William Fielding, Jr.
Retired Keystone House Accountant
William H. Fielding, Jr. of Overlook Drive, Winthrop passed away at the Boston Medical Center on July 25 after a long illness. He was 89 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Mary E. (Hayes) and William H. Fielding, he was a lifetime resident of Winthrop. He served in the US Army during World War II in Central Europe. After his discharge, he went on to work as the in house accountant for Keystone for many years.
He was the devoted husband of the late Marie C. (Tiews) and the loving father of Diane Higdon and her husband, Bob of Winthrop and Bill Fielding of Vineyard Haven; the dear brother of Mary Reczek of Peabody and the late James Fielding; the cherished grandfather of Robert, Christina, Brian, Scott, William, Jack, Matthew and Amanda. He was also the great grandfather of Robert D. and Erin M.
The funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on July 29 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Peter Graziano celebrated the Mass and offered prayers at the interment in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.
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Evelyn Grace Moore Houchins
We celebrate the life of Evelyn Grace Moore Houchins……it was a life well lived. Evelyn, 102, passed away on July 26, 2014.
Evelyn was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a spiritual, life-long member of the United Methodist Church and always strived to do the right thing. She had a great sense of humor which along with her friendliness made interaction with her most enjoyable.
She was born in Washington, DC on December 17, 1911 to the late Marion C. Moore and June Cornwell Moore. Her family moved to Mount Hope in southern West Virginia in 1912. She grew up there with her three brothers – the late Kerns, Willard and Fritz Moore. She attended secondary and high school in Mount Hope graduating in 1930. She was voted most popular, best female athlete (played basketball) and best looking female her senior year.
She attended New River State College (now West Virginia University Institute of Technology) in Montgomery, WV before transferring to West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV where she graduated in 1934 with a degree in English. During her college career Evelyn was selected in 1932 a Princess in the West Virginia Forest Festival held in Elkins, WV.
She married Eugene Edgar Houchins in 1934 and was predeceased by him after 45 years of marriage. Evelyn was employed as a school teacher in southern West Virginia until starting a family some five years later. After that she worked as a substitute school teacher. They moved to Fayetteville, WV in 1952 where she lived for nearly 50 years before moving to Winthrop to be near her daughter and son-in-law, Junelle and Kenneth Avery.
In addition to being very active in church activities including the Women’s Circle and singing in the choir, Evelyn was a member of the Eastern Star and did volunteer work in several charities including the local food bank. She truly represented the “Greatest Generation” well. Evelyn particularly enjoyed the year 2011 – the year she turned 100. Highlights included a family reunion in Fayetteville over the Fourth of July holiday where 48 family members attended to celebrate her 100th birthday. Later that year a birthday party for her was held in Winthrop attended by nearly 80 family members and friends. Special thanks to her daughter and son-in-law, Junelle and Kenneth Avery, for providing a part of their house for her to live the last 15 years of her life. Their attention to satisfying her needs and wants contributed greatly to her happiness over the last years of her life.
Mrs. Houchins is survived by her children: son and daughter-in-law, Eugene Edgar Houchins, Jr and Judith Brinkley Houchins of Roswell, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Junelle Avery and Kenneth Paul Avery of Winthrop; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Mahan Houchins and Sandra Soles Houchins of Des Moines, IA; eight grandchildren: Tracy Lynn Bowers, Kristen Del Nardone, Eugene Edgar Houchins III, Kenneth Paul Avery Jr., Melissa Junelle Avery, Lisa Beth Houchins-McCallum, Elizabeth Ann Houchins-Lunsford, Carrie Sue Houchins-Witt and 16 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to her daughter and son-in-law, Junelle and Kenneth Avery, for providing a part of their house for her to live the last 15 years of her life. Their attention to satisfying her needs and wants contributed greatly to her happiness over the last years of her life.
The funeral service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, WV on Saturday, August 2. Mrs. Houchins will be laid to rest at Hughes Memorial Cemetery in Fayetteville. Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home in Winthrop and Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home in Fayetteville, WV are in charge of arrangements. To honor her memory, donations may be made to The First Church of Winthrop United Methodist Church; 217 Winthrop Street; Winthrop, MA 02152. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Retired Flooring Contractor
Anthony V. Marino of Kennedy Drive, Winthrop passed away at the Chestnut Woods Nursing Home in Saugus on June 9 after a long illness. He was 88 years old. Born in Somerville, the beloved son of the late Pauline (Stanante) and John Marino, he enlisted in the US Army during World War II and served in the Ardennes, Central Europe and the Rhineland. He was honorably discharged as a private. Mr. Marino worked for many years as a flooring contractor.
He was the husband of the late Frances (Massa); father of Paula Smith and her husband, George of Connecticut, Anthony V. Marino and his wife, Jan of Austin, TX, Ralph Marino of Winthrop, Cathy Marino of Winthrop and the late John Marino; brother of Gloria Viglietta of Arizona, Sally Hoyt of Reading, Joseph Marino of Florida and John Marino of New Hampshire and is also survived by five grandchildren.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the Memorial Mass on Friday, August 1 at the Holy Rosary Church, Point Shirley, Winthrop at 9 a.m. Committal private. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Bernard W. Wessling of Enfield Road, Winthrop passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers on July 24 after a prolonged illness. He was 83 years old.
Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Margaret (Arsenault) and Frank A. Wessling, he was a resident of Winthrop for more than 55 years.
He received his Masters in Chemistry and went on to work as a chemist in the nuclear metals industry. He was also the former proprietor of the Convienent Food Mart in Westwood. He was most proud of his six children graduating college and his 13 grandchildren.
He was the devoted husband of 61 years to Carmella (Visco); the loving father of Frank Wessling of Millis, William Wessling and his companion, Jaime Wright of Winthrop, Kim Martino and her husband, Peter of Winthrop, Linda Wessling and her companion, Jack Schoaf of Milford, Susan Wessling and her companion, Pat Gilspin of Worcester and Kara Guenette and her husband, William of Holden; cherished grandfather of Michelle, Nicholas, Kyle, Jessica, Samantha, Justin, Ariana, Erika, Jesse, William, Stephen, Brandon and Ella. He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Monday, July 28 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Peter Graziano was the celebrant of the Mass. Committal was private.
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