Obituaries 10-15-2010

Carmella Varone

Member of the Catholic Women’s Club

Carmella Varone of Winthrop Street, Winthrop died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on October 10 after a brief illness. She was 83 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Grace (Coco) and Anthony LaRosa. She lived in East Boston for many years before moving to Winthrop 43 years ago. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a clerk for the Mary Knoll Missionaries for many years. She was also a member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club and a former member of the St. John the Evangelist Choir.

She was the beloved wife of the late Mario Varone and the loving mother of Diane Anderson and her husband, Jack, of West Mansfield, Anthony Varone and his wife, Mary, of Holliston, Paul Varone and his wife, Lorraine, and Cynthia Matstropoll and her husband, Nick, all of Winthrop; sister of Gloria Popp of New Hampshire and the late Rosemarie Socci. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. To sign her online guestbook go to


Dennis Bishop

Computer programmer

Dennis A. Bishop of Winthrop died at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston on October 4. He was 64 years old.

Born in Everett, the son of the late Reta (Joyce) and Kenneth A. Bishop, he resided in Revere prior to moving to Winthrop 20 years ago. He was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a computer programmer by profession.

He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Homer), the father of Cheri Bishop, Carol Jenkins, Deborah Eaton and Dennis Bishop, all of Lynn, and brother of Joyce Bishop of Winthrop and Kenneth Bishop of Wilmington. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service to be conducted in the Caggiano Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, October 15 at 10 a.m. For directions and online condolences go to: www.caggianofuneralhome.


Una Sinnott

Worked at the Boston City Hospital

Una (Montgomery) Sinnott, a lifelong resident of Hyde Park, died on October 8. She was in her 81st year.

A graduate of Boston City Hospital School of Nursing, she was a retired Boston City Hospital employee.

She was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. Sinnott; devoted mother of Richard J. Sinnott II and his wife, Eleanor, of Boston. William F Sinnott and his wife, Sharon, of Hyde Park, James P Sinnott of Wareham and the late Joseph M. Sinnott; mother in-law of Denise Sinnott of Winthrop; sister of Anne Hargreaves of Dedham, Sarah “Sally” Morosina of New York, Kathleen Doherty of Danvers, Donna Freeman of Hull, and the late Elizabeth “ Betty” Lonkeey, Marybelle Gillis and John Montgomery; grandmother of Joseph and Christopher of Winthrop, Shawna, Shannon, Shailagh and Sinead, all of Hyde Park.

Funeral arrangements were by the Laughlin, Nichols & Pennacchio Funeral Home, Hyde Park. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Curry College Nursing Dept, 1071 Blue Hill Ave, Milton, MA, 02186.


James McLaughlin

Retired Winthrop Fire Capt.

James A. “Jim”McLaughlin of Winthrop, retired Captain of the Winthrop Fire Department with 30 years of service, died peacefully at his home surrounded by loving friends on October 9. He was 72 years old.

A U.S. Air Force veteran and a life member of the Winthrop Yacht Club, he was a mechanic at Bolster’s Gas Station for many years and an avid collector of firefighting memorabilia.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late James A. and Priscilla (Morris) McLaughlin; devoted lifelong friend of Cynthia O’Connell and her children, Lisa Paulson, Kenneth O’Connell and Kathleen O’Connell; adored friend of Kristina Dopp and Charlene Murphy and many extended family members, and longtime best friend of George Bolster and family. Jim will be sadly missed by all of his brothers of the Winthrop Fire Dept., many friends and neighbors, and his loving pet, Seamus.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Winthrop Fire Dept. Bld. Fund, c/o Chief Paul Flanagan, 40 Pauline St. Winthrop, MA, 02152. For guestbook, go to


Gertrude Ford Frederick

Raised in Winthrop

Gertrude Ford Frederick, February 7, 1931 – October 8, 2010, of Hillsboro, NH, a loving and devoted matriarch whose family meant the world to her, died peacefully following a long illness on October 8 surrounded by her loving family at the Harris Hill Health Care Center in Concord.

She was the third child of Gerald R. “Dick” and Flora (Dunbar) Ford. Born in Boston and raised in Winthrop with her four sisters and three brothers, she graduated from Winthrop High School in 1949 and was married to her high school sweetheart, Herbert Frederick, in October of 1950. Together for just shy of 60 years, they raised a daughter and two sons. She often said that her family, both immediate and extended, was her greatest joy. She never grew tired of supporting or actively participating in all of her family members’ endeavors and activities.

In 1968, she moved to Deering with her family and resided there until moving to Hillsboro in 2005. She worked for Phelps Photo in Hillsboro for many years, and Adams Glass and Roger W. Guay companies in Concord. She was also one of the founders of the Valley Home Center and Hillsboro Mini-Storage. Throughout her life she enjoyed playing the piano, golfing, photography, painting, ceramics, stained glass, sewing, embroidery and knitting for her family.

Mrs. Frederick was also very active with the Saint Mary’s Parish in Hillsboro prior to her illness. She taught Sunday school, was a member of the choir, a lector and a Eucharistic Minister.

She was the sister of the late Mary Maloney, Theresa Trainor, and Dick Ford and is survived by her husband, Herbert Frederick, of Hillsboro; two sons, Anthony, his wife, Darlene, and Richard and his wife, Donna, all of Concord and her daughter, Jean Marie Frederick Ager and her husband, Alan, of Hillsboro; three grandsons, Daniel and Alexander Ager and Richard Frederick and one granddaughter, Barbara (Frederick) Baldassare and her husband, Tim; two brothers, Paul and Robert Ford and two sisters, Ann Rawston and Flora Wells, and many nieces and nephews.

At her request, there will be no viewing or calling hours. A memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Hillsboro at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 16 and burial will be held immediately following at the East Deering Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hillsboro’s Fuller Public Library Children’s Summer Reading Program. Water’s Funeral Home in Concord is in charge of the arrangements.


Andrew Badamo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Andrew Badamo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 23.

He was the cherished son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Pollino) Badamo and dear friend of Marion Zirpolo and family.

He was laid to rest in the family plot with his mother and father at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.

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