Obituaries 06-20-2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013
By Transcript Staff

Ruth Adams

Retired Secretary

Ruth (Freeman) Adams of Winthrop died on June 16 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Revere. She was 105 years old.

Born in Boston, the loving daughter of the late Janet D. (MacDuffie) and Charles Clark, she was a graduate of East Boston High School Class of 1925.. Prior to her retirement, she was a secretary at Frederick C. Adams & Co. investments of Boston.

She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick C. Adams, the dear sister of the late Charles R. Clark, Doris E. Polkinhorn and William D. Clark;  the loving aunt of Doris Gail Tape and Patricia Sullivan, both of Winthrop, Susan Clark of Framingham and Ruth Ann Clark of Peterborough, NH. She is also survived by several grand nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover on Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m. Arrangements are by the Caggiano-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign her book of condolences, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com. -.

David Collins

Of Winthrop

David W. Collins died in Winthrop on June 5 after a long illness. He was 57 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Lois (Venezia); father of Erika and her husband, Dennis Screnci Jr. of Peabody and David Collins and his wife, Erin of Arlington; brother of Francis Emmett of East Boston, Edward Collins of Brockton and Thomas Hayward of North Carolina and grandfather of David Patrick Collins. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Private Services were held with arrangements by Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston

Robert Buonopane

Longtime Owner of Carol’s Beauty Supplies in Winthrop Center, Active in Many Winthrop Organizations

Robert Buonopane of Wadsworth Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody on June 11 after a long illness. He was 76 years old.

Born in and a lifelong resident of Winthrop, he was the beloved son of the late Elena (Rizzo) and Vincent Buonopane. He was the proprietor, along with his wife, of Carol’s Beauty Supplies in Winthrop Center for many years. He also worked for the Town of Winthrop at the Larsen Rink for many years. He was a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, the Winthrop Sons of Italy, the Winthrop Auxiliary Police, the Police Photographer’s Association and a former Board of Director of the Winthrop Federal Credit Union.

He was the devoted husband of the late Carol M. (Magrath) and the loving father of Marie McDougall and her husband, John  and Kathleen Carabine, all of Winthrop. He was the dear brother of Carol Cabral of Cape Cod and the cherished grandfather of Robert and Kerri McDougall and Diana and William Carabine.

His Funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home on June 15 followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St.,Winthrop. Interment followed the Mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com or www.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.

John ‘Jack’ Curtis, Jr.

Worked for US Postal Service

John F. “Jack” Curtis, Jr. of Putnam St., Winthrop passed away at the Chelsea Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center on June 11 after a prolonged illness. He was 77 years old.

A resident of Winthrop for over 25 years, he was employed as a clerk for the United States Postal Service for several years.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Mary M. (Walker) and John F. Curtis, Sr.;  the dear brother of Ann P. Pepper of Maine and Mary C. Newell of Florida. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

A Funeral mass was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop followed by interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home,To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com or www.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.

Philomena Giagonelli

Retired Stitcher and Hairdresser

Philomena Giagonelli of Bremen Street, East Boston passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on June 13 after a brief illness. She was 88 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Rosaria (Pennachio) and Giovanni Rinaldi. A resident of Bedford for over 32 years, she has resided in East Boston for the past 25 years. For many years she was employed as a stitcher as well as a hairdresser.

She was the devoted wife of James Giagonelli and the dear sister of Josephine Cioffi of East Boston, Sister Domenica Rinaldi, Sisters of the Good Shepherd of Marlboro and the late Domenic Rinaldi, Michael Rinaldi and Mary Arena. She was the cherished aunt of the Cioffi, Rinaldi and Arena children. She is also survived by many great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews.

Funeral services were conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Memorial donations may be made to the Salesian Missions, 2 Lafevre Lane, New Rochelle, New York 10801-5710 Attn: Noelle. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com or www.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.

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