Obituaries 01-17-2013

Judith Sanders

Cottage Park Yacht Club Member

Judith P. (Locke) Sanders of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on January 11. She was 65 years old.

She was a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop and, prior to her retirement, she worked in the real estate office of City-State Realty in Boston.

The beloved wife of the late Richard W. Sanders Jr., she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Connor) Locke. She was the devoted mother of Richard Sanders and his wife, Lorena of Winthrop and the dear sister of Arthur Locke and his wife, Delores of South Yarmouth.

Her Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, January 17 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. Burial will be in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in her name can be made to the American Red Cross-Eastern Mass. Chapter 139 Main St. Cambridge, MA. 02142. For guestbook, visit

Barbara Dorgan

NE Telephone Retiree

Barbara J. (Gomes) Dorgan of Winthrop passed away at home on January 10. She was 78 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Dorgan worked as a service representative for New England Telephone.

The beloved wife of the late Albert L. “Red” Dorgan, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late George and Charlotte (Sharp) Gomes; devoted mother of Nancy J. Gorman and her husband, Edward of Wilmington and Judy L. Foley and her husband, Bart of Plymouth; adored grandmother of Julie B. and Thomas E. Gorman and Lauren J. and Eric T. Foley and is also survived by nieces, and great-nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Winthrop. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in her name can be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St. Framingham, Ma 01701. Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. For guestbook, go to

Veronica Trainor-Blakely

Longtime Metropolitan Credit Union Employee

Veronica M. (Carlo) Trainor-Blakely, a longtime resident of Chelsea, died at home on January 9. She was 70 years old.

Born in Boston, she was an employee of the Metropolitan Credit Union.

She was the former wife of Edward J. Trainor, Jr. of Amherst, NH and the late Paul W. Blakely; devoted mother of Sharon Trainor of Taunton, Linda Dube and her husband, Eugene, Edward J. Trainor, III and Jamie Lee Blakely, all of Chelsea; beloved sister of Dorothy Rounbehler of Billerica, Eleanor Cook of Littleton, Lorretta Kettenring of Brockton and the late Patricia, Janet, Rose, Theresa, Nicholas and Emma; cherished grandmother of Sonia McIntyre, Nicole Tedesco, Christopher Trainor and Emma Rose Vega and is also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Damion and Nevaeh McIntyre and Camron and Dominic Shaw as well by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating Veronica’s Life on Saturday, January 19 in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea from 2 to 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574. To send a message of condolence to Veronica’s family, please visit

John Hegarty

Stop & Shop Foreman; formerly worked for “Angelo’s Roofing of Revere”

Services were held on January 13 in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals of Revere for John T. Hegarty who died unexpectedly on January 3 in his Randolph home. He was 50 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he attended Revere Schools and lived in Revere for most of his life before moving to Randolph in 2002.

For the past four years, he worked as a foreman for Stop & Shop and prior to that he worked as a roofer for “Angelo’s Roofing of Revere” for many years. He was an avid boater who enjoyed his time on the ocean, sailing the harbor.

He was the beloved and faithful husband of 29 years to Lee M. (Freider); the devoted brother of Kathleen M. Walsh and Maureen A. Alikonis, both of Winthrop and the late Michael J. Hegarty. He was the dear uncle of Stefani Kosinski of Chelsea, Diana Walsh of San Diego, California, Daniel and Andrew Walsh, both of St. Petersburg, Florida and Christopher, Nicholas and Ryan Alikonis, all of Tewksbury. He is also the brother in law of Maryann Hegarty of revere, Ellen Spicua of Canton, Lawrence Walsh of Winthrop and Stephen Alikonis of Tewksbury; the son of the late John T. Hegarty and Ruth (Liston) Hegarty and the grandson of the late Timothy and Anne T. (Sheridan) Hegarty.

Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-9376.

William Donovan

Owner of “The Repair Shop”and Past Commander of Winthrop Amvets

William A. Donovan, a longtime resident of Winthrop, passed away on January 9 after a long illness. He was 62 years old.

He attended St. John the Evangelist Church Elementary School and graduated from Winthrop High School. He was a US Navy veteran attached to the Seabees and was with the first contingent of Seabees assigned to building a naval base on Diego Garcia, a small island in the Indian Ocean. He was the past commander of Winthrop Amvets Post 48 and the proud owner of “The Repair Shop” on Sea View Avenue for over 20 years.

Born in Stoneham, the loving son of the late John and Winifred (MacLean) and dear brother of Thomas and Jerry Donovan, both of Florida, he is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation was private. The family will arrange a Mass in his memory to be announced at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be donated to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frazier Funeral Home, Winthrop.

James Sarro, III

Of East Boston and Plymouth

James Sarro, III of East Boston and Plymouth died on January 9.

The beloved son of Sheila M. (Connelly) and James Sarro Jr., he was the dear brother of Kimberly Patterson of Illinois, Amanda Sarro of Revere and Michael Sarro of Winthrop; grandson of Jean (Collucci) and James Sarro Sr. of East Boston and the late Sonja (Fosberg) and Kevin Connelly and proud uncle of Damien Page. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Committal was private. In lieu of flowers, donations to assist the family with funeral expenses would be appreciated.

Delphine Markis

Member of Many Organizations, East Boston School Volunteer

Delphine T. (Pesaturo) Markis of East Boston died on January 10.

She was a past member of the Golden Age Club of East Boston, Senior Place of Winthrop, Sempre Avanti Lodge, Beachmont VFW Post 6712 and was a volunteer as a Lunch Mother/Librarian at the O’Donnell School in East Boston for many years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Milton; devoted mother of David and his wife, Kathy of Danville, NH and Paul of Winthrop;  dear sister of Norma Compagnone of East Boston and the late Emma, Sal, Amando and Edio  Pesaturo; cherished grandmother of David, Jr. and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

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

She was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery with her late husband, may they both rest in peace. For more information:

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