Obituaries – 9/17/09

Joseph Walsh

45-year Salesman for Jordan’s Furniture

Joseph E. Walsh of Waltham died after a long illness on September 15.

A US Navy veteran of World War II and a 45-year salesman for Jordan’s Furniture, he was the beloved husband of Eleanor “Terry” (Tambascio), formerly of Watertown.

He is survived by his five children: Frank Walsh and his wife, Cindy, of California, Guida Fitzgerald and her husband, Mark, of Lexington, Carla Cousins of South Carolina, Erica Lundein and Margo Bann, of Winthrop; his brother, James, of Florida and Robert of Texas, and he is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Nardone Funeral Home, 373 Main St., Watertown on Friday at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.

Joseph Farago

Retired Sears Supervisor

Joseph L. Farago of Winthrop, formerly of Watertown, died on September 15.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a retired supervisor for Sears Co.

He was the beloved father of Joseph Farago of Florida, Patricia Farago of Winthrop, Dorothy Sands of Medford, James Farago of Salisbury and Richard Farago of Westwood; loving brother of Andrew and Anthony Farago of Waltham; grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of five.

His funeral will be held from the Stanton Funeral Home, 786 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, on Friday at 8 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Watertown, at 9 a.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Alzheimer ‘s Disease Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 would be appreciated.

Mary Corcoran, 82

Well-Respected Retired Winthrop School Science teacher

Mary E. Corcoran, formerly of Washington Avenue, Winthrop, died on September 13 at the Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere.

Ms. Corcoran retired from the Winthrop School System, having taught in the science department for many years. She was a distinguished Friend of Science. The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) Board of Directors presented her with the Russell P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award last year in the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere.

Her contributions to science education spanned several decades. She served the Winthrop School District as high school science teacher, Science Department head and K-12 science supervisor at the state level. She was a very active participant in the Mass. Association of Science Supervisors (MSLEA) and was a founding member of the North Shore Science Supervisors Association and served as president of M.A.S.S.

She was also an active member of the National Science Teachers Association. A lifelong learner, she participated in 11 National Science Foundation Institutes at various sites, from Boston to Berkeley. Among her many awards are MAST Outstanding Educator for Suffolk County, Mass. Hall of Fame for Science Educators and M.A.S.S. Outstanding Science Educator.

Born in Winthrop, daughter of the late William Corcoran and Agnes (Molloy) Corcoran, she was the sister of Agnes Kennedy of Scituate and the late Joseph Corcoran. She is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Her funeral will be held from the O’Maley Funeral Home, 79 Atlantic Avenue, Winthrop, today, Thursday, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of St. John the Evangelist at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mary Corcoran Scholarship Fund, 1 Metcalf Square, Winthrop, MA 02152.

Mary McLaughlin

Beachmont resident

Mary F. (Donahoe) McLaughlin of Beachmont-Revere, died on September 12.

She was the beloved wife of the late William J. McLaughlin; loving mother of Ann Marie McLaughlin of Revere and Michael J. McLaughlin and his wife, Lorraine, of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of Michael and Daniel McLaughlin; sister of Richard Donahoe of Peabody, Joseph Smith of Reading, Lillian Donahoe of Florida, Jane Daly of Melrose, Dorothy Donahoe of Revere and the late Joseph Donahoe, Gerard Donahoe, Norrine Knight and Judith Ardolino.

Funeral arrangements were by the Porcella Funeral Home, Beachmont- Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Donations in her memory may be made to Fr. Bernard McLaughlin Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Gerard Majella Church, 1860 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021.

M. Alice Flynn, 98

Of Cambridge, former longtime Winthrop resident

M. Alice (Turgeon) Flynn of Cambridge died on September 9. She was 98 years old.

A 75-year resident of Winthrop, she was the wife of the late John Flynn; dear mother of Aline Sullivan of Cambridge, John of the Dominican Republic, William of Maryland, Thomas of New Hampshire and Richard of North Carolina. She was the mother of the late Mildred Gosselin and grandmother of the late Bonnie McCartney Walker. She also leaves 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services were entrusted to the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home.

Philip Strangie

Lifetime DAV member of DAV, past member of Orient Heights Civic Club

Philip “Clammy” Strangie of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on September 9.

A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a Lifetime Member of DAV Post 77 and a past member of the Orient Heights Civic Club.

He was the beloved husband of over 55 years of Celia (Cutillo) Strangie; devoted father of Stephen Strangie and his wife, Susan, and Patricia Strangie, all of Saugus; dear brother of John Strangie and Mary Carmosino, both of Saugus, and the late Pat Strangie, Genaro “Q-Ball” Strangie, Domenic “Gunga” Strangie, Robert and Anthony Strangie; cherished grandfather of Jennifer, Stephen, Jaclyn and Danielle. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial with military honors was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to send the Strangie family an online condolence, please visit

Ralph DeCata, 59

Worked for Highland Real Estate

Ralph E. DeCata of Winthrop died suddenly on September 10. He was 59 years old.

He was employed by Highland Real Estate.

Born in Cambridge, he was the beloved son of the late Michael A. DeCata and Dorothy A. (Volpe); brother of Elizabeth Polino and her husband, James, of Winthrop, Joseph and Anthony DeCata, both of Revere, and Paul DeCata of Marblehead; dear uncle of James Polino Jr. and his wife, Melissa, of Winthrop and Jonathan and his companion, Miranda Gordon, of Winthrop and granduncle of Dominic Polino of Winthrop. He is also survived by many dear cousins and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Belle Isle Cemetery, Winthrop.

Memorial donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, Sixth Floor, Brookline MA 02445.

Emily Inello

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston

Emily L. (Vozzella) Inello of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on September 10.

She was the beloved mother of Frank Inello and his fiancée, Korie Berry of Lynn, Marie Adams and her husband, Dennis, of New Hampshire and Jeanne Gillis and her husband, Ralph, of Winthrop; cherished grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 15. She also was the sister of the late Angelo Vozzella.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to NTAF-Northeastern Lung Transplant Fund for Brian Sullivan, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-120, Radnor, PA 19087. For her online obituary, please visit

Freda Wood, 90

Retired Secretary, Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club member

Freda (Fotenakes) Wood of Winthrop died at the Epoch Senior Healthcare of Melrose on September 5. She was 90 years old.

She was a member of the Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a secretary for an import company.

Born in Springfield, she was the beloved wife of John D. Wood; daughter of the late Kostas and Evgenia (Pappas) Fotenakes; and the adored sister of George C. Fontaine of Florida, Stella McGettigan of Philadelphia, Pa., and Angeline Powell of Winthrop. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

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

Donations in her memory may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, MA, 02152. For her guest book, go to

Betty (Mary E. Campo) Oliver

Of Everett, formerly of Somerville and Winthrop

Betty Oliver (Mary E. Campo) of Everett, formerly of Somerville and Winthrop, died at the Kindred Healthcare, Peabody on September 9, after a long illness.

Born in Somerville, daughter of the late Margaret (Mulcahey) Campo and Theodore Campo, she lived in Somerville and Winthrop prior to moving to Everett.

She was the mother of Lisa Oliver and her companion, Michael Cyr, of Wakefield, Vera Willett and her son-in-law, Steve, of Norwood, Christine Sheltry and her son-in-law, Kenny, of Hampton, NH, Beth Allen and her son-in-law, Bill, of Woburn, Meg Winam and her son-in-law, Chad, of Winthrop, Chad Campo and her daughter-in-law, Jessica, of Dorchester; especially to her “Forever” Henry Kramich of Saugus, thank you to her best friends Patricia, Carol, Diana, JoAna, Laura, Melody, Annie, Matilda and the late Karen and Kerry; and to her special friends Valerie, Karen, Jodi, Laurie, Andrea, Kim, Joanne, Michelle, Phil, Nancy, Susan, Barbara, Marlene, Pat and the O’Brien Family and “darling daughters”  and friends at Everett Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

She was Nana to Brian and his wife, Serita, Kenneth and his wife, Krystal, Patrick and his companion, Cassie, Mark, Daniel, Sadie, Claudia, Tony, Teddy, Lilu, Mila, Heather, Jeremy, Josephine, Robin and Jake; great-grandmother to Caleb and Sophia; sister of the late Kenneth Campo of New York, Rose Paige of Somerville, Marion Gerardi and brother-in-law, Bob, of Methuen, Teddy Campo and sister-in-law, Betty, of Somerville, the late Margaret Green of Dedham and Claire Campo of Lynnfield. She also leaves many beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who, she said, made her great.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, she requested that you take your family out to dinner. For online condolences, go to

Alicia Faneuf, 76

Of Winthrop, formerly of Revere

Alicia (Amaya) Faneuf of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on September 10, after a long illness. She was 76 years old.

Born in Bogata, Colombia, daughter of the late Joaquin and Mercedes Amaya, she lived in Winthrop prior to moving to Revere 30 years ago.

She was the beloved wife of Edward T. Faneuf, devoted mother of Diane Firicano and her husband, Paul, of Chelmsford and the loving grandmother of Gianna, Devin, Ava, Natalia and Anson Firicano.

A graveside service was conducted in Winthrop Cemetery with arrangements by the Caggiano Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign her online book of condolences, go to

Janet Galante, 92

Member of Many Organizations

Janet Galante of East Boston died on September 8. She was 92 years old.

A member of St Francis Secular order, she was also a member of the Holy Name Society and Golden Age Club Central Square Center.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Lena (Mattaliano) Galante; loving sister of the late Anthony Galante; fond aunt of Joseph Galante and his wife, Darlene, and Diane Marino and her husband, Anthony, all of Winthrop, and cherished godmother, cousin and friend of Marion Vacirca of West Roxbury. She is also survived by her great-nephews and great-nieces, Lindsay and Devin Galante and Anthony and Alyssa Marino.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s East Boston Funeral Home. Burial was in St Michael’s Cemetery, Boston. For her guest book, please visit

Teresa Carney

Of North Andover, formerly of Winthrop

Teresa (McLaughlin) Carney of North Andover, formerly of Charlestown and Winthrop, died September 6 in North Andover.

Born in County Donegal Ireland, she was the beloved wife of the late John Carney; loving mother of Sarah Carney Chysna, Anne Carney Blain, the late Edward Carney and Michael Carney; adored grandmother of Michael, Ryan and Daniel Carney and Olivia Carney Blain; loving stepmother of Brian and Thomas Carney, Frederick and John Paine, Mary Paine O’Malley, Ellen Paine Ross and Jennifer Paine Frank; sister of Francis McLaughlin of Queensland, Australia; cherished aunt of Eileen Carney Lindstrom and Deborah Lindstrom Coscia; and she is also survived by many loving members of the Carney and McLaughlin families, who mourn her passing and are comforted in the knowledge that all who knew her will remember her with joy.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Conte Funeral Home, North Andover. In lieu of flowers, please do good deeds in her memory.

Florence Gaudet, 68

Staples retiree

Florence S. Gaudet of Haverhill died on August 29. She was 68 years old.

Born in Winthrop on July 5, 1941, daughter of the late William and Florence Thorne, she graduated from Winthrop High School, Class of 1960. A retired Staples employee, she loved making latchhook rugs, playing solitaire and cribbage, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Jimmy, and she also leaves her daughters, Rene and Tammy, and one granddaughter, Abby, five sisters, a brother and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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