Obituaries 10-29-2015

Patricia Joy ‘Pat’ Woodell

Actress; starred in 60’s TV hit show: “Petticoat Junction”

Patricia Joy “Pat” Woodell, an American actress and singer, best known for her television role as Bobbie Jo Bradley from 1963 to 1965 on the hit TV shoe, “Petticoat Junction” was born in Winthrop on July 12, 1944 and died on September 29, 2015 after battling cancer for more than two decades.

Carol Aloi

Of Melrose, summer resident of Winthrop

Carol A. (Kennedy) Aloi of Melrose, passed away on October 21 at the age of 71.

Carol was born in Somerville on May 17, 1944 to Arthur and Eleanor Kennedy. She was raised in Somerville and graduated from Matignon High School.  During this time she met the love of her life, Gregory Aloi.  The two started dating during their senior year of high school and were later married at St. Catherine’s Church in Somerville in 1967. After living briefly in Medford, Carol and Greg moved to Melrose to start their family, where they have remained to this day.

Carol was very devoted to her family and was a perfect mother and homemaker She once worked as a legal secretary at a real estate law firm and frequently did volunteer work around town. She spent time gardening and she loved to shop.  Carol enjoyed spending summers at her family cottage in Winthrop throughout her whole life.  The beach and the ocean were her favorite places to go.

She was so proud of her grandchildren, and loved to spoil them. Carol will be greatly missed by all who knew her, she was happiest around her family and loved them more than words could express.

She was the beloved wife of Gregory Aloi of Melrose; loving mother of Cheryl Thibault and her husband, Scott of Newburyport, Catherine Boese and her husband, John of Andover and Kristin Wilcox and her husband, Reginald of Millis; cherished grandmother of Michelle, Ryan, Rebecca, Jack, SaraBeth, Timothy, Kyle and Megan; caring sister of Arthur Kennedy, Joanne Letch, Robert Kennedy and Paul Kennedy and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral arrangements were by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association, 178 Savin St #300, Malden, MA 02148. To leave an online condolence please visit

John Hart

Of Lynn, formerly of Winthrop

John J. Hart of Lynn, formerly of Winthrop, passed away suddenly on October 23 at the Lynn Union Hospital. He was 74 years old.

Born in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Eva (King) and George O. Hart, he grew up in Winthrop and entered the U.S. Army at an early age serving as a Sp4 during Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. After his honorable discharge, he worked for several years for the Winthrop Cemetery Department before moving on to the Massport Police Department. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Revere and the Amvets in Saugus.

He was the devoted husband of Beverlyanne (Russ) and the loving father of Greg and Kathy Taylor of Lynn, Jonathan and Jenn Hart of Wilmington, Rachel and Christopher Donegan, Daniel Hart and Shaun Hart, all of Lynn; the dear brother of George and Joan Hart of Danvers and the late Patricia Costley and Gladys “Sue” Summerlin; the brother in law of Greg and Rosemarie Russ and the cherished grandfather of Derek, Zachary, Justin, Caitlyn, Benjamin, Isabella, Joshua and the late Eva.

His funeral was held from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Wednesday followed by a funeral service in the First Baptist Church of Revere. Interment followed the service in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Aplastic Anemia and MDS Foundation, 100 Park Ave., Suite 108, Rockville MD 20850 or go to To sign the online guestbook go

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