Obituaries 03-17-2010

Anna ‘Annie’ Pacella

Of Winthrop, formerly of Revere

Anna "Annie" (Giamattei) Pacella of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on March 13 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 94 years old.

A homemaker, she lived most of her life in Revere and was the beloved wife of the late Frank; devoted mother of Richard and his wife, Carolyn, of South Carolina and the late Ann Marie Nardone; loving grandmother of Lisa Nardone of Winthrop; dear sister of Alfred Giamattei of Revere and the late Margaret DelGrasso, Armando, Joseph and Patrick Giamattei; loving aunt of the late Ann Mottola and Mary Ghedoni and is also survived by her sister in law, Caroline Giamattei, and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere today, Thursday, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.


Eunyce Kolikof

Former Winthrop resident

Eunyce (Silberg) Kolikof, formerly of Winthrop, died on March 14. She was 81 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Victor Kolikof; devoted mother of Jeffrey Kolikof of Randolph, Robyne, wife of Joseph Recca, of Stoughton, Neil Kolikof of Millbury and Richard Kolikof of Loma Vista, OR; beloved sister of the late Ida Berenson and Minnie Abrams; cherished grandmother of four.

A graveside funeral service was held at the Roxbury Mutual Society Cemetery on Washington Street in Woburn with arrangements by the Perlman Funeral Home of Worcester. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Mass., 390 Main St., Worcester 01608.


Charles LaRocca

Former North End resident

Charles LaRocca, formerly of Boston’s North End, died on March 15. He was 80 years old.

Beloved by family and friends who he liked to cook for, he was Sergeant-of-Arms for the Sulmona Club on Fleet Street, Boston for many years.

He was the beloved son of the late Carmine and Assunta (Dinunzio) LaRocca; loving husband of more than 60 years to Anita (Rosati); father of Robert and his wife, Lorna LaRocca, of Chelsea, Charles LaRocca of Revere, Steven LaRocca of East Boston, Eliane Walsh of Somerville, Gail LaRocca and Vincent Ferrara of Boston’s North End, Sandra Forte of Saugus, and Anita and her husband, Louis Vaccaro, of Winthrop. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Nicole, Michael, Charles, Lia, Erika, Bianca, Sal, Tara and Alexis; his great grand-children Ryan, Tayla, Michael, Ava and Laila; his brother Carmen LaRocca of Florida, his sister Anne DiMaria of Malden and his sister-in-law Theresa LaRocca of Cambridge.

His Funeral will be from the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial St., Boston, today, Thursday, March 18 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Leonard’s Church on the Corner of Prince and Hanover Streets at 9:45 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 18 Tremont Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02108.


Edmund ‘Duke’ MacNeil Jr.

Member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and Cottage Park Yacht Club

Edmund L. "Duke" MacNeil Jr. of Winthrop died on March 11 at the East Point Nursing Home in Chelsea. He was 88 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Cottage Park Yacht Club and enjoyed his walks on Shore Drive.

He was the beloved husband of Stephanie L. (Evans) MacNeil; devoted father of Ellen Campbell and her partner, Rebecca Gann, of Winthrop and the late Edmund L. MacNeil III; adored grandfather of Sarah Campbell of Winthrop.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. For guestbook, go to


Betty Frankel

Longtime Winthrop resident

Betty (Katz) Frankel, a longtime resident of Winthrop, died peacefully on March 12. She was 87 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Frankel and beloved sister of George and Claire Katz, Mickey and Kay Katz and the late Lottie Katz. She is survived by her children, Cheryl and Alan Cote of Haverhill, Beverly Cohen and Mary Jo Livingstone of Bridgewater and Joan Frankel of Winthrop. She will also be lovingly remembered by her grandsons, David Cohen and Matthew Cote and her great granddaughter Piper Cohen as well as her relatives and many friends.

A graveside service was held at Sharon Memorial Park with arrangements by Stanetsky Memorial Chapels. The family wishes to express sincerest thanks to the compassionate caregivers at the Hebrew Senior Life Center and in lieu of flowers, requests that donations be made to the Hebrew Senior Life Center, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131.


Martha Kirk

Winthrop resident

Martha (Salvi) Kirk of Winthrop, formerly East Boston, died on March 11.

She was the beloved wife of the late Earle Kirk with whom she shared 60 years of marriage; loving sister of Betty Conigliaro and her husband, Anthony, and Marie Elwell and her husband, Richard L., all of Sherborn, and the late Albert M. and Americo Salvi; fond aunt of many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Dana Farber Cancer Center, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6 Brookline, MA 02445. For guest book, please visit:


John Regan Jr.

Worked for Airlines

John "Jack" P. Regan Jr. of Hingham, formerly of Norwell and Dorchester, died on March 12 surrounded by his family after a short illness.

A 1961 graduate of Christopher Columbus High School, Boston, he attended Boston State College. He worked for TWA and American Airlines in Boston and St. Louis as ground crew for 40 years before retiring in 2007. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and children. He was truly a family man, always enjoying family gatherings and was considered the favorite uncle.

He was the beloved husband of Eileen M. (Keohane) Regan of Hingham; loving father of Jennifer A. Murray and her husband, Daniel, of Hingham, Geoffrey M. Regan and his wife, Dawn, of Peabody and David K. Regan of San Diego, CA; brother of Robert A. Regan of Colorado, Dennis J. Regan of Norwood, Sheila Wolf of Hanover and Marian Hamrock of Hingham; cherished grandfather of four. He was the nephew of Robert Regan and his wife, Bernice, of Brookline, brother-in-law of Alice Matarazzo of Winthrop and Kevin Keohane of Melrose and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, Hingham. Burial was in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hingham. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. See for online condolences.


Giulia Iacoviello

East Boston resident

Giulia (Diminico) Iacoviello of East Boston died suddenly on March 10.

She was the beloved wife of more than 51 years to Alfredo Iacoviello; dear sister of Rosina Coviello of East Boston and is also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the RuggieroMazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.


Julie Brooks

Revere resident

Julie Brooks of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, Swampscott and Florida, died on March 10. She was 97 years old.

The beloved daughter of the late Calman and Esther (Gelmane) Flaxman, she was the beloved wife of the late Maurice Sokol, Hyman Simches and Thomas Brooks; devoted mother of Kenny Sokol of Swampscott and Stanley Sokol of Marblehead; sister of the late Martha Siegel and Pauline Miller; cherished grandmother of Scott Sokol and his wife, Nicole, and great grandmother of Ethan Sokol as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Beth El Cemetery in Peabody. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapels


Barbara Weinstein

Former Winthrop resident

Barbara (Seder) Weinstein, formerly of Winthrop, died on March 8. She was 88 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Weinstein; devoted mother of Sandra Lieberman and her husband, Glenn, and Alan Weinstein and his wife, Deborah; cherished grandmother of Samantha Troman, Russell Lieberman, Ben Weinstein and great grandmother of Zachary Troman and Rachel Troman.

Services were held at Butrimantzy Cemetery, West Roxbury with arrangements by Stanetsky Memorial Chapels. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01710

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