David Osborne, Sr.
Avid golfer, sports and political enthusiast
David G. Osborne, Sr. of Pleasant Street, Winthrop passed away suddenly at home on December 1. He was 67 years old. Born in Salem, he was the beloved son of Rita (Marguis) and the late Weldon Osborne. Formerly of Beverly and a resident of Winthrop for almost 30 years, he was a member of the Beverly Golf and Tennis Club and a past member of the Winthrop Golf Club. Dave was an avid golfer, participating in many charity events over the years. He loved golfing and began at the age of 11 caddying at the Kernwood in Salem. It was one of his life’s passions.
He thoroughly enjoyed sports of all kinds. He followed professional sports, college sports and watched high school athletes work their way up through the athletic system. He knew statistics like no other. Another passion of Dave’s was his political researching and of course his opinions!! Those opinions were always fact-based according to Dave, and if you knew him you were always a believer. Early on he hosted a few local political cable shows, mostly if there was a pressing town issue. It was very important for him to get the word out to the public so they absolutely had the facts. He loved to spar over a difference of opinion!!! He was a proud member of the US Air Force, serving four years and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. He was discharged as a Sergeant and also worked as a security officer training German Shepherds. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a liquidation officer for the US Small Business Dept.. Dave had an unmatched sense of humor and loved loved loved his card games with friends and getting together entertaining family and friends in our back yard with the million dollar view of the airport and Boston Skyline. He was a presence that will be irreplaceable and sorely missed by all. We love you Dave and may God’s spirit be with you and carry you home. He was the devoted husband of Deborah (Vecchio) and the loving father of Dawn Fornari of Plymouth, Ashley Schlicher of Amesbury and David Osborne, Jr. of Winthrop; the dear brother of Paul and Rhonda Osborne of Kingston, NH, Mike and Mary Osborne of Beverly, Steve and Robbie Osborne of Peabody and Neila and Jack Griffith of Middleton and grandfather of Alexa and Emma. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, December 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 8 p.m. the same evening. The committal will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston MA 02108.
Gracious, generous, loving lady with dry sense of humor and quick wit
Gracious, Generous, Loving Lady With Dry Sense of Humor and Quick Wit Frances I. (Shea) Pollina of Winthrop and Boston died on November 27. She was 76 years old. She was gracious, generous and loving with a dry sense of humor along with a quick wit. She enjoyed reading, seeing movies and hanging out with her friends at Overlook Drive – where her extraordinary friends Carol Pullin and Linda Carlisle were like angels during her times of need. Born in Boston to Sheila (Julia) nee Clifford and John Shea, both of Ireland, she was the fifth of six children. In the late 1950’s Fran met her husband, Joseph Pollina and moved to Chicago, where they raised their family. Boston was always home though and she moved back to Winthrop where many relatives resided. Frances ran a successful business providing services to residents of Beacon Hill prior to retirement. What she liked most, however, was spending time with her grandchildren. Her grandson, Tim once commented “she’s so cool… it’s like she’s not even a grandmother.” She is survived by her sister, Sheila Patricia (Joseph) Sullivan of Canton, daughter Donna (James) Vitale of Winthrop, son David (Lisa) Pollina of Swampscott and daughter Jeannie (Steve) Jacobs of Des Plaines, IL. She was preceeded in death by her beloved son ,John Pollina, who passed away in 2006. She will be greatly missed by many, including her two grandchildren: Timothy Hellstern and Alicia Vitale. A Graveside Service will be held at the Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section), on Friday, December 5 at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Donations in her name can be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital c/o the Development Office, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA. 02114. Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop., For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Maryann Lounsbury of Washington Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on November 25 after a prolonged illness. She was 70 years old. Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late Diega (Messina) and Alfonso Maniglia. A resident of Winthrop for over 58 years, she was employed as a registered nurse, working at the former Winthrop Community Hosptial and the Bayview Nursing Home. She was the devoted wife of David Lounsbury and the loving mother of Brian Lounsbury, Geoff Lounsbury and his wife, Kelly and Jonathan Lounsbury and his wife, Michelle, all of Winthrop; dear sister of Carolyn Fisichella and her late husband, Frank of Maine, Anthony Maniglia and his wife, Carol of Lynnfield and Steven Maniglia and his wife, Lydia of New Hampshire; cherished grandmother of Britney, Braedon, Camden, Logan, Olivia and her step grandson, Justin Siniti. Her Funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Monday, December 1 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Peter Graziano celebrated the Mass. Interment followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To sign the online guestbook go towww.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Anthony ‘Tony’ Alagero, Jr.
Retired sales rep, avid photographer and ocean sailor of Winthrop and Ft Myers, Florida; 50 Year Cottage Park Club member
Anthony P. (Tony) Alagero, Jr. of Winthrop and Ft.Myers, FL died November 10 at Hope Hospice in Ft. Myers. Tony was born March 28, 1928 in Malden, the son of the late Anthony P. and Laura (Sousa) Alagero. Mr. Alagero was a US Navy veteran of World War II who served as a radio operator. He attended Tufts University and his career was spent as a sales rep working for a good part of his life at Honeywell. He was an avid photographer and was also an ocean sailor, sailing out of the Cottage Park Club, where he was a member for the past 50 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Carol (Wood) Alagero; two sisters, Lauretta Torraca of Portland, ME and Christine Skomro of Falmouth and is also survived by his loving step-children Donna (Paul) Jewison of Chatfield, MN; Stacey (John) Cibien of Shrewsbury, MA; and Joseph (Aimee) DiGiovanni of Belleville, IL; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Tony was predeceased by his daughter, Trudy and is also survived by Steven, Charles and Paul from a prior marriage. A Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 6 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop. The family wishes to thank Hope Hospice in Ft. Myers, FL. Contributions to Hope Hospice, in Tony’s name, may be made online at hopehcs.org or mailed to the Development Office, Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. For guestbook, go to: Kiserfh.com
Carolyn Elizabeth Kelley
Taught at Bunker Hill and Bristol Community Colleges
Carolyn Elizabeth Kelley of Sargent Street, Winthrop passed away at the Whidden Hospital in Everett on November 30 after a prolonged illness. Born in Winchester, she was the beloved daughter of Mary (Shaughnessy) and the late John B. Kelley. Carolyn attended Winthrop Public Schools and received her Bachelor Arts Degree from UMass Boston in 1990 and her Master of Arts from the University of New Mexico in 1994. Prior to her illness, she was a teacher at Bunker Hill and Bristol Community Colleges. She was a past member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club and she did volunteer teaching for veterans. She was the loving wife of Gary Merksamer and the dear sister of Laura Miguel of Rhode Island, John B. Kelley of Connecticut and Philip Kelley of Winthrop; the stepmother of Frank and Michael Merksamer and the niece of Thomas Kelley and his wife, Joan and Walter Shaughnessy and his wife, Joan; the aunt of Kelley Rose Miguel, Claire and Grace Kelley and Philip Miguel. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend her funeral to be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop today, Thursday, December 4 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Winthrop at 10 a.m. Interment to follow the mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. The family extends sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, AllCare VNA/Hospice and the Whidden Hospital for their excellent and compassionate care. Memorial donations may be made to the Winthrop Public Library, 2 Metcalf Square, Winthrop MA 02152.
Worked at Winthrop Hospital and Doctor’s Billing Agent
Born in Winthrop and a lifelong Winthrop resident, she was the beloved daughter of the late Christine (Webster) and Edward Lane. She worked at Winthrop Hospital for many years before moving on to work as a billing agent at Dr. Shah’s office in Winthrop for over 27 years.
She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph F. Collins and the loving mother of Edward Collins and his wife, Gail of West Peabody, Joseph F. Collins, Jr. and his wife, Nancy of South Carolina, Jane Phillips and her husband, Robert of South Carolina, Jean West and her husband, David of West Newbury and the late Ruth A. McCarthy and her husband, John of Revere; dear sister of Edna Feeley of Framingham and is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on November 10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment followed the Mass in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice, 75 Liberty St., Danvers MA 01923. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Vazquez
Winthrop Fire Department Clerk and Board Member
Elizabeth M. “Betty” Vazquez of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on November 30. She was 71 years old. Betty was employed as the clerk for the Town of Winthrop Fire Dept. She was also a member of the board for the Winthrop Council on Aging. The dear friend of Maryann Chisholm of Winthrop, she was born in Winthrop, the cherished daughter of the late Kenneth and Elizabeth (Lamb) Vazquez. She was the beloved cousin of Terry Vazquez and his wife, Pat Sullivan of Winthrop, Mary Jane Anderson of East Boston, and Elizabeth Campanaro and her husband, Chuck of Leesburg, FL; Godmother of Kristin Accomando and her husband, Scott and their children, Sydney and Skyler, all of Rowley and is also survived by many loving friends. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Robert A. DeLeo/Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard St,. Winthrop. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s name can be made to the Winthrop Fire Dept. Building Fund, Center Fire House, 40 Pauline St. Winthrop, MA. 02152. Betty was employed as the clerk for the Town of Winthrop Fire Dept. She was also a member of the board for the Winthrop Council on Aging. Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. WINTHROP. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Carolyn Rowe Marks
45-Year Nursing Career
Carolyn Rowe Marks passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 2 her home in Madison, NH after a long battle with kidney disease. She was 67 years old. Carolyn’s 45 year nursing career encompassed diabetes education, nursing home care, emergency room, IV team and eye clinic care. Born December 24, 1946 and a lifelong resident of Winthrop, she is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Paul W. Marks, Jr., their three children: Michele of Naperville, IL, David of Sun Valley, ID and Jill of Winthrop and two grandchildren, Madison and Matthew of Naperville, IL She is also survived by a loving aunt Jeannette Fallon of Winthrop and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Carolyn’s 45 year nursing career encompassed diabetes education, nursing home care, emergency room, IV team and eye clinic care. A Funeral Mass will be held on, Saturday, December 6 at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop. Please go directly to church. Immediately following the Funeral Mass, a Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering will be held in St. John’s School Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carolyn’s name to the Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Norwood, MA. 02062. Funeral arrangements are by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.