Obituaries 04-21-2010

Angelina Ferrera

Of Lynn, formerly of East Boston

Angelina M. Ferrera, of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died on April 17. She was 87 years old.

She was the mother of Stephen Johns, Richard Johns of Amesbury, Deborah Jones of Florida, and Linda Wagner-Tzannos and her husband, Gregory, of Winthrop; partner of Tom Finnegan of Lynn; grandmother, great grandmother and aunt; sister of the late Doctors Charles and Patrick Ferrera.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, April 23 at 11 a.m. in the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (Rte 1A) Lynn. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours on Friday will be held prior to her funeral from 9 to 11 a.m. Donations may be made to the PACE Program, Elder Services of the North Shore, 62 Market Street, Lynn, MA 01902. For directions and guestbook, please visit:


Rev. John Kilmartin

Pastor of St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church

Rev. John F.D.P. Kilmartin died on April 17. He was 50 years old.

The Pastor of St. John St. Lazarus Church of East Boston, Fr. Kilmartin was born in Scotland on Feb 1,1960. He studied in England, Ireland and Rome and was ordained a Don Orione Father June 1986 in his Native Parish in England. Father John was assigned to be a Rector of the Madonna Queen of the Universe National Shrine in East Boston in 1987. In November of 2000, he was installed Pastor of St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church where he served with dedication and devotion. Fr John has served as a Consulate of Missionary Delegation Mother of the Church and served for many years as the Chaplin for the House of Corrections in Sharon and Middleton. Along with Fr. John’s Dedication to the Priesthood, he was a devoted son, brother, and friend to all who knew him.

He was the loving son of Hannah "Ann" (Smillie) Kilmartin and the late William Kilmartin of England; dear brother of Clive Kilmartin of England and the late Michael Kilmartin and his wife, Tracey, and their daughter Lisa of England.

A Concelebrated Funeral Mass with His Excellency Bishop Robert F. Hennessey will be celebrated on Saturday, April 24 at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, East Boston. Fr. John will lie in State in his beloved St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with Fr. John being laid to rest with his Don Orione Brothers and Sisters in Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Fr. John, memorial donations may be made to his adored St. Joseph St. Lazarus Parish. For more information or to send an online condolence to Father’s Family: Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston 617 569 0990.


Phyllis Stella

Retired Stitcher

Phyllis Stella of Quincy Avenue, Winthrop, died at the Epoch Senior Healthcare in Weston on April 15 after a long illness. She was 89 years old.

Born in East Boston, she was the loving daughter of the late Francesca (Pugliarus) and Sebastian Savoia. She was a resident of East Boston and Lynn before moving to Winthrop in 1955. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a stitcher in the garment industry for many years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Domenic Stella and the dear sister of Josephine Stella of Saugus, Concetta Colarossi of Winthrop, Jennie Zolla of Bedford and the late Vincent, Domenic, Angelo and Benjamin Savoia. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. For memorial donations or to sign her online guestbook, go to


Donald Swan

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Donald J. Swan of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on April 18. He was 40 years old.

He was the husband of Stephanie (Watson) Swan; devoted father of David and Samantha Swan, both of Reading; loving son of the late Irene (Prevost) Swan and is also survived by his cherished brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.

His Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston on Thursday, April 22, at 8 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Celebration of his life at Most Holy Redeemer Church, Maverick Street (Maverick Square) East Boston at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, to honor Mr. Swan, donations may be made for his children’s education by sending checks to Laurene Murphy % Bank of America, Bartlett Street, Winthrop, MA 02152. For more information or to send online condolence:


Beulah Eldracher, 101

Of Shrewsbury, formerly of Winthrop

Beulah B. (Barkley) Eldracher of Shrewsbury, formerly of Winthrop, died at the South Gate Assisted Living Center in Shrewsbury on April 18. She was 101 years old.

She was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1925.

The beloved wife of the late Theodore F. Eldracher, she was born in Painted Post, NY, on July 5, 1908, the daughter of the late Fred and Margaret (Emery) Barkley. She was the devoted mother of the late Theodore F. Eldracher Jr., formerly of Summit, NJ, and Margery M. Eldracher, formerly of Hopedale, MA; dear mother-in-law of Virginia (MacDonald) Eldracher of Hilton Head, SC; cherished grandmother of Carolyn M. Dalby and her husband, Robert, of Morris Twp, NJ, Karen M. Swartz and her husband, Craig, of Chatham, NJ, Julianne E. Poff and her husband, Robert, of Lititz, PA, and Theodore F. Eldracher III of Chatham, NJ; adored great-grandmother of Kathleen and Kurt Swartz and Alexandra, Robert, and Lauren Poff.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Contributions in her memory may be made to The Arc of Massachusetts, Attn: Director of Development, 217 South St, Waltham, MA, 02453 or to A private burial will take place at the Winthrop Cemetery with her husband, Theodore. For guestbook, go to


Bernadette ‘Bernie’ Daggett

Graduate of RHS, Class of 1994

Bernadette "Bernie" Dagget of Revere died suddenly at home on April 6. She was 34 years old.

A 1994 graduate of Revere High School, she was the beloved daughter of Frances Dagget; devoted sister of Roy Daggett and Diane Dominic, all of Revere; loving niece of Bernadette Gordon of Revere, Henry and Theresa Douglas of Winthrop and Anthony Calvagno; dear aunt of John Paul and Jenna Dominic of Revere; loving cousin of Andrew, Mimi and Baby Grace Calvagno of Lowell.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Arrangements were by Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home.


Bernice ‘Bunny’ Ross

Of Maine, formerly of Winthrop

Bernice A. "Bunny" Ross, of Wells, ME, formerly of Winthrop, died April 14 in Kittery, ME. She was 79 years old.

She was the beloved wife of Robert D. Ross, Sr. of Wells, ME; beloved mother of Robert D. Ross, Jr. of Lowell, Cheri Pinto of Somerville and Linda Spencer of Champlain, NY; beloved grandmother of Kayla and Katherine Pinto of Somerville and Jillian Spencer of Champlain, NY.

A private Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in Maine at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, Wells, ME 04090.


Anthony Guarino

Owner of Cigars R Us of Danvers

Anthony V. Guarino of Revere died on April 16.

He retired from the US Army National Guard with 21 years of service and was a retired Engineering Supervisor with 32 years of service at the Copley Marriott Boston and Proprietor of Cigars R Us in Danvers for the past eight years.

He was the beloved husband of Donna M. (Circiello); loving son of the late Raffaell Guarino and Maria (Tammaro) Guarino; dear brother of Josephine Torra of Medford; brother in-law of Cynthia Pio of Winthrop and Anthony Pio Sr. of Revere; cherished and loving uncle of Alissa Umana of Winthrop, Amanda Pio and Anthony Pio, both of Revere, and is also survived by many other loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers Ma 01923. For guest book, please visit


John ‘Jack’ Lynch

GE Retiree

John "Jack" Lynch of Danvers, formerly of Everett, died on April 17.

A retired General Electric employee, he was the former husband of Emma (Roy) and longtime friend of Peggy Collins; loving father of Michael of Holly Hill, FL, James P. of Malden, Catherine Lynch of Winthrop, Timothy of Pascoag, RI and John of Winthrop; beloved brother of James of Florida and New Hampshire and is also survived by two loving grandchildren, Nick and Jessica Lynch.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Burial will be private.


Barry Hodus

Winthrop resident

Barry Hodus of Winthrop died on April 13.

He was the dear son of Willian and Anna (Sidman) Hodus; loving brother of Herbert and Janet Hodus; cherished uncle of Mitchell, Robin and Matthew.

Services were held at the Pride of Lynn Cemetery, Lakeshore Road, Lynn. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to the ARC of MA, 217 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel 617-232-9300


Robert P. Moulton

Award Winning Boston television photographer

Robert ("Bob") Moulton, a highly accomplished and well regarded veteran of the Boston television community, died unexpectedly on February 22 in Salt Springs, Florida from pneumonia.

Mr. Moulton began his television career in Portland, Maine before moving on to Boston’s Channel 7 as a news video photographer in his early 20’s. During his career at Channel 7, he became the station’s lead sports video photographer working with many of the station’s top news and sports personalities, as well as many of Boston’s top athletes.

During his 30 years of professional television experience, he was considered a "Pro’s Pro" and won countless awards, including five National Press Photographers Association awards, three Boston Press Photographers awards and five New England Emmys. Mr. Moulton was also credited with shooting, editing and helping to produce a number of TV specials, including the 1989 "Yaz, a Hall of Fame Documentary", honoring Boston Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski. He shot and edited President Reagan’s salute to the Jimmy Fund and was also cited for his work with the late Boston Globe and NBC and CBS correspondent Will McDonough, Boston Globe cartoonist Paul Szep and former N.E. Patriots GM and talk show host Upton Bell. He covered most of the high profile news events of the 70’s and 80’s, eventually moving into the studio and news production.

He was born in Portland, Maine on March 25, 1945, the only son of Robert Wood Moulton and Hope Evelyn Farrington Moulton. His mother, who died when he was 11, was an accomplished pianist and with her he shared a love of music. In his early years, he was an enthusiastic tap dancer, frequently performing at local variety shows. With Mrs. Crimmens, the resident housekeeper, he helped to raise his younger sister Bonnie, as his father was in the U.S. Coast Guard and was often away for extended periods of time. In high school, he excelled in track and enjoyed ice skating.

After many years of living in Boston, he discovered the seaside community of Winthrop, and for the last 15 years that he lived in Winthrop, he shared a home with his good friend, Sheryl, before retiring to Florida. For the past five years, he lived in Salt Springs, Florida, a small community inside the Ocala National Forest, where he enjoyed his retirement and continued his interests in still photography, metaphysics, walking in the woods and exploring the healing qualities of crystals and gem stones.

His canine companions Maia and Minnie and his feline companion, Mickey, are currently residing with Sheryl in Winthrop. Over the years, Robert was very involved with many religious and spiritual organizations; he saw life as a never-ending adventure to be continued on the other side after his passing. Mr. Moulton was loved by many and his friends knew him as a caring and compassionate person. He will be missed by his many friends in Salt Springs and in Winthrop and by his professional colleagues and friends in Boston. We mourn his passing and celebrate his life.

Because both Mr. Moulton’s sister and father have died, he leaves no surviving family.

Friends and acquaintances are invited to a memorial celebration on Saturday, May 15 at 11 a.m. in the Bergman Room at the Winthrop Public Library, 2 Metcalf Square.

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