Obituaries 12-13-2012

Rosamaria Zigrino

Of Revere, formerly of Italy

Rosamaria (Recchia) Zigrino of Revere, formerly of Locotondo, Bari Italy, died on December 9. She was in her 96th year.

She was the loving mother of Vita Salvaggio and her husband, Charles of Revere; cherished grandmother of Rosemary Duffy and her husband, Michael and Madalyn and Gianna Salvaggio.

Her Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere, today, Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. Committal will be private. For directions and guest book:

Laurence ‘Larry’ Martin

Of Winthrop

Laurence J. “Larry” Martin of Winthrop passed away at home on December 4. He was 66 years old.

Mr. Martin served in the U.S. Marine Corps. during the Vietnam Era and was also a member of the Friends of Bill W. For many years, he worked on the loading ramp at Logan Airport for the former Eastern Airlines and later went on to work in the parts department at Woburn Toyota.

Born in Boston, the son of the late William J. and Mary M. (Kinsella) Martin Sr., he was the devoted father of Heather J. Martin of Virginia and Heidi J. Martin of Louisiana; dear brother of William J. Martin Jr. and his wife, Christina of Tewksbury and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, December 14 only from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers MA, 01923. For guestbook and directions, visit

Joan Marie Higginbotham Cook

Former Superior Court Reporter

Joan Marie Higginbotham Cook of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, formerly of Winthrop, died at home on November 28. She was 80 years old.

She graduated from Fitton High School in 1949 and was a Massachusetts Superior Court reporter serving the Western Massachusetts counties. She never lost her sense of humor and enjoyed her trips to Ireland, genealogy research and reading.

Born at the Chelsea Memorial Hospital and raised in Winthrop, she was the daughter of Helen and Joseph Higginbotham. She is survived by her children, Edmund C. Cook of Cobleskill, NY; Pamela Cook Ward and her husband, Christopher O. Ward of New York City; grandchildren Katherine Helen Ward of London, UK, and John Cook Ward of Austin, Texas. She was the sister of Joseph (Martina), the late Paul, David (Josephine), Ruth Loughran (Jim), the late John and Robert (Mary Ellen).

Arrangements are private. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be given to the Ovarian Cancer Society.

Good night Mrs. Calabash wherever you are.

Patricia Cunningham

Of California, formerly of Revere

Patricia Cunningham of California, formerly of Revere, died on November 18 in San Jose after a year long illness. She was 62 years old.

“Trish” grew up in Revere and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1968.

She will be missed by her mother, Patricia A. Cunningham, longtime resident of Revere, now living in Shutesbury, MA and by her brothers and sisters: Michele Cunningham of Shutesbury, Michael Cunningham and Peggy Wright, both of Winthrop, Kathy Brainerd of Salt Lake City, Jay Cunningham of Salem, Steven Cunningham of Reading and Karen Garrett of Derry, NH. She was the daughter of the late John A. Cunningham.

A memorial mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St, Winthrop, Saturday, December 29 at 10 a.m. followed by a gathering at the Pleasant Park Yacht Club, 562 Pleasant St, Winthrop.

Loren Copp, Jr.

Former Winthrop Town Employee, Long active at St. John’s Episcopal Church

Loren W. Copp Jr. of New Hampshire, formerly of Winthrop, passed away suddenly on December 7 at his home. He was 76 years old.

Born May 20, 1936 in Beverly to Loren W. Copp Sr and Doris E. (Gilbert) Copp, he was the loving and devoted husband for 32 years to the late Marjorie A. (Pierce) Copp, also of Winthrop. He was a 1956 graduate of Beverly High School, a 1968 graduate of the Franklin Institute of Boston and a 1971 graduate of Wentworth Institute, majoring in mechanical engineering. He was a proud member of the US Army National Guard for seven years and was employed for many years by the town of Winthrop Public Works Dept.

He was a faithful member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Winthrop, Mass where he held the position of Junior Warden and was a highly respected vocalist in the choir for 30 years. Some of the hobbies he enjoyed were world-traveling with his wife, Margie and performing with the Winthrop Playmakers. But what he most enjoyed was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Loren is survived by his brother Gilbert Copp of NYC and his four beloved children: daughter Barbara Thomas and her husband Daniel of Newmarket, N.H., son Stephen Copp and his wife Jacqui of Dover, N.H., son James Copp and his wife Joy of Stratham, N.H. and son Jonathan Copp of Winthrop, Mass. He was the loving Grampa of eight and Great Grandfather of two.

Funeral services were held at St. John’s Episcopal Church  Winthrop. Burial followed the services in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial Donations can be made to St. John’s Episcopal ChurcMaley Funeral Home, Winthrop.

Eugene ‘ Gene’ Todd

Former Union Local 25 Business Agent

Eugene F. “Gene” Todd of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 6.

The former Business Agent of Teamsters Union Local 25, he was a US Army veteran of World War II attached to the 82nd Airborne Division, a member of the 520 Club, Irish American, Bunker Hill Council #62 Knights of Columbus, VFW Post 529, Somerville City Club and Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association.

He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Vitale); devoted father of Eileen O’Brien and her late husband, William of Woburn, Robert Todd and his wife, Patricia of Roslindale, Eugene Todd and his wife, Joanne of Medford, Stephen Todd and his wife, Kathleen of Braintree, Kathleen Mallett of Winthrop and Philip Mallett and his wife, Deborah of Revere; brother of the late William, Joseph, Frank and John Todd, Mary Hurnowicz, Rita Brennick, Loretta Mazaka, Mary Sullivan White and Daniel and John Sullivan. He is also lovingly survived by 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St, Danvers, MA 01923.

Elizabeth Fucillo

Member of Ladies Lodge Sons of Italy

Elizabeth J. Fucillo of Cliff Avenue, Winthrop passed away on November 4 after a long illness. She was 83 years old.

A lifetime resident of Winthrop, she was a member of the Ladies Lodge of the Order of Son’s of Italy.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Angelina (Lombardi) and Joseph Baldinelli, she was the devoted wife of the late Angelo Fucillo and the loving mother of John Fucillo and Andrew Fucillo; the dear sister of Albert Baldinelli and the cherished grandmother of Christopher Fucillo.
A memorial mass will be held at the St. Anthony’s Church, Revere on Monday, December 17 at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. To sign the online guestbook go to

(I sent this Wollenhaupt obit as an addon last week and received it again from Caggiano – so please check – because maybe it didn’t make it last week? –)

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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