Henry Nazzaro Sr.
Owner of Best Gas in North Reading, member of many organizations
Henry B. Nazzaro Sr. died at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Christmas Day, December 25. He was 73 years old.
Born, raised and educated in Chelsea, he lived in Andover for the last 31 years. He was the owner and operator of Best Gas on Route 28 in North Reading, a member of the Free Masons, Shriners, North Reading Moose and the North Reading Knights of Columbus. He was also a devoted volunteer at numerous churches including St. Basil’s in Methuen, St. Joseph’s in Wakefield, St. Theresa’s in North Reading, St. Patrick’s in Lawrence and Holy Rosary in Winthrop.
He was the beloved husband of the late Sandra Simons; father of George Nazzaro and his wife, Nancy, of Malden, Henry Jr. and his wife, Kimberly, of Florida, John of Nevada, Mark and his wife, Jenna, of New Hampshire and David Nazzaro of Andover; son of the late George and Michelina (Colerico) Nazzaro; brother of Peter Nazzaro and his wife, Dolores, of Everett and grandfather of Janine, Nicole, Jennifer, Nicholas, Derek and Michael.
Funeral arrangements were by the Cota Funeral Home, North Reading. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Koman For The Cure, 89 South Street, Suite LL01, Boston, MA 02111 or St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St. (Route 62) North Reading, MA 01864.
Retired IBM Systems Engineer
Elizabeth A. Marley of East Falmouth, formerly of Winthrop, died on December 30 at Windgate of Sudbury.Born and raised in Winthrop, she graduated from Emmanuel College and resided in Washington, D.C. for 20 years. She was a Systems Engineer at IBM before she retired to Falmouth and volunteered in the public schools, People for Cats, the Dog Pound and Around the Table Soup Kitchen._She is survived by her siblings, Albert J. Marley of Winthrop, and Mary L. Andrews of East Falmouth and nine nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Paul C. Marley and aunt of the late Sean Marley._Funeral arrangements were by the Chapman, Cole & Gleson Funeral Home, Falmouth Center. Burial was in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony;s Fatima House, 167 E. Falmouth Hwy, E. Falmouth, MA 02536.
Of Florida, formerly of Winthrop
Julie Reardon of Florida, formerly of Atlantic Street, Winthrop, died on January 2. She was 67 years old.
Born in Winthrop on July 27, 1942, she has been a resident of Jacksonville, Florida since 1991.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Kenneth Reardon Sr.; her son, Kenneth Reardon, Jr. and his wife, Monette, and Chase; her sister Dale and her husband, James Saulenas, and her brother-in-law, Edward and his wife, Alice Reardon. She is remembered by her good friend, Joan Peoples, the many employees at Clark’s Fish Camp and by all of her nieces and nephews.__A memorial gathering will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, January 7, at Hardage Giddens-Funeral Home Chapel, 11801 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 904-288-0025. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dialysis Clinic, Inc., 757 Union St., Jacksonville, FL 32202.
Administrative Assistant for Avis Rent a Car
Linda M. Consolo of Crest Avenue, Revere, died suddenly at the Whidden Hospital, Everett on December 31. She was 53 years old.
Born in Winthrop and a lifetime resident of Revere, she was the beloved daughter of James O’Neill and the late Geraldine (Adamson). She was employed as an Administrative Assistant for Avis Rent a Car for many years.
The beloved wife of Steven Consolo and the loving mother of Michelle Consolo, Lynda Lee Consolo and Nicole Marotta, all of Revere and Lisa Consolo of East Boston, she was the devoted sister of Geraldine O’Neill, Carolyn Canzano, Kathleen Straccia, all of Revere, Sean O’Neill of New York and the late James O’Neill. She was the cherished grandmother of Robert, Kayla and Justin.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. For memorial donations or to sign her online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Paper Industry Press Writer
Edward T. Faneuf of E. Mountain Ave., Revere died at the Lowell General Hospital in Lowell on December 31 after a brief illness. He was 81 years old.
Born in Springfield, the beloved son of the late Helen (O’Neil) and Joseph Faneuf, he was a US Marine Corps veteran of Korea, honorably discharged as a Sergeant and was employed as a press writer in the paper industry.
He was the beloved husband of the late Alicia (Amaya) and the loving father of Diane and Paul Firicano of Chelmsford; the devoted brother of Helen, Joanne, Rosemarie and the late Joseph and the cherished grandfather of Gianna, Devin, Ava, Natalia and Anson.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery.
Retired Hospital Administrator, Town Meeting member and member of many organizations
Gerard H. Nocton of Tileston Road, Winthrop, died at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea on January 4 after a long illness. He was 82 years old.
Born in Newburgh, New York, he was the son of the late Helen (Rhyne) and Anthony R. Nocton. He was a graduate of Rider College in New Jersey and went on to receive his Masters Degree from Marist College in New York. A member of the US Army Medical Corps during World War II, he became President and Captain of the Levittown, Pennsylvnia Fire Co. He was the past Administrator for Rancocaus Valley Hospital, New Jersey, Mercer Hospital, Trenton, NY, Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, NY and Winthrop Community Hospital, Winthrop. He was a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, Winthrop Advisory Board, Suffolk County Tribunal, Winthrop Town Meeting Member, Winthrop Historical Society, American Legion, St. John the Evangelist Church, Past President Rotary and member Tuesday Breakfast Club.
He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor A. (McCue) and the loving father of Gerard and Joanne Nocton of New York, Katherine and Dennis Sheehan of New York, Michael and Laureen Nocton of Winthrop, Louise and Thomas Gumaer of New York, Anthony Nocton of Winthrop and Mary Frances and William Garland of New York and the brother of the late Richard Nocton. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop, today, Thursday, January 7 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Burial will follow the Mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. For directions, memorial donations or to sign his online guestbook, go to www.caggianfuneralhome.com
Retired Candy Maker and World Traveler
Florence Caggiano of Overlook Drive, Winthrop died at the Don Orione Nursing Home, East Boston on January 4 after a brief illness. She was 99 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Grace (D’Ambrosio) and Joseph Caggiano. A resident of East Boston for many years, she moved to Winthrop over 10 years ago. She worked as a candy maker for many years and after her retirement took to traveling around the world.
She was the devoted sister of Arthur, Joseph, Ernest P., Michael S., Armando "Ed" Caggiano and Lena Burke. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, January 8 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will follow the Mass in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For directions or to sign her online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com
Eileen A. Howard of Shirley Street, Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston on December 29 after a brief illness. She was 84 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Mildred (Boyce) and Eugene Maggioli. A lifetime resident of Winthrop, she was the beloved wife of the late Paul Howard and the loving mother of Paul and Edna Howard of New Hampshire, Marianne Howard of Winthrop, Jeanne and Sean Mullane of California, Margaret and Donald Callen of Uxbridge, Steven Howard of Winthrop and Michael and Jill Howard of N. Andover. She was the sister of Mildred Fox, Dorothy Evans, Janet Wiley, Audrey Maggioli and the late Elizabeth Streeter and the cherished grandmother of Paul, Alexandra and Jason, John and Liz, Eileen, Sean, Joseph, Stephen, William, Matthew, Victoria and the late Michael.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the family lot at the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign her online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
East Boston resident
Margaret (Savio) Heffron of East Boston died on January 3.
The beloved wife of the late William J. Heffron, she was the devoted mother of George Heffron of East Boston, Patricia Falcone and her husband, Louis, of Worcester, William Heffron and his wife, AnnMarie, of East Boston; dear sister of Vincent Savio of Norwood and the late Clara Rezendes, Domenica Secatore, Amalia Simone and George A. Savio; cherished grandmother of Toni Anne St. John, Michael Heffron, Denise Alley, Mark and David Falcone, Jack Heffron, Katie and Grace Margaret Heffron and is also survived by five adored great grandchildren and many fond nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Funeral Mass celebrating Mrs. Heffron’s life will be held in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop Street, Winthrop, today, Thursday, January 7 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Private burial will be held at a later date. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit: www.ruggieromh.com. Memorial donations may be made to Doug Flutie Foundation, 615 Concord Avenue, Framingham MA 01702.
Henry H. Hersey of Wilmington, formerly of Winthrop and Revere, died on December 26 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was 89 years old.
A Chief Bosun’s Mate on Sub Chaser SCI321 in the U.S. Navy during World War II and a Coast Guard reservist until 1961, Mr. Hersey was a retired electronics technician for the Raytheon Corporation.
He was the husband of the late Irene (Flaherty) and the father of Julie D. (Hersey) Sneirson of Peabody and Cheryl H. Spracklin of Wilmington; the brother of Evelyn Keegan of Coneras Cove, Texas, Donald Hersey of Wareham and the late Robert, James, Arthur, Frederick, Alan, Carolyn Morgan and Jeanne Oliver. He was the grandfather of Stacey DiMaglio of Wakefield, Amy Tringale of Windham, NH, Jayne Belinsky of Wayland, Jennifer Bradley of Andover and Timothy and Christina Spracklin of Wilmington. He is also survived by 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington on Saturday, January 9 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral arrangements are by the O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.
Albert Graham Clewer, 71
Master Mechanic and Quintessential Mr. Fix-it
Albert Graham Clewer of Kittery, ME, formerly of North Reading and Winthrop, died on January 1 with his wife and sons at his side following a long period of declining health. He was 71 years old.
Born in England, the oldest son of Merlyn and Sarah (Griffiths) Clewer, he came to the United States with his young family in 1969. Shortly thereafter, he realized a long held dream when he established his business "The Plug and Spanner" garage in Somerville which thrived until his retirement in 2008. He was a master mechanic, working on classical European cars alongside his sons.
Not college educated, he was a simple man who never stopped learning. An avid reader, he became knowledgeable of many subjects with a strong interest in science and technology. He was the quintessential Mr. Fix-it, able to repair or rebuild anything.
In addition to his wife of 50 years, Rosalie (Potter) Clewer of Kittery, Maine, he leaves three sons, Graham and his wife, Patricia and Richard and his wife, Deborah, all of Winthrop and James of Kittery, ME; five grandchildren, Mathew, Sarah, Graham Jr., Nicholas, and Robert; his sisters, Gillian Winn and Dorothy Abbot of England and a brother, Reuben Clewer of France. He was also the brother of the late Candis Flannigan of New Zealand, and a host of nieces and nephews.
He loved his family and his home, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He will be sorely missed.
At his request, services at this time will be private. A celebration of his life will be planned for the late spring.
In lieu of flowers, the Clewer family suggests memorials be made in his name to the Amedisys Hospice Service, 95 Brewery Lane, Unit 14, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Care for the Clewer family has been entrusted to the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home of Kittery, ME.
Peter Miccichi III
Member of Sheet Metal Workers International
Peter Micchici III of Winthrop died suddenly in Ft. Meyers, Florida on December 22. He was 23 years old.
He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers International Assn. Local 17 and a graduate of the Northeast Regional Vocational School, Class of 2003.
He was the beloved son of Peter and Barbara (Brown) Miccichi Jr. of Fort Meyers, FL.; adored brother of James Miccichi of Winthrop, Diane McCormick and her husband, William, and Maria Miccichi, all of New Jersey; dear grandson of Margaret (Dodier) Brown and her late husband, Norman Sr., of Ft. Meyers, FL. and the late Peter and Josephine (DiAngelis) Miccichi Sr. of Winthrop. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and many cousins.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations in his name may be made to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America-New England Chapter 109 Highland Ave. Needham, MA 02494. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Of Quincy, former long time Winthrop resident
Mildred V. (Goldenberg) Steinberg, a 60 year resident of Winthrop, recently of Quincy, died on January 1.
She was the beloved wife for 62 years of Harry Steinberg; daughter of the late Samuel and Dora Goldenberg; devoted mother of Phyllis Bennett and her husband, Alan, of California, Elliot Steinberg and his fiancÃ©e, Mona Krozy, of Needham and Marty Steinberg and his wife, Michelle, of Washington; loving grandmother of Jody Bennett, Adam Bennett, Jared Steinberg, Branden Steinberg, Michael Steinberg and the late Peter Steinberg; dear sister of Gil and Barbara Goldenberg and Ralph Goldenberg.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Levine Chapel, Brookline. Burial was at Tifereth Israel of Winthrop Cemetery, Fuller Street, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131. www.hebrewseniorlife.org
Of Danvers, formerly of Winthrop
William "Bill" Mack of Danvers, formerly of Winthrop, died suddenly on December 29. He was 62 years old.
He was a proud graduate of Winthrop High School, Virginia Tech University and Boston University and long time member of the Masons.
He was the devoted husband of Wendy (Weiner) Mack; beloved father of Julie and her husband, Evan Gross; cherished grandfather of Eli Gross; loving son of the late David and Belle Mack; dear brother of Karen Mack and the late Robert Mack. Funeral arrangements were by Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St. B-102, Danvers, MA. 01923 or Dana Farber Cancer Center, 10 Brookline Pl, 6th Fl, Brookline MA 02445. For online condolences go to: www.goldmanfc.com
Frank DiBiccari Jr.
Member Winthrop BPOE Elks, Retired Winthrop Bus Driver
Frank A. DiBiccari Jr. of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 28. He was 72 years old.
A US Marine Corps veteran, he was a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078. Prior to his retirement, he worked for the Town of Winthrop as a bus driver.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Frank A. Sr. and Edith (Zaccaria) DiBiccari; the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Reese) DiBiccari; devoted father of Frank A. DiBiccari III of Winthrop, Michael T. DiBiccari of Winthrop, and Lisa Mullen of Masschusetts and the cherished grandfather of Michael and Joseph Mullen.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Cremation was private. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Member of Grace Federated Church
Helen E. (Marcella) Bono of East Boston died at the Boston Medical Center on December 27. She was 81 years old.
She was an active member of the Grace Federated Church of East Boston.
The beloved wife of the late Peter A. Bono, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Charles B. and Charlotte (MacDonald) Marcella; the devoted mother of the late Peter A. Bono; dear sister of Marilyn Ford and Dolores Tennerini, both of East Boston, and the late Jean, Robert, Charles and Richard Marcella; adored grandmother of Amanda and Michelle Bono and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Donations in her name may be made to the Grace Federated Church Building Fund, 760 Saratoga St., East Boston, MA, 02128. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Donations in her name may be made to the Grace Federated Church Building Fund 760 Saratoga St. East Boston, MA, 02128. For guestbook go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.