Of Oklahoma, formerly of Winthrop
William J. Caselden of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died on April 25. He was 84 years old.
Born in Boston in 1926, he grew up in East Boston, served with the US Navy and later lived in Winthrop with his wife, Henrietta, until retirement when he moved to be near her family in Oklahoma.
He will best be remembered and missed by his family and friends for his thoughtfulness and sense of humor.
He was the husband of the late Henrietta; son of the late Daniel and Margaret Caselden, brother of the late Daniel and his wife, Theresa, the late James and the late Rita Richter and her late husband, John. He leaves a sister in law Ruth Caselden, nine nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews, and his wife’s daughter, Barbara Arnoldy, and family in Oklahoma.
Family services and burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, with arrangements by The Charles Dewhirst Andover Funeral Home, 33 Pearson St., Andover. To send an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.
Nancy Louise Carmichael
Owned Onyx Productions
Nancy Louise Carmichael of Winthrop died on May 23 from complications of leukemia.
Born in Circleville, NY, she spent most of her adult life in Massachusetts. In 2005, she and her husband, Michael. settled in Winthrop, the place that she considered home. After a successful career in high tech sales, she started her own photography business, Onyx Productions, in 2004. The business was named after her beloved Black Labrador Retriever. She successfully battled breast cancer in 2008 and was an active member of the Boston Women’s Network.
In addition to her husband, Michael, she is survived by her son, Jared Stasiowski, her daughter, Tara Stasiowski, and Jared’s fiancée, Amanda Schell, who will give birth to her first grandchild this August. She is also survived by her sisters, Jean and Liz, and her brothers, Tim, Ken, John and Bill.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Thursday (today) May 27 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, 577 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge MA 02139. For directions or to sign her online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Chief Bridge operator for MDC for 53 years
Charles J. Dunbar, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died at the Radius Specialty Hospital of Quincy on May 23 following a long illness. He was 77 years old.
Mr. Dunbar was born and raised in East Boston and lived there until moving to Revere in 1956. He lived in Revere until three years ago when he moved to Whitman, MA with his son and daughter.
Mr. Dunbar was a 1951 graduate of East Boston High School. He joined the US Navy in January of 1952 and served until January of 1960. He was also a member of the Naval Reserve. He worked for the MDC (now the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation) for more than 50 years as Chief Bridge Operator. His stations with the MDC were the Charles River Bridge, GE Bridge, New Charles Bridge and the Woods Memorial Bridge.
He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Barbara A. (Cataldo); devoted father of Kathleen A. Loretti-Cox and her husband, Steven Cox, of Nashville, TN, Janice B. Dunbar, Stephen C. Dunbar and his wife, Kathleen, all of Whitman and Michael G. Dunbar and his wife, Leanne, of West Peabody; cherished "Papa" to Heather Loretti of Winthrop, Lauren Loretti of New York, Stephen C. Dunbar Jr., Casey-Anne Dunbar, Marissa Dunbar all of Whitman, and Daniel S. Dunbar of West Peabody; dear brother of Agnes "Kay" Hamilton and her late husband, Thomas, of Sarasota, FL, Barbara A. Bruno and her husband, Philip, of Bedford and the late Boston Deputy Fire Chief Thomas G. Dunbar. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte 107) Revere, today, Thursday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere, at 10:30 a.m. Parking is available in the lot left of the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mass National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the NE Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.
Rhode Island resident
Thomas J. Hogarty of Bristol, RI, formerly of East Bridgewater and Chelsea, died on May 22.
He was the father of Derek S. Hogarty of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and Nicole A. Hogarty of Providence, Rhode Island; brother of Jan Memmelo of Winthrop, Patricia Kindelan of Lincoln, Nebraska, Michael Hogarty of Stow and the late Joan Levine; grandfather of Matthew Hogarty and Riley Hogarty, both of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield today, Thursday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt St. (Route 106) Mansfield. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute 44 Binney St. Boston, MA 02115. For complete obituary or additional information please visit www.shermanjackson.com
Robert Kenneth Miller
City of Boston employee, Toastmasters member
Robert Kenneth Miller, a 27 year resident of Weymouth, formerly of Revere, died on May 20 at the Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 67 years old.
He was born in Winthrop, raised in Revere and educated in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School and Burdett College. He was a long time employee of the City of Boston, a member of Congregation Sha’Aray Shalom of Hingham and a long time member of the Toastmaster Organization. He also enjoyed storytelling, country music, reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with his beloved cat "Muffin".
The beloved husband of Naomi (Fogel) Miller, he was the devoted stepfather of Nancy Miller and her husband, Paul, and David Wolfson and his fiancé, Sarah Snell; the loving son of Morris and Ida Miller; the dear brother of Diane Freedman and her husband, Alan, and Tomas Miller and his wife, Barbara; loving grandfather of Marc Miller. He was the devoted uncle of Sheri Freedman, Elizabeth Miller and Matthew Miller. He is also survived by his beloved cat "Muffin".
A graveside service was held at the New Tifereth Israel of Everett Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation 11 Vanderbilt Ave. Norwood, MA 02062.
Elaine Maguire- Kennedy
US Postal retiree
Elaine M. (Dorgan) Maguire-Kennedy of Marshfield, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 20 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness. She was 76 years old.
Born in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Florence P. (Pecora) and James Dorgan. Prior to her retirement she was an Administrative Clerk for the United States Post Office.
She was the devoted wife of the late Peter Maguire and loving wife of Eugene Kennedy of Everett; loving mother of Kathleen Jackson and her husband, Ray, of Andover, Noreen Gunther of Winthrop and Patricia Maguire-Feeney and her husband, Bernard, of Connecticut; sister of Dianna Anderson and her husband, Jack, of Winthrop, James M. Dorgan and his wife, Joanne, of Boyton Beach, FL and sister in law of Joanne Dorgan of Saugus; beloved grandmother of Caitlin and Thomas Jackson, Melanie Metcalf, Jillian Gunther, Peter McCloud, Meghan, Peter and Erin Feeney. She is also survived by four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Supported by her loving family, she will be missed dearly as the beloved "Pearl".
Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 2600 Network Blvd. Suite 300 Frisco, TX 75034. To sign her online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Camille L. (Cataldo) Slocum of Revere died on May 22. She was in her 93rd year.
She was the beloved wife of Richard D. Slocum with whom she shared 46 years of marriage; loving mother of Kenneth Nobile Sr. of Revere; dear sister of the late Dorothy West, Lena Marino and Dominic Cataldo; cherished grandmother of Kristine Rizzo, Kevin and Kenneth Nobile Jr. and great grandmother of Nikolas, Josef, Zak, Hailey and Kevin Jr.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book. www.vazzafunerals.com.
Augustino ‘Babe’ Liguri
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Augustino R. "Babe" Liguri of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on May 22.
A member of Laborers Union Local 22, he was the beloved husband of Margaret ( Briganti) with whom he shared 62 years of marriage; dear brother of the late Rose Ascolillo, Katy Alio and Louis Liguri; adored uncle of many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grand nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s "Beechwood" Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book www.vazzafunerals.com.
Janice Boehner, 66
Janice Ann (Howard) Boehner of Rockland, MA died on May 20 at the South Shore Hospital after a period of failing health. She was 66 years old.
She was born in Boston, daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia (O’Neil) Howard and was raised and educated in East Boston. She was a graduate of Boston Girls High School.
A Rockland resident for the past 32, Mrs. Boehner had served as a foster mother in the D.S.S. system to hundreds of children. She always placed family first and was dedicated to her own children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Elvin T. "Al" Boehner, her children Denise M. Taylor and her husband David, Tammie J. Ryan and her husband Patrick and Thomas J. Boehner and his wife Lisa all of Rockland. She was the sister of Lois Morelli and Marcia Howard of Winthrop and Jill Paru of Middleton. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, Rockland. Donations in her memory may be made to the South Shore Visiting Nurses Assoc. 100 Baystate Dr. Braintree, MA 02169. For complete obituary or to share a memory, visit the "Tributes" page at www.magounbiggins.com.
Of Weymouth, formerly of East Boston
Donna M. (DeMonte) Vincola of Weymouth, formerly of Braintree and East Boston, died May 22 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was 57 years old.
She was raised and educated in East Boston and lived in Braintree before moving to Weymouth 16 years ago. She was a former Real Estate Agent for Anzalone Realty in the North End of Boston and was also a Licensed Practical Nurse. She loved to vacation in Aruba where she visited for 25 years every March.
She was the beloved wife of Donald D. Vincola; devoted mother of Jennifer Buckley and her husband, Brian, of Whitman, Mark Vincola of Weymouth and Christopher Vincola of Brooklyn, NY; daughter of Domenic DeMonte of East Boston and the late Antionetta (Milano) DeMonte; sister of Debra Concannon of East Boston, Diana Pirone of Winthrop and the late Domenic Sonny DeMonte. She was a loving Nana to Alyssa Vincola and Andrew and Abigail Buckley.
Her Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, South Weymouth, at 809 Main St. (Rte. 18 opp. So. Shore Hosp.) today, Thursday, at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass to follow in Saint Francis Xavier Church, South Weymouth at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, South Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Mcdonald-funeralhomes.com
Catherine ‘Kay’ Battaglia
North End resident
Catherine "Kay" Battaglia of Boston’s North End died on May 19. She was 92 years old.
She was the cherished daughter of the late Angelina (Abbondanza) and Rosario Battaglia; loving sister of Rosario "Ross" Battaglia of the North End, Elaine V. Catino and her husband, Nicholas, of Reading, the late Charles Battaglia, and the late Vincent Battaglia and his wife, Marie. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Angie Battaglia of Winthrop and many loving nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Boston Harborside Home, Boston. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Leonard’s Church, 14 North Bennet St, Boston, MA 02113 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave condolences please visit www.bostonharborsidehome.com
Robert ‘Truck’ McKenna, 65
Leading Scorer and Rebounder for WHS 1963 Championship Basketball Team
Robert K. "Truck" McKenna of Winthrop died suddenly at home on May 18. He was 65 years old.
Born in Boston, he was a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078, the Winthrop Yacht Club and a member of the 1963 Winthrop High School State Champion Basketball Team. He was also the leading scorer and rebounder for the team. Prior to his retirement, he was a correction officer for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department.
He was the devoted father of Ian R. McKenna of East Boston and Siobhan McKenna of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Alani McKenna; husband of Cynthia A. Dolph-McKenna of Winthrop; the son of the late Henry F. and Grace (Keane) McKenna; dear brother of Richard McKenna of Danvers; loving cousin of James McKenna of Hampton, NH, and the late Mary Moran.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Past Courageous Generation member
Mary A. (Bottaro) Analoro of East Boston died on May 19.
A past member of Courageous Generation St. Lazarus Parish, she was the devoted mother of Theresa Arangio and her husband, James, of Windham N.H. Debra Analoro of East Boston; former wife of Camelo Analoro; dear sister of the late Anthony Bottaro, Rose Forlani, Josephine Butler and George Bottaro; cherished sister in law of Mary Bottaro of Saugus; loving grandmother of Christine Vasilaidis and her husband, Peter, Jennifer Papasodoro and her husband, Michael, James Arangio and his wife, Julie, and Michael J. Arangio; adored great grandmother of Nicholas, Julia, Samuel and Olivia. She is also survived by her many fond nieces and nephews and her two dearest friends, Marie DiLorenzo and Bonnie Fallon.
Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home (Orient Heights ) East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In honoring Mrs. Analoro, memorial gifts may be made to American Lung Assoc. 25 Spring St. Walpole MA 02081. For more information or to send an online condolence www.ruggieromh.com.
Retired Soldier’s Home Secretary
Grace (Keating) Murray of Beachmont, Revere, died on May 19 at the Everett Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. She was 95 years old.
Mrs. Murray was a retired secretary with 35 years of service at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home.
She was born in East Boston, the daughter of the late John Keating and Anna B. (Clemens) Keating. She was the wife of the late William J. Murray and the mother of William J. Murray Jr. of Revere; sister of the late Albert Keating and Margaret Barron and is also survived by her nephews, Paul Barron of Texas and Albert Barron of Florida.
A graveside service was held at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden with prayers by the Rev. Vincent Gianni. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.
A Memorial Mass was held for Anthony Morana of Winthrop at St. John the Evangelist Church on Sunday.
He was the beloved son of the late Louise (Mulone) and Joseph Morana.
Eleanor Grace Preble
East Boston resident
Eleanor Grace (Kennedy) Preble of East Boston died on May 18.
She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Preble; loving mother of Evelyn Cort and her husband, Nicholas, of Bow, NH, Mary Winton and her husband, Billie, of Arlington, Edward Preble and his wife, Eileene, of Melrose, Robert Preble of Weymouth, Paul Preble and his wife, June, of Winthrop and the late James Preble; cherished grandmother of Vicki-Rose, Samantha, Edward, Janine, Bethany, Heather and Shawn; dear sister of Arthur Kennedy and his wife Agnes "Girlie" of East Boston.
Funeral arrangements were by The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online condolences, visit www.rapinomemorialhome.com.