Obituaries 01-16-2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014
By Transcript Staff

Frank Fisichella

Verizon Retiree, Of Maine,

formerly of Winthrop

Frank Fisichella of Bidderford, Maine, formerly of Winthrop, passed away at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine on January 10 after a prolonged illness. He was 81 years old. Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Dorothy (Zizzo) and Domenic Fisichella. After his graduation from high school, he enlisted in the US Air Force during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he went on to work for Verizon in the engineering department for over 40 years. Frank will be remembered for being very creative and artistic and his great sense of humor. He was also very gentle and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

He was the devoted husband of Carolyn (Maniglia) and the loving father of David Fisichella and his wife Dr. Amy Bower, P.H.D of Falmouth and Marc Fisichella and his wife Robin of Bass Harbor, Maine. He was the dear brother of Dorothy Edlin of Iowa, Lucille Mastrogiacamo and Connie Johnson, both of Florida and the late Anthony Fisichella and Fran Williston and the cherished grandfather of Sara, Alec and Aidan.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, January 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Interment in the Massachusetts National Cemetery will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Gosnell Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, Maine 04074. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go towww.caggianofuneralhome.com

Anna Botti Montone

Accomplished Artist

Anna M. Botti Montone of Woodside Avenue, Winthrop passed away at home on January 14 after a long illness. She was 89 years old. Born in Somerville, the beloved daughter of the late Andrew and Grace Botti, she was a resident of Winthrop for over 56 years. She worked at Castano Galleries in Boston for several years and was an accomplished artist. Many of her works are well know around Boston, especially her portrait of Fanueil Hall during a snowstorm. She was a member of the Winthrop Art Association and the Museum of Fine Arts.

She was the devoted wife of the late Edward A. Montone and the loving mother of Andrew G. Montone and his wife, Deborah of Winthrop, Grace Polcaro and her husband, Philip of Lynnfield and the late Edward G. Montone; the dear sister of Norma Carnes of Franklin and Ernest Botti of Waltham. She is also survived by seven grandchildren.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Her funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, January 17 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Raw Artworks 37 Central Square, Lynn, MA 01901. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

George McQuillen, Sr.

US Navy Veteran of Three Wars; Commonwealth of Massachusetts Retiree

George J. McQuillen, Sr. of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 10. He was 92 years old. George served in the U. S. Navy for over 22 years and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was also a former member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club where he enjoyed being a member of the club’s bowling league. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Administrator. The beloved husband of the late Mary G. (Harrington) McQuillen, he was born in Boston, the son of the late George J. and Frances E. (Tonry) McQuillen. He was the devoted father of George J. McQuillen Jr. and his wife, Barbara of North Carolina, Rev. Paul G. McQuillen S.S.E. of Alabama, Kenneth M. McQuillen and his wife, Anne of Illinois and Mark S. McQuillen and his wife, Flora of Andover; adored grandfather of Brendan, Amy Lynn, Michael, Kevin, Katlyn, Mary, Casey and Patrick; cherished great-grandfather of Clodagh; dear brother of the late Frank and William McQuillen and Florence Hames and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was held at St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop on Tuesday, January 14. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery. For guestbook, please visitwww.mauricekirbyfh.com.

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