Obituaries 02-14-2013

Elaine Dacey

Retired Educator and Past President of the Salem State Alumni Association

Elaine F. (Monahan) Dacey of Winthrop passed away on February 6. She was 70 years old.

The beloved wife of 48 years of William H. Dacey, she was born in Melrose, the daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth F. (Murphy) Monahan. She was the devoted mother of Kevin P. Dacey of East Boston, Susan E. Bellis and her husband, Donald of Auburn, WA, Maureen D. Nevers and her husband, Patrick of Randolph, VT, Kathleen T. Cesareo and her husband, Lawrence of Revere, Brian W. Dacey of Winthrop and Kristen M. Dacey of Tacoma, WA; dear sister of Joyce Moore of Bradford, VT and Charles Monahan of Winthrop and the cherished ‘Grammy’ of Nickolas, Lyncoln, and Jacob Bellis and cherished ‘Mammy’ of Delaney and Carter Cesareo. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop on February 11. Donations in her name can be made to CurePSP 30 E. Padonia Rd, Ste 201,Timonium, MD 21093 or to, to help find a cure for Corticobasal Degeneration. For guestbook, visit

Marie Brazzo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Marie (Sarro) Brazzo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on February 12.

The beloved wife of the late Paul, she was the devoted mother of Paul Brazzo Jr. of Lynn; Marie Zelandi and her husband Robert of Stoneham, formerly of Revere, Anthony Brazzo of Revere, Anna Miano and her husband, Robert and “Bobby” of Tewksbury, Roseann Maggio and her husband Nick of Danvers, formerly of Winthrop and Charles Brazzo and his wife, Mary of Acton, formerly of Revere.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home on Saturday, February 16 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial in celebration of her life at Saint Anthony’s Church, Revere at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. For a complete obituary and more information, please visit

Alfred Fiandaca

Celebrity Designer

Alfred Fiandaca, an East Boston native, who worked as a fashion designer in Palm Beach, Boston and New York for more than 50 years, died on February 9 at JFK Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was 72 years old. Mr. Fiandaca has dressed notables such as Audrey Hepburn, Lady Bird Johnson, Julie Andrews, Louise Fletcher, Anita Baker, Nancy Reagan, jean Kennedy, Pia Linstrom, Pauline Boardman Pitt, Pauline Boardman Pitt, Jane Dudley, Sarah Farrish and Barbara Weinscott Berger. Most recently, he was in the spotlight as Ann Romney’s designer of choice. He met Mrs. Romney when her husband, Mitt, was the Governor of Massachusetts. Mr. Fiandaca began cutting patterns at the age of nine and produced his first collection in 1959 after studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the former Traphagen School of Design. He opened his first salon on Boston’s Newbury Street, the Back Bay’s main shopping strip, in 1965. The designer has remained a fixture on the fashionable avenue since. He eventually opened branches in Palm Beach and New York in 1996. Mr. Fiandaca has been a supporter of many charitable organizations in Palm Beach County. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Fiandaca of Winthrop; his son, Alfred Jr. of Aspen, Colorado and his partner Carl Bartels of New York and Palm Beach. Plans for funeral arrangements and a memorial service will be announced when determined by the family according to his daughter, Michelle, who was with her father when he died.

Steven Michael Joltki


Steven Michael Joltki of Stuart, Florida, formerly of Winthrop, passed away at his residence on February 2. He was 46 years old.

A chef, who worked for Lumcon in Chauvin, LA for 12 years, he was a member of St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 15 years, Helen J. Joltki and his son, Steven “Max” Joltke, both of Stuart, Florida; his parents, Stephen and Carolyn Joltki of Winthrop; his sister, Kris A. Koltki of Boston and his uncle, Robert Kazinkonis of Miami, Florida.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 2555 NE Savannah Road, Jensen Beach, Florida, 34957 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Bedford Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida, 32256. To leave online condolences for his family, please

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