Obituaries 01-31-2013

January 31, 2013
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Francis ‘Frank’ Grillo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Francis “Frank” Grillo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 28.

He was the loving father of Frank and his wife, Doris of Saugus, Thomas and his wife, Janice of Lynnfield and Samantha Amico and her husband, Michael of Winthrop; dear brother of Kenneth Grillo and his wife, Mary Ann of Lakeville and the late Thomas Grillo and Mary Lou Cahoon; cherished  grandfather of Tyler, Tarin, Frank III, Nicholas and Richard Grillo and Alex Amico. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday morning at 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Anthony’s Church Revere at 12 o’clock. Family and friends may visit today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Committal will be private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to VNA of Middlesex East &Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., STE 17  Wakefield, MA 01880. For guestbook and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com

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Michael Leo Kinsella, Jr., LTC, (USA Retired)

Decorated Veteran of New Hampshire, formerly of Chelsea, Charlestown and Winthrop.

Michael Leo Kinsella, Jr. died in Manchester, NH at the VA Medical Center on Jan 14 surrounded by his loving family. He was 69 years old.

Born in Charlestown on September 17, 1943, the eldest son of the late Michael Leo and Eileen (Murphy) Kinsella, he graduated from Boston College High School and Boston College. He later graduated from the US Army Command and General Staff College. ‘Mike’ proudly served his country in Viet Nam for three tours of duty where he was awarded two Bronze Stars. After leaving active duty, he served in the Massachusetts National Guard, retiring in 2003 as Lieutenant Colonel. ‘Mike’ was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Medical Assistance until his retirement in 2003.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janice (Malinowski); two daughters, Leigh Ann Kinsella of Windham, NH and Dana V. Kinsella of Danvers. He is also survived by his sister, Sheila K. Wander and her husband, Philip of New York and his brother, Kevin T. Kinsella and his wife, Nancy of Winthrop and by many cousins, nieces and nephews.He was interred at the New Hampshire Veterans’ Cemetery, Boscawen, NH.

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Elaine Ricci

Of Chelsea

Elaine (Golding) Ricci of Chelsea died on January 27.

She was the loving mother of John Ricci and his wife, Gail of Peabody and Julia Messina and her husband, Dominic of Middleton; dear sister of Raymond Golding of Chelsea, Margaret Nightingale of Lynnfield and John Golding of Winthrop and cherished grandmother of Michael J. Ricci. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life today, Thursday morning  at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street,  Revere from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Elaine’s name to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St.,  Framingham, MA 01707-4688. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com

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Ralph ‘Skippy’ Agostinelli

Of East Boston

Ralph “Skippy” Agostinelli of East Boston died on January 28.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Elda (Catone) Agostinelli, the loving father of Renaldo Agostinelli and his wife, Kathy of Winthrop, Ralph Agostinelli and his wife, Mary Beth of Dedham, and Ronald Agostinelli and his wife, Ellen of West Roxbury; dear bother of Mary Pecoraro of Revere and the late Rina Gasparini, Dolores Mazzarini and Arthur Agostinelli; cherished grandfather of eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Friday morning 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.Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. For guest book and directions www.vazzafunerals.com

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Patricia ‘Patsy’ Molloy

Retired Waitress

Patricia M. “Patsy” (Flemming) Molloy of Winthrop passed away at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation on January 25. She was 78 years old.

Prior to her retirement, she worked as a waitress.

The beloved wife of the late Robert F. “Gunner” Molloy, she was born in Nantucket, the cherished daughter of the late Tobias and Mary Ellen (Christopher) Flemming; dear sister of Marie E. Levesque and her husband, Richard of Merrimack, NH, Marcella F. Cord and her husband, John of Chocowinity, North Carolina, and the late Caroline Corkum, Edmund, Frank, Stephen, and Tobias Flemming and the sister-in-law of Elizabeth Flemming, Thomas and Patricia Molloy, Patricia Wall, Joanne Silva, and Jeanne and Richard Skobeleff. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church,. Winthrop on January 30. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in her memory can be made to the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 932 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home., Winthrop.  For guestbook, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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Arthur Leary

NE Tel & Tel Retiree: Active Member of Many Organizations

Arthur W. Leary of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 27. He was 86 years old.

A U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was employed by New England Telephone for over 40 years. From 1966 to 1984, he served on the board of the Telephone Workers Credit Union and from 1984 to 1992, he was promoted to C.E.O. He was a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, Knights of Columbus-Winthrop Council #162, Past President of the St. John the Evangelist Holy Name Society and Past President of the Fathers Club of St. Dominic Savio High School in East Boston.

He was the beloved husband of the late Helen P. (Driscoll) Leary. Born in East Boston, he was the son of the late Daniel and Frances (Donahue) Leary; devoted father of Michael A. Leary and his wife, Cynthia of Walpole, Timothy J. Leary of Winthrop, Maureen F. Shanahan and her husband, Richard of Winthrop, Brian D. Leary of Boston, Patricia A. Canario and her husband, Steven of Melrose, and Christopher J. Leary of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Jonathan, Lindsay, and Morgan Shanahan and Sarah, Hannah, and Andrew Canario and dear brother of Margaret Callahan and her husband, John of Carver and the late Daniel and Mary Leary, Patricia Ohrenberger, and James and Catherine Leary. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, February 1 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. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home today, Thursday only, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northeast ARC Inc., 64 Holten St., Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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Thomas Murphy, Jr.

Chelsea Fire Department Retiree, Member of Many Organizations

Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. of Winthrop and Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on January 20 at the Peace River Regional Medical Center in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was 66 years old.

He was a US Air Force veteran, a Life Member and Post Commander of Beachmont VFW Post # 6712, a Life Member of VFW Post # 5690, a member of the Cary Square Associates, DAV, Winthrop Elks, Winthrop Yacht Club and Malden Eagles.

Born in Chelsea and a Chelsea Firefighter who was appointed a reserve firefighter on June 11, 1973, made a permanent firefighter on February 4, 1974 and retired from the department as an Acting Lieutenant on December 30, 2000.

He was the husband of Charlene (Allen); beloved father of Erin Murphy of New Hampshire and Vicki Russo and her husband, David of Winthrop; son of the late Thomas J., Sr. and Virginia (O’Brien) Murphy; loving brother of Janice Murphy of Winthrop, John Murphy and his wife, Paula of Wilmington and the late Dennis Murphy; cherished grampy of Kayla, Kelly and Jonathan Russo; brother-in-law of Valerie LaBlanc and Cynthia O’Connell, both of Winthrop, Douglas Allen of California and Barry Allen of Missouri.

Funeral arrangements were by the Smith Funeral Home, Chelsea. To send a message of condolence to Tom’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

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Robert Breau, Sr.

Teamsters and Brewer Petroleum Retiree

Robert C. Breau, Sr., a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died on January 28 at the Cohen Florence Assisted Living. He was 92 years old.

A US veteran of World War II, he was a 35 year retired employee of Brewer Petroleum and a retired member of Teamsters Union Local #25.

He was the devoted husband of the late Claire T. (Thomas); beloved father of Ann Marie Long of Williamsburg, VA, Teresa C. Kaplan and her husband, Michael of Nahant, Robert C. Breau, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Winthrop and Michael J. Breau of Chelsea; cherished grandfather of Mary Ann and Michael Long, Jess, Sarah and Sean Kaplan, Robert III, Brian and Lauren Breau, Emma, Christian, Brenden and Daniel Breau and is also lovingly survived by 10 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea today, Thursday, January 31 at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. To send a message of condolence to Robert’s family, please visit www.smithfuneralhomes.com

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Florence McAdams

Member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club and the Winthrop Senior Center

Florence M. McAdams of Lincoln Street, Winthrop passed away suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 26. She was 66 years old.

Born in Manhattan, she was the beloved daughter of the late Grace M. (Hendrickson) and Michael Lynch. She has been a resident of Winthrop since 1976 and was employed as a waitress for many years at the Downtown Club. She was also a member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club and the Winthrop Senior Center.
The devoted wife of the late James W. McAdams, she was the loving mother of James W. McAdams Jr. of Winthrop, Sally Ann Siriani and her husband, Ken of Nahant and Michael McAdams and his wife, Michelle of East Bridgewater; the dear sister of Grace Caddell, Stephen T. Lynch  and Michael Lynch, all of New York and Eileen Lynch of East Boston; the cherished grandmother of Anabelle, Julia, Ryan, Luke and Alex.
Her funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, January 31 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. For directions, memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com or www.cremationsbycaggianofuneralhome.com.

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Filippa Minafo

Of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop

Filippa (Bonura) Minafo of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop, died on January 27.

The beloved wife of the late Paolo Minafo, she was the loving mother of Salvatore and his wife, Corradina of Sicily, Onofrio and his wife, Antonietta of Shrewsbury, and Joseph and his wife, Rosemary of Peabody; cherished grandmother of Paul of Peabody, Matthew and Michael of Shrewsbury and Filippa, Rosalia and Alex of Italy; dear sister of Vincenza and Rosalia, both of Italy and the late Tina and Salvatore.  She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Donations in her memory may be made to: East Boston Central Catholic School, 69 London St., East Boston, MA 02128.  For online condolences, please visit:  www.rapinomemorialhome.com

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Avery Franklin Foley

Retired Revere Firefighter, Member of Beachmont VFW

Avery Franklin Foley of Coconut Creek, Florida, formerly of Revere, died recently of natural causes. He was 86 years old.

Mr. Foley was a US Navy veteran of World War II who saw active duty as a signalman on a destroyer escort. He was a retired firefighter with the Revere Fire Department who served for many years with Engine 3 in Beachmont and was a member of the VFW in Beachmont.
He was the beloved husband of the late Marie (Goodwin); former husband of the late Helen (Laurenson) of Revere; loving father of Patricia Lauren-Magrath of Winthrop, Kathleen Mack of Naples, Florida and John A. Foley of Chelsea and father-in-law of Heloisa Miranda-Foley of Chelsea; loving father of the late Joyce Brandano, the late Daniel Foley, and the late Timothy Foley, all of Revere; loving stepfather of Elaine Griffin of Coconut Creek, Florida, William Quirk of Revere, the late Ann Marie Mclean of Ocala, Florida and the late Chuckie Quirk of Revere.
He is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family plans a private service in his memory.

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Stephen Wall

Of East Boston

Stephen J. Wall of East Boston died on January 9.

He was the devoted father of Stephen Jr. and Kathleen Sablone; dear brother of Jay Harrington of North Carolina, Kathey Woodruff of Berkley, Glen Curtis of Winthrop, Marsha Malone of Milton, Billy Curtis of Florida, Leonard Curtis of East Boston, Gary Curtis of Norfolk, Eunice Couch of South Carolina, C. Daniel Curtis of Burlington, Richard Curtis of Revere and Margaret Bigwood of Framingham. He was the loving son of the late David and Doris Bigwood and is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Stephen’s wishes, his body was donated to Harvard Medical School for educational research. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

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Annette Fucillo

Retired Dietary Aide; Giving Was Her Greatest Virtue

Annette Fucillo of Bowdoin Street, Winthrop passed away at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston on January 18 surrounded by her loving children and husband of 65 years. She was 89 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Concetta (Cessa) and Michael Eruzione. A resident of East Boston, she moved to Winthrop in 1958. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a dietary aid for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Winthrop High School Mother’s Club and St. John’s CYO. She enjoyed playing Bingo and trips to Foxwoods. However, her greatest love was her children and her grandchildren. Giving was her greatest virtue.
She was the loving wife of Anthony C. Fucillo and mother of Anthony Fucillo and his wife, Carolyn of Winthrop, Gail Conlon and her husband, the Honorable Albert Conlon, Linda Breau and her husband, Robert of Winthrop, Laurie Fucillo of Lynn and Richard Fucillo of Winthrop. She was the dear twin sister of Anne Jaworski, and her husband, Jerry of Winthrop. Eugene, “Jeep” Eruzione of Winthrop and the late Mary Albano, Phyllis Manzo and Vincent Eruzione; the cherished grandmother of 12 and also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Tuesday, January 22 followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Peter Graziano celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Winthrop Charities, 28 Thornton St. Winthrop. MA 02152. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

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James ‘Jim’ Hibbard

Of Washigton State, formerly of East Boston, Active in Veteran’s Affairs

James R. “Jim” Hibbard of Port Orchard, Washington, passed away January 26.

He was born in East Boston on September 22, 1941, and graduated from East Boston High School in 1959. He worked as an Armed Guard and Missile Technician for the Raytheon Company in Boston and he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He supported his community, was a member of the American Legion, Eagles, and served as president of VFW Post 2669 Port Orchard Men’s Auxiliary for three consecutive years in support of our military veterans.

Jim is survived by his children Renee A. Hibbard of East Boston, Michael Brennan of Winthrop, Sandi Del Monte, of Port Orchard,  Washington and seven grandchildren.

He is also survived by his sister, Barbara Bartolomeo and her husband, Charles; his sister-in-law, Fran Hibbard and by many nieces and nephews, family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary, his parents Edward (Harry) Hibbard, Mary Casaletto Hibbard and his brothers Edward (Sonny) Hibbard and Richard Hibbard.

A celebration of his life will be held at VFW Post 2669, 736 Bay Street, Port Orchard, Washington on Saturday, February 2nd between 2 and 4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Jim’s name VFW Post 2669 or any local VFW Post.

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