett, formerly of East Boston

Thomas Grillo of Everett, formerly of East Boston, died on November 9.

He was the beloved husband of Pamela (Decuyke) Grillo; loving father of Gary Grillo and his wife, Dayna of Winthrop, Kimberly Brennan and her husband, Patrick of Everett, Tia-Maria Brennan and her husband, John of Chelsea, Thomas Grillo and his wife, Shirley of Everett, Frank Grillo and his wife, Rebecca of Swampscott and Thomas Williams of Medford; cherished grandfather of Robert, Amanda, Michael, Casey, Patrick, Olivia, Alanna, Connor, Reily and Sayer; dear brother of Frank Grillo of Revere, Kenneth Grillo and his wife, Maryanne of Hyde Park and the late Marylou Cahoon. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Donations in his memory may be made to: MGH Development Office, Oncology Dept., 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. For online condolences, please visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.

Joanne Bagley

Sculptor and Painter

Joanne T. (Thibodeau) Bagley of Winthrop died at home on November 9. She was 80 years old.

A member of the Winthrop Art Association, she was a graduate and Class President of Mt. Ida College, Class of 1951, Suffolk University, Class of 1953 and a graduate of the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1984. She was an avid sculptor and painter.

She was the beloved wife of Ralph R. Bagley. She was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Frederick and Edith (Muse) Thibodeau; devoted mother of Jane B. Holaday of Newburyport, Peter J. Bagley and his wife, Lee of Concord, Douglas N. Bagley of Hong Kong, China, and Martha R. Bagley and her husband, Bruce B. Simpson of Marblehead; adored grandmother of six and loving aunt to several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Michael Hill

Singer/Songwriter and Former Editor of Beat Magazine

Michael K. Hill of Winthrop died on November 1 after a long illness. He was 57 years old.

He was a singer/songwriter, former road crew for Boston, Blood Sweat & Tear and Johanna Wild and the former editor of The Beat Magazine.

He was the son of the late Robert and Adelyn Hill of Marshfield, brother of Robert and his wife, Andrea of Lakeville and Susanne Ross of Worcester; uncle of Rachel Hill, Jessie Hill, Stephanie Ross and Maj. Kenneth Wisniewski and longtime companion of Diane Powers.

Burial was private, but donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society . www.cancer.org.

Robert Schipani

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Robert Schipani of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on November 8.

He was the cherished son of the late Thomas and Marie Angela (Sestito) Schipani; loving brother of Anthony and his wife, Diane of East Boston, Elizabeth McCarthy and Leonora Schipani, both of Revere, Marie Borowski and her husband, Bruce of Florida and the late Theresa Grifoni, Thomas and Donald Schipani; adored uncle of many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

James Belcher 

Worked for Texaco Oil  

James “Russ” Belcher of Terrace Avenue, Winthrop died at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Lynnfield on November 5 after a long illness. He was 88 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Helen (Cahill) and Arthur R. Belcher. A lifelong resident of Winthrop, he was an US Army veteran of World War II. He was honorably discharged after the war and went on to work as a truck driver for the Texaco Oil Co. logging over one million miles.

He was the beloved husband of the late Norma (Gantt) and the dear brother of Walter F. Belcher of Dayton, OH. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on November 7 followed by a funeral mass in the Holy Rosary Church, Point Shirley, Winthrop. Rev. Thomas DiLorenzo celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the burial in Winthrop Cemetery. To sign his online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

AnneMarie Bucca 

Worked in the airline industry

AnneMarie Bucca of Kennedy Road, Winthrop died suddenly at home on November 2. She was 56 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she was the beloved daughter of the late Marie G. (Picceo) and Patsy V. Bucca. A graduate of Winthrop High School, she went on to attend Chamberlain College and the Mass. School of Art. She was employed in the Airline industry for many years, which afforded her the opportunity to travel throughout the world. She was also an accomplished photographer and very skilled at arts and crafts, even making her own jewelery.

Even though diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at an early age, it did not slow her down and you would often see her with her beloved dog tied to her wheelchair around town talking to everyone with whom she came in contact.

She was the dear sister of Patrice Schoettler and her husband, Harry of California and Paula Karl and her husband, Clem of Andover and the cherished aunt of Patrick, Maria, Andrew, Jacob and Gracie.

Funeral services were conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on November 8. Rev Lee Blumeil celebrated the service. Burial was with her parents in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. For memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Edith Gugino 

Retired waitress

Edith Gugino of Summit Avenue, Winthrop died peacefully on November 4 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. She was 99 years old.

Born in Ontario, Canada, she was the beloved daughter of the late Amelia and Pasquale Capatosto. She was a resident of Lewiston, New York for many years and moved to Winthrop several years ago to live with her son. She was employed as a waitress for years before her retirement.

She was the wife of the late, Joseph for 73 years and is survived by two sons; Anthony J. Gugino and his wife, Mary E. of Venice, Florida and Laverne B. Gugino of Winthrop; the dear sister of Celia Capatosto of Niagra Falls, Ontario and the loving grandmother of Joseph A. Gugino and his wife, Anita L. of Charlotte, FL, Steven A. Gugino and his wife, Chantale of Niagra Falls, New York, Michelle Sorio and her husband, Marco of Pound Ridge, New York and David Gugino of Houston, Texas; great grandmother of Nicolina, Teressa and Joseph Gugino of FL, Tyler and Connor Gugino of Niagra Falls, NY and Bianca Sorio of Pound Ridge, NY.

Funeral services were conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on November 7. Rev. Mark J.T. Caggiano celebrated the service and offered prayers at the burial in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign her online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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