Obituaries – 06/01/09

Ann Young
Active in many cultural, religious and educational organizations

Ann B. (Franks) Young, formerly of Winthrop, North Andover and Lake Worth, Florida, died peacefully at Wingate Nursing Home in Andover on June 19, 2009.

She was born on April 9, 1908 in Lawrence, daughter of William and Minnie (Kimel) Franks. She was preceded in death by her brothers Theodore, Clarence, and Benjamin, and her sister, Esther Feuerstein.

Mrs. Young, who graduated from Lawrence High School in 1925, Leland Powers School in 1929, and Boston University in 1956 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in theater arts, was involved in religious and cultural organizations her entire life. She was a member of Temple Tifereth Israel in Winthrop, Temple Emanuel in Andover and Temple Beth Tikvah, in Greenacres, Florida. She loved working with people.

She was a life member of Hadassah and an ORT member. She was also president of Hadassah and the Sisterhood in Winthrop, president of Brandeis Women’s Committee and she started the Parent-Teacher’s Organization and the Garden Club in Winthrop. She was the creator and the director of Young Drama Workshop for children in Winthrop. She was also the creator and the director of the Fine Arts program at Willow Bend, in Lake Worth, Florida.

In Florida, Mrs. Young and her husband, Harold, had a wonderful retirement.

She will best be remembered for her devotion and love for her family, her love of travel and her appreciation for culture and the arts. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She leaves behind a lasting impression to all who knew her.

She was the loving wife of Harold Young, of Brookline, for 55 years; loving mother of Sheldon Young and his wife, Judith, of Foxboro, and grandmother of their infant, the late Elliot Young. She was also the mother of Deborah Young Wise and her husband, William, of North Andover; devoted grandmother of Carolyn Platter and her husband, Kenneth, of South Easton, Wendy M. Wise and her husband, Dr. Donald R. Chabot, of North Andover, Sharon Salzman and Brian Young Wise of Andover. She also leaves three great-grandchildren.

Contributions, in memory of Ann B. Young, may be made to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Rocco Iapicca, 93
Retired MBTA mechanic

Rocco A. Iapicca of Winthrop, a former longtime resident of East Boston, died June 25 at the Lighthouse Nursing Center, Revere, after a long illness. He was 93 years old.

Born in Boston, son of the late Rose (Altavilla) and James Iapicca, he moved to Winthrop 40 years ago. Before his retirement, he was employed by the MBTA as a mechanic.

He was the beloved husband of Constance “Connie” (Grasso); loving father of Michael Iapicca of Winthrop, the late James Iapicca and stepfather of Robert Calla of New Hampshire, Steven Calla of Winthrop and Russell Calla of Wilmington. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To sign his online guestbook, go to

Carmela Caraglia
Revere resident

Carmela (Coraggio) Caraglia of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 29.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincenzo Caraglia; devoted mother of Eleonora Colarusso, Giuseeppe Caraglia and his wife, Maria, all of East Boston, and Maria Giglio and her husband, Domenic, of Revere; cherished grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 12. She is also survived by eight brothers and sisters in Italy and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Josephine.

Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights), East Boston, on Friday, July 3, at 8 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating her life in the Immaculate Conception Church, Beach Street, Revere, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will conclude with Mrs. Caraglia being laid to rest in the mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Hallmark Hospice, 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02128. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit

Alexander Cecil Roy, 92
Accomplished Photographer

Alexander Cecil Roy of Newport RI, formerly of Winthrop, Cork, Dublin, and Youghal, Ireland, died at Newport Hospital on June 26. He was 92 years old.

A World War II veteran of England’s Royal Air Force and a retired accomplished photographer from Vantines Photography Studio of Boston, he was a former member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club.

Born in Cork, Ireland, son of the late Walter and Frances (Cole) Roy, he was the beloved husband of the late Mary “May” (Hennessy) Roy; devoted father of Richard Roy and his wife, Maria, of Winthrop, Brenda Gerardi and her husband, Frank, of Newport, RI and Kevin Roy and his wife, Kathyrn Caswell, of Harrington Park, NJ; adored grandfather of Richard Gerardi and his wife, Christine, Steven, Nicholas, Jeannette, Erin and Michael Roy and Karolyn Canonico; great-grandfather of Alexander “Alex” J. Gerardi Cox and Aria Gerardi; brother of the late Elizabeth “Betty” Ahern and her late husband, Michael “Mick”. He will be missed by loving friends and relatives and in particular Moira Parker, Maureen Coughlan, Brendan and Therese Fallon.

Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. A Funeral Mass will be held today, July 2, in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery.

Donations may be made to WINARC 63 Atlantic St., Winthrop MA 02152. For his guest book, go to

Patricia Keenan, 51
Outstanding High School and College Athlete

Patricia A. (Hansen) Keenan of Standish, Maine, formerly of Winthrop, died at her home on June 26. She was 51 years old.

She was employed as a fee analyst for Keybank Corp and was a Winthrop High School and Bentley University Hall of Fame Inductee for basketball, field hockey and softball.

She was born in Boston, cherished daughter of Louis and Mary (English) Hansen of Winthrop; beloved wife of David C. Keenan; devoted stepmother of Brian Keenan of Windham, Maine and Jill Keenan of Southaven, Miss.; stepgrandmother of Paige Keenan of Mississippi; adored sister of Robert Hansen and his wife, Donna, of Evansville, Ind., Richard Hansen and his wife, Joanne, of Peabody, Ronald Hansen of Winthrop, Karen Schlichting and her husband, Butch, of Winthrop, and Joann Huckins and her husband, Sandy, of Salem, NH; sister-in-law of James Keenan and his wife, Kathleen, of Abington and Donna M. Keenan of Halifax; and the dear aunt of Michael, Christopher, Diane, Jessica, Bryana, Teresa, Kendra, and Julianne. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section.)

Donations in her name may be made to the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, 100 Campus Drive, Suite 108, Scarborough, ME, 04074. For her guest book, go to

Joseph Felt Jr., 67
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Revere

Joseph F. Felt Jr. of Chinook Trail, NH, died on June 26 at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, NH. He was 67 years old.

Born in Revere on August 3, 1941, the son of Joseph F. and Doris (Friedman) Felt, he attended Revere Schools and served in the US Army from 1962 to 1965 during the Vietnam Era. Following his military service, he worked as a small engine mechanic for many years. He spent many years hunting in Tamworth, NH, and lived in Wonalancet, NH for the past 10 years.

He is survived by his mother, Doris Felt of Peabody, and two brothers, Peter of Winthrop and Charles of Milton, NH.

Private funeral services at the convenience of the family are under the direction of the Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee, NH. There are no calling hours.

Christopher Berryman
Former Winthrop resident

Christopher J. Berryman of Weymouth, formerly of Winthrop and Revere, died after a long illness.

A longtime member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, he is survived by his loving daughter, Amy (Kate) Berryman of Quincy, and many good friends. He was the son of the late Chester and Edna (Christopher) Berryman of Revere and the former spouse of Sylvia Saidel of Randolph.

Funeral arrangements were by the Hamel, Wickens and Troupe Funeral Home, Quincy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Shore Humane Society.

(This Grealish obit has no obvious connection to Winthrop and no funeral home for me to check further — but it was listed under Winthrop in the Boston Globe)

Paul Grealish
South Boston resident

Paul D. Grealish of South Boston died on June 7.

He was the loving son of the late Thomas F. and Iris (MacLean) Grealish; loving brother of Bonnie Conrad and her husband, Robert, and Thomas Grealish, all of South Boston; dear uncle of Tommy, Victoria and her late twin, Melissa, Priscilla, Rachel and Emily. He is also survived by many loving aunts and uncles.

A memorial Mass was held in Gate of Heaven Church.

Rev. Dewey Peterson, 78
Ordained Clergyman

The Rev. Dr. Dewey Peterson of Nottingham, NH died June 18. He was 78 years old.

An ordained clergyman for 54 years, he served at the Union Congregational Church (UCC) in Winthrop, First Congregational Church, Haverhill, Mittineague Congregational Church, West Springfield, Second Church, UCC of Grand Rapids, Mich. (as minister emeritus) and the Acton Congregational Church, Acton, Maine.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Alice (Swanson) Peterson; his children, Karin and Irvin Heinly, Kurt and Darlene Peterson, Eric and Tanya Peterson, Heidi and Todd Zollman. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and his brother, Dana Peterson.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at the Acton Congregational Church, Acton, Maine, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.

Memorial gifts may be made to The Dewey Peterson Student Scholarship Fund, Bangor Theological Seminary, 2 College Circle, P.O. Box 411, Bangor, ME 04402. For online information or directions, go to Please go to to sign his online guest book.

Albert Puglio, 96
East Boston resident

Albert “Patty Harmon” Puglio of East Boston died on June 24. He was 96 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was the cherished son of the late Barberino and Luisa (Tucci) Paglio; dear brother of the late Marco “Ray Auburn” Paglio and Alice Joneck; fond uncle of Sandra Schiff and her husband, Jeffery, of Winthrop and his great-nephew, Jean-Pierre New.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For his guest book, visit

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