Obituaries 11-14-2013

Joseph Savard

Retired Sales Agent

Joseph A. Savard of Winthrop and Sunny Isles Beach, FL, passed away on November 9. He was 88 years old. Prior to his retirement, Joseph was employed as a general sales agent for the French Line Steamship Company. He was the Past President of the Boston Passengers Club, Past Member of the S.K.A.L.-Boston and the Past President of Bon Vivants of Boston. The beloved husband of Genevieve B. (DelloRusso) Savard, he was born in Rouses Point, NY, the son of the late Joseph A. and Aline (Mailloux) Savard. He was the devoted father of Brenda Getchell and her late husband, Lloyd H. of Middleton and the late Paul Savard; adored grandfather of Adam and Amanda Getchell; dear brother of the late Edmond and Victor Savard, Jeannine Savard-Laurier and Jacqueline Savard-Lawrence and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, today, Thursday, November 14 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Joseph’s Indian School, PO Box 100, Chamberlain, SD, 57325. For guestbook, please visit

John Meldrum

Building Contractor

John Meldrum, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on November 2. He was 64 years old. A building contractor, he was born in Winthrop, the son of the late Barbara (Chisholm)and John Meldrum. He was the dear husband of Patricia (Smith), the devoted father of Josh Meldrum and Kevin Meldrum of Boylston, stepfather of Tracey Brown of Lynn, Alan Botelho of New York, Edward Botelho of Winthrop and Christopher Botelho of Revere and brother of Ann Haley of Meredith, NH, Karen Meldrum of Winthrop and the late Joyce Turner and Judith Grasso. He is also survived by one grandchild and nieces and nephews. At the request of the family, arrangements are private. To sign his online guestbook, go

Anthony Giorgio

Retired GE Truck Driver

Anthony Giorgio of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on November 9 at the Massachusetts General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 91 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was employed as a truck driver by General Electric prior to his retirement. He was born in Boston. the son of the late Carmella (Lamonica)and Ralph Girogio and resided in East Boston prior to moving to Winthrop 12 years ago. He was the beloved husband of the late Carmella (Indingaro); dear brother of Mildred Reitano of Winthrop and the late Joseph, Charles, Albert and Mario Giorgio and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Entombment with military honors was in the Holy Cross Mausoleum. For online guest book go to:

Stephen Adamson, Sr.

Member of Winthrop High and College Football Halls of Fame

Stephen J. Adamson, Sr. of Mechanic Falls, Maine died Wednesday morning, November 6 at Androscoggin Hospice House. He was 67 years old. He was born in Boston, February 5, 1946, the son of Edmund and Doris Salie Adamson. He attended Winthrop schools and graduated from Winthrop High School, Class of 1965. He attended the University of Wyoming where he played football and was on an undefeated team that went to the Sugar Bowl that year. He is in the Winthrop High School and University of Wyoming Halls of Fame. At age 45 he played football for the Maine Lions. Steve was co-owner of Central Building Salvage in Everett, Ma. and for many years owned and operated SJA and Sons in Mechanic Falls. He was a member of the Mechanic Falls recreation committee and was instrumental in building the baseball fields and hockey rink in Mechanic Falls. He was an assistant football coach at Edward Little High School for several years. Steve loved to cook and spend time with his family and many friends from all over the country. Survivors include his wife, Cathy (Wheeler) of Mechanic Falls, who he married on September 15, 1973; three sons, Joel of Winthrop, Jason and his wife, Gina of Holliston and Stephen, Jr. and his fiancée, Becky Fyfe of Auburn, Maine; four grandchildren: Kyle, Hannah, Emma and Jay; a brother, Edmund of Winthrop; three sisters: Joyce Ferrara and her husband, Paul of Winthrop, Cheryl Adamson of West Springfield, and Kathleen Ekaidat and her husband, Hannan of Winthrop as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, William and a sister, Valerie DePippo. The family would like to thank Danielle George, and the staff at Androscoggin Hospice House for the care Steve received. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.