Obituaries 09-27-2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012
By Transcript Staff

Robert Gordon

Longtime Proprietor of Dun-Rite TV in Winthrop

Robert M.Gordon of Winthrop died on September 23.

The proprietor of Dun-Rite TV in Winthrop for over 60 years, he was the beloved husband of Natalie (Housman); loving father of David Gordon of Winthrop, Amy Francer and her husband, Gary of Hopedale, MA and William Gordon of Los Angeles, CA; loving grandfather of Jacob and Rachel Francer and brother of the late Marilyn Franks.

A Memorial service will be held at Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., Brookline today, Thursday, September 27 at 1 p.m.  The family will receive visitors at the home of Amy and Gary Francer following the service from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. www.levinechapel.com

Joseph Caggiano

Retired Boston Police Detective

Det. Joseph E. Caggiano, B.P.D. (retired) died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 20. He was 89 years old.

Born in Boston, the dear son of the late Grace (Ferrara) and Ernest P. Caggiano, he lived in Winthrop prior to entering the US Navy in World War II.

He was a graduate of Boston English High School and attended the Merchant Marine Academy on Gallups Island. While in the US Navy he served on an escort vessel on the convoys to Mermansk in Russia. After he was discharged from the Navy, he attended the New England Institute of Embalming & Funeral Directing. Upon graduation, he was a licensed Funeral Director working with his father in the family funeral home.

He was called back into the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. While in the Navy, he was appointed to the Boston Police Department and served in South Boston for 32 years and for many years, he was a detective and juvenile officer.

A member of the Knights of Columbus, the Disabled American Veterans and the Police Post American Legion, he was the beloved husband of the late Anna O. (Bellio) Caggiano, the devoted father of Joanne Caggiano, Janice Erlandson and her husband, Rick and John Caggiano and his wife, Madeline, all of East Boston;  the loving brother of Marie G. Mann of Bedford, Frances T. Driscoll of Wellfleet and Ernest C. Caggiano and his wife, Nettie of Winthrop. He is also survived by his grandchildren Amy, Elizabeth Taylor and Joseph.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the family lot in Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Rosalie Shea

Of Revere, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston

Rosalie M. (Scaramozzino) Shea of Revere, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston, died at home on September 19 after a long illness. She was 71 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of Esther (Perry) and the late Anthony Scaramozzino. She resided in East Boston in her early years before moving to Winthrop in 1965.

She was the devoted wife of the late Daniel J. Shea and the loving mother of John Shea of Connecticut, Patricia Lazzari and her husband, William of Revere, Daniel Shea of Saugus, Laurie Shea and Lawrence Hazard of Connecticut and Christopher Shea and his wife, Gayle of Saugus; the dear sister of Rita Beaton and Linda Niles, both of Saugus and the cherished grandmother of Jessica, Danielle, Michael, Makenzie, Carly, Daniel, Sophia and Ryan. She is also survived by two great grandchildren Skylar and Matthew.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or go to their website at www.stjude.org/tribute.To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Carmela Mulone

Baked the Pies and Desserts at Winthrop Arms for Many Years

Carmela Mulone of Wheelock Street, Winthrop died at home surrounded by her loving family on September 21, after a long illness. She was 81 years old.

Born in Insernia, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Letizia (DeFalco) and Domenic Iannone. She came to this country at an early age, residing in Winthrop for over 66 years. For many years she baked the pies and desserts at the Winthrop Arms.

She was the devoted wife of the late Natale Mulone and the loving mother of Anita Flintoff and her husband, Stephen and Frank Mulone and his wife, Dorothy, all of Winthrop, Domenic Mulone of Revere and Lisa Desmond and her husband, Mark of Winthrop; dear sister of the late Josephine Piacente;  the cherished grandmother of Melissa, Angela, Michelle, Frank, Anthony, Jamie, Shannon, Nicole and Emily and is also survived by one great grandson, Brody.
Her funeral was conducted by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Development Office, One Joslin Place, Boston MA 02214.To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

John Hudd

Life Member of the Winthrop Yacht Club

John F. Hudd, a resident of Winthrop since 1958, died on September 20 after a long illness. He was 87 years old.

He was a graduate of Somerville High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Prior to his retirement, he worked for the First National Stores and Boston Paper Board of Somerville, MA. He was member of the Teamsters Union Local 25 and a life member of the Winthrop Yacht Club.

The beloved husband of 65 years of Eleanor L. (Gahm) Hudd, he was born in Somerville, s the son of the late John F. Sr. and Catherine (Ryan) Hudd; devoted father of Jack J. Hudd and his wife, Joan of Melrose, Ron F. Hudd and his wife, Jeanne of Lynnfield, Bob E. Hudd and his wife, Roseanne of Winthrop, Michael T. Hudd and his wife, Marianne of Malden and Stephen C. Hudd and his wife, Brenda of Wakefield; dear brother of Mary V. Kangas of Medford; adored grandfather of 12 and his late grandson Brian S. Hudd of Winthrop. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery-Everett. Donations in his name can be made to the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Ste B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Leo Sullivan

Retired Plant Manager

Leo J. Sullivan of Winthrop died at the Beth Israel Hospital on September 20. He was 75 years old.

Mr. Sullivan served in the U. S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a plant manager for Charlestown Graphic Arts and Finishing.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Clark) Sullivan. Born in Boston, he was the cherished son of the late Francis and Agnes (Dunn) Sullivan of East Boston; devoted father of Deborah O’Connor and her husband, Dennis of Haverhill, Christopher Sullivan and his wife, Anne of Winthrop, Charles Sullivan and his wife, Pamela of Swampscott and Justine Mahan and her husband, John of Winthro, proud grandfather of Ryan, Brogan, and Cameron O’Connor, Connor, Braeden, and Patrick Sullivan and Priscilla and Gavin Sullivan; dear brother of Lorraine Holmes and her husband, Edward of Wakefield and Francis Sullivan and his wife, Diane of Medford and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations can be made to St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St. Winthrop, MA, 02152 or to the Viking Pride Foundation P.O. Box 37 Winthrop, MA, 02152. For guestbook, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Jacqueline Mael

Winthrop Resident

Jacqueline Mael of Winthrop died on September 19 at The Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 45 years old.

‘Jackie’ grew up in Winthrop and was recently a resident of The Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston where she received the utmost loving care for nearly 15 years.

She was the beloved daughter of Melvin and Rona Mael; devoted sister of Craig Mael and his wife, Dorothy, Norman Mael and his wife, Lisa and Owen Mael.

Funeral arrangements were by Torf Funeral Service, Chelsea.  Burial was at Temple Tifereth Israel Memorial Park, Everett. In lieu of flowers and food baskets, donations may be made to the Temple Tifereth Israel Hebrew School, 93 Veterans Road, Winthrop, MA 02152. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website: www.torffuneralservice.com.

Frank ‘Frankie’ Fabiano

Lifelong Winthrop Resident

Frank J. “Frankie” Fabiano died unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on September 18, He was 71 years old.

Born in Winthrop, the beloved son of the late Margaret (Donahue) and Joseph A. Fabiano, he was a lifelong resident of Winthrop and attended the Winthrop Public Schools. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a waiter at Durgin Park, the Hotel Kenmore and the Winthrop Arms. He loved power walking and marathon swimming at Winthrop Beach.

He was the dear brother of Joseph Fabiano and his wife, Dolores and Rosemarie Ottaviano and her husband, Peter, all of Winthrop and is also survived by many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Caggiano-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Interment with Naval Military Honors was in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chelsea Soldier’s Home c/o the Commandant’s Office, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. To sign his online book of condolence go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

Phyllis Calsimitto

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Phyllis (Ciampa) Calsiminto of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on September 18. She was in her 100th year.

The wife of the late Paul Calsimitto with whom she shared 66 years of marriage, she was the mother of Patricia Naso and her husband, Nicholas, Marie Calsimitto (Heres), Paul Calsimitto, Jr. and Dr. Donna Calsimitto and her husband, Ralph Bravocco. She was the grandmother of 11 and the late Paul Heres and also leaves 19 great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. For an extended obituary and guest book, please visit: www.vazzafunerals.com.

William Howard

Medford Resident

William M. Howard of Medford died recently. He was 27 years old.

He was the beloved son of Paula Howard of Winthrop and William M. Doyle and his wife, Michelle of Newmarket, NH; cherished brother of Danielle Howard of Winthrop and Montana and Joseph Doyle of New Hampshire; loving grandson of Paul Howard of Medford and Rita Doyle of Lynn; nephew of Joseph Howard and Julie Howard, both of Medford and cousin of Janelle and Justin Howard.

His  funeral service will be conducted in the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford on Friday, September 28 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held today, Thursday, from 4 thru 8 p.m. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Somerville Boxing Club, 11 Otis St. Somerville, MA 02145. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.dellorusso.net

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