Obituaries 12-06-2012

Mary “Sue” McBrine-(Pritzky) 

Bank of America Retiree

Mary S. “Sue” McBrine-(Pritzky) of Winthrop passed away at home on November 28. She was 60 years old.

Her life was dedicated to the love of her family, grandson, and dogs.

Prior to her retirement, “Sue” worked for Bank of America as a customer service representative.

The wife of Joseph Pritzky, Sr., she was born in Boston, the cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Cunniff) McBrine. She was the devoted mother of Joseph Pritzky Jr., Erin J. Pritzky, Danny Raymond and Eleana Farchione and her husband, Todd, all of Winthrop; adored grandmother of Luca Farchione of Winthrop; dear sister of Betty DiStefano of Tennessee, Joan Hart of Danvers and Joseph McBrine of Jamaica Plain and loving companion to her dog, Buster and her late dogs, Milo and Puff. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Cremation was private. Memorial donations can be made to the MSPCA-Angell Memorial Hospital, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. For guestbook, visit

Margaret Capobianco 

Of Methuen, formerly of East Boston 

Margaret G. (Doucette) Capobianco of Methuen, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully on November 27 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. She was 81 years old.

The daughter of the late Frederick and Bertha (Petersen) Doucette, she was born in Boston on June 13. 1931 and lived in East Boston until moving to Methuen in 1996.  She was educated in Boston schools, graduated from East Boston High School and was employed with the former Shawmut Bank until retiring. She later went to work for the former Bradlees Department Store and Staples.

She will be deeply missed by her children; Margaret “Meg” Capobianco of Derry, New Hampshire, Thomas J. Capobianco, Jr. and his companion, Diane Calello of Winthrop, Linda Giardina and her husband, Paul of Wakefield, Gail Coppola and her husband, Rick of Danvers and Joanne Leach and her companion, Raymond Voter of Methuen; two sisters, Mary Boudreau of Saugus and Dorothy Mooney of Florida; 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by one son-in-law, William F. Leach, Jr.  Her beloved husband, Thomas J. Capobianco, died in 2011.

Friends and family honored and celebrated her life by gathering for her Funeral Mass in St. Monica’s Church, Methuen.  Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Methuen.  To share a condolence with the Capobianco family, please visit  The Pollard family is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

Wallace Milligan 

Worked for Eastern Airlines 

Wallace M. Milligan of Revere, formerly of Melrose and Somerville, died on November 24 at the Mass. General Hospital in Boston following a long illness. He was 69 years old.

Born, raised and educated in Somerville, he was a 1961 graduate of Somerville High School, entered the US Army in August of 1961 during the Vietnam Era and served until August of 1964. He worked for Eastern Airlines at Logan Airport on ramp service for more than 20 years and lived in Melrose for about 15 years, then moved to Winthrop and finally to Revere in 1995. He was a former member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078 and was also an avid swimmer at Revere Beach.

He was the beloved father of Wallace J. Milligan and his wife, Darleen of Horsham, PA, Tracey M. Milligan of Wakefield and Scott F. Milligan and his wife, Nancy of Methuen; the dear grandfather of Shanna M., Sierra J. and Wallace S. Milligan and Samantha Marshall and is also lovingly survived by three sisters: Margaret “Betty” Abreu of Billerica, Joan Johnson and her husband, Charles of Royal Palm Beach, Florida and Mary Kantorski and her husband, Edward of Revere. He also leaves his former wife, Janet M. (Rogers) Milligan of Abington and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Wakefield followed by burial at the Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne with arrangements entrusted to the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, Revere. Remembrances may be made to the N.E. Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. Visit:

Gerald Crapulli 

Past Exalted Ruler of Winthrop Elks 

Gerald Crapulli, a longtime Winthrop resident, died on November 28 after a long illness. He was 73 years old.

Born in Springfield, the dear son of the late Arthur and Irene (Connolly) Crapulli, he was employed for many years at American Express as an office worker until his retirement several years ago.

He was a former member of the USMC Reserves, Past Exalted Ruler and a Life Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, a Scoutmaster for St. Mary’s Troop 24 for 20 years and also spent 20 years with St. Mary’s Drum & Bugle Corps. He was a 3rdDegree K of C Council 74 member of Cambridge.

He is survived by his brother, Arthur Crapulli and his wife, Janet of Belmont and by many loving nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gail Grigg.

Funeral arrangements were by the Joseph H. Frazier Funeral Home.  Burial was at Winthrop Cemetery, Belle Isle Section. Expressions of sympathy in his name may be donated to the Elks National Foundation c/o The Winthrop Lodge of Elks, 191 Washington Avenue, Winthrop, MA 02152 or to the Jimmy Fund.

Charles Hudson 

Member of ITAM and Union Local 1726 

Charles R. Hudson of East Boston died suddenly on November 29. He was 50 years old.

A member of ITAM and Union Local 1726, he was the devoted father of Charles “CJ” Hudson, Rachel Hudson, both of Saugus and Niki Fournier of Winthrop; cherished companion of Sherry Ricupero of East Boston; dear brother of Elaine Hudson, Debbie Hunter and Charlotte Dalton, all of Florida, Shelia Hudson of Wilmington and the late Beverly Grady; loving Cha Cha of Madee and is also survived by his fond nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. For more information:


Mary Wollenhaupt 


Mary (Lambert) Wollenhaupt, a lifetime resident of Winthrop, died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on December 5 after a long illness. She was 64 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late (Annette Bradley) and Louis Lambert, she was employed as a para-legal and was the beloved wife of the late John F. Wollenhaupt, the devoted mother of Matthew Wollenhaupt and his wife, Amy of Sudbury  and Justin Wollenhaupt and his fiancé, Diane Tess Nimirowski of New York. She was the dear sister of Barbara Lambert of California, John Lambert of W. Boylston, Fred Lambert of Winthrop and the late Suzanne Russo, Peter Lambert and Hugh Lambert. She is also survived by many nieces & nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held in the spring at a time to be announced. Arrangements are by the Caggiano – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. To sign her online book of condolences go to

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