Obituaries 12-30-2010

Nancy DiZio

Past President of St. Rose and Dominic Savio Mothers Clubs

Nancy T. (DiCesare) DiZio of East Boston died suddenly on December 28.

Mrs DiZio was Past President of St.
Rose Mothers Club and Dom Savio Mothers Club.

She was the beloved wife of more than 53 years to Renato P. DiZio; devoted mother of James DiZio and his wife, Cindy, of Essex; Adele Fiandaca and her husband, Kenneth. of
Winthrop; dear sister of Anthony “Sonny” DiCesare and his wife, Anne, of Beverly, Anne Marie Irwin and her husband, Thomas, of East Boston; cherished grandmother of Anthony, Renata, Emma and Eve and is also survived by
her many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life in
St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop Sreet, Winthrop on Friday, December 31 at 10 a.m. In accordance with her wishes visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In honoring Mrs. DiZio, memorial donations may be made to St Anthony’s Shrine, Arch Street, Boston or to Dana Faber Cancer
Center, 44 Binney Street, Boston MA 02115. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Arrangements are under the personal care of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston. For more information or to send an on line condolence, please visit:

Elaine Turpin

State Street Bank retiree

Elaine C. Turpin of Winthrop died at the Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospital on December 27. She was 70 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Ms. Turpin worked as a bank officer for State St. Bank.

Born in Winthrop, she was the cherished daughter of the late Mabel F. (King) Turpin; dear sister of Elizabeth A. Conway and her late husband, James, of Dallas, TX, Richard J. Turpin and his wife, Virginia, of Chewelah, WA, and John E. Turpin and his wife, Judith, of Campton, NH. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Visiting hours will take place at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, Dec. 31, beginning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Assn. 460 Totten Pond Rd. Suite 400, Waltham, MA, 02451. For guestbook, go to

Douglas Reed

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop

Douglas M. Reed of Somersworth, NH, formerly of Winthrop, died December 27 at home surrounded by his family. He was 63 years old.Mr. Reed was born on June 23, 1947 in Winthrop, a son of the late Lawrence S. and Madeline (FitzGerald) Reed.He was raised in Winthrop and was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1965. After high school, he earned his bachelors degree in English from Unity College in Maine. He owned and operated a painting company in Winthrop for many years and was heavily involved with the local girl’s softball league when his daughter, Geri, was playing. He loved to fish, whether salt or fresh water. He loved sports and was a proud fan of New England teams. A hard-working man who enjoyed good times with his family, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his daughter, Geri Reed, of Somersworth, NH, his son, Nicholas Reed of California; his brothers, Lawrence S. Reed, Jr. and his wife, Maureen, of Bridgewater and John D. Reed and his wife, Janet, of Wallingford, KY; his sister Joyce MacLary and her husband, David, of North Andover and many nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held today, Thursday, December 30 from 12 to 1 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life starting at 1 p.m. in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home ~ Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd, Hampton, NH. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Seabrook, NH. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to a family friend suffering from a rare form of cancer. Please make checks payable to Jena Brown and mailed to the Caleb Cook RMS Fund, c/o Jenna Brown, P.O. Box 112, Dover, NH 03821. An online guestbook is available at

Dianne Sullivan

Member of Winthrop Republican Club

Dianne E. (Wood) Sullivan of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 23. She was 68 years old.

A member of the Winthrop Republican Club, prior to her retirement, she worked for Security Systems in Malden as an administrative secretary.

The beloved wife of George J. Sullivan, she was born in Dearborn, MI, the daughter of the late Phillip J. and Alice H. (Oeder) Wood. She was the devoted mother of Diana Gotham and her husband, Jeffrey, of Revere and Lt. Col. Andrew Sullivan-U.S. Army and his wife, Michele, of Woodbridge, VA; adored grandmother of Kyle and Meaghan Gotham and Aiden and Brianna Sullivan; dear sister of Ronald Wood of Michigan, Marilyn Lehmann of Georgia and Alice Graham of Michigan and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held today, Thursday, at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). For guestbook, go to

Inez Green

Retired Travel Agent

Inez D. (Donovan) Green of Winthrop and Laconia, NH died at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on December 23.  She was 77 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Green worked as a travel agent for Logan Travel.

The beloved wife of Winthrop J. Green, she was born in Boston,  the daughter of the late William J. and Frances T. (Hoye) Donovan. She was the devoted mother of Jerry Green and his wife, Diane, of Topsfield, Karen Nel and her husband, Jean-Paul of England, Thomas Green and Todd Green, both of Winthrop; adored grandmother of Brian, Erin, and Aiden Green; dear sister of Phyllis Glazier of Saugus, William Donovan of Winthrop, and the late Helen Murray, Nancy Vincent, Betty Robertson, and Pauline Vincent. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Donations can be made to The Rosary Shrine of St. Jude-Dominican Friars 501 6th St. S.W. Washington D.C. 20024. For guestbook, go to

Rev. William Nolan


Rev. William J. Nolan of Lawrenceville, NJ died on December 18. He was 70 years old.

Father Nolan was born in East Boston, graduated from Don Bosco Seminary, Newton, NJ and completed his theological studies at the Salesian Seminary in Benedikat Buren, Germany and the Pontifical College Josephinium in Columbus, Ohio.  He was ordained on May 17, 1969 in Columbus, Ohio and was Incardinated in 1975.  He served the parishes of St. Joseph in Toms River, NJ, St. Thomas the Apostle in Old Bridge, NJ, St. Rose in Belmar, NJ and St. Mary in New Monmouth, NJ. He was the former Moderator of the Ocean County, NJ Holy Innocents Society and the Dean of the Southern Ocean County, NJ Deanery in 1993. Father  Nolan was the pastor of St. Justin the Martyr RC Church, Toms River, NJ from 1982 to 2006. He retired from active ministry in 2009.

Father Nolan was the beloved son of the late Anna Bishop Nolan and Aaron J. Nolan, Sr.; dear brother of the late Mary McArdle, the late Aaron Nolan, Jr. all of East Boston, and the late Raymond Nolan of Winthrop.  He is survived by his brother Francis Nolan and his wife, Norma, of Brewster, MA and four sisters, Elizabeth McNabb of Florida., Ann McGrath and her husband, George, of Winthrop,   Helen Salsman and her husband, Richard, of Winthrop and is also survived by a sister-in-law, Jean Nolan of Winthrop and many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Justin the Martyr RC Church with burial at St Joseph Cemetery, Toms River, NJ. Arrangements were by the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd, Toms River, NJ. Condolences may be sent by visiting

Henry ‘Harry’ Gill Jr.

Florida resident

Henry A. (Harry) Gill Jr. died peacefully on November 29 in Tampa, Florida after a long illness.

He was the beloved husband of Peggy Ann (Bostick), the devoted father of Alicia (Rossiter) and Henry III, both of Tampa, and Jaymes of New Jersey and the cherished grandfather of six. The son of the late Henry A. and Alice (Donovan) Gill, he is also survived by his four brothers, Rev. David S.J. of California, John (Kevin) of Florida, and Richard and Peter of Winthrop.

A Mass in celebration of his life was held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop.

Harry Weinberg

Past Master of Hamett Masonic Lodge

Harry Weinberg of Malden, formerly of Chelsea and Winthrop, died on December 22. He was 95 years old.

Born in Romania and raised in Chelsea, he attended Chelsea schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1935. He was a salesman in the clothing industry for 45 years and was a Past Master of the Hamett Masonic Lodge, a member of Temple Tifereth Israel, Temple Tifereth Israel Brotherhood and was also a member of the board of directors for the temple.

He was the beloved husband of the late Pauline (Schwartz) Weinberg; the devoted father of the late Carol Rosenthal and the late Marlene Shapiro; the dear brother of the late Fannie Alexander and the late Freda Schlossberg. He was the loving grandfather of Scott Rosenthal, Todd Rosenthal and his wife, Erica, and Jill Shaul and her husband, Josh. He is also survived by five great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at the Chevra Mishna Cemetery, Lynn with arrangements entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. For online guestbook please visit the funeral home website:

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