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Joseph A. “Joe” Grasso of Winthrop died at home surrounded by his loving family on July 10. He was 82 years old.
He served in the US Marine Corps. during the Korean War and was a Life Member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club where he was active in many activities including secretary of the men’s bowling league as well as an avid bowler. He was also a Life Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, Order Sons of Italy #2057-Winthrop, and the AMVETS-Winthrop Post #48. Prior to his retirement, he was a Right of Way Agent for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The beloved husband of Sophia E. (Tarnowski) Grasso, he was born in East Boston the son of the late Florindo and Lucia (Russo) Grasso. He was the devoted father of Deborah Kneeland and her fiancé, Lawrence Keegan of Salem, Constance Grayson and her husband, Steven of Winthrop, Joseph Grasso and his wife, Jackie of Wolfeboro, NH, Veronica Moore and her husband, William of Winthrop and Patricia Lambert and her husband, Mark of Wilmington; brother of Constance Millerick and Lucy DeLuca and her husband, Dr. Salvatore, all of Revere; adored grandfather of Robert, Briana and Nicole Kneeland, Sophia Grayson, Joseph, Jonathan, and Joshua Grasso, Matthew and Alyssa Moore, and Clyde, Julia, and Gus Lambert. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, July 14 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations can be made to St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St. Winthrop, MA. 02152 or to a charity of your choice. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Former US Postal Employee
Angelo Scarpetta of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 10.
A US Army veteran of the Korean War and a former employee of the US Postal Service, South Postal Annex, he was the beloved husband of Carmella (Bonarrigo) Scarpetta with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; dear brother of James of New York and the late Angelina Grebb, Phyllis Murphy, Anthony, Domenic and John Scarpetta and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
John J. DeFronzo of Somerset Avenue, Winthrop died at home on July 10 after a long illness. He was 50 years old.
Born in Boston, he resided in East Boston before moving to Winthrop. He enlisted in the US Coast Guard and was honorably discharged as HST 3rd Class in 1984. He was the proprietor of Cyberworks Inc. for more than eight years before joining Vital Networks in Lynnfield as an IT consultant. He was also a member of Danvers Fish and Game.
He was the beloved husband of 25 years of Lorraine (Skomro) and the loving father of Alex and Rachel DeFronzo, both of Winthrop; cherished son in law of Marie and Frank Skomro.
Please join his family for a gathering in his honor at their home today, Thursday, July 14 between 4 and 8 p.m. We will forever miss your love, wisdom and strong will. To sign his online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.
Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club member
Maureen L. Murphy of Walden Street, Winthrop died at the Salem Hospital on July 9 after a brief illness. She was 69 years old.
A lifetime Winthrop resident, she worked as an administrator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for over 20 years. She was also a member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club.
Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of Elizabeth (DeSantis) and the late George L. Murphy; the dear sister of Geraldine DeAngelis of New Hampshire, Christine Milano, Cheryl Arbuthnot and Joseph Murphy, all of Winthrop. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. For memorial donations or to sign her online guestbook go to: www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Winthrop J. Green of Winthrop and Laconia, NH died at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on July 7. He was 84 years old.
A retired school teacher for the Winthrop and Andover Schools, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a Life Member of Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, VFW-Beachmont Post #6712, and the American Legion-Laconia, NH Post #1. He was a 1950 graduate of the University of Mass. with a B.A. and Salem State College with a Masters Degree in Education.
The beloved husband of the late Inez D. (Donovan) Green, he was born in Cambridge, the son of the late Oliver F. and Cleora (Perry) Green. He was the devoted father of Jerry Green and his wife, Diane of Topsfield, Karen Nel and her husband, Jean-Paul of England and Thomas Green and Todd Green, both of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Brian, Erin, and Aiden Green; dear brother of Oliver F. Green Jr. of Newport Beach, CA, George L. Green of Wiscasset, ME, Robert B. Green of Simsbury, CT, Emeline L. Gay of Tiverton, RI, and the late Cleora M. Green. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Service was held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Donations can be made to the Chelsea Soldiers Home c/o Alzheimer’s Unit, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea, MA, 02150. For guestbook, go to www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Richard J. Reinold of Winthrop died suddenly on July 7.
A US Air Force veteran, he was the beloved husband for 39 years of Margaret R. (Fontana) Reinold, the loving father of Lance R. Reinold and his wife, Alison of Lynnfield and Michael M. Reinold and his wife, Sandra of Belmont; devoted son of the late Richard and Agnes (Cashman) Reinold; dear brother of Patricia Swartout of Florida, Jeff Reinold of Maine, Sharon Buller of California, Tim Reinold of Boston and the late Judy Poe; devoted grandfather of Matthew, Joshua and Avery Reinold.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, Orient Heights East Boston. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter, P.O. Box 845945 Boston, MA 02284-5945. For online condolences visit: www.kirby-rapino.com.
Longtime Bookkeeper for the Town of Winthrop
Louise A. Wells of Seaview Avenue, Winthrop died at home on July 6 after a long illness. She was 84 years old.
Born in Chelsea, she was the beloved daughter of the late Ada (Robichaud) and Nicholas Menutole. She was a graduate of Winthrop High School and was a bookkeeper for the Town of Winthrop for many years.
She was the beloved wife of the late William G. Wells Jr. and the loving mother of Loraine Shannon of Winthrop and the late William J. Wells; the sister of the late Joseph P. Menutole and the cherished grandmother of Amanda Gale Shannon, Emily Louise Shannon and Theresa A. LeMay. She is also survived by two great grandchildren.
A graveside service was conducted on Friday, July 8 at Winthrop Cemetery.
Roseann “Angie” Battaglia of Pond Street, Winthrop died on July 7 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill after a long illness. She was 90 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Theodora (Todisco) and Raymond Terilli. She lived in East Boston before moving to Winthrop more than 24 years ago.
She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Battaglia and the loving mother of Theodora Ciampa and her husband, William of Haverhill and Ross Battaglia and his wife, Elizabeth of Kailua, HI; dear sister of Stella Masiello of Revere, Albert Terilli of Medford and the late Frances Fernades, Mary Loguidice, John Terilli and Joseph Terilli. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St. Building 9, Lawrence MA 01843. To sign her online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Waitress at Filene’s
Rose A. Craven of Golden Drive, Winthrop died at the Lighthouse Nursing Home in Revere on July 6 after a brief illness. She was 91 years old.
Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Concetta (Peluso) and Domenic Peloso. She lived in Charlestown for many years before moving to Winthrop more than 23 years ago. She worked as a waitress at Filene’s for many years and was a member of the Winthrop Senior Center.
She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Craven and the loving mother of Thomas Craven of San Diego, CA, Richard Craven of Somerville and Joe Craven of New York City; the cherished grandmother and great grandmother of Christina, Thomas Jr., Alan, Jacob, Zachary and Emma.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Forest Hills, Boston. Memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston MA 02284-9168. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Brian McGah of Lynnfield, formerly of Winthrop, died by accident on July 5.
He was the beloved husband of Leanna (Kelly) McGah with whom he shared 25 years of marriage and the loving father of Kyle McGah.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mass. General Hospital, S.I. W. Ellison 4, MGH Development, 165 Cambridge St., 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
Orient Heights resident
John J. “Johnny Bartolo” Interbartolo of Orient Heights East Boston died on July 5.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Roach) Interbolo with whom he shared 39 years of marriage; loving father of Karen De Filippo and her long time companion Michael DeSimone and John J. Interbartolo and his long time companion, Corinne Cavolich, all of East Boston; dear brother of the late Margaret Langone, Florence Belgiorno, Ross, Charlie, Joe “Dot” Sal Bartolo, Michael, Tony and his twin brother, Pat; cherished grandfather of Adam DeFilippo, Kim Draskovics and her husband, Frank, Jacquelline Interbartolo, Koren Brodin and John Bartolo and great grandfather of six. He was also the fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02130. For guest book: www.vazzafunerals.com.
George D. Richburg of Raynham, formerly of Winchester, died on July 6.
A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of the late Ethel M. (Hall); loving father of Joyce V. Nolan of Winthrop and Stacey M. Richburg of Burlington; dear brother of Carol Strong of Utah and the late Ronald H. and Gordon R. Richburg; devoted grandfather of Holly Lynne and Lindsey Jeane Nolan and is also survived by several nieces and nephews and his loving long-time companion, Nancy DeRosa.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Costello Funeral Home, Winchester. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the 2nd Congregational Church of Winchester, 485 Washington St., Winchester, MA 01890.