Obituaries 01-07-2016

­Joseph ‘Joe’ Cernardo

United Airlines employee; football and baseball fan

Joseph (Joe) G. Cernardo of Winthrop passed away on December 27 at the Sawtelle House in Reading, surrounded by his loving family. He was 59 years old.

Born in Oswego, NY, he resided in Winthrop for the last 12 years.

The cherished son of the late Benedetto and Mary Ann (Pasiak) Cernaro, both of Oswego, NY, Joe was employed with United Airlines in both Syracuse and Boston for over 27 years. He will be greatly missed by those he worked with. Joe was an avid fan of both football and baseball and played softball in Oswego for many years. He enjoyed frequent walks with his dog, Sully, at Deer Island.

Joe was the devoted husband of 32 years of Yvonne (Pettie) Cernaro of Winthrop  and loving father of daughters, Lauren of Fredericksburg, VA; and Emily of Winthrop; the dear brother of David (Kaye) of Helena, MT, Kathy Coon of Oswego, NY and Thomas (Eileen) of Oswego, NY. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews including Rich (Alek), Rob, and Krista Coon of Oswego, Jamie (Ashley) Cernaro of Port Charlotte, FL. Jason Cernaro of Oswego, Michael (Katie) Cernaro of Billings, MT, Tricia (Thomas) Carpenter,  Stephanie Johnson and Alyson and Christopher O’Leary, all of Oswego and Shannon Pasco of Boston, as well as great-nieces and great nephews.

The funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on December 30 followed by a Funeral Mass in the Holy Rosary Church, Point Shirley, Winthrop. Additional services, and the burial, were held in Oswego, NY where much of Joe’s family resides.To sign the online guestbook, go to

John Reardon, Jr.

Former CEO of Braman, Dow and Co. and member of the Algonquin Club, both of Boston

John J. Reardon, Jr. of Winthrop, Nantucket and Naples, Florida passed away peacefully at home on January 1. He was 78 years old.

Born in Chelsea, he was the loving son of the late Marion (Stowell) and John J. Reardon Sr. A resident of Winthrop since 1963, he was the former CEO of Braman, Dow and Co. in Boston. He was also a longtime member of the Algonquin Club of Boston.

John lived his life to the fullest; he enjoyed spending time on the beautiful beaches of Nantucket, as well as spending time with his two West Highland Terriers.

He was the beloved husband of Marjorie (Denholm) for 55 years; loving father of Laurie Lightbody and her husband, Paul of Westborough, Scott T. Reardon of Winthrop and Heather O’Brien and her husband, Kevin of Nahant; dear brother of Marion Montecalvo and her husband, Frank of Florida, Joseph Burns of Newburyport and Richard Burns of Florida. He was also the loving grandfather to his three grandchildren: Lauren Lightbody, Michael O’Brien and Meghan O’Brien.

His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Wednesday, January 6 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment followed the Mass in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Yawkey Cancer Center at giving.

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Sue Caroline Ogden

World traveler, artist, lover of water and its creatures

Sue Caroline Ogden, daughter of the late Carroll and J. Alene Ogden of Winthrop died peacefully from cancer on December 29 at Provincetown, Massaschuets.

She was born on December 4, 1943 in Winthrop, and was a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1960. For a long time after that, she was employed first by Northeast Airlines which changed to Eastern and was finally changed to ownership by Delta. During those years she had the unforgettable experience of becoming a world traveler to such places as the United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, India, and South America.

Having lived by the ocean from an early age, she not surprisingly moved to Provincetown 30 years ago where she was employed by Dolphin Fleet until her retirement. She had an abiding love of the water and the creatures therein like the whales and dolphins. Many of her happiest times were out on her own boat which she loved.

She was also known as a local artist exhibiting her paintings there, most recently in showings on Provincetown’s main pier’s Art Shacks.

She is survived by her sister, Martha A. Heller of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and her nephews, Frank L. Hadden and his son, F. Henry Hadden of Jackson, Mississippi.

A memorial service at Provincetown will be held at a later date to be announced when her ashes will be scattered by Lighthouse Point near Provincetown.

Anthony Fabiano

Reitred Carpenter

Anthony J. Fabiano of Locust Street, Winthrop passed away at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford on December 28. He was 92 years old.

Born in Boston, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served on the USS Evarts in the Pacific Theatre as a CM2c. After his honorable discharge, he went on to work as as carpenter for many years.

He was the devoted husband of the late Genevieve (Bachewski); the loving father of Joseph Fabiano and William Fabiano, both of Winthrop and the cherished grandfather of Taylor, Joey and Chloe.

His funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Tuesday, January 5 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Peter Graziano celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, Advancement Office, 3rd Floor, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. To sign the online guestbook go to

Vasilios Anthopoulos

Of Winthrop, formerly of Greece

Vasilios Anthopoulos, a long time resident of Winthrop, formerly of Greece, passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, January 2.

He was the beloved husband for over 56 loving years of Melpomeni (Papadopoulos);  devoted father of Sophie Vessiropoulos and her husband, Antonis, Harry Anthopoulos and his wife, Marianna and Bessy Anthopoulos, all of Winthrop; cherished grandfather of Peristera Maria, Melpomeni Dimitra, Carol Ariel, Isabella Lorraine and Adam Alexander. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will honor Vasilios life by gathering today, Thursday, at 9:30 a.m. in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. (Orient Heights) East Boston before leaving in procession to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 11 Church St., Lynn for a funeral at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with Mr Anthopoulos being laid to rest in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). In honoring Mr. Anthopoulos and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 11 Church St., Lynn.

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