Obituaries 06-02-2010

James Murphy, 54

Of East Falmouth, formerly of Winthrop and East Boston

James R. Murphy died unexpectedly at his home in East Falmouth on May 28. He was 54 years old.

He was born in Winthrop and raised in East Boston, the son of the late E. Russell and Virginia (Gosselin) Murphy, beloved husband of Laurie Tobey Murphy; and cherished father of Nicholas James Murphy and Kelsie V Murphy of E. Falmouth and and Shannon Lee Murphy of Saugus. In addition to his wife and children, he leaves two brothers, Robert E. Murphy of Naples, FL, and Timothy W. Murphy of Amherst, NH , and two sisters, Debra Murphy Campagna of Mashpee, and Kathy Murphy Ruocco of Falmouth. He also leaves several loving nieces and nephews and many friends.

A service will be held at the John Wesley Methodist Church, Gifford St, Falmouth today, Thursday, June 3 at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Relay For Life , Upper Cape Team Green Energy

Ralph Sirianni

Former Suffolk County State Representative

Former Representative Ralph E. Sirianni of Winthrop died on May 31 at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers. He was 86 years old.

A US Army Air Corps veteran and a World War II Prisoner of War, he was a former Winthrop Police officer, Winthrop Health Officer, retired Suffolk County State Representative, Chairman of the Winthrop Board of Health, a 15-year president of the Friends of Senior Citizens and a member of the DAV.

He was born in Winthrop, the son of the late Ralph E. Sirianni and Anna (Levesque); the husband of Mary E. (Moriarty) and the father of Kris Mazzone of Winthrop, grandfather of Krisy M. Mercer and her husband, Thomas W. Mercer, and Jamie Mazzone of Winthrop and the great grandfather of Ashley Grace Mercer; brother in law of Nonny and Henry Hayes, John and Mary Moriarty and Jean Floyd, all of Winthrop; uncle of Henry Ralph Hayes, Bill Hayes and John Hayes of Winthrop and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral Mass in St. John Episcopal Church, corner of Bowdoin and Buchannan Streets, on Friday at 10 a.m. following the Mass there will be military honors at Winthrop Cemetery (Cross Street Section.) The family wishes to thank the Chelsea Soldiers Home Day Program, Winthrop Fire Department, Partners Health Care, Hospice of the North Shore and Dr. Jose Arogo of the Brigham and Deaconess Hospital.

Barbara Perry

Winthrop Community Hospital retiree

Barbara M. (Murray) Perry of Winthrop died at her home on May 30. She was 92 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Perry worked as a cashier in the former Winthrop Community Hospital. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Margaret Winthrop Rebekah Lodge 153.

Born in Revere, she was the wife of the late Chester M. Perry; the daughter of the late Zenas H. and Lucy O. (Cates) Murray; devoted mother of B. Christine Agri of Winthrop; adored grandmother and grandmother-in-law of Joseph Agri and his wife, Traci, and Jennifer Barthuly and her husband, Christopher; great-grandmother of Lexi Agri; dear sister of the late Lynnwood, Raymond, and Herbert Murray.

Private funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St, Winthrop. For guestbook, go to

Warren Stacy

Member of Winthrop American Legion and Teamsters Local 25

Warren C. Stacy of Winthrop died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on June 1 after a long illness. He was 84 years old.

Born in Wells, Maine, the son of the late Mary (Kelly) and Ernest Stacy, he resided in Winthrop for 42 years. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, a member of Winthrop Post American Legion and Teamster’s Local 25. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Colonial Ham.

He was the beloved husband of Jean (Foster) and the devoted father of Linda Stacy and Steven Stacy, both of Winthrop, and the loving uncle of John Stacy of California and Kathy Stacy of Revere.

Services will be conducted at the Caggiano Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, June 3 at 10 a.m. Visitation prior to the service commencing at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited. Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery will be private. To sign his online guest book go

Deboria Burtt

Corrections Counselor

Deboria Burtt of Central Park Terrace, Franklin, died suddenly at home on March 5. She was 48 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Teresa M. (McHugh) and Edward Killion. A graduate of Suffolk University, she went on to become a corrections counselor for the Norfolk County House of Corrections.

She was the dear sister of Joyce Murphy and Janet Staples, both of Winthrop, and Donna Bogan of Natick. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, June 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. For directions or to sign her online guestbook go to

Josephine Rose Alessi

Boston resident

Josephine Rose (Mele) Alessi of Boston died in Boston on May 28. She was 91 years old.

She was the devoted wife of the late Andrew A. Alessi; beloved mother of John Alessi and David Alessi of Boston, and Mary Russo of Jamaica Plain, Andrew Alessi of Venice Beach, CA, Anthony Alessi of Wakefield and Dr. Joseph Alessi of Providence, RI; loving grandmother of Andrew Russo, Christopher Russo, Paula Avila, Roberta Alessi, Patrick Alessi, Brendan Alessi, Bridget Alessi, and cherished great-grandmother of Tia Avila, Emily Avila, and Matteo Russo; beloved sister of Ralph Mele of Winthrop, and Marion Driscoll of Boston.

Visiting hours will be held today, Thursday, June 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Boston Harborside Home of J.S. Waterman & Sons, 580 Commercial Street, in Boston’s North End. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 4, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, 68 William Cardinal O’Connell Way, Boston, MA, followed by burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 68 William Cardinal O’Connell Way, Boston, MA, 02114.

Beverly Turner

Retired Nurse’s Aide

Beverly E. (McManus) Turner of Winthrop died at her home on May 26. She was 69 years old.

Prior to her retirement, she worked as a nurse’s aide at the Governor Winthrop and Bayview Nursing Homes in Winthrop.

Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Winifred (Mason) McManus; the beloved wife of Gordon L. Turner; devoted mother of Darlene Raffaele and her husband, Richard, of Revere, William Turner and his wife, Denise, of Winthrop, and Sandra Diaz and her husband, Andres, of Sidney, ME; adored grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of two.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in her name can be made to St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St, Winthrop, MA, 02152. For guestbook, go to

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