Obituaries 04-04-2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013
By Transcript Staff

John “Jack” Walsh

University of Massachusetts Retiree

John B. (Jack) Walsh of Hadley and South Dennis passed away March 5 after a prolonged illness.

Jack was born and raised in Winthrop, the eldest son of the late John MJ and Evelyn Walsh and was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1953. He received a BA in Industrial Management from the University of Massachusetts, Class of 1957, Phi Mu Delta Fraternity; and an MBA from Western New England College. He taught at WNEC for seven years.

He served in the U.S. Army Active Duty and Reserves from 1957 to 1963. After 30 years of employment and loyal service, Mr. Walsh was a 1995 retiree of University of Massachusetts.

Mr. Walsh was Master of Ceremonies for Employee Appreciation Day on the University of Massachusetts campus for many years.  He was member of the Hadley Lions Club and past King Lion, a member of the Five College Credit Union Board of Directors, a  member and officer of the Massachusetts State Retirees Board of Directors and Hampshire County Retirement Board, a member of the Retired State, County and Municipal Employees Association, volunteer constable with the Amherst Police Department, Amherst Kiwanis Club, Hadley Little League Coach and MC for Hopkins Academy Athletic banquets.

One of Jack’s proudest achievements was becoming an Eagle Scout. He was a communicant at the former St. John’s Parish, Hadley, now Most Holy Redeemer Parish.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Whitworth Wing Walsh of Hadley and Farmington, ME; his brother, Robert B. (Bob) Walsh of Winthrop; daughter Pamela Jassal and her husband, Harvinder of Acton; son Jeffrey and his wife, Melissa of Northampton, and son Timothy and his wife, Nicole of Byfield.  Mr. Walsh was married for 40 years to the late, Helen V. Eaton Walsh who died in February 1999.  He is loved and missed by his eight grandchildren: Mollie Jassal, Jason, Michelle and Tyler Walsh, Rachel and Ian Ehlers and Hanna and Milia Wing.  He is also survived by two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Most Holy Redeemer Church, Hadley with burial in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Hadley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Boston Boy Scouts, Boston Minuteman Council #227, 411 Unquity Road, Milton, MA 02186 or Food Bank of Western MA, PO Box 160, Hatfield, MA  01038. Obituary and memorial register at www.douglassfuneral.com.

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Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau

Devoted to Family, Cherished her Catholic Faith

Charlotte Sheehan Gautreau, a native of Boston and a resident of Gonzales, Louisiana, passed away on March 28 at Heritage Manor in Baton Rouge after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. She was 84 years old.

She was born on April 5, 1928 and graduated from Fr. Fitton Catholic High School in East Boston. After moving from Boston to Washington, DC where she was employed by the Bureau of Naval Personnel, she met her husband, Clint, while he was on leave from the US Navy. Charlotte and Clint were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Star of the Sea Parish, East Boston on July 27, 1947.

Mrs. Gautreau worked for the federal and state governments, raised her children in both Boston and Gonzales, Louisiana, cherished her Catholic faith and spent her life devoted to her family. She insured her children were taught life lessons at every opportunity. She maintained her Boston Irish pride and her Boston accent until she left this world. She enjoyed a good card game, especially canasta.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Clinton Gautreau; four sons, Douglas Gautreau, Nathan Gautreau and his wife, Linda, Joseph Gautreau and his wife, Lori and Paul Gautreau; two daughters, Nancy Gautreau and Mary Jane Gautreau Karabin and her husband, Drew of Bethelehem, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Derek Gautreau and his wife, Tammy, Nathan Gautreau, Nicholas Karabin, Peyton Gautreau, Zachary Gautreau; five great grandchildren, Morgan Gautreau, Myles Gautreau, Madeline Gautreau, Faith Gautreau and Emma Gautreau; three step grandchildren, Shannon Sing and wife, Jennifer, Amy Lejeune and her husband, Larry and Casey Sing and his wife, Paula, along with eight step grandchildren; five siblings, Mary Theresa Granara of Chelsea,  Helen Lepage of Winthrop, Eileen and Joe Coppola of Visalia, California, Joan Constantino of Chelsea and John Leo Sheehan, Jr. of Saugus and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, David Charles Gautreau, her father, John Leo Sheehan, Sr. and her mother, Mary Whalen Sheehan of Everett.

Visitation was at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church in Gonzales, Louisiana. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Alec Sheldon followed. Interment was at Hope Haven Cemetery in Praireville. Pallbearers were Nathan Paul Gautreau, Joe Gautreau, Paul Gautreau, Derek Gautreau, Nathan David Gautreau and Peyton Gautreau. Honorary pallbearers were Douglas Gautreau, Nicholas Karabin, Zachary Gautreau and Myles Gautreau.

The family expresses tremendous gratitude to the staff at Heritage Manor Baton Rouge Nursing Home for the exceptional care and concern given to Charlotte. The family also deeply appreciates the wonderful staff at Life Source Hospice who cared for Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Please visit www.oursofh.com to sign the on line guestbook. Arrangements are by Curso Funeral Home of Gonzales, Louisiana.

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Helga ‘Daisy’ Corbosiero

Worked at Black Falcon Pier in South Boston

Helga E. ‘Daisy’(Pfeiffer) Corbosiero of Winthrop died on March 27.

Mrs. Corbosiero worked in customer service at the Black Falcon Pier in South Boston.

She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Corbosiero; beloved mother of Cindy Rossino and her husband, Lou of Salem, Donna Marks of Effingham, NH, Darlene Corolla, Paul Corbosiero, Robert Corolla and his wife, Karen, John Corbosiero and the late Ron Carolla, Christine Gillis and her husband, Jim, Elka DeBonis and her husband, Michael, all of Winthrop. She also leaves 17 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, her sister, Rita Stubenreuch of Germany and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. For guest book: www.vazafunerals.com.

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