Giselda “Sally” Sampson
Giselda ‘Sally” Sampson of Winthrop died February 18 after a brief illness in the Melrose/Wakefield Hospital, Melrose. She was 89 years old. Born in Boston, she lived in Winthrop since 1951 and formerly lived in East Boston. The daughter of the late Maria (DiGianvittorio) and Sabatino Chiulli,. Sally was a cashier at Osco Drug in East Boston for 10 years until her retirement. She was a former member of the North Shore Mixed Lodge #2533. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis “Frank” Sampson; devoted mother of Mariann Nicoletti and her husband, Richard of Winthrop and is also survived by her Grandkitty, Satina. She was the sister of the late Luciano, Dominic and Anthony Chiulli and she also leaves several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by the Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes, Medford. Interment was in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop. To leave a message of condolence visit dellorusso.net
Eleanor L. (Gahm) Hudd of Winthrop, a resident of the Life Care Center, 25 Woodland Road in Stoneham for the past year, passed away on March 7. She was 90 years old. Prior to her retirement, Eleanor worked as a cashier for Bayburn Cleaners in Arlington Heights. The beloved wife of the late John F. Hudd, she was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Margaret E. (McCarthy) Gahm. She was the devoted mother of John J. Hudd and his wife, Joan of Melrose, Ronald F. Hudd and his late wife, Jeanne of Lynnfield, Robert E. Hudd and his wife, Roseanne of Winthrop, Michael T. Hudd and his wife, Marianne of Malden, and Stephen C. Hudd and his wife, Brenda of Wakefield; dear sister of Walter Gahm of New Hampshire; the adored grandmother of 12, a late grandson Brian S. Hudd of Winthrop, and is also survived by14 great-grandchildren. Her Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, March 13 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will take place in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jeanne A. Hudd can be made to the Lustgarten Foundation Westborough Pancreatic Cancer Team Can Do, 111 Stuart Ave., Bethpage, NY. 11714. For guestbook, please visit,www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Frederick Edward Miles, Jr.
Avid sailor and yachtsman
Frederick Edward Miles, Jr. passed peacefully, surrounded by his family, on March 5. He was 83 years old. Fred was born on March 29, 1931 in Boston to Josephine Romasco Miles and Frederick Edward Miles, Sr. He graduated with honors from Norwich University in Vermont and was a First Lieutenant, serving in Korea. Fred owned two automobile dealerships, then became an innkeeper owner/ operator of Cedarwood Lodge for many years in Jay, Vermont. Fred and his wife of 60 years, Jean Brady Miles of Winthrop, raised five children in Winthrop and Marblehead. He was an avid sailor and yachtsman who LOVED the sea and spent many happy times on his boats with his family at CPYC and BYC Fred is survived by his brothers, Stephen Miles of Houston, Texas, Ronald Miles of Winchester and his sister, Carol Galvin of Rock Island, Illinois. He was predeceased by his brother, Alfred Miles and sister, Lenore Quigley and was the proud father of Frederick E. Miles, 3rd of Belfast, Maine, Kathleen Titus of Marblehead, Jennifer Miles of Cambridge, Christopher Miles of Swampscott and Julie Miles of Denver, CO. He was a loving grandfather to his 12 grandchildren; Jessica, Jamie, Jacqleen, Jennifer, Thomas, Sam, Luc, Brady, Mary Frances, Jake, Paige and Elise and great grandfather to Molly, Kayleigh, Jack, Benjamin and Mickey. There will be a service honoring Fred and celebrating his life today, Thursday, March 12 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Street, Winthrop followed by a gathering at the Cottage Park Yacht Club, 76 Orlando Ave, Winthrop from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. following today’s service. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Jeanette L. D’Avolio of Wilshire Street, Winthrop passed away at Winthrop Place on March 9, She was 92 years old. Born in Nova Scotia, she was the beloved daughter of the late Eva Mae (Boudreau) and Leon Fougere. She resided in East Boston before moving to Winthrop over 30 years ago. She was the devoted wife of Eugene D’Avolio and the loving mother of Chuck and Lois D’Avolio of South Yarmouth, Gene and Janice D’Avolio of East Boston, Len and Deb D’Avolio of Beverly and Peggy and Rob Wilson of Winthrop and the dear sister of the late John “Ozzie” Fougere. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home today, Thursday, March 12 from 4 to 8 p.m.The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, March 13 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, Ashley St., East Boston 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 Winthrop Place c/o East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 26 Sturgis St., Winthrop MA 02152. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Frank ‘Sonny’ DiStasio
Retired machinist and former member of Winthrop Elks
Frank H. “Sonny” DiStasio of Fairview Street, Winthrop passed away at Winthrop Place on March 9 after a brief illness. He was 87 years old. Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Anniemae (Heil) and Joseph DiStasio. A longtime resident of East Boston, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard during World War II reaching the rank of StM2c. After his honorable discharge, he went on to work as a machinist working with nuclear metals that were used on the Space Shuttle. He was also a former member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. He was the devoted husband of Esther M. (Goodwin) and the loving father of Denise Ritchie of Winthrop and Brian J. DiStasio of Arlington; the dear brother of Marie Denemoustier of East Boston and the late Joann Cardinale and the cherished grandfather of Nicholas and Kristopher. A funeral service will be held in the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Friday, March 13 at 12 noon. Entombment will follow the service in the Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. Visitation to be held at the funeral home today, Thursday, March 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. For memorial donations or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Polaroid retiree; of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston
Anthony Consolante of Buchanan Street, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on February 28. He was 80 years old. Born in East Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Leonina (DiCesare) and Pietro Consolante. He grew up in East Boston before moving to Winthrop over 45 years ago. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a carpenter for Polaroid. He was a member of the Polaroid retirees and a former member of the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Men’s Club.
He was the devoted husband of Marilyn (Minichino) and the loving father of Christine Emerton and her husband Mark of Danvers, Peter Consolante of Malden and Andrea Baez and her husband, Ricky of Winthrop; the dear brother of the late Elizabeth DeVito and the cherished grandfather of Avery, Adrianna and RJ.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home. Interment was in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Homemaker and long time Revere resident
Doris M. (Maggioli) Nicotera of Revere died on March 8 after a long illness. She was 92 years old. She was the devoted wife of the late Orlando A. Nicotera; loving mother of Diane C. Cohane and her husband, Dennis and Dennis V. Nicotera, all of Revere and the late Patricia M. Nicotera; cherished grandmother of Courtney C. Cohane, Justin J. Cohane and his wife, Nicole and Brandon M. Cohane and his wife, Heather, all of Revere and Michael Nicotera and his partner, Nicole Mulla of Winthrop; adored great grandmother of Anthony R. and Devon J. Molineaux; beloved sister of the late Leo and Donald Maggioli. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parking is available in the lot left of the funeral home. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to: Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan St. B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For more information, visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Emilio ‘Emmy’ Troisi
Retired master electrician, greatest grandfather and accomplished Mr. Fix-it
Emilio P. “Emmy” Troisi passed away Sunday evening March 8 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a sudden and debilitating illness. He was 74 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Pasquale and Maria Troisi, he attended St. Rose parochial school and later graduated from Chelsea High School. Best known to his friends as Emmy, after graduating from High School he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served during the Vietnam era. He was honorably discharged and soon thereafter married his beloved wife, Jo-Ann Theberge. Together they settled in Chelsea to begin raising their family. He moved to Winthrop nearly 45 years ago and has been resident of this community since then. Emmy also attended the Wentworth Institute in Boston beginning his career of becoming a Master Electrician. He worked as a residential and commercial Master Electrician for over 35 years with Rudolph Electric of Chelsea, retiring in 1995. He was a longtime member of the Chelsea Yacht Club, enjoyed boating and time spent out on the ocean. A devoted husband and beloved father he could always be relied upon for answers on a wide variety of subjects. He also excelled in the role of greatest grandfather. He was a home handyman extraordinaire and an accomplished Mr. Fix-It. If he couldn’t fix something, chances are that it was beyond repair. In addition to his parents, Emmy was also preceded in death by his brother, Paul Troisi and sisters Theresa Ernst, Anna and Rose Troisi. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Jo-Ann L. (Theberge) Troisi of Winthrop. He was the devoted father of Beth Troisi and her companion, Linda of Hyde Park, Eric Troisi and his wife, Kim of Wasilla, AK, Karen Farrell and her husband, Robert of Wilmington and Joyce Troisi of Lynn; cherished grandfather of Jordan and Dylan Troisi, Jillian Barroquillo, Lindsay, Robbie and Jack Farrell and Madison Troisi; adored great-grandfather of two and dear brother of Luisa Mika and Mary Troisi of Chelsea. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass in celebration of “Emmy’s” life in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m. (Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to go directly to the Church) Visiting hours will be held at the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to MGH Development Office, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston MA 02114 https://giving.massgeneral.org. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit: www.WelshFuneralHome.com
Retired manager for New England Telephone; former life member of Winthrop Golf Course
William C. Musco of Circuit Road, Winthrop passed away at the Nevins Nursing and Rehablilitation Center in Methuen on March 9after a long illness. He was 97 years old. Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of the late Mary (Mattarazzo) and Charles Musco. A life long resident of Winthrop, he was employed as a manager for New England Telephone for over 26 years. He was also a former life member of the Winthrop Golf Course. He was the devoted husband of the late Virginia (Culkeen) and the dear brother of the late Lou Musco, Michael Musco and Mary Albano. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. The funeral will be conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home today, Thursday, March 12 at 10:30 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 Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, 1200 Lantana St., Corpus Christi, TX 78407 or go to www.solt.net. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go towww.caggianofuneralhome.com.