Obituaries 03-10-2011

Angelina Rotondo

Nurse’s Aide, Member of Red Hat Society and Winthrop Senior Center

Angelina L. Rotondo of Lewis Avenue, Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston on February 28 after a brief illness. She was 81 years old.

Born in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Maria (Puzzo) and Gaetano Capone. A longtime resident of Winthrop, she was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Governor Winthrop Nursing Home for many years. She was also a member of the Winthrop Senior Center and the Red Hat Society.

She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Rotondo and the loving mother of Tom Rotondo and his wife, Deborah, of Groveland, Ann Marie Clougherty and her husband, Dave, of Winthrop and Patty Rotondo and her husband, David, of Winthrop; the dear sister of Annette Junkins of East Bridgewater and the cherished grandmother of Nicholas, David, Gregory, Joseph and Lauren.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. To sign her online guestbook go to

Patricia Holden

Insurance Company Manager

Patricia L. Holden of Bowdoin Street, Winthrop died at home on March 1 after a long illness. She was 59 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of Lorraine (Roche) and the late Richard K. Holden. She was a longtime resident of Winthrop and was employed as a manager for a health insurance company.

She was the dear sister of Barbara A. Layden of Quincy, Grace E. Holden of Derry, NH, Kathleen Holden of Charlestown, RI and Maureen E. Hastings of Newton, NH. She is also survived by five nieces and two nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, corner of Bowdoin and Buchanan St., Winthrop on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston. To sign her online guestbook go to

Robert Brobricki

Worked at MIT

Robert J. Bobricki of River Road, Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on March 7 after a brief illness. He was 68 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Irene (Kwiatkowska) and Joseph Bobricki. He resided in Chelsea for several years before moving to Winthrop 55 years ago. He attended Chelsea schools and then graduated from Winthrop High School. He enlisted in the US Army where he served as a medic during the Vietnam War. He went on to work for MIT as a lab associate. He was also a member of the Beachmont VFW.

He was the dear brother of Elaine Carey and her husband, John, of Winthrop, Barbara Mank and her husband, Richard, of Uxbridge and Joan Bobrycki of Winthrop; the cherished uncle of Kenneth, Patrice, Carole, Steven, Richard, Maryann, Jeffrey, Paul and the late John.

His funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 11 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation on Friday, March 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will follow the Mass in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Viking Pride Foundation PO Box 37, Winthrop MA 02152.

Diane Kadanoff

Library Director and Free Speech Advocate

Diane (Gordon) Kadanoff died of heart failure on March 5. She was 73 years old.

Born in Chelsea, she lived in Quincy and was a graduate of Girls Latin High School, Simmons College, and University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

An advocate for free speech who abhorred censorship in any form, she served as Director of the Norwell, MA Public Library for over 20 years. Active in the leadership of the American Library Association, an active feminist, poker player, and member of OLE, she leaves behind a legacy of laughter, good books, food, and love.

She was the beloved mother of Marcia Kadanoff of San Francisco, CA, Felice Kadanoff of Miami, FL, and Betsy Kadanoff of Winthrop and grandmother of Sasha Mironov of Cambridge, mother-in-law to Rich (and Marcia) Mironov and Jon (and Betsy) Grossman; sister to Myrna Gordon Goldberg and Aunt to Arielle Goldberg, both of Brooklyn, NY; niece to Rae and Jordan Silin of Newton and Cookie Stark of New York, NY.

Funeral arrangements were by Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Brookline. Burial was at Beth Israel Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to LAMDA Legal at or to the American Diabetes Association at

Robert O’Dwyer

Member of Many Veterans Organizations

Robert P. “Bobby” O’Dwyer of Brockton, formerly of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, died at the Brockton VA Medical Center on February 23. He was 64 years old.

Born in New York City, he attended St. Francis School in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Monroe-Woodbury High School in New York. He served two tours of duty as a decorated United States Marine in Vietnam from 1965 to 1967. He was a proud member of VFW Post 2346 Saugus, American Legion, Royal Canadian Legion Post 23, Knights of Columbus Dalton Council, and the DAV. He loved music and advocating for veterans and friends.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Kay O’Dwyer, of Winthrop, and his beloved granddaughter, Gemma.

The family would like to thank the Emmanuel College community for their support, and the wonderful VA Staff, especially the caregivers on the hospice and palliative care ward in Brockton, for their love and compassion. Services will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne today, March 10, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be directed to the Richard J. Moriarty Charitable Fund, c/o Moriarty & Primack, P.C., One Monarch Place, Springfield, MA, 01144. For condolences

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