Obituaries 11-22-2011

Lucia Cirelli

Family Was Her First Priority

Lucia ( D’Amato) Cirelli of Wilmington, formerly of Winthrop, died on November 17. She was 83 years old.

A devoted wife and mother, her family was always her first priority. Some of her hobbies were sewing and kniting.

She was the beloved wife of the late of Michael A.Cirelli. Born in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Donato and Loretta (D’Genova) D’Amato; devoted mother of John Cirelli of Wilmington, Michael D. Cirelli and his wife, Desiree of Beverly, Mark F. Cirelli of Miami, FL., David R. Cirelli of Wilmington, Domenico “Donny” Cirelli and his wife, Andrea and Anthony R. Cirelli, both of Winthrop, and the late Loretta Cirelli; dear sister of the late Enesia D’Orazio, Sandrino, Remo, Romolo, and Pasquale D’ Amato; adored grandmother of Matthew, Jared, Michael, Luke, Justine, Nicholas,Christopher and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn. 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA, 02472. Lucia was a devoted wife and mother and her family was always her first priority. Some of her hobies were sewing and kniting. For guestbook, go to

Francis Hurley

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Francis J. Hurley of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on November 20 surrounded by his family.

He was the beloved husband of Susan (Viola) Hurley with whom he shared 40 years of marriage; loving father of Sharon Augusto and her husband, Christopher of Rhode Island and Lori Hurley of Revere; dear brother of John Hurley of Florida, Maurice “Moe” Hurley of East Boston, Patrick Hurley of New Hampshire, James Hurley of Maine and the late Thomas and Mark Hurley.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere, today, Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St, East Boston at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. For directions and guest book:

Mary O’Leary

Saugus resident, formerly of Revere

Mary T. (Dowd) O’Leary of Saugus, formerly of (Beachmont) Revere, died on November 13.

The loving wife of Patrick O’Leary of Saugus, she was the beloved mother of Henry Doucette and his wife, Ann Marie of Winthrop, Mark Doucette and his wife, Carolyn of Lynn and Beth Doucette of Kansas City, MO; dear sister of Elizabeth Golden of Peabody, Helen Ulman of Lynn, the late Agnes Eaton, Edmund, Bernard and Jack Dowd and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Assoc. , Mass Affiliate, Inc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For condolences:

Oscar Rutstein

Retired salesman, Member of Masons

Oscar “Whitey”Rutstein of Marblehead, formerly of Everett, died on November 16. He was 90 years old.

A resident of Marblehead for 35 years, he was born and and raised in Everett, attended the Everett School System and graduated from Everett High School. He was a salesman, a member of the Jordan Masonic Lodge, bowled in a league in Peabody and greatly enjoyed fishing.

He was the beloved husband of Eileen (Gorman) Rutstein; devoted father of Margie Harris and her husband, Howie and Suzanne Rutstein; devoted stepfather of Paula Graham and her husband, Jimmy and Bryna Goldstein and her husband, Steve; the beloved husband of the late Frances (Newman) Rutstein and the loving son of the late Nathan Rutstein and the late Gussie (Frimet) Rutstein; the dear brother of the late Arthur Rutstein and the late Sylvia Salter and the loving grandfather of Molli, Craig, Jake, Jody, Jesse, Alexandra, Laura and Dan.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was in Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718. For online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website,

Lillian Douglas-McLean

Well-known businesswoman

Lillian M. (Bevens) Douglas-McLean of Revere, formerly of Winthrop and Charlestown, died peacefully on November 11 with her children at her side at Eastpointe Skilled Nursing & Rehab., Chelsea. She was 90 years young.

During her very active 90 years, she owned and managed a number of businesses including the Charlestown Beauty Salon, Charlestown, The Surfside 16 Restaurant, Winthrop, Douglas Motor Coach, Winthrop, and Douglas Realty of Revere.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Douglas; devoted mother of Mary McLean of Everett, Ann (McLean) Herrick of Revere, Nancy (McLean-Picardi) Crombie, William “Billy” McLean and Judith “Judy” McLean, all of Winthrop; stepmother of Aurelia Robson of Derry, NH, and the late Edwina “Cookie” Cyr of Somerville; sister of Dorothea Giddings of Wilmington and the late Elizabeth Woodman and Barbara Russo. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Eastpointe Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, 255 Central St., Chelsea, MA 02150; or Seasons Hospice, 275 Grove St., Newton MA 02466.

William Jacques, Jr.

Boston Police Retiree, member of many organizations

William E. Jacques, Jr. of Florida, a former longtime resident of Winthrop, died in West Palm Beach, Florida on November 14. He was 78 years old.

Born in Charlestown, he was the dear son of the late William and Mary Jacques. He lived in Winthrop and attended the Winthrop School System. At the outbreak of the Korean Conflict, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 1st Calvary in Korea where he received the Purple Heart in action.

After his discharge, he became a member of the Boston Police Department assigned to the Deer Island House of Correction. He was a Past Commander of the Beachmont VFW Post, a member of the Eagles, a Life Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078 and a volunteer veterans service officer for Palm Beach County in Florida.

He was the beloved husband of 58 years of Christine (Sepe) of Winthrop and Florida. He also leaves a son, William Jacques III and his wife Mary Ellen and a daughter, Lorraine Carroll and her husband, David, all of Winthrop. He was the father of the late Pauo Jacques and is also survived by six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to a charity of your choice.

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