Obituaries 08-01-2013

Rev. Paul Reynolds


Rev. Paul A. Reynolds C.S.P. of Temple Avenue, Winthrop passed away suddenly at the Whidden Hospital in Everett on July 24. He was 56 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Florence (Vincente) and Paul A. Reynolds, Sr.. A lifetime resident of Winthrop, Paul worked for The Globe as did his father for 50 years. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Salem State, majoring in Philosophy, and worked for several years as an operating room technician in the open heart surgery units at Deaconess and Mt. Auburn Hospitals.

In 1988, he entered the Paulist novitiate and a year later began a four year course of study at the Paulist Seminary, St. Paul’s College, Washington. He was awarded a Master of Divinity Degree from Catholic University for America, Washington, DC and was ordained a deacon in 1993 while administering at Immaculate Conception Church, Knoxville, TN. He was a longtime chaplain at M.I.T. and the Paulist Center. He also served on occasion at St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop. He recently graduated from Regis College with a degree in nursing and also held Bachelors and Masters degrees in Philosophy and Psychology.

He was the beloved son of the late Florence (Vincente) and Paul A. Reynolds, Sr.; the dear brother of Jean Dion of Winthrop, Nancy Levesque of Wolfboro, New Hampshire and the late Carol Reynolds; the cherished uncle of Robert, Matthew, Andrew and Nicole.

He lay in state at the St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop on July 29 and a Funeral Mass was held at the church on Tuesday. Interment was private.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop MA 02152. To sign the online guestbook go to or

John Mancini

Retired Self-Employed Television Technician

John L. Mancini of Winthrop passed away at the Dexter House Nursing Home in Malden on July 27. He was 86 years old.

A U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, prior to his retirement, he was self-employed as a television technician.

The husband of the late Rose E. (Caruana) Mancini, he was born in Cambridge, the son of the late Frank and Rose DiFruscio. He was the devoted father of John E. Mancini and his loving companion, Sophia Chou of Winthrop.

A visiting hour will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, August 2, beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will take place in the Massachusetts National Cemetery-Bourne, at 1:30 p.m. For guestbook, please visit

Keith O’Brien

Retired Educator

Keith W. O’Brien of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on July 25. He was 76 years old.

Keith was a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club and the Danvers Fish and Game Club in Middleton. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an educator for the Saugus Public School System.

He was the beloved husband of the late Judith A. “Judy” Gaffney. Born in Boston, he was the cherished son of the late John J. and Bertha (Finn) O’Brien; dear brother of the late John J. O’Brien; brother-in-law of Paul G. “Jerry” Gaffney of Winthrop and the late Richard Gaffney.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop and cremation was private. For guestbook, please visit

Claire Powers

Of Winthrop

Claire M. (Valley) Powers of Winthrop died on July 27.

The beloved wife of Martin J. Powers, she was the devoted mother of Clare A. O’Neill and her husband, Jack of N. Attleboro, dear sister of Thomas Valley of Maine and Francis “Brother” Valley of Winthrop and the late Leah and Louise Sacco;  loving grandmother of Shannon and her husband, Paul DiCenso and great grandmother of Joseph and Ava. Her Funeral will be held from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St., Winthrop today, Thursday, at 10:30 a,m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited. Interment will be in The Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. For directions and online guest book go to:

Anna Bocchino

Of East Boston, formerly of Italy

Anna (DelGiudice) Bocchino of East Boston, formerly of Nusco Avellino, Italy died on July 28.

She was the beloved wife of over 49 years to Amato Bocchino; devoted mother of Amato, Jr. and his wife, Alyssa of Beverly, Marie Bocchino of Wenham and Nancy Bocchino Lahyani and her husband, Said of East Boston; dear sister of Giulia, Suor Maura, Suor Claudia, Francesco, Ettore, Gerardo and Salvatore, all of Italy and the late Giuseppe, Amato and Antonio; cherished grandmother of Evan, Arianna, Lela and Stella and is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., (Orient Heights) East Boston on Friday, August 2 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of her life at Sacred Heart Church, Brooks Street, East Boston at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are today,Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. For complimentary transportation to and from the funeral home, please call 617 569 0990. Services will conclude with Mrs. Bocchino being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Keith Reed Larsen

Inventory Supervisor

Keith Reed Larsen of North Andover died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 25 at Lawrence General Hospital. He was 31 years old.
Keith was born in Lowell on September 29, 1981. He attended North Andover High School and was a 2000 graduate of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School.
He, who was employed as an Inventory Supervisor at Spectra Medical Devices in Wilmington, was Co-Captain of the Groton Dunstable High School football team, and played baseball and was a member of the wrestling team at North Andover High School. He enjoyed fishing and hiking and, most importantly, spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Joyce and stepfather, David MacLary of North Andover and his father, Lawrence Larsen and stepmother, Cynthia of Groton. He is also survived by his siblings, Scott and Dana Larsen and stepsisters Kelly, Kate, Devon, Colleen and Katie as well as several aunts and uncles.
His funeral service was held at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, North Andover. Burial was in Ridgewood Cemetery North Andover.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Keith’s name may be made to: The Keith Larsen Memorial Fund, C/O  TD  Bank, 108 Main Street, North Andover Ma 01845.
For additional information, please visit Frank Ferrara Conte Funeral Home 978 681-5000

Philip Dubina

MBTA Retiree and Red Sox Fan

Philip Dubina of Georgetown, formerly of Winthrop, died peacefully on July 29 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. He was 94 years old.

The beloved husband of the late Lillian (Wiligurski) Dubina with whom he shared 55 years of marriage, he was born in Boston’s West End, the son of the late Harry and Sophia (Suchastowka) Dubina.

Mr. Dubina entered the US Army in February of 1941 and served with the 15th Engineer Battalion Co. C of the 9th Division during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for his efforts at the Battle of Remagen Bridge in Germany. Mr. Dubina was employed by the MBTA until his retirement in 1978. He was also an active member of the Polish American Veterans Post 13, Chelsea, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Mr. Dubina is survived by his four children: Myron P. Dubina and his wife, Diane of Georgetown, Dennis Dubina and his wife, Rosanna of Summerfield, FL,  Phyllis (Dubina) Merritt and her husband, David of Ipswich and Douglas Dubina and his wife, Susan, of Groveland. He was also the loving grandfather of Myron Jr., Brian, Philip, Tiffany, Matthew, Garrett, Branscombe, and Arianne, and great-grandfather of Evan, Ayla, and Gavin.

Dad will be remembered for his endless love of family, his deep commitment in service to his country, and his love of sports, especially of the Red Sox.  Dad was the first to receive a personal home visit by Red Sox ambassadors to view the World Series Trophies from 2004 and 2007. Dad’s gentle and kind ways brought laughter and warmth to all whose lives he touched.

His funeral will be held at the Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Saturday, August 3 at 11 a.m. Visiting Hours will precede the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Philip Dubina to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (all funds go to research), 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or donate online or in memory of Philip, donations to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of the Anthony Memorial / Frank A. Welsh and Sons Funeral Home.

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