Obituaries 10-10-2013

Mary Harvey Howard

Always Considered Winthrop Home

Mary Harvey Howard of St. Augustine, Florida, formerly of Winthrop,  passed away peacefully with her family at her side.

The beloved wife of Leo Howard of Point Shirley, the couple shared 65 wonderful years of marriage together. She leaves four children: Leo Michael (Joyce) Howard of St. Augustine, FL, Grace O’Leary of East Boston,  Richard Howard of St. Augustine, FL and Thomas (Tamie) Howard of Croydon, NH,;her grandchildren: Brian O’Leary, Samantha O’Leary, Katie Hennessey, Sarah Howard, Timothy Howard, Amy Howard, Morgan Howard and Maura Howard. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Grace Harvey and a granddaughter: Meghan Howard who welcomed her NaNa home.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Winthrop and even though she and her beloved husband retired to St. Augustine, FL, she always considered Winthrop her home.

Funeral arrangements were by the Howard Beckham Craig Funeral Home, St. Augustine, Florida. Her final resting place will be at the Jacksonville (FL) National Cemetery.

Robert Dalton

Eastern Airlines Retiree

Robert E. Dalton of Winthrop died on Sunday, October 6 after a long illness. He was 88 years old.

Born in Winthrop, the beloved son of the late Annie L. (Emmett) and Joseph Dalton, he was a lifelong Winthrop resident. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Eastern Airlines. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, a past member of the Pleasant Park Yacht Club, Winthrop Lodge of Elks and the Knights of Columbus.

He was the dear longtime companion of Virginia Ann Adreani, father of Stephen Dalton of Winthrop, David Dalton of Everett and the late Christine; brother of the late Joseph Dalton, Paul Dalton, Leonard Dalton and Francis Dalton and is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Services were held from the  Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on  Wednesday. The Rev. Peter Graziano celebrated the services and offered prayers at the interment in Winthrop Cemetery with military honors. To sign the online guest book go to or

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, he served in the Pacific with the US Army and was awarded the Philippine Liberation Medal with two Bronze Service Stars. He worked as a manufacturer until his retirement.

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

He was the beloved husband of Harriet (Sowa) Betley, who died in 2000 and leaves his devoted son, John Betley of Winthrop.

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

John ‘Yogi’ Moore, III

“Bob the Ice Cream Man,”

Former Winthrop Animal Control Officer

John R. “Yogi” Moore III of Banks Street, Winthrop passed away suddenly at home on October 3. He was 61 years old.

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Josephine (Brenna) and John R. Moore, Jr. and was a lifetime resident of Winthrop. He was the proprietor of his own ice cream truck and become known as “Bob The Ice Cream Man.” He was a member of the Sons of Italy, the Birds of a Feather Avicultural Society, the Winthrop Police Auxiliary and was the former Winthrop Animal Control Officer.

He was the loving father of Briana Moore of Hollis, NH and the dear brother of Deborah Trapp and her husband, Stephen of Arizona and Erika Moore of Alabama;  the beloved uncle of Melody Pierce and her husband, Jason of Texas and the great uncle of Jude and Helena.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation on Saturday, October 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Ernest Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Committal will be private. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, go to or

Anne Zolla

Former Winthrop Grocery Store Proprietor

Anne F. Zolla of Ocean View Way, Winthrop passed away at home on October 7 after a prolonged illness. She was 93 years old.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Antonette (DeVita) and Luigi Scorziello, she was a former resident of East Boston and moved to Winthrop over 60 years ago. Prior to her retirement, she was the proprietor of a grocery store here in Winthrop for many years. She was also a former member of the Mixed Lodge Winthrop Son’s of Italy.

She was the devoted wife of the late Pilgrim Zolla and the loving mother of Anne C. Spitaleri and her former husband, Frank of Winthrop; the dear sister of Esther C. Staffieri of Lynn and the late Michael and Pasquale Scorziello. She was the cherished grandmother of Frankie and Tanya Spitaleri.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation today, Thursday, October 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, October 11 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the mass in Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the All Care Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn MA 01901 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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