Mary St. John
East Boston Resident
Mary J. (Chisari) St. John of East Boston died on November 4. She was in her 90th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late James P. St. John and his wife, Carol of Revere, Nancy St. John and her husband, David Fang, DMD of Lynnfield and the late Marilyn Manchi. She also leaves her beloved nephew Roger Chisari, PhD of Revere. She was the dear sister of Roger Chisari of Winthrop and the late Antoinette Rossetti; cherished grandmother of Jennifer Viscio, James Mancini, Jahana st John and Ashleigh and Zachary Fang and great grandchildren, Christopher, Adrianna, Aristiano and Masimo.
Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beachwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 5o 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Remembrances may be made in her name to Winthrop Place C/O Elder Service Plan, 10 Gove st., East Bosotn, MA 02128. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com
Auto Body Mechanic, former Winthrop Yacht Club Member
Craig A. Collins, formerly of Winthrop, passed away at Palm Terrace of Clewiston, Clewiston, Florida on November 4. He was 61 years old.
Prior to moving to Florida, he was an auto body mechanic, owner of Middleton Auto Clinic and a former member of the Winthrop Yacht Club and Winthrop Lodge of Elks.
He is survived by many loving family members including his daughter, Erin A. Collins of Winthrop.
Memorial Services were private.
Retired Harvard University Librarian
Alice C, (Chucri) Deyab of Medford died at the Light House Nursing Care Center in Revere on October 29. She was 89 years old.
Prior to her retirement, she worked as a librarian in the Widener Library of Harvard University in Cambridge.
Born in Syria, the daughter of the late Razzouk and Rebecca Chucri, she was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Deyab; devoted mother of Jima H. Deyab and her husband, Lenny Delorey of Winthrop. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For guestbook, visit www.mauericekirbyfh.com.
Retired Account Manager
Steven R. Grayson of Winthrop died on November 2. He was 52 years old.
A US Marine Corps veteran, prior to his retirement, he was an account manager for Frito Lay and for Cape Cod Chips.
Born in Boston, he was the cherished son of Beverly (Mulligan) Grayson of South Yarmouth and the late Robert Grayson; beloved husband of Constance A. (Grasso) Grayson; devoted father of Sophia M. Grayson of Winthrop and dear brother of Robbie Grayson of South Yarmouth and the late Laurie and Dawn Grayson.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Retired Auto Dealership Manager, Winthrop Golf Club Member
Edmund A. Marukelli of Winthrop died at the Golden Living Center in Dedham on October 30. He was 95 years old.
A US Army veteran of World War II, prior to his retirement, he was a manager for a local automobile dealership and was also a member of the Winthrop Golf Club.
The beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (O’Neill) Marukelli, he was born in Brockton, the son of the late Pio and Nicolina (Lalli) Marukelli and the devoted father of Donna L. Cataldo and her husband, Ernest of Boston and Edmund A. Marukelli Jr. and his wife, Donna of San Diego, CA; dear brother of the late Enes Mills, Claudia Kilbride, Anna M.C. Ierardi, and Armand Marukelli; the cherished grandfather of six and the great-grandfather of eight.
Funeral arrangements were private and entrusted to the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was at the Winthrop Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For guestbook, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Member of American Legion and St. Jude Foundation
Patricia V. (Campbell) Bleiler of Winthrop died at the Life Care Center of Stoneham on October 31. She was 89 years old.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, she was a member of the American Legion-Winthrop Post 142, and a member of the St. Jude Foundation.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick J. Bleiler and was born in Everett, the daughter of the late Walter L. and Theresa (McGeough) Campbell. She was the devoted mother of Frederick J. Bleiler Jr. of Lynn, Darlene Giles and her husband, Ronald of Hanover, Deborah Zambello and her husband, Frank of Stoneham, and Gail Mortimer and her husband, Robert of Derry, NH; adored grandmother of Stacy, Holly, Frederick III, Kristen, Julie, Michelle, Andrea, Joseph, and Robert Jr. and is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held in the Holy Rosary Church, 993 Shirley St., Winthrop today, Thursday, November 8 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Please go directly to the church. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:45 p.m. Donations in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. For guestbook, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Of Tewksbury, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea
Linda A. (Durbano) “Casiello” Meiggs of Tewksbury, formerly of East Boston and Chelsea, died on November 2.
A past member of the Emblem Club of Billerica, she was the loving mother of Dan Meiggs and his spouse, James Murphy of Winthrop, Eddie Meiggs of Manchester NH, Stephen Meiggs of Tewksbury and Tracy Meiggs of Winthrop; devoted love of Joseph Casiello of East Boston and cherished grandmother of George MacKay. She is also survived by many cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville,MD 20852. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Pitney Bowes Retiree, Mayflower Descendant
Einar W. (Wes) Tangard, a resident of Norwalk Connecticut for 60 years, formerly of Winthrop, died peacefully on November 1. He was 88 years old.
Wes graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and was employed for 34 years at Pitney Bowes before his retirement. He was a skilled and prolific photographer, and leaves behind an extensive and lovingly organized collection of family photographs and home movies. Wes was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Division (Timberwolves); He was awarded the Bronze Star and other military honors.
Wes was a parishioner of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Norwalk, CT) for 50 years. He held memberships in American Legion Post 12, VFW Post 603, and the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Connecticut.
He was the husband for 60 years of the late Elsa Logiurato Tangard who died in 2007 and the son of the late Einar and Gladys Tangard. He is survived by his brother Dick Tangard of Lynnfield, and three sons: Richard Tangard of Richmond, VA, Mark Tangard of San Francisco, CA, and Christian Tangard of Norwalk, CT. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Christopher, Jonathan, and Rachel Tangard.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Collins Funeral Home, Norwalk, CT. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to St. Paul’s Church, 60 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Please visit www.collins-funeral.com to leave condolences.
Veterans Administration Retiree
Lucille E. Crowley of George Street, Winthrop passed away at the Altenheim German Center in West Roxbury on November 2 after a brief illness. She was 90 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Eva (Stockwell) and James H. Crowley, she was a resident of Winthrop for over 85 years and a 1940 graduate of Winthrop High School. She worked in the Selective Service System from 1942 to 1944 and then enlisted in the United States Coast Guard from 1944 to 1946, stationed in Norfolk, Virginia and Palm Beach, Florida. She held the ranks of Seaman 2nd Class and First Class and Yeoman 2nd Class and First Class. She also served in the US Army Reserves from 1958 to 1960 with the rank of E-5. She was a 1965 graduate of Bryant & Stratton Secretarial School and went on to work for the Veterans Administration in the loan guarantee division for 39 years until her retirement.
She was the dear sister of Nathaniel Crowley of Maine, Mary Quinn of Roslindale and the late James Crowley, Frances Reagan and Claire Phillips. She is also survived by 30 nieces and nephews, 22 great nieces and nephews and 13 great great nieces and nephews.
Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on November 6 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Peter Graziano celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the burial in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Altenheim German Center, 2222 Centre St., West Roxbury MA 02132.To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
William Halward Lappen
William Halward Lappen of Nokomis, FL, formerly of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, passed away November 1. He was 82 years old.
Mr. Lappen was a longtime employee of New England Telephone, which became Nynex and, ultimately, Verizon. He was an avid golfer and member of the Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood and an active outdoorsman who loved to boat, hunt, and fish. He was also a member of the Englewood Elks Lodge, and the Lions Club, both in Florida and New Hampshire.
He also liked to build model boats and outdoor furniture and never met a stranger he didn’t like. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Mr. Lappen is survived by Jean, his loving wife of 62 years, his children, Nancy McCoy and her husband, Thomas of Meredith, NH, Wendy of Sarasota, Stacy and her husband, Jeffrey Gabrielson of Nokomis and William and his wife, Kathleen of Yarmouthport; grandchildren Ryan, Eric, Matthew, Brett, Chasen, Kaileigh and Shane; great grandchildren Kelly, Liam, Erin and Will; his sister Sarah Leary and her husband, Timothy of Peabody, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. His life was celebrated at Englewood Community Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to either The Senior Friendship Center of Venice or TideWell Hospice, Inc. To send condolences, please visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com.
Past Vice President of Bank of America
Thomas M. Trainor of Salem, formerly of Arizona, died on November 1.
A US Army veteran of Vietnam and a Past Vice President of Bank of America for over 15 years, he was the husband of Carmela (Adomi) Trainor, father of Derek Trainor and Natalie Palmer, both of Arizona; brother of Muriel Sweeney of Norwell, Lorraine Moradi of Rowley and Richard Trainor of Revere; grandfather of Nicholas and Christian Palmer and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mr. Trainor was laid to rest with his Military Family in the National Cemetery in Bourne, In honoring Mr. Trainor, memorial donations may be made to N.E. Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston 02108. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com
Ralph Carrozza, Jr.
Teacher of Master Masonry
Ralph Carrozza, Jr. of Salem, NH, formerly of Wilmington and Revere, died unexpectedly on October 30 at Holy Family Medical Center of Methuen after being stricken at his Salem, NH home. He was 61 years old.
Born in Boston and raised in Revere where his family were residents of Newman Street for more than 25 years. He moved to Wilmington in 1975 and to Salem, NH in 2008. He attended Revere Schools and was a 1969 graduate of St. Mary’s High School of Lynn.
He began a career in stone masonry at the age of 19, a trade that was intrinsic to his late father’s family. (His paternal grandfather, David Carrozza, was known as the “Master of Masonry” throughout the Commonwealth.) Two other uncles also spent their working careers in the masonry trades.
About 15 years ago, he returned to school to earn his teaching certificate and began a teaching career in Master Stone Masonry at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School of Billerica. “Mr. C,” as he was affectionately dubbed, became an icon at the school and his loss is deeply felt among the students and his colleagues. He was a member of the Mass. Teachers Association and the Shawsheen Valley Teachers Association.
He was the beloved husband of Sheilah M. (Brunelle) Mulcahy-Carrozza of Salem, NH; the devoted father of Susan M. Carrozza of Malden and Christine A. Carrozza of Billerica; dear brother of Rachel E. Stanchi and her husband, Carmen A. of Wilmington and is also lovingly survived by Seana Mulcahy and Jason M. Mulcahy, both of Andover and Makenzie B. Mulcahy of Salem, NH and his adoring grandson, Logan K. Mulcahy; dear uncle of Michelle M. Stanchi of Wilmington, Michael R. Stanchi and his wife, Kathryn “Kate” of Winthrop, several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive him. He was the son of the late Ralph Sr. who died in November of 2009 and Edith D. (Saponaro) Carrozza, who died in March of 2012. His first wife of more than 25 years, Francis E. (Nardone) Carrozza, died in October of 2004.
Funeral arrangements were by the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, 100 Cook St., Billerica, MA 01821, attn. Athletic Dept. For additional information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Donald R. Flintoff of Hale Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Golden Living Center in Cohasset on October 28 after a long illness. He was 81 years old.
Born in Saugus, he was the beloved son of the late Cecil and Gertrude Flintoff and has been a resident of Winthrop for over 40 years. He served in the U.S. Army and upon discharge was employed as a drudgeman for Local 25 for many years.
He was the devoted husband of the late Patricia (Daniels) and the loving father of Karen Walsh of Hull and Barbara Caturano of Gloucester. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
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. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
East Boston Resident
Susan A. Leone of East Boston died on October 31.
The beloved daughter of the late James and Anna (D’Amico) Whitaker, she was the loving wife of Robert Leone of East Boston; beloved sister of Marianne Covino and her husband, Carmen of East Boston, Judy Fenerty and her fiancé, Thomas Khachadoorian of Winthrop and the late James Whitaker; cherished aunt of Jennifer Attardo and her husband, Paul and James Covino, all of East Boston; great-aunt of Gianna and Nina Attardo of East Boston.
Funeral arrangements were by the Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, please visit: www.kirby-rapino.com
Michele E. Cellurale of Florida, a former longtime resident of the North End of Boston, died on October 29 at the Palm Gardens of Aventura Nursing Home in Aventura, Florida. He was 91 years old.
Born in Italy and a longtime master tailor in the clothing industry who retired in 2006, he was the beloved husband of the late Carmina (Mucciarone); dear and devoted father of Felice J. Cellurale and his wife, Josephine of Belmont, Mirella M. Petruccelli and her husband, Roger of Winthrop, Fernanda C. Blood and her husband, Clifford, Jr. of Medford, and the late Nicolindo and Olindo Cellurale; brother of the late Adelina Ruberto and Ernestina Messere; loving Papa of Dr. Cristina Cellurale, Adam Cellurale, Paul and Cherie Petruccelli, Carla and James Fay, David Petruccelli, Merideth Blood and Russell Blood and great-grandfather of Kayla Petruccelli.
Funeral arrangements were by Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Entombment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Catholic Hospice, 14875 N.W. 77th Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33014, would be sincerely appreciated