Antoinette A. (Porcelline) Bossi of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston and Somerville, passed away on Monday, August 22. She was 93 years old.
Antoinette, who enjoyed reading, traveling and the theatre, was the cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Bambina (Lalli) Porcelline, the beloved wife of the late Fiore J. Bossi; loving mother of Elaine Bossi of Winthrop, Pauline Labouliere and her husband, Roger of Brockton, Joseph Bossi and his wife, Suni of Georgia and Michele Bossi of South Carolina; adored grandmother of Sarah Ford of South Carolina, Christa Labouliere-Edwards and her husband, Nicholas of New Jersey, Joseph Bossi of Georgia and Phillip Ford of South Carolina; caring sister of Phyllis Harrington and her husband, David of South Carolina and the late Michael and Albert Porcelline. She is also survived by her dear friend Mary Harrington and by many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Antoinette’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St., Revere today, Thursday, August 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 Friday morning before leaving in procession to St. John the Evangelist Church in Winthrop for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Antoinette’s memory to Bishop Robert P. Reed at The CatholicTV Network, PO Box 9196 ,Watertown, MA 02471 or to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102 Danvers, MA 01923 www.caredimensions.org. For guestbook and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com
US Postal Service retiree
John J. McLaughlin of Winthrop passed away at home on August 23. He was 69 years old.
John was a Vietnam War Veteran serving in the U.S. Army-Airborne Division. During training, he attained the highest physical training score in his company. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a Mail Handler.
The beloved husband of Socorro A. “Suki” (Garcia) Burke, he was born in Winthrop, the son of the late Walter A. and Mary F. (Cunningham) McLaughlin. He was the dear brother of Dennis B. McLaughlin and his wife, Pauline of Winthrop, the late James F. McLaughlin and his wife Estelle of Florida and the late Walter A. McLaughlin and his late wife, Patricia and the loving uncle of eight nieces and one nephew. He is also survived by the family pets, “Bambino” and “Tabby”.
His Funeral will be held from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Saturday, August 27 at 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop at 11:30 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 in his name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Of Florida, formerly of Winthrop
Eileen L. (Turner) Brown of Florida, formerly of Winthrop, passed away on July 23 after a brief illness. She was 73 years old.
Born in Winthrop, the beloved daughter of the late Gordon and Helen Turner, she was a longtime resident of Winthrop and a graduate of Winthrop High School. Class of 1962. She was a representative at Comcast for 23 years before her retirement.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, William Brown; her son, William Brown Jr. and his wife, Tina of Florida and her daughter, Christine Raposo and her husband, Richard of Saugus and three grandchildren: Garrett Brown and Marissa and Michael Raposo. She is also survived by her brothers Gordon Turner and his late wife, Beverly of Winthrop, John Turner and his wife, Linda of Salem, her sister Nancy Moynihan and her husband, Robert of Winthrop and by many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Gerald Turner.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, August 27, at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Street, Winthrop. Relatives and friends are invited. For guestbook, please visit www.mauricekirbyfh.com.
Frederick ‘Chick’ Laidley
Owner of Northgate Cycles of Revere
Frederick N. “Chick” Laidley of Saugus, formerly of Winthrop, passed away on August 17. He was 76 years old.
Fred was raised in Winthrop, attended St. Lazarus elementary school in East Boston and Winthrop high school until he enlisted in the U.S. Air force wand as stationed in Japan. He had an insatiable interest in motorcycles. He loved racing them, the love for speed and adventure and he often shared his love with his grandchildren. He was the owner of Northgate Cycles of Revere. There never will be another like him, because the mold was broken when he was born.
He was the first born of five children to the late Frederick F. and Florence N. (Ciampa) Laidley and was the beloved father of Tiffany R. Andrus of Wilmington, Dan Scott of E. Wakefield, NH and the late Robert Timothy Laidley; loving grandfather of Benjamin, Nathan and Emma Camille Andrus, Daniel and Shane Scott; dear brother of Carol A. O’Brien of Revere, Dr. Bettina D. Laidley of New Hampshire, Steven J. Laidley of Winthrop and the late Robert J. Laidley. Three of the many very special people in his later life were Mrs. Emma Rotondi, Mrs. Kitty Scott and Bill Moore. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours will take place today, Thursday, August 25 at the Maurice W. Kirby funeral home, 210 Winthrop St., Winthrop, from 9 to 11 a.M.. A funeral mass will follow in st. John the Evangelist Church-Winthrop, at 11:30 A.M. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will follow in Winthrop cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Brain Injury Association of ma. 30 Lyman Street Westborough, Ma 01581. For guestbook and directions, please visit www.Mauricekirbyfh.Com.