Obituaries 09-01-2011

Vincent DelPiano Sr.

Past Commodore of Winthrop Yacht Club

Vincent N. “Nick” DelPiano, Sr. of Winthrop died August 23 at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott after a long illness. He was 97 years old.

Born in Norwalk, CT, the son of the late Maria (Conti) and Vincent Delpiana, he was a lifetime resident of this area, a Past Commodore of the Winthrop Yacht Club and a life member of the Commodore’s Club of America.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ethel P. (Hartt); loving father of Vincent N. DelPiano Jr. and his wife, Diane of Vienna, ME and Patricia Stathopoulos and her husband, Anthony of Winthrop; dear brother of Guy Alleruzzo of Wenham; cherished grandfather and great grandfather of Andrea, Leah and Alyssa.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop Services and committal will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to Dr. Johanna Seddon, Tufts Medical Center, P.O. Box 450, Boston, MA 02111 (Mr. DelPiano was part of Dr. Seddon’s research program on Macular Degeneration for many years and we believe that her research made a significant contribution to saving his eyesight.) Please make checks payable to Dr. Johanna Seddon, in memory of Vincent DelPiano, Sr.

Robert Allan Moran

Gillette retiree

Robert Allan Moran of Winthrop died at the Eastpoint Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Chelsea on August 30 after a long illness. He was 72 years old.

He was a US Navy veteran and, prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Gillette Company.

Born in Bridgeport, CT, the son of the late Jean (Sarkas) and Robert Moran, he lived in Winthrop for over 27 years. He was the brother of Kathy and Robert Ross and Kenneth Ross, all of Connecticut and is also survived by three nephews.

Services and committal were private. Arrangements were by the Caggiano – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign his book of condolences, go to

Frank Mondello

Retired Truck Driver

Frank J. Mondello of Boston, formerly of East Boston, died at the North End Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center in Boston on August 28. He was 83 years old.

Prior to his retirement, he was a truck driver for Best Way Trucking.

The beloved husband of Loreen M. (MacDonald) Mondello, he was born in Boston, the son of the late Frank and Ethel (Koulaheris) Mondello. He was the devoted father and step-father of Athena Mondello of Tennessee, Richard and Robert Pisani, Joyce DePippo, and Dennis Stack, all of Winthrop.

Visiting hours will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Tuesday, September 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be private.  For guestbook and directions, go to

William Cahalane

Former Winthrop resident

William F. Cahalane of Fitchburg, formerly of Malden and Winthrop, died on August 28.

A member of Local 3, he was the beloved husband of Melanie (Magee) Cahalane; father of William F. Jr. of Brighton, Samantha, Cody and Cheyanne, all of Fitchburg; step-father of Amanda Gallo and Arielle Homeyer, both of Winthrop; son of Mary T. (Duffy) and the late John C. Cahalane; brother of Anne Marie Fitzpatrick and her husband, Eugene and John C. Cahalane Jr. and his wife, Carol, all of Tewksbury. He was the son-in-law of Gerald and Janice Magee of Winthrop and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the E.E. Burns & Son Funeral Home, Malden. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of ones choice.

Concetta Colarossi

Retired Secretary

Concetta “Connie” (Savoia) Colarossi of Winthrop died suddenly on August 18 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Francesca (Pugliarus) and Sebastiano Savoia, she lived in Winthrop for more than 55 years. Before her retirement, she was employed as a secretary for Blue Cross Blue Shield.

She was the loving mother of Robert Colarossi and his wife, Peggy of Bradford and Elaine Colarossi of Quincy; sister of Josephine Stella of Saugus, Jennie Zolla of Bedford and the late Phyllis Stella, Vincent, Domenic, Angelo and Benjamin Savoia; cherished grandmother of Patrice and Monique and is also survived by one great grandchild.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Development Office, One Joslin Place, Boston MA 02215. To sign her online guest book go to

Kenneth Ferullo

State Corrections Officer

Kenneth A. Ferullo, a Massachusetts Department of Corrections Officer, died on August 24 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a tragic accident. He was 49 years old.

Born in Malden, he was the beloved son of Carl and Carol (Morgan) Ferulllo, He grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, He enlisted in the US Navy, served during Peacetime and was honorably discharged.  A corrections officer with the Mass. D.O.C. for the past 18 years, he was stationed at Boston Early Release for the last four years.  He was a member in good standing with the M.C.O.F.U. and was a member of Mount Carmel Lodge AF & AM in Lynn.

He was the beloved husband of Mary A. (Capone) Ferullo and devoted father of Anthony, Kenny and Angelina Ferullo, all at home in Everett; loving son of Carl Ferullo of Saugus and Carol (Morgan) Ferullo of Everett; cherished son-in-law of Anthony and Margaret Capone of Everett; dear brother of Cindy Tuton and Tracey Boyd, both of Everett and adored uncle of many nieces, nephews and two great-nieces. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters with the Mass. D.O.C.

A Funeral Mass was said in the Immaculate Conception Church on Tuesday, services concluded with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.  To send expressions of sympathy, please visit; Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Frank A. Welsh & Sons Chelsea

Charles Rodrigues

Of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston

Charles Rodrigues of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston, died on August 27.

A US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was a late employee of the U.S. Postal Service.

He was the beloved husband of Elena ( Scoppetuolo ) Rodrigues with whom he shared 58 years of marriage; loving father of Charles A. Rodrigues and his wife, Ann of Saugus, Dana Rodrigues and his wife, Laura of N. Andover, Russell Rodrigues of Tewksbury, Donna Scalfani and her husband, Donald of W. Peabody, Darlene Estes and her husband, Warren of New Hampshire and the late Charlene Rodrigues; dear brother of Romeo Rodrigues of Winthrop, Nancy Rosa of Danvers, Annette Petroccione of Peabody and the late Anthony “Braz” and August “Gus” Rodrigues; cherished grandfather of 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; cousin of  Philomena Meads of East Boston.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his name to the Grace House of Windham, 23 Mammoth Rd., Windham,  NH 03087. For guest book:

John ‘Jack’ Markley

Decorated Veteran and Active Environmentalist

John G. “Jack” Markley of Revere died suddenly on August 24. He was 73 years old.

“Jack” was a decorated U. S. Army Veteran, an avid environmentalist receiving the Good Neighbor Award from the Friends of Belle Isle and an active member of the Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation of Revere. He also belonged to the Saugus River Watershed as well as being involved in many other environmental projects and groups. He was a Life Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, Life Member of the Beachmont Yacht Club, and a member of the Star of Bethlehem Lodge AF&AM of Wakefield. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a manager at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.

He was the husband of the late Marcia Allan and will be deeply missed by his “lady friend” for many years, Edith Raymond of Winthrop and her daughters Mary Lou Costigan and Lisa Delaney, and Edith’s three grandchildren. He was the dear brother of Sylvia “Sue” Gray of Winthrop, the late Dorothy Merrill of Florida and Charles Markley of Winthrop.

Born in Medford, he was the cherished son of the late John G. and Mary (Whelan) Markley; nephew of Pat Damour of New Hampshire and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Burial will be private. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his name may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home,  Winthrop. For guestbook, go to

Louis McEwan MacCartney

Active in community and church

Louis McEwan MacCartney died peacefully July 21 at West Ledge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Peekskill, NY.

Mr. MacCartney shared a home in Pleasantville, NY with his daughter, Leslie and son-in-law, Gordon Quimby for the last 20 years.

Of Scottish heritage, he was born May 23, 1921, in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England, the son of Louis McEwan MacCartney and Mary Carrick McCall. He was the brother the late Ethel Austin and Robert Douglas. The MacCartney family came to the United States in 1923 and settled in Winthrop.

Mr. MacCartney attended Winthrop High School and Bowdoin College. He worked at General Electric and Raytheon for several years before embarking on a lifelong career in the life insurance business. For most of his business career, he was associated with the Jason Stone Agency of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston. He was a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant and taught evening courses at Boston University and Northeastern University in economics, finance, and estate planning.

In 1977, Mr. MacCartney earned a Master of Science in Financial Services from The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. That year he was also president of the Boston Estate & Business Planning Council. Mr. MacCartney was a past Master of Winslow Lewis Lodge A.F. & A.M., Boston.

Pursuing one of his avocations, he was the original author of a genealogy entitled Some Descendants of William Tubbs, Duxbury, Massachusetts, a work which involved considerable time, travel, interviews, correspondence, and historical research. He was active and involved in his Episcopal church throughout his life (St. John’s, Winthrop, Church of the Advent, Boston, Christ Church, Needham, Christ Church, Fitchburg and St. John’s, Pleasantville, NY). He served variously as acolyte, youth leader, church school teacher, search committee member, lay reader, Vestry member, Deanery representative, Diocesan delegate, Senior Warden, and Treasurer. He also served as a member of the Diocesan Committee for Refugee Resettlement, Dean of Needham School of Religion, chairman of church camp committee (Camp Monomonac, Rindge, NH), and on the Board of Managers for Camp Bement (MA).

While living in retirement in Pleasantville, he attended the Clinton Street Senior Center, volunteered at the annual United Methodist Church Christmas Tree Sale, took his turn as a local Election Inspector, and remained an ardent Red Sox fan from his years of living in the Greater Boston area.

He leaves his four children and their spouses: Leslie MacCartney Quimby and her husband, Gordon of Pleasantville, James McEwan MacCartney and his fiancée, Tina of Canterbury, NH, Douglas Locke MacCartney and his wife, Joanne of Gardiner, MT, and William Carrick MacCartney and his wife, Destiny of Mountain View, CA. He is also survived by his former wife, Sharon Locke MacCartney of Peterborough, NH. A son, John McCall MacCartney and granddaughter, Sarah Jeanette Quimby died. Other surviving relatives are his grandson, Christopher Rollhaus Quimby and numerous McCartney, Penney, Wickwire, McCormick, McCall, Butler and Locke nieces, nephews, and cousins on both sides of “The Pond.”

A graveside service will be held on September 10 at 11 a.m. at Winthrop Town Cemetery, 201 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. A memorial service will be held September 11 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, NY 10570. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New England Historic Genealogical Society, Development Office, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 or The Clinton Street Senior Center, 1A Clinton Street, Pleasantville, NY 10570.

Regina Harrison

Talented Artist and Avid Sailor

Regina (Donovan) Harrison died in Miami, Florida, on August 9. She was 89 years old.

A native of Washington, D.C., ‘Gene’ graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Wilson Teacher’s College. A talented artist, she enjoyed oil and water color painting, as well as interior decorating, and architectual design. An avid sailor, she sailed many long distance voyages from Maine to Florida with her husband, the late Curtis S. Harrison, in their sloop, Honcho. She was an active member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop and for many years served on the board of the condo association in Coral Gables, Florida.

She is survived by her brother, Jeremiah Donovan of Southport, N.C.; her daughter, Regina Lee Harrison of Washington, D.C.; her son Curtis S. Harrison, Jr. of Coral Gables, FL; two grandchildren, Sean M. Honan of Amherst, N.Y. and Robin A. Honan of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and a great-grandchild, Karen Brooke Honan of Amherst, N.Y. Her husband, Curt, and her daughter, Karen Ann Honan, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held in Washington, D.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to DC Sail (236 Mass. Ave. NE, suite 410, Washington, DC 20002; or Shake-A- Leg (2620 South Bay Drive, Miami, FL 33133, (305) 858 5550;

Ida Santangelo

Retire Drafter/Engineering

Ida (Testa) Santangelo of Revere died on August 23.

She was 89 years old.

A retired drafter/engineering, she was born in Italy and was the beloved wife of the late Angelo Santangelo; devoted daughter of the late Guisseppe and Christina (Cutone) Testa; loving mother of Mary Ann Grayson and her husband, James of Saugus; dear sister of Carmen Testa of Winthrop, Lydia D’Angelo of Florida and the late Anthony Testa; cherished grandmother of Kathleen Abramo and her husband, John of Melrose.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons~Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1905. At the family’s request, burial was private. For guestbook please visit:

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