Obituaries 11-30-2012

Vincenzo D’Addieco

Of East Boston

Vincenzo D’Addieco of East Boston died on November 20.

He was the beloved husband of the late Maria (Santamaria) D’Addieco; loving father of Giovanni D’Addieco and his wife, Norma of Everett, Michelina Iannuzzi and her husband, Gerardo and Goffredo D’Addieco and his wife, Jean, all of Winthrop; cherished grandfather of Maria Victoria, Rosanna, Vincenzo, Carmen, John Michael and the late Alessandro; cherished great-grandfather of Genevieve and dear brother of Adelina Moscato of East Boston and Carmela Memmolo of Italy.

Funeral arrangements were by the Rapino Memorial Home, East Boston. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit:

Florinda Rubino

Of Orient Heights

Florinda Rubino of East Boston died on November 19. She was in her 96th year.

She was the cherished daughter of the late Vincent and Lorenza (Cirignano) Rubino; dear sister of Sunny Rubino of Utah and the late Frank, Rudolph and Louis Rubino. Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For guest book:

Boris Barrow

Of Winthrop

Boris M. Barrow of Winthrop, formerly of France, passed away suddenly at home on November 19. He was 37 years old.

A property manager for the family business, he was the beloved husband of Kazue (Minowa) Barrow. He was born in Versailles, France, the cherished son of Lyse (Paristto) Lowe and her husband, Matthew of Winthrop and Jacques Louis Barrow of France.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Burial will take place in the family plot at Cimetiere De Rouffiac, Rouffiac, France. Donations in his name can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation 540 Gallivan Blvd #200 Boston, MA 02124. For guestbook, visit

Edward Henneberry

Exxon Mobil Retiree

Edward F. Henneberry, a resident of Revere for 60  years, died following a brief illness at Abbott House of Lynn on November 19. He was 93 years old.

Born, raised and educated in East Boston, Mr. Henneberry came from an old Boston family entrenched in Boston politics and the Massachsuetts Court System. His late uncle, Edward F. Henneberry was Middlesex Sheriff; his dad, John T. Henneberry was a Boston Police Officer and several other relatives held positions within Boston’s political world.

He entered the US Navy in January of 1942 and served until November 12, 1946 aboard the USS Jeffers, a noteworthy vessel that served in both the European and Pacific Theatres. Mr. Henneberry is believed to be the last of the “Jeffers Association,” an organization of those survivors of the crew that staffed the vessel during World War II. He is noted as a “Plank Owner of the USS Jeffers.”

He spent the majority of his civilian career in various managerial and supervisory positions for 37 years with “Exxon Mobil.” Mr. Henneberry was also a member of the “EXXON-MOBIL ANNU-ITANTS.”

He was the husband of the late Eleanor V. (Harney) Henneberry who died in January of 1987. He is survived by his beloved daughter, Maureen E. Barry, a retired Revere and Saugus School teacher and her husband, Retired Revere Police Officer, Robert F. Barry of Swampscott. He is the cherished grandfather of John E. Barry of Wakefield and is also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews who regarded him as their surrogate father and grandfather. He was the brother of the late Florence Barney and Madeline Stanton.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Dr. Bob Harney Sports Foundation, P.O. Box 520324, Winthrop MA 02152. (Dr. Robert A. Harney, who died on June 13, was a nephew to Mr. Henneberry.) For additional information:

Gerald Battles

Retired Oil Company Financial Consultant

Gerald D. Battles of Winthrop passed away at the Chelsea Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on November 16. He was 81 years old.

Mr. Battles was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a financial consultant for various oil companies, including Exxon.

The beloved husband of Eugenia M. (Sprague) Battles, he was born in Wakefield, the son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Desmond) Battles. He was the devoted father of Desmond Battles and Nicholas Battles of Las Vegas, NV, and the late Brendan Battles; dear brother of David Battles of Rhode Island, James Battles of Florida and Robert Battles.

A Graveside Service was held in the Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For guestbook, visit

Jerry Mastrangelo

Of Ipswich, formerly of Everett

Jerry J. Mastrangello of Ipswich, formerly of Everett, died on November 18.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy S. (Barr); dear and devoted father of Laura Rose Mastrangelo and Marc Greeson of Wrentham and Marie S. Wick and her husband, Greg of Ipswich; brother of Peter Mastrangelo of Everett, Marie Recchia of Winthrop and the late Michael, Joseph, Rocco and Alfred Scorzello, Frances Mauro, Angelo and Albert Mastrangelo; loving grandfather of Daniel, Christopher and Elise Rosen, and Lauren and Nicholas Piotrowski and former father-in-law of John Piotrowski.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Everett. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

David Polsonetti

Salesman For Biagio & Son of the North End

David J. Polsonetti of Winthrop died on November 14. He was 47 years old.

Born in Winthrop, the dear son of Barbara (Dodge) and Biagio Polsonetti, he lived in Revere prior to moving to Winthrop 15 years ago. He was employed in sales for Biagio & Son in the North End and was a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks and the Cove Dart Team.

He was the beloved husband of Lisa (Clarke) Polsonetti and the devoted father of Christina Polsonetti of Winthrop; the dear brother of Sheri Dilmore of New Jersey and David Polsonetti of Revere.

A Memorial Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop with arrangements by Caggiano-O’Malley Funeral Home of Winthrop. To sign his online guest book go to

Paul Nicosia

Retired Bar Manager

Paul D. Nicosia of Bellevue Avenue, Winthrop passed away suddenly at home on November 4. He was 64 years old.

Born in Lynn, the beloved son of the late Margaret (Barret) and Anthony G. Nicosia, he resided in Lynn before moving to Winthrop more than 35 years ago. Before his retirement, he was employed as a bar manager for the New England Oyster House and Jeveli’s restaurant. He was a member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks and the Cottage Park Yacht Club.

He is survived by his brother Nick Nicosia of San Leandro, California and by several cousins. Services were private. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop.

William Austin, Jr.

Community Suffolk Produce Company Retiree

William J. Austin, Jr., of Winthrop passed away at the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital on November 22. He was 90 years old.

A member of the US Coast Guard during World War II, prior to his retirement, he was a traffic manager for  Community Suffolk Produce Company.

He was the beloved husband of Carmella M. “Ella” (Visco) Austin. Born in Boston, the son of the late William J. and Ester (Megan) Austin, Sr., he was the devoted father of Mary E. Ham and her husband, Jeffrey of Wenham, William J. Austin III and his wife, Allison of Salem, Joseph T. Austin and his wife, Teresa of San Diego, CA, and Linda A. Austin of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Caroline Ham, William IV and Tyler Austin, Eva and Vova Austin and Jeremiah and Julia Driscol; dear brother of the late Thomas and Edward Austin and cousin of the late William Austin. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop.  Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery-(Belle Isle Section). Memorial donations can be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, MA 02152. For guestbook, visit

Doris Felt

Of Peabody, formerly of Revere

Doris E. (Freedman) Felt of Peabody, formerly of  Revere, died on November 25.

She was the devoted mother of Peter and his wife, Patricia Hurley-Felt of Winthrop, Charles E. and his wife, Catherine of Milton, NH and the late Joseph Felt; dear sister of Phyliss Dignan of Revere, Evelyn  Bohn of Florida  and the late Deana Corrinha and Florence Hannebury; the cherished grandmother of Elexyce, Corey, Joseph and Charles “Buddy” Felt and adored great grandmother of Maddison and Charles Jr. “CJ.” She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. In honoring Mrs. Felt, memorials may be made to the Leonard Florence Center for Living, 165 Captains Row, Chelsea 02150.

Deborah Day

Raytheon Employee

Deborah J. Day of Mansfield, formerly of Winthrop, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 24. She was 61 years old.

Deborah worked at Raytheon Corporation in data control management.

Born in Winthrop, she was the cherished daughter of the late Robert K. and F. Joan (Goodwin) Day Sr.; the devoted mother of Matthew K. Day Sr. and his wife, Colleen of Mansfield; dear sister of Andrea M. Boyan of East Boston, Gerald G. Day of Winthrop, Richard W. Day of Boston and the late Robert K. Day Jr. and Gregory E. Day and adored grandmother of Theresa G., Paul K. Matthew K. Jr., Isabella M. and Robert J. Day.

Her Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, November 30 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Cremation will be private. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be today, Thursday only, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 302, Miami, FL. 33133. For guestbook and directions, go to

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