Obituaries 11-07-2013

Thomas Palmieri

Proprietor of Condor Bike Shop and Rico’s Bike Shop on Maverick Street, East Boston

Thomas Palmieri of East Boston passed away surrounded by his family on November 4. A U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War,

“Tommy “ was the proprietor of Condor Bike Shop and Rico’s Bike Shop on Maverick Street Born May 12, 1931, the son of the late Enrico and Lena ( Masiello ) Palmieri. he was the beloved husband of Carmella ( Scrima ) Palmieri with whom he shared 61 years of marriage; loving father of Elaine Curtis and her husband, Glenn of Winthrop and Joan Bonwith and her husband, Frank of East Boston; dear brother of the late Joan Rodriguez and Joseph Palmieri; cherished grandfather of Thomas Enrico Curtis and his wife, Christine , Glen and Corey Curtis and great grandfather of Frankie Curtis.

His Funeral will be held from Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere Friday morning at 8:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in The Most Holy Redeemer Church at 10 a.m. Family and friends may visit today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. For directions and guest book.

Willard Mosher III

Of North Reading, formerly of Winthrop

Willard A. Mosher III of North Reading passed away on October 25 at home surrounded by his family. He was 67 years old.

Born on November 30, 1945 in Newton to Betty and Bill Mosher, Will grew up in Winthrop and graduated from Winthrop High School in 1962. He joined the US Army and was stationed in Germany. His early working career was spent at MIT Draper Lab and he furthered his career at Dynamics Research Corp. in Tewksbury as the Corporate Security Manager with Top Secret Security Clearance retiring in February of 2013.

His childhood summers were spent at the family camp in Goffstown, NH and until last summer, he still enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of the camp in his free time. He was a huge Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins fan – a true Boston sports fan and a passion he shared with his only child and son, Willard A. Mosher IV.

A loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, Will was predeceased by his parents, Betty and Bill Mosher, the mother of his son, Mary Ellen Mosher and older sister, Sandra A. Roberts. He was the beloved husband of Maria Mosher and he leaves his son, Willard A. Mosher IV of Davie, Florida; his two sisters, Dee K. Leonard of Los Angeles, CA and Janice M. Wise and his brother in law, Jerry Wise of Merrimack, NH along with several nieces, nephews and their children.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on November 30 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Winthrop followed by burial of cremation remains at the Winthrop Cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 43 Nagog Park, Ste 110, Acton, MA  01720 / 800-227-2345

Dorothy Mahoney

Award Winning Winthrop Artist, past President of Winthrop Art Association,among founding members of WINARC

Dorothy (Marcovitz) Mahoney of Bartlett Road, Winthrop passed away at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere on November 3 after a prolonged illness. She was 83 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Ida (Schoilovitz) and Harry Litman, she grew up and was educated in Montreal, Canada. She attended Sir George Williams-Concordia College. A resident of Winthrop for over 49 years, she was an artist, photographer, fashion designer, a designer of stuffed animals and dolls, as well as a nursing home administrator.

She was the past president of the Winthrop Art Association, one of the founding members of WINARC, was awarded the first Excellence in Art award from the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Temple Tifereth Israel.

She was the devoted wife of the late John Ward Mahoney and the loving mother of Dawn Mahoney of Winthrop, John William Mahoney and his wife, Lawanda of Newport News, Virginia, John S. Mahoney and his wife, Donna of Newton, NH, Richard M. Mahoney and his wife, Mary of Winthrop, Kevin F. Mahoney and his wife, Susanne of Somerville, Denise M. Mahoney of Winthrop and Betsy Dixon of Australia and the dear sister of Henry and Esther Marco of Toronto, Canada. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Funeral Services were conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Wednesday, November 6. Interment followed the service in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial observance will be private. To sign the online guestbook go to: or

Maryann Porrazzo

Former City of Chelsea Bookkeeper

Maryann ( Faretra ) Porrazzo of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away October 31 surrounded by her family. She was 73 years old.

Maryann was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1957 and was employed for many years as a bookkeeper for the City of Chelsea. Born April 5, 1940, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ann ( Buccella ) Faretra, she was the beloved and devoted wife of John Porrazzo with whom she shared 55 years of marriage; loving mother of Elisa Porrazzo and her fiancé, Jason Janiluinas and her children Matthew and Cheyenne, all of Malden and John Porrazzo and his son, Dante of Revere; dear sister of Clerk Magistrate Joseph Faretra of the East Boston Court and his wife, Rosalind of Winthrop and Linda Faretra and Robert DiCroci of Revere; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Place Memphis, TN. 38105 or the charity of your choice. For guest book.

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