Obituaries 01-12-2012

James Ahearn, Jr.

US Postal Service Letter Carrier

James M. Ahearn, Jr., a local letter carrier, died unexpectedly in his Winthrop home on January 8. He was 58 years old.

Born in Chicago Ill, he was the beloved son of the late James R. and Barbara (McCarthy) Ahearn.  “Jimmy” was raised in Chelsea, attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School “Class of 71.”

A resident of Chelsea for most of his life, he relocated to Hampton NH in1991 for 10 years. Briefly returning to Chelsea, he settled in Winthrop five years ago.  He worked for the US Post Office and most recently was a Letter Carrier in Winthrop. Previously and for many years he was a well-known and well liked letter Carrier in Chelsea.

He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia (Engebretson) Ahearn; devoted father of James M. Ahearn Jr. of Raymond NH and Sean Ahearn of Winthrop; loving son of the late James R. and Barbara (McCarthy) Ahearn; dear brother of Margaret “Peggy” Macomber of Hampton, NH.

A time of visitation and life tributes will be held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday, January 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. Private Interment will take place at the High St. Cemetery in Hampton NH. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit

George Humphries Jr.

Owned GH Electric in Somerville

George W. Humphries Jr. of Court Road, Winthrop died suddenly at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston on January 10. He was 70 years old.

Born in Ireland, the beloved son of the late Bridgit (Healey) and George W. Humphries, Sr., he was a resident of Everett for many years before moving to Winthrop several years ago.

Mr. Humphries was the proprietor of GH Electric in Somerville and did the majority of his work in the Boston area. He was a member of several drumlines including the Boston Crusaders, Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Lourdes. He was also a member of the Army Reserves.
He was the devoted husband of Linda (Casey) and the loving father of Kristine Humphries of Winthrop; the step father of Heidi Freda of Lynn; the dear brother of Patricia Cappucci of Medford and the brother in law of Peter Casey of Marshfield and Susan Dishong of Revere. He is also survived by his grandson Jordan.

His Funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, January 14, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation on Friday, January 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will follow the Mass in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure, P. O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or to the American Heart Association PO Box 417005, Boston MA 02241-7005. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to

Ruth Marotte

Of Winthrop, formerly of Framingham

Ruth S. (Davis) Marotte of Winthrop, formerly of Framingham, died on January 9.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph B. Marotte;  loving mother of the late Ralph Marotte Jr., and Patricia Gass; devoted sister of the late Carl J. Davis and Richard Farraher; dear grandmother of Fred Gass IV, Theresa Dorilas, Barbara Adler, Donna Gass, Kendra Mahuna, Karen Outzs, Gail Perry and the late Nancy Gass and dear great grandmother of Nancy, Robert and Brian Adler, all of Winthrop, Isabelle Holcomb of Virginia, Stacy Brantner of Washington State and Josh and Matt Mahuna of Wisconsin.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Joseph R. Frazier Funeral Home, 174 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, January 13 at 10 a.m. Visiting Hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to the American Cancer Society,  36 Speen St., Framingham MA., 01701. Burial will be at the Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown.

Walter Lee

Computer Technician

Walter J. Lee of Shirley Street, Winthrop died suddenly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on December 27. He was 62 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of Ida (Yen) and Ting Hoy Lee. A resident of Winthrop for over 50 years, he was employed as a technician for a computer company.

He was the dear brother of Jackie Lee of Bellingham, Linda Lee of Nevada and Bet Lee of Belmont and is also survived by his loving dogs, Jamie and Rosie.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, January 13 at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation on Friday beginning at 6 p.m. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to

Albert ‘Red’ Dorgan

Retired MDC Policeman

Albert L. “Red” Dorgan of Winthrop died at home on January 4. He was 79 years old.

A U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a retired policeman for the former M.D.C Police Dept., he was the beloved husband of Barbara J. (Gomes) Dorgan. Born in Boston, the son of the late Albert and Edith (Granara) Dorgan, he was the devoted father of Nancy J. Gorman and her husband, Edward of Wilmington and Judy L. Foley and her husband, Bart of Plymouth; adored grandfather of Julie B. and Thomas E. Gorman and Lauren J. and Eric T. Foley; dear brother of Edith Henderson of Lake Worth, FL, and the late Edna Gillis and is also survived by several nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section).   Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, Ma 01701. For guestbook, go to

Jacqui Ann McGurl

Waltham Resident

Jacqui Ann McGurl of Waltham died on January 5.

She was the beloved wife of Aresti Serrano and devoted mother of AJ and Vanessa Serrano; stepmother of Aresli Serrano; daughter of Christopher McGurl of Winthrop and the late Eileen (Fitzgerald) McGurl; sister of Christine “Tina” De La Puente and her husband, Dino of Brighton and aunt of Elisa and Evan De La Puente. Funeral arrangements were by The DeVito Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to Mass General Hospital Development Fund, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114, would be appreciated. For condolences visit,

Paula Frances Williams

Winthrop Resident

Paula Frances Williams of Winthrop, daughter of David and Mary (Johnson) Williams, died peacefully in her home in Providence, RI on January 4 after a long and courageous battle with diabetes. She was 56 years old.

She is survived by her brother, Roger Williams of Salem, her sister, Laura Williams, and brother-in-law, David Booth, of San Francisco, CA and her pets who were so precious to her—Maggie, Beau, Sabrina, Lucy, Sharkey and EB. Paula’s love and laughter will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Funeral Services were held at Holy Rosary Church, 993 Shirley Street, Winthrop. Arrangements were by the
Bright Funeral Home.

Marion Agnes LeCain

Of South Boston, formerly of Winthrop

Marion Agnes (Mulloney) LeCain of South Boston, formerly of Winthrop, died on December 30. She was 84 years old.

A quietly determined woman, she raised four children on her own, started up, ran and sold her own travel agency (Bostonian) and, at age 73, completed her college education. “We miss her already.”

She was the beloved sister of James (Jim) Mulloney of Hudson and her late brothers, Thomas Roger and Jack Mulloney; loving mother of Larry and his wife Laurinda,  Marian and her husband, Vincent Fuscolda, Eleanor and her husband, Jack Clark and Linda; Grandma to Lindsay and Zoe LeCain, Veronica LeCain Clark and Katherine Fuscolda and Aunt and Great Aunt to many others.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Casper Funeral Home South Boston. For Guestbook

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