Obituaries 03-27-2014

Ann Marie Dowd

Her kindness and generosity knew no bounds

Ann Marie (Sullivan) Dowd of Winthrop, formerly of Charlestown, died recently.

Ann Marie attended the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston where she excelled academically and was captain of the championship- winning Cathedral High basketball team and an excellent athlete. Memories of her will live forever in our hearts. We will think of her whenever we visit her favorite places: Dewey Beach, Short Beach, Yirrell Beach and Sturgis Street. From now on, Mum, an endless summer.

She was the wife of the late John J. Dowd; mother of Denice, John J.,Jr, Kevin and Nancy, Stephanie, Leslie and Brian Smith, Jennifer, and Rosie, the dog; sister of Daniel Sullivan, the late John D. Sullivan, Sr. and Helen LaPenas; daughter of the late Dennis and Margaret (Donnelly) Sullivan (Donnelly); beloved great grandmother to Amberclaire Dowd and Skylar Mae Winter; adored grandmother to Johnny Dowd, Brian and Courtney Winter, Kevin and Anthony Dowd, Jake, Luke and Keith Smith. She enjoyed her sisters-in- law,and was a wonderful aunt and friend to all. Her kindness and generosity knew no bounds.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop today, Thursday, March 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. Committal will be private. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go

Anthony Albano

Tattoo Artist

Albano, Anthony F. after a brief illness at age 43. Beloved husband of Diana Tournas-Albano and devoted father of Dalayna Christine Albano. Loving son of Anthony Albano and Joann Albano-Russo all of Revere.  Dear brother of Christine Albano-Martorelli and brother in-law of Mark Martorelli of Revere. Cherished uncle of Michael and Matthew Martorelli. Cherished nephew of Mary Mckinlay of Florida and Carmen Albano of Peabody. Son in-law of John Tournas & the late Sheila Tournas. also survived by many  uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours are Friday 4-8pm  Funeral Services will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons – Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St. on Saturday, March 29th at 10:00am Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  In lieu of flowers donations in his name can be made to the American Lung Association 460Totten Pond Rd #400, Waltham, MA 02451

Anna Jenkins

Of Plymouth, Formerly of Somerville

Anna J. Jenkins of Plymouth, formerly of Somerville, passed away at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on March 19 after a brief illness. She was 104 years old.

Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of the late Bridget T. (Malley) and John P. Cashman, she worked as the Principal Clerk for the City of Somerville for many years.

She was the devoted wife of the late Howard M. Jenkins and the loving mother of Carol Ann Kelley of Winthrop; the cherished grandmother of Barbara Leahy, Daniel Kelley and Patricia Kelley and is also survived by four great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Saturday, March 22 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop. The Rev. Charles Bourke celebrated the Mass. Interment followed at the Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. Memorial donations may be made to the Aberjona Nursing Center 184 Swanton St., Winchester MA 01890. To sign the online guestbook go to

Joanne Capprini

Worked as Office Manager and at Cafe Delight in Winthrop Center

Joanne Capprini of Woodside Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 19 after a prolonged illness. She was 73 years old.

Born in Winthrop, the beloved daughter of the late Josephine (Ruggerio) and Domenic Cardillo, for many years she worked as a office manager for the Office of Fire Protection Engineers. She also worked for over 16 years at Cafe Delight in the Winthrop Center.

She was the devoted wife of Robert J. Capprini and the loving mother of Robert Capprini and his wife, Robin of Haverhill, Ann Capprini of Winthrop and Michael Capprini and his wife, Terry of Bangor, Maine; the dear sister of Alice Haskell of Winthrop and Marie Trainor of Saugus; the cherished grandmother of Joseph Capprini of Winthrop, Amanda Souliotis and her husband, Teddy of Haverhill, Matthew Capprini of Haverhill, Michael Capprini and John Manning, both of Bangor, Maine.

Funeral arrangements were by the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church was celebrated by the Rev. Peter Graziano who also offered prayers at the interment in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 East Concord St., C-3, Boston MA 02118.To sign the online guestbook go to

Mary Jane Meaney

Longtime N.E. Telephone Operator, lifetime Winthrop resident

Mary Jane Meaney of Beal Street, Winthrop passed away at home on March 20 after a long illness. She was 85 years old.

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Mildred (Brittian) and Richard Howard. A lifetime resident of Winthrop, she was employed as a telephone operator for New England Telephone for many years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Philip Meaney and the loving mother of Nancy Garbarino of Winthrop and the late Patricia West and the cherished grandmother of Jillian and Nicholas.

Visitation and services were held from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Monday, March 24, 2014. Rev. Peter Graziano celebrated the services. Committal was private. Charitable donations may be made in Mary Jane’s memory to the following organization: Jimmy Fund (The), Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Attn: Contributions Services, 6th Fl., 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA. 02445 Tel: 800-52-JIMMY (54669) To sign the online guestbook go

Michael Chioccola

American Airlines retiree and Union President; life member of Winthrop Elks

Michael A. Chioccola a longtime Winthrop resident, passed away in Concord, NH on March 19 after a brief illness.

Born in East Boston, the loving son of the late Gaetano Chioccola and Mary Grasso, he was educated in the Winthrop School system, graduated from Winthrop High School and later attended Suffolk University.

He enlisted in the US Airforce during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1955. A Life Member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks 1078, he was employed at American Airlines for 38 years and served as Union President for 10 of those years. Mike loved spending time doing community service, especially at the Winthrop Elks where he and his Board of Stewards prepared food for many of the youth activities in town.

Mike was the beloved husband of 63 years to Dorothy A. Spring and is survived by five children: Guy Chioccola of New Hampshire, Sheryle Morgan and her husband, Richard of Revere, Scott Chioccola and his partner, Julia Heath-Johnson of New Hampshire, Dawn Turgiss and her husband, Charles of Saugus and Lee Ann Simpson and her husband, Joseph of Revere. He was the loving brother of Josephine (Chicky) Smith and her husband of Woburn and Rose Marie Chioccola of Stoneham; the devoted grandfather of Christina Chioccola, Derek and Kyle Morgan, Michael and Jessica Simpson, Katie-Leigh Turgiss, Anthony Chioccola and the great grandfather of Dakota Farquette.

Funeral services were conducted at Frazier Funeral in Winthrop on March 22. Interment followed at the Belle Isle Section of the Winthrop Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in Mike’s memory may be donated to the Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02061 or The Barnstead Food Bank, P.O. Box 11, Center Barnstead, NH 03225.

Jean Nolan

VNA of Boston Retiree; active St. John the Evangelist parishioner

Jean M. (Brunaccini) Nolan of Winthrop passed away at the Pleasant Bay Nursing Home in Brewster on March 19. She was 82 years old.

Jean retired from the VNA of Boston and was an active parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church.

The beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Nolan, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Dominic and Josephine (Ferrante) Brunaccini; devoted mother of Carol A. Nolan of Somerville, Joyce N. Harrison and her husband, John of Baltimore, MD, Raymond J. Nolan and his wife, Ann of Winthrop, Kathleen O’Melia of Centerville, Charles W. Nolan and his wife, Terri of Pepperell, Sharon J. Nolan of Centerville, and Craig P. Nolan and his late wife, Stacee of Winthrop; adored grandmother of Shannon and Kristen Kelley, Matthew and Katherine Harrison, Nolan and Connor O’Melia, John, Brenna, Patrick, Haley, Hannah, Craig, and Raymond Nolan and the dear sister of Florence Chuisa of Woburn and the late Anna Cassell and Dorothy Poor. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery. Donations in her name can be made to the One Fund Boston Inc. P.O. Box 990009, Boston, MA. 02199. For guestbook, please visit

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