Obituaries 12-19-2009

Ralph Bouvier Jr.

Revere resident

Ralph J. Bouvier Jr. of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on December 14 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 56 years old.

Born in Everett and a retired MGH Hospital maintenance worker with 25 years of service, he was the beloved husband of Maureen L. (McDonough) Bouvier; dear and devoted father of Brian and Diane Bouvier of Revere; son of the late Ralph and Anna Bouvier; brother of Robert and Geradine Botte of Everett, Michael and Susan DiRosa of Burlington, and Debra Inza of Winthrop and the late Steven A.

His Funeral will be held from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street) Everett, Friday morning at 9 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Oakes Street, Everett at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in his memory to The American Heart Association 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701 would be sincerely appreciated.


Dorothy Censullo

Retired Waitress

Dorothy M. (Deveau) Censullo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital on December 14. She was 83 years old.

Prior to her retirement, she enjoyed working as a waitress in a variety of fine restaurants.

She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Censullo. Born in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Leslie J. and Zoe (LeBlanc) Deveau; devoted sister of the late William L. Deveau and the late Mary K. Drury; loving aunt to several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; dear friend and companion to the late Nicholas Rossi and is also survived by her dear friends at the Kennedy Road senior living development of Winthrop.

A visitation will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, today, Thursday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held following the visitation in St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society-Central New England Region, 18 Tremont St, Suite 700, Boston, MA, 02108. For guestbook, go to


George Pulsifer

Longtime owner of Pulsifer’s Market, Past Town Meeting Member and Chairman of Board of Assessors

George E. Pulsifer in Billerica, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Saints Medical Center in Lowell on December 13. He was 93 years old.

A graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1933, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Past President of the Massachusetts Grocer’s Association, Past Chairman of the Winthrop Board of Assessors, Past Town Meeting Member for Winthrop, Past Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078, and member of the Point Shirley Association. He was the former owner of Pulsifer’s Market on Shirley Street in Winthrop for many years.

He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret A. (McGee) Pulsifer. Born in Winthrop, he was the son of the late George A. and Eva (Williams) Pulsifer; devoted father of G. Peter Pulsifer and his wife, Nancy Kay, of Dracut, David C. Pulsifer and his wife, Sharyn, of Venice, FL, Allen J. Pulsifer and his wife, Faye, of North Easton, and the late Robert E. Pulsifer; dear brother of the late Helen Quirk and the late Alice Doyle and is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A Service will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Ln, Centennial, CO, 80112. For guestbook and directions, go to


Arthur Hurwitz

Past Commander JWV of Massachusetts

Arthur Hurwitz of Winthrop died on December 13. He was 84 years old.

The Past Commander of the Jewish War Veterans Department of Massachusetts, he was the devoted husband of the late Lila (Ectman); beloved father of Esther and her husband, Larry Taylor, and Richard Hurwitz; cherished grandfather of Jared and Adam Taylor; dear brother of Sidney Hurwitz, Mildred Stein and Hilda Hirsh.

Funeral arrangements were by Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Burial was in Everett. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Jewish War Veterans Department of Massachusetts, State House Room, 547 Boston, MA 02133, or Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, 17 Lafayette Ave, Chelsea, MA 02151.


Dianne Green

Chelsea resident

Dianne M. (Irwin) Green of Chelsea, formerly of Winthrop, died on December 8.

She was the beloved wife of Richard E. Green with whom she shared 40 years of marriage; loving mother of Kimberleyann, Laurie, Lissa, Tammy, Michaele and the late Michelle and Larry Green and Richard’s children, James, Mark, Kurt, David, Shelly, Dianne and the late Michael Green; dear sister of James Irwin of Revere and the late Barbara Irwin; cherished grandmother of 28 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was private. Remembrances may be made to the All Care Hospice, 16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901. For guestbook, please visit:


Louis Buttiglieri

Laborers Union Member

Louis Buttiglieri of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 11.

A member of the Laborers Union Local 151, he was the beloved husband of the late Lillian (Raso) Buttiglieri with whom he shared 50 years of marriage; loving father of Lois Dente and her husband, Frank, and Michael Buttiglieri and his wife, Dana, all of Revere; dear brother of Mary Vitale of East Boston and the late Josephine McNeely; cherished grandfather of Diandra Dente and Maiya Buttiglieri.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. For guest book, please visit:


William Francis Gardiner Jr.

Retired Chief Senior Naval Petty officer and member of Teamsters Local 25

Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer William Francis Gardiner Jr. , a Winthrop resident for 38 years, died on December 6 following a long struggle with lung cancer and asbestosis. He was 75 years old.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he graduated from Warren High School in 1950 and entered the US Navy in August of 1951. He served until August of 1981, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. He was a veteran of both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era. He began working with the International Teamsters Local 25 and retired from the Local in 1987 because of a long and difficult struggle with Asbestosis. He was a member of the Retired Naval Officers Association International and a member of Local 25.

He leaves his wife of 38 years, Isabelle C. (LaRaia) Gardiner of Winthrop. He was the father of Timothy A. Gardiner and his wife, Lori, of Bristol, RI, William F. Gardiner III and his wife, Shelly, of East Providence, RI nd Leslie A. Ciampi and her husband, Peter, of Lexington, MA; brother of Shirley Fournier of Warren, RI, Emma Seyez and her husbnd, Fred, of North Carolina and Margie DaPonte of Bristol, RI; grandfather of Naval Petty Officer TImothy A. Gardiner Jr. and Jared A. "Rufus" Gardiner, Paige L. and Devin L. Arsenult, all of Bristol, RI, Shannon Gardiner of Warren, RI, Courtney M. Joseph and her husband, Dr. Robert Joseph of Dayton, Ohio, Holly C. Reil and her husband, Jon, of Charlestown, MA an Gretchen S. Ciampi of Lexington. He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Logan and Cheyenne Gardiner, Cole C., Saige I. and Chase C. Joseph, Logan C. and Vienna S. Reil and many nieces and nephews.

Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Vertuccio Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


Angela DiFlumeri

Winthrop resident

Angela J. (Capone) DiFlumeri of Winthrop died on December 8. She was 82 years old.

She was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Letizia Capone; widow of Albert DiFlumeri; mother of Aimee Hanley and Letitia DiFlumeri; grandmother of Nicole Sbraccia and Henry Hanley; great-grandmother of one; sister of Ralph Capone and Grace Scopa of Revere and the late Maria Strahl, Ellie Kozlowski, and Phyllis Longo.

Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in her name to New England Pediatric Care, 78 Boston Road, North Billerica, MA 01862.


John Gartside

Internationally known adventurer, writer and lecturer on fly fishing

John C. (Jack) Gartside of Winthrop, an internationally known adventurer, writer and lecturer on fly fishing, died on December 5 after a long battle with cancer. He was 66 years old.

Mr. Gartside grew up in Revere and lived in Boston for many years. He gained fame as much for his adventures while sport fishing on five continents as he did for his unique designs for fishing flies and his expert advice on angling. He was profiled in Sports Illustrated and appeared on television and radio shows throughout the country.

He wrote and self-published several books featuring his fly patterns and had scores of articles published in magazines for anglers in the United States, Europe and Asia. His designs are used around the world and are featured in museums.

As a teenager, he saw his hero, Ted Williams, tying flies at a sports show and the Red Sox slugger taught him how to tie his first. Soon he polished his tying skills and began fly fishing throughout Massachusetts.

After graduating from Revere High School, he joined the US Air Force where he had the chance to fish in Japan and Okinawa. Afterward, he earned a BA at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and began teaching English in the Boston School System.

Mr. Gartside soon abandoned teaching and drove a cab in Boston for many years to help pay for fishing trips and travel abroad. An avid reader and intellectual, he eventually learned four foreign languages, often with the aid of women he met in his travels.

A believer in no-budget travel, one summer he supported himself during a fishing trip in Yellowstone National Park by selling his flies to tourists and a local sporting goods store. Their popularity inspired him to sell others to Boston area sporting goods stores and to launch his own mail order business.

Mr. Gartside soon began writing about his designs as well as techniques for fishing under different conditions. Later he lectured and demonstrated how to tie his patterns at major sports shows and fishing clubs throughout the United States and Europe.

In the course of his lectures, he often touched on his life of freedom and his appreciation for adventure and desire to live life to the fullest. Some of his tales dealt with encounters with bears, Nazis and a herd of elephants that once tramped through his campsite in Africa. Among fellow anglers, he met were Presidents Carter and Ford, film and television stars and major novelists and painters.

He is survived by several cousins and hundreds of close friends.


Frank D’Amore

Retired Engineer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Frank D’Amore, a 55 year resident of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died at his late resident on December 8 after a long illness. He was 90 years old.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Lucia ((Alfieri) and Alfonso D’Amore, he attended Northeastern University and was a member of the Northeastern University Alumni Association, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, The Disabled American Veterans, A US Navy veteran of World War II and a registered Professional Engineer with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Concetta (Presutti); the devoted father of John F. D’Amore of Saugus, Janice D’Amore of Medford and Mary J. D’Amore of Winthrop and the loving grandfather of Audrey and Molly Sullivan.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be sent to the Hallmark Healthcare Hospice Inc., 178 Savin St., Malden, MA 02148.

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