Top-ranked Vikings draw Newburyport

The Winthrop High boys hockey team will embark on its Journey to the Tourney this Friday evening at 7:30 at Salem State College when they take on Newburyport in a quarterfinal game of the MIAA Division 2 North sectional tournament.

Winthrop, the No. 1 seed in the North Sectional with a 19-1 record, was the only team to earn a bye in the 15 team bracket. Newburyport, the eighth seed with a 13-4-4, won its first round contest, 4-3 over Bishop Fenwick on Tuesday.

Winthrop High School (WHS) head coach Dale Dunbar scouted the ‘Porters, who play in the Cape Ann League, in the contest with Fenwick..

“They’re a good team that plays in a competitive league,” said Dunbar. “But if we play our type of game and remain disciplined, I like our chances against them.”

Dunbar was referring to the style of play that earned his Vikings a 16-1-3 record in the regular season and a league best 13-1-1 in the Northeastern Conference. Moreover, Winthrop allowed just 19 goals in their 20 games for a sub-1.00 goals against average that included seven shutouts for goaltender Pat Feeley that must be some sort of school record.

The Vikings’ triumph in last week’s Viking Pride Foundation Tournament was emblematic of the team’s play all season. Winthrop defeated Plymouth North 2-1 in the preliminary game (with defenseman Kyle Cummings lighting the lamp in OT with a big slap shot from the point) and then topped Melrose 2-0 in the championship game on goals by Brendan Loomis and Kenny Hodgkins.

“Defense, goaltending, taking advantage of opportunities, and avoiding mistakes are always the key factors in the playoffs,” noted Dunbar. “That’s what got us this far, and, hopefully, we’ll continue to execute in the same way in the tourney.”

If the Vikings are successful against Newburyport, they will play on Monday at Chelmsford against the winner of the No. 4 Wilmington vs. No. 5 Tewksbury matchup.


Malvina Forgione, 104

Winthrop resident

Malvina (Reppucci) Forgione of Winthrop, formerly of the North End, died February 10, in her 104th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Forgione.

She was the loving mother of Linda Cioppa and her husband, John, of Winthrop and Linda Jacobe and her husband, Mark, of Abington; cherished grandmother of Michelle Cioppa, Cheryl Moschitto, Jennifer and Justin Jacobe; and great-grandmother of Aryana Moschitto. She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home of Revere. For her online guest book, visit

Robert Zappy, 65

Decorated Veteran

Robert J. Zappy of Maine, formerly of Reading, died on February 23. He was 65 years old.

A US Navy Seal veteran of Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor.

He was the beloved son of the late William J. Zappy and Marjorie A. (Pothier) Zappy; loving brother of Maryjane Judge and her husband, Robert, of Reading, Paula Flaherty and her husband, Robert, of Winthrop and step-brother of Marguerite Fayles and her husband, Ronald, of Virginia, John Markee and his wife, Bonnie, of Lynn; dear uncle of Kristen Flaherty of Winthrop and Lindsay Judge of Reading; dear friend of Billy Belcamino; and he is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Doherty-Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. Reading. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share remembrances with the family today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn.

Please honor him by making memorial donations to The New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For directions or to send a memorial condolence,

Ruth Bagness, 95

Active at First Church of Winthrop United Methodist

Ruth Bagness, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, died on February 23. She was 95 years old.

During her lifetime, she was an active and generous member of the First Church of Winthrop United Methodist, where she devoted much of her time and energy to its endeavors. She will be remembered by all who knew her.

Born in Winthrop, she was the dear daughter of the late George C. Day and Rosanna M. Bevelander and the beloved wife of the late Alfred H. Bagness. She leaves a son, Robert Bagness of Winthrop.

Funeral services will be conducted at the First Church of Winthrop, 217 Winthrop St., Winthrop, on Friday, February 27, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours at the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home, 174 Winthrop St., Winthrop will be today, Thursday, February 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be private.

Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the First Church Memorial Fund, 217 Winthrop St., Winthrop, MA 02152.

Shirley Edwards, 80

New Hampshire resident

Shirley D. (Budreau) Edwards died February 19 in Hanover, NH. She was 80 years old.

Born in Haverhill, on September 16, 1928, daughter of Lawrence and Delphine (Proulx) Dube, she was previously a resident of New Hartford, Conn. and Cape Haze, Fla. She moved to Hanover in 2005. She attended the Fisher College for Women and Boston University.

Family members include her four children: Lawrence Budreau of Manchester, NH, Andrea Patters of Lakeland, Tenn., Valerie Garrison of Winthrop, Michelle Stevens of Solon, Maine; her sister, Rita Betournay, of Atkinson, NH; four grandchildren; her stepchildren, Donald Edwards and Linda Edwards of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, and four step-grandchildren. She was the wife of the late John Budreau of New Hartford, Conn. and James Edwards of Cape Haze, Fla.

There are no calling hours or services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer 3-Day, c/o Carol Holt, 169 Oak Hill Ave., Manchester, NH 03104.

Betty Altman

Former Winthrop resident

Betty (Greenfieid) Altman, formerly of Winthrop, Malden, and West Roxbury, died on February 21 at the Newton Health Care Center, after a prolonged illness.

Born on April 11, 1929 in Dorchester, she was the widow of Talmud Scholar, Reverend, and Shamas, Haskel Altman of Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, to whom she was married for 45 years. She was the mother of two sons, Mark Altman of New York and the late Alan Altman, and the loving sister of Felice Greenfield of Israel.

Graveside services were held at Stepiner Cemetery, West Roxbury, with arrangements by Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors,

Mary Lubell, 83

Retired Salesperson for Crown Furs

Mary Lubell of Kennedy Road, Winthrop, died at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on February 19, after a brief illness. She was 83 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Edith E. Brady. She grew up in East Boston and moved to Winthrop more than 27 years ago. Prior to her retirement, she was a salesperson for Crown Furs in Boston.

She was the wife of the late Jack Lubell and the loving mother of Judith M. LuBell of Winthrop, Shelia Pompeo of Everett and the late George Lubell. She is also survived by several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop, on Tuesday, followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated by the Rev. Peter Graziano in St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial was private.

For memorial donations or to sign her online guest book, go to

Elizabeth Nuzzo, 98

Milliner, tremendous cook, long active in community and civic affairs

Elizabeth R. (Shehab) Nuzzo of Seal Harbor Road, Winthrop, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on February 29, after a brief illness. She was 98 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Mary Solomon and Alfred Shehab. A resident of Boston’s South End, she moved to East Boston when she married Frank Nuzzo, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage.

Mrs. Nuzzo was employed as a milliner (hat maker) for New Style Hat Company in Boston. She was very active in community and civic affairs. She was an active communicant at the former St. Mary’s Star of the Sea in East Boston and in St. John the Evangelist in Winthrop. She and her husband loved to travel, going to places like her parents’ homeland in Lebanon and also Italy, France and Switzerland, but her favorites were Cape Cod and Florida.

Mrs. Nuzzo was a tremendous cook and many neighborhood children enjoyed her cooking.

A resident of Winthrop for the past 35 years, she was the loving mother of Frances L. Dollard of Peabody, Joanne E. Nuzzo of Winthrop and the late Vera Takash; cherished grandmother of James J. Dollard, Susan E. DeVito, Brian J. Dollard, Robert J. Dollard and Jane F. Hoggard. She was the sister of the late Josephine DeMarco, Anna Thomas, Margret Occhino and George Shehab. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop on Monday, February 23, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. The Rev. Charles Bourke and the Rev. Jerome Gillespie celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the burial in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to My Brothers’ Table 98 Willow St., Lynn MA 01901 or to Boston Catholic TV P.O. Box 9196 34 Chestnut St., Watertown MA 02471. To sign her online guestbook, go to

Frank Jordan, 86

Retired dental equipment salesman, life member of Elks

Frank C. Jordan of Winthrop died at the Mass. General Hospital on February 20. He was 86 years old.

He was a Life Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a dental equipment salesman.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved husband of Margaret A. “Peggie” (Cushing) Jordan, son of the late Charles and Marie (Vincent) Jordan and is lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. For his guest book, go to

Joseph Nalieri, 90

Senior member of Winthrop Elks

Joseph V. Nalieri of Winthrop and Belmont died peacefully at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on February 21. He was 90 years old.

He was the senior and a Life Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078 for more than 63 years and a former employee of Martignetti and Charles Gilman and Sons Liquor Distribution Company.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary H. (Honan) Nalieri. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Antonio and Annie (Siriesi) Naglieri and the devoted father of Patricia Bain and her husband, Lloyd, of Needham, Mary Ann Cash and her husband, Edward, Jane Nalieri and Angela Levy and her husband, Howard, all of Winthrop; brother of John J. Naglieri of Saugus and the late Michael Naglieri, Antonetta Mario, and Sabina Carnicelli; adored grandfather of Edward J. Cash of Washington D.C., William D. Cash and his wife, Kimberly, of Winthrop, Kevin J. Cash of Winthrop, and Elizabeth M. Bain of Needham. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, MA. 02152. For his guest book, go to

Alice Baldinell, 86

Past President of Winthrop Emblem Club

Alice H. (Johannessen) Baldinell of Winthrop died peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at the Massachusetts General Hospital on February 18. She was 86 years old.

A past president of the Winthrop Emblem Club 15. she is survived by the love of her husband of 67 years, Albert C. Baldinell, and their four children: Marie O’Brien of Winthrop, Barbara Marcus and her husband, Martin, of Marblehead, Judith DiVito and her husband, James, of Boston, and Albert Baldinell Jr. of Winthrop; four grandchildren: Ellen O’Brien of Winthrop, Laurie Streeter and her husband, Kenneth, of Winthrop, James DiVito of Los Angeles, and Matthew DiVito of Boston; and two great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Kenneth Streeter II of Winthrop.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Christian and Henrietta (Hansen) Johannessen; loving sister of Norma Burke of Derry, NH, and the late Elsie Connelly, Arthur, Earl and Alfred Johannessen.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choice. At the family’s request, funeral and burial services were private, with arrangements by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For her guest book, go to

Hyman Cohen, 86

Of Salem, formerly of Winthrop

Hyman Cohen of Salem, formerly of Marblehead and Winthrop, died on February 20. He was 86 years old.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn E. (Harris) Cohen; devoted father of Amy Dana and her husband, Philip, of Salem and Robert Cohen and his wife, Donna, of Franklin, NH; and the cherished grandfather of Cory Cohen.

Funeral arrangements were by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. Burial was in Temple Emanu-El of Marblehead Memorial Park, Danvers.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to The American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

Joann Cataldo-Linker

Of Boston, formerly of Winthrop

Joann (Fagone) Cataldo-Linker of Boston, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on February 18.

She was the devoted mother of Joanna Cataldo, Michelle Cataldo, Chuck Cataldo and Kara Cataldo, all of Winthrop; loving daughter of Phyllis (DeBonis) and the late Joseph Fagone; dear sister of Joseph Fagone of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston, Charles and Frank Fagone, both of East Boston, and the late Annette Mannetta; cherished grandmother of Justin, Michelle, Johnna, Julliana, Jacqueline and Addison and is also survived by her many adored nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights), East Boston. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum.

Memorial donations may be made to ALS Association, 320 Norwood Park South, Second Floor, Norwood, MA. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit

Ida Marcinkowski

Reading resident

Ida A. (Tremblay) Marcinkowski of Reading died on February 17.

She was the beloved wife of William Marcinkowski; loving sister of Eugene Tremblay of Salem; cherished sister in law of Frances Marcinkowski of Pelham, NH and Gloria Marcinkowski of Winthrop; dear friend of Yvonne Silva of Reading and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Barile Family Funeral Home, Stoneham. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, please honor her with donations to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send a memorial condolence, visit


Guy Colella

Past Commander Beachmont Post VFW

Guy J. Colella died unexpectedly in Revere on February 17.

A US Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was the vice president/treasurer and past post commander, VFW Post 6712, Beachmont.

He was the son of the late Josephine (Tutrone) and Nazareno Colella; beloved father of Theresa Vieira and her fiancé, Robert DiAngelis, of Winthrop, Joanne and her husband, Richard Nugent, and Wendy McCarthy, all of East Boston, Robin (Laidlaw) Wyers of Alabama, Josephine and her husband, Jason Sullivan, of Foxboro; longtime companion of Winifred McCarthy and the late Marjorie Laidlaw, the mothers of his children. He was the brother of Mary DeAngelo of New Hampshire, Joseph of Ohio, Anthony, John and Peter Colella, all of Somerville, Josephine Rackie and Concetta Nyman, both of Swampscott, and the late Rosalie Whalen; and the grandfather of Stephen, Rachel, Sarah, Christopher, Tessa and Amanda.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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