Obituaries 08-25-2010

John Nicolas

Marine biologist

John Robert Nicolas of Cotuit, formerly of Winthrop, died suddenly on July 30 while at sea aboard the research vessel Marcus G. Langseth. He was 62 years old.

Born in Winthrop on December 22, 1947 to Arthur Joseph Nicolas and Mary Stephens Nicolas, he was one of five children. He attended Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield Maine and upon graduation, he served in the US Navy during the Viet Nam war years. He graduated from Cape Fear Technical Institute in North Carolina in 1975 and moved to Osterville, Massachusetts.

He enjoyed a long career as a marine biologist with National Marine Fisheries in Woods Hole, specializing in whale research and census. He retired after 33 years and then accepted the position as marine biologist on the research vessel Marcus G. Langseth with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University where he monitored the presence of marine mammals.

He found great pleasure being on and around the sea. He was a recreational sailor who enjoyed shell fishing in the bays around Cotuit. He was happy to call Cotuit his home and with his companion, Alexis Burns, enjoyed the village as a year round resident. Both on land and sea, John was known for his sense of humor and warmth.

He is survived by his son, Benjamin, his daughter Katherine and his four sisters; Marilyn Kitson, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Peabody, Dorothy Mael,and Margaret (Peggy) Cronin.

Visiting hours will be on Friday August 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St. Hyannis. Burial will be private. Donations in his name may be sent to: Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 549, Hyannis, MA 02601 or US Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 123 Washington DC 2004.


John McLaughlin

Retired US Postal employee, member of many organizations

John F. McLaughlin of Winthrop died on August 17.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a life member of Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078, Beachmont Post VFW 6712 and the Winthrop Golf Club.

He was the beloved son of the late James McLaughlin and Catherine E. (O’Gara); brother of Robert B. McLaughlin of Dennis, Anne T. White of Green Acres, FL and the late James L., William E., Charles J., George M. and Theresa M. McLaughlin and is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the O’Maley Funeral Home, 79 Atlantic St., Winthrop, today, Thursday, at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Church of St. John the Evangelist at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited.


Joseph Sanders

Boston resident

Joseph Sanders of Boston died on August 20.

The loving son of the late Joseph and Netta (Basano), he was the brother of Steve Saunders and is also survived by his loving cousins and friends.

In accordance with Mr Sanders wishes, funeral services were private. A memorial service will be announced in the fall. Arrangements were under the direction of Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston.


Sarah ‘Sally’ Keaveney

Former Winthrop resident

Sarah M. “Sally” (Costigan) Keaveney of St. Patrick’s Manor, Framingham, formerly of Winthrop and Brookline, died on August 24.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Keaveney; loving mother of Jean M. Zinck and her husband, Frank, of Melrose, Edward G. Keaveney and his wife, Linda, of Brookline, Mary P. Keane of West Roxbury and her late husband, William J. Keane Jr., and Joseph T. Keaveney of Brookline; dear sister of Mary Russell Walsh of Peabody and Sr. Rosemary Costigan, DC. of Albany, NY., and sister in law of Patricia Nolan of Brookline. She was a devoted grandmother to her seven grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Her Funeral will be held from the Bell-O’Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., Brookline on Friday at 9:10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Brookline at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Walnut Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to either Daughters of Charity, DePaul Provincial House, 96 Menands Rd., Albany, NY. 12204-1499 or St. Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central St., Framingham, MA. 01701. For guestbook and directions

Josephine Namey

Winthrop resident

Josephine Namey of Winthrop, formerly of Malden, died at the Whidden Hospital, Everett on August 15. She was 82 years old.

Born in Lebanon, the daughter of the late Naif and Saide Mahanna, she came to this country at an early age. She was the beloved wife of Tophill Namey and the devoted mother of Lila and William Lucas of Malden, James Namey, John and Marie Namey of Revere, Philip Namey of Brockton and Ann Marie Dotten of South Carolina; the loving grandmother of Michael, Janelle, Philip Jr., Justin, Jessica, Richie and Christina and great grandmother of Stephen.

Funeral arrangements were by the Caggiano Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. To sign her online book of condolence go to


John Hegarty

Malden resident

John F. “Johnny” Hegarty of Malden died unexpectedly on August 20.

The beloved son of the late John and Frances Hegarty, he was the loving brother of Joanne Stewart and her husband, John, of Everett, Rose Marie LoPresti and her husband, Robert, of Winthrop, Kerry Frances Hegarty of Weymouth, and Ellen Nellie Belmont and her husband, Tony, of Las Vegas, and the late Mary Ellen White. He was the dear uncle of Kelly, Kristy, Heath, Stephanie, Sean, Lauren, Renee, Gina, Jennifer, and the late Joseph and is also survived by several special grand nieces and grand nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Norton Funeral Home, Malden Square. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association , 330 Congress St., 5th Fl., Boston, MA 02210. For obit and guestbook, visit:


Anthony Corrao

Worked for Rapino Memorial Home

Anthony Corrao of Peabody, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on August 23.

A US Army veteran and an employee of The Rapino Memorial Home, he was the adoring husband of Mary Lou (Iannetti) Corrao; loving father of Louise Genualdo and her husband, Philip, of Peabody; cherished grandfather of Anthony and Bianca, both of Peabody, and his canine companion, Max; dear brother of the late John Corrao and his surviving wife, Gilda, of Revere and the late Richard “Beashie” Corrao and his surviving wife, Marguerite, of Winthrop. He is also survived by his two nephews, John Corrao and his wife, Gina, of Revere and Kenneth Corrao and his wife, Marisole, of Andover.

His Funeral will be held from The Rapino Memorial Home, 9 Chelsea St. (Maverick Sq.) East Boston today, Thursday, at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations in his memory may be made to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115. For online condolences, please visit

Edward Dalton

GE employee

Edward J. Dalton of Winthrop died at his home on August 21. He was 69 years old.

A member of the Iron Workers Local Union 201-Lynn, he was currently employed at General Electric in Lynn.

The beloved husband of Suzanne W. (Deroo) Dalton, he was born in Boston, the son of the late Edward E. and Agnes (Sullivan) Dalton. He was the devoted father of Edward S. Dalton of Winthrop, Bridget Tavano and her husband, Peter, of Londonderry, NH, Heather Bucci and her husband, Joe, of Raymond, NH, and Ian Dalton and his wife, Christine, of East Longmeadow, MA; dear brother of the late Robert Dalton; adored grandfather of Kyle and Jared Dalton, Jake, Zachary, and Noah Tavano, Sabrina, Faith, and Jonah Dalton, and Tyler and Dakota Bucci.

Visiting hours will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral, Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, August 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West 6th Floor, Brookline, MA, 02445, Attn. Contribution Services. For guestbook and directions, go to


Virginia Claire Cappucci

Winthrop resident

Virginia Claire (Meaney) Cappucci of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on August 17. She was 89 years old.

She was the beloved wife of the late Enrico Cappucci. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Virginia (O’Brien) Meaney; devoted mother of Enrico Cappucci and his wife, Carol, of Shirley, Robert and John Cappucci, both of East Boston, Patricia Cappucci of Methuen, and Mary Cappucci of Ocala, FL; dear sister of the late Edward Meany and Marjorie Donovan; adored grandmother of Eric and Ricky Cappucci, Kimberly Sapienza and Tiffany Jurczak. She is also survived by four dear great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Assn. 20 Speen St, Framingham, Ma, 01701. For guestbook, go to


Simone Carrozza

Winthrop resident

Simone I. (Lemonnier) Carrozza of Winthrop died on August 22.

She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent S. Carrozza; loving aunt of Rosanne Hudgins and is also survived by many other nieces and nephews.

Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her name to The Soldier’s Home of Chelsea, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150 or to the charity of your choice. For more information visit

Michael Chauvin

Flight Attendant

Michael Chauvin died on August 13 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was 53 years old.

He was born in Lafayette, LA., the sixth of seven children and was preceded in death by his parents Irving Mitchel and Gertrude Domingue Chauvin and a sister Myra Rose.

He was a flight attendant for nearly 15 years. While he lived in Winthrop for 12 years, he recently moved to East Boston. He found great pleasure in bringing his neighbors together for BBQs and holidays, especially Halloween. He enjoyed gardening, decorating and baking. In 2003 he was recognized by the Twenty First Century Seacoast’s Nicest Garden committee for his Side-Yard. He will be remembered for his friendliness, generosity and the joy that he brought to others. He was a special brother, neighbor and friend.

He is survived by his wife, Jan-Louise Haller Chauvin, of Portland, OR; her son, Zo Barazzuol; and five brothers and sisters, Anna Thibodeaux, Arthur Chauvin, Marie Kratz, Theresa Wayne, and Jude Chauvin. He also leaves a wonderful community of friends in Winthrop.

His remains will be buried in his hometown of Lafayette, LA. Arrangements were made by Casper Funeral Home in Boston.


Saverino Correale Sr.

North Reading resident

Saverino A. Correale Sr. of North Reading, formerly of East Boston and Lake Havasu City, AZ, died on August 19. He was 83 years old.

A US Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he was the beloved husband of the late Florence T. (Caruso) Correale; loving father of Anthony of Portland, ME; Robert and his wife, Janice, of Tyngsboro; Saverino, Jr. and his wife, Kathy, Michael and his wife, Joanne, and Steven and his wife, Lori, all of North Reading; Wayne of Tyngsboro and Mark and Susan Hart of Methuen; brother of Raymond of Winthrop and Clorinda Lavoie of East Boston and the late Vincent J., Frederico, Ralph and Michael Correale, Phillomina Barker and Elizabeth Andreatta. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Croswell Funeral Home, North Reading. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.


Eleanor Campbell

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop

Eleanor M. Campbell of Manchester, NH, formerly of Winthrop, died August 20 at her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 73 years old.

Born in Brewer, Maine on October 11, 1936, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Isabelle (Adams) King. She resided in Winthrop for 30 before moving to Manchester in 1993. She graduated from Brewer High School and attended Bryman School of Boston. Early in her career, she worked as an office administrator in Winthrop. Later, she was an admissions clerk with Catholic Medical Center for 10 years. She was a member of the Intervale Country Club and enjoyed playing golf.

A loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, her family was the center of her life. Family members include her husband, John “Jack” R. Campbell of Manchester, NH; three sons, Stanly Peters, Jr. and his companion, Beverly Dow, of Beachmont, , Michael Peters of Fort Myers, Florida, and John Peters of Nashua, NH; four daughters, Terri Kinlin and her husband, Robert, of Metheun, Kimberly Kinlin and her husband, Kenneth, of Methueun, Michelle Fielding and her husband, Michael and Carol Boudrow, all of Winthrop; 15 grandchildren; her sister, Catherine Grant of Berwick, ME and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manchester, NH. Burial was in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester, Home Health and Hospice, 33 South Commercial Street, Suite 401, Manchester, NH 03101 or to the charity of one’s choice. For more information please visit

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