Obituaries 06-14-2012

Robert ‘Swannie’ Swanfeldt 

AKA Bobby Swan or ‘Mr. Versatile’

Robert E. “Swannie” Swanfeldt of Winthrop died on June 11.

Also known as Bobby Swan or “Mr. Versatile,” he loved to entertain others whether at a wedding, a club, or a local veterans chapter. His music will live on in our hearts.

Born and raised in Somerville, he was the loving son of the late Evert and Rose Swanfeldt; beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Devereaux); devoted father of Gayle Torres and her husband, Martin of Portsmouth, NH, Jeanne Leyden and her husband, William of Medford and the late Dianne Swanfeldt; loving grandfather of Robyn, Kimberlee, Scott, Brian and Kristine and loving great grandfather of Chloe, Olivia, Sophia, Rocco, Lilly and Violet. He was the beloved brother of the late Ruth Swanfeldt; cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews and dear friend of Ann Agneta.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with the family at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St, Medford today, Thursday, June 14 from 2 to 7 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Swannie’s name to the Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. To leave a message of condolence

Robert Hall, Sr. 

CPA, Member of Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company and the Cottage Park Yacht Club 

Robert A. Hall, Sr. of Winthrop died at his home on May 30. He was 80 years old.

He was born in Cambridge on February 17, 1932 and attended schools there. He worked hard at a variety of jobs throughout his youth and then proudly served four years in the U.S. Navy, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Leyte during the Korean War.

After the Navy, he attended Boston University and in 1958 earned a BS in Business Administration. He was a C.P.A. and founded the Boston based accounting firm R.A Hall & Co, where he continued to work until he was 73 years old.

He enjoyed fishing all his life beginning with rented row boats and then graduating to larger vessels that allowed the whole family to join him on deep sea excursions. He enjoyed precisely sketching home projects and then following through to create expansion improvements to his homes, barn, camp, and cottage.

Mr. Hall enjoyed traveling and ventured on many international trips. He loved to read and had a continuous desire for knowledge.

He served 30 years and was a senior life member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. of MA. He was also a life member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop.

He deeply loved his family and will be very sadly missed. He was the devoted father of Laurie E. Albert and her husband, Madison of Winterport, ME, Robert A. Hall Jr. and his wife, Kasey of Chesapeake, VA, Eric J. Hall and his wife, Mary of Andover, Sara J. Belisle and her husband, Kevin of Kensington, NH, William J. Hall of Boston, Ellen F. Hall of Paris, France, and the late Edwin W. Hall and father-in-law of Allison S. Hall of Winthrop; former husband of and the mother of their children and Mary E. (Hewitt) (Hall) Havey of Hampton, NH. He was the son of the late James H. and Annie L. (Sales) Hall; dear brother of the late James H. Hall Jr. and the late Norma A. Lord; adored grandfather of Madison, Marc, Andrew, Rebecca, Katherine, Caroline, Joseph, Allison, Eric, Adam, Elizabeth, Cecilia, Wesley, and Katie; uncle of Ken, Steve, Bob, Greg, Val, Joan, Jim, Jayme, and Kim.

A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held at the First Church of Winthrop-United Methodist, 217 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, June 16 at 4 p.m. Visiting hours will be held at the church before the Service from 2 to 4 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to 183 State Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA. 02109 or go to Burial will take place at Lovell Lake Cemetery in Wakefield, NH. Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For guestbook, go to

Jack Palermo 

Beachmont Resident 

Jack Palermo of Beachmont Revere died unexpectedly on June 6.

Mr. Palermo was employed in the Aircraft Division of GE in Lynn and enjoyed his motorcycle and Revere Beach.

He was the cherished son of Concetta (Scurto) Palermo of Revere and the late Albert Palermo; dear brother of the late Frank Palermo and his wife, Susan, of Florida.

Family and friends shared memories at Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Burial was private. For guest book:

Thomas Motherwell, Jr. 

Custodian, Life Member and Trustee of Winthrop Elks 

Thomas M. Motherwell, Jr. of Winthrop died on June 8 after a long illness at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers.

He was a life member and trustee of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks and an Alumnus of Winthrop High School, Class of 1971. For many years, he worked for Northwest Airlines in passenger service and also worked for the Town of Winthrop, within the School System as a Custodian.

He was the devoted father of Thomas M. Motherwell, III and his companion, Tracey Kwiatek of Quincy; cherished grandfather of Thomas A. and Shaelyn T. Motherwell; devoted nephew to Richard D. Hartigan and his wife, Janet A. of Revere and is also lovingly survived by many cousins. He was the beloved son of the late Thomas M. and Teresa V. (Hartigan) Motherwell.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. For more information visit

Elizabeth D’Amico 

Of Saugus, formerly of East Boston 

Elizabeth “Betty” D’Amico of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on June 7.

She was the daughter of the late Gaetano and Elizabeth (Stelatto) D’Amico; beloved sister of Alba Petrillo of Saugus, Gloria (D’Amico) Sozio of Saugus and the late Vincent D’Amico and Mary D’Amico and cherished aunt of Michael D’Amico of Saugus.

Funeral Services at the request of the family are private. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. For condolences

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