Eve H. (Lorance) Millar
Long time secretary at First Church of Winthrop United Methodist; member of Eastern Star and Rainbow Girls
Eve H. (Lorance) Millar of Upland Road, Winthrop passed away at The Arbors in Winthrop on January 7. She was 68 years old.
Born in Winthrop and a graduate of Winthrop High School, Class of 1966, she was the beloved daughter of the late Priscilla (Root) and George V. Lorance.
After traveling as a military family, she returned to Winthop in 1984 and was a very active volunteer with the First Church of Winthrop and many local charities. She was employed for many years as the secretary for the First Church of Winthrop United Methodist and was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Rainbow Girls.
Mrs. Millar was the loving mother of Wendy Millar and her companion, Marc Doyle, Kurt Millar and Valerie Millar, all of Winthrop; the dear sister of Dawn, Bruce, Larry, Bonnie, Dee Dee, Carl, Adam, Lucinda and the late Dean and Susan Lorance; the cherished grandmother of Brittany, Serena, Ian, Jouliette and Cullen and the loving companion of the late Fenton “Joe Mack” McLaughlin. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and chosen family.
On Behalf of the Family of Eve H. Millar, we wish to thank the loving staff of The Arbors at Winthrop, The Elder Service Plan, (PACE) of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Sturgis Street location, the many family and friends for their outpouring of support, love and generosity.
Her funeral service was held in the First Church of Winthrop United Methodist, Winthrop on Monday, January 11. Committal was private. Memorial donations may be made to the Ovations For the Cure of Ovarian Cancer, 79 Main St., Suite 202, Framingham MA 01702 or go to www.ovationsforthecure.org. To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Reginald Vraux, Jr.
Retired computer analyst; longtime member of
Reginald J. Vraux Jr., a lifelong resident of Winthrop, died suddenly at home on January 16. He was 69 years old.
Reginald was a longtime member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a computer analyst.
He was the beloved husband of the late Deborah J. (Proctor) Vraux. Born in Chelsea, the son of the late Reginald J. and Mary F. (Doherty) Vraux Sr., he was the devoted father of Vanessa V. Richards and her husband, Coleman M. of Winthrop; loving brother of Richard J. Vraux and his wife, Kathleen of Raymond, ME, Ronald J. Vraux and his wife, Eileen of Glenn Allen, VA and Robert J. Vraux and his wife, Tammy of Rockland, ME.; cherished grandfather of Coleman M. Richards and Alexis L. Joyce.
Visiting hours will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Friday, January 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home that evening at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Reginald’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association., New England Office, 10 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For guestbook, please, visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Former Scoutmaster of BSA Troop 78 of Winthrop, past member of Winthrop ELks, retired bricklayer
Thomas J. Lee of Almont Street, Winthrop passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on January 13. He was 77 years old.
Born in Winthrop, the beloved son of the late Edith (Fay) and Carl H. Lee, he grew up in East Boston before moving to Winthrop over 48 years ago. He enlisted in the US Army and served for over two years before being honorably discharged as a Private First Class. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a bricklayer for Local 3, specializing in waterproofing.
He was a former scoutmaster for the Winthrop Boy Scouts, Troop 78 and a past member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks.
He was the devoted husband of Barbara A. (Nikodem) with whom he was married for over 50 years and the loving father of Thomas Lee, David Lee and Christine Power and her husband, Michael, all of Winthrop and Cheri McGoldrick and her husband, Paul of Salem. He was the dear brother of the late Carl H. Lee and the cherished grandfather of Michael, James and Susie.
The funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home on January 19 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment followed the mass with military honors 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 www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Eleanor Anne Hazlett
Former proprietor of Winthrop Country Day School, wife of late Winthrop Fire Chief
Eleanor Anne Hazlett of Walden Street, Winthrop passed away at home on January 13. She was 95 years old.
Born in Arlington, she was the beloved daughter of the late Ellen M. (Toomey) and Frederick E. Witham. A lifetime resident of Winthrop, she was the former proprietor of the Winthrop Country Day School for many years.
She was the devoted wife of the late Winthrop Fire Chief Edward A. Hazlett and the loving mother of Sandra A. Jasse and her husband, Andre of Florida, William E. “Ned” Hazlett and his wife, Eleanor Davidson of Peabody, Christine E. Nims and her husband, Bill of New Hampshire, Mary E. Harris and her husband, Craig of Colorado and Catherine Weaver and her fiance, Bob of Wilmington. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Her funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home on January 16 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rev. Charles Bourke celebrated the mass and offered prayers at the interment in Winthrop Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Winthrop Public Library, Edward A. Hazlett Fund, 3 Metcalf Square, Winthrop MA 02152. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
Eugene Christopher Sheehan III
Eugene Christopher Sheehan, III passed away January 17 at Orono Commons, Orono, Maine. He was 59 years old.
Mr. Sheehan was born March 3, 1956 in Boston, the son of Eugene Christopher Sheehan, Jr. and Dorothy E. (Morrison) Sheehan. He is survived by his wife, Mary K. (Stuart) Sheehan; his father, Eugene Sheehan, Jr.; a son, Shaun Stuart; a daughter, Jennifer Sheehan; three brothers, David Sheehan, Kevin Sheehan and Paul Sheehan; three sisters, Peggy Bailey, Carol Backman, and Aileen Sheehan-Wilson and several nieces and nephews. He was an amazing “PaPa” to his six grandchildren, Diani, Andrew, Jordan, Lorelei, Bentley and Corey.
A memorial service will be conducted at 12 noon, today, Thursday, January 21 at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine with his sister, Lay Eucharist Minister Peggy Bailey officiating. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
Janice Diane Brenner
Formerlab technician, bookkeeper, and excellent Scrabble player
Janice Diane Brenner of Winthrop passed away at the Florence & Chafetz Home in Chelsea on January 14. She was 78 years old.
Born in Winthrop on October 14, 1937, she was the beloved daughter of the late Muriel (Freedman) and Jack Cohen; the loving mother of Lawrence Brenner of Winthrop, Linda Brenner and her husband, Herbert Wong of Rockville, MD, and Lisa Brenner of Falmouth, Maine; the dear sister of Alan Cohen and wife, Judy of Sandwich, William Cohen and his wife, Sharon of North Andover, and Roberta Cohen and her husband, Perry Nerantzis of Silver Springs, MD and the cherished grandmother of Sophie, Sam, Emily, Tessa and Jeffrey. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A Winthrop native, Jan graduated from Winthrop High School in 1955. She was a medical lab technician in Boston prior to the birth of her children, and after raising her kids, she earned an associates degree at North Shore Community College and worked at a number of local businesses as a bookkeeper.
Jan enjoyed jazz, reading, travel, crossword and other puzzles, and she was an excellent Scrabble player.
A private funeral service was held with burial in Winthrop. Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (www.michaeljfox.org). To sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.
William ‘Billy’ Brown
Retired Winthrop Police Officer
William J. “Billy” Brown of Winthrop passed away at the Tewksbury Hospital on January 13 after a long illness. He was 65 years old.
Billy was a retired Police Officer for the Town of Winthrop and a Veteran of the US Navy.
Born in Winthrop, the beloved son of the late Joseph W. and Cecile P. (Cyr) Brown, he was the loving brother of Linda A. Donahue of Winthrop, Helen M. Janielis of Peabody, and Kevin J. Brown and his wife Jacqui of New Hampshire and is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop on January 16. Cremation was private. Donations can be made to the Huntington Disease Research Unit, Mass. General Hospital 55 Fruit St. Boston, MA, 02114.
The family would like to thank the entire D-3 Team at Tewksbury Hospital for their excellent care of Bill for the last five years. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.