Obituaries 09-20-2012

Arthur Murray

Past Exalted Ruler of Winthrop Elks

Arthur J. Murray of Winthrop died at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere on September 11. He was 84 years old.

A U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Longshoreman’s Union-Local 805 and a Life Member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078.

He was the beloved husband of the late Marie A. (LaCombe) Murray; devoted father of Eugene J. Murray and his wife, Donna of Houston, TX, Christine E. Calkins and her husband, Tom of Westminster, CO, Suzanne M. Williams and her husband, Anthony of Randolph, and Linda M. Bolster and her husband, Bruce of Winthrop; dear brother of Lawrence P. Murray of Melbourne, FL, and the late Evelyn Tidwell of Orlando, FL, James Murray of Billerica, Francis Murray of Medford, and Mary Morgan of Saugerties, NY; adored “Papa” of Anthony, Aaron, and Angela Williams, Heather Jean-Marie and Alexander Murray, and Christina and Laura Jean Bolster. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Service by the Friends of Bill W. and a Celebration of Life by Family was held at the funeral home on Sunday, September 16. Memorial donations may be made to the Soldiers Home in Chelsea, 91 Crest Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. A Graveside Service was held at the Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section), on September 17. For guestbook, visit

Louise Donovan

Employee of Former Winthrop Community Hospital

Louise B. (Heanue) Donovan of Winthrop died at home on September 11. She was 82 years old.

A former employee of the Winthrop Community Hospital and a member of the Winthrop Senior Center, she was the beloved wife of William J. Donovan, the devoted mother of William Donovan and his wife, Janet of Georgetown, Michael Donovan and his wife, Carol of Revere, Paul Donovan and his wife, Phyllis of Hull, James Donovan of Winthrop, Richard Donovan and his wife, Linda of Peabody, Patrick Donovan of Winthrop, and Thomas Donovan and his wife, Andrea of Derry, NH; dear sister of Mary Hartin of Braintree, Joseph Heanue of Gloucester, John Heanue of Mashpee, Barbara McClusky of Quincy and the late Eileen Mahoney and Anne Heanue. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in her memory can be made to the Winthrop PACE Center, 26 Sturgis St. Winthrop, MA 02152. For guestbook, visit

David Sweig

Of Florida, formerly of Winthrop

David Sweig of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Winthrop, died September 15. He was 83 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Savoia and brother, Dr. Martin Sweig of Mansfield; his son, Jonathan and his wife, Elisa of Franklin and their daughters, Jenna and Samantha and his daughter, Marcia Kalisch and her husband, Bruce of Scarsdale, NY, and their daughters, Jessica, Molly, and Alexa.

A Memorial Service was held at Star Of David Funeral Chapel of West Palm Beach on September 18, followed by Interment.

Maureen Gould

Of the South End, formerly of Charlestown.

Maureen R. (Sweeney) Gould of the South End, formerly of Charlestown, died on September 14.

She was the beloved mother of Eric Gould of Malden and Leslie Gould of Winthrop; devoted friend of Richard Dole of Charlestown; sister of Katherine Ronan of Brookline, Edward Sweeney and Timothy Sweeney, both of Boston, Helen Hollien of New Bedford and Kevin Sweeney of Boston and is also survived by three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Dr. Gerald Aronson 

Practiced Internal Medicine for Nearly 50 Years 

Dr. Gerald Aronson of Winthrop died on September 14.

Born on December 10, 1927, he was the son of the late Bernard and Martha Aronson and the brother of the late Earl Aronson and Elaine Capland.

A long time member of Temple B’Nai Israel of Revere, he graduated from Boston College with a B.S., served two years in the Army during World War II and graduated from Tufts Medical School in 1953. He practiced Internal Medicine for nearly 50 years and was on the staff of Lynn Hospital, Lynn Union Hospital, Saugus General Hospital and Mount Pleasant Hospital.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Millicent (Bates) Aronson; his children: Geoffrey Aronson and his wife, Dori of Gaithersburg, MD, Wendy Aronson of Bedford, William Aronson and his wife, Rosanna of Miami, FL and Elizabeth Rosner and her husband, Matthew of Boxborough; his grandchildren: Eve, Morgan and Joshua Aronson of Maryland, Talor and Rebecca Waintrup of Bedford, David and Samuel Rosner of Boxborough and Alex Aronson of Florida. He was also the loving stepfather of Deborah O’Toole, Edward Bailey III, Lisa Harrington and Francis Connolly; loving grandfather of Robert Crowley, Edward Bailey IV, Crystal Bailey and Lisa Lanouette, William and Amanda Harrington, Cassidy, Alyssa and Shane Connolly. He also has two great grandchildren, Isabella Bailey and Mirabel Crowley.

Arrangements were by Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. Burial was at Temple Emanu-El Memorial Park of Marblehead in Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Fund Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Mary Louise Andrews 

Of East Falmouth, formerly of Winthrop 

Mary Louise (Marley) Andrews of East Falmouth, formerly of Winthrop, died on August 1. She was 72 years old.

Born and raised in Winthrop, she graduated from Emmanuel College. She loved to cook for family and neighbors and was a long time volunteer at Around the Table Soup Kitchen. She also enjoyed practicing Tai Chi at the Falmouth Senior Center.

She was the daughter of the late Albert E. and Mary E. (McMackin) Marley and the sister of the late Paul, Andrew J. and Elizabeth “Betty” Marley.

She is survived by her children, William A. Andrews and his wife, Danielle of East Falmouth, Paul Andrews and  his wife, Nicole of Marlborough, Justine Andrews of Alburquerque, New Mexico and Elizabeth Gallagher and her husband, Patrick of Natick. She also leaves six loving grandchildren.

Maureen Alexander 

Of Framingham, formerly of East Boston 

Maureen Alexander of Framingham, formerly of East Boston, died on September 10.

She was the beloved mother of Andrea Alexander of Rockport; daughter of the late Emma (Gobbi) and Cecil “Blackie” Alexander; sister of Linda Boyer of East Boston, Deborah Alexander of Haverhill, Karen Cardone of Revere, Theresa Gill of Winthrop, and the late John “Chico,” Joseph and Ernest Alexander and lifelong friend of Diane Limoli. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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