Obituaries 09-21-2017

Friday, September 22, 2017
By Transcript Staff

Rose Sacco

Of Winthrop

Rose Sacco of Wadsworth Avenue, Winthrop, passed away at Winthrop Place on September 18. She was 96 years old.

Born in East Boston, she has been a Winthrop resident for over 63 years.

She was the devoted wife of the late Jerome Sacco Sr. and the loving mother of Jerome Sacco Jr. and Joanne Sacco.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop, today, Thursday, September 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home immediately following the visitation at 11 a.m. Interment to follow the service will be in Winthrop Cemetery. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to

Priscilla Davis

N.E. Tel &Tel retiree; member of Point Shirley Association and Telephone Pioneers of America

Priscilla J. (Christoforo) Davis of Winthrop passed away on Sept. 17.  She was 81 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Priscilla was employed by New England Telephone Co. as a service representative. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Point Shirley Association. of Winthrop.

The beloved wife of the late Robert E. Davis, she was the devoted mother of Christopher R. Davis and his wife, Lynne of Hopedale; and adored “Nana” of Cameron and Melissa Davis.

Born in Revere, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and E. Mildred (Mutch) Christoforo and is also survived by her sisters, Patricia M. Stone of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Paula A. Peterson of Marblehead and by several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and administration at Blaire House of Milford for providing her with expert care, friendship, and love throughout her stay. A celebration of Priscilla’s life will be held in December, date and time to be announced.  Funeral arrangements are from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop.  For guestbook, please visit

Steven ‘Pop’ Tarantino

Will be remembered for his great laugh, sense of humor and love of family

Steven J. ‘Pop” Tarantino passed away on Aug. 30. He was 79 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Susan (Napoli) and Steven Tarantino. He grew up in the North End of Boston before residing in Winthrop and Revere. He was an Air Force veteran and after his honorable discharge he went on to become the proprietor of Casa Santino Hair Salon.

In the early 1980s he moved to Hyannis. There he continued to do hair but also worked as a house painter and in construction. He loved the Cape life and loved his house and working on it was ‘a labor of love.’

In his last decade, he retired to West Palm Beach, Fla. where he loved the weather and the pace. He enjoyed people watching, reading, golf and the beach.  He will be remembered for his great laugh, sense of humor and love of his family.

He was the loving father of Craig S. Tarantino of Pembroke, Carla A. Tarantino of New York and Christina Tarantino of Roslindale; the dear brother of Vincent Tarantino of Winthrop, Guy Tarantino of California and the late Lillian Spinale, Jenny Palladino and Marie Sarno and the cherished grandfather of Emma, Nicholas, Julia, Daniel and Violette. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Caggiano-O’Maley-Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or go to To sign the online guestbook, go to

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