Obituaries – 10/7/09

Dorothy Kincade, 87

Well Known Entertainer and Dance Instructor

Dorothy R. Kincade of Winthrop Street, Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on October 6 after a long illness. She was 87 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Mary (Morrissey) and Terrance Russell. A resident of Jamaica Plain for many years, she moved to Winthrop in 1955. For many years, she and her husband, Bill, were top entertainers in many clubs and hostels throughout America and Canada. They eventually settled in Winthrop, running a successful dancing school for 30 years. They became the owners of the Winthrop Theatre, which became Kincade’s Theatre, for over 10 years before retiring. She was a member of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston, the American Guild of Variety Artists/Spotlighters, N.A.A.D.A and Dance Masters.

She was the loving husband of the late William E. Kincade Jr.; the dear sister of Mildred Emmett of Winthrop and the loving aunt of Jim and Diane Davis, Darlene and Frank Ferrara and Frank and Roberta Davis. She is also survived by several great nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop on Saturday, October 10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10AM. Burial will follow in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, 6th Floor, Brookline MA 02445-7226 Attn: Contribution Services. To sign her online guestbook, go to


Willam ‘Putt’ Crombie, 87

Former Winthrop resident

William E. "Putt" Crombie of Brockton and Fort Myers, FL., formerly of Winthrop, died at the Harbor House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hingham on October 6. He was 87 years old.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War ll, he was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 501 and former member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by ATT for 35 years as a foreman and an installer.

Born in Winthrop, he was the son of the late William R. and Elizabeth A. (Hines) Crombie; the beloved husband of the late Claire E. (Holmes) Crombie; loving companion of many years to Mary Delaney of Brockton; devoted father of William E. Crombie Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Winthrop, Steven M. Crombie and his wife, Nancy, of Winthrop, Mark A. Crombie and his wife, Carla, of Derry, NH, Karen E. Wyson and her husband, Joseph, of Winthrop, and Brian S. Crombie and his wife, Cheryl, of Winthrop; dear brother of Laura Doherty of New York, Barbara Jacques of Winthrop, and Robert Warren Crombie of Saugus; adored grandfather of Matthew, Adam, Jennifer, Christopher, Bethany, Allison, and Steven Crombie Jr, and Michael Picardi, all of Winthrop, Andrea and Jonathan Wyson of Winthrop, and Adrienne and Nicholas Crombie of Derry, NH, and a special "Bill" to Mary’s children and grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St, Winthrop on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations in his name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Visiting hours are today, Thursday only, from 4 to 9 p.m. For guestbook and directions, go to


Jacqueline Ann Pimentel, 59

Of Edgartown, formerly of Winthrop

Jacqueline Ann Pimentel of Edgartown, formerly of Winthrop, died on October 2.

She is survived by her mother, Betsy Pimentel, of Tulsa, OK, her brothers and sister; John of Swampscott, Christine Woods of Winthrop, Kenneth of Tulsa, OK, and George of Chicago, IL and by several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2 p.m. in the Whaling Church, Main Street, Edgartown. A visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6 to 8 the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. A celebration of her life will held in the Boston area at a later date and time to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard, The Jacqueline Ann Pimentel Art Scholarship, P.O. Box 1182, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center, 125 South Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Attn: Bryan Harter.


Deborah Rockwood, 40

Of New York, formerly of Winthrop

Deborah J. (Nalen) Rockwood of Chittenango, NY died suddenly on September 24 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. She was 40 years old.

Raised in Winthrop, she was a beloved daughter, sister and mother.

She was the daughter of George J. Nalen and the late Loretta (Dolan) Nalen; beloved wife of the late Keith Rockwood and devoted mother of Dolan Rockwod of Chittenango, NY; sister of George J. Nalen of Baldwinsville, NY, Donna Boudreau of Derry, NH, John Nalen, Katherine Velardo and Steven Nalen, all of Winthrop, Anthony Nalen of Everett, Mary Lockley and Regina Bonarsi of Revere. She is also remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Maurer Funeral Home in Baldwinsille, NY. A memorial service will be held at the Holy Rosary Church, 1015 Shirley Street, Point Shirley, Winthrop, on Saturday, October 10 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.


James Hallahan

Gillette employee

James J. Hallahan of East Boston died on October 3

An employee of Gillette of South Boston, he was the beloved husband of Carol (Boyan) Hallahan; devoted father of David L. Hallahan of East Boston; dear brother of Joseph Hallahan of East Boston and Ann Follett and her husband, Robert, of Pennsylvania.

A Memorial Mass celebrating his life will be held in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop Street, Winthrop, today, Thursday, October 8 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lahey Clinic Attn: Liver Transplant team, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803. Funeral arrangements are under direction of: Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston, 617-569-0990. For more information or to send his family an online condolence


Edna Mann, 101

Secretary at Fort Banks and at Boston law firms

Edna G. (Lambourne) Mann, a long time resident of Winthrop, died at her home on October 2. She was 101 years old.

She was employed for many years as a secretary for the US Army and Air Force at Fort Banks in Winthrop. She later worked for several Boston law firms.

The wife of the late Frank F. Mann, she was born in London, England on April 28, 1908, the daughter of the late Stanley E. and Ethel M. (Jenkin) Lambourne. She is survived by her nephew, Robert L. Melvin, and his wife, Elaine, of Durham, CT, their children, Vincent P. Melvin and Dana A. Melvin and by her great grandnephews, Benjamin and Joshua Melvin. She was the beloved sister of the late Ethel "Dolly" Melvin.

Her Funeral Service was private with arrangements by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial will be at Puritan Lawn Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to either the First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist Church, 217 Winthrop St, Winthrop, Ma, 02152 or to Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Inc, 178 Savin St. Malden, MA, 02148. For guestbook, go to


Virginia Diggdon

Cambridge resident

Virginia A. Diggdon, a 50 year resident of Cambridge, died on October 3.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Sea Captain George and Olivia (Manthorn) Diggdon; sister of the late Reginald, Philip, Franklin, Dorothy, and Edna Diggdon; cherished aunt of Georgia Hersey of Manchester, MA, Philip Diggdon of Oklahoma and the late George and Paul Younger; cousin of Teresa and Joyce Diggdon of Winthrop and the late Barbara Dwyer. She is also survived by her dear friend, Pauline Dufrene.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church, 1151 Mass Ave., Cambridge. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence, please visit


Antonetta Scibelli

Everett resident

Antonetta (Ronga) Scibelli of Everett died on October 1.

The beloved wife of 48 years to Alfred Scibelli, she was the loving mother of Filomena Scibelli, Palmarina Tabicas and her husband, Manuel, all of Everett, Maria Johnson and her husband, David, of Winthrop and Angelo Scibelli of Everett; loving daughter of Palmarina Ricci and the late Roberto Ronga; beloved sister of Louis and Michael Ronga, Louise Rumson and the late Robert Ronga. She is also survived by five loving grandchildren, Julia, Cassandra, Matthew, Alex, Ryan and Nicholas and many loving nephews and nieces.

Funeral arrangements were by the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in her memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation , 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

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