Obituaries 10-03-2013

Genevieve ‘Gen’ Fahey

Emblem Club and Winthrop Senior Center

Genevieve G. “Gen” (Guiney) Fahey of Winthrop passed away at the Leonard Florence Center in Chelsea on September 29. She was 98 years old.“Gen” was a member of the Winthrop Emblem Club #15 and the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center.

The beloved wife of the late George E. Fahey Sr., she was born in Lawrence,  the daughter of the late Cornelius and Jennie (Campbell) Guiney. She was the devoted mother of George E. Fahey Jr. and his wife, Helen of Saugus, Connie J. Fahey of Winthrop, and Patricia A. Burke and her husband, Joseph of Saugus; adored grandmother of George III, Aimee, Michael, Jen, Colleen and Brian Fahey and Kathleen and Joseph Jr. Burke; great-grandmother of Maggie, Robbie, Kyle, Molly, and Cameron; dear sister of the late Mary Paulson and Cornelius “Corn” and John Guiney; loving aunt of Patricia McGrail of Chicago and is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop on Oct 2. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations in her name can be made to the Robert A. DeLeo (Winthrop) Senior Center, 35 Harvard St., Winthrop, MA. 02152. “For guestbook please visit

Julie Ann Lewis

Of Pennsylvania,

Former Lifelong Winthrop Resident

Julie Ann (Shanbar) Lewis, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, passed away peacefully, on Monday, September 9. She was 45 years old.

A 1985 graduate of Winthrop High School, she recently moved to Macungie, PA. She was the devoted mother of Donald T. Lewis of Thornton, NH; cherished daughter to her mother, Pam (Melton) Shanbar Croen and her husband, Fred of Macungie PA, and to her father, Gary I. Shanbar and his wife, Adele of Saugus; dear sister of Thomas M. Shanbar and wife, Siobhan of Revere and loving aunt of Rachel Shanbar and T.J. Shanbar. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop  on Thursday, October 10 only, from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be private. Donations in her name can be made to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston MA 02118 or For guestbook, please visit

Joseph Betley

Retired Manufacturer

Joseph W. Betley of Winthrop died peacefully on September 16 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center. He was 93 years old.

Joseph was born in Fall River and lived in Chelsea and the West End before settling in Winthrop over 50 years ago. During World War II, Joseph served in the Pacific with the US Army and was awarded the Philippine Liberation Medal with two Bronze Service Stars. He worked until his retirement as a manufacturer.

He was devoted to his wife and son and enjoyed the company of his many friends.

The beloved husband of Harriet (Sowa) Betley who died in 2000, he leaves his devoted son John Betley of Winthrop.

A private burial service was held at Winthrop Cemetery. To leave a message of condolence visit

Catherine Ryan

New England Telephone Retiree

Catherine M. Ryan of Narragansett died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family and friends on Tuesday, September 10. She was 93 years old.

Born in Winthrop, the daughter of the late Patrick J. and Delia E. Mulraney, she retired from New England Telephone as a manager after 33 years of service. She was an invaluable member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Narragansett where she was a volunteer, Eucharistic Minister and a Lector.

She leaves her sons, Thomas Ryan of Narragansett and William Ryan of Winthrop; grandchildren Denise Ryan, Jennifer Robertson, Kevin and Michael O’Brien.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated  September 13 in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Narragansett. Burial was in Winthrop Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Avery-Storti Funeral Home,  Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to Home and Hospice of R.I., .1085 North Main St., Providence, RI02904. For guest book and condolences,

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