Obituaries 03-05-2015

Robert Blumenthal

Retired Civil Engineer; past member of Winthrop Planning Board

Robert C. Blumenthal, a lifelong resident of Winthrop, died at Massachusetts General Hospital on March 2. He was 91 years old.

A graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1941, Mr. Blumenthal served in the US Army, 125th Armored Engineers, during World War II. Upon release from the service, he graduated from University of Cincinnati.

A civil engineer by profession, he was a partner with Bruce Campbell Associates in Boston for many years. He also owned and operated his own engineering consulting firm in Boston, was a past member of the Winthrop Planning Board and a member of the National Highway Safety Committee.

He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Fireman) Blumenthal; beloved father of Diane Blumenthal, the late Gerald Blumenthal and his wife Mary Capaa) Blumenthal, cherished grandfather of Daniel Blumenthal, devoted companion for 22 years of Olga Andrews and loving brother of the late Roy Blumenthal.

Services will be held at the Goldman Funeral Chapel, 174 Ferry St. (off Route 60) Malden on Friday, March 6 at 11 a.m. Condolence calls may be made following the services at his late residence until 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, epressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Society, 40 Shirley St., Winthrop, MA 02152 or to a charity of one’s choice. For directions and online condolences, go to:

Camille ‘Cammy’ White

Events coordinator at Boston Public Library for 35 years

Camille A. “Cammy” (DiGiovanni) White of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, died on February 28.

Cammy was an events co-ordinator at the Boston Public Library for 35 years.

She was the beloved wife of Stephen J. White; mother of Stephen J. White Jr. of Rockland, Christina and her husband, Kevin Jordan of Jefferson, GA, Melissa and her husband, Scott Cuthbert and Andrea White, all of Winthrop; sister of Guy Raddi and his wife, Kim of East Boston, Louise and her husband, Kevin Flagg of Uxbridge, Vincent Di Giovanni and his wife, Michelle of Fall River; grandmother of Christopher White, Ryan Cuthbert, Alexandrea McRae, Abigail Clackum and Kaleb Jordan.

Her funeral will be held from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] East Boston today, Thursday, March 5 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in the Belle Isle Section of Winthrop Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Cammy’s memory to Friends and Family Fighting ALS, c/o Robert Fay, 67 Berry Lane, Bristol, RI 02809 would be appreciated. For additional information, visit:

Lorraine Lescay

Worked at Shaw’s in Revere and previously at Woolworth’s in Boston until its closing

Lorraine D. (Dunshee) Kescay of Winthrop passed away at the Boston Medical Center on March 1. She was 81 years old.

Prior to her retirement, Lorraine worked for Woolworths Dept. Store in Boston as a salesperson. When the store closed, she later went on to work for Shaw’s Supermarket in Revere.

The beloved wife of Jose F. Lescay, she was born in Revere, the cherished daughter of the late George and Rita (Hooper) Watson. She was the devoted mother of Rita R. Webb and her husband, Tim of Wakefield, RI; adored grandmother of Darylle and Robert Sheehan, Rebecca Lescay and the late Rayleen Lescay; great-grandmother of Gabriel Lescay and dear sister of Harry Dunshee of Jacksonville, FL.

At the request of the family, funeral arrangements will be private. Donations in her memory can be made to the Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA. 02284. Funeral arrangements are from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. For guestbook, please visit

Robert ‘Bob’ Macero

Retired marketing representative for Commercial Union Insurance; Melvin Jones Lions Club Award recipient

Robert M. Bob Macero of Saugus died peacefully at home with his loving family at his side on February 24. He was 80 years old.

Bob was born in Chelsea on September 26, 1934. the dear son of the late Antonio and Anna (Capadano) Macero. He was raised on Joy Street in the brick bottom section of Somerville and was part of the Joy Street Gang who all remained close friends throughout their lifetimes. Bob was educated in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. He went on to further his education at Boston University.

Prior to retiring, Bob worked as an Insurance Marketing Representative for the Commercial Union Insurance Company for many years. He had a great work ethic and a wonderful personality; these were traits that helped him become such a success in his field.

Family was always first and foremost to Bob; he was a very devoted father and a wonderful grandfather. Bob was always very supportive of children and whatever they were involved in — school events, sporting events, Little League, or acting classes, He was always there coaching or cheering them on and he always beamed with pride when he spoke of his family and their many accomplishments.

Bob was very active in his community. For many years he coached Saugus American Little League and served as its secretary for 13 years. He was also the Past President of the Saugus Band Parents Association and spent many years fund raising for the Band.

He was very passionate about his role in the Saugus Lions Club where he worked tirelessly and spent countless hours volunteering at their many fund raisers and candy drives. Bob served as President of the Lions Club in 1995-1996, a position he took very seriously; Always giving of his time and talents to the club and its members. Bob’s efforts did not go unnoticed. He was honored with the Melvin Jones Fellow Award which is the highest award one can receive from the club.

Bob let his creative side come to light when he served as Past President and Vice President of the Peninsula Players Community Theatre Group in Nahant. He was not only a talented actor but a producer as well. Bob was very proud of the many productions that were put on by the theatre group and everyone always had a great time together.

Bob loved to travel; he visited ports of call all over the world especially following his retirement. He went on many wonderful trips with his family and friends throughout the years; these were memorable experiences that will be cherished for years to come.

Bob will be fondly remembered as a great guy. He was kind, caring, and always willing to do for others. Bob’s unconditional love for his family and friends was always evident in whatever he did; their happiness was very important to him. Bob will also be remembered for his endearing personality, quick wit, and warm smile; he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was the devoted father of Michael F. Macero and his wife, Judy of Chelsea, John J. Macero and his wife, Trudy of Winthrop, Chief Petty Officer Robert L. Macero and his wife, Linda of Grapeview, WA, and Angela D. Carpenter of St. Petersburg, FL; beloved companion of Yolanda Giannone of Saugus, loving “Grandpa” of Joseph Macero, Melissa Macero, Jaime Montesano, Michael Montesano, Alixandra Macero, Robert Macero II, Eugene Macero, Adrienne Vetters, Cheyenne Carla, Pamela King, and the late Taynna Melendez, “Great-Grandpa” of Andersen and Lillian Carla, Piper King, Riley and Bryan Vetters. He was the cherished son of the late Antonio and Anna (Capadano) Macero, dear brother of Daniel Macero of Walpole, the late Cosmo, Salvatore, Anthony and Nancy Macero. Bob is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends, and a large and loving extended family.

Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Saugus Lions Club, P. O. Box 1121, Saugus, MA 01906.

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