Obituaries 11-21-2012

Mary ‘Sally’ Christianson

Of Waban, formerly of Winthrop

Mary “Sally” (Amari) Christianson of Waban, formerly of East Boston and Winthrop, died on November 9.

She was the beloved wife of the late James A. “Bud” Christianson who she married on March 22, 1947; loving mother of Mark R. Christianson and his wife, Mardith J. of Olney, Maryland; cherished grandmother of Andrew J. and Caroline N. Christianson, both of Olney, Maryland; dear sister of Dawn DeLollis and her husband, Leo of Waban and the late Peter Amari.

Burial will be at a later date in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. For online condolences, please visit Rapino Memorial Home 617-567-1380

Myra Harriet Gordon

Retired Travel Consultant, Active in Jewish Organizations

Myra Harriet Gordon of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Winthrop, passed away November 5. She was 85 years old.

She was born on September 25, 1927 in Boston to Lillian Swartz and Harry Rosenthal. She was a Travel Consultant for 20 years, traveled the world and was active in Jewish organizations including  Hadassah Sisterhood and the Winthrop Sisterhood. Mrs. Gordon was preceded in death by her first husband and father to her daughters, Ralph Garfield, her husband, Murray Gordon and her sister, June Shapiro. She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie and her husband, Howard Garfield of Orlando, Florida and Gayle and her husband, Bruce Roswell of Marston’s Mills;  her brother, Irwin Rosenthal and his wife, Karen Lee of Deerfield Beach, Florida and her grandchildren, Erika Roswell and Keith Roswell.

Charitable donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her honor.

Vincent Dattoli, Jr.

Of Billerica, formerly of East Boston

Vincent A. Dattoli, Jr. of Billerica, formerly of East Boston, died on November 12.

A US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the beloved companion for more than 32 years to Lillian Sicari; loving father of Vincent J. Dattoli of Medford, Leanne Carbone of West Peabody, Rico Dattoli of Florida, Daniel Sicari and his wife, Colleen of Billerica and Nicole Dresser and her husband, Christopher; dear brother of Rose Vaccaro of Winthrop; fond uncle of Grace, Roseann and James Vaccaro and also leaves many grandchildren.

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

Margaret McBournie

Retired Winthrop School Secretary

Margaret McBournie of Overlook Drive, Winthrop passed away suddenly at her home on November 5. She was 83 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Ina and William McBournie, she was employed for many years as a secretary in the Winthrop Public Schools and was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge.

Funeral services were conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to

Marion Goldberg

Long Active at Congregation Tifereth Abraham of Winthrop, Founding Member of WINARC

Marion (Bindman) Goldberg of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died on November 14.  She was 87 years old.

Mrs. Goldberg met her husband during World War II, married and moved to Winthrop where they lived for over 50 years to be close to the beach and the “east wind”. She was extremely active in Congregation Tifereth Abraham of Winthrop serving as Sisterhood president among other volunteer positions. She was a founding member of WINARC, an organization providing care and education for mentally challenged individuals. Her favorite hobby was following the New England weather.

The beloved wife of 67 years of Barnett Goldberg, she was the loving mother of Robert Goldberg of Danvers, Allen Goldberg and his wife, Michele of Holliston and Steven Goldberg of Newton; cherished grandmother of Seth, Alyssa, Janna, Anat, and Meital; beloved sister of Myrna Sadowsky and her husband, Harold Sadowsky of Florida, and the late Sydney Bindman and dear cousin of Thelma Kaminsky of Winthrop.

Graveside services were held at Kopaigorod Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to New England Hebrew Academy, 9 Prescott St., Brookline, MA 02446 or Special Olympics, 512 Forest Street, Marlborough01752 Arrangements were by Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 617-232-9300

Lillian Gregoire

Retired Stitcher

Lillian Gregorie of Bellvale Avenue, Malden, formerly of Winthrop, passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on November 13 after a brief illness. She was 94 years old.

Born in East Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Margarita (LePore) and Emilio Staffieri. A resident of East Boston for several years, she moved to Winthrop and then Malden where she resided for over 23 years. She was employed for many years as a stitcher for Modern Embroidery and was also a member of the Amalgamated Garment Workers Union.

She was the devoted wife of the late Anthony Gregorie and the dear sister of the late Christina Tella, Florence Testa, Ralph Staffier and Jenny Zaccaro; the loving aunt of Sandra Buonapane and her husband, Angelo of Malden, Alfred Tella and his wife, Rosemarie of Medford, Ralph Tella and his wife, Louise of Marblehead, James Testa and his wife, Roseann of Malden, Ralph Staffier and his wife, Susan Texas, Anthony Staffier of Medford and Ralph Testa and his wife, Carol of Florida. She is also survived by many loving great nieces and great nephews.

Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial was in  Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.