Obituaries 04-18-2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013
By Transcript Staff

William MacPhail

Longtime United Airlines Ramp Agent, Historian for St. John’s Episcopal Church

William E. MacPhail of  Winthrop passed away at home on April 9 after a prolonged illness. He was 77 years old.

Born in and a lifetime resident of Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Gertrude (Eldridge) and Roy MacPhail and was employed for many years as a ramp agent for United Airlines. He was also the church historian for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Winthrop.
He was the loving father of Bryan MacPhail of Jamaica Plain, Suzanne MacPhail of Plaistow, NH, Warren MacPhail and John MacPhail, both of Winthrop and Meredith Tattleman of Southborough and the dear brother of David MacPhail of Winthrop. He is also survived by seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the St. John’s Episcopal Church, 222 Bowdoin St., Winthrop today, Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m. Committal will follow the service in Winthrop Cemetery.
To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com or www.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.

Claire Shuko

Massport Clerk, Point of Pines Resident

Claire M. (Baldwin) Shuko of Point of Pines, Revere, died on April 12.

A clerk for Massport, she was the beloved wife of the late Stephen F. Shuko with whom she shared 20 years of marriage; dear cousin of Anne Baldwin of Winthrop and aunt of Marilyn Ashcroft of Maine; dear friend of Mary Ellen Martin of Revere and Marie Panagopoulos of Swampscott.

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

Bernard George Schwartz

Chelsea High School Teacher, Hayden Society Founder and Past President

Bernard George Schwartz  passed away March 18. He was 91 years old.

Born on September 4, 1921 in the Chelsea home of his parents, Maurice L and Celia (Handler) Schwartz, he was a US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, a Corporal who participated in both the American Campaign and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign.

An avid lover of music, Bernard received a Master of Musicology degree from Boston University. He was founder and past president of the Haydn Society.

Bernard had an uncanny ability to name a symphonic movement, as well as identify the orchestra and conductor, when listening to a recording on the radio. Bernard and Isabel enjoyed season tickets to the Boston Symphony Orchestra when they lived in the Back Bay. He continued to enjoy live BSO performances until late in life.

He was pleased to be an educator and spent his entire career teaching at the Chelsea Senior High School. His wonderful beaming wit and creative sensitivity will be fondly remembered and missed by all who were fortunate enough to have had him touch their lives.

Bernard loved and adored his wife Isabel (Gilmore) Schwartz. He was predeceased by Isabel and three of his siblings, Phillip Schwartz, Irving Schwartz and Pearle Eich and is survived by his brother, James Schwartz (who is almost 97); his nephews, Arnie Schwartz, Edward Eich, George Schwartz, Lester Schwartz , Peter Schwartz,  many great nieces and nephews and by his wonderful friend, Eleanor Christie.

A gathering to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 21 at the Danversport Yacht Club. http://www.danversport.com/ 161 Elliott Street. Danvers, MA  01923.  Funeral arrangements were by Boston Harborside Home of JS Waterman, Boston.                                                                              “ ROAR!”

Lillian DellAria

Winthrop Hospital Receptionist

Lillian L (Micciche) DellAria of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on April 13.

A past member of Sempre Avanti Lodge 1600, East Boston, she worked for over 22 years as a receptionist at Winthrop Hospital.

She was the beloved wife of more than 56 years to Louis DellAria and devoted mother of Robert L and Janis M (DellAria) Richards, both of Winthrop.

Her  Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston today, Thursday, April 18 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop Street, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section. For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

Gerlando Faldetta

Columbus Day Parade Chief Marshall

Gerlando J. Faldetta of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on April 10.

A US Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the Beachmont VFW and Malden Moose, he was the Past Chief Marshall of the Columbus Day Parade.

He was the beloved husband of Palma (DiPerri); devoted father of Edward Faldetta and his wife, Terry of Londonderry, New Hampshire; dear brother of the late Maria Chiampa, Grace DeStefano and Carmella Miel; cherished grandfather of Danielle Holland and her husband, Jeremy  and adored great grandfather of Richard and Alyssa and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. Mr. Faldetta was laid to rest in Holy Cross Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Church Restoration Fund, 22 Lowe St. Revere 02151 For more information: www.ruggieromh.com

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