Obituaries 12-29-2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011
By Transcript Staff

Robert Adamson

Amtrak Retiree

Robert F. Adamson of Central Street, Peabody died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 22 after a brief illness. He was 64 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Frances (Devine) and James Adamson. A resident of Winthrop, Revere and Peabody, he was employed as a conductor for Amtrak for many years until his retirement several years ago. He was also a member of the Army Reserves.

He was the beloved husband of Winifred “Wendi” (Fitzgerald) and the dear brother of James Adamson of Winthrop, William Adamson and Thomas Adamson, both of Peabody and the late Geraldine O’Neill and Jack Adamson. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign his online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Barbara Egan

Emblem Club and Fleet Reserve Member

Barbara A. Egan of Seal Harbor Road, Winthrop died at the Rubin and Thompson Assisted Living Center in Saugus on December 25 after a brief illness. She was 84 years old.

Born in Portland, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Mary A. (Foley) and William J. Nutter. A life long resident of Winthrop, she was formerly employed as a messenger for a bank. She was a member of Winthrop Emblem Club and the Fleet Reserve Association Auxiliary.

She was the beloved wife of the late William H. Egan and the loving mother of Robert L. Wilson of Wakefield, John Wilson of Winthrop, John Brown of Baltimore, MD, Barbara June of San Antonio, TX, Nancy Antonuccio of Salisbury and Dorothy Mulone of Winthrop; dear sister of John Nutter of Hanover and Terry Stuber of Epharta, PA and is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Her funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, December 29 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Eleanor Russo

East Boston Resident

Eleanor A (Buonopane) Russo of East Boston died on December 21. She was in her 81st year.

She was the beloved wife of John Russo; devoted mother of Lisa Russo of Revere and Michele Botticelli and her husband, Kenneth of East Boston; dear sister of Delia Paci of Winthrop, Angelo Buonopane of Malden and the late Mary Rauseo and Florence Buonopane; adored grandmother of Annalise, John and Angelina and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. For more information or to send an online condolence please visit www.ruggieromh.com

Vincent Mazzio

Active at Holy Redeemer Parish in East Boston

Vincent J. Mazzio of Thurston Terrace, East Boston died at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home on December 26 after a brief illness. He was 84 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Giuseppina (Tarantino) and Antonio Mazzio, he enlisted in the US Army at an early age and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a corporal. After his discharge, he went on to work as a mathematician for Hanscom Air Force Base for many years.

Mr. Mazzio was very active in the Most Holy Redeemer Parish in East Boston where he helped with the daily activities within the church and the Crossroads Family Shelter.

He was the dear brother of Rose Cadden of Winthrop, Mary Palano of S. Easton, Domenic Mazzio of West Peabody, Michael Mazzio of Somerville and the late Angelo “Joe” and Anthony Mazzio. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Visitation will be from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, December 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Most Holy Redeemer Church, East Boston at 12 noon. Burial will follow the Mass in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com

John O’Connell

Railroad Worker

John D. O’Connell of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on December 20. He was 58 years old.

Mr. O’Connell was employed as a laborer for the MBCR Railroad (formerly the B&M Railroad) and was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintance and Way-Local Union 201.

Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Edmund F. and Mary A. (McNeil) O’Connell; loving partner of Laurie Constantino of Peabody; devoted father of Kerry Bamrick and her husband, Kirk of Terryville, CT, Julie Giorlando of Gardner and the late John O’Connell; dear brother of Edmund O’Connell Jr. of Methuen, Mary Alice Miller and Matthew O’Connell, both of Winthrop, Maureen Kilroy of Weymouth, and the late William J. O’Connell; adored grandfather of Colin Bamrick and Christopher and John Giorlando and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Cremation was private. Donations can be made to the Hospice of the Northshore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

James Paci

Longtime Real Estate Owner and Manager

James Paci of Somerset Avenue, Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 23 after a brief illness. He was 65 years old.

Born in Winthrop and a lifelong Winthrop resident, he was the son of the late Winifred (Faro) and Salvatore Paci. He enlisted in the Army Reserves at an early age and for many years he was the owner and manager of many real estate holdings in the area.

He was the beloved husband of Allison (Porcaro) and the loving father of Kimberley Paci and her husband, Matthew Zettergren and Lori Paci and her husband, Scott Troup, all of East Boston; dear brother of Domenic Paci of Wakefield, Joseph Paci of Winthrop and Paul Paci of Boxford and is also survived by many loving godchildren, nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Entombment will follow the Mass in the Woodlawn Community Mausoleum, Everett. Memorial Donations can be made to MGH – Dr. Philip Amrein’s Hem/Onc Educational fund, Mass General Hospital, Attn: Heidi Bergmeyer, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com

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