US Postal Service retiree; former Winthrop Elks member
Paul Bono of Lewis Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston on February 9. He was 74 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved son of the late Anna (Gialardi) and Charles Bono, he was a resident of the North End for many years and has resided in Winthrop for the past 44 years. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Special Delivery Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was also a former member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. He was the devoted husband of Lorraine (Serra) and the loving father of Lorina Correa and Natalie Bayersdorfer, both of Winthrop; the dear brother of Vincent, Anthony, Michael, Joseph, Louie Bono, Jennie Butera, Theresa Bono, Lilly Gallante and the late Charles Bono, Marie Piscitello, Anna Federico and Josie Conte and the cherished grandfather of Nicolas, Noah, Alex and Lily. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop today, Thursday, February 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow the mass will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Charitable donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the following organization: Jimmy Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Contributions Services, 6th Fl., 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA. 02445. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
John ‘Jack’ McGagh
US Postal Service retiree
John P. “Jack” McGagh of Winthrop passed away at the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston on February 7. He was 85 years old. Jack served in the U. S. Army, during the years 1948-49. He was a graduate of Boston College High School. Class of 1947 and a graduate of Boston College, Class of 1954. Prior to his retirement, Jack was employed with the US Postal Service as a Postal Clerk. Born in Boston, he was the cherished son of the late Martin J. and Nora K. (McLaughlin) McGagh; dear brother of Ann Roddy of Aberdeen, NJ, Mary E. McGagh of Somerville and the late Therese Griffiths, Thomas J. McGagh and Martin “Paul” McGagh; brother-in-law of Margie McGagh of Stoneham, William Griffiths of Winthrop and the late Robert Roddy. He is also survived by many adoring nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will take place at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday morning, February 13 between the hours of 9 to 11 a.m. A Funeral Mass will follow in St. John the Evangelist Church,Winthrop at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Boston. Donations in his memory can be made to a charity of your choice. For guestbook and directions, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Ciriaco ‘Jerry’ Dattoli
Retired truck driver
Ciriaco A. “Jerry” Dattoli of Seymour Street, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on February 5. He was 88 years old. Born in East Boston, the loving son of the late Mary (Giggi) and Michael Dattoli, he resided in East Boston before moving to Winthrop in 1952. He enlisted in the US Army Air Force during World War II and was honorably discharged as a Private First Class. After his discharge, he went on to work as a truck driver, working for MIT and Lincoln Labs. He was the devoted husband of the late Theresa (Nighelli) and the beloved father of Louise Dattoli of Winthrop and Mary Costello and her husband, Michael of Winthrop; the dear brother of Marie Fasoulas of Everett and the late Michael Dattoli. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. His funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son – O’Maley Funeral Home today, Thursday, February 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10 a.m. Interment to follow the mass will be in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony Shrine 100 Arch St., Boston MA 02110. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Past Commodore of Beachmont Yacht Club; member of Winthrop Yacht Club, Winthrop Elks and Wakefield Men’s Basketball League
Ronald F. Brown of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on February 5. He was 67 years old. Ron was the Past Commodore of the Beachmont Yacht Club and was also a member of the Winthrop Yacht Club, Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078, and an active member of the Wakefield Men’s Basketball League. He was the owner of Brown’s TV and Electronic Repair Store in Wakefield. Born in Boston, the cherished son of the late Wendell B. and June A. (Kohler) Brown, he was the devoted father of Ronald F. Brown II and his wife, Heather of Winthrop and Shoshanna Craig-Starks and her husband, Keith of Durham, ME; brother of Judy Brown of Massachusetts and the late Peter Brown. He is also survived by his loving canine companion “Skipper.” A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at the Beachmont Yacht Club, 168 Pearl Avenue, Revere on Saturday, February 14 at 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Donations in his memory can be made to the American Heart Assn., 300 5th Ave, Ste 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Funeral arrangements by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.