Obituaries 04-11-2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
By Transcript Staff

Kevin Connolly

Of Virginia, formerly of Winthrop

Kevin J. Connolly of Alexandria, VA, formerly of Winthrop, died on April 5. He was 77 years old.

He was the beloved husband of the late Carol Ann Connolly; father of Sean, Brian, Kevin and Susan Connolly; grandfather of Shannon, Kevin Patrick, Clare and Caroline Connolly.

Relatives and friends may call at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr. Alexandria, VA on Sunday, April 14 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church, 2907 Popkins Ln., Alexandria, VA on Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Quantico National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Angelina Orlandino

Retiree of “Cloud Nine” at Logan Airport

Angelina (Frizzi) Orlandino died following a long illness at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere on April 5. She was 87 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, she attended East Boston Schools and was a 1943 graduate of East Boston High School. For more than 10 years, she worked as a cocktail waitress at the former “Cloud Nine Restaurant” at Logan Airport.

She was the wife of the late Arthur Orlandino who died in August of 1998; the devoted mother of: Blanche Orlandino of East Boston and Jaye Tremonte and her husband, Stephen D. of Revere; the cherished grandmother of Arthur Orlandino of Revere, Stephanie Beneski and her husband, Dr. John Beneski of Revere and Stacie Allen and her husband, David of Wellesley; the dear sister of Victoria Spinelli of Methuen, Mary Alessi and Gloria Capone, both of Winthrop, Guy Frizzi of Revere and the late Frank Antonucci, Sarno Antonucci and Mildred Antonucci. She is also lovingly survived by nine great grandchildren: Jessica, Devin, Jacqueline, Kyle, Brendan, Owen, Nellie, Aiden and Jordan and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Cemetery, West Peabody. For more information, visit: www.vertuccioandsmith.com

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Frongello

Retired Hairdresser

Elizabeth A. “Liz” Frongello of Winthrop, passed away at the Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospital on April 6. She was 86 years old.

A retired hairdresser, she was born in East Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Gaetano and Anna (Battaglia) Frongello; dear sister of the late Julia and Anthony Savasta, Jo and Joseph DiPiertro, and John and Dorothy Frongello; devoted aunt of Anne and William Cargill, Deborah Astravas, Diane and John DiGiacomo and Pamela and Peter Metcalf. She is also survived by many other nieces and nephews and her dear friend of the family, Louise Potter.

Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, today, Thursday, April 11 at 9 a.m.  A Funeral Mass will be held in the Holy Rosary Church,Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in the Winthrop Cemetery. For guestbook, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Maurice William ‘Reese’ Kirby, Jr.

Xerox Retiree; Previously Worked with Brother and Father at Kirby Funeral Home in Winthrop

Maurice William “Reese” Kirby, Jr. passed away on March 28 in Falls Church, VA. He was 79 years old.

Born in 1933 to the late Maurice William Kirby, Sr. and Marion Gertrude (Lynch) Kirby.  Reese, as he was affectionately known, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville, VA and a 4th degree Knight Council # 12982 in Bristow, VA. Mr. Kirby had a long career in the computer industry retiring from Xerox. Prior to working for Xerox, Maurice worked alongside his father and brother at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home in Winthrop. Born and raised in Winthrop, he was a long time resident of Acton.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Pauline June (Morin) Kirby of Gainesville, VA; five children: Elizabeth Kerrigan and her husband, Kenneth of Fairfax, VA, Kathleen Kirby of Nashua, NH, Patricia Rossi and her husband, Robert of Sparta NJ, Maurice William Kirby III and his wife, Leisu of Hudson, MA and Thomas Patrick Kirby of Laconia, NH; one sister, Diane Hoffman of Canton, GA ; five grandchildren: Kenny and Sean Kerrigan, both of Fairfax, VA, Katherine Rossi of Sparta, NJ,  Maurice William Kirby IV and Devin Kirby, both of Hudson, MA, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother Warren Kirby, Sr. of Winthrop.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 3, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Gainesville, VA. Graveside Service and interment was held in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden on April 5.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030 in loving memory of Maurice W. Kirby, Jr. Funeral arrangements from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home-Winthrop. For guestbook, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

William Mosher

Of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop

William F “Bill” Mosher of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop, passed away at home on April 7. He was 47 years old.

Bill was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1983 and was employed as a Logistics Supervisor for the Wetmore Co.

He was the beloved husband of Lisa M. (Kearns) Mosher; devoted father of William F. Mosher, Jr. of Peabody and Heather E. Deveau and her husband, George of Jacksonville, FL.  Born in Winthrop, he was the cherished son of Helen (Martin) Mosher and her late husband Richard of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Madelyn Mosher, Tyler Braveman, and Michael Deveau; dear brother of Patricia A. Messina of Revere, Richard E. Mosher Jr. and Judy Hitaffer of Winthrop, and Mary E. Pierzchala and her husband, Thomas of Peabody; brother-in-law to the late Regina Mosher; uncle of Matthew Messina and his wife, Kate, Chris Messina and his wife, Brianna and Diane and Erin Pierzchala. His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop on Friday, April 12 at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held 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. Donations in his name can be made to the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For guestbook and directions, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Edward Towlson

Retired Winthrop Firefighter; Owner of Winthrop Laundering

Edward R. Towlson of Winthrop passed away suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on April 5. He was 72 years old.

A retired Winthrop Fire Fighter, he retired in 2005 after 31 years of service. He was a member of the Firefighters Local #1070. He was an owner of the Winthrop Laundering Co and the Peterson School. He had also worked for the Winthrop Water Dept. Ed also enjoyed his occasional part time work with the P.V. Barone Construction Co. and enjoyed plumbing and painting with his fellow firemen.

He was the beloved husband of Elaine L. (Sargent) Towlson. Born in Winthrop, he was the son of the late Lester J. and Agnes A. (Rolfe) Towlson; the devoted father of Karen L. McNulty, Leann L. Roberts and Elaine A. Towlson, all of Winthrop and Edward L. Towlson of Kensington, NH; loving brother of Lester W. and Robert C. Towlson, both of Winthrop. Ed was the grandfather of seven grandchildren and great grandfather of one.  Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Memorial contributions may be made to the Winthrop Fire Fighters Local #1070, 40 Pauline St., Winthrop, MA 02152 or The Autism Research Foundation, 72 East Concord St. R-1014, Boston, MA 02118. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.

Salvatore Femino, Sr.

Retired Sheet Metal Worker

Salvatore C. Femino, Sr. of Tewksbury Street, Winthrop passed away at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home on April 8 after a brief illness. He was 92 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Bruno and Rose Femino, he was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, honorably discharged as a Staff Sergent. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a sheet metal worker for many years.

He was the devoted husband of the late Mary L. (Jackson) and the loving father of Rosemarie Favale and her husband, Frank of Winthrop, Michael Femino of Winthrop and Salvatore C. Femino Jr. and his wife, Paula of East Boston. He is also survived by four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He was the devoted husband of the late Mary L. (Jackson) and the loving father of Rosemarie Favale and her husband, Frank of Winthrop, Michael Femino of Winthrop and Salvatore C. Femino Jr. and his wife, Paula of East Boston. He is also survived by four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation today, Thursday, April 11 from 4 to 8 p.m.. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow the mass in Winthrop Cemetery. For directions, memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com or www.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.

Judith Eccles

Winthrop Teacher’s Aide

Judith A. Eccles of Hermon Street, Winthrop passed away at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on April 5 after a brief illness. She was 71 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late John and Doris Sullivan and Patrick and Mary Boyle, she was a resident of Winthrop for over 33 years and was employed as a teacher’s aide for the Winthrop Public School’s.

She was the devoted wife of the late Harold P. Eccles and the loving mother of Daniel Eccles and his wife, Robin of Swampscott, Mark Eccles of Winthrop and also leaves her step daughter, Susan Eccles of Winthrop. She was the dear sister of John Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Thomas Sullivan, Joan Boyle, Patrick Boyle, Paul Boyle, James Boyle, Mary Normile and the late Nancy Burke and Robert Boyle. She was the cherished grandmother of Ana and step grandmother of Mary Kate.

She was the devoted wife of the late Harold P. Eccles and the loving mother of Daniel Eccles and his wife, Robin of Swampscott, Mark Eccles of Winthrop and also leaves her step daughter, Susan Eccles of Winthrop. She was the dear sister of John Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Thomas Sullivan, Joan Boyle, Patrick Boyle, Paul Boyle, James Boyle, Mary Normile and the late Nancy Burke and Robert Boyle. She was the cherished grandmother of Ana and step grandmother of Mary Kate.

The funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Tuesday, April 9 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.

The funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Tuesday, April 9 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.

For memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com or www.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.

Eugene ‘Gene’ Martell

Long Active in Winthrop Town Affairs

Eugene J. “Gene” Martell passed peacefully on April 9 surrounded by his loved ones.  He was 97 years old.

A gentle soul who brought grace and joy into the world.  Our “Geno”, our sunshine. May you rest in the arms of your angels.

A longtime resident of his beloved Winthrop, and Ft. Myers, Florida, he was born in 1915 in Minneapolis, MN and raised in Winthrop where he graduated high school in 1933.  He was a longtime member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, American Legion and a Navy Veteran of World War II. Very active in Winthrop political affairs, he was a Town Meeting member, Chairman of the Republican Town Committee and served as an administrator of  the Winthrop Housing Authority from 1975 to 1987.

He was the son of the late Albert and Annie Martel; the 63-year devoted husband of the late Dorothy (Taylor) Martel; loving father of M. Elaine Ferrara and her husband, Joseph of So. Yarmouth and Sarasota, FL; cherished grandfather of Craig Eugene Ferrara and his wife, Victoria of Bridgewater and Ryan J. Ferrara and his wife, Maura of Arlington and precious great grandfather of Benjamin, Nicholas and Neil Ferrara.   He was the brother of the late Albert, Frederick, Lawrence, Ann, Marie, and Doris and nephew of the late and fabulous “Uncle Tony” and is also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are by Caggiano Funeral Home, Winthrop.  A celebration and visitation will be held in June of 2013.  To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com or www.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.

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