Obituaries 03-17-2011

Dorothy Costigan

Telephone Operator at former Winthrop Hospital

Dorothy A. Costigan died March 15 at Lakes Region General Hospital in New Hampshire. She was 69 years old.

Born in Everett, the daughter of S. Fred and Alice (Carroll) Grace, she grew up in the Everett and Revere area later moving to Winthrop before her move to New Hampshire in 1996. While living in Winthrop, Mrs. Costigan worked as a Telephone Operator for Winthrop Hospital. She was also a member of the Winthrop Emblem Club. After her move, she worked at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, NH also as a Telephone Operator. She had a flair for baking and was known for her magnificent decorated cakes. She also enjoyed doing ceramics.

Family members include her husband of 49 years, Thomas Costigan Sr. of Bristol, NH; five sons: Thomas Jr. and Kevin, both of Bristol, NH; Patrick of Winthrop, Brian of Plymouth, NH; Daniel of Hill, NH; 16 grandchildren; two sisters: Althea Clark of Tewksbury and Lorraine Washburn of Merrimack, NH and a brother, Fred Grace of Middleton _as well as many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Bob and Bill Webster.

Calling hours will be Friday, March 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bristol United Church of Christ, South Main Street, Bristol, NH. Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m. in the Church. Private burial will be held in the spring . In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the American Diabetes Association , PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol.

Peter Squeglia

Of Mashpee, formerly of Winthrop

Peter R. Squeglia of Mashpee, formerly of Wilbraham and Winthrop, died at Massachusetts General Hospital on March 11.  He was 70 years old.

He was the husband of Patricia A. (Cosgrove) Squeglia to whom he was married for 44 years.

Mr. Squeglia was raised in Winthrop and attended Winthrop schools.  After graduating from Tufts University, he was a medical officer in the U.S. Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Army National Guard.  He retired to Mashpee after residing in Wilbraham and working 35 years for MassMutual Insurance Company in Springfield.  Playing golf, boating and fishing were some of his favorite things to do during retirement.  He was also active with the Mashpee Senior Center, serving on the Board of Directors, driving seniors who needed a ride to doctor’s appointments, and participating with Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders (SHINE).  In 2008, he was honored to receive Mashpee’s Most Valuable Volunteer of the Year award.  Although his active retirement lifestyle was fun and rewarding, the time he was able to spend with his family made him the happiest.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Peter Jr. and his wife, Erin, of Reading, Paul and wife, Jennifer, of Warwick, RI; and William and wife, Rosemarie, of Wakefield; and grandchildren, Peter III, Brynn, and Mae.

Funeral arrangements were by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Mashpee.  Burial will be at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, at Winthrop Cemetery in Winthrop.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.  For on-line guest book and directions, please visit

Genevieve Muldoon

Retired Revere teacher

Genevieve F. (Douglass) Muldoon of Gilford, NH., formerly of Winthrop, died at the Golden View Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center in Meredith, NH on March 12. She was 92 years old.

Prior to her retirement, she was a teacher for the City of Revere Public School System. She was also a member of the Winthrop Catholic Woman’s Club and the City of Revere and Framingham State Retired Teachers Group.

The beloved wife of the late Edward J. Muldoon, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late James A. and Frances G. (Neville) Douglass; devoted mother of Kathy Cox and her husband, George of Colorado, Jim Muldoon of Manchester, NH, Terry Larrere and her husband, John of Gilford, NH, Maureen Connolly and her husband, Richard of Winthrop, Larry Muldoon and his wife, Kathy of Saugus, Paul Muldoon of Colorado, and the late Joe Muldoon; dear sister of the late Mary Person, Eleanor Barry, Dorothy Moore, John and Neville Douglass. She was the adored grandmother of 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and is also survived my many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday (tomorrow) March 18 beginning at 10 a.m. A Funeral Mass will follow in St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made Glaucoma Research, 7 Kent St. Brookline, MA, 02445. Prior to her retirement, For guestbook and directions, go to

Giuseppe Castiello

Owner of Meridian RPM

Giuseppe G. Castiello of Orient Avenue, East Boston died at the Don Orione Nursing Home, East Boston on March 10 after a long illness. He was 73 years old.

Born in Isernia, Italy, he was the beloved son of the late Madalena and Gaetano Castiello. He came to this country at an early age, residing in East Boston for most of his life. Mr. Castiello was the proprietor of Meridian RPM, specializing in electric motors.

He was the loving father of Bernice Ford-Aquino of Lynn, Maria Castiello-Robinson of East Boston, Lisa M. Venezia of Wakefield, Joey Castiello-DeSilva of San Francisco, CA, Diana Castiello-Starratt of Wakefield and Sophia Vargas-Campos of Costa Rica; dear brother of Antoinetta Mandolini of Revere, Ida Bertuoli of Revere, William Castiello of East Boston, Giovanni Castiello of Italy, Anna Zaccheo of Revere, Gino Castiello of East Boston, Roberto Castiello of Saugus and the late Giuseppina Bevione. He is also survived by five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. To sign his online guestbook go to

Ciro Iandoli

Ballroom Dance World Icon


Ciro “Jerry” Iandoli of Boston died suddenly on February 13. He was 68 years old.

Best known for his illustrious 50 year dance career with Fred Astaire Dance Studios, he was a judge/adjudicator and an icon in the Ballroom Dance World.

The son of Louis Edwards (Capone) of Winthrop and Generosso Iandoli, he was the brother of Marie, Nancy and Gerald Iandoli and George and Amy Collins; uncle to Daniel and Noreen Murray Jr. of New Hampshire, Lisa (Murray) and Terence Howard of California, Gavin Collins of Winthrop, and Henry Murray; great uncle to Brandon, Danielle, Angela, and Jalissa Murray, Tenisha Howard and Robert McKennon.

He will be missed dearly by his family and many friends. A private ceremony will be held by the family.

Antionette Giordano

Lifelong East Boston resident

Antionette ( D’Argenio) Giordano, a life long resident of East Boston, died on March 11.

She was the beloved wife of the late Italo Giordano with whom she shared 69 years of marriage; stepmother of Patricia DiRuscio and her husband, John of Natick; loving mother of James Giordano of Chelmsford and his late wife, Donna, Ciro Giordano and his wife, Tanya of Brookline, Francis Giordano of Medford-Reading and Robert Giordano of Medford; dear sister of June Lupis and her husband, Angelo of Winthrop and the late Christine Guarino, Rose Vassily, Lucille Fontana and Francis D” Argenio; cherished grandmother of many grandchildren, great grandchildren and also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home. Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guestbook

David Edovitz

Winthrop resident

David Edovitz of Winthrop died on March 11. He was 90 years old.

He was the devoted husband of the late Bernice (Lifshin-Malkin) Edovitz and the late Estelle (Jacobs) Edovitz; beloved step-father of Ira and his wife, Susan Malkin; loving brother of the late Idelle Kosofsky, Gertrude Rose Cohen, and Herman Edwards; dear grandfather of Andrew and Michael Malkin; cherished uncle of many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Services were held at Jewish Deedholders Cemetery, Everett. Memorial Week was omitted. Expressions of sympathy may be donated to a charity of one’s choice. For online condolences, please go to:

Paul Rizzo

Revere resident

Paul J. Rizzo of Revere died on March 10.

A Korean War veteran, he was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Rose Rizzo; dear brother of Jeannette Trionfi, her late husband Lorenzo, and the late Rita Misuraca and Joseph Rizzo Jr. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery. For guestbook please visit

Dorothy Merola

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Dorothy “Aunt Dot” (Cioffi) Merola of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on March 9.

She was the beloved wife of Alexander Merola; loving mother of Doreen DiNicola-Connelly and Rose Merola, both of East Boston and the late Joseph and Rocky DiNicola; cherished grandmother of Richard Sperazzo and his wife, Michelle, of Watertown and Kristen Connelly of East Boston; great-grandmother of Bianca and Joseph Sperazzo. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Roslindale. For online condolences, visit

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