Obituaries 08-11-2016

Joseph Duplin, Sr.

Owner of Duplin Marine in Winthrop and champion sailboat racer and U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Coach in 1972 and 1984

Joseph R. Duplin, Sr. of Winthrop died on August 7.

Joe was a U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1956 to1958. He owned Duplin Marine in Winthrop where he designed and built sailboats. He was champion sailboat racer in the Star Class of sailboats. He won the 1963 North American Star Class Racing Championship and later went on to win the 1963 World Star Class Racing Championship. His victory in ‘63 brought the 1964 World Star Class Racing Championship to the Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop where Joe went on to finish 2nd. In 1966 he won the European Star Class Racing Championship. Joe was one of the sailing coaches for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team for both the 1972 Munich and 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. He was a sailing coach at both M.I.T. University and at Tufts University, where a ‘name. Joe was inducted into the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Hall of Fame in Newport RI. for a Lifetime Service Award in 2007-2008.

He enjoyed many of his years sailing and cruising up and down the East Coast of the U.S. Joe was always willing to offer a “lesson” to anyone who may have asked him advice on sailing. He also spent some time coaching Winthrop Youth Hockey.  Joe was a member of the Cottage Park Yacht Club and the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078.

He will always be remembered by his family as a loving husband and father.

The beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betsy” (Rowlinson) Duplin, he was the devoted father of Carolyn Milordi and her husband, Richard of Lynnfield, Joseph R. Duplin Jr. and his wife, Dianne of Winthrop, Timothy Duplin and his wife, Danette of West Boylston, Angela Hickey and her husband, David of Winthrop, Maureen Mirabile and her husband, Robert of Beloit, WI, Andrew Duplin and his fiancée, Lauren Barman of San Francisco, CA, and Matthew Duplin and his girlfriend, Courtney Halas of Winthrop; adored grandfather of Brittany, Madyson, and Christian Milordi, Taylor, Julia and the late Joseph III Duplin, Noah and Harris Duplin, Caroline and Bridget and David Hickey and Sarah and Benjamin Mirabile and the dear brother of the late John “Jack” Duplin. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop on Saturday, August 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. Cremation to follow will be private. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joseph R. Duplin Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o the Webster First Federal Credit Union 15 Woodside Ave. Winthrop, MA 02152. For guestbook, please visit

Daniel Sullivan

Retired longshoreman and “Fighting Irish” fan

Daniel J. Sullivan of Winthrop passed peacefully on August 7 at the age of 88, at home surrounded by his four loving children.

Daniel enlisted in the U.S. Navy on his 17th birthday and was a veteran of World War II. After returning from the war, he became a member of the International Longshoreman’s Association-Local #799 until he retired in 1990 to spend time doting on his seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was an avid Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” fan.

Born in Charlestown on March 8, 1928, the son of the late Dennis and Margaret (Donnelly) Sullivan, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Anne C. (Sullivan) Sullivan. He was the devoted father of Dennis P. Sullivan and his dearest friend, Carolyn Troy of Winthrop, Mark S. Sullivan and his wife, Loree of Stratham, N.H. Daniel J. Sullivan Jr. and his wife, Pamela of Exeter, NH, Eve Marie Sennott and her husband, Mark of Winthrop, and the late Amy Sullivan; adored grandfather of Ryan, Colin, Justin, and Dylan Sullivan and Matthew, Amy and Daniel Sennott and the great grandfather of Nala Sullivan. He was the dear brother of the late John Sullivan, Helen Pignato Lapenas and Ann Marie Dowd, all of Winthrop and is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Funeral arrangements were from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, Winthrop followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop. Interment was  private. Donations in his name can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-Massachusetts Chapter 9 Erie Dr. Natick, MA. 01760, in memory of Amy Sullivan. For guestbook, please visit,

Eleanor Lambiase

Of Winthrop

Eleanor L. Lambiase of Willis Avenue, Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on August 4. She was 81 years old.

Born in Everett, the beloved daughter of the late Amelia (Arricale) and Joseph DiFlumeri, she was a resident of East Boston for many years and moved to Winthrop over 59 years ago.

She was the devoted wife of the late Anthony F. Lambiase and the loving mother of Richard A. Lambiase and his wife, Rita of Revere and April Lambiase of Winthrop;  the dear sister of the late Richard DiFlumeri and his wife, Ann of Winthrop and the late Albert DiFlumeri; the cherished grandmother of Lisa Pellecchia and her wife, Kathleen (Dawson) Pellecchia, Anthony Pellecchia and Francesca Lambiase. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral was conducted from the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son-O’Maley Funeral Home, Winthrop on Monday, August 8 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 Joslin Diabetes Center and Joslin Clinic, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or go to

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Francis Jacques

Mass Electric retiree and life member of Winthrop Elks

Francis J. Jacques of Winthrop passed away at home on August 4. He was 81 years old.

Francis served in the Massachusetts Air National Guard for seven years and was a life member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks #1078. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a foreman for Massachusetts Electric Co.

He was the beloved husband of Barbara E. (Crombie) Jacques. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Henry and Lauretta (Bedard) Jacques; devoted father of Christine M. Devine and her husband, Robert of Winthrop, Thomas F. Jacques and his companion, Isabella of Revere, Steven H. Jacques of Winthrop and Laurie A. Meade and her husband, Derek of Whitman; adored grandfather of Lucas Jacques; dear brother of Phyllis Fogarty and her husband, Robert of Maryland and the late Elaine Stasio and Robert Jacques. He is also survived by several nieces and 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 Tuesday August 9 and burial followed in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in his name can be made to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 Mall Rd. Suite 450, Burlington, MA 01803. For guestbook: please visit,


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