Obituaries 12-01-2011

Adele Scott

Winthrop resident

Adele Scott of Summit Avenue, Winthrop died at the Mass General Hospital on November 25 surrounded by her cherished family. She was 97 years old.

She had a loving and wonderful life with her devoted husband Charles (Scotty) Scott whom she met at the beginning of World War II. She was working in South Boston for the US Army Signal Corps and Scotty was defending the South Boston Army base. After serving in the European Theatre of War, Scotty returned home and married Adele.

They were married 65 years, raising two children, Charles B. Scott of Winthrop and Joanne Scott of Salem. Their family expanded to include a son-in-law, Edward M. Moriarty, grandchildren Marina Moriarty, Benjamin Scott, Estella Moriarty, Evan Moriarty and later a grandson-in- law, Andrew Sousa. All were at her side during her brief illness as was family friend Janice Pistorino.

Besides enjoying their family, including siblings, nieces and nephews, Adele and Scotty loved to travel the world, care for their precious pets and welcome old and new friends into their home for coffee and conversation. Always looking toward the future, she never-the-less often regaled her family with stories of her childhood experiences with her now-deceased brothers Tony and Rico Marino and her sisters, Rose Celona and now-deceased Margaret Cardullo, emphasizing the positive and humorous.

Her family and friends will miss her genuine warmth knowing that she was a blessing in their lives.

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 sent to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. To sign the online guestbook go to

Grace McWilliams

East Boston resident

Grace C. “Cookie” (Carideo) McWilliams died in East Boston on November 27.

She was the beloved wife of the late Francis J. “Red” McWilliams; mother of Mitchell McWilliams of Berkley, MA, Susan Kasian of Lynn, Daniel McWilliams of Billerica, Sharon Romilly of Littleton, Linda Gadbois of Winthrop, Joyce Myette of East Boston and Lori Grayson of Reading; sister of Dorothy DeFrancesco of Saugus and the late Rita Frazier and Joseph Carideo. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Donations in her memory to Sacred Heart Parish, 303 Paris St., East Boston, MA. 02128 would be appreciated.

Lorraine Licciardi

Worked for Universal Pictures

Lorraine (Fay) Licciardi died in East Boston on November 27.

She was the beloved wife of Gennaro “Jerry” Licciardi; sister of Ellen Correale of Winthrop and John Fay Jr. of Wilmington and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston today,  Thursday, December 1, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 404 Sumner St., East Boston at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited.

Anthony Fusco, Sr.

Winthrop resident

Anthony J. Fusco, Sr. of Winthrop died on November 24 at the Hammersmith Nursing Home in Saugus. He was 88 years old.

A U. S. Army veteran serving during WWII, he was a fork lift operator for First National Warehouse for many years. Besides working and relaxing, he enjoyed bowling and the Wonderland Dog Track in Revere.

He was the beloved husband of the late Carmella N. (D’Agostino) Fusco. Born in Boston, the son of the late Antonio and Filmonena (De Filippo) Fusco, he was the devoted father of Joseph C. Fusco and his wife, Linda of Holbrook, Bob G. Fusco and his wife, Cheryl of Lynn, Elaine M. Cesareo and her husband, Richard of Winthrop, and Anthony J. Fusco Jr. and his wife, Sheila of Beverly; adored grandfather of Danielle C., Jennifer, Joseph R., Richard, Joseph, Emily and Julia; cherished great-grandfather of Carmella, Santino, and Krystiana and dear uncle of Rev. Thomas Di Lorenzo of Holy Rosary Church and Anthony Di Lorenzo.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation 85 Astor Ave, Suite 2, Norwood, MA, 02062. For guestbook, go to

John Raimondi, Sr.

Owned a catering company

John B. Raimondi, Sr. of Marshfield died on November. 24 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth of complications following a November 6 car accident. He was 80 years old.

A veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, he graduated from East Boston High School in 1948 and for more than 30 years, he owned and operated Raimondi Catering serving clients in Brockton and Bridgewater.

He was the husband of Dianne Adams Raimondi and  is also survived by three children, John B. Raimondi, Jr., of Quincy, Marc A. Raimondi of Arlington, VA and Amannda Raimondi of Marshfield. Other family members include his granddaughter Sophia Raimondi of Arlington, VA; brothers Vincent Raimond of Chestertown, MD, Peter Raimondi of Winthrop, and Richard Raimondi of Jamaica Plain; sisters Margaret Giambrone of Revere, MA, and Ann Crowley of Las Vegas, NV; and his former wife, Donna Raimondi of Amesbury. He was preceded in death by his Italian immigrant parents Pietro Raimondi and Maria Graziano; brothers Murray Raymond, Carl Graziano, Joseph Raimondi, Albert Raimondi and his sisters Rose Serra and Virginia Devlin.

Funeral arrangements were by the Sullivan Funeral Home, Hanover. Burial was at Couch Cemetery, Marshfield. For those interested, donations are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association , For online guest book, visit

Anne Donovan

East Boston resident

Anne M. Donovan of East Boston died on November 21.

She was the beloved wife for more than 61 years of the late James Donovan; devoted mother of Anne Marie Donovan of East Boston; cherished sister of Regina Crosby and her husband, Robert of Waltham; dear sister in law of Mary Donovan of Framingham and the late Richard Donovan, Rita Scantlebury and her husband, William and is also survived by many adored nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and one great great grand niece .

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston.

Mrs Donovan’s daughter, Anne Marie, would like to thank the administration, staff and volunteers of the Don Orione Nursing Home for the care given to her mother. In Honoring Mrs. Donovan, memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 18 Canton St., Stoughton, 02072.  Mrs. Donovan was laid to rest with her loving husband in Holy Cross Cemetery. For more information

Charles Muller

Winthrop resident

Charles A. Muller of Bartlett Road, Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on November 17 after a brief illness. He was 84 years old.

Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, he was the beloved son of the late Dorothy A. (Karol) and Robert F. Muller. He moved to Massachusetts at an early age and went to school in Newton before joining the US Navy during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After his discharge, he went to work for EGG where he supervised nuclear testing on small remote islands and then went on to become a project manager for Arrow Electronics.

He was the devoted husband of the late Grace (Lowther) and the loving father of Leslie Reardon of Winthrop, Cheryl Iuzzolino of Louisville, Kentucky, Kimberly Pisaniello of Gainesville, Georgia, David Muller of Florida and the late Charles A. Muller III. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. The Rev. Mark J.T. Caggiano celebrated his Funeral Service which ended with US Navy military honors. To sign his online guestbook, go to

Matthew Lockyer

Licensed electrician

Matthew H. Lockyer, formerly of Winthrop, died on November 24. He was 53 years old.

Raised and educated in Winthrop, he had been employed as a Licensed Electrician. A well known resident of Winthrop, he forged lifelong friendships in the town. Matthew was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.

He was the beloved husband of 29 years of Mary June (Nalen) Lockyer; devoted father of Tanya Cogliandro, Nikki N. Lockyer, Sara Ocasio and Maddelyn Lockyer; dear grandfather of Sofia. Born in Winthrop, he was the son of William S. Lockyer and his wife, Kathleen (Kelley) Lockyer and the late Joanne (Wilson) Lockyer. He is also survived by his siblings, William “Billy” Lockyer, Mark Lockyer, Lizabeth Nappi, Katy Arsenault and Daniel Lockyer and several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass which will be held in the Holy Rosary Church, 1015 Shirley St., Winthrop, on Friday, December 2 at 1 p.m. As requested, visiting hours are omitted. Following the Mass all are invited to join together at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, 191 Washington, Ave, Winthrop. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O’Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Square (at Salem Common), Salem. To share a memory or offer a condolence: visit or for further information, inquire at 978-744-2350.

Toni-Marie Paolini

Orient Heights resident

Toni-Marie Paolini of Orient Heights East Boston died on November 20.

She was the beloved daughter of Debra Paolini of Revere; cherished granddaughter of Joan Tordiglione and her husband, Jerry, of East Boston and Anthony “Tony” Paolini and his wife, Patricia of Saugus; dear niece of Anthony Paolini of Winthrop, Denise Stella and her husband, Joe of Revere, Jeff Paolini of Saugus and Lisa Bodoin of Swampscott; fiancé of Sal Ross of Arlington and she also leaves her dog “Primo”; daughter of Mario Donnarumma and many cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book:

Jerald Di Lorenzo

Orient Heights Resident

Jerald J. Di Lorenzo of Orient Heights East Boston died on November 20.

A US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was the beloved husband of Patricia (Costa) DiLorenzo with whom he shared 32 years of marriage; loving father of Jerald DiLorenzo of Winthrop, Robert, John and Rachel DiLorenzo, all of East Boston and Marie Stevens and her husband, Kenneth, of Lynn; dear brother of Edward DiLorenzo and Maureen Jannini of California, Robert Araisian of Wayland and Lorena Lanza of Revere; cherished grandfather of Robert DiLorenzo, Anthony MacAllister and Kristin and Kenneth Stevens. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. For guestbook:

Cynthia Keefe

Shirley resident

Cynthia P. (Palmunen) Keefe of Shirley died on November 24. She was 64 years old.

She was the beloved wife of James E. Keefe and mother of Amy E. Keefe of Jersey City, NJ.

Funeral arrangements are private and entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home, Ayer.

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