Obituaries 07-20-2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017
By Transcript Staff

James ‘Jimmy’ Burke

Of Winthrop

James C. “Jimmy” Burke of Winthrop passed away on July 17. He was 65 years old.

Jimmy loved entertaining, playing his guitar and singing karaoke with his wide circle of friends. He was a graduate of St. Dominic Savio High School in East Boston.

He was the cherished son of the late Peter J. Sr. and Margaret M. (Brown) Burke; dear brother of Peter Burke Jr. of Winthrop and Thomas Burke of West Roxbury, Dr. Margaret Lee of Wilmette, Ill., and Mary Kinnear of Atkinson, NH. and the late John “Jackie” Burke; beloved uncle of Katie Finn of Saugus, PJ Burke of Winthrop, Matthew, Andrew and Emily Burke of West Roxbury and Kate Fester and Tippy Lee of Wilmette, IL.

A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Thursday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Please go directly to church.

Donations in his name can be made to St. John the Evangelist Church. Committal after the mass will be private. Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit:

Lawrence Hughes

Longtime Winthrop Police Dept. Detective

Lawrence J. Hughes of Muriel Avenue, Wakefield, formerly of Winthrop and Lynn, passed away at the West Roxbury V.A. on July 14. He was 69 years old. Born in Lynn, the beloved son of the late Lorraine (Deveau) and John F. Holmes, at an early age he enlisted in the United States Air Force serving during the Vietnam War and reaching the rank of sergeant. After his honorable discharge, he went on to work as a detective for the Winthrop Police Department for many years.

He was the devoted husband of Catherine (Hamilton) and the loving father of Noiyann Hughes and her companion, Frank Sprague, of Wakefield and Raeleane Randazza and her husband, Mike, of Gloucester; step-father to Kelli Vacirca and her husband, Anthony, of Saugus, Michael Pisco and his wife, Amber, of California, and Kristin Pisco of Winthrop; dear brother of Michelle McDonough of Lynn and the cherished grandfather of Emily, Grace, Olivia, Charlotte, Anthony, Brady, Lily and Adriana.

Funeral arrangements were by the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop.  Interment was private. Charitable donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project 7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256 or go to To sign the online guestbook, go to

Charles ‘Charlie’ Herbert

Retired Winthrop Police Officer

Charles W. “Charlie” Herbert of Winthrop died on July 17. He was 79 years old.

Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1955 to 1959. He was a life member and Past

Commodore of the Winthrop Yacht Club, member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, American Legion-Winthrop Post #146, VFW-Beachmont Post #6712, AMVETS-Winthrop Post #48 and the Commodores Club of America. Prior to his retirement, Charles was a police officer for the Town of Winthrop.

He was the devoted father of Charles W. Herbert, Jr. and his wife, Denise of Waltham and James Herbert and his wife, Brenda of Rutland, and the step-father of Leonard Greenlaw of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Charles III and Violet Herbert, Angela Ciraso and Harrison, Jessica, Amanda and James Jr. Herbert and great-grandfather of Charles Herbert IV and Dillon Herbert. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Walter and Isabella (Thorburn) Herbert; dear brother of Irene M. Cash and her husband, Thomas of Winthrop and the late Robert Hess, Virginia DeStefano, Eunice Soper, John Hess, Isabelle Flintoff, Nancy Brennan, Peter Hess, James Hess and Daniel Herbert. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, on Friday, July 21 at 9 a.m. A funeral mass will follow in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Cremation after mass will be private. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to: Richard Honan Care Packages/American Legion Post #146, 66 Crest Ave. Winthrop, MA 02152. For guestbook and directions, please visit:

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