Obituaries 07-28-2011

John Murphy, Jr.

Retired Winthrop Fire Department Captain

John F. Murphy, Jr. of Winthrop died at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home on July 18. He was 85 years old.

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus #162 and the American Legion Post #146 and a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1943. He was a retired Captain of the Winthrop Fire Department. He was also a Master Electrician and was very active in St. John the Evangelist Church.

Born in Winthrop, he was the cherished son of the late John F. and Agnes C. (Kirley) Murphy, Sr.; beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Daley) Murphy and the late Norma A. (Halliday) Murphy; devoted father of Rev. Thomas R. Murphy S.J. of Seattle, WA; dear brother of Leo J. Murphy and his wife, Joyce of Winthrop and the late Margaret M. Murphy; adored uncle of Anne Eruzione, Barbara Zappulla, and Susan Perrotti, all of Winthrop, Michael Murphy of Plymouth, Dale Curran of Florida, Dennis Cashman of Peabody and Ann Fogarty of Lynn. He is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations can be made to the American Heart Assn. 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA, 01701. For guestbook, go to

Maura Bang

Winthrop resident

Maura A. (Carney) Bang of Winthrop, formerly of Croton, NY, died suddenly on July 24.

She was the wife of Peter V. Bang and mother of Christopher V. and Melissa Bang, both of Winthrop.

Her Funeral service will be in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea Street, (at Day Square) East Boston today, Thursday evening at 7:45 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Salesian Boys and Girls Club, 150 Byron Street, East Boston 02128 or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

David DiPiano

Lynn resident

David J. DiPiano of Lynn died on July 25.

He was the beloved son of the late Roger A. and Carol E. (Miriaglia) DiPiano; devoted brother of Roger T. DiPiano of Winthrop and John G. DiPiano and his wife, Amy of Salem; cherished uncle of Michael D. DiPiano of Connecticut and Nathan E. DiPiano of Salem.

A Funeral Mass will be held in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere on Monday, August 1 at 10 a.m. with arrangements by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Tophill Namey

Retired Shoe Worker

Tophill Namey of Malden, formerly of Revere and Winthrop, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on June 26. He was 95 years old.

Born in Boston, the son of the late Amelia and Naif Namey, he was a longtime resident of this area and lived in Lebanon for a period of time. He was employed in the shoe industry as a heel laster.

He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Mahanna), the devoted father of Lila and William Lucas of Malden, James Namey of Boston, John and Marie Namey of Revere, Philip Namey of Boston, Ann Marie Namey of Dolton, NC and the late Antoniette Namey; the dear brother of the late George and Charles Namey and is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A Funeral Mass was offered in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere. Burial was private. Arrangements were by the Caggiano-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign his online book of condolences go to:

Peter Capano

Retired Truck Driver

Peter J. Capano of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center on June 29. He was 87 years old.

Born in Revere, the son of the late Amelia (Calispotis), he lived in Revere prior to moving to Winthrop 42 years ago. He was a US Army veteran of the Pacific Theater of Operations

in World War II.

Prior to his retirement, he was a truck driver employed by Conrail and Dave’s Motor Express and a former member of the Malden Moose.

He was the beloved husband of the late Yola (Gallese) Capano, the devoted father of Angela Campo and James Devine of Winthrop, Patty and Jeff Velluxxi of Saugus and Gina and Italo Freda of Saugus; the loving grandfather of Christina, Gina, Gregory and Marissa.

Burial with military honors was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caggiano – O’Maley Funeral Home. To sign his on line book of condolences go to:

Nicholas Giasullo

State DPW retiree

Nicholas A. “Uncle Nick” Giasullo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on July 23.

A US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he retired from the Commonwealth of Mass D.P.W. after 42 years of service. He was a former member of the Orient Heights Yacht Club and K of C Valladolid Council 70.

He was the beloved husband of Mary (Usseglio) Giasullo with whom he shared 61 years of marriage; loving brother of James Giasullo and his wife, Patricia of Tewksbury, Ellie Bowker of Ipswich and her late husband James, Marie Martin and her husband, Albert of Florida and the late Joanne Zammit; adored uncle of many nieces and nephews and two great nieces. He is also survived by many dear friends to whom heartfelt thanks is extended for all their prayers and support through his long ordeal.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in the family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., Winthrop, MA 02151. For guestbook:

Theresa Mastrangelo

Of Danvers, formerly of East Boston

Theresa M. “Terry” (Baldassaro) Mastrangelo of Danvers, formerly of East Boston, died on July 23. She was 62 years old.

She was the beloved wife of more than 40 years to Thomas R.; devoted mother of Jeffrey and Eric of Danvers; loving daughter of the late Henry “Gary” and Jennie (Saladino) Baldassaro; cherished sister of Joan Merino of Peabody, Ann Nastasia of East Boston and Lona Ruggiero and her husband, George of Tewksbury; dear sister in law of Joseph Mastrangelo of Winthrop, Mary Ann McCarthy and her husband, James of Weston and is also survived by many fond nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, Orient Heights, East Boston. Burial was in Newton Cemetery. To send an online condolence:

Thomas Carmen Sarro

East Boston resident

Thomas Carmen “Tommy” Sarro of East Boston died on July 21. He was 29 years old.

He was the cherished son of Elizabeth “Liz” (Mazzarini) and her fiance’ Michael Campbell of East Boston and Thomas A. Sarro and his wife Janet (Pasquarello) of Medford; adored grandson of Louis Mazzarini of East Boston and his late wife Elizabeth “Betty” (DeSimone) and Anna (Lacortilia) Sarro of Winthrop and the late Carmen “Sonny” Sarro; loving big brother of Timothy “Timmy” Sarro of Medford; dear stepbrother of Jenoya Roderick, Cassandra Campbell and Adam Picillo; dear uncle of Miles Roderick and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends and his Salem, MA 0211 Babe Ruth Champion Baseball Team “The Angels” whom he adored coaching.

Contributions may be made in his name to the Make A Wish Foundation, 4742 N. 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guest book:

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