Obituaries 09-15-2011

Mary Rice

Active in Many Winthrop Organizations

Mary K. (Hurley) Rice of Point Shirley, Winthrop, a resident of Winthrop for more than 75 years, died on

September 1.

She was a member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club, Emblem Club, Telephone Pioneers, VFW

Auxiliary, Point Shirley Association and a longtime communicant and Eucharistic Minister at the Holy Rosary Church.

Born in Tewksbury, she was the loving daughter of the late Anne M. (Culleton) and James J. Hurley; the beloved wife of the late William J. Rice; the devoted mother of William J. Jr. and Jayne Rice of Bountiful, Utah, Mary and Daniel Rota of Mansfield; Anne and Robert Hunt

of Winthrop; and Rosanne and Ewald Apel of Methuen.

She was the dear sister of James ‘Buddy’ and Celia Hurley of Dover, NH, Edward ‘Gig’ Hurley of Winthrop, Patricia Corkhum of Winthrop, Anne Socha of Bozrah, CT, Thomas and Joyce Hurley of Hull, Paul and Sherry

Hurley of Ipswich, and sister-in-law of Kathleen ‘Kay’ Hurley of Winthrop, Marion Hurley of Saugus, Mary Penta of Peabody and Veronica ‘Honey’ Pretti of Saugus. She was predeceased by the late Daniel

Hurley, Michael Hurley, Margaret Malone, Gerald “Jeff”, Hurley, Barbara Hurley, Ruth Hurley, Dexter Malone, Joseph Socha, Paul Corkhum, Jay Penta and Alfred Pretti.

She was the treasured Nana of Rebekah (Rice) and David Sparks, Jordan Rice, Kevin and Kathleen Rota, Brian and Jamy Rota, Kristina Rota, Monica Hunt, Jessica Rice Apel, Alexis, Nikolas and Lukas Apel. She was

eagerly anticipating the arrival of her first great-grandchild. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was at the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to the Holy Rosary Church, 993 Shirley St., Winthrop, MA 02152. To sign the online guestbook go to

Anthony Tropeano

Retired Chef

Anthony A. Tropeano of Willow Avenue, Winthrop died at the North End Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on September 13after a brief illness. He was 88 years old.

Born in the Bronx section of New York, he was the loving son of the late Michelina (Polcaro) and Umberto Tropeano. He enlisted into the US Marine Corps during World War ll and participated in action at Kwajalein Atoll, Saipan and Tinian. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. He was discharged in 1945 as a corporal. After his discharge he went on to become a chef at the Supreme Deli. A resident of Winthrop for over 34 years, he was also a member of the Revere Moose and the Winthrop Senior Center.

He was the beloved father of Catherine Donaire and her husband, Joe of New York and the grandfather of Danielle and Cherisse. He was the loving companion of Ruth Housman and her family.

Visitation will be held at the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, September 15 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to m.

Anna Ciarcia

Filene’s Retiree

Anna M. (Venuti) Ciarcia of Danvers, formerly of Winthrop, died at the Essex Park Nursing Home in Beverly on September 12. She was 97 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Ciarcia worked at Filenes Dept. Store as a sales representative.

She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Ciarcia. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Concetta (Cangiano) Venuti; devoted mother of Paul Ciarcia and his wife, Jeanne of Winthrop, Joseph Ciarcia and his wife, Adeline of Danvers, the late Anthony Ciarcia and his wife, Susan of Winthrop, and John Ciarcia and his wife, Marie of Revere; dear sister of Connie Capone of Florida and is aso survived by 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was at the Winthrop Cemetery. Donations in her name can be made to the American Diabetes Assn. P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312, or to a charity of your choice. Prior to her retirement, Anna worked at Filenes Dept. Store as a sales representative. For guestbook, go to

Robert Pettee, Jr.

Winthrop resident

Robert M. Pettee, Jr. of Winthrop died unexpectedly on September 9. He was 58 years old.

He was the beloved father of Robert M. Pettee III of Charlotte, NC and stepson Scott Blodgett of Boston; beloved son of Barbara M. and the late Robert M. Pettee; dear brother of Wayne and his wife, Michelle Pettee of Winthrop and Brian Pettee of Simi Valley, CA. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bob will forever be remembered for his kind heart and loyal friendship.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 17 at the United Methodist Church, 217 Winthrop Street, Winthrop at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             –

Albert Marley

Yacht Club Commodore and Retired Insurance Broker

Albert J. Marley of Winthrop and Ft. Myers, Florida, formerly of Point of Pines, Revere, died on September 8. He was 75 years old.

A retired Insurance Broker and the owner of A.J. Marley Insurance Co, he was a graduate of Merrimack College and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Marley held a Captains License, which he acquired through the U. S. Coast Guard. He was also the Past Commodore of the Pleasant Park Yacht Club and a member of the Mass. Bay and Commodore’s Club of America.

The beloved husband of Barbara A. (Indresano) Marley, he was born in Winthrop, the son of the late Albert E. and Mary E. (McMackin) Marley. He was the devoted father of Grace (Marley) Cloutier and her husband, Jeffrey of Freeport, ME, and the late Sean J. Marley; cherished granddad, of Marley, Maxine, and Samantha Cloutier; dear brother of Mary L. Andrews of Falmouth and the late Elizabeth Marley and Paul Marley. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was private. Memorial donations can be made to the West Roxbury VA, c/o Voluntary Services, attn. Cardiac Unit, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA, 02132, or to St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St. Winthrop, MA, 02152. For guestbook, go to:

Angelo LoConte

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Angelo LoConte of Davie, Florida, formerly of East Boston, died September 6. He was 87 years old.

He was the husband of Priscilla (Getz) LoConte of Davie, Florida; loving father of Arthur LoConte and his wife, Denise of Winthrop and Paul LoConte and his companion, Maryann Boganzi of Winthrop; grandfather to Carla, Gabriella, Nick, Maria and Vincent, all of Winthrop and great grandfather of Sofia Rita Vitale and George Gabriel Anderson; loving brother of Millie Meli of Revere, Loretta Falzone of Revere and Albert LoConte of East Boston and the late John, Joe, Mattie, Mary, Rose and Josephine. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

No service is being held at Mr. LoConte’s request. Condolences can be sent to Priscilla LoConte, 8572 S.W. 15 Ct., Davie, Florida 33324

Rita McCarthy

Retired Legal Secretary

Rita (McFadden) McCarthy of Winthrop, formerly of Charlestown, died September 10 after a long illness. She was 91 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Margaret (Porter) and Charles McFadden, she lived in Charlestown prior to moving to Winthrop 60 years ago. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a legal secretary.

She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas McCarthy; devoted mother of Geraldine McCarthy Shore of Swampscott, Mary McCarthy Lane of Tewksbury, Marjorie McCarthy and Thomas McCarthy, both of Winthrop, cherished grandmother and great grandmother of Erin McCarthy, Billy Lane, Kerry Lane, Lauren Prescott, Derek Shore, Max, Elliot, Billie and Fillicity Kane and Madeline Lane, dear sister of Margaret Cunniff of Randolph, Allen McFadden of Chicago and the late John McFadden and Bernard McFadden and sister-in-law of Mary McFadden of Dorchester.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. For online guest book go to:

Lucille Aiello

Winthrop resident

Lucille (Raso) Aiello of Winthrop died September 8 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 60 years old.

Born in Winthrop, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Antonette Raso; the devoted mother of Joseph Aiello and his wife, Maria of Philadelphia, PA; the loving companion of Peter D. Rogaris and dear sister of Alberta Elam of East Boston.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For online guest book go to:

Ruth Virginia Ford

Of Texas, formerly of Winthrop

Ruth Virginia Ford died on September 3 in Fort Worth, Texas of natural causes. She was 87 years old.

She was born March 26, 1924, to Frederick and Gertrude Hough. She was raised in Jamaica Plain and lived there until 1960 when the family moved to Winthrop where she lived until early in 2011.

Mrs. Ford was married to the late William F. Ford for 64 years. She worked for Sawyer & Levis and Belcher’s Flowers, but most of all enjoyed being a homemaker. She was an avid fan of bingo and played cribbage and Uno with her friends. Her favorite pastimes were traveling with her son, Frederick, and visiting her grandchildren. She was a very proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest joy was with her family members from Texas and Florida.

Her survivors include her only son, Frederick C. Ford and his wife, Michele of Miami, FL; grandchildren, Jennifer and Preston Seward, Leslie Ford, and Melissa and Stephen Walker; great-grandchildren, Rebecca Fields, Molly Walker and Chase Seward; and sister, Eleanor Hough Heller of Winthrop.

For information: Lucas Funeral Home Keller, 817-753-6800.  View and sign guestbook at

Ann Fuccione

Of Nahant, formerly of Winthrop

Ann (Costonis) Fuccione of Nahant, formerly of Winthrop, died recently.

Arrangements were under the personal care of the Ruggiero Mazzarella Memorial Home, East Boston 617 569 0990. For more information,  please visit

Salvatore Giuliano

East Boston resident

Salvatore “Ponyboy” Giuliano of East Boston died suddenly on August 28.

He was the beloved son of Marylee (Dalton) of Revere and Salvatore Giuliano of Sicily, Italy; father of Alina, Joli and Salvatore Giuliano; brother of William Serreta of Nebraska, Mary Seretta of  Boston, Paula Serreta of Revere, Angela Seretta of Worcester, Edward  Seretta of Revere, Thomas Seretta of Everett, Monia Kirksey of

California, Joseph “Pino” Giuliano of Winthrop and Mariarosa Giuliano of Revere. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and the mother of his children.

Arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston.

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