Of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea
Phyllis (Gilman) Swartz of Winthrop, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on November 29. She was 91 years old. Phyllis was born and raised in Chelsea, attended Chelsea Schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1941. An audit clerk for the Internal Revenue Service in Boston, retiring in 1982, she was a member and former committee chairman for the Winthrop Art Association and a former leader of both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Phyllis enjoyed traveling, reading, crafting, watching game shows and spending time with her loving and devoted family. She was the beloved wife of the late Irving Swartz; the devoted mother of Samuel Swartz and his wife, Linda Mangion, Cindy Carrigan and her husband, Joseph and the late Ann-Bonnie Baseman and her husband, Robert; the dear sister of the late Bernice Berk and the loving grandmother of Andrew, Natalie, Brendan, Ryan and his wife, Alicia, and Ruth. She is also survived by two great grandchildren. Services were held at Torf Funeral Chapel, Chelsea on December 1. Interment was in Everett. Donations in Phyllis’ memory may be made to the Winthrop Art Association, PO Box 520010 Winthrop, MA 02152 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.
Rose DiStefano of Boardman Street, East Boston passed away at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston on November 28. She was 91 years old. Born in Mirabella, Avellino, Italy, the beloved daughter of the late Francesco Martiniello and Giuseppina (Colarusso), she was a longtime resident of East Boston who was employed as a seamstress in the garment industry for many years.
She was the devoted wife of the late John DiStefano and the dear sister of Anne Schettino and Antoinetta Johnson, both of East Boston and the late Augustino Martiniello. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services were conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop with the Rev. Richard Uftring celebrating the services. Entombment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett was private. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.comor www.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.
Doris Jarvie of James Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge on December 3 after a brief illness. She was 87 years old. Born in Chelsea, the beloved daughter of the late Mary (Caissie) and Alfred Allen, she has been a resident of Winthrop for the past 11 years and was a former resident of Everett for many years. She was employed for many years as a bookkeeper in the construction industry. The devoted wife of the late Donald Jarvie, Sr. and the loving mother of Donald Jarvie, Jr. and his wife, Michelle of Winthrop, she was the dear sister of Robert Allen of Harwich and the cherished grandmother of Olivia and Sofia. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation today, Thursday, December 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, December 6, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service in St. John Episcopal Church (corner of Bowdoin and Buchanan St.) Winthrop at 10 a.m. Interment to follow the Mass will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Memorial donations may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970.For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com orwww.cremationsbycaggianofh.com.
Linda Lois Cole Daly
Accomplished Artist and Pianist
Linda Lois Cole Daly died peacefully on November 28 at South County Nursing Home in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. She was 72 years old. Mrs. Daly, who was born August 16, 1941 in Providence, Rhode Island, was an accomplished artist and pianist, having studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. She was also a pilot who loved flying, photography, the beach, the outdoors, cooking, crocheting and knitting. She is survived by her sisters, Holly (Cole) Thayer of Laguna Niguel, CA and Terry (Cole) Ramanujam of State College, PA, her former husband, Franklin A. Daly of North Kingstown, RI, formerly of Winthrop; her children: Elizabeth (Daly) Budahl of Spearfish, SD, Richard Daly of Aurelia, IA, Carolyn (Daly) Bentley of McKinney, TX), Robert Daly of Coventry, RI and Alexander Daly of North Kingstown, RI, 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Robert Cole and Dorothy Alma Shepard.
Longtime Co-Proprietor of Michael’s Mall in Winthrop Center
Anita Caruccio of Seal Harbor Road, Winthrop passed away at Putnam Farms in Danvers on November 24 after a brief illness. She was 86 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Bertha (Perrini) and Romeo Milandri, she was a resident of Winthrop for over 50 years and she and her husband were the proprietors of Michael’s Mall in Winthrop Center for many years. She was also a member of the Winthrop Senior Center and the Daughters of Italy. She was the devoted wife of the late Michael P. Caruccio; the loving mother of Michael M. Caruccio and his wife, Cathy of Lynnfield, Paul A. Caruccio of Winthrop and the late Robert J. Caruccio; the dear sister of Viola Guarino of Winthrop and the late Ida Ottaviani; the cherished grandmother of Nicholas, Briana, Alexis, Katharine, Vanessa, Michael and Matthew and the former mother in law of Nancy Caruccio-Fitzpatrick. Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest Caggiano and Son-O’Malley Funeral Home, Winthrop. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For donations or to sign the on-line guest book go to: op Center for many years. She was also a member of the Winthrop Senior Center and the Daughter’s of Italy. or www.cremationsbycaggianofh.com or www.cremationsbycaggianofh.comwww.c w.caggianofuneralhome.com