Obituaries 08-09-2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012
By Transcript Staff

James Gallivan

MBTA Retiree, Active in Winthrop Little League and Youth Hockey

James R. Gallivan of Waldemar Avenue, Winthrop died at home on August 3 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.

Born in Winthrop and a lifetime resident, he was the beloved son of the late Frances M. (Honan) and Joseph A. Gallivan. “Jimmy” worked at the MBTA Blue Line, retiring with 40 years of service this July. He was also active in Winthrop Little League and Winthrop Youth Hockey.

He was the beloved husband of 30 years to Catherine E. (Eccles) and the cherished father of Ryan and Rory Gallivan of Winthrop; the dear brother of Paul Gallivan and his wife, Laura of Milton, Jean Curtis and her husband, Thomas of Medford and Joseph and John Gallivan, both of Winthrop. He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, August 9 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Memorial donations may be made to the Viking Pride Foundation, PO Box 37, Winthrop MA 02152.

Frank Pizzarella

Of Worcester, Formerly of the North End

Frank L Pizzarella of Worcester, formerly of the North End of Boston, died unexpectedly on August 3.

He was the beloved husband of the late Gloria (Camuso) Pizzarella; devoted father of Dennis and his wife, Colette of Florida, Glenn and his wife, Jaime of Methuen, Roseann LaCascia-Picardi and her husband, Joseph of East Boston, Gloria Pizzarella of the North End, John and his wife, Tammy of Saugus and the late Frankie Pizzarella; dear brother of Angelo of Worcester, Michael and Paul of Shrewsbury, Joseph and Daniel of Washington and the late Leonard Pizzarella; cherished grandfather of 14 grandchildren and six great grand children. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial with his wife and son were in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. May they all rest in peace. In honoring his memory, memorials may be made to Relay For Life East Boston, 43 Nagog Park, Acton, MA 01720. For more information or to send the Pizzarella Family an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com

Catheryn Honan

Member of Winthrop Elks and Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association 

Catheryn M. (Driscoll) Honan, a life long Winthrop resident and the beloved wife of John T. “Jack” Honan, died at home on August 1.

She was employed for 25 years in the Accounting Department at Stone & Webster in Boston and for five years in the Facilities Department at M.I.T. in Cambridge.

“Cathy” was an avid Red Sox fan.  She also had an appreciation for the arts and enjoyed the hours she spent in her garden where she was known for her wonderful tomatoes and roses. She loved her kitties, Sherman and Bradley and was a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078 and the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association

Born in Winthrop, she was the devoted daughter of the late Thomas and Jean (McMullen) Driscoll and cherished sister of the late Thomas Driscoll; the loving aunt of Katherine Grace and Mary Elizabeth Honan and the cousin of Mary Driscoll and Maggie Driscoll, Jane Lynn-Jones, and Sean Lynn-Jones. She was a dear friend of Frances Mattocks.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. The Reverend Charles E. Bourke officiated at the Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church on August 4 and Katie Honan served as Soloist. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Remembrances may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2000 L St. N.W. Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 or to the Jimmy Fund-Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Graham Robert Clewer Jr.

(April 7, 1992 – August 2, 2012)

Graham R. Clewer, Jr., a lifelong resident of Winthrop, died suddenly on August 2. He was 20 years old.

Born in Stoneham and a graduate of Winthrop High School, he was the beloved son of Patricia J. (Foster) and Graham R. Clewer and is also survived by his brother, Robert Clewer of Winthrop. He was the dear grandson of Rosalie Clewer and the late Albert Clewer and Josephine and Richard Foster, all of Maine.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign his online guest book go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com

Myrtle Liberman

Operatic Vocalist and Member of Many Organizations

Myrtle Liberman of Winthrop died peacefully at home on August 5. She was 92 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in New Jersey, she graduated from Mansfield University with a degree in music and also attended Juilliard School of Music in New York City. She had a beautiful operatic singing voice and performed with many choral groups in the Boston area. She was an active member of Temple Tifereth Israel, a lifelong member of Hadassah and was involved with many community organizations.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late William and Libby Leff, she lived in New Jersey prior to moving to Winthrop more than 65 years ago.

She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Charles Liberman, the beloved mother of Dr. Maxine Liberman and her husband, Norman Hyett of Winthrop and Ruth Sheri Liberman and her husband, Eli Schulman of New York. She leaves her grandsons Charles L. Schulman, Reggie L. Schulman and Dr. Brian Hyett and his wife, Amy of North Hampton, NH and three great granddaughters, Kayla, Emily and Stephanie Hyett. She also leaves her very loving caregiver Violet McKenzie.

Graveside services were held at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon. Memorial donations may be sent to the charity of your choice. For further information and to sign the online book of condolences, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com

Susanna Eilmess

Winthrop Resident

Susanna Y. (Erczhegyi) Eilmess of Winthrop died on August 5. She was 77 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late John F. Eilmess.

A Memorial Mass will be held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop, at a date and time to be announced in the coming days. For guestbook and further information, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com

Marie Matarazzo

Medford Resident

Marie A. (Mondi) Matarazzo of Medford died on August 1.

She was the beloved wife of William Matarazzo; devoted mother of Deborah Amaral and her husband, Rui of Winthrop, Janice DePace and her husband, Frank of Medford, William “Billy” Matarazzo and his wife, Katy of Methuen; loving grandmother of Sarah and Pete Sheffield, Alissa Amaral, Frankie and Joey DePace, Michelle and Samantha Matarazzo; dear sister of the late Domenic Mondi and sister-in-law of Celia Mondi of Florida.

Funeral arrangements were by the Dello Russo Funeral Home, Medford. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215. To leave a message of condolence, visit: www.dellorusso.net

Joan Wright

Woburn Resident

Joan E. (Cogan) Wright of Woburn died on July 30.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert D. Wright; devoted mother of Kathy Armstrong and her husband, Scott of Woburn, Kevin Wright of Woburn, and Gabriel Wright of Winthrop; loving grandmother of Cogan Armstrong and twins, Hannah and Grace Armstrong; sister of Lynda Odams of Woburn, Donna Haney and her husband, Steve of Woburn, Hub Cogan and his wife, Robyn of Byfield, Robert Cogan and his companion, Diane Lapenta, the late Nancy McDonough and her husband, Tommy of Winchester and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Funeral arrangements were by the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home, Woburn. Inurnment was at Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. It has been requested that flowers please be omitted and memorial contributions be made in her memory to Lungstrong Inc., 2 South Hampton Rd., Amesbury, MA 01913. For obituary or to leave an online message of condolence please visit www.dellorusso.net

Joan Corrado

East Boston Resident

Joan Corrado of East Boston died on August 6.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Dr. John and Maria (Baudanza) Corrado; dear sister of the late Marilyn Corrado and is survived by her cherished cousins, beloved godchildren, loving extended family the D’Avolios and Cappucci’s as well as the many adored friends she touched throughout her life.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston on Thursday August 9 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with her being laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Rosemary Costigan

Retired Systems Engineer

Rosemary Costigan of Winthrop died at the Mass. General Hospital on August 6. She was 55 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Ms. Costigan worked as a systems engineer for the Avaya Corp.

Born in Winthrop, she was the beloved daughter of Bernard J. and Marilyn L. (Doherty) Costigan of Winthrop; dear sister of Bernard Costigan Jr. and his wife, Mary of Winthrop, John Costigan and his wife, Judy of Peabody, Kathy Garten and her husband, Dave of Ft. Meyers, FL, Thomas Costigan and his wife, Eileen of Allston and James Costigan and his wife, Maura of Tewksbury. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, August 10 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday (today) from 4 to 8 p.m. only. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, MA, 02152. For guestbook and directions, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com

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