Joseph Nocito, 94
Of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop
Joseph P. Nocito of Salem, NH, formerly of Winthrop, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua, NH on January 21 after a brief illness. He was 94 years old.
Born in East Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Elisabetta (Guida) and Orazio Nocito. A resident of Winthrop and East Boston for many years, he was employed as a painter for more than 50 years for the Boston Insurance Exchange Building.
He was the beloved husband of the late Antonetta (Ignoto) and the loving father of Joseph Nocito and his wife, Mary, of Chelsea and Elizabeth Wade and her husband, Robert, of Windham, NH; the brother of the late Vincent, Anthony, Michael, Ciro, Louis Nocito and Rose Zeoli; the cherished grandfather and great grandfather of Drs. Robert and Lorena Wade, Scott Wade, Jeanmarie and Benjamin Wade, Luke and Sean Wade and Robert III and Madeline Wade.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Forest Hills. For memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of Virginia, formerly of Winthrop
Guiseppe Singarella of Fredericksburg, VA, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Woodmount Center in Fredericksburg, VA after a brief illness. He was 79 years old.
A resident of Winthrop, Boston and Naples, FL, he worked as a machinist in the metal fabrication industry for many years.
Born in Catania, Italy, he was the beloved son of the late Benedetta (Rullante) and Mario Singarella; the former husband of the late Angela (Guglielmino) and the loving father of Robert A. Singarella and his wife, Miriam, of Arlington, TX, George Singarella and his wife, Andrea, of Fredericksburg, VA, Michael J. Singarella of Naples, FL and the late Mario Singarella. He was the brother of Maria Mirata and Mario Singarella of Winthrop and is also survived by five grandchildren.
His Funeral will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, January 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the Mass in Winthrop Cemetery. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation on Friday, January 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions or to sign his on line guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Robert J. DiTroia of Golden Drive, Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died at the Boston Medical Center on January 17 after a brief illness. He was 82 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Pia (Placido) and Bruno DiTroia, he was a resident of Winthrop for the past 13 years and also a longtime resident of East Boston. He was a US Marine veteran of World War II. Mr. DiTroia was employed for many years as a mason and was also a volunteer for the East Boston Rehab since 1975.
He was the beloved husband of the late Loretta (Clerico) and the loving father of Robert of New York, Anthony of Winthrop and Donna DiTroia of Florida. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and many loving extended family members.
Funeral services were conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. To sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Retired Secretary to the Commander of the First Naval District
Jeanette P. (Calla) Martine of Winthrop died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Facility in Revere on January 17. She was 91 years old.
Prior to her retirement, she worked for the U.S. Coast Guard as the secretary for the Commander of the 1st Naval District.
She was the devoted mother of Joyce L. Pennybaker and her husband, David, of Winthrop and the late John F. Martine and his wife, Judith, of Peabody. She was born in Boston, the daughter of the late John and Lena (Demeester) Calla. She was the dear sister of Florence Wenhold of Worcester; adored grandmother of Tracy Dolan and her husband, Spencer, Lisa Pennybaker, Kim Emmerich and her husband, David, and David Pennybaker and his wife, Venessa; great-grandmother of Max, Christian, Aiden, and Gretchen Emmerich and former wife of the late John F. Martine. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Private funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com
Retired Secretary to Mayor Kevin White of Boston
Rose M. (Sabino) Benker of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 21. She was 99 years old.
Prior to her retirement, she worked as the secretary to the former Mayor of Boston, Kevin White.
Born in Newton, she was the beloved wife of the late William A. Benker; the daughter of the late William and Thersa (Gallo) Sabino; devoted mother of Maribeth Murray and her late husband, John, of Winthrop, William A. Benker and Nancy of Winthrop, and the late John C. Benker and his wife, Cindy, of Winthrop; dear sister of Roberta Lincoln of Hingham and the late Josephine, Domonic and Dr. Anthony Sabino. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations in her name may be made to the Don Orione Home 111 Orient Ave. East Boston, MA, 02128. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
40-year Winthrop resident
Julia Biasizzo, a resident of Winthrop for more than 40 years, died on January 22 after a brief illness. She was 78 years old.
Born in France, she was the dear daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Johnson.) She attended school in France and came to Boston in 1958. She moved to Winthrop in 1959 where she resided with her husband, Hugo Biasizzo, for many years.
She is survived by two sons, Philip of Indiana and Christopher of Winthrop; two daughters, Monique and Virginia, both of Winthrop, and is also survived by four grandchildren.
Funeral services were private. A Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated on Saturday, January 30 at St. John The Evangelist Church, lower sanctuary, at 9 a.m.
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in her memory be donated to the MSPCA, 30 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 or to Save the Children Fund. Arrangements were entrusted to the Frazier Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Of Arkansas, formerly of Winthrop
Richard E. Blanchard of Arkansas, formerly of Winthrop and Saugus, died on January 19.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the husband of the late Edna M. (Smith) Blanchard; beloved father of Richard W. Blanchard and his wife, Carolyn, and Robert Blanchard and his wife, Jackie; loving grandfather of Rachel Blanchard, Joshua Blanchard and his wife, Melanie, Cassandra Blanchard, Fred and Mike Worton and great grandfather of Jacob and Madison.
Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. For guestbook www.BisbeePorcella.com