Obituaries 02-21-2013

Barbara Cox

Of Winthrop

Barbara L. (Mahoney) Cox of Winthrop passed away at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere on February 14. She was 89 years old.

The beloved wife of the late Edward J. Cox, she was born in Nottingham, England the daughter of the late James F. and Dulcie (Plumbley) Mahoney. She was the devoted mother of Sheila A. Cox and David E. Cox, both of Winthrop; dear sister of the late Margaret “Betty” Lilgehult and sister-in-law of Allan Lilgehult of West Hartford, CT. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Cremation was private. Donations in her name can be made to the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center c/o the Activities Fund Acct. 204 Proctor Ave. Revere, MA, 02151. For guestbook, go to

Joseph Fortino, Jr.

Worked for MBTA and Double Tree Inn

Joseph S. Fortino, Jr. of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on February 17 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 64 years old.

He was a late member of the National Guard, a 22 year employee of the MBTA and The Doubletree Inn Cambridge Brighton. He loved to walk, visit Las Vegas and loved his pets, Bailey and Roxie.

Born in Somerville and raised in Revere, he was the beloved husband of 43 years of Diane (Solano); devoted son of the late Joseph and Mary (Faia); dear brother in-law of Marie Steriti of Melrose, Grace Solano of Revere, Catherine Solano of Arlington and Edward Tobin of Brighton and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere, today, Thursday, February 21 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168. Boston MA 02284-9168 For guest book, please visit

Dennis Golisano

Of East Boston

Dennis W. Golisano of East Boston died on February 17.

He was the loving son of Dorothy (Maccini) and late Salvatore Golisano; devoted father of Theresa and Nicholas Green of North Carolina; dear brother of Salvatore Golisano of East Boston, Joyce Decareau of Revere, Dorothy and Frankie Golisano, both of East Boston, Anita Altri of Revere, Guy Golisano of East Boston and Grace Golisano of Winthrop and the  cherished grandfather of Antonio, Gianna, Alexa and Samuel.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, (Orient Heights) East Boston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses. For more information, please visit

Herbert Wallace Proctor

Retired Electrical Engineer; Member of Elks, Cottage Park Yacht Club and International Steamboat Society

Herbert Wallace Proctor, son of George and Fairfax Wallace Proctor, born July 30, 1929 in Winthrop died on February 3 in the Florida Keys.

Herb’s name was Ga Ga, as was the name his father and grandfather came to be known by. He served in the U.S. army from 1952 to 1953 and taught marine electronics. He graduated from Tufts University in 1954, taught in the Dept. of E.E. for five years, worked as an electrical engineer at Sanders Associates, Polaroid Corp., United Shoe and had many consulting jobs in the United States and abroad.

He was a member for the past 65 years of the Calvary Episcopal Church in Danvers where served as JR. and SR. warden, sang in the choir and worked as a Calvary Elf, a volunteer group of men doing church maintenance. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #1078 and a sailor all of his life. He belonged to the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop. He had three sailboats and, at age 75, he converted a lobster trawler into a steamboat. He belonged to the International Steamboat Society, and attended many meets at lakes in New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

He was the husband of Nance Ailes McIlvaine Proctor since 1981 and Arlene Pye Proctor from 1954 to 1979; father to Cynthia, John, Lee , Beverly, Judith and Amy and stepfather to Ken, Laurie, Doug and Bruce McIlvaine. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his name can be made to All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore (formerly Calvary Episcopal Church), 46 Cherry Street, Danvers MA. 01923.

Lawrence Collins

Of East Boston

Lawrence F. Collins of East Boston died on January 31.

He was the beloved husband of Carol ( Taje ) Collins; devoted father of Susan Souza of Dudley and Gina Taje and Michelle Collins, both of East Boston; dear brother of Phyllis Martinello of Burlington, John Collins of East Boston and Thomas Collins of Winthrop; cherished grandfather of Kayla and Matthew Souza of Dudley and Noah Pagliaro of East Boston. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights) East Boston. In honoring Mr. Collins, memorial donations may be made to Make a Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Pl #201, Boston, MA  02114. For more information, please visit:

Lila Moreau

Court Reporter, Deep Water Sailor and Life Long Learner

Lila K. (Moran) Moreau, a longtime Winthrop residents, recently of Worcester, died peacefully on February 18 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home.  She was 86 years old.

Lila worked for over 35 years as an official court reporter in the Massachusetts Superior Court. In her personal life, she was an avid deep-water sailor who traveled widely in New England waters in her boat Metanoia.  Lila was a life-long learner whose spirit of searching and inquiry never left her. She had a deep and abiding interest in the study of philosophy and world religions, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge that led her to attend Boston College later in life and to travel after her retirement to many countries including Singapore, India, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.  She will be remembered most by her family for her vibrant personality, her generosity, and most certainly for her true grit.

Lila leaves her daughter, Paula Moreau, son-in-law, David Roseboom, three grandchildren, Danielle Parvez, Nathaniel and Mark Roseboom, and a great-grandchild, Isabel Parvez.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Forsyth Chapel, Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave., Boston on March 30 at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to BeLikeBrit ( would be appreciated.  To send a condolence, please visit

Edna Vaillancourt

Longtime Factory Worker

Edna L. Vaillancourt of Overlook Drive, Winthrop passed away at the Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea on February 15 after a brief illness. She was 80 years old.

Born in Malden, she was the beloved daughter of the late Laura M. (Moore) and Wilmer Turner. A longtime resident of Winthrop, she was employed as a factory worker for many years.

She was the loving mother of Lanette Vaillancourt of Winthrop and Richard Vaillancourt of Hull; the dear sister of Janice George of Winthrop, Thomas Turner of Peabody, Hazel Hopkins of Peabody, Paul Turner of Winthrop, Allen Jamieson of Holden, Maine and the late Edward Turner and Amy Hall; the cherished grandmother of Andrew, Phillip and Alex and the great grandmother of Jacob.

Arrangements are by the Caggiano Funeral Home, Winthrop. Services will be held Saturday, February 23 at 11:30 a.m. with visitation from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.. Committal will be private.

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