Obituaries 03-15-2012

Joshua W.J. Pepi 


Joshua W.J. Pepi  of Winthrop died at home on March 4. He was 39 years old.

A chef in the restaurant business, he was the adored  father of Victoria Pepi of Winthrop. He was born in Boston, the cherished son of Gerald and Carol (O’Hara) Pepi of Winthrop; beloved brother of Jennifer Pepi, Rachel Fairhurst  and Alicyn Thompson and her husband, Christopher; grandson of Ella Pepi; former husband of Patricia Lewis and dear friend of Nikki Fournier. He will be dearly missed by many loving aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, co-workers, and his nieces Zoe and Michaela Pepi-Lewis, Chelsea and Tess Thompson, ToniRae Fairhurst. and nephew Joseph Walmsley. Joshua was a loyal friend of Bill W.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). For guestbook, go to

Dale Thompson 

Life Member of Winthrop Elks; member of American Legion

Dale L. Thompson of Freedom, NH, died in Florida on March 8 after a long illness. He was 71 years old.

A US Marine Corps veteran, he was a member of the American Legion, a life member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #178, an avid Boston sports fan and loved spending time at his home on Lake Ossipee.

He was the beloved husband of the late Loretta M. (Parilla) Thompson; loving father of Stephen A. and his wife, Sonia of Myrtle Beach, SC, Brian M. and his wife Kerri of Estero, FL and Christopher L. and his wife, Alicyn of Winthrop; cherished grandfather of Bobby Jean, Sean, Scott, Michael, Chelsea, Tess and Julia; dear brother of Paul and Rosemary Thompson of Phoenix, AZ and dear brother in law of John Parilla of Winthrop. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Memorial donations may be made to the Loretta M. Thompson Scholarship Fund, c/o Treasurer’s Office, 1 Metcalf Sq., Winthrop, MA 02152 or to Joanne’s House At Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home (617) 846-0909

Milton ‘Mickey’ Solomon

Owned Solomon Metals Corp. in Lynn; former President of Temple Tifereth Israel, Winthrop

Milton “Mickey” Solomon of Marblehead, formerly of Chelsea, died on March 8 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 85 years old.

Mr. Solomon was born and raised in Chelsea, graduated from Chelsea High School with the Class of 1945 and remained an active member of the reunion committee.

He owned and operated Solmon Metals Corp. in Lynn and continued to work as his health allowed. He was past president of Temple Tifereth Israel of Winthrop and a board member of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home and Camp Bauercrest in Amesbury. He was a longtime member of Congregation Shirat Hayam and a Mason.

The devoted husband of Irene (Bluestein), he was the beloved father of Karen Solomon, Marcy Slovin and her partner, Les Selbowitz, Laurie and her husband, Lee Caplan and Alan and his wife, Rebecca Solomon; cherished grandfather of Ashley, Max and Hannah Solomon, Joshua and Elissa Slovin, Matthew and Shira Caplan and Levi Solomon and dear brother of the late Sylvia Wheeler, Moe Solomon, Lena Cramer, Ida Shook and Isaac Solomon.

Services were held at Congregation Shirat Hayam, Swampscott. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Congregation Shirat Hayam or the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. For on line condolences:

Antonio Correia

East Boston resident

Antonio Correia of East Boston died on March 7.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Florence (Catrone) Correia with whom he shared 61 years of marriage; loving father of Anthony Correia and his wife, Lourdes and Carol Ann, all of East Boston and Janice Russo of Stoneham; dear brother of Alda Falzarano of Lynnfield, Alice Bernasconi of Quincy, Josephine Grillo of Winthrop, Joseph Correia of Wakefield and the late Jordan and Manuel Correia.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was in Lindenwood Cemetery. Stoneham. For guest book

Hannah Taylor 

Fought Courageous Seven Year Battle with a Brain Tumor

Hannah Taylor of Winthrop died at home on March 7. She was 32 years old.

Ms. Taylor was never daunted in her courageous seven year battle with a brain tumor, simply refusing to be sick. She was born in Cambridge on March 29, 1979, graduated from Northwestern High School in Barkhamsted, Connecticut in 1997 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Drexel University in 2001 where she was a member of the Phi Mu Chapter.

She pursued a career in marketing as a senior account manager at Spry International in Newtonville. She was an enthusiastic member of The Junior League of Boston since 2007 including serving as a Provisional Advisor in a mentoring role for new members. She loved pottery fitness, Christmas, UConn basketball and her dogs. She enjoyed a confident sense of style. Hannah valued friendship, honesty, competitiveness and, above all else, her family.

She leaves her beloved partner and soul mate, Christopher Aden of Winthrop, her grandfather, Bill MacDonald of Buzzards Bay; her parents, Jeanne and David Taylor of North Canaan, CT, her sister, Chandra Ring and her husband, Kevin, of Hudson, Ohio; her brothers, Greg and his wife, Keri of Holden, Nathan of Vernon, Connecticut, Dyland and his fiancée, Caity McGrath of South Boston and her nieces Natasha, Lauren and Luliette and her nephews, Ryan, Matthew and James. Grace Mulqueen of Naples, Florida was a longtime companion of her late grandfather Gordon Taylor.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Memorial donations may be directed to Adult Brain Tumors at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Anne Sheridan 

Of Norton, formerly of Winthrop 

Anne B. (Macken) Sheridan of Norton, formerly of Winthrop, died on March 8.

She was the wife of Philip J. Sheridan; mother of Coleen A. Flagg of Easton, Kathleen T. Chisholm of Stoughton and Jill M. Sheridan of Bridgewater; sister of John Macken of California and Mary Grideo of Saugus and is  also survived by eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, Norton. Burial was in the Timothy Plain Cemetery, Norton. For complete obituary or additional information, please visit

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