Obituaries 02-13-2014

Edward Krovitz, Jr.

Successful Businessman, Avid Runner and Golf Enthusiast

Edward J. Krovitz, Jr. of Revere passed away on Sunday, February 9 surrounded by his family.

Edward was a Georgetown College graduate by way of Boston Latin. Mr. Krovitz took over a successful family business that is presently being run by a fourth generation of Krovitz’s as son Edward III now tends to the firm’s present day operations.

As an avid golfer at Tedesco and Winthrop Golf Clubs, Mr. Krovitz crossed Club Champion off his Bucket List early in life. Ed was also a member of one of the first runners clubs, as early disciples of the famed Bill Rogers would gather together and run along the Charles River at lunchtime.

He was the beloved and devoted husband of Josephine (Otolo) Krovitz with whom he shared 49 years of marriage; loving father of Edward J. Krovitz III and his wife, Nancy of N. Andover and Kim McCullom and her husband, Michael of Andover; dear brother of Joan Mauro of Revere and Judy Doherty of New Hampshire; cherished grandfather of Gioia and Kori Krovitz and Michael, Kate and Kendall McCullom.

Family and friends will honor Edward’s life by gathering Friday, February 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere and again at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning before leaving in procession to St. Anthony’s Church in Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edward’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. For directions and guest book

John Mercurio

Longtime Budweiser Employee

John J. Mercurio of Winthrop, formerly of Revere and Boston’s North End, died on January 31 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 58 years old.

John, who was an employee of Budweiser for many years, was born in Boston’s North End, the son of the late Joseph and Frances Ferrara. He moved to Revere in the late 60’s. He was the beloved husband of Judith (Morris) and the devoted father of Lauren and Joseph Mercurio, all of Winthrop; dear brother of Raffaella Gustafson of Quincy and Domenic Mercurio and Joanna Gillis, both of Revere and is also survived by his loving granddaughter Riley Ann Sampson and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. For guestbook,, please visit

Peter Ferrino M.D.-D.P.H.

Last of the “Country Doctors To Make House Calls” – Retired at Age 92!

Peter J. Ferrino, M.D.-D.P.H of Winthrop Street, Winthrop passed away suddenly at home on February 9. He was 99 years old.

Born in East Boston, the beloved son of the late Josephine (Tardo) and Enrico Ferrino, Doctor Peter Ferrino was known as the “last of the country doctors” who made house calls regardless of day, time or ability to pay. He served the communities of East Boston and Winthrop and upheld his oath as doctor, sworn to help his fellow man.

Doctor Ferrino attended local schools and received his B.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts. He received his M.D. degree at the University of Kansas City followed by his internship at the Hospital of the Holy Family in Brooklyn, New York. He served his residency in medicine and surgery at Adelphi Hospital in New York City. He began his practice of general medicine and surgery on March 5, 1941 in East Boston, where he continued until his retirement in 2007 at the age of 92.

Dr. Ferrino had several affiliations, including; American Medical Society, Massachusetts Medical Society, Suffolk Medical Society, Senior Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration, Past President Winthrop Medical and member of the Executive Board of Trustees for Winthrop Hospital, Past President of the Independent Order Sons of Italy, Life member Winthrop Lodge of Elks, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts and member of the Freedom Foundation, Bay State Chapter.

He was the devoted husband of the late Julia M. (Vena) and the loving father of Jo Ann Levaggi of Winchester and Henry P. Ferrino of Naples, Florida; the dear brother of the Hon. Joseph Ferrino of Winthrop and Annette Nazzaro of East Boston; the cherished grandfather of Lisa Borter, Lori MacIsaac and Lesli Porterfield. He is also survived by six great grandchildren.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, February 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, February 15 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow the mass in Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind 600 Washington St., Boston MA 02111. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to:

Catherine ‘Kay’ Flynn

Took Pride in Her Family and Her World War II Military Service

Catherine “Kay” Flynn, lately of Cherryfield, Maine, formerly of Winthrop and Florida, died on January 17.

She was born on May 20, 1922 and lived most of her adult life in Winthrop but relocated to Naples, FL after retirement.

Second only to her family, she was most proud of her military service as a member of the Womens Army Corps (WACs) during World War II and her fund raising efforts as Florida Field Representative for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial located in Washington, DC.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Flynn and her son, Frederick Flynn Jr.

She is survived by her children: Janet and Ken Martin of Addison, ME; Shelagh Flynn and Raymond Borsman of Roxbury, MA; Patrick and Becky Flynn of Milford, NH; and a special niece, Deborah Vivolo of Winthrop; grandchildren: Timothy Carver of Las Vegas, NV, Jean and Everett Mathews of Cherryfield, ME, Michele and Richard D’Amelio of Winthrop, Hilary Martin and William Layman of Vinalhaven, ME, Michael Geoghegan and Rachel Harkleroad of Boston, Matthew and Thais Geoghegan of Lynn, Allen and Jenny Graves of Lewiston, ME and Stephanie and Emilee Graves of Milford, NH; great-grandchildren: Nicholas Carver of Addison, ME and Orlando, FL, Katy and Jenny Mathews of Cherryfield, ME, Richard, Sage, and Ariana D’Amelio of Winthrop, Isabella and Owen Carver of Las Vegas, NV, Dylan Geoghegan of Lynn, Kyle, Patrick, and Heath Graves of Lewiston, ME.

A gathering to celebrate her life will be held in Winthrop in June

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