Obituaries 09-06-2012

Arlene Sloan

Of Florida, formerly of East Boston

Arlene L. (Cameron) Sloan of Jupiter, Florida,  formerly of East Boston, died in Florida on July 22. She was 77 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Evelyn (Empy) and James Cameron, she lived in East Boston for many years prior to moving to Florida 23 years ago. She worked as a waitress prior to her retirement.

She was the devoted mother of Mrs. Theresa Sloan – Dean of East Boston, Jesse Sloan of Coconut Creek, FL and the late Laureen Sloan; dear sister of Dorothy Pacheco of Dedham. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. To sign her online guest book, go to

Marie Capone

East Boston Resident

Marie (Izzo) Capone of East Boston died on August 27.
The beloved wife of the late John Capone Sr., she was the devoted mother of Karen Gaeta and her husband, Steven of Winthrop, John Jr. and his wife, Karen and Robert and his wife, Joanne, all of West Peabody, Andrea Capone of East  Boston and Michelle Reilly and her husband, Dennis of Winthrop; dear sister of Rita Izzo of Winthrop, Paul Izzo and his wife, Lorraine of East Boston, Anna DeCosta of East Boston, Joseph Izzo of Revere and the late Ida Villano, Nicholas Izzo, Anthony Izzo and Jean Nicoletti; cherished grandmother of  Robyn Marshall, Lauren, Robert and Nicole Capone, Shawn, Michael and Taylor  Reilly and adored great grandmother of Ella Marie Marshall. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero-Mazzarella Memorial Home, (Orient  Heights) East Boston. Mrs. Capone was laid to rest with her beloved husband, John in the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody.

Robert Richard Lukas, Jr.

Worked for City of Cambridge Traffic Department

Robert Richard Lukas, Jr., of Winthrop, formerly of Cambridge, died September 1 from complications of lung cancer. He was 52 years old.

Born August 10, 1960, the second of six children of the late Robert Sr. and Geraldine Lukas, he was raised in Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin and worked for the City of Cambridge Traffic Department for over 20 years.

He married the late Dawn Marie (D’Onofrio) Lukas in 1990 and they had two children, Brittany Lauren, 21 and Robert Blake, 16, both of Winthrop, who survive him.

Known as a dedicated and hard worker, ‘Bobby’ often worked overtime for the city and for himself in carpentry positions to provide for his family. He was a devoted family man always providing for others before himself. He will be deeply missed.

In addition to his children, he is survived by his mother, Geraldine Lukas of Cambridge, his siblings: Richard Lukas of Medford, Ronald Lukas of Cambridge, Regina Lukas of Cambridge, Robin Lukas of Quincy and Rhonda Novak of Quincy, several nieces and nephews and extended family. Viewing will be at Donovan-Aufiero, 141 Otis Street, Cambridge, today, Thursday, September 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Robert R. Lukas, Jr., Memorial Fund, c/o Mary Allen, 63 Magee Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Diega ‘Dee’ Maniglia

Winthrop Resident

Diega “Dee” (Messina) Maniglia of Winthrop died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Revere on September 2 after a brief illness. She was 96 years old.

Born in Boston, the loving daughter of the late Diega (Mira) and Pietro Messina, she lived in Winthrop for more than 54 years. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a receptionist at Solari’s Hair Salon.

She was the beloved wife of the late Alfonso “Al” Maniglia; loving mother of Carolyn Fisichella and her husband, Frank of Biddeford, ME, Anthony Maniglia and his wife, Carol of Lynnfield, Maryann Lounsbury and her husband, David of Winthrop and Steven Maniglia and his wife, Lydia of Merrimack, NH; cherished grandmother of David and Marc Fisichella, Brian, Geoffrey and Jonathan Lounsbury and Nicholas and Jessica Maniglia; great grandmother of Britney, Braedon, Camden, Sara, Alec and Aiden; devoted sister of Helen Rich of Winchester, Jay Jamgochian of Woburn and the late Colagero, Al, Dick, Charles and Angelo Messina, Mary Baiungo and Rose Raccioppi.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano – O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, September 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Jimmy Fund Dana Farber Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 would be appreciated. To sign her online book of condolences go to

Louise Polino

Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston

Louise (Petrillo) Polino of Winthrop died at home on September 1. She was 91 years old.

Born in East Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Sabino and Rosina Petrillo, she lived in East Boston prior to moving to Winthrop 59 years ago.

She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo J. Polino, the devoted mother of John Polino, Jr. and Leslie of Winthrop, Joseph Polino and Patricia of N. Reading, James Polino and Elizabeth of Winthrop and Jeffrey Polino and Charlene of Colorado; the dear sister of Dorothy Gentile of Lynnfield; cherished grandmother of Louise Martino, John Polino, James Polino, Joseph Polino and Jonathan Polino; great grandmother of Danielle, Chris,  Robbie, Domenic, Aiden, Matthew and Jake and loving great great grandmother of Victoria.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Jimmy Fund, 375 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115

Carmen Bertino

Appraiser for York Olds and Ira Olds

Carmen F. Bertino of Revere died at his home on September 2. He was 53 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was raised in East Boston until moving to Winthrop at the age of 10 with his family. He attended Winthrop schools and was a graduate of Northeast Regional Vocational School, Class of 1976. He moved to Revere when he married in 1977.

For over 25 years, he was employed at York Olds as an appraiser. He also worked for Ira Olds just prior to his illness. He was truly a “Family Man” and his entire life was dedicated to his family as a dedicated husband, dad, grandfather, son and brother.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Ellen L. (Sweeney) Bertino. He was also the cherished father of Joseph C. Bertino of Revere, Amy M. Bertino and her husband, Gregory L. Buchman of Winthrop and Matthew Bertino of Revere; devoted grandfather of Jacob M. and Ryan J. Buchman, both of Winthrop; dear brother of Joseph A. Bertino and his wife, Brenda, Annette M. Bertino and Esther Bertino, all of Winthrop and Rosemary Bertino of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by his mother in law, Rita C. (DeNunzio) Sweeney of Revere and several nieces and nephews He was the son of the late Carmelo and Mary (Iozza) Bertino and the son in law of the late John J. Sweeney.

His Funeral will be conducted from the Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere today, Thursday, September 6 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Carmen Bertino Family Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, 385 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. For more information:

Edward Cayon

Of Peabody, formerly of East Boston

Edward Cayon of Brooksby Village, Peabody, formerly of East Boston, died on August 31. He was 87 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, he was the son of the late Remejio and Rosalia (Feijos) Cayon and was a graduate of East Boston High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and was a Bombardier with the 28th Bomb Group and the 404th Bomb Squad in the Japan Air Offensive.
Upon returning after the war, Mr. Cayon was a computer programmer with Shawmut Bank of Boston.   He was a pioneer in computerizing the check processing system at the bank and enjoyed his 35 year career. He enjoyed watching all kinds of sports and was very supportive of Little League Baseball and other children’s sports; and he also enjoyed playing cribbage. He was a Past President of the North Shore Skating Club, and liked a variety of music from the 1940’s swing to Elvis and the early Beatles.

He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy (Pedoto) Cayon, dear father of Veronica and Arthur Avakian of Franklin, Doreen and Paul Kelly of Everett and Stephanie and David Pfeiffer of Winthrop; grandfather of eight and great grandfather of 12; brother of George Cayon of Winchester and Rosalie Clark of New York and he also leaves many nieces and nephews. He was son of the late Remejio and Rosalia (Feijos) Cayon and brother of the late Roy, Mario, Jimmy and Arthur Cayon, Mary Crosby, and Angelina MacDonald.

Funeral arrangements were by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Please visit for online obit and to sign condolences.

Miram Smith

Winthrop Resident

Miriam Smith of Winthrop died on August 24. She was 71 years old.

She was the devoted mother of Jeffrey L. Smith, Howard M. Smith, and Anna G. Smith; loving daughter of the late Charles and Esther (Melniker) Smith; dear sister of Sandra King; loving grandmother of Eric Fabrizio, Michael Fabrizio Smith, Salvatore Rinaldi and Angelina Rinaldi and great grandmother of Julian Fabrizio Smith and Lillee Fabrizio Smith. She was the dear niece of Morris Melniker, loving cousin of Ann Maddaford and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Burial was at Chevra Mishna Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, MA Division, 9 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493.

Richard J. McDonald

July 7, 1925 – August 31, 2012

Dad was born in Winthrop, Mass. July 7, 1925 the seventh child to John J. MacDonald of Prince Edward Island, Canada and Mary (Mackell) MacDonald of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, Ireland. He grew up fishing and boating on the ocean and hiking the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he would spend over 60 summers of visits. He was the last of the Winthrop MacDonald’s.

In WWII, he served on the USS Block Island and saw action in Iwo Jima, Okinowa, and the Allied POW rescues in Taipei, Taiwan in 1945. He was proud of his ship, his service and Admiral Nimitz. After the war, he entered the University of Notre Dame with the kind help of Fr A. Leonard Collins, CSC on the GI Bill. He is the class of 1951 and ND 1954 Law.

In March 1951, he married the former Elaine Edwards, the daughter of legendary ‘Cap’ Edwards, ND 1909 Captain, 1913 ND Coach (Rockne), NFL pioneer and local industrialist at Sacred Heart Church. Elaine passed away in 2005.

After law school, Dad went to work at Bendix, then Raytheon in Lowell, Mass. Returning to South Bend, he joined Montgomery and Kopec, then Patrick, Anderson and McDonald law firms, finally going on his own over the last 30 years. He was full time at work until his illness struck.

Dad was involved in many areas of the law, politics and society. He was deputy prosecutor under Bill Voor, County Attorney, City Democratic Chairman, Robert Kennedy’s 1968 delegate, St Joseph County Bar Association, St Joseph Rivershed (his love of water), The Little Joe Club, Diamond Lake/Diamond Shores Assn, Hibernians , USS Block Island CVE 21 and 106 Assn. and the Elk’s 235 as their attorney.

Dad loved Notre Dame, New England, Diamond Lake, Hawaii, Ireland, Isle of Skye, and of course, his work. He liked away Notre Dame football games, ‘dry train’ trips, boiling lobsters and clams, fishing in Alaska, good English grammar, his jaunts to the courthouse, the porch in Kearsarge, Dolly Copp and helping people. His family always came first.

He leaves behind his sons, Jack McDonald (Karen) of Granger, Jim (Siobhan)McDonald of New Hampshire, Rick (Jane Beitler) McDonald of Colorado and Dan McDonald of South Bend. His daughters are Laurie A. McDonald of South Bend and Mary (Molly) McDonald of Mishawaka. His granddaughter is Katie McDonald. His beloved grandson Christopher McDonald preceded him in death.

Viewing will be at the Palmer Funeral Home – Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, on Wednesday Sept 5th from 4pm to 8pm. A celebration of life mass will be held Thursday Sept 6 at 3:30 pm in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, with Rev. Leonard J. Collins, C.S.C. officiating. Interment will take place at Highland Cemetery at a later date with the family.

Donations can be made to Christ Child Society PO Box 1286, South Bend, IN 46624 or to Helping Hands of Cass County, 130 S. Broadway Street, Cassopolis, MI  49031. Online condolences may be left for the McDonald family at

He was an instrument of peace.

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