Obituaries 05-03-2012

Rosemarie Ann Amaru

Winthrop Resident

Rosemarie Ann (Dini) Amaru of Golden Drive, Winthrop died on April 27.

She was devoted mother of Francis “Joe” Amaru and Frank Amaru, both of Tennessee, George Amaru of New Hampshire, Marie Massey of Tennessee, Theresa DePalma of East Boston, Thomas Amaru of Winthrop and the late James Amaru; dear sister of Joseph Dini of Bedford and the late Dr. William Dini. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Caggiano Funeral Home, Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 would be appreciated. For online guest book go to

Thomas Corbett, Jr.

Three Times Past Commodore of Pleasant Park Yacht Club and Winthrop Elks Member

Thomas F. Corbett, Jr., of Winthrop, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on April 30. He was 67 years old.

He was a Life Member and three times Past Commodore of the Pleasant Park Yacht Club, a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, and a member of the Steamship Clerk Union of the International Longshoreman’s Assn. #1066, where he worked at the Connolly Terminal in South Boston. He was also a proud member of the first graduating class of St. Dominic Savio High School, Class of 1962 of East Boston.

The beloved husband of Linda S. (McLean) Corbett, he was born in Revere, the son of the late Thomas F. and Julia (Petzke) Corbett Sr. He was the devoted father of Thomas F. Corbett III and his wife, Tacy of New Boston, NH, Jodi M. Kirk of Winthrop, and Brian D. Corbett and his wife, Tricia of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Candice, Thomas IV, Alannah, Aidan, and Griffin; dear brother of Ann Kelley and her husband, Bob of Winthrop and the late Joan Bonnette. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, May 4 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Visiting hours are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn. of MA/NH, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA, 02472 or go to For guestbook, go to


Howard Levine

Life Member of Winthrop Elks

Howard Levine of Winthrop, formerly of Florida, died on April 26.

A decorated Army Air Force combat veteran of World War II, he was born on November 2, 1923 and was the beloved husband of the late Joan (Hogarty), devoted father of Susan Joan Doig and her husband, George Doig of Winthrop, dear brother of Sandy Levanthal and his wife, Evelyn of West Palm Beach, FL, and loving grandfather of Holly and Maggie.

Services were held in the Ernest P. Caggiano – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop with Rabbi Howard Kosovske officiating. Burial was at the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may sent to Susan G. Koman for the Cure attn. Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75465-0309.

Dorothy DeCarlo

Longtime Employee of Avis Rent a Car

Dorothy A. DeCarlo of Gove Street, East Boston died at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea on April 25 after a long illness. She was 71 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Dorothy (Wamness) and William Rogers. A resident of East Boston, she was employed as a clerk for Avis Rent a Car for many years.

She was the loving mother of David DeCarlo of Lowell and the dear sister of Edward Rogers of California, Roberta Kelleher of Winthrop and the late William Rogers. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.

Frank Favaloro

Florida Resident

Frank M. Favaloro died surrounded by his family at his home in Cudjo Key, Florida on April 3. He was 79 years old.

Born on November 6, 1932, he was a US Navy veteran who enjoyed boating, fishing and riding his Harley.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Favaloro of Cudjo Key, FL; three children, Joseph Favaloro and Michael Favaloro of Winthrop, Donna Vanschaick of Peabody, and their mother, Emily Favaloro of Winthrop.  He is also survived by his brother, Joseph and Carol Favaloro of Florida, three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A loving father, husband and friend, he will be forever missed and always remembered.

A memorial will be held at the Winthrop Yacht Club, Winthrop, on Sunday, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.

All friends are welcome.

William ‘Bill’ Nugent

Life Member of Winthrop Elks

William E. Nugent of East Boston died peacefully on April 27. He was in his 91st year.

Bill, as he was called, was a ship fitter during World War II and later retired as a repair technician from the General Electric Co. Active in union business, he served as an officer in the IBEW Local 103. He was an avid boater, a past Commodore and life member of both the East Boston Yacht Club and the Winthrop Elks Lodge

Born in Boston, he was the beloved husband of the late Florence R. (Jeffrey); loving father of Audrey Comeau and her husband, Tom, Beverly Smallcomb and her late husband, Paul, Deborah Bonazzoli and her late husband, Augie, Maureen Nugent and her husband, Ed Newhook, Kenneth Nugent, Richard Nugent and his wife, Joanne, and the late William J., Frederick and Edward Nugent; cherished brother of Patricia Irving and the late Mansel Nugent. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Randolph. Donations in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated.

Grace Holden

Of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop

Grace E. Holden of Bedford, New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop, died on April 15 after a brief illness. She was 58 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of Anna (Roche) and the late Richard Holden. She was a resident of New Hampshire for over 16 years and was employed as a court stenographer.
She was the dear sister of Kathleen Holden of Charlestown, RI and the late Patricia Holden; the loving aunt of Samantha and Christina Nicodemus and also the lifelong friend of Carol Hopkins-Riley and family.
Funeral services will be held at the Forest Hills Cemetery Chapel, Boston on Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Burial will  follow the service in Forest Hills Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to

Rosalind Letterman

Of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop

Rosalind C. (Dinsfriend) Letterman of Peabody, formerly of Winthrop, died on April 27. She was 88 years old.

A US Navy veteran of World War II, she was the beloved wife of the late Frank E. Letterman; dear daughter of the late Herman and Reva (Rachesky) Dinsfriend; devoted mother of Leah Letterman of Swampscott and Alan Letterman of California and the late Linda Letterman; dear grandmother of Frank and Michael Salvato Graveside Services were held at Pride of Boston Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be donated to The Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Arrangements were by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel 781-581-2300

Carmen Joseph Amico

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Carmen Joseph Amico of Tampa, Florida, formerly of East Boston, went to be with the Lord on April 11. He was 81 years old.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Nazzaro) Amico and his daughters, Carol-Jo and her husband, Michael Santangelo and Theresa Amico; his brother, Michael Amico and his sister, Mary-Grace Feeney, both of Winthrop. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Michael, Jennifer, Phillip and Sydney and his great grandson, Mikey.  Upon arrival, he was greeted by his grandson, Frankie and his parents, Michael and Josephine Amico, Sr.

Francis Xavier Doherty

Hyannis Resident

Francis Xavier Doherty of Hyannis died on April 23.

He was the loving husband of Laura (Barnes) Doherty of Hyannis; devoted father of Casey Doherty of Hyannis and Garrett Doherty of Charleston, S.C. and is also survived by four grandchildren. He was the brother of Maureen Moysey of Winthrop.

Funeral arrangements were by the Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, Hyannis. For online condolences please visit

Matthew Lambert, Jr.

Had Distinguished Advertising Career

Matthew J. Lambert, Jr. of Falmouth died peacefully at his home one day after celebrating his 95th birthday.

Mr. Lambert was born in Boston, the son of Matthew J. and Leonora (Hammond) Lambert. He grew up in Winthrop with his twin brother, Robert, and younger brother, Richard, both of whom preceded him in death. He graduated from Tufts University in 1939 and subsequently enlisted in the United States Army and served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II, rising to the rank of Major.

He married the love of his life, Frances (Nagle) in 1942 and their marriage lasted just a few months shy of their 70th anniversary. After the War, he entered Boston University where he earned his graduate degree in business administration.

He was subsequently employed by the Chelsea Record in his chosen field of marketing and advertising. Over the years he enjoyed a remarkable career with a number of excellent corporations including Arnold Advertising, Halco Products, Appian Way Pizza, Orange Julius, and Holiday Inns, International. He was an executive with McDonalds during its early years and worked closely with its founder, Ray Kroc.

After his formal retirement at age 65, he began an independent consulting career and for the next 22 years he provided advice and counsel to many small businesses and franchisees on Cape Cod.

A resident of Falmouth for over 30 years, he loved the town and its people. He was a great fan of the Falmouth Library and enjoyed spending time with his wife at the beach and the Quarterdeck. His greatest loves next to his wife were his children and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife of 69 years, Frances, he is survived by his children Dr. Matthew J. Lambert III ( Donna) of Chicago; Stephen E. Lambert (Barbara) of Holderness, NH; Cynthia Fischer (Kurt) of Santa Fe, NM; Michael Lambert (Linda) of Exeter, NH; Connie Glass of Alexandria, VA; and Cathy Malloy (Governor Dannel Malloy) of Hartford, CT. He will also be remembered by his grandchildren Matthew IV, Katherine, Carolyn, Craig, David, Michael, Bryce, Jeffrey, Alexandra, Natalie, Hillary, Dannel, Ben, and Sam as well as his great-grandchildren, Stephen, Elsbeth, and Breck.

He was a man of uncommon integrity and selflessness and served as a role model for all who knew and loved him. He possessed boundless curiosity and a fierce independence that enabled him to live a long and vigorous life. He will be deeply missed but his influence will be felt by generations.

Chapman Cole and Gleason Falmouth 508-540-4172

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